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U.S. Navy Airman Visits IWA Students, Thanks Them for Encouragement

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Some students at Incarnate Word Academy got a surprise visit from a U.S. Navy Airman on Tuesday.

Religious studies students picked the brother of one of their classmates, Carson Burns, to sent letters to, offering their thanks and encouragement to active-duty military servicemen.

Carson's brother, Airman Apprentice Tyler Burns, has just completed basic training in the Great Lakes and in Pensacola, Fla. Not only did his division read the letters, but they are being passed on to many other divisions. Thousands of recruits have already seen the messages.

Burns visited the class on Tuesday, and told them that the letters are very important to him for many reasons.

"With those letters, it shows someone cares. It brings us together as one, so that someone really cares. Someone supports what we're doing," Burns said. It just helps out a lot. It really does."

"We also told them how much they were praying for them," IWA teacher Mimi Guarjardo said. "Never expected it to make such an impact."

Burns is being deployed to several destinations around the globe and invited the kids to send even more letters.