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Americans Unite, Help Troops Succeed in Iraq

Citizens uphold tradition, directly contribute to wartime success


Contact: Eric Egland (Major, Reserve), Troops Need You Founder, 530-205-5582,


ROSEVILLE Calif., June 28 /Standard Newswire/ -- Average Americans are proving they can deliver what U.S. troops need to win over Iraqi locals.  Donations from Americans coast to coast resulted in the delivery of over $5,000 in medical supplies to the 1-28 Infantry Battalion in Baghdad.  The shipments were in response to a request from local Iraqis, who are now using the supplies to establish medical clinics in their neighborhoods.


Battalion leadership confirms that the resources are having a positive influence on the Iraqi people, and are helping the troops complete their mission in Iraq.  As a result of the recent shipments, local Iraqi leaders have been able to convince some Iraqi doctors to return to service, so Troops Need You is working to raise $15,000 in two weeks to acquire and deliver advanced medical supplies.


Unprecedented partnership with General Petraeus connects US troops, American people


General Petraeus, the top general in Iraq, recently wrote praise to Troops Need You:


"Thanks for all you're doing for the troops," he wrote.  "I was delighted to see that you're helping the Black Lions Battalion....  It's great to see you are providing assistance to the unit, which is in one of the toughest, most complex areas in Baghdad." 


The unprecedented partnership between Troops Need You and the military command in Iraq is accelerating the pace at which Americans can deliver to our troops what they need to win. 


By connecting America with the troops of the 1-28 Battalion, and other battalions as well, Troops Need You is bypassing the bureaucracies in Washington and Baghdad, and proving that the people of the U.S.A. are ready to continue their historical tradition of directly supporting troops in combat. 


"Americans want to contribute to victory but do not know how," stated Major Eric Egland, founder of Troops Need You.  "Now, Troops Need You provides a clear path to empower every American to support victory in Iraq."


"Until today, many Americans believed their support was limited to prayers, care packages and bumper stickers," explains Egland.  "Now, soldiers on the ground invite citizens to do more." 


Troops Need You is a charitable organization dedicated to maintaining the American tradition of mobilizing citizens to directly enable wartime success.  By using donated funds from people across the country, Troops Need You delivers what combat units need to win over local Iraqis. 


Donations are accepted online at or by mail to Troops Need You, PO Box 387, Roseville California 95661.


Major Eric Egland (Reserve) has served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  He earned a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College and graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy.  He has discussed national security issues on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC and C-SPAN.  Some of his experiences are featured in the upcoming Fox News documentary on Iran.