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Friends who gather each year at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet pose with the banner and T-shirts they wear to show support for and honor Pfc. Aaron Toppen, who was killed while serving in Afghanistan. PHOTO SUBMITTED
TJ Kremer III, Contributing Editor
2:44 pm CDT June 22, 2018
Among the sea of red, white blue, placed firmly on NASCAR driver and US Navy reservist’s Jesse Iwuji’s car, will be an homage to one of Mokena’s favorite sons, lost too soon while fighting in Afghanistan: Pfc. Aaron Toppen.