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11/29/03 - Tyler

Man Sends 140 Cards to Soldiers

KLTV started a program called "Operation Holiday Cheer." It was our effort to get East Texans to send cards and gifts to U.S. soldiers who are away from home this holiday season. One Tyler man decided to contribute in a big way. Bob Johnson brought 140 Christmas cards to our station. He says he wrote a different personal message in each one, even though he didn't know the names of the soldiers who would receive his cards.

"You try to put a picture in your mind of who's going to receive this card. And more than a person, be it a man or a woman, is the situation they will be in when they receive it, whether they will be on the battlefield or wherever it is," said Johnson.

The deadline for sending mail through "Operation Holiday Cheer" was this past Monday.

Julie Tam, reporting.

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