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1 posted on 04/21/2004 1:44:24 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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Thanks, Freepers for stepping up to the plate.
2 posted on 04/21/2004 1:46:16 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Become a monthly donor to Free Republic)
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Where do we send the stuff?
4 posted on 04/21/2004 1:50:38 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Laz, where are you? Are you ok?)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Support BTTT!!!!!
5 posted on 04/21/2004 1:50:44 PM PDT by Maigrey (I want the new crayola crayon: Piggy in Puce (also known as Electric Tomato Soup))
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To: Brad's Gramma
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1121642/posts?page=127#127
6 posted on 04/21/2004 1:51:43 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (FOX NEWS : Why won't you mention Hanoi Kerry's book, the New Soldier? Fair and Balanced my foot!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
BTTT
11 posted on 04/21/2004 1:59:38 PM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: Brad's Gramma
During Vietnam the hospitals in Hawaii wouldn't let the wounded have cigarettes.

It took the CGs intervention to allow the wives clubs to bring cigarettes to the vets.
12 posted on 04/21/2004 2:01:04 PM PDT by opbuzz
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To: Brad's Gramma
Count me in. Send over the address to freep mail!! I already have a bunch of good stuff I can send!!
14 posted on 04/21/2004 2:06:01 PM PDT by Lion in Winter (I ain't no pussy cat... don't mess with me... ya hear! GRRRRRRrrr)
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To: Brad's Gramma; sultan88; Mudboy Slim; Corin Stormhands; jla; Flora McDonald; AdSimp; ...
Richmond ping.

Thought you all might like to help out.
16 posted on 04/21/2004 2:24:10 PM PDT by iceskater (Think like a democrat, fight like one.)
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To: Brad's Gramma
count me in
19 posted on 04/21/2004 2:30:58 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is .)
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To: Brad's Gramma
I would be very interested in corresponding via email. Let me know how I can sign up. Thanks

27 posted on 04/21/2004 3:18:24 PM PDT by sasafras (sasafras (The road to hell is paved with good intentions))
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To: Brad's Gramma; snippy_about_it; bentfeather; radu; Victoria Delsoul; The Mayor; ...
FYI Bump.
28 posted on 04/21/2004 3:38:36 PM PDT by SAMWolf (I started out with nothing & still have most of it left.)
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Thanks, Gramma, for the chance to help. Please freepmail me with the contact info. (Let me know if you need additional 'credentials,' I will not be offended!)

These folks are fighting and dying for ME. I owe them!
xoxoxoxox
29 posted on 04/21/2004 3:56:49 PM PDT by Shazolene
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To: NYer; trussell; SheLion; Salem
Would you consider pinging your lists for help?
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Today I went to visit the military hospital here in the Green Zone. Yesterday my boss (a Marine) had gone to visit some of the Marines brought here from the Fallujah fighting. When he asked one of the wounded Marines if there was anything he could get for him, the Marine requested a razor so he could shave and be within standards again before he was discharged from the hospital. My boss also found that the hospital basically was lacking phones for the patients to be able to call home and talk with their loved ones. I think they only had one that the chaplain carried with him and let the patients use when visiting them. We were able to scrounge up a few razors and got a couple of our cell phones signed over to the ward. I took the items back today along with some candy folks gave me and spent some time talking with the patients.

Afterwards, I talked with the ward personnel and they gave me a list of items they can always use. Our hospital is the largest surgical hospital here in Iraq so most of the patients are evac'd here for their initial care until they can be stabilized and evac'd to Germany or returned to duty (although it is not a big hospital-more like a clinic sized unit).

Of course most of the wounded come in with only what they were wearing in most cases. As such, they don't have things like toothbrushes, etc. A lot of you are always asking if there is anything you can send me. There really isn't anything I need, but these folks could use some things for the wounded. It really is humbling when you think about these young men and women who have been wounded, some of them terribly, and they are really excited about getting a razor or some chocolate candy. So, following is the list of things the ward personnel said they could really use for their patients.

On the hygiene items (toothpaste, shampoo, etc.), they are interested in the travel size products because the wounded are normally only here for a short period of time before they are transferred out to bigger hospitals that have better supplies of these items, or back to their units where they have access to their stuff. If you would like to donate any of these things (or start a drive for these things) just mail them to me. My office will sort the items and make sure they get to the hospital. If you would like to send food items, we'll need individually wrapped or single serving items. And, chocolate is okay if it's mailed soon before it gets too hot (but to tell the truth, we've been known to lick it off the wrapper when we want it bad enough!).

Razors
Shaving Cream
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Dental Floss
Mouthwash
Soap
Shampoo
Feminine Hygiene Products
Underclothes (male and female)-okay this may sound like a strange item, but remember they normally only come in with the stuff they are wearing and normally those are ruined
Slippers/FlipFlop type of things (in large sizes-apparently the things on the local economy are pretty small)
Hospital PJs
Candy
Crackers
Snack Items
Anything else you can think of



Additionally, we like to go out and give our young Marines pulling post duty candy/cookies, so we can always use that type of stuff. We had a great time delivering our Easter candy stash Sunday and we left a lot of Marines grinning from ear to ear.

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30 posted on 04/21/2004 3:57:48 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Laz, where are you? Are you ok?)
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To: Brad's Gramma
me too!

My adopted solider is back so I've not sent any packages lately.

They like cigs too.

Freep mail me with more info...
31 posted on 04/21/2004 3:58:48 PM PDT by BushisTheMan
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To: Brad's Gramma
THANKS.

I have toooo limited resources to be much help on that score.

I can pray and I can correspond. I could probably handle 12-24 correspondents.

Not sure how to arrive at a list of those to connect with. Perhaps you know?
32 posted on 04/21/2004 4:02:24 PM PDT by Quix (Choose this day whom U will serve: Shrillery & demonic goons or The King of Kings and Lord of Lords)
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Hobbit action ping...
35 posted on 04/21/2004 4:23:52 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (I've never been to Spain...and now I'll never go...)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks for the post! This is now an official prayer warrior field trip destination!

For those who may wish to join other FReepers in supporting our troops spiritually, please feel invited and welcome to come to the troop prayer threads. The most recent one can be found here:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1101474/posts?page=412

39 posted on 04/21/2004 5:13:34 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Hold fast what thou hast received!)
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If you'd like to be on or off this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.
42 posted on 04/21/2004 5:27:56 PM PDT by SJackson ( Every generation of Jews has to learn its own Aleph Beis. Ours...to learn how to shoot, Abba Kovner)
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Sign my daughter & I up...will send freep mail.
I rec'd an email last yr from a navy medic who had rec'd no mail until our care pack. Imagine, our injured wondering if anyone remembers or cares?

BG, thank you for this opportunity. The least we can do is send support - as others send their spouse or child into the fight for freedom! RC, appreciative (tears in my eyes)"thanks" for your ping.
43 posted on 04/21/2004 5:28:50 PM PDT by getgoing
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Sign me up also, and please FReepmail me the address.
45 posted on 04/21/2004 5:43:13 PM PDT by xJones
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