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All her heroes

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on July 3, 2006 1:55 PM

Emily Mather

News-Argus/Mitch Loeber

Emily Mather sorts through a closet full of bug spray, video games, batteries, food, DVDs and other gifts at her home on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The items will be packaged and sent to the American troops she has "adopted" over the past two years. She wars the dog tags of one of those men, her husband, Staff Sgt. Michael Mather, who was deployed earlier this year.