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Altadis USA to donate cigars to troops in Iraq, Afghanistan

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Altadis USA Inc. is donating nearly 20,000 premium cigars to the U.S. Marines serving on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Named Cigars for a Marine, the project is being coordinated by Robert Zima, owner of Appleton Souvenir & Cigar in Appleton, Wis., and Adrienne Palm, manager of Appleton Cigar. Zima is also working with his local customers to organize donations and send packages.

Cigars for a Marine is the brainchild of two of Zima's customers; Benjamin Czap, an Iraqi Freedom veteran, and [image-nocss] Brandon Salfai.

Altadis USA's contribution is made up of cigars from a number of their brands including Romeo y Julieta and H. Upmann.

We are honored to support our Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan, said Jim Colucci, senior vice president of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Altadis USA. We are proud of the heroic work they are doing on the front lines to protect our country, and we hope that this donation brings them a few moments of well-deserved pleasure.

Anyone wishing to support Cigars for a Marine should contact Robert Zima at (920) 830-8349. Cigars will be sent to comply with the appropriate military requirements.