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  •  Sherlyle (11+ / 0-)

    What do you think of anysoldier.com?  There are tons of soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen who put their addresses and wish lists there.  I've seen more than one post that says they enjoy the care packages a lot, but they really love the letters and anything that reminds them of home, such as newspapers, magazines and such.

    "War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it." -- George Orwell

    by joanneleon on Sat Jan 06, 2007 at 04:31:35 PM PST

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    •  Sheez, I forgot about them! (8+ / 0-)

      Michael (my son) tells me some of the guys think asking for mail via anysoldier.com is being "weak".  But the same guys will do almost anything to get a chance to read over your shoulder.  Don't worry - their officers know who is and is not getting mail, and who very much needs to get some mail - if we sign up with anysoldier or just send to Any Service Member, the officers will dole them out as needed.  Like vitamins to a starving body.

    •  When I first went to anysoldier.com (5+ / 0-)

      and read the entries where they said everyone was required to assemble for mail call and there were soldiers that hadn't received even so much as a bill in months of deployment, my heart broke. Can you imagine that? Not only not getting any mail, but everyone else knowing you don't have any mail. Ever. And then watching the lucky ones. Or being one of the lucky ones trying to enjoy your little piece of home and not making your buddy feel worse?

      That's what got me started sending packages.

      War doesn't determine who is right, only who is left. Bertrand Russell.

      by operculum on Sat Jan 06, 2007 at 10:40:26 PM PST

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