Saturday, June 13, 2009

Thanks from Afghanistan

Today I received your letter of good will; thank you for your kind
words of support. Before I go any further, I would like to tell you
about our facility here. We are a NATO facility, the hospital is
managed by the UK and US jointly, staffed by the US, UK, Estonian,
Danes, and civilian volunteers. The total staff is 200, and we treat
everyone, to include local nationals and ANA (the Afghan National Army)
in their quest for freedom. Our job here is simple; treat, care, and
honor the wounded warrior.

But after the bandages have been applied, pain stopped, and the chaplain
gone; most of the troops look kinda lost...not sure of what or how to
feel...that is when we typically bring out one of the "Soldiers' Angels"
backpacks. I think the best part of the bag is the postcards/letters that
are written included....they just simply tumble out. And being that the
cards are so vibrant in color, it is the first thing that the service
members pick up and read, and smile....

So I want to personally thank you for your support of our first 4th of
July celebration support here at Camp Bastion. I will check daily for
your parcel and update you when we receive it.


Jac, CPT


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