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Memorial Day memories: A different holiday in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho _ Navy veteran David Lokker and his wife, Deanna, have long honored Memorial Day.

This year, however, will be different for the Boise couple.

"This is the first Memorial Day our oldest son is serving in a war zone," Deanna Lokker said.

This month has been a rough one for 24-year-old Army 1st Lt. Nathan Lokker. The 2003 Centennial High School and 2007 University of Idaho graduate is serving with the 10th Mountain Division at a remote outpost in Afghanistan's Wardak province.

In less than a week, his Humvee hit three roadside bombs.

Lokker and his colleagues survived the attacks with minor injuries.

"He was really knocked around, but every time, he went right out on patrol the next day," said his father.

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