As more of Missouri’s citizen-soldiers and airmen head off to the war on terror, National Guard commanders have some suggestions how to make their holidays brighter.Well-meaning Missourians who want to send Christmas packages to state National Guardsmen deployed to Iraq and other locations overseas are being asked to hold off a bit.State Guard Commander General Dennis Shull says the ones who really need the support are the families left back home. Families who might have counted on larger incomesthat have been reduced by military duty or those families who might need a hand baby-sitting or any other chore they might have relied on their spouse to accomplish are truly in need this season. General Shull’s wife Kay says the Guard has a system of family support centers to help. She says that’s where people can make a contribution whether it is financial or some of their time and talents. But for those who feel they just have to send something to those overseas, the Shulls suggest you send your prayers.
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