Green Country soldier happy to see white christmas

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Updated: 12/25/2012 7:47 pm Published: 12/25/2012 7:32 pm

People across Green Country expected to see a white Christmas this year. Snow started falling around one Tuesday afternoon.

One soldier was looking forward to seeing some snow with his family.

 “2011 I was in Afghanistan,” said Mark Johnson, who serves in the U.S. Army.

He has spent the past three Christmases away from home.

 “It makes my family happy to see snow,” said the 20-year-old.

The snow started falling around one Tuesday afternoon. The visibility was low and the winds were strong but for Johnson it’s a chance to make memories before he leaves. 

 “I’m definitely looking forward to the snowball fights. I can’t wait to have that with all my friends and family I live with,” said Johnson.

 “It’s good to see a white Christmas for once,” said Dakota Morgan, a friend of Johnson.

He’s looking forward to making those memories too.

 “I really appreciate a good snowman, snowball fights of course and it would just be nice to go out and play in it for a while,” Morgan told FOX23.

But they’re not looking forward to everything the weather brings.

 “I’m not looking forward to the ice,” said Johnson.

He says McAlester gets a lot ice which can make the roads really slick. However, he says beats the last place he was stationed.

 “This is much better than Colorado,” he said. “We have blizzards there, this is nice snow.”

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