Troop Thanks 2011

Task Force KnightHawk, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade

2011 09 22 TF Knighthawk

2011 09 22 TF Knighthawk  |  Click once to enlarge, twice to zoom.


What the Heck ???

Troop Thanks 2011 Trach Picture

Troop Thanks 2011 Trach Picture

They are using a “field expedient” simulator to practice making a surgical airway – it is an emergency procedure used if a casualty cannot breath and we cannot intubate them through the mouth, which is the standard way  -  in other words tracheotomy.


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Landstuhl Hospital Care Project
Thank you for your generous donation to the Landstuhl Chaplain’s Clothes Closet
 

Dear Ms. Grimord

I am writing to thank you for supporting America’s sons and daughters who are making hard sacrifices for our precious freedom and to acknowledge you donation:

Material in the amount of $45,060

Your donations provide both comfort and encouragement for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and their family members that come to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the Ramstein Air Force Base. Your generosity make sit possible for us to assist these wounded warriors and their families.

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center is a beacon of healthcare for America’s servicemen and woman abroad. Spiritual support through Pastoral Services and your gifts enhance the holistic healthcare we provide for all those who proudly perform their sacred duty.

What you have given blesses these precious men and women. I want to thank you for your caring and compassionate service to all those who serve their country so well.

Blessings and peace,
Chaplain (Major)
Wounded Warrior Ministry Center
Shelf with LHCP bed pads

Shelf with LHCP bed pads


Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Thanks again for all your support. I have a question for you. There is an organization that makes a water purification device that can produce roughly a million gallons of water for about $50 a shot. I know that we have used them here, and we have also been distributing them to the local populace with great effects, this device has the potential to help us win the fight over the insurgents in this area one village at a time. We are currently exploring all avenues of approach to try and get any organization to help us buy them up. I saw in your email that you on occasion order items in bulk, this would be an invaluable buy to keep us safe, settle the region, and earn the trust of the local populace. If this is not your cup of tea, I completely understand and I am still extremely grateful for all of your support thus far. I will take any winter items, jackets, sweaters, blankets, sheets etc. Also, any undergarments t-shirts, boxers. And any shoes you want to send. Thanks again.

DMR
1LT, MS

Bed Pad Smiles

Who would have thought bed pads wound bring so many smiles


Monday, 19 December 2011

I will take anymore blankets or cold weather items that you have. Do you have any of the hand warming packs? Got your last packages they came in very handy, it is freezing here and everyone wants more
blankets.

DMR
1LT, MS
MEDO
FOB

Troop Thanks 2011

Troop Thanks 2011


Thursday, 01 December 2011 (snail mail)

Defense Commissary
Agency Store Operations-European Area
Ankara Commissary
Krystal Alexander
Landstuhl Hospital Care Project
 

The Ankara Commissary would like to thank you for all the hard work collecting coupons for military service members overseas. We received a box full of coupons this week from you. the community appreciates all the hard work that goes into collecting and organizing the coupons.

Again, thank you for all your hard work.
Delores Hill
Store Director

Monday, 21 November 2011

Karen Grimord,

Your organization’s generosity is over whelming. It felt like an early Christmas. Our soldiers and patients greatly appreciated the PJ’s.

It’s so wonderful to see that there are people out there willing help total strangers

Very Grateful
TH
Signed by 11 hospital staff.

Wednesday, 02 November 2011

Just to let you know that the second box of Denta Swabs arrived today. These should last us a while.

Thank you they will come in handy!

COL

Tuesday, 01 November 2011

Hey, thank you for your continued support. We have expanded here.

Our surgical capability still has us at Level II, But our MTBI expanded number of beds and our support battalion is opening a patient hold next door to our facility. Most of the items I have been storing have gone to them to get them up and going. We could use blankets, sweats of any size Pjs, dental swabs and toothbrushes.

You guys are wonderful.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,
AH

Monday, 31 October 2011 (snail mail)

This Certificate of Appreciation is presented to Landstuhl Hospital Care Project In grateful appreciation of your selfless service and support to the 256th Combat Support Hospital during Operation New Dawn 10-11. Your generous contribution helped to remind each of our Soldiers of our great country and it’s citizens that we have pledged to defend. Your support to the 256th Combat Support Hospital is greatly appreciated.

3 November 2010 to 1 November 2011
signed by Officer in Charge
Hospital Chaplain
Commanding and First Sergeant

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Thank you for the stockings. We had fun

letting people pick their stocking yesterday. I have some paint pens and

will be putting names on them before we hang them.

Thank you and all the special people who lovingly made them. We sincerely thank you!!

Amanda

Keeps our sheets clean

Keeps our sheets clean


Monday, 26 September 2011

Karen,

Hope things are going your way. I have received your shipment here. We cannot thank you enough. Today the Chaplin and I put the things you sent in the back of the truck and drove around finding Airmen, Soldiers and Marines who are headed down range to very dangerous and secluded places. We handed out everything you sent. I wish you could see the look in their eyes as they said to tell you thank you. All the PJs you sent we gave to our hospital here for our patients.

