Your generous package arrived today. It was in great shape and filled with wonderful items that being distributed as we speak. For myself, I grabbed the flyswatter. I hate flies and they can get rather annoying at times. I forgot how common they were in Iraq and failed to pack a swatter in my gear for Afghanistan.
The enclosed letters were particularly enjoyable. It is wonderful to see such an outpouring of support; especially by our Nation's youngest. Very inspiring and humbling.
We cannot than you enough for your generosity and your support. It is knowing that there are wonderful American's such as yourselves that really means the world to us.
Your enclosed card mentioned that we could nominate someone else who might need a box. If I might, I have two names.
The first is in a route clearance company. This unit has three route clearance platoons of about 30 soldiers per and a HQ section of about 20. This unit is out on the border on a smaller FOB. They have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country going out looking for IEDs in a place with an extremely high likelihood of finding them.
The second is the 62nd Engineer Battalion based out of
Kandahar. They have four companies of construction engineers that toil in the heat building and deconstructing bases in the middle of nowhere for weeks and months with few if any amenities. Both the Chaplain and the Commander will ensure proper distribution to these deserving soldiers.
Again, thank you so much for your generosity and your support.