Below are the latest responses from our Troops overseas! One dollar, one letter, one toothbrush, one chapstick, one pack of wipes, one stick of jerky, one power bar, one dvd…makes a difference in delivering one box, to one hero, drawing one smile, providing one moment of joy from home…then that one hero passes that one box along to numerous others…creating the ripple effect.
This year, a few of “our favorite” heroes are headed back overseas…guys and gals who received care packages while overseas, who we celebrated with in spirit when they came home, and who will be once again answering the call of duty. One gal, Cheryl, arrived in Afghanistan in December. Tony, who you may remember from fishing pictures (from Iraq) and whose wife recently had their fourth baby, will be deploying in March. And Paul, our airman who sent us multiple pictures of “real life” overseas, will be heading back to the combat zone in a few months. Please continue to keep all of our heroes in your prayers.
We thank you with deeply grateful hearts for your help these past 3.5 years in supporting our service members though Mission Soldier Adoption…and we look forward to sending more love overseas in 2011!
~Mollie & Vickie
Mollie, we received the package with the popcorn. Its really good and the soldiers ate it all up. thanks. -Ben
It is a few days after christmas now and I am amazed at the support that we have received from everyone. I want to say thank you to all who have supported my team. I am overwhelmed with everyones generosity and I am so grateful that so many people decided to help make our Christmas a good one. I really hope everyone understand how much this all means to us and I can speak for my entire team when I say that we are so thankful for everything that you have sent to us. Thanks again for everything you have done. Take care. -Micheal
It is absolutely wonderful and so very appreciated what you do for our Armed Forces out here. The thought and time that you put into the packages you send out definitely bring smiles and cheer. I will be here in Iraq for about 6 more months. I wanted to write to let you know how very thankful we are for all you do for us. I can not imagine what life out here would be like without the support of people such as yourself. The letter you wrote was so interesting to read and so full of lots of fun facts! The letters from the children of Oak Creek West Middle School were great to read as well and we would like to thank them for taking time tell us a little about themselves. Thank you from all of us here at Sentinel 2’s Scaneagle Site for all you do. Happiest of Holidays to you! -Cory
Thank you so much for the amount of mail you have helped support my Marines with. We are burning through electric razors and their foil caps because of the harsh daily use of them, sometimes by more than 1 person. I appreciate the flow of baby wipes that has come in. We use those for almost everything from hygienic, to rifle cleaning to wiping down the radios. Socks are still being worn out and I appreciate all of those who have sent us some. My Marines are still crossing canals and rivers and mud filled fields on a daily basis and any socks would still be appreciated. Last but certainly not least. All of the snacks have been thoroughly enjoyed. I sincerely thank you for all of your support, it really does mean the world to my Marines and I.-Matt
Jamie, Lynne and Gene, Sabrina, Matt, Nate and Jann, Jackie, Gary and Sharon, Andrea, and a couple of names I couldn’t read on the card: Just thought I’d let you know that we received some of your care packages and card out here at Camp Morehead. We are a multi-service and multi-national group of service members and civilian support personnel. We’re on an Afghan base outside of Kabul training ANA Commandos and Special Forces along with mentoring Afghan staff. We are assisting them with training and the eventual transition of this camp to the Afghans so they can one day run operations independent of U.S. or NATO help. There are a lot of moving parts to this story, but in a nutshell, that’s what we do. That’s a very impressive team of well-wishers in your holiday card photo and it gives me great pride to serve on your behalf in harm’s way! On behalf of Task Force Morehead, I’d like to thank you for your donations and support. Being so far from a U.S. base and without some of the conveniences (PX/BX) that other camps have, your packages are well used and much appreciated. -Cameron
Mission Soldier Adoption, Thank you for your support of Task Force Gambler and our Soldiers here in Afghanistan! Your efforts on behalf of our unit have been very thoughtful and greatly appreciated! Thanks again, Edward
I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and prosperous new year. Thank you for all the support and positive energy you pass onto us military folks. -Erick
To the students of Jackie Dethloff’s science class at Oak Creek West Middle School…We really enjoy all the care packages people have been sending from back home. Your letters were fun to read. To Brandon, Thurston, Jamie, Lauren, and everyone else! Thank you so much! -Franklin
I want to thank you so very much for the Halloween candy, the cards, and the magazines. Most of us did not get to home to spend Halloween with our families or have the fun of going Trick-or-Treating, so I want to thank you for sending all the goodies to us. It is greatly appreciated. We are a Blackhawk helicopter Battalion from Madison, WI. We have companies attached to us from Michigan. There are 6 companies in our Battalion. Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie are the companies that do the most of the flying. Our Delta and Echo companies are the ones that do the maintenance on the birds. Then there is our company, Headquarters and we do mostly support for all of the missions that they fly. We all work well together to accomplish our missions and to get the job done. Again, I want to thank you for sending the candy. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas. -Ashley
I wanted to let you know that I received your letter and package. I’ve distributed the contents amongst the men and I can assure you that nothing will go to waste. I’d like to meet young Joshua Konowalski and personally thank him for his efforts in sending out packages. As for Dr. Kwiatkowski, I wouldn’t pay too much attention to what the naysayers have to say. All of us on the ground appreciate the fact that we have not been forgotten. When I’m not actively engaged on the job I teach martial arts almost daily and love to run. I’m currently a little “banged up” so I haven run much this month so I could heal. Thanks for the letters and candy.-Russel
Thank you for your support – we enjoy your packages very much and are thankful people like you who support deployed troops. I just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for what you’re doing…To you and our supporters – many thanks. It makes our job that much easier. Sometimes it’s the little things in life that make a difference. -Cameron
Thank you so much for the care packages from all of us from the 724th Engineer Battalion, Wisconsin Army National Guard! -Franklin