Adopted at War

For thousands of US soldiers, volunteers offer extra loving care
By Paysha Stockton, Globe Correspondent | September 12, 2004
SEABROOK, N.H. — Recently, Arline Grant, of Hampstead, N.H., packed a large plastic tub with foot soaks, scented soaps, coffee, and candles, and shipped it off to Baghdad. An Air Force veteran, Grant, 38, knows how it feels to wait for mail call. She remembers the recruits in basic training whose names were never called.