TEAPOT TUESDAY DESTINATION STATION #114
(See very important special instructions below please!)
This week's destination is Afghanistan. We are sending our cards to a fellow SCSer/Teapotter's son who recently began his deployment there. Lisa Lara's 20 year old son Kyler, signed up for the Marines when he was still in High School. As a matter of fact, he will be celebrating his 21st birthday during his deployment to Afghanistan. We are sending our cards to thank him, encourage him, keep him company, and wish him well during his time in a place very far from home.
Kyler loves computers and is a Tactical Network Software Specialist in the Marines!! There is nothing we are gonna be able to teach Kyler when it comes to computers (he's the type that builds his own! Yikes!) but we can brighten his day by sending our *computer* related cards his way. Just to give you a little feel for the kinda kid Kyler is, I asked Lisa to share a little bit about her son:
Kyler left for Afghanistan in August and is to return in March unless his deployment gets extended. He has been in the Marines for two years now. Going to his graduation from boot camp was one of the most profound experiences of my life. It was an incredible surprise. I did not to expect to feel such reverence on the base watching those young men. It changed my perspective on Kyler's noble choice to serve his country and sacrifice his life if need be. Kyler has always enjoyed reading books, playing video games and now the love of his life is his computer that he built himself and had to leave behind. Hear the violin playing? He is a very kind respectful young man with a good heart.
A cute little story about Kyler sums up his personality. When he was not even two yet, we were at McDonalds and he was playing on the toys outside. He yelled to his dad saying ,"See ,I am masticating my food." The look on other parents' faces was priceless. That is our Kyler. He has always been older than he is. I miss him very much and pray for his safety and the safety of all those serving our country. I know there is a higher power. Kyler's time to return home to God is out of my hands. I am thankful for each day I have with him. Thank you Cindy and all you fellow teapartiers that choose to send him a card. That means so very much....thank you.
Here is Kyler's address:
LCPL LARA, KYLER J
RCT-2 S6 GLT
FPO AE 09510-3910
NO GLITTER ON YOUR CARDS PLEASE!!!
Glitter gets on soldiers clothes and makes them visible night. A very bad thing! So please no glitter on Kyler's cards or for that matter, no glitter on any card you are might be sending to a soldier!
Thank you all!!!