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Final Wrap up..

December 14, 2008

For anyone interested or that has family members serving, here is my final itinerary for the tour of Iraq. Also I will repost the addresses of soldiers and organizations you can help out to send some Christmas spirit to our troops overseas! Operation Santa is still going and going strong!

12/4/08      Kuwait           Meet and Greet                 Camp Arifjan     Mixed                                   225

12/4/08      Kuwait           Meet and Greet                Kuwait Naval Base Mixed                               150

12/4/08       Iraq                Meet and Greets              Camp Bucha       Mixed                                   200

12/4/08       Iraq                Boxing Championship       Camp Bucha       Mixed                                1,000

12/5/08       Iraq                Meet and Greet                TQ                      Marines                                  80

12/5/08       Iraq                Meet and Greet               Camp Waleed      Marines                                100

12/5/08       Iraq                Meet and Greet                Al Asad               Marines                                200

12/5/08       Iraq                Meet and Greet               Camp Liberty      Mixed                                     50

12/6/08      Iraq                Meet and Greet                 JSS Hor Al BashMixed                                     80

12/6/08      Iraq                Meet and Greet                COP Bassam        Mixed                                     50

12/6/08      Iraq                Meet and Greet                FOB War Eagle    Mixed                                   100

12/6/08      Iraq                Meet and Greet               Camp Liberty      Mixed                                   200

12/6/08      Iraq                Meet and Greet                JSS Shik Amir     Mixed                                     50

12/6/08      Iraq                Meet and Greet                COP Falahat        Mixed                                     80

12/6/08      Iraq                Meet and Greet                FOB Sab Al Bour Mixed                                  100

Below are addresses for soldiers I’d be personally thankful to you for helping lift their holiday spirits!

This first one is an organization started by actor Gary Sinese that has done incredible things for children of the free Iraqi people

James B. Selig

Lance Corporal/ USMC

SecFor Bn S-1 Unit Mail Clerk

Al Asad Security Force Battalion, Iraq

Unit 43504

FPO AP 96426-2504

DSN 440-2018

SSG Sheeran, Chris

2 25 SBCT

B Troop 2/14 Cav


APO, AE 09378

SFC Peterson, Michael L

HHT 1-102 CAV

Camp Bucca, Iraq

APO AE 09375

BIG TIME Giants fan!




APO AE 09342


Maj Mike Donahue

A Co. DSTB, 4ID (G5)

Unit 43119

APO AE 09344

Scott A. Rainey

LTC, US Army

CJ1, Chief of Programs

Multi-National Corps-Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq

Kelly Greene



APO, AE 09342

HUGE Red Sox Fan!

BG Daniel Allyn


Office of the Chief of Staff

18th Airborne Corps

APO AE 09342

SFC Shannon Lehr


Unit 6064

Camp Taji, Iraq

APO, AE 09378

Thanks in advance to anyone sending something to these wonderful people. Also note there are now links on the side of this page to various organizations that assist our soldiers abroad!

7 Comments leave one →
  1. syphax permalink
    December 14, 2008 11:20 pm

    Thanks for the tip re: Operation Iraqi Children as well as your support of our soldiers.

  2. December 15, 2008 1:04 pm

    Thanks Curt. It will be fun to put together some of these OIC School Supply Kits and send them off. Thanks for letting us know about this!

  3. December 16, 2008 1:39 am


    Thank you so much for all that you do. I am a HUGE phillies fan and thoughts of you came up in my mind when it finally sunk in that the phils won the world series. When you win, it helps you think of a winner. Your career speaks for itself-a hall-of-fame one in my opinion. More importantly, you are an inspiration. You get it. There are few people in your position that would even bother. You inspire many people including myself. As a former navy guy, I want to thank you on behalf of the troops. And all the things you do for childen and spinal muscular atrophy puts me at a loss for words. You are leaving a legacy that will far outlive you. Like you once said after your wife found out about her cancer, I believe you said, “What you do for yourself dies with you but what you do for others, lives on forever”. How could there ever be anymore than that? I am right with you on politics as well. You are also an inspiration when it comes to starting your own business. Words could not describe how much you have helped me. You should seriously consider running for public office (one day). I say one day because I know that you are very busy but like anything else in your life, if you want it you will achieve it. If that happens, I would love to be an advisor. haha Just one conversation would prove that I am serious about that. Politics is one of my passions and wow is there a lot of work to do. If there is ever anything I can do, I am here. Just let me know. Keep up the great work and don’t forget me if you decide to run.

    Darren L

  4. Mark permalink
    December 16, 2008 10:38 pm

    Minor note, it is Camp Bucca not Camp Bucha. Not sure if you know the full story. Camp Bucca was named after a Army Reservist named Ron Bucca. Ron Bucca’s regular (non-military) job was as a Fire Marshal for the New York Fire Department. He was killed on 9/11 when the South Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed. The Army Reserve unit he belonged to was activated and was the first American unit to take commmand of that location, they chose to name it after their fallen comrade. It was my honor to host SGT Ron Bucca Jr. on his visit to Camp Bucca on 9/11/2005. He joined the military shortly after his fathers death and was serving in Iraq at the time.

    I also want to say I enjoyed your ALS luncheon last week, and the brief conversation we had prior to you being swarmed by fans. Again, I want to thank you for your support for those of us in uniform. FYI – Many of us who served in Iraq, Afghanistan (both) are now serving in our traditional role, disaster recovery opeations in central and western Massachsetts dealing with the ice storm damage.

  5. December 17, 2008 9:53 pm

    I’ll bet everyone was thrilled to see you and meet you. Sounds like a fantastic trip, life-altering, and a huge morale boost for our troops.

  6. December 21, 2008 6:03 am

    Thanks for making this trip: as much as we enjoyed the gala evening you put on last Christma for families of the local troops serving in Iraq (and Jeremy can never thank you enough for the presents!), it would have been much better if our son had been able to see a familiar face from Medfield over there. Fortunately, he’s safely home, with only a little shrapnel as a permanent souvenir, and working on a Masters in Military Intelligence at the NDU.

  7. Soldier permalink
    December 24, 2008 1:41 pm

    Mr. Schilling:

    God bless you and your family for your support of Our Troops during this time of year and always.

    I wish more celebrities would give of their time for our men and women serving our Country and away from their loved ones. You are a great example.

    I remember when you pitched that great game in the 2004 World Series, with your injury and all. I have to say I was impressed, but not as much as I would have been if back Home. I was in Iraq, and had been around great NCOs – one in particular who was in a firefight and bravely kept it up even though wounded at the time sniper fire. He’s still serving bravely today.

    Sir, God bless you and yours – have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    J. CAREY
    U.S. ARMY

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