Soldier Carries Thank-You Letter from 8-Year-Old for 10 Years Through Several Deployments – Watch Their Reunion!

Soldier Saves Boy’s Touching Letter, Tracks Him Down After 10 Years. (Photo: Public Domain)

Soldier Saves Boy’s Touching Letter, Tracks Him Down After 10 Years. (Photo: Public Domain)

August 24, 2016

By, Lorra B.

Young 8-year-old Collin Martin was attending Kennesaw Elementary School in 2007 when Lt. Col. Sharlene Pigg, a Major in the Army and on leave at that time, came to speak to his second grade class. The boy was so impacted by this soldier that he wrote her a thank-you letter, a letter that Lt. Col. Pigg carried with her for over ten years and through numerous deployments.

After 10 years the retired Army Lieutenant colonel decided it was finally time to find this now teenager and take him up on the free pizza he had offered in his letter, reported Fox 5.

“Many of the students wrote letters thanking her for speaking to them — but Collin Martin also invited her to share a pizza at his family’s restaurant upon her safe return.”

Other than Martin’s declaration in his letter for his love of flag football and soccer, it was his love of Pizza that would unite the two.

“When you get home, please come have pizza with us.”

To have been a fly on the wall when Martin received the phone call that Lt. Col. Pigg was actually taking him up on his offer would have been priceless. But, would he even remember her? Of course he did! He remembered her visit very well. He did admit, however, that he did not remember writing her the letter.

For Martin, it was “just an amazing experience” seeing her again. “I never thought she’d actually come in and meet me.”

“I just really wanted to meet the boy behind the letter,” stated Lt. Col. Sharlene Pigg.

Imagine the stories that could be told if more of us actually followed through with invitations such as the one sent from the then young Collin Martin.

 

By, Lorra B.

15 thoughts on “Soldier Carries Thank-You Letter from 8-Year-Old for 10 Years Through Several Deployments – Watch Their Reunion!

  1. Now that was truly a heart warming story. In a world filled with dirty politiicans, mayham, murder and politicians what a great way to start my day. Thanks Dr. J.C.

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      • Yes, good one Lorra! In this upside-down 🙃 world (system 😈) things of the heart and basic human courtesy are nice to see. I’m sure more of this actually goes on, then what the news presents. And we in our lives can be a part of that! Taking a moment to notice – or even share some w/ others (family, friends, neighbors & strangers), helps fan the flame of brighter light! {I wonder how this story got out and made public? How many mores similar stories that don’t get recognized.}

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      • Programming. It’s all about programming people to ‘want’ certain things (to be in and accepted) and not ‘outwardly’ show they liked what’s ‘out date, out period and not hip’.

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      • Excellent point Zip, the media would never run a story about this, it doesn’t have bad things to say about Trump or other things about Republicans and fails to cover Hillary’s false lead over Mr. Trump. Nope, you want this type of story dial in first thing in the morning to Dr. Lorra. J.C.

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