Wednesday, June 20, 2007

6,000

From Blackfive:
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 RCT-6:
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 alittle 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*.
The Marines have set up a special email address to send a supportive
message
to the Marines is:

RCT-6lettersfromh@gcemnf-wiraq.usmc.mil

The emails are being scanned by the PAO before being printed and
distributed to individual Marines.

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.

Thanks!

Best,

Matt
So far, they've received over 2,000 e-mails. More are needed. 6,000 being the goal. So spread the word.

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