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In Uniform 1-22-09 Travis Ladd
By Observer News Staff
Jan 22, 2009 - 11:13:57 AM

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   Travis L. Ladd

Army National Guard Pfc. Travis L. Ladd has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving members of the U.S. armed forces and coalition forces  participating in efforts to free and secure Iraq.  Mission objectives focus on force protection, peacekeeping, ­stabilization, security and counter-insurgency operations as the Iraqi transitional governing bodies  assume full sovereign powers to govern the peoples of Iraq.   
Members from all branches of the U.S. military and multinational  forces are also assisting in rebuilding Iraq’s economic and governmental  infrastructure, and training and preparing Iraqi military and security  forces to assume full authority and responsibility in defending and preserving Iraq’s sovereignty and independence as a democracy.
The private, a military police with one year of military service, is ­normally assigned to the 178th Military Police Company, Monroe, GA He is the son of Christopher P. Ladd of Wimauma, and Lisa L. Moyers of  Germantown, Md.
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