I was talking with my good friend, JoAnn Ross, who is finishing up the third book in a High Risk Special-Ops series. In doing some research on Landstuhl Air Force Medical Center, she became aware of a volunteer organization called Soldiers’ Angels and their Adopt a Soldier program. Well, the long and short of it is that JoAnn wrote about it in her Alpha Shell Guy Heroes post at her blog, and I read it. FYI — JoAnn’s first novel in the series, Freefall, just spent three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
After reading JoAnn’s blog and visiting the Soldiers’ Angels website, I decided to adopt a soldier of my own. The program asks you to commit to sending 1 to 2 letters/cards a week and 1 to 2 packages a month to a deployed soldier, until that soldier returns home. My soldier is serving in Iraq, and he doesn’t even know he’s got an angel yet. He will soon. That first letter and package are on their way.
Until my deployed soldier returns home, I’m replacing my mat master muse — Conn — with the symbol of the Soldiers’ Angels. This is what the Angel says —
May no soldier go unloved. May no soldier walk alone. May no soldier be forgotten. Until they all come home.
So, thank you, JoAnn, for passing this on. Now, I pass it on.
There are many ways to support this program. Adoption is only one choice. You can learn more about Soldiers’ Angels here —