Less than 48 hours ago, we asked USO supporters to step forward and help make a special USO2GO shipment to Afghanistan possible.
The plan: Deliver a shipment filled with everything from chicken noodle soup to the latest Nintendo® Wii™ game, from volleyballs to guitars. And make it especially meaningful by adding a "thank you" banner with the names of thousands of USO supporters.
We've received a tremendous response with people answering the call from all over the country. And while all of our troops need as much support as we can provide, I'm sure it will mean something extra special to the troops from New York to know that you've stepped up.
The USO2GO shipment gives our troops the comforts of home that they've requested -- everything from coffee to books to bean bag chairs.
But your name on our banner lets them know that there are thousands of people from New York and beyond who are deeply appreciative of their service and sacrifice.
The deadline to support this USO2GO shipment and have your name on the banner is July 31, so I hope you will act quickly.
For our troops,
Rear Admiral Frank Thorp, USN (Ret.)
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, USO
Sean P Eagan
Former Chairman American Cold War Veterans