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 http://www.operationuplink.org/

Send a greeting via e-mail through Operation Dear Abby at http://anyservicemember.org/ or http://www.OperationDearAbby.net/

Sign a virtual thank you card at the Defend America Web site at http://www.defendamercia.mil/nmam.html

Make a donation to one of the military relief societies:

Army Emergency Relief at http://www.aerhq.org/

Navy/Marine Relief Society at http://www.nmcrs.org/

Air Force Aid Society at http://afas.org/

Coast Guard Mutual Assistance at http://www.cgmahq.org/

Donate an "Operation USO Care Package" at http://www.usometrodc.org/care.html

Send a personal message via the "Stars and Stripes" overseas newspaper by writing to messages@estripes.com

Adopt a platoon at http://www.adoptaplatoon.org/

Or find more relevant links at the Support Our Troops Web site at http://www.opsos.org/

 

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Jennifer Berringer

April 2003

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