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Soldier's family collects items for veterans

REINBECK (KWWL) -- February 18th 2007 Spc. Travis Ryan Vaughn was killed in a Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan. As we come upon the 2nd year of Travis' death, his family wanted to remember our fallen and make a difference to the ones still here, our veterans. On Feb. 15th the family invites the community to join them for a few moments of silence at the Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery at 2:00 pm. Following will be a gathering at the Federal Pub in Hudson from 3:00- 5:00 pm.

The Vaughn family is also collecting donations of the following items for our vets at the Marshalltown Facility: aftershave (non-alcohol), combs (pocket), denture adhesive and cleaner, deodorant, emery boards, hairbrushes, hand lotion, magnifying mirrors, mouthwash (non alcoholic), nail clippers, pencils, pens, playing cards, popcorn, salt, peanut oil, postage stamps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, socks, soap, DVDs, VCR movies, western paper backs, writing paper, envelopes and word puzzle books.

The public is asked to drop off their donations at one of the following locations: The Federal Pub (Hudson), Mr.G's (North Cedar), A to Z Learning Center (West 4th Waterloo), Crossroads Assembly of God (Bethel St. Waterloo), United Church of Christ (Reinbeck), or Rydell Collission Center (Waterloo).

On Feb. 18th Travis's mother Chris, maternal grandmother Dorothy Smith, stepmom Kandie and paternal grandmother MaryKay Vaughn will be taking the donations to the Marshalltown Veterans Home in loving memory of Spc. Travis R. Vaughn.

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