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Stephen King gives $13K to bring troops home

Author Stephen King smiles as he participates in a panel at Comic Con, Saturday Feb. 24, 2007 in New York. Marvel Comics is turning King's seven-book "Dark Tower" series into a comic serial. (Tina Fineberg)

December 13, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Author Stephen King and his wife are making sure 150 soldiers make it home for the holidays. They donated $13,000 toward the cost of two bus trips for a battalion from the Maine Army National Guard.

They'll travel from Camp Atterbury in Indiana to Maine for Christmas.

The soldiers left Maine last week for training, and they're scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan next month.