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Bi-Cultural Dad Fills Students In on a Soldier’s Life

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Recently, Bi-Cultural Day School students were given an inside glimpse into the life of an American soldier, when Sgt. First Class Larry Ostroff stopped by for a visit. Sgt. Ostroff, who serves in the U.S. Army’s 990th Engineer Company, discussed with seventh and eighth graders the challenges soldiers face today, taking the time to answer the students’ many insightful questions. Soon after, the Stamford dad was deployed to the Middle East for 400 days. As part of the school’s chesed initiative, Sgt. Ostroff’s son Zachary, an eighth-grader, launched an in-school campaign to collect items for care packages to be sent to soldiers who, unlike Zach’s dad, don’t receive any from home. Said Zach, “I wanted [them] to feel the same happiness that my father does when he receives a package.”