Army National Guard SPC Scott Conn stuffs a care package full of goodies Thursday during the Blue Star Mothers of America Chapter 10 gathering at the Recovery Center in Lancaster. Conn is home on leave from his third tour in Iraq and wanted to help with effort to support the troops.
(Ty Wright / Eagle-Gazette)
"LANCASTER - Many people take two-week vacations to warm, exotic or sunny locales. But a local soldier has returned home to Lancaster to spend time with his family while on leave from the Iraq war.U.S. Army Spc. Scott Conn returned to Ohio a few days ago. He is on his third tour of duty in Iraq. He returns to the war-torn country July 22."It's definitely going to fly by, but it's my job," said Conn, 30. "I'd rather do it now than see one of my kids go back for something I could have done."