Ten-year-old Carl Scheckel from New Jersey wanted to show his appreciation for U.S. troops stationed around the world, so he gathered thousands of comic books from others, added titles from his own collection and donated them all to men and women in the Armed Services.
Carl collected about 3,000 titles, mostly through donations at comic book shows. When he dropped them off at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, he was treated to a VIP tour led by several high-ranking officers.
The books are now being shipped to servicemen and women around the globe. The troops who receive the comic books are being asked to send a picture back to Carl so he can learn just how far and wide his effort is being enjoyed. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)