Support Your Marines

by Steve on July 10, 2007

Stole this from Pinch but it deserves to be repeated as often as it takes to get the job done. I also received it via email from a reader so it’s getting around – keep it going if you would.

US Marine Colonel Simcock, the commander of USMC Regimental Combat Team 6 in Iraq, is asking for 6,000 positive emails to his Marines. That’s one email for each Marine in his RCT command. COL Simcock is concerned about the effect of the negative barrage that those Marines are getting through the electronic media. This is a legitimate request. It’s not one of the “little Johnny wants to break the world’s record in Christmas cards” situations. It takes only 30 seconds of your time. Here’s the address:

If you’re reading this email, then you can probably click on the address, type a few words, and then hit “send” to be all done. It doesn’t have to be the Gettysburg Address. Something as simple as “Hello, Marine. We thank you for what you’re doing. You are in a noble task. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Best wishes & get home soon”
is more than sufficient.

**UPDATE 07/11/07 06:00**

It would appear that the Marines underestimated the response from the home front:

Thank you for writing to RCT6! Rest assured that taking the time to write us means quite a lot.

Unfortunately the *enormous* outpouring of support we have received have made it impossible to respond to every e-mail individually. We will very shortly hit the 20,000 e-mail mark and bring a close to this outstanding effort.

If you would like to keep up on the happenings with Regimental Combat Team-6, please check out our website at . Videos, news stories, photos and updates from Fallujah are all there.

In addition, you can view every story we publish at our news site,

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