KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo | News

KKTV Donates Shipping Costs To Send Packages To Troops Overseas

By: Leslie Fichera Email
By: Leslie Fichera Email

Fort Carson's A Troop, 1-10 CAV, 2BCT, 4ID soldiers will soon be enjoying some gifts from home.

On Thursday, KKTV joined the troop's Family Readiness Group at the post office and paid to ship about 15 packages to Camp Summers in Iraq.

The packages, full of everything from footballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, toy cars, ping pong equipment, poker sets and board games, were sent to give the soldiers something fun to do on their time off.

The Cheyenne Shadows golf course generously donated about a dozen golf clubs and thousands of golf balls for the soldiers to set up a range. The only catch: the golf course wants pictures of the troops golfing in the desert to hang in their pro shop.

FRG Leader Natalia Bryan, wife of Staff Sgt. James Bryan, says the packages are "a little taste of home."

A Troop, 1-10 CAV, 2BCT, 4ID soldiers deployed to Iraq at the beginning of September in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. They are currently serving a 12-month deployment, training Iraqi police and military members. For many of these soldiers, this is their second, third or fourth deployment.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 33006099 - kktv.com/a?a=33006099