Troop Thanks 2015

These are thank you notes from our troops that the Landstuhl Hospital Care Project has received for 2015.

December 25, 2015

Hi Karen,

Hope all is well.

Just wanted to check in and wish you a Merry Christmas.

As always, THANK YOU for all that you do for our service members.

Your dedication is truly amazing.

Sending our latest pillow picture..

Heading down range or returning….they LOVE your pillows.

Thank you.

Happy Holidays…and all the Best in 2016!

Members of the 716th EOD returning from Kuwait were trilled to receive pillows for their long flight to Alaska.

Members of the 716th EOD

Dec 15, 2015

CC Maj USAFKaren & LHCP, I picked up your package today. Thank you so much. The current staff was extremely excited about the new Playstations. They said that your game choices were perfect. We have a group of returning Airman arriving this week, so I’m sure they will get lots of play.

Dec 15, 2015

I decided to put one in our main living/common area.  We will be able to keep tabs on it best that way.   Again, thank you for these.  I’ll keep you updated on the usage

you, Corey —



November, 2015

Troop Thanks Troop Thanks




Hello LHCP

The shipment was perfect and I am glad it will last a long time. THANKS SO MUCH. It was all very useful.

The staff all talked about how kind and generous you and LHCP were. Also HM2 talked about how you stayed up with him until 2 in the morning watching the Packer game. You are loved here:) I really hope you can make it back here.





Nov 23rd, 2015

Ms. Grimord and LHCP

Just wanted you to know we have received 2 shipments of pillows and wanted to again extend my thanks to you and your staff for all that you do. Like I have said before, they are a big hit with all the troops here! Please include us in regular shipments. Have a great day!

Mental Health Technician


Karen and LHCP
We received multiple boxes yesterday. Thank you. Chaps and the team are still sorting through them.




October 26, 2015

Thank You Card

Thank You Card


Subject: Deployment Pillows
To: <president@LHCP.us>


Today I got a wonderful comfy pillow from you and your team. Your pillows
have been a giant hit throughout my office, and everyone got to pick on of
their own! It’s the little things that really bring light to our days. I
just wanted to take a minute to say thank you! Your support is greatly




Deployment Pillows


Today I got a wonderful comfy pillow from you and your team. Your pillows
have been a giant hit throughout my office, and everyone got to pick on of
their own! It’s the little things that really bring light to our days. I
just wanted to take a minute to say thank you! Your support is greatly



September 1, 2015

Just a reminder that both returning sailors and staff continue to use and enjoy the many generous diversions and basic needs your organization has provided – Thanks for all the LHCP has done!!

Take Care

Capt USN

Thank you for all of your assistance for our returning sailors.




Karen and Others

Thank you SO much for the pillows! You cannot know how much it means! I will try to get over and grab a few pillows to share with my team! It will be so uplifting. My daughter was born in Germany…..went to Landstuhl for treatment right after her birth! (23 years ago) I thank you all so much!

Whitney 🙂




We received 14 large boxes in the mail this week. WOW! Thank you so much for these materials. This week and the upcoming weeks are very busy for us here. I will try to take pictures of some of the distro and usage of the gifts you sent. We have lots of deployers coming through and I am confident they will appreciate many of these items. Your support of our Airmen is outstanding. Glad to have you on our team.



LHCP, Thank you for all of the many contribution that you and LHCP make to the sailors at WTP.

Blessings LCDR


Karen –

The first phase of the gate beautification was completed yesterday and it looks great! As mentioned to the commander of the garrison security forces (below), we had to alter the original plan so that plants were low and did not block the security post’s view of the front gate. While small now, they will grow and serve to provide a more welcoming entrance for all. We greatly appreciate your support in this effort as it not only provides an improved environment for staff and Returning Sailors, but also for our Army hosts here at Sembach Kaserne.

Attached are photos of the work as well as a new staff photo.

As always, we appreciate the continued support of the LHCP!

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Good afternoon!

As I mentioned before, this project that you have taken one is right in-line
with our Garrison community policing concept; specifically in this case, the
“Broken Windows” theory. Broken windows comes from the metaphor used to
describe this concept: “If a window is broken and left unrepaired, people
walking by will conclude that no one cares and no one is in charge.” This
theory says that the little things matter. In this case, you addressed the
first impression of the Sembach Post; I am not proud to say that the Sembach
ACP is one of the worst in all of USAG-RP, for many reasons…. today, that
has been improved.

