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Send Christmas Cards to a Viet Nam Vet
11-13-01 | Shenandoah

Posted on 11/13/2001 3:14:37 AM PST by Shenandoah

I received the following email:

I wrote back to Colleen suggesting that she contact her local VFW, Marine Corps League, American Legion, and Vietnam Veterans of America. I've also posted her message on American Veterans

I have corresponded with Colleen, so I know this to be valid.

I AM HOPING YOU AND YOUR READERS CAN HELP ME WITH A PROBLEM, I HAVE A NEIGHBOR, A MARINE, WHO DID TWO TOURS IN NAM, HE IS VERY POOR HEALTH AND PROBABLY WON'T LIVE TO SEE ANOTHER CHRISTMAS, HE LIVES IN A 3 ROOM HOUSE HE BUILT HIS SELF, HE HAS NO LIVING FAMILY, FEW FRIENDS, EVERY CHRISTMAS I TAKE HIM A BASKET OF GOODIES, WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO THAT IS CHRISTMAS CARDS FROM ALL OVER, FROM OTHER VETS, YOU CAN'T IMAGINE HOW HAPPY THIS WOULD MAKE HIS CHRISTMAS. HE LIVES WITH HIS CAT, AND IN ON OXYGEN AS HE HAS EMPHYSEMA AND IS BASICALLY HOUSEBOUND. PLEASE IF YOU CAN HELP ME, HIS NAME IS RICHARD WORKMAN, AND YOU CAN SEND CARDS TO HIM C/O COLLEEN CASTILLO, 3372 S KNOX, ODESSA,TX 79763

THANKS

--- COLLEEN CASTILLO


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1 posted on 11/13/2001 3:14:38 AM PST by Shenandoah
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To: Shenandoah
Note to Colleen - "Thanks" - for caring about a fellow vet. I'll send a card for sure.
2 posted on 11/13/2001 3:59:28 AM PST by harpu
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To: harpu
PING
3 posted on 11/13/2001 4:10:57 AM PST by GailA
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To: Shenandoah
That's really sweet.

I am not a veteran (anything!) but would a card from an Irish girl cheer this man up? If so, I'd be happy to oblige *S*

4 posted on 11/13/2001 4:15:05 AM PST by Happygal
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To: Happygal
I AM NOT A VET EITHER, BUT THIS GUY WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE, HE IS SUCH A GOOD PERSON, AND IS HOUSEBOUND FOR THE MOST PART, AND I AM HOPING TO MAKE THIS A GREAT CHRISTMAS FOR HIM, AND I APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU WHO ARE TAKING THE TIME TO REPLY, AND SEND A CARD. COLLEEN CASTILLO
5 posted on 11/13/2001 5:22:41 AM PST by ciscoll
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To: ciscoll
This is a wonderful thing you're doing, Colleen. Kudos!

Let's make Richard's Christmas a Happy one!

6 posted on 11/13/2001 8:01:13 AM PST by DinkyDau
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To: Shenandoah
bump
7 posted on 11/13/2001 9:10:37 AM PST by DinkyDau
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To: DinkyDau
bump
8 posted on 11/13/2001 2:24:31 PM PST by Shenandoah
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To: Shenandoah
Thanks for posting this--I'll send a card, and copy the text of what you wrote & email it to a couple of people. Thanks!
9 posted on 11/13/2001 2:33:08 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: proud American in Canada
Thanks, Proud American!
10 posted on 11/16/2001 1:04:07 PM PST by Shenandoah
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To: ciscoll; Shenandoah
What a thoughtful idea! Count me in.
11 posted on 11/16/2001 1:04:40 PM PST by RottiBiz
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To: ciscoll
I'll send a card Colleen. Thank you!
12 posted on 11/16/2001 1:06:10 PM PST by WillaJohns
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To: Shenandoah
I am BUMPING in on this. A great idea. (Please God, don't let it be a hoax !!)
13 posted on 11/16/2001 1:06:11 PM PST by carpio
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To: Shenandoah
He will get a Merry Christmas, Semper Fi and Hoo Ahh! from this Marine/Army household for sure!
14 posted on 11/16/2001 1:06:16 PM PST by GussiedUp
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To: carpio
This is no hoax, carpio. I've been corresponding with Colleen.
15 posted on 11/16/2001 1:07:06 PM PST by DinkyDau
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To: carpio
P.S. You can click on the American Veterans link in the article to see Colleen's message posted there.
16 posted on 11/16/2001 1:07:07 PM PST by DinkyDau
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To: DinkyDau
BTTT
17 posted on 11/16/2001 1:10:42 PM PST by carpio
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To: carpio
bumpty-bump
18 posted on 11/16/2001 1:11:03 PM PST by Shenandoah
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To: Shenandoah
A big "The card is in the mail!" BUMPERUNI.
19 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:44 PM PST by carpio
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To: DinkyDau; Shenandoah; dixie sass; .38sw; 185JHP; 1FreeAmerican; 1rudeboy...
Let us fill this veterans mail box!! It is little enough to do but a lot better than doing nothing.
20 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:45 PM PST by carpio
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To: carpio; abigail2; abner; aculeus; adanaC; advocate10; afraidfortherepublic; agitator; alisasny...
veteran's is what I meant.

