Skip to comments.Tampons come to the rescue in Iraq!! (Don't worry, it's a good story)
Posted on 01/10/2005 9:07:11 PM PST by paulat
(From a mom):
He told me how wonderful the care packages were and wanted me to tell everyone thank you. He said that one guy well call Marine X did get a girl care package and everyone was giving him a hard time. My son said, "Marine X got some really nice smelling lotion and everyone really likes it, so everytime he goes to sleep they steal it from him." I told my son I was really sorry about the mistake, and if he wanted I would send Marine X another package. He told me not to worry about Marine X because everytime I send something to him Marine X thinks it's for him too. He said when my husband and I sent the last care package Marine X came over to his cot picked up the box, started fishing through it, and said, "What'd we get this time?" )
My son said they had the most fun with Marine Xs package. He said he wasn't sure who we were sending the pack to, but the panties were size 20, and he said one of the guys got on top of the humvee and jumped off with the panties over his head and yelled, "Look at me, I'm an Airborne Ranger!!!!". He said one of the guys attached the panties to an antenna and it blew in the wind like a windsock. He said it entertained them for quite awhile.
Then of course, they had the tampons. When he brought this up my imagination was just running wild, but I let him continue. My son said they had to go on a mission and Marine X wanted the chapstick and lotion for the trip. He grabbed a bunch of the items out of his care package and got in the humvee. As luck would have it he grabbed the tampons, and My son said everyone was teasing him about "not forgetting his feminine hygiene products". My son said things were going well, and then the convoy was ambushed. He said a Marine in the convoy was shot. He said the wound was pretty clean, but it was deep. He said they were administering first aid but couldn't get the bleeding to slow down, and someone said, "Hey use Marine Xs tampons". My son said they put the tampon in the wound. At this point my son profoundly told me, "Mom did you know that tampons expand?" ) "Well, yeah!". They successfully slowed the bleeding and got the guy medical attention. When they went to check on him later the surgeon told them, "You guys saved his life". If you hadn't stopped that bleeding he would have bled to death. My son said, "Mom, the tampons sent by the Marine Moms by mistake saved a Marines life." At this point I asked him, "Well what did you do with the rest of the tampons?" He said, "Oh, we divided them up and we all have them in our flak jackets, and I kept two for our first aid kit".
I am absolutely amazed by the ingenuity of our Marines, and can't believe that something that started out as a mistake ended up saving someone's life. My sister said she doesn't believe in mistakes. She said that God had a plan all along. She believes that female care package was sent to Marine X to save our Marine. Either way ladies our efforts have boosted the morale of many Marines, provided much needed items for our troops, AND saved the lives of a Marine! God bless each of you for your efforts and hard work, and God bless our Marines!
Posted by Blackfive in Military | Permalink
Good story, Good reading ! Thanks for sharing :)
Let's here it for tampons! LOL
This has already been posted. Don't you check?
Congressional investigation time.
I searched on "tampons" and saw nothing. Where was it posted...I will happily bow out.
Well, poor Aunt Flo!
I'm sure she wouldn't mind though. Now if we could only find a use for those liners....
Maybe you need to use the entire title in the search,but I don't know. I've never posted threads,so I'm not sure exactly how it works.
Aside from tampons, the lowly condom helps to keep out water from firearms. So I read.
I'm SO sorry...I just did a search on "tampons" in the title...nothing came up...and if you do the same search now...only mine comes up.
Should we ask the Admin Monitor to pull it?
Leave it to the Marines. LOL What a great story that was!
No, leave this post up, first I have seen of it..Thanks for posting.
There are actually two searches, the first is a quick search. When your first search returns no results, you'll find yourself in a new, slightly different search screen.
Search again to go way back in time...that should have found the earlier posts!
To be honest, I missed seeing this in December...it's a good story, and I'm glad Paula posted it again!
Probably was posted with the real title ("Every Care Package Is Important"), the way articles should be posted. :-)
sheesh, if you have never posted threads, then you don't know how hard it is to check every word!
paulet, thanks for posting this again, because I must have been BUSY in December and I liked reading it.
Forgive me for being ignorant, but what is the downside of posting a new thread on an old subject? I just don't see the harm. Isn't it easy enough to just scroll past it?
I've not seen it before.
Still worth a second post, I reckon.
Wonder what these ingenious guys would do with a sanitary pad! In M*A*S*H they might have used them as slings *L*
No such thing as coincidences.
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