Celebrating Patriot Day far from home

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OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (AFPN) -- Chief Master Sgt. Michael Retzlaff, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron at a forward-deployed location supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, takes a moment to sign a wooden memorial board in memory of Sept. 11 victims. During the base's Patriot Day ceremony, he spoke about his experiences searching for survivors at Ground Zero. Retzlaff is a reservist from the 624th Civil Engineer Squadron, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Melissa Phillips)