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Serving wounded soldiers

RINCON, Ariz. — More than 200 youth of the Tucson Arizona Rincon Stake gathered recently to assemble packets of care items for wounded soldiers returning to the United States from the Middle East. During the April 5 event at the stake center, the youth filled more than 800 zip-lock plastic bags, called "Care and Comfort Packets," with various items including welcome home notes for servicemen and servicewomen returning home via Ramstein Air Base in Germany, where the packets will be distributed.

Stake Young Men leader Scott Bell started the project after learning that wounded servicemen and servicewomen return home on transport planes with few, if any, amenities. Stake leaders approved the "Care and Comfort Packets Service Project" to aid these men and women during what is sometimes an 8-to-12-hour flight.

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