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Troops thank Ocean Springs students for their support


OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Ocean Springs Middle School received a special gift Wednesday, that came all the way from Iraq.

Colonel Stan Harris with the 155th Brigade Combat Team presented an American flag and certificate to about 70 students.

Over the holidays last year, the students in Mr. David Lapointe's World History and English classes sent letters, cards and a signed banner to the troops. To show their appreciation, members of the 155th gave the students a flag that flew over a base in northern Iraq.

"We felt it was such a special touch from back home and we wanted to say thank you in a special way. So we flew it over our mayor's building at our base in Mosul, Iraq. And it has a certificate signed by our command sergeant major and the commander, dedicated to Ocean Springs Middle School," Col. Stan Harris said.

After the presentation, Colonel Harris also showed pictures of life in Iraq. The flag and certificate will be on display in the school's trophy case.

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