Thank you so much for the wonderful care package you sent. I was thrilled when I saw it was signed by such a great American, Gary Sinise.
I am a big fan of Gary's and felt so special when I saw he personally signed my care package. The care package was huge, so I was able to share it with all of the guys on my team. I'd also like to thank you for being there for Jennifer while I'm away, she is doing so much better than my last deployment and I know it has a lot to do with her involvement in OSOT America. I'm going on my sixth month as a First Sergeant in a combat zone and so far it has been the most challenging and rewarding job I've ever had. The hours are long and the days are stressful, but I truly love what I'm doing here. I'll be home in July for R&R and hope to see everyone at 'Rockin for the Troops.' I am very grateful for what OSOT America does for the men and women (and families) serving this fine nation. I salute you.
I've included some pictures...
Presenting an award to one of my Soldiers, SPC Joseph, for a job well done. I can't say enough about the personnel that work for me, they're exceptional.
SFC Ronald and I, he's a good friend from my home unit at Ft. Sheridan and just arrived in theater, so we met for lunch at an Afghan restaurant. It's always nice to see someone from home.
The care package signed by Gary Sinise. The personally autographed care package and pictures were awesome!
A Navy Seabee and I doing some wiring in a container that we're turning into useable space for the troops.
My team and I just before a mission.