Holiday Messages from the Troops & Their Famlies

January 2, 2012 at 11:24 am | In Uncategorized by admin
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Below are messages I have received from the troops and
their families regarding the Christmas Shipments we sent this year.

(Les Joyce said that Scott is home!)
From: Les Joyce
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 2:21 PM
To: Lauer, George
Subject: Re: Soldiers Valentine Shipment

George, Scott’s unit had their tour shortened and were blessed to get
home just in time for Christmas.
So he is home with his family in Germany.

Thank You and DSS for all you’ve done for Scott and his unit during his
deployment! You are amazing!
Have a very blessed New Year!

Sent from the iPhone of
Les Joyce

(Roger Lehnhoff stopped by in person to say thanks to all the people
in the Troop Support Network for taking care of Sgt. Travis Pogue.
Travis may be sending pictures.)

(I received the post card below from Travis on New Years Eve. Click the images to enlarge – use navigation arrows to return.)

(Travis Pogue wrote this on December 15, 2011)

From: POGUE, TRAVIS SGT (MFO-North Camp)
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2011 4:11 PM
To: ‘’
Subject: Christmas gifts

Dear George,

I have received a bunch of boxes and a Christmas tree with ornaments
which I’m grateful for. Sorry it has taken me a while to get back with
you, but was planning to send out thank you letters and postcards this
weekend. We have a USA Club over here in Egypt that we are going to put
the tree up in. I will take pictures and send them to you.

I shared all the goodies with fellow soldiers and everyone is very
grateful for all the wonderful stuff you have sent. Tell all the schools
and students that I will be sending cards to thank them all for the
great treats I have been receiving.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Egypt.

Thank You All so very much for all you do for us soldiers!

1ST Support Battalion (US)
Multinational Force and Observer-Sinai

(Dan Lohmann wrote on Face Book Tuesday, December 27, 2011)
We got the packages thank you very much. I don’t have much access to
computers so it took me a while to be able to message you. But we got
them and Christmas was great. I really appreciate all the hard work and
effort you and everyone else puts in.

(Betty Lohmann (Dan’s mom) sent me this on December 19, 2011)
From: Betty
Date: December 19, 2011 11:42:37 AM CST
To: george
Subject: Daniel

Hi George, Daniel just called me!! He wanted to say Merry Christmas.
He got the tree and the ornaments on Saturday. His mail has been slow.
He was excited and wanted me to tell you thank you. He is getting ready
to head back out and does not know if he will be back before Christmas.

Thanks again for all you do.


(On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 11:28 AM, Dan Lohmann wrote this.)


Again I just wanted to let you know how much the things you all do mean
to us. You make it easier to be away for the holidays by giving us a
little piece of home, and letting us know that people back home do still
care and support us. Thank you and everyone that helps you for
everything you do.


(Lisa Miller sent this on December 19, 2011)
From: “Miller, Lisa.G”
To: “George Lauer”
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 08:14:16 -0600
Subject: FW: packages received


Wes received his packages. I talked to Dustin on facebook and he said
that he got the Christmas tree. I think he tried to send me a message
letting me know that he got two others, but I’ll have to catch him
online again to make sure. I’ll try and do that tonight.


Lisa Miller

(Peggy Hartman forwarded this email from Sharon Belt on December 19,
From: Sharon B
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2011 5:30 AM
To: Hartman, Peggy
Subject: Care Packages

Hi Peggy,

Just a short note to say “thank you” to you and George for the care

I appreciate the thought and effort that went into packing and sending

Again, thanks for thinking of us here.

(Sgt.Joshua Mickels along with Becca, his wife, stopped by my office at work to thank us in person on December 14, 2011! Josh got his packages and shared the goodies with his men before he left. Josh will get to spend Christmas with Becca!)