'You are not forgotten'

Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010

All of us are so very busy preparing for this coming Thursday afternoon and the beginning of Christmas break! No school, Chrismas shopping, preparing to travel and be with our families for Christmas.

Now, please make the time to vision this:

Afghanistan, and you are assigned to some far away outpost in the middle of literately nowhere and the enemy is trying to kill you.

The helicopter lands amongst the flying dirt and sand to unload ammo, weapons, medical supplies, water, MREs and the mail bags.

The company 1st sergeant or company clerk distributes the mail to the troops and everyone in your platoon receives something from home except you!

You feel forgotten and think that the people back home don't even know that you are alive.

You get All macho and state that You do not care. Meanwhile, you know this hurts and you are forgotten.

Mail call is sincerely important to all of our troops and they need to know that they are not forgotten!

How can you help? The easiest way is to contact the Red, White and Blue program through Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dave Carey's office, 262-4441, ex. 2150. They'll take letters, donations, CARE packages -- anything you'd like to see go overseas for the troops.

May all of our troops come home alive and well, and soon, very soon!

May God be with them & keep them safe!

Steve Wright, "Airborne" retired; Soldotna

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