Thursday, September 30, 2010

National Guard Medic Thankful for the Cookies!

The Arizona Republic reports that last spring, National Guard medic Shawn Malkind was surprised when an enormous box was delivered to his quarters at Forward Operating Base Marez in Iraq. It turned out the package contained more than 60 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, candy, beef jerky, gum, cans of party mix, a few pairs of socks and a letter from an Ahwatukee Foothills Brownie Troop. He was one of 25 recipients of surprise gifts from Troop 1145!

On Wednesday he dropped by Troop 1145's meeting to present the scouts with a flag and shake hands with his young benefactors. The Brownies wiggled and giggled their way through a question and answer session with Malkind, who will be in the National Guard until next April and also served from 2001 to 2006 as a Marine at Camp Pendleton in California.

Do you have any stories about Girl Scout Cookies being sent to our troops abroad?