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December 20, 2006

A community helping one of our own.

There's pain in the milblog family this year. From many sources, some of it just the Imp of the Perverse at work - Heinlein's Practical Joke Department (well staffed, runs 24/7).

Here's a chance to take on the role of the Fairy Godmother Department (staff of one, semi-retired, usually on vacation, has job as an additional duty).

From my email, comes this.

Life's been tough for a Marine Corps family lately, including the loss of a dear family member. Every year for the past three years they have lost a loved one between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This family has been an active support group for Marines for years - inviting troops into their home, participating in Operation Santa and other troop support projects, etc. Many of you who regularly read military blogs and discussion forums are familiar with this family.

We want to protect their privacy, but it's not right that such good people who have given so much to our country should not be feeling the joy and love of the Christmas season. So let's show this family the Christmas spirit! Please send them a Christmas card.

Mail your cards or notes to:

970 W Valley Parkway #223
Escondido, CA 92025

Cards are being handled by well-respected figures in milblog circles who will get them to this family as soon as possible.

Open your heart, and share the love of this Holiday Season with a family that has done so much for all of us!

Act as your heart and current situation guides you. I know the family involved and it's just been a suck coupla years in many ways, and they soldier on.

So, think of it as an Anysoldier thing - except this is likely someone you know and have read...

Matty O'Blackfive and I are teaming up on this one, along with those who prefer to remain anonymous.

Comments on A community helping one of our own.
anonymouse briefed on December 20, 2006 11:36 AM

Thank you, John.

I'm Nobody briefed on December 20, 2006 03:54 PM

Thanks, John
and anonymouse...
You're quite a stellar soul.

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