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Want to Send Best Wishes
To The Boys and Girls
Currently Protecting Freedom
On Diego Garcia?
This Is The Place!

O.K.... here's the situation....
Given the current circumstances, I don't have an address on DG itself to give you so you can personally send greetings to the folks out there.  And it may take some time for your loved one to obtain internet access, etc.

 But, you can email me your message, and I'll post it here - It might take a couple days, but I'll give it the good ol' college try.

Even though this site is a little too "politically incorrect" to be endorsed by the brass, EVERYBODY on DG looks at it now and then.
And when they do over the next few months of their deployment, they'll see your message of encouragement, and know America and the World is behind them.  Don't expect them to write back right away.  They are certainly very concerned with what is called 'OPSEC' - which means Operational Security - and sometimes that means they can't even say they're there!  But rest assured, they'll appreciate whatever you write.

Remember - if its an emergency and you need to locate a loved one,
contact the nearest office of the American Red Cross.

 First, to get us all in the mood, here's a love letter to the troops from Ben Stein:

Greetings From Rancho Mirage
      Dear Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, National Guard, Reservists, in Iraq, in the Middle East theater, in Afghanistan, in the area near Afghanistan, in any base anywhere in the world, and your families:
      Let me tell you about why you guys own about 90 percent of the cojones in the whole world right now and  should be damned happy with yourselves and damned proud of who you are.
      It was a dazzlingly hot day here in Rancho Mirage today. I did small errands like going to the bank to pay my mortgage, finding a new bed at a price I can afford, practicing driving with my new 5 wood, paying bills for about two hours.  I spoke for a long time to a woman who is going through a nasty child custody fight.  I got e-mails from a woman who was fired today from her job for not paying attention. I read about multi-billion-dollar mergers in  Europe, Asia, and the Mideast. I noticed how overweight I am, for the millionth time. In other words, I did a lot of nothing.
      Like every other American who is not in the armed forces family, I basically just rearranged the deck chairs on the Titanic in my trivial, self-important, meaningless way.
     Above all, I talked to a friend of more than forty-three years who told me he thought his life had no meaning because all he did was count his money. And, friends in the armed forces, this is  the story of all of America today. We are doing nothing but treading water while you guys carry on the life or death struggle against worldwide militant  Islamic terrorism. Our lives are about nothing: paying bills, going to humdrum jobs, waiting until we can go to sleep and then do it all again. Our most vivid issues are trivia compared with what you do every day, every minute, every second.
     Oprah Winfrey talks a lot about "meaning" in life. For her, "meaning" is dieting and then having her photo on the cover of her magazine every single month (surely a new world record for egomania ). This is not "meaning."
     Meaning is doing for others.  Meaning is risking your life for others.  Meaning is putting your bodies and families' peace of mind on the line to defeat some of the most evil, sick killers the world has ever known.  Meaning is leaving the comfort of home to fight to make sure that there still will be a home for your family and for your nation and for free men and  women everywhere.
      Look, soldiers and Marines and sailors and airmen and Coast Guardsmen, there are eight billion people in this world. The whole fate of this world turns on what you people, 1.4 million, more or less, do every day. The fate of mankind depends on what about 2/100 of one percent of the  people in this world do every day -- and you are those people. And joining you is every policeman, fireman, and EMT in the country, also holding back the tide of chaos.
     Do you know how important you are? Do you know how indispensable you are? Do you know how humbly grateful any of us who has a head on his shoulders is to you? Do you know that if you never do another thing in your lives, you will always still be heroes? That we could live without Hollywood or Wall Street or the NFL, but we cannot live for a  week without you?
     We are on our knees to you and we bless and pray for you every moment. And Oprah Winfrey, if she were a size two, would not have one millionth of your importance, and all of the Wall Street billionaires will never mean what the least of you do, and if Barry Bonds hits hundreds of home runs it would not mean as much as you going on one patrol or driving one truck to the Baghdad airport.
     You are everything to us, as we go through our little days, and you are in the prayers of the nation and of every decent man and woman on the planet.  That's who you are and what you mean. I hope you know that.
Ben Stein

16 July 2008
My name is Barbara Newtzie and my son Philip Howarth is a seaman on D.G. right now and works in the Post Office. I am currently working Camp Taji in Iraq and am prior Army. Can you please post a message to my son and let him know how proud he has made me.
     Of course like all parents and children, we have had our ups and downs, but he is my heart, my soul and my life. The day I came home from Iraq to see him graduate basic training, I was so proud, my little boy finally became a man. I know all mother feel sorrow when their children leave the nest, but I don't and probably never will feel that way, because my son will always be my baby. He will grow, mature and create a life of his own, but he will never out grow being my boy.
     He has grown to be a man who knows right from wrong. He is a person who will fight for the weak and be strong enough to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. He has turned into such a good person and someone with a heart. Please pass this on to him and anyone there who is in DG now, let him know this message is for him. And to all the others there, never forget your oath, your training, and to have a heart. We fight for freedom everyday for ourselves and for other, keep the fight and make your mother's proud.
Thank you,
Barbara J. Newtzie
Camp Taji, Iraq

16 Dec 2007
From Bill & Susan Maddux[]
Dear Diego Garcians,
      I just wanted to say thanks for all you do...I spend 9 months furing the first gulf war with the 4300 PBWs B-52Gs. I loved my time off when I had it, but would not want to live there.

12 Dec 2006
From:  Doc [], Crew Chief of the Plane Girls,

The Plane-Girls from Texas wish you and all the guys a Happy New Year in 2007.
"Well behaved women seldom make history"
The Plane-Girls are, from left to right:
Ambre Kirkman – Callsign: Oh Yeah. Smallest Plane-Girl at 5’-2”. Goal is to fly for an airline.
Chelsie Shanafelt – Callsign: SMOKE. Aspiring helicopter pilot. Wants to fly for EMS.
Chasity Ballard – Callsign: TIGER 1. Vice-President, co-founder, team mom, spokeswoman. The first and original Plane-Girl.
Meghan Lovett – Callsign: TINY DANCER. Make-up artist and reluctant model. Prefers to work behind the camera helping the other girls.
Kelly Garvin – Callsign: NATASHA. Our PR and Marketing Manager, working on her aviation law degree.
Amanda Nelson – Callsign: BLACK VELVET. Youngest and tallest, Amanda is a business major who flies her family’s classic Stinson.
The aircraft is a replica B5N2, Imperial Japanese Navy torpedo bomber, allied code name “Kate” and is provided courtesy of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF),

30 Dec 06
From:  Lawrence & Cheri Klein []
Just want to wish you the best in 2007.We are thinking of you Olnick Hulstrand in Diago Garcia.  Cheri and Lawrence

From:  "Joanne K. Bouvier" <>
Date:  20 Jun 2006, 05:19:13 AM
Subject:  to my grand daughter
My dear Ashley....At DG
Meme sends all her love.  Enjoy and stay safe.
Love you

12 December 2006
FROM: David Finchum []
To all the servicemen and women of Diego Garcia,
     I would just like to thank each and everyone who is currently serving our country in the uniforms of the United States Military for a job very well done! You guys and gals are the greatest folks on earth as far as I am concerned!
     From the time I was a very small child it was my dream to be serving along side you. Alas my wonderfully, yet poorly built half of a heart prevented me from being there with you in the hot dust, muck and mire, blazing tarmac, or on the deep blue sea. But it gave me an even deeper appreciation of life and the freedoms I have knowing that one day I might keel over and not be able to live a long and full life.
     I don’t need to wear an American flag on my lapel or post yellow ribbons on my car or mail box, I have and will always sing yoru praises because I understand why you do the things you do, I understand the long hours you spend making sure that your battle readiness is always in a state of high alert. Why, every time I set down on a commercial airliner as I plod along in my hohum job, I fear not! Because I know the greatest military force the world has ever known is protecting me!
     Especially those of you who are stationed at places like Diego Garcia. Away from your families, especially at this time of the year, I know it is tough. Very tough! I admire you for this. You give and give that others may receive. You give to all whether they deserve it or not. You are my heros! Each and everyone of you!!!
     So from me and my family half way around the world in little old East Tennessee (home of the TN Air National Guard 134th Air Refueling Group (KC-135R’s)) I wish you the best of luck, a happy and joyous holiday season, and a speedy trip home!!
David L Finchum
Maryville, TN

10 December 2006
FROM:  Mike Gardner []
     Mr. Morris, Thank you for maintaining your very interesting Diego Garcia site, and for allowing me to thank some of those who keep me free.
I originally wrote this around Memorial Day, 2000. I have upated it since.
     I wasn't there when the American Colonial Army stood winter guard in the snows of Valley Forge wearing bloody rags for boots as they fought for my freedom.
     I wasn't there in the war of 1812.
     I wasn't in the trenches when the German's seared the lungs of young American men with mustard gas as they fought for my freedom in World War One.
     I wasn't at Pearl Harbor when a single Japanese bomb detonated a million pounds of black powder on the Arizona and instantaneously killed over one thousand American sailors preparing to defend my freedom against the Japanese and the Nazis.
     I didn't see the bullet riddled bodies of the Americans who died defending my freedom in Korea.
     I only vaguely remember the nightly news clips of  American soldiers as they carried out our government's orders in the jungles and swamps and tunnels of Vietnam.
     I have never been with a family who lost a son or a daughter defending Kuwait.
     I wasn't there with any of them when they suffered as prisoners of war in any of these wars.
     I have never been with a family whose child died in a peace time military training exercise.
     Not every one of our veterans saw combat. Some were clerks, cooks, mechanics, machinists. Some served during war time, some served during peace time, some serve in peace today, ready for battle tomorrow. Today they prepare for the ongoing war against terrorists. Some gave their lives, some suffered wounds, some saw things that no human should ever have to see, and many did things that no human should ever have to do. And all gave their daily life, for a period of time, while many more gave their time to work in the industries that sustained our veterans.
     Not all of those who have protected my freedom were even in the military. Some of them were the firemen, policemen, and paramedics who risked their lives each day, rushing in where most of us would never tread. Some are the doctors and nurses who treat the wounded, and go home and cry for them. Some of them were "just" passengers on commercial airline flights who, with faith in Christ, calmly chose to fight, and die if necessary, rather than let Flight 93 be used as a weapon against their country and their fellow citizens.
     When I tried to join the US Air Force, my application was turned down for medical reasons.
     But because others were there, I am privileged to continue to live in the greatest nation the world has ever known and to enjoy the greatest freedoms that any people have ever known.
     And so I thank you, veteran, whoever you are, and wherever you are.
     Thank you Vet. Thanks Dad. This Memorial Day, I remember WHY I am free, and I thank you.
     I know that when you were asked, at the right time, like Christ, you gave your life for me.
Romans 5:6-8
While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.  Why, one will hardly die for a righteous man--though perhaps for a good man one will dare even to die.  But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.
Mike Gardner
Tulsa, OK

9 December 2006

15 Jun 2006
My bootie-boo! I wanted to do something a lil different and send a message that you and people all over the world could see. Since I've known you, you have helped me grow and change and become as perfect as I can be so that the perfect person (you) would feel whole with me and vice versa. I miss you every single day and tho we don't talk every single day as before, know my love is still iron strong and I can't wait to kiss your lips and have ur arms around me again. I'm so proud of you and all you're doing way over there on "the foot." I love reading the Tropical Times just so I can feel like I'm up on everything going on around you. Please, hurry home to me. Texas stinks without you. I need you...i miss you...i love you. More than the grains of salt in the sea that surround you. *MWAH!*
PS U haven't sent new pics! And JJ misses you!

19 March 2006
This goes out to my handsome "scotsman", SSGT Wayne M. Sever;
     You have only been gone a little over a month, but it seems like forever. Your family and I want you to know how much you are missed, and how proud we all are of you.  I am honored to have you in my life and want to be with you forever.  You stay safe and know that you are loved and missed.  Hurry home so I can feel complete again.  I miss you and love you more than you'll ever know.
All My Love
Your "scottishlass"....Laura

 "Brian Mekiliesky" <>
Date:  28 Dec 2005, 01:11:16 PM
I just wanted to post a little message to my fiance, Michael Hollingsworth. not really sure if you will ever get the chance to see this but if you do..i just want the whole world to know that I love you and (WE) miss you so much!
Love always,
Jenn (and baby)

Shelia Stubbs <>
Date:  01 Jan 2006, 09:00:08 PM
Subject:  Please post this whenever you can
To: Adam
From: Your loving family in Tennessee
We've just been reading up on the happenings of the island, and it doesn't sound to bad to me. But, we'll still be thinking of you. Hope all goes well
for you.

From:  "Rhoads, Nona M" <>
To:  "''" <>
Date:  12 May 2005, 11:08:44 AM
Subject:  Greetings to someone 'OVER THERE"
To my darling daughter,
     Hope you enjoy your stay in that "tropical paradise"  Wish I weren't too old, and too out of shape to enlist and join you.  Get fit.

