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Sue and Larry Clatt sit together in their Cottage Grove home days after Larry returned from Iraq. (Bulletin photo by Patricia Drey Busse)

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Being home in Cottage Grove after spending nine months in Iraq feels a little like waking up from a dream, said 1st Sgt. Larry Clatt.


"The time went fast, but yet it went slow, and all of a sudden I'm home, and it was just like, whoa," he said. "I feel a little third-wheelish."

Hearing that, his wife Sue Clatt was quick to offer to bring out the "honey-do list," which she said she was going to hold back until his second week at home.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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