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Local goods bound for Afghanistan

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The first eight of 17 pallets of humanitarian aid bound for Afghanistan were to be loaded onto a C-130 yesterday at the Air National Guard's 118th Airlift Wing at Berry Field.

The donations will support the local civilian population of Afghanistan and include blankets, medical supplies, coats, jackets, gloves, boots, crutches and more. They were originally loaded onto pallets Jan. 9, at the base.

The Lamia Afghan Foundation, which was created by Lt. Gen. (retired) John Bradley, of Lebanon, coordinated the donations with the help of the Denton Program to fly the goods overseas.

The Foundation was created after Bradley visited an area near Kabul where he came across a young girl named Lamia, who asked him for a pair of boots.

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