July 15, 2020

Dighton Rehoboth Regional Letters to the Troops


(N. Dighton) The Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District is showing their debt of gratitude to the members of the 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade-Muleskinners out of Fort Bliss- ElPaso, TX. Mrs. Cathy Potter of Rehoboth who is heading up this project spoke to a few high school students this morning (Callie Gouveia-10, Rachel Zankul-10 and Derik Parker-9) along with Dr. Anthony Azar, Superintendent of Schools and Dr. John Gould, DRRHS Principal. Her message was to explain to them some history of this unit and how their act of kindness from the students will mean to them. Each of the five schools in the district participated in creating Thanksgiving letters addressed to these service men and women expressing their thanks for their service to our country.

This unit is currently stationed in Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. For many of the soldiers, this is the first deployment away from home due to the fact many are 18 to 19 years old which is not much older than High School students.

Part of the Sustainment Brigade are capable of bringing pure water, fuel, and supplies to the soldiers of the 1st Armored Division or any unit they support in their area of operations.

It was refreshing to hear from Mrs. Potter who explained a statement from a young Palmer River Elementary student. Through the eyes of a child, he understands that he is thankful for their service to be afforded the opportunity to play soccer, baseball and, all the other fun things a kid can do.


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