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Adopt a military person
http://www.adoptasoldier.com

Posted on 10/01/2001 8:47:09 AM PDT by Primo

For anyone who is interested in "adopting" a military person to send letters and care packages. Go to http://www.adoptasoldier.com


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1 posted on 10/01/2001 8:47:09 AM PDT by Primo
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To: Primo
I thought we weren't suppossed to quarter military personel during wartime.
2 posted on 10/01/2001 8:52:13 AM PDT by francisandbeans
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To: Primo
I already got one,Sgt. Eric,my son.
3 posted on 10/01/2001 8:53:41 AM PDT by eastforker
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To: francisandbeans
I was "adopted" a couple of times when I was in the Army. It was most pleasant and resulted in good food being consumed by yours truly. Oh yeah! The bonds of fellowship were strengthened too.
4 posted on 10/01/2001 8:55:25 AM PDT by Movemout
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To: Movemout

Memoirs of a Banana Republican: 

Jimmy’s Flag

Click on the Flag.


5 posted on 10/01/2001 8:56:26 AM PDT by Luis Gonzalez
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To: francisandbeans
Aw, shucks, that amendment just says the gov't can't force you to provide comfort and shelter to troops of a standing army.
It don't say nothin' 'bout doin' it outta the goodness of yer heart...
6 posted on 10/01/2001 8:57:34 AM PDT by HiJinx
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To: francisandbeans
{voice="Sgt. Hulka"}
Lighten up, Francis...
{/voice}

This is a great idea. I've been looking for something *real* to do other than giving blood. This is a good way to support our troops in a very *real* way. Go for it!

7 posted on 10/01/2001 8:59:52 AM PDT by TheBluesMan
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To: Primo
Is this the result of the Clinton Administration orphaning our military? Just a thought.
8 posted on 10/01/2001 9:00:31 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Movemout, Lent, dennisw, 2sheep
1. Diaper wipes :: but the small containers, not the big ones. The big ones are difficult to carry to the latrine, get dirty, and dry out.

2. Handi-wipes, diaper wipes leave a film, not the greatest for hands and faces.

3. Heavy duty hand lotion, skin dries out rapidly

4. Lip balm -- flavoured is fun

5. Microwave items such as pop corn -- amazing how many microwaves popped up in the desert once we had generator electricity. We even learned how to make cakes :o)

6. Spices -- garlic powder -- onion powder -- stuff to add a little taste to things

7. Plastic containers with sealable lids -- some small -- some large -- to keep critters and sand out of stuff

8. "Instant" or dried items -- milk -- butter buds -- potatoes -- puddings. MRE's get old -- T rats get older faster........

9. At least 1 microwaveable container -- canteen cups don't do well in microwaves.

10. Instant ice tea or sweetened fruit drink mix -- not the packets but the cans -- makes drinking water easier -- or put the powder into a plastic container and tape it shut.

11. Hard candy -- individually wrapped. Lollipops were loved

12. Insect netting -- might not be enough room in the initial duffles. Came in very handy once the flies came out.

13. Blow up pillows and a blow up bed mat

14. An old shower curtain to place under their sleeping bag if they have a cot -- cuts down on the cold

15. Twin size wool or cotton blanket -- synthetics weren't as warm.

16. Plastic clothes pins

17. Garment bag that zips -- keeps critters out of uniforms

18. See thru plastic zip bags -- the ones blankets or bed spreads come in -- great for keeping socks and underwear easily accessible.

19. Net bags with draw strings

20. Plastic wash basin

21. Small bottles of liquid detergent -- granulated detergent doesn't dissolve easily in cold water for washing clothes

22. Video tapes of TV shows -- make sure if you send a series you send the sequels Once people are dug in the VCR's come out.

23. Fungal powder for feet and other areas

24. Clean underwear and socks

25. Crossword magazines -- some simple -- some harder -- all according to the person

26. A few books -- soft cover

27. Lined paper in pads with cardboard backing to lean on

28. Envelopes

29. Micro tape recorders with tapes -- include some padded envelopes for mailing home

30. Containers of various size nails and screws

31. Small hammer and screw drivers

32. Plastic plate, cup (mug), bowl -- and 1 set of honest to goodness silverware!!!!!

33. Plastic hangars -- more durable than wire

34. Newspapers -- especially sports sections for the guys

35. (ADD ON) Phone Cards

A Note:

Thanks Julie. I am sure everyone appreciates your input! I know we do

The Addresses are: Please address them to "Any Soldier"

Addresses for deployment sites Prince of Sultan Air base:

Saudi Arabia American Red Cross
Office of the station manager
Unit 70404 box 4
APO AP 09882

Tuzla Bosnia
American Red Cross
Office of Station Manager
HHC 3rd ID Tuzle Main (Eagle Base)
Operation Joing Forge
APO AE 09789

Kosvo
American Red Cross
Office of Station manager
Task Force Falcon (Forward)
Camp Bondsteel
APO AE 09340-0001

Kosvo
American Red Cross
Office of the Station Manager
Task Force Falcon (forward)
Camp Monteith
APO AE 09340-0001

http://www.adoptasoldier.com/suggestions.html

Saudi Arabia American Red Cross

Hmmm, I wonder what would happen if I sent a [Chanukah] menorah and candles, addressed to 'Any Jewish soldier'?

