Posted by Ken Erdelt on Mar 12, 2018
Wendy Rocco shared her wonderful and amazing story of how she started Operation American Soldier when her step-daughter was serving a tour of duty in Kuwait in 2003 and found that many of the basic supplies we typically use every day simply were not available in the post exchange or in the local stores.  She found that some soldiers weren't getting mail from home so began a campaign to ask people to send simple Thank You notes or other correspondence that can be given to the soldiers to help feed their spirits as well as their bodies.  The program has grown over the years and they now ship packages to over 6 theaters including Afghanistan, Kosovo, Cuba, South Korea and Africa. All of their efforts are funded through donations and their own fund-raising events like the upcoming golf tournament