Soldiers' Gifts

By: Jason Davis
By: Jason Davis

The men and women of Marianna’s 144th Transportation Unit will be spending Christmas in Iraq.

They've been there since August. Their families are hoping to provide them with a little bit of home for the holidays, but they need some help.

WJHG tells what you can do to complete their mission.

Trying spread holiday cheer to our soldiers in Iraq is not an inexpensive task.

"We're short on funds and that's why we're asking for monetary donations to help this stuff get mailed out to them,” says Lula Chambliss of the 144th Family Readiness Group.

Thirty boxes of gifts and goodies have been collected for the men and women of the 144th Transportation Unit.

"It’s very important for the soldiers to receive these packages, we've got some soldiers that haven't been receiving mail or anything since they've been deployed,” explains Sgt. Robert Davis of Rear Detachment NCOIC.

That's why the 144th's Family Readiness Group is asking the public for help getting our soldiers a little taste of home during the holiday season.

"It's a moral booster for them. It gives them something to look forward to. It just like at Christmas and being a little kid when you go down and open up a package for the first time,” Chambliss adds.

If you would like to help the soldiers from the 144th Transportation Unit you can contact Sgt. Davis at 850 482-9549.


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