Picking up the pieces

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Second Lt. Shawn Fontenot breaks down the wall of Jim and Joyce Boyd's garage during disaster cleanup here Nov. 16. The Boyd's home and business were destroyed by a tornado with winds in excess of 200 mph that struck the area Nov. 10. A state of emergency was declared in both Van Wert and Ottawa counties after 109 homes and businesses were destroyed during the storm. Fontenot was one of approximately 30 company grade officers who showed up from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to help cleanup. He is assigned to the Air Force Research Laboratory. (Photo by 2nd Lt. J. Hunnicutt)