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Soldiers show their Saluki Pride in Afghanistan

August 22, 2011, Nicole Trainor

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The 1-14th Agribusiness Development Team at Camp Wright, stationed in Asadabad, Afghanistan posed with a Saluki flag to show their support from miles away. Five of the thirteen soldiers pictured graduated from SIU and one of the five SIU soldiers is SFC Joshua L Lueker, who is currently a College of Business Masters of Accountancy student. These soldiers proudly display their “Saluki Maroon.”

Kneeling around the flag (L to R)
SFC Joshua L Lueker; SIUC Grad, BS-ABE; Masters of Accountancy, upon completion CPT Larry Fuller; SIUC Grad, Engineering SPC Alan McFalls; SIUC Grad, Forestry 1LT William Daniel Clark; SIUC Grad, PLSS; MS-Plant Breeding, upon completion Not Pictured: SSG Peter Frey; SIUC Grad, Forestry; Eastern Illinois University, Biological Sciences, Upon Completion.

Back Row, Standing (L to R)
SFC James Mayes; Western Illinois, BS Zoology/Criminal Justice CPT David Weir, U of I, Ag Mechanization SSG Buddy Wilson CPT Robert Cosgriff; Montana State, Forestry; MS Texas A&M, Rangeland Management Upon Completion CPT Adam Wiechmann, Iowa State, Doctor of Veterinarian Science CPT Jeff Kretlow; Kaplan University, BS Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement SFC Randal Wright, U of I, MS, Pest management LTC Al Gorman, Michigan State, Resource Management; MA, Naval Post Graduate School, Civil Military Relations.