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" May No Soldier Go Unloved "

   
 
Thursday, December 25, 2003
 
Merry Christmas Heroes




I'd like to wish you the very best for the holidays and the coming New Year. I appreciate your willingness to serve our country and the personal sacrifices you have made for the freedoms of our nation and for the oppressed of other lands. You all are heroes. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you are away from your familes at this special time of the year. God bless you and keep you all safe!



Terry Doyle

Mom of Adam, Ft. Carson, CO

MIL of Jenny, Kuwait







It is the men and women of our country that join our military services that enable each of us the right to live the lives we live...from our freedom of speech, to our freedom of religion, right down to our right to vote...These men and women allow us to selfishly crawl into our oversized warm beds, and cover up with our security blanket and sleep soundly at night....What most of us 'americans' over look is...well, our military people ARE our security blanket!! Without them going threw these hellish times, where would we be??....



I am eternally greatful we have such brave men and women providing such a security for me and everyone else....These men and women are TRUELY our blessing from above, so I thank each soldier from the tip of my toes to the top of my head, and I thank God for each of them nightly...



To each soldier I share this thought that gets me threw what seems to be a trial of a day........

"There are blessings all around, sometimes we just can't see them, and sometimes we only see them later in life."



Thank YOU Heroes!

Vickey in Virginia



My thoughts are with you this holiday season and even though you are far away, I

hold you in my heart forever. Be safe thank you for all you do.

Merry Christmas Hero,

Patti Patton-Bader







To My Heroes...

Whereever I go,

Whatever I do,

I want you to know,

My thoughts and prayers are just for YOU!!



GOD BLESS!!



SEMPER FI!!!

Future Marine, Trista



For all our wonderful military men and women. Thank you all for your service and sacrifice for our country. I'm sorry that many of you are spending the holidays away from home and family, but want you to know that you are in our hearts and thoughts, and that we are wishing you safe and speedy deployments.



Take care and stay safe,



Sara



Thank you for risking your lives over there. You are one person fighting for so many in the US and Iraq. Thanks,

The Bentz'



Thanks for fighting to keep our country free from terrorists. I respect you. I'm sorry you can't be here for the holidays. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. You're one of a kind and you're in my prayers. Come home safely.

Timothy Louis Cherry



You all are doing such a fine job, and I want you to know how very proud you make us here in America. I want to thank you all and wish you a Merry Christmas and New Years, and that you come home soon to celebrate the holidays that you spent away. God Bless you and know that you are thought of and loved by us daily.

Love and big hugs to you,

Dee Juliano



To all the soldiers, males and females. I just want to wish all of you a Merry X-mas. Remember that the big man up above is looking after each and everyone of you. You guys are true heroes! This country is very lucky to have brave people like you guys. Soon this will be over and you'll guys will be home.

Love, Miriam.



Every time I hear the song, " I'll Be Home for Christmas." I think of y'all. You are true heros. If there were more men and women like y'all in the world, there would not be so much hate. Even when we can not be with you, our thoughts are. May the Lord above continue to guide and protect y'all. May He bring each one of y'all home safe. Whenever a breeze goes across your cheek know that it is an angel sent to watch over you. When a breeze touches your head know that it is your family and friends reaching out to you. When you look at the stars know that we are all looking at the same stars and thinking of you. When you see the sun or the moon, know that it is God smiling down on you



May the New Year find you surrounded by family and friends.



Charlene



jaberwacky@amnetline.com



I am writing to wish you all a Merry Christmas, I know it must be hard being away from families this time of year. I would also like to thank you for what you are doing to keep our country safe. Remember you are in our thoughts and prayers daily. I hope the New Year brings you home to your families.

I will be remembering one special Marine this Christmas, his name is Cpl. Jason Mileo. Jason was killed in action April 14, 2003, in Bagdad. Jason was my cousin and I miss hum dearly.



May God Bless You and keep you safe,

Mary from Pasadena, Maryland



To all our military men and women: My sincere thanks to all of you for what you are doing for our country. Your sacrifices, loyalty and dedication is what makes this country great. You are in my daily thoughts and prayers and I pray that our Heavenly Father protects you and brings you home again soon. Wishing you much peace and happiness this Christmas and always. God Bless you all.



