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Col. Harry Shoup came to be known as the "Santa Colonel." He died in 2009.
Courtesy of NORAD
December 19, 2014 It all started in 1955 with a misprint in a Colorado newspaper and a call to Col. Harry Shoup's secret military hotline. Shoup played along with the tiny voice who called, and a tradition was born.
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NORAD Tracks Santa, powered by Microsoft.
December 24, 2012 NORAD's online Santa Tracker is powered by Microsoft. This year, Google launched its own. And Santa's precise whereabouts are hard to pin down.
They'll see him when he's flying.
December 22, 2011 Assuming his elves haven't come up with some sort of stealth technology to cloak his movements, it's almost time again for children of all ages to follow the jolly guy's travels thanks to the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
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