Author Stephen King to Pay for Troops' Holiday Trip Home

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    BANGOR, Maine — 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.


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    Great for him, Stephen has always been a excellent supporter of the troops.
     
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    I've always loved Stephen King. Camp Atterbury is right by my brother's lake house, we can hear them doing the drills and guns in the summer. That's one long bus ride back to Maine, but it will be worth it for them and their families. I wish ALL our men and woman serving in the military could be home with their families for Christmas.
     
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    Very nice of Stephen and Tabitha.
     
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    A patriot, that Stephen King and his wife. :clap2:

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    Nice that a "lib" would do something like that, eh?

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    Great Job by Stephen King. Seems like a small gesture but it means alot to the soldiers
     
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    king and his wife are known for supporting their home town and its people....seems if the fire department needs a new truck....king is their man...
     
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    Nice that a nutter would post a story about a liberal doing something like that huh? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    I'm sure it was an accident.
     

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