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Students Sending Care Packages To Iraq

With love from East Texas. A group is sending packages to troops in Iraq.
The Student Nurse's Association of UT Tyler, Longview and Palestine gathered Wednesday to finish Operation S.N.A.G, or "Student Nurses Actively Giving".

They collected items such as personal products and snacks to give to the men and women serving in Iraq. They're also sending signed cards. Those who serve in the military say efforts like Operation S.N.A.G. are important to troops and keep up morale.

"Especially during the holiday," said UT Tyler student and U.S. Army Sergeant Scott Lunato, "when you are away from family, your children, your spouses, it's just-- I can't describe it."

Yellow ribbons were sold to students and faculty for 50 cents to help with the cost of shipping the care items. The ribbons will be worn all week at the campus. Twenty-two students in the nursing school at UT Tyler serve in the military.

Maya Golden reporting, 

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