Stock Photo - Operation Mom member Karen Nixon (cq)(center), of Antioch, works with inmates and V.V.G.S.Q. members (Vietnam Veterans Group of San Quentin) Kevin Hagan (cq)(left) and Dwayne


Operation Mom member Karen Nixon (cq)(center), of Antioch, works with inmates and V.V.G.S.Q. members (Vietnam Veterans Group of San Quentin) Kevin Hagan (cq)(left) and Dwayne Butler (cq) pack sundries to be sent to military personel in the Middle East at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. on Saturday, July 31, 2004. V.V.G.S.Q. members worked with Operation Mom and 82nd Airborne Association members along with other volunteers to pack and send the care packages. Items included shaving razors, chapstick, tissue, granola bars, peanuts and more. (Dean Coppola/Contra Costa Times)