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« on: August 07, 2008, 05:39:16 AM »

After reading up on our forum member, USMC Kato, that is over in Iraq's Anbar area and wanting to help him out I asked Ron if we could use GTs Paypal link to start a donation for a care package for him.

I have enjoyed many gaming nights with him and without knowing him personally he seems like a really stand-up guy (no Cee-kay, I don't want to date him)(figured I'd get that out of the way)

Kato, could provide via PM or in the forums the address where we could mail you a package?
If there are any specifics that would help insure the package gets to you that would be helpful.
We also need to know what you and maybe your team needs out there.

I believe Ron will be providing the link and I was thinking a few weeks to get any donations in.
I will work with Ron to get all the items and ship them out.

If we could also get this "stickied" for a bit that will help keep it on the forefront

Please feel free to donate whatever you can. I know things are tight for many people out there, but any amount will help

Thanks in advance



We have raised $1010.00 so far!
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008, 06:03:13 AM »

Dont forget he has squad buddies too smile
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 11:50:39 AM »

... and dogmeat too!
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2008, 12:27:10 PM »

Thread is now stickied to the top.  I'll be handling the paypal functions personally - my paypal is [email protected]

The paypal link on the front page (lower right) works just as well. 
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2008, 12:29:19 PM »

Can you hold off until after the 15th of the month? This wasn't budgeted but I'd like to be able to help. biggrin
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2008, 01:41:00 PM »

This is a great idea Damage. icon_biggrin Thanks for stickying it too, Ron!
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2008, 01:57:52 PM »

Quote from: Purge on August 07, 2008, 12:29:19 PM

Can you hold off until after the 15th of the month? This wasn't budgeted but I'd like to be able to help. biggrin

No problem with the date, I figured a few weeks anyway.
Thanks again Ron!
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2008, 02:03:23 PM »

Already have one donation in the pot.  Do you guys want to see a visible tally or should I just keep those numbers to myself?
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2008, 02:12:33 PM »

Show em... maybe we can afford to get him another side-arm... like a Gauss Gun. biggrin
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2008, 02:14:46 PM »

Maybe get a sniper rifle that starts aiming at Osama's feet and as we raise money it rises until it points at his head, and well, I'll let everyone imagine the rest.  ninja

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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2008, 02:17:54 PM »

Quote from: DamageInc on August 07, 2008, 05:39:16 AM

(no Cee-kay, I don't want to date him)(figured I'd get that out of the way)

not that he'd want to date you anyways-  his wife is much hotter than you.  Great idea BTW-  just don't send him any FPS's  icon_wink
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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2008, 02:19:45 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 07, 2008, 02:03:23 PM

Already have one donation in the pot.  Do you guys want to see a visible tally or should I just keep those numbers to myself?

Do you mean like just a summary "X total dollars from Y contributions"? That'd be cool. I don't know that putting specific donors + amounts would be good though; I don't like that idea.
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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2008, 02:24:54 PM »

Quote from: Farscry on August 07, 2008, 02:19:45 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 07, 2008, 02:03:23 PM

Already have one donation in the pot.  Do you guys want to see a visible tally or should I just keep those numbers to myself?

Do you mean like just a summary "X total dollars from Y contributions"? That'd be cool. I don't know that putting specific donors + amounts would be good though; I don't like that idea.

I agree
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2008, 02:26:34 PM »

Quote from: DamageInc on August 07, 2008, 02:24:54 PM

Quote from: Farscry on August 07, 2008, 02:19:45 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 07, 2008, 02:03:23 PM

Already have one donation in the pot.  Do you guys want to see a visible tally or should I just keep those numbers to myself?

Do you mean like just a summary "X total dollars from Y contributions"? That'd be cool. I don't know that putting specific donors + amounts would be good though; I don't like that idea.

I agree

+2.  A total would be nice, but I don't need to know how cheap Damage is  Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2008, 02:28:09 PM »

Quote from: DamageInc on August 07, 2008, 02:24:54 PM

Quote from: Farscry on August 07, 2008, 02:19:45 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on August 07, 2008, 02:03:23 PM

Already have one donation in the pot.  Do you guys want to see a visible tally or should I just keep those numbers to myself?

Do you mean like just a summary "X total dollars from Y contributions"? That'd be cool. I don't know that putting specific donors + amounts would be good though; I don't like that idea.

I agree

Yea, just a total.  No names. smile    I just added it to the bottom of your post Dave.
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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2008, 09:10:50 PM »

Come on guys, let's get some more donating going on. Every little bit helps; even $5 for postage or something. icon_biggrin
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« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2008, 09:28:31 PM »

Donation sent. Hookers and blow for everybody!!! Woo hoo!!  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2008, 09:30:20 PM »

We've broken 100 bucks!  I'll need more info on what Kato can have as far as games, as well as what platforms.  I'll make sure they have stuff to play. smile
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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2008, 04:08:50 AM »

Wife had another heart attack and stuff so all our buying is gone so we cant help except in morale Im afraid. We dumped all cable except basic tv and I had my net lowered to the bottom.

