Troop Thanks 2012

Old & New Hospitals

Old Hospital

Old Hospital

New Hospital

New Hospital

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Merry Christmas – The Sequel

Karen!

On Christmas, we were amazed at all the boxes that arrived like Santa had personally delivered them.

the next day, twice as many packages arrived!

We’ve got pillows, blankets, bedding, dental care, treats, fluffy shower shoes, gym shorts, more treats, personal care products. The phone cards were really popular with our Soldiers who have family in other countries because the minute rates are many times higher than to the US but even those in the US cherished them.

the boxes went to the main base, to the chaplain to dispense, to combat stress control to dispense, to behavioral health to dispense both on this base and on the three smaller bases (really outposts) that we support. I set aside a smaller portion for Soldiers I had a feeling would get overlooked like guards and dog trainers and we handed it to them as well.

We do have some 23-30 women here in case anyone was wondering.

Please let me know if there is anything you need or want of us.

Again, you have overwhelmed us with your kindness and generosity!

Thank you again and again! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Brad

Friday, 28 December 2012

Dear Karen and Members of the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project,

Thank you very much for the shipment of clogs and blankets. You do amazing things for our troops and we so appreciate all that you send. The clogs are excellent. Having them allows our patients to get comfortable. Before, some did not have anything but their boots to wear. Now they can get truly comfortable. The blankets are always wonderful to have. It can be chilly here in the CASF, and certainly the C17 airplane ride to the USA requires some extra warmth.

Thank you for helping us here at the CASF USO to take care of our Wounded Warriors. We could not do what we do without your help.

Thank you, for all you do.

Happy New Year.

Sincerely,
Loriann Tierney
CASF USO Ramstein Air Base, Germany

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Sorry it has taken me so long to respond, but 4 days ago we received the box full of patient blankets. I am a corpsman (medic) who is currently serving with xxx based out of Camp Pendleton, California. As of the last 2 months I have been deployed to remote location in Afghanistan. When I am not out on patrol with my guys I work on the COB (Contingency Operating Base) in our FAS (Forward Aid Station). Basically a little tent with limited medical supplies. I cannot thank you enough for the blankets is something the FAS was in dire need of. Since we received them we have already used 3 for three different patients we had to medevac. The small clinic I work at has no providers only corpsman, but we do our best to give the best care possible. Thank you once again for keeping us in your thoughts.


1st ANGLICO

1st ANGLICO


Wednesday, 10 October 2012 Snail Mail

William R. Courtney
Texas State Veterans Home
 

We received the boxes you sent and what a surprise. Your generous gift will be received warmly by my great veterans. It is organizations like you that keep hope alive in the hearts of veterans and those of us who love them so much.

This will insure that my veterans will have something personal for Christmas. I’ll send you some pictures of some residents after the Christmas party.

Once again a heartfelt Thanks on behalf of my veterans.

Sincerely,
Carolyn Rumfield 
Activity Director

Saturday, 20 October 2012 Snail Mail

I am starting to get more requests here for towels and blankets, so I might actually need more of them. When the new unit arrives in the next month, I would like to make sure that I have some for them too. I don’t really have the room for a lot of boxes, but I will have to figure that out. If I could also get a few other things from your list below, that would be great. I was thinking that I could use some of the clogs, pillows and skull caps.

Also, is it possible to get more toothpaste and tooth brushes (your smaller shipping boxes)? Those were a hit from the last couple of boxes you sent of toiletries. I just want to have some on hand for our replacements.

Thanks for all you do. You have been great through this entire deployment. I have always enjoyed opening these boxes up and always finding other surprises from what I was expecting, such as the phone cards, dvd player, and itune cards. Thanks again for making things better.

vr
Brigade MedOps NCOIC
Afghanistan

Thursday, 20 September 2012 Snail Mail

Dear Ms. Grimord and LHCP

This past June I was blessed to have met your team of individuals who helped me through a rough time.

It was good to know we have people who care about us.

Thanks again for your support and prayers.
Best Regards and God Bless
Amy N.

Friday, 31 August 2012

Got the shower puffs, caddies & batteries…awesome!!

Thank you!!
Jennie
OIC Mental Health/Clinical Psychologist

Friday, 24 August 2012

Thank you VERY much for your shipment. We greatly appreciate your time, energy, effort and generosity.

Thank you for taking such good care of our Wounded Warriors. Please pass on our thanks to the other members of the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project.

Sincerely,
Loriann Tierney
CASF USO Ramstein Air Base, Germany

Sunset

Sunset


 

USA

USA


Tuesday, 14 August 2012

We got tons more awesome stuff from you! Clogs, flip flops, socks, shorts, oh my!! Even the hospital vice commander is excited!

THANK YOU!
V/R,
Jennie

Saturday, 11 August 2012 Snail Mail

I was advised of your amazing efforts in support of our wounded warriors arriving at the Landstuhl Hospital in Germany. I understand that you started with a small inventory of supplies and over the years you have expanded your inventory enough to send boxes to more than 150 combat hospitals, doctors and medics.

I am reminded of an old quote, “charity begins at home, but should not end there.” I personally want to commend you and thank you for your selfless service, hared work and devotion.

Thank you for everything that you have done and continue to do for our Wounded, Ill and Injured Solders. Keep up the great energy!

