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What: Deployed soldiers plan a surprise Skype meeting with local 4th grade class.

When: Friday, October 25, 2013 at 2 p.m.

Where: Ridgedale Elementary School, 3105 Hillman Ford Road, Morral, Ohio, 43337

Contact: For more information , contact the Ridgedale Elementary School principal, Mike Cool, at 740-383-2167 ext. 111. Please RSVP with the school no later than 9 a.m. on Friday morning.

For more information on the unit, contact the brigade public affairs officer, Capt. Michelle Lunato, at or 404-750-9759.

Additional Information:

• The 490th Signal Company (Tactical Installation Network – Enhanced) is a U.S. Army Reserve unit located in Columbus, Ohio. They deployed to Afghanistan in July of this year.

• One of the Soldiers, Sgt. Todd Bollinger, has a daughter, Lillian, in the class. Lillian’s entire class has been writing letters to the Soldiers. The letters have boosted morale so much that the Soldiers wanted to surprise the kids via Skype.

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Date Taken:10.23.2013

Date Posted:10.24.2013 09:36

Location:COLUMBUS, OH, USGlobe

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