Friday, February 29, 2008

PostCards/SnailLetters & Emails Needed-Show of Support For the 173rd in Afghanistan

A recent article by Elizabeth Rubin in the NY Times wrote about a platoon of Sky Soldiers in the usual journalism unbalanced short hand--which is to say--accent the negative and omit the positive. The men are doing an excellent job under horrific conditions and under attack by Orcs nearly everyday. However, the story pretty much depicted their working conditions as hopeless and futile by failing to mention such minor details as the
"successes within the Brigade such as substantial humanitarian aid (tons of food and clothes) delivered to local villages, medical care for local children and adults, road projects, clean water projects, training of Afghan National Army personnel, distribution of school supplies, etc.Blackfive ".
Elizabeth has increased the stress load on the troops and their families, as a result.

You can help offset this stress by sending your positive comments of support to this address:

Please send an email of support to

Or you can mail cards to:

    Leta Carruth
    P O Box 100
    Cordova, TN 38088

"Due to security reasons in Afghanistan please do not put addresses or phone numbers on any correspondence. All emails will be printed out here in the US and mailed to Afghanistan as they do not have the resources to receive a large number of emails. All letters and emails will be vetted to make sure there are no negative comments. These are letters of support, so please keep them positive and uplifting." BlackFive