Dear Kay and Blue Star Mothers,
THANK YOU!! I want to truly thank you for the Care Packages I have been receiving over the last few weeks. They were shared by all nineteen soldiers in my section and about 10 civilians. I especially loved explaining to everyone exactly where Greenville is and what we had to offer (#yeahthatgreenville). I’m not sure how you received my information but I am so thankful you did. So again on behalf of USARCENT (FWD) G-6, THANK YOU!! Please tell Cheryl Shaffer (return address) thank you as well.
Anitra L. Latimer
USARCENT (FWD) (ARIFJAN) G-6
My name is Tanner Elgin. I am in grim troop 3/3 CR out of Fort Hood Texas. I recently received a care package from you guys and I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated everything that you sent. I actually received a huge amount of care packages from you guys. I was actually born in Greenville, SC so it was really crazy to see that I got packages from Mauldin and Simpsonville. I lived in Florence South Carolina until enlisting in the army. I also went to Clemson for a couple of years before joining the army so I’m a huge Tiger fan. I have been deployed to Afghanistan for the past 7 months so just 2 more left for me. But thank you for everything that you guys do, my platoon had a field day with all the packages that were sent. Thank you again and if I get some good pictures updated to my phone I could send you guys some pictures of some of the guys.
Thank you so much for all my goodies!! It’s really tough being away from family for the holidays, but having mothers’ like you all make things a lot easier. Thanks again for caring and not forgetting about us over here.
01 December 2012
Company Executive Officer
1LT George Smith
HHC 3rd STB
3rd BCT Rakkasan, 101st Airborne Division
APO AE 09314
Dear Greenville Upstate Blue Star Mothers,
The purpose of this letter is to express my sincere gratitude for your generosity, compassion, and support. The items contained within the package were tremendously appreciated. I was and still am extremely overwhelmed by the effort, presentation, and attention to detail dedicated towards the package. I understand that it takes a heartfelt person to willingly construct a care package and more so to volunteer to sponsor a Soldier as a reminder of our great nation.
I thank you Ladies for sending a package that eases my deployment and mind. You may not truly know the extent to which I was moved by your kindness and support but I want to extend my reassurance that this gift was and will always be a pinnacle experience during my current deployment. This is my 4th deployment and 4th holiday season away from home. This year my Christmas gift will be potentially returning home. As in the case of other deployments, in the beginning I pondered about what I would love to receive as a gift for Christmas, i.e., an iPad. The reality is our safe return home is a gift no other can ever replace.
Thank you once again and please accept my gratitude. You and our families are the true heroes as you are the Americans who remind us why we gladly, honorably, and without hesitation sacrifice ourselves.
George L. Smith
First Lieutenant, US Army
Company Executive Officer
My name is Erik Dickinson, TSgt USAF. My unit has received several care packages from you while we are deployed. I just wanted to say thank you, and we appreciate the packages. We are safe and taking care of business here.
Thank you, once again, for thinking of us,
TSgt Erik Dickinson
Thank you and everyone from the Greenville Upstate Blue Star Mothers for the very large packages ya’ll sent us. I was able to give everyone something from the boxes. The excess items we are taking out on our next mission to a smaller FOB that doesn’t have access to a PX. Thank you all for everyone’s thoughts, prayers and continued support back home. I means a lot to us over here!! I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and have a Happy New Year. I went to Ft. Jackson, SC for my AIT basic training.
Merry Christmas. Thank you for the care packages. All the stuff is great and will be used by soldiers in the Company or myself.
Justin B. Dedden