TRIBUTE TO THADDEUS LUSZEY, JR.; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 69
(Senate - April 29, 2019)

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                    TRIBUTE TO THADDEUS LUSZEY, JR.

 Ms. HASSAN. Mr. President, when his son was deployed to Iraq 
in 2003, Thaddeus Luszey, Jr., and his wife Deborah of Hudson, NH, 
began sending him care packages. Now, more than 10 years later, that 
simple act has turned into a nonprofit organization called Operation 
Care for Troops. Operation Care for Troops has sent nearly 110,000 
packages to deployed servicemembers, providing them a friendly reminder 
from home that they are not forgotten. For his dedication to supporting 
the brave servicemembers who sacrifice so much so that the rest of us 
may live in freedom and security, I am proud to recognize Thaddeus as 
the April 2019 Granite Stater of the Month.
  Thaddeus comes from a military family; his mother, father, and son 
are all veterans. When his son was deployed in Iraq, Thaddeus sat down 
with a friend over lunch who was also sending care packages overseas to 
deployed servicemembers, and an idea was born: They would work together 
to reach even more servicemembers. What started as friends, family, and 
neighbors in garages putting together care packages has transformed 
into a full-fledged organization with hundreds of volunteers. Operation 
Care for Troops sends over a thousand packages four times a year, 
including 3,000 stockings to troops over the holidays. Operation Care 
for Troops also makes sure that servicemembers know that the people of 
New Hampshire have them in their thoughts. Each package contains three 
or four cards from schoolchildren and community members, ensuring that 
no one goes without mail.
  The organization does this all with the support of hundreds of 
community volunteers and businesses who help supply and fill the 
packages, a true embodiment of New Hampshire's all-hands-on-deck 
spirit.
  For these efforts, I am proud to recognize Thaddeus Luszey, Jr., as 
the April 2019 Granite Stater of the Month.

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