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November 9, 2005

Enlist in Soldier’s Angels

November 9, 2005 | By | 4 Comments

Yesterday my family buried our Uncle Joe Carr. He served as a Sergeant in WWII in Germany. Combat Medic Badge. He’s seen the sacrifices. He would be proud to see his country really support the troops.

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Soldiers’ Angels

Project Valour – IT

We are asking for donations for Project Valour – IT. “Valour” is the acronym for “Voice-Activated Laptops for OUR Injured Troops.”

The Project Valour – IT Site describes the initiative as follows:

Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, provides voice-controlled software and laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations at major military medical centers. Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone, our wounded heroes are able to send and receive messages from friends and loved ones, surf the ‘Net, and communicate with buddies still in the field without having to press a key or move a mouse. The experience of CPT Charles “Chuck” Ziegenfuss, a partner in the project who suffered hand wounds while serving in Iraq, illustrates how important this voice-controlled software can be to a wounded servicemember’s recovery.

Parkway Rest Stop writes:

Project Valour – IT has injected a friendly inter-service competition into the mix to see which military branch team can produce the most donations. So, you are asked to pick a “team,” and go make your donation. I again stress that this is a friendly rivalry, as the real winners here will be our wounded soldiers, sailors, Airmen and Marines.

Team Leaders

Army: BLACKFIVE (This is my team and Uncle Joe’s)

Navy: The Indepundit (This would be my dad’s team)

Air Force: The Mudville Gazette

Marines: Soldiers’ Angel – Holly Aho (This would be Grandpa Shaw’s team)

Parkway Rest Stop continues:

I’m making a special appeal to Jersey Bloggers who are active military, vets, those who have friends or family in the military and generally to all those who really do “support our troops.” You need not make a large donation. Every single donation helps!

Uncle Joe now rests in his beloved Jersey ground. My donation is in his memory.

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The Army Flag outside the funeral home

November 7, 2005, Riverside, New Jersey

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Most of the above verbiage is borrowed from Parkway Rest Stop

A Salute to John and Beth Donovan of Argghhh! for reminding Your Business Blogger of this mission. This is what makes America good…and great.

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Stop the ACLU has mid-week trackbacks.

NIF where everyday is open trackback day.

Adam’s Blog has Midweek Open Trackbacks.

Outside the Beltway also got mentioned on MSNBC today. Traffic Jam.

Mudville Gazette has Open Post.

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Comments

  1. Enlist in Soldiers’ Angels

    Yesterday my family buried our Uncle Joe Carr. He served as a Sergeant in WWII in Germany. Combat Medic Badge. He’s seen the sacrifices. He would be proud to see his country really support the troops. Soldiers’ Angels Project Valour…

  2. I said a prayer for your uncle. Not often enough do we reflect on the sacrifice made by others that allow us to live in freedom today.

  3. olddawg

    This is a worthy cause. Get your wallets out, ya’ll!

  4. Thanks for your prayers, cranky.

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