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Linton Middle School kids get surprise visit from solider after return from boot camp

Dillon Carr
| Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, 12:27 p.m.
Soldier Austin Conroy visits with a Linton Middle School class he has been corresponding with while at boot camp in Virginia.
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Soldier Austin Conroy visits with a Linton Middle School class he has been corresponding with while at boot camp in Virginia.
Army solider Austin Conroy with his brother, Ian Nadzan, at Linton Middle School before Christmas.
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Army solider Austin Conroy with his brother, Ian Nadzan, at Linton Middle School before Christmas.
Austin Conroy with his younger brother Ian Nadzan on Friday, December 22.  Students in Stacie Porter-Melvin's 6th grade class at Linton Middle School were surprised last week Austin Conroy, U.S. Army and brother of Ian Nadzan, paid them a surprise visit. Austin recently completed boot camp training in Virginia. This past semester, Ian and his classmates became pen pals with Austin while he was away at camp, sending him cards, letters and personalized pictures. The surprise party, complete with pizza donated by Jimmy Fox, was a way of recognizing the students for their hard work and caring.  Submitted photo.
Austin Conroy with his younger brother Ian Nadzan on Friday, December 22. Students in Stacie Porter-Melvin's 6th grade class at Linton Middle School were surprised last week Austin Conroy, U.S. Army and brother of Ian Nadzan, paid them a surprise visit. Austin recently completed boot camp training in Virginia. This past semester, Ian and his classmates became pen pals with Austin while he was away at camp, sending him cards, letters and personalized pictures. The surprise party, complete with pizza donated by Jimmy Fox, was a way of recognizing the students for their hard work and caring. Submitted photo.

Students in teacher Stacie Porter-Melvin's sixth-grade class at Linton Middle School were surprised just before Christmas when Army solider Austin Conroy stopped in to pay a visit.

Conroy, brother of one of the students, Ian Nadzan, had been getting cards, letters and photographs from the class while he was at boot camp in Virginia last semester. The surprise party featured donated pizza from Fox's Pizza Den's owner, Jimmy Fox, to recognize the students for offering support to the soldier.

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