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Patt looks over at the life-size cardboard cutout of her husband Richard during a picnic in Freedom Park for family members of deployed and remote soldiers at Nellis Air Force Base Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007. Patt’s grandson Christian Lopez, 11, looks on.

Patt looks over at the life-size cardboard cutout of her husband Richard during a picnic in Freedom Park for family members of deployed and remote soldiers at Nellis Air Force Base Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007. Patt’s grandson Christian Lopez, 11, looks on.