Letters from Our Troops

Dated 23 June, 2008
Iraq

Dear friends (Connecticut Branch),

I just got back from R&R and what do I have waiting for me? 3 boxes from you! My squad was counting the days until I returned so they could open them with me. They told me the boxes got there after 2 days after I left. I knew it was from your team. “Rock” (the dog) loves the treats and we love everything in the box. Oh – and I love the sweeeeeeeeetttttttttttttt pen you got special for me – that was very nice of you!

Thank you again,

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U.S. Army

Dated 22 June, 2008
Kuwait

Hello,

THANK YOU for the care package. I was surprised how a simple thing like a pillow could raise a soldier’s morale. I have one soldier in my platoon who has been very down lately. When I brought the box down to the barracks he was instantly happy when he saw the pillow. I just wanted you to know how much your boxes mean to everyone here. I’ve seen a dramatic change in the spirit of that one soldier. We very much appreciate you for sending the boxes. Some of the guys have requested movies on DVD.

THANK YOU AGAIN,

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Ohio Army National Guard

Dated 18 June, 2008
Iraq

Hi!

My name is 1stLt Taylor and I am currently in xxxxx, Iraq. I received a package from you a couple of days ago. I just want to say thanks. What you guys are doing truly brings up the morale. I appreciate it.

Thank you for your support.

Semper Fi,
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U.S. Marine Corps

Dated 9 June, 2008
Iraq

Dear friends,

I wanted to thank you and everyone who worked on these past two packages we have received from you guys at Give2TheTroops. We all are overwhelmed with how much you care about us. I think a lot of military personnel weren’t expecting all the attention we get from civilians. I guess as civilians ourselves we never realized how much some care about the troops and as civilians many of us were never spoiled and we feel as though we are being spolied now.

We definitely appreciate all you guys do. You asked for suggestions on things to send, well hygeine wise the females could always use some good hairspray and intense hold sports gel, and also clear hairties. For the males they would appreciate AXE bodywash. Also it would be nice to have the propel water packets of powder and entertainment like CD’S, BOOKS, AND DVD’S. Any dvd’s would do, but some that we would like would be Bruce Lee movies and vh1 dvd’s. Some cd’s that would be nice including “So wrong, It’s right” by All.

Thank you so much again,
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U.S. Marine Corps

Dated 8 June, 2008
Iraq

Dear friends,

Thank you so much for the care packages that you sent us. The size of the boxes electrifies the entire building and every item inside is being used as soon as possible. Life is going well here. The fruits of our labor are showing and this area is no longer the intense war zone it once was. People are happy and friendly and eager to share their food and tea with us.

Thank you once again and may God bless you for the love you share.

Sincerely,

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U.S. Army

Dated 5 June, 2008
Iraq

First and foremost, I want to sincerely thank your organization for the care packages and the letters that you have sent. Your support has been outstanding; my team can not thank you enough for your efforts supporting us while we are serving our country in Iraq.

Your acts of selfless service will be remembered by my team forever. We are currently serving on a BTT Team (Border Transition Team) working on the xxxxxxx (OPSEC) Port of Entry. This is, by the way, the exit strategy for U.S. troops out of Iraq as it stands right now. What this means in short without getting into specific details that cannot be discussed is that our Border Transition team has the opportunity of working in direct contact with the Iraqi citizens every day.

Our mission is to train, teach, and mentor the Iraqis so they are self-sufficient in the future. In addition, The security situation here continues to improve every day and the civilians are beginning to trust in the government of Iraq a little each day. The Port of Entry that I am working with is really receptive to what advice we give them and they take it and run with it. The best thing about this assignment is that we work with Iraqis everyday….In the future, I will send you photos so you can send the environment at ouria Port of Entry.

Thank you for all your support that you have provided the Troops on the Front lines.

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U.S. Army

Dated 4 June, 2008
Iraq
I’d like to thank you for all of the care packages, cards and personal letters you sent us. I pass them out to my Soldiers and the Soldiers who come unto my combat stress control clinic. And believe me, everything goes pretty fast. A lot of Soldiers come into my clinic to see what goodies we may have. They say we have the best goodies.

Just to give you a little personal information on me – I’m a military brat; my dad served 24 years in the Air Force. I am from the Philippines originally, but being a military brat, I did a lot of traveling. I’m stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina when not deployed.

I am the single parent of two children and I’m a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, working towards being a PA.

I just want to thank you for supporting our troops.

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U.S. Army

Dated 31 May, 2008
Iraq

Hello and God’s blessings to all of you! We from the 528th Combat Stress Control Team thank you for your kindness. The care packages you sent were just what our soldiers needed out here! We support our heroes in uniform and are very honored and priviledged to do this work.

Thank you again, and may God continue to bless you and your work, and to bless us, and our beloved home country-USA!

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U.S. Army

Dated 29 May, 2008
Iraq
Thank you so much for the last care package that you sent me as well as all the others. The other soldiers in my unit and I truly appreciate your organization. I cannot tell you how much your generosity means to me. Everything in the package is just what we need over here and more.

May God bless you for your consideration of others and your kind hearts.

Take Care and please keep us in your prayers.

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U.S. Army

Dated 28 May, 2008
Iraq
From all the Soldiers in my platoon including myself, thank you so much for the care package you sent. I’ve distributed the items with all my peers and we have enjoyed and used all the contents contained in the package. Your inspiration and encouragements give us the ability to keep our morale high and stay Positive.

We are forever grateful for your loyalty and support to our cause and will continue to serve our great country.

Again thank you so much for your support,

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U.S. Army