Here’s the first pic Lance Corporal Jeffrey De Young sent us. It’s of him and Cena, “the shortest Marine in Afghanistan,” taking a much needed nap from their extremely hazardous work finding homemade bombs. Cena is a two-year-old IED Detection Dog, trained to sniff out the homemade bombs that IslamoTaliban terrorists have planted all over the roads, fields and paths where the Marines patrol on foot. 19-year-old Jeff is Cena’s handler.
You can read all about them HERE.
Jeff and Cena recently were injured and are recovering from their wounds. He wrote us asking for the following supplies for the two- and four-legged Marines in that Afghan hellhole:
- Olive drab shirts and socks (you should be able to find plenty of these in a military surplus shop)
- Pillows (the Marines are using their clothing, wadded up, for pillows)
- IV supplies
- A dog anatomy manual
- Safety glasses
He didn’t ask for these, but the soldiers and dogs would most appreciate the following:
- Dog treats!
- Paperback books
- Music CDs
- Movie DVDs
Please be big hearted and send them a care package. These soldiers and dogs are risking their lives every day in Afghanistan. The least we, in the warmth and comfort of our homes here in America, can do is to send them these needed supplies and let them know we are grateful for their service and that we love them and are thinking of them.
Here’s the address to send your care package:
LCpl Jeffrey DeYoung
2/2 Golf Co 3rd Platoon Dog Handler
Unit D 3080
FPO AE 09510 3080
UPDATE: There are more pics! CLICK HERE.
~Eowyn & Steve