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Adopt a Soldier

Discussion in 'Open Chat' started by thampton20, Mar 23, 2003.

  1. thampton20

    thampton20 Rocket Ranger

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    The site below will give you a name and address of a soldier in the Iraq Conflict. These men and women need morale boosters and that comes from us. When I was in Desert Storm, the letters and packages I received were great and did a lot for me and my units morale. There is a list of what types of stuff to send. Please help. You just might help put a smile on someones face. :D

    http://www.operationmilitarysupport.com/li...stufftosend.htm
     
  2. murkywater

    murkywater Rocket Ranger

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    ok, i was already thinking about getting a package for the soldiers, but i was wondering, what exactly would you like to get? the list on the site you gave us said toilet paper, but wouldn't they have that, or not? also, I think it said something about dsispoasble cameras. would those be ok?
     
  3. Chanel

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    thanks so much for telling me that1 i am definately going to do this1
     
  4. thampton20

    thampton20 Rocket Ranger

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    The toilet paper we have in the military is about as soft as the phone book. :D

    Disposable camera's would be great. Really anything on that list is what you want to send. Kool-aid, Powdered Gatorade, Candy, Razors, Hand Sanatizer. Those types of things are great.

    The one thing that I craved when I was over there were Chip O'Hoy cookies. I love them. I had a friend send me 3 packs. And the stuff you send, they will share with the rest of the unit. You know, it is Girl Scout Season. I bet they would love some Girl Scout Cookies.

    Any other questions, please ask. Thank you for your support.
     
  5. murkywater

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    so we went shopping for the stuff today, and I really wanted to buy razors and sunscreen and stuff, but my mom was convinced that they already had that stuff. argh!
     
  6. thampton20

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    I am sorry about that. When I went to Desert Storm, I had 3 bags.

    1) Chemical Gear
    2) My uniforms and sleeping bag
    3) Some lay around clothes and toiletres

    I ran out of sunscreen 2 weeks after I got there. We must remember that some of these guys have been there over a year. I have one other suggestion, go to your local Army/Navy surpkus store and buy an MRE (Meal Ready to EAT or Meals Regected by Etheopians) They are awful! The guys that are on the way to Baghdad were told to take enough MRE's for 3 weeks. That means no hot meals for 3 weeks. That sucks. And let me tell you from experience, the hot meals are not that good.

    Whatever you got for the troops, I am sure they will be thrilled. Thank you so much for helping. (y) (y)
     
  7. murkywater

    murkywater Rocket Ranger

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    and i'm sorry for yelling at you before in one of the threads. i guess i just didn't like how you said bombs away, I'm getting excited. I thought u were getting excited about peope dying... oh yeah.. would they like hot chocolate? hehe :P
     
  8. mdw

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    I think this is a great idea! I've heard of people doing it before, but never knew how to get involved. I was kinda sad to see that they ran out of soldiers to write to, but I guess that's also a good thing. I'll just have to keep checking to see when they need more volunteers. Great link!
     
  9. Elizabeth_dj

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    Wow thats so great i bet lots of people want to find ways to help but dont kno where to start i kno i do thank you so much i really am glade that people who arn't in the army can help out people who are!!!!!!!!! ~liz~ :angelic:
     
  10. thampton20

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  11. AliasALIAS

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    I don't want to scare anyone or anything. This is a very good thing to do. (y) But I heard on the radio not to send it because people could intercept it and add poison into it :confused:

    Again, I hope I don't stop people from sending stuff
     
  12. thampton20

    thampton20 Rocket Ranger

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    Send everything thru the Post Office and make sure it is secure. I feel very secure with the shipping methods and security of the Post Office and Military Transport Planes. Not stabbing at anyone here, just saying I think the boxes will arive safe.
     
  13. AliasALIAS

    AliasALIAS Guest

    That's good to know :) I would hate for such good deeds to go bad
     
  14. murkywater

    murkywater Rocket Ranger

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    i think they'll be ok.... I CAN'T WAIT TO PACKAGE ALL MY STUFF UP! :woot:
     
  15. thampton20

    thampton20 Rocket Ranger

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    I have put collection boxes out around the town and have collected 40 pounds of goodies for the troops! That 40 pounds is within a week of putting the boxes out. That is GREAT!!!!!
     
  16. Kalan

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    that's great! it's so wonderful to know that people want to support the cause
     
  17. twinzz2003

    twinzz2003 Rocket Ranger

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    My cousin and a friend of mine is over there. So everyone send away!!
     
  18. crazy spinster

    crazy spinster Rocket Ranger

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    hey, i'm a bit late on this thread, but i was watching the news the other day and i saw this story where all these girl scouts were trying to get about 5,000 boxes of girl scout cookies to send to the troops. well, they failed. they got 22,000 instead. daaaang. seriously, the war might just be over before the troops even finish all those boxes!! :LOL: well, maybe not. girl scout cookies can be addictive. :blink:
     
  19. SiriCerasi

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    wow, thats a lot!!! And yes, they are addictive :LOL:
     
  20. murkywater

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    ack! they are soooo addictive. hehe that was a vocab word. such an easy one...:rolleyes:
     

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