Spread the word, por favor
My friends at the milblog Blackfive.net sent me the following email:
With combat operations in Iraq as kinetic as they’ve ever been, the Marines could use your support.
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 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 .
The Marines have set up a special email address to send a supportive message to the Marines is: RCTemail@example.com . 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.