Date:  29 Mar 2005, 08:35:55 AM
Subject:  Just wanted to say 'THanks'
Just wanted to let those who are on 'The Rock' thanks for all you do for us!  I was there right before the 'Big One' in 1990.  I so miss it.  But you guys over there are still in my thoughts and always will be till the day I am in 'Eternal Paradise'.
NSF Security

 Subject:    Post this for a friend of mine
Date:        Wed, 2 Feb 2005 12:13:19 -0500
From:        "Wiktorek, Agnes" <>
To a great friend of mine Scott Daly,
      I can't believe how much i have grown to miss you !  You are a great person and a great "airman"  Please be careful while your overseas, because I want you to come home to me!!  I miss you O SO MUCH!!
Much Love, Your lil' Polish Girl Agnes

FROM:  "Santos, Julie" <>
To my dear friend Michael Barry,
First of all I would like to say I hope this e-mail finds you well.  Seeing you off that the airport this Saturday was not easy.  Standing there with your mother, father and cousin, as you walked past the security screen I wondered what this year ahead of us will bring.  But, most importantly, I ask what this year will bring for you.  Tears swelled in my eyes as I lost sight of you and looked over at your father and mother as they hugged.   You are so loved by everyone.  It has always been clear to me. You are truly blessed. You have a job to do and I understand what it means to be a part of the military.  New places, life long friendships, far off places and unfortunately the heart wrenching goodbyes all seem to be a part of the experience.
     Today, I spent the first half of the morning looking through web page after web page trying to gather more information about Diego Garcia. It looks like paradise Island, a place that anyone would look at and say that they would do anything to see it first hand.  Ironic that it isn't a place that most people would ever see.  You will have to send me pictures and please stay in touch.
     Like I told you before you left, you will be missed.  Take care of yourself.
Love always,
P.S.  Please send photos.

To everyone else on the island...Thank you for your sacrifices!  God Bless!
never been there
NAME = Pat Lamesch
MY QUEST = find out where my daughter will be
VT of a SWALLOW = beats me
SERVICE = daughter in the Navy, medic
UNIT = medic
RANK/RATE/JOB = Navy dad; Army air force, air force capt, ex-POW uncle
MY INTEREST IN DG IS = Professional Spy
MY WARSTORY = Sorry, folks, not much of a story. But since I'm a spy I'm going to keep an eye on this site just to see what's going on. God bless you crazies! Play safe!

Date: 09 Mar 2004, 07:42:38 AM
To JdR
No entries yet for 2004 ... I love being 1st.  Hope all is well, we love you.  WRITE  GrannieEv & MargO

"Charles Taliaferro" <>
Date:   14 Dec 2003, 12:15:34 PM
VETERANS -- Merry Christmas from  We hope your Christmas Season is full of cheer, and that 2004 is your very best year!     God bless you and yours!
Charles Taliaferro
Date:    24 Dec 2003, 12:56:04 AM
Albert M. Weatherbee, USAF Happy Holidays 2003, 12-24-03
I first would like to thank you and all the troops on the island for the great job you all are doing.  Hope you make it home soon and we are all praying for you.  Mom is doing great and misses you I try to call her as much as possible.  Happy Holidays and hope you have a safe return home soon.  Love your family
Tommy, Kenda, Dommenyque, Lucus.

Heather L. Scott" <>
01 Oct 2003, 09:45:22 AM
Hi baby. I hope you are ready to come home, you only have 30 more days and you are out of that place- for good! Yeah! You made it, and I am so proud of you for sticking it out and being strong through it all. See you in November!
Love your future wife,

Date:     13 Sep 2003, 10:20:57 PM
This message is for my Boy-o, Jim.
Be careful. Can't wait until you are stateside again.
Love, Mom

Date:   08 Sep 2003, 11:29:04 AM
Hello this message is for Keith Joyner.. We love & miss you and can't wait until you come home.  Stay safe and be good.

From: "Erin" <>
Shout out to Gebhardt!  I hope you are adjusting to the island life! Just wanted to let you know - miss you, love you, so proud of you. Enjoy the experience and get home soon! OBX won't be the same woithout you, Bub.
Tons of Love,
Big Sis

From:  Heather Scott <>
10 Jul 2003, 01:45:09 PM
I love and miss you so much, have an enlightening experience or 2 while you are on that island, before you come back to ghetto-ville (Hampton roads). I am proud of you. Be careful.
I will love you forever!!

From:  Cori Hanley <>
01 Jul 2003, 05:33:46 PM
Hey Joe,
I hope your doing fine on DG. I have been keeping really busy, both in Austin and visiting my 'rents in CO. Anyways, stay safe over there.
Hook 'Em Horns

From:  clucky2 <>
Date:   17 Jun 2003, 01:30:21 AM
Subject: Proud of you SRA Selucky!
Well 3rd time is a charm.........You should know the island by heart by now. Wish you were home in Texas but duty calls and my heart knows you will do whatever the Air Force asks of you and do it well. Please take care and hurry home.All our soldiers make the U.S.A. a safe place to be and for that we thank you. Hurry home ! All our love ....The Temple Bunch(Oenaville too)   ALL GREAT MEN ARE FROM TEXAS

Date:       23 Apr 2003, 01:49:15 PM
Subject:   Good Luck to every one
Best Wishes to all service men and women on Diego Garcia but mostly my brother, Matt Hindman. I miss you and I hope you come home soon so I can come down and visit you! Please write back if you can.
Your Little Sister,

From:  Cathy Seltzer" <>
Date:              25 Jan 2003, 07:27:36 PM
Greetings to all at Diego Garcia. You are in our prayers. To my son who is TDY in the Air Force-Rob you are greatly missed and know you are missing your wife. We are very proud of the work you are doing. Lots of Love-Mom

Just wanted to drop a note
Date:   Thu, 16 Jan 2003 22:59:34 EST
Best Wishes to all service men and women on Diego Garcia. May God protect you and keep you from going crazy on that tiny island!
Specifically, lots of love to my boyfriend Justin. Keep your patience up, I miss you baby, but we'll be back together soon.
Sarah Bishop

Great Big Thanks to all our Brave young men and women!
Date:         Tue, 31 Dec 2002 17:49:26 -0600
From:         "d m" <>
I never heard of Diego Garcia until about a week ago.  My daughter will be there soon to take up the fight so that  here in the US  we
will be safer.  God protect all of you.   Thank you for all you do.

Date:         Fri, 13 Dec 2002 22:53:56 -0600
From:         "thom rasine" <>
To all on the ROCK. I Was there in1977-78 MCB74 for 9.5 months. Diego Garcia the land where no one can hear or see ya.  Was there
before women.Was in the last sea hut on the beach. Loved it Hated it... I want to wish you all the best, we are all thinking of all of you and
praying for your safe return. Make the best out of this holiday season. God what a flash back.. Take care of yourselves. Watch out for the
coconut crabs, or are they all gone. But they were good.
Thank-you all  Thom Rasine

Cheers to Diego Garcia Troops
Date:         Sun, 15 Dec 2002 02:13:47 -0500
From:         "mmonroe37" <>
     This Greeting is to all the Troops stationed in Diego Garcia.  I am thinking about you during the Holiday Season
here Stateside, and hoping you will have a safe Holiday Season.
     There are thousands of people here "Cheering You On" . . . as you all are considered "Heros in Uniform".  I want
to thank you for what you're doing, and please know that it doesn't go unappreciated.
     I'm here 24-7 if you want to keep in touch.  Thank you again for what you're doing . . . it's greatly appreciated by
everyone here in the United States!
USA Cheers,
Beth Smead

Greetings to you at Diego Garcia
Date:  Wed, 27 Nov 2002 17:33:03 EST
Greetings to all on the island I called home in March of 1971. I as with USNMCB40 on it's startup. Things sure have come a long way in 31
years. Happy Thanksgiving to all and come home soon.
Bill Klubek

Subject:  Howdy to My Sons in DG from the Great state of TEXAS!
Date:  Sun, 20 Oct 2002 22:59:27 EDT
Howdy Vincent, Tak, Adam & Jason!
I hope you all are surviving Tak's Survivor Island Adventures!  The G-Mas have been baking this weekend. Cookies and a chocolate cake will be mailed.  I love you all very smart

Thu, 27 Jun 2002 15:33:54 -0700;    From:    Lily <>
Was wondering if you could post a message to my man for me?!
This is for:  Tech Sergeant  James "SID" XXXX.
 Hey Sweetie!!
Just wanted to tell ya  I Love You, Be Safe! Take Care and when you come home in November, Me and the Wiggleworm will be waiting with open
Arms!!! Good Luck to you and your Troops!!  I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S.   !!!!!!!!!  All My Love, Your Lily who will become a Rose when you come home!!

Message to a loved one;    Date:   Sat, 6 Apr 2002 05:55:31 EST
From:  [deleted for her own protection!]
Hi Sparky!!!
I love you!  I need you!  I want you!  Got to have you, chile!! there's maybe just a little...ahem...URGENCY in my message...but let's
see how you'd hold up under the onslaught---I just received a post card and 3, count 'em!--3 REAL letters in the mail from the most handsome,
sexy, virile *sigh*, creative, sexy, intelligent, humorous, sexy, witty, tasty, sexy, dimpled, oh-and-did-i-mention-SEXY, Big Brawny Beefy B-52
Man ever!   And can this Man-oh!-Man write??  Well, I should say SO!!  Why, ah'm just so dewy ah cain't hep mah seff!!!  (you'd be swooning,
too!!)  Sweetheart, stay safe in all you do, and I'm praying for you and for everyone there so selflessly sacrificing to protect all of us back home.
You make us proud!  I love you so very much, your Wild Irish Rose.

To my 660AGS BOYS!!!;   Date:    Tue, 26 Mar 2002 04:17:49 EST
From:;  To all my boys over there in Diego, I'll be there in two weeks and we'll all do some fishin and drinkin!!  Man, life is same over here in the squadron, same ol' stuff!  Things are just starting to get hectic with all the new deployments getting ready to go out.  I plan on being there around the 7th of April and we'll send all of you bambck home to your families and normal lifes.  Anyways, I just stumbled upon this site while trying to show some friends and family Diego, so thought this would be a cool way to say hey!  Especially to my boy Dustin Clark, Chili's doing fine bro!  You're gonna have a baby boy soon after you get home, can you believe that?  Pete Geraci, dude, your car's doin just fine in the parking lot and nobody will screw with it while I'm still here.  Dillard, go back to day shift when you get home!  Just kidding, whatever man...  Well all, take it easy back there, chill out, drink some brews for me, see you soon.  Best wishes from me and all of the Travis community...   LATE!!!!
Kenneth Hunter

Date:   Sat, 09 Mar 2002 07:06:24 +0000
From:   "Jennifer Hansen" <>;  To the love of my life:  Hey babe!!  Just wanted to write to say I miss you terribly and I pray that you made it safely to Diego.  Please know that I am so very proud of you!  Keep your chin up and know that I am thinking about you.  Je t'aime, mignon.  I love you, Jennifer

A Msg for SRA Brett Neely (the best damn 2T2 in USAF or at least on DG);   Date:   Tue, 5 Mar 2002 20:38:15 EST
From:;  Hello Bret,  CONGRADULATIONS DADDY!  I found this site a few days after you left.  The search and discovery of it  was for very selfish reasons. I wanted to see if the fishing was better there than it was on Wake Island where I spent a year a few more years ago than I like to remember. And, as probably you have discovered by now there are a few ahi (Hawaiian for yellow fit turna) around.  What great pictures of all those C-l4l guys protecting us while pulling in all those beautiful fish. GREAT STUFF.
     Anyway, I will get to the mushy stuff now to justify putting this together and bothering good folks with such silly matters.  Our very best to you from all of us here at Tinker. If you are allowed snail mail, let us know. Perhaps you could use a care package by now.  Of course, small and memorable souvenirs of DG will be expected by return said snail.
Rex Riggleman, MSGT (Ret)
Absolute Monarch of the Pax Terminal
Tinker AFB, OK

Just to Say Hey!!   Date:         Tue, 5 Mar 2002 10:12:20 -0800 (PST)
From:  michael eddings <>;  Just wanted to say good luck and best wishes to our people on DG.  Kick ass and take names....

Sun, 3 Mar 2002 19:25:32 EST;   From:;  To all presently stationed on the Island, Wishing you all the best and I sincerely wish you a safe return home to your loved ones.
Gary J. Wahoff
P.S. I was formerly on Diego Garcia from May-October, 1971.  I was a BU-2, with NMCB-40 on the initial startup of the base there.

Hey Jay C. USAF!!!   Date:         Sat, 2 Feb 2002 18:30:49 EST
From:;  To A1C Jay Colon... currently "enjoying" the tropics down in DG!!! We want to let you know once again that we are proud of you and all the other military men & women stationed on DG.  We thank you all for the job that you are doing!!! We love you and we miss you!! See you soon!!! Give 'em hell !!  Jay, remember the dude with the water hose in the cement truck? "Don't you see the people in the crosswalk?" Splash!! LOL.  Keep cool and stay dry!!  Love, Matt, Mom, Priscilla, Paul, Francesca..and the Zoo Crew!!