Much love,

Nancy



Dear Heroes,



Season's Greetings! You will have a special place in our hearts this holiday season. We are thinking of you, and we will never ever forget you.



You are in my prayers for your safe return home.



Merry Christmas!



Sharon Sparks



To our incredible Military:

Thank you for defending something to precious to us. Our Freedom.

Your bravery, dedication, and sacrifices are to be commended.

With much love,

Michele in Montana





I thank God everyday for our brave men and women in our U.S. Military...May God Bless you this holiday season. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Cheriese



My thoughts and prayers are with all the brave men and women defending our country.We love you all., and are thinking about you now and always.



with love,

Melissa (maine)



For all our soldiers and sailors serving here and abroad: Thank you so much for your service to our country. Each and every one of you is "Person of the Year" and we owe you a debt of gratitude and appreciation. Sending you best wishes for a happy and safe holiday, and if you are deployed, a very speedy return home.



You are in our hearts and thoughts.



Sara

Proud Army Mom of Dan



To My Heroes,

Myself and my family will always have you in our hearts and prayers. We are very grateful for all you have done and the sacrifices you have made. I cherish my freedom and know who I owe it to. Keep safe-Be well-Come home soon !







MERRY CHRISTMAS



AMERICAN ARMED FORCES



By Peggy Baker



Mother of a Soldier















Today as we sit at our dinner tables, many of us will experience the absence of a family member, due to the upholding of our freedom. We will be brought to tears easily today but in a mixture of emotions. As for myself, my Soldier and I have spent the last 26 years of birthdays and holidays together?I will miss him terribly. On the other hand his absence has changed my life, as I am sure so many parents of soldiers can relate. I no longer take anything for granted. Everything I do is a precious freedom that I want to be thankful for. I never want to forget the brave men and women that have laid down their lives in order that I might sit here in my cozy home and enjoy all the blessings around me.



More than ever in my life I understand the meaning of patriotism. I experience that lump in my throat every time I hear the National Anthem, see our flag, or catch a glimpse of a soldier in uniform.



Because of my soldier?s commitment to our Country I have come to know some fine people. Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and grandparents who are committed to making a difference in a soldier?s life. I am proud to know these people.



I received this e-mail from one of my ?adopted soldiers? ?



?It?s beginning to look a lot like Christmas?Even in Iraq.? Peggy,



I want to thank you for the phone card and Christmas decorations! It was really nice of you to send some of your own collection! We put the Santa on top of our tree in our MWR building and hung the Merry Christmas banner on our entrance way. I have also received decorations from Carol. I am planning on taking some pictures with my digital camera and sending you some so you all can see how you are ?lighting? up our holidays here! Thank you again!



Your friend,



Earl







NO Earl?THANK YOU! Thank each and every one of you that has given up so much for America! ?? We salute you??..



So when I sit down at my dinner table today, I will try not to be sad about what I am missing but rather be grateful for all I have been given?



God bless our Military and keep them safe.



Merry Christmas to all our sons and daughters!






Wednesday, December 24, 2003
 
Thank you for Angels






Throughtout the year angels came and said, We want to help, we want the soldiers deployed to know "We Care'"and they came and brought clothes and food and cheer to as many as they could. These angels came and asked for nothing in return. There were there when a soldier was tired, they were they when a soldier was alone. They were there to celebrate birthdays and to comfort a wife who missed her hero dearly, They were there for a Camp who was cold and needed thermals and they were they there for Thanksgiving with 5 Turkeys, 5 Hams, dozens of boxes of stuffing and mashed potatoes and 100 fruit cups. This page is dedicated to all the Soldier's Angels who came from all corners of the world to help aid and comfort the Boots On The Ground.



