Spc. Howard Summers (left), a resident of Paducah, Ky., and Spc. Preston Perry (right), a resident of Lexington, Ky., in southern Afghanistan, March 30, 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.