Date:  Thu, 31 Jan 2002 11:27:29 -0800
From: "daggone" <>;   To all of VP4, especially Paul Reisch, we are proud of your efforts to protect our freedom and rights.  Miss you, it was great hearing from you. Love, Mom, Dad and Christina

Hi, here's a message for...;   Date:         Tue, 29 Jan 2002 17:06:43 -0600
From:         "Susan I & Erick M" <>;  any VP squadrons on "Dodge" right now. I am a former VP-40 Fighting "fish" and I send my richest, deepest, patriotic "UH RAH" to all stationed on DG! My best
memories are on DG and I hope all are well and safe. Be safe and fly safe. Enjoy Wednesday night pizza! Make you're own!  Ciao, (AW2) Erick Meade
God Bless America!
United We Stand!
Go Navy!

Message; Date:        Tue, 29 Jan 2002 09:28:57 -0800;
From:         "Michelle Trowbridge" <>;  Bryon “RUDY”
So you have been on DG for one week…I bet you are busy doing what you do best…Give them hell, sweetie.  We miss you.  Cameren and Brandon miss their daddy.  Cameren told everybody at daycare that her daddy is ensuring her freedom for the future.  She is upset you will miss her  5th birthday, but I told her we would video it for you… We love and miss you.  A special WHO_YA for the men and women on DG from the Mardi Gras state.
Scott “Scotty-to-Hottie”
Rog the  “Tonto” T
Doug “Gadget Man”
“Mr. Zooks”  Mike
Bryon “Rudy”

Hey SSgt. Gary W. Duffield;   Date:         Thu, 24 Jan 2002 10:53:42 -0500
From:  "Loretta Duffield--Teacher" <>;  I do not know if you will get this message.  Just researching Diego on the map and I ran across this page.  Miss you and hope to see you real soon.   Tell the men we are very proud of what they are doing for us and to hurry home.  Love MOM

Thinking of you, John;     Date:         Mon, 14 Jan 2002 21:36:48 -0500
From:  "Michelle Roberts" <>;  This is for IT1 John Hartline, who is newly transferred to Diego Garcia: Hi, Honey! I don't know if you will see this, but I check this site all of the time, hoping to see a photo of the Great White Fisherman holding a marlin the size of Texas! I love you, the kids love you, and we miss
you terribly. Please remember that I think of you every moment, and we are counting the days until you come home. And I mean'll be back in 317 days! Please catch a big fish to make Dave jealous, but watch out for the sharks! God bless you! I am extremely proud of you, and I love you, John.  Love, Michelle

To:  The B-52 Crews;  From:  Al Leff <>
A little history of the B-52!! As an engineer that helped design and up date the B-52 I thought a little history was in order.   The original B-52 was a enlargement of the B-47. The prototype was a pair of planes with tandem seating cockpit like the b-47. Tail number 49-231 & 49-232.  The first production models which looked like todays version was 52-001thru 52-0013. 52-0013 was used as a test bed at Alamagordo and Edwards. It was the B-52 that dropped the x-15 mach 5 rocket plane.
    Early versions of the B-52 used the P&W J-57 engine, and had a tail gunner. At the "F" model they converted to a Gatlin gun and the gunner moved up to the 41 section with the rest of the aircrew.   The "G" model got the chopped tail. I was in preliminary design then (in Wichita , Ks.)  We had a ball trying to figure out how to maintain directional control and even tried putting a fin under the tail!   I also did the basic layout for the six megaton H-Bombs and decoys. I also did a layout for a load of short range rockets under the wing, later designs converted the design to bombs. Note my work was just a matter of being told come up with a "layout" so we can figure what needs to be done . The "H" model got the engine change to the fan engines .
  To give a little other trivia , the first chase planes used for test flights were P-80's later called F-80's. Eventually they had to go to F-86's to keep up as the plane evolved.
  We even looked at putting a nuclear power plant in a B-52. That did not last long and the weight of the required sheilding and reactor exceeded the weight of the airplane!
   There is a lot else I recall but do not feel free to print.
   Keep up the wonderful work, we all are behind you.  Signed , A Mississippi State University  Bulldog.  Merry Christmas and Go To Hell Ole Miss!!

To Nick Forkappa;   Date:         Sat, 29 Dec 2001 20:09:26 -0800 (PST)
From:;  Hey, its uncle Jim in Vegas, good job and i will meet you in Cleveland or Vegas or Madi Gras, see you soon. thanks for keeping us safe at home.

Date:         Wed, 26 Dec 2001 12:16:22 -0500
From:         Connor Brandi S A1C 778 CES/CEX <>;  To A1C William W. Fish 3rd, Hey Billy we missed you this great holiday season. I wish you were here spending it with your family and loved ones- just know our thoughts and prayers are always with you. Hopefully this message will find you well and you will find some comfort knowing we're thinking of you. Jessie told me to tell you hi, and she misses you- keep your head up, and know we're all pulling for you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year- best wishes.  Brandi Connor

Sending a message to Diego Garcia;     Date:         Tue, 25 Dec 2001 21:46:33 EST
From:;  This goes out to my boyfriend and everybody else who is there from I miss you and I bet you're impressed that I found this site!!! Heeeee!!!Heeeeee!!! I hope everybody over there is doing all right, and I hope you all come home safely!!! If anybody wants to email me feel free!!!!!

Date:   Tue, 25 Dec 2001 08:47:08 -0500
From:   "Deborah Zander" <>;  Happy Holidays to my brother Paul Thomas who is
stationed on DG with the USAF.Come home soon! The whole family is thinking about you especially those of us in
upstate NY who woke up to 2 feet of snow on Christmas day. We'll save some snow for you!Thank you to all of the
troops; all of America loves you. PEACE

Holiday Message;   Date:         Mon, 24 Dec 2001 10:21:19 -0500
From:  "John Tobin" <>;  Holiday greetings to T/Sgt. Erik B. Sandvik, USAF, and all the guys in the Squadron who continue doing a good job for your country.  We support your efforts and your sacrifice on our behalf and look forward to your safe return.  Love, Mom

Merry Christmas from TEXAS!!!;   Date:         Sat, 22 Dec 2001 10:38:34 -0600
From:         "Ken Machen" <>;  Howdy and Merry Christmas to ALL THE TROOPS especially to Capt. David Machen.  We applaud all your efforts to keep our country SAFE AND FREE!!!  All your families will miss you this Christmas Season and we pray that you will return home safe in the very near future.
GOD BLESS EACH OF YOU!!   The Ken Machen Family,   League City Texas

diego garcia;   Date:         Thu, 20 Dec 2001 22:13:41 EST
From:;  I  love you Rickey come home soon!

Date:         Tue, 18 Dec 2001 23:56:32 -0600
From:         "Beth Smira" <>;  This message is for my twin brother Daniel Smira, who is stationed at Diego Garcia.  I miss you very much. The holidays won't be the same without you here.  Growing up, we always had to share.  However, the task of defending our freedom is a duty all your own.  I am so proud of you and always have been.  Keep God first in your life and I know you will be safe.  I will try to keep all of the nuts down here sane during the Christmas holiday.  I miss having you to keep me company.  Mississippi State is doing well, and I am out for the Christmas holidays.  Anyway, I miss you and love you very much.  Thank you for what you are doing for me and the rest of our great nation.  Thanks to everyone who is involved in this effort.  Mississippi is strongly behind each and every one of you.    I love you.........your BIG (hahahaha) sister Sara..........GO DAWGS!!!!!

Christmas Loves and Kisses from South Dakota;   Date:         Thu, 20 Dec 2001 16:32:58 -0600
From:; Lue, Merry Christmas.  We love you and miss you.  The Ghost is back.

STAND TALL STAND PROUD;  Date:         Mon, 17 Dec 2001 23:17:19 -0800
From: "Robert Flood" <>;  Happy Holidays to all on Diego Garcia.  I understand what alot of you are going thru, my first Christmas spent away from my family was on Diego Garcia in 1979.  Stay focused, your great work is noticed by the rest of us.  I am proud of each and everyone of you.  You're in my thoughts and prayers.  If anyone is having it really rough,email me anytime and I'll be happy to help as much as possible!
Rob Flood Former US Navy CTT2; Diego Garcia  1979; GO C SITE!!!!!  CLASSIC WIZARD!!!!

THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO !!!!!!!!   Date:         Mon, 17 Dec 2001 11:39:46 EST
From:;  I would to say thanks for watching over our GREAT COUNTY i lost a good friend on 911 and you guys and gals are our HEROES, I have this site in my favorites because my brother in law was in the
US NAVY (Michael Allen) and stationed there for his final 6 months, also I would like to wish all of you HAPPY HOLIDAYS and GOD BLESS YOU and AMERICA!  THANKS

Date:         Sun, 16 Dec 2001 16:19:46 -0500
From:         "Deborah Zander" <>;  Happy Holidays to my brother Paul Thomas was was
recently sent to DG courtesy of the US AirForce.Come home soon and take care of yourself.Your in everyone's
thoughts from NY to FLA to CO to Indy.We're so proud of you and all the other troops who are so far away from
their families this Christmas.Thankyou and we love you!  Your Sister

Way to go Russell;   Date:         Thu, 13 Dec 2001 13:05:24 -0800
From:  "Solomon Shireen E KPWA" <>;  Guys,  Once again you all make us very proud to be associated with you.  You have done another great job.  You are all awesome.

email troops   Date:         Thu, 13 Dec 2001 15:07:20 EST

Happy Holidays!!!!!!!   Date:         Thu, 13 Dec 2001 14:44:12 -0500
From:  "O'Hara, Dennis" <>;  Hi Everyone!  My name is Dennis O'Hara.  I am dropping a line to wish you Happy Holidays!  I was on Diego for the Christmas of 1971, I was with NMCB-1 Bravo Company.  It was not a great Christmas that year, but I am sure things are much better there now.  God Bless you All
Dennis P. O'Hara
C/Microwave Radio Div.

WHOOHOO! GOOD JOB, USS RUSSELL!   Date:         Thu, 13 Dec 2001 03:33:30 EST
From:;  To the guys on board the USS RUSSELL DDG - 59, Great work on picking up that crew!  Sweet Job!   You don't know how proud we are back home! Be safe and hurry home!  We miss all of you!
Aloha, A Russell Wife

Message to my cousin staioned on Diego Garcia;   Date:         Wed, 12 Dec 2001 18:47:50 -0600
From:  Deb <>;  Eric Guerrero,    I know you are far away from everyone you love this Christmas. I am sorry that world events have made this sacrifice necessary from you and all the other men and women defending our right to be free and safe. A big Thanks to all.  If you get a chance to get near a computer to e-mail, drop me a line with your snail mail addy.   May God keep you safe and may he bless you.   Love, Deb

Thank you for the sacrifices;   Date:     Wed, 12 Dec 2001 10:48:13 -0800 (PST)
From:   michael eddings <>;  Although not a military person, I just want each of you to know that we civilians do appreciate and applaud your efforts in helping not only the people of the United States, but also the oppressed people around the world in our united struggle against terrorism and dictatorial regimes.
     Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you, especially in this difficult time of year and being away from family and friends.  God Bless.

Siemper Fidelis;   Date:    Wed, 12 Dec 2001 13:42:41 EST
From:;  Greetings , As a former U.S. Marine who spent a year on Okinawa I know how few pretty faces there were to look at and so Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[editor's note, this Marine (there are no former U.S. Marines) sent a picture of a "pretty face" for the "boys" on DG (linked here) - Warning - Mothers! Avert your children's eyes!]

Greetings to the B-52 Crews;   Date:         Tue, 11 Dec 2001 03:00:24 -0000
From: Bob <>;    Hi Guys, Greetings from New York City!  Youse guys are doing a GREAT job!   We're all proud of ya!  I have a few suggestions for you, for those messages you write on the bombs:


Just a few ideas for you guys!  If you can, e mail me a pic of the bombs with the suggestions above!  Good Hunting!
Best regards, Bob

Vets on Diego Garcia;   Date:         Sat, 8 Dec 2001 09:31:02 -0700
From:   "ALVIN E JARRELL" <>;  I helped build DG in 1973-74 with the Seabees of MCB-4.  Hope we built it good enough for you boys to drop the hammer on those terrorist bastards.  If you would be so kind as to deliver this message with one of your 1,000 pound presents to the Taliban. "From the boys of 1st squad, Bravo Company, MCB-4, 1973-74, Have a nice day."  God bless the American vet. God protect and keep you safe.
Al Jarrell
CE2, Bravo Company
MCB-4 1970-74

Message for the troops;   Date:         Tue, 04 Dec 2001 11:58:09 -0500
From:   "Jonathan May" <>;   Hey Lt JG Troupe and all the rest of your ship's crew.  You guys kick ass. You're all keepin' us proud back in DC.  Best of luck with the rest of your deployment.  Jon May

Hello to Stephen;   Date:         Sun, 02 Dec 2001 15:35:13 -1000
From:     Amy <>;  I pray you are safe on Diego Garcia and am so proud of you for defending
our freedom and future. I am sure April, Briana and Brandon are in your thoughts and prayers, as you are in all of ours. John and I wanted to say hello and God bless to you and everyone around the world who is so brave in taking on this fight. This evil may have taken many of our loved ones but they will never deprive us of our deep-rooted patriotism and willingness to defend our American family. When you get home we'll all get Japanese food and play Scattegories at the kitchen table. Come home safe and always remember.....AMMO!!!!! We love you!