You and LHCP connected with them and made them feel special and appreciated. I took some pictures and will send them once I get them downloaded.

You truly embody the meaning of making a difference! Thank you for being who you are and what you do…it is truly appreciated over here.

Have a wonderful day.

Col B, Lt Col T – Karen and the LHCP are the people who gave the EMDG all the hand sanitizers we have throughout the EMDG. They really helped out our medics and patients last time I was here. She ensured every patient we A/E had a their own blanket and pillow to keep.

SWM, Capt, USAF, MSC
Medical Director, HAP

Monday, 19 September 2011

Mosul is closing up shop this week. Thank you for all of your support over this past year. We appreciate everything you have done for us!

Ellen

Afghan US military medical facility

Afghan US military medical facility


Monday, 19 September 2011

The support you provide is super-fantastic! If you get in any more blankets and pillows we would love to have some sent our way–we are just planning ahead for the colder months.

I hope you are doing well after your surgery.

Thanks for all you and the rest of the volunteers do!

Cheers 

Friday, 26 August 2011

Thanks for the shipment. The boxes arrived today, but I didn’t have a chance to pick them up yet as I had a ceremony to attend. I am picking them up in the morning. The items are much appreciated!


936th FST Norwegian Role II

936th FST Norwegian Role II


 Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Just wanted to thank you for your support.

Our mail service is ending and so will our internet very soon.

Thank you for the good work you do for service members.

We appreciate you!

Ellen

Thursday, 21 July 2011 Snail Mail

Landstuhl Hosp. Care Project

Thank you very much for sending us coupons. We are always happy to receive them in the mail. On behalf of all the customers here at Eskan Village, Saudi Arabia, allow me to extend my sincere appreciation for your kindness.

We look forward to your continued support.
Sincerely,
Store Deputy

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Thank you so much for all the support you guys provide. We just received the hospital gowns, pajama bottoms, and T-shirts (along with a few other things) just in time! We had a local patient go in for surgery and those hospital gowns sure to help preserve their modesty.

We would love to have some of those 1/4 zip hoodies. Lg and XL if you have them. Also, if you happen to get in any more adult male clogs–those would be useful as well–we run out of those pretty quickly because many of our patients have to leave without shoes.

Again–we so appreciate your support!
Hope you are doing well.
Cheers,

LHCP Stitches of Love Group

Christmas Stocking at CSH

Christmas Stocking at CSH

In July the LHCP Stitches of Love Group starts sewing the Christmas stockings to our wounded warriors at many of the Combat Support Hospitals and Battalion Aid Station. This is a picture of many of the Christmas Stocking made last year and sent to Afghanistan.


 Wednesday, 03 August 2011

Thanks again for the wipes and the towels. For some reason they go in like a couple hours.


J is Excited

J is Excited


In the Water

In the Water


Clap for I

Clap for I


Miss I

Miss I


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

We LOVE the sweatshirts you sent! Very nice w/ the zippers. And it’s been cold lately (high in the upper 60’s lower 50’s in JULY???) so they’re quite popular.


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

I just returned from R&R and guess what? The huge towel shipment with some toiletries as well was awaiting me. Thanks so much. I checked the MWR late last night and the boxes are basically gone. So you are taking great care of our Soldiers on this end of the FOB


 

14 bags of bed pads

14 bags of bed pads


Wednesday, 29 June 2011 Snail Mail

Karen and Landstuhl Hospital Care Project

We recently received 3 boxes of food from your group. WOW!!

Thank you so much! Your support is going to make our last months here a little easier and more pleasant.

As the draw down continues, services will be going away. Meals for us are already a “chore”. Although there is a mess hall currently available, the effort to get there is sometimes not worth it. Eventually it will be gone and MRE’s and MRE type meals will be all we will have. Your thoughtful gift to us is a blessing!

Thank you!
CPT

Closet of thermal weave, fleece and hospital gowns

SoL members and Corporate Sponsor.

Gowns, fleece blankets, thermal weave blankets sent by LHCP yahoo SoL members and Corporate Sponsor.


 

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

You all are doing a good thing!

Thank you and God Bless You!

In a follow up email

Shoot forgot to mention the pillows.

Yep I took one for myself, the one I had lost its cushiness.

Thank you on behalf of all.


Staff Picture 22 SEP 2011

Staff Picture 22 SEP 2011


Wednesday, 15 June 2011 Snail Mail

Landstuhl Hospital Care Project

Thank you! Thank You! Thank you! for the 140 pairs of flip-flops for our wounded warriors. The USO and the soldiers themselves really appreciate this gift. I have been handing them out daily and receiving many thank you’s and smiles in return. This shipment was made in honor of SSG Jeffrey L. Harley. As I opened the box, I thought of SSG Hartley and his family. Thank you for helping us help our wounded warriors.

