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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727

For Immediate Release

Subject: Flags Taken on Recent Missions in Afghanistan Presented to College of the Ozarks—Two of C of O’s Own Return Home

Flag Flown Over AfghanistanCollege of the Ozarks alumnus/First Lieutenant Caleb Dunnam recently returned with the 135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion from Afghanistan.  Only three days after returning to the Ozarks, he made a special trip to his alma mater to present three special items that he brought home with him—an American flag, C of O flag, and an empty shell from his Apache helicopter that he took with him on a convoy security mission. He presented them to C of O Executive Vice President Dr. Fred Mullinax on February 12.

Lt. Dunnam acquired 230 combat hours during more than 100 mission assignments during his deployment.  Interestingly, he served under Battalion Commander James Schreffler, who is a C of O associate professor of military science and who was instrumental in recruiting/training him for the C of O Army ROTC program that Lt. Dunnam completed while attending school. Since his graduation, he has served as a commissioned officer in the Missouri Army National Guard.

Lt. Dunnam said that he is glad to be home; his wife, Rebekah, is overjoyed with his return.  College of the Ozarks is also happy to have him, Lt. Col. Schreffler, and all of the 135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion back in the Ozarks.


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