(DOC) PEPPER DANIEL MAJOR;   Date:         Sun, 2 Dec 2001 13:38:31 EST
From:;  HEY BABY...I am so glad you and crew found the web site.. The BOYS & MYSELF are counting down the days until you are home.... Hey you have to admit, we are doing pretty good, the house hasn't burned down or swam away....  We should always know better, everytime you are TDY/DEPLOYED AS THE SAYING GOES, ( WHEN IT RAINS,IT POURS AT THE PEPPER HOUSE)...To  You (MAJORDAD) & THE CREWS.....  YOU ARE ALL IN MY PRAYERS...  GO KICK SOME MORE ASS, LET THEM KNOW UNITED WE ARE/UNITED WE STAND...To ALL the  B-52'S  MECHS/WORK DOGS..... WITHOUT  ALL OF YOU THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN, MY HATS OFF TO YOU AND I SALUTE YOU .....  KEEP THEM FLYING SAFE...  THANK YOU.....  WE MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU DAN....  LOVE KAREN AND OUR CREW PUPPIES

Please welcome him;   Date:         Sat, 1 Dec 2001 06:52:38 -0500
From:    "debra garrison" <>;  First I would like to say THANKS to you all for the hard work and dedication you put into defending this great country.  As for the welcome, my boyfriend, Derrick Jones is headed your way.  He leaves today for Diego Garcia, is a civilian, and will be working with the GPS. Thanks, and godbless you all. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU DERRICK, ....your Debbie

TO ALL DG SERVICE MEMEBERS;   Date:         Sat, 1 Dec 2001 21:03:03 EST
From:;  I am a spouse of a really good cooking Navy man. You may have met him already. I have asked him repeatedly to tell all  the folks he talks to and let them  know that I am so proud of all of you. Our freedom is being protected by your efforts. I finally have my chance to say THANK YOU. I want to say even when my husband couldn't be home for his anniversary or birthdays I am glad he had people to share those special days with. All of my prayers are with you. May GOD BLESS each and everyone of you. Oh and enjoy that last BBQ because the cook is on leave. Hehehehe I wish you all the best. Perri Chun

Warmest Wishes to Gerald Ambrosine;   Date:         Fri, 30 Nov 2001 09:57:03 -0700
From:   "Regina Richard" <>;  Just a quick note to Gerald Ambrosine USAF)....thinking of you and wishing you love and peace of mind.  You are doing this country a most appreciated task....I am so proud of you and of all the servicemen.   Please take care and rest assured that God is watching over eternally, Regina

Our Service People;   Date:         Tue, 27 Nov 2001 14:46:45 -0500
From:  "Phyllis Elliott" <>;  Hey this is for a Paul M. Elliott, III in the Air Force.....This is the grumpy old man you were named for.....Keep up the good work and we are all very proud of all of you that are helping to protect us old ones here at home......God Bless each and everyone !!!

diego garcia;        Date:              Mon, 26 Nov 2001 15:02:44 EST
From:     "SMITH, BRANDI J" <>;     to Brent Polen:      Hoping that you are keeping yourself safe. thinking of you everyday. happy 21st birthday. don't celebrate to much. Good luck and keep safe no matter where they send you.  i love you !!!!! your favorite cousin brandi

To everyone serving on Diego Garcia;   Date:         Sat, 24 Nov 2001 22:19:38 -0800
From:   "Kerri Beardsley" <>;  May God Bless you and keep you safe!  You are all doing such an awesome job, keep kickin ass!  Especially everyone in METOC office - hope my hub is keeping your spirits up:)  I try not to curse DG on a daily basis...this separation stuff sucks, but I know you all are there to do your job - which is protecting our freedom.  I am forever grateful for that.  You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.  GO NAVY!  I love you Mike:)

We Need You!!!!!;   Date:         Sat, 24 Nov 2001 21:32:30 -0800
From:  tom henry <>;  To all whom this may concern: You soldiers are what make this world a good place. If It weren't for you all, where would we be. You have taken the path, which will keep our children protected from people, who are to foolish to realize they will fall to our feet, when it comes to Honor!!!! We Need You!!!!! Remember that when you get lonely or afraid. We Need You!!! I Love You Blueknights95. TYF!!! So there's' my 50 seconds.

To: Natalie;   Date:         Wed, 21 Nov 2001 23:10:55 EST
From:;  One of my (law enforcement: Sheriff's) Sergeants is serving on Diego Garcia, in the Navy. I believe she is in a police detachment. Her name is Natalie Jasler and she is from New Mexico.  That is all the contact info I have, but if the message ever gets to her, tell her hello from "Lincoln Three".  All of you are doing a wonderful job.
Lt. John Sarember
Albuquerque, New Mexico

SSgt Marty Johnson;   Date:         Wed, 21 Nov 2001 08:53:14 -0600 (CST)
From: (Diane Newell);  Hi Baby!  I don't know if you will ever see this or not but I want you to know that I got your message.  So if you get this, answer and we can go this route.  I love you Babe and can't wait for you to get home.  Take care of yourself.   Love You,  Diane

For: Daniel Smira;   Date:         Mon, 19 Nov 2001 21:18:47 EST
From:;  Hi Daniel, Hope you are able to get this message.  We miss you and hope that you're
doing okay.  Just know that everyone back home is praying for you and all the troops. We hope you get back home safely and soon!  Don't know what your weather is like there; but we're still having summer-type weather here......mid-70s in daytime and 50s at night.  All that is "supposed" to change this week and get about 20 degrees cooler.  Haven't had any rain here in 25 days!  Wish you could be here for Thanksgiving with us.  Send an e/mail if you can.  Buddy Hatchell

Daniel Smira;   Date:         Mon, 19 Nov 2001 18:47:56 -0600
From:   "Beth Smira" <>;  Hey Daniel!  Vacation on a sunny beach, huh?  I love you, Mama

My Best Wished to the Armed Forces;   Date:         Sun, 18 Nov 2001 17:19:54 -0500
From:  Gajan Haas <>;  To My Dearest Fellow American Soldiers and to all the other nations,
At this time, I am proud to be an American.  I am also very grateful to the armed forces of US, both men and women defending our world from terrorism.  I am glad that success is blooming out of this mission.  Damn the Talebans and Al Qaeda terrorists.  Once again I feel safe and secure under the wings of the MIGHTY US ARMED FORCES.   Thanks for everything.  May God provide you with endurance and moral support.  Take
care !!!!
Best Regards
Gajan Haas
PS:  My Mom is very proud of you and sends the best regards and good health.

Congrats to all on Diego Garcia;   Date:     Sun, 18 Nov 2001 12:08:19 EST
From:; As a grateful American citizen, I want to extend congratulations to all the folks on Diego Garcia for your outstanding efforts, contributions, and sacrifices towards "Enduring Freedom".  I know how critical Diego Garcia is in our nation's success in this war effort, and the results are coming in fast--the Taliban cowards are on the run and they will be "dust" before long, thanks to all of you!!  America is proud as hell of her Armed Forces, and she is behind you all the way, in a way like I have never seen before in my life.  And I just heard from my son Jason on Thursday that he will be joining you all there in January.   He is completing his "A" school training as an AK at Meridian NAS in Mississippi right now, and just got his orders for Diego Garcia for a 1 year tour there.  I know that he will be joining a fine team and will do his best to do his part towards the effort over there.  Any advice that I could pass along to him would be appreciated.  Thanks again to you all, we are behind you!  Tim Hood


To Lt. Vicky Chisholm and her roommates;   Date:         Tue, 13 Nov 2001 22:11:18 EST
From:;  You go girls!  Hang in there, be safe, and know that we appreciate the job you all are doing.  From your Mom's friend,  "Doo-dah"

Date:    Mon, 12 Nov 2001 09:35:50 -0000
From:   "Michael Foote" <>;  Good luck ladies and gentlemen, may your bombs fall straight, and true, but more importantly, may you all return safe and sound to your families and loved ones. Onwards and upwards to victory,you winged avengers.
Good luck and best wishes, Michael Foote, England.
     P.S, Could you please drop the biggest bomb you have down the throat of Osama, and tell him thats for the three hundred British people that died, and if at all possible could you tell his little devils( sorry children) that they urgently require radical therapy, (involving a bullet).   May your God go with you.

FOR AMN PAUL ANDREW SCOTT;   Date:         Sun, 11 Nov 2001 13:58:31 -0800 (PST)
From:  Tiff Etchart <>;  BABY, I am so Proud of you!!!!  Thank you so much for
being so strong, working so hard, and for LOVING ME as much as you do!!!  I want you to know that I AM SO IN
LOVE WITH YOU and will always be forever and ever.  We all MISS YOU SO MUCH!!  (me the most!! =:)  I can't wait for you to come home and marry you!!! YOU mean the entire world to me!  I am so proud of you for
everything, you are truly my HERO!!  We are going to have the most happy life!!!  Tell TROY Hi!! for me if

Best wishes;     Date:         Sun, 11 Nov 2001 03:50:53 EST
From:;  To everyone serving on Diego Garcia, As someone who was stationed there in 82, I know what it is like to be away from home, and how far away it seams to be.  But remember, that what you are doing for your country is the greatest.  You will always be in our hearts and prays.  Your scarifies for your nation will never be forgotten and always will be appreciated, always.  Never forget that.  Best wishes, and give those bastards hell for what they have done to our great country and it's people.  Show them exactly what it feels like to get "The Foot Print of Freedom" stuck up there asses.  J. C. Tomlinson

Message to my wife;   Date:         Sat, 10 Nov 2001 15:57:36 -1000
From:  "Josh Hatcher" <>;  Dear Jenny I hope you are doing ok and tent city isn't to rough on you.  Well I'm thinking of you all the time and can't wait to see you when you get home.  Your loving husband Josh

Thanks;   Date:         Wed, 07 Nov 2001 20:25:37 -0800
From:    Harold Gordon <>;  Not being an eloquent person, I don't know anything more to say than "Thanks" for all that you guys and gals do serving our country.  Our thoughts and prayers are always with you.  And hey, if given the chance I'd love to visit Diego Garcia!  Thanks  Harold Gordon - Mississippi

C5A group @ Travis;   Date:         Tue, 6 Nov 2001 18:39:48 EST

Date:    Mon, 5 Nov 2001 09:49:16 -0500
From:   Connor Brandi S A1C 778 CES/CEX <>;  To A1C William W Fish 3rd,  Hey Billy! I talked to your mom, and I'm so glad you're doing alright. I miss you much and you're always in my thoughts and prayers. I tracked down Adam for your mom and hopefully she got you his numbers. I hope your doing well , and I can't wait till you get home! Remember we're all supposed to get together sometime. Be safe, and now that there are people standing behind you one hundred percent , and we love ya.   Brandi Connor  P.S. If you need anything have your mom call me and I'll see what I can do .=)

You guys rock!!   Date:    Mon, 5 Nov 2001 02:59:17 EST
From:;  I visited  DG  in 1990 as part of a DOD show.  Just want to tell you  guys to
keep the faith!,  You'r kikkin' but!!!!   S. Alders

Sending love;   Date:         Sun, 4 Nov 2001 08:58:33 +0900
From:  "Frankand V" <>;  Hey Frank!!  I miss you so very much!!!! I know Erika does and Brooke, too.  It's so hard being without you.  I hope you get this.  I'm am being strong for all of us... but it doesn't stop the head games.  I LOVE YOU...I know you can't tell me hurts...but I'll get over it.  You take care of yourself and remember you are ALWAYS in my thoughts & dreams.  I love you......"V"

Date:    Fri, 2 Nov 2001 18:09:39 EST
From:;  hi this message is for Robert McDaniels who is currently stationed at diego garcia. I just wanted to say "i am missing you SO MUCH and so are your children i hope you and your friend HANK are ok. I know your having fun over there on that resort island, paridise but, remember "I love you" and want you to know that.I also want to thank all the men and women over there.I want to thank them for all that they have done.Well I hope you are ok and would love to hear from you soon. Youb have and know our email address so "USE IT" Love
you always your wife Victoria McDaniels.
P.S.  Drew had the baby.  they had a girl she is 7 lbs 8 oz and was 21 inches she was born the 30th of oct at 10:15 am hope you e mail me soon love you always your wife vicky.
P.P.S.  hi honey guess what? ok i'll tell ya drew had his baby he is sooo happy its a girl and she is 7lbs 8 oz hope you get this messege love you always be very safe ok i want to love you up when you come home lil rob misses you very much he is always asking for you and kandy is really hoping you come home soon well tell hank i said hi try to enjoy your time there   love you always and forever, your wife victoria mcdaniels

