“My men and I still need every bit of your support.”

This is my first “Random Acts of Rainbow” post/reblog. Operation Gratitude is a great cause to support. With a $15 donation, you can pay for assembly and shipping expenses of a care package filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation to U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind, and to wounded warriors recuperating in transition units. This post from a soldier in Afghanistan will show you why Operation Gratitude was my first choice for “Random Acts of Rainbow”, and it will make you laugh!

Operation Gratitude Blog

A guest post from deployed First Lietuenant John A., who is serving in the United States Marine Corps:

As American service members continue ten more years of commitment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, wecannot help but think:

We are not alone in this fight.

I signed up for duty for a few reasons. I believe in public service, self-sacrifice, and the challenge to do something profound. I found these ideals in the Marine Corps.

What amazes me most, however, is along my adventure I’ve met people and civilian organizations that share my same vision.

Thank you so much OPERATION GRATITUDE!

I first encountered Operation Gratitude on the fallow plains of southern Afghanistan after a long, back-breaking patrol. I returned to my patrol base to find my Marines bright-eyed and full of smiles; something was amiss from our drudging normalcy. 

For the first time in months,and…

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