Wednesday, August 19, 2009
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USAF Airman Adam Volle presents combat flag to Mount Pulaski American Legion

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[August 19, 2009]  MOUNT PULASKI -- Airman Adam Volle of Mount Pulaski is home on leave after an overseas tour with the U.S. Air Force. He is a crew chief assigned to B-1 bombers.

Pictured (left to right): Wally Kautz, adjutant, Mount Pulaski American Legion; Adamís sister, Sarah; Airman Adam Volle; Adamís father, Richard Volle; Phil Bertoni, commander, Mount Pulaski American Legion; Adamís mother, LeeAnn Volle; and Tom Romer, vice commander, Mount Pulaski American Legion.
Picture by Mike Lakin

He arranged to have a U.S. flag flown aboard "his bomber" -- the B-1 A5059 -- during combat sorties over enemy combatants in Afghanistan over the Fourth of July weekend. The bomber flew four sorties and the flag was in flight 45 hours. During the combat support flight, eight 2,000-pound bombs and 12 500-pound bombs were dropped on the enemy.

Following this Fourth of July mission, Volle decided to present the flag to his hometown American Legion, Mount Pulaski Post 447. The presentation was made Tuesday.

In his overseas deployment, Adam was assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron. He has served in the Air Force for three years.

[By MIKE LAKIN, Mount Pulaski Times publisher and editor]

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