Dear Mr. Johnston:
As the Commander of the Michigan Army National Guard, I extend to you and your employees my heartfelt thanks and deepest appreciation for the kindness and generosity towards Private Jeffrey Mead and his family.
The unsolicited and benevolent actions of Joe Landis, Sandy McMillan, Chris George, Johnnie Williams, Bob Bame, Al Farina, Paul Graney, Dave Grabowski, Brian Borich and Leo Remijan, as well as the generosity of your employees across the state and your own generosity, is truly remarkable. As this citizen-soldier is preparing to mobilize and deploy to Afghanistan, he can now focus on his mission and not bear the additional burden of wondering how to care for his wife and children.
Sir, I again say thank you to you and your wonderful employees for their care and kindness to a guardsman and his family. Please extend my sincere appreciation to your employees and especially to Mr. Joe Landis for taking the lead to help the Mead family.
Burton K. Francisco
Brigadier General, MIARNG