Friday, November 10, 2006

Meet Our Medics - the people you've been writing to

Here are just of a few of the Medics that you Angels have been sending snacks, toiletries, holiday decorations, letters and the comforts of home to:

On behalf of the 257th Med Co (DS) I want to thank so much for your quick response in sending the coffee and snacks. We were thrilled to receive the generous gifts and it has definitely boasted our morale. I want to thank you and your supporters for being part of our mission in preserving our freedoms and our way of life. We were especially touched by all of the notes from folks around the country. It feels good to know that we are not alone in this battle. So many were praying for us and we thank God for those prayers. Again, my sincere thanks and appreciation for all of your support and generosity. Sincerely, COL Karl K.

Naomi and her team who bring the wounded into the E/R at Balad Main Hospital

Thank you for our support, there are a lot of people who don’t agree with our mission or with this war on terror and it’s so nice to receive thanks and praise for what we do. It also makes me proud to be an American and proud to be supporting this mission. Thank you!

Shannon, Darenda and some of the E/R team at Balad Main Hospital

Wow I recived about 13 boxes today, it was amazing!!! I want to thank you for helping me get supplies here, people may consider us hero's, but to us you are our hero's. I also received your box of goodies. The gummy bears were a huge hit. We also received more coffee today, sheets, pillows, pillow cases, cloths and toys. Thank you again for helping me out words can never explain how much it means to us.

Getting a care package is like having gold. Everybody lights up and the mood changes when we recieve anything from home. Thank you for all the support you have given the troops around the world . It's nice to know that America still knows that their is a war going on and are willing to donate their time and money to help us get through this with a little love from you all.

I am the Officer in Charge of the Al Asad surgical Company located at Al Asad Base in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. We provide the first level of care for those injured that need surgery. In other words, they come to us directly from the point of injury. We have been busy, but it is rewarding to have the opportunity to save so many lives that would have been lost if it wasn't for our efforts. I lead a great group of nurses, corpsman and marines who work every day, and all day, if necessary. There are no such things as weekends for us until we make it back home.

I recently received several boxes of coffee and backpacks (loaded with great items). Attached are some pictures of my staff with the coffee. The back packs go to our injured marines/soldiers as something "special" before they are MEDEVAC'd to higher levels of care.

Your notes are especially nice to read – some by those who have first hand experience in previous conflicts. We thank you for your kindness and rest assured every item is appreciated and will be used.

CDR Richard S., MC, USN

OIC, Al Asad Surgical


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