1. This is a short and formal letter that is to the point.
  2. Mention the deed which was done and why it is a commendable one.
  3. Thank the individual again and end the letter positively.


[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

The military thanks you for your great deeds on the field last May 2, 2008. Your quick thinking and excellent strategies have significantly helped our team to win in the annual games.

You deserve the honors that you received that day. We are proud of you.


[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -