The packages are small, just 2 or 4 ounces. But for American soldiers serving in war zones overseas, they are a little taste of home, and always appreciated.
Whittington's Jerky, of Johnson City, Texas, is giving its customers a way to show a little appreciation to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Customers can buy a pound of jerky through the "Jerky For Any Soldier" program, and Whittington's will pay to ship it. A network of military chaplains will distribute the treats to soldiers who have little or no support from family or friends at home.