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Hall of Classics>Planet members and their kids serving in Iraq and Afghanistan need our support.
BigRedChief 09:49 AM 10-28-2009
I know of one member of Chiefs Planet getting ready to go to Afghaniastan. I know
another that has a son getting ready to deploy. Another that has a son already there. I propose that we raise money and ship some "goddies" over to the units where Chiefs Planet members or their kids are serving our country. To let them know they are not alone, that some of us back here in the USA appreciate their sacrifice and service.
:-)
I will personally pay all the shipping costs and coordinate the project.

I will pay all the paypal fees of the members who donate. If you donate $20 to buy goodies for the troops, $20 goes to the troops.

If you want to send a check, or some goodies yourself, donated items, PM me for a mailing address.

If you have a store that has items that would go in the care package and would sell those at cost and or donate, PM me.

100% of the money raised will go to purchase items for the troops. I will update this thread with the progress and post pictures of the "goodies" and items that will be shipped to the troops.

This is not a political thread or idea. The point is to support the Planet members or their kids on a personal level while they are voluntarily putting themselfs in harms way for us.

PM me for the paypal address. If you know of someone serving overseas, PM me and we will put them on the list to recieve a care package

Originally Posted by BigRedChief:
A thank you card for the planet from the troops over in the sandbox.


Originally Posted by Jethopper:
I just wanted to send a shout out to BigRedChief. Most of you don't know, but I am a grunt in the 82nd airborne and I am currently in Afghanistan. Yesterday, after a long week of field work, I came back to the FOB to recharge and what do I see? 2 care packages from BRC. Well me and my boys enjoyed the snacks and we thank you, bud. HOOAH
Hey BRC,

A few days after my wife checked with her brother's wife about this package, he was injured in an IED attack and sent home for medical treatment. Today we learned that his driver and the guy who took his place were both killed by an IED. It's a tough job these guys have (both in terms of personal risk and also in terms of dealing with the loss of close friends).

Thanks again for all the support you facilitate!

NAME EDITED

Originally Posted by Barney Stinson:
That's awesome news. Thanks to the new and continuing supporters that keeps this going. As a solider on the receiving side; it means so much to have complete strangers contribute to these packages. Its a moral victory, makes you feel noticed, affirmation. In some of the worst times I've ever experienced, a small note or package surprising me made the difference between being depressed and feeling validated. Agree or not for the reasons we're there, coming together and supporting the troops with their boots on the ground is a profound statement, and it does not go un-noticed by the troops receiving the packages. Don't make fun of what I'm saying, never in my life has a simple gesture made me feel so good and happy to be an american. Keep donating if you feel inclined, it matters more than you know to the troops receiving it.

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BigRedChief 09:17 AM 08-19-2018
New packages going out to the troops over in the sandbox. Posting here because some Planet members contributed and or will contribute to offset the cost.


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GloryDayz 09:43 AM 08-19-2018
Originally Posted by BigRedChief:
New packages going out to the troops over in the sandbox. Posting here because some Planet members contributed and or will contribute to offset the cost.

Rep applied..
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BigRedChief 10:36 PM 08-19-2018
Originally Posted by GloryDayz:
Rep applied..
thanks man. Itís never about politics. Itís about appreciating service to country.
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crazycoffey 10:51 PM 08-19-2018
I’m trying to give a thumbs up but it became a thumbs down.
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crazycoffey 10:55 PM 08-19-2018
Why can’t I correct this?
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crazycoffey 10:59 PM 08-19-2018
Arg.. still can’t change it. Sorry
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MMXcalibur 11:10 PM 08-19-2018
Thank you for keeping this going, BRC!

I was the one who originally received the package back in 2011/2012. My name on the card in the initial post was SSgt Brandon Weakland and since then, I've become MSgt Brandon Weakland.
Man, time flies...

Keep up the great work and giving deployed troops something to brighten their day!
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eDave 11:32 PM 08-19-2018
Originally Posted by KCtotheSB:
Thank you for keeping this going, BRC!

I was the one who originally received the package back in 2011/2012. My name on the card in the initial post was SSgt Brandon Weakland and since then, I've become MSgt Brandon Weakland.
Man, time flies...

Keep up the great work and giving deployed troops something to brighten their day!

This is cool af.
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patteeu 04:00 AM 08-20-2018
Originally Posted by crazycoffey:
I’m trying to give a thumbs up but it became a thumbs down.
^^^^ Doesn’t support the troops. :-)
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BigRedChief 08:13 AM 08-20-2018
Originally Posted by KCtotheSB:
Thank you for keeping this going, BRC!

I was the one who originally received the package back in 2011/2012. My name on the card in the initial post was SSgt Brandon Weakland and since then, I've become MSgt Brandon Weakland.
Man, time flies...

Keep up the great work and giving deployed troops something to brighten their day!
For me it was never about jerky and candy. I know troops like that kind of stuff over in the sandbox but, I've always thought that the most meaningful thing in the box after all the treats are gone, was citizens recognizing your service for country. Not family, friends, politicians etc. Just your fellow regular Joe citizens.

How's my theory from your perspective? Or is it all, wow, jerky and candy in the sandbox, let me at that stuff.
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BigRedChief 10:58 AM 08-29-2018
Note from the unit where the last package went to in the sandbox
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NAME EDITED got your package! Him and the guys in his unit asked me to tell you and the others Thank you so much!
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BigRedChief 09:07 PM 11-13-2018
New packages sponsored by Planet posters (who wish to remain annonymus) are going out to a helicopter unit in the sandbox that transports special forces teams to their destinations.

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BigRedChief 05:46 PM 11-14-2018
Bump in case those who contributed missed the package going out yesterday.
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BigRedChief 08:41 AM 11-30-2018
Note from the unit:


Thanks for the snacks and the note. Made the day.
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GloryDayz 05:51 PM 11-30-2018
Originally Posted by BigRedChief:
Note from the unit:


Thanks for the snacks and the note. Made the day.
:-)

Awesome.. You're a good man BRC...
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