WHITEFIELD, N.H. —A Whitefield veteran turned postal worker is showing his support for those currently serving, one care package at a time.
A woman brought a care package to the Whitefield Post Office and got a surprise Tuesday.
Christina Morancie and her co-workers at Littleton Regional Hospital had collected two large boxes of food and other items for a care package bound for her stepson Sgt. Brodie Morancie’s New Hampshire National Guard unit in Afghanistan.
Gardner Chamberlain, a Navy veteran who works at the post office, paid for the postage out of his own pocket. Chamberlain, who served in Vietnam, said this is his way of giving back, and it’s something he’s done before.
“He just looked at me and he said, ‘You are all set,’ and I said, ‘What do you mean?’ and he said, ‘We’re here and they are over there,’” Morancie said.
“She got all her friends to bake and cook. I don’t bake. I don’t cook so, I did the other part, that’s all,” Chamberlain said.
Chamberlain said he knows how important care packages can be when home seems so far away.
“It says somebody cares and it’s the little bit that can just keep you going,” he said.
Chamberlain and Morancie said they hope others are inspired to give back to the troops in their own way, especially as we get closer to the holiday season.
“Those guys are going through a rough deal and they don’t know from minute to minute so this is one way to reach out and grab them and say, ‘Thank you,’” Chamberlain said
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