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Christmas morning: When deployed Marines receive care packages

Story by Cpl. Jeff Drew | 2nd Marine Division | Date: 09.08.2011

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Helmand province, Afghanistan – A lot has changed since Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first Postmaster General in 1775. We no longer depend on the Pony Express to take mail from one side of the country to another. Social networking sites and e-mail have replaced hand-written letters offering an almost instant connection to service members deployed thousands of miles from home.

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