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Sun, Dec. 08

Letter: Community will send packages to 60 soldiers in Iraq


I am Jasmine Crowl. My son, Chief Warrant Officer 3, Cornell Chao, was killed in action in Iraq on Jan. 28, 2007.

We are sending Christmas packages to soldiers in his group. Lt. Col. Randall Haws, U.S. Army, has given me the names of 60 men and women who were sent back to Iraq for their second and third tours. They have the least family support.

We have started the Christmas Care Packages to the soldiers in Sept. 2009. Many kind people from our community have donated items to the soldiers.

Our special thank you to the following for their support to make this possible:

VFW Post 10227 in Prescott Valley, Monday Club in Prescott, Fountain of Life Church in Prescott, Club Demo Service and employees in Prescott #466, Marine Corps League in Prescott, Central AZ Young Marines in Chino Valley, Prescott Valley Police Department, Silver & Fit Club with Freedom Fitness Gym in Prescott, Compass Bank in Prescott Valley, M & I Bank in Prescott Valley, American League post 108 in Prescott Valley, American Gold Star Mothers Yavapai County Chapter, Costco in Prescott, Sam's Club in Prescott Valley, Safeway in Prescott, Albertsons in Prescott Valley, Wal-Mart in Prescott, Hampton Inn and Suites in Prescott Valley, Chamber of Commerce in Prescott Valley, Parkview Middle School in Prescott Valley.

With our community's help we are able to send more than 60 packages to our soldiers in Iraq. We thank you very much for your support and kindness.

Jasmine Crowl

Prescott Valley

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