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Specialist Jonathan Hughes

Army Specialist Jonathan Hughes had been back from Iraq since September when he spoke at the local chamber of commerce meeting last week.

He spent nine months in the northern part of the country, including in Mosul, the city that was taken from ISIS last summer and was basically leveled in the process as Iraqi forces moved forward.

"Our job was just to advise and assist," Hughes said. "Every movement that they made, we were one step behind them."

A "combat engineer," Hughes said American forces would go through the city on patrol with Iraqi soldiers in the effort to clear out ISIS.

"We wou...

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