MSNBC is alerting folks that an e-mail hoax is going around involving US soldiers and holiday cards:
There are a few versions of this e-mail out there, this one being the most common:
When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following:
A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001
If you approve of the idea, please pass it along to your e-mail list.
a great idea, but unfortunately if you send something addressed this
way, it won’t be delivered. So please, don’t forward this e-mail.
U.S. Postal Service will not deliver any letter, post card, or package
that is not addressed to a specific individual. Anything sent to “A
Recovering Soldier,” “Any Wounded Soldier,” or “Any Service Member” is
It's good to know this: It keeps you from
sending along more useless e-mail, and it also keeps your good-hearted
gesture toward the folks at Walter Reed from going to waste. The
article also offers ideas to show your support for our soldiers that
actually will work -- which is a good thing. So check it out.