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Passover package makes Jewish soldier’s day in Iraq

April
11

We all know that care packages are morale boosters for soldiers deployed overseas. A 25-year-old Iraq veteran told me last year how he and others in his unit looked forward to letters and care packages coming from back home. <P>
“When mail call comes around and your name isn’t called, it’s a downer. You hear your name and it turns your spirits around,” Anthony Metichecchias told me last July while he helped senior citizens prepare care packages for a young Rockland soldier in Iraq. “If you’re under fire and have received a letter, it’s still a good day.” <P> I recalled his words when I saw this e-mail of appreciation from Roy Marokusa who is stationed in Iraq: <P>
05-apr1-1-flightlinea.JPG“I recalled his words when I saw this e-mail of appreciation from Roy Marokusa who is stationed in Iraq. <P> I am a Jewish soldier in the Regular Army, serving my second tour in Iraq. Yesterday, I received a most wonderful and unexpected package of Passover supplies from the Fred Hecht JWV Post 425, in Spring Valley NY. <P> As an old bar mitzvah and cheder bocher, and a graduate of SUNY Downstate Brooklyn School of Medicine, I am greatly touched by the generosity and the mitzvah shown by my fellow Jewish American war veterans. <P> L’chaim, tovim, v’shalom!”

This entry was posted on Friday, April 11th, 2008 at 3:20 pm by Hema Easley. |
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