You probably remember the movie “Pay it Forward,” in which people who are the recipient of a good deed in turn do good deeds for others.
The idea isn’t new, and it didn’t start with that movie or any other. People have done it for centuries. And among soldiers, it’s common practice.
We saw that again through this letter, which was thanking OOIDA members for their generosity in providing the Truckers for Troops care packages.
The letter, as with so many thank-yous we receive, was written to staff member Connie Becraft, who has been keeping in touch with many of the recipients.
On behalf of the B co. Kingsmen, I want to thank you for your generosity. We really appreciate that people back in the States haven’t forgotten about us.
It’s nice to know that after this lengthy war, people still care about us and what we’re doing.
I am the senior pilot and instructor for my unit. We are a company of aviators and crewmen that fly the UH-60M Blackhawk helicopter.
I received your box about a week ago, and on one of our battlefield circulation flights, we dropped it off at a remote COP (Communications Outpost) along our route.
We, being aviation, are afforded a level of luxury at our fairly large, permanent base that a lot of others don’t get to enjoy.
We’ve got decent food, hot showers (still must walk to them), porcelain (got to walk to that too), and a nice gym.
A lot of the smaller bases and outposts aren’t so lucky.
I got the impression from the accompanying letter that you would send more care packages. I think that’s a great idea, and if you don’t mind, I will continue to deliver them to those soldiers living in the “rough” who could use a morale boost.
Again, thank you for thinking of us.
CW4, U.S. Army