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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Troops in Afghanistan Need Your Help

From an email by Move America Forward. It is that time again folks, to show your support to our troops.

Troops in Afghanistan Need Your Help
We Need More Americans to Stand Tall

Answer the Call with a Care Package from Home

As summer wanes for Americans at home, the heat for a group of U.S. soldiers intensifies in Afghanistan where they fight for Americaís security. Commander Col. Howard has asked for help for his 4,500 soldiers just as the top general in Afghanistan said that U.S. troops will fail without more help.

Col. Howardís troops are working extra hard and long hours because they donít have the needed backup. We at Move America Forward have promised to help Colonel Howard and his 4,500 soldiers who are on the front lines in the war on terror in Afghanistan and fighting against the odds, as outlined by our top generals. But we canít give the soldiers what they need without your help.

Sponsor a Care Package for Col. Howardís Troops

I am so touched by the generous American people who have sponsored packages to help the 4,500 soldiers in need of help in Afghanistan because I am a military mom myself.

My son Marc was a U.S. NAVY S.E.A.L who loved his country so much, he made the ultimate sacrifice. Marc was killed in 2006 on a mission, saving his buddies lives, and doing what he loved, protecting his country, and I am glad to honor his memory by sponsoring efforts like this one to send care packages to troops in Afghanistan who badly need the supplies.

My son, Marc Alan Lee, U.S. Navy SEAL, American hero

Before my son gave his life in Iraq, I learned how important it is for our troops to get messages and packages from home. Since Marc died, I have worked hard to make sure our troops arenít forgotten. I have even visited Iraq myself and brought messages, holiday cards and goods from home, and I was touched by the appreciation of our troops who put their lives on the line for us every day.

These 4,500 Troops Have A
Tough Job in Afghanistan

When things get rough for our soldiers, they need to hear from us at home. We know that our troops in Afghanistan, including Col. Howardís soldiers, are struggling because they donít have enough fellow troops to do the job. According to a formal report sent to the White House requesting urgent action. Gen. Stanley McChrystal asked for up to 40,000 more troops.

As Senator John McCain said to the President, ìThis should not be a leisurely process.î We totally agree. If American troops are going to be in harmís way, they should have our total support. Donít expose them to risks of being killed when there are actions you can take to save American lives.

Until additional troops are deployed in Afghanistan, Col. Howardís soldiers and the other troops have to hold the line. The fighting has been fierce and casualties are higher. Now, more than ever, they need to hear from us that we care. Wonít you stand with Col. Howardís 4,500 and help us meet our goal of sending a care package to every one of his soldiers?

Read Col. Howardís call for help in his letter to MAF and our partner, For the Troops.

17 September 2009

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your dedication, time and efforts spent in supporting deployed soldiers. Because of efforts like yours, our Soldiers know that they are not forgotten by the people back home.

Please allow me to tell you about our unit. We are the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) of the 25th Infantry Division and are stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska. Currently we have about 3,500 Soldiers in our unit. Additionally, we have about 1,000 more assigned to us just for deployment, which includes Soldiers from Indiana, Tennessee and Georgia National Guards. We work in the provinces of Paktya, Khowst and Paktika Afghanistan, with about half of our Soldiers in remote Combat Outposts and Forward Operating Bases. Due to the austere living conditions of some of those locations, your packages are a great morale boost.

We are dedicated to our mission, and with the support from folks back home, it makes it much more gratifying.

We can meet our goal together. Sponsor a care package today for Col. Howardís soldiers and you can send a personal message that will help lift their morale. I personally know how much this means to our troops, and I thank you for your support.

Chop Chop everyone.... lets show them how much we care.