Thursday, May 19, 2005

Operation Walk Tall Delivers!!!

Operation Walk Tall made it's first successful delivery of shoes and clothes to Orphanges and schools in the local area.

Members of LTF 191 rolled out the gates Monday morning flanked by security elements of 2/504 Parachute Infantry Regiment and in conjunction with the Provincial Reconstruction Team in the area successfully delivered over 800 pairs of shoes to children in the local area.

The good news is that thanks to the overwhelming response we have received from contributors it will take several more excursions just to deliver what we have received so far.

To date we have received more than 1,600 pairs of shoes and more than 100 boxes are yet to be opened.

I'd like to again thank everyone for their outpouring of generosity. I can not begin to convey to you how greatly these contributions are appreciated not only by the children but by us as well. It is these bonds of friendship and caring between the people of our nations that will deliver a lasting independence to this country and eventually eliminate the need for our continued presence here.

This will be an enduring program. We continue to accept and process donations, as will the units that follow behind us. Donations of children's shoes and clothing can be sent to:

Operation Walk Tall
APO, AE 09314

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