His birthday is February 17. He’ll be back in May.
For now, we just ask for cards-thanks, thanks for the support, that sort of thing. If you send your email, he may contact you back.
Updating to add… I got back word that Stephen would love letters, care packages, etc. Please follow the link below to see what to send and what NOT to send as far as care packages go.
KEEEP IN MIND… this is just support. It’s not a dating service or anything else. Many of the names I posted, the people are married. Yes, I post this for a reason. Read more about the SOS posts here.
1LT Stephen Owens
APO, AE 09354
So, some of you have probably seen my posts about helping out the troops. I’ve got a contact who works with the Support Our Soldiers group, one of the charities that…well, provides support to the soldiers.
One of the things Kelley does is send books.
When I get my author copies, I send her anywhere from 5-10 copies. She sends these to various groups.
And they love them. I’ve got pictures and notes from the men and women who write her back…they don’t often write me, but they do write her and they so appreciate getting the books.
One of my prized possessions is a flag that was sent to me in appreciation for the books I’ve sent.
If you have books that you can spare, her list of authors is getting thin. She does need print titles. They don’t always have easy access to get ebooks, but if you have some spare author copies, I’m sure they’d appreciate them.
I can’t really answer any Qs about this, but if you want to talk with Kelley, you can shoot her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She’s done a lot of work with the SOS functions over the years and I know the troops would appreciate the support.
And yes… they enjoy romance.
This lady is needing some help for a unit that’s coming back home. Twenty seven soldiers are coming back and they don’t really have anybody to help them settle in. They will back to a room with a mattress, basically.
She’s already gotten some smaller things, but could use help with the bigger items like sheets, etc. She’s also running out of time…it seems like the easier thing to do with be send donations in the form of Walmart GCs and she can just pick up everything that is needed with the GCs.
I know some people might not be too comfortable with it, but the name was given to me by Kelley, the lady who heads up the SOS unit I help out and this is likely a lot easier than sending twin-sized bedding, (sheets, pillow cases) and shower curtains, etc.
If you are able and want to help out the soldiers, this is a wonderful way… you can send a Walmart gift card or donation to
5244-1 Yeakel St
Ft Hood TX 76544
They only have until the 17th to get everything ready, so time really isn’t on our side.
Again, this info is accurate and up to date, passed on to me by Kelley. She’s the lady who gives me all the info for the SOS units I help out so I do know it is accurate and any help you can give would be very much appreciate, whether you can send $5 GC to Walmart or a new set twin sheets, a shower curtain, etc.
FYI, it’s okay to post this info to blogs, but please don’t post to FB, etc.
This unit is kinda in need of some foodstuffs,
B-BTRY 4-42 FA lBCT 4lD
Kyle is the point of contact and if you want to just address to him, he’ll make sure everything gets divvied out. Please don’t post to facebook pages, etc. If you have Qs, please contact Kelley at email@example.com.
They are looking for stuff with a long shelf life, like granola bars, fruit and nut bars, Belvita bars, and peanut butter crackers or cheese crackers.
the list of names that Kyle shared with me that I passed on a few days ago are men who get NO NO NO mail….these three are in the same boat….so pass the word…looking for letters and cards…include your email address….when and if they write back if you want to send boxes go for it…
As always thank you
B-BTRY 4-42 FA IBCT 4ID
A-CO 4-9 IN 4/2 SBCT
If you aren’t familiar with these posts, please go here. Also, do NOT repost this list to facebook. You’re welcome to share it on blogs, etc, but NOT facebook.
Wanna help a soldier out?
B-BTRY 4-42 FA IBCT 4ID
pick a name, any name, more than one is fine!
So, these folks need some mail. Want to help them out? Aren’t sure what this is about? Go here! FYI, do not repost to FB, etc. These names are current and posted with permission and these soldiers are ONLY looking for support and friendship. This isn’t a dating service (yes, I have to point that out…)
Hey guys… I got this from Kelley wanted to pass it on.
Next month (September 8th) is David’s 27th birthday! I was hoping you all could help make his day special by sending him a birthday card or email. He doesn’t want anyone to know that it’s his birthday, so naturally I am writing HAPPY BIRTHDAY in bold letters on the outside of his card so everyone will see. Below is his address.
CPT Granzow, David
HHC, 2/82 AAB
APO AE 09396
(this is just for cards…if you have questions and stuff about the SOS posts, you can read more here.)
Got this name from Kelly while I was on my trip with my guy…if you have any questions, please check out the soldier FAQ page!
PV2 Seth Adkins
Alpha Company, 3-21 IN, 1-25 SBCT
APO AE 09355
His birthday is August 10th if you do send him a card it should be sent no later than August 1st, its taking about 7 – 10 days to get to the men.
this is one of my sons best friends…he will be turning 20 and is Afghanistan, anyone wanting to send a card or a package would be wonderful!)
Again, if you have questions, please check out the link to the FAQ page. This is all the info I have, and these names come from Kelly, a friend out of Ohio who works directly with a SOS unit there. Names are shared with her permission and if you include an email, don’t be surprised if you get a THANK YOU note back!
Back in February, Marjorie M. Liu and I both posted about a soldier who was needing some birthday cards…
Today, we both received an email from him.
Just wanted to email and thank you for the blog you had put up on your website with my address over here in afghanistan. I had over 100 cards in the mail for my birthday and i cant write everyone back to tell them thanks. if you can put on your blog that I GREATLY appreciate everything that I have gotten in the mail, cards, snacks, and whatever else. Thanks for the books that were signed and sent to me as well! I am very thankful for what everyone does for soldiers, especially not knowing someone! Thank you so very much!
A hundred cards, guys… readers rock.
A couple of soldiers needing cards! As always, just cards right now…if you wanna include your address, feel free. They often write back and then you can always see about sending care packages later on. Just a heads up for those who aren’t familiar with my soldier posts…I get these names from a lady who works directly with an SOS unit in Ohio and the info is about as up to date as we can expect it to be-she doesn’t get the info from the web or second hand.
MED RSS 3D ACR
(these will probably be a bit late, but I’ve been assured he’ll love the cards no matter what)
832nd ENG CO 113 CAV