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NC man serves as Obama stand-in at rehearsal

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - A Greensboro man has a very good idea of what it's like to be President Barack Obama.

The News & Record of Greensboro reports (http://bit.ly/13IX64o) that U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Serpico D. Elliott was selected to stand in as president this week during the walk-through of Obama's Inauguration Day schedule.

Elliott, whose height and build resemble that of the president, even raised his hand for the swearing-in and waved at an imaginary crowd on the walk down the parade route.

While Elliott said he relished the role, he would rather talk about the servicemen and women supporting the commander-in-chief and the country's 57th inauguration.

Elliott said he was surprised by media coverage of his stand-in duties. A picture of him pretending to be Obama reached his brother in Japan.

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Information from: News & Record, http://www.news-record.com

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