Stealing From Care Packages for Our Troops Is Unpatriotic & Evil

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care packages for troopsGet ready to get angry. Incredible Hulk kind of angry. A cargo worker at JFK Airport in New York is facing charges this week for allegedly stealing from care packages that he was supposed to be getting onto planes, care packages that were packed up for members of our military serving overseas.

Cops say the suspect in the thefts, Terrance Ralph, was caught because he had the audacity to actually wear some of the pilfered items to work. No surprise, really. If he really is the kind of guy who would steal from a care package, he can't be terribly bright, can he? At least I hope this alleged crime was simple stupidity, because the other alternative is even more depressing.

If you're stealing from care packages for our troops, and you're not dumb, then you're just plain cruel. Think about it. A care package for a soldier is meant to brighten his or her day. And those days can get pretty crappy. They're far from home and family; they're often facing life and death situations. Trust me, they need that care package more than most.

And what makes these kind of crimes so hard to track is exactly what makes them so nice to get: they're full of surprises. This isn't something a soldier ordered of the Internet that will come as expected, with a record that can be tracked in case it doesn't show. There is no recouping lost goods by calling up a credit card company with something like this.

It's very likely packed with love by a volunteer who just wanted to show this guy or girl that they appreciate their sacrifice for this country. That means it could have granola bars or DVDs or maybe a letter from a little girl who wants a soldier to know she is thinking about him. That's what makes them priceless. It makes them sacrosanct.

I have to hope someone who would break into care packages for soldiers is just too dumb to know better. Because if they're really that mean, that's a serious level of mean.

What do you make of this accusation against a cargo worker?

 

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Tammy Beasley

Where's the line to pick up my torch and pitchfork?

jenk2012 jenk2012

I cant believe someone would stoop that low to take things that are meant for someone that deserves them  someone that does that is just a worthless piece of crap

Adria Garcia

I am a veteran and trust me, we do look forward to care packages, just the thought of someone taking the time and money to send us anything is greatly appreciated. Its the only thing some soldiers have to look forward to. What this guy did is just horrible. What kind of person would do that? He has go to have a screw loose, probbly mad at the woerld and blames everyone for his trials and tribulations so he feels entitled, like the world owes hime something. How disrespectful and inconsiderate.

Adria Garcia

I am a veteran and trust me, we do look forward to care packages, just the thought of someone taking the time and money to send us anything is greatly appreciated. Its the only thing some soldiers have to look forward to. What this guy did is just horrible. What kind of person would do that? He has got to have a screw loose, probably mad at the world and blames everyone for his trials and tribulations so he feels entitled, like the world owes hime something. How disrespectful and inconsiderate.

nonmember avatar Keeran Shumway

I think he needs to be sent to Afghanistan to find the roadside IEDs for our troops

Margaret Becker

My son is in the Navy. His aunt sent him a package and it was stolen. He was looking forward to getting it and it never arrived.

Mary Camarena

They should cut off his hands!!!!!! Hes so Ghetto and Cruel!! That package could of been for my son!!! Hes in the Marines!!! Cruel Mean People!!

nonmember avatar Kimberly Baer

This is absolutely terrible!!! I have a son in the Air Force and I adopted a young man in the Navy that I send letters and care packages to. How could anyone steal from our military??? They put their lives on the line to keep us safe and free......

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