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Scott Haynes was greeted warmly by young children when he stepped off base to meet the "locals." The little girl took his hand in a show of friendship. (Submitted photos)

Soldier meets children in Mideast

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Scott Haynes is no stranger to the Mideast, having been involved in three terrorist interdiction tours during his six years in the U.S. Navy.

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But this is the first time the 2001 Nevis grad has had his boots on the ground, dad Brent Haynes said, meeting - and befriending - young inhabitants of Afghanistan. The children's warmth and innocence impacted the soldier's view on humanity and warfare.

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