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6th Grade students Receive letters from Afghanistan

Arlee Williams and Gracie Plyler show their letters from Afghanistan

Students in Mrs. Lynett Elliott’s 6th grade class Language Arts class wrote letters to military personnel stationed at the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit in Kandahar, Afghanistan in December 2011.

The Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, at Kandahar, Afghanistan, is a trauma hospital staffed by dedicated professionals of seven different nationalities: Canadians, Americans, Dutch, Danish, British, New Zealanders, and Australians. This unit provides outpatient and inpatient services. They treat anything from the common cold to combat veterans injured from roadside bombs.

Students were very inquisitive in their letters about life and the culture of Afghanistan. They also were very concerned about our veterans stationed there. Some students brought in small items and they sent a care package to the unit.

Today, students received their first letters back from LCDR Partrick Mullins MD stationed in a field surgical hospital in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan. Mullins writes that there are many people there trying to rebuild the impoverished country.

He says that his job is comparatively easy, trying to treat people to return home to their families. He is an anesthesiologist working for the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, but he got moved out to the field hospital to help people that are badly hurt.

He tells of Kandahar being an ancient city and Kabul is more like the United States. He wrote that the last time he saw his family was last summer and asked that we continue to support our combat veterans.

Written by: Lynnet Elliott, 6th Grade Communication Skills Teacher
Posted: Feb 01, 2012 by Lisa Chapman

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