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[MSNBC] For troops at war, relief arrives in a package of video games [Operation Supply Drop/8-Bit Salute to Veterans]

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In the early months of 2012, a soldier from the Indiana National Guard's 713th Engineer Company stationed in Afghanistan sent a note asking for help:

My unit and I just suffered a HORRIFIC loss in just the first nine weeks of a 12-month tour out in Afghanistan, so I was hoping that a care package from you guys would help ease the pain a little for the guys that are still here in the fight.

I was in the 8th truck; five soldiers were in the 3rd truck of our convoy. We were all out on a mission when they ran over an IED [improvised explosive device]. We were able to save one of my soldiers in that truck. THANK GOD FOR THAT!

The soldier, seeking to help his team recover from a tragedy that occurred during what one official called a "very important" but "extremely dangerous" mission, knew what was needed:

PS3
Xbox
Any fighting or boxing games
Any sports games
Guitar Hero
2 extra PS3 controllers
2 extra Xbox controllers
Computer games
External hard drive
Gaming mouse
Gaming headsets
Gaming keyboard

Operation Supply Drop

I think I may be able to find something to donate.
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Awesome! You know, this is a good means to get everything off their minds.
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When I was deployed a few years ago, Fallout 3 kept me sane.
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Back in 2004 you couldn't pull me away from GTA San Andreas!! Not even with a mortar attack... which did happen.

... twice lol.
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Lord bless the men fallen and the men still in the fight...Which I may be one day...Ill try to find something to send in..
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Damn if you guys want to donate some 360 or PS3 games I will give you my APO address, I am a month into my Afghanistan deployment. The only thing that kept us all sane in Iraq for a year was multi-player games where we could talk a lot of **** about after. The MWR out here has 4 TVs but only like 5 games for 360 and PS3. Most people play MW3, Madden 2012 and Halo as they are the only decent games in the selection here.
    
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