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Sox the Fox playes with Rhett Baker, 6, of Peyton before the Snowball Express left Friday, Dec. 9, 2011, at the Colorado Springs Airport. Baker lost his dad last December. American Airlines flew about 1,700 spouses and children of fallen military members to Dallas for the Showball Express, a four-day holiday vacation. Donations can be made at (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)