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This is a Email I recieved from our First Sergeant


Guys and girls, we've all been there, done that. We know what these folks are going through. Take the time to pick an individual and send him or her a card, note or small package. Do what your heart tells you to. If this e-mail bothers you, delete it. If not, take the time to make a difference in someone's life. It's only by chance that we chose the Air Force and so aren't forced to stay there as long as they will.

Shirt

Thanks to MSgt Levkulich for bringing this to my attention.


-----Original Message-----
From: Geaux3@aol.com [mailto:Geaux3@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2003 8:02 AM
To: CROWEE@aol.com; ldunn27@msn.com; pjdowne@attg.net; Cnlovin@aol.com; robinterstegge@yahoo.com; TWolt84067@aol.com; whodja@attg.net; jkqueenbee@hotmail.com; bettina.slusar@sungard.com; bethnyc1@yahoo.com
Subject: List of soldiers who need your support


This was part of an email that I received from a Marine Vietnam vet.
He sends out daily emails with topics, disscussions and links regarding vets, the Marines, government issues, and war topics. His newletter is called Sunshine Vet News. You will find that I rarely fwd things unless they are of real interest and I think that this email is definitely worth reading. Should you wish to subscribe yourself to his list, just send an email to BILLPO13@aol.com. I must warn you though that the number of emails that he sends out can be overwhelming from time to time, but some of them are very informative and well worth the time.
Anyway, I hope to let some of the people on this list know that they are not forgotten this holiday season.
Please share this list with any fellow vets who might want to help.
Semper Fi and happy holidays,
Pelayo Messina USMC
LGA





This is a very special mailing and it is going out to more than my SUNSHINE VET NEWS list. I am hoping that some of you will take note and perhaps get your clubs, churches, scouts, schools, whatever, involved in showing support for our troops overseas.

How you feel about the situation is irrelevant. The troops don't make the rules, they just follow the orders and they are serving in the United States Armed Forces. That should be enough. If you are against the war, write to your elected officials, not the troops.

When I was in Vietnam, I was extremely fortunate. I come from a very large and supportive family, so I got mail, packages, etc., all the time. I shared these with those who received nothing. I served with troops who received nothing, so I have an idea of how they must feel. Those who have been there know what I am talking about. Those who have not ... well, try to understand and show your support.

There is no such thing as too much mail, so please find it in your heart to show that you care about these troops who are showing early signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and are going to come home with more baggage than that. Help relieve that stress by showing your support.

Just my honest opinion,
Bill Powers

****\\\\****~~~~SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!~~~~****////****

From: voices@sunline.net

List of Active Duty Marines for Christmas Card Purposes

Please note: Many of the guys n this list get NO mail please take the time to send a card!
All, I ask is that you pick one name, and send one card for Christmas. Nothing more or less. Some of you I am sending this e-mail to are Vets and know what its like to be away from home and family over the holidays. Please just one name and one card is all I ask. Thanks. Pass this on to anyone you think would help spread some encouragement to the soldiers.
Bev

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From: SKYREDDLADY80

List from Mike Ruffner, GySgt., USMC Retired

Have an extra Christmas Card, Cookies or Holiday Specials to share with the warriors protecting our way of life? Pick a name, pass it on, let them know we support them! Get them to the schools and churches also!
Semper Fi!

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LCpl Brad Seegert (WIA Iraq)
C 1st Bn, 2nd Marines
2d MarDiv FMF
Camp LeJeune, NC 28542

Cpl. Zak Klingberg
Fox 2/5, WPNX Plt.
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055

LCPL Vincent Schuld
CSSG-3HQ CO S6
Kaneohe Bay, HI 96863

LCPL Jason Leber
157-A Lakewood Dr.
Jacksonville, NC 28546

(sister of above in Air Force)
AMN Nicole Leber
PSC 54 Box 95
APO AE 09601

LCPL Jonathan Ake
3/8 Weapons Company
81's Plt.
Camp LeJeune, NC 28542

LCPL N. L. Whittington
3/4 Kilo, Wpns Plt.
PO Box 788265
29 Palms, CA 92278-8265

LCPL Matthew M. McDonough
HQ CO 2nd Regt. MT
PSC Box 20093
Camp LeJeune, NC 28542

