a letter from a soldier
Today, I got a letter from a soldier. I wrote to him (and some others) because their buddies/commanding officers/family members indicated they didn't get any mail/needed moral support, via booksforsoldiers.com
. This particular soldier's name is Alejandro, and he's from Miami. He's been in the Army for 6 years and wants to be a career soldier. Right now, he's in Baghdad, and has been there for a good long while. You know what he asked for? Kool-Aid, lemonade and double-A batteries. Congress approved how
much money for Bush's war games, and our soldiers can't get some fricking powdered drink mix and batteries for their flashlights
? Alejandro's getting a box of powdered drink mix and batteries from me. "Thanks for defending our country, here's some stuff from Wal-Mart that the government couldn't provide for you." Seems kind of sad.