Letters of Thanks and Recognition

"Certificate of Appreciation Presented to Mrs. Terry Racciato...We express our sincerest gratitude for your Secret Santa Foundation's contribution of toys and furniture in support of the Marines, Sailors and family members of the 1st Marine Logistics Group. The 562 children who received the gifts had a wonderful holiday season because of your Foundation's efforts and generosity. Again, thank you!!"

J.J. Broadmeadow, Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commanding General, 1st Marine Logistics Group, December 25, 2011

"Commanding Officer Combat Logistics Regiment-1 takes pleasure in commending Racciato Family and Secret Santa Foundation for outstanding achievement in the performance of their duties while supporting the Marines, Sailors and families of Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force from 1 December 2011 to 31 December 2011...Your spirit of giving and joy of helping others has indeed spread throughout the entire regiment and your efforts have made a significant impact upon our families. The Racciato family's exceptional professionalism, initiative, and loyal dedication to duty reflected great credit upon them and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps."

J.C. Caley, Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, February 27, 2012

"On behalf of all our Marines, Sailors and their families, I would like to thank the Racciato Secret Santa Foundation for your incredible kindness and support during this holiday season. Twenty Marine families from Combat Logistics Battalion 5 (CLB-5) received a 'dream' gift for each of their children. You will be delighted to know that by providing that one 'big' gift for each child, a great burden was lifted from the shoulders of our young Marines..."

R.T. Meade, Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Officer, February 24, 2012

Letter of appreciation 2011 "I want to express my sincere appreciation for your contribution to the memory of James H. West in support of the Marines and Sailors and their families. Your personal commitment was incredibly helpful and allowed us to reach our goal of assisting our young men and women in uniform. Be assured that they will be put to very good use.


"Thanks again for your kindness. You have my deepest gratitude and admiration for your exemplary service and continued support to those in need."

C.L. Hudson, Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps, January 13, 2011

Certificate of appreciation 2010"Commanding Officer Combat Logistics Battalion 1 takes pleasure in commending Racciato Family for exceptional generosity you showed during this holiday season to the marines and sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion-1. During this time, you performed an instrumental role by selflessly sacrificing your time and energy to improve the morale and welfare of our troops. Your compassion, demonstrated dedication, and enthusiasm reflected credit upon you, and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps."

B.H. Kane, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps Commanding, January 4, 2010

"On behalf of Col. Stephen Sklenka, the Marines and Sailors of Combat Logistics Regiment 15 would like to express their sincere appreciation for the generosity you and your organization have bestowed upon our unit. Your thoughtfulness and compassion was greatly appreciated. This was a big morale booster for our Marines, Sailors and their families with the upcoming deployment on their minds."

W.T. Sowers, Sergeant Major, U.S. Marine Corps, January 15, 2012

"I’m a 25 year old father of two. Since the birth of our daughter it’s been hard making ends meet. But with your generosity I no longer have to worry about spending my first Christmas with my children giftless. (I was in Afghanistan last Christmas)."

"Thank you for all you have done for our Battalion. Your kindness and generosity are only eclipsed by your patriotism. You made Christmas for us!"

Commanding Officer of CLB-13

"I know my daughter will love this gift! I know that you went out of your way to get this gift for a family you don’t even know. That says a lot about you!"

"Words cannot describe how appreciative my daughter and I are. You gave her a better Christmas than what I could have and with the extra gifts under the tree I can only imagine the look on her face when she comes into the living room on Christmas morning! The world needs more kind hearted people like yourselves. From the bottom of my heart I thank you. This is my first Christmas with my daughter since I was deployed the last two Christmas’ and it should be a great one!"

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