Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Great Sites to Help the Troops

Don't know why I didn't know about these sites before, but they enable folks back home to get in contact with members of the military who are currently deployed and establish correspondence with them. (Including sending stuff that they need and want.)

Any Soldier
Any Marine
Any Sailor
Any Airman
Any Coast Guard

First click on the FAQ link to read up on the conditions. Then click on Where to Send and from the View Contacts Sorted By drop-down list, select Contacts Requested. This will give you a list of people sorted by how many people have requested that person's address. I suggest you choose someone whose addy has not been requested yet.

Then you fill out a form to get that person's address. You can only get three addresses per day. Then you can send a letter to the person when that addy arrives in your e-mail in-box. The site also lists how many people surround that person, usually about 10-40 people.

Might as well sign up, I figure. I have been extremely depressed today about the war situation, what with the Dems winning congress and acting like idiots, the Iraq Study Group suggesting a graceful withdrawal, and Gates being appointed as SecDef. The only bright note is that when people talk directly to the president, he is pretty uniquivocal about not withdrawing before the job is done, and not settling for anything less than Victory with a capital V.

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;...

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