Gifts For Soldier’s Children Stolen

Operation Second Chance is an organization that buys gifts for the children of wounded soldiers. They exist to provide some happiness in lives marred by the reality of war and they are selfless in that endeavor. Cindy McCrew, who works for this group went shopping at the Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg Maryland and she purchased an X-Box 360 and a PlayStation portable for the children of one of our wounded heroes.

While Cindy was on her way to her car she did not notice that she was being followed. When she opened her vehicle, one of two men pushed her and they stole the items she had purchased. Cindy chased them but they got away. It is terrible that there are people who would even think of stealing from others. The idea that the Commandment “Thou Shalt not steal” is so openly broken is appalling and the fact that this time, gifts for a soldier’s child were taken, is so vile it makes me ask why so many in the judicial system are so lenient on criminals. Cindy was only slightly injured and is thankful for that but you can bet her heart is broken.

Police are looking at video to see if they can identify the criminals. If you were at the mall and witnessed the crime or know who did this please call the Gaithersburg police. If you are feeling generous this holiday season please visit the Operation Second Chance web site and consider donating so that they can replace the stolen gifts.

Cindy was on WBAL radio this morning and said that her soldiers told her that she is not allowed to go shopping any more without one of them to guard her. They were genuinely concerned for her well being and thankful she was not seriously hurt. She said that they told her it does not matter what their injuries they have, they will do what ever it takes to keep her safe. At home and abroad, regardless of their condition, our men and women in uniform are top notch and always there to protect us.

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3 Responses to “Gifts For Soldier’s Children Stolen”

  1. Rosemary says:

    I want to cry both tears of sorrow and pride. Thank you.

  2. Lari says:

    That is horrorable, I hope they get those idiots, and they spend the max behind bars…

  3. Pauli says:

    Thanks, BD; I will send them a donation.