Tulsa students get a response from their US military pen-pals

Monday, April 29th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Some local students gave the gift of support to our troops overseas, and Monday those soldiers gave them a gift in return.

Students at Anderson Elementary sent American soldiers fighting the war on terrorism a little note of encouragement. They weren't expecting a response, but that's exactly what they got. A soldier hand-delivered a bundle of letters from troops stationed in Central Asia.

Students say they didn't write the letters to get a response. 11-year-old Dawnesha Crawford, "I was trying to support them and encourage them to do right cause I said you're doing the right thing, you're doing good."

And as an added bonus the kids got to see the soldiers they'd written. A few lucky students got a video message from their new pen pals.