Thousands of Soldiers Home for Holidays

1 decade 1 year 6 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
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But they brightened the day of roughly 4,100 troops passing through Lambert Airport in St. Louis today as they headed home to see their families for the holidays. A party for soldiers is an annual U.S.O. tradition in many parts of the nation on days when bases release their personnel for the holidays. The event is commonly called the Exodus. The Missouri party at the James S. McDonnell U.S.O. began at 3 a.m. U.S.O. spokeswoman Amber Powers says troops arrived by bus from Fort Leonard Wood, the military base located in south-central Missouri, on their way to fly out of town.

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