I am Specialist S. P. and I am stationed at Kandahar Airfield which is just outside of Kandahar City, Afghanistan. I have been in the Army 6 years now I am a Chaplain’s Assistant and currently I work with the only Jewish Rabbi in Afghanistan. I also help out at the Chapel Ministry Center (CMC) on days that I am not traveling to different smaller bases providing religious support. I am 5 months into my deployment with just 7 more to go before I get back home to my lovely wife!
The service members and I greatly appreciate your support and generosity to us who are serving in Afghanistan. I take the cards I receive from you and I make sure the items get to the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. I take great pride in my job to support service members by also providing and maintaining a place to have religious meetings such as bible studies or prayer groups, having movie nights, and distributing snacks and personal hygiene products sent to us by caring people like yourself! I cannot thank you enough for your support, care, and prayers! Please thank -all of the volunteers for their kind gestures and hard work in putting together all of these sincere cards and boxes of goodies.
God Bless You!!!
Specialist S. P.
Operation Write Home,
Thank you for the blank cards which I used to stay in touch with my wife and kids from Afghanistan. Where I am stationed, card stock or envelopes are not available. Just when I was hunting around for writing material your gifts came arrived.
I appreciate your help in keeping me in contact with my family and providing thank you card to people who send boxes.
These photos were found on Sandy’s Facebook wall – they are a hoot! From the soldier posting them: “The guys realy liked the cookies. Its amazing how photogenic guys get when treats are involved!” Many many thanks to Archway for matching our Valentines with cookies!!
Captions below each are those posted by the soldier:
I’m Taking the last box and there is nothing you can do to stop me…. hhaahhhaaa!
Notice how SPC King is guarding his cookies like a Football receiver running for the touchdown.
WOO HOOO look what we got!
Hey Eric look what we got today.
|WOW someone sent us cookies!!!!|
Say cheese…. No Way how bout COOKIE!!!
|Yummmmmuuuummm, they’re so good I just cant stop eating them.|
|Aussie friend, have some American goodness, better than your biscuits.|
“Hey Sarg, these are realy Good.”
I was so touched by the significant contribution of cards that your group provided us…I just had to personally extend my gratitude. We are located in a place where stationary is hard to come by. You have truly blessed us with your beautiful cards. The love you have placed in this outreach effort is evident.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I just wanted to thank you so much for the greeting cards! They are SO beautiful and all of the soldiers here loved them! My family and friends loved receiving them as well. Anyways, thank you again!
From all of us here at the S2 shop, we really appreciate the support this holiday season. Our holiday party was a blast, and d
Thanks again, and happy holidays to you and yours!