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Message From troops 284

I just want to thank all of you back home who do supports us and show us your appreciation, it really makes us feel good here. I found, believe it or not, that there are people out there that don't really appreciate us and sometimes it hurts knowing that most of us have kids and spouses and family we are away from. Like me, I have been away from my now 7yr old and 4yr old sons since Jan 2005 and went from being able to visit to getting deployed July of last year to Iraq and barely even get a phone call. So getting letters, care packages, emails, phone calls to kids, and such really helps me with coping being away from them. I found that being over here makes you realize the most important things in life and how well you really have it, and money and always buying stuff and having nice cars and whatever else don't really make you happy anymore. It is your kids, family, friends, and God that matters most. Thanks again for all your support and you don't know how much we really appreciate you. The simplest things as a 'Thank You' and 'We appreciate all you are doing for us,' that people say to us when we come home and are in uniform at the airport or around, goes a long way and you don't know how good it makes us feel to wear that uniform when you guys say stuff to us like that. Keep all of us in your thoughts and prayers! ~~ SPC Misty ------, C CO 324th ITSB Camp Anaconda, Balad, Iraq, US Army, Hickory, N.C.

Message From troops 285

I just want to thank everyone who supports us. I've been deployed twice and will be leaving again to go back to Iraq. Your devotion to the troops makes more of an impact then you will ever know. Just keep the prayers comming, becouse we take them all in with open arms. Thanks Again for supporting the United States Armed Forces. God Bless. ~~Timothy -------, SSG US Army, Lehighton,PA

Message From troops 286

I just wanted to thank the people who support us, sending a message, care package, or donating to our cause means more to us than you will ever know. THANK YOU ~~Joshua ------, PFC Army, Lodi, Wis.

Message From troops 287

For many of us, this is our third deployment to Iraq. In my Battalion we have 846 Soldiers and in my eyes every one of them is a hero. The heroes that often get overlooked are the ones on the home front that support us. I personally have been married for 11 years and out of that, I have been on 5 major deplotments. She could have easily walked away numerous times and I just wanted to thank her and all the other spouses who stand behind their Soldier. The care packages that people send us are very much appreciated. Getting a care package from an elementary school will crack the hardest Soldier every time and puts everything in perspective. Thank you to all the Spouses, Parents, Family Members, Friends, supporters, and most of all America. ~~CSM Randall ------, Ludowici/Fort Stewart, Ga.

Message From troops 288

Thank you for keeping us in your prayers and thaoughts. I was wondering if you guys could send some swedish fish to me. My address is air department v-1, uss essex lhd 2, Fpo ap 96643-1661. Thank you your navy veteran. ~~David ------, ABHAA USN, Lake ariel, Pa.

Message From troops 289

I just wanted to thank all of you for your support. I agree with you when you say that it is a selfless job that we do, but we couldn't do it without the support of great Americans like yourselves. Thank you! ~~Cpl Jarvie ------, USMC, Salt Lake City

Message From troops 290

I truly have missed the Aloha!! Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers you have sent. The Aloha spirit has touched us and kept us safe. We are looking forward to being back on the beautiful beaches and catching up on the time we missed away from Hawaii!! ~~SGT -------, US Army, Makakilo

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