Sincerely,
Patricia D. Horoho
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army
The Surgeon General and Commanding General , U.S. Army
Medical Command

Friday, 10 August 2012 Snail Mail

Landstuhl Hospital Care Project

Thank you so very much for all the boxes sent this month to our clinic. We are setting up a concussion care clinic for service members sustaining a concussion. All the items will soon be used by our patients. Your continued support of our service members and our wounded service members is truly commendable and deeply appreciated. Thank you so much.

Take Care
Maj M.

Wednesday, 08 August 2012

Thank You so much for the care packages. My sailors went crazy over them, it was great. I really appreciate you thinking of us and sending us all the goodies. We do not need any women’s items.

V/R,
DV
LT MC FMF USN
SMO MWSS

Monday, 30 July 2012

Thanks so much for all the shirts! The guys literally attacked the box and they were gone in a matter of a few minutes! You are amazing!!!


Afghanistan 2012

Afghanistan 2012


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Thank you for your email and ALL of your hard work. We GREATLY appreciate all that you and the others do. Thank you for your time, energy and wonderful donations. I was on shift today when your box of men’s white sox arrived. I can’t believe how many you sent. How wonderful to be able to give our Wounded Warriors some nice clean sox when they ask.

In addition, I noticed that this box was sent in honor of Marine Lance Cpl. Ryan T. McCaughn from Manchester N.H. I was born and grew up in Manchester, N. H……It’s a small world. I’m sure Cpl McCaughn would be smiling to know he has made such a useful donation to his fellow service men.

Thank you again for supporting the CASF USO, and taking such good care of our Wounded Warriors.

We truly appreciate it.

Sincerely,
LT
CASF USO

Saturday, 30 June 2012

I’ve gotten your packages this past week and wanted to say THANK YOU!!! Everyone loved the pillows and shorts. The sheets and socks were def needed. I sent any extra over to our Patient Hold for patients that we keep there to use. They have been running low on supplies over there too. We got the crocs in yesterday and they are going like hotcakes too. Thank you again. I’m attaching a few pics of us and a few of us getting your packages. I think it’s totally awesome that a hospital will do stuff like this for us. Thank you again!!

JSC
SGT, USA

Friday, 29 June 2012 (Snail Mail)

Trauma Kings
Thank you
You saved the day!
Signed by
Thanks a lot!
PFC T
 
Thanks
SPC Whiz 
 
Thank you
SPC S. 
 
Thank you
Sal Gracias!PFC Gugien 
 
Thank You!
PFC B 
 
Thanks!
Wyatt 
 
Thanks!
CPT T 
 
Thanks!
SSG S-S.Carolina

Thursday, 28 June 2012

UNCLASSIFIED

I just wanted to let you know that you are doing a fantastic job supporting us! I received four boxes from you a couple weeks ago and you have certainly brought joy to our Camp.

Thanks

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Thank you for all the boxes you sent us. I believe they are all here now. We are excited for the gifts, as it allows us to not struggle to find supplies for when taking care of our soldiers. We appreciate all your hard, for which we are grateful. I think we are set for a while.

Sincerely,
AE

Afghanistan 2012

Afghanistan 2012


Friday, 8 June 2012 Snail Mail

Thank you

It is hard for me to express the gratitude that you have made in the lives of myself and my soldiers during our deployment. As this time away from home and family is drawing to a close I wanted to say thank-you one more time on behalf of myself and those I serve with.

Your actions, kindness, and generosity make you a hero to any service member. We all play a role and while Hollywood would have us believe that everything is glamorous it is often the support roles who make the biggest difference. You have been that difference.

My words are simple but the overwhelming thanks for your support is complex, “but for the patriotism of a few, the many would be in chains” you patriotism is heroic.

A1C RT

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Ma’am,

The boxes arrived! We don’t get mail that frequently here so it was great to get them! Thank you so much. All items very much appreciated and will be soon be used my our patients in our clinic.

Thank you for the continued support of Service Members and wounded Service Members.

Have a great weekend!
MAJ M

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Just received another box of shampoo and body wash. Thank you so much…we’ll distribute to those who come into our clinic and the WWs next door.

I will be leaving in about a month or so, if you would like to continue to send things I can pass on your contact info to my replacement.

Thank you for all you’ve done.

Afghanistan 2012

Afghanistan 2012


Sunday, 17 May 2012

Thanks again for another round of care packages that I recently

received. All items were received well and made quite a few Soldiers happy. I too would like to say thank you for your program and all the packages that you have sent my way. Nothing has gone to waste and it brings happiness to a lot of Soldiers when the packages arrive. I have been asked if it is possible to get some of the following items:

Thanks again for all your help and devotion to the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project.


Afghanistan 2012 Picture

Afghanistan 2012 Picture


Sunday, 20 May 2012

Ms. Grimord,

We just received your care package. Thank you for the applesauce, bars, popcorn, and socks. It always raises everyone’s spirits when the platoon receives mail.

I just wanted to let you know that we appreciate the goods and they make life around here that much better. Everyone is anxious to get back home. Only 2.5 months to go! Thank you so much for your time and thoughts.

Sincerely,
DA
2LT

Afghanistan 2012

Afghanistan 2012


Friday, 18 May 2012

I just wanted to take the time to say thank you for the boxes that I received today from your program. I was truly amazed when I opened them and saw all of the stuff that was sent. These items will come in very handy for the Soldiers within my Brigade. I am going to separate all of the boxes and take the items to each of the units within my Brigade in order to distribute it out to the Soldiers located at the outlying COPs and FOBs. Some of these Soldiers don’t have access to some of the everyday items they need, so I am sure that the items that you sent will be much appreciated. Some of our areas don’t have places to buy items such as body wash, shampoo, shaving cream and other toiletries. It is also difficult for them to get other items that you sent such as socks, underwear, towels and other clothing. Again thank you very much for caring about the Soldiers that are still here in Afghanistan. Have a wonderful day.

vr
SFC DF
Brigade MedOps NCOIC

From LHCP

From LHCP


Friday, 11 May 2012

Dear LHCP,

I’m SPC R of TF MED-Afghanistan and I’m emailing to thank you for the care packages you sent me and my squad! We received them yesterday and it was a huge hit. Me and some members of my unit opened the boxes and divided everything up! We love the apple sauce, the candy bars, all the shaving cream, razors, and bath towels! Much needed supplies and we have taken full advantage of them. We appreciate what you have done for us and many units like ours. God bless you and everyone involved in your program it means allot to have support like yours from home!

Your Soldier,
SPC R
TF MED-A

Wednesday, 02 May 2012

Karen,

Thank you again for the care packages, the cheese puffs and ramen were a really big hit with the guys. We don’t get a lot of chips over here and our chow hall is pretty horrible so it is nice to get stuff like that. Let everyone in your organization know that we really do appreciate what you and everyone there does for us and our fellow soldiers. Enclosed are a few pictures of day-to-day stuff that goes on.

Thank You,
SSG P
UNCLASSIFIED

Tuesday, 01 May 2012

Thanks so very much Landstuhl Hospital Care Project for the package! The soldiers were very pleased and grateful. We are so grateful to have supporters like yourself and others and with out you on our sides things wouldn’t be as good as they are and its awesome to know that there are others out there that do support us and know the hardships we face. Being away from our families is hard enough and then all the other countless hours and sub standard living we have to endure well lets just say its not always that easy dealing with the transitions but as long as we have support out there from ppl like yourself and others, it sure does help us out a lot and reminds us that we are here for a reason and puts pride in us for serving our country even during these hard times back home! Again thank you and all who helped we are so pleased and if there is anything that we could do just let us know and we will do our best!

thanks V/R 
SSG BR and our whole medical team!

Tuesday, 01 May 2012

Good morning from another beautifully dawning day in Southern Afghanistan.

Thank you for the towels you sent. I have a couple more requests please. We could really use a supply of washcloths here at the FST and body wash and mouthwash please. If you happen to have some of the waterless ready bath wipes also some of that would be most helpful.

Thank you for everything you do.
Respectfully, 
T C

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Thank you for all of your support. Everything that you have sent our way has been greatly appreciated. I will be leaving in under 30 days so there is no need to ship anything else our way. The support that you and your organization give to the troops is amazing. thank you again

V/R
SSG F

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Karen, just wanted you to know that I received two boxes, one had female sweat pants and the other had pillows. I noticed that you sent us out a box of snacks, and I will email you again when the get here. Thank you so much for support. I would like to request some towels and dvds. We love hugs here too if you have anymore available. (“HUGS” is AKA for DVD movies, ITune cards, phone cards or DVD players). I am going to pass your name over to a chief that will be here after I leave and she works with a local hospital out here. Keep up the good work and know that what you do is greatly appreciated.

SPC Smith

 Wednesday, 28 April 2012 Snail Mail

Thank you for the magazines and toiletries. They have been put o good use. Our mission here is to mentor at the Afghan National Military Hospital and school house. We have about 60 mentors.

Thank you again 
Command Surgeon

Wounded Warrior

Wounded Warrior


 Sunday, 22 April 2012

Thank you for sending out the towels. When convenient we could use some clogs and women’s shoes, deodorant and more towels please.

Thank you and everyone for all that you do.

Respectfully,
CPT TC

Thursday,19 April 2012

Karen: Just a quick note to let you know we received your box of shorts today….we’ll make sure they get handed out to those who may need them. I appreciate your support. Thank you.

Dr K
Lt Col, USAF, BSC
OIC, MHC

 Friday, 13 April 2012

Thank you so much! I could also use some body wash, deodorant, toothpaste/brushes, snacks and flip-flops for a couple of units remote to us for whom I received contact information.

We appreciate you all!

Respectfully,
CPT TC

Wednesday, 02 April 2012 Snail Mail

To All,

We can’t begin to express what your donations mean to us here at FOB. All the items are most definitely helpful and will go to extremely good use, there’s no doubt about that. We so greatly appreciate the thought behind the donations. your generosity will make an immediate difference in the lives of our Soldiers . Thanks you all for everything, but most especially for you support.

Respectfully
SSG and Major

Wednesday, 02 April 2012

You are simply AMAZING! Thank you so much for your support. My company absolutely loved the items, mostly because they were needed.

We are deployed to Afghanistan and have been here a little over 3 months. It is pretty austere around here but we get the job done. Thanks for your support!

Derrick

Friday, 30 March 2012

I just wanted to say thank you so much for your recent care packages that you sent to my medics here at our small aid station on our COP. The pillows were a big hit since we were brought into our small combat outpost by helicopter and we were only allowed two personal bags and our aid bags. We are on a small COP where I am the NCOIC of the aid station and I have just a handful of medics and a PA. We have no PX/BX in which to buy anything over here. The COP itself is actually pretty nice, one of the better ones I have stayed at in the previous three deployments. We have separated the sweats, t-shirts, and blankets into small bags to send with casualties on an emergency basis if they are evac’d to a higher level of care. Again I just wanted to take the time out to say thank you for all of the boxes, we all really do appreciate what you and your organization does for our fellow troops.

