Tuesday, July 17, 2012

P-G: Soldier support started small but quickly gained traction

When Kristen Holloway Querriera asked a friend's brother what would make his deployment in Iraq more comfortable, he said help with the sweltering heat -- which frequently soars to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

So, the Mt. Lebanon woman asked friends and family to donate $25 apiece to purchase moisture-wicking apparel for the soldiers in the man's 49-member platoon.

Donations poured in and the entire company of 117 soldiers was sent clothing and enough funds were left over to also buy personal hygiene items and snacks.

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