Zax_mom



I have a care package ready to go to my assigned soldier...my son and I are

thrilled to be a part of this. I have his APO on the box...now direct my

empty head please!! We take it to the post office...fill out customs papers

even though it's only going to his APO and they take it from there??? I am

so confused! We actually had left overs (I guess we went a little crazy on

our shopping spree ) and I made up another box for a female who was

requesting Christmas cards...is this ok? WHEW...it doesn't take much to

confuse this mind...I'm tellin' ya! Oh...BTW...I am Elaina age 31...mom to

Zak 11 and Alexa 3. We live in Arizona. Zak's poppa (my dad) is retired Navy

and my brother was a Marine. Zak is very very interested in pursuing a

career as an Air Force pilot someday (go little man, go I say!!) We are

soooooo very excited to be a part of this. Thanks for havin' us!!





Debbie



Hi. My name is Debbie. I am married to Bob, and have 4 wonderful kids,

Nathan is 25, Josh is 23, Crystal 20 and my youngest Kylee is 12. I grew up

on the West coast and have been in Illinois now for 13 years. My brother

has been in the Army for 17 yrs. and needless to say I am very proud of him.

We feel so blessed that he has a great wife & kids that has been so

supportive of his military career. Being gone 6-9 months out of every year

can take a toll on the families. I have been on my own 'mission' since

march when I heard that some guys weren't getting mail. Since then my home

has been a warehouse for our troops. Thank goodness my husband and kids

support our efforts. Every month my friends & I work on new projects to

raise money for postage. I am very proud of all and military and I

appreciate all the sacrifices that have to make. I had searched the web for

months to find support that wasn't negative and was so happy when I was told

about this group. I would just like to say Thank you to all and keep up the

great work. There are still 1000's out there not getting mail and maybe we

can all solve that problem. God Bless all our Military and their families.





Trista



Well, in case some of you don't know me. I'm Trista a 19 year old female

from the Cincinnati, Ohio area. I'm going into the Marine Corps and will be

on my way to Parris Island in the new year. Just so you all know, I think

you're all incredible!!! Keep up the OUTSTANDING work! SEMPER FI! Future

Marine, Trista





Mrs_CPT_Crain



Hi,

My name is Megan Crain,and I am the wife of Cpt nathaniel Crain, and mother

to Elianna Nicole. Elly is 21 months old. Nathaniel left ft. leonard wood on

2 April with the 5th Engineers. He is currently attached to the 223

Engineers, Mississippi National Guard, due to heavy losses suffered by this

unit. His spirits are surprisingly high considering all that has gone on. I

hear from him much more now that he is with the guard, but they are

constantly on the road moving. I am also a stampin up demonstrator and would

like to put my talents to good use for the soldiers and all those who

contribute to make our loved ones lives a little bit brighter. If any one

out there has any ideas or any interest in this please contact me. If anyone

is interesed in making any purchases I will also offer a 15% discount to the

group. Keep your chins up, everything does happen for a reason and we much

trust in God.





Laci Gerhart



Hi! My name is Laci Gerhart and I just joined A Soldier's Blog. I'm a

sophomore at the University of Kansas majoring in Ecology. I'm originally

from Hutchinson, KS, if anyone's ever heard of there... :) I've noticed most

other people have family members who are or were in the armed forces. I had

two second cousins overseas in the early 90's and my sister and I (at the

time she was around 10 and I was around 6) sent them care packages with what

we considered "essentials" which was mostly squirt guns and popcorn, but we

were so excited when they wrote us back and said that they used the squirt

guns to wake their friends up in the morning. I've never forgotten how happy

that letter made me....I am so excited to be a part of this group and I hope

I can help make a difference in someone's life.





Wendy



My husband David and I live in London, KY. When I refer to "Lovey" that is

my Hubby...I have a million "pet" names for the whole crew...is a miracle my

kids grew up knowing their actual names!!!!

London is 41 miles North of the KY/TN line on the Eastern side of KY. Its a

small town-am thrilled to be in a small town again.

The two youngest boys: Joshua, 22 and Isaiah, 20 live in London also. The

oldest boy (Jamey) lives in IN with his wife Jen and baby son Adam. Too far

for this Gramma!!!