Sincerely,
SSG LKP

 

PS. I have sent a picture of us opening your care packages, I am the one holding up the shorts and as you can see in the background a pair of my medics working on IV sticks.


Friday, 30 March 2012

Thank you for everything!

DF, Jr

Thursday, 29 March 2012

We just want to let you know that we received your package today and the items in there are very much appreciated by the soldiers.

Thanks again for your support to us all


Contact on Crutches

Contact on Crutches


CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

This certificate is presented to

Landstuhl Hospital Care Project

In recognition and appreciation of your tireless pursuit to support the Far Forward Surgical Mission of the 946th FST. Fob Sharana, Afghanistan

OEF 10/11
SSG, USAR
946th FST Detachment Sergeant
and
LTC, USAR
Commander, 946th FST, TF Med East

Dated 1 December 2011 but received March 15th 2012

MEMORANDUM FOR Karen Grimord and Landstuhl Hospital Care Project

SUBJECT: Letter of Appreciation

1. On behalf of the Jordan M. Byrd Trauma Center, I would like to express my sincere thanks to you Ms. Karen Grimord and Landstuhl Hospital Care Project.

2. You supported our unit with clothing, toiletry bags, magazines, snacks and outer garments for local nationals and soldiers who were treated as patients at our facility. We would like to acknowledge your generosity and consideration. Your cards of support and your generous care packages were truly a blessing to our mission.

3. We appreciate the support to the U.S. military your organization has provided. it is your kindness that empowers the locals and encourages our staff to continue with this difficult mission.

LTC, MC
Commanding

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

I am sorry that I haven’t emailed you in a while. Thank you so much for all your support, and trust me it was greatly appreciated, especially the blankets, towels, pjs, shoes and everything else in between. Attached are some photos of our place.

I did have a question, when patients are transferred up to LRMC from the theater of operations, where do all their blankets go? I know when we send them up there via liter we package them up in a “burrito”/ hypothermia kit with a blanket. Do they recycle those blankets or destroy them? just wondering

Thanks
T

Nurses Favorite Friend

Nurses Favorite Friend


Thursday, 02 February 2012

Thank you so much for all the shipments that you have sent. We received it a couple days ago and greatly appreciate everything that was sent. We are about to leave here soon, would you mind if I passed your e-mail on to the next unit that is coming in to replace us? We will also not be able to get any more mail in from here on out. Once again, thank you so much for everything that you do and continue to do.

SGT ATC
10th MTN DIV
Senior Line Medic

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Thank you so much for the boxes. We just received them yesterday and have already put some of the items to good use.’

Your service is invaluable!
Respectfully,
TC

Monday, 16 January 2012 (Snail Mail)

Dear Friends

We at the Schinnen Commissary would like to express our heart felt thanks for your time and concern in our Military families here in the Netherlands as well as all over the world.

You taking the time to help our families make ends meet as well as your sincere efforts in letting them know they are in your hearts and minds. We at Schinnen commissary take pride in continuing your efforts by putting these coupons to work on all products that we have available here and will continue to do so as we are here for our soldiers, airman, sailors and marines. We will continue to try and bring them a bit of home with the products and services they have come to know at homes and with your help we are stretching their food dollar.

Let’s tell you a little about us, we are located in an area called the try-border as Germany and Belgium are our neighbors, we provide services to a large community from marines at the consulates in Dusseldorf and Totterdam to our NATO contingent of Airman at Geilenkirchen air base and headquarters Army Brunssum to include our American Civilian work force, Canadian allies, retires and their families, as you can see you have a great impact with your kindness to a wide range of folks here all trying to defend freedom loving people all over the world.

Again thanks from the people who serve those that serve and we wish you all the best.

Schinnen Commissary the Netherlands
Management and Staff.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Ma’am,

I wanted thank you from the bottom of my heart for supplying my Aid Station in Afghanistan with the hospital blankets, pillows, quilts, clothes and other supplies you’ve sent us. Thanks to you, my Patient Hold area looks like a professional environment with matching blankets and actual pillows- you’ve also helped clothe countlesssoldiers that have come through here with the pajama pants, clogs and other items; I appreciate your help more than I can express in words. We will be leaving here in a few months but I will be sure to pass on your contact information to the incoming Brigade Nurse. Thank you for everything.

Very Respectfully,
CPT KB
TF Bronco Brigade Nurse

Wednesday, 04 January 2012  (Snail Mail)

Today we also received a box of sweats which were very much needed since the temperature here in Afghanistan is dropping,  its nice to be able to give the pt’s something warm and comfortable to give them.

Thank you once again
AIC AA and CASF Crew

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 (Snail Mail)

Ms. Karen Grimord and Landstuhl Hospital Care Project

Thank you so much for your continued generous support of the chaplains closet. The funds and resources you donate are used to help provide immediate needs for wounded warriors and augment chaplain led events designed to enhance total well being for them.

Your generosity is an invaluable blessing.

Thank you!
Chaplain (Colonel) U.S. Army
Chief, Clinical Pastoral Division
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

One happy family

One happy family


Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Thank you, Karen. I am MAJ SW. I have replaced CPT RW here in Afghanistan. Currently we are full up on supplies of every kind. I will absolutely keep your e-mail address as needs arise here. Thank you for what you and your team do!

Very respectfully, 
MAJ SW
OIC, mTBI Concussion Care Center

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Hi Karen!

Merry Christmas!

It’s Christmas Day in Afghanistan!

Huge boxes were delivered today from LHCP!

