It may seem an odd way to thank U.S. servicemen in Iraq, but a truckload of instant oatmeal is on its way to Sergeant First Class John Burke and others.
His father, Dennis Burke of Norwich, acknowledged the unusual nature of the gift as he loaded 27 cases of instant oatmeal into the back of his pickup truck.
Burke is serving with the Connecticut National Guard's 248th Engineering Company based in Norwich and asked for the oatmeal in a phone call home a few weeks ago.
Stop and Shop supermarket donated $500 of instant oatmeal, or 27 cases that account for 324 boxes.
The shipment heads to Iraq in about three weeks.
Tuesday, November 25, 2003
AND TO SAY A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU, HERE IS A CASE OF...UH... OATMEAL