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Saturday, December 23rd, 2006
Photo by Mark Pummell/The Daily Standard

Tracy Stachler and her 4-month-old son, Lincoln William Stachler, look at a special ornament bearing the photograph of Lincoln's father, Bill, who is deployed for a second time in Iraq. The soldier and former Burkettsville resident missed the baby's birth and now will miss his son's first Christmas.

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"I'll Be Home for Christmas," a popular tune recorded by Bing Crosby during World War II, holds special significance at this time of year for area residents with loved ones stationed in faraway places. [More]
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