Hero Stories for September 2007

Wounded Soldier Project

Teresa Goforth  began flying the Military Troop Transports in March 2003 and with  layover time in Germany, she  inquired into the needs of the wounded at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Wounded warriors arrive at this hospital sometimes with very little  clothes on their back. Soldiers are only issued 2 sets of fatigues and no civilian clothes. The Government issues a PX voucher for those transferred  to US hospitals, but immediate items are needed for them to be comfortable during th...

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Military Order of the Purple Heart-- auto donations.

 The Military Order of the Purple Heart is a Congressionally chartered non-profit organization that has been dedicated to helping veterans for over 70 years. Over 300,000 donors have trusted Purple Heart with their vehicle donation. In fact, many of our donors have found the donation process so convenient and rewarding that they have become repeat donors. Generous donors like you make it possible to assist our defenders of freedom in their time of need. Thank you for considering Purple Heart....

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Adopt-A-Platoon.org

When I was a teenager, my best friend invited me to sing Christmas carols with her church youth group. The youth group's minister had a list of shut-ins and our mission that night was to stop in front of as many houses as possible, and belt out Jingle Bells, Silent Night and a few other favorites before movingon. To me, it was an opportunity to have a night out with my friends, dress in my coolest clothes and have hot chocolate together when it was over. It wasn't going to take a whole l...

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Soldiers Angels.

We've been in contact with the folks at Soldiers Angels. We'd like to share with you their mission. ------------- Soldiers' Angels was started by a self-described ordinary mother of an ordinary young man turned hero, Sgt. Brandon Varn. Brandon was deployed in Iraq and has since honorably completed his mission and has returned back to his proud and loving family. In the summer of 2003, he wrote home expressing his concern that some soldiers did not receive any mail or support from home. Being ...

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Letter to her son, Sgt. David Alan Ruhren.

June 2, 2005 Hi Handsome, Garfield wants me to do a little speech about you. To tell everyone a little bit about - what a great guy you are. I know your thinking - great - As you're putting on the famous David Alan smirk & just shrugging your shoulders My mom is going to speak about me & given the fact she's been such a basket case these days - she's going to make this an emotional wreck. She'll have people crying in the aisles !! But you know what Davey - it's Ok I'll reframe from te...

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Remembering Sgt. David Alan Ruhren.

I can't thank you enough for putting this on your webpage. I have attached one of the very first speeches I had to write about my son for one of the countless ceremonies I had to go to. I hope this gives you a sense of who my son is. Davey joined the guard when he was 17 - went to boot camp when he turned 18 - He then joined The 229th Army Natl. Guard Engineer Battalion in Fredericksburg, VA. He heard about another unit being short 14 men to go to Iraq - so being the man he is - volunteered t...

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A mothers son goes to Iraq, part 12.

This is the 12th installment sent to us by Melody Pigg about her son Marshall. We've heard from Melody since Marshall first joined the Marines, to now, his leaving on his second deployment in Iraq. We're very thankful to Melody for her eloquent writing. If you have the time, read all her letters on this Web site. If you've got a son or daughter deployed in the Middle East, you'll understand. If you don't, you'll know how it must feel to know your child is in harms way. ------------- I've rece...

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Memorial Ride in Honor of Sgt. David Alan Ruhren.

On September 22, 2007 - At Garfield High School, Woodbridge, VA at 12:00 noon There will be a Memorial Ride in Honor of Sgt. David (davey) Alan Ruhren Asking for $20.00 Donations will be split in half & awarded to: "David Alan Ruhren Scholarship Fund" & "Children of Fallen Soldiers Fund" also In the name of "David Alan Ruhren" We are hoping to make this a day that won't soon be forgotten with: Special events at the school - His own personal bike will be on display & be the lead...

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Special calll from Adopt-a-Platoon

SERVICE MEMBERS NEED SUPPORT!  The holidays are right around the corner.  We have been receiving so many requests from newly deployed Service Members asking for support and we want them to know that the American people are behind them and let them know they are not forgotten. Many are single, young, and away from their families for the first time, in a war-torn area.   Please consider adopting another Service Member (up to four) by forwarding this e-mail today to info@adoptaplatoon.org  with ...

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