As a Master Sergeant in Iraq, I lost my leg in combat. It was like having a monster curveball thrown at me and my family.
My life could have turned out differently if it weren’t for the USO. The USO was there after my injury in Ramadi, while I was nursing wounds back home and when I returned to the fight. And the USO is there at more than 160 USO locations around the world.
The first USO center in Iraq consisted of two staff members passing out supplies from their Jeep – but for my buddies and me, the size of the gesture never mattered. What mattered was that the USO was there. It made all the difference for me.
But the USO can’t fund this critical work without your financial support. I’m asking you for a personal favor: Will you be one of 137 Americans needed to support the USO’s Everywhere, Everyday Campaign by midnight tomorow? Any amount, even $10, will make a meaningful difference in the lives of our troops.
Click here to donate to the USO’s Everywhere, Everyday Campaign now. With your immediate help, the USO can continue to deliver the support my buddies need to feel strong and resilient.
Believe me, it’s not easy for soldiers to ask for help. With the USO, we don’t have to: From the day we enlist until the end of our service, they’re there.
After more than a decade of war, our troops are returning home in need of care, support and encouragement like never before. The USO gets us into the fighting spirit, no matter where we are on our journey.
But it’s costly to coordinate facilities around the world, and the USO relies on the support of proud Americans like you to respond directly to the needs of our troops. So please, will you give to the USO’s Everywhere, Everyday Campaign today to make sure the USO is ready to deliver wherever our troops go? We need 137 more patriotic Americans to step up.
The Everywhere, Everyday Campaign ends at midnight tomorrow. Click here now to donate and help the USO to serve our troops and their families at USO centers around the world.
Thank you for being there for me and all those who’ve ever worn the uniform.
Master Sgt. William “Spanky” Gibson, USMC (Ret.)