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Soldiers Help At Holidays

National Guard soldiers turned a less than Merry Christmas into a joyous occasion for one local soldier’s family.

Hearing the need for a Christmas miracle, Chief Warrant Officer Elvis Freeman initiated what he called ‘Operation Santa Claus.’
“It all started on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2006, when the kid’s grandmother called me,” said Freeman.
Her son was serving on a deployment for border security, but had previously worked as a temporary

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