Troops in Afghanistan Receive Surprises From Connecticut

Happy troops in Afghanistan celebrate receiving packages from home.

Happy troops in Afghanistan celebrate receiving packages from home.

Last August, a story in The Resident urged readers to send contributions. This month, we see the results: the smiling faces of our troops overseas.
The 242nd Engineer Battalion Association and its Breakfast Club, whose members are all Connecticut Army National Guard retirees, had been shipping “care” packages and holiday cards to our deployed Connecticut National Guard soldiers since December 2007.
Now, the 242nd sends us photos they received from the 1048th truck company in Afghanistan.
“Many thanks to the civic groups, schools, Boy Scouts, and individuals who made this possible,” says the 242nd group coordinator, Gerry Wright of Bolton. “We will be doing another donation drive again in the spring. Two more units are leaving Connecticut now, and there are more to follow.”
Gerry said to “please check our web site www.boltonnotchrv.com and click on the ‘support our troops’ button for updates. Eighteen boxes are ready to be shipped to the 248th Engineers, also in Afghanistan, at the end of February.”
Make checks payable to the “242d Engineer Bn Assn” and mail to: 242d Engineer Battalion (C) Association, National Guard Armory, 63 Armory Road, Stratford, CT 06614 , or to Gerry Wright at 17 Howard Road, Bolton CT 06043.
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