Weddle Wolves write letters to troop, get flag in response

The fifth graders in Lori Wyer’s class at Weddle Elementary School got an unexpected response from Brian Gentle after they started writing to the U.S. Navy officer at his base in Kuwait: a flag that flew over Camp Patriot, the Kuwait Naval Base. We thought it best to let the kids tell the tale in their own words. Q: How did you find out about Petty Officer Gentle? A: Mrs. [Pam] Tancredi’s [Wyer’s teaching aide] daughter knew him. – Adam Kearns Q: What did you write about in your letters to Petty Officer Gentle? A: We wrote asking questions about his favorite hobbies and what he does in his free time and told him about what we do in class. -Kylene Stone A: We asked him what he does there and why does he get sad and his favorite thing to do. – Reyna Orozco Q: What did he answer? A: He said what his favorite thing was playing sports, playing video games and go to the gym. – Josiah Kocean A: His favorite food is carne asada steak with sour cream. – Jonny Barron A: He answered all the questions that we asked. He wrote that this was his first time not being with family over Christmas and that the letters we wrote meant a lot. – Grace Painter Q: What did you think of him sending you...

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