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Hundreds Honor, Remember National Guard Lt. Colonel Backus

FARMINGTON - More than 500 people turned out in Farmington yesterday to honor and remember National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Michael Backus.

He died last Monday while on duty at Camp Keyes in Augusta.

During 22 years of military service Colonel Backus flew helicopters during deployment to Iraq and held a number of high-ranking command positions in the National Guard.

He is survived by his wife and three sons.

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