• Excerpt:

Dear Daddy,

Thank you for my DsiXL.... I can't wait til you come back.... We miss you so much daddy."

Love,

Misha

P.S. I was just writing anything I could think of. :o)

    Writing you a letter

    Excerpt: Dear Daddy, Thank you for my DsiXL.... I can't wait til you come back.... We miss you so much daddy." Love, Misha P.S. I was just writing anything I could think of. :o)

  • Artwork of Reilly Williams, age 6, to her mom, J.R.

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    Artwork of Reilly Williams, age 6, to her mom, J.R.

  • Sgt. 1st Class J. R. Williams with her husband, Jason and daughter, Reilly.

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    Sgt. 1st Class J. R. Williams with her husband, Jason and daughter, Reilly.

  • To Dad

I hope you listen. Be strong. I miss you. I love you. Thanks for the presents. God Bless you.

from Nathan and Bryan

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    To Dad I hope you listen. Be strong. I miss you. I love you. Thanks for the presents. God Bless you. from Nathan and Bryan

  • The Shield of Faith to mommy from Nathan, age 3.

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    The Shield of Faith to mommy from Nathan, age 3.

  • The Shield of Faith to dad from Bryan Rodney, age 8.

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    The Shield of Faith to dad from Bryan Rodney, age 8.

  • Artwork of Bryan Rodney, age 8: A Christmas drawing entitled, Jingle bells batman; to Nana

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    Artwork of Bryan Rodney, age 8: A Christmas drawing entitled, Jingle bells batman; to Nana

  • Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Campbell and his stepson, Christian Taylor.

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    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Campbell and his stepson, Christian Taylor.

  • Sgt. Billy Raines and his daughters (left to right) Phoebe, Ryleigh and Olivia.

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    Sgt. Billy Raines and his daughters (left to right) Phoebe, Ryleigh and Olivia.

  • Sgt. Ronnie Rivas and his daughter, Julissa.

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    Sgt. Ronnie Rivas and his daughter, Julissa.

  • Sgt. Joe Campbell and daughters Ceilidha and Rhynli (age 1), before his deployment to Afghanistan, July 2010.

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    Sgt. Joe Campbell and daughters Ceilidha and Rhynli (age 1), before his deployment to Afghanistan, July 2010.

  • Excerpt:

Dear dad, 

How is it going' I have new friends.... I love you soooo much."

Ceilidha

    Writing you a letter

    Excerpt: Dear dad, How is it going' I have new friends.... I love you soooo much." Ceilidha

  • Clockwise from top right, Sgt. Jose Rivera, daughters, Misha and Jireh, age 10, and wife, MaryAnn.

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    Clockwise from top right, Sgt. Jose Rivera, daughters, Misha and Jireh, age 10, and wife, MaryAnn.

  • Excerpt:

Dear Cory,

I miss you so much...and want you to come home soon.

Love,


Riley

    Writing you a letter

    Excerpt: Dear Cory, I miss you so much...and want you to come home soon. Love, Riley

  • Sgt. Cory Rodgers and his stepson, Riley.

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    Sgt. Cory Rodgers and his stepson, Riley.

  • Excerpt:

Dear Dad,

I got a couple of bruises today and took some hard falls.... I can't wait for us to go back to the states and look at colleges together. I love you. Be safe.

Katelyn Hamilton

    Writing you a letter

    Excerpt: Dear Dad, I got a couple of bruises today and took some hard falls.... I can't wait for us to go back to the states and look at colleges together. I love you. Be safe. Katelyn Hamilton

  • Chief Warrant Officer 3 Thomas (Tom) Hamilton and his daughter Katelyn.

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    Chief Warrant Officer 3 Thomas (Tom) Hamilton and his daughter Katelyn.

  • Excerpt:

Dear Daddy,

I got your letter and hung it on my wall.... Never be lonely. I love (you) so much, I can't explain! Not even by picture!

Kathleen Ann Wheeler
(or as you know me, Katie)

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    Excerpt: Dear Daddy, I got your letter and hung it on my wall.... Never be lonely. I love (you) so much, I can't explain! Not even by picture! Kathleen Ann Wheeler (or as you know me, Katie)

  • Lt. Col. Randy Wheeler and daughter, Katie.

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    Lt. Col. Randy Wheeler and daughter, Katie.

  • A letter to daddy from Miriam, age 3 1/2.

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    A letter to daddy from Miriam, age 3 1/2.

  • Capt. Lucion P. Gygax and daughter, Miriam. Second daughter, Amira, right.

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    Capt. Lucion P. Gygax and daughter, Miriam. Second daughter, Amira, right.

  • Nathan and Bryan Rodney (children of Staff Sgts. Gary and Peta-Gail Rodney ).

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    Nathan and Bryan Rodney (children of Staff Sgts. Gary and Peta-Gail Rodney ).

LETTERS from loved ones can serve as morale boosters for deployed servicemembers. Soldiers magazine reached out to Army families, asking them to share letters Soldiers' children had written to their deployed parents.

While space limitations preclude us from printing every letter received, the next several pages showcase a selection of submissions from kids of all ages across the country.

On behalf of everyone at Soldiers magazine, thank you to all the Army kids who serve as sources of support and encouragement, not only to their deployed parents, but also to the other Family members who wait for them to return.

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