“4 Angels”

Ladies, let me say this will be a very heartfelt letter to you all so please look past the spelling and grammar lol. My name is SFC U., Dwayne C. 5th Squadron (Airborne), 73rd Cavalry (RECON), Fort Bragg, NC. and I am currently serving my fourth tour in Iraq and before you ask yes I’m tired. Seriously though ladies you are such an example of selfless service and devotion to sending love and caring to those of us here in Iraq and in Afghanistan. I have received a package from you and in addition to this letter I also wrote the family that sponsored me. I had to answer, because both your letter and the one from the family said the same thing. How we are heroes or how much we mean to you all. Thank you so very much for those kind words, but clearly you four ladies are the real heroes. You ladies have done something that a lot of us here feel we will never be able to repay. By that I mean you opened your hearts to us and are taking care of us in so many ways. I’ve seen young soldiers who didn’t really have a family this last Christmas and who wasn’t expecting anything being handed one of your packages. To open it and have something as simple as wet wipes really made their day. You see here where we are because we are so remote we do not have an exchange. Everyday items here i.e. toothpaste, wet wipes, tooth brush, etc mean an awful lot to us. A small bag of Cheetos is like gold here. DVD’s are all but worn out from being passed around and our big screen in the MWR is always crowded with soldiers. You four ladies really are angels and you have done such a wonderful thing. I hope this letter is seen by more of your volunteers and that they understand as you four that what you are doing means the world to us. I’m sorry if I’m saying the same thing over and over again It’s because I’m having a hard time trying to find strong enough words to say Thank You. I wish all of you well and please pass along to all how much we Paratroopers thank you. God Bless you all…

SFC U., Dwayne C. HHT 5-73 Cavalry

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Welcome Home Tim:)

“When are you coming home, Sean”

“A Cold Christmas Day”

for thoughts unforgotten
on this cold chilly night
my thoughts overseas
my brothers who fight, Read the rest of this entry »

The Sands of Christmas

I had no Christmas spirit when I breathed a weary sigh,
and looked across the table where the bills were piled too high.
The laundry wasn’t finished and the car I had to fix,
My stocks were down another point, the Chargers lost by six. Read the rest of this entry »

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“Consider you guys’ part of our family over here

Dear Michele, Pat, Missy and Kathy,

Thank you so much for taking your time to think of us over here. I know your packages went very quickly throughout the group that works here. I myself will be able to use a couple things. We stay quite busy and it’s nice to feel like home is over here with us. Again, I and others are very grateful for your time and consider you guys’ part of our family over here. God Bless the four of you, your family and friends. God Bless America, you’re why it’s worth it!


Love, Craig.


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HMLA 367 Semper Fi!:)

Thank you so much for everything you are doing. Everything you have sent will be used by all of us. We are eternally thankful and wish we could thank you personally for everything you do for us.

I just wanted to say “thank you” on a personal level for your generosity. We do our job because of people like you.


HMLA 367


He won’t be home for Christmas,

He won’t be home for Christmas,
‘Cause he’s far across the sea.
He won’t be home for Christmas,
For he’s there to keep us free.
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“The most appreciated thing in the box was a choice that you all made.”

Hello All!

On behalf of men & women of PRG-6, I’d like to express our appreciation for the boxes of goodies that you sent our way.

Our service & support people do an outstanding job of keeping us fed, but nothing beats good snacks & junk food from home. Being 9,000 miles away from home it is amazing how much small things like Oreo’s, Almond Joys and the like are appreciated. Thank you all so much.

I’d like to add my personal thanks to the individual that slipped the bottles of hot sauce into the mix. I enjoy them daily & offer your generous gift to my colleagues at each meal. I can’t understand why so many decline—- Again, thank you so much. I am a very happy man. (Til my bottles run low:)

The chess set might have opened a new war front. We had a young man boasting about his chess playing abilities for some time. He has made himself very scarce & has yet to accept a challenge. Thanks for your assistance in shutting the young pup up:)

The most appreciated thing in the box was a choice that you all made.

Instead of running another errand, taking a trip to a mall, or whatever one chooses to do, Your group chose to take the time to think of us.

You choose to spend your valuable time advertising, soliciting, collecting, wrapping & shopping. You could have chosen to do many other things, but you chose to spend your time on our behalf.

Thank you for making the choice to support us. We appreciate your generous donation of your time, effort, & energy. You love the troops & the troops love you! It is awesome to be an American!!

Again, thanks for all you’ve done. We appreciate your generous gestures, kind thoughts & heartfelt prayers. (And definitely the hot sauce!:)

Sincerely Yours,

Lanta W. & the PRG6-1 Group:)

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“Freedom is worth fighting for”

Thank you very much for the care packages. Your support means a lot to me and my Soldiers. It makes our job much easier knowing that people believe in what we are doing. Freedom is worth fighting for.

My platoon is doing very well. We are noticing a change in the attitude of many local nationals here. Things seem to be progressively moving in the right direction.

We had a really great Thanksgiving. One of my Soldiers received two small hams in the mail. A few others bought some potatoes and beans from a marketplace. They all combined for one great meal. The day was very relaxing, even though there wasn’t any football to watch.

Time seems to be flying by. November went by extremely fast. We are looking forward to Christmas and the New Years.

On behalf of my Platoon, I, again, would like to thank you for all of your support.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years.


Jason T. M.

1Lt. AR

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