Friday, December 7, 2007


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.

It’s 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.

The 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 unacceptable.

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.


  1. thanks!  I am going to copy this and send it to my e-mail friends!

    ~~Make it a Great day~~


  2. Thanks ~ Ally x

  3. omg! this is awful. I hope they catch whoever is doing this.......

  4. Perhaps it should be:  Walter Reed Army Medical Center
                                     Atten:  Any Recovering American Soldier


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