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Troops Rebuild Schools in Iraq

Good news from Iraq: American troops are juggling proposals to rebuild nine schools in Saddam’s hometown of Tiktrit. That’s in addition to existing contracts for 14 others.

“‘Operation Pencil Box’ also will help provide many of the schools with pens, notebooks and other supplies gathered during a charity drive around Fort Hood, Texas, where the 4th ID is based.

“We had an adopt-a-school program in towns surrounding Fort Hood, where soldiers help out at schools. We thought, why don’t we do this here?” Maj. Josslyn Aberle said.

Thanks to Patrick Quinn of the Associated Press for bringing this story to light.

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