I knew the Major a bit over in Iraq. He was sorta famous for his poolside smoking habits (and being a wee bit long in the tooth for a Major). Nice guy. As for stuff to send, I’ve seen a billion of these lists after 30 months there. My modest suggestions: easily portable reading material, (paperbacks, magazines — NO hardcovers), Underarmor t-shirts, and drugstore.com gift certificates and items. Drugstore.com must have some epic logistics people since they seem to be able “to git there firstust with the mostest.” :)
posted on 05/16/2009 8:46:04 AM PDT
("Now we grieve, 'cause now it's gone / But things were good when we were young.")
I saw your post and just saw that this tread was started back in August. But Im glad you brought it back to my (our) attention.
Another good source for sending care packages to our troops overseas is
There are a lot of good suggestions listed and info on how to order the USPS free mailing packages.
posted on 05/16/2009 9:26:45 AM PDT
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