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Supporting Our Troops
Please help support our Troops!
Last year we raised $800.
The year, we
have raised $1,275 so far.
made one shipment to 4 locations in Afghanistan. I have
received email from some of the troops leaders who requested
the help. They are below. Keep in mind they have limitted
access to the internet and limmted time. I can, however,
tell you that what you have done by supporting has been a
great boost im morale. I can't think of a better thing to do
until these Soldiers, our protectors, come home. I'm
workig on a second shipment. If you have not donated it's
not to late. It's a tax right off too.
I recently received the email
below by SSG Evan Giddings 2nd Platoon "Reapers,"
Cobra Troop, 6 squadron 1st Cavalry Regiment. Evan
was asking if I and my supporters would be kind
enough to send some smoked meats (Jerky, Pepperoni
etc) to his platoon stationed in Kandahar province
in Afghanistan as a moral booster. Hell yeah! There
is no way I would say no to these soldiers. My buddy
Lynne has offered up the 1st $100 donation. I will
match this with $100.
I know times are tough and the
economy is in the crapper. If you are in the
position to help support our troops I and they will
greatly appreciate it. Please do not send donations
if your are not in a position to do so. Please take
care of your families first. If you are in a
position and wish to help just click the donate
button above on this page. This is a secure PayPal
transaction. All funds will go to me and will go
into the purchase and shipping of quality Beef
Jerky, Pepperoni and Landjaeger's. I will produce
video and pictures documenting the process as it
happens. All funds will go into smoked meats for our
I will be making the
first trip to Stewarts Meats in McKenna WA to pick
up the smoked meats this weekend. I should ship the
1st shipment Monday After work.
I will update this page and my
main page as things move forward.
Update 2-28-2013 4:55 PM
I just placed an order for
$1,000 in quality Jerky, Pepperoni and
Landjaegers from Stewarts Meats. They will not be
charging me Tax since it's for the troops and will
not be charging for vacuum packing in 1/2 lbs marked
packs. This means more meats fort he soldiers. I'll
pick it up Saturday at 2PM and ship it Monday after
work. These guys are in for a treat!
Update 3-2-2013 10:24 PM
Today I made a drive out to
McKenna WA and picked up $1,000 in quality smoked
meat products. The folks at Stewart's Meats were
kind enough to vacuum pack the meats in small enough
packages to pass out to many troops. They did this
at no charge. I was also not charged tax as it's a
donation to the troops. This allowed for more meat
products to go over seas. We originally were sending
to one platoon but several have asked for smoked
meats since if at all possible. With the donations
we received so far we are able to send to three
platoons. I will box it all up and ship hopefully
Monday after work.
Update 3-11-2013 9:29 PM
I shipped out the meats Monday
March 4th. First thing this morning I received an
email from Evan Giddings. This is what he wrote.
"Rob, went out on mission
today so here's some pics of us in the truck
enjoying some fine smoked meat. More will
come as we go out more." The pics say it
all. This is why we do this and this is why
your donations and a snack from strangers
state side is such a huge thing to these
guys. Here are the pics and thank you all
who support our troops.
Update 3-11-2013 9:29 PM
I received the
following email and pics from SSG David
Lewis and his soldiers. Again, I can't tell
you how good it feels to be able to help
these guys enjoy a piece of the USA in a
country so far from our own in conditions so
dangerous and unpredictable. I can't wait
for these guys to bug out of there and come
home to their familes.
Email from David
Sent: Monday, March
18, 2013 10:18 AM
To: Rob Green
Subject: Re: i almost
got a few pics, will send them
soon. your mail couldn't have
got here at a better time! we
just spent the last 4 days out
on route, and ended up
recovering a downed helicopter.
we were also on the same fob as
ssg giddings but i never ran
into him, we looked. the guys
LOVED it, and a few want to
email you. i told them hit you
up on facebook. also a few are
interested in buying more, i
told them i didnt know if its
possible or not.
My reply was I will
definately take care of these guys.
The troops that
received the 1st Shipment in 2013
SSG Giddings, Derry
C Troop 6-1CAV 1-1 AD
APO, AE 09380
SSG Lewis, David
370th Sapper Company
APO, AE 09367
I would like to start out saying that I love the smokingpit.com website. Before I left for Afghanistan I started getting serious in smoking meats (mainly ribs and pork butts) and I visited your site regularly for recipes and information. But the main reason for my email today is to ask if you are still doing the support your troops. If so I was seeing if it would be possible for you or your supporters to send my platoon some of the smoked meats that I saw on your website. A little about my platoon, we are a platoon of scouts currently serving in the northern Kandahar province of Afghanistan. We are regularly going outside of the wire, sometimes for days at a time. Your smoked meats would definitely come in handy on some of our longer "excursions" not to mention just a good morale booster for my soldiers. If you are no longer doing the smoked meats its no big deal I just thought I would ask. Well thank you for your time and again kudos on the website, it will always be saved under my favorites for future references for when I come home later this year. Thanks again.
SSG Derry Giddings
2nd Platoon, C Troop, 6-1 CAV
I used to be stationed at Fort Lewis, and we
would shoot out to Stewart's every other
weeks and buy a bunch of meat and have
cookouts. I am stationed in Bamberg, Germany
now. The pictures attached are of my current
platoon. I am in the 370th Sapper Company.
This is my 4th route clearance tour. I don't
know how many you are trying to help but I
can only give approximate numbers. Our
company has around 100 Soldiers, my platoon
around 40, and if those are too much then my
squad has 13 soldiers in it. I follow your
page on facebook quite a bit. I never did
see the video but how did that new pepper
turn out? I smoked my first whole hog for
this unit last October and they have had me
do 3 more since then. Anyhow, I know some
people who might be interested in helping
you, what could they do? Thanks for all your
support, it really does help us out.