|This squadron of men and women have become family to us
here at The Battery Station and to many members of the Candle Power Forum. We hooked
up with them by way of Bryan McFalls while he was in the process of trying to learn more
about his new Streamlight flashlight. This began with the offers of a few items from
CPF members to be put in a small box of lights and batteries which we were sending over
for Christmas 2003. Well, the box turned into many boxes. Donations poured in
and others sent stuff directly to them. It was and still is awesome.
can't begin to tell you and them how proud I am to belong to such an unselfish group of
people. It does not sound like much, but flashlights and protective cases are what
we sent over there. High tech flashlights. If you don't know what a real
flashlight is, see the Pelican pages. In any event, it was what we had here to send
and reports say they have come in handy. As troops rotate in and out of this small
squadron, we continue to send over new lights, cases, and batteries. We will see to
it that these fine men and women of the US Armed Services have the absolute best lighting
tools in the world. They need it and they deserve it.
Regardless of your political stand on the action in Iraq, I encourage you to keep these
fine people in your prayers and consider sending something over to them. There are
lots of troops in Iraq and we just happened to hook up with the Hellfire Squadron.
These people are the best and I am darn proud of them. They are doing what they have
to do. If the only thing we have to offer is some of the worlds finest flashlights;
then from us they will get flashlights. What will they receive from you? This
is a bit of a soap box speech, but what a worthwhile cause to make one aspect of their
lives a little better while they are over there.
We have boxes going that way every month now. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to
add anything at all to one of the boxes. (nobody put me up to this from the squadron
either, it is just a good thing to do for our troops) Note:
This three year mission has been concluded until we find a new need for
the worlds finest flashlights in the hands of troops.
I would like to make an added special thanks to Pelican for the kind flashlight