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Marine Cpl. Brett H. Sortland of Hudson, left, has his photo taken with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her stop at the Yokota Air Base in Japan on Feb. 22. Submitted photo

Hudson Marine meets Hillary Clinton

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Rand Sortland thought his son might be playing a joke on him when a photo arrived by e-mail showing the younger Sortland standing next to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.


"Hey, thought you'd like this picture of me and the First Lady kickin' it," Marine Cpl. Brett H. Sortland of Hudson said in the message to his father.

The photo showed his son and other Marines with Clinton in a hangar on the Yokota Air Base in Japan.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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