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Screaming Eagles - Unit of the 101st Airborne
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Letter Writing Campaign - Welcome Home Soldier!
101st Airborne, 1st Battalion, 327th Regiment, “Bastogne” Company is coming home! Join us in thanking these soldiers by participating in our letter writing campaign.

We need personalized letters for each soldier, waiting for them upon their return.
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Employee and Community Volunteers Team Up for the Troops
On June 19th, 2013 44 Volunteers joined forces at San Mateo City Hall to write letters to our 101st Airborne soldiers and prepare care packages for 2 units in Afghanistan. Due to the generosity of so many residents and the hard working packing teams, we were able ship over 800+ pounds in 107 personal care packages for the troops and 1 care package for a canine trooper. San Mateo continues to lead the effort in being committed to supporting the troops of the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division for over 40 years – We Will Never Forget!

Interested in participating in donating or packing the next shipment? Sign-up for email updates.

 
We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to the many San Mateo employees, residents,
and businesses who donated over 500lbs of chips, jerky, snack bars, trail mix, magazines,
mints, gum, and much more to be put into 71 boxed care packages!

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Please share your contact information through Notify Me and we'll keep you up-to-date on the latest information regarding deployment information and opportunities for you to show your support by writing letters and/or sending care packages.


101st Airborne
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San Mateo’s Adopted Sons of Alpha Company, 1/327 Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division have returned from a 12-month tour of duty in Afghanistan.  They are currently spending much deserved time with their friends, family and loved ones. San Mateo is proud of the overwhelming support received from City employees and the community.

This display of support has served to sustain and strengthen the relationship which began on March 4, 1968, when the original unit was adopted by the San Mateo City Council.


Read a letter from the Company Commander (CPT John B. Walsh) expressing appreciation to the City of San Mateo for the support that was offered during their deployment.

UPDATED: July 22, 2011
"Of all the supporters for ABU Company, the one that will stick out in the minds of the Soldiers more than any other is the City of San Mateo. While it was somewhat expected that we would receive support from our friends and families, the men were always deeply touched by the fact that a group of people that they had never met would reach out and provide such far reaching support." Read More 

ABU,CPT John B. Walsh, Commander, A/1-327IN

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ABU March Newsletter
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welcome.gifThe History of Our Adoption of the Screaming Eagles
On December 18, 1967, while serving in Vietnam, a young man concerned about the lack of mail the members of his troop were receiving, wrote to his sister requesting that she work towards getting a city to adopt his unit.

101patch.gifOn March 4, 1968, San Mateo adopted Alpha Company, 1-327 Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. The purpose of the adoption was to improve morale among the fighting troops with messages of love and support from home.


The City’s support of Alpha Company was overwhelming, and at the end of the Vietnam War, San Mateo was the only City in the United States to hold a homecoming parade honoring returning Veterans by opening their hearts and homes to the newly adopted members of the 101st.

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For more information regarding the 101st and a history of its relationship with San Mateo, please visit the following website:


America Supporting Americans WWW.ASA-USA.ORG is the parent organization that coordinates the armed forces adopt-a-unit program plus more. San Mateo is proud to have been the first City among 100's of cities which now participate in this support program.

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