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Charles Albert Poland Jr., 66, of Newton Alabama, gave his life to protect the lives of the children on his school bus. When a crazed gunman boarded the bus Poland blocked his way, and was shot several times fatally wounding him. With our first priority as a Nation is to protect our children, we believe Mr. Poland justly deserves the highest civilian honor that our government bestows.

Letter to
The President of the United States Barack Obama, the President of the United States
Bestow upon Charles Albert Poland, Jr. The Presidential Medal of Freedom

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