|I am taking the opportunity to Thank You for the care package that was sent from your organization, and ended up in my care. I want you to know that it is VERY MUCH APPRECIATED, by all troops who see the extent of care that our fellow Americans put into these packages. I could not tell you what it means to know that people back home care enough to do what you all do.
I am glad to pass along all of the welcomed things that are sent to our troops, even though we are not presently in too bad of a situation with the mission that we have. My experience from 2003 during the initial ground action was such that receiving things from home was pretty important for morale, and in some ways it's even more important now that the war has drawn out and lost the sense of purpose to many people. It's nice to know that our people have not forgotten that there are thousands of families missing someone who is serving.
So, again I want you to know that it is appreciated very much!!!
God Bless You All,
MAJ CRAIG (Serving with the Illinois National Guard)
My name is Cpl. Nick, the United States Marine Corps, and I just really wanted to say thank you for the holiday stockings and goodies you sent me and my roommate. We had just gotten back in from a patrol and a fire fight and being handed one of those really brightened my day. As much as you thank us, we must also thank you all, just as we dedicate our time and resources for America, People like all of you dedicate the same, even if its not in the exact same way as we do. We all thank you for your time and dedication, young and old. I have a special thank you to give to Melvin, the Glen Crest students and Lyon for the cards that came with the stocking :) happy holidays and thanks again.