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10/20/10 — Coach's message

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Coach's message

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on October 20, 2010 1:46 PM

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Abigail Overfelt

Tonya Williams receives a bouquet of flowers a balloon from her son Christian, 12, a player on the Rosewood Little Eagles football team. The team was coached by Williams' husband, Les, a Seymour Johnson Air Force Base technical sergeant, before he was deployed to Afghanistan. Mrs. Williams was escorted onto the field by Bill Carr, of Chapter 657 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, while a message of love from her husband was read over the loudspeaker.

Tonya Williams kept control of her emotions when a combat veteran escorted her to the middle of the Rosewood High School football field Tuesday evening. She wore a smile as her 12-year-old son, Christian, handed her flowers and a balloon...

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