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Mr.Maduro
08-28-2009, 12:58 PM
A little while back I had a fiver of cigars up for sale. (http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=16775)

Zitro Joe said he wanted to purchase them and asked if I would ship them to Afganistan. I said no problem, no charge, and thanked him for his service and sacrifice.

Recently Joe asked me for my address to say thank you and this is what arrived.

I am truly humbled.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n36/MrMaduro/flag001.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n36/MrMaduro/flag002.jpg

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n36/MrMaduro/flag003.jpg

The certificate reads....

"Be it known by all, this flag was flown in the face of the enemy, and bears witness to the removal of terrorist forces threatening the freedom of the United States of America. It was flown into combat with great honor and pride aboard an EC-130H COMPASS CALL aircraft carrying out the Global War on Terrorism"

EC-130H Compass Call, Aircraft # 73-1585

Operation ENDURING FREEDOM
4 July 2009

Patrick Cahill

It is also signed by the whole crew.

Kent Crane, Capt, USAF - Aircraft Commander
J. David Ortiz, SSgt, USAF - Analysis Operator (zitro joe)
Lori Brown, 1Lt, USAF - Mission Crew Commander
Christy Calvert, TSgt, USAF - Flight Engineer
Kelly Weber, Capt, USAF - Pilot
Brent Reynertson, SSgt, USAF - Mission Crew Supervisor
Liam Grimes, Capt, USAF - Navigator
Ashley House, SSgt, USAF - Analysis Operator
Mandy Fessel, SSgt, USAF - Airborne Maintenance Technician

:usa :usa

ahc4353
08-28-2009, 01:03 PM
Hard to put to words how it feels when you open that box I bet.

Very, very nice.

Blindjimme
08-28-2009, 01:13 PM
Wow, that is really something. Joe's a great BOTL to boot.

hotreds
08-28-2009, 01:14 PM
Hoorah!

MedicCook
08-28-2009, 01:16 PM
The is a great gift.

bobarian
08-28-2009, 01:27 PM
Well deserved, congrats Patrick. :tu

68TriShield
08-28-2009, 01:42 PM
Something tells me you sent more than a fiver :)

:usa

elderboy02
08-28-2009, 01:47 PM
Wow! That is awesome! :banger

yourchoice
08-28-2009, 01:53 PM
<----------- Has chills.

That's awesome Patrick.

macms
08-28-2009, 01:57 PM
Something tells me you sent more than a fiver :)

:usa

:tpd:

Thank you Patrick for all you do! Well deserved sir. :tu

G G
08-28-2009, 01:59 PM
Wow, that is a nice gift indeed.:tu

kelmac07
08-28-2009, 02:18 PM
I say HOOAH!!! :tu :tu

icehog3
08-28-2009, 03:34 PM
Very special, and well deserved Patrick.

Steve
08-28-2009, 03:49 PM
:salute: :tu

SNKBYT
08-28-2009, 04:01 PM
always good when a little "thank you" hits home........very nicely done and well deserved

zitro_joe
08-31-2009, 10:53 PM
Patrick, glad you liked it! Thanks again for hooking us up!

pnoon
09-01-2009, 07:39 AM
Very cool, Patrick.