This weekend we baked pies so the Thanksgiving countdown clock has officially started. At work the crunch to get everything done before the early quit on Wednesday continues while my teenage son probably knows the exact number of minutes left until his school break. We all get a break from the real world thanks to our Thanksgiving break whether is be one or five days. In between relaxing with family, food and football (or in my case the Macy's parade) why not take a few minutes to give someone else a bit of holiday joy?
Each year the Republican Herald asks readers to submit the names of local military personnel who will be away from home for the holidays and asks us to drop a card in the mail. You can help make someone's day by sending a card to one of these people with local ties:
From the hometown of Barnesville:
RCT YOST, CHARLENE E.
4th RTBN PLATOON 4047 CO O
PARRIS ISLAND SC 29905-6445
From the hometown of Lake Wynonah:
PSC 76 BOX 3258
APO AP 96319-0011
From the hometown of Pottsville:
USS PAUL HAMILTON
UNIT 100169 BOX 1607
FPO AE 96667
From the hometown of St. Clair:
SSGT TYLER PANGONIS
7473 MEADOW ST. 1A
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA 99506
I do know that the military is very particular about their addresses so please copy exactly what you see above and all caps and printed (not cursive) will make the military mailman the happiest! If you'd like to reach them by December 25, all cards and packages with APO/FPO addresses must be mailed by December 11 while domestic addresses have until December 14. If you decide to send a package, please scroll down for some advice and restrictions here.