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We finally managed to get the new address for the 1st Cavalry's 15th Base Support Battalion Medical unit onto!  Before the unit had to move, Kossacks had shipped over 70 pieces of mail to my husband for him to distribute to the troops his aid station cares for.

More to follow...

He had to take a brief pause from receiving mail due to the "surge," and the unit's subsequent move to a new FOB and setting up in their new digs.  But now they're back in action and needing some love.

The unit is about 40% done with the deployment, give or take an extension.  They are tired, bored, homesick, and could use some pick-me-ups.  The latest email had me running to the toy store to buy things like whoopie cushions, Nerf dart guns, water balloons, water pistols, silly string, bubble shooting things, and all kinds of Peeps so they could do Peep Skits or perhaps conduct Peep Surgery in order to perfect their operating room techniques.  Maybe they could get grants in order to do some  Peep research?  I also included some of those toy shovel sandbox kits, since I hear they have plenty of sand over there. Heh.

"So, Silvercedes," you ask, "How do I send mail to your husband's unit?"

"Simple," I say.  "Just click this link to"  Go to the March 16th listing of names, and look for (name edited out) and request his address.  There's no specific items the unit is requesting, but Matt did say cards and letters are appreciated.  Some soldiers (his clinic NCO) are not getting any mail or support from home, so it's important to him that they receive mail from this diary.

DO NOT send pork products, porn, or alcohol, please.

If anyone chooses to send a package or letter, he would appreciate it if you could somehow mark the package/envelope with a small "DK" in the lower left hand corner, which will identify it as originating from a Daily Kos reader.  We are keeping track of how much care and support comes from DailyKos.  

I'd appreciate it if you would recommend this diary to keep it on the front page for an hour or two. This community has been sending packages to him since November 2006, and I'd like as many participants as possible to see that they are making a difference to this unit and the soldiers they treat. The men and women of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division treat injured and sick soldiers 7 days a week and could use some Daily Kos liberal love for themselves and the soldiers in their care.  

Originally posted to silvercedes on Fri Mar 16, 2007 at 07:03 PM PDT.

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