Field Reports

A Hearty Welcome Home

August 22nd, 2011

At Jarhead Wine Company, we are always grateful to receive feedback and stories from the field. We file these under Letters to Jarhead. Here is the latest:

Hi, Adam:

I hope this email finds you well. I did not have the chance to speak with you April when I was doing the educational meetings.

After the meeting at Curtis, I ordered two cases of Jarhead Red. The purpose of the order was to eventually welcome home my Marine son-in-law and his men from, what would hopefully be, a successful mission in Afghanistan. He is a Sergeant with 2/8, Fox Company, out of Camp Lejeune. He and his guys returned home on August 6th, after seven long months in Marjah province.

While a little beaten up and bruised (stepped on a small land mine in February and broke an ankle in July), and mourning the loss of a few good men who didn’t make it back, he and his fellow Marines were very grateful to be home, and in good spirits.

I knew that he and my daughter were planning a welcome home party for his guys and their respective wives, significant others, and families. My wife and I were more than happy to provide a little token of our appreciation for their service to our country. I have been told that they enjoyed the wine immensely, even out of plastic cups.

I never told Dan what I had gotten him, but told him that I had something special for him and his guys when they got home. While I am sure it was not as special as the gift of seeing his wife and 15 month old daughter, I know he appreciated it.

All the best to you and Ruben. I appreciate the mission behind the sales of the wine, and thank you both for your service.

All the best.

Christopher M. Guanciale