20 May 2010

Marine helping wounded troops

Former Marine Mark Dolfini, 37, is leading an effort to collect good clothing and other items for recovering troops at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. The effort runs from Memorial Day through July 4. Photo: Michael Heinz/Journal & Courier.

Thank you, Mark!

Starting Memorial Day through July 4, former Marine Mark Dolfini of Lafayette will begin collecting items for wounded U.S. troops.

Each Sunday, he will wear his Marine Corps dress blues and stand outside local retail stores to accept donations for troops recovering at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

Dolfini and other members of the local David M. Shoup detachment of the Marine Corps League are urging the public to make donations, including toiletry items and new clothing.

"These guys are shot up and we are just trying to give them comfort items and clothing," said Dolfini, 37.

"This is the least we can do for these men and women who have given so much," he said of the Soldiers' Angels Germany collection.

If you're in the Lafayette, Indiana area see the article to find out how to contact Mark, get information about drop off points, etc.

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