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Our Chapter has received three notes of appreciation from the units who received the boxes sent to them while deployed. First, our thanks to Sandi and Bill Carl for heading up the purchasing, assembling and mailing these boxes.
Team 1 Afghanistan "We greatly appreciate the generosity and thoughtfulness and I can assure everthing will be consumed. It means a lot to the team to have support and appreciation of folks back home. It is a constant reminder of our mission - to protect the homeland and take the fight to the enemy. This reminder and your thoughtfulness help bring away from those we love easier to bear, and makes us all extremely proud to serve."
Team 2 Afghanistan "I'd like to thank you and all of the Vietnam Veterans of America for the package you recently sent me... . It was a very welcome treat to myself and the whole team here to enjoy. We have already begun to dig into all the great snacks you have provided. Coincidentally it also arrived on my birthday, so it was a amazing birthday present as well."
Team 3 "I am writing to thank you very much for the care package ... sent to me and my unit. Not only are we grateful for your thoughtfulness and support, it came at a very opportune time. ... [we] were exposed to a COVID case and had to be isolated to our rooms and workspaces for a couple of weeks. We were running low on snacks and coffee when your package came in and saved the day."
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For over 40 years, VVA has steadfastly advocated for veterans living with illnesses resulting from toxic exposures during their service.
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