Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Short and Sweet

Well, nothing sweet about it. We are in a HOT dry climate that is killing us. Not literally....yet. I ran about 2.5 miles this morning and thought I was gonna die because I pushed it too hard and ended up puking all over my self and almost my soldiers. It was rough one this morning.

I am writing to tell you and I am finally in a long term spot and can start receiving mail. I will give you my address and a few things we know we need. We do not have a PX to speak of and rely on a convoy to take us down the road or a heli flight to another FOB. The PX we do have is only open for 2 hours a day. I have yet to make it in there to see what they have. I have no desire actually at this point. I am pretty set except for a things. I already made one trip to FOB Fenty to take care of a few things and pick a little bit of stuff I needed.

I will make a short list of things we could use. I could put the things I want, but will wait for Christmas on those things.

John Strader
FOB Finley-Shields
APO AE 09310

Here are some things we could use:

clorox wipes or something to wipe toilet seats with
pre sweetened or sugar free drink mixes
Tobacco-only if you know some one will donate it. Smokeless is so hard to get it is limited to one can a day when they have it.
small junk food items-beef jerky or nuts or something halfway healthy
Other than that, the normal stuff you send soldiers.

I am sorry this is so short, but I have a chance to catch some sleep and I am going too!!

Thank you again for the support.

Oh and pray that Courtney's mom will answer the phone for once so I can talk to my daughter.

Out here in middle of nowhere.....
SGT John Strader


Anonymous said...

Hi, I am from Ohio as well and just came across your blog. I have a friend who is stationed at Fort Campbell as well who will be deploying this summer. I just want to thank-you for all you guys do for us and wish for your safety. Take care!

Cincinnati Gal

Anonymous said...

Copy will get the guys at work to help.
We also have a fellow worker in the 278th that needs some stuff so we will split it.


Anonymous said...

Will try and get our Ford dealership employee's to help.

Regards, Halli

Anonymous said...

So glad to read your post.

Hope you're having a good day and getting settled in.

Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and THANK YOU for your continued service to our country.