Saturday, November 28, 2009

Nov. 28

Saw this on my Romvets loop and thought I would pass it on to my readers.

"Would you like your stuffing with or without sand fleas?"

Please help make the holidays sweeter for some female service members in Basra, Iraq. They have taken the lead in delivering the school supplies we've sent, and we'd like to express our gratitude.

Any of the following gifts would be greatly appreciated:

1. Moisturizers : Fragrant lotions, shampoos, soaps, loofah sponges, etc. (Small samples are great)
2. Magazines (nothing sexy, please) Issues you've read are fine too.
3. Munchies : Cookies in the can, hard candy, microwave popcorn, nuts

Also, ground coffee . (Strong. No decaf.)
Homey holiday decorations : an ornament, scented candle, stocking
LOVE : Cards, letters and children’s drawings are the best gifts of all.

No chocolate candy, please. The temperature in Basra is still in the high 70s.


Meyers, Aaron D.
34th ID, Fires Cell
APO AE 09374
Attn: HOL

SFC Meyers will make sure that our gifts are delivered directly to female service members. Please mail by Dec. 5 for delivery by Christmas.


  1. I remember how much the boys on the border (in Angola/the Caprivi Strip/Namibia)used to appreciate the parcels we'd send them. Sitting in our comfortable homes we tend to forget how small things make a difference to those service men and women far away.