GI Special: / / 10.16.05 / Print it out: color best. Pass it on.
GI SPECIAL NOTICE:
When I found your site, I became excited to find a military paper, more precisely a soldier’s paper, that will cut through the bullshit. ... I would like to join your organization and help if educate if I can.
– Sgt. C.C., FOB Kalsu, Iraq
I’m an OIF vet that spent time in Fallujah, Ramadi, and downtown Baghdad while on active duty with the 1st Armored Division. It looks like I’ll be deploying with the National Guard now. I’ve really enjoyed reading your issues and applaud you guys on your efforts. I would greatly appreciate it if you sent me the subscription. I’m trying to open the minds of the soldiers around me.
– SGT C.M.
ThankyouThankyouThankyou. I’m leaving for OIF 3 in five weeks with the 56th BCT TxArNG. It sucks. The next year (or two) is about to suck a lot more. Glad I found you.
Dear Traveling Soldier readers,
The above are from letters that we've gotten from soldiers who appreciate what Traveling Soldier is doing. And it's for them that we are making an appeal to help out with raising money to help buy a new computer for Pham Binh, who edits and produces Traveling Soldier on his PC.
The last time we appealed to readers for money, many people gave very generous contributions and fortunately, we were able to get the computer fixed.
With the money left over, we were able to pay off the bills for the domain name traveling-soldier.org and for the webspace that have been coming out of pocket since 2003. The former runs $79 a year, the latter is $50 a year.
This time, the PC is beyond repair.
It's almost 6 years old, and all the files for Traveling Soldier - interviews, articles, PDFs, pictures - need to be salvaged onto another hard drive.
The replacement we would like to get is a Dell XPS 400, which is about $1000. Left over funds will be used to pay for the website, a Dell printer, and a CMS 80GB backup system which is on sale right now for about $100.
We won't be able to produce the new October-November issue of Traveling Soldier until this get resolved.
Checks should be mailed out to Pham Binh and mailed to:
954 Lexington Ave
New York, N.Y. 10021
You can also use PayPal. Just click the "donate" button at the bottom of the About Us page:
Thank you for your support,
Traveling Soldier production staff
Mark S- $50
Dolores N and Louis W– $100
Louise - $10 (cash)
Corrine W – $20
Citizen Soldier – $35
Max W – $50
David P– $20
Thomas E B $25.00
Juan Arturo S $20.00
Louise P $25.00
Rafael G $25.00
James S $35.00
John M $10.00
Total: $425 - $6 Pay Pal Fees