“Hope You Make It!-Gavin”

A school kid’s dark humor becomes legend

A short postcard from a school kid to troops in Afghanistan with the words “Hope you make it—Gavin” became a source of amusement and encouragement to soldiers during the conflict. On the way to missions service members from all groups would see the card on the wall and touch it saying “Hope you make it” to each other. One service group became so inspired with the postcard they created a unit patch from it. Eventually they found the boy Gavin Brint of Shreveport, Louisiana and he gave them a thumbs up, to everyone's great amusement and cheers.

Sometimes even the smallest can inspire the greatest.

Valor is in you. Set it free.
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