Over the past five months of this school year, the following emails were sent to East Islip by the Marines stationed in Afghanistan, whose tours of duty have been brightened by the district’s outpouring of packages and supplies. These excerpts from their letters provide a real human connection with those who serve – illustrating their daily lives, their gratitude in being remembered and their interactions with the locals, allies and their environment – as do the accompanying photographs they provided to the East Islip community.

Emails from Afghanistan

Charlie Company in Afghanistan