Vietnam Vet Helps Hometown Soldiers

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In Winthrop, Massachusetts, one man who's been to war in the past is trying to make life easier for troops deployed overseas box at a time.

Since the Iraq War began, Vietnam veteran Richard Honan has been sending 10-pound 'care packages' to soldiers from his hometown.

Here & Now's Bob Oakes recently visited Honan at his workshop where he carries on a sign-making businessm, and also pursues his life's mission.

To find out how you can help, contact Richard Honan via the link below. Also, you can click on the module below to see pictures of soldiers' hand-written letters to Honan from Iraq.

This program aired on August 20, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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