Operation Christmas Stocking: Nov. 2013

Operation Christmas Stocking: Nov. 2013

OPERATION CHRISTMAS STOCKING Wednesday, November 20, 2013 This is Paul Holton, better known to many as Chief Wiggles, the founder and President of a Utah based non-profit organization called Operation Give (operationgive.org). Back in 2003, while serving in the military in Iraq, out of the blue and totally unsolicited I received a huge Christmas present from a group of my co-workers back home. When I opened the box, to my total surprise there was a beautiful Christmas tree with all the…

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Orphanage Visit: Oct. 2013

Orphanage Visit: Oct. 2013

ORPHANAGE VISIT Monday, October 21, 2013 As time has permitted over the last few weekends, with a little help from our friends, we have been able to venture out to some new areas beyond the outskirts of Seoul, South Korea. Without a whole lot of prior planning and armed only with our smiles and a few helping hands, we have created opportunities to reach out to those in need and to have a rewarding experience for us and those receiving…

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The True Meaning of Christmas: Sept. 2013

The True Meaning of Christmas: Sept. 2013

OPERATION CHRISTMAS STOCKING Wednesday, September 11, 2013 The True Meaning of Christmas: For the first time in over a month it finally feels like there might be an end to the record breaking temperatures and humidity of another, what seemed to be, a very long hot summer in South Korea. The end of one month and the beginning of another, September, seems to have also brought in what appears to be the first day of Fall, with a noticeably different…

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Independence Day: Jul. 2013

Independence Day: Jul. 2013

INDEPENDENCE DAY! Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Monday July 1: Don’t forget to thank an American Soldier: As our nation’s Independence Day, July 4th, draws near I can’t help but think about the times I have been away in foreign lands on military deployments celebrating this most historical day. Even though my military work didn’t really stop and there were no parades or family cookouts, I took time to reflect on the important significance of this our nation’s birthday. One thing is…

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Operation Give: May 2013

Operation Give: May 2013

Operation Give Sunday, May 5, 2013 Operation Give: Winning Hearts and Minds Through Giving. The mission of Operation Give is to give hope to the deprived and disconnected people of the world; most often where the U.S. military is serving. We provide the much needed material humanitarian supplies and resources to the U.S. Military men and women so they in turn can distribute these items to the people they come in contact with. Operation Give gives hope to people in war-torn countries and to people suffering from natural…

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Iraq Glancing Back and Gazing Forward: Apr. 2013

Iraq Glancing Back and Gazing Forward: Apr. 2013

Iraq-Glancing Back and Gazing Forward! Monday, April 8, 2013  I am sure you have all read or heard plenty of commentary (like the one below), regarding the lessons of war, on this the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.  It is hard for me to believe that it has been ten years, since I stood there in the deserts of Kuwait awaiting word that the invasion had begun. Iraq, 10 years later, is less threatening but riven by turmoil By…

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Collateral Kindness: Feb. 2013

Collateral Kindness: Feb. 2013

Purchase Collateral Kindness Today! Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Hi, Watch for information about Fox news with Gretchan Carlson to interview Paul Holton and discuss Iraq? Collateral Kindness, written by Paul Holton, Founder of Operation Give Order Now     Click Here to Hear Paul Holtons UPR Interview

Christmas Eve the Holton’s Way: Jan. 2013

Christmas Eve the Holton’s Way: Jan. 2013

Christmas Eve the Holton’s Way Sunday, January 13, 2013 Christmas Eve the Holton’s Way: Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the plane, not a passenger was stirring, not even the pilot named Blaine (halfway over the Pacific, I am sure autopilot was fully engaged), all the travelers were nestled snug in their seats, with visions of being home for Christmas with plenty of Christmas food to eat. OK, they weren’t really dancing, but I was going to be…

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Operation Christmas Stockings: Dec. 2012

Operation Christmas Stockings: Dec. 2012

OPERATION CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS Monday, December 24, 2012 With a certain degree of anxiety and anticipation, I woke early this morning, my head full of all the things I needed to do this Christmas Eve. As my feet touched the cold hard floor of my bedroom, I sensed immediately that it was going to be another exceptionally cold day in South Korea. The weather report, passed along by most Koreans like shocking gossip, had indicated this winter was going to be…

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Help Send Christmas Stockings to our Troops: Nov. 2012

Help Send Christmas Stockings to our Troops: Nov. 2012

Help Send Christmas Stockings to our Troops! Monday, November 14, 2012 Operation Christmas Stockings Hi this is Chief Warrant Officer Paul Holton better known as Chief Wiggles, currently serving the US military in South Korea.  I am also the President of a Utah based not for profit organization called Operation Give. Each year we sponsor Operation Christmas Stocking to send thousands of stuffed stockings to our men and women serving in the military deployed in foreign lands like Afghanistan and South Korea…

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