Memory Of Fallen Soldier Helping Current Troops Celebrate Holidays

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Updated: 11/12/2012 12:37 am

The memory of a fallen soldier is helping current troops celebrate the holidays.

It’s called Operation Dustin Gross in honor of Private First Class Gross who was a Mt. Sterling native killed in Afghanistan in May.

The Montgomery County High School JROTC has been putting together care packages for active duty military personnel in his memory.

Saturday, Check Advance started collecting supplies for Christmas boxes.

If you want to donate, organizers say you can give cash.

Other items they are looking for include:

Food

Spam

Vienna Sausage

Beef Jerkey

Trail Mix

Cheese Crackers

Tuna/Chicken in can with crackers

Cookies

Candy (hard or gummy, no chocolate)

Twizzlers

Bubble Gum

Mentos

Rice Krispy Treats

 

Health and Beauty Aides

Razors

Baby Wipes

Hand Sanitizer

Foot Powder

Deodorant

Mouth Wash

Shampoo

Q-tips

Soap

New Socks

Fun Items

DVD Movies

Magazines

Books

Puzzle Books

Playing Cards

Frisbees

Hacky Sacks



For more information, including details on where to drop off donations, visit the Operation Dustin Gross Facebook page.

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