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Posted: 8/7/2005 10:56:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 11:52:43 AM EDT by jnewt]
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 2:08:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 2:09:08 AM EDT by krinkfreak]
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:34:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:48:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 7:51:32 AM EDT by m-dc]
If they need soap and shampoo I will send these let me know.

If this wont work I will get something else.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 11:43:32 AM EDT
Josh, I'm in. We'll start with a bunch of gum. Would they be interested in books. I have a lot of paperbacks. All in good shape. Mystries,adventure etc. Let me know.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 11:46:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 11:55:02 AM EDT by jnewt]
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 1:37:58 PM EDT
Inbound with the following:
3 packs of Tic-Tacs
3 rolls electrical tape
1 thing of instant coffee
1 American Rifleman magazine
1 Cycle World magazine
1 XXX video on DVD (not porn)
Lots of individual use soaps and shampoos
Splenda (sweetener)
Lots of good wishes and high 5's
Please let me know if I can help in any way with this project. m-dc
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 2:06:21 PM EDT
You should get this moved from AK discussions to GD so it would get more traffic.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 3:46:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 3:49:33 PM EDT
IM a GD mod such as The _beer_Slayer or 82nd airborn they will take care of ya.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 8:13:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 8:31:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:40:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 4:29:11 PM EDT
200 packs of gum on the way. It should be there by Friday.

Also if you can email the Capt. see what the guys might like for reading material. I have a lot of paperbacks, mystry, adventure, histroy, novels, some hunting and fishing books. Etc.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:15:53 PM EDT
Back in August one of wounded Marines was interviewed by his local paper in a small town in Georgia. He told them to send us care packages with hygiene gear, food, or just plane ol white socks (which our Gunny didn't like).

We started getting so many packages from this small town we'd hand out stuff to other Platoons, then it was Companys, and pretty soon Iraqis. We had so many socks we'd wear one pair a day and then throw it away.

What always seems to be what Marines want (or atleast while I was there)

Basic Hygiend Gear including,
Soap/Body Wash/Shampoo, full size bars or bottles
Shaving cream/Razors (some guys like the disposable ones, but most use Mach3s)

Magazines of most any type (not rifle mags)
Movies, but we rarely got those (Marines will watch anything, I recall sitting through every episode of Friends and Smallville)
550 Cord would probably get used up
Usually paperbacks will end up sitting around, not too many Marines cared to bother w/ them
And of course if you send Marines porn, they will love you (we recieved a box from a church once w/ a few xxx DVDs)

Hope that helps a bit in your decision making
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:34:13 PM EDT
Scooby, What is better DVD or VHS? Or do the units have both?
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 5:43:21 PM EDT
DVD, lots of guys have the little DVD players.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:09:04 AM EDT
OH HELL YES - GREAT IDEA JOSH!!!! wow that's awesome. I've been reading lotsa books bout the intiial days of the campaign and all teh sand and sandstorms and I'm wondering if some 'wet-ones' and some of that evaporating hand wash wouldn't be in order?
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:24:28 AM EDT
I'm gathering up a box of stuff Josh ... May take a few days with my new work schedule tho ...

DVD's and Stuff from wal-mart ...

Dale ................
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 5:35:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 10:26:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 11:25:49 AM EDT
I'm planning a huuuuuge shopping trip on Sunday and will get boxes out on Monday.... when's the absolute latest we can get stuff to ya?
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 1:12:38 PM EDT


I have a bunch of DVD's that I can send.

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 3:32:22 PM EDT
Do you think they would enjoy small cans of fruit? That was what I wanted most when I was in VN. I could never get enough of it. I will send you some if you think it is a good idea?
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:44:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:05:15 PM EDT
How about setting up a PayPal account for this, so we can shoot you some $, either to purchase
items with, or to defray your shipping costs? That shouldn't have to come out of *your* pocket.
If that's too much of a pain, say so, and I'll just snail-mail something, but PayPal would be
good up to the "last minute"....


Link Posted: 8/10/2005 6:11:24 PM EDT
Josh and guys, whould we get a list of DVD's going that we have bought? While a few duplicates getting sent would be fine, it would suck if we all picked up the same $5 DVDs from wally world. Dumb idea or is it workable?
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 12:04:26 PM EDT
The fruit is on the way, canned that is. You should have it monday. Say, how about posting a pic when all the stuff is in so we can see what you are packing up. It would be interesting to see what you got from this site.
Former 1/1 Marine
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 12:15:52 PM EDT
A buddy of mines sister has something to do with candy and retail I was at his house yesterday there are litterally cases of Skittles and other stuff we could get over there if someone would mind helping out a little on shipping. I will chip in, so will he but these things are heavy. Let me know by the way he is 610 here on ARFCOM.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 8:09:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:25:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 9:25:45 AM EDT by chapperjoe]

I took one package of these:

one travel size of these:

one travel size of these:

and put those three items in 3 zip lock quart size freezer bags, one inside the other inside the other to keep the sand out!

24 of those will be by you Monday.
Thanks Jnewt!

Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:43:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 8:46:41 AM EDT by OldMarine]
Can I paypal you jnewt? Sorry to be so late. I just found out at www.mikesmarauders.com.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:53:39 AM EDT
did you get it yet?
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 6:14:04 PM EDT
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