I don’t care about personal recognition for this. I just want our soldiers and America generally to be acknowledged for our work in improving the educational lot for poverty-stricken people overseas.
After retiring as a colonel in the US Army, Gary now works 50 to 60 hours per week in a new labor of love called "Help Us Learn, Give Us Hope."
This remarkable venture dates back to Gary's early days as a junior officer stationed in Vietnam. There he helped bring school supplies and books to build schools for local villages. When a young man serving in Iraq told him about schools closing, Gary jumped into action once again. His program has been so successful that at the most recent accounting, they determined that they had delivered over 520,000 pounds of school supplies and some 540,000 school books to children, teachers, and schools in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Djibouti, Africa, reaching over 400,000 children.
Through education and helping youth, they are building a foundation for peace, moderation, and understanding.