Charles Nordby

Private First Class, Charles Nordby was given a Voyage-Air Guitar at his send off party when he was deployed to Afghanistan, pictured here at the Voyage-Air Headquarters

VOYAGE-AIR GUITAR HELPS THE TROOPS

His good friend and part of the Voyage-Air family, Barney Leeson, knew that it would be the best gift for Charles to take to battle. When later asked about his daily life in Afghanistan, here’s a few of the things that he had to say:

“I wanted to personally thank you for taking my story into interest and supporting my passion for playing music while I am overseas. I truly love my VAG and it has traveled to many places all over my AO (Area of Operation).

Wherever I go I always take my guitar to play for the soldiers of Devil Company in Tangi, Apache Company in Jaghato, and Creek Company in Carwile.  My fellow soldiers were shocked and amazed at the guitar! They are especially excited to get to play one too.

Thank god I can get some stress out!  The guitar has truly been the greatest form of meditation for me to deal with all the frustrations of war. The music has definitely created a mutual feeling of joy and respect despite some serious cultural and language barriers. I even teach soldiers my jedi secrets of guitar playing when they approach me and ask.  I have given a few lessons to our Command Sergeant Major, who is the head honcho for enlisted soldiers. The guitar has definitely given me much leeway when it comes to courtesies among the HIGH HIGHER soldiers commanding everything.  They always approach me with a smile and usually skip past formalities and talk to me like a normal human being, which is outrageous for a lower enlisted soldier!


The joy of music continues to thrive throughout Afghanistan as long as I have a breath in my body and my Voyage Air at my side!  It lifts the spirits of us all and has been my weapon of choice since it arrived here!  Thank you so much for all of the support and I will continue to spread the word of VAG to the citizens of Afghanistan!

Thank you for everything you do back home to spread the joy of music!
Very Respectfully,
Charles Norby

FECC, HHC, 2nd Battalion 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division

Well, Charles, THANK YOU very much for protecting our freedom, first and foremost. It’s the greatest reward for our company to hear from people like you! You will be in our thoughts and prayers and we look forward to a second interview when you return!

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