January 19, 2007, - 3:51 pm

Help This Brave Soldier in Iraq with Inexpensive Magazines, Catalogs

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
1016th QMCO.
LSA Adder
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
Hello everyone,
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.

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3 Responses

More than happy to send my hubbys supply of Maxim and Stuff overseas!

MarySJ on January 19, 2007 at 4:44 pm

Got lots of good things to send these soldiers. I’ll e-mail first to make sure he’s still at the same location – they get moved around a bit.

Thee_Bruno on January 20, 2007 at 8:49 am

Hello All,
And God Bless our Troops and their families! – Anyway… When I worked at a university bookstore, at the end of the month, we did not send unsold magazines back to the publisher, we ripped off the front cover and set that back as proof for reinbursement. Maybe one of the book store chains or mag publishers could give special permission to give these to a local group to send to our troops?

Elephas Maximus on January 21, 2007 at 8:52 am

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