Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Oh my gosh Gabe, you won't believe what I have for you and your guys over there.  Theres big patches and little patches, pokey brushes for pushing down the barrel of your weapons and soft scratchy brushes for all of the other places, and pipe cleany thingies... for all those places nothing else fits in.  Its like a soldier's Christmas!


The gifts are all compliments of two wonderful Vietnam Veterans William "Bill" Marsh and Dennis Schnell.  They are instructors for the Unit Armor Course on post. They heard you guys were having to cut your patches in half to conserve them so they dug these up to help out.  I cried when your dad called and told me what they had done, I literally sat there with the phone in my hands and cried.  I got to meet them this morning when I picked up the package and I almost started to cry again.   Even after serving their time they still serve their fellow soldiers through their instruction and things like this. I hope you get the opportunity to meet them in person, they are funny as heck and have some very cool stories from their own time in the Army.

So anyhow, I've got a few more things to pick up this afternoon before I get your box in the mail.  I've already got the butt-wipes for your weapon, theres two containers of those.  (I still need to get the butt-wipes for your butt). I haven't found that teflon stuff yet but I'll check at Specialty Sports here in a bit.  The box should go out this afternoon so we'll start counting from tomorrow.  Let me know how long it takes okay?

Miss you, Love you Always!



Anonymous artloner said...

You're a great Mom, you know that???


ps: Those two old soldiers look like they are a handful!

October 19, 2005 at 11:18 AM  
Anonymous jckfrstross said...

It usally takes about 2 to 3 weeks sometimes quicker and sometimes slower:)


October 19, 2005 at 1:38 PM  
Anonymous redpoppy007 said...

God Bless you guys and all our troops..We all want them home safe and sound.

October 19, 2005 at 6:00 PM  
Anonymous princesssaurora said...

Bless those old soldiers!  It's true they never die, just got a change in post that's all.  I can't believe it takes so long to get there... I can't believe our Gosh darn army doesn't have enough of these things and butt wipes!!! Arghhh!

You are a great mommy, Jody.  Wonderful.  Gabe is a lucky soldier!

be well,

October 19, 2005 at 7:42 PM  
Anonymous sdoscher458 said...

What nice people.  I can't believe how kind some people can is wonderful. Actually that is what we are fighting for.....Sandi

October 19, 2005 at 8:44 PM  

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