USS Nitze 280 One of our mom's has a son on this ship
Army 400 10th Mt Division
Air Force 22 + 35 contractors embedded with an Air Force unit.
Army 30 Shindad
Veterans 49 local WW2, Korean, Viet Nam vets (Feb, July, Sept)
USS Halyburton 235
USS Mason 333
Army 25 TF Attack
Army 1 individual by request
Navy 169 USS Tucson, a sub
Navy 383 USS Gettysburg
Veterans 15 local WW2, Korean vets
Veterans 34 TMC hospice program (April, July)
Army NG MI 157 crew member Betty N has a local boy in this group
USS Vella Gulf 363 this ship contacted us
USCGC Bertholf 152 I have a friend at church whose sailor is serving on this ship
AF 380th AEW 301 My step grandson is in this unit-Exciting!
Sailor-Blue Angels 1 My friend bought Blue Angel fabric and I made the pc
USS Philippine Sea 404
USS Truxtun 353
Army 1 Friend of Susan in TN-we weren't able to get contact info for the unit
AF COMKAF/CATO 341 The POC is the SIL of a former boss of mine. She just retired and is making pcs like crazy! She made a bunch for this unit.
USS Leyte Gulf 388
Army 10th Mt Div 300 We also mailed to them in Jan. We knew there would be more needed.
Special Forces 12
USNS Big Horn 106 this is an oiler, which is manned by sailors, Merchant Marines, civilian
AF 40 this group is from DM and is in Africa
Navy unit on CV 50 this is Birdie's son's unit. She makes all of them for his unit
To Whom It May Concern:
I received a pillowcase from your organization today and I just wanted
to write you and let you know that I am really appreciative of the
gesture that you have done. It means a lot to us to get a "little piece
of home" out here in the middle east.
A little information about me and what I do:
I am a Petty Officer stationed aboard the USS PHILIPPINE SEA.
Ticonderoga Class Cruiser hull number 58 (CG 58). We are currently
deployed to the Persian gulf in support of OEF, OIF and the current
situation that is going on in Iraq. We are the current go to people if
any action is needed in Iraq. I really cant say anything more.
Again I thank you for the pillowcases that we received.
V/r ET3 ALEC USS PHILIPPINE SEA (CG 58)
from the AF COMKAF group and she included a photo of it. One of my local sewers made it. This is why I like the photos of the pcs-I can check it out:
Thank you again! Jennifer
Heads at Ease:
I woke up for my watch, and I saw the pillow cases. I got the one I like. Thank you and God bless you for showing support to our military away from home. These are the treasures that you are making in heaven.
Very respectfully, EM2(SW) Mario EE02 Division USS TRUXTUN (DDG103)
' Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success'. Swami Sivananda
I am unfamiliar with the person he quoted, but that is an interesting quote.
I am a Master Sergeant at the Aerial Port at Kandahar, a night shift NCOIC for one of our sections. A box of your home made pillow cases has made its way here and the box appears to be mostly emptied so I am guessing the contents were greatly appreciated. I just grabbed one for myself and a festive looking one for my Dispatcher this evening, a young woman. Since you were kind enough to make and send them and enclosed contact information I felt it only decent and proper to send your group a thank you. So, "Thank You" from the Aerial Port personnel here at Kandahar.
Our ship has received your pillowcases and I would like to say thank you and you are very well appreciated on behalf of the USS TRUXTUN DDG 103 family! The pillow cases are really nice and it brings happiness to everyone.
Many Blessings- V/R, CSSN Txxxx
I would like to thank you all for the pillowcases that were sent out to my ship, USS TRUXTUN, a few weeks ago. I never thought about it but I have two pillows and when the cases are being washed I have no replacements. It’s now much easier to send in my laundry without having to use a T-shirt as a pillowcase while I wait. I was also such a big fan of the designs that I went back and got two more of the extras for when I get home!
The notes say that my pillowcases were made by Barbara P and some by the Orchard Mesa Baptist Church. Thank you all so much!
LT Matthew USS TRUXTUN
Items needed by the 10th mountain division:
Food and drink: powdered drink mix ( lemonade, iced tea and energy/vitamin mixes)
Quick protein: energy bars, granola bars, tuna fish, beef jerky, or summer sausage.
Snacks: small hard containers of chips, nuts pretzels ,snack cakes, cheese crackers and
Home made Cookies or brownies( these are in very high demand) in airtight containers.
Microwaveable Foods: Ramen in a cup,, mac and cheese in a cup, and popcorn.
Candy or gum but no chocolate because of the heat in the Stan.
Personal Care items: toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, cotton swabs, disposable razors, shampoo,conditioner, and body wash, individual packages of baby whipes, lip balm, aspirin or other pain relievers.
Foot care: medicated powder, athletes foot ointment.
Entertainment: DVDs, batteries ( non-lithium) phone cards, current magazines.
Thanks everyone. A little in each box would go a long way.
BTW, don't mix food and non-food items in the same box. The perfumes from the toiletries gets into the food. This doesn't count if you are sending non-scented items with the food items.
thanks for posting this Lyn. I got the same letter from another gal and just can't put my hands on it right now. My plate is really full this weekend.
I knew that I couldn't post and asked ME to ask you to do that. haha I didn't even have time to email you this morning. YIKES! school is back!
while we aren't mentioned by name in this video, we KNOW who we are. I did leave a comment saying who sent the pcs. One of my adult grandsons in it-he has the green drink. AND the reason they got the pcs to begin with.
Heads at Ease,
I am Petty Officer Rxxx onboard USS Truxtun. Thank you for the pillow cases. We all love them. We appreciate everything you are doing. Keep us in your thoughts. We are out here defended America and the world. I wish I could tell you more but it could compromise our safety. We will be home soon.
Very respectfully, PO2 Rxxxx USS Truxtun DDG 103
AND I just got this thank you note the other day. I looked thru the photos and found it was the 10th Mt Div and Susan S made the pc.
I recently received a pillow case someone from heads at ease and I just
wanted to express my gradtitude. Thank you so much it meant a lot to me
to know that there are people out there that appreciate what we do as a
part of the united states military
UNITED STATES NAVY
Just got this note the other day. Very nice of the young man to still write: