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MAJ Michael J. Donahue
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MAJ Michael J. Donahue
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Soldier's Title: Communications Officer
APO/FPO: APO AE (Note 1*)
Added here: 06 May 2005
End date: 11 Nov 2005 (Note 3*)
Contact for approx number of Males: 10, Females: 0 (Note 5*)
Unit is from: North Carolina (Note 6*)
Maj. Michael J. Donahue

17 Sep 2014:
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IMMEDIATE RELEASE     No. NR-484-14
September 17, 2014
     
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DoD Identifies Army and DoD Civilian Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier and a DoD civilian who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died Sept. 16, in Kabul, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from an enemy attack.

Killed were:

Maj. Michael J. Donahue, 41, of Columbus, Ohio, assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Stephen Byus, 39, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, a member of the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime in Columbus, Ohio, working as a supply specialist, and assigned to the Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan while deployed.


12 Oct 2005

(From his alternate):
HELLO SORRY IT HAS BEEN SO LONG. MIKE IS ON R&R WHICH HE SHOULD BE BACK SOON. I HAVE BEEN WRITING SOME OF THE ANGELS AND I APOLOGIZE THAT I HAVE NOT MAILED YOU GUYS BACK IN REFERENCE TO OUR UPDATE. WELL MOST OF MY GUYS HAVE BEEN ON R&R AND THEY HAVE RETURNED. MY TURN IS COMING UP TO GO ON LEAVE AND WELL I CANT NOT WAIT. I HAVE HAD A BABY SINCE I WAS HERE. HE WAS BORN OCT4TH AND WELL HIS NAME IS DARRIN AND I CANT WAIT TO GO SEE HIM WHICH LIKE I SAID SHOULD BE REAL SOON. MY GUYS ARE DOING GOOD AND THERE MORALE IS HIGH. RIGHT NOW WE ARE MORE THAN HALF WAY DONE WITH THIS DEPLOYMENT AND WE ARE DOING GOOD. IT IS KINDA OF QUIET TIME RIGHT NOW CAUSE RAMADA AFGHAN HOLIDAY FOR THIS MONTH. ALSO KIND OF SAID TIME CAUSE WE HAD A LOSS IN OUR BATTALION. HE LEFT FAMILY OF NEWBORN AND WELL WIFE AND SON SO IT IS SAID AND HE TOO JUST CAME BACK AND WELL HE IS NO LONGER HERE IN BODY BUT IN THE MINDS AND HEARTS HE WILL BE REMEMBERED. WE DO REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT AND IT HELPS PEOPLE ALWAYS
ASK HOW COME WE GET SO MANY GOODIES AND WELL WE LIKE TO TELL THEM THAT WE ARE SPECIAL AND WELL THAT IS WHY WE GET GOODIES AND WELL I KNOW WE ARE ALL SPECIAL BUT WE LIKE IT CAUSE THEY COME IN AND SAY HEY WHO DO YOU GUYS KNOW AND SOMETIMES WE JUST SAY WE HAVE ANGELS WATCHING OVER US AND WELL WE DO. SO THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERY THING YOU DO.            


23 Aug 2005
Wow how time passes by so quickly. We are approaching the very busy month of September. The Afghanistan elections will occur and we feel very honored to have such a big part of this historical moment.

Attached is a picture from left to right: B, D, G, & E


25 Jun 2005
(From his alternate):
Hello and this is SSG Gonzales, Robert. My Captain told me that he sent you a picture and a gave you status of what we are doing. I would just like to say that we are fine and doing well for telling you what we are doing all I can really say is we are establishing communications and this is are third deployment we have been on and we are just about in our third month of support of OEF. Thank you for your support and we we try harrder to stay in touch with you


25 Jun 2005

We are in our 3rd month of our combat deployment. There is so much to accomplish. I see the impact of our hard work when I look at the people of Afghanistan and how their quality of life has improved.

Here is a picture of a re-enlistment of one of our Paratroopers yesterday. It was 106 degrees outside…notice the smiles.

On a more personal note, one of our Paratroopers got the opportunity to get home to watch the birth of his first child last week. He barely made it.   90 minutes after he got home, she gave birth. Talk about timing!

