2006 Army Requests

19 Nov 06 – I spoke to my son-in-law in Iraq. he says he is very satisfied with the Oregon Aero insert. he says it fits well, is soft and comfortable and is not too hot. the “Team Wendy” one always gave him a headache because it pressed against his temples. hope this helps. SPC JV

18 Nov 06 – They fit good and work well but the front pad is somewhat uncomfortable. SPC SC

4 Sep 06 – I was serving in Iraq as a civilian bomb disposal contractor. On May 3rd, 2006 my convoy was hit by an IED. The bomb went off next to my truck injuring myself and one of my security team members and unfortunately killing our driver. I sustained injuries to my face requiring facial reconstruction, multiple shrapnel wounds, and tendon loss in my right arm. My doctors were extremely surprised that I had not sustained any brain damage. I was wearing a helmet outfitted with this [OH] kit. I just wanted to write a quick note saying ‘thank you’. On behalf of myself, my family, and my friends: Thank You!!! Please keep up the good work.  V/R, Eric S.

2 Sep 06 – I thank you guys for the ways you support us out here. This ain’t political for us on ground. We are doing our jobs and simply want to make it back home to our loved ones. We do get these ACH before we hit theater but there are times when they are lost and when other soldiers take them. That’s when you get stuck wearing the old helmet. The pads are great but when you are missing a pad from the ACH, we do have to pay more than 100 dollars to replace them. Thank you for your support. SGT Melendez

18 Jul 2006 – Dr Bob, A quick note from a soldier here.  I am impressed and pleased at the work you are doing.  Helmets of the old kevelar and chin strap style sucked – I’d get a headache and just take mine off.  Recently, my unit issued us all (from their own budget – amazing) the new type which you provide to troops who need them i.e. the Oregon Aero type.  They are a markedly more comfortable fit.  Of course it took me 30+ mins to put it together but I am really pleased.  I like the way it fits the occipital scull area snugly, you can not knock it off easily, its secure.  I heard your grandson was wounded.  May he have a speedy recovery.  He has my best wishes.  Keep up the good work. Spc. H. 640th ASB

Jul 14, 2006 – I’m a soldier that been to Iraq two times and i’ve seen what the new helmet can do to save lives. I wish I could do more to help support your cause but I can’t right now. wish I could. All I can do is tell you that your group is making a difference in ways that you may never see but will be life long.  Sgt Gilberto P.

Jul 12, 2006 – It was exactly one week ago today that I ordered an upgrade for my Kevlar. I want to thank you for the fast service. I am currently deployed in support of OEF. The upgrade sure makes the Kevlar a lot lighter and more comfortable. Again thank you for the fats service and for providing this kind of service.  SGT R, K-9, Afghanistan

d.  May he have a speedy recovery.  He has my best wishes.  Keep up the good work. Spc. H. 640th ASB

Jul 14, 2006 – I’m a soldier that been to Iraq two times and i’ve seen what the new helmet can do to save lives. I wish I could do more to help support your cause but I can’t right now. wish I could. All I can do is tell you that your group is making a difference in ways that you may never see but will be life long.  Sgt Gilberto P.

Jul 12, 2006 – It was exactly one week ago today that I ordered an upgrade for my Kevlar. I want to thank you for the fast service. I am currently deployed in support of OEF. The upgrade sure makes the Kevlar a lot lighter and more comfortable. Again thank you for the fats service and for providing this kind of service.  SGT R, K-9, Afghanistan