Tonight we spoke with Dick Moody, a retired Air Force Lt. Col., Vietnam veteran, father of two children who have served in Iraq, and the founder, along with his wife Christine, of Operation Troop Support,
Danvers group mails 22,000 packages to soldiers
"DANVERS - To Dick and Christine Moody and thousands of troops stationed overseas in places like Besmaya, Numaniyah and Kirkush, the number 22,112 held a special meaning this holiday season.
That’s the number of gift-wrapped presents the Moodys’ grassroots group, Operation Troop Support, managed to land in the laps of thousands of soldiers serving in 13 countries this holiday season.
“Your packages made Christmas somewhat like Christmas in this far away land, and we all appreciate it greatly,” Army Sgt. Justin Ellenton, a Danvers patrolman who is serving in Baghdad, wrote in an e-mail.
“We’ve been told this is the largest grass-roots mailing (for the troops) in the country,” Moody said."
This is a fraction of what Operation Troop