Friday, May 29, 2009

Send a Birthday Smile to a Veteran

So this was emailed to me, and after checking snopes and google, it seems to be true.

ON EDIT. His Birthday has passed, but we can still send a "Hello" or Friendship card!

Please go out and spend a few dollars on a card and a stamp, or make a card and help this fine gentleman who has served our country.

There is a wounded soldier at the Fisher House in Fort Sam Houston, Texas by the name of Sgt. Thornhill. Sgt. Thornhill lost both legs and I think both arms as well as being burned on 56% of his body while serving this country in Iraq. He has been at the Fisher House for 2 years and his parents have reached out for support. They are not asking for money or anything like that, but they are asking for as many service members, veterans, and others as possible to please send him a birthday card. His birthday is this coming week and it would be nice if a lot of us send him a birthday card to show him how much we love him for what he has sacrificed for his country. His parents are worried about his emotional status and he hardly ever has visitors.
Let's help this soldier and send him a lot of cards. Show your love.

Mailing address:
Sgt. D Thornhill
Fort Sam Houston Fisher House
3623 George C. Beach Rd
Fort Sam Houston, Texas 78234


Tamara said...

As a friend, I have been out at the Fisher House visiting with SGT Daniel Thornhill and helping him go through all of the kind mailings that he has received. We have been curious where all of it has originated and I came upon your post here. I'm not sure where you received this information from, but it is incorrect. His name is Daniel, and not David. He was injured in Afghanistan by an IED blast. He did lose both his legs and has burns, but still has both his arms. As a friend and a regular visitor I feel that is important for me to correct this misinformation and let you know that his family is not concerned about his emotional well being; Daniel is one of the strongest people I know. He also has plenty of visitors and support. And lastly, his birthday was mid May.

Again, thank you for all the letters and thank you for caring enough to reach out and spread the news! The support has been overwhelming and is much appreciated but has also been more than him and his family can handle.

Thanks again,

redassaggie00 said...


Thank you so much for the comment and setting the facts straight for us!! This was posted on several car forums that I frequent online, as well as 2 emails that I received from friends.

If you google Sgt Thornhill, you'll find TONS of places online that have made posts to send him cards.

After scouring the web, I found that the emails and posts online were incorrect and his name was incorrect in a bunch of places.

I'm glad to know that he's doing well! Thank you again for taking the time to give us the FACTS!

Tamara said...

Thanks for responding!

I was visiting Dan this past Tuesday and will be out there again tomorrow and just see how overwhelming all of this is for him and his family. Out of curiosity I googled his name as well as the incorrect "David" and found exactly what you said. There are tons and tons of posts, majority of them incorrect. It has spread like wildfire, as many things on the internet do.

Dan is incredibly humble and appreciates all the support but simply cannot read all the mailings (there were thousands, no joke... and there are more daily). He is donating most of the things that are being sent to him because he feels like others need it more than him. The support is just awesome, but almost too much.

Again, thanks a bunch for being so kind and caring enough to reach out and get involved!

Here's a story published about him, shows you what kind of man he is!=)