A few weeks ago, we received news from Mike Plummer, who heads the 10th Mountain
Division Association. He told us that the president’s recent decision to send more soldiers to Afghanistan means that 3,500 soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division stationed at Fort Drum will be deployed in March.
A heartfelt Thank You to everyone who donated items or postage funds for our first shipment to Afghanistan. BUT WE NOW NEED TO DOUBLE OUR EFFORTS!
Club President Joyce Charboneau would like to continue our project of gathering needed articles for our “adopted” U. S. Marine Corps 1st Sgt. in Afghanistan, who distributes the personal hygiene articles, reading material, and food to the marines under his command. At the same time, we’ll go ahead with the new project: Adopting a Platoon of soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum Army Base, just north of Boonville. Besides sending them the items we’ve been collecting (see the list on an earlier post), we’ll also be sending cards, such as birthday and holiday greetings, as well as e-mails to our adopted soldiers. According to Mike Plummer, link-up meetings will start in late January for those of us within a two-hour drive of the base.
For more about the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum, click on this link: http://www.drum.army.mil
You might also want to check out their weekly TV program: http://www.drum.army.mil/sites/installation/pao/drumtv/
We’ll be updated soon on the progress of the adoption, so stay tuned for the latest news!
For the original information from Mike Plummer about adopting a 10th Mountain Division Platoon chick here: FlyerIraq09
(Photo courtesy of Fort Drum Public Affairs)