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latearrival
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Our company sends boxes and letters to the soldiers in Iraq. They write back and thank us and give us interesting news.  One I read the other day told about a little girl who was sitting in the middle of the road clutching a little bear one of the soldiers had given her. The convoy stopped and this soldier went over to her quietly to see  what the problem was.  She sat there clutching that little bear and pointed to the road just ahead of her. There sat one of those bombs the  terrorist toss around without a care of who gets hurt. This little girl sat there until one of the soldiers went and disabled the bomb. So he said one never knows when they send a letter, a toy or what ever,  who or what will come of that action. In this case a small toy sent from  the U.S. helped save the life of those men.
Please send letters and gift boxes to any one there and find more names.  Thank you, martyjo!

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Now that is a beautiful story.

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And who would deny her a world
of little bears instead of bombs
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not a poet and John, thanks for reading.And John,  not me. I have a bag of stuffed new toys ready to send off. I think it is a wonderful way to help. We may not be able to reach the older kids who have already been brain washed, but we can try for the younger ones. Books, school suplies and toys. I even think a sign language for kids might be helpful! Who knows?? best martyjo
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I am boosting this myself only because I would like readers. I found the Soldier's letter touching. It brought tears to my eys and to my daughter's. best to you all. martyjo
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Hey Marti Jo, thanks so much for this...would you mind perhaps posting the address?  Or some address we could get started with this...maybe if you did, each one of us could kinda pay it forward, yanno?

I like the concept, and one never knows...

thanks so very much

Hugs
Lee J.
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I can send a few names to indivual addresses. I would have to ask if I can post them here. I have the general address of the camp and I guess I can post that. thank you
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Here is a camp address and I suppose it can be sent to:
Fst Sgt Bernard Dasher
for Any Soldier at:
414th Transportation Co.
2nd Platoon
Base Camp Adder
APO AE 09331

They really like mail and practical things, tooth paste, soap, shampoo, writing paper, snacks, canned snacks, hard candy,. i picked up the boxes at the post office that you can mail anywhere for $7.50. They are all well recieved. Thanks for any who can help.

Best to all, martyjo

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See Above.
Bernard   will handle the exchange.It might not go without a name for safety sake. thanks
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Thanks so much, it will be fun making up a box of goodies for them.

Hugs to you for this...
 
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