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No excuses not to write home

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in Hero Blog | 0 comments

Just writing to let you know I received your box of cards.  Thank you very much for your kind gesture.

The cards you send definitely give no excuses not to write home, since 1) postage is free, and 2) you’ve provided cards for every occasion.

One of the first cards I write from that box will be to you and your trusted mascot.

Thank you again,

W. S. Y., Colonel (OF-5), US Army
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Divine intervention

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan | 6 comments

I just want to thank you for the beautiful cards that were sent here to us.  I was going to ship a birthday gift to someone I love and I went to the “exchange” to find a card and not one was appropriate.  I didn’t  have time to order one and wait and so I thought I’d have to make a cheesy Word document to put in the box.  The next morning, like a small miracle and surely an answered prayer, your box of cards were out on a desk in our break area (I use that term liberally…it is a small utility room big enough for a desk to put a coffee pot and microwave on and we have our ironing board in there for all the women on the floor) at the living quarters. I’ve been on Bagram Air Field for over two months now and that is the first time here that I’ve seen an “Operation Write Home” box; I’ve seen them at USOs and I’ve seen them at Red Cross on other installations…but never in my living area.  I’d like to think there was some divine intervention  ~  I was able to send the box out with not one but TWO perfect cards so I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

These cards definitely make a difference!  I am getting ready to return home after 20 months here and just ordered a box for my deployed family here to receive after I leave later this week.  Thank you for what you do!!

Warmest regards,

S.J-A, Afghanistan

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America’s best

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan, Note from Sailor | 0 comments

Thank you Sandy for the box of cards!!! It has been a long deployment but the Operation Write Home Cards have really made a  significant positive impact on the morale for our staff.  Sincere thank you for your group’s effort, it is America’s best!!!

I will now be home sometime next month.

CDR N.J.C., NC, USN

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The cards you sent

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan | 0 comments

I received your box of cards a couple of days ago—thank you so much.  The cards you sent will be provided to Headquarters United States Forces-Afghanistan and soldiers  here in Afghanistan.

The picture you sent of your golden retriever warmed my heart—I have one waiting for me to come home.  15 year olds is very old for a golden retriever, but Ciara looks like she’s doing just fine as a mascot.

Thank you again and all the best!

 I.T.D., Capt, USAF

Thank you for the boxes of cards

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan | 0 comments

I just wanted to say thank you for the boxes of cards I have received. I also wanted to let you know I will be leaving theater so there is no need to send anymore.

Thank you again for everything you and your organization does. It has been greatly appreciated.

v/r

M.J.D., 1LT, QM

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Your cards have greatly helped me

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan, Note from Soldier | 3 comments

Thank you very much for the awesome cards. I received them yesterday. We really appreciate all of them. At this time, that will be enough. We are in the process of tearing everything down around the base.

We have been receiving several care packages for our soldiers and I was in desperate need of cards to write Thank You letters back for each of them. So your cards have greatly helped me and other soldiers.

Thanks again for all you guys do!!!

J.E.G.

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Thanks so much for caring

Posted by on Aug 24, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Soldier | 6 comments

I just received another box of those beautiful cards from you. Thanks so much for caring.

I’ve implemented a great system of sharing them with the Troopers here. Everyone appreciates them and loves sending their family hand-crafted cards. Thanks again. These cards really make a difference to those of us that are deployed here.

Sincerely,

Y.C., CDR, USN

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We have enjoyed all of the beautiful handmade cards

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan, Note from Soldier | 2 comments

I wanted to take a minute to thank  you for your continued support.  We have enjoyed all of the beautiful handmade cards, and families have enjoyed receiving handwritten notes.  This is a great service that you provide.

As a unit we are drawing down and are not being replaced.  So the last box that you sent will be the last one that we need.

Again thank you for your support to our service members that are deployed.

 C.J.P.

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I’ll be sure not to hoard them

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Sailor | 2 comments

Thank you so much for the box of cards from Operation Write Home.  We received the box this Saturday when we pulled into [port].  The cards are already a big hit with the crew.  As word gets around about the box (I have it out in the library so Sailors can help themselves), I’m sure it will be an even bigger hit.  I’ll be sure not to hoard them!

Thank you so much for taking care of us.  I think our crew (as well as their friends and family) are really going to benefit from your work.

 By the way, judging from the picture, Ciara looks like mascot life is awesome!

Very respectfully,

Chaplain A.H., LTJG, USN

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Overwhelming generosity

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Hero Blog, Note from Afghanistan, Note from Soldier | 2 comments

I wanted to thank you so much for the homemade cards I received in the mail. They are absolutely beautiful and it is incredible to me how detailed and well done they are. I can’t possibly fathom the many hours it took to make all of them, but your overwhelming generosity of time and resources truly touches my heart. I’ve taken quite a few of the cards for my own use to write my wife and parents and have put the rest of the box in our common area for the other 90 or so airmen here to use. We greatly appreciate all your hard work on our behalf, I know our families will love the cards.

Sincere thanks,

SSgt S.S, Bagram, Afghanistan

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