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08/14/11 — Immortalized in linen

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Immortalized in linen

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on August 14, 2011 1:50 AM

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Before he left for Vietnam, then-Capt. Thomas Reitmann and his wife, Carol, stitched their names onto the 334th tablecloth that has reached "relic" status in recent years. Hundreds of names appear on the fabric.

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Members of the 334th Eagles hold up a tablecloth that has been signed by those who have served in the squadron since the 1940s.

The names date back to World War II -- members of the 334th Fighter Squadron family represented on a tablecloth that, for decades, has found a home in a display case on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. And when the...

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