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Submitted photo Fifth graders at Prairie Wind Middle School have adopted a platoon of American soldiers as pen pals.

Letters from soldiers; Fifth graders get a glimpse of Army life

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Dan Christenson's fifth grade students at Prairie Wind Middle School were buzzing with excitement last week when they received 21 letters from their Army pen pals - soldiers in the Bravo Company, first Battalion, 13th Infantry, currently in basic training in Fort Jackson, S.C.

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"It's really cool to write to someone in the Army," fifth grader Emma Bowers said. "I never thought I would be able to do that before, and have them write back."

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