After hearing that some of the soldiers weren’t receiving mail from home, Wendy & John Rocca founded Operation American Soldier in 2003 while their daughter was deployed in Iraq. OAS sends "cheer" packages and letters of support to soldiers who otherwise would receive nothing at mail call. More than 30,000 pounds have been sent overseas, filled with snacks, beverages, books, magazines and other items. Each box also contains a letter asking if the soldier knows of anyone else who is not receiving support from home who would appreciate a package. The Roccas have spent more than $15,000 of their own money on postage and goods.
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