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Socks For Northland Soldiers (video)

By KBJR News 1
March 21, 2011 Updated Mar 21, 2011 at 6:21 PM CDT
Posted by Melissa Burlaga
Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter)

They're called foot soldiers for a reason - Army infantry personnel spend a lot of time on their feet

To some Army Guard members, the weak link in their equipment is their socks

They say the Government Issue ones just don't cut it

That has inspired a group of Northlanders to help out

They've found special socks from a company in Iowa that GI's love

They've also started a drive to collect donations to buy six hundred pairs, for the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 34th Infantry Division

The team is going to Kuwait in May

"A lot of these soldiers will be gone for a year so we're hoping this will raise awareness and a simple pair of socks will thank them and comfort them a little and thank them for service to our country"

The socks for soldiers drive is asking people to donate ten dollars and that can be done at any Members Co-operative Credit Union branch in Duluth, Cloquet, Aitkin and McGregor

Donors will also get to sign personal post cards to the soldiers

Article source, with video
http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/local/Socks-For-Northland-Troops-118400334.html



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