We'd like to introduce you to Angie Regan, the manager of Operation PAL™. Angie lives in Columbia, Missouri - home of the Marine Parents Corporate Office! Angie and her husband, David, have two sons, one of whom is a Marine. Angie found MArine Parents shortly after her eldest son joined the Corps in 2011, and she began volunteering at Marine Parents by participating in the Care Package Program Pack Days shortly thereafter. In 2012, Angies was asked to consider taking on the Operation PAL™ manager position when the previous manager retired, and she gladly agreed.
The role of the Operation PAL™ manager is a unique volunteer position within the Marine Parents Organization. It takes a strong, compassionate person to contact the family members of those who have been wounded or injured or have become seriously ill while serving in combat. Many times it can be difficult to be so close to the raw emotion of a recovering serviceman/woman and his or her family.
However, it is very rewarding and inspirational to hear firsthand accounts of how strong these outstanding individuals will to overcome can be. These warriors will dig deep into their well of fortitude to recover from illness, injuries or regain functions lost. Many of these heroes must find the way to a new 'normal' when limbs cannot be saved, eyesight cannot be restored or skin cannot be repaired; all too often while mourning the loss of fellow service members.
Operation Prayers and Letters™ volunteers work tirelessly behind the scenes to get your cards and handwritten letters to those participating in this special outreach program and strive to keep the most up-to-date information on the website for all the participants so you can follow their recovery.
We feel very fortunate to have Angie as our Operation PAL™ Manager. Thank you Angie for your dedication to the organization and to the healing of our servicemen and women!