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Teen Essayist returns from White House

Laura Bush and Louie Culver give Culver's daughter, Sarah Tucker, a standing ovation at the completion of her essay, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2005 at Howard University in Washington, at the White House Conference on Helping America's Youth.

By Sylvia Maria Gross

Kansas City, MO – Vietnam Veteran Louie Culver and his 14-year-old daughter Sara Tucker have returned from an invitation by First Lady Laura Bush to the White House. An essay by Sarah praising her single father had caught the attention of First Lady Laura Bush. This week the father and daughter are taking time out to remember Culver's experiences in the Vietnam War.

Both sat down with Sylvia Maria Gross to talk about their experiences.

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