Sincerely
Meg
USO CASF Ramstein

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Landstuhl Hospital Care Project
Thank you for your generous donation to the Landstuhl Chaplain’s Clothes Closet
 

Dear Ms. Grimord

I am writing to thank you for supporting America’s sons and daughters who are making hard sacrifices for our precious freedom and to acknowledge you donation:

Material in the amount of $45,060

Your donations provide both comfort and encouragement for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and their family members that come to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the Ramstein Air Force Base. Your generosity make sit possible for us to assist these wounded warriors and their families.

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center is a beacon of healthcare for America’s servicemen and woman abroad. Spiritual support through Pastoral Services and your gifts enhance the holistic healthcare we provide for all those who proudly perform their sacred duty.

What you have given blesses these precious men and women. I want to thank you for your caring and compassionate service to all those who serve their country so well.

Blessings and peace,
Chaplain (Major)
Wounded Warrior Ministry Center

Thanks to the

Landstuhl Hospital Care Project

for sending five large boxes of medical supplies to supply a local medical clinic at Baghdad’s St. George’s Church, staffed by volunteer Muslim Iraqi doctors treating Iraqi patients of all faiths for free.

The boxes were give to Cannon Andrew White, Pastor of St. George’s Church to be delivered to the clinic.

(Medical supply donation was possible due to Nashau Medical Group)

LHCP Iraq Hospital Donation

LHCP Iraq Hospital Donation


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Quick note to let you know that 11 boxes of clogs and towels arrived.

Have sent over half to the Regimental Aid Station for the Marines. I gave a bunch to the nurses and docs here and left some of the rest for the local nationals cause they come without shoes usually.

Thank you so much for what you do.

LAM
AN
DCN

Tuesday, 21 May 2011

I did receive the clogs last week and they are a big hit with the soldiers. THANK YOU !!!!!!

One of our docs actually took his APFT wearing a pair! hahaha I am sorry I didn’t have a camera there.

Thank you for your support. We will not be able to receive mail after xx we think… dates keep changing. I will let you know if there is something more definitive.

Respectfully
EEB
CPT AN
OIC
TF CSH

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Everything showed up while I was on this road trip Thanks again!

Blessings,


Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Dear Karen and LHCP

I have received the boxes of clogs. I can’t thank you enough for all you do. We are very thankful here at xxnd FST. I have a Captain RW here at FOB xx that is the OT of the TBI clinic here. I gave her your email. She is in need for some minor supplies mostly male underwear and clogs. I gave her a few of my boxes to help her out. I just wanted to let you know I gave her your email and I told her how much you have helped us out. Her email is:

xx
Thank you,
A

Pat inside Afghanistan CSH

Pat inside Afghanistan CSH


Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Hi Karen, we received sheets and pillows en masse yesterday. They were put in the MWR and are already gone! Thanks again so much,

Blessings, Jerry


Thursday, 12 May 2011 (Snail Mail)

Karen and Landstuhl Hospital Care Project

I want to thank you for the support you have provided to my unit and the soldiers we care for.

We have received multiple boxes from you with some very nice and needed items.

As we are drawing down here, our amenities are disappearing and things/every day living is becoming more austere.

All of the items you sent will be used. Nothing goes to waste!

Thank you
EEB
Capt

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Karen thank you and LHCP!

LRMC-WWMC


Saturday, 30 April 2011

I have received boxes from you this week and want to thank you and tell you how appreciative we are for the snacks and other items!!!!


Monday, 25 April 2011

You are the best! The lab guys are happy as chickens in a dirt bath!

Thanks,
COL

Troop Thanks Blue Fish Pillow

Troop Thanks Blue Fish Pillow


Sunday, 3 April 2011

Seven boxes of blankets arrived. We are now well supplied with blankets.

You generosity is known throughout this command and at the regimental aide station. I cannot thank you enough for your support.


Saturday, 2 April 2011

We have plenty of blankets now. Will have to put this box in storage. The weather is getting warmer and warmer…

Did I tell you the Marines really liked the other boxes of blankets I sent to the them. They love uniformity. So the colors worked just right.


Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Thank you we received another 5 boxes today. Our warmer and our shelves are now full. I also talked to 1LT today, she and I work together here. After seeing our shipment yesterday she mentioned she recently made a request for blankets, pillowcases and sheets. I do not know what may already be in process of being shipped to her.

We “transload” patients often from three other FSTs in our province as well as receive patients from outlying FOBs/COPs. If we ever get to a point where we have to much with your permission we will send boxes and items by helicopter to these outlying FOBs/COPs.


Troop Thanks Clear Trach

Troop Thanks Clear Trach


Friday, 25 March 2011

Dear Karen Grimord,

you have given me so much support this whole year. I can’t thank you enough for all your help.

I gave your e-mail to xx he will take over my supply for the ward.

Thank everyone in your team for their help.

thank you again.
LT M

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Just wanted to let you know that I received a box with the toiletries.

Thank you so much.
Col M

Sunday, 20 March 2011

I don’t know if you are tracking delivery of items sent, but so far I have received 2 boxes of hoodies and a box of pillows.

