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Blog entry by hunter71 posted 815 days ago 2945 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Those of you close to me and my simple projects know my work has me serve the men and women who defend our freedoms overseas. My relief valve has been and will continue to be maintaining a simple “wood shop” in my hooch that will allow me to make a few simple things and maintain my sanity in hostile surroundings. My biggest problem has always been getting wood to work with at an Embassy where I cannot leave. My R&R let me come home every 6 months and I try to re-stock then, using the flat rate USPS boxes to ship things back to my post. Today I received a welcome surprise from a new friend, Eric Saperstein of Artisians of the Valley. 2 USPS boxes of scrap wood from their projects around their shop. What a windfall it is too. Fortunately he wrote on some pieces so I will know what they are. All are great too. I will keep everyone posted as the woods emerge into future projects of mine. This is NOT a letter of solicitation for more wood, just a Thank You to Artesians of the Valley for their contributions. I promise to make them into gifts that I often make for my co-workers and service men I serve with.
Doug Perkins, U.S. Embassy Afghanistan

-- A childs smile is payment enough.



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Ryan Haasen

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#1 posted 815 days ago

I’m sure you’ll make great use of the wood!

-- Ryan

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Roger

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#2 posted 815 days ago

You are a doer of good deeds. Carry on. GOD bless you and keep you and our boys & girls who are or have served, safe.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Kookaburra

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#3 posted 815 days ago

As someone who has spent my fair share of time overseas (my dad was one of you), your note warmed my heart. Thanks to you for serving and to Artesians of the Valley for their gift of support.

If you ever need something – a bit of hardware or a small tool – you can not find, please drop me a note and i would be thrilled to be able to send it your way. I mean that – it would make my day to be able to smoooth your path a bit.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 815 days ago

That was very kind of Eric. Send me a pm if I can ever help your efforts in some small way.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Bob Kollman

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#5 posted 814 days ago

That was a great gift, and I know you’ll put it to good use!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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MrWizard

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#6 posted 736 days ago

Your Deeds are far more appreciated then you know. Thank you for what you do for us at your post.
Semper Fi

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MrWizard

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#7 posted 736 days ago

Your Deeds are far more appreciated then you know. Thank you for what you do for us at your post.
Semper Fi

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Dallas

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#8 posted 736 days ago

An outstanding letter. You deserve more than we can ever give. Carry on!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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