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Appreciating sacrifice: Deployed soldiers recall pioneer ancestors, celebrate Utah holiday (6 photos)

By Staff Sgt. Rich Stowell, Utah National Guard, For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:30 p.m. MDT

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brad Young serves in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brad Young serves in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (Rich Stowell, Department of Defense)

Senior Airman Austin Aitken serves in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Senior Airman Austin Aitken serves in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (Rich Stowell, Department of Defense)

Senior Airman Austin Aitken serves in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Senior Airman Austin Aitken serves in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (Rich Stowell, Department of Defense)

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brad Young serves in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brad Young serves in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (Rich Stowell, Department of Defense)

Maj. Choli Ence serves in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Maj. Choli Ence serves in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (Rich Stowell, Department of Defense)

Maj. Choli Ence, left, talks to a fellow soldier in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Maj. Choli Ence, left, talks to a fellow soldier in Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (Rich Stowell, Department of Defense)