It’s a good feeling when you know you’re backing the good guys during a time of great duress…that’s why I was so pleased to get this headsup from our friends at OP Ward 57!

In SGT Hillyer’s own words:

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED


 It’s been a long time since I wrote to you as an Army Sergeant
to Baghdad (though I see you still have an excerpt form my email up
on the
website, which is very cool).  So, I thought I’d shoot an email and
give you
an update on me.  After redploying from Iraq in November of 2007 I
ETS’d and
began to enojoy the civilian side of life in February of 2008.  I
in Germany after my discharge and soon got a job working for AAFES
here in
Schweinfurt.  Last November I took over the position of Family
Support Technician for the 1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery.  I
work as a
conduit of information for the Battalion Family readiness Groups,
family members informed and supporting the families and soldiers in
variety of ways.  The 1-77 FA deployed to Iraq last Thanksgiving and
it has
been a very trying time for the soldiers and their families.  But,
there is
a light at the end of the tunnel as we are beginning to make
for their return at the end of the year.
 I want to thank you and the good folks over at Operation Ward 57
for your
continuing efforts in support of the troops.  Keep doing what you
guys are
doing and know that your work is appreciated by many.  Thank you and

Sean D. Hillyer
FRST, 1-77 FA
Classification:  UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

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Be Safe. Be Well!