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By JENNIFER FITCH | July 26, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- George Kohler hopes Franklin County is awash in red, white and blue when soldiers from the Pennsylvania National Guard's 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team return from Iraq in September. "We want to get the flags out again," said Kohler, from Charles M. Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599. VFW Post 1599, in Chambersburg, adopted the guardsmen based in the Chambersburg and Waynesboro, Pa., armories. Donations were most recently used to buy spurs, which are given to cavalrymen returning home.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | April 21, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com BOONSBORO - Nancy Burral is supporting the troops in Iraq by sending 19 care packages containing 114 rolls of toilet paper, along with junk food, soap and other items, to her daughter's battalion in or near Iraq. Mary Burral, 24, is a specialist in the 54th Engineers Battalion, trained to build roads and do other work that may be needed to rebuild parts of Iraq after the war, said her father, George Burral. Burral, who graduated in 1996 from Boonsboro High School, decided in January 2001 to join the Army.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | May 6, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com The much anticipated e-mail message Nancy Burral sent to friends, family and others at 5:10 a.m. Monday about her soldier daughter, Mary Burral, said it all: Mary called for the first time since March and is fine. Mary Burral, 24, is a U.S. Army specialist serving with the 54th Engineer Battalion somewhere in the Middle East. While her daughter did not say where she was stationed, she said she has been doing work that involves rebuilding roads and taking people to medical centers, Nancy Burral said.
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December 7, 2009
Service projects and Scouting go hand and hand. This year, Cub Scout Pack 103 in Hagerstown made more than 100 cards to send to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan during a pack activity, with approximately 35 Scouts participating. The cards were given to Lynn Jones of the South Washington County Military Support Group on Nov. 19. The cards will be sent to U.S.troops in time for the holiday season, along with care packages. Pack 103 is sponsored by Longmeadow Rotary Club.
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September 12, 2005
Meet-the-Teacher Night at South set for tonight Meet-the-Teacher Night at South Hagerstown High School is tonight at 7 p.m. The evening will begin with a briefing in the auditorium. Parents and guardians then will have an opportunity to meet with teachers. Goretti graduate makes dean's list at West Point Cadet Alexander Gill Kline, son of Guy and Theresa Kline of Hagers-town, was named to the dean's list at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. To qualify for the dean's list, a cadet must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average.
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February 28, 2008
The Washington County Community Mediation Center spoke to Northern Middle School's seventh-grade classes about the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream for America. Later the Washington County Community Mediation Center, with help from Northern Middle School students Samantha Lowe and Beth Lowe, created care packages for youngsters at Memorial Recreation Center. The care packages held school supplies, toys, gloves, hats and hygiene supplies. Eighth-graders Samantha Lowe and Beth Lowe are twin sisters who are involved in the "WEB" (Where Everybody Belongs)
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by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | October 16, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT - For the third year, Williamsport Elementary School students will be sending holiday care packages to men and women in the U.S. military serving overseas. Fifth-grade teacher Stephanie Bard said she is collecting names and addresses now, and will begin gathering items to fill the packages. About 20 addresses already have been submitted, and Bard said she would like to have enough to send 30 packages. Last year the students sent 18, mostly to Iraq, she said. "They're grateful to get them," Bard said.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | January 11, 2011
The missions committee at St. Paul’s Reformed Church in Clear Spring helps others through faith. But rather than traveling the world, it keeps its ministry closer to home. Most of the efforts of the committee are concentrated in donations to a town in West Virginia, boxes sent to local troops serving abroad and Operation Christmas Child, said Donna Mongan, committee chairwoman. For the past few years, the five-member committee has been actively working to benefit the community, she said.
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December 3, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT -- On Dec. 2, the Ladies of Harley group mailed 50 boxes to military personnel overseas for the Christmas holidays. "We take the names of local soldiers for these care packages," said Roberta Nave, president of the ladies group that is affiliated with Harley-Davidson Chapter 1544 in Williamsport. A typical package contains a Christmas tree, nativity scene, garlands, candy canes, nuts, a canned ham accompanied by a full nonperishable Christmas dinner, cards and personal items not always available in a war zone.
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November 8, 2006
Contributions sought for Marine packages The Bulldog Detachment of the Marine Corps League is conducting a fund drive to provide care packages to a local Marine Corps Reserve Unit that is deployed to Iraq. These young Marines will not be home for the holidays. League members are seeking contributions to purchase items to box and ship to their unit for Christmas, as well as money to cover the mailing costs. Everything must be purchased and boxed by Nov. 18 and mailed by Nov. 20 so the items will be received by Christmas.
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