Monday, November 2, 2009

The Next Big Push

From The Army Times:

Pentagon announces Afghan deployments

Staff report
Posted : Friday Oct 23, 2009 6:52:54 EDT

The Defense Department announced Tuesday major units scheduled to deploy as part of upcoming rotations of forces operating in Afghanistan.

Specific units receiving deployment orders include:

• 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky. (3,700 soldiers)

• 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany (4,000 soldiers)

• 2nd BCT, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa National Guard (3,500 soldiers)

The 1st BCT and 2nd SCR are slated for a spring/summer 2010 deployment and the 2nd BCT will begin deploying in fall 2010.

Pete was a member of 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.

When they deploy, the Burks Country Store goes with them.

We are starting to gear up the Unsung Hero Fund to make a major shipment to Pete's guys in early 2010.

So far, we have shipped over 7 tons of soldier care packages into Iraq and Afghanistan. It's time to load 'em up with love again.

If you are unaware of the background, please click here to learn more:

Veteran's Day is next week. If you are a school teacher or a parent, this would be a great project for kids of any age. They can gather supplies for care packages, make cards, write letters. We will ship it all.

The two year anniversary of Pete's death is November 14. It would be a great honor to Pete to make a donation of supplies or money in his memory to take care of his men.

Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hannukah are coming up. A great opportunity to add a soldier to your list to give thanks to.

This is how we carry on Pete's legacy. His life. His love. His smile. And that laughter.

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