Honorable;   Date:   Thu, 1 Nov 2001 13:29:21 EST
From:;  I'm the son of Lt. Col. Ferrill. It would be helpful to get as much info of the surroundings of his pleasent stay at DG.. In closing.. Kick ass and take names, for you all are the Best Of the Best!!     M. Ferrill

a message to my fiance senior airman colin joshua; Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 17:42:07 GMT

diego garcia;     Date:         Thu, 1 Nov 2001 04:05:22 -0800 (PST)
From:  J Drautz <>;  To: A1C William W. Fish 3rd 305th CES
Hi Billy!!  Thinking of you #80 in CANNONEER COUNTRY as we move one step closer to The Dome this weekend!!  Miss Drautz

Hey;    Date:   Thu, 1 Nov 2001 00:19:56 -0500
From:  Myers Valene R Amn 347CES/CEX <>;  Hey Fish!  How have you been?  I'm sure you could be better, but hang in there!  Just wanted to say hi and let you know that I am praying for you.
Love, Jessi Tallon

C5A group @ Travis;    Date:   Tue, 30 Oct 2001 23:11:07 EST
From:;  Hay Jeff  from   ur dad  KA6OMG     O my  God  Thinking of u , Hp u are well
 Lana and I are fine  Winter is setting in here, but nice days . Tiff  and Baylie girl seem to be fine, the last time I talked to them.  Make the best of it hp to C U  soon   God Bless U  And  Keep U  safe  Love  Dad

Mr. Flipper 84;   Date:         Sun, 28 Oct 2001 09:59:06 -0500
From:   "Sandra L. Barnes" <>;       Hi Sweetie!  I tried this last Friday and could not get this to send from work, I'm trying again today 10/29.  Hope you are well and relatively happy, all things considered. We're carrying on here at home and are very thankful that you and men and women like you are defending our freedom, so we can feel safe in our homes and places of work.  We must "kick ass!" We must rid the world of these evil people.  Thank you, for being you.  We all love you very much, you are in our thoughts and prayers.  Love, Aunt Sis

HOWS FISHING SON??   Date:  Mon, 29 Oct 2001 13:33:11 -0500
From:   Steve Engelman <>;  To: Sgt. Dustin Engelman USAFR From: Dad  Doing any fishing yet? Let me know.

Requests for Goodies?   Date:  Sat, 27 Oct 2001 15:41:02 -0400
From:         Jim Parodi <>; Hi. I am a wallpaper installer in the suburbs of NYC. Does anybody need anything on DG that you just can't get?  How about some great American stuff like---Skippy Chunk, Southern Comfort, Pez, Goldberg's Peanut Chews.  I'd love to send some Taylor Ham for those from the NJ area, but I don't know if it will stand the tropical heat.  Anyway, If you need something just say the word to me. (
     BTW, Last Tuesday we had our local painters and paperhangers meeting--The Bergen County Mastercraftsmen.  Instead of donating to Red Cross, United Way, etc. we decided to send money directly to some local 911 victims.  Our member Paulie, who rents out 1/2 of his two family house, told us the family upstairs lost the father in the WTC and leaves a wife and 3 small children.  Scott, had a customer in town who also lost her husband and will have to sell her home and move in with family since she won't be able to afford the mortgage.  Ken's brother was a college friend of Mr. Glick, one of the civilian heroes on the PA plane on 9/11.
     It is tough to imagine the complete disaster of 911---10,000 children who lost a parent--but these are the everyday survivors who live in our neighborhoods here whose lives were ripped apart.  It makes me sick......then mad......then mad as hell.  Please somebody, put my message on a bomb...."Say Cheese, Osama! You filthy lice-ridden load!"  Thank God for American servicemen and women and a special hello to the Brits and Aussies on DG.

best wishes;    Date:    Fri, 26 Oct 2001 22:15:36 -0400
From:         "Patti Haralson" <>;   Mr. Flipper84  We are very proud of you.  Of course, anxiously waiting to hear from you.  Your brother is driving back and forth to work.  That whole mess is working out ok.  We hope you are adjusting.  Things are uncontol on your home front and Pappy and I are looking forward to spending time with Layne and Erin.  With much love, Mom

A message to Dane Bishari;   Date:   Fri, 26 Oct 2001 11:13:12 -0700
From:  Mary Jo Broad <>;  Hi, Sweetie!  It's 10/26/01, our 5 month wedding anniversary, and you're on your way to DG.  I miss you terribly, but am glad you are defending our country.  Everyone is doing fine here.  Your Mom called last night to see how we were doing and I told her about your "band-aid" experience!  You forgot to tell me Jami starts school at 7:50 a.m. so she was late yesterday and today, drat!  You're not supposed to turn left out of the driveway at school, but I did anyway to avoid the traffic jam.
      I love you dearly, stay safe, do your job well, and come home on time or sooner in one piece.  THAT'S AN ORDER, BISHARI!  :-)  4ever yours, Mary Jo

Diego Garcia;     Date:   Wed, 24 Oct 2001 16:40:30 EDT
From:;  To all the Men and Women in Diego Garcia ...May God Bless You All and to anyone who may know my son ..AME3 Doug Vaughn who has been in Diego Garcia as of May 2001 please tell him His family misses him and loves him very much and hopes you all come home safe real soon...You are my little man always.  Love you, Mom

DOCPEPPER (MAJ. DAN PEPPER);   Date:    Wed, 24 Oct 2001 15:49:13 -0400
From:  "KAREN GREFSRUD" <>;  HELLO BABY......  Your Boys and myself (Karen) want to say be safe we LOVE You very much and miss you very much...  BOX in the mail 70lbs worth of goodies.......    Now I just want to  KICK ASS....   TAKE NAMES LATER.......  By the way I have  choc. whipped....  ??????  In the refrig for you, waiting so come home safe....  TO EVERYONE ELSE THERE ON D.G PLEASE BE SAFE AND TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER....  GOD SPEED TO ALL OF YOU........    LOVE MRS. DOC AND THE CREW PUPPIES

diego garcia message;  Date:    Wed, 24 Oct 2001 11:57:26 -0400
From:  "Vanessa GAllo" <>;  This message is for Brent Polen. I hope you get this and know that everyday I think about you. I hope that you keep yourself safe an do what you have to . I think that you are very brave and I love you little cous. you are always in my mind and prayers.xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox. I love you!!!!!  :):):)   Brandi

 The Aussies are coming!   Date:  Tue, 23 Oct 2001 14:45:08 EDT
From:;  I am an US Army veteran of Desert Shield/Storm and have realized something.  During a war the service is the place to be.  It sucks feeling like you can't do anything.  It was great knowing that the only thing you had to worry about was keeping your field of fire and your action on your M249 SAW machine-gun clear.  You guys are stuck out in the middle of nowhere, but you are absolutely essential to this fight.  Thank you for your service and professionalism and your seemingly irreverent sense of humor displayed on your web-site.  Now, I want to warn you about something.  I watched Larry King's interniew with the Australian Prime Minister and he reported that he has authorized sending 4 F/A 18s, a detachment of Australian SAS troopers, Refueling planes, several Orions, a command ship and a frigate escort.  Now, when I heard him say this the last part sounded like he said "......and a FRIGGING escort!"  I said "Damn, the Aussies are ready to war now!"  Altogether he reported that 1550 Aussies are on the way and at least the 4 Hornets are headed your way.  I know you guys work (and drink) closely with the Brits, but you haven't seen consumption until you've watched an Aussie put away his own body weight in beer.  The transport planes and ships supplying you guys will probably be stocked to the gills with the munitions our troops will need to fight this fight, but you guys better double or triple your beer orders.  I'm just warning you.  It's bad enough for you guys to be stuck out there, could you imagine it without a little amber frosty diversion because the damnable diggers drank it all?  Anybody needing a pen pal feel free to hit this retired Mechanized Infantry troop with an E-Mail.  See, I was smart enough to ride into battle, still dumb enough for the infantry.  I'm at   God bless you! Lamar Smith

Tribute to Freedom;   Date:   Mon, 22 Oct 2001 15:30:56 -0500
From:  "Amy McDonald" <>;  Like all Americans, I have been horror-struck by the events of September 11, and the increasing numbers of Anthrax cases currently in the country.  Like most Americans, I have been awe-struck by the tremendous outpouring of support from other countries and the increase in nationalistic pride, not to mention a return to Faith, that has come in the wake of our national tragedy.
      I am, however, one of the lucky ones, because as others wonder how they can contribute to this war on terrorism, my heroic husband is there with all the rest of you heroes on DG.  His name is Tony Rodriguez, or "Rod", and his sons (16 months and 2 months old) and I are honored to have him join you to defend freedom for this world.
     Tony, you are our hero, and we send our love and support to you.  Remember, we believe in what you are doing, and will be waiting patiently here for your safe return.  May God bless you all, Love, Amy

Thank you all from Connecticut;   Date:  Fri, 19 Oct 2001 19:14:37 EDT
From:;  Happy Birthday to Pete Stratton and a big hi! to Jim Malcarne hope you both are well love Pat and Phil .

We are together;        Date:     Fri, 19 Oct 2001 21:38:14 -0700
From:   "Donna Abraham" <>  I will recognize you in all God things.

TO ALL ON DIEGO GARCIA;    Date:   Thu, 18 Oct 2001 17:29:20 EDT
From:;  Our prayers are with you all and especially to my son, Kameron Petsche ( if
you are there) take good care of yourself as your sisters up and coming baby will really need "his/her" uncle to play with.  Wedding is June 1, 2002. We are expecting you to be returned to us safe and sound by then, hopefully
sooner!  Everyone here sends their love. Stay safe and god bless you all.  Mom

Fellow soldiers;   Date:  Thu, 18 Oct 2001 00:32:15 -0500
From: "Chuck Sawyer" <>;  Be ye soldiers, sailors, or airmen, American or Brit, I claim kinship with you all. I have shared your loneliness and wishing to once again feel the ground of the homeland under your feet. Know that you are revered as the silent guardians of freedom and heros that you are, and unlike that war that was not a war in indochina, you are loved and respected by all your home-ken .Salutes, Charles R. Sawyer, Tsgt,USAF Ret., Haysville, Kansas,USA

Wishing you ALL well from the USA;     Date:   Wed, 17 Oct 2001 21:04:51 -0700
From:   9607240235 <>;  In these extremely strange times, I smile when I read your site.
My father did 2 hitches in WW2. He also lived thru the depression. I miss him dearly. Your site reminds me of something he taught me - that America did NOT get to be the place it is by laying down and licking it's balls when
the going got tough. Do what you have to do and do it well. Do what you like to do and do it better.  Nobody remembers one who did nothing.  Ross Harney

The US has had our eyes opened;     Date:   Wed, 17 Oct 2001 21:13:46 -0500
From:  "Jane Jamison" <>;  God Bless and keep all of you safe. You may be far from home but home is cheering for you.  President Bush and everyone I have talked to in the past month, regardless of age, religion, political affiliation is behind you 100%.  We are all praying and supporting your efforts. We will not give up until the people that did this are brought to justice and anyone in the world would shutter at the thought before messing with us again.  My prayers are with you daily.