I would like to take the opportunity to thanks everybody for supporting our soldiers while we are here to do our part with supporting the Global War on Terrorism. The letters, the packages, the postcards, etc.. It is all very much appreciated. To see their faces when they receive mail is just great.


06 May 2005
We have 110V AC power in our living tents. We have laundry service provided which is great. Coffee and powdered creamers are welcome. Paper, pens, (school supplies) are always in great need. FLY tape, as crazy as it sounds. Snacks like pistachios, nuts, trail mix are welcome. Our unit is from North Carolina. I have soldiers from Mass, Arizona, Californa, Texas, Virginia, Alabama, Indiana in my section. We deal with communications (computers/technology) Thank you

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(NOTE *): Effective 1 May 2006 this web site added a major layer of security to our contacts' information. This change is necessary to protect our troops and ensure that Any Soldier will continue to operate.
The ONLY changes are that the addresses of our contacts are now hidden and the number of addresses you can get are limited. You may obtain addresses simply by clicking on the link provided and correctly filling out the form, the address will then be emailed to you immediately.

(NOTE **): The number shown is how many times a form was submitted requesting this address. This does NOT necessarily mean that this contact will be helped by that many folks. Rule of thumb is that anything 5 requests or less may in fact be no support at all. No way to tell exactly unless the contact lets you know in his/her update how much support they are getting.

(Note 1.): Note that postage to APO AE and FPO AE (E = Europe) is only to NY where the connection to the APO/FPO (APO = Army Post Office)(FPO = Fleet Post Office) is, or to San Francisco for APO AP and FPO AP (P = Pacific), so you don't pay postage all the way to Iraq/Afghanistan. You might consider picking contacts closer to your mailing area to help cut the cost of mailing. If you live on the East Coast, pick "AE", West Coast, pick "AP", Midwest, well...uh, Thank You for your Support! ;)

New with us (December 2005) you might notice "APO AA" and "FPO AA". This is for units in the Caribbean/South America. Normally. However, due to the nature of some units they may be in Iraq but have an address showing "FPO AA". Mail addresses to "AA" goes out of Miami, Florida.

(Note 2.): Why are military addresses weird? There isn't a street address or city. What gives? Correct, just about everything about the military is weird to civilians. Military units are very mobile, they move around a lot, often they even become part of another unit. The APO (Army Post Office) and FPO (Fleet Post Office) assign APO and FPO numbers as needed, they are NOT static. An APO/FPO number may be for a large unit, or a location. An APO/FPO number for Baghdad today may be for Frankfurt tomorrow.

(Note 3.): The "Expect to not mail past" date is only an approximate and is one of the least reliable things on this web site. It is because of this that you must check often before you send anything to this unit. There are a few reasons this date is not reliable, to include: it IS the Military, we ARE dealing with the APO/FPO/DPO. The only thing that does not change in the military is that things will change. PLEASE NOTE that a Contact is dropped off our active list 30 days PRIOR to their date leaving to help avoid mail bouncing.

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(Note 5.): The lines, "Contact with approx number of Soldiers:" and "Approx how may Female Soldiers:" have NOTHING to do with unit strength. They are approximately how many other Troops the Contacts believe they can get packages to. This helps you understand that you should not send 100 packages to someone who only deals with 10 Troops.
Don't forget that if your package is for a female Soldier, be sure to change "ATTN: Any Soldier®" to "ATTN: Any Female Soldier".

( Note 6.): This is simply where the unit this contact is from. This is NOT a true picture of the folks in the unit as most all units are made up of folks from all over the United States.) A "Composite Unit" is one made up of other units and is usually temporary for a particular mission.

( Note 7.): Updated APO/FPO/DPO mailing restrictions> courtesy of Oconus.com (gone now) (Note: About Restriction "U2": "U2 - Limited to First Class Letters", Box "R" is for retired personnel that live overseas and are still authorized an APO/FPO box. Their address will be something like Box 3345R. Doubt you will see anything like that in Afghanistan or Iraq or ...)(Please Note: Sometime in August 2013, Oconus.com changed the code on their page and our form doesn't work with them anymore, so a link to their page is the best we can do, sorry.)


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