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Veterans prepare care packages for active military

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - An effort to bring a little bit of home to troops overseas was underway today at a Longview Hospital, organized by those who have been in their shoes. 

Staff at Good Shepherd Medical Center culminated their month long drive, called "Support America's Troops with a care package extravaganza", for troops in Afghanistan. 

Doctor Jeannette Liu spearheaded the drive, and is a former U-S Air Force neuro-surgeon who served in Afghanistan. 

"The packs are filled with snacks, toiletries and other items, as a way to brining some comfort to the troops," he said. 

Jennette Liugood Shepherd neurosurgeon & Afghanistan Veteran said it was amazing to receive care packages from people they did not even know.

"It would make our day, make our week when we'd get packages and know that people were thinking about us back in the United states," she said.  

Around 100 boxes were filled to be sent to units in Afghanistan. They will be sent out on Tuesday.

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