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Marines & Tampons (A Great Story)

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Marines & Tampons (A Great Story)
Body: 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 slowe d 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 mist akes. 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.

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Aug 16 @ 9:14AM  
Great story!!

Aug 16 @ 9:25AM  

Great story with a wonderful ending.When my son was out there. I sent tubes of superglue.It was used for sealing wounds. After all it was invented for that use.
God take care of all our Girls and Guys.
A British Mom.

Aug 16 @ 9:48AM  
What a great story, thanks for sharing it.

Aug 16 @ 9:54AM  
this puts another perspective on us women calling tampons plugs all these years... Remember when you send tampons make sure they are the plain unscented ones.. Smile..

Aug 16 @ 10:06AM  
That was a great story! Anyone or anything that can save a life is a blessing. God bless and protect all our brave men in Iraq and all over the world. I love them all

Aug 16 @ 11:28AM  
Nothing new. I think the military application of tampons has been occuring many years. I'm surprised they didn't know about it.

Aug 16 @ 2:12PM  
Can our boys and girls cook or what, (Leave it to the Marines to screw up a perfectly good tampon )

They are indeed, the finest warriors the world has ever seen. As a Vet Nam Vet I will always support our troops, I could not be more proud that I am there country man, nor could I be more humbled to have had the honor and privilege of having stood in the same ranks, on the same decks and under the same ensign as they stand now. Alas I am but a plane and simple man, all I have to offer is my profound gratitude and my prayers. Ill be using this one:

Please join me now.

"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Armor there heart with Mercy and Justice.
Bless them for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need.

I ask these blessings in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.


Godspeed lads... and good hunting!

Master Gry


Aug 16 @ 2:56PM  
Kick-ass story and God bless our troops, bring them home safe, tampons intact.

Aug 16 @ 3:05PM  
JOKE - What do a marine and a submarien have in common?

A sailor will go down on either one.

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