Words can’t be expressed how grateful deployed troops are when they receive care packages and letters from back home.
A swarm of grown men and women will hover around them just to get whatever goodies they can out of them.
I’ve seen people fight over chocolate that made it through the trip (spoiler alert: there’s a one in a million chance it doesn’t melt on the way over.) I’ve seen someone buy a pack of Girl Scout cookies for $50. I still wear a 550-cord band that I got in one of mine because a kid wrote that it’d keep me safe. Technically, you can’t prove the kid wrong.
The letters from the kids are amazing. The letters fall somewhere between savage as f*ck to random as sh*t. These are some of the best from the internet.
1.) Thank you. Don’t Die.
Thanks, kid. I’ll try not to.