Saturday, April 21, 2007

Utica Radio Station Sends Soldiers a Taste of Home

Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

2nd Lt. Laura Clark
210th BSB, 2nd BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. (LI)

CAMP STRIKER, Iraq — Soldiers deployed to various locations around the world may feel as if their hard work and dedication to fighting the War on Terrorism goes unnoticed by those back home.
Soldiers from the 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) were shown how much the U.S. citizens support them when they recently received a massive shipment of care packages.
The support, which came in many small packages, came from the Big Frog 104 FM Radio Station out of Utica, N.Y.
Each box overflowed with items ranging from magazines to assorted personal hygiene items.
One of the Soldiers took time to comment about the boxes received from the radio station.
“It’s cool, it boosts morale and it lets you know people out there care about you,” said Sgt. Albert Bartlett, a Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 210th BSB signal operations noncommissioned officer and native of Olive Branch, Ark. “And it doesn’t matter if it’s not your birthday or Christmas, everyone likes opening boxes.”
After unwrapping and marveling at the snacks and gifts sent, Soldiers then split all the items so that each company was able to return to their places of work and share the items with comrades.
“It’s magnificent that people took time out of their busy schedules back home to send us things we need,” said Pvt. Eboni Johnson, a Company B, 210th BSB supply clerk and native of Alexandria, La. “I thought that the boxes were a show of the amazing support from those at home. Each Soldier was excited and encouraged in some way by the acts of kindness evident in the care packages.”

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