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

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ramakka, flight chief from the 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Explosive Ordnance Flight, opens a care package from his wife, Sonja, and daughters, Mackenzie, 12, and Daphne, 2, in the EOD office here Dec. 24. 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 illustration by Tech. Sgt. Denise Johnson) (released)

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