We truly appreciate your kindness, and it is so awesome to read the stories of the Soldiers who gave their lives. Very sobering, but also very touching.

Again, thank you for all that you do.

Sincerely,
Kathrine

Saturday, 05 March 2011

Just wanted to let you know we received the boxes yesterday and they were a big hit with all the soldiers.

I cannot say thank you enough for the time and energy you and your volunteers put into this project.

It means a lot to all the soldiers especially to ours who serve in remote areas where there is no PX to buy needed supplies and mail is often delayed for weeks due to weather conditions and resources.

Thank You!!
CPT

Trach

Trach practice


Saturday, 19 February 2011

Grimord,

Just wanted to touch base and tell you that the big box of socks arrived. This is going right down to the regimental aid station. The regimental aid station is where the Marines go for short term rehab.

The sock will come in handy I know already.

Thank you again.


Tuesday, 15 February 2011 Snail Mail

 
FROM: The Staff of the Camp Zama Commissary
TO: Ms. Krystal Alexander
SUBJECT: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!!
 

On behalf of the entire Camp Zama Commissary Staff, I would like to extend to you the warmest of THANK YOU for your support of our most valued National Treasure, The Men and Women of the American Armed Forces.

The time spent cutting coupons and mailing them here to the Camp Zama Commissary is priceless. We look forward to the mail coming in every day to see your letters and all the wonderful coupons you have provided. At the entrance of the commissary we have a coupon center stuffed with all the coupons you have sent. Our store personnel bag your coupons and the Baggers provide them to our customers as they leave the commissary. The coupons are also hung on the shelves here in the commissary for additional access.

Please keep the coupons coming, you are making a difference for the troops and their families serving here in Japan!

Yoko Banko
Store Manager
Camp Zama Commissary

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Thank you for all you do and for developing and managing such a wonderful program. Anything you can send would be greatly appreciated. We do receive USO packages containing goodies and personal hygiene items but we really have a need for blankets and towels. We unfortunately have a limited capacity to washing laundry so a lot of these items have to be throw out. We also see a great deal of pediatric patients so any clothing in ped sizes would also be helpful.

I noted you have a CFC charities number which is awesome. It seems whenever we donate to CFC only the big charities stand-out. I will pass your number along and look forward to donating to it next time around.

Thanks Again.


Sunday, 1 February 2011 Snail Mail

Dear Karen Grimord & Landstuhl Hosp Care Project

Karen, we got your care packages. Thank you for the bread mix and all the pizza stuff. Thank you for the blankets and everything else.

Please thank everyone who helps you and donates to your project.

Our unit has 5+ months more months here. We use everything you send us, thank you so much.


Sunday, 1 February 2011 Snail Mail

Our Dear Friends,

Once again, and my last time, I want to express our deepest and sincere gratitude for all the wonderful array of items you have sent us. The chux, which have always been a much appreciated commodity, were distributed throughout the hospital. The clogs were a big hit and we gave them to the ward for the patients. I have to say we have Catholic mass here on Saturday night. I looked down at the patient’s feet and they were wearing your clogs. The valentine decorations were appreciated by both staff and patients alike.

Again, we are so appreciative of your many, many gifts you have donated to the hospital on behalf of our sick and wounded. Words can never express fully our gratitude and affection we have for your organization. As always, we are most keenly aware of the sacrifice in time, effort, and money you wonderful Americans have spent on us.


 Wednesday, 02 February 2011

We received your last shipment. we were all happy.

We received 4 large boxes of towels, thank you!

We also received a box with real cool shower shoes, thank you! and a box with PJ bottoms.

Thank you and your crew.

We are leaving in about xx days. The next unit will be able to use some a lot of the items you send us at xx.

I did receive phone card in the prior shipment along with personal are items, blanks (thank you) and snacks. Thank you

Thank you again.
LT M

Troop Thanks 2011 Playing Patient

Don’t worry it is only a class!!


Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011

Parts removed for OPSEC

This clinic will remain in xx, Afghanistan (Known to Army folks as xx). Address will change slightly, as a new unit will replace us (*we will update @ that

point). Your points of contact will be CPT xx and SFC xx (USA).

They will continue with the clinical mission for another year. I will more than likely overlap w/them until the end of xx or the beginning of xx 2011 and then return to CONUS as my mission will be done here.

Your aid and assistance with the various items for our soldiers was unquestionably very timely and important…I look forward to going home, but will always have a warm place in my heart for what you-all did for us.

Respectfully,

Monday, 17 Jan 2011

I will let the next unit know your email. It has been such a pleasure to work with you and I hope to meet you someday.

Hugs and love from Afghanistan.

Saturday, 8 Jan 2011 -snail mail

Hi Karen and everyone at the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project We received your care packages. Thank you so much. I really appreciate everything

LT, AN RNBSN
Afghanistan

Tuesday, 04 Jan 2011

BTW: most of the soldiers we filled the stockings for, they saved them and mailed them home. They were a great morale booster for our soldiers! They were beautiful. Thanks

WE had a great Christmas.

