08 August 2006

Help a Wounded Marine Call Home

The Marines Liaison Office at Landstuhl are in need of phone cards for their inpatients. I recently gave them the last 20 or so cards I had "in stock" at Soldiers' Angels Germany.

I realize these are expensive items, but it's the least we can do for our Marines who are out there doing it for us every day:

"No joke - looking through the haze I thought I saw a Wal-Mart. I said to myself, 'I bet they got some cold water in there,'" [Lance Cpl. Mike] Young said, recalling a mission last year in a rural area west of Baghdad.

He contemplated running over to fetch water for fellow Marines who were "staggering like dead men." Three of them had collapsed in the heat.

Young soon stirred from his heat-induced hallucination and returned to the struggle of enduring summertime in Iraq.

We recommend purchasing prepaid cards from AAFES to make sure you buy the correct cards for international use at the best price. AAFES now sell Prepaid Phone Cards to military members and civilians.

Our shipping address in Germany:

Attn: Soldiers' Angels
CMR 402
APO AE 09180

Please do NOT specify "phone cards" on your customs forms or anywhere on the outside of your package or envelope.

The demand for phone cards is ongoing and always greater than the supply, so please consider becoming a force multiplier and involving your local church group, VFW, scouts, etc.

Thank you and Semper Fi.

And thanks to the Mudville Gazette for the support.

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