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Stephen King to pay for troops' holiday trip home

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    December 13, 2009

    Stephen King to pay for troops' holiday trip home

    Author Stephen King and his wife are donating money so 150 soldiers from the Maine Army National Guard can come home for the holidays.

    King and his wife, Tabitha, who live in Bangor, are paying $13,000 toward the cost of two bus trips so that members of the 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Unit can travel from Camp Atterbury in Indiana to Maine for Christmas. The soldiers left Maine last week for training at Camp Atterbury. They are scheduled to depart for Afghanistan in January.

    Julie Eugley, one of King's personal assistants, told the Bangor Daily News that the Kings were approached about giving $13,000.

    But Stephen King thought the number 13 was a bit unlucky, so the couple pitched in $12,999 instead. Eugley chipped in $1 to make for an even $13,000.

    --Associated Press

    Posted by Celebrity Buzz at December 13, 2009 08:49 AM
  2. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    that's very nice of him to do that. i'll bet the troops will be very happy. :D
  3. davidyee

    davidyee Maple Leaf

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    ...and those soldiers will be very grateful to see their families one more time before deployment.

    Everyone should have the chance to be with their families if its possible.

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