Writing you a letter
By Soldiers Magazine
March 28, 2011
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Sgt. Ronnie Rivas and his daughter, Julissa.
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Sgt. Billy Raines and his daughters (left to right) Phoebe, Ryleigh and Olivia.
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Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Campbell and his stepson, Christian Taylor.
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Artwork of Bryan Rodney, age 8: A Christmas drawing entitled, Jingle bells batman; to Nana
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The Shield of Faith to dad from Bryan Rodney, age 8.
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The Shield of Faith to mommy from Nathan, age 3.
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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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Sgt. 1st Class J. R. Williams with her husband, Jason and daughter, Reilly.
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Artwork of Reilly Williams, age 6, to her mom, J.R.
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Sgt. Joe Campbell and daughters Ceilidha and Rhynli (age 1), before his deployment to Afghanistan, July 2010.
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How is it going' I have new friends.... I love you soooo much."
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Capt. Lucion P. Gygax and daughter, Miriam. Second daughter, Amira, right.
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A letter to daddy from Miriam, age 3 1/2.
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Lt. Col. Randy Wheeler and daughter, Katie.
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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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Chief Warrant Officer 3 Thomas (Tom) Hamilton and his daughter Katelyn.
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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.
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Sgt. Cory Rodgers and his stepson, Riley.
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I miss you so much...and want you to come home soon.
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Clockwise from top right, Sgt. Jose Rivera, daughters, Misha and Jireh, age 10, and wife, MaryAnn.
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Thank you for my DsiXL.... I can't wait til you come back.... We miss you so much daddy."
P.S. I was just writing anything I could think of. :o)
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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