BL: your effort is much-much more than just “window dressing”. Thank you so
very much for your team’s efforts and please call of the DES if we can ever
do anything for you. One Team!

*FOOTNOTE: Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani adopted the
Broken Windows Theory and implemented a community-policing strategy focused
on order maintenance. Graffiti was washed nightly from subway cars, subway
turnstile jumpers arrested, and trash picked up among other things. Minor,
seemingly insignificant, quality-of-life crimes were found to be the tipping
point for violent crime. When New York “windows” were repaired, crime

LTC George Brown


Aug 4, 2015

Sir or Ma’am,

I am currently deployed to xxx AB and run the mental health clinic.
I was transitioning through Al Udied and was able to speak with my
counterparts there and they mentioned your organization. We would like to
utilize your organization to get care packages such as towels and pillows
sent to us so we can use it as outreach materials for my clinic. Please
advise me on what information you would need. Thank you for your time.


Mental Health Clinic NCOIC


July 29, 2015

“LHCP pillows are very popular with deploying and redeploying troops passing through Germany.”

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July 27, 2015

Ms. Grimord,

We really appreciate you help!! thank you so very much!!!! We are a very
small facility space wise. If we could get a box of pillows, box of towels,
and a combined box of toiletry items, shorts, and wash clothes we would
greatly appreciate it!! Thanks again and here is my address below please do
not include my rank.


Thanks again!!!


TSgt V


July 7, 2015


Wanted to wish you a Happy 4th of July.

I know you send so much and sometimes do not see the fruit of your efforts.

ALL you send is greatly appreciated.

Renee and I worked this weekend.

Sending you a couple pictures of some troops heading downrange…..so happy to get your pillows.

It makes me smile when I give them the pillow and they say “I can keep it”???

Thank you. We truly appreciate all that you do.

As always, thank you for caring about our troops.

Air Terminal

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June 29 2015

Deployment jokes! =) I love it! So I am definitely stuck here but sometime in July/August we have another rotation moving in. I will have my replacement email you when he is a little settled in that way we don’t have to long of a wait like we did initially. Thanks again for all that you have provided for my team, it has been a huge success with our members here and we definitely look forward to maintaining this relationship as long as possible!


SSgt D

May 30 2015

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE


Books, water bottles and Pong Pro arrived Tuesday. I’ve already got them on the display tables for sailors.



Command Chaplain
Care Team Dept Head

May 15 2015





May 29 2015

Attached are shots of the horse pits and the cornhole equipment with the sandbags you’ve provided. The last photo shows a new shelving unit that displays and consolidates all the other sports equipment in one spot; much of it provided by your organization. Having it all in one place has really increased the use; that coupled with the weather. I’ll forward some action shots later, but wanted to provide some pictures of how the place looks with your equipment in-place.

All in all, things are going well here. We just had two large RS classes (41 and 67) pass through and the before & after WTP transformation was stunning. And while I thought it was perhaps my lack of depth in observing such things, the staff also were amazed at the positive change too. Bottom line is that this place continues to provide the resiliency and decompression needs of our sailors and I’m proud to assist in providing that service. Your organization is considered part of our team and I thank you again for all you have and continue to do! Appreciate it!

Take care and let me know if you have any questions or concerns –



Officer In Charge

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May 28 2015

Navy WTP sailors on bikes purchased by LHCP.



May 5 2015

Navy WTP Thank you 2


Navy WTP Thank you

May 3 2015

Ms. Grimord and LHCP

I received the packages. Thank you so much for everything you sent! I have
already made trips around base donating items to airmen and marines who are
really appreciative!


SSgt J

April 26 2015

Dated April 8, 2015 Snail Mail

Dear Karen Grimord & Landstuhl Hospital Care Project

Thank you so much for your generous donation of the blankets and pillows.

As you know, the wounded, ill, and injured troops may come to our centers with very little and your donation will make their stay a little easier. The traveling troops will also appreciate your donation when they are on the go and need extra supplies.

With the generous support of people like you, we will be able to help many of these troops meet their essential daily news. We truly appreciate your kindness and thought donation to assist with our mission.

