Letters From the Troops

All of the letters that you will read below are actual letters from Troops that are receiving packages from Wisconsin We Care. We certify that there has not been any changes made to these letters. They are copied here just as they have been received by us.

These letters are all on file with Honor Our Military, Inc.. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to verify them.


Mr. Bukowski,

I would like to take a few moments to thank you and your organization for all the kind support that you have shown toward the Soldiers and myself here at LSA Anaconda.I am originally from Det # 1of the 377th Maintenance Co. which is in  Lansing, Michigan. The main Company is the”377th Maint Co”. out of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Once again I would like to thank all of you. For all the support and friendship you have shown.

Sincerely Yours

MSG. Donald J. Cotter JR.


hello jeff,
i have been getting all of the thing you send. i have been meaning to write you back just been really busy lately. i want to thank you agian for everything you do and everything you have send to me. it helps out alot. the snacks really help us out, im always out on the road and in need for some food. im sending you a picture of a ASV. this is the truck i roll in. im not sure if i have showed you this before so if i have im sorry jsut email me back and let me know. also if you would like a video i put to togather just let me know. so thank you again for every thing.

PFC. Kayes


Hello from sunny Iraq!!!!
My name is SGT Joe Caron and over the past couple of days, I have received a package from all of you. I truly appreciate all of the help and goodies that I have been receiving. It amazes me each time I get a package from a complete stranger and it makes me feel good that there are people out there who give their time and hard earned money to support our soldiers over here and in Afghanistan. Some people may not agree with the war but they all support the troops, which is truly wonderful.

Just so you know who you sent a package to. I am 36 years old. I have been in the Army for almost 16 years. My wife of 12 years, Tina, is waiting for me back at Fort Drum, NY. We have about 4 1/2 months left before we redeploy back to the states. We don’t have any kids but we have an awesome kitty cat named Mr. Snuggles (My wife named him…LOL). And I enjoy watching sports of all sorts, golfing, bowling, I Love Pro Wrestling!!!   (yes, I know it is fake but it’s a male soap opera! My wife has Desperate Housewives, I have WWE) And I have enjoyed my time in the Army and I don’t mind the deployments too much. That’s it for now. Thank you once again for your kindness!

Take Care!!!!

Sincerely, SGT Joe Caron

Yusufiyah, Iraq


Thank you for the Easter Greetings and thank you for the package.  I hope that you had a great Easter.

SSG Thiele


Thank you so much for everything you have sent me.  I have recieved them.  I tried to send you an e-mail awhile back.  Just wanted to let you know how grateful I am.

Spc Daniel Tinsley


I would just like to say thank you for the care packages over the past year. It has been so nice to receive them. As someone who was attached to a unit from outside the State of Wisconsin it has been nice to know that people from back at home still care about us. I would also like to thank Jeff and Candy, you have been great friends to me and I thank God everyday I have friends like you in my life! See you soon!

SPC. Kari Kjos- Milwaukee, WI
758th Maintenance Co.(Whitehall, OH)


My son, Joe Reeder, is stationed on the USS John C. Stennis, an aircraft carrier currently deployed in the Persian Gulf. He received a package from you recently and I just wanted to share a couple of his comments:

“I got another set of boxes from “wisconsin we care.”  It had a small Klemert’s summer sausage in it and it was so good!  The one i got was about as long as a finger and it was the perfect size.  I had a good snack and didn’t have to find somewhere to store what couldn’t be eaten.Thanks for what you are doing to help our troops be reminded of our support for them!”

Deb Reeder


To All at Wisconsin We Care!

Thank you for the work you are doing to support us out here in Iraq There are many Soldiers here in Iraq with the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment out of FT Hood who really appreciate things that remind us of home. Cheese and sausage are always a hit!  Packer and Badger paraphernalia are always welcomed as well.

A group of us “cheeseheads” are getting up and getting together in the wee hours of the morning to watch the game against the Giants.  No beer, but the food will do!  Nothing will stop us from watching the Packers!

BTW, I am spreading the news about your organization to those who really liked what you sent to me and were exited to hear about you.

Thanks again.

Brave Rifles!

CPT Gretchen Garcia (formerly Diez)
3d ACR, RSS, HHT
FOB Marez
APO, AE 09334


Good Morning,
I just wanted to say thank you for the care packages I received from you. It is always a humbling experience to receive items from people you dont know. There was no way I could use everything in those packages, so I made shure to share with my fellow Marines and everything was eaten allready or put to good use. Lots of people may drive around with the yellow ribbons to try and look the part, but it is people like you who activly support us that are the real patriots back home. Thank you again and keep up the good work

Semper Fi
Sgt. Erik F Smith
Fox Co 2/24


HI! it’s funny that i recieved an e-mail from my mom about you guys because i just got three boxes from you today!!! i’m sure it was because they all had to be forwarded as we just moved from the fallujah area to baghdad about two months ago and we had to move on such short notice that it took our mail quite some time to catch up to us but i just wanted to write you a quick e-mail thanking you all for everything that you have done for us! i can’t tell you how much more bearable 72 hour observation posts and 4 hour patrols at 0300 are when you have some snacks and books and magazines. there would have been alot of extremely hungry nights as well if it weren’t for your packages that we enjoyed when i was in Crazy troop and now that i’m in Headhunter troop that continues! also all the personal hygiene items that you sent were awesome! i actually spent some time training iraqi police from about october to december and they also got to enjoy some of the soap and shampoo and toothbrushes which is extremely hard for them to come by. all in all i just would really really like to say thank you for everything. i cannot truly express in a simple e-mail how much you all really helped us out over here and how much more miserable all of this would have been if not for the packages and letters from school children and christmas and valentines day cards! i will most definitely be there to see you all in about a month if all goes according to plan! SCOUTS OUT!

PV2 Fujihira, Michael K.
HHT, 5-7 Cav
FOB Kalsu, IRAQ