sleeping soldier

Does anybody know if this brave little girl was reunited with her buddy,  “Chester the Goldfish?“  I hope this Marine can find this little girl  and her family. She needs to know Chester helped   bring him home. If you have information or an update on the story,  please let me know in the comments below. Thank you very much!


I’m sharing this from a facebook page called U.S. Army WTF Moments. please share this around and help return Chester the Goldfish back to this brave little girl who thought a soldier would need his protection more than she needed him from monsters in her closet.

Looking for who sent this toy to Afghanistan and trying to get it back home!!
This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said:

Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.

You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.
I’d like find that kid and return her friend to her with the good news.
I wanted to but I lost the box it came in (with the return address) accidentally got taken out to the burn pit before I could write it down. My only hope is for this post to go insanely viral and her hear about it and that he did his job, which was helping me do mine.

Post statement from The GunGirlz:
We shared this for one reason, the same reason you did, Because we care! We never expected it to grow like it has, because we DO NOT have sponsors or ads for our Page, just like minded and hearted people….but y’all are so amazing, you made this small good deed so HUGE!!! Thank you!!
And I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read this amazing story. I for one want to see the happy ending.


4 thoughts on “UPDATE: Dear Soldier…

  1. Thank you for sharing this touching story.
    –I think you may have been thinking of someone when you typed this, you called me “Jen?” Lol, I was allowed to edit it here on my end so I changed it to “Anna.” hehe

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  2. I loved it too. It’s good to see it went viral, I hope they can be reunited and this Soldier can meet this brave little girl and her family. 🙂

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  3. Reblogged this on American Patriot and commented:
    This is another MUST-SEE Post!! It has one of the best stories on the Military & the Care Packages I’ve ever read!! You Will Enjoy It!!! Thanks to Anna Again for sharing this post on her AWESOME Military Blog!!

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