Operation Prayers and Letters Newsletter
August 22, 2013 
In This Issue
Total Cards Sent
Recent Changes
Card Writer Focus
Participant Highlight
Participant Highlight
Mission Statement


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 Card Writer Focus



Such a wonderful packet of hand made cards from the teens at St. Francis Cabrini Church in San Jose, CA.   Mrs. Joan Schenck, Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry, is a Marine Mom and organized this card making activity.  Thank you!


Send your cards & letters

P.O. Box 758
Columbia, Missouri  65205 
If you have a specific participant you are writing, please feel free to address cards or letters to them. 
 For example: 
Cpl Todd
1st Recon
c/o OperationPAL™
P.O. Box 758
Columbia, Missouri 65205

Spread the Word!
Do you know a Federal employee?




Greetings OPPAL writers & readers!


Have you ever planned an important party and become extremely nervous on the day of the event because you imagined that not a single person would show up?  Well, whether your answer is yes or no, I want you to know that I have NEVER had to worry about going to the post office and turning the key to open that big ol' mailbox only to find it empty!   Every single week, without fail, there is mail from so many of you, each letter written with love, kindness, and encouragement for the wounded heroes of the Operation Prayers and Letters Program.


I believe one of our young writers from St. Frances Cabrini Church said it best in a handwritten card sent this month. 




"Dear Hero, To start off, I would like to say thank you for absolutely EVERYTHING.  There is no way we can ever thank you more than  sending our thoughts and prayers toward you and your fellow soldiers.  We deeply appreciate you for fighting for our country."


Thank you for your continued support. Believe me when I tell you that all of the participants are very touched you take the time to show how much you care with a hand written note of encouragement or a soft spoken prayer.







Angie Regan, Manager

Operation PAL



MarineParents.com, Inc.





Participant Highlight: SGT Brian - Proud New Dad!!!  


Brian and Jennifer welcomed their little boy Jackson into the world in late July.  He is happy and healthy and the light of his parents' eyes!  Please join all of us at Marine Parents as we send our wishes to this blessed family!








Participant Highlight: SSGT Charles


Absolutely amazing news from the family of SSGT Charles!  His recovery is going so well he has been released as an outpatient!  He is continuing to improve on a daily basis. Sensation is coming back in his legs and feet and his bones and organs are healing well.  He is experiencing nerve pain on a regular basis - which is extremely painful at times - but that is a GOOD thing!  The discomfort indicates that the nerve tissue is regenerating and healing.  He will begin OT (occupational therapy) and PT (physical therapy) once he is settled and is on track to begin working on WALKING very soon! 
SSGT Charles and his family would like to give a heartfelt "Thank You!" to everyone for all of the prayers, cards, notes, thoughts, energy, well wishes and support!    


Mission Statement &Thank You 


OperationPAL™ provides support -- through prayers and letters from the general public -- to military members who have been wounded, injured, or become ill while serving in combat zones. This outreach program encourages support of our wounded heroes in communities throughout the United States.


Thank you so very much for remembering our wounded and ill when you write and pray. Your kindness is most appreciated!