(female)
PFC M.E. Ludington
Loc. #314
MCCES MCAGGCC
Box 788253
29 Palms, CA 92278-8253

Sgt. Jeremy Sullivan
MWCS-18
Unit 37181
FPO AP 96603-7181


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Other Services:

PFC Cancel, Jose
4th Plt Killer Troop 3/2 ACR
Unit 92384
APO AE
09322-2384
NOTE: he has no one but his family writing to him

PVT Guskov, Yuriy
CCO 3/327 INF REG,
Unit # 96030
APO AE
09325-6030
NOTE: this young man has no one but his girlfriend writing to him

SGT Romanishan, John
(Medic) Eagle Troop,
2/3 ACR Unit # 91464
APO AE
09320-1464
NOTE: John is a medic ... was unable to save his fellow soldier and has been really down about it

SGT Steve Asche
604 E Clark Apt 2
Champaign, IL
61820
NOTE: this soldier was sent home with 2nd degree burns on his hands ... wants nothing more than to return to his brothers ... is receiving physical therapy now

SPC Wenzel, Timothy
333rd MP CO
APO, AE
09335
NOTE: Timothy is a medic ... was feeling exhausted and buddy told him to stay at base and buddy would go on call ... buddy was in ambulance that was ambushed and driver was killed. Timothy feels guilty and says "it should have been me"

SPC Buckingham, Karl
413th QM BN/1011th QM Co.
7th CSG Unit 91700
APO AE
09372
NOTE: soldier is receiving NO mail and NO packages

SPC Burnworth, Jason A
Task Force Associator Team
Cougar Camp Monteith,
Kosovo
APO, AE
09340
NOTE: receiving mail only from his mother

SPC Connely, Justin
82 ROC/LSA ANACONDA,
IRAQ/
APO AE
09372-1846
NOTE: soldier is receiving NO mail No packages

SPC DiIoli, Denise M.
E/704th DSB 92662
APO AE
09323-2662
NOTE: soldier is really down ... just found out that they won't be home till next April or May, been there since Feb. Last name is spelled cap D i, cap i, oli.

SPC Houk, Aaron
413th QM BN/1011th QM CO.
7th CSG Unit #91700
APO, AE
09372
NOTE: mother disabled, father deceased, receiving NO mail

SPC Kyle Smith
HSC 244th EN BN,
555 ENG GRP,
APO AE
09323
NOTE: receiving NO mail

SPC McBean, Kenneth H. II
B-1-187 IN / Unit # 96073 /
APO, AE
09325-6073
NOTE: friends and family have stopped writing to him

SPC ORTEGA, ANNABEL
82 ROC/LSA ANACONDA,
IRAQ/
APO AE
09391-1846
NOTE: having a very difficult time ... only one of three females in unit ... they are not being treated very well by the males, especially the officers

SPC Zunich, Michael
HHB 1-17FA Unit # 92627
APO AE
09323-2627
NOTE: survived a bomb attack on convoy ... very depressed

Smith, Meredith
2761 West Ivory Way
Taylorsville, UT
84084
NOTE: this is a widow ... her husband was killed in Afghanistan in Feb. ... she and 8 year old daughter are having a very rough time (not sure if you wanted her name, if not, just delete)

Sgt. Pierce, Bill
4th Platoon ADA
Unit #92374
APO AE
09322-2374
NOTE: going through a divorce and has small children ... doesn't receive any mail


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ADDED 11/17/03

SPC Broyles Randall ACO 1st BN atk
82nd avn regt
82nd airborne division
APO AE 09384


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ADDED 11/18/03

Captain Christopher A. Jackson
RS4, RHHT, 2ACR, Unit 92401,
APO AE
09322-2401

PFC Martinez Taryn
Alpha Co. 527th MI BN
APO, AP
96271
She is very home sick with the holidays coming up, feels alone, ask for junk food and shampoo and conditioner

PFC ALVARADO, LAUREN
Commo Plt, HHC 1/32 /
Inf 10th Mountain Division FOB Chosin
APO AE
09384
Encouragement, snacks, gum, fun stuff

