The fifth day of Wishbook looks at a different form of communication.
The days of men on the front lines receiving postmarked envelopes have been replaced by email conversations and face-to-face chats over video link. The USO - with a little help from our global technology partners - has turned your donations into huge moments, like helping troops watch their children being born from a continent away:
Your Wishbook purchase can ensure the USO continues making these moments happen for our troops and their families.
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Anne Cosper always wanted to volunteer at the USO. So when her daughter, who currently serves in the U.S. Army, was reassigned to Fort Hood – only an hour drive from her Georgetown, Texas, home – she decided it was the perfect opportunity to get involved at the USO center on base.
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How USO SeaTac’s ‘Banana’ Bob Got His Nickname
Bob Harris first began volunteering at the USO Northwest Seattle-Tacoma International Airport center in 2013. Shortly after he started, he was asked if he’d be interested in picking up donated bananas and bringing them to the airport center once a week. It wasn’t long after his first delivery that Bob realized the donations runs had earned him a new nickname.