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Park ranger honored for military service

Costa Mesa police honored a city park ranger who recently deployed to Afghanistan with a small ceremony Monday morning.

Army Reserve Spc. Lorna Lyttle arrived at Bagram Airfield on Sunday with the 730th Transportation Co., according to a Costa Mesa Police Department news release.

Lyttle joined the Army Reserves two years ago and has been a Costa Mesa park ranger for six years.

During Monday's ceremony, a yellow ribbon was tied to a palm tree in front of the department headquarters, where it will remain until Lyttle's safe return, police said.

Police Chief Tom Gazsi officiated the ceremony, which also included a prayer.

Lyttle's company is part of the military's "draw down" of resources in Afghanistan. She will help move and recover equipment in that effort, the release said.

—Bradley Zint

Twitter: @bradleyzint

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