What incredible timing!

Shoes! blankets! decorations! Gym shorts! Dental care products!

Treats and wonderful letters from kids!

Thank you so much!

We don’t know how you do it but we are so grateful for all you do for all of us!

Merry Christmas!
Brad

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Good Morning Mrs. Grimord I just wanted to send you a picture of the guys who received the care package with the patient blankets. This picture was taken in front of the ANGLICO office back at xxx, before we all split up in teams and pushed out to our Fobs/Cobs. Once again thank you for keeping the guys at 1st ANGLICO in your thoughts. Just in case you are wondering I am the guy towards the middle front row with the insignia on my cover (hat).

Concerning more supplies patient blankets are always nice. Baby wipes as well for there are no showers here. If you have winter clogs to spare that would be awesome. Anything you can send out will be appreciated.

Thanks once again.
V/r
GD

Sunday, 11 November 2012

The pillows are a huge hit – thank you! They passed a new policy here that allows members to wear civilian clothing off-duty around the base. We still have two giant boxes of socks, so are good on those! We go through your giant boxes of towels relatively quickly. Towels & toiletries are always welcome. Many thanks for the incredible support!

V/R,
JS

29 October 2012 Snail Mail

Just wanted to write, and thank you for the newest boxes of goodies. The rain we received on Saturday has cooled the temperature down a little and it feels great. Some of the my medics are already experiencing the Cold in Afghanistan. brrrrr….W had to send one of our medics home on emergency leave two days ago, her grandmother passed away. SOmetimes it feels as if these deployments take more than they give us. i have had so much death around me since I left in May. And just like us our loved ones cannot be replaced. I know and believe God has a reason for everything he does, so I pray for strength and wisdom to help me guide this soldier upon her return.

Thank you, again for supporting us with letters and boxes of goodies.

God Bless and have a wonderful day.

v/r
SSG NMH

Monday, 15 October 2012 Snail Mail

I just wanted to express my tanks and appreciation to you and the LHCP for everything that you have done for the 1980th FST and all the FSTs before us. We have used everything you have sent us and we now have a good supply available for future use. You should not need to send us anything soon. However, when my replacement gets here I will let her know of you and when they need certain items she can contact you.

We are happy to be going home soon (on Oct 31st) we fly out. Once again thank you for everything and all of us soldiers sure appreciate your assistance.

Sincerely
AB

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 Snail Mail

UNCLASSIFIED

We have received the clogs and blankets! Thanks again for your support! Warm clogs will be a most welcome sight for our patients in the upcoming months. I hope everything is going well there and that you’re staying warm!

V/R
SGT, USA
NCOIC Level III mTBI,

Thursday, 27 September 2012 Snail Mail

Dear Friends

We at the Schinnen Commissary would like to express our heart felt thanks for your time and concern in our Military families here in the Netherlands as well as all over the world.

You taking the time to help our families make ends meet as well as your sincere efforts in letting them know they are in your hearts and minds. We at Schinnen commissary take pride in continuing your efforts by putting these coupons to work on all products that we have available here and will continue to do so as we are here for our soldiers, airman, sailors and marines. We will continue to try and bring them a bit of home with the products and services they have come to know at home and with your help we are stretching their food dollar.

Let’s tell you a little about us, we are located in an area called the try-border as Germany and Belgium are our neighbors, we provide services to a large community from marines at the consulates in Dusseldorf and Totterdam to our NATO contingent of Airman at Geilenkirchen air base and headquarters Army Brunssum to include our American Civilian work force, Canadian allies, retires and their families, as you can see you have a great impact with your kindness to a wide range of folks here all trying to defend freedom loving people all over the world.

Again thanks from the people who serve those that serve and we wish you all the best.

Schinnen Commissary the Netherlands
Management and Staff.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

We got tons of boxes today! Thanks so much, everything looks super useful!!

Take good care & THANK YOU for all your support.
V/R,

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Thank you so much for your generous and thoughtful donation of time and energy creating such beautiful quilts and pillows for our Service Members. While we very much appreciate them, I would ask that you please do not include personal information on the labels. While this is a wonderful touch, in Afghanistan it is important to keep the information on the labels as general as possible. Due to security reasons, any items that arrive with personal information (i.e. email addresses, phone numbers, street addresses, personal names, etc) have to have that information removed and destroyed. If this information falls into the wrong hands, it can be dangerous to our Service Members, their families, and anyone who’s information the labels contain. Even a simple address and name can make packages that arrive to us appear legitimate, when in fact they may not be. Please do not include any personal information on the labels.

We very much appreciate your support! Thank you for taking the time to create such wonderful and practical gifts!

Respectfully,
Capt SM 

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Our advisory team is done with deployment. We greatly appreciate your support. Your aid was not in vain for we, the coalition forces, do make a difference out here, now and for generations to come.

These pictures were taken on the 4th of July, 2012. We just got back from a patrol. What better thing to do on such a day knowing that our love ones are safe back home and the fight is taken elsewhere.

We did get contact that day. And I am so grateful to be with these guys who were still enthusiastic and motivated coming back to base for it was the 4th of July.

Thank you very much.
Sincerely,
HM1(FMF/SW) MER USN
Senior Medical Advisor

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Got them! Thank you very much…they were much needed!

