Spc. Preston Perry (left), a resident of Lexington, Ky., and Spc. Howard Summers (right), a resident of Paducah, Ky., during a mission in southern Afghanistan, March 16, 2012. The two soldiers, who have been best friends for the last five years since originally meeting in Paducah, joined the Army National Guard together, and are serving in Afghanistan as part of Kentucky's Agribusiness Development Team 4.