Our daughter, Rachel ("GI Jane"), is 19 (in October) and she's also our

Soldier. We also have a younger daughter, Nicole, who is 12, and lives in

WI with her mother.

Rachel is at APG, MD for her AIT and will be graduating the 18th of this

month-her MOS is 63W (All Wheel-vehicle Mechanic). She hopes to work on her

Papa's 18 wheeler when she is back home...!(He still drives,I am

semi-retired, in more ways than one...LOL)

Love the outdoors-would love to live on the top of a mountain in a log-cabin

and live off the land!!!

Since I was a little girl (a "FEW" moons ago) I have been called "Wen" by

the people closest to me and my friends...so, please feel free to shorten it

up to Wen...!

Enough babble for now...LOL







Nancy Wiebel



Hi,

My name is Nancy and I live in eastern Iowa. I have a nephew in the NG and

he's currently stationed in CA. My dad was army in WWII. I'm happy I found

this group. You are all a wonderful bunch of people.



Hugs,

Nancy





Susie Feaster



Hello.....my name is Susie Feaster (aka medicfam). I am California girl who

moved from there 11 years ago and came to Boise, Idaho and never looked

back. I think (of course I am biased) I live in one of the best

communities!



I have been married to Randall for almost 15 years and we have a yours, mine

and ours family. His kids are Kati who is 27 and married.....she is my

bestest friend ..... and Randy who is 20 and married. My son Robert is 18

tomorrow and then we have the LITTLE PRINCESS Leah who is 12. They are all

awesome kids and we have a great family. We are all here in Idaho and all

the older kids left to go "home" to California but guess what....they all

came back!!!!



I have no military people in the family nor friends. The only military

people that I know are people that Randall works with. He is a paramedic

working on the ambulance and also helicopter. The pilots on the copter are

either retired military or reserves.



I have prayed for some type of "guidance" to show me what I was supposed to

do to help out. I pray for the military but never was able to figure out

what I could do....this one person with no connections.....to help out.

Well my daughters PTA we decided we would try and help the military with

packages for the holiday. I was given the task to do research to figure it

out. Well I stumbled upon Patti's website and was HOOKED

Now I cannot do enough to help and am knowing this is what GOD wants me to

do. I am only one person and I cannot change the world but you know

what.....I can make one person smile and they will be a little happier for

the day. Makes it all worth it. My problems are tiny compared to what our

troops are going thru. I will continue to help out however I can.



Angel Hugs to all



Susie





Vickie



Hello, my name is Vickie, I'm from Northern New Jersey. 34 years old,

single. I'm a desktop solutions specialist (crazy stresssful job) so I

definitly need something fun to keep me sane. This is the first year I've

become invovled in sending care packages to soldiers deployed overseas and I

have to say I absolutly love it!!!! It is so much fun for me and I've met

so many wonderful people. I don't have any family or friends (well now I

have friends ) in the military, this is just something I wanted to do one

day after watching the war coverage on TV. I'm looking forward to meeting

some new friends on this board. Thanks for inviting me to join.







AnneinCal



Hello everyone. My name is Anne from Southern California. I'm called Annie

by many. I am big supporter of the troops and have been supporting various

units with the help of my friends, coworkers, support groups, etc. since

this March. I have a brother named Richard in the Air Force who served in

the Gulf war and who like many other troops is willing to serve his country

again. I have the greatest respect for the military and its families for

all they endure and the sacrifices they make to keep America free. I also

enjoy reading about the military especially World War II stories and the

Greatest Generation. I have my own website which I created for my firm so

that they can see the difference we made in our troop's lives. It is called

For The Troops www.4thetroops.net



It's wonderful to be part of this group of Angels who support the troops!



Hugs and God Bless, Anne





Elizabeth



I am Elizabeth from Michigan. I am originally from South Carolina. But have

lived here for 8 years. I am married to Randy and we have 4 daughters ages

13, 10, 8, and 2. We are a very loud and busy family!



My husband and I have never served, but we have had siblings, parents,

uncles, cousins, etc... who have served our nation. We believe that it is

our duty and and privilege to support and honor our veterans and those

currently serving our nation.





