Kandice Watt sent KVAL News an update about her son, Corbin M. McClanahan, a Siuslaw High School graduate from Florence, Ore.
"He joined the Army National Guard while attending Western Oregon University and earlier this year deployed to Afghanistan," Watt said. "He is part of the 162 Engineers unit out of Salem. I saw this picture on his Facebook earlier today and was moved to tears. This picture of Corbin with the Afghanistan children shows that there is good and personal contact happening in the midst of a war where we hear only about sadness and death. I am so proud of him and all of the soldiers working so hard for our country."