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Teacher deployed to Afghanistan

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Students in Jeff Schroeder's first grade class learned a real life civics and geography lesson this year.

When the youngsters returned from Christmas break in January, they found out their beloved teacher would soon leave for an 18-month military deployment to Afghanistan.

Schroeder, a captain in the Minnesota Army National Guard, knew he'd be deployed overseas eventually.

He just didn't expect it to happen until later this year, however.

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