I've been stationed on Hurricane Point in South Central Ramadi Iraq for 5 months now. This is my first deployment as well as the longest time I've been away from my family. (12 month deployment) I never would have thought that getting letters from random people would ever mean so much to me. Just hearing about how someone's day went or how much they support us with everything we do, it makes me feel somewhat of a hero. I guess being the troops, we don't really see ourselves as heroes by the consistency of what we do, but we see ourselves as those who do what we're told to support our country whether we think it's right or wrong. I guess it's all about perspectives I suppose, but to those who hate us and to those who love us, happy fourth of July. Have a beer for me. ~~ Jeremy ------ LCpl USMC, Orlando, Fla.
DEAR AMERICA, THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT. IT MEEN SO MUCH TO ALL OF US. JUST REMEMBER THAT ALL OF US GIVE SOME BUT SOME OF US GIVE ALL!!!!! ~~PFC JUSTIN ------, US ARMY, ALPHARETTA, Ga.
I just wanted to thank everyone for their support and we are so thankful for everyone who has showed support for us. THANK YOU, ~~Andrew -----, PFC Army FIRST CAV, Harris County, Ga.
I am nearly done with my time in Iraq- 30 days left. I just wanted to say thank you for all the folks who sent care packages and letters, it really helps to make our stay go by faster. ~~MSGT -----, Air Force, N/A
This is not my 1st go around in the military...I actually have 17 years altogether, but after 9/11, I realized I had to do something. I am 44 and have been married for 19 years and 5 children. I would just like to thank each and every one of you for your support, no matter the reason for it...you, just as you say we are, are appreciated for your support. Nothing gives me or anyone else in my unit a bigger kick than getting one of those care packages, and the colored pictures from the kids...man, I have to excuse myself for a moment and collect myself....and I am not the only one...men who are much bigger than I need a tissue after those. So America...you keep up the fight on your end..and we will do the same here...wherever here is...it is an honor and a privilege to serve you! ~~Jayme P. ------, Spc / Army, Butler, Pa
I'm an Airman currently sitting in southern Iraq. While I'm over here I hear constant reminders of how supportive everyone at home is. I come onto awesome sites like this one, and I get goosebumps because I read comments about how much everyone prays for us, how much everyone thinks of us, and how much everyone loves us. Even while I'm at home, I'm constantly being stopped and thanked. I was even saluted once. I wanted to say thank you in return. It's hot out here, the work isn't the greatest, and we have no comforts of home. But coming on here and being reminded about why I'm out here makes it all worth it. Thank you for supporting us, thank you for the prayers, and I think the prayers are being heard!! So keep it up, we hear you out here!! It really really helps. ~~Kristen -------/SrA/USAF, Deer Lodge, Mont.
I am so thankful for all the support that your organization gives to the troops over here in Iraq. We continue to get letters and care packets every day from individuals and your organization and I enjoy seeing the faces of the individuals who normally don't receive anything. Their smiles are a wonderful sight to see. Thank you so very much for all you do. ~~Clifford ------, SFC US Army, Royse City