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With U.S. troops fighting for their country in Iraq and Afghanistan, wants to hear your July 4 messages to and from servicemen and women stationed overseas. Or send us your personal Coming Home stories or multimedia messages!

Fill out a form to share your July 4 message or Coming Home story

Be sure to include the following information: Your name, phone number, e-mail address and hometown along with your message to/from the troops and the branch of military and place of deployment.
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Be sure to include the following information with your Coming Home submission: Your name, phone number, e-mail address and hometown along with your message to/from the troops and the branch of military and place of deployment. Please be sure to include a short caption that describes what is happening in your video/photo/audio and where and when it was taken.

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