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Massive American flag rescued from dump (with video)

8:15 PM, Jul. 23, 2013
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Al Tessmann served 22 years in the United States Army, including a one year tour in Iraq. As a battalion first sergeant, he had to take care of his men and never lost one, but said if he did, he now thinks he knows how it would have felt.

The Plover resident found a large American flag, similar to the size of flags flown on military posts, torn and mostly buried in the garbage at the Portage County Solid Waste Transfer Facility a day after Memorial Day.

Tessman was dropping of garbage from his job as a contractor and saw the flag while he was unloading his trailer. He said he knew instantly that something ...

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