Correspondence from the Front:
The Changing Ways American Soldiers Write Home
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Vietnam Soldiers in Group with Weapons

Unlike in previous wars, the American people aren’t being asked to sacrifice. They’re not being asked to give blood or ration gas or tires. Instead, civilians lend their support mostly through their personal contact with soldiers.


How to Support Our Troops

Donate a calling card to help keep service members in touch with their families by visiting

Send a greeting via e-mail through Operation Dear Abby at or

Sign a virtual thank you card at the Defend America Web site at

Make a donation to one of the military relief societies:

Army Emergency Relief at

Navy/Marine Relief Society at

Air Force Aid Society at

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance at

Donate an "Operation USO Care Package" at

Send a personal message via the "Stars and Stripes" overseas newspaper by writing to

Adopt a platoon at

Or find more relevant links at the Support Our Troops Web site at


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Jennifer Berringer

April 2003

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