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Hats From Home

Tanker Schreiber sends this new initiative to support the troops:

OGDEN, N.Y. (AP) A Rochester-area couple is giving troops in Iraq a touch of home they can wear on their heads.

Richard Kingdon of Ogden is collecting baseball-style caps for U.S. military personnel serving in Iraq. Last spring, the retired high school teacher sent some of the dozens of hats he collected as a college football referee to his son's Marine unit in Iraq.

They were a hit with his son's fellow Marines, who wore them while off-duty. Now Kingdon and his wife, Alice, have collected more than 500 donated caps to send to troops in Iraq in a program they've dubbed 'Hats From Home.'

Richard Kingdon says the program is a way for people to show their support for the troops.

He says people can donate hats from anywhere -- the corner bar, companies, schools or professional sports teams. All they ask is that donated baseball-style hats have logos on them, and are clean, new or unworn.

Donated hats can be mailed to:

Hats From Home
P.O. Box 223
Churchville, N.Y., 14428

That reminds me. I've got a few pairs of shoes for Operation Shoe Fly, too.

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