Letters from Our Soldiers (example)
Subject: Operation Shoebox
To everyone at Dynamic Dog Club,
First, let me apologize for not getting in touch after your first package was sent. After everyone went through it here at the kennels, we lost your contact information. We have about 1 month left here in country, and the supplies that you all have supplied have made the deployment so much easier for Baddy and I. Baddy is an 8 year old German Shepherd, who still thinks he is 2. And I must say he loves the toys you all send him. I personally want to thank you most of all for the dog crate pad in this last shipment. Most people wouldn’t think of an item like that, especially since we are in the desert. But it will be especially helpful when it comes time to travel back to the northeast, which is pretty cold in October/November. Also, with him getting old, it is nice for him to have some padding to lay on.
As I said before, we all have benefited from the packages sent by your club. We have 4 dogs and 6 people here, and we don’t leave much of those packages unused. As a matter of fact, by the time you all get this, the entire box of goodies will probably have been sorted through and nothing left but the box it came in. I have attached of few pictures of Myself And Baddy, as well as a few of the other K9 teams here.
I wish there was more I could say to express how grateful we are for your support here. Every time we see a package, all of us get excited. When the guys saw that I got a package from you all again, they practically forced me to open it so they could get first pick of the goodies. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you guys for everything you do for us over here. I know sometimes it goes unnoticed, and sometimes we forget to say thanks because we are so busy. But I can assure you that your kindness and effort is not lost amongst us. You have made the deployment easier on us all, and reminded me what it is that I fight for.
I see the news reports about all the bad people doing horrible things around the world and in the United States. And I wonder why people treat each other that way. And then I get reminded of all the great people of the world, like you all, and the selfless things the American people do for others. As long as there are heroes back in the states like the Dynamic Dog Club, the heroes here can continue to do what we do. A soldier is nothing without his tools and weapons. And you guys are part of what keeps us going. So thank you so much for the great things you all do for us, and most importantly, our four legged friends. They are the real work horses of the military, and they are forgotten by most of the people of the world.
SSgt Nicholas A. Lewis
Military Working Dog Handler
405 ESFS/ S3OD
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it
will be because we destroyed ourselves. - Abraham Lincoln