Please Pass to Dan Hartnett;     Date:    Wed, 17 Oct 2001 17:57:03 -0700
From: "Tom Murray" <>;  Dan, Proud of all you people out there and the job you are doing.
Sorry my update did'nt come in - I would love to be over there now.  Keep me in mind for next year - clearance should be finished by then.  Again to every American and every component - Our hearts, and prayers go out to you all.  Kick Ass and get out soon.  Regards,  Tom Murray

A Word of Encouragement;     Date:  Tue, 16 Oct 2001 14:19:46 -0700
From: "Carol Moore" <>;  As we all speculate on things to come, I know that we are all thinking of those of you who have been called to defend our great nation.  You are now among those proud service people who have come before you and will come after you.  Keep your spirits high and remember that everyone here at home are praying for your safety and a swift end to the war that has brought you to this island.  May God bless each of you and keep you safely in His arms.  Carol from California

Take Good Care Ya'll;  Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 13:11:09 -0500
From:   "jkohrig" <>;  Just a little sister of SSgt Joseph Buzzanca wishing him and all of you
well.  I'm proud to be a citizen of the US where our men and our women serve and fight for honor and freedom and justice.  Not for crazy religious ideals.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Love, Rosemary Buzzanca Kohrig, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Tue, 16 Oct 2001 05:45:09 -0500

Just A Message from Texas;    Date:   Mon, 15 Oct 2001 20:49:41 -0500
From: "Elizabeth Zickefoose" <>;  Thank you for all that you do for America, whether seen or not seen, whether heard or not heard, but nonetheless done.  Your backbone support keeps America strong and our spirits high.  My prayers are with you.  Love - Elizabeth Zickefoose, Conroe, Texas

Words of Encouragement;   Date:   Mon, 15 Oct 2001 11:07:21 -0800
From:  "Teresa Gubatayao" <>;  Do the best you can, men and women of the Armed Forces.  Give it to bin Ladin and his motley crew.  You WILL have victory..the WORLD is on your side!!!  Stay well, know what you are doing is right!  Come back safely and soon after your job is done.
Bill and old what's her name (Teresa) in Alaska

G-d bless you all;     Date:  Mon, 15 Oct 2001 14:19:45 -0400
From:  "Joseph Myerson" <>;  Gentlemen {and G-d willing for y'all's sake, one hopes at least a few ladies 8^) }  Thank you for enabling us to give the bad guys at least a tiny fraction of the well deserved world of shit those awful people deserve.  DG may be a tiny spot in a big ocean, but the superb job you are all doing is helping us all hold our heads up high. Please accept my prayers for your health and safety, and my gratitude for your faithful service.  G-d bless each and every one of y'all, and G-d bless the United States of America and our steadfast partner, and Mother Country the United Kingdom. Gratefully yours,
Joseph Myerson
Pembroke Pines, Florida USA

A MESSAGE FOR MY SON "LITTLE DAN" ANDERSON;    Date:   Mon, 15 Oct 2001 13:07:29 -0500
From:   "Cox,Dinah A" <>;  We are so very proud of you and your service to our country. Miss and love you , son. Please be safe and come home soon. We pray for you every day. Love, Mom

To The USAF at DG from Connecticut;    Date:   Mon, 15 Oct 2001 09:57:34 -0400
From:;  All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay safe, be strong and remember the WTC!  Come home safe.

MESSAGE TO THE TROOPS;     Date:  Sun, 14 Oct 2001 16:07:59 -0700
From: "FRANCES MILLER" <>;  Yank and Brit alike, Thank you.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  You are terrific.  with love from a DoD Civilian and former AF Brat, Fran

ALLEN SAPP;     Date:   Sun, 14 Oct 2001 17:47:36 EDT

Thanks;        Date:  Sun, 14 Oct 2001 00:50:32 -0700
From:   Frank Alves <>;  I want to thank you all for your efforts in getting rid of the vermin of this planet. Those cowards has no idea what Americans are all about! DG is physcially far from home, but not far from  our hearts. God bless you all and God bless America, the home of the free.   Frank Alves, San Jose

Simple message to the 337th American-Afgan Volunteer Bombardment Group;  Date:  Sat, 13 Oct 2001 22:43:27 -0400
From:  conrad v ekstrom jr <>;  Give'm a BIG Boom for me!Vic in NH.

Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 12:23:00 -0700
From: "reddickfamily" <>  All the best
To all the troops
From all of us
In Oregon
Be well
Come home safe

Date:    Sat, 13 Oct 2001 12:03:55 -0700;  Howdy to those of you on the rock . . . I was stationed there in 1978 as one of the last full Seabee Battalions to be working on the construction of the island. We built the two story barracks and widened/extended the runway to accommodate the B-52's.
     I'm sure a lot of things have not changed: the coconut crabs, the occasional siting of hammerhead sharks, the white white beaches and turquoise water, the killer sunsets and weird clouds during the hurricane season in India. Is it still an assignment that you get if you piss off your Detailer?
     We think of you often - there is life after the island and believe it or not when you get older you will only remember the good stuff and even have some fond memories. Thanks for carrying on and doing an important job to keep us free. I have a 12 year old son and I want him to have all the opportunities I had as a youngster - it is your sacrifice that will make that possible and we can not thank you enough.
Tom Reilly

God Bless;     Date:   Sat, 13 Oct 2001 14:48:26 -0400
From:  "Sandi Smith" <>;  May God bless you and our national leaders.  May he guide all with wisdom and keep in all of our minds and hearts the reminders that we are all His children.  May he keep you all safe as you work to safeguard our rare freedoms.  I write this with a heart heavy with tears for the individuals and families who have already made sacrifices.  I also cry for the fears my four beautiful children now have; for the games they are playing while they sort out their feelings about "bad people."  I cry for a generation of innocents and a time now gone...A time when we lived and grew in a nation without even a thought of fear.  May you feel God's presence in all that you do and may He bless your return to the arms of your families.

mucho support here;  Date:  Sat, 13 Oct 2001 10:39:10 -0700 (PDT);
From:  donald mason <>;  Howdy from an old Air Force man!  All of you know we're behind you 100%, especially here in Indianapolis, Indiana.  I didn't fly anything but I was a damn good air traffic controller in the US and in Europe, so I know lots of things you men and women face everyday. Not what you are facing there, of course. Nothing normal about that.  We wish you every success in the attempt to rid the world of terrorism...and may God be your copilot! Don Mason, Brownsburg, Indiana

for your posting site;     Date:  Sat, 13 Oct 2001 12:14:41 -0600
From:   morris <>;    Diego Garcians:   I wish to thank you all for all you have done, whether you be an American or not. You all have served or are serving in some capacity.  You may be military or you may be civilian. No matter what you support I know you support freedom and the right to govern your country through democracy and the peoples voice. Do to the recent events in my home, the United States of America, I find it imperative to thank all of those who will soon go to war with us against terrorism. In addition, I urge all of you to support the 'WAR AGAINST FEAR.' Let us all support our Service Men and Women (American or not: As long as they are not on the enemy's side 'cause they should all die) in this endeavor as they strive to bring 'FREEDOM FROM FEAR' back to our children and all of us.     Thank you,  Chris

Greetings;     Date:   Sat, 13 Oct 2001 12:08:15 -0500
From:  "George Bard" <>  We're thinking of you.  Grandpa

Encouragement;     Date:   Sat, 13 Oct 2001 19:08:05 +0200
From:  "John A. Scicluna" <>;  This message comes from a tiny Island Republic in the Mediterranean which contributed a great deal towards the defeat of Nazism [editor's note:  That could only be the heroic island of Malta!].  We did last time so do it now to rid the world of terror.  We did it for you - our children.  Do it for yours.  God be with you!  John.

USA defenders;     Date:   Sat, 13 Oct 2001 09:28:24 -0700 (PDT)
From:  Joseph Schroeder <>;  I just want everyone in the military know how vital your personal sacrifice is to our great country. I hope everyone in uniform knows how much your fellow country men and women appreciate all your hard work.   J.Schroeder

thanks;     Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 10:25:29 -0600
From:  "Joan Kowatsch" <>  Thanks to all of you for being in that place. My son, Jim Hunter was in the seabees and did 2 tours on DG in the late 70s. I've still got the pictures. Keep up the good work! We all CARE.

Good Hunting to you!  Date:   Sat, 13 Oct 2001 12:17:02 EDT
From:;  America needs you now!

PROUD!!   Date:  Sat, 13 Oct 2001 09:06:41 -0700 (PDT)
From:  THUMPER <>  I just want to let my fellow Americans and Allies to
our wonderful nation know that I'm proud to be an American. I encourage and support everything that they
are doing and trying to do. We have overcame so many obstacles in the past and I know we will overcome this
with time. Keep up the good work!!!! GOD bless America! GOD bless us all! My prayers go out to those who are defending the very thing this country thrives on, "Our Freedom". Thank you for all that you do.  Robert Ferrell

happy hunting;     Date:   Sat, 13 Oct 2001 08:05:47 -0800
From: Arlline Fullerton <>;  To all EM and Officers on Diego Garcia,  I wish I could be with you, but the Navy is not eager to redall a 70 year old renegade.  Jake Rufer

Diego Garcia   Date:  Sat, 13 Oct 2001 08:58:20 -0700
From: "Maralith Daksovek" <>  Very simply; you guys kick ass. Thank you for being where you are, being who  you are and doing what you do.  Lily, Seattle, WA USA (!)

THANKS GUYS AND GALS;    Date:  Sat, 13 Oct 2001 10:35:25 -0500
From:  "Robinson, Christy A." <>;  A definite "thank you" from Dallas to the DG-ers for doing what you do while we go on with our civilian lives. The support for our uniformed brothers and sisters is tremendous here at home, and don't you forget it. A special thanks to the female fighters: even in the 21st Century, you ladies are still pioneers. In a time not that far back, the thought of you gals serving your country in this manner was inconceivable. To many people, it still is. Thanks for taking the road less traveled. God bless all of you! Christy

Keep up the good work;     Date:  Sat, 13 Oct 2001 10:47:52 -0700
From:  "Robin" <>  God bless you all and guide you.  Thank you for doing your part to keep us all safe back here at home.  In my case, home is the US, but typical of a US led operation, our goal is not to just protect the homeland, but the entire globe.  So, once again, on behalf of every single living man, woman and child on the face of the earth, THANK YOU!!!  Take care of eachother, and come back home safe.

encouragement;       Date: Sat, 13 Oct 2001 09:59:35 -0400
From:   saundersdb <> Organization:  History Department, Appalachian State University
Men and Women of the Forces,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and with those who love and support you.  Do your job right, take care of yourselves, and remember who is the enemy in Afghanistan.  Aim straight and hurry home.
Don Saunders, Boone, NC, US Army, Cold Warrior veteran

Diego Garcia;  Date:   Sat, 13 Oct 2001 10:08:46 EDT
From:;  To all the troops and others on DG:  A heartfelt thanks and full support from an old Air Force vet.  I remember the support from DG during the Gulf action. You do us proud in  this war and remember, unlike Vietnam, your support here is almost universal.
Tom Bingham,  Norcross, GA

A message from a NYC Taxi driver;     Date:   Sat, 13 Oct 2001 07:00:52 -0400
From:   Steve Yensel <>  Dear Folks,  I don't know you I am a lowly American (yes American from Indiana) cab driver in NYC. I slept through the attacks because I drive nights.  But I have to tell you the WTC towers especially at night were these lightened fingers sticking up into the night sky saying peace to the world now they are gone. So I say f--k peace.   You guys take care of your self and make sure none of you guys get hurt.  But I am glad you are there.
    My heart in heavy with pain and it is like someone cookie cut out the bottom of Manhattan. I don't know if things will ever be the same. The smell of a burnt electrical fire is still lingering in the air now a month later.   I have lived here in NY for 12 years and thought I had seen every thing, I guess not.
    I don't know what else to say, if you got any extra nukes hanging out let those guys suck on them.
Take Care,  Steve Yensel

To uncle "K" from TEXAS;  Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 21:59:07 -0700
From: "clucky2" <>;  Thanks for the post card.  I miss you alot. My class is going to send you letters.  You are doing something for us that I really appriciate and I am sure that other people appriciate too.  Everybody else that is doing what you are doing or that is helping our country will stay in my heart.  Every night when we go to bed we pray for you and every body else.  Elena always talks about you and she also prays.  I want to thank everybody who is serving our country.  My teacher always talks about you.  She talks about your courage to enter this.  Grandma is saving all the newspapers since the September 11th tradgedy.  Remember, we will keep you in our hearts and prayers.  I miss you alot Uncle "K".  Be safe and keep your minds on your work.  Thank You.   LOVE, STEPHANIE  AND  ELENA  MARTINEZ
Part II:  Hi Uncle ''K'', How are you doing? I am doing great!!!!!!  Imiss you soooo much!!  I hope you're  having  at least a little fun. I got my reportcard ,and I made two high B's, and all the rest of the my grades where A's. It seems like when you're in sixth grade the day goes by realy fast.  My social studies teacher's favorite plane is the B-52
BOMBER,  He is a realy cool teacher.  I made a gift for you, but I will have too mail it to you. Uncle ''K'', I just want you to know that I am very proud of you, And that I am always proud to say that you are my uncle, and mine only.  I love you very much, Samantha MARTINEZ!!!!!!

Heartfelt thanks to all of you!   Date:   Fri, 12 Oct 2001 22:02:41 EDT
From:;  The nausea and depression I felt following the 9/11 attack have lessened since I've learned that you fellows are out there, fighting to maintain our way of life.  I am not a religious person, but I know that whatever God there is will hear my prayers for your safety. Jane in NM

Get Some!!!   Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 21:46:39 -0600
From:  O'Brien <>  To my Brothers and Sisters Greetings:   You may think that you are at the end of the earth, but you are at the begning of the end for the terrorist's who have plotted and implemented the foul deed of September the 11th. No matter what your duties may be , they are important!
     So keep the faith, and keep each other safe!  Sincerely, Tom"SPECTER"O'Brien former Sgt. USMC Light Armored Recon.

