Bridging the Distance for Soldiers

1 decade 1 year 11 months ago Sunday, March 25 2007 Mar 25, 2007 Sunday, March 25, 2007 6:35:36 PM CDT March 25, 2007 in News
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DE SOTO (AP) - Staff Sergeant Sara Robinson was worried about how she would stay in touch with her one-year-old son if she is deployed to Iraq. So, when she found out that Jefferson College's computer lab was about to be upgraded, she convinced the college to donate its old computers to provide connections to their families back home. Robinson took the computers to the De Soto National Guard Armory yesterday. Robinson serves with the Guard's 735th Quartermaster Company, which was recently alerted to a possible deployment. She is also a student at Jefferson College and helps manage the school's computer lab. Now the college is hoping to find a company to donate high speed Internet service and Web cams to the unit to make video conferencing possible.

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