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Polamalu's trim

| Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

I tip my hat to Troy Polamalu for his efforts in raising awareness for the plight of military veterans by donating locks of his hair for the VFW's “Mane Event.”

I am unabashedly a faithful fan of Troy's, using “43” in my email address and proudly wearing my No. 43 game shirt.

Here in California, which I now call home, heroes abound, but none is as popular as Polamalu. The Union-Tribune of San Diego offered a small clip of Troy's haircut, as did Fox News.

His challenge to teammates and fans has spurred me to also join his efforts by getting my own “ceremonial haircut.”

Barb Brodak

Temecula, Calif.

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