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 Dear Adopt a sox

Thank you Letters

I am a member of the 120th AW out of Great Falls, MT and am currently deployed to the Middle East.  I just wanted to sincerely thank all of the volunteers and businesses associated with your group for the wonderful care packages.  Every item in the care packages is sincerely appreciated.  It is so amazing to see the time, thoughtfulness, and care put into each box.

All of the Montanan’s who received a care box were walking around with a smile on their face and a strut in their step.  The amount of pride in our great state and country is palpable when we receive items that show how much people appreciate what we are doing.  Deployed members from other states were in awe of all that your organization did.  We are so damn proud to call Montana our home, because of people like you and your organization who appreciate what we are doing!

Thanks again and GO CATS!!!!!--Pat

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I am currently deployed in RC East, Afghanistan in an aviation unit.  This evening after my 200th something long as heck day, I was presented with a package bearing my name; from an individual I did not recognize, and a box bearing no familiar markings.  Upon returning to my tent I opened the box and began to poke through the contents.  If the wonderful letter on top wasn’t enough, I began to notice that this was from “HOME” and brought an epic smile to my face!  Familiar feelings, memories that I hold dear, and warmth spilled out of every item that was obviously hand packaged.

My external hard drive has a plethora of movies, and John Wayne’s have been watched more than once; however, someone put in a CD that has 2 more of his that I have yet to see, thanks you read my mind.  Since being here my library has been pretty picked over, and now I have some magazines to get me though the home stretch.  I graduated from Montana State University, and may, or may not have, had an editorial piece done on me in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle (Police Reports Section)!  Now with my new Very Best of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle Police Reports book I can re-live some of my college years in Bozeman.  Maybe I will run across some of my old roommates?

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you, and am humbled with such a gift of caring and love!

Soon my unit will be returning home, and would be honored to be one of those soldiers who dedicates a little time back to you.

Thank you.—A most appreciative soldier!

P.S. Oliver, age 6, thank you for the wonderful picture, it immediately warranted a posting on my door.

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Holy cow!  Thank you so much for all the care packages.  They arrived this morning and Soldiers are having a blast digging through their boxes.  I don’t know how you got my name, but thank you.  This is really incredible.  The generosity from Bozeman is overwhelming.—Jeffrey

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I’m writing you to let you know that we received your care packages today!  I am the mail clerk for the 495th CSSB, when I arrived at the mail warehouse this morning to get mail you cannot imagine my surprise to find two huge pallets of care packages.  Thank you so much.  It was so nice to be able to give a care package to every Soldier in my Company, these care packs are the first that we have received and the quality of the stuff is amazing!  I cannot put into words the happiness and joy you have brought to the Fighting 495th today!  Thank you again for all that you have done.  It is much appreciated—Justin

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I am writing this letter from Afghanistan to thank you guys and your corporation from the bottom of my heart for the care package I have just received.  It is good to know that people from my hometown support and stand behind me while I am deployed.  I never knew the Chronicle had this book full of police reports, I sit here and read them all wondering how many I must have had a part in.  Once again thank you for all you do, you have no idea how much it means to me and to everyone else over here.  If another soldier gets a package like this, it raises the morale for the whole unit.  It reminds the soldiers that there is more than just friends and family from back home that support you.  Bozeman MT, is one of the greatest places on earth and this all because of people like you that take time out of your day to show support to people that you have never met.—Thomas

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I wanted to thank you for all the work you put into the donation boxes from Adopt A Sox.  I was blown away by the amount of work, time and money donated just for shipping.  The Montana and Bozeman magazines were my favorite part as I am personally from Bozeman and loved looking through them and will post the pictures up that remind me how beautiful Montana is.  Thank you for your kindness and generosity.  We all appreciate it so much!!--Michelle

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Thank you very much to all who had a part in sending the “stockings” our way during the Christmas Season.  That took not only a lot of work and coordination but funds as well.  We are grateful for your efforts.

Whether it was the children’s drawings, useful toiletries and hygiene items or the entertainment stuff (cards, Frisbees, movies), all was or will be put to good use.

I am an outdoorsman at heart so the local Montana and hunting magazines were a great touch.  Hiking and fishing in the mountain streams is one of the things I look forward to doing.

Thanks again for what you do and all you’ve done!—Mark

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Thank you so much for all the care packages!  What a great surprise.  Soldiers were so excited digging through their boxes, like kids at Christmas-seriously!  I can’t say thanks enough.  How awesome!  God bless, take care—Lamor

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Thanks Heather would you tell Margie I said thank you personally for what she does.  I remember getting boxes from them when I was overseas and I remember loving them, and that it was pretty cool that someone other than our families were thinking about us… Benjamin, an AAS recipient deployed several years ago and now working at NorthWesternEnergy.