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Hospital to Receive Flag Flown In Iraq

New Britain [July 28 2006] - On Aug. 3 at 11 a.m., United States Air Force Colonel Jon Roop will present New Britain General Hospital with an American flag that has flown in Iraq.
The flag will be presented to hospital President Laurence A. Tanner and will fly outside the hospital in honor of all who have served and are currently serving our country in Iraq and other conflicts.

Colonel Roop recently completed a one-year term as commander of the 332d Expeditionary Mission Support Group at Balad Air Base, Iraq. Having attended the Air Force Academy, Roop was previously stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, with his wife Lori Venberg Roop. He brings to New Britain General a flag that flew at Balad.

Colonel Roop is the son-in-law of Sue Venberg, president of the New Britain General Auxiliary, who helped arrange the donation.

The American flag is always displayed by military personnel stationed abroad as a symbol of our country and its citizens.

The ceremony will be held at the flagpole located between the hospital’s main entrance and garage on Grand Street.

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