We are frequently blessed here in the office with phone calls from Marines in Iraq after they've received care packages from MarineParents.com. We are always elated to get those phone calls and love hearing from our Marines overseas.
There are occassions when those phone calls come in late at night or over the weekend when no one is here to take the call. Though we are heartbroken to miss these calls, we always save the messages on the answering machine. With the technological help from one of our Marine father volunteers, we've now got three of them online to share with you.
The first phone message is from a Marine who has received 7 cases of the Girl Scout Cookies® from us for his platoon. We ship hundreds of cases every spring. In March and May of 2007 we shipped a little more than 400 cases.
The second phone message is from another Marine in Iraq that received a care package from our June 9, 2007 packing date.
The third message is from a Marine who was serving in Iraq during the spring and fall of 2008 and was the recipient of our care packages from April and June.
To listen to the phone call, click the start button in the control panel just under the image to your right. This is an MP3 file and should play from most computers if you're running a windows-based operating system and have a decent internet connection.
Transcript of the phone message, Sound File 1:
My name is Master Gunnery Sergeant Steve _______. I received 7 cases of girl scout cookies today. I'm in Iraq. I just wanted to call and say thank you and I've got Tracy's name here. I just thank everybody and I'll email and let you all know too. I just wanted to say thanks for your support. Bye.
Transcript of the phone message, Sound File 2:
Hello this is Cpl _____, United States Marine Corps, forwarded in Iraq. I just wanted to say thank you very much for the Marine Parent package that you sent to me. We really appreciate it. God bless everyone of you, Semper Fidelis, and thanks for your support. Bye.
Transcript of the phone message, Sound File 3:
Hi, this is Collin ____, son of Trish. I just wanted to thank you for the care packages you guys sent out here. They are much appreciated and I just canít thank you guys enough for your support and you guys taking time out of your lives to do that for us. I guess all I have to say is thank you, alright bye.
God Bless our Marines!