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Soldier seeks soccer balls

Dear Editor,

A young soldier, Ben Perry, of Roberts, Wisconsin, is currently deployed in Afghanistan with his National Guard unit. He has requested that his mother send soccer balls that he could distribute to the children in his area as a means of befriending them and their families.

Last month, through American Legion Post 50 and VFW Post 2115, I submitted a donor request form to the WalMart store in Hudson seeking a $100 contribution to support Ben's request. Last week, I was informed that this request had been approved.

We would like to acknowledge American Legion Post 50, VFW Post 2115, and the Hudson WalMart store for their support of this worthy cause. Ben's mother and I plan to purchase 50 soccer balls, 2 pumps and some inflation needles to send to Ben as a show of support for our troops.