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shaggist 17-Jun-12 - 07:07 AM ET
grntitan 17-Jun-12 - 07:36 AM ET
shaggist 19-Jun-12 - 12:07 AM ET
Martinpicker 19-Jun-12 - 07:36 AM ET
Claymuncher 19-Jun-12 - 09:13 AM ET
Catpower 20-Jun-12 - 02:37 PM ET
blade819 21-Jun-12 - 08:31 PM ET
Claymuncher 22-Jun-12 - 06:53 PM ET
cunninmp 22-Jun-12 - 08:34 PM ET
GN7777777 26-Jun-12 - 04:38 PM ET
Catpower 26-Jun-12 - 05:14 PM ET
GN7777777 26-Jun-12 - 05:29 PM ET
Catpower 26-Jun-12 - 05:31 PM ET
Claymuncher 27-Jun-12 - 07:01 AM ET
gotbass 27-Jun-12 - 10:59 AM ET
Claymuncher 02-Jul-12 - 08:00 AM ET
shaggist 04-Jul-12 - 07:10 AM ET
lots of 24's 04-Jul-12 - 09:01 AM ET
shaggist 06-Jul-12 - 12:02 PM ET
shaggist 08-Jul-12 - 06:16 PM ET
bigdogtx 09-Jul-12 - 01:22 AM ET
Claymuncher 06-Jun-13 - 09:11 AM ET
flashmax 06-Jun-13 - 10:24 AM ET
darr 07-Jun-13 - 05:06 PM ET
Claymuncher 08-Oct-13 - 08:40 AM ET
Dicksie 25-Oct-13 - 01:14 PM ET
flashmax 25-Oct-13 - 01:40 PM ET


Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: shaggist
Date: Sun, Jun 17, 2012 - 07:07 AM ET
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I want to introduce the members here to a cause that I have adopted as my 'goto' charity.

There is a website called AnySoldier.com

It is basically a point of contact between our troops serving overseas and we here at home who want to try to make their lives a little nicer in the various 3rd world Hells in which they are serving. Unless you have served in the military overseas, you have no idea just how important a simple letter from home can be and the joy it brings to lift your spirits. Try to imagine the positive effects of a care package from a total stranger, bringing items you can only dream about at night.

A unit representative will post an email, asking for our help in getting items for his/her unit that are virtually unobtainable where they are. The email contains the number of members in the group that is being represented, their genders, where the unit is based here in CONUS, what country they are in now, the number of times their address has been requested, and a link to that address.

Many items are listed when you view a number of emails, giving you an idea of what you can send them to help them get through these assignments. Such things as: body wipes, Kotex, tampons, hard candy, beef jerky, drink powders, protein powder, trail mix, salted nuts, hot sauce, socks, T-shirts, flip-flops, shampoo, disposable razors, shaving cream, soap, ballpoint pens, stationary, games, playing cards, magazines, and reading material (no porn), and the list goes on and on. Try to imagine what you would like to have if you were in a country with no living green vegetation, high temperatures, wind, sand, and hostiles just over the next ridge or around the next corner, and no store of any sort to go get something to eat or read.

The USPS Post Office has a special, flat-rate box just for this purpose, which is free, and is marked APO/FPO. No matter how much you put in it, the cost is $13.45 to ship and you can get alot in one if you pack it right. Put your name, address, and email address inside, and seal it up very well. Then, wrap filament packing tape around the 3 circumferences, so that it will survive a long and treacherous journey. Fill out the custom forms (available at the PO) and send it off. You will feel very good about yourself for many days to come.

I buy most of my items at a Dollar Store, as that is the only way I can afford to send a package every month. It costs, on average, about $50 + shipping, but the fact that a total stranger took the time, expense, and trouble to send these young men and women a care package from home lets them know they are not forgotten and are appreciated for what they are having to do. Most of these units are in Afghanistan or Iraq and, if you haven't been there, or to any area similar, you can't even imagine how brutal the days and nights can be. And I'm just talking about the weather!

So, open your hearts and skip one meal a month out at a restaurant, and send these boys and girls a little something from home. I thank you now and they'll thank you forever.

