American flag donated to the youth league

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Niki Wolfe/Newcomerstown News

Chief Petty Officer David B. Asbury of West Lafayette donated an American flag flown over Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Twenty-Six at Multi-National Base in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, to his uncle, Ed Gibson of Newcomerstown and the Cy Young Youth League. The flag was flown on Memorial Day, May 30, 2011, during Operation Enduring Freedom. Asbury, a 1988 graduate of Ridgewood High School, is deploying for his second tour of duty to Afghanistan where he will oversee the drilling of water wells in Afghanistan. Nov. 9 marks Asbury's 24th year in the U.S. Navy Reserves. "I think it should be seen," Gibson said about the flag. He hopes to have it on display in Newcomerstown. "There probably isn't too many of these around, and I am so proud of David."

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