[caption id=“attachment_4309” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Twelve-year old actress Madison Pettis stresses the importance of United Through Reading on today’s military families at the 2010 USO Gala on October 7, 2010. The youngest entertainer to take part in a USO tour, Pettis’ brother is a member of the U.S. Army and served in Iraq in 2008 and 2009. (USO photo by Bill Auth)”][/caption]
We can hardly believe it’s been almost a week since the 2010 USO Gala, and we still have many great stories to share with you! One of the highlights of the evening was getting to meet the Hofman family. Dad is deployed, but mom and the kids (all four of them!) are staying connected with him via United Through Reading’s Military Program.
We shared their story at the Gala and we want to share it with you now. A big thank you goes out to our new USO Kandahar center, where CH (CPT) Peter T. Hofman’s portion was filmed. And a HUGE thank you goes out to the entire Hofman family, who let us into their home and their lives for a slice of what it’s like when a loved one is deployed. Enjoy!
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