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June 06, 2008

Want to Give a Wounded Vet a Diversion?
Update: Ace of Spades HQ Readers Come Through

Update: J. wrote me yesterday to let me know that in just one day you guys (mostly; I don't know who else was publicizing this) turned the 8-page list of wants at Walter Reed into a 6-page list.

Congratulations. You made life somewhat more bearable for wounded heroes and their families.

Don't bother checking now; Amazon is down for some reason. When it comes back up, who knows, that 8 page list may have been reduced to 5.

Back Up! Yup, 5 pages now.

...

Here's the Amazon Wish list for the men and women recovering at the Walter Reed Medical Center.

Enchanted?

Ah well, there are wounded women too.

The movies and games are part of a larger effort by CAUSE, a group founded in 2003 by 4 West Point grads who had served together in Vietnam. The idea behind CAUSE is that morale among active and recovering soldiers and Marines can be dramatically improved through R&R activities. At Walter Reed, CAUSE has facilities at the Mologne House, which is an outpatient dormitory for personnel and their families. The CAUSE library carries DVDs, as well as video games and equipment and is open to anyone at Walter Reed, free of charge.

My goal this summer is to try and fulfill the wish list...

And please feel free to pass this link on for others to contribute and for those of you with blogs (you know who you are), please consider publicizing this effort.

Thanks to my bud J... not sure if he's actually responsible for this or just forwarding the list.


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