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Friday, March 29, 2013 9:14 PM

Father and Son’s journeys meet at Iraqi intersection

By DOUG CARDER, Herald Senior Writer

Jacob Butler is shown in 2003 during his tour of duty in Iraq. Butler was the first Kansan killed during the U.S. operations in Iraq. (Photo courtesy of Jim and Cindy Butler)

The three Blackhawks took off from Doha air base in Kuwait before dawn on a nearly 500-mile flight to the war-torn Iraqi city of As Samawah.

Though it was early in the morning on that October day, the temperature already had reached a sweltering 105 degrees inside the helicopters.

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