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Boys Donate Birthday Money to National Guard

Boys Donate Birthday Money to National Guard

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(KSL News) The Utah National Guard honored several donors today, including two 9-year-old boys.

Xavier Matheson and Thomas Marron had a joint birthday party this summer. Instead of asking for gifts, they asked for money, which they donated to the military.

Together, the boys gave $300 to the Utah National Guard, because they wanted to honor their grandparents and relatives who served in the military.

Xavier told us, "He was a dentist for the army, and also my other grandpa was in the Navy for the Korean War."

Thomas said, "My grandpa was in the Air Force and he [flew] P51's, and I wanted to donate to the Army and stuff."

The money will go to the Utah National Guard Charitable Trust.

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