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Oconomowoc boy donates birthday presents to deployed Guardsmen

Friday, September 12, 2014

When most teenage boys turn 15 years old, they're only thinking about themselves. Not Ben Sampson, of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Ben, who just entered his sophomore year at Oconomowoc High School, celebrated his birthday Aug. 18, but instead of asking his buddies for presents, he asked them to bring items to send to his neighbor, Maj. Jack Melvin, who is currently deployed with the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 32nd Military Engagement Team in the Middle East.

Ben and his mother, Angela, brainstormed some ideas and ultimately decided to collect snacks, candy, sports memorabilia and other items to show their support for their neighbor and his family.

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