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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:57 am, Sat Jul 14, 2012.

On a lighter, human-interest touch, how many 17-year-old girls have five GIs in Afghanistan make a video of themselves singing "Happy Birthday" to her? That happened to my granddaughter, Amy Cimorelli, on her 17th birthday, July 1.

One of the soldiers wrote a comment on the video, "You gotta be here to understand — we'll have a terrible, long day here, come back, and someone will start blasting 'Call Me Maybe' or one of their other amazing songs — it lightens the mood and gets the people going!"

The GIs got their day in the sun when www.ryanseacrest.com posted a link to their video on July 2.

Phyllis Roche

Lodi

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