29 Mar 2009:
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 199-09
March 28, 2009
DoD Identifies Navy Casualties
The Department of Defense announced today the death of two sailors who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Lt. Florence B. Choe, 35, of El Cajon, Calif., and Lt. j.g. Francis L. Toner IV, 26, of Narragansett, R.I., died March 27 when an Afghan National Army soldier opened fire on personnel assigned to Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan at Camp Shaheen, Mazar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan.
07 Jan 2009
Dear Any Soldier supporters,
Greetings from Afghanistan and Happy New Year! I wanted to send my deepest thanks and gratitude for your continued support. I can't tell you how many smiles that you bring to the faces of each and every Sailor, Soldier and Airman that you reach out to here in theatre.
With your contributions of children's books and/or mini-DVDs, I was able to start the United Through Reading Program here at our camp! It's such a wonderful program that allows us the opportunity to read to our children via recorded DVDs. Please continue to support this program with your donations of children's books and mini-DVDs. The more books we can read to our children, the better connected we will be despite being so far away from our families.
Thank you all so much for what you do for us back home. Our mission would not be possible without you.
LT Florence B. Choe, MSC, USN
16 Nov 2008
If possible, please send Children's books and mini-dvds to assist our deployed service members in reading books to their children and sending their DVDs home.
Thank you very much!
29 Oct 2008
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Hello Any Soldier,
Thank you for the care package and the letters! I truly appreciate it. It's great knowing that there are so many people out there that care and support us out here.
I would like to request Children's books and mini-dvds to help me get the United Through Reading program off the ground. Our unit does not have funds to support this program and will need to rely on donations to get this program started. Would you please be willing to help?
Thank you so much for your support.
Florence B. Choe, MSC, USN
12 Oct 2008
Hello. Thank you all for your support back home. It means so much to us. My team consists of medical folks and are primarily from California. We are here for one year. (until Jul 09). We live in wooden buildings and have very little insulation, therefore, we are dreading the upcoming winter months which is quickly approaching. Our electricity is 220v. clothing items such as black gloves, scarves, socks, or any winter items would be appreciated. We would also like to request warm blankets for the winter as our buildings do not have any insulation. We have a little refrigerator but no microwave. DVDs to pass the time are useful, however, we do not have a TV or DVD player. Female soldiers would appreciate good body lotion and hair care products as our water is extremely chlorinated and drying to our hair and body. Children's books are also great for us to be able to read to our children on DVD to send to our kids and send home to them.
Thank you so much for your support. God Bless!