didn't receive many care packages during his
time in Vietnam.
That's what motivated the Bryan man to become part of an effort that encourages Brazos Valley residents to send deployed U.S. service members reminders of home. Hince is a member of American Legion Post 159 of Bryan, which pays the shipping costs for cards and packages destined for a service member.When Hince was in the Army, the majority of his packages came from family members, he said.
"I never thought about it much back then," Hince
said, "but the movement to ship soldiers most of what they need and some of the things they want has really caught on since then.It's a fantastic phenomenon."Hince
and his wife, Gerry, who chairs the post's military family support group, regularly send letters and care packages to their son in Iraq.