PFC Binder, Jared M
3-BCT/C, Battery 3/4 ADAR,
APO-AE
09368

PFC Brown, Kathy
HQ/A 562FSB Unit #96064
APO AE
09325-6064

PFC Evans, Karl D
C Company AVN REGT
Fort Eustis, VA
23604
Likes twizzlers, beef jerky, pringles, gatorade, vanilla pudding - cannot have anything chocolate

PFC Kelly, Patrick
3D COSCOM / 11th TRANS
APO, AE
09323

PFC Munn, Don
173 AB-BDE 554 MP CO
APO, AE
09347
Was supposed to be home for thanksgiving, told he had to stay in Iraq until end of April 2004

PFC Romig, Sarah
HHB 1-4 ADA Unit 93020
APO AE
09324-3020

PFC White, Shakim
HHC 2-37 HHC PLT TF 2-37
IBDE 1AD Unit 93034
APO AE
09324-3034
Receiving no packages/mail

PV2 Towe, Korey
1st Platoon, 101st Abn AASLT
Unit # 96080
APO AE
09325-6080

PVT Harvey, Brian
C Co 447th BN 15th Signal Brigade,
Fort Gordon, GA
30905

PVT. Miller, James Adam
B FSC/1-67 AR Unit #92607
APO AE
09323-2607
Needs encouragement and prayer!

Pfc. Hood, Tyler C.
C co. 1-22 INF BN
Unit 92597
APO AE
09323/2597

SGT Howell, Joseph
413th QM BN/1011th QM Co. 7th CSG
Unit 91700
APO AE
09372
Soldier is receiving NO MAIL and NO PACKAGES

SGT Powell, Chrisopher L
2nd Platoon, Ghost Troop 2/2 ACR
Unit #92378
APO-AE
09322-2378

SGT Stevens, Jared Scott
TF 1/63 AR Mtr,
C/O 173rd Airborne Bde
APO AE
09347

SPC BROCKSMITH, KIRA
LSA ADDER 377 / 171 ASG /
1057th TC/ HQ PLT APO AE
09331 - TALLIL
family not supportive

SPC Calaunan, Leonardo
B Co 2-8 INF 4ID
Unit # 92607
APO AE
09323-2607
Needs encouragement

SPC Cater, Neil
C Co. 1-37 AR, HQ PLT
Unit 93037
APO AE
09324-3037

SPC Connely, Justin
82 ROC/LSA ANACONDA, IRAQ/
APO AE
09372-1846
Requested by Annabel from same unit - soldier not receiving mail or packages;

SPC Davis, Shawn
40th Sig. Bn
Maritime prepositioning Force
CMPF Staff
FPO-AP
96601-6020

SPC Fletcher, Gabriel
1st Platoon, 101st Abn AASLT
Unit # 96080
APO AE
09325-6080

SPC Ford, Harmon
584 MC
APO AE
09325
Asked for cereal - especially honey bunches of oats

SPC Herring, Aaron
194th MP Co/716 MP BN
APO, AE
09357
Had heat exhaustion, dysentery, and Norfolk virus.

SPC Hoche Stephan
HHC 3/325 AIR
82nd ABN DIV
Unit # 96931
APO AE
09368-6931
Cards or notes

SPC Karlecke, Helen
800 MP BDE/822 MP Co
APO AE
09375
Expected to be home for the holidays, now will be remaining in Iraq til Feb

SPC Kunz, Jeffery
HHC 326 EN 96186
APO AE
09325-6186
Whole unit is depressed ... needs FUN things like board games, FUNNY DVDs or VHS tapes

SPC Lasseigne, Wendy
HQ/A 562FSB
Unit #96064
APO AE
09325-6064
Needs encouragement, not getting mail

SPC Leon, Joseph
1st Platoon, Bravo Co., 2-187 INF,
101st Abn. AASLT,
Unit # 96080,
APO AE
09325-6080
Not receiving mail from home

SPC Likes, Mathew R.
C Co. 389th EN BN CBT (H),
130 Engineer Brigade,
APO AE
09302
He is emotionally spent ... only gets mail from mom and dad ...

SPC Marken, Nicholas A.
2485 S. 7th Street
Lebanon, OR
97355-1125
Was wounded in recent attack, received shrapnel in his arm and has nerve damage - coming home!!