9 posted on 10/01/2001 9:01:48 AM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Primo, jim robinson
How come the source doesnt have an "About Us" info, and no legal info?

They also are not endorsed by Red Cross, military or anyone else. How do you know it is legit?

I smell a rat, no offense Primo. I just find these things to be suspect.

10 posted on 10/01/2001 9:03:30 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: riley1992
ping....
11 posted on 10/01/2001 9:05:06 AM PDT by dakine
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To: Primo
Okay I saw the About Us, but it still is suspect.
12 posted on 10/01/2001 9:06:04 AM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Wow! Your cynicism is greater than mine. I'm in awe.
13 posted on 10/01/2001 9:08:14 AM PDT by Movemout
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To: Yellow Rose of Texas
bookmarkable
14 posted on 10/01/2001 9:08:25 AM PDT by amom
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To: Thinkin' Gal
What a great service you just performed! Keep this bumped.
16 posted on 10/01/2001 9:09:36 AM PDT by GopherIt
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
I didn't spend too much time on the site, but the 'suggestions' page listed several APO Red Cross addresses to send packages addressed to 'Any soldier'. If these addresses are legit, then there shouldn't be a problem. However, I didn't venture to the 'sign-up' pages. Seems like a little 'mom and pop' website.
17 posted on 10/01/2001 9:14:10 AM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: eastforker
Me to eastforker, my son-in-law. God Bless them all!!!
18 posted on 10/01/2001 9:15:05 AM PDT by CELTICGAEL (Celt)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Didn't you read the sponsor page? They are sponsored by their server host (InnerWeb) and "Beth" and "Melanie" and "Julie." Where's your patriotism?

I would like to adopt a soldier, but first I'm going to adopt a NYC fireman or family.

19 posted on 10/01/2001 9:15:40 AM PDT by Silly
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To: dakine
Cool. If I adopt you does it mean I have to cook and send you the food? If it does, you may starve.
20 posted on 10/01/2001 9:18:30 AM PDT by riley1992
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To: GopherIt
I lived out of country for 4 months and I looked forward to the mail everyday. When I got a letter, it meant so much to me. This is great. I have signed up and urge all to do the same.

They are fighting for us. The least we can do is write a letter or send a care package.

21 posted on 10/01/2001 9:19:53 AM PDT by carton253
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To: RedBloodedAmerican, Primo
By the way, there is a site called:

AdoptASolder.org

which was established before Sept. 15. It looks like the .com site cannibalized the preexisting site's content.

22 posted on 10/01/2001 9:26:16 AM PDT by Silly
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To: Primo
Thanks!! This is just great. I will adopt our grand nephew who is with the 82nd Airborne. He will probably be in the thick of things. This is my assumption, nothing that I know for a fact. What do you think would be the best items for him to have? I visited with him a couple of weeks ago before the WTC and he is so prepared, mentally, spiritually and physically. We are so proud of him.
23 posted on 10/01/2001 9:27:42 AM PDT by AUsome Joy
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To: RedBloodedAmerican, Primo, all
By the way, I do agree that this idea is a worthy one, and I hope people will find a way to help someone in the military.
24 posted on 10/01/2001 9:28:09 AM PDT by Silly
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Good Read . . . Thank You Mr. Gonzalez . . .Good Write

And our flag is still there

Reply 6 to SJackson by gatorman

9128987 posted on 09/28/2001 07:35:32 PDT

FReegards . . .


25 posted on 10/01/2001 9:34:56 AM PDT by gatorman
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To: AUsome Joy
Freepmail me if you think your family would provide the name of someone without family to write to them. Not quite comfortable with these organizations...after the comments.
26 posted on 10/01/2001 10:05:49 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: 3D-JOY
If I hear of anyone, I will.
27 posted on 10/01/2001 10:18:25 AM PDT by AUsome Joy
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To: Thinkin' Gal
BTTTT on the Menorah etc.
28 posted on 10/01/2001 10:32:14 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: gatorman
I noticed on this website "adoptasoldier" that the "Pledge of Allegiance" as quoted by Red Skelton left out the words "under God", i.e., "...one nation under God, indivisible...." Is this a true quote since I remember his show as little person always saying at the very end "and may God bless?"
29 posted on 10/01/2001 10:48:10 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: lilylangtree

"Is this a true quote since I remember his show as little person always saying at the very end "and may God bless?"

I'm with you . . . watched Red Skelton many an evening way back when . . . find it hard to believe that he would not have said ". . . one nation under God, indivisible . . . " Let's just hope the omission was an honest error.

