Operation Ward 57
By: Emily King, Jake Merritt, and Kelly Bilello
What is operation ward 57?
Supports wounded soldiers
Help people who were wounded in 9/11
They give gifts to those who were wounded to make them feel comfortable
They provide assistance for their recovery
They provide public support
The provide education
They provide moral support
Patient visits (if injured people are in the hospital)
Who is supporting operation ward 57?
13 years old
Wanted to be a young marines since he was 4
2 days after he was 8 he joined the young marines
He is a sergeant
His dream is to serve the nation in the marines
Deployed with the army on a 14 month tour in Iraq.
While in Iraq he saw combat action and on December 20th, 2007 his convoy was hit, and a friend and platoon mate lost his legs.
He was able to get help in time, and with the help of groups like Honor and Courage was able to get through the darkest time in his life.
Justin hopes to use his own experiences to help other veterans get through the recovery process.
- He has one thing to say to our wounded warriors, “you are not alone.”
Has an extensive background in many different walks of life
Has worked in high offices in government,
But she is most passionate about serving veterans and their needs as a case worker and Veteran’s advocate,
- Especially since her daughter serves in the US Army National Guard.
What do people send to operation ward 57?
Powdered Drink Mixes
Tea Mixes (sweet)
FOOD (including dry goods, snacks)
Girl Scout Cookies
Cereal (in small boxes)
Checkers (travel size)
Chess (travel size)
CD Fanny Packs
Books (novels, short stories)
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