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
Mom and Grandma of a Soldier,
Good Evening. I am Senior Chief George , currently stationed aboard the finest destroyer in the U.S. NAVY, USS DONALD COOK (DDG 75).
We are currently deployed in the Mediterranean Sea.
We conducted replenishment at sea today. Replenishment at sea is our way of of refueling our ship and receiving supplies such as food, repair parts, and mail while still remaining on station in support of our mission.
Today we were fortunate enough to receive a box that contained these awesome pillow cases!
I think mine is one of the best that were in the box. It was apparent that some of my shipmates agreed because some tried to swipe it when I wasn’t looking, lol. They did not succeed!!!! J
I just wanted to express my gratitude for the time and effort put into making the pillow cases and sending them out to us. We really do appreciate it and it does a whole lot of good for our morale while deployed. I’ll be proudly dressing my pillow with it before I get some rest this evening.
Thank you and have a great day!
ITCS GEORGE USS DONALD COOK (DDG 75) COMBAT SYSTEMS CC DIVISION LCPO
Hearts at Ease,
I received a pillowcase stitched by Debbi M from Hershey PA.
It has a wildlife pattern that reminds me of home every day. It surprises me how much that means. Something so seemingly insignificant as a pillowcase can impact a person's daily outlook, but it does. My tent area is rather small and drab, but the pillowcase is a bright spot that makes me smile anytime I look at it.
And I know it's just in my head but I swear it's the most comfortable pillowcase I've ever used.
The deployment won't last forever, but the pillowcase is going with me!
Thank you Debbi, and Thank you Hearts at Ease. What you do matters.
DUANE TSgt, USAF