OCONUS UNDISCLOSED, April 20, 2016,
We received a shipment of packages from you yesterday - we were blown away by your awesome support! Thank you so much for the gift card, knives, snacks, toiletries, batteries, , etc - we will definitely make good use of them. It's good to see that little bit on home in those boxes, we appreciate the time you took to put them together, package them, and send them. Nothing but positive feedback from us!
Thank you again! We will work on uploading pictures for you, but that will take some time, due to the nature of our mission and location.
MSgt Matt ----, USAF
ST. PAUL PARK, Minn., April 6, 2016 — Army Sgt. 1st Class John Thompson sits by his phone, ready to respond at a moment’s notice to assist people who’ve been victimized and are at one of the lowest points in their lives. He’s not a police officer or firefighter, but he often finds himself responding at all hours of the night.
Thompson’s experience as a victim advocate in the Minnesota National Guard and as a volunteer in his community has opened his eyes to a problem that persists not only in the military, but also in the civilian world.
“There are a lot of nights that it doesn’t ring, which is a good thing, but there are too many nights that it does. Sometimes it rings more than once and you go out on multiple calls,” he said.Read more ...