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Letting our wounded service members know we care

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The Washington Post has an advice column called "Ask Amy." She has a letter today to her readers addressing how we can show support to our service members who have been wounded. I just wanted to pass it on in case anyone is interested.

You can send cards, letters, phone cards, packaged treats, and other itmes, but no homemade edible treats. You can address your items to "Any Service Member" to the following addresses:

Walter Reed Army Medical Center, c/o American Red Cross, 6900 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20307-5001.

Brooke Army Medical Center, c/o Major Cradier, 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, Ft. Sam Houston, Tex. 78234-6200.

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, c/o Chaplain's Office, CMR 402, APO AE 09180. This address is in Germany -- senders should use domestic priority mail. Packages require a custom's declaration.

You can also donate $$ for care packages that are sent to those serving overseas. See the website for contact information.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...0801543_2.html

Peace.
 

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For many of us, though not all of us, it'll just be one more package or one more card among the many that we're sending out already.
 

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For many of us, though not all of us, it'll just be one more package or one more card among the many that we're sending out already.
That statement is just too subtle for my simple mind. Or maybe its not - maybe its just as simple as it sounds. Whichever it is, I'm just too dense too figger out. Would you mind explaining?
 

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oldreliable67 said:
That statement is just too subtle for my simple mind. Or maybe its not - maybe its just as simple as it sounds. Whichever it is, I'm just too dense too figger out. Would you mind explaining?
Hi oldreliable. I think he's saying that he does this already. :)
 

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oldreliable67 said:
That statement is just too subtle for my simple mind. Or maybe its not - maybe its just as simple as it sounds. Whichever it is, I'm just too dense too figger out. Would you mind explaining?
I'm trying to say, since many of us will be sending out a few dozen or more cards anyway, why not send out one more?
Many of us, like myself are far from our relatives and will be sending out a bunch of packages anyway, what's one more?
 

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Ah, got it! Thanks aps and Simon!

Is it that I've been spending waaay too much time here at DP? Such that I look for hidden meanings and subtle innuendo where none exists or is intended? Could be, could be!

While we are on the topic, Michelle Malkin posted this recently on her blog...

FNC's Brian Kilmeade posts an update on the moonbat death wish received by wounded soldier Joshua Sparling at Walter Reed. Brian has a list of other wounded troops who could use some Christmas cheer and support:

Capt. James Ollinger
Sgt. Zavian Simspon
Specialist Brian Radke
Specialist Jason Braase
Sgt. David Nevins
Sgt. Jose Ramos
Cpl. Todd Bishop
Sgt. Ryan Donnelly
Sgt. Eva Diane Cochran

Send cards and care packages c/o:
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001

Many more ways to help at America Supports You.
The "moonbat death wish" referred to above was a sort-of Christmas card sent to one of the troops at Walter Reed. On the outside it looked like a greeting card, but inside it contained a death wish for the recipient soldier. Nice.
 

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aps said:
Hi oldreliable. I think he's saying that he does this already. :)
Not this actually. I've spent some time w/ homeless vets, but most of them are form the Vietnam era. My incredibly, wonderful wife is social worker and a vet. She works with homeless vets w/ substance abuse issues. So, I have many easy opportunities to spend time.
 

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oldreliable67 said:
Ah, got it! Thanks aps and Simon!

Is it that I've been spending waaay too much time here at DP? Such that I look for hidden meanings and subtle innuendo where none exists or is intended? Could be, could be!

While we are on the topic, Michelle Malkin posted this recently on her blog...



The "moonbat death wish" referred to above was a sort-of Christmas card sent to one of the troops at Walter Reed. On the outside it looked like a greeting card, but inside it contained a death wish for the recipient soldier. Nice.
That is horrible! Why the hell would someone do something like that?

I am no fan of Malkin, but that's a lovely sentiment.
 
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