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Ed and Nancy Pindel embrace after watching their son, Staff Sgt. Richard Pindel, leave in a helicopter from a mobilization ceremony Sunday in Lexington. Members of Detachment 1, Company C, 2-149th General Support Aviation Battalion will train at Fort Hood, Texas, before being deployed to Afghanistan for about nine months.PHOTO BY SARAH PHIPPS, THE OKLAHOMAN