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Cave Creek students write letters to soldiers


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Horseshoe Trails Elementary Stallions wrote letters and sent treats to former Cave Creek Unified School District student, Thomas “TJ”  Walton, 1st LT, TC – Logistics Planner CTF Dragoon in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Lt.  Walton shared the letters and treats with his regiment. He wrote in his letter “I personally wish I could thank all of you for taking the time to write such awesome letters that were able to bring a smile to not only my face but the faces of the other Soldiers that I shared your sincere letters and goodies with.”

Lt. Walton is part of a historical unit known as the 2d Cavalry Regiment. It is the longest continuously serving cavalry unit and has been involved in every major conflict dating back to Seminole Wars of the 1830s when the unit rode horses.

The 2d Cavalry Regiment has the distinct honor of once being known as “Ghosts of Patton’s Army” due to the unit’s
ability to go undetected by the German Army during WWII.

Along with his letter answering student questions and thanking them, Lt. Walton included a flag that accompanied the Soldiers of his unit on a retrograde and logistical re-supply mission in Afghanistan. AWESOME – Way to go Stallions!