Jack Young

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: grntitan
Date: Sun, Jun 17, 2012 - 07:36 AM ET
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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: shaggist
Date: Tue, Jun 19, 2012 - 12:07 AM ET
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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: Martinpicker
Date: Tue, Jun 19, 2012 - 07:36 AM ET
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This is great! My wife and I will be on board soon. Jack

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: Claymuncher
Date: Tue, Jun 19, 2012 - 09:13 AM ET
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Been sending them boxes for a lot of years, always the same thing, foot care products. I buy quantities of foot powder, socks, and insoles then divide them up and send enough for six soldiers to each representative, IMO nothing more important than your feet in bad situations. Great easy way to help out and you know exactly where your donations are going, you get back a lot of responses from them. They are "very" appreciative.

Never forget

CM

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: Catpower
Date: Wed, Jun 20, 2012 - 02:37 PM ET
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Been doing it from the beginning, when our son wasn't over there, he's been there 5 years total, and is getting shipped back there in November

When he was there we always sent enough for him to share with his buddies

One of them was 5 of the boxes filled with Jack Link's jerky, he said he hardly got a taste, but he was glad to share with his buddies

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: blade819
Date: Thu, Jun 21, 2012 - 08:31 PM ET
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up

blade819 supporting our Soldiers and Vets.

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: Claymuncher
Date: Fri, Jun 22, 2012 - 06:53 PM ET
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ttt

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: cunninmp
Date: Fri, Jun 22, 2012 - 08:34 PM ET
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I'm in also. Great cause.

Mike C.

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: GN7777777
Date: Tue, Jun 26, 2012 - 04:38 PM ET
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Just make sure this isnt a scam

I havent heard of this one but if you call the VFW or American Legion you should be able to validate

Several of these organizations get nothing or close to nothing to the Service members- they keep the money and goods for themselves

So look into this carefully

Regards from Iowa

Gene

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: Catpower
Date: Tue, Jun 26, 2012 - 05:14 PM ET
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Gene go to the website, you send it directly to the GI, or you can address the box to any soldier and its kind of a random drawing fo who gets it

Every one we have sent we always got a bunch of thank you letters from the GI's

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: GN7777777
Date: Tue, Jun 26, 2012 - 05:29 PM ET
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Well that is cool- hope it was actually from a GI that thank you note

Regards from Iowa

Gene

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: Catpower
Date: Tue, Jun 26, 2012 - 05:31 PM ET
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I guess it was they gave us their names and ranks some even included their phone number, and e mail addy

Guess they wanted to be adopted so we would send more LOL

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: Claymuncher
Date: Wed, Jun 27, 2012 - 07:01 AM ET
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No doubt it is a good organization not a scam, scams do not last that long and I have a lot of letters and emails from the soldiers some of which I have stayed in contact with.

CM

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: gotbass
Date: Wed, Jun 27, 2012 - 10:59 AM ET
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ttt

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: Claymuncher
Date: Mon, Jul 02, 2012 - 08:00 AM ET
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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: shaggist
Date: Wed, Jul 04, 2012 - 07:10 AM ET
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Responses to my post have been excellent. I want to thank everyone that is participating in the support of our men and women overseas. If you read the entire website, you'll be convinced that it is legitimate, unlike other sites that ask you for money to support their efforts. Here, you purchase what you want to send, send it directly to the unit represetative through the USPS, and most likely receive your thank yous from the military personnel involved. Please keep up the good work, as these young men and women deserve the best that can be provided to them. Jack Young

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: lots of 24's
Date: Wed, Jul 04, 2012 - 09:01 AM ET
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I participate in a "adopt a platoon" program at work. My employer (BAE Systems) pays for all the shipping costs for everything we can collect to send to our adopted platoons from the 10th Mountain Division, out of Fort Drum, Watertown, NY. I have been to Fort Drum a couple times to spend a day with the troops, actually meet the brave young men that we support. I can tell you they do indeed appreciate something, anything from home. A care package with just a couple neat "goodies" that arent available in their part of the jungle or desert or mountains makes a big difference in their ability to get on with their mission, and make it through their grueling duties. Please support this and any other program like it. Our servicemen and women REALLY appreciate it.

