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matt 82nd

Greetings From Baghdad!!
  My name is PFC Matthew Berg, and as my Mom has probably already told you, I am an infantryman in the U.S. ARMY 82nd Airborne division and I'm currently deployed to Iraq. I've been here for 2 1/2 months, with another 10 months to go. I'm doing good, a little tired, but good. I miss home a lot, but I'll be fine. Iraq is nothing like anywhere I've ever heard about. People and culture are the exact opposite of America. They respond well to our presence overall so far.
   Next off I want to thank each and every one of you for attending these crops. From the seat you're sitting in it might not seem like it's that big of a deal, but I personally see how much of a difference it makes.
I go out on missions every day, and they often last through the night. Between that and just general stress of being here, We need an outlet. Communication with friends and family back home is key to keeping my sanity and well-being. Through that little phone card you all helped get to me, I can stay in the loop with all the happenings back stateside. And for that I thank each and every one of you. Deep down from the bottom of my heart thank you for helping soldiers like me and my brothers in arms to my left and right. We owe much more than gratitude.

 PFC Matthew Berg


Thank you so much for supporting our military. My soldiers and I are currently deployed to Iraq and we are on our 6th month with 9 months to go. For most of us this is our 3rd and 4th deployment. It is wonderful to see great Americans teaming up together to do things for deployed soldiers. I just want to say Thank You from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to make these cards by hand and send them to us here in Iraq. Please thank all your team members for their support.



U.S. Army



I would like to take the time to say thank you for your time and effort on making us truly feel the support from home. The men are here doing a great job. At the end of the day when they get mail it is nice to get a touch of home. It is particularly nice to get it from a stranger who appreciates what you are doing.

So as you say thank you to us for what we are doing, my men and I would like to say thank you for what you are doing. We come here and try to make a difference for the people, we fight for freedom and as I see every day here, these people are not free.

Thank you,


Illinois National Guard, Afghanistan