Cards and Letters from our Marines and Military
Hello, I just would like to thank you and your organization, for the wonderful box of goodies I received today. WOW, what a surprise, I can't stress it enough, how much I appreciate it. Thank you so much, every thing was all packaged all nice and neat, and put together with care. It was a real treat, I have a lot of family, but not a lot of people do this other then my mom, she lives in Hemet, CA. So once again Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, Have a great day!!!
We received the "Can People" Package today. Thank you so much for everything. It was great to get candy from home, lifts morale of the Marines. Hope to hear from you soon.
What a pleasant surprise to receive a wonderful package and letter from the "Can People"! Its encouraging to receive words of support and exciting to receive carefully packaged items from home! Our group is already busy digging into the food and toiletry items. We are a Field Engineering Detachment made up of members mostly from March Air Reserve Base. We are at Joint Base Balad, Iraq for a six month rotation after completing a month of Army Combat Skills Training in Wisconsin. We've been here since June and have gotten "used to" the heat. We are working on over 70 projects. I'm personally involved in a variety of projects and water issues including reverse osmosis treatment, corrosion, storage, and distribution. Too much fun! I hope everything is well at EMWD and SAWPA/WMWD continues to fully support your needs! I've attached a group picture and a personal picture with my government issued weight loss device (body armor). Thanks again!
Dear The Can People, Thank your group for your thoughts and efforts. I looked at the list of items you send. Possible additions to the list that might help are roll of toilet paper, small boxes or packs of laundry detergent and a newspaper (USA today is best) (ok if read). Some of the Marines are way out there in God's country and have minimal access to luxury items. We have close to 70 Marines spread out over 20 locations. I can facilitate movement of any packages to about 20 distantly located Marines and Sgt Trexler has access to the larger condensed groups. I will ensure many photos are taken and sent with thank you letters to your group. Once again, thank you and God Bless America.
Hello, I recently received a package from your group and came with much surprise! Thank you. I also signed one of my Marines up who does not get much mail and he was thrilled when he knew that he had a package. Oh how mail call can make your day. Thank you,
I just wanted to say thank you for the packages that you and the can people have sent to me. Once again, thank you.
I would like to inform you of the package we received on Christmas Day from the Can People. Although we were hard at it, and it felt like another day in a combat zone, my Marines were able to enjoy the gifts we received from the CAN PEOPLE! Cpl C enjoyed his birthday card very much, due to it was the only one that was sent. I know times are tough right now, but the Can People still found a way to send some comforts of home to us, which we, Target Acquisition Platoon, are truly grateful. Hope you have had a Merry Christmas and my your New Year be a happy one as well.
Thank you for the packages that were sent from The Can People. The Marines here look forward into receiving packages from the states. It’s more of a morale booster and when a package does come in, it’s like Christmas here. Once again thank you all for everything. Here are some pictures of a few Marines from one of the Spartan platoons.
The weather here is starting to warm up, and it's actually nice but won't last for long. You probably don't know, but with our new president it looks as if this conflict is coming to a close as well as our deployment. I would like to take this time and thank you, not just for my platoon, but all the others before us, for your dedication, patriotism, and love for fighting Marines. You have greatly impacted many young men's lives over here and made the unbearable a little more bearable. You should be very proud of yourself and take pride in what you have accomplished. Thank you again. Respectfully
To the family and friends of 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines: Last month was another busy month for the Marines and Sailors of the Battalion as they continue to press forward with their assigned mission. Whether the Marines and Sailors are meeting with local Iraqi’s, managing re-construction projects, or making assessments of Iraqi infrastructure they are upholding the title of “The Regiment’s Best”. Recently, a Retention Assist Visit Team from Headquarters Marine Corps was here in Iraq. Out of the eleven eligible Marines, nine have agreed to re-enlist for (4 more years). This willingness to continue to serve our nation in time of war is just a snapshot of the type of dedicated professionals that are resident within your Battalion. To those that continue to send care packages for the Marines and Sailors, on behalf of all, please allow me to say “Thank You”. The spirits and morale of your Marines and Sailors remains high and know that they are making a difference. Remain proud of them; we sure are. Semper Fidelis,
I just got three Boxes of Birthday cookies (Homemade of course), from some very kind hearted folks and they were delicious. I’m proud to say I resisted eating them until the Marines each got some, but by that time my will power ran out and I had to jump in there and try them, The 1st Lt. is a health nut and she even torn into a bag of cookies. I have enclosed a picture of some of my Marines in there everyday activities, Hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed the cookies. Forever in your debt.
I am with 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines Detachment 3. I am the Detachment Gunnery Sergeant. Let me start by saying from the bottom of my heart and those of the Marines and Sailors that are serving beside me, that we all just want to "Thank You Very Much!" for the care packages we have received to date from you. We are all truly thankful for all you have done in keeping the morale of the Marines and Sailors in our unit up with the items you have put together and sent to us. I would also like to turn my attention to the little people from Mrs. Weeler's Class Room 15 that attend Carter Elementary School in Palm Desert, CA. The Marines want to send you all a motivating "OOOORAHHHH!" for the drawings. We will display them in our office spaces. One little secret, we are not the the Army, but that's OK, we will share the drawings with the Army Unit that works along side of us, if that's OK with you. Again folks, We at 2/11 Raleigh Detachment 3 send a very special "Thank You" for all you have done in supporting us and the American service members abroad. May the Lord bless each and every one of you that took the time to put this together for us out here. Attached are a few of the pictures we took showing Marines enjoying the items from inside the package along with both the US Marines and US Army posing with the drawings.
Thank You and Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful)!
Thank You and Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful)!
To the Can People, I wanted to say thank you for all your support and the support of all the fantastic people who take time out of their busy schedule to put a smile on our faces. Your organization is proof that Americans haven’t changed and do care about others who need their support at a time when they are away from their loved ones. Thanks for the challenge coin it's great! I thought you’d enjoy a few pics of some the Marines you supported while doing their jobs.
To the “Can People”, I just wanted to drop you a few lines to tell you how appreciative the Marines of Kilo Battery are for your support. We have all enjoyed the care packages and words of encouragement that you all have sent. Thank you for being there for all of us during this long deployment. Please let everyone know that their support and volunteer hours have definitely helped each and every one of us. We thank you for your generosity and support and want you to know how much it has meant to us. Thank you very much,