A conversation between myself and the Dad, from the Letters From Iraq series. I sent it on 5/23/2007
Hi H -
I had a question asked of me today and I wasn’t sure of the answer, but I said I knew someone who does. Where I work, one gentleman’s son is presently serving a tour in Iraq. As a company, we would like to send him a care package, but not sure exactly what can go in it as well as what can’t go into it - being a Muslim state.
Reading your e-mails I know you have sent many packages overseas so I thought I’d ask the expert.
Hi Dave, I have had no problem sending materials/foods etc. Generally they have to be mailed of course and a customs tag affixed to the box. They will take almost all foods/snacks, tooth paste, soap, peanuts, gum, candies, pens, etc etc. They also take DVD’s, CD’s etc. I mailed a box of items out of our office….no problems.
Take care Dave and thanks for doing what you are doing.
The next day I got another e-mail…
Dave, I belong to this group and here is a typical list of things we send to the troops.Hope this gives you some ideas. - H
Today we are shipping four boxes. They are going to: Brown, Stephanie, SFC Clark, Jeremy, ATOC/TSGT CHARLES F. JONES, SGT. Alasia Torris.
Jeremy Clark is a new soldier to the TEAM. Stephanie Brown, niece of TEAM member Ken Reinboth, is back for her THIRD tour. Stephanie received three of our boxes in 2005.
Letters sent with the boxes are attached, and the contents of the boxes are below.
WEB SITE: http://www.americantroopsupportteam.com
campbell’s chunky chili
chef boy r dee raviolis
crossword puzzle books
girl scout cookies
kodak funsaver camera
nachos n cheese combo snack tray
peanut butter crackers
salt and pepper
tastykake butterscoth krimpets
tuna salad kits lunch to go