Dear Mr. Kleven,
How are things going back in the states? We are all still doing great here. Time is winding down and we are all looking forward to getting back state side. I speak for everyone here that this couldn’t have gone better without all of your support. You guys are wonderful patriots and we are honored to do what we do for people like you. We just received your boxes. I just want to say thank you. It is extremely thoughtful and very uplifting for the Marines. Sometimes the morale of the troops gets a little low, but skyrockets when a package comes in full of goodies from great Americans like yourself.
The heat out here is starting to subside. We are all anticipating the cool weather. I am sure it will be a slight relief for us all. Outback steakhouse hosted a dinner for the camp last night in remembrance of 9-11. It was good times for the troops to actually eat a good steak and some bloomin’ onion. There was also an MSNBC team out here and did a story on one of my Marines. His name is Sgt Vladiff. Here is the link:
When you go to the page, highlight the “ Full Broadcast” tab and click on September 10, 2011 tab. Scroll down and watch the video titled “In his own words: A proud soldier in Afghanistan” he was pretty excited when he was picked to do the interview. I think it was a good experience for him a we couldn’t have picked a better Marine to do it. Well, I think it is time to get back to the guys and carry on the plan of the day. Again, thank you for what you do. Will talk to you soon.
GySgt Chris "Ogre" Gendron
ALSS Division Chief
We have two companies of Marines running rampant all over the northern half of this island, and three Army regiments pinned down in the southwestern corner, doing nothing. What the hell is going on?
Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman of the the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the assault on Grenada, 1983