Enclosed is a copy of a letter I received yesterday from a Marine Unit in Iraq.
The content is so explicit I could not file it away without sharing it.
The story began sometime in November 2004 when I read an obituary in our Daily News of the death of Marine Lance Corporal Nick Anderson. I was not acquainted with Nick but was so touched by his obituary which included the mailing address for his unit in Iraq and a request to send certain items to his unit in Nick's memory in lieu of flowers.
I had wanted to send a Christmas package for our troops and was happy to get an address to send to. I packed up a box with many socks, beef jerky, batteries, wipes, hot chocolate mix, razors etc.