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A Surprising Ingredient in Can of Spam - Love From Home

First Posted: 12/05/11 11:09 AM ET Updated: 12/05/11 11:09 AM ET

Don Downer

Receiving a package from home loaded with treats when you’re thousands of miles away can mean a lot to a soldier, especially if it contains good old American Spam -- the kind you eat, not the kind you delete.

Don Downer, 82, known as the "Spam czar," has sent more than 1,400 such packages to U.S. troops deployed overseas. He was honored recently at Howard County's Volunteer of the Year award ceremony as a result.

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