This just in via email from Blackfive:
With combat operations in Iraq as kinetic as they've ever been, the Marines
could use your support. No links, just please use the info below at your
discretion. At Blackfive, we have been trying to improve our relationship with
the Public Affairs Officers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not surprisingly, the
Marines have begun a really intense exchange of ideas with us. One Marine Combat Commander embraced our offer of support. One of the requests that they had of us was to attempt to get 6,000 positive and supportive emails - one for each Marine, Sailor and Soldier in the Marine Regimental Combat Team - 6. Grim, our resident thinker and former Marine at Blackfive, has taken responsibility for
this project. From Grim's interview with Marine Colonel Simcock, Commander of
COL. SIMCOCK: (Chuckles.) I'll tell you what, the one thing that all Marines
want to know about -- and that includes me and everyone within Regimental Combat
Team 6 -- we want to know that the American public are behind us. We believe
that the actions that we're taking over here are very, very important to
America. We're fighting a group of people that, if they could, would take away
the freedoms that America enjoys. If anyone -- you know, just sit down, jot us
-- throw us an e- mail, write us a letter, let us know that the American public
are behind us. Because we watch the news just like everyone else. It's broadcast
over here in our chow halls and the weight rooms, and we watch that stuff, and
we're a little bit concerned sometimes that America really doesn't know what's
going on over here, and we get sometimes concerns that the American public isn't
behind us and doesn't see the importance of what's going on. So that's something
I think that all Marines, soldiers and sailors would like to hear from back
home, that in fact, yes, they think what we're doing over here is important and
they are in fact behind us.
RCTemail@example.com . The emails are being scanned by the PAO before being printed and distributed to individual Marines.
The Marines have set up a special email address to send a supportive message to the Marines is:
And, guess what?, the RCT-6 has a blog at http://fightin6thmarines.vox.com/
AFTER A FEW DAYS, WE HAVE ONLY GOTTEN THE MARINES ABOUT 2,000 EMAILS. WE COULD USE SOME HELP IN GETTING THE WORD OUT.
I'm sending mine now. You should do the same.