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We will still do some other small groups this month.


1.    45 soldiers in Haiti.  Matt's mom and I did them.


2.    10 soldiers in the sanbox.  The contact is from Tucson.


3.     Marines from Molly's group.  Lyn was handling the count and knew in order for them all to get      a pc more help was needed.  196 total from HAE crew,  115 after Lyn asked for help. 


4.     Dawn in Afghanistan has a new address and location. Need 200.


I am working with a couple of Tucson units.  I'll keep you posted on those possibilities.

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Hi Linda,
Welcome to Heads at Ease! and yes, we can always use help. The quilts sound very nice. Would like to see pictures of them finished!
My son and Kim's son will be deploying on the Lincoln later this summer.
Cheryl and Donna have children on the Truman. We won't commit to an entire aircraft carrier (5000+) but instead do units.

We are currently working on a Ft Hood unit of 830. At the end of July, we will do Donna's daughter's squadron on the Truman, the Cheryl's son's unit if he will be POC>

What carrier are you talking about?
I have 9' of Atlanta Falcon fabric. I would make a nice band or I could do a "fancier" pieced front, plain back.

it's red background with white and black and brown footballs. Would this work? Or Kim, did you find something else to do?

I would be happy to do it as well as the cube Kim, so just let me know.
Hey Sue, sorry I haven't been on much. Been so busy over here! Lol.

That sounds fantastic! Whatever ya'll would like to do, we'll both appreciate. <3 I'm so proud of myself, I'm managing to keep this a surprise [I'm SO bad at that].

I asked him about the cube thing, and he was confused as well. He says there's about 30 OS, but
Right, I will check with Kim on this and get back to you.

this is what Michele sent to Dawn's unit:

That's awesome. Love love love it! What ya'll do is very motivating! :]
Michele, Those are great.
I don't know if Lyn posted this or not, so I will. It came in mid June and I just didn't respond until today. Great job Lyn:

I don't have much time but wanted to say thank you for the pillow case that came my way. It is red, white and blue with lots of stars and stripes and reminds me of home every night.

Thank you for everything you do, we all appreciate it here in Afghanistan.


DoD Detachment Bagram
got this and a reply the other day.
Tamara, I would like to express my thanks to all of you that made the
beautiful pillow cases. Dawn and I had scheduled a night where all
soldiers were invited to the MWR to pick and choose the pillow cases
they wanted, she took a lot of pictures which I am sure she will forward
them to. Again thank you for the time and effort all of you spent on the
pillow cases I hope that every night the soldier puts his head on his
pillow he thinks of who and where it came from. Thank you.

Then I wrote back and asked which one he got.

Sue, the pillow case I picked out was a multitude of blues sort of long
wavy lines on it, as time keeps going by and ours is almost at an end,
we all hope to be home for Christmas. I will take the pillow case home
with as a reminder of the organizations that are out there supporting
our soldiers. I like Dawn have a responsibility to the soldiers also, I
run the MWR, it was a pleasure to work with Dawn and distribute the
pillow cases. You are doing wonderful job for the troops never forget us
for I will always think of what you have done for me and my soldiers.
Thank you again.


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