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captivereefs

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I speak with my youner brother Darrick about once a week via E-mail from Iraq. He says that some guys do not get anything sent over from home and that some stuff is in short supply. Items like deoderant, toothpaste and kleenex are hard to come by.

If anyone would like to help support there unit while they are deployed that would be great.

I am told items should be in clear zip loc bags.



Address it to the following. Put a small note in the box requesting that it be divided amongset the marines!


BATTALION COMMANDER
2/24 F CO (platoon)
UNIT 43505
FPO AP 96426-3505


There must also be a retrun address on it as well. If you do not want to put your own address on it use the address of the reserve center below.

Marine Corps Reserve Center
2401 South Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53207


All mail should be sent via USPS Priority Mail.
A customs form (provided by the post office) must be filled out for each package.
Keep the value of the package to a minimum on the form to avoid theft.





Here is a link the shows what are good items to send and some ideas for a care pack!

http://foxcompanyfamilies.org/family day info.htm


Thanks Everybody this really means alot to me!
 

captivereefs

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Here is a small list my brother E-mailed me. He said these items are pretty valued by the marines and sometimes hard to get.


foot powder.
tang or kool aid (the powdered drink mix)
tooth paste
disposible razors
books,magazines (no pornograpgy)
dry foods such as beef jerky or trail mix
small can goods such as tuna fish, soups, ect.
small bottles of shampoo, shaving cream.
hand lotion
q-tips
baby wipes- non scented.
mouth was.
hand sanitizer
used dvds (no pornography)
letters form strangers telling us were doing a great job.
batteries (any type) aaa, aa, ect


Also if anyone wants to send my brother a positive message here is his E-mail

lcpldarricksewell@yahoo.com
 

Alice

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Darin,

Thanks for passing this along. I was looking for a project for the kids this weekend! What a good way to show our support. :)
 

jesshimom

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Wow that is so great. My daughter has talked a little about that and has been asking alot of questions.... She saw one of the yellow magnetic support your troups ribbons for your car at the store and wanted to buy one so we did. I think that's a great idea and we are with you on this one Alice!!

Thanks for the info Darin!
 

Curtswearing

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Great idea Darrin!!!

This is something small that I can do that apparently means a lot to the people fighting for our country.

letters form strangers telling us were doing a great job.
I'm going to send your brother an email because I'm sure there is a lot of discouragement over there. If I can say something nice it might make their day a little better.
 

captivereefs

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Thanks everybody! This really means alot to me! My older brother leaves monday for Iraq with the Army. My brothers will only be 10miles apart while there! Its a stressfull time for me right now with both off them gone. I felt i had to do something to contribute to their effort. Hardest thing for me is not being able to have there backs! I feel helpless.
 

NaH2O

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Awesome, Darin! I will for sure get some items sent over. Thanks for putting this information out for us!
 

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I have several close friends in Iraq right now and send care packs over regularly. I know it's a big deal to them. Everyone should be doing this. A small care package will cost you ~$20. That's the cost of one frag. :)
 

NaH2O

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Removed post

Let's keep this thread on topic and not turn it into a political debate.

Thank you
 

sharks

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Thanks for the info Darin.
Sorry to here about your bro's going over but it is a great and noble thing they are doing for us.
Now that I know where to send things I will gladly do so.
I like the idea of sending a camera with a return envelope to see the troops who enjoyed the package. I'll also send a note with it asking where to send the negatives/copies for their families.
I will do it this weekend.
God speed on a safe return for all our troops.
 

captivereefs

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Thanks to all who sent my brother an E-mail, he really appreciated it! I heard from him about a week ago and this is what he sent me! Kind of scary! The last I heard from him via Sattellite phone he was in Fallujah.

Darin,



Make no mention of this to anyone in the family. I don t want mom and dad or mary to filp. Any way yesterday I was in the middle of somewhere-i really dont know where i was when all the sudden the *beep* hit the fan. Next thing i know i saw what i thought was an RPG coming at me. No one else was around at that moment. Then it hit and I ran into a house so fast i couldnt stop and ran into the wall. Later when EOD came to remove the unexploded thing they informed me it was an 122mm anti tank rocket. I was only 10 feet away and if it had gone off i would have been the red mist in the wind. Thats about all i can tell now. when i get home i'll tell ya all bout it. sorry i woke you up today. Gunner is sure getting big! Tell becky hello for me and if you can say some prayers for all of us over here!! Got my (CAR) Combat Action Ribbon!!

Darrick
 

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Hey Darrin,

This is a good cause for sure. I am going to go hook up a care package tomorrow. I was deployed last year for 6 months, and although it was to Germany, and not Iraq I know how nice it is to get random care packages from people who don't know you but do care about you.
 

Curtswearing

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Darrick sent me a response to my email which really impressed me. He said he only gets to check his emails about once per week but indicated that he loves to receive them.

The youth group at my church was gathering items to send so I donated in that way. However, it's never too late for anyone to put together a care package. Thanksgiving is coming up soon and there will be a lot of sad soldiers and families at home. It seems to me that it is worth a few bucks to help them obtain some of the necessities that we have at home.
 
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