Shannon

Russell unpacking LHCP towels

Russell unpacking LHCP towels


Saturday, 11 August 2012 Snail Mail

Thank you very much for the time and care you put into the package you sent to our Soldiers. We greatly appreciate your support and kind thoughts. Mail has always been one of the top three most important things to a deployed Soldier, and in today’s digital world, it’s always comforting to receive a tangible letter of a box with products from home. More so, is the instant and meaningful uplifting of spirits that comes with the knowledge that someone back home is thinking of us. I cannot stress enough what your kind gesture has done for our morale and how invaluable your support is.

Again, thank you so much. We greatly appreciate your generosity.

CPT, USA


Wednesday, 08 August 2012 Snail Mail

Thank you so much for the gift box! I am sure the ladies here will be excited to tear into that applesauce–just like home!

Your generosity is so amazing.

I have no words to express how much t means to us to know we are thought of back home.

SFC


Tuesday, 07 August 2012

Ms. Grimord,

I thought you might like to see a photo of someone getting an item from a care package that you sent. Here is one of the Soldiers from my location enjoying one of the pillows sent by your organization. Thanks again for all that you have done for us. Have a good day.

SFC DF
UNCLASSIFIED

Thank you. I got one box of pillows today and they were gone within two minutes after opening the box. Is it possible to get a few more boxes of the pillows because there is obviously a need for them around here. Thanks for always being there for us. Have a wonderful day.

vr


Afghanistan Sarge Pillow

Afghanistan Sarge Pillow


Friday, 03 August 2012

Hello Karen,

I just wanted to let you know that we received your packages for the sweat shirts, pants, and shorts. Thank you so very much, they will definitely be utilized by our service members.

Thank you,
OIC

Afghanistan 2012

Afghanistan 2012


Sunday, 29 July 2012

Thank you so much for the baseball shirts. The day I received the box we had five young Soldiers come in after having their route clearance vehicle hit an IED. They were shook up as you can imagine, and being able to go through and choose a baseball shirt gave them a needed diversion. It takes some of the scare out of them. I would like to get some of the other shirts too if possible. We received your washclothes also. Those are very much appreciated and will come into good use. The people that arrive here are in need of a cleaning.


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Thank you very much for the footwear/flip flops and the sheets &

towels!!

Please pass along our appreciation to everyone in your

organization as well!

Our SM will get much use of these items and they are much appreciated!

SM

Afghanistan 2012

Afghanistan 2012


Sunday, 8 July 2012 (Snail Mail)

Hi!

I just wanted to say thank you for the great packages!! It was pretty much gone as soon as it got here of course. The soldiers are extremely grateful for anything we get here. Mail is definitely a great morale booster too.

But anyhow, just to tell you a little about us. We are a medical company currently at FOB Sharana in the P Providence of Afghanistan. We run a Level II facility here and co exist with a surgical team next door. So pretty much anyone that gets injured in our area of operation gets sent here and checked out or worked on. We have only been in theatre for about xx weeks and everyone seems to be adjusting pretty well. This is my second deployment so I already knew what to expect of course. But a lot of our soldiers are learning very quickly how to adapt to the deployed life. They are really getting into exercising and nutrition. That’s always a big thing when soldiers are deployed.

I am also attaching a few pictures of us and receiving packages. But the pics just give you an idea of who we are and what we look like…LOL! Also, a few pics of our living quarters (my room is the one pictured).

Thank you again for the support. It doesn’t go unseen by C company.

Sincerely,
SGT C

Friday, 29 June 2012

Hi,

We just opened the clinic and have started to get patients. All the rooms are done up w/ the supplies you sent. Much appreciated.

I will let you know when we need items.

Thanks – have a great weekend!

Friday, 29 June 2012

Thank you! We’re soooo low on towels, so thank you.

Lisa

Afghanistan 2012

Afghanistan 2012


 Friday, 22 June 2012 Snail Mail

Dear friends at Landstuhl Hospital Care Project (Karen Grimord)

Thank you for your generous donation to the Chaplain’s Clothes Close (CCC). Your donation will be used for direct support of our wounded and injured warriors.

The CCC started in October 2011 at the onset of Operation Enduring Freedom and continues today to provide clothes and comfort items for wounded and ill warriors who come to LRMC for treatment. Frequently, they arrive here with minimal clothing items. The CCC provides new essential clothing and toiletry items for these men and woman.

Please continue to pray for our wounded warriors and their families, and again thank you for your generous donation.

Chaplain (Colonel) US Army
Chief, Clinical Pastoral Division

Sunday, 24 June 2012

I just wanted to let you know we received the second package and it is full of useful and interesting stuff. My guys (and gal) got a kick out of the magazines and CDs. I love the Cliff bars. Everything was quickly disseminated. Thank you again for taking time to send us anything! It does wonders for morale here!

Thanks again,

 
Afghanistan 2012

Afghanistan 2012


Friday, 8 June 2012 Snail Mail

Thank you so much for the many packages you have sent to me for my unit. I distributed the pillows, sweat pants, socks, and snacks out among our 80+ Marines. They were very excited about all the treats. Your thoughtfulness and support are appreciated more than I can express in a letter. Thank you again.

HM3 AH, USN

Afghanistan 2012

Afghanistan 2012


Monday, 28 May 2012

Hello, We are doing well. We are, however, in need of

Men’s Croc Footwear (medium and larger sizes), as well as washcloths.

I am relocating soon, so please address box to “Officer In Charge, mTBI Concussion Care Center…etc.”

Thank you for your assistance!

Very respectfully,
MAJ SW
OIC, mTBI Concussion Care Center
(LHCP shipped clogs and wash clothes thanks to the help of our monetary donors)

 
Afghanistan 2012 Picture

Afghanistan 2012 Picture


Friday, 18 May 2012

UNCLASSIFIED

Thanks for the packages! The snacks and socks really helped us a great deal! Your support and generosity is much appreciated.

