Boy do­nates thou­sands of comics to mil­i­tary base

Cape Breton Post - - World -

FORT DIX, N.J. — A young comic book afi­cionado is shar­ing his pas­sion with the mil­i­tary. Ten-year-old Carl Scheckel or­ga­nized a cam­paign that gath­ered roughly 3,000 comic books that he do­nated last month to Joint Base McGuire-DixLake­hurst in New Jer­sey. He col­lected them mostly through do­na­tions at comic book shows but also gave up many ti­tles from his vast per­sonal col­lec­tion.

The comics were shipped to lo­ca­tions around the globe. Re­cip­i­ents are be­ing urged to send a pic­ture back to the Mont­clair boy to help rec­og­nize his hard work.

Carl has a web­site ded­i­cated to comic book re­views and in­ter­views and says he just wanted to do some­thing for the troops. When he dropped off his do­na­tion at the base, he was sur­prised with a VIP tour led by sev­eral high­rank­ing base of­fi­cials.

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