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It really made my day

Hello,
   I am very thankful for the care package.  It really made my day.  I loved the 5-hour energy shots, the Men’s Health magazine, and the cards and pictures. 🙂
   Thank you much!!!
  Grateful soldier,
         ~J.

Everyone looked through the magazine with all of the notes in it, divvied up the toiletries, and spread around the notes, books, and tv series

Good evening,

I just wanted to take a moment and express my sincere appreciation for our Operation Gratitude package.  Our unit just received it today and the Marines were very excited about it.  Everyone looked through the magazine with all of the notes in it, divvied up the toiletries, and spread around the notes, books, and tv series.  We are all very grateful for your generosity and thoughtfulness and it absolutely contributed to the units morale.

Very respectfully,

1stLt M.S.

Both Chester and Frank are extremely thankful that Operation Gratitude cares about not only active military members, but also the “old guys.”

P. Mc,  a wonderful young photographer from Ohio, meets regularly with veterans from World War II, and he agreed to hand-deliver some Operation Gratitude care packages for us.
The first gentleman is 95 year old Chester .B.    Chester was a rifleman in a machine-gun platoon in the 94th Infantry Division in Patton’s 3rd Army.  He saw combat in the western part of France, in the Battle of the Bulge, crossing the Moselle and Rhine River and in the German countryside.  He’s one of my favorite veterans and he and I have become the best of friends over the past year and a half since we met.
The second gentleman is Frank .B.  .  Frank was a B-17 waist gunner in the “Bloody Hundredth” Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force and flew a total of 34 combat missions.  On July 29, 1944, during his 34th mission, his plane was attacked by German fighters and hit by Germany flak artillery, he and his crew had to bail out.  Unfortunately 4 of his crew members were captured and hung by German civilians.  Frank was a POW for the next 9 months in both Stalag IV and I until the war ended.
Both Chester and Frank . are extremely thankful that Operation Gratitude cares about not only active military members, but also the “old guys”.  They said thank you so much… P. Mc

We would like to thank you very much for your hard work and support in a world where the support of the armed forces is slowly declining

Sir/Ma’am,

Today I was in receipt of one of your care packages put together by you countless volunteers. I,  along with my division, were signed up for them. We would like to thank you very much for your hard work and support in a world where the support of the armed forces is slowly declining. We all appreciate what you and your crew of men, women, and children have been doing for,  not only us, but for everyone throughout the armed services. The items in there were awesome. The letters from the kids and the handmade cards we all loved. Thank you for what you do for us.

V/r

DC1(SW) R.L.S.

Thank you to everyone who sent these great letters and goodies

Thank you to everyone who sent these great letters and goodies, very appreciated!
-Spc P.

I loved the beanie baby and the letters really made my day

Good morning-

Thank you so much for the care package. I loved the beanie baby and the letters really made my day. I think what you are doing is a great thing, and it brings a lot of joy in many people lives.  Again, thank you very much.  M.A.B.

All the cards and homemade drawings from different families, children & schools are what reminds us of why we are really out here

To the Team of Operation Gratitude,

My fellow shipmates and I here on deployment onboard the USS ****
have received your wonderful heart felt packages. [:
Every beanie baby now has a proud new owner and  has found
their home within the skin of the ship, keeping
us all full of company. We are all highly looking forward to the new
cars from the magazines you sent, which gave us quite the debate on
the upcoming new models. We have been out to sea for about 2 months
now, 41 days since last port visit and still many more months to come.
So as you can imagine the toothpaste, lotion, razors are greatly
appreciated due to our lack of stock and stores. We are also really
low on our caffeine stock. The McDonalds Coffee pushes us to the next
day knowing that we will have that cup of joe to keep us going in the
morning. I am a huge coffee lover and my day doesn’t seem quite right
without it, so again thank you for making my day every morning!
All the cards and homemade drawings from different families, children
& schools are what reminds us of why we are really out here, reminds
us of everyone back home in the states who  are supporting us every
step we take. Without all of the support from back home, it would make
being away from our families and the states that much harder. So again
thank you all so much for your goodies, support, and reminder of how
much people back home truly care. It is greatly appreciated. (:

Thank you & Much Appreciation
K.G.

Please convey my appreciation to the folks who have worked hard to make this happen

Team Operation Gratitude,
Thank you for the package that I had just received this afternoon. I am unable to send a picture to show how happy I am to get a package. Please convey my appreciation to the folks who have worked hard to make this happen. Thank you!

Claire V…..
Thank you for sponsoring the shipping costs associated with getting this care package to me. Without you, it would have not reached here. Thanks again!

V/R,

M.H. MD I

Thank you for brightening the day for so many of our Sailors!

Just a quick note of thanks for all you do at Operation Gratitude.

My command just received numerous OG boxes filled with goodies inside —
magazines, snacks, Beanie Babies, and much more.  Thank you for brightening
the day for so many of our Sailors!

Best,
CMDR G.S.

It is people and organizations like Operation Gratitude that keep me motivated to stay in and serve the United States of America

Dear Operation Gratitude,

I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the generous letters, post cards, drawings, snacks, personal hygiene stuffs, movies, and reading material. It is very kind and thoughtful for all the volunteers to put time and effort in making these care packages for the Soldiers who are away from friends and families. It is people and organizations like Operation Gratitude that keep me motivated to stay in and serve the United States of America. I look forward to writing back to those who took the time to write a letter in the care package. Thank you very much.
Very Respectfully,
D.Y.
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