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Matthew Layman returns from deployment

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Army Spec. Matthew E. Layman has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Operation Enduring Freedom is the official name given to anti-terrorism military operations involving U.S. troops and allied coalition partners. Active duty and reserve component members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces have been deployed to support the war against global terrorism outside the borders of the United States. U.S. troops serve in South, Southwest and Central Asia; the Arabian peninsula; the Horn of Africa; islands in the Pacific; and Europe.

Layman is assigned to the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He has served in the military for a year and a half.

He is the son of Cheryl Trive of Carson City, Nev., and brother of Crystal O'Connor of Rocklin. The specialist is a 1992 graduate of Wooster High School in Reno, Nev.