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Harmonicas Shipped to Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan

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Harmonicas Shipped to Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan

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Harmonicas Shipped to Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

1950s humorist Herb Shriner once started a harmonica orchestra. Now Shriner's sons have decided to donate 400 of their late father's harmonicas to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The treasure trove of vintage harmonicas - all the Marine Band model - had been in a Florida warehouse. As Wil Shriner told the Sun-Sentinel, harmonicas are easy to play, and it sure beats sending tubas.

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