It has finally arrived! I now have a mailing address!
Here it is:
HHC, 3-112 Armor
56th Brigade Combat Team
Now, there was an earlier address that I thought was the right address...and it was...to the other unit's address...but not to our address.
Bottom line: if I gave you an address before today (i.e. Dad and Amy) it had the wrong APO. So make sure you use this one.
I know a lot of you have been requesting this for quite some time, and have also asked what types of items guys would like to recieve over here. I can tell you that between charities, school organizations, churches, and other generous groups there are enough toilietries over here to stock a Super Wal Mart. Here are some suggestions based on my own experience and observations:Lip Balm
- the good stuff...I picked some up the other day and when I put it on it tasted awfulFoot powder
- we're wearing boots all the time and our feet...well...'nuff said about thatDVDs
- a lot of the Joes have a notebook, or a portable DVD player to pass the time when its not busy. If you have some laying around that you don't want anymore someone here will appreciate it.Music
- Just send anything you don't listen to anymore. Regardless of the genre, someone here will appreciate it. I even found a guy listening to Barry Manilow the other day. Kinda diminishes the image of a steely-eyed killer...but each to his ownScooby Snacks -
any kind of candy, or munchies. Keep in mind that it will be traveling half way around the world. You'll need to be even more selective once the weather starts to warm up.Books & Magazines -
again...anything you've got laying around that you don't want anymore (nothing inappropriate please)
Beyond the above, just use your imagination and send something you
would like to have if you were in a desolate, third-world country for a year. :-)
Rick M. - I would have you send that boat over here, but quite frankly, there ain't a whole lot of water over here. So just put a cover on it and we'll take it for a spin when I get back.