Patriots of Piedmont receives many letters from soldiers it supports
Just a quick note to say thank you for having the kids
make us such great flags, I received the box from Linda and distributed
the flags to the other female soldiers that I live with...needless to
say we have the flags hanging up all over. Please tell your kids Thank
You for us, and that we really appreciate it. I received Kimberly's
letter, give her a special thanks from me. I have attached a picture so
that the kids can see where their letters and kind words went.
Once again, thank you so much.
SSG KATRINA F. LARMORE
C CO OPS NCOIC
Hello Mr. Dusty B,
I am SFC Thena Fisher-James, I am a soldier in the
United States Army
with the 4th Brigade Combat Team,
82nd Airborne Division,
Fort Bragg, North
Carolina, but currently in
Kandahar, Afghanistan. I loved the flag you did in class
and I have hung it at the end of my bunk to remind me that there are so
many Americans, like yourself, supporting us. I have been in the
Army for nine years and will probably stay until I retire. My
husband is also in the military, he was with the 7th
Special Forces Group
Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
My husband and I have seen many countries since we have joined the Army.
He is currently retiring and is going to stay home and get a contracting
job with the Army. My husband Bobby has been deployed eight times
and I am on my fourth.
We love what we do and we serve our country proudly. When we are
gone we miss our children very much. We have four kids, Elizabeth,
18 years old, freshman in college, Tari, 15 years old, sophomore in
and our little ones (that is what we call them because they are our
babies), Charles and Haley, 11 years old, and in the sixth grade at Hoke
Middle School. If they could they would thank you for sending
their mommy a letter to. The separation is hard when we go away,
but they realize that somebody has to volunteer to help keep peace and
to allow people from other countries to be able to have freedom and not
to live in fear.
I have attached photos for you, since you sent me one. Know this,
my husband and I have keep sake boxes, in those boxes are things we have
received from American children while deployed and children from
villages we have visited. I will be proud to place you letter and
flag in my box of special things, so when we look at it again I will
remember your support and thank you. Stay in school and get an
education, it is very important in life. Read a lot of books it
helps widen your mind and imagination in wonderful ways. An
education is the one thing no one can take away from you; it is yours to
Thank you and God
SFC Thena Fisher-James
508th STB, 4th BDE,
82nd ABN DIV
Thank you very much for your care package. I really appreciate it I needed some of the things that you send so don't worry about it not being used. I appreciate you taking the time to send us soldiers a little something you are very appreciated by a lot of people. Also my Sergeant really liked his package he kept getting with his water gun. We from HHC 1-2 Supply Section Thank You for your kindness./p>
SPC ANTHONY B.
Thank you for package and for the letter. I am sending you a tower that I climbed to hang a flag. Unfortunately, the sandstorms ripped it to shred.
This is my 3rd deployment here and I can honestly say that without the support of patriots like you and your students, the deployment would be unbearable. Thank you for your prayers and your support. I will write more as I wanted to get this to you ASAP. Feel free to post if you like.
I am 5'6 and the tower is over 200 ft... I love a challenge.
1SG Jerry A.
I'm sorry that it has taken so long to write and thank you for your kindness and generosity. The community at Piedmont College should be very proud of their accomplishments. I have distributed the clothing and supplies to a couple of churches and support organizations that sponsor orphanages, hospitals and schools.
Thank you very much,