A Bearer of Gifts

Paul Holton has served in Iraq again and again. First as a U.S. Army interrogator in the 1990s, then his Utah National Guard unit was deployed to Iraq in 2003. Now he goes back time after time, on his own, as a bearer of gifts--school supplies, toys, clothes, whatever he learns that Iraqi families need. It all started with this one soldier giving a ragged, weeping little girl a stuffed monkey. She was joyful and Holton was hooked. Today his Operation Give moves needed supplies to families far and wide, "to bring hope and solutions to the deprived and disconnected people of the world, in many cases where the U.S. military operates.”