View Full Version : Help a Fellow American Soldier

11-30-2007, 01:32 AM
When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please
include one addressed to the following:

A Recovering American soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

If you approve of the idea, please pass it on to your e-mail list. Every little bit we can help out means so much to these guys. If you want to take it a step further, I am trying to work out a deal with an ebay seller who has cheap MP3 players (1gb units around $15 a piece including shippng). I have set aside $150 this year for this cause. I can give you a link to the auction if you are interested in doing something similar on your own. Ask your friends or family to donate $15 and send an mp3 player loaded with some tunes along with that christmas card. We have so much to be thankful to these soldiers for, their sacrifice of time away from family to the ultimate one of their life. Let's not forget them. And please do send this to all the people you know, not the part of the MP3 player necessarily, but that of the card. Thanks guys and gals!

11-30-2007, 09:30 AM
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Great Idea, did this last year here on the forum. Thanks for bringing it up!!!

12-03-2007, 12:57 PM
It appears that Walter Reed is no longer accepting mail addressed to 'Any Wounded Soldier' or 'A Recovering American Soldier'. The following tells why and explains an alternative or you can get the same explaination from the Walter Reed web site.........


The following was taken from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center web site, and is reproduced here for your information:

Walter Reed Army Medical Center officials want to remind those individuals who want to show their appreciation through mail to include packages, letters, and holiday cards addressed to 'Any Wounded Soldier' or 'A Recovering American Soldier' that Walter Reed cannot accept these packages in support of the decision by then Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Transportation Policy in 2001. This decision was made to ensure the safety and well being of patients and staff at medical centers throughout the Department of Defense.

In addition, the U.S. Postal Service is no longer accepting "Any Service Member" or "A Recovering American Soldier" letters or packages. Mail to "Any Service Member" that is deposited into a collection box will not be delivered.

Instead of sending an "Any Wounded Soldier" letter or package to Walter Reed, please consider making a donation to one of the more than 300 nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping our troops and their families listed on the "America Supports You" website, www.americasupportsyou.mil

Other organizations that offer means of showing your support for our troops or assist wounded servicemembers and their families include:


For individuals without computer access, your local military installation, the local National Guard or military reserve unit in your area may offer the best alternative to show your support to our returning troops and their families. Walter Reed Army Medical Center will continue to receive process and deliver all mail that is addressed to a specific individual.

As Walter Reed continues to enhance the medical care and processes for our returning service members, it must also must keep our patients and staff members safe while following Department of Defense policy. The outpouring of encouragement from the general public, corporate America and civic groups throughout the past year has been incredible. Our Warriors in Transition are amazed at the thanks and support they receive from their countrymen.