Family says soldiers would love for Summit County to send baked goods |

Family says soldiers would love for Summit County to send baked goods

Our son is a captain with the combat engineers stationed somewhere in Kuwait. He left for Kuwait at the end of October, leaving behind a precious wife, a 7-year-old son, a 6-year-old daughter and an infant daughter six weeks old.

Just before he left his home and family for Kuwait, David was able to see his infant daughter’s first smile. When his first child, a son, was born, David was in Korea and did not get to see him until Josh was 9 months old.

On Feb. 6, we received a short e-mail from our son in response to his mother’s question about what kind of care package we could send to him. The following is the information he sent to us:

“Dear Mom:

“Send brownies, or better yet no bake cookies or something like that. Be aware that all goods are free game for those around me; those are the unofficial Army deployment rules. When it comes to baked goods it becomes “what is yours is mine, and what is mine is yours.’ :>)

“Not much to add from here. Plugging along doing what we need to do and trying to keep a change of pace going with what limited personal time we get. Usually that is eating, working out a bit and sleeping. Sorry so short. I am going to do one of those things now – sleep.”

Although we are hard at work preparing the brownies and cookies he requested, it is obvious that we cannot prepare enough for a battalion or regiment of the brave men and women who are making such a sacrifice.

We thought perhaps some of your readers might know someone in Kuwait and might want to prepare some of their favorite homemade goodies to be enjoyed by a group of the combat engineers.

Those military guys and gals will enjoy anything they receive, and it will encourage them as they work many hard hours (12-18) and as they contemplate the strong possibility of having to go into battle.

Needless for us to say, we are very proud of our son and the sacrifice made by he and all of our military who are there – or who are standing by to go there.

If so, you can send them in care of: Capt. David A. Foster, CFLCC-C7, 132nd Engineering Detachment, APO AE 09304.

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