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When mailing out Christmas cards please try to send one here...

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

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wasn't there another thread like this? or am I hallucinating again? anyway....they won't be delivered if addressed like that.

here is a post from the Walter Reed Medical Center:
Terry J. Goodman Deputy Director Public Affairs/Strategic Communications Walter Reed Army Medical Center and
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: http://www.usocares.org/ http://www4.army.mil/ocpa/tooursoldiers/ http://www.redcross.org 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.
 

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Thanks for that info, Ann....I had that address written down so I could send a card.

We support our troops through Adoptaplatoon.com. You can be a pen pal or send boxes of much needed items to a soldier. We've had at least 5 different "adopted" troops over the years, and they are extremely grateful for a letter or card from home, or a small package of food items or toiletries.

If you don't want to take on a permanent pen pal, you can send a one-time card, letter or package to: anysoldier.com
 

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hmmm. I wonder if you have a child in school,...or even if you don't....maybe check with a gradeschool teacher and offer to donate the postage for cards/letters if the class would like to participate? Then find a platoon or group of soldiers you can "adopt". either on your own, or using Adoptaplatoon.com?

Would have to be done soon.

There is also the local Veteran's hospital. SOOOOOOOoo many of those men and women have no one to care about them now. many are from Vietnam era, or Gulf War, sometimes even WWII. There are forgotten soldiers from EVERY generation :(
 
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