 


Troop Thanks 2011 Dog

Troop Thanks 2011 Dog


 Saturday, 01 Jan 2011

We all have taken a Christmas stocking. The marines and soldiers that were in the hospital on Christmas received a stocking. It was very touching and made our Christmas very special.

Thank you so much

Thursday, 29 December 2011 (Snail Mail)

Hello my name is AIC AA. I am talking over the donations for the CASF, along with Sra DR. I just wanted to write and tell you thank you very much for all the sweat pants you have sent over! They are being used and all the patients are happy that we can supply them with their size and we are grateful that we have some one like you to supply us with as many as you have! Thank you for everything. We appreciate the support you are providing!

Thanks again
A1C AA

LHCP boxes arriving in Afghanistan

LHCP boxes arriving in Afghanistan


Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Hope things are going your way. I wanted to let you know how much your thoughtfulness has meant to me. My wife got the box of presents for her and my kids yall sent on my behalf. I have done my share of deployments and it is my honor to serve other military going down range by distributing all the goodies and care packages we receive.

I have never had anyone do anything as special as what yall did for me and my family! It is one thing to take care of me, but it means soooo much more to me when you take care of my family.

My wife has her hands full with a 15 y/o, a 1 y/o and currently pregnant. Thank you for making our Christmas extra special in my absence. I thank God for people like you who touch lives and truly make a difference. I promise you I will follow your example and continue to pass extraordinary kindness on to others. Thank you for being who you are and all you do.


Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Happy holidays!!

I cant say thank you enough for all of your hard work. I hope you know we here at FOB appreciate it. I will take a box or two of pillows…as we have pushed forward out to combat outposts…some of the blankets and towels you have already sent us. There was a VBIED that destroyed a sleep tent out there so the guys are very appreciative of the donations as it is staying cold here in the 40′s during the day and colder up in the mountains…

Thanks,
CPT RW

Standing with Christmas Stocking

Standing with Christmas Stocking


Tuesday, 22 November 2011

First, I want to say thank you for all the support over the last 8 months, the items you have sent have meant a world of difference in the quality of life of our patients. Second, with the SFC and her team being re-deployed soon I’d like to touch base with you to make sure we are still on your radar to receive your excess items. My address is below, and thank you again.


Thursday, 18 November 2011

Just wanted to thank you. Cc: on this email is the next point of contact.

Your generosity was overwhelming. Your efforts helped not only the folks in my unit but the Marines and the Afghani patients we received over this last year.

I can only say thank you.


Medical Staff in Afganistan

Medical Staff in Afghanistan


Monday, 31 October 2011 (snail mail)

Thank you very much for the awesome care package and inspiring message about Lance Cpk Daniel Geary.

We appreciate the toothbrushes and will make sure the soldiers get them.

Thank you again for your support and generosity!

AD
TF Chaplain Assistant
“All the way”

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Yes, Bostick FST can definitely use some blankets and sweats. If possible, we would like about 30 blankets and maybe 20 pr sweatpants in L and XL–preferably black.

Thanks again for the awesome support!

Will not forget you during CFC drive :)

NK
FST
Afghanistan

Troop Thanks 2011

Troop Thanks 2011


Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Hey Karen,

Please do me a favor and take care of everyone else you send things to first. They are in worse conditions than we are in Kyrgyzstan. If you have any left over Christmas stuff, like stockings or decorations that would be nice. Being here in the winter time, I know the immune system boosters that dissolve in water (like airborne) are a huge hit and very helpful.

Thank you again for being who you are and what you do. You are an amazing person and keep our spirits high here. Thank you for caring.

We love you !!!!


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Dear Karen,

My unit is leaving to go back to the states very soon. I will give the new FST your contact information when I leave.

I personally wanted to thank you for what you have done for my unit and all the soldiers that we have seen in country. I think it’s wonderful what you are doing and that I truly appreciate it.

Thank you again.


Friday, 30 September 2011

Thank you. and hopefully the captain got a copy of the mail I sent u. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay low.

RA

Units in Afghanistan

Units in Afghanistan


Tuesday, 20 September 2011 (snail mail)

My name is C and I work at the Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility (CASF). Today I opened your box and thank you 10x over. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. We appreciate it and so do the wounded warriors.

Respectfully,
C

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Greetings from Landstuhl,

Fall is upon us and it is time, once again, to send updated lists of items that are most frequently requested at the Chaplain’s Closet. A list of “not needed” items is also attached.

On behalf of the wounded service members who come through the Chaplain’s Closet, I send sincere and gracious thanks for your continued support. I wish you could see the surprise and gratitude from each and every soldier, sailor, airman or marine who leaves the Closet with a duffle bag filled with clothes, shoes, toiletries, homemade blankets, socks, sweets, and more. They are blown away by your kindness and generosity. Each one balks at taking too much in case the person coming after them has a greater need. I am truly humbled to volunteer for this organization and I thank you for continuing to send the boxes!

