Here’s another in a series of thank-you letters from the military personnel who receive care packages through OOIDA Truckers for Troops, paid for by your donations.
It’s not often that we hear from members of our military about the difficulties and dangers they face in war zones overseas.
In fact, for many who have not served, it’s downright amazing the way these folks treat life-threatening moments with no more or less tension than some folks display when shopping in a crowded Wal Mart.
However, even through that humility and professional calm, every once in a while, we get a small peek inside their world, a glimpse of how they face danger, help each other out, support each other’s missions and more.
And every time that happens, we all become more convinced that in doing something for those who serve, we are doing a good thing.
This letter is a good example.
On behalf of all the soldiers in Charlie Battery 1-174th, we are so pleased to receive your generous contribution.
Without community members life you, who open your hearts again and again, our purpose would be meaningless.
Our mission here is a tricky one to explain. Our battery is split up into seven-man groups all over the country of Iraq to provide early warning and detection of incoming rounds onto the base.
Their position saves lives, and without your support, life can become difficult from day to day.
Many soldiers here have family members who are small-business truckers, and we appreciate all of the support and helpful items that were sent in the care packages.
Enclosed are photos that we have taken when the battery was all together. (See Below.)
I will contact you with the replacement unit as soon as I get work on when they might arrive.
Specialist Heidi Brannam
As we hear from members of our military who received care packages from OOIDA’s Truckers for Troops effort, we will share them with you on our Web site.
OOIDA’s fifth annual Truckers for Troops Telethon is running on Land Line Now all this week. The effort raises money to send care packages to service personnel stationed in combat zones overseas, primarily in Iraq and Afghanistan. Check out our industry calendar at www.landlinenow.com for details.