To the troops @ Diego...   Date:  Thu, 11 Oct 2001 16:24:12 -0500
From:    Robert Grace <>;  Nuke 'em till they glow... Thanks. :-)

Good Luck & God Bless;     Date:  Thu, 11 Oct 2001 14:03:17 -0500
From:   Mari Lucas <>  To all servicemembers and civilians on Diego Garcia -
The United States, and half of the rest of the world stand behind you.  Thank you for taking the time to serve our country.  You are my 9 year old son, and 11 year old daughters hero's.  They have seen the island through hours of video tape and send their prayers and thanks with this email.  I'm sure the OpTempo there is fast and furious, but enjoy the sunsets and the wild life.  Take in a social at the Yacht Club if you get a chance.  Thank You for being there, and go Kick Some Taliban & Bin Laden ASS!!

TO NICK FORKAPA;     Date:  Wed, 10 Oct 2001 18:08:08 -0400 (EDT)

To all on Diego;   Date:  Wed, 10 Oct 2001 13:45:05 -0500 (CDT)
From:;  Thanks to all that are serving our country.  My prayers and thoughts are with you all!  I know it is hard there at times but remember that you are all a very important part of what is going on and make the best of your time on the 'footprint'.  Steve Brooks   DG 1990-91

Hi to all you boys from the USA;   Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 19:39:59 +0100
From:   Bruce Collins <>;  Hi Fellows.......I am the father of an Australian Naval Officer - now on his way to the Persian Gulf.  My guess is that you people may have a gas station out there that may receive a call from one of our FFG's in a few weeks time.  If one Aussie ship does call in........ could you let LCDR Peter A Collins know his Mum and Dad wish him well - and we pray for his safe return around March 2002.
     You guys please do all you can to nail that bastard bin Ladin. I have a pen pal in Florida ( a lady of 75 ) and she has had her life shattered by recent events. Stick it to 'em !  Enjoy your day - and thanks in advance.
Best Wishes from Australia,  Bruce and Maureen Collins

God Bless You All;     Date:  Wed, 10 Oct 2001 12:23:51 -0400
From: "elta hayes" <>; We're praying for all your safe return! God bless you all for what your doing.  Alta Hayes

To the boys from Bossier;    Date:  Wed, 10 Oct 2001 09:28:45 -0500
From: "CHARLIE WOOD" <>;  Kevin, Gary, Nick........we are thinking about you guys all the time.   If there is ANYTHING you need/want.....let us know. We'll do our damnest to get it to you !  Enjoy your "vacation", and just a note.......Burros make damn good BBQ ! charlie, glenda, joyce, gilbert;   S A L U T E....from OENAVILLE, TEXAS !!!

From one of the "First Americans";    Date:  Tue, 09 Oct 2001 22:57:52 -0500
From: Kirby <>;  To all the men and women on DG,  God speed in your mission of freedom.
It's been a long time since I was on the island but my thoughts and heartfelt thanks are with you all every day.  Drop one for me!  Still live and kicking up in northern Wisconsin, Kirby Crawford  DG 1968-69

DG;     Date:   Tue, 9 Oct 2001 15:42:46 -0700 (PDT)
From:  Norman Cherkis <>;  I was on the road, just turning north from the Washington Beltway, on my way to NRL about 0930 EDT on Sept 11, when suddenly I saw a huge black cloud erupt to the northwest. That was the Pentagon hit. I got to NRL about 5 minutes later, and we got the news about two minutes after that. Not a good day in Black Rock or any other place in the US of A. I didn't know anybody directly involved, but it took a bunch of days before some of my friends were back in phone contact. Happy for me, but miserable for 187 people who should have taken leave.
     But now, you guys are gassing up the BUFs and whatever else you have to fly out to the stone age center of the universe and bomb the bastards back into the Paleozoic, before the dinosaurs, even. Go get 'em, and get 'em again and again and again!  All the best and keep 'em flyin',  Norm Cherkis

Thanks for everything;     Date:   Tue, 9 Oct 2001 17:24:10 -0500
From:  "Ron" <>;  Dear US armed forces stationed on DG,  I would like to take time out to send the best of wishes and a real big THANK YOU!  It is because of men and women like you and the sacrifices you make, that the USA is the most powerful nation on the planet.  If you could please, drop a few anti-personnel cluster bombs in downtown Kabul.  I like the eye for an eye theory.  Thanks again and Godspeed.  Ronster

Good Luck;     Date:  Tue, 9 Oct 2001 19:45:01 +0200
From:   "andre will" <>;  yesterday was my birthday and i wish you good luck!!  André from Germany

From Florida!   Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 09:37:25 EDT
From:;  Hello from Florida!  My name is Cari and I found your site and wanted to let ya'll know How important you are to us here in the United States!  If anyone out needs anything at all, please let me know and I will do my BEST to find or do whatever I can to help.  Alot of us feel helpless to all of this, I myself feed the military guys and gals in the Diving community all the time, and that makes me feel good.   I know how important a nice homecooked meal can be.  We are all thinking about you and know how much you are APPRECIATED, I don't care what your job is!  Hooyah to all of you out there! Cari~

Go Get Em! Guys & Gals;     Date:  Mon, 8 Oct 2001 21:01:41 EDT
From:;  Hey R. Tillinghast, keep your chin up.  You guys are doing a great job and you are all in our prayers.  Little Sis says Hi and after reading about DG, we can see why it's not a "hot" vacation spot.  Love and Miss You lots.  Okie Dad & Family.

Thank You;  Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 16:10:04 -0400
From:  "Irene Matthews" <>;  Thank you for protecting us. Thank you for defending our lives and our way of life. I pray every day for our President and our country and for you, our military. Now....go get the bastards!

BOB "BLACKSHOE" I am praying for you;  Date:  Mon, 8 Oct 2001 14:56:06 -0400
From:  "Moogie" <>;  Bob, I am praying that God give you strength and peace through this.  I am proud of what you do and know that you are there to support in so many ways.  There is a devine purpose for you to be there (beyond what we see).  I love you.  MOM

Thank You !;  Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 12:48:57 -0400
From: "saltrat" <>;  Thank you all. Thank you so much. God bless you. The Raynor Family

Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2001 12:26:28 -0400
From:;  Thanks for the great service! Thank you all very much for your vigilence and dedication. We depend on you and recognize the strategic importance of everyone there, all military and support personnel. Our greatful prayers are with you. Ron Bauman

Date:   Mon, 8 Oct 2001 09:22:39 -0500
From: "Jim Roark" <Seagullman66@hotmail .com>  To all you military folks in Diego Garcia.  You are in our every thought and our prayers.  I've been there folks, USAF Security Police, I know what you're going thru.  The feeling of fear mixed with an overwhelming sense of pride.  You are all the best of the best, remember that.  To those of you in the bomber support squadrons, my nephew is a B-52 navigator & his good friend is a female co-pilot.  Keep them flying so they can do their jobs safely please, & so you and they can come home to a hero's welcome.  God Bless and Do what you were trained to do with pride!  Jim Roark

TO: NICK LANDRY;     Date:  Mon, 8 Oct 2001 09:05:38 -0400
From: "Wright, Emily D." <>;  Just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers...always.  Be careful and stay out of harms way.  Love ya, Your Em

we're thinking of you;   Date:  Mon, 8 Oct 2001 08:28:31 EDT
From:;  we keep hearing Diego Garcia on the news.  Had to see where you are.  You'll be in our thoughts.  I work near where the WTC used to be.  It's very depressing down here.  But we know you guys are out there to back us up!   Good luck!  mary2stan (in NYC)

An Open Letter;     Date:  Mon, 8 Oct 2001 07:16:21 -0500
From:  Shawn Williams <>;     To those serving in the fight to protect freedom and liberty:  There are few words that describe the feelings of respect and gratitude Americans are feeling for both our armed services and those of the United Kingdom in this time of intense insanity.
     We've lost brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers because of a hatred not seen on this planet in nearly sixty years; but this hatred has transformed a nation, a world.
     We've been knocked down and bloodied but like any prizefighter we've shaken off the sting, wiped off the blood, and are about ready to hit back with a wicked left hook.
     In the coming days, weeks, and years we'll look back at 11 September, 2001 and say, "No more."
     No more: will the nations of the world standby and watch tyranny suppress, frighten, or kill.  No more: will people of the world be pinned down under the boot of intolerance.  No more: will we allow people of such ill guided notions of life suck the very same from our veins.  No more: will we take those who fight for our freedom, whether at home or abroad, for granted.
     11 September, 2001 was our day to declare independence from tyranny.  With this declaration comes our heart felt respect, love, and support for those of you who are risking your life because we can never, will never, let this date slip from our consciousness.
God bless,
Shawn Williams
Grayslake, Illinois, USA

God Bless You;    Date:  Mon, 8 Oct 2001 00:59:56 -0400
From:  "Jim O'Connell" <>; To all the Women and Men on DG:  Thanks for all you are doing for us.  I first heard of DG from my father, a US Naval officer in WWII and have followed with interest its involvement in military operations.  I am glad thru this media to be able to wish you Godspeed and be safe.

Good luck with the good fight;   Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2001 20:36:11 -0700
From: "w mcqueen" <>;  Feed Bin Laden some pork chops and Napalm ! Canada salutes and stands with the defenders of justice !  Fiat justitia ruat caelum !

ADAM - We Miss You!;   Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2001 21:25:18 -0400
From: "Kipilo, Crystal" <>;  I hope you will see this message and know that we miss you and love you very, very much!  I have never been more proud to be your  sister than I am right now.  Mom and Dad and Grandpa send their love, too.  Tell all the guys and gals that are your 'temporary family' on DG that they are in our prayers as well.  Stay safe - come home soon - most of all...know that you are loved!  UNITED WE STAND!

GOD BLESS THE WORLD.........OZZY 84;  Date:  Sun, 7 Oct 2001 20:41:07 EDT
From:;  May God bless you all over in DG. We will be praying for all of you. Hugs & Kisses   to all of you . Michael A OSWALT this is your Aunt Kathy again wishing you well. Just  remember  ONE DAY AT A TIME ,and will all get through this. And you'll all be coming home soon!!!!!! We Love you MIKE. Will write again soon HUG & KISSES AUNT KATHY, UNCLE BILL & FAMILY

to all on and around Diego Garcia;  Date:  Sun, 7 Oct 2001 20:15:29 EDT
From:;  Hey Guys!!  Our thoughts and prayers are with you!! Give 'em hell! Come home safe with all your wings and anchors in tact!  :-)  God speed, be safe and out of harms way, Nancy Crenshaw

Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2001 16:20:49 -0700
From: "peggy marzano" <>;  hey guys , you dont need luck here to overcome this asshole and his terrorist shit you only need to know that we the american people are behind you in any thing you need to do and believe in america, and the need to rid OUR world of this type of action to people of all nations. WE ARE ALL WITH YOU - GOD BLESS AMERICA   michael and lisa marzano and peggy stringer

Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2001 15:28:38 -0700
From: "Zuri Hector" <>;  be safe in all your days and know how much we all appreciate your bravery  god speed....connie

God Speed!;  Date:   Sun, 7 Oct 2001 17:44:04 EDT
From:;  Today we began a unified battle against the terrorists and those who support them.  I found this site while trying to understand where the strikes on Afghanistan came from. I admire you all for your
commitment and bravery.  I am thankful that someone out there can do something about what is happening in the world, and maybe bring an end to it.  May God bless you all and give you what you need to carry on this mission.
Deb S, Chicago Area, IL USA

Kick Ass!!!!!!!!!!;   Date:  Sun, 7 Oct 2001 17:23:08 EDT
From:; You guys are the kick ass best. Give those Taliban assholes what they deserve. Godspeed and God Bless America!!!!    Pablo Perez, Esq., 56 San Sebastian Avenue, Coral Gables, Fla 33134

To All the Guys and Gals on DG;    Date:  Sun, 7 Oct 2001 15:10:53 EDT
From:;    I served in Viet Nam in the "Old Corps" and still remember what it's like to feel disconnected from the rest of the world.  But now the time has come  for you to stand fast and show these inbred bastards what America stands for.  Go get 'em.  Kick ass and make us proud.

Date:   Sun, 7 Oct 2001 14:53:28 EDT
From:;  GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!!!   Thank you all for your sacrifice for us!!  We are blessed that there are brave men and women ready to fight for our freedom.  2 Timothy 1:7 says-For God has not given us a Spirit of Fear, but a Spirit of Power, a Spirit of Love and a Spirit of Self-discipline.  You are a blessing to
all Americans and we pray for you and your families in this difficult time.  You are all heroes in our eyes!  We are Brownie Troop #6474 out of Lakeside, California (near San Diego).  We keep you in our prayers and thank you.  We would love to send care packages to encourage you and/or your family in this mission.  Thank you is not enough ... but  THANK YOU!!!
With continuous prayers from Proud Americans,
Brownie Leader Vicki Hanson and Brownie Troop #6474

message for the troops on DG;    Date:  Sun, 7 Oct 2001 14:24:03 EDT
From:;  We are all praying for your safety.  God bless you all and God bless America!
Perk (D.G. jellyfish catcher)
P.S.  Knock those bastard's dicks in the dirt, boys!

