Sunday, November 25, 2007

Books for Troops . . .

I came across this information on J.A. Konrath's website:

"Remember Doug Hansen, my friend in the military stationed in Iraq?

He's received enough books to open up the first US Library in the Middle East.

Doug thanks everyone for their generosity, as do the hundreds of troops who have gotten books thanks to your efforts.

But, believe it or not, they could still use more books. They could also use things like notebook paper, pens, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, eye drops, sun glasses, sunscreen, etc. Don't send food--it gets thrown away."


Please help bring some entertainment to our troops by sending some of your books to the following address:

Soldiers of C Co / 163 MI Bn
c/o 1SG Hansen
COB Speicher
APO AE 09393

According to J.A. Konrath's site, the postage is considered domestic so the shipping shouldn't be outrageous.

5 comments:

Janet Rubin said...

That is so cool! Thanks for telling us about this, Dayle.

Janet Rubin said...

By the way, do you know what kinds of books? Do they mostly want novels?

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

I think so Janet. But, I will be sending a couple of non-fiction books, too. I think the key word is entertainment.

To get a better idea of the context go here:

http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/search?q=DOUG+HANSEN

Dayle James Arceneaux said...

TO ALL:

Ask your post office about marking it media mail. It's a lot cheaper than regular parcel.

Jerry Pat Bolton said...

I can do that . . . Thanks . . .