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Kin of slain soldiers get special license plates

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BRUCE ASATO / basato@staradvertiser.com

Gold Star Family license plates honoring the families of fallen service members were issued for the first time Monday. Mary Jo Brostrom, whose son, 1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom, died in an attack in Afghanistan in July 2008, watched Monday as Allen Hoe attached the new plate to the car driven by his wife, Adele. The Hoes' son, 1st Lt. Nainoa K. Hoe, was killed in Iraq in January 2005.