Back home safely

(From left) Linda Carrington, senior supervisor in alumni and development, and Claire Patterson, administrative assistant in the Olin Business School, talk with WUSTL Police Department detective Dave Goodwin about his experiences serving with the Army National Guard in Iraq at a welcome home pizza party Oct. 29. The party was hosted by the military care package group, which collects donated snacks, batteries, phone cards and other items to send in care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas. Goodwin, a combat engineer who returned home in June from his second tour of duty in Iraq, thanked the group for the care packages he received during his yearlong deployment — especially the home-baked brownies and cookies. For more information or to donate to a package, contact Jill Edwards at 935-5623 or