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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.


"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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