Letters from home: Families eager to share soldiers’ addresses

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Post received rapid and grateful responses from area families following our request for mailing addresses of local military personnel actively serving the country far from home.
The holidays are times for traditional family gatherings and present a particular challenge to those serving in the military, as well as their families. Our hope is to help area residents connect with our local troops and share the joy of the season.
These are the addresses we have to date, along with other interesting details as provided to us. Please remember that mail going to Iraq and Afghanistan needs to be mailed by Monday, Dec. 3, to other destinations by Monday, Dec. 17, to be received by Dec. 25.
Betty Duncan of Faith sent two addresses.
“My son, Army National Guard Specialist Andrew Duncan, and his friend Specialist Nathan Clark, have been deployed to the Sinai Peninsula,” she said via email. “Their unit, HHB 5-113th Field Artillery, is based in Louisburg, and they were scheduled to leave Camp Atterbury, Ind., this past Tuesday (Nov. 27.) We haven’t heard from them since Thanksgiving day and we last saw them in late October before they left to go to Indiana.”
A 2005 graduate of East Rowan, Nathan is the son of Timothy and Deborah Clark of Rockwell. Andrew is the son of Tom and Betty L. Duncan of Faith and graduated from East Rowan in 2008. Both Nathan and Andrew attended N.C. State University.
They are part of a multi-national task force on a peace-keeping mission. Approximately 300 soldiers from the N.C. National Guard are being deployed.
Their addresses are:
SPC Andrew M. Duncan
HHB 5-113th FA
Unit #31530
APO, AE 09833

SPC Nathan Clark
HHB 5-113th FA
Unit #31530
APO, AE 09833

Julie Gillam sent the address of her niece, who is in Afghanistan.
“My niece, Katrina ‘Katie’ Gillam Pebley of Gold Hill, graduated from East Rowan High School in 2006 and joined the Army in 2010. She married Conway Pebley while in the Army,” Julie said.
Born in Miami, Fla., Julie has just re-enlisted in the Army. Her father is Jerry Gillam of Gold Hill.
Her address is:
PFC Gillam Pebley, Katrina
TF Legion, 2-1 IN COP DPC-A

John Daugherty, who works for the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, sent the address of his nephew, who is stationed in Afghanistan and has several Salisbury relatives
“I proudly present to you PFC Keith Davidson, 23, U.S. Army,” John said.
Keith is the son of Terry Davidson of Asheboro and the late Patricia Amanda Daugherty-Geter of Salisbury. He has one brother, Donald Daugherty, and three sisters, Faith, Hope and Charity Daugherty, all of Salisbury.
“PFC Davidson also loved spending time with his grandmother, Frances Daugherty, whose cooking he loved and I know he misses,” John said. “In speaking with PFC Davidson, he plans to make a career out of being in the military and wants to serve his country as long as possible. He was educated in the Salisbury-Rowan School System and graduated from North Rowan High School in 2007.
“PFC Davidson endured the rigorous training of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., on 13 May 2011 as part of the 35th Engineer Battalion. He is currently serving in Fab Farah, Afghanistan, and would appreciate the thoughts, prayers and words of encouragement from all his family and friends here in Salisbury.”
Keith’s address is:
PFC, Davidson, Keith
510th En. Co. 2nd PLT.
Fab Farah, Afghanistan, A.E. 09382

Robin Walker sent news of her son, Grey.
“Grey Walker deployed Nov. 3 for Afghanistan. This is his second deployment, having served in Iraq 2010-2011. He will be home from this deployment around August 2013.
“I would love to give his address:”
SPC. Walker, Mikeal G.
HHC, 2-7 Cav 4 BCT
Naghlu High, Afghanistan APO AE 09354

Sara Sellers spoke up for her brother:
“I saw your post about sending troops Christmas cards! My brother, Salisbury native Adam Sellers, left for Afghanistan in August.”
And she added this:
“Thanks for getting the word out about these soldiers’ addresses. Not only is it appreciated by them, but also by their families.”
Here’s Adam’s address:
SGT. Sellers, Adam
514th MP Co.
FOB Salerno
APO AE 09314

Doris Boyd-Brown, who called herself a “grateful grandmother,” sent this information:
“This is the address for Jarrell Boyd who is in the U.S. Navy. Jarrell is the son of Sonya Boyd-Belton and is a 2008 graduate of North Rowan High School. He is currently stationed in San Diego, Calif., since returning from his recent deployment to the Middle East. …
“Thank you so much for your concern for our troops.”
His address is:
Jarrell Boyd
Box B 088
3715 Norman Scott Rd, San Diego, CA 92136-5311.

Lisa Rinehart sent information about her brother-in-law, stationed in California:
“His name is Anthony L. Christy and he joined the military in December of 2008 and went off to boot camp June of 2009. Anthony went on his first tour Oct. 3, 2011, to Afghanistan and returned April 21, 2012.
He missed all the holidays with his family, but he enjoys serving our country. He is based in California where he serves as a sergeant of the first tank Battalion.
“We as his family miss him and would like to tell him how much we appreciate everything he does for our country. Thanks so much.”
8228 A- Argos Rd
29 Palms California 92277

Carol Campbell shared son Eric’s address, explaining that she could not give out any other information.
“Thanks for printing this,” she said. “It will mean a lot to him (and me) to know that he is not forgotten during the holidays.”
380 EAMXS/Dragon AMU
APO AE 09853

If you have information to share with Post readers about a member of the military you know, please email it to ecook@salisburypost.com.