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10/13/06-Longview

Soldier Thanks East Texas Elementary Students

He's been serving in Iraq for the past seven months, and now he wants to thank the kids that supported him. Friday morning, Corporal Keith Pitstick shook students' hands as they walked into Bramlette Elementary in Longview.

The school has adopted his unit for the past two years, sending letters, food, and gifts. Pitstick recently returned from Iraq and now he says he's happy to be greeting his supporters. 

"Whatever I can do to give back, help the community because they supported me as much as possible, that makes me proud to be an East Texan," Corporal Pitstick says. 

"I haven't shaken a soldier's hand before and I wanted to shake it and see what it feels like because he fought for Texas and he came to see us," says Ca'Tavien Barnett, a Bramlette Elementary student.

Corporal Pitstick says anything from candy bars to toothpaste is needed, and very much appreciated by the troops in Iraq.

Tracy Watler/Reporting: tracy@kltv.com.

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