Charlene



Frist I would like to go on record and say that I HATE talking about myself.

But since I don't have anyone to write this Bio for me, here goes. :)



I am 26 years old. I was born and raised in Florida, where I still live. I

hope to move out of this state one day. I have one brother. He's 16 1/2

months older than me. He's also single (wink wink). LOL I am not married,

nor do I have any children.



I am very honest, so if you would like to know anything, please feel free to

ask. There are very few questions that I won't answer. Thanks for reading.

Hope you are still awake. LOL



Charlene



jaberwacky@amnetline.com





Dee Juliano



My name is Dee. I live in New Jersey. I'm married to a Marine veteran from

the Viet Nam war. My son Ryan is 2/325 Alpha company. I am honored to be a

new member of this group and to get to know you and your soldiers I'm

looking forward to the activities and projects we will be doing.

Angel hugs,

Dee





Vickey from Virginia



Nope, I am not an angel....far from it actually!! Peggy Baker is my best

bud, so when her son went into the army it was like a family member of mine

went in! Besides, I am a mother of four children, three of them boys, my

eldest boy has total soldier envy so I'm almost POSITIVE he will join a

branch of service when he is old enough (he's only 11 now)...Oh and I am the

wife of a vet of the gulf war...



My husband, when he found out about this group said, 'I wish there was a

group like this when I was in the Navy. The entire time I was in, I got six

letters, and ONE care package when the war was going on'.....mind you fellow

'angels', he comes from a LARGE family, broke my heart when he said this,

and it was at that point that I KNEW I had to extend my family and adopt a

soldier.......So, here I am.



God Bless Our Soldiers.......whom in my mind are actually 'Peacemakers'

I love each one of them equally the same...



Vickey from Virginia





Miriam Ramirez



I live in South Gate, Ca (Los Angeles area), 23 years old. I don't have a

military backround but was about to join the Marines when I was 17 ( I

wanted to sooo bad. ), but due to an illness I wasn't allowed to go. But I

do enjoy helping out groups like this one. As well for my Fire and Police

dept. I live with parent and sisters, I have no kids but I adore them. My

little angels of my very own are my 2 godddaughters Amber 4 and Jade 2. Due

to them I'm looking forward to life. I work and go to school. I don't know

what else to say, you could go ahead and ask. But I love to help out to

whoever needs it and our soldiers will always need it.







Sharon Sparks



Hi! I am Sharon Sparks, and I live in Baltimore, Maryland. I come from a

long line of patriots. I am the daughter of a World War II veteran. My

great-great grandfather was a Civil War veteran; and I have ancestors who

fought in the American Revolution. I am in the process of gaining membership

into the Daughters of the American Revolution. I was introduced to this

group by my friend, fuzzrat. I am glad she did because I have gotten to know

many wonderful people here, as well as getting to know many of our heroes

who are serving our country in our armed forces.





Peggy Baker



My name is Peggy Baker.

I live in Virginia with my husband and four children. My oldest son is in

the Army stationed in Korea. Outside of my family, this is the greatest

honor I have ever had...

To be part of this group and to let our Heros know we support them 100%





Carol (puentec)



Hi, my name is Carol. I am from Chicago. Come from a military family.

Grandfather/Merchant Marines. Dad/Ret.Maj Army WW11 Vet and hero.2 brothers

Viet Nam vets. 1 brother Ret. Sgt. Daughter Army Res. home base Ft. McCoy,

Wis. A very proug and gracious AMERICAN who belives in supporting our

Military. Proud and honored to be a part of all you wonderful ANGELS.

'OLD SOLDIER'S NEVER DIE THEY JUST FADE AWAY'





Ana-Marie Smith



My name is Ana-Marie Smith and I reside in Sunny California. I grew up with

a father who retired from the US Navy after 23 years of service. My husband

was also in the Navy for 10 years. I have lived overseas a few times so I

am familiar with the hardships of deployment.





