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Published March 03, 2011, 02:41 PM

National Guard Captain visits with student pen-pals

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A soldier who just got back from the Middle East paid it forward to his pen-pals, some local students.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

National Guard Captain David Black, originally of Rugby, has been writing back and forth with this second grade class at Washington Elementary. Today he presented the class with a flag that was flown on the helicopter of some of his missions.

CAPTAIN DAVID BLACK - Army National Guard: “For second graders, they did some things that some adults didn't take time to do. So I think it's very important for me as someone as a role model, someone that they were looking up to while I was there, to make sure I recognize them.”

Next week Black will return to his job as an attorney in Washington D.C.