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Flames welcome home returning soldier

Senior Master Sgt. Chris Estep was greeted by the Flames and an American flag when he returned home after serving in Afghanistan. Courtesy photo
Senior Master Sgt. Chris Estep was greeted by the Flames and an American flag when he returned home after serving in Afghanistan. Courtesy photo

Prospector’s U9 Girls Flames took time from their soccer tournament last month to welcome home Senior Master Sgt. Chris Estep, who is the uncle of a Flame goalie.

Estep served in the Kunduz Province of Afghanistan, where he and his team worked with provincial and district judges and prosecutors to help them facilitate their own court proceedings.  His team constructed courthouses, courtrooms and judicial offices to help establish a more uniform law in the Kunduz Province.

While there, Estep earned the Bronze Star for exemplary service.

The Flames greeted Estep with an American Flag that was flown on the back of an El Dorado Hills fire truck the week after 9/11 and has not left the coach’s house until the tournament.

Coached by Todd Thalhamer and Michelle Chappell, the girls went 2-0-1 with 5 goals for and 3 against.

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  1. I am so proud of the Flames including Coaches Todd and Michelle, and my daughter Tanya. I am also proud of my brother Senior Master Sargent Chris Estep. Thank you for be so dedicated to our country and everything it stands for.

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