Morale: No More Mail For Any Wounded Soldier

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December 8, 2007: The U.S. Army no longer accepts mail sent to "Any Wounded Soldier." In the United States, the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where most wounded soldiers are cared for, has long accepted letters or parcels addressed to "Any Wounded Soldier." No longer, mainly because of the huge amount of it. Over a million pieces a year, most of it during the holiday season, are sent just to the Walter Reed hospital.

Instead, the American Red Cross, and the Pitney Bowes Corporation, will accept such mail for the Christmas season, assign a name to it, and get it delivered. Such mail should be sent (and arrive no later than December 27th) to;

We Support You During Your Recovery!

c/o American Red Cross

P.O. Box 419

Savage, MD 20763-0419

No packages, just cards and letters. But something can be arranged via www.usocares.org, www4.army.mil/ocpa/tooursoldiers, or http://www.redcross.org.

 


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