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Flags are at half-staff today on the campus of Lipscomb University and David Lipscomb Campus School in Nashville, Tenn., in honor of U.S. Marine Corp Sgt. Kevin Balduf. Balduf, a 2002 graduate of David Lipscomb High School, was killed in action on May 12 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. His funeral begins at 3 p.m. today at the Woodmont Hills Church of Christ in Nashville.
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A retired postal worker, 80-year-old Chal Burgess said he is not financially able to make many donations. However, Burgess recently sent a $10 check to The Christian Chronicle to help support the newspaper’s mission of informing, inspiring and uniting Churches of Christ. A member of the Clyde Church of Christ in Texas, the longtime Christian made the gift in memory of his late grandson, Army Staff Sgt. Bryan A. Burgess, who died March 29 while serving in Afghanistan.
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The son of Missouri church members was killed last month in Afghanistan. Army Spc. Justin E. Culbreth grew up at the Westlake Church of Christ in Wentzville, Mo. He was the son of Walter and Cheryl Culbreth. Walter Culbreth serves as a church deacon. “He grew up with us and was a very fine young man — a Christian,” Westlake evangelist Dempsey Collins said. Collins said he and fellow evangelist Pat Kendall conducted Culbreth’s memorial service at Fort Campbell, Ky.
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DALLAS — U.S. Army Pfc. Devon Harris was only 24 years old when his vehicle came under attack in Afghanistan last month. On Monday, friends and family came together at Southern Hills Church of Christ in Dallas to remember the life he led. Harris played the violin and loved his church; that’s the way friends and family remembered him.
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Two political science professors, a theology dean and a president of universities associated with Churches of Christ were invited to the White House recently to discuss U.S. policy in Iraq and Afghanistan. Participants included Randy Lowry, president of Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn.; Mark Elrod, political science professor at Harding University in Searcy, Ark.; Mark Hamilton, associate dean of the graduate school of theology at Abilene Christian University in Texas; and Caron Gentry, associate professor of political science at ACU.