Team Mortarmen Baking Angels ~ September 2022

Featuring LCpl Julian Samanieg, LCpl Jared Howe, LCpl Christian Figueroa, and LCpl Dominic Porpiglia

A little about Team Mortarmen...

Many thanks to Dena Samaniego-Fidler for referring her son, Julian and his Buddies, for our support this month. Our Angels will take very good care of them.

Dena shares, "Courage. Honor. Commitment. These Marine Corps values are now embedded into our four sons. What have they gained beyond these values? Brotherhood. We are grateful to introduce you to a group of young men, all a part of Weapons Company, 81mm Mortar Platoon, who are now embarking on their first deployment together.

This group describes their role as the following: "We are 0341's, Mortarman, Infantry. We blow stuff up and shoot guns. We support 0311's with indirect fire." 

Jeanie shared, "Jared's goal in life was to always be the best that he could be, and that's why he chose the Marine Corps."

Cynthia describes her son Christian as "a sweet, caring, and loving young man. The world's best friend!"

Dena shared, "Julian is a natural born leader, a role model, and an inspiration. I couldn't be more proud!"

Stephanie describes her son Dominic as "determined, loyal and protective. He gives his all and he cares for those around him."

"All 4 MoM's have connected across the country, support each other whole heartedly, and have become one family," adds Dena.

Special Requests

How To Join Our Team!

Team sign-ups begin Monday, August 29th. Please bookmark this page! On the 29th, a special "Register" button will be available for you to join this team! Shipping will run from August 29th to September 15th.

At that time you will be able to enter your first and last name, plus your email address. This is a double opt-in function through MailChimp. You will receive an email asking you to verify that you wish to join and you will be asked to respond to finalize the registration process. All of this will be done automatically and securely.

A Team Newsletter will be sent to you shortly after your registration. It will provide you with tips and easy to follow instructions for shipping and mailing.

For those who are unable to ship on their own, but would like to participate, donations are always gratefully accepted. Your donations are used to send more goodie boxes in your name to our Troops! To find out about Donations, CLICK HERE!

Need ideas for things to ship to our Troops? Be sure to check out our Amazon Wish List for suggestions of items our Troops may like or have requested! You can direct ship to our Soldier once you receive the Troop's shipping address.

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I’m looking forward to hearing from you and thank you again for considering TEAM MORTARMEN BAKING ANGELS! Please check back for updates!!

Warmest regards,