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(Studio: Lester Holt) President Bush's personal phone calls to representatives of the service deployed at sea in Bosnia, Afghanistan & Iraq noted; photo shown.
(Iraq: Richard Engel) A Christmas Eve mission for the 101st Airborne in Mosul, Iraq, featured; scenes shown of a soldier readying to give Christmas toys to Iraqi kids, of helicopters carrying out the mission & of the kids' reaction to gifts. ["Santa" Capt. Curt HAMMOND, Lt. Col. Laura RICHARDSON- say we are sharing the American culture of Christmas with Iraqis.]
- Holt, Lester;
- Engel, Richard
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