Sunday, June 27, 2010

Listen Up! I Want Something!

**UPDATE I will be off the grid from 2200 06/28/10 until approximately 1900 06/29/10 I will answer everyone as quickly as I can. Thank you so much for this tremendous response.**
Yeah, yeah, I know I am demanding all the time. But for the moment I am serious.

My fav BMCS has found a particular problem in Khandahar. His unit has come across a group of wounded Marines who have slipped through the cracks so to speak. They come in straight from the field with the clothes on their back. In most cases, these Marines have suffered a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). They are in this location to see the doctors at the nearby facility, which is top-notch, before being shipped out to other facilities.

So, what's the problem? Well, for one thing, the Marines have none of their own gear. Except for seeing the docs, they are sitting around bored silly. So, my BMCS has rounded up some stuff for them (cumshaw, anyone?); a TV, a DVD player and an X-Box. But he needs more stuff.

It's a specific list and as much as you might want to embellish, should you decide to help....and I hope you do, stick with the list please.

New twin bed sheets sets.
Inexpensive comforters.
Shower shoes.
X-box games.
and finally......
IPods/Mp3 players. Most of these Marines have their own, but they are back with the rest of their gear, which won't catch up with them for weeks. I can't emphasize enough how much these Marines miss those IPods. Do you have an old one in a drawer at work or at home? Send it over!
Come on! Would you want to be hanging around here without some tunes & clean sheets?

There are 10 to 20 Marines hanging around at any given time. They stay about 3 to 5 weeks.

If you have a specific suggestion, email me (BostonMaggie at Yahoo dot com) and I will check it out for you. But please note; they have plenty of toiletries already.

If you want to send a package, especially an Ipod/MP3 player, email me (BostonMaggie at Yahoo dot com) and I will give you an address.

Please help. Please send whatever you can. But just as important, post it on your FaceBook, tweet it. Post it on message boards you belong to. Send it out to your family and friends via email.
Thanks to

Navy Doll
Theo Spark
Steeljaw Scribe
Some Soldier's Mom
The Castle Argghhh!!!
Uncle Jimbo at BlackFive
for helping out with blog links!


Allen said...

seabee vets island X-1 NH seacoast will see what we can do...

who do we send it to?


Anonymous said...

Posted on Adopt A US Soldier forum

Healy Law Blog said...

Posted on Adopt A US Soldier forum

Dave Thul said...

Posted on True North

YNSN said...

Dammit Senior! I work next door to you and even saw you this morning, why didn't you say something to me...

I can get stuff for them, possibly more.

Senior, I don't have your email address anymore (it changed right?). Email me!!!!


BostonMaggie said...

What??? You're afraid I can't handle this, YNSN???

Michele said...

Two questions:

Are shower shoes the same as flip flops?

Should the mp3 players be preloaded with music or empty?