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions,


Memorial on 9 AUG

Memorial on 9 AUG


Monday, 19 September 2011

The boxes came in a few days ago, and I brought them to the MWR. Almost gone already! Perfect for leaving theater. Thanks again for all you,

Blessings, Jerry

Monday, 12 September 2011

Until we get home please keep praying for all of the troops in our area. Over the weekend a massive close to 2,000 lb. blast destroyed one of our bases housing an infantry unit near hear. There were close to 80 wounded U.S. soldiers, but no deaths. That was a miracle, and an incredible feat for the medics and aviators to work their magic taking care of so many patient. Our surgical hospital was overrun. The war is very real. So thanks for your love, support, and prayers to the end.


Fire Place made from LHCP boxes

Fire Place made from LHCP boxes


Tuesday, 23 August 2011

We just wanted to let you know that we got a bolus of mail yesterday. Part of the mail was the boxes that had sheets, magazines, socks, boxes, coffee , towels, stuffed animals, and popcorn.

I have distributed these items to the Marines as well as to the Soldiers here at the Combat Support Hospital. Bottom line, it will all be given and used in one form or fashion.

I want to thank you again for your generosity….

It is like Christmas time when we get boxes.

Camp D

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Hello Everyone,

Those of you who are family, you know I have not been in touch for close to five days. Others of you who are friends throughout the country, I also wanted to share this with you. Our blackout has ended, but the enormity of the tragedy will live on for a long, long time.

Here is the reader’s digest version. Early SAT morning, as probably all of you know from reading and seeing the national news accounts, a Chinook was shot down in our general area, one province over. The focus was on the Navy seals and other special operations guys. I can see why in light of the national security significance. Lost in the headlines were the five members of the aircrew. Well, it turns out the five members of the aircrew were part of our unit. They were not Fort Drum soldiers, but a slice element, Chinook pilots and crew from the NG/USAR units in the heartland. The NG unit just arrived less than two weeks ago, while the USAR folks have been with us a little over two months. Once the guard and reserve soldiers arrive to serve a larger task force, they become part of the family. Of course these units do not have their own chaplains or doctors or other support, so those of us in the special staff sections take care of them. I have been able to get to know several of them in the past few weeks because they connect with me through the spiritual dimension and the family situations.

We did a massive memorial ceremony yesterday. I will wait several days to send out a few generic pictures, in deference to the families. This is the last thing I wanted to have happen toward the end of our tour, the beginning of theirs. It tells you about the mysteries of life and death and the true horrors of war. I shared from the heart and hope that my words and presence have been an encouragement to them. Our command team worked hard on a short timeline to put together a wonderful display of love for them. Thanks for your continued support and prayers for the families who are left without fathers and husbands during this time.

I cannot wait to get home. Less than ten weeks out. Reunion will be sweet, but filled with these memories. Take care everyone.

Jerry

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Here are a few pictures from the baptism event we conducted the other night. I handled the five civilian contractors, including two from the Philippines. It was a neat event and brought back memories of Family Day at xx when we did the baptisms in front of loved ones. Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. We are still in a war zone. One of my senior chaplain assistants in a sister brigade (E7, Sergeant First Class) was fairly seriously injured on SUN afternoon when a rocket came and hit their building (the other side of the B-Hut). She was knocked forward and has a concussion and some eye issues. Another xxx feet to the xxx and their office could have been destroyed and her and her chaplain could have been more seriously wounded.


Navy Capt in Afghanistan

Navy Capt in Afghanistan

One of our wonderful Navy Captains in Afghanistan


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Again thanks for everything, it goes the same day in our MWR. Somebody really likes the blankets, pillows, towels, and toiletries.

Blessings,
Jerry

Saturday, 9 July 2011

If you still have hospital gowns, my unit could use some. Thank you again for all your help. The LHCP has been a blessing with items we seem to have a hard time getting. Thank you again for all your hard work.

A


Saturday, 02 July 2011

Just wanted to let you know I received a bunch of boxes.

The most important one is the Wii. Went right to the Chaplains Office for their oversight.

I received your boxes of towels, what wonderful colors… , blankets, toothpaste and underwear, snacks and scrub caps.

The Operating Room folks thought those caps were wonderful.

The underwear, the toothpaste and a lot of the towels will go to the Regimental Aide Station. The Marines will get to use them.

LM

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

NOT just one but TWO

HOW COOL IS THAT!!

It just amazes me how you and the others are so generous in your work.

I cannot thank you enough.

COL M
 
in reference to baby cribs sent to Afghanistan US military Combat Support Hospital

Monday, 20 June 2011

What nice quilts!!!

Four boxes of quilts, blankets, pillows arrived today.

I will have to find them a good home.

Thank you so much.


After the Final AM Protestant SVC

After the Final AM Protestant SVC


Sunday, 19 June 2011

On behalf of 10th MTN we would like to thank you for your support. The care packages are greatly appreciated.

