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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
Alabama kicks off against Notre Dame in the
BCS National Championship game a week from Monday. And a North Alabama man is
working to get Alabama troops serving overseas in on the action, with team
Justin Crisler created the Facebook group
Tide for Troops, with the goal to donate an Alabama shirt to all the Alabama
soldiers who are serving overseas.
He's taking donations for some of the orders
but has also put hundreds of dollars of his own to make sure they're shipped
before the big game.
More than 40 shirts made it to Afghanistan on Monday, and
another order is expected to go out to nearly 200 North Alabama soldiers in the
"I had my headphones in and I saw
the box and I started dancing. I started singing because I was waiting for my
shirt," said soldier Austin Strickland.
Strickland helped hand out the other
shirts to troops in Afghanistan Monday morning and said the shirts were gone in
half an hour.