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April 11, 2011

PA Police Association sends gifts to Marines in Afghanistan

PORT ARTHUR — The Port Arthur Police Association recently loaded up some goodies and headed to the post office with boxes destined for U.S. Marines in Afghanistan.

 PAPD Lt. Pat Powell, who is a member of the association, has spearheaded the effort and the association is shipping the items, Sgt. Scott Gaspard said.

The association collects items such as magazines, candies and dvd movies as a way to bring a “little bit of home to our heroes on the battlefield.” The group plans to expand their efforts to include local businesses in order to gather additional items to send our troops.

“Recently they sent us an American Flag that was ‘flown in the face of the enemy’ and it is now a prized possession,” he said.

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