Operation Bandana has provided 303,282 bandanas as of 3/1/2022         

Poignant Thank You Notes & Requests

Several particularly poignant thank you notes and requests:

November 2015

Hello Mary. I am part of a reserve army rigger unit stationed out of Fort Bragg. Myself along with 24 other reserve soldiers from my unit deployed mid-September to a base in Qatar. We are not directly in danger, but we resupply those that are in danger with food, water, and fuel for vehicles. We build loads to be flown in and air-dropped to soldiers in need. I’m usually not the kind of person to write others, but on Thanksgiving some of our soldiers and I went to a prayer breakfast held by one of the Chaplains here on base. At the end of the breakfast they handed us all these prayer bandanas. And it meant soo much to me. I am going through issues at home and I know of a few other soldiers with the same problems. Your deed doesn’t just shield soldiers in battle. It shields hearts from the pain of life.  So I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing what you do. For showing that even though a lot of soldiers are having problems, there are people like you that still care for them and their protection. So again, THANK YOU.

October 2015

Ma’am, I am with a deployed unit (26th Marine Expeditionary Unit). We have some Marines and Sailors asking for these bandanas now that we’ve left home…I would like to furnish every Marine and Sailor with us with a 91st Psalm bandana… I appreciate what you do and what you have done for service members of all branches. Keep up the good work.

July 4, 2015

My name is Brian. My best friend was killed in action in Afghanistan. A few of his platoon brothers are coming to visit our family before they deploy again soon. I would love to make a donation and have some bandanas sent to me so i could pass them out to them. 10 of them are visiting in 3 weeks. I know Jason would of loved what you are doing with the bandanas. It is a great thing you are doing for our brave men and women. 9 guys are visiting and i would like another to place on his grave. So 10 bandanas would be great.

March 2015

Soldiers love these bandanas and I have also found that surviving parents, parents who have lost their Soldier, find great strength in these bandanas too. They get to hold a piece of the cloth that resembles there loved one’s uniform and a piece of the cloth that contains the word of God. So, please know that your ministry goes beyond the Soldier.