Help Us Support and Remember
Our Active Duty Service Members Now
Serving in Harm's Way.
Write these folks and let them know you are thinking of them. Thank them for putting their lives on the line for the cause of freedom.
Ask them if you can provide them with anything.
|Ex-Marine, Army Soldier in Bakubah||Son of Jim and Pat Hamby
Ann K. Propst
||Maiden HS grad, 1991
Please use the list above to contact your
friends and neighbors, your sons and fathers,
and those who are serving the cause of freedom.
We honor the memory of Chief Warrant Officer-3, Bruce D. Boggs
|Three Fort Bragg Soldiers were
killed Monday, April 29, 2004, when their UH-60 Blackhawk
helicopter went down in a wooded area off Interstate 95
near Dillon, S.C. Killed in the accident were:
1st Lt. Candace L.
Voegele-Daniels, 24, of Arkansas City, Kan., and Spc.
Christopher K. Bingaman, 22, of Frackville, Penn. Boggs,
company safety officer, and Bingaman, a UH-60 crew chief,
were assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 159th Aviation
Regiment. Voegele-Daniels, company executive officer, was
assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Co., 1st Bn.,
159th Aviation Reg.
The FCEMS SPECOPS Team worked in search operations as
well as assisting in rehabilitation for the many
searchers involved in the effort to find the crew and
copter. Sgt. Stiver Powell was embedded in an Army search
team, and Lt. Linda Reynolds was placed with a Florence
County Sheriffs Department team. There was very heavy
undergrowth in the area, proceeding down towards the
river across a descending swampy area with hundreds of
years of growth in places, with minimal access roads.
This hampered mere walking, and made sighting anything
Here is a list of items the troops might
Soldiers are individuals; not all have the same needs.
Write them! Ask them how you can help!
"Adopt" a trooper.
Work together to help our active military
and our national guards and reserves.
CAN ANYONE ADD TO THIS LIST?
Letters from home; from friends, family, neighbors, any caring person.
Include newspaper accounts and pix.
Send "CARE" packages with appropriate materials.
Beanie Babies and chewing gum, candy for the children.
All troops have asked for:
Handi-Wipes, baby wipes, Antibacterial wipes - lots of these! razors
Pre-paid phone cards ! ! !
Toothpaste, soap, shampoo (motel size), toothbrushes, combs, hair brushes, tweezers
cigarettes, snuff, chewing tobacco (discounting personal beliefs)
Bibles, New Testaments, witnessing tracts,
magazines--sports, news, people, hometown newpaper subscriptions.
220/110v electrical converters, disposable razors, batteries: D cell, AA & AAA.
Band-Aids, elastic bandages, cough lozenges, small packs of Kleenex, shower-to-shower powder.
duct tape, small tool kits, Swiss army knives
Combs, pens, envelopes, writing paper, Sharpies
lip balm, q-tips, nail clippers anti-fungal for the feet, athletes foot creme, foot powder (no aerosol bottles.)
Eye drops - the cleaning kind - because of all the sand storms...(Put in plastic bag!),
Flip flops - shower shoes - so they can air their feet out when they get a break.
Chef Boyardee, cup-a-noodles, popcorn--quick microwavable stuff; snacks, chips & salsa, cookies, candy (chocolate melts, big-time!), beef jerky, non-perishable snacks--powdered Gatorade, sunflower seeds; pecan, walnut, peanut snacks in 1 oz. celo-packs.
sticky fly paper (old-timey rolls), bug spray w/Deet, Off, etc.
chewing gum (Big Red, juicy Fruit), bubble gum. Much of this is for Iraqi kids.
Female troops have asked for the following--these may overlap with guy needs
body wash, Jergens body lotion, razors
panty liners, feminin hygenic items
shower shoes, shower caps
plastic storage containers
video game hardware & software
It might be noted that many of our troops are National Guard and Reserves forces. Suddenly removed from their civilian life, they suddenly find themselves laying their lives on the line. I will try to publicize their plight and the sudden trauma their familires have experienced.
A feedback forum will be posted here for local National Guardsmen.
C.F. Connor, Camp #849
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Derick S. Hartshorn - (C) 2005