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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Project Valor IT

It's that time of year again. Time for everyone to dig into their wallets and help a worthy cause.
Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, provides voice-controlled laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand and arm injuries or amputations at home or in military hospitals. Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone, our wounded heroes are able to send and receive messages from friends and loved ones, surf the 'Net, and communicate with buddies still in the field without having to press a key or move a mouse. The experience of CPT Charles "Chuck" Ziegenfuss, a partner in the project who suffered severe hand wounds while serving in Iraq, illustrates how important this voice-controlled software can be to a wounded servicemember's recovery.
There is some inter-service fun going on, with teams from each branch competing to see who raises the most money. If you want to donate in the name of a particular branch, click here, and then click on the team leader of the branch of your choice. I don't really care which team you donate for... just donate.

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