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Column: ‘Merry Christmas,’ I shouted

Published 12/27/2012, EOT Focus

This column is a repeat of my 2011 greeting. Three hundred one Americans died in Afghanistan in 2012. In the last month, one Minnesotan, Dale Means, 23, of Jordan, died there. Beyond those numbers, deaths of service personnel from suicide exceed combat deaths. What a tragic, painful price we are paying. As long as Americans are fighting wars in foreign lands, this will be my annual message. Peace on earth and peace to you.

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