Stephen King to Pay for Troops’ Holiday Trip Home

Tabitha and Stephen King

Tabitha and Stephen King

Associated Press—Author Stephen King and his wife are donating money so 150 soldiers from the Maine Army National Guard can come home for the holidays.

King and his wife, Tabitha, who live in Bangor, are paying $13,000 toward the cost of two bus trips so that members of the 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Unit can travel from Camp Atterbury in Indiana to Maine for Christmas. The soldiers left Maine last week for training at Camp Atterbury. They are scheduled to depart for Afghanistan in January.

Julie Eugley, one of King’s personal assistants, told the Bangor Daily News that the Kings were approached about giving $13,000.

But Stephen King thought the number 13 was a bit unlucky, so the couple pitched in $12,999 instead. Eugley chipped in $1 to make for an even $13,000.

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Filed under Afghanistan, Art, Books, Charity, Christmas, Culture, Entertainment, Holidays, Maine, Media and Entertainment, Military, Stephen King, United States, War

3 responses to “Stephen King to Pay for Troops’ Holiday Trip Home

  1. See? This is exactly what Obama was talking about when he said, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for”.

  2. OT: has Tabitha King written any books? maybe a tell all? 😉

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