Let us fill this veteran's mail box. It is little enough to do and better than doing nothing.

21 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:46 PM PST by carpio
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To: Shenandoah; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Brother ?? Can you spare a BUMP ???
22 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:48 PM PST by carpio
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To: Shenandoah; *FREEP!; OWK; TheRealLobo; PBRSTREETGANG; dirtboy; kd5cts; ofMagog; dubyagee; vigl...
PING!
23 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:50 PM PST by carpio
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To: carpio
My wife and I are both vets, we'll send two cards.
24 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:51 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Shenandoah
Siemper Fi Bump (because we are always faithful)
25 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:51 PM PST by labusiness
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To: JohnHuang2
Hey Johnny, Carpio could use your ping list, this is for a real good cause.
26 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:51 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Shenandoah; Florida native
I hope this turns into an old fashioned

BUMP-A-THON!!!

27 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:53 PM PST by carpio
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To: carpio; Shenandoah
I will be happy to send Richard a Christmas card.
God Bless Our Veteran's
28 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:54 PM PST by deadhead
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To: Shenandoah
You can count on our family to send a Christmas card to this Vet.

Thank you for what you are doing!!

29 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:54 PM PST by MasonGal
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To: knak
BUMP !!
30 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:55 PM PST by carpio
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To: carpio; Shenandoah; ciscoll; Snow Bunny
I've included this on my Support Our Troops Links Page.
CLICK HERE for a complete set of links to support our military!
31 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:55 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: HighWheeler; PogySailor
This guy could really use a BUMP!
32 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:55 PM PST by carpio
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To: carpio
Viet Nam veteran bump
33 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:55 PM PST by austingirl
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To: ciscoll; Alamo-Girl
If no one has said it, allow me:
Welcome to Free Republic

Click Here to find Free Republic
NEWCOMERS: Welcome Center and Information Desk Latest Thread
Stop in to meet our hostess Alamo-Girl.
She has a great collection of Free Republic useful links.

34 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:56 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Shenandoah; Pokey78
BUMSKI WUMPSKI
35 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:57 PM PST by carpio
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To: austingirl
Viet Nam veteran bump

Thank'ee M'am!

36 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:57 PM PST by carpio
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To: Shenandoah
KEWL. He has just been added to my list.

Thanks

37 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:57 PM PST by Native American Female Vet
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To: Shenandoah; Andyman; opbuzz
PING!
38 posted on 11/16/2001 1:12:59 PM PST by carpio
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To: carpio
I'll be glad to BUMP this along!
39 posted on 11/16/2001 1:13:05 PM PST by MasonGal
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To: Shenandoah
How are his finances? If we each sent a couple of bucks, would that help?
40 posted on 11/16/2001 1:13:06 PM PST by Pure Country
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To: B4Ranch
Thought you would be interested in this.
41 posted on 11/16/2001 1:13:08 PM PST by deadhead
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To: Shenandoah; Yankee; Map Kernow
Cards please !!
43 posted on 11/16/2001 1:13:13 PM PST by carpio
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To: Shenandoah
Consider it done, providing it's alright for non-vets to get in on the action. :-}
44 posted on 11/16/2001 1:13:14 PM PST by Great Dane
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To: Happygal
I am not a veteran (anything!) but would a card from an Irish girl cheer this man up?

You've got to be kidding, lass. A card from an Irish girl would cheer up any man.

Do it, and God bless.

45 posted on 11/16/2001 1:13:17 PM PST by jackbill
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To: ciscoll; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Welcome to Free Republic, ciscoll! If you need any help along the way, please feel free to contact any of us on the NEWCOMERS: Welcome Center and Information Desk threads! We're glad you're posting!
46 posted on 11/16/2001 1:13:31 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
Good idea Tonkin. Thanks for the ping and for your great ideas.
47 posted on 11/16/2001 1:13:31 PM PST by Snow Bunny
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To: Shenandoah
A most humble bump and thanks.
48 posted on 11/16/2001 1:13:34 PM PST by zeaal
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To: rintense; Timeout
PINGing!
49 posted on 11/16/2001 1:13:34 PM PST by carpio
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To: carpio
BUMP-ity-BUMP
50 posted on 11/16/2001 1:13:34 PM PST by carpio
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