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Monday, November 22, 2004

SOS Support our Soldiers

Dagney's Rant has an article which is very note worthy. Hat tip to BlackFive (and Dagney).

Apparently, our Marines, and soldiers from many walks of life, are in need of supplies at the medical hospital. Please read this information, and do what you can. Even if it is only $5, it can help more than you know.

""Not only is Balboa Naval Hospital receiving our injured heroes but the medical facilities at Camp Pendleton are also at near No Vacancy populations. In the latter case it's not money that is needed for our wounded Marines at Pendleton but stuff.Here's why and what they need:

At the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, some of the spouses of the deployed Marines put together hundreds of recovery baskets in anticipation of wounded Marines arriving at our military hospitals. The purpose behind these baskets was to provide the wounded with personal items to be used during their hospital stay and to help fill up their days while being confined in the hospitals.

However, due to the higher than anticipated numbers of wounded, they are all but out of the supplies to outfit these baskets.They are in need of the following items: nonperishable food (snacks and candy), DVDs, all sizes of batteries, phone cards, Game Boy games, books and magazines, Domino's Pizza gift certificates (they deliver on base), towels and wash cloths, and hygiene gear (razors and shaving cream).

These items can be sent to:
MSgt William Bonney
Office of the Division Inspector
1st Marine Division Rein FMF
Bldg 1413 Room 200
Box 555380
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055-5380.

"Pass the word!"

Thank you, Dagney. I just did, and I will keep doing so. Pray God will raise His hand of protection over our loved ones, and they come home soon. But not before the battle is won, this time. Thank you to all who have sacrificed your lives, your time, your comfort, your family. There is no price high enough that can repay you. You are so selfless. Even though it seems at times you're not. I know. Hang in there, thank you, and Godspeed.