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Subject: *************** HELP OUR TROOPS **********************
Date Posted: 10/21/2010 10:36 AM ET
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Hello everyone--

A fellow PBS member recommended the following Web site, and I just wanted to highlight it here. 

www.operationpaperback.org

This is a non-profit organization that ships books to American troops overseas. If you register (it's FREE), you can ship your own books to specified addresses overseas or you can make a monetary donation and the organization will ship books for you. 

I know that a lot of PBS members are already part of such a group, but I just wanted to make everyone aware of this organization as well. Thanks, Winston, for the great lead!!

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 11:09 AM ET
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Thanks for sharing!  I didn't know about this particular  program, but I will sign up now. ( I'm in a military town, and understand what a good book can mean to the troops  Some of the best books I've read have been recommended to me by service members returning home from overseas.)   What a great way to support the troops!     

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 11:24 AM ET
Member Since: 4/22/2006
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I've signed up, but they've not sent me a confirmation e-mail yet.  As soon as they do, I'll check and see if I have any of the requested type of books.  Thanks for the info.

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 11:50 AM ET
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I've been sending there for awhile. I particulary enjoy sending them a copy of a good book  my family and i have enjoyed. Such as the James Lee Burke's mysteries,, some of  John Grishams books (a time to Kill) and all of Dennis Lehanes mysteries,  and many more.  I like to think of them passing the time with these books as they take their mind off of their troubles for awhile.  ;D

Of course I send many other books too, . The biggest wants are mysteries and suspense, thrillers, sci- fi and fantasy and history, I believe.

Have fun sending to our toops. PBS really helps me in this endevor.

Have a great day!

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 12:22 PM ET
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Thanks! Im gonna sign up now!

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 1:25 PM ET
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I just signed up also and am spreading the word - thanks for sharing this information.

Subject: great idea
Date Posted: 10/21/2010 7:08 PM ET
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thanks for the info! i just joined.   as an iraqi veteran myself, also my husband and son are iraqi veterans. i think this is an awesome idea. it means alot to get mail of any kind from anyone when you are overseas.       thank you to all of you who support our troops in any way.

bonnie jo



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Date Posted: 10/21/2010 8:27 PM ET
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Thank you for sharing this. I've signed up and am looking forward to what I can do to help.

mistie -
Date Posted: 10/22/2010 10:11 PM ET
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I've been a member at operationpaperback for quite a while, and posted mulitple boxes. I get real satisfaction from thinking my books will be providing some some relief/distraction for troops.

Just FYI, you will need to complete a brief customs form for these parcels going to APO's, but, that's just a samll inconvenience. The postage charged is only domestic postage, and a large box of books can be sent cheaply via media mail.



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