Thursday, December 17, 2009

GHC Sends Warm Holiday Wishes To All

The GHC would like to thank everyone who has helped our program over the past year. This picture above was taken at the Spaghetti Feed that was held in November with the help of the Westside Fire Department. Pictured above are GHC members along with Lion's Club members and Delta Kappa members ......who all came together to help with the feed and the holiday packing that took place that day.

Many thanks to all our volunteers, your efforts and commitment to the welfare of our troops is greatly appreciated.


Your GHC

Friday, December 4, 2009

GHC Welcomes New Hometown Heroes To Our Family

GHC is very proud to announce that we have added seven soldiers to the Hero ranks in the last month, six of whom are deployed: Welcome to Ssgt. Daniel Phelps-Hood River, Pvt. Elijah Veatch-Hood River, SPC Dagoberto Rivera-Hood River, Major Kirk Mickelsen-The Dalles, Sgt. Stacy Fus-The Dalles, Sgt. Nick Mendez-The Dalles and Airman Adam Sigl-Hood River.

GHC would like to thank each and everyone of them for their dedication and commitment to all our freedoms!

Your GHC

GHC'S Hometown Hero Justin Moore Enjoys Oregon's Civil War Game From Iraq

Hood River's Hometown Hero Justin Moore is pictured above celebrating a score for his favorite team, the Beaver's during last nights Civil War game.

Justin is stationed in Baghdad and was one of a group of Oregon soldiers who got together to watch the intense game.

You can read the entire article by visiting this link:

Picture courtesy of: Cali Bagby who is embedded with the Oregon Army National Guard from the 41st Infantry for

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Weekly Hero News

Dear GHC,

"....I want to take this time to thank you for the care packages. Myself and my unit of 45 just got back from an extended mission. We have been out for about three weeks now and coming back and seeing your care package really meant a lot to me and my unit. We only have two other guys in my unit that get regular care packages and we always share. It really is just like Christmas morning here when we get your care packages. Everyone gathers around to see what is inside. This time around the blank Christmas cards were a huge hit! I just want you to know that your care package gave us some huge smiles this morning! We really feel your American spirit through the miles..."
John, Iraq

"Greetings from Iraq! Our unit remains strong and our missions have picked up this past month. Each day is a challenge, but we are committed to our mission. Please let everyone know that all your care packages are appreciated. All your kindness and generosity is making our tour easier. Lots of ooooooh's and aaaaah's when we put out our received items. Please have a wonderful holiday season". SSGT Don, Iraq