Update: Community Sends Care Packages In Honor of Fallen Soldier

Reported by: Ian Preston
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 6/04/2012 11:13 pm
The Montgomery County School District Jr. ROTC and booster club is honoring a local hero by sending care packages to his comrades still serving overseas.

Private First Class Dustin Gross of Montgomery County was killed in Afghanistan in May.

On Monday the group mailed 142 care packages containing toiletries, snacks and even powder mixes for water to the members of his unit.

The items were donated by members of communities from Montgomery County all the way to Fayette County.

The packages also contain something extra special: a handwritten note. The note pays tribute to Gross, and thanks soldiers for their sacrifice.

The packages were sent to the unit's chaplain, who will personally hand them to the troops.
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
KSP: 2 Men Shot During Turkey Hunt, 1 Pronounced Dead
State Police are looking into a shooting in Clay County, where they said three men went turkey hunting Thursday morning and two of them were shot -- one fatally.
Parents Accused of Keeping Toddler Out In Frigid Temperatures
Laurel County deputies said they received a tip about two adults walking along a busy roadway Thursday morning, with a toddler in tow.
UPDATE: Clay Co. Sheriff Reports Fatal Shooting Not Drug-Related
Meth and other drugs have been ruled out in a fatal shooting that occurred during a turkey hunt Thursday morning, according to the Clay County Sheriff.
James Young To Enter NBA Draft
Freshman guard first to officially announce "one and done."
KSP To Hold Surplus Vehicle Auction
Kentucky State Police plan to hold a surplus vehicle auction in Frankfort next week.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.