As the United States Government announces the death of 15 U.S. troops in Iraq over the past three days, some Lubbockites are showing their support for an injured soldier.
Emma Mahaney is taking a gift basket to San Antonio. The items inside are thank you gifts donated by the students and parents from Emma's Group Daycare. She plans on personally delivering the basket to Lubbock soldier Jason Bates.
She saw a story about Bates on NewsChannel 11 and wanted to show her appreciation. Bates was injured in Iraq when an improvised explosive device detonated and destroyed the humvee he was in. Bates was awarded the purple heart and is recovering at a hospital in San Antonio.
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