Sending support to local troops in Iraq

Starbucks instant coffee isn’t the only item the troops can use, according to Army wife Krystle Modglin of Douglas County and former UCC student. Troops can always use more care packages.

Currently, soldiers from the Douglas County area are deployed in Iraq with the Oregon National Guard, many of whom have little or no support at all according to 1SG Anneor of the Roseburg National Guard. Soldiers of the C Co Roseburg National Guard have stated that the size of the care package is not important, but the support received is appreciated.

SGT Randy Modglin of Douglas County and former UCC student explains that his whole unit is motivated to stay in shape and eat healthy while on their deployment. Some of the most useful items for them include instant coffee and other instant drinks, instant oatmeal, nutrition bars, jerky, music, DVD, magazines, books and other similar items.

Support can be given in the form of a letter, holiday card or even a small package filled with goodies for the holidays, perhaps baked with one of the Starbucks instant coffee-cooking recipes found on the Starbucks website.

People who do not personally know someone currently serving in Iraq can also adopt a soldier by mailing 1st Sgt. Anneor at the Roseburg National Guard Armory, 111 N.W. General Ave, Roseburg, OR 97470 or by calling 440-0571. Items should be address items to:

Any soldier in the care of:
1SG James Terrel
C Co 1-186 IN
APO, AE 09371

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