January 19, 2007, - 3:51 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Reader Gerry asks that we send reading material–magazines, catalogs, etc.–to a brave soldier in Iraq, Sgt. Eric From, and others in his platoon. I’m going to, and I hope you will, too. You can also e-mail Sgt. From.
Why did I pick this soldier? A reader asked. I’m happy to post info on others, too. But when Gerry asked me to send a signed photo, I decided to help out by posting this:
My wife and I met a soldier at DFW airport over the last Labor Day weekend (06) and after talking with him while awaiting our flights, I offered to write him. I have since sent a couple of care packages and even badgered the heck out of my co-workers and friends to the extent of buying Christmas cards at the Dollar Store and convincing them to write to our troops.
Anyway, I was wondering, if this is not too bold of a request, could you send over an autographed picture to him? To tell you the truth, even more than a photograph, any reading material from, catalogs to magazines you may be about to discard, would be welcomed by those guys.
So, here is his APO. He’s a very nice man and mostly, I think he misses his family and would appreciate anything that came from the U.S.A.
SGT From, Eric
APO AE 09331
Regardless of the outcome, I appreciate and enjoy reading your writings on the web. Via your website, I have discovered a number of links that have lead to more links etc. and a great many enjoyable hours in front of the computer. Unfortunately, I have missed your radio and T.V. spots. I have a mental list of people I would love to see you debate. . . .
Here is an excerpt of one of the last emails I have from him. This may
help you narrow down where he is exactly.
Thu 1/11/2007 9:15 PM
I am back at Tallil now and they are going to move me again. From what I have been told I will be going back to Cedar on the 16th and I will be back to the old job of ROM site.
Just in case you would like it, here is his email address:
Help our American men and women who are risking (and in many cases, giving) their lives and limb in service to our country.
Tags: Christmas, DFW airport, Dollar Store, Labor Day, LSA Adder APO AE, Sergeant