For clarification: As you can well imagine, we cannot send out a mass e-mail like this with Confidential information on it; so, I have removed the identifying information in the e-mails, wherever possible.
Most notable is that in both cases, these soldiers are members of the 81st Brigade, which is currently deployed to Iraq -- and both have had to be brought home on emergency leave to take care of their families -- only to find that they do not have immediate resources and have lost virtually all their major belongings.
I can tell you that in both cases - they are without transportation and are not in a position to be able to afford car rental or motel expenses, let alone being in a position to feed their families all three meals in a restaurant!
We have received some assurances of help, for which we are very grateful - and, when Stubbs from KMPS radio returns from her ACL surgery, she wants to put this on the air -- however, that is another two weeks out. PLEASE -- help us support these wonderful people who have both been deployed twice in recent years, and have been ready and willing to defend what is most important to us -- our freedom.
Jim Broe Commander, Post 161 The American Legion, Department of Washington 16205 NE 12th Ct. Condo #E67 Bellevue, WA 98008-3634 206-999-6502 email@example.com
Please help these guys out if you can!
I get the feeling nobody is paying attention.