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About 100 friends family gathered Newark VFW welcome home U.S. Army Capt. Scott Fixmer Sunday  January 13 2013. |

About 100 friends and family gathered at the Newark VFW to welcome home U.S. Army Capt. Scott Fixmer on Sunday, January 13, 2013. | Steven Buyansky~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: January 14, 2013 2:39PM

About 100 people gathered at the Newark American Legion Post on Sunday to welcome home U.S. Army Capt. Scott Fixmer.

Fixmer, a 2002 graduate of Newark Community High School, recently returned home from deployment in Afghanistan, where he commanded a special operations aviation unit.

The son of Scott and Lisa Fixmer of Yorkville, Fixmer now lives in Ft. Huachuca, Ariz., with his wife Nikki and their two children.

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