This week USO Grafenwoehr in Germany hosted a United Through Reading event for the 2-28 Infantry Unit preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. A total of 13 readings were conducted with the help of USO employee, Henry Wilson. The USO partnership with United Through Reading allows our deployed troops the ability to read their kids a bedtime book and virtually be there, even when they can’t be there in-person. Service men and women simply read a book aloud while being recorded on DVD for their child and the USO mails the DVD and book to the child and family back home!
United Through Reading®, a California-based nonprofit organization, has served over one million beneficiaries since1990. Since partnering with the USO in 2006, more than 100,000 books have been read at USOs worldwide, recorded, and enjoyed by families. A complete United Through Reading® location list is available and for more information, please visit www.unitedthroughreading.org.
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