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Boy wins trip to Disney and gives it to fallen soldier’s family

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    Boy wins trip to Disney and gives it to fallen soldier’s family

    A 9-year-old Massachusetts boy who earned an all-expenses-paid Disney World vacation through an innovative Facebook experiment gave the trip away to the family of a soldier killed in Afghanistan.

    Brendan Haas created the "Soldier for a Soldier" Facebook page in February. Inspired by the story of the guy who, through a series of trades, turned a paper clip into a house, Haas started with a toy soldier and eventually traded up to $900 worth of Disney gift certificates, airfare and hotel credits.

    On Memorial Day, Haas gave the trip to the family of U.S. Army Lt. Timothy Steele, a 25-year-old soldier killed in Afghanistan last year. According to NBC's WHDH-TV affiliate, Haas pulled the name of Liberty Hope Steele, the fallen soldier's now-2-year-old daughter, out of a hat and surprised the Steele family at their Duxbury, Mass., home.

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    Lad.
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    Well done that man boy.
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    That is really sweet
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    Great story!

    I don't think "win" is the right word though.
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    Exceptional, good standards already set by the boy.
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    Honour. Valour. Pride.
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    That's so lovely what a wonderful young man.
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    A wonderful young man. To even understand about war and fallen soldiers as well.
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    (Original post by Bonged.)
    Honour. Valour. Pride.
    Was perhaps the runner up. To Liberty Hope Steele.
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    Man dies pointlessly in a pointless war - make his family feel better by an all expense paid trip to Disney Land.

    Good lad.

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