Girl spends spring break honoring troops, father’s memory

Posted on: 2:15 pm, March 16, 2013, by

NORMAN, Okla. – Jordan Eshbaugh spent her first day of spring break honoring her father’s memory.

She set up a donation drop point at her school Whittier Middle in Norman.

She collected essentials and goodies to put in care package to troops in Afghanistan.

The mission is close to her heart; her father died in Iraq.

“He was killed in Iraq almost five years ago in September,” she said. “He was in the National Guard and Military was his life.”

Jordan’s dad, Sgt. Daniel Eshbaugh, was killed in a helicopter accident.

She wants to send these care packages to those who knew him as well as others.

“So the soldiers that I’m sending them to, some of them served with him when he was killed and previous deployments.”

From 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Friday, people who heard about it through social media and word of mouth came out to donate, like Monya Wells.

“The lady I work for saw it on her Facebook page that Jordan was doing a great cause so we decided to participate and help her out,” she said.

For Jordan, a cause that means so much.

“I think it’s a way to keep his memory alive.”