A Naval Officer's Adventure in the Highlands...of Afghanistan
12 October 2009
Today was the most rewarding day that I can remember.
I had the opportunity to visit a school for the deaf and those with special needs. Words cannot describe the excitement that those children displayed as our group of US and NATO servicemen and women distributed school backpacks containing pens, pencils, paper, and other miscellaneous school supplies. We also distributed blankets, coats, shoes, etc., which were to be distributed later by the teachers based on need. The best part is we also passed out 20 foot balls (soccer balls). I spent over an hour playing footie (soccer) with the boys and girls.
We couldn't have made this trip without the donations from people like you.
Please mail your donation to: VCR CSTC-A, Pool House APO, AE 09356
This is how we win wars.
We won't win this war with our tactics or weapon systems. To win this war, we need to put our our soft covers, and meet with the people.
Until next time: Keep your eye on a shipmate, head on a swivel and stand by to Give'em Hell! Hooah!
A Navy LDO with over 20 years service. When not at sea or serving with the NArmy in Afghanistan, Highland Sailor enjoys British beers, saltwater fly fishing, baseball and spending time with his beautiful wife and their 2 Navy Brats.
The thoughts, views, pictures, comments expressed in no way represent the views of the U.S. Navy, U.S. NArmy, DOD, or the United States Government. These are the thoughts and views of Highland Sailor unless otherwise stated.