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Here’s an e-mail forwarded to me from the great folks at Soldiers Angels:
To: Elaine Baker (Soldiers Angels)
Elaine, I am a 42 y/o psychology professor at ____ University of
_______. Last winter, I adopted a young Marine corporal through
Soldiers Angels. The entire process was simple from beginning to end due to
all of the wonderful work of the people with your organization.
My marine operated a mobil fuel farm in Iraq and he and his platton are
packing up and getting ready to come home. It was amazing to find out how
much one person on this end can do to lift the spirits of our soldiers. I
was very fortunate to have a soldier who communicated with me on nearly a
daily basis. We both got more out of this relationship than we either
bargained for in the beginning.
I know my soldier’s spirits were lifted by the packages and letters he
received. We got to know each other through VOLUMES of email.
The one thing I know that help my soldier was knowing that some random
person like myself over here in the safe world was actually thinking about
him and his buddies over there in the big sand box.
From the sounds of things, my soldier was the only “adopted” soldier in his
platoon and they were in rather isolated places. After several months, he
reported that EVERY MARINE IN HIS PLATOON was signing up to get adopted.
That should make all of YOU PEOPLE think about the incredible impact of YOUR
I know that every angel and every soldier might not hit it off, but we got
along swimmingly and plan to stay in touch. I KNOW THAT THE WORK BEHIND
SOLDIERS ANGELS HAS CHANGED THE LIFE OF AT LEAST ONE GRATEFUL SPONSOR AND
ONE YOUNG MARINE HERE.
I want all of you to know that my experience of adopting a soldier through
SOLDIERS ANGELS was one of the MOST REWARDING EXPERIENCES I have had in my
life and none of this would have been possible if it were not for all of you
If I can be of any asistance in the future please let me know. PLEASE BE
AWARE THAT YOUR TIME AND ENERGY ARE PAYING OFF IN WAYS THAT YOU PEOPLE WILL
Let me know if I can help in any way,
So, have you got a few minutes a week to spare? Then sign up at Soldiers Angels.