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04/01/03

Unexpected Call from Missing Soldier

The pace in the war with Iraq is creating some strange situations. Just ask Deanna Klein. Friday, she got a call on her cell phone from her husband Jeff, from somewhere in the Iraqi desert. He told her he was safe and sound after his ordeal. The only problem was that she didn't know there was anything wrong. Klein was on his way to help fix a broken-down vehicle when his broke down. He was lost, stranded in the desert for seven days.

Deanna's expecting their first child this summer, and the phone call is a thrill.

"I would love to see his face," she said. "God knows, I have put on a couple of pounds, but I would love to see his face just to know he was okay and all intact. I'd be floored, I'd be so happy."

She may get her wish. CBS is trying to get a news crew to his unit to reunite them, at least via satellite. We'll let you know if they can work it out.

Reported by: Dal Cannady, dcannady@wtoc.com

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