Legion presents gifts to Marine Corps Trials participants

The American Legion’s Operation Comfort Warriors (OCW)  presented gifts to participants this week at the fourth annual Marine Corps Trials at Camp Pendelton, Calif.

The Marine Corps Trials is an eight-sport paralympic-style invitational made up of wounded Marines and international wounded warriors.

American Legion Family members handed out about 300 OCW backpacks with water bottles and baseball caps on two nights preceding the opening ceremonies for the games, which run through March 12. Among the Legion posts and Auxiliary units participating were Post 310 in San Diego, Post 365 in Vista, Post 255 in National City, Post 434 in Chula Vista and Post 282 in La Mesa.

This was the second year that OCW was represented at the event. This year, more than $14,000 worth of donations was allocated for the wounded warriors for the gifts as well as medals, plaques and trophies that will be awarded this week.

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Operation Comfort Warriors

This program provides comfort items for wounded, injured or ill military personnel. All donations to this fund go directly towards the purchase of these comfort items.