Wednesday, June 14, 2006

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Cher urges Congress on helmet upgrades

Oscar-winning actress Cher is headed to Washington to urge government officials to upgrade U.S. military helmets.

Cher has been promoting Operation Helmet, and will join the organization's founder, Bob Meaders, in urging a House Armed Services sbcommittee Thursday to provide safer helmets for military personnel.

Operation Helmet gathering donations to purchase helmet upgrade kits, which include improved straps and shock-absorbing pads.

The group has so far distributed 8,000 kits, which range in price from $75 to $100. Cher recently donated $131,000, expanding the group's ability to distribute more kits, ABC News reported.

My, Secretary Rumsfeld sure is getting it from all sides these days, no?


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