Every year we send to smaller groups and I post about them in this thread. The 1st for this year is an Army group which we did in memory of my dad. It's an Army transport ship and my dad served on one of those in WWII. His was a Liberty Ship called the SS David R Francis.
Army 40 MC Charles Gross LSV-5
Air Force 12
Veterans 10 TMC hospice
VFA 14 214 Squadron on the Stennis
K-9 units 75 6 different units
Navy 184 USS Jacksonville
Navy 310 USS Donald C Cook
Air Force 434 wave 1
Veterans 10 TMC hospice and 3 others
Misc 279 13 different K9 units
Misc 60 wounded warriors
Heads at Ease,
I wanted to send out a quick thank you for the pillowcases. Your support, thoughts, and prayers are appreciated. I put them out for the others in my unit and they also send their thank you. Please let everyone involved in sewing and making the cards, know I have received the boxes and appreciate their support. The Army themed and Star Wars themed pillowcases were a hit.
Thank you for your support, SPC Brandon P
Dear Heads at Ease Volunteers;
Hello! My name is Lieutenant Julio and I would like to thank you all for the wonderful pillow cases my Sailors and I received a few days ago. I am the assistant maintenance officer with Strike Fighter Squadron FOURTEEN aboard the USS John C. Stennis. We are a squadron of 12 FA-18E Super Hornet aircraft and over 200 Officers and Sailors who, thanks to the efforts of volunteers like you, now can rest at ease knowing we have your love and support behind us.
Thank you for supporting us and making us feel loved and appreciated this far away from our own homes. Thank you for your care and for your prayers. In particular, many thanks to Carolyn S, who made my own pillow case.
Very respectfully, LT Julio VFA-14
> I just received a pillow case from Sandy B. I would just like to thank you for the pillow case and all that you do. Thanks for taking the time to make these for us. I am currently on the USS John C. Stennis in VFA-14 from Lemoore California. It will be nice to have something home made on my rack.
> Again, Thank You! Very Respectfully, AOC(AW/SW) Joe VFA-14 Ordnance
a follow up from Kathryn:
I didn't expect an email back so it was a nice surprise to find one from you
I think I would like to hear the story about moldy muffins and plan B. I like
comedies so if you have the time, my ears are open.
A pillowcase doesn't seem like a very wanted item, but you don't know what you
have it until it's gone. A few of the Pillowcases Sarah made were sent here
and all of us in the K9 Unit jumped at them. The Pillowcase I have is tan with
pictures of dogs and commands (Sit, Stay, etc.) on a red sleeve. It will be
coming home with me when I leave here.
I have been active duty Air Force for almost eight years. This is my first
deployment with a dog. It is the best job I have ever had. I have a few years
left in this enlistment and I plan on getting out and settling somewhere, I
haven't decided on anywhere specific yet. I'm originally from MI, but I don't
want to go back there. I recently got married and my husband is also Air Force
and a K9 Handler. Currently I am stationed in NM, but will be PCSing or
changing stations when I get back. I love NM and if it were up to me I would
never leave. In my spare time I exercise racehorses and own one as well. It is
a lot of fun.
I'm guessing your grandsons in Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are the Winter Brothers?
How interesting! I listened to the group quite a bit growing up and still do
I hope to hear from you again, in the meantime, enjoy May!
Good morning from the Pacific ocean! I just wanted to say thank you! I received a pillow case from Linda H and I love it. Thank you for taking the time to make something special it really does make a difference out here for the sailors. I hope this finds you well and thank you again!
AMEC (AW/SW) Christian VFA-14 TOPHATTERS
USS JOHN C. STENNIS