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Stuttgart Navy, Marine Corps Community Donates Supplies for Wounded Marines and Sailors
Clothing, books and personal supplies were delivered to Navy and Marine Corps personnel being treated at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center July 30, 2008. <br /> <br />The items were donated by military personnel stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, in
Clothing, books and personal supplies were delivered to Navy and Marine Corps personnel being treated at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center July 30, 2008.

The items were donated by military personnel stationed in Stuttgart, Germany, in an efforts to replenish the dwindling hospitality supplies.

According to the Navy-Marine Corps Liaison Office, many sailors and Marines arrive from Iraq and Afghanistan in need of clothing, toiletries, and other basic supplies.

"We need these things because the guys come through here with nothing at all," Navy Hospital Corpsman Second Class Tim Prasser said. "This gives them clean, decent clothes to wear while being treated."

As a result, the Stuttgart Naval Officer Wardroom, Navy Chief Petty Officer's Association and the Navy First Class Petty Officer Association joined together to collect supplies for Marines and sailors.

"Once we heard that sailors and Marines being treated at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center needed comfort items, the Chief's mess wanted to do our part and help provide those needed items," Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Brian Anderson, Stuttgart Chief Petty Officer Association president, said.

Items donated by the Stuttgart maritime community included clothing, t-shirts, shorts, sweatpants, books, games, DVD's, socks and personal hygiene products.

In addition to the local Navy and Marine Corps community, donations were also made by the Stuttgart Community Spouse's Club, U.S. European Command, U.S. Marine Forces Europe and U.S. Africa Command.

"Our organizations here in Stuttgart are the closest Navy-Marine Corps community for our personnel [being] cared for at Landstuhl," Navy Captain Robert Suggs, Stuttgart Naval Officer Wardroom president, said. "This is our way of taking care of our Marines and shipmates."

According to Suggs, another drive is scheduled for the end of the year to coincide with the holidays. "This is an important initiative and one that I hope we can maintain in order to support our Marines and sailors," he said.
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