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Air Force amputee returns to Southwest Asia, spends holidays in AOR

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Single shoes and prosthetics line Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ramakka's bed in his dormitory room here Dec. 24. Sergeant Ramakka, refelcted in the mirror, is the flight chief from the 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Explosive Ordnance Flight, reads over some draft paperwork after work. The Richland, Wash., native is serving his debut deployment after losing his lower left leg when he stepped on a mine in Afghanistan three years ago. He also lost the tips of two fingers and suffered further damage to his hands and right leg. Sergeant Ramakka is depoyed from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. (US Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Denise Johnson) (released)

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