Sunday, January 16, 2005

Postcard from Afghanistan


This is a an incredible letter from a Soldier in Afghanistan and what a guy he must be!

Last November I gave base ID cards to seven boys. The group is up to 18 boys ranging from six to about 14, and two girls, both about 12 maybe, one city slick and the other not too shy herself. It's a program to teach kids all the boy and girl scout virtues, allow them on the base to hang out and learn from Americans, pick up trash at the Friday bazaar in return for a share of the money we collect from the vendors to clean up afterwards, and recover something of a fun childhood the last few generations never knew...

This Soldier extended himself from 12 most and has been there for 15 months already.

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