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Brent, Mackenzie and Tabitha Steinmetz will celebrate Memorial Day by taking part Monday in services honoring the veterans who died serving their country. Submitted Photo

Memorial Day: Local family reflects on Iraq deployment

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BEMIDJI - He missed the first two years of his daughter's life, so coming home from Iraq was a relief for Staff Sgt. Brent Steinmetz.

Brent, 29, was deployed to Iraq from 2005 to 2007, just two months after his daughter Mackenzie, now 6, was born and one month after he married his wife Tabitha, 30.

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