Derrick

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Got the box of towels and dvds just yesterday. Thank you so much, I know you said they were “old” kind, but I did take some time out of my schedule to watch one. I will pass the others out to fellow soldiers.

I wanted to let you know that we are redeploying back to the states soon and did not want you to send anymore items. We are busy packing and getting ready for RIP/TOA.

I wanted you to know that I appreciate what you are doing and I hope you are feeling well from your surgery and I will remember you during the next CFC drive.

It was very nice corresponding with you, thank you for you service.

V/R
SPC RS
PLT MEDIC

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

I would like to thank you for all the support you and your organization have given Combat Stress Control in Camp P, Afghanistan. My self and CPT TB will be redeploying soon and have no replacements as of yet.

Again, Thank you for all your support which has helped Soldiers across the Kabul Base Cluster.

V/r
RJ
SGT, USA
NCOIC, Combat Stress Control and Resiliency Center
Camp P, Afghanistan

Monday, 07 May 2012

Karen,

I want to express my gratitude to you and your organization, over the last three weeks we have received numerous boxes with a variety of items that have not only come in hand but boosted our morale. We are trying to get everyone together here to send you a picture of us. But in the mean time we just want you to know that we appreciate all that has been given to us and hope all is well with you and your organization. Again thank you

HM2(FMF) E.

Wednesday, 02 May 2012

Karen,

Thank you again for the care packages, the cheese puffs and ramen were a really big hit with the guys. We don’t get a lot of chips over here and our chow hall is pretty horrible so it is nice to get stuff like that. Let everyone in your organization know that we really do appreciate what you and everyone there does for us and our fellow soldiers. Enclosed are a few pictures of day-to-day stuff that goes on.

Thank You,
SSG P
UNCLASSIFIED

Afghanistan 2012

Afghanistan 2012


Wednesday, 02 May 2012

And a big thank you for your service. It is priceless.


Tuesday, 01 May 2012

I am sorry it’s taken me a few weeks to respond back. I went away for my one year anniversary. I haven’t had communication with the xxnd lately. They have had some internet issues. I wanted to thank you again for sending those packages. I know they will appreciate what you did for them as well as me.

Adella

Meeting

Meeting


Saturday, 28 April 2012

Thanks so much for the socks! They went pretty fast as we did really need them out here. You are truly assisting us out here.

God Bless You,
Derrick

 Saturday, 28 April 2012

My name is Spc. I am with the xxxth Forward Surgical Team out of FOB in Afghanistan. I am going to be the contact person for the BAS and the FST from now until November when we leave. I hope everything is going great for you. I was wondering if you would be kind enough to send us some much needed things. If we could get some white sheets or brown for out patient beds that would be great. Non fitted would be amazing! and some travel tooth brush holders. And if we could get some white hospital blankets or just white blankets. Some pillows would be great as well. and if we could get some T-Shirts and socks for the ANA soldiers and for the patients that come in and out of here that would be amazing as well. Thank you for everything you do for us. It is much appreciated and not forgotten =-)


Monday, 23 April 2012

Good Morning,

I am currently deployed to Afghanistan. I received three packages from your company this weekend and I wanted to say thanks on behalf of my unit. A little about myself, I am stationed out of the clinic at the Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland. I was pulled to do this deployment with 1st Marine Logistics Group and this is my third combat deployment. I was deployed in the past to Haditha Iraq and Fallujah Iraq with the Marine infantry. My first deployment to Haditha I was with EOD or Explosive Ordinance Disposal group and my second deployment I was with the Marine infantry in a small outpost in Fallujah.

The unit I am currently deployed with is Preventive Medicine. We are responsible for testing the water out here to ensure it is safe for drinking, showering etc…, we do sanitation inspections on the dining facilities and berthing to ensure nobody gets sick from the food and or spread germs and disease in their living areas. We also do vector control and surveillance for example we monitor the mosquitoes out here that transmit malaria. It is a busy job but the guys in my shop including myself love our job and it shows by how clean and efficient this base runs.

Thank you again for the towels, socks and pajama bottoms. When I opened the packages up all the guys were excited because a lot of them were in need of the items. If there is anything we can do for you or your company please don’t hesitate to let us know and we will be more than happy to assist. Please have a wonderful rest of your day.

Very Respectfully,
HM2(FMF) DML
Preventive Medicine Technician
Afghanistan

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Thank you so much. I really appreciate your support!

1LT DD


Thursday, 19 April 2012

Thank-you again for all that you do. I hope you know how much we appreciate it!

V/R
Capt (0-3) KTP

Wednesday,18 April 2012

Thank you for the articles about my squad leader, your site has the most words about him. Thank you for honoring his memory.


Monday, 16 April 2012 Snail Mail

Thank you so very much for the care package. I work in the Combat Stress Control clinic as the NCOIC, along with my provider a Social Worker we cover the entire Cluster Base. A lot of the camps we cover don’t have the same available supplies and many make trips to our camp, to buy necessities. As part of our mission of supporting them we enjoy being able to bring care packages to them. Being able to boost their morale is one of the greatest feelings. I am fortunate enough to be at a camp where there is not much to want for, our outlying camps are not as lucky.

