Marines and tampons email

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Angelkitty, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. Angelkitty

    Angelkitty New Member

    Sheridan, Ar
    WOW, WHAT A STORY!!!!!!


    Tampons to the rescue in Iraq !! Don't worry, it's a good story, and
    worth reading. It's even humorous in parts. It's from the mother of a Marine
    in Iraq .

    My son told me how wonderful the care packages we had sent them
    were and wanted me to tell everyone thank you. He said that one guy we'll
    call Marine X, got a girl care package and everyone was giving him a hard
    time. My son said, "Marine X got some really nice smelling lotion and
    everyone really likes it, so every time he goes to sleep they steal it from
    him." I told my son I was really sorry about the mistake, and if he wanted I
    would send Marine X another package. He told me not to worry about Marine X
    because every time I send something to him, Marine X thinks it's for him

    He said when my husband and I sent the last care package, Marine X
    came over to his cot picked up the box, started fishing through it, and
    said, "What'd we get this time?"

    My son said they had the most fun with Marine X's package. He said
    he wasn't sure who we were sending the pack to, but the panties were size
    20, and he said one of the guys got on top of the Humvee and jumped off with
    the panties over his head and yelled, "Look at me, I'm an Airborne
    Ranger!!!!" One of the guys attached the panties to an antenna and it blew
    in the wind like a windsock. He said it entertained them for quite awhile.
    Then of course.......they had those tampons.
    When he brought this up, my imagination just went running, but he
    continued. My son said they had to go o n a mission and Marine X wanted the
    Chap-Stick and lotion for the trip. He grabbed a bunch of the items from his
    care package and got in the Humvee. As luck would have it he grabbed the
    tampons too, and my son said everyone was teasing him about "not forgetting
    his feminine hygiene products."

    He said things went well for a while, then the convoy was ambushed
    and a Marine was shot. He said the wound was pretty clean, but it was deep.
    He said they were administering first aid but couldn't get the bleeding to
    slow down, and someone said, "Hey! Use Marine X's tampons!" My son said
    they put the tampon in the wound. At this point my son profoundly told Me,
    "Mom, did you know that tampons expand?" ("Well....yeah!")

    They successfully slowed the bleeding until the guy got better
    medical attention. When they went to check on him later The surgeon tol d
    them, "You guys saved his life. If you hadn't stopped that bleeding he would
    have bled to death." My Son said, "Mom, the tampons sent by the Marine Moms
    by mistake saved a Marine's life."

    At this point I asked him, "Well, what did you do with the rest of
    the tampons?"
    He said, "Oh, we divided them up and we all have them in our flak
    and I kept two for our first aid kit."

    I am absolutely amazed by the ingenuity of our Marines. I can't
    believe that something that started out as a mistake then turned into a
    joke, ended up saving someone's life. My sister said she doesn't believe in
    mistakes. She believes God had a plan all along. She believes that "female
    care package" was sent to Marine X to save our Marine.

    Either way, our efforts have boosted the mor ale of many Marines,
    provided much needed items for our troops, AND saved the life of a Marine!
    God bless every one of you for your efforts and hard work, and God bless our
    Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force and all our military service personnel.
    I'm not breaking this one. If I get it a 1000 times, I'll forward
    it a 1000 times!
    Let us pray... Prayer chain for our Military... Don't break it!
    Please send this on after a short prayer. Prayer for our soldiers
    Don't break it!

    "Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they
    protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they
    perform for us in our time of need. Amen."
    Pr ayer Request: When you receive this, please stop for a moment and
    say a prayer for our troops around the world.
    There is nothing attached. Just send this to people in your address
    book. Do not let it stop with you. Of all the gifts you could give a
    Marine, Soldier, Sailor, Airman, & others deployed in harm's way, prayer is
    the very best one.
  2. fishingbuddie

    fishingbuddie New Member

    well yeah they expand!!!!!!!!!! but hey they do alot of things and i bet no other soldier made fun of the tampons and matter of fact i bet they sent letters home telling everyone they need them and the families all are saying huh! but good thinking on his part

  3. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

    Indiana, J
    The old fashion pads make a great wound dressing also. Always keep at least 3 in the home first aid kit. Place one on top the other as they soak thru with as much pressure as you can. Not the one's with "wings"...the old school units.
    Thanks for sharing a great story. Prayer never hurts, & praying over hurts is always the right thing.
  4. chambers bd

    chambers bd New Member


    They work great:cool2:
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

    Great story and great information. Thanks for sharing. Going to add to our emergency kits.
  6. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

    Great story,thanks!
  7. SSgt Fishslayer

    SSgt Fishslayer New Member

    south carolina
    in your care packages dont forget the EZ CHEEZ and the beef jerky and a couple packages of soft tortilla (flour) shells. you can make some good quesadliia with these aitems and a couple of clothing irons. shaving cream, black socks, and foot powder are also in great demand as well. and you can never go wrong with candy. when i was in afghanistan and iraq the recon guys wanted silly string. we didnt know why until they explained to us that when they are on patrol and they have a suspicion of a trip-wire or actually find one, they spray silly sting on it to mark it so that everyone else knows where its at as well, and it isnt heavy enough to trip it. talk about doing more with less.
  8. River Hobo

    River Hobo New Member

    Great Stoty. Thanks for sharing :big_smile: