Marines and the "tampons".

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by olefin, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. olefin

    olefin New Member

    I received this email and sent it to some friends, they suggested I share it here on BOC.
    I checked it out at the hoax sites so it must be true.

    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 too.

    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 on 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 told 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 jackets, 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 morale 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. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND KEEP IT SAFE!

    American by birth.
    Patriot by choice.
    Christian by grace.
  2. droptine77

    droptine77 New Member

    Anderson, SC
    Isn't that something.

  3. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

    one of the first things we learned at boot camp was that you have to be able to "adapt and overcome" get some hard chargers!
  4. stickusmc

    stickusmc New Member

    Glasford, Illinois
    thats is what we are trained to do use what ever we have to our advantage... altjhough we never had tampons lol:smile2:
  5. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

    Ole: Wonderful stuff. Thank you for that. If we could just stop the bullets from coming at those guys, They could take those tampons home and put them to the use they were intended for= ear plugs when you are using a chainsaw
  6. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

    Great story Dayton thanks for sharing!!
  7. punkin570

    punkin570 New Member

    Now just how AWESOME is that. Wonderful post Dayton, thanks for sharing with us.:tounge_out:
  8. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

    Great Dayton it a more macho thing for a guy to have a tampon or two in his tackle or tool box now:smile2:

    Cause I NEVER know! Always be prepared...RIGHT!:wink:
  9. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

    Dayton thanks for sharing this great story. It started out humorus, changed to serious, and ended up a Miracle. What a Story.
  10. 223reload

    223reload New Member

    Great story,Who'ed a thunk it?
  11. Kat-tamer

    Kat-tamer New Member

    More than 1 use for those. I can't say that I would've thought of that.
    All though, my sons' wrestle and our wrestling managers(girls) use tampons for their nose bleeds. Works great.