We are thankful for all you’ve done to help us send care packages to the Troops over the past few years through Mission Soldier Adoption…but instead of us telling you how much it means…here are some thank you responses from the Troops.
God’s Blessings on your Thanksgiving celebration!
~Vickie & Mollie
Wow, what great boxes that you sent. I wonder how many times a day you get a thank you? It has to be such a large number. I know that my Soldiers say it every day when they open a piece of candy or shower with their new shampoo. I have so many to thank this time. And I won’t forget the children who gave up their goodies to give to the troops, that was a very hard thing for them to do I’m sure. Thanks to Lynn Simmers for gathering items. The USO of Wisconsin (Go Badgers), Mr. Kurt Kwiatkowski (the Dentist), Joshua Konowalski (incredible kid), Wal-Mart (favorite store), Home Depot, the Director of Financial Aid at Carroll University in Wisconsin, and the dentist wife Laura. I do so much enjoy and know that you and your supporters take care of us and make us feel special. Well, I should go. Our full bird Colonel just arrived from the states to eat Turkey with us tomorrow. Thank you. PS. I have some more thanks to give out. To Mrs. Bretl’s class, all of the Soldiers say thank you, especially Logan, Taylor, Emmerson, Gavin, Ashley, Preston, and Anthony. I also want to thank Karsen, Cami, and Sam I also need to thank, Susan in Campbellsport Wisconsi, Jane Watson Nelnet Inc., Connie, Sherrie, Carol from WW-StevensPoint, and Mary. -Your Pal Scott.
I got your packages today…thank you so much for the great stuff…my soldiers really need the items you sent…we all are greatful for your kindness -Brian
To everyone who has offered their kindness, support and generosity to myself, my team and my unit during our deployment, Thank you for everything! We owe a great deal of thanks to all the people back home who have supported us with care packages, post cards and letters of encouragement. I will always be grateful to citizens like you who support the troops! Keep up the great work. Take care and God Bless! -Kara
I wanted to take a moment and tell you that I received four packages yesterday. Wow, I was surprised and happy for my Soldiers. I had two that hadn’t gotten a thing yet, so I let them do some picking out what they wanted. Thanks, so much. I hope you are able to tell the folks who donated their time and the items for the care packages that we are very happy they remember us. We are all happy to serve those in need and our country. The people of Pakistan seem to be very grateful for what we do. Lynn Simmers, thank you; USO of Wisconsin, thank you; Connie King, thank you; Joyce Schulties, thank you; Sandy Luedeke, thank you; the CCSwing club, thank you; and last but not least, a big thanks to the girl scouts. We are blessed to have friends like you and the others. GOD Bless. -Scott
To all of our wonderful supporters! One of the biggest morale boosters for deployed soldiers is getting mail. My team, unit, and forward operating base-Wolverine, were amazed at all the packages and letters we received over the year. It lifted our spirits everyday to know that people back home were thinking about us and cared enough to send the very best (I stole that from Hallmark). Please know that the contents of the letters and packages made things a little less uncomfortable for us but the love, warm thoughts, and prayers that came with those packages and letters meant the most to us. I cannot put into words how much we appreciate your generosity. We love what we do and would do it no matter what, but your support keeps us in the fight and gives us strength and endurance to keep up the fight until terrorists no longer control Afghanistan, Iraq, or invade our precious America again. We will be leaving soon, so I wanted to take this opportunity to say Thank You! -Respectfully, Melissa
I would like to thank all of you for your tremendous support and generosity. Words will never explain what kind of difference you have made to my Soldiers’ lives out here. The steady stream of letters and packages have reminded us all even during the hard times what exactly we are out here for. The states can seem like a million miles and many years away from most of us. Being stationed out of Italy makes it a little harder as we will not be returning to the states after this deployment. We will return to our little home in Italy and not be able to see all the things that make America great. But never the less we will return with our heads held high knowing that we have done once again what was asked of us. We will return with a few numbers missing from our ranks but never forgotten and I all I ask is that you too remember the sacrifices of your sons and daughters as well. I am sorry if I have not written as much as I would have liked but due to many reasons I have not been able to. Again thank you for all your support. -Joel
It has been another busy couple of months over here in Iraq. Both the Chaplain and I went home on midtour leave. It was very nice to have a break from Iraq for 2 weeks. It was interesting coming back and trying to get back into the swing of things over here. While I was gone, we were hit by indirect fire and one of the medical tents burned down. Everyone was alright; their stuff on the other hand was not. Many people lost everything they had brought over. Now they are getting back on their feet. Thanks to everyone who donates. It means more than you know. One of our company first sergeants lives off the freezer pops I give them. Thank you everyone who has donated and sent a care package overseas. It means a lot to everyone over here, not just that we received the things in the package but that we received the package itself. -Tyson
I wanted to take a moment to say thanks to the folks that took time out for us. To the folks at the Miller Brewing Tour, thanks for all you do. Now I would like to say thanks to the cards the kids made. Thank you Lauren, Kelsie, Kaylee, Allyson Pintar, Anne Marei, Zisa, and Lisa. Thanks Troop “319”. You Rock! I will never be able to thank you all enough, you mean the world to me. In this card you will find a hug and a tear from your friend. The hug is for our friendship, the tear is for touching our hearts with kindness. Thanks for taking care of our Soldiers. Go Badgers! -Scott
I guess I can start this update with one of two things. I huge thank you to all of our supports or an apology for not updating sooner. We have been very busy in the last few months. We haven’t had the major flooding that has hit several areas around here this summer so our activity has stayed pretty steady. It does make time go by faster but it has tired the guys out quite a bit. Your support has definitely help the guys get through it all. There are days when everyone just dreams of mail and then magically here come the mail bird and everyone waits for it to land so it can be unloaded and distributed to the guys. Out here in the middle of Afghanistan it can definitely begin to wear you down being so far from home and out of touch with what is going on back in the states. Every little bit of you support you guys have given us has helped bring the guys through the tough times. I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart as it gives us hope that you all are really behind us 100%. Like I said it really can seem like Christmas when we get mail -Joel
Thank you so much for supporting the deployed men and women on Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan. The boxes of cookies and other items that you all helped to provide helped to bring a touch of home to us. It is supporters like you all that help us to keep pressing on until we are able to return home. Thank you for your support!!! -Very Respectfully, Captain Jason.