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Rocky Boy soldier is home for R&R

Spc. Allan Carlos Sutherland has a lot to enjoy on his two-week leave of absence from Camp Ridgeway, an Army post near the town of Fallujah in central Iraq.

There are his family, home-cooked meals and civilian clothes; there's relief from the scorching heat and the unpleasant smell he says permeates life on a desert Army base. There's his fiance, who was scheduled to arrive in Great Falls this morning on a flight from Fort Benning, Ga. And there's the simple pleasure of safety.

"I don't have to worry about getting bombed," Sutherland said. The soft-spoken 22-year-old Rocky Boy native, who has...


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