Troop Letters



Dear Operation Troop Appreciation,

Thank you for such a generous gift! The boxes couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. We were preparing for Easter, and getting some treats together for our Soldiers when the boxes arrived. What a blessing, because I was running out of things to put in their goodie bags. Thank you!

It’s never an easy thing to be away from the ones you love around the holidays, but receiving love and good thoughts from people back home make it a little easier – especially when it comes from a home-town organization! We have quite a few Soldiers with us from Western Pennsylvania (Go Pens!)

Again, thank you for what you do and thank you for your kindness and support.


God Bless,

Phillip R. Grant


Religious Affairs NCO


SSG, PAARNG Phillip R. Grant

I want to thank Operation Troop Appreciation, and Sherry Einhaus, for having me at Salute to Veteran’s. I had the most wonderful time at the Pirate game. You are an outstanding organization and Thank you for what you do for our Veterans.
John Dancear
Veteran USArmy

OTA Veteran Honored at Pirates Game!

Thank you so much for the overwhelming support!!
Jesse Hull

Jesse Hull

My OIC captain recently received this load of sporting equipment from you guys, and we would just like to express our appreciation. Thank you guys for everything, it was great!



Lance Corporal Koch

OTA is proud to say Welcome Home and THANK YOU for your service to USMC veteran, Greg Brandt, pictured here receiving his Welcome Home kit!


Veteran Greg Brandt

Thank You Thank You Thank You!
There is so much that comes to mind when I think of all the support we have received and all of the love we’ve been shown. We have been absolutely blown away by the countless words of encouragement and numerous items sent our way. Our battalion’s morale has been increased because of your selflessness, your heart for Soldiers, and your heart for our country. You did things you didn’t have to do to grant us access to things we didn’t have. For all you have done I offer our sincerest thank you and my personal commitment to complete the task that lies ahead.
You are a most needed blessing and an answered prayer for us and I pray God’s continued Grace, Mercy, Favor, Peace, Protection, Love, and Success to you. From the Soldiers of 3-29 FA and the Unit Ministry Team, thank you very, very much.
Chaplain Shane J. Henderson

Chaplain Henderson

Hi Amanda,
Attached is our picture with the equipment. Thanks so much for making this happen and be sure to pass our thanks to the volunteers.
Lt Bordelon

Lt. Bordelon

I just wanted to sent a note of appreciation for your support to me and my team currently located in Poland. We are truly thankful for you care
packages. I can’t wait to make it back home! Thank you and God Bless, Greg Funk

3-29 Task Force Pacesetter

We received the care packages today! Everyone was so excited to get all the goodies that you all sent. Thank you so much for the support, it’s great to know that there are folks back home who are kind enough to do something like this for us. We didn’t expect so many items so we went ahead and distributed them to a few other units near us and they thank you as well. We really can’t thank you all enough, these simple things really give meaning to the work we do out here everyday, not just for the temporary gratification of getting something you needed, but also knowing that we are in your thoughts and prayers. Kindness is contagious and your organization is an inspiration. Please keep up the awesome work! – Karl


Karl – Air Force

Mrs. Thompson,
I have received your care package and distributed it out to my soldiers. Thank you for your support. All of the soldiers had overwhelming smiles on their face when it arrived. God Bless and Thank you again.
McDaniel, James
Camp Arifjan

Camp Arifjan – McDaniels