Here are the latest responses from our Troops overseas. Enjoy!!
Thank you for supporting our military men and women…it makes a HUGE difference in their days as they fight to preserve and protect our freedom :>)
Thanks for the box I just received another one today, I want to let you know that I appreciate everything you do for me and my Soldiers. You keep them real happy and they love everything they get in the packages. –Alejandro
I happen to receive a box from you today to coincide with your Easter message. Talk about perfect planning to get an Easter Bunny from WI to Afghanistan. I would like to extend my thanks to the girls that are in Troop 2374 too. Have a blessed day and a great week!!! -Jason
We had the ceremony for our fallen shipmate and it was a pretty emotional one. He was a very good guy, had a family and kids and was very sad that he had to go out that way. Not the best of deployments by far. Appreciate your support once again, can’t thank you all enough back home. -Mark
Sorry it has been awhile but we have been in blackout status for a few days due to our brigade receiving some casualties this last week. One was an IED on a vehicle that resulted in several US WIA’s and the other was an ambush that resulted in several US WIA’s and one KIA. The platoon that was in the ambush was a buddy’s of mine. He is their Platoon Sergeant. Whenever you lose one of your guys it is always hard. It is war and these things happen. So yes there are times when paratroopers cry. The weather is warming up on us here which means the fighting season is starting. We all know it is coming it happens every year. So we say goodbye to the snow and hello to the fighters that come back with the better weather. Well I should get back to work. Just want to drop a quick line and say thank you for your support. Oh yeah I have received several boxes from you lately and the guys tore them apart.-Joel
I just wanted to thank you again for yet another great care package. The contributions from the Girl Scout troop were very much appreciated. It’s getting warmer out here so we have to keep the thin mints in the freezer, which is ok since most of us prefer to eat them cold anyway. Hope you and yours are having a fine Easter and that spring in WI brings lots of flowers and color. Sincerely, Michael
Good to hear from you and thank you for sending your recent box. I really appreciate it and so do all the people it helps. I am a medic/nurse in the army. I have been in the Army for almost 4 years and this is my first deployment. I have been in Afghanistan since late July 2009. I am from Wisconsin coincidentally. Most of our unit is from Minnesota or Wisconsin.
I am about 10 miles from Pakistan. I am surrounded by mountains. There are tons of mountains in Afghanistan. I suppose I thought it was just a desert here or something, but there are vast mountains all through the countryside here. I have had the opportunity to fly in both a plane and helicopter over the country, at least the eastern parts and they are never ending. The towns below are small and desolate, it must be like going back in time for people like you and I who are used to such industrial cities, with gas stations and wal-marts, if nothing else. We have 86 more days here, although I do figure the war will continue without me… lol.
Well anyways, we are really thankful for all the support our fellow Americans give us. It is sometimes lonely here, more often than not. In the end all we have is each other sometimes. I miss being in America, driving where I want to, going to taco bell, drinking my fav soda, diet mt dew, and running outside where there aren’t any rocket attacks. I know that I have taken a lot for granted, and I am sure that because I am an American, I will again once I get home, but for the time being this deployment has opened my eyes to how fortunate I have been in my life.
I’m not oblivious to the fact that everything I had was earned, but rather we have the opportunity to DO so much. I love Wi Dells, I love Great America, I love the Mall, and going to places without the risk of suicide bombers. Can you imagine going to Mayfair and there was a suicide bomber, I mean sure there maybe a gang member or someone who resembles one from time to time, but I have no fear when I visit the mall; there are suicide attacks here almost weekly. I can’t imagine it, I just can’t wrap my head around the idea of waking up one morning thinking that is what I want to do to myself, or others. In the past two weeks there have been more traumas than I care to remember. I am not numb, although there is a job to do, and one has to rise to meet the challenges. I am not as surprised by what I see, however, I don’t lose sight of the value of life either. I hope your days go better than people here, we appreciate your support and generosity towards us. –Jeff
Got the packages today, it was ALOT of stuff…. can’t believe you guys are still sending so much. We really appreciate the support and always love food.. he he. The popcorn was a hit and the guys tore into the boxes as soon as I sent out an email and told them I had stuff. Give the Daisy Girl Scout Troop #4343 my thanks as well for their donation and hard work selling the cookies. Let them know we appreciate what they are doing and we thank them for supporting us as well. Loved the picture. Take care, Mark.
I want to thank you for the care package. It is great to get mail and to get a care package is like getting a Christmas present! I feel supported by great Americans like yourself. It so kind to care about us in this far off land of Afghanistan. Getting the support helps myself and fellow soldiers feel supported. Often being so far from home we feel disconnected from our great nation. Your kindness gives us that feeling of connection to the good old USA. We help lower the soldier’s stress level and counseling them with the problems both at home and here in Afghanistan. I want to thank you again. God bless and God bless the USA. -David
A Thank You to Mrs. Wheiland’s 2nd and 3rd grade class at Wayne Elementary School as they continue to collect items for the Troops each month!! Kids Making A Global Difference!!
Have a fabulous day!
~Mollie & Vickie