Servicemen and Women and Veterans Committee News
My dear Pythian brothers, sisters, and concerned Americans, we are proud Americans, devoted to our sons, daughters, nieces, and nephews, etc. We may disagree with our government's involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we must always remember, it's our sons, daughters, nieces, and nephews, etc. who get killed, wounded, and permanently scarred. Whatever we can do to show our sons, daughters, nieces, and nephews, etc. that we care, we must do.
The Servicemen and Women and Veterans Committee, a sub-committee of the Humanitarian Fund, of the Knights of Pythias, has been doing just that. The committee has been sending packages, approximately 2,000, consisting of many personal items that can not be purchased in the field. There are no PX's in the war zones. You would think that the packages were postage free, but the U.S. Postal Service presently charging $17.50 per package, up nearly double from $9.50 when we started this program. The committee relies on fund raising, and lodge donations. Its exorbitant mailing cost puts the continuance of this program in jeopardy. We ask that our Pythian brothers, sisters, and concerned Americans to consider a donation of $20.00, covering one package. Your name will be included in the package as the concerned American.
Please send your check, payable to the Humanitarian Fund (memo - servicemen's committee), to:
We must continue to support our troops.
Your help is greatly appreciated.
Letters from our soldiers
Thank You So Much For The Care Pkgs.The Marines Send Their Gratitude For All You Pythians Caring About Us Here In Turkey.We Are In Support Of Operation Inherent Resolve Via Electronic Warfare. We Basically Jam Radio or Network Signals From The Enemies And Disrupt Their Modes Of Communications.
There Are Still Boots On The Ground Because They Need To Set The Command And Military Presence. My unit is VMAQ -4 ,A Lot Of Young Marines On Their First Deployment In This Miserable Place. Little Problem When A Coup Started Against The Turkish President. He Blamed The U .S .A. Was Behind It, And Shut All Power To The Base. Our Government Said If Power Is Not Put Back On, We Will Pull Out All U .S .Troops In Turkey. Lights And Power Right Back On. A little Scary We Thought That Isis Would Attack The Base As We Are Very Close To Syria. Once Again Thanks For All You Do, We Hope To Be Back In The States Before The Year Ends. Please Continue To Aid Our Troops Serving In Harms Way.
Dear Mr. Robinson,
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