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Nat'l Guardsmen headed to Afghanistan get emotional sendoff in Georgia

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Preston Abrams cries while being held by his mother Heather Abrams during a send off for the 1-214 Field Artillery in Elberton, Ga., Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. The 1-214 Field Artillery will leave Elberton for Mississippi on Feb. 26, 2013 and then deploy to Afghanistan.

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Members of the 1-214 Field Artillery march in a parade during a send off for the 1-214 Field Artillery in Elberton, Ga., Friday.