He wants the military dog for therapeutic support
We received a compelling request recently, from a young soldier stationed in the Middle East. SPC Scott -- is originally from the National Guard in New Hampshire. He's currently a part of the Headquarters Battery (HHB) of the 3rd Battalion, 197th Field Artillery Regiment.
Insignia for the 197th Field Artillery Regiment.SPC Scott -- works as a chaplain assistant, and as such, comes into contact with military soldiers who've felt the effects of their jobs firsthand. They come to him stressed and worn out. He has over 400 soldiers in his care. Scott wrote us and told us he's in the process of getting a military dog to help his fellow soldiers dealing with PTSD. The problem, he said, is that his unit doesn't regularly care for dogs. He asked us if we could help find him supplies for the animal.
1-31-2015: I am the flight chief of 12 deployed Airmen. I wish to submit a request for care packages in which I will share with all my troops. I have seen your website and it is a wonderful service you put on. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! We are due to go home 30 July 2015. v/r, Master Sergeant Ernie ---- Read More Letters
We recently received a letter from a mother whose son, Timothy --, is currently deployed in Iraq. She wants to give her son a care package of beef jerky. She was looking around the Internet for ways to help. As a mom, she knows and feels, in a very personal way, the sacrifice of our hard working troops. She knows firsthand what a care package can do, how they can make a soldier's day, and improve morale.
A soldier with the SC National surveys terrain during a training exercise. Her son's unit, she said, is originally from South Carolina, and she provided us with an APO address to send the package. Here's her letter: I FOUND YOUR WEBSITE WHEN I GOOGLED SUPPORT FOR SOLDIERS. SO GLAD THERE ARE ORGANIZATION THAT HELP OUR TROOPS. DEEPLY APPRECIATE THE HELP AND SUPPORT OF ANY CARE PACKAGE. I KNOW THEY GIVE A SMILE AND MAKE THEIR DAY. THEY WORK LONG 12 HOURS DAYS AND ARE VERY DESERVING. THANKS AGAIN MOM There are many moms like this and helping their sons and daughters is what we do. Can you help? Please contact us and let us know.
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