If you stop around these parts from time to time, you probably know my son Matt serves in the US Army and is currently deployed to Iraq. You can read a post about him and a couple of other young men in my family who are currently serving both in the US and overseas here.
Having someone you love so far away from you and in potentially dangerous situations is a very hard thing. A lot harder than I thought it would be. I can't even imagine what Matt thinks/feels. This page is an attempt to do whatever I can to make it better (I am still his mom, after all).
Even though you probably don't know Matt, I'd like to invite you to send him a letter and let him know that you are sending support and prayers his way. I think it's important for Matt (as well as the other troops) to feel connected with "back home" and be reassured that his efforts do not go unnoticed or unappreciated.
Please remember what your mother taught you...
if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything.
PFC Matthew T. Sewell
BCO 1-21 IN BN, 2-25 BCT
APO AE 09336
If you'd like to do something more, the following is a list of recommended items, courtesy of Operation Shoebox.
|www.Operation ShoeBox.Com -- Suggested Items|
FOOD (including dry goods, snacks)
Sugar packets Bars (Clif or Balance) Beef Jerky Canned Fruit (pop top cans) Cereal (in small boxes) Girl Scout Cookies Granola Bars Gum Oatmeal (instant) Pop-Tarts Ramen Noodles-any flavor Ravioli (pop top cans) Tuna Kits
If you're interested in doing something on a bigger scale, Operation Shoebox is a great organization to partner with. You might also check out the following sites:
Operation Troop Aid
United States Organizations (USO)
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for any support you share. If you do send a package, note or letter, please let me know. I'd like to personally send my thanks and appreciation.