SPC Moore, Peete
HHC 2-37 HHC PLT TF 2-37
IBDE 1AD Unit 93034
APO AE
09324-3034
Receiving no packages/mail

SPC Pearce, Jason
HSC 244th EN BN,
555 ENG GRP,
APO AE
09323
Collecting items for kids - crayons, toys, clothes, paper, pencils, shoes, etc.

SPC Pruett, Michael
B Co 2-8 INF 4ID
Unit #92607
APO AE
09323-2607
Needs encouragement

SPC Robison, Eric
88th MP CO (2nd Plt)
Camp Wolf
APO AE
09336

SPC Snyder, Brian
A Co 51st Sig BN
22nd Sig BDE Unit 91301
APO, AE
09335-1301

SPC Taybron, Bradley
HHC 2-37 HHC PLT TF 2-37
IBDE 1AD Unit 93034
APO AE
09324-3034
Receiving no packages/mail

SPC Yates, Trevor V
Headquarters,
Fox Troop 2/2 ACR
Unit # 92377
APO-AE
09322-2377
Asking for school supplies

SSG Grace, James
400th MP BN
APO AE
09302-1322

SG Hernandez, Rodulfo
HHC 2-37 HHC PLT TF 2-37
IBDE 1AD Unit 93034
APO AE
09324-3034
Receiving no packages/mail

Spc Fletcher, Gabriel
1st Plt, B co. 2-187INF,
101st Abn AASLT, Unit #96080,
APO AE
09325-6080



Major Richard A. Miller
HHT SPT SQDN 3rd ACR
Unit # 91483
APO AE
09320-1483

Asking for books, mags, and treats for soldiers. NOTE: this major has over 9,000 in his regiment ... if you mail to him asking him to pass out to the soldiers, they WILL write back ... they are desperate for mail ... this unit is the one that lost SIXTEEN soldiers in the Chinook helicopter ... every one of the soldiers had a service in Iraq and it was quite devastating for his soldiers
 



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I cant even tell what some of the adresses are?

SSG Grace, James
400th MP BN
APO AE
09302-1322


Like where would this one go... :confused:
 






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that is the address, it will get to him.....
 






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Just looked odd :rolleyes:
Thx for the help.
 






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I had my family write up cards for the soldiers for our x-mas. It was something i know would help. (prior army)
 






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I was there from Jan to June, I know what it's like, and take it from me, mail is like gold over there. It's almost a status thing. Many of them, including myself, read the letters over and over again. They make it a point to write back. I kept every piece of mail that I recieved. You can't help but rate your friends and family by how much mail they send. As far as I know, it only takes one stamp. Taking a few minutes and a stamp to write an encouraging letter can mean a world of difference. And nobody cares if they don't know you or never met you, I got many letters from people that I never met, and I was just as happy to get those. To some of these people, this could mean the difference between life and death. You have to give them something to fight for, something to live for. I saw Marines and soldiers out there that put thier weapon in thier mouth in a port-a-john because they were so depressed. they ae in a foriegn country, people all around them trying to kill them, they have slept in a tent for the past however many months, they sleep with a rifle, ammunition, and some with grenades and machine guns. They eat MRE's every day. Basically camping rations if you don't know. Most days are spent on long, boring watches in uncomfortable places, just waiting for some nut to open fire on you. You spend your nights trying to stay awake on patrol, or sleeping knowing that those men and women that are trying to stay awake are all that stands between you and those trying to kill you.
 












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would a person be limited to the size of the package if they wanted to send a bunch of candy or magazines over?
 






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My understanding is its best to keep the packages to 5 pounds or under. Break them up into multiple boxes if sending a lot of weight. They will get there faster that way. Thank you guys for you support in this!
 












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You dont have to keep bumping, people will see it im sure :rolleyes: :p
 






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Thanks Premier, but I only bumped it one time. Its dissapointing to see that you feel that a smiley rolling its eyes is appropriate for this post. But the freedom for you to post that, and to express that is one of the freedoms that I myself help to defend by serving in the USAF.
 






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Tongue out... I was just kiddin around man! Oh, and I bout a few cards to send out the other day too...
 






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