Letters from home can make holiday merrier for soldiers

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 20, 2012

Members of the military who can’t be home for Christmas appreciate hearing from people in their hometowns. Here again is a list – by no means complete – of area troops stationed far from home this holiday season.

At our request, Post readers shared information about their family members in the military, and the list was published in early December. Shortly after that, we received one more address.

It’s late to try to get mail to faraway stations by Christmas, but thoughtfulness is appropriate any time of year.

Alicia Mills sent this note and a photo of her son, Thomas, who is 20 and has been in the Army since August 2011:

“My son is currently serving in the Army in South Korea. He graduated from East Rowan High School in 2010. Graduated basic training from Fort Benning, Ga. in December 2011, both basic training and Infantry. He was deployed to Camp Casey South Korea in February 2012 and will be there til 2013. He is the son of Chris and Alicia Mills of Salisbury.”

Our apologies to the Mills family for not publishing Thomas’ address sooner. Here it is:

Thomas Mills
Unit #15073 Box #588

APO, AP 96224
Others 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
PFC Gillam Pebley, Katrina

TF Legion, 2-1 IN COP DPC-A

PFC, Davidson, Keith
510th En. Co. 2nd PLT.

Fab Farah, Afghanistan, A.E. 09382

SPC. Walker, Mikeal G.
HHC, 2-7 Cav 4 BCT

Naghlu High, Afghanistan APO AE 09354

SGT. Sellers, Adam
514th MP Co.

FOB Salerno
APO AE 09314
Jarrell Boyd

Box B 088
3715 Norman Scott Rd, San Diego, CA 92136-5311

Anthony L. Christy
8228 A- Argos Rd

29 Palms California 92277
Eric Campbell

380 EAMXS/Dragon AMU
APO AE 09853

If you would like to share with Post readers the address of a family member who is in the military — at any time of year — please email it to ecook@salisburypost.com.

— Elizabeth Cook, editor