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Release No: 1001-12
December 24, 2012

Secretary Panetta Makes Holiday Calls to Service Members

            Today Secretary Panetta called four service members deployed to Afghanistan to wish them happy holidays.  The Secretary expressed his gratitude--and that of the American people--to them and their families for their service and sacrifice.  The Secretary enjoyed hearing the service members share stories about their family holiday traditions, about their kids' hobbies and sports interests, and about their hometowns.  The service members included a Soldier, Sailor, Airman, and Marine.