Soldier's special request for the Blue Star Mothers
|Updated: 8/17/2012 9:20 am
||Published: 8/16/2012 9:49 pm
Rogers County Blue Star Mothers received a special request for supplies a couple weeks ago.
Captain Crystal Tandy's base was attacked earlier this summer near Afghanistan’s Paktia Province. Her husband heard how bad the blast was for her building, which is one of the main hospitals in the area for injured soldiers.
“When the first explosion hit it shook the whole building,” said Captain Tandy. She is in Rogers County this week because she happens to be on her two week leave back home.
Even when she is home she still thinks of her unit, that’s why she is with the Blue Star Mothers packing up boxes to send to her unit. She knows exactly what they need after the explosion happened.
“What we lost was our defect, that includes our cafeterias, it’s destroyed,” described Captain Tandy, she is a nurse who works in the operating room.
“It knocked all the windows out of the church, debris fell through the gym, destroyed the gym; knocked the doors out of every housing unit on the base.”
Requests from families are common for the Blue Star Mothers, but when they come because a soldier’s unit was attacked and the family at home cannot do much to help, it breaks the mothers’ hearts.
Most of them have been that same family member thinking about their soldier who was or still is overseas. Martha Joslin has a son who has served in Iraq and will soon be deployed again.
“A lot of us will cry because we can't get it (the care boxes) to them right there,” said Joslin.
If you want to help donate to the Blue Star Mothers and volunteer packing care boxes visit their website.
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