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Dohertys named top AF couple

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on December 1, 2011 1:46 PM

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Just weeks after he was wounded in Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Ben Seekell and his family got a visit from 4th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Patrick Doherty and his wife, Dee Dee. The colonel characterized the scene that unfolded at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as "the epitome of resilience" and Mrs. Doherty said she is still moved by just how strong the Seekells have been in the face of adversity.

He could have made a phone call. He could have sent a note. He certainly didn't have to drive to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. There were exercises and an inspection to prepare for. There were hundreds of airmen to...

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