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West Des Moines students raise money to send classmates remains back to Iraq


Students at Valley High School have raised enough money to help a classmate's family return his body to his homeland in Iraq.

The family of Husam Abdul-Hameed needed $15,000 to send his remains home. Students at the West Des Moines High School sold t-shirts and held other fundraiser's.

The 18-year-old and his family fled Iraq several years ago. 

Abdul-Hameed was killed in a crash along Interstate 80 near Des Moines March 3rd.

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