Sgt. Allen is out of the fight for now, due to wounds he received over a year ago in Iraq. But now he's got a "dog" back in the fight and he's working hard to assemble and send care packages full of tactical gear, love and support to his deployed friend. He writes, in part:
I always heard that it's not the size of the dog in the fight, but that it's the size of the fight in the dog. Well that's bull****. Its the size of the shotgun of the dog's owner when he catches somebody ****ing around with his dogs. Point being? Everyone of you who write letters, fill care packages, and stand on corners and support our troops and their mission, you are just as integral a part of that fight as the Soldier that stands 6000 miles from your doorstep. You are that owner, holding that shotgun, and every time you help a Soldier you are putting two in the chest of that Soldier's enemy. So keep your rounds on target and roach stomp them on the reload.
And just in case you haven't found a way to support those troops yet, here's a list of organizations I recommend:
AnySoldier (Sailor, Marine, Airman)
USO Care Packages
Packages from Home
There's a list of many more on America Supports You. Just pick one. You can at least send a quick card letting them know they're not forgotten--something like, "Thanks for stepping up to serve. We love you and are looking forward to your safe and successful return."
Now go check out those sites!