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LIMA, Ohio (AP) - A soldier serving in Afghanistan is preparing to watch his son graduate from an Ohio high school.

Lima High School plans to stream its commencement ceremonies live online Sunday so that Army Spc. Dave Sodders can watch his son, Doug, turn the tassel.

Sodders told the Lima News in an email (http://bit.ly/14bWamo ) that he hopes this way his son, Doug, knows his dad's with him in spirit.

The family knew when Sodders left for Afghanistan in August that he wouldn't be able to attend Doug's graduation, so Doug's mother, Lisa Sodders, called Lima schools and asked for help.

School officials suggested live streaming would be the best option. They did a test run a few weeks ago to assure the technology would work.

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