Soldier's mother 'aggravated' Americans think Afghan war is over

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by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Updated Thursday, May 29 at 6:51 PM

JOINT BASE LEWIS McCHORD, Wash. -- While military operations may wrap up in Afghanistan at the end of the year, the war won't be over for Suni Chabrow until every American comes home.

"It's so aggravating to hear people think we're out of there, it's over," said Chabrow.

Her son, Specialist Doug Green, was killed in Afghanistan in 2011 by a rocket propelled grenade.

To honor the 23-year-old, Chabrow started the "Douglas Green Memorial Foundation" to raise funds to send care packages to soldiers overseas.

"When I meet him again one day he's going to say, 'Mom good job'," said Chabrow.

Chabrow and a number of volunteers filled 1,000 care packages with donations from Las Vegas, rented a U-haul truck and drove them up to Joint Base Lewis McChord.

The USO Northwest chapter is sending the packages, filled with cookies, chips and beef jerky, to troops overseas.

For more information about the foundation or to make a donation, go to Douglas Green Memorial Foundation

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