What can an individual do to support our troops?
Whatever we can do to support our troops, we should! I was messaging with my nephew who is with the 4/25th and currently stationed in Afghanistan. He is attached to my old unit … the 1/501st Parachute Regiment. The 1/501st was airborne during WW II. However, when I was serving post-Vietnam, it had transitioned to the 1/501st Air Assault Regiment (Geronimo). I guess they have now switched back to airborne. Things change.
My daughter periodically puts together packages and sends them to his unit when it is overseas. She has made quite an art of it, including weird things … however, things that they really need such as flea collars. I guess for sand fleas? I got to thinking about what I can send.
Soldiers often love to read!
I did. I read all of Louis L’ Amour’s books at least twice when I was serving in the Army! I also read many other books by many authors. My nephew was telling me that his Dad had sent him a copy of my book and how much he really enjoyed reading it. He also said that all the members of his platoon were waiting their turn to read it. Maybe even some soldiers from the 1/501st wouldn’t mind reading it! Then it hit me. I can send them several copies of my book. So, that is what I am doing. I am putting together a shipment of my books to send over to his unit in Afghanistan. It is a small part I can play to support our troops and I think they really will enjoy it!
What can you do to support our troops!
I am sure you can think of something you can do … even if it is just thanking them for their service when they get home!
Extortion 17: I think it is time true Americans stand and be counted. It is truly no longer a time to “accept the things we cannot change.” It is time to change the things we cannot accept.
Want some truth?
Seal Team 6, America’s most elite special operations team, was sent to their slaughter in the most obscenely mismanaged military failure in recent Naval history. 93 days after Seal Team 6 got Osama Bin Laden (we should not even know this) they were stupidly sent to their death in what was probably an Al Qaeda planned ambush. Joe Biden put the targets on their backs, Obama‘s “Rules of Engagement” let it happen. They were sent into a landing zone in the middle of 3 hour long battle, in a slow moving 28-year-old CH-47D Chinook because our military does not have enough MH-47s … and with no pre-landing suppressive fire (those troublesome rules of engagement again).
Want some more truth?
In the 11 years we have been waging war in Afghanistan, 79% of those killed or wounded have been under Obama’s leadership. During the 8 years of the Bush administration, 2072 American soldiers came home wounded from Iraq/Afghanistan. In only the last 3 years under Obama, 14,977 American soldiers have come home wounded. Obama increases the number of American soldiers being wounded in action almost as fast as he increases our debt!
Who would you rather have in charge if your son or daughter was serving in our military? I served in the military. American sons and daughters volunteer to fight to defend the country they love; not to be sent in to be sacrificed or slaughtered because of some radical leftist president’s ideological love-fest with radical Muslims.
Did you ever stop to wonder what Obama and Clinton were trying so hard to cover up in Benghazi? (I mean, besides their sheer incompetence) Maybe … missiles to Syria? Just asking …