Yours Truly
SPC TY

 

LHCP Iraq Hospital Donation

LHCP Iraq Hospital Donation

Thanks to the

Landstuhl Hospital Care Project

for sending five large boxes of medical supplies to supply a local medical clinic at Baghdad’s St. George’s Church, staffed by volunteer Muslim Iraqi doctors treating Iraqi patients of all faiths for free.

The boxes were give to Cannon Andrew White, Pastor of St. George’s Church to be delivered to the clinic.

(Medical supply donation was possible due to Nashau Medical Group)


Monday, 30 May 2011

Karen,

Received 4 boxes of clogs and the cell counter.

It was like Christmas… Good grief, you’d think the folks and the patients had never received anything before.

And the Cell Counter, it will make it easier to count body fluids using this cell counter than the multi function one that they need to use for blood. On behalf of MAJ xx, Chief of Lab, we thank you.

I think I have more boxes coming so will let you know as they arrive.

Thanks again,
COL xx
Med
DCN

 


Shipping Staff Back Home

Shipping Staff Back Home

LHCP shipping boxes are 18x18x18 or 18x18x24 unfortunately they are still a little small to bring home our medical staff.


Monday, 30 May 2011

Hello

We received our boxes of clothes and clogs–thank you so much!

SFC NK
xx FST
FOB

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The majority of the toothpaste we’ve got in inventory right now all expired at the end of 2010. We’ve got one bin of unexpired toothpaste so I imagine that in the coming month or two that this will be an item we run low/out of.

Very Respectfully,

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

I just wanted to let you know that I received the boxes of blankets and sheets, along with the chap stick and sketch pads.

Thank you.
V/r SPC. RA

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Thanks so much for the support

GF


Brown Pillow

Brown Pillow


Thursday, 12 May 2011

Thanks you are one of our biggest supporters and we appreciate everything you do.

LRMC-WWMC Col

Old role 3

Old role 3


Wednesday, 27 April 2011

First thank you!!!!!! for the flags quilts and sketch pad/pencils.

Thank you for looking out for us and for the services you all provide.

I want to let you know we were able to ship 3 boxes APO to APO from here to a newly built up COP southwest of here. They had an injured soldier; we took care of him and returned to his unit. He and his medic have returned to our facility for rechecks and we initiated the relationship of sending them items. They have no formal system out there and have to travel to receive mail. We sent blankets, sheets, underwear, socks.

Thank you,
CPT H

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Krystal and her team of coupon clippers

Thank you so much for taking the time to send us coupons! Please accept this small gift as a token of our appreciation! This is a handmade paper Japanese crane ornament that we made for you! A crane is good luck birds in Japan.

PS We are not affected by the recent disaster. We feel the earthquakes but not the Tsunami here.

Thank you
Camp Zama Cashiers
Naoko, Ebi, Satoko and David

Troop Thanks Racing Car Pillow

Troop Thanks Racing Car Pillow


Thursday, 31 March 2011 Snail Mail

Hi Karen and Friends

Greetings to all of you from FOB x! I just wanted to say thanks for all that you have done for us, especially of late. All of those nice blankets, pillows, and wipes went in less than an hour. We do not have a functioning PX so anytime we receive these types of items they are very popular.

The time just keeps rolling on, and we are now in month six. I cannot wait to get home for graduation in June during R&R. So once again thanks for the love and support.

Many Blessings
CH JJ

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Ms. Grimond, thank you!! and a big thank you to all of your staff and volunteers. We received 5 boxes from you all today. This is huge. We received pillow cases, blankets, sheets, magazines, cards of well wishes, colored pencils and drawing paper, phone cards. WOW. You fulfilled a huge need. Just yesterday we had what is recorded as a MASCAL.

Once it was over we started restocking shelves and blanket warmers and realizing what we are missing/low on.

This morning as we discharged our last patient the boxes came. Three of my nurses, one of our surgeons and I went about distributing these new items. It was peaceful work and we thank you for it.

We had three soldiers come through today all well and happy but they took a pillowcase with them (they had been using t-shirts).

Tomorrow in our morning meeting we will mention the items sent and most importantly I will read the memorial that was included on the box.

Thank you for supporting us all,


Monday, 28 March 2011

I need to tell you thank you sooo much. I have received 21 boxes of pillows and blankets. I have distributed a large number of the pillows to the nursing wards for patient use, I have distributed to the regimental aid station for the wound warriors, and I have given some to the staff for their personal use. Everyone was so thankful, especially those down at the regimental aid station. I felt like Santa…. It was great!!!! But I cannot take the credit; it was your organizations generosity that makes it happen.

I cannot thank you enough….

At the end of my deployment time here, I will have some lasting memories and a good part of those memories are the donations that we received from you. It is what separates us from the others .

Thank YOU!
COL 
DCN

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 Snail Mail

Krystal Alexander

Thank you very much for sending us coupons. We are always happy to receive them in the mail. On behalf of all the customers here at Eskan Village, Saudi Arabia, allow me to extend my sincere appreciation for your kindness.

We look forward to your continued support.

