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Boy is Soldier for a Day

ALBANY--Michael Searing poses for a photo with his parents Thomas and Kimberly as well as his older brother John during a Make a Wish event on January 8th during which he was a Soldier for the Day. The event was organized by Make-a- Wish and the New York Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion for Michael where he was sworn in as a Soldier in the Army for a day and received a military escort to the Albany airport where he boarded a flight for Disney World with his family.

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