April 9, 2003 at 4:14 PM EST - Updated June 17 at 7:16 AM
My nephew, PFC William David Rippy is serving in our U.S. Army. He's is 24 years of age. My heart is especially burdened for him as he lost him Mom a few years ago to cancer. Most of the soldiers are probably sure to have a letter from "Mom" but not David. A couple of specialist have been supportive and helpful to him- they are not receiving any correspondence from anyone- so reports David.