Christmas in July

by Brookings Harbor Redshirt
Apr 6, 2011

Christmas in July, going strong in 2011

The "Christmas in July" project is still going strong in 2011. During the first quarter we reached another milestone. On March 18, 2011 the Brookings-Harbor Redshirts sent their 5,000th care package to a soldier serving with an engineering company in Iraq.

Each year during the month of March, the Brookings-Harbor Redshirts honor our women in uniform and our women veterans. During the month of March this year, we sent special care packages to our women soldiers serving in harm's way. We know that whoever receives the care packages, they are always shared. When you’re far away from home and in a challenging environment, it’s always a happy day when you receive something from home.

One of women soldiers writes in her email:   

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

Caveats: FOUO

To those concerned from the Brookings Harbor Redshirts:

First and foremost, a deep, heartfelt thank you from all of us here at the 1249th En Bn from Salem, Oregon. How thoughtful, kind, sincere, and unique of you all to care so much about a bunch of "joes"... :) We have been receiving all kinds of wonderful and perfect packages over the last few weeks. We are all gaining weight from the goodies! A slice of home, which we are eternally grateful for. I have been spreading the word about your cook book, and asking for entries. While the Soldiers are compiling their own, I have included in this email my personal favorite. It is simple and delicious. Shepherd's Pie. I have also included a few pictures of us ladies, I don't have any of the males here, but I will work on that to send you some.

We cannot thank you enough for your continued support to us, and for all of the other Soldiers you are helping. We love Oregon and miss it dearly. Thanks for sending little packages of home.

With gratitude, respect, and honor,

SPC Amy Feltzin

During the past three months the Brookings-Harbor Redshirts sent over 200 more care packages to our soldiers serving in harm's way. We thank you for all of our troops, for all your support and we look forward to continuing our mission "Until they all come home."



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Brookings Harbor Redshirt

Location: Brookings, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sharon Hitzman
Brookings, OR United States

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