FReegards . . .


30 posted on 10/01/2001 12:27:25 PM PDT by gatorman
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
Well, I recognize the addresses TG gave above as legit: we sent care boxes to those Red Cross stations last year.
31 posted on 10/01/2001 6:26:34 PM PDT by cyn
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To: cyn
So this website is sort of redirecting, a help site. Okay. I just hate to see people scamming and make money off this.
32 posted on 10/01/2001 6:32:34 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Primo
This is a great program. When I was in second grade during the Gulf War, I made letters and pictures with my class to be sent to those brave men and women in unifrom. Now I find myself in unifrom, albeit I am still in college and merely a cadet. I find it interesting that in four years I will be in the same posistion as those men of the Gulf War, it is really comforting to know that so many went before. It is amazing how things go full circle. I have to adopt one of these brave men and women. IN four years I will stand with them. GOD BLESS YOU Freepers, I love how we freepers rally to our men and women in uniform. NU Cadet
33 posted on 10/01/2001 6:38:09 PM PDT by StAthanasiustheGreat
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
I just hate to see people scamming and make money off this.

Me too! It's really a shame, but you just don't know anymore. I look at the kids at the supermarket with their cans shaking and envision an inground pool in someone's backyard. I think by now the soccer teams in town should have a domed-arena with sod for year-round use. What's the saying, fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.

34 posted on 10/01/2001 6:42:53 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane
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To: NWU Army ROTC
When I was in second grade during the Gulf War

Crimminy, I'm wearing a sweatshirt that is older than you.

35 posted on 10/01/2001 6:44:12 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Thinkin' Gal
Hmmm, I wonder what would happen if I sent a [Chanukah] menorah and candles, addressed to 'Any Jewish soldier'?

That's a GREAT idea!!!! I'm gonna do it!
(Don't forget the latke mixesand some driedles, too.)

36 posted on 10/01/2001 6:47:14 PM PDT by Liberty Belle
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To: riley1992
" If I adopt you does it mean I have to cook and send you the food? "

Just make it PBJ with Raspberry jelly!

37 posted on 10/02/2001 2:11:38 AM PDT by dakine
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To: Thinkin' Gal
YEEKS, people are being INVITED to send food/medicinal products to our armed forces men/women? Including homemade and home repackaged stuff? This used to be safe enough, but now that we have a HUGE fifth column of American Muslims -- hope they're REAL good at checking for poison!!!
38 posted on 10/02/2001 2:17:52 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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To: dakine
You'll get strawberry and like it.
39 posted on 10/02/2001 2:22:26 AM PDT by riley1992
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To: Primo
I've got two. A delta force and a major.
40 posted on 10/02/2001 2:25:23 AM PDT by Vicki
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To: LadyX
Somebody picked up the ball and ran with it!
41 posted on 10/02/2001 2:32:50 AM PDT by CHIEF negotiator
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To: all
Here is another one Support Our Soldiers
Looks like a Good One!
42 posted on 10/02/2001 2:42:59 AM PDT by stlnative
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To: riley1992
Okay, strawberry is fine...

Also, send a couple bottles of Bud, that is if there is any left!

43 posted on 10/02/2001 3:13:17 AM PDT by dakine
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To: dakine
If I'm going to adopt you, Flyboy, there are conditions. The first being, you get your own beer.
44 posted on 10/02/2001 3:15:59 AM PDT by riley1992
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To: CHIEF negotiator
"Somebody picked up the ball and ran with it!"

Ah, but your idea is unique - and specialized!
I can verify that you lobbed the First Pass, Recon..:)))

45 posted on 10/02/2001 5:21:58 AM PDT by LadyX
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
agree -- valid point, and important for folks to consider!
46 posted on 10/02/2001 9:35:36 AM PDT by cyn
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To: TheBluesMan
I wrote an email to the people at adoptasoldier.org. Here is a copy of the e-mail I sent them, and their response.
Dear Jon,

Thank you for your willingness to support a member of our Military.
Address your first letter to "Any Service Member", then once you receive
a reply; address anything to that specific person from that point on.

Enjoy your correspondence. Let them know that you are praying for them,
and quote them Psalms 56:3. (If you don't know this scripture, I'll
tell you what I tell my children...look it up!).

Lin and Gene Roland
Adopt-A-Soldier (A generic term we use for our organization which
supports the Military as a whole).
www.adoptasoldier.org
info@adoptasoldier.org

"jgrubbs@pinecrestbaptistchurch.org" wrote:
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> Im the youth pastor at a church here in Sanford, FL
>
> I would like my youth group to adopt a Soldier, do we actually address the first letter to "Any Service Member" or do we have to have the name of the service memeber we are sending the letter to?
>
> Thanks,
> Jon Grubbs
47 posted on 10/07/2001 7:33:08 PM PDT by jgrubbs
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