Turtle (Jenn Dupree)



I'm Jennifer DuPree but you can call me "Turtle". I currently live in a

small town 30 min east of Raleigh, NC called Angier & I'm a social worker in

Child Mental Health. I have also lived in the mountains of Western NC & I

grew up in Atlanta, GA! My adopting of soldiers began in the Gulf War & I'm

thrilled to be here to show my support & love for these brave men & women

during this war too! Living in Angier I am very close to Fort Bragg,

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and Camp Lejeune so it hits home even more so

for me this time around! My personal ties to the military include my dad

who served in the Army in Germany many moons ago, my Paw Paw who flew

bombers in WWII earning all kinds of honors including the distinguished

flying cross and my dear friend/adopted brother who is a marine that has now

served in both the Gulf War and our current drama production! God Bless all

of you for joining this group and making this effort so successful! You can

find me @ turtledupree@hotmail.com if you need me!





Patti Patton-Bader



Hi,

I am Patti from Pasadena, Ca.

I am founder of Soldier's Angels, I come from a military family starting

with Gen. George Patton great uncle, my dad Lt. Col Patton, my brother SPC

David Patton, and my son, my hero, Spc Brandon Varn. I am so proud of all

our Armed Forces and so very proud of each and everyone of you angels.

Thank you ,

patti







Delora



My name is Delora. I have been a single mom to 2 great kids for many years.

I have a daughter Monica, 22 who presented me with a beautiful granddaughter

one year ago January. My son Jay is now 20 and stationed at Ft Campbell. He

joined the army Sept 6, 2001. He returned from Iraq in July and is waiting

for the rest of his batallion to return in Feb. I have continued to write

his friends and others since he came home and have shared names of these

soldiers with the group. Thank you all for helping me remember them.





Becca



My name is Rebecca Vinson, I live in the middle Ga area. I have a younger

brother who is stationed in Germany and two close friends of mine are also

stationed in Germany. Myself and one of my best friends are scheduled to

leave for basic training the first part of next year for the armyas well.

My grandfather was in the navy in the Korean war, and I have a couple of

uncles who fought in WWII. My mom and my three sisters and I are sending out

boxes and cards and letters to deployed soldiers and ones at their duty

stations who we know do not recieve mail from home. This is a wonderful

site and I am honored to be apart of something so wonderful.





Terry Doyle



I'm Terry and live in Indiana. My oldest son Adam is an MP with the 59th MP

CO out of Ft. Carson, CO. He just returned 12/6 from being deployed to Iraq.

His wife Jenny is also in the Army. She is in the 68th CSB-HHD and is

currently serving in Kuwait. My husband was Army and served in Viet Nam. My

dad (passed away this summer) was Army Air Corps in WW2. I'm looking

forward to all the great projects! Love, Terry





Sara Ehrlich



I'm Sara from New Jersey. My son Dan is finishing up AIT (will graduate

12/18) at Ft Huachuca and after a course in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at Ft

Huachuca and Airborne training at Ft Benning will (we hope) be on to the

82nd at Ft Bragg. My father and grandfather were career Navy, so this is my

first Army experience. I have a project going to collect books, magazines,

DVDs and games for deployed soldiers and have the pleasure and honor of

corresponding with a number of these wonderful men and women. I am so happy

to be part of this wonderful group.



A SOLDIERS BLOG



KEEP YOUR HELMET ON!!





We are praying for your safe return. Thank you for all We all miss you.

-Karen Humphreys Thank You! you do ? Ginny Mazzuca Come home safe!

You are in my prayers. -Bev Wood

God Bless you -Cindy Cronin Stay safe & come

All ? Rock Brockman home very soon We are all very

Thank you for keeping our Thank you for -Dave Dixon proud of you!

Country Safe ? Eileen Greilsamer all you?ve done & -Melissa Eckert

Your Bravery. Thanks for giving us peace of mind!

Best Wishes ? Betty Sidel -Candice Wilson God Bless You! Come Home Soon! Best Wishes!

-Bernadine Robinson -Clyde Garrett

Your sacrifice is very much

appreciated ? Thank you very much! We are so proud of you all. Keeping you in our

You will always be in my prayers. Thank you ? Marie Henderson daily thoughts and

- Veronica Nickerson prayers ? Karen Palazzo

A Heartfelt Thank You for a job well done!

BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON FROM EVERYONE AT EARLY, CASSIDY & SCHILLING, INC.

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND



We are proud of you You are all Be safe ? Happy Holidays! There are no words

each and every day. Wonderful! -Lynne Cook to express the level of

Best Wishes ? Andy Cassidy - Virginia Buch respect I have for all of you.

Our Prayers -Laraine Lyons

Best Wishes Thank You! are with you!

Happy Holidays!! Tim Schilling - Lori Perkins All the best.

Sylvia Carrington You are in Our prayers.

Thank you for -Michele Way

Thank you for being there all that you do. ? Aletha Norris

For us. ? Jim Hodgson See you back home!

Best Wishes Larry Jaggers

Thank you all so Marlene Stringer

much. Be Safe!! Happy Holidays ? Tom Butler

-Debbie Lewis

A Heartfelt Thank You for a job well done!

BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON FROM EVERYONE AT EARLY, CASSIDY & SCHILLING, INC.

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND







I hope you return

Have a happy & safe home safe and sound

. holiday - Lori Lee Sherwood soon! ?Jennie Cheng



Take Care, Be Safe -Jean Rodgers MY WHOLE FAMILY THANKS YOU

FOR PROTECTING WHAT WE HAVE.

May God Bless You All ? Jeff Hixon -DAVE MADARAS



God Bless America!





A Heartfelt Thank You for a job well done!

BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON FROM EVERYONE AT EARLY, CASSIDY & SCHILLING, INC.

ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND



















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Hi all I am Kari and I live in South Bend, Indiana. My 20yr old daught is PFC Amanda and she is currently stationed in Balad, Iraq. Balad is between Mosul and Baghdad. She is from Ft Campbell with the 101st Airborne....Go Screaming Eagles!!!! She had been in the Army now for about 1 1/2 years. I am married to a wonderful man and also have a 12 yr old daughter and 8 yr old son. Thanks for having me :)



Hugs

Kari



Hello I'm Mary Ann from TN. My son Mike is a SSG with Alpha Co 2/325 82nd ABN. His wife Samona (Mona) is also in the Army and is stationed at FT.Bragg awaiting his return from Iraq. My Dad was USN as well as my biological brother Russell. Dad retired in 1960. This is Mike's 3rd deployment and is by far the worst. I look forward to meeting all of you.



Mary Ann



Hello all my name is Melissa and I am 32 yrs old married with 2 children, living in Maine..I am soooo excited to be doing this..it is the very least that I or anyone can do for our "heroes" I can not wait to send something out to my guy...

My husband's step brother was serving in I raq,with the 101st Airborn Div, and is now home on leave, to have another knee surgery... We are sooooo very proud of him, and I feel very honored to do something for someone else.





Melissa



Hi,

My name is Megan Crain,and I am the wife of Cpt nathaniel Crain, and mother to Elianna Nicole. Elly is 21 months old. Nathaniel left ft. leonard wood on 2 April with the 5th Engineers. He is currently attached to the 223 Engineers, Mississippi National Guard, due to heavy losses suffered by this unit. His spirits are surprisingly high considering all that has gone on. I hear from him much more now that he is with the guard, but they are constantly on the road moving. I am also a stampin up demonstrator and would like to put my talents to good use for the soldiers and all those who contribute to make our loved ones lives a little bit brighter. If any one out there has any ideas or any interest in this please contact me. If anyone is interesed in making any purchases I will also offer a 15% discount to the group. Keep your chins up, everything does happen for a reason and we much trust in God.





