Thursday, August 04, 2005

The Tip of the Spear

Marines are the tip of the spear. The people we shoot at are going to shoot back.
~ Col. Kevin Rush, 25th Marine Regiment, Brook Park, Ohio

Capt James Crabtree, USMC, says it for us straight from the heart. Please read every word, and then take his bottom line seriously. It's time for Americans to stop talking about supporting the troops and start walking the walk to the post office to prove it.

As the good Captain points out, for the price of "about two lattes at Starbucks," a care package can be mailed to the hard-hit 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment. Here's the address Capt Crabtree provides:

Adopt a Marine
c/o Capt Kasparian
3/25 H&S Co
Unit 72110
FPO, AE 09509-2110

I won't neglect my adopted Marine from Soldiers' Angels this month. But a second package will be going out from me to the troops of the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment. Please join me in offering thanks and consolation to these brave heroes who stand fast as the tip of the spear between us and the enemy.