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Tuesday, December 11, 2007
'Gives our family peace of mind'


Pictured is PO2 Kevin Fagundes in front of a Christmas tree & handmade ornaments sent from his family & friends. Although PO2 Fagundes will be spending the holiday season in Iraq (away from friends and family) he promises not to let it turn him into a Grinch! This photo portrays his good nature and holiday spirit! It also gives our family peace of mind and the strength to carry on, knowing he is safe and happy this holiday season.

Kevin, we love you, we miss you, we're PROUD of you and we support you! You are a hero and we're so proud to have you in our family. Thank you to all our troops-- WE ARE PROUD OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU & PRAY FOR YOUR SAFE RETURN! Love always, Shannah Fagundes, the Snowden Family, the Fagundes Family & ALL your other family members & friends back home!

-- Shannah Fagundes of Oak Harbor, Washington
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