Editor’s note: These notes were submitted to Leslie Barrett of Great Bend Military Moms by soldiers who received care packages from the organization.
Hello Great Bend Military Moms,
My name is SPC Dunlap and I wanted to take this opportunity to let your organization know that we really appreciate what you do. It is awesome to know that there are people out there that really and truly appreciate what we do, not just by professing in words but displaying in actions. On behalf of C.Co. 203D BSB 3BDE 3ID, I’d like to say thank you for your service.
I would like to thank everyone for their support. The care package was amazing! It definitely came as a surprise. Everyone in my unit received one and it definitely brought up morale. I can not tell you thank you enough. The items in the care package are definitely appreciated. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I am a Soldier currently deployed in Kuwait. I have received a care package from you and would like to say thanks. Your gift was most appreciated during these times of hardship. My address is below for any future correspondence. Once again thank you!
1LT, WELLS, RYAN
I would just like to take the time to personally thank you and your wonderful team for all that you do for our troops. I am one of the Duty Managers at a USO in Kuwait and get to see how much the troops truly enjoy and appreciate your care packages. One of the troops, Major Cole, brought in his care package to share with other Soldiers and Marines and they loved it. These guys work long shifts in the heat so when they come into the USO they are usually tired and hot. We try our best to boost morale but sometimes it is the little things like a cookie from the states or a free tube of toothpaste that brightens their day. Thanks again for all you do and know that your efforts are greatly appreciated.
Sincerely the staff at USO Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
USO Duty Manager
Dear Great Bend Military Moms,
My name is Erik Dines and I am writing to you from the Helmand Province in Afghanistan. Today I received a package from your group and I wanted to write to you guys to say thank you so much for the boxes. I shared the goodies with my friends here and they also say thank you for the packages. We are a water well drilling team. We support the War effort by drilling water wells for various camps around Afghanistan.
The United States is in need of more Patriots such as yourselves. Thanks again and God Bless.