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November 1, 2005

Worth County- Specialist Gus Brunson's sister and brother-in-law began loading up a portion of the toys donated to the Gift for Gus toy drive.

His mother Cathy Brunson says instead of birthday gifts for himself, her son only requested that gifts be sent to the Iraqi children.

Now, more than 100 boxes of coloring books, bubbles, and stuffed bears are on their way to national guardsmen who will distribute them. The family is hoping it will help boost morale for Brunson's comrades.

"They need something to help let them know that there are people back home that really do care and support them, and we're hoping that this will be something that will help them," says Gus' mother, Cathy Brunson.

"It's not taking away from the fact that he died but it brings the sense of that we are a world that's got to live together let's just try to communicate, and this is one way to do it," says his sister Georgia York.

The family will drive the boxes to the National Guard Armory in Brunswick this week. From there, it will be shipped to Savannah and loaded on an airplane headed overseas. The gifts should make it to Iraq in about two weeks.

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