Sears Gives Guard Chills

 

Written by Sgt. Scott Faddis

Published January 05, 2004

   

Lorin Wright helps Spc. Savoeuth Khuon and Cpt. Patrick Osmond load part of the pool table into the back of the truck.
US Army Photo By Spc. Scott Faddis

Lorin Wright helps Spc. Savoeuth Khuon and Cpt. Patrick Osmond load part of the pool table into the back of the truck.  
 

Chaplain (Maj.) Joel Miller helps Lorin Wright load one of the six air-conditiong units into the truck.
US Army Photo By Spc. Scott Faddis

Chaplain (Maj.) Joel Miller helps Lorin Wright load one of the six air-conditiong units into the truck.

Murray, Utah- When Bill Bunker, manager for the Fashion Place Sears found out about the mobilization of the 115th Engineer Group he wanted to help out.  Bunker called Rachel Crump, the manager of the downtown Sears, and together they donated several items to the Engineers.   

 Sears donated six small air-conditioning units, a pool table, a ping pong table, and all of the accessories for both tables.  “We wanted to donate things to make the troops downtime more pleasant,” said Bunker.  

 Sears has a longstanding track record of supporting the Reserves and National Guard.  “Sears is one of the few companies that maintains the differential pay for our citizen soldiers that work for us and that are in the National Guard and Reserves.  We are maintaining the differential pay for two full years,” said Bunker.

The Engineers appreciate that the managers of Sears could take time out of their busy schedules to donate to the soldiers that are being deployed.  “All of the support from the local businesses is invaluable,” said Chaplain (Maj.) Joel Miller from the 115th Engineer Group.  

“We are glad to have an opportunity to give during the holiday season,” said Crump. 

Sears was one of many local business to support the Engineers. Some of the other local business include: Associated Foods (Macey’s), R.C. Willey, the Sandy Target, the Sandy Costco, the Murray Sam’s Club, Lee’s market in Logan and Reed’s Pharmacy in Hyrum. 

These donations “will give the soldiers things to do during their off-duty time rather than counting grains of sand,” said Miller.

Rachel Crump, Chaplain Joel Miller, Bill Bunker and Sgt. Ron Hammond being interviewed by Channel 2 News.
US Army Photo By Spc. Scott Faddis

 

Rachel Crump, Chaplain Joel Miller,

 Bill Bunker and Sgt. Ron Hammond

 being interviewed by Channel 2 News.