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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.



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, at 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 at 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 High school, 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 keep forever!

Thank you and God Bless America,

SFC Thena Fisher-James

Battalion Career Counselor

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>


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.

Very Respectfully,

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,