Here’s a recent thank you care package we received from the Tali-Banned Cigar Club, operating out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. In it was the club’s challenge coin, a flag flown Christmas Day on our behalf and more. We are so proud and so humbled to have received it.
The recurring theme in all of these thank you letters seems to be that our servicemen and women enjoy cigars as a little piece of home. We’re only too glad to have provided these brave men and women some small measure of comfort. Check out the official site for the Tali-Banned Cigar Club here to learn more about the organization.
Below is the full text of the letter.
Thank you very much for your donation of cigars to those of us here at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Our little group gathers outside one a week, rain, clear, or cold. We’ve seen attendance close to 100 in recent weeks despite the temperatures dipping below freezing. We gather around a couple of burn barrels to relax with all ranks and branches of the service, as well as many Jordanians, Egyptians, Poles, and civilians Your cigars went to newcomers who may not have brought a cigar their first time, as well as to supply cigars to troops at several of the FOBs supported by Bagram.
I am relatively new to the world of cigars, but my weekly cigar with the club has been the one truly enjoyable event of my tour; I return home in just a couple of weeks. Thank you very much for contributing to our little piece of home we’ve enjoyed while here.
I have included a disc with photos of our weekly “Tali-Banned Cigar Club” meeting, our club coin, as well as a flag flown on Christmas Day on a mission across Afghanistan on your behalf as a token of our appreciation. Your company was named and received applause for your support last week. I am not alone in my gratitude. On behalf of our club, I thank you for your support.
TSgt Benjamin Green
92 Security Forces Squadron