troop letter: 12 man team
December 09, 2011
training future Afghan police officers
I apologize for the belatedness of this email, but I want to thank you and your group for the wonderful care packages that you have sent to myself and my unit over the past year. They have been very important to the morale of the men and have provided us with a great connection to the homefront. Knowing that your group is supporting the troops makes our duty easier and more willing to bear.
I want to say a few things about the soldiers that you are supporting. Right now, my 12 man team is located with a Czech special operations task force. We support their mission in training future Afghan police officers to undertake important missions and high risk arrests. It is a very demanding, but rewarding job. When I received your packages, I did exactly what was requested and shared the goodies with not only my team, but with our Czech partners. They were not used to this kind of support and care and were grateful us and to you for sending these wonderful care packages. Our Czech comrades are just as much in the fight as we are and I am proud to serve alongside them in trying to build a better Afghanistan. I hope that you don’t mind if I opened up some good old American courtesy and kindness with our partners. It went a long way in bringing up the morale of the entire camp.
Once again, thank you for all that you have done for the troops. I hope that we aren’t putting you out too much with all of the stuff that you gather for the packages. We appreciate it greatly and it reminds us of how wonderful and supportive the home front is to the war front.