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Mexican Troops Lend Hand to Texans

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Mexican Troops Lend Hand to Texans

Mexican Troops Lend Hand to Texans

Mexican Troops Lend Hand to Texans

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The Mexican Army hasn't been really welcome in Texas since before the Alamo, but Katrina changed that. Two hundred Mexican troops arrived in San Antonio three weeks ago to lend a hand to hurricane evacuees there. The unarmed soldiers provided medical care and served a 160,000 hot meals. Monday afternoon, as the troops prepared to head home to Mexico, San Antonio's mayor called them "magnificent."