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Xintao22 Aug 2013 7:59 a.m. PST

The building where I work is always having some drive or funding raising effort. Wounded Warrior/ Blood Drives / Food Drives / etc. Which I always support.

This month it's letters to soldiers who are deployed.

Do you guys who have served enjoy these letters from school kids and such?

After seeing and reading Generation Kill there is a scene where they Marines are making fun of the letters.

YouTube link

So is this just a "make us feel better about someone else going to war" effort?


TNE230022 Aug 2013 9:41 a.m. PST

I remember mail call being the best part of the day

there a many servicement who have no family
and may receive no mail at all



Personal logo Rrobbyrobot Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member22 Aug 2013 11:50 a.m. PST

I remember that the only time I cared much about mail was when my Wife and I were separated. That is, while I was overseas and she hadn't arrived in country yet. Otherwise I really didn't care much.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2013 5:34 p.m. PST

Never missed the mail much. Had the duty 12 hours/day
most days while overseas.

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2013 7:44 p.m. PST

I always enjoyed the letters. If there was a return address I would write back. I usually put them up on the walls of my hooch to remind me of home.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2013 5:02 a.m. PST

Mail was the link.

Dn Jackson23 Aug 2013 5:41 a.m. PST

I loved getting letters from school kids. When you're sitting in the middle of the desert with little to do, they really brought home why you were there. I wrote back and forth to an elementary school class in Minnesota for months.

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