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It started out as a request from my sister in Birmingham, Alabama. Sort of a "Hey, Kip needs some help in Afghanistan." Kip is one of those high school friends that I haven't really seen in years, but he has a Facebook Relationship with those of us who attended Druid Hills High School way back in the late 1900s. And with the advent of social media, word travels a wee bit faster than by Pony Express. One thing we sometimes forget about our men and women in service overseas: They do much more than just fire guns at the enemy. They look at the people they are trying to protect and, well, they tend to get protective. The land routes out of Pakistan have been shut down, and though our troops are experiencing dwindling supplies themselves, all…