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03/15/09 — Winning hearts and minds through full stomachs

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Winning hearts and minds through full stomachs

By Anessa Myers
Published in News on March 15, 2009 2:00 AM

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Col. Stephen Higgins, commander of the 4th Medical Group at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, his wife, Julie, and sons David, 12, and Jonathan, 9, pack buckets with bags of rice and soy meals at the MERCI Center in Rosewood on Saturday morning. Over 300 volunteers helped pack 110,880 meals that will be sent to hungry children in Afghanistan.

Helping more than 100,000 people in an hour may seem like a daunting feat. But about 350 Seymour Johnson Air Force Base personnel and their families did just that Saturday morning at the MERCI Center in Rosewood. They braved...

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