The letters Juan received meant so much to him that he wanted to generate thousands more for troops who are still deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.
We had that problem back in the Vietnam war, and it's no less a problem here, even though our public puts on a big show of "Support the Troops". He wrote to his wife and mother: It appears that the site also serves as a dating service…interesting!
I hope that before your time on earth ends, as mine is now ending, you will find the strength of character to stand before the American public and the world, and in particular the Iraqi people, and beg for forgiveness.
Perhaps tell the soldier something about yourself, but nothing too personal. Rose Marie Berger is an associate editor of Sojourners magazine.
It was co-founded by Sgt. Check out Raed in the Middle and Baghdad Burning. If you know of a specific organization for your country that helps connect appreciative citizens with the soldiers and forces that protect them, please add that group or organization to the comments below.
And as a soldier in Iraq I was, I now know, abetting your idiocy and your crimes. Perhaps write about sports or current events. I have, like many other disabled veterans, suffered from the inadequate and often inept care provided by the Veterans Administration.
It obliterated the balance of power in the Middle East. His farewell letter to his wife Melissa arrived three weeks after his death and just a few days after the birth of the son he would never meet.
Nick Deaconson of Buckley, W. I have, like many other disabled veterans, come to realize that our mental and physical wounds are of no interest to you, perhaps of no interest to any politician. The happiest moments in my life all deal with my little family.
Include your address in the letter; envelopes tend to be tossed in the trash. I write this letter on behalf of the some 1 million Iraqi dead and on behalf of the countless Iraqi wounded.
It helps them remember the people and the freedoms for which they fight. If you know of any, again please share it in the comments. On paper stained with muddy water, he wrote: If you know of any, again please share it in the comments.
Todd Oliver of the rd Airborne Brigade. Do not be uneasy. And it has left Iran as the dominant force in the region. Juan Salasa year-old Manhattanville student who served 14 months in Iraq and is now back on campus.
I wanted to strike back at those who had killed some 3, of my fellow citizens. Here is the link to the Craigslist ad. Because many of these soldiers are often deployed in areas of the world that are isolated — and they miss their homes and families very much — every note of encouragement they receive becomes a godsend.
Many of these organizations depend upon donations. You will never know how complete you made me. He wrote to his wife while mortally wounded in hospital: Be as supportive and positive as you can when writing to soldiers. The best type of letters that I enjoyed getting were not so much people thanking me for my service, telling me good luck and that sort of thing but people telling us about their lives back in the US.
Please persevere like your father and avenge my death. Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Truthfully, being out there we got short letters on a fairly regular basis from school kids and the such telling us "Thank you, stay safe", very touching letters indeed but unfortunately they always seemed forced when they were coming from schools.
Many organizations are also set up online for you to enter your letter directly into their system so it will reach the soldier by email see Resources.
He is now a paralyzed veteran living out the final days of his life in hospice care. One more note before we get started — this particular list turned out somewhat westernized.
You were not willing to risk yourselves for our nation but you sent hundreds of thousands of young men and women to be sacrificed in a senseless war with no more thought than it takes to put out the garbage.
If you would like to send a care package and letters, I know it would be greatly appreciated.Mar 16, · I would really really like to write a soldier in Iraq but the thing is every orginization I have found online is asking for money I am too young to get a job but I am old enough to write to one Status: Resolved.
Our program is dedicated to offering comforts from home and brightening a Soldier’s day with a care package, card or letter of encouragement.
Stay tuned for Letters From Iraq Part 2: Well that’s gonna be the end of this soldier’s letter. Hope I can write another one in a few weeks. Pray that I can keep alive and stay out of the s.t.
Remember the soldiers who fell in Iraq and Afghanistan for all the world to be safe. Does it matter to you? From every one of my Joes, thanks from the mountain sand!
If you could only see what it is like, but there is a TV in our hangar area where the mail list is posted up daily and our Soldiers stand right under it when they come on to shift to see if a package from home has arrived for them.
His girlfriend’s reaction was “shock” at such a letter “from an American to a deployed service member.” WILSON’S HOME The I-Team tracked Wilson down at an old farm house in Worcester.
Israel – Write to an IDF Soldier. Considering that Israel sits in one of the world’s hottest spots for conflict, posting this next resource could come across as strong Western bias, but in all honesty I searched for soldier-writing resources for Middle Eastern countries and simply couldn’t find any.Download