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Military bids farewell to the 'Flag Mama'

Hundreds turn out for a service for Laura Froehlich, an Air Force veteran who greeted thousands of troops leaving for or returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
August 11, 2012

RIVERSIDE — For more than a decade, Laura Froehlich, an irrepressible civic dynamo known as the "Flag Mama," made it her duty to greet military personnel departing for Iraq and Afghanistan or returning from those war zones.

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