WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 3, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raytheon Company is
sponsoring a special commemorative section of the Boston Globe for our men and
women in uniform in Iraq. With Raytheon's support, the Boston Globe will
deliver 10,000 copies of the commemorative section to U.S. Armed Forces
stationed in Iraq.
"Raytheon has been based in the Boston area since 1922, so we know what it
is to be Red Sox fans through the years of waiting -- and to finally win the
World Series," said William H. Swanson, Raytheon's Chairman and CEO.
"Nevertheless, all this pales next to the appreciation we feel for our men and
women in uniform, who enable us to enjoy the fruits of liberty -- and the
beginning of what will surely be an 86-year baseball dynasty."
The section contains a special supplement that chronicles the team's
historic journey through the years, culminating in its World Series
Championship. Also included will be a copy of the Globe's Sports Section from
Thursday, Oct. 28, the day after the Red Sox's sweep of the World Series. The
special section is being sent to Iraq in response to inquiries from U.S.
troops, many of whom are long-time Red Sox fans.
Richard Gilman, publisher of the Boston Globe, praised Raytheon's effort
to send the newspapers to our forces overseas, noting that, "newspapers
continue to be the first draft of history. Fans here in Boston bought more
than a million copies of the Globe as a memento on the day after the Sox
clinched the Series. We're extremely happy that with Raytheon's generous help,
a similar keepsake is going to our troops in Iraq."
Distribution of the commemorative section is a joint effort of the Boston
Globe and the Department of Defense Stars and Stripes newspaper, the daily
newspaper for the Armed Forces stationed and deployed overseas. The
commemorative section will be distributed by Stars and Stripes to bases and
camps throughout Iraq.
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an
industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information
technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft.
With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs more than 78,000 people
SOURCE: Raytheon Company
Web site: http://www.raytheon.com/