Local Boy Scout Sends Care Packages to Troops Overseas
Published September 16th, 2012
GAINESVILLE - It was a busy day today for one group of Boy Scouts, as they spent their afternoon filling care packages that will be mailed to our troops overseas.
TV20 first introduced you to 13-year-old Garrett Sheehan last month, as he and his mother went shopping for many of the items that will be shipped overseas. Today, Sheehan and several of his fellow scouts spent their day packing those items away.
Inside each of the boxes are a number of comforting items, including snacks, candy and even a few CD's that were donated by country music superstar Alan Jackson. Sheehan says he first got the idea for the packages about a year ago, after hearing about a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
Sheehan says he wouldn't mind joining the armed services himself one day. He says he would want to join the Navy, the same branch that his grandfather served in.
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