Every once in awhile, American elementary, middle, and high schools will begin a letter-writing initiative, encouraging students to scribe notes to soldiers serving overseas. The letters are meant to encourage morale and ensure that these often lonely soldiers get plenty of mail — but sometimes, the letters are more than they bargained for. And totally hilarious. Below are some brutally frank, earnest, and altogether clever letters, written by American students to soldiers living abroad. We can’t help but wonder how much these letters made the soldiers smile when they got them — #18 is more inspiring than the writer could ever know.