Saturday, October 23, 2010

Yo-Yo's for Troops:USO Give-Away!

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First I want to apologize for taking so long to post this! But I temporarily have a means to upload photos and post them!

So I filled a beat up, off-green shopping basket that AAFEES kindly loaned me with the Yo-Yo's everyone sent me. You wouldn't believe how heavy it was; there were over 200 yo-yo's in that basket! It was late on a Friday night, so I knew there would be a good sized crowd at the newly built USO.

The transient tent compound is next door, so a lot of the fellows on their way to or from the field are put up there for a night or two. Many of them stop in at the USO for a little respite from the daily rigors of military life. You can always spot the guys that are fresh in from the field. They are usually the ones sound asleep on the recliners or couches.

I signed in and went to work passing out and sharing everything that you have sent our brave men and women over the last few months.

A lot of the guys immediately started playing with them, while others shoved them in their pockets for later inspection and entertainment.

We talked about all sorts of stuff - home,wives and girlfriends, sons and daughters, our pets, goals, and aspirations.

I spent a good couple of hours there shaking hands and talking to folks from all over the United States. They're doing good work my friends, let's not forget them!

Best Regards,
Albert A Rasch
Member: Kandahar Tent Club
Member: Hunting Sportsmen of the United States HSUS (Let 'em sue me.)
The Hunt Continues...

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Emily said...

THanks for posting this. I'm so glad you were able to pull this together for the troops.

My bro will be over there soon. He will be stationed at Jalalabad in Nangarhar province.


Albert A Rasch said...

Hey Emily!

It was my pleasure, and I had a great time doing it. I have plenty more to pass around, but I want to wait until the next big group comes through.

BTW, JBad isn't too bad. Have your brother email me at his convenience if he wants to.

Best regards,
Albert A Rasch
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles: Thoughts on Afghanistan, Permaculture, and Beekeeping

Anonymous said...

That is just awesome! Seeing the faces on those guys says more then words ever could.

Good thing you've put together here. Very, very good thing.

Albert A Rasch said...


Always a pleasure!

Best Regards,
Albert A Rasch™
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles: Afghanistan, Permaculture, and Beekeeping