Care packages important years later

November 15, 2019


Land Line Now, Nov. 15, 2019.

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A care package’s contents come and go quickly, but their impact remains, even years later. One soldier explains as we enter Day 5 of the 2019 OOIDA Truckers for Troops telethon.

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On Jan. 18, 2008, Army Master Sergeant Shane Zeysing, center, represented his fellow troops who received care packages at the check presentation ceremony for the first Truckers for Troops Telethon. He’s joined here by longtime OOIDA President and CEO Jim Johnston, left, and Land Line Now host Mark Reddig.

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton.

Today’s newscast with everything that working truckers need to know. (10 minutes)

II. And the tributes keep rolling along …


When trucking and the military get together, something special is often the result. In one case, it was a trio of rolling tributes from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. (14 minutes)

III. A tiny house and a helping hand

The Veterans Community Project became a lifeline for one veteran after he came home from the service to a very different life from the one he left behind. (14 ½ minutes)

IV. One care package that still means a lot years later

After the first successful fund-raiser for Truckers for Troops, Shane Zeysing took part in the check presentation to represent his fellow troops. Years later, he still remembers why that box was important to him. (9 ½ minutes)

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