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Byline: Laura Lane
Aug. 17--Would the federal government close down a military installation responsible for supplying the equipment that special forces used to rescue captured American soldier Jessica Lynch?
Members of the Southern Indiana Business Alliance, created to promote and save the Crane Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center from closure, are doing what they can to make sure Crane survives the upcoming round of base closures.
"People say, 'Well, Crane has been there forever,' but every one of these places in Indiana thought that as well," said SIBA executive director Dave Reece, referring to other Indiana military bases that have been closed since 1988, costing more than 6,000 jobs.
Despite being in the Midwest, far from the fleets it serves, Crane's diversity and ability to serve …