Thomas E.

December 14, 2012

Dear members of Operation Shoebox,
My name is Thomas E.  I am a Captain in the U.S. Army and currently deployed to Afghanistan.  I am currently the HHC Executive Officer for 2-7 IN.   My unit recently received many care packages from your members.   I especially want to thank you for the part of the flag that can’t be   flown any more and I wanted to let you know I keep it on me every day.  On behalf of my Soldiers and myself I wanted to send back our thanks.  I apologize that I do not have photos to send back of my Soldiers receiving the packages.  They very much appreciated the items you sent.  I wish I could express how much mail and care packages affect Soldiers morale.  This could not have come at a better time with it about to be the holidays.  While it is tough to spend time away from friends, family, and loved ones my Soldiers understand our mission is critical and are very proud to serve.  They are doing a phenominal job and their spirits are kept high by receiving packages like yours.  Thank you again for your generous support.  God Bless and Happy Holidays!
Very Respectfully,
Thomas E.
CPT, AR
HHC, 2-7  IN