Operation Gratitude Care Package Weekend!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Smitty, the brains behind the operation at The Other McCain, has been reactivated for naval staff duty in Kabul, Afghanistan.

And here I thought Ron Paul was full of it with all that letter of marque and reprisal talk.

As someone who was told to come back when I was a few years younger on 9/12 (apparently the Army didn't need 50+ yr old infantry lieutenants), I wish Smitty all the best and envy him the hard year ahead.


Anonymous said...

Good luck to Smitty! God speed! Naval staff duty in Afghanistan...never thought of it. Well, kick some Tali butt for us!

Deborah Leigh

Michael Lonie said...

Naval duty in Afghanistan? Doesn't surprise me a bit. In 2001 the Marines flew from amphibious ships in the Arabian Gulf to capture at base in Southern Afghanistan by means of what the Marines call Vertical Envelopment. In other words, they made an amphibious assault on a country without a seacoast. There's nothing the USA can't do if Americans set their minds to it. Furthermore there must be SEALs there, and, I don't doubt, EOD people from the Navy. Plus every purple suit staff needs some squids.

Good luck to Smitty, and may he return safely after his service there.

Anonymous said...

I haven't sent a care package to a Sailor in a few years, wonder if I can get an address...

richard mcenroe said...

PrairieCat -- Operation Gratitude works with the Navy.

Anonymous said...

Have donated a pittance to them before, richard, will see what I can come up with to help now...think my last care pkg went to hubby and his buds in Diego Garcia...2002, I believe. Banana bread and cookies were always popular - in the P-3 Navy we didn't worry so much about them getting stale. In the 70's I sent cookies to my brother - he was on a carrier, and it was a whole different ball game.

ORPO1 said...

Sailors in the desert. Hmmmmm.
I do know one who at one time was in the A-6 Airframes shop in a squadron we both served in together. Back in 89-90. She went LDO and did a tour over there.
In those days twenty or so years ago, she was a Second Class Petty Officer. Now a LCDR.

Mr Mayor said...

Sand Squids...Check Any Soldier.com for some direct addresses. Any service.

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