Ooh-Rah USA!

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Landon Donovan celebrates after his goal against Algeria lifts the U.S. to the Round of 16. (AP photo)

Landon Donovan celebrates after his goal against Algeria lifts the U.S. to the Round of 16. (AP photo)

A Marine lance corporal fighting in Helmand province fired off a message to the U.S. National Team after Landon Donovan’s strike in the 91st minute of yesterday’s World Cup match. Lance Cpl. Nate Bickel didn’t know if it would reach the team, but it did and many players posted the link to it on their Twitter feeds. Here it is:

Name: Lcpl Nate Bickel

Subject: Group C Champions

Message: So we aren’t sure who to send this to but my unit here in Helmand Province, Afghanistan wanted you to know the Kilo Company 3d Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment couldn’t be more proud of the U.S. National Team and were excited every time we can hear about the games since we don’t have the luxury of TV here. Keep fighting!

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  1. Gintry Carnes on

    This letter is very special to my husband Jon and I. This is from his best friend and to hear that our U.S. soccer team is bring him happiness while he fights for us is a very moving thing. We should all be cheering right along with him.

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