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A Cup Of Joe

December 29, 2010 | Leave a Comment

We did something simple this Christmas – we sponsored some coffee for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, to let them know that they are not forgotten. An unexpected surprise this afternoon was to get some responses from some of those troops:


Your message and gift of a CUP OF JOE was delivered to a Soldier serving at Iraq – FOB Shield in . They wanted to say thanks and make sure you knew your gift was received. Please see below for their note to you:

Brian – Thank you very much for the coffee. My father is a dual Irish-American citizen, and we still have some of our family in Dublin and in Cork. If you are ever in the Irish Parliament House, look for the US Civil War regimental battle flag from the “Irish Brigade.” The Irish Brigade was one of the most decorated and respected regiments of the Union. Kennedy presented the flag as a gift to your parliament in 1963. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you and your family from Baghdad. -Tyler-

a Soldier serving at Iraq – Tallil in Iraq:

Brian, Thank you so much for the coffee. I will Enjoy it. Thanks for your support!!

a Soldier serving at Iraq – Slayer in Iraq:

Brian- Thank you for the cup of coffee. It helps getting through the long days. It’s humbling in the full realization that others support us other than just our friends and family-even others from a different country. Thank you for your support. Have a great day.

a Soldier serving at Iraq – Balad PAX Terminal in Iraq:

Thank you very much for your support!Happy Holidays to you and your family. -SPC Amber F, U.S. Army

a Soldier serving at Kuwait – Camp Arifjan in Iraq:

Thank you for your support and for the coffee! I am from Rhode Island and this gift is very much appreciated! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

a Soldier serving at Iraq – Union III in Iraq:

Thanks so much for the coffee. Surprisingly, it does get cold here in Iraq so a hot cup of coffee is greatly appreciated. It is nice to know that there are people like you thinking about us over here. Thank you. Marianne in Iraq

a Soldier serving at Iraq – Sather AB in Iraq:

thanks

a Soldier serving at Afghanistan – Bagram South in Afghanistan:

Freedom isnt Free a very true statement and this cup of coffe means alot. Thank you very much

a Soldier serving at Afghanistan – Bagram South in Afghanistan:

Thank you so much for your support. It really helps to know that people back home have us in their thoughts and prayers. I’ll pass along your message to my unit. Thanks again for the cup of joe! SSG Bailey

a Soldier serving at Iraq – Ramadi in Iraq:

Thanks for thinking of us. Those of us who wear the uniform are often called upon to sacrifice the very freedoms we are striving to protect for others. I know that your donation for the coffee might seem a little thing but it really means a lot to know that folks back home are thinking of us. Thanks again for taking a moment to remember us. MSG Brian K Ramadi, Iraq

a Soldier serving at Iraq – Tallil in Iraq:

thank you. I had a very good Christmas. i was able to see my kids open there gifts over web cam. I’m very happy to hear people support the troops out here. thank you again.

a Soldier serving at Iraq – Slayer in Iraq:

Thank you for your wonderful gift. This is my first deployment to Iraq, but I have previously deployed to other locations throughout the years and it is always the support from home that helps make it all worthwhile. Thank you for your continued generous support to the troops.


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