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Cathy Berlin-Obregon, a Gold Star family member, smiles for her official Gold Star Family Card photo while her friends, Col. Laurel Burkel and her young neighbor, look on at Scott Air Force Base. Burkel survived the helicopter crash that claimed the life of Obregon’s sister, Maj. Phyllis Pelky, on Oct. 11, 2015, and Obregon and Burkel have become close since the crash.

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class Tara Stetler
VIRIN: 170914-F-VX890-1209.JPG
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