It’s Time to Bring the Troops Home NOW

It’s too dangerous when sh*t like this starts happening. Enough already.

After a long day searching homes in suffocating Iraqi heat, Lance Cpl. Mike Young saw a most surprising source of relief ~ a sprawling Wal-Mart had appeared in the distance.
“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,'” Young said, recalling a mission last year in a rural area west of Baghdad.

Bless their hearts! That place sucks.
(Which leads me nicely to my next point.) On a related note ~ Lt. Sarah, after an idyllic all of 5 months home, is shortly headed back to the sandbox with her ‘eyes in the skies’ troops. I’d like to get our Swilling Marine Unit Support Group rolling well before the holidays, so drop me a line if you’re up to it for the whole deployment. Cards, cookies, whatever you can do is, as ALWAYS, ever so appreciated.
UPDATE: For those of you like Diptera who are welcome newbies to our pet project, it started as the “Twelve Marines of Christmas” and quickly became something like seventeen or so ~ we took on the WHOLE SHOP ~ and will this time, too. Confusing at first (kids going “who are these people and why am I getting a package?” ~ we almost have the communication thing licked so you’ll KNOW your Jarhead got the package), our ad hoc little effort should run like a top this time now that we’re hardened veterans. It doesn’t matter if you only have enough for the postage for a note card every couple weeks or a packages ransacked from Big Lots ~ it’s ALL wonderful.
The suggestion thread. (Mike “Wet Naps Aren’t for Sissies Anymore!” Rentner probably has tons to add to this, too.)
And I think this was our last update before the cut-off for packages. Anyways, you get the idea. Email me at ths-at-beegewelborndotcom.

12 Responses to “It’s Time to Bring the Troops Home NOW

  1. YESSSSS!!!! It’s a lefty’s worst nightmare!

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    THS — put me down as a supporter.

  3. Dave E says:

    I’m in again.

  4. Lisa says:

    I’m in again, and if anyone wants to send D some stuff for the holidays (he’ll be in country around the first of November) that’d be great, too.

  5. Oh you guys rock, rock, ROCK and LISA, duh!! He’s on the list, of course {8^P. (As if we’d let him slide!)

  6. Nightfly says:

    I missed this last time around, what does it entail?

  7. Just your time and good wishes ~ whatever you can spare of either, Diptera. I’ll get a list of names from Sarah when she gets there (there may be some familiar ones), you let me know what you’d like to do (i.e. cards, goodies, magazines, that kinda stuff) and I try to spread the love. Lemme see if I can track down the old posts for reference. Cullen, Jeff and major dad had some excellent input, considering they’ve gotten to live the adventure.

  8. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Hey, THS…..should I locate a reliable source of Atomic Fireballs™?

  9. Cindermutha says:

    I’m in again. I should be more on top of things this year. I’m recruiting some little elves as well, if the boys’ teachers go for it.
    Guess I better dig up those flat rate boxes.

  10. Aye aye, Jeff! That’s YOUR assignment {8^P. (Make sure you shop suitably attired…)
    And we had YOU to thank for the Flat Rate boxes, I believe CM, genius girl.
    This is gonna be terrific.

  11. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yeah, the flat-rate boxes were kick-ass!

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