Merry Christmas To All

God Bless Our Troops












Sunday, December 21, 2003
 
Nation's threat level rising to orange: "The government on Sunday raised the national threat level to orange, the second-highest, saying attacks were possible during the holidays and that threat indicators are "perhaps greater now than at any point" since Sept. 11, 2001."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Libyan deal shows need for U.S. shift: "The White House portrayed Libya's promise to abandon weapons of mass destruction programs as affirmation of President Bush's hard-line strategy on arms proliferation and suggested the U.S.-led war in Iraq helped convince Moammar Gadhafi that he should act."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



U.S. forces round up Iraqi rebel suspects: "Acting on intelligence gleaned from the capture of Saddam Hussein, U.S. troops rounded up dozens of suspected rebels during two days of raids in towns where loyalty to the deposed president remains strong, officials said Sunday. Two Iraqis were killed."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



AP Poll finds Bush getting good marks: "Amid rising consumer confidence, President Bush gets good marks for his handling of the economy from a clear majority of voters for the first time in more than a year, an Associated Press poll finds."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



The U.S. soldier is Time Person of Year: "The American soldier, who bears the duty of "living with and dying for a country's most fateful decisions," was named Sunday as Time magazine's Person of the Year."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Israeli leader warns of confrontation: "A government plan to dismantle Israeli settlements and impose a new boundary with the Palestinians will touch off bitter confrontation with Jewish settlers but must go ahead for the sake of the country's security, the prime minister's top deputy said Sunday."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Malvo trial now turns to defense efforts: "The daughter of one sniper victim called Lee Boyd Malvo evil. Teachers and others who knew the convicted killer when he was younger described him as bright, courteous, sweet and lonely."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



HE WAS HIDING IN A HOLE!: "Link appeared here ."

In The Drudge Report Archives



Bush Got First Heads-Up Saturday Afternoon...: "Link appeared here ."

In The Drudge Report Archives



8 months after invasion...: "Link appeared here ."

In The Drudge Report Archives



Troops from 4th Infantry Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team caught former Iraqi leader...: "Link appeared here ."

In The Drudge Report Archives



Saddam Captured...: "Link appeared here ."

In The Drudge Report Archives



U.S. Terror Alert Level Raised: "The government is raising the U.S. terror alert level to yellow alert, or "high" due to increased intelligence "chatter" and a new tape from al Qaida.
Tom Ridge will speak at a press conference sometime this afternoon. We'll have more as it comes in.
"

In Command Post: Irak



Exclusive: Inside Saddam's Cell: "It was a defiant, if resigned, Saddam seen by L. Paul Bremer and some of his Iraqi foes hours after he was caught. They tell Scott Pelley about their meeting with him on 60 Minutes, Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT."

In CBS News: Iraq Crisis



Top US general says several hundred caught in Iraq sweep: "Several hundred people have been detained in Iraq in a sweep against insurgents using intelligence following the capture of Saddam Hussein, General Richard Myers, head of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff revealed. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Syria Trying to Stop Iraq Border Crossing: "Syria is trying to stop fighters from crossing the border into Iraq to join the resistance against U.S.-led forces, the head of the Iraqi Governing Council said Sunday. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Homeland Defense raised Alert status for the Holidays in IraqWar.info



US Soldier punched Saddam after spitting incident. in IraqWar.info



Syria trying to stop Iraq border crossing: "Syria is trying to stop fighters from crossing the border into Iraq to join the resistance against U.S.-led forces, the head of the Iraqi Governing Council said Sunday."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Iraqi Insurgents Blow Up Oil Pipeline: "Insurgents blew up an oil pipeline and fired on gasoline storage tanks, as U.S. troops searched for rebels and weapons."

In New York Times: World Special



Bush declares: 'We must get rid of Arafat' (21 Dec 03) in Radio Free USA



Israel arrests prominent Hamas leader: "Israeli troops conducted a series of raids in the West Bank city of Nablus Sunday, arresting a Hamas leader and killing a 5-year-old Palestinian boy, Palestinian witnesses said."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



The American soldier named Time's Person of the Year: "The American soldier, who bears the duty of "living with and dying for a country's most fateful decisions," has been named as Time magazine's Person of the Year."

In Ananova: War In Iraq



GIs Named Top Newsmakers By Time: "Soldiers were singled out by Time magazine as the top newsmakers of the year because �the very messy aftermath of the war� made it clear the troops in Iraq would be making headlines for months or years, says Time Managing Editor Jim Kelly."

In CBS News: Iraq Crisis

 

 
   
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