Airman Adam Volle presents combat flag to Mount Pulaski American
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[August 19, 2009]
MOUNT PULASKI -- Airman Adam
Volle of Mount Pulaski is home on leave after an overseas tour with
the U.S. Air Force. He is a crew chief assigned to B-1 bombers.
Pictured (left to right): Wally Kautz,
adjutant, Mount Pulaski American Legion; Adamís sister, Sarah;
Airman Adam Volle; Adamís father, Richard Volle; Phil Bertoni,
commander, Mount Pulaski American Legion; Adamís mother, LeeAnn
Volle; and Tom Romer, vice commander, Mount Pulaski American Legion.
Picture by Mike Lakin
He arranged to have a U.S. flag flown aboard "his bomber" -- the B-1
A5059 -- during combat sorties over enemy combatants in Afghanistan
over the Fourth of July weekend. The bomber flew four sorties and
the flag was in flight 45 hours. During the combat support flight,
eight 2,000-pound bombs and 12 500-pound bombs were dropped on the
Following this Fourth of July mission, Volle decided to
present the flag to his hometown American Legion, Mount Pulaski Post
447. The presentation was made Tuesday.
In his overseas deployment, Adam was assigned to the 9th
Expeditionary Bomb Squadron. He has served in the Air Force for
[By MIKE LAKIN, Mount Pulaski
Times publisher and editor]