What to do on a lazy summer Sunday? Share five pieces of good news about our Adopt an MP soldiers from the 108th MP Company, which is currently serving in Iraq.
#1. They’ve finished four months of their tour. That’s 120 days or 2,880 hours or 172,800 minutes. In other words, they’ve been gone a long time, but every day they’re closer to coming home.
#2. They recently moved into a new, concrete building (below). It’s a big improvement on the old dog-kennel-turned-office-trailer from which some of them were operating.
#3. Their company motto is “Double Stack,” which is displayed on the sign below. It refers to the fact that the company is both Airborne (they can jump out of planes) and Air Assault (they can rappel out of helicopters). On their uniforms, the soldiers of the 108th MP Company wear both Airborne wings and Air Assault badges, one stacked on top of the other. When a soldier has both, he or she is considered to be “double stacked.”
#4. Seven of our Adopt an MP soldiers have been promoted while in Iraq. Congratulations!
#5. Good cheer continues to head to Iraq thanks to letters and care packages from our Adopt an MP volunteers. We got a big chuckle out of the care package Sheila from Ohio recently sent to her soldier. It was packed with goodies like a Blazing Saddles DVD, Axe body wash, hand sanitizer, playing cards, toy water guns — and duct tape. “My middle son, Thom, said we needed to include the Duck Tape because it’s something you can never have too much of, LOL,” Sheila explained in an email. Thom, we think that’s a smart motto to live by, whether you’re in the military or not!