J.D. Richards, Galveston-based Singer, Supports Operation Helmet

Montgomery, Texas - June 21, 2006 - JD Richards is not only a prolific writer. He's also an energetic and giving part of the community, a dynamic performer and a songwriter with rare understanding of life and the ins and outs of relationships. The one thing that JD loves as much as writing and meeting new friends is living on his island, is showing his support of the troops serving around the world.

JD is one of the driving forces behind the creation of the “Operation Helmet” CD project.  His song “War Is Hell” will be the closing song on their CD to be sent to the those serving in our armed forces.

He will be performing his music and talking about Operation Helmet from 2 pm till 4 pm on July 22nd at a CD signing at Hastings in Galveston, and again on July 31st on KPFT-FM in Houston from 3:30 pm till 4:00 pm.  

Semper Fi!

About JD Richards

JD lives in Galveston and writes frequently sitting on the Galveston Seawall looking out at the Gulf of Mexico. He is preparing to release two CDs, “Beachasaurus” and “Last Old Man Of The Sea” in July 2006.  His performance schedule is available at his website:  

About Operation Helmet

Operation Helmet is a nonpartisan, charitable grassroots effort that provides helmet upgrade kits free of charge to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  These helmet upgrade kits consist of shock-absorbing pads and a new strap system.  Operation Helmet depends on tax-deductible donations.  For $75-$100, depending on the manufacturer, added safety and comfort can be provided for a trooper.  But donations of any amount are welcome.  The donation can be designated for a specific branch of the military, a particular unit or an individual trooper.  100% of donations go toward helmet kits.  There are no administrative costs deducted and the Operation’s books are available for inspection by anyone who wants to see them.  To date, Operation Helmet has sent upgrade kits to over 9,700 troops. For more information, see  


Dr. Bob Meaders, President, Operation Helmet,
(936) 449-9706

J.D. Richards
PMB #32  2705 61st Street Suite B
Galveston, TX. 77551-1866