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The Ice Soldier Comes Home!

This is a very hard time of year for the men and women of our United States Military who can’t be home with their families for Christmas. But One Marine has decided a way to send himself on the “rocks” or on ice anyway!

An American Marine stationed in Afghanistan couldn’t make it home for Christmas – so he stunned his family by sending them an ice statue of himself.

The 7ft sculpture of 1st Lt. Neil Bucken holding an actual red rose arrived late Wednesday at his relatives’ home in New York, a day before his 11-year-old sister’s birthday, and in the nick of time for Christmas.

Bucken, 27, has been stationed in Afghanistan for nine months and has been home on leave only once so far. His sister Sullivan has grown four inches taller since he left.