I've adopted a wonderful poster on Chowhound named 'AdamRichmanJr' from the Las Vegas Board.
Chris, is deployed till December in Afghanistan and I asked what I could send him from the US.
First of all, Chris was so touched that a stranger from a food forum would want to send him a care package but it is the least I can do for him.
Chris stated the best things to send are things like hygiene products (body wash, shampoo, deodorant, etc), wipes and powdered drink mixes, small snack items (jerky, little debbies, trail mix) an books..he loves crime novels and car magazines.
Those free USPS boxes from the Post Office are great for around $10 in postage, 'if it fits, it ships' motto is a cheap way to send to a APO address and the .99 cent store has lots of stuff that would work well for him.
I asked for Chris's permission to put his address out there and he stated:
'i really appreciate you doing this. i cant really explain it, but you have no idea how much support from home means to us over here. it really does mean a lot that people are still thinking about us.'
His e-mail is in his profile page...'AdamRichmanJr' Las Vegas Board
MANTECH / SOCOM
Tarin Kowt / FOB Ripley
APO AE 09380
Let's help out Chris and his Army Special Force Unit buddies with some of the food comforts until he comes home safe and sound!
I thank you so much for all your kindness..