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: shaggist
Date: Fri, Jul 06, 2012 - 12:02 PM ET
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To the top

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: shaggist
Date: Sun, Jul 08, 2012 - 06:16 PM ET
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ttt

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: bigdogtx
Date: Mon, Jul 09, 2012 - 01:22 AM ET
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For those that haven't gone to the sight,,,,,you can pick any branch as I did with the Marines. I will say that when my son was deployed, he told us of too many that had no support from their states. Many of our service men and women come from poor backgrounds that cannot support their son or daughter.

Shaggist, thank you for posting this. I just cleaned out my son's foot locker and had several items that he did not use. I will be sending these to some Marine for their use and sending a care package at least monthly.

For those sending items; it is VERY warm over in Afghanistan and the boxes can sit for up to a couple of weeks if you address to a specific person. Due to this, ANY item that will melt or baked goods that would become stale or hard may want to be replaced with energy/breakfast bars etc.

Energy drinks are very appreciated as well as little mixers/flavorings for water. Dollar type stores have these so you can get 3 for the normal 5 hour price for one.

If you are like us, you probably have some books laying around that you have read a couple times that are just sitting. REMEMBER NO PORN!!! This will get them into trouble. Bibles were also restricted!!

Most of those deployed also enjoy guns just like we do. Guns and Ammo, Trap & Field, NRA magazines etc are great magazines. Sports Illustrated (swimsuit issue would probably not recommended) would make it through several hands. Baby wipes went into every box we sent as this may be their only way to hygiene in the field. If you travel and stay at hotels, grab the extra shampoos/conditioners. Remember space is very limited so the large sizes are tough. Disposable razors or refills like for Mach 3.

These socks were great (according to my son) and are priced right. Sometimes they would have to throw away their socks due to the inability to wash them and,,,,,well you get the picture. Not too many laundromats behind the lines.

http://www.covertthreads.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=5157-Sand&Category_Code=Sand1&Store_Code=CT

Underarmour type garments were not allowed due to melting if the warrior was hit with an IED.

I will close with this. As I mentioned, the package may sit warehoused for quite some time and vermin are prevalent. If you send any type of food, make sure it is packed to eliminate smell for attracting rats. (I understand theirs are very large) We used the seal-a-meal packs and they got there without issue.

God bless you if you can send and help out. Semper Fi.

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: Claymuncher
Date: Thu, Jun 06, 2013 - 09:11 AM ET
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Up as a reminder.

CM

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: flashmax
Date: Thu, Jun 06, 2013 - 10:24 AM ET
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Thanks for the bump munch.

I've a son serving his 5th Combat tour. My V.N. vet friends include some seriously patriotic people who sent him cases of things like are talked about above and he passed them out to his men until he got out of Company Grade slots and into Field Grade work. He's now Battalion Second in an Advisory unit in Trashcanistan. Due home for his daughter ( my Grandaughter ) 's graduation from USAF Basic 18 Oct., if he can swing a week short this tour.

Beef jerky that is homemade is good. Everything bigdogtx listed is good.

These men and women really want to know that people other than their parents/immediate friends support them. They are students of history and know how Viet Nam vets were treated and each time a package comes through from one of these efforts they know that, at least the entire Country hasn't written them off. Those of us that have seen the elephant and smelled its stench don't need to be told how much a thing from home helps get through a bad day, those that haven't looked that elephant straight in the eye will not ever know. The experience can't be adequately explained, and it can't be adequately understood without the experience.

Don T. Littleton CO

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: darr
Date: Fri, Jun 07, 2013 - 05:06 PM ET
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I guess Gene cracked the case. It is a huge foot powder embezzling cartel. Damn, I fell for it. Those thank you letters seemed like the real thing.

Darr

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: Claymuncher
Date: Tue, Oct 08, 2013 - 08:40 AM ET
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UP to keep it going

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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: Dicksie
Date: Fri, Oct 25, 2013 - 01:14 PM ET
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Subject: Any Soldier.com
From: flashmax
Date: Fri, Oct 25, 2013 - 01:40 PM ET
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Just because it went to the top with Dicksie's bump I thought I would repost the picture of that Son and Grandaughter I mentioned above ...

He made it back in one piece and THAT is something. The young Lady graduate is going to Sheppard AFB for Electronic training, specific Career not yet determined.

Don T.

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