PUBLISHED: 10:15 AM on Wednesday, July 6, 2005
Dear Capital City Weekly,
On behalf of the men of Company A, 3rd Battalion, 297th Infantry, we send our deepest thanks and appreciation for the care packages, books, magazines, and Fourth of July decorations. EWe are grateful for the time, donations, and effort everybody contributed towards the Support Our Troops Day.

You are our friends and neighbors and your support has never wavered. EWe understand that everybody has different opinions of our being in Iraq, however; it has never shown by the outstanding level of support we continually receive from the community.

Sincerely, Joel T. Gilbert
Major, Alaska Army National Guard