Above: Mrs. McCurdy’s second grade class poses for a photo with the flag.
Above: Mrs. McCurdy’s second grade class poses for a photo with the flag.

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Students get flag from soldier serving in Afghanistan

Published 1:08pm Thursday, May 2, 2013

Since the beginning of the school year, Ms. McCurdy’s second graders at Sparkman School have sent letters and care packages to SPC Michael L. Serda, who is stationed in Afghanistan.

The students have en-joyed the letters that they received back from SPC Serda. He recently surprised the second graders with a package from Afghanistan containing an American flag and two autographed pictures of the flight crew and the helicopter that SPC Serda maintains.

The flag was certified to have flown in the face of the enemy on an HH-60M helicopter during a medical evacuation mission in Kabul Province, Afghanistan. Through this experience, all of the second graders have adopted The sudents think of SPC Serda as their own “Uncle Mike,” and hope to meet him in person one day.

 

Left to right: Hayden Cooper, Jaxson Gulley and Kazmane Clark hold a flag that was flown during a mission in Afghanistan in SPC Michael L. Serda’s detachment.
Left to right: Hayden Cooper, Jaxson Gulley and Kazmane Clark hold a flag that was flown during a mission in Afghanistan in SPC Michael L. Serda’s detachment.

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