Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


A story you won't find in the paper

As I go through wardrobes and discard clothes that will never be worn or have been outgrown, I have now found a use for the few pairs of shoes in the garage that were awaiting a trip to Goodwill.

Sgt. Hook had Operation Shoe Fly a few years back for the kids in Afghanistan who had no shoes. I gladly sent some gently used Pickle and Hot Rod shoes that time. Now, the kiddos there can also be graced with Little Bit's footwear, too.

Please feel generous and send some shoes to:
1SG Larry Clutinger
“Operation Care”
Task Force Tiger
Bagram Air Field
APO AE 09354

I find it admirable to see soldiers looking out for these people in such a way that they want to minister to their needs. They see children without shoes and their first instinct is to fix the problem. Kudos to these fine men and women in uniform.

Some mailing tips: I have found that if you send things Priority Mail, they actually reach these guys in the field a little quicker than simple first class or parcel post. I think USPS also has a deal with a flat fee box now, too. Just ask the postal clerk for one of those boxes. Be prepared, too, to fill out a little customs form to attach to the box. You have to hand these packages to a clerk. You can't just drop them in a mailbox.


  • At 11:35 PM, March 10, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I was actually involed in this program while I was over in Bagram. I remember going over to the hospital and see about 300 familes who stayed just to recieve a small toy, small bag of clothes, and some shoes.They did not care what they looked like. My most favorite memory is we gave this little girl about 5 her first pair of shoes. The look in her big brown eyes as a tear fell down her face tugged at your heart. This is a great program it made me stronger . If you have any questions about this wonderful program please email me and I will be more then happy to answer them.
    CS3(AW)Jennifer A. Spade

  • At 7:59 AM, November 05, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Larry is actually my cousin. I was googling someone else in the family and saw that there was something about Larry. We are very proud of him and his big ol' heart.

    Thank you for helping support him & his desire to help out while he was over there.

    Thanks,Sara Elliott


Post a Comment

<< Home