A baby pillow pattern that comforted Marines on the frontlines in Iraq is now serving to soften the lives of homeless veterans.
The handmade pillow measures 12 by 16 inches. It’s sewn from light cotton fabric in many colors and stuffed, not too fully, so it can be rolled.
The pillow is the signature item of the Tampa Area Marine Parents Association (T.A.M.P.A.). Members have been making pillows in patriotic colors for nine years and sending them out with all their care packages for deployed military.