Send a Wounded Soldier A card

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  1. armyguy

    armyguy US [USA]

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    To all,
    When doing your Christmas cards this year, if you would take one card and send it to this address it would be so appreciated by the wounded soldiers, they endure so much while at Walter Reed and I know from experience how a random card while in a combat theater can bring a tear to your eye and make your day all at the same time.

    Holiday Mail for Heroes
    P.O. Box 5456
    Capitol Heights, MD. 20791-5456

    Respectfully,
    Army

    MSG Anderson Dan
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    Edited by - Digger on November 25 2008 08:48:50
     
  2. jetrail

    jetrail Member

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    can you send them anything else ? or just a card ?

    Jay & Lisa
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  3. Digger

    Digger Foothills of Central Virginia

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    This is a great idea...though <b>please read this from Snopes</b>. Apparently they will no longer accept anything addressed to "Any Wounded Soldier", or the like. Please address your cards to:
    <b>
    Holiday Mail for Heroes
    P.O. Box 5456
    Capitol Heights, MD. 20791-5456
    </b>

    Here is Walter Reed's article on the issue....and here is the Red Cross' page....

    ~Cheers~ <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_beer.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Cold Beer"> Ðigger
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    Edited by - Digger on November 25 2008 08:45:59
     
  4. bud121156

    bud121156 Western North Carolina

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    Heres one

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  5. armyguy

    armyguy US [USA]

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    that is a good one as well Bud121156.

    MSG Anderson Dan
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  6. benfrench

    benfrench Woodbridge, VA

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    For all those that are interested in this. It is CARDS ONLY. They will not accept anything else. Also they need to be sent by 10 December in order to reach a soldier. Also, if anyone is interested AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange Service) will allow any person to purchase phone cards for those service members deployed overseas. For those that do not know it is very expensive for soldiers to call home and the phone card that people purchase go to soldiers that need them. Just a thought. Your support is appreciated.

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  7. tracie09m

    tracie09m New Member

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    This is such a good idea ..will do!!<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Smile">

    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp"> '96 Coleman Sun Valley , <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_jeep.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Jeep"> '94 jeep , <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_happycamper.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Happy Camper"> Hubby, <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_kisses.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Kisses"> 2 kids <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_kisses.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Kisses">, 1 camp dog ( mini dach-pin) <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_camping.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Camping">
     
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    Thank you armyguy for starting this post. It touches my heart. My son was deployed to Iraq in Aug. and will be there until Oct. 2009. An act of kindness is appreciated to our soldiers.

    Thank you again and I hope your holidays are happy ones.

    Take care.

    Mary Romeo

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  9. Catworker

    Catworker All are welcome to my campfire

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    Here's another address that's been going around my workplace.

    A Recovering American Soldier
    C/O Walter Reed Army Medical Center
    6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
    Washington,D.C. 20307-5001

    Now I have two places to mail Christmas Cards to hero's.

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    armyguy US [USA]

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    maromeo,
    You are welcome, I wish for his safe return.

    MSG Anderson Dan
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  11. Digger

    Digger Foothills of Central Virginia

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    As I posted earlier, the Walter Reed address and the "Recovering Soldier" adressee are no longer being honored by Walter Reed. Please read the links that I posted earlier in this thread.

    Honoring those that serve is something that we should all do, I am just trying to make sure your efforts are effective.

    ~Cheers~ <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_beer.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Cold Beer"> Ðigger
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