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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

LaCrosse nonprofit supports troops overseas


November 14, 2019

Kathleen Parker

Kathleen Parker helps prepare the new administrative office for W.H.E.A.T.

It was more than just a one-time thing for Lana and Roger Myers of LaCrosse when they sent their first military care package in November of 2018.

Their personal ties to those serving in the armed forces sparked the idea of sending these packages and they haven't stopped since.

"To get just a little touch of home, builds morale," said Roger, recounting the time he spent overseas serving in a special warfare unit. "It was just nice to hear from home. Anything from home, no matter how small, helped me to keep going."

Lana's father and step-father both served in the Army.

"We 'adopt' one or mor...

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