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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.
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.
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.
The Army Flag outside the funeral home
November 7, 2005, Riverside, New Jersey
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Thank you (foot)notes:
BlackFive has Valour IT Keep Army on top.
The Indepundit has drive info.
Balance Sheet has getting short.
Soldiers’ Angel has goodies to bid on.
Political Teen has Open Trackbacks.
Stop the ACLU has mid-week trackbacks.
Adam’s Blog has Midweek Open Trackbacks.