Sincerely,
Irfan Dawood
Store Deputy 

Practice Trach

Practice Trach


 

2011 09 22 TF Knighthawk

2011 09 22 TF Knighthawk


Tuesday, 08 March 2011

Thank you so much for the socks, the staff as well as the Marines are grateful for your generosity.

A very welcome gift. I thank you, we are truly blessed.

Take care.
L A M
COL, AN

Monday, 07 March 2011

We received a box of towels and clogs. As soon as the word got out, they were gone.

I did manage to put away 4 prs for patients.

Thank you so much, they were well received.


Saturday, 05 March 2011 Snail Mail

The clogs and towels were a big hit. They were gone in a matter of hours after I put the word out. Everything is very nice and very much appreciated.

Thank you
TF CSH

Friday, 04 March 2011

Background information: this unit has a lot of excess supplies that has become a burden for them. LHCP is helping them find other units to distribute their excess supplies to in the Middle East. They were in need of some clogs for wounded which LHCP sent.

 

My unit has been swamped with patients this past week, but I managed to get the boxes together…I will send out some to xx tomorrow and then I’ll get more to send out to xx this week.

I have received the clogs and I have gotten tons of compliments on them. Thank you so much.

Since we have been so busy..we almost went through a box. If it is possible to send another box sometime this month, I would greatly appreciate it. I have about 8 boxes going to xx between tomorrow and the next day. I will send out that same amount to xx later this week.

Thank you again.
A

Saturday, 12 February 2011 Snail Mail

Hello

Got the medical supplies-thanks! It was so great to have the Christmas decorations-stockings and ornaments in the box as well. Our team will be here for the holidays and it is a real boost to get the holiday cheer.

Loved the dedication on the box to Sgt Bowles!

DVD player will make a nice holiday party gift!

If I can ever assist in raising donations or in some manner, then please contact me at xxxxx

I’ll be back home in xx by Mid January.

Take care
Mark

Deployment Companions

Deployment Companions


Sunday, 1 February 2011 Snail Mail

Karen, Thanks so much for your recent contributions to the USO on our FOB. The donations have been distributed to troops throughout the FOB & in neighboring regions.

Thanks for your support!!

Thanks again!

Man with bed pads

THANK YOU! LHCP

Just some of the many chux LHCP has sent us.We have them stored on shelves, window sill or any where else we can find room. Again, THANK YOU!


Thursday, 10 February 2011

We received your last shipment, individually wrap wipes, thank you.

We are thankful, we love the small packaging for individual use per Pt.

We are very thankful for the towels, shower shoes and PJ’s from the last shipment.

I will let you know if we need anything in the next weeks.

thank you again,
LT

Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011

Just wanted to say thank you very much for the two boxes of crocs. They are always a HUGE item here. We opened both boxes at 1300 and they were all gone by 1600.

Attached is a copy of a pictures of myself, Dr. xx and the medics

There are very limited supplies here in xx (much less than xx). I have CC’d SPC xx who will be sending up wish list to you in the future for our aid station here.

My duty here is temporary, I am flying back to xx tonight. And only have xx days left in theater.

Thank you so much for all your boxes

as they were a HUGE morale booster in theater.


Tuesday, 18 Jan 2011

Your organization has been so very generous to our Role 3 trauma hospital!

I have one more letter I am sending you and your wonderful organization.


Troop Thanks 2011 Iraq Blue Pillow

Troop Thanks 2011 Iraq Blue Pillow


Wednesday, 19 Jan 2011

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Hi Karen,

Thank you and everyone that works with you.

We received two boxes- with snacks, blankets and phone cards. Thanks you!

Snacks were individually wrapped thanks you.

This box included sugar-free candy thank you, so much.

Everything included was shared among the hospital staff as well as our patients.

thank you,
LT USA USAR TF CSH RN BSN

Saturday, 8 Jan 2011 -snail mail

Thank you so much for your wonderful support during this deployment. I could not ask for more.

Many Blessing
Misty

Sunday, 02 Jan 2011

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Hi Karen and everyone at the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project

Thank you,

We received a few large boxes filled with Blankets, snacks, personal items more snacks.

THANK YOU SOOO MUCH.
We all thank you, Afghanistan

Monday, 03 Jan 2011-snail mail

Karen Grimord
Landstuhl Hospital Care Project29
Greenleaf TerraceStafford, VA 2256

Our Dear FriendsOnce again, we are so appreciative of your many, many gifts you have donated to the hospital on behalf of our sick and wounded.  We could never have enough of those wonderful chux you send us!  The snack bags were a huge hit with the soldiers who visit our hospital on a daily basis.  The blankets and sheets are the best!  As you know, the laundry service leaves something to be desired plus our wounded get wrapped in the blankets on their trip to Landstuhl.As always, we are most keenly aware of the financial sacrifice, time, and effort expended by you patriots and could not be as successful as we are without people such as yourself.  As always, we are forever grateful.

Most Sincerely,
CaptainNurse Corps,
United States Navy