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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.


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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