The following are some responses to an earlier Husker Dan column that
began with a letter from Sgt. Josh Howard, a UNL student serving his
country in Iraq. Sgt. Howard requested DVDs of this coming Husker
(This is an email sent to Sgt. Howard and copied to me.)
Dear Sgt. Howard:
Expect a file of each radio broadcast the Sunday after the game. You
can then attach it and send it to all of the other brave Huskers serving
with you. Then when all of you come home, we'll have heroes in all
manner of uniform to honor and celebrate at Memorial Stadium. God
be with you!
"Voice of the Huskers"
What a great way to support the brave men and women who are serving
in the military!
(This is a letter sent to me from a long time HD reader.)
Hi Husker Dan:
I would like to write a check for $100.00 to be used for these brave
men. Who do I make it out to and where should I send it? It can be
used for whatever you think is best, that they would like the most.
Just let met know.
A Californian for Nebraska.
From Lincoln, Nebraska to Lincoln, California
First of all, thanks for your willingness to help our soldiers in
Iraq. A couple of years ago when this column first got involved with
helping our service personnel in Iraq, the Northeast Kansans for Nebraska
were the first to respond. I know they operate on a limited budget,
so I suggest you send your check to them. They'll put it to good use!
Thanks for your kindness!
Here's their web site and address:
Northeast Kansans For Nebraska
Topeka, Kansas 66614-3561
(Here's a letter Sgt. Josh Howard sent to Gary McGirr, with the neks4nebraska.)
I have been thinking about something and I thought I would write you
for your opinion on it cause you might know someone who could help
me make it happen. I am sure you know what the 308th Transportation
Company has been going through in the past month and a half with the
loss of Specialist Benjamin Slaven. It has been hard but he has also
been such a source of strength for us as well. He is viewed so strongly
that we honor him with a Superman symbol, he is our man of steel.
I want to let the whole state of Nebraska know about his sacrifice
and the sacrifice of his family. I was thinking that it would be really
great if it were possible to dedicate the national anthem to him before
one of our home games this year. He is our hero and I would like to
spread our pride in him to the whole state of Nebraska. They should
know his story, that he was a true American, and a true Nebraskan.
Thanks for your time and let me know what you think.
Sgt. Joshua R. Howard
(Here is an email Josh sent to Gary McGirr in response to Gary's request
for photos of his company and their new Husker flag.)
I am currently trying to get the picture with the flag coordinated.
The problem is that most of my company is always on the road so I
have been waiting to get enough people in side the wire to take it.
I am gonna do what I can. I might only have like 30-50 people in side
of the pic due to our mission. I will get to asap. Hope things are
going well for you back in the good old US of A. I am excited for
the upcoming season. We need a little Husker Power around here. Thanks
Sgt. Joshua Howard
(These pictures are of Sgt. Josh Howard and his the 308th Transportation
unit. Click on the image for a larger picture)
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