Boettcher, currently assigned to the 75th Battle Command Training Division, spoke to the Golden Gate Chapter of Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (VBOB) about the importance of humanitarian assistance missions and the significance of community donations to support such efforts. He showed the group a video of one of his outreach missions in Iraq to showcase how important these missions are to the local populations.
Col. Lucie Marx-Titus reflected on her experience as a young girl in war-torn Europe; she still remembers the American Soldiers handing out chocolate to her and the local children in her neighborhood.
Boettcher closed his presentation highlighting the importance of supporting troops stationed overseas, and the local populace they protect, by shipping donated items from the States. Boettcher told the vets about Brentwood-based Operation Creekside, an organization that sends dozens of care packages to the troops every month. The group has sent more than 1,800 packages filled with snacks, toiletries, socks and knick-knacks as reminders of everyday life at home in America.
Members of the VBOB were so impressed with Operation Creekside’s ongoing support and dedication to the American military that they donated $300 to support the program. To arrange a presentation by Boettcher, or to learn more about Operation Creekside, visit www.patriotpresentations.com.