Greetings and best wishes;    Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 22:39:41 -0700
From:   "Bill Wood" <>  Howdy Kevin S... Don't think the folks back home aren't thinkin' about y'all out there... we know you'll do your job... and do it expertly.. we're proud of you... and you remain in our prayers.  Uncle Bill

Michael A OSWALT ''OZZY'';    Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 21:52:44 EDT
From:;  To all the armed forces in DG thank you for being our heros. Hang in there  GOD Be with all of you. Mike if you are at DG I hope you get this email ! We all miss you and wish you well ! The weather is turning cold!!!!!!!!!wet!!!!!!!! snow is on the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!      I bet you are nice and warm or even HOT!!!!!!  I just talked to pap and he said hi and to take care of yourself. We LOVE YOU  AUNT KATHY , UNCLE BILL & FAMILY HUGS AND KISSESXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOO       PS We will email you again soon.
take care.  love ya kid!!!!!!!!!

Spouse needs to say Hi!!;    Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 12:44:00 -0400
From: "webb family" <>  Kat wants to say hi to her AF guy Mart. He  is sorely missed already.  All our family is proud, and sends their support. The kids miss you, Jon,Gab and Meg.  Loggies should be sending out messages!!!!Love K

Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 10:20:27 -0700
From: "Robert Schenk" <>; We have a son in the Air Force and we are very proud of all of our military.  We wish you well in your defense of our freedoms as Americans.  The Schenk family, Oregon, USA

Support; Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 13:36:04 -0500
From: "Evans, Kelly B." <>  To all the Americans on Diego Garcia, I wish you all the best.  I've heard of Diego Garcia for years and finally decided to learn a little about it when I found Teds site. I'm a steelworker from Indiana and work on the southern end of Lake Michigan.  Anyways, I'll say a prayer for all of you.  Kelly Evans

A1C Kevin Thomsen - Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 20:38:20 -0600
From: "Kris Thomsen" <>  Kevin !!! It's about time you checked this site - this message has been sitting here since your 21st birthday.  Yes, your crappiest yet!  We're so proud of you and the other men and women there defending our freedom.  Get that son-of-a-rooster!  Your friends and family are thinking of you always.  Stay out of the water - the sharks might modify your manhood and Callie wants the "whole package" she married in April.  Keep your spirits up!  Think of all the stories you'll have to tell your kids some day! Love you - Mom and Dad

GO USAF!  Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 10:46:56 -0700
From: "Sarah Young" <>  God Bless all the American armed forces at DG!  To Ernie Young, I love you!  Your family is proud of you and what you are doing.  We stand behind you 100%!  We'll be here waiting.

Steph Gagnon; Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 14:01:55 -0400
From: "KB Travel Inc." <> Hey Steph, Hope you are getting settled in. Your mother has been calling me to update your status. Says that we may be able to hear from you soon via email. Everyone has been asking about you and sends their love. I have been looking up information on Diego Garcia - looks like it's not a bad place to be, especially compared to where Jo is. Mike Murphy spent 9 months there and is going to  bring me some pictures and stuff about the Island. We are all very proud of you and everyone there. All our love - Dad and Celeste

we will persevere; Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 09:54:41 -0500
From: Shirley McClellan <>  This is to, Jeramy, from his grandmother.  Jeramy is in the Air Force deployed to DG.  Your grandmother tried to e-mail you from her brother's computer, but couldn't quiet figure it out, so she asked if I would try for her.  At 74 years old, I think she did great just trying.  She sends her
love - her prayers - and hopes to hear some news from you soon.  She asks, "do you need any money?" know your grandma!  Lots of Love, sweetie.  XXXOOO MAMA

the best; Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 22:19:23 -0600
From: "Pat Stelley" <> you guys are the best ! thanks for all that you are doing for your country and remember denver colo sends it's love and you are greatly appreciated. keep the sand out of your kit,and kick some butt. harold e stelley

Keep the Faith!; Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 22:59:27 -0400
From: "CHRISTOPHER MILLER" <> As a former Diego resident, I`d like to give a big hello to all the people there in support of our effort against the cowardly bastards who performed this unthinkable act on our beloved country.I supported our stand against Iraqi agression, and I support your efforts against terrorism worldwide.We must stand united against this cause, no matter how long it takes. I know Diego can be a pretty lonely place sometimes, but you must concentrate on the mission at hand.  Our fate is in your hands.  Sometimes that can get diluted as time drags on.  I recieved tremendous support from the homefront while I was there and I`m here to offer you the same.  I was part of the 42nd CAMS during my stay in support of B52G&H models.  Iwould love to hear from any of you that would like to chat about Diego, wartime problems, the sentiment of the country, etc. I know I felt totally detached while I was there, aside from the $20.00 two minute phone call to Mom and Dad. You can Email me at  I would really like to hear from any of you.  God Bless.

To Julie Eubanks USN; Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 08:22:49 -0500
From: Bradleym <>  Greetings Julie, from Flower Mound, Tx.  It's me Martye!!! I can't believe that I'm able to write you, even though you might not get it for awhile.. I know that your parents and Amanda are very proud of you, as well as myself, Keith, Erin, and Jessica.  Tell everyone else with you that we are proud of them as well.  Peace be with you sweetie, God Bless America.  Love, Martye

Kick some butt all you Airman; Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 21:02:46 -0700
From: "clucky2" <> We are keeping you all in our daily prayers.You are all doing a great brave deed. If anyone runs into an Airman  going by the nickname "Lucky" from the big state of Texas tell him Hello from his his mom and dad. We are all so proud of our military. Joyce Selucky...Love you son!

stay focused... we're ok; Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 22:27:22 -0400
From: "Michael B" <>  Hey there troops.  Us state's side folk are ok. We all have a renewed sense of strength and patriotism that runs deep. Our flag flys from every house, car and building in the country. Discussion of what to do, how to do it and when is in every coffee house, bar and restreaunt across the land. You can't buy a flag now because they are all sold out!  We also have no idea here what is being done now, and where, which of course is good. Loose lips do sink ships. We have the greatest faith in you all!  We trust that our security is in the worlds best hands! Let there be no doubt we are behind you all, and look forward to the day when you can all come home safe. Hit em hard, hit em fast, and show them just what we really are made of. You guys and girls represent us all. Do us proud!  No Mercy.  Gods speed, Mike

Hi Sonny F.;  Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 15:10:45 EDT
From:; Hi Sonny.....Pete and Elda's called and heard you were out doing your duty....They agreed to ship their crummy Pizza anywhere in the world..It will only take a small envelope considering
that its the thinnest Pizza in the world at the highest price in the world..Since the pizza they serve is pure crap and always cold and dried out...I guess it will still taste good to you . Your one of the suckers without abilty to taste that made you an aficionado of that crap in the first place...Maybe with you unable to buy from them for a while they may go out of business Thank God!!  I have spoken with Frederici's and they assure me that they will allow you to buy REAL PIzza from them..Best Wishes from the REAL PIZZA AFIONADO;s of The WORLD...Papap, Diana, Matthew and Shari

Thank you; Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 22:41:54 -0400
From:  "Linda Greenwell" <>
Thank you so much for this site and this message system! It has helped to alleviate some stress and worry for our family.  I want just to say how proud I am of ALL of you and please stay safe.  And to my husband, Lucas, I love you and miss you with all of my heart. The kids and I are fine. Please write as soon as you can. :) Linda

Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 18:48:02 -0600
From: "Danielle Moya" <>
Good Luck guys and keep up the good work. We're all praying for you. Come home safely. Jake, if you're there,
this is Danielle.  I love you.

we're proud of our military; Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 20:16:15 -0400 (EDT)
From: (Kathy Swancer); thank you for  standing up for america.  my son is nick forkapa [USAF, unit deleted].  nick i miss you and i'm so proud of you.  kill them bastards and come on mom  [editor's note:  Kathy, you are absolutely GREAT!  "kill them bastards and come on home" - there never was a better message from an American mom.]

Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 21:40:08 -0700
From: "Dani Neisent" <>  I just want to say I appreciate everything that the military and the people of the USA stand for my wife is deployed right now and I think all the military people who leave there families to go defend every single one of our butts are heros I LOVE YOU DANI and MISS YOU with all my heart the boys are doing good and love and miss you too!!!!!!!!! See you soon.  I  would just like to thank all branches of the military for the freedom I have today my wife is currently on diego if anyone sees SRA Neisent let her know that her sons and I miss her with all our heart and we will be waiting for our hero when shes done protecting this fine country we live in.  WE LOVE YOU DANI!  PS Thank You to all that are out there and god bless you and your families that are all fighting this war in one way are another!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Eric Rileigh Nicholas U S A

Sonny; Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 16:28:10 EDT
From:  Hey let us know when we can send you some dried up Pizza from Pete and Elda's ... Maybe you can catch some Tuna to put on it to help it out. Greetings from NJ   ....Matthew , Shari and Papap.........  :) :) :)

God Bless You Everyone! Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 14:17:47 EDT
From: <>  I have a son, Jeramy McClellan, who is on DG right now - preparing for the "attack on terrioism"  His Dad and I (along with his brothers Phillip & Micheal) are very proud of him; proud of our Armed Forces.  Jeramy and the rest of you guys/gals are on a 24 hour prayer-chain in about 6 churches here
in the Tri-County area of Central Mississippi and on the prayer list of everyone I could e-mail with the request to pray for Jeramy, our troops, and Diego Garcia.
     Jeramy, read Isaiah 41: 9-13 NIV when you get the chance.  It is a promise to you, to the USA, and to believers everywhere.   God bless you one and all.  I pray the Lord's peace be with you.  LOLxxxooo SMcClellan

God be with you; Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 10:25:06 -0400
From: "Susan Altobello" <>  To all the soldiers and airmen on DG,may you all know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. As the wife of a newly retired LTC, I know the concerns of your faimly members. Be strong and be safe.  Thank you for all you do and all you will be doing over these next few years.
     To my nephew,Christopher Aranda,USAF, we love you and know that you will be home soon!

Good Luck Guys; Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 09:02:01 EDT
From:   To everybody at DG and to Space Cowboy, good luck and godspeed.  Go get them, and right the wrongs they comitted.  I am proud to be an American and to serve with people like all of you. D

From:  "john mellan" <>; Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 17:00:27 -0700 (PDT)
A shot in the dark.  My loving darling son, Christopher J. Mellan, (USAF) has just been sent to Garcia.  I don't have a phone number for him.  In the odd chance that he might read this......CALL HOME DAMN BOY!
Love Mom & Dad

Thoughts and Prayers to those on DG; Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 18:36:05 -0400
From: Larry S Kupner <>   Hi Everyone, I wanted to take a moment to say thanks for being there, I know the days and months ahead are going to be very busy for you all. Just remember I support you, Ted supports you, all of us that were there before you give you all our support and the nation will give you full support. You would not believe the way "OUR NATION" has come together as one. Go after those BASTARDS that had anything to do with the events of Sept. 11th.  God bless each of you and give you the strength for what faces you.  Larry

A message for my son Alex; Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 16:04:45 EDT
From:  Please tell Alex we love him, we are very proud of him and we are waiting to see him soon....

Thanks for Being There; Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 13:21:29 -0500
From: "Eubanks, Randy" <> All,  Not many knew about Diego Garcia until the events of Sept. 11, now all of America not only knows where you are but the fine job everyone is doing there.  Americans all owe you a debt of gratitude for the service you are performing on such a remote place.  As a veteran I salute you all - Keep up the good work and thanks for being there.
     A special thanks to my daughter Julie Eubanks USN currently stationed on Diego.  Julie we miss you and love you.  YOU ARE OUR HERO!  Love Mom and Dad

Been There, Done That, Got the T-Shirt; Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 11:12:19 -0400
From: "Cressy, Dwight" <> To all of you on DG, Stay calm, Stay Healthy and KICK SOME ASS! Do what you do the BEST. You are the BEST and we are all behind you. DG: July 96 - July 97.

From:  "Mellisa" <> Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 22:51:09 -0600
Hello Everyone @ DG.  My husband joined you from [place deleted].  If you see 1LT. Nelson let him  know that his wife misses him greatly and wants him returned ASAP.

best wishes and safety; Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 09:31:15 -0700
From: "Rick Alderson" <> Dear Folks: Best wishes and thoughts for your health and safety.  Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice to our country.  Any of you from Wisconsin (Green Bay)? Go Packers.....gbrick

Hi to Airman Warnecke; Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 21:43:06 -0700
From: "lori ennis" <> Greetings, My son just joined you on Diego Garcia this week.  So if Airman Warnecke sees this message - we love you and miss and we are so glad you ended up where you did! Love, Mom

Here's the Very First Message that got this page going:

FROM:  Jim Parodi <>  I can't find any place for civilians in the US to wish god speed to all the US service men and women at DG.  Can you set up a civilian bulletin board for messages to those who will be serving on the island and have a web spot for service people at DG who have a wish list like homemade toll house cookies,  movie CDs or DVDs, even burned audio CDs with requests. I know you won't need longjohns.  Jim Parodi, Cornwall-on-Hudson NY

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