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I don't quite know how to ask this, but we are trying to start a weekly show where we will read letters from the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and the surrounding areas that are in harms way. - this will include the Marines in the Horn of Africa and even in Haiti! From anywhere and everywhere!

We are NOT going to be doing a politically bent show for one side or the other, nor do we wish to air any information where our enemies can garner intelligence.

What we are looking for are what the major media would consider as 'mundane', 'boring', 'un-newsworthy' - We want the day to day reality of life. The trips to the local orphanages - helping rebuild a school - washing desert 'cammies' in a mud hole - a quiet day of solitude - an impromptu guitar song-fest in the desert.

All those little items of information that are sent home - we want to share with as many people as we can so they can 'relate' to our military. To let them know that these are our sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, friends .... not just nameless numbers or ratings. Let us see and possibly feel part of their lives.

We will not divulge last names nor address information - locations will be general - NO unit designations other than Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine.

I have been posting these short letters to several news sites and the response from people has been tremendous. The American people want to KNOW their protectors!
If you want to narrate a story on the radio, we can set that up also (with the same restrictions to names, etc).

Please send your emails, stories, questions to me at:
letters @

ps ... reports of all the heroics will be given special attention. We don't need a saga - so far the most popular letters have been the "short notes home" to Mom, Dad, etc.
Bring our military to life - to honor - to America.

I ask that you forward this letter to everyone you know that has a son, brother, daughter, sister, or friend in the military

Carl L. Steplock III
Hot Springs, AR 71901

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
Ronald Reagan

15 posted on 05/15/2004 4:27:46 PM PDT by steplock (
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Here's a couple of blog you might be interested in.
Also you might want to get on Ragtime Cowgirl's pinglist.

The Greenside

Boots on the Ground

This is about my daily life here in Baghdad, Iraq as an soldier of the United States Army. My views do not reflect that of the US Military or US Government

33 posted on 05/15/2004 9:05:11 PM PDT by Valin (Hating people is like burning down your house to kill a rat)
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