Thank you again, and we look forward to your continued support


Collen Lynch

March 26 2015

I attached some more photos of the members

your outreach has touched. I will keep sending photos if that is ok with you.


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March 18th, 2015

Good afternoon ma’am, I just wanted to give you guys some more photos.
Please see attached.

Also, would you guys by chance have some bags of candy and eye masks for
sleep? Seems to be common problem, sweet tooth and sleep that is…

As always, thanks for what you do!


SSgt D

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March 9th, 2015


Sending some pictures from your thankful pillow recipients.:)

Thank you.

Loriann Tierney
Center Operations Specialist
Ramstein Air Terminal USO

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March 6th, 2015

Subject: Towels
Date: 2015-03-06 01:15

Good morning ma’am! I hope this email finds you well. I just wanted to give you an update! We visited our Military Fire Fighters as well as other units and the towels were the favorite item, by a landslide. If you happen to have some more stashed away, I would love to restock for these summer months ahead! Again, thank you very much for increasing the morale of these deployed members.


SSgt D

NCOIC, Mental Health Clinic

March 2nd, 2015

Date: 2015-03-02 04:22

Karen Grimord

Good afternoon ma’am! I just wanted to send you some photos from some very
appreciative members here. Thank you again!


SSgt D

March 2nd, 2015

—–Original Message—–
Sent: Monday, March 02, 2015 1:55 PM
Subject: PILLOWS!!!

Good Afternoon,

We wanted to send you these photos to show our gratitude for the
awesome pillows! Thank you so much, it’s definitely been a morale booster.

SSgt Y

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February 22nd, 2015

Subject: RE: Care Packages
Date: 2015-02-22 21:05

Good morning Karen

We received the pillows and towels and everyone grabbed a pillow and towel real quick. Thank you. Everyone here is grateful for your support.



February 20, 2015,

Date: 2015-02-20 06:27

Mrs. Grimord

I think those shorts are great ma’am. We will gladly hand those out over here.

Just wanted to give you a heads up, we received the boxes today and could not
be more appreciative of LHCP!


SSgt D

USO Thanks

February 1st, 2015

Hi Karen,

My name is Loriann and I work for the USO in Kaiserslautern. I wrote you when I worked at the CASF to thank you for all you sent us, and to request items we needed.

I am still sometimes at the CASF, but now mainly at the Ramstein USO at the Passenger Terminal on Ramstein Air Base. We take care of those troops heading down range and returning from down range.

We recently received 2 boxes of travel pillows that you sent. We were out of them, so someone shared with us.

We had some church ladies that were making and sending them, but I am not sure if they can continue.

I was wondering if you might be willing to put us on your list of places in need.
We would LOVE travel pillows or blankets.

I know you have lots of places you send things, so no problem if not. But, I thought I would ask.

Thank you and all those in your organization, for all that you do.

Thank you for caring about our troops , and for your continued support of the USO.


Loriann Tierney
Center Operations Specialist

February 20, 2015,

Date: 2015-02-20 06:27

Mrs. Grimord

I think those shorts are great ma’am. We will gladly hand those out over here.

Just wanted to give you a heads up, we received the boxes today and could not
be more appreciative of LHCP!


SSgt D

January 20th, 2015


Good Morning Karen,

I wanted to let you know that I will be redeploying soon. I do have my relief here, and that will be Petty Officer XX and Petty Officer XX (both CC’d).

Thank you for your support over the past few months. You have kept our Seabees comfortable with the pillows, kept moral high with the decorations, and of course, kept our guys well stocked with the snacks and beverage mixes.

Thank you again so very much for all that you do for our service members in Germany and down range. It is MOST appreciated!

Very respectfully,



Troop Thanks


January, 2015

Thank you for your kindness and generosity. Being deployed can be difficult, but knowing we have your support make the mission bearable. I hop you had a wonderful holiday season.

Very Respectfully,

TSgt Jennifer R-P

January, 2015

Thank you so much for your dedication & generosity for our troops. We’ve been over whelmed by your support.

Capt K Mc

January, 2015

Thank you for your support!

TSgt G

January, 2015

Thank you seems like too little……..Your support has been greatly appreciated! 🙂