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Cultural Walls Fall As West Des Moines Students Raise $15,000 To Bury Classmate In Iraq

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Beth Dalbey
Beth Dalbey

When senior Katie Baum and her peers at West Des Moines Valley High School raised $15,000 to help a grieving family send their son’s body home to Iraq, it hadn’t sunk in yet that the same cultural barriers that confound nations had silently fallen along the way.

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