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Navajo soldier meets with pen pals from New Mexico

U.S. Marine Sgt. Cornelius Tolth, a member of the Navajo Nation, got to meet his pen pals during a visit to New Mexico on Tuesday.

Tolth, 32, served in Iraq in the spring of 2003. A group of 15 fifth-graders from Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Community School, a Bureau of Indian Affairs school, wrote to him while he was stationed overseas.

The kids said they enjoyed writing to Tolth and finally meeting him. "He looks nice and tough to me," one student said.

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Letters from home (The Farmington Daily Times 8/25)