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SFC Pasker to be honored at football game

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LISBON (KWWL) -

SFC Terryl Pasker, who was killed in Afghanistan in July, will be honored at Friday night's Lisbon football game.

SFC Pasker, a 1990 graduate of Lisbon High School, was killed in July by a rogue Afghan officer. 

Lisbon Superintendent, Brad Laures, says that before the game, the colors will be displayed by members of SFC Pasker's unit, 2-34th Brigade Combat Team, 334th Brigade Support Battalion, Bravo Company.

Then at halftime, SFC Pasker's wife, Erica, parents Dave and Mary and sister-in-law, Kim, will be on the field as a rock inscribed with the words "Freedom is not Free" is unveiled.  The rock will be placed next to the victory bell at the field.  Laures says that Pasker said those to words to his mom just before he deployed to Afghanistan.

"This rock, which will be placed after the game near the victory bell, will serve as a reminder of the price SFC Pasker and others have paid," Laures said in a written statement.

At the end of the game, SFC Pasker's company will lead the Lisbon players to the victory bell and the rock.

"We have two goals for this. Honor the price paid by SFC Pasker and others who are fighting for our freedom and teach our kids about the sacrifice these brave men and women are making," Laures added.

Lisbon takes on New London, with kick-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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