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US Marine Colonel Simcock, the commander of USMC Regimental Combat Team(RCT) 6 in Iraq , is asking for 6,000 positive emails to his Marines.
That's one email for each Marine in his RCT command. COL Simcock isconcerned about the effect of the negative barrage that those Marinesare getting through the electronic media.
So far, they've only mustered 2,000 emails. That's a crying shamecompared to the amount of crap I get daily in email. This is alegitimate request. It's not one of the "little Johnny wants to breakthe world's record in Christmas cards" situations. It takes only 30 seconds of your time.
Here's the email address:
If you're reading this email, then you can probably click on the
address, type a few words, and then hit "send" to be all done. It doesn't have to be the Gettysburg Address. Something as simple as "Hello, Marine. We thank you for what you're doing. You are in a noble task. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Best wishes & get home soon"
is more than sufficient.
An excerpt from an interview with the Colonel:
GRIM: Is there anything that you and your Marines need that we could send you?
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.
DO IT NOW!!! IT JUST TAKES A MINUTE OF YOUR TIME .. THAT'S NOT MUCH TO ASK FOR WHAT THEY'RE DOING FOR US!
..... AND, PLEASE PASS THIS EMAIL ALONG TO YOUR FRIENDS! ... SHOW OUR MARINES WE CARE!