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01-22-08, 05:49 AM
Care package No. 300,000 to be delivered in Iraq

By: North County Times wire services

VAN NUYS - Two Operation Gratitude leaders set out for Iraq today to deliver the group's 300,000th care package to troops overseas.

The package will be brought to a soldier based in northern Iraq by organization founder Carolyn Blashek and director of operations Charlie Othold.

The package was assembled by Operation Gratitude volunteers at the California National Guard armory in Van Nuys. Along with the regular wish-list items, the package will include the keys to a Jeep Liberty donated by Chrysler LLC.

"As with all Operation Gratitude packages, we hope our 300,000th package will lift morale, put smiles on many faces and reflect the enormous gratitude of our nation," Blashek said.