Skip to comments.No Joke: NJ Mom Collects 'Silly String' for Iraq Troops ["If the string falls to the ground....]
Posted on 11/10/2006 4:12:45 PM PST by Sub-Driver
No Joke: NJ Mom Collects 'Silly String' for Iraq Troops
by KYW's David Madden
A Camden County, NJ woman is working on a plan to send cans of the children's aerosol toy "Silly String" to troops in Iraq.
Stress relief? Hardly.
Marcelle Shrivers son has been in Iraq for a month now. She says Army and Marine units spray the string through the doorways of buildings before entering them -- to make sure there are no bombs inside:
"If the string falls to the ground, there are no trip wires. If the string hangs in mid-air, then they can see that theres a wire and they do not go in until they can dismantle it."
And he wants more. Shes gathered two cases of the string so far, and $140 to help in shipping. She needs more of both.
Donations are being taken at St. Lukes Church in Stratford, NJ, and at Our Lady of Grace in Somerdale.
(Excerpt) Read more at kyw1060.com ...
Jon Carry would never believe the ingenuity!
Brilliant. Simply brilliant.
brilliant, and far more effective than our congress
Now, lets hope that someone does not come up with a new anti-tripwire string that costs $100 a can and sell it to the military.
Ah, something else to add to my troop Christmas package. What a great idea!
Sounds like stress relief to me.
I see a major congressional investigation looming-"Why aren't our troops being supplied with the proper equipment?"
What a slick use for the stuff. And, I suppose, if they hear a funny sound from inside the building, they can light the silly string and use the can as a flamethrower!
Smart mom...why didn't the brass think of this first?
rather cool. I'm going to have my sister's cub scout troop go collect 'em and ship them off.
Wow, now that's really something. When I first read this, I figured it was a joke or something.
Front-line troops are more creative. We have learned a ton about urban warfare in this environment.
bump for bookmark
Spiderman serving in the WOT?
Well... because the brass weren't the ones with the problem.
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