Army Pfc. Brian Jolley is making friends in Iraq, handing out Beanie Babies to the kids.
The combat engineer has been in Iraq about three months, sleeping in a tent in temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. The 21-year-old's camp, Butler Range, is still under construction. His missions include finding and destroying improvised explosive devices.
But the Centennial High School grad has found himself in the Army, his parents say, and enjoys making friends with the kids he meets.
His mother, Lori Stewart of Champaign, started sending the Beanie Babies ... more>>
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