Thank you for supporting us.
NCOIC, Combat Stress Control and Resiliency Center
Afghanistan

Friday, 13 April 2012 Snail Mail

Thank you for the socks, my folks loved them? and the phone cards brought tears to peoples eyes – there is something so much more personal about a phone call then Facebook. Thank you so very much for thinking of us.

SFC Rachel

Wednesday, 02 April 2012

I don’t know if you remember me, but you helped out my unit not too long ago on FOB xx. I was one of the ICU nurses on the FST. I am writing because my husbands unit just got deployed about a few months ago to an area where they have basically nothing. They haven’t showered or had real food. If there is anyway that you can send them supplies I know they would be very grateful. Thank you for your time.

Adella

LHCP shipment arrives

LHCP shipment arrives


Thursday, 29 March 2012

Mrs. Grimord,

We received the other boxes as well today with the other items

in them. We here at the Concussion Care Center and the Role II want to thank you and all who helped make these donations possible. These items will be of great use here by the soldiers that come through this area.

Take care and thank you all once again.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Karen,

You’ve already done more than enough so there is not much else our team needs at this point. Yes, there are only a handful of AF personnel here; most are navy, army and Canadian coalition forces.

Just curious who in your family served in the AF and what their AFSC was? It’s a small force, perhaps I knew him/her? If you come across some more service specific pillows/blankets, feel free to send them our way, but please don’t go through any trouble to find some.

You’ve been a huge blessing so thanks again and please know that you are truly making a difference in people’s lives by the support that you show our Sailors, Soldiers and Airman! Please pass along our thanks as I understand it took several people to gather/mail all those items. I have a picture I’ll send you once I can get it off my camera. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it : )

v/r
Kim

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Good day Karen,

I wanted to send our sincere thanks for the many boxes of clothes, pillow, sheets and clothes that you send to our folks at Kabul. The items were very much appreciated. We especially loved the customized blankets and pillows…especially the AF one!! That one was a hot commodity that people fought for…GO AF!! : ) Please pass on our thanks to all those that contributed and let them know their support is very much appreciated. My team was jealous when they saw the many boxes that I received. It brought a smile to their faces when I explained that the boxes were for all of us. Again, thanks so much for what you do.

Sincerely,
K

Friday, 23 March 2012 Snail Mail

Just wanted to write you and thank you so much for the two big boxes you sent me and the people in the OR unit. I shared all the blankets and sheets you sent us.

Really appreciate the gifts, it made me smile when I saw those two big boxes with my name, I was not expecting it.

We will share the gifts with everybody here.

Thank you so much

Sincerely
LT MN

Saturday, 03 March 2012

Dear Karen, and the team at the LHCP–

Thank you for your continued support you and the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project provide to our Soldier, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines. I would particularly like to thank you for your support of the xx Combat Support Hospital, and our predecessors in this mission, the 115th Combat Support Hospital. Our mission here is evolving, and the medical foot-print in the theater is shifting from large hospital centers to smaller forward surgical elements, and luckily our patient population is shifting away from US Forces to care of the Afghan Army as their Soldiers take the lead in their own national security. So our needs are changing, and I would not like to continue to use your resources if they can be used better in other locations.

Since I am often in other locations across the task force– I would like to introduce to you via- e-mail Captain MH one of my super-star ICU nurses at Camp XX. She is a great resource manager, and can better help your organization determine what our support needs might be. She can also make sure our forward elements have some of the comfort items you provide. Please use her as the Xth CSH and TF MED SW point of contact– and continue to let me know how I can help support your mission.

I see our Marine patients almost daily receive and appreciate the kindness and gratitude of Americans like yourselves who selflessly support their service. They rarely know where the kindness comes for–but deeply appreciate the generosity and the small items of comfort; on their behalf I offer my sincere and humble thanks.

Appreciatively–
Rich
Colonel, Army Nurse Corps

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Karen,

I received the books. Thank you again for all your help. Have a wonderful day.

Respectfully yours, 
JA

Tuesday, 22 February 2012

Karen,

Thank you, we received our sheets and sweat pants.

CM
LTC/AN
Head Nurse, Operating Room
Afghanistan

Wednesday, 01 February 2012 (Snail Mail)

I want to thank you from the deepest part of my heart and let you know how much I appreciate your donations to us in the Armed Services. Thank you again and God bless you.

Very Respectfully,
MD1 (SW) HTA
USN

Tuesday, 31 January 2012 (Snail Mail)

I just want to express my deep appreciation for what you are doing for the U.S. Armed Forces.

Thank you very much for your support.
MS (SW) S
U.S. Navy

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 (Snail Mail)

Ms. Karen Grimord and Landstuhl Hospital Care Project

Thank you so much for your continued generous support of the chaplains closet. The funds and resources you donate are used to help provide immediate needs for wounded warriors and augment chaplain led events designed to enhance total well being for them.

Your generosity is an invaluable blessing.

Thank you!
Chaplain (Colonel) U.S. Army
Chief, Clinical Pastoral Division
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

Wednesday, 04 January 2012  (Snail Mail)

Thank you for the snacks, Christmas stockings, chap sticks, mouthwash, cards, toothpaste all items were needed.  Thank you so much for all the items you sent.

We all appreciate everything you do!
Thank you so much

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Thank you, Karen. I am MAJ SW. I have replaced CPT RW here in Afghanistan. Currently we are full up on supplies of every kind. I will absolutely keep your e-mail address as needs arise here. Thank you for what you and your team do!

Very respectfully,
MAJ SW
OIC, mTBI Concussion Care Center
LRMC Certificate 2012

LRMC Certificate 2012