Band of Bloggers – Part I

May 5th, 2007 by xformed

We’re off and running. Lots of hands to shake, some from last year, and the opportunity to put more faces with blog headers.

One group had the opportunity to run off to Walter Reed to do a little counter-protesting, then through a few contacts, got into one of the barracks to shake the hands of some of the soldiers there.

AW1 Tim and I, along with Soldier’s Dad and I sat and told “sea stories,” or in Soldier’s Dad case, “war stories” for a while before the reception began.

And off to the races…

And, I can’t help but thing it is fortuitous that this day is also the anniversary of Desmond Doss’ action that won him the CMOH (see story below) and how fitting that is.

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Today, Soldier’s Angels will hand out the 1000th ValOUR-IT laptop computer to a wounded warrior, all made possible by the bloggers who helped spread the word and continue to support that program. I spoke with Jim Riley of Soldier’s Angels Medical Programs last night and he informed me the laptops are being issued to the service members as their own now, and we are out of the “library mode.” He also said the funds from the drive last November allowed them to satisfy the backlog on the books, and then set up for several hundred more, but he’s now back to taking the contributions trickling in and the list is beginning to grow again (hint, hint!).Just think, 1000 laptops in 20 months. Great sponsors and lots of people doing what they can, in large and small donations are making a huge difference in the lives of our troops. BZ to you who have made this happen…

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