Good luck with this all. Great idea. Maybe get him some Power Armor smile
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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2008, 04:19:59 PM »

PayPal sent to KD.  Thanks to Kato!
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« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2008, 05:17:39 PM »

donation sent.  Here's to kato's safe return to our gaming shores!
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2008, 05:15:35 PM »

Sitting at $165 after the weekend! 
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« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2008, 08:07:18 PM »

Payday is Friday.
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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2008, 09:42:41 PM »

Yep.  I suspect we'll clear 300 bucks in total by the time we are done.  Should make for a nice box. smile
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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2008, 08:55:37 PM »

Another generous donation puts us above 200!  We are well on our way to 300.
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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2008, 09:13:57 PM »

Quote from: Jimmy the Fish on August 07, 2008, 09:28:31 PM

Donation sent. Hookers and blow for everybody!!! Woo hoo!!  icon_biggrin

Contribution to the "hookers and blow" fund sent.  Fabulous

As any disposable income in our household normally goes toward hookers and blow, anyway, it seemed reasonable to continue such an application merely on someone else's behalf.
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« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2008, 09:26:41 PM »

In getting the package together here are a few tips from the US Postal Service.....Keep in mind there are some restricted items that can't be sent......
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« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2008, 09:31:21 PM »

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In getting the package together here are a few tips from the US Postal Service.....Keep in mind there are some restricted items that can't be sent......

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Although there are specific restrictions for each five-digit Military Post Office ZIP Code™ (APO/FPO), generally, the following are prohibited in the region of Operation Iraqi Freedom:
  • Obscene articles (prints, paintings, cards, films, videotapes, etc).
  • Any matter depicting nude or seminude persons, pornographic or sexual items, or nonauthorized political materials.
  • Bulk quantities of religious materials contrary to the Islamic faith. Items for the personal use of the addressee are permissible.
  • Pork or pork by-products.
 
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No bacon?  Sorry, Kato.   icon_cry 

Fortunately there is Operation Bacon Salt.

I guess as long as the hookers are clothed and the blow isn't intended for religious use we're in the clear.   icon_biggrin
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« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2008, 11:11:14 PM »

LOL I knew that would get a fun post from someone...and who better than you Peterock!!!
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« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2008, 01:39:33 AM »

His fabulousness demanded nothing less.
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« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2008, 01:41:19 AM »

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  • Any matter depicting nude or seminude persons, pornographic or sexual items, or nonauthorized political materials.
 

well crap, what the hell am I supposed to do with all these polaroids I took?
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« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2008, 03:34:17 PM »

Thanks for the helpful link Papa that will help.

Thank you again to everyone that has donated or for that matter just thinking about what people like Kato are doing for our country.

Just to clarify we aren't looking for any large donations it was more of a "throw your money into a hat" type of thing and every dollar helps.

We are waiting to hear back from Kato on what him and his team may want or need and then we should be close to get this package Oscar Mike as they say
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« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2008, 02:41:53 AM »

Did we ever get an list of platforms that we could donate games for? I can't send money right now but I could certainly send games and pron.
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« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2008, 03:04:58 AM »

That's really interestsing! You're not allowed to send porn to Iraq?  God knows some of them could probably use it ! smile
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« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2008, 05:02:17 AM »

I have some bad news to report.  Here's a snippet from a message I got from Kato's wife.

"Just wanted to let you know whats happening with him at the moment.  Kato was injured on his last patrol by a rocket propelled grenade during a firefight.  His radial artery was severed (left arm) but he was able to apply a tourniquet to get the bleeding under control.  Was able to talk to his commanding officer and he said Kato was able to save two of his comrades (including his corpsman) while under fire.  Depending on his injury he might be flown to germany. "

I'll let you guys know more as I find out more.  We're still working on getting a package together for him and his squadmates.

Please keep his recovery in your thoughts and prayers.

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« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2008, 05:02:58 AM »

He has access to a 360 and a PS2 he'll be able to play on, he just can't play any first person shooters on them.
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« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2008, 05:20:17 AM »

Damn, hope they are all ok now and his arm heals up. I bet Dogmeat will miss him frown
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« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2008, 05:43:25 AM »

Christ, that fucking blows.

Come back to the States quickly Kato. We need you back home. You are one heroic badass for saving two of your buddies.
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« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2008, 07:14:51 AM »

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Christ, that fucking blows.

Come back to the States quickly Kato. We need you back home. You are one heroic badass for saving two of your buddies.

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« Reply #39 on: August 18, 2008, 12:42:46 PM »

Our weekend donations bring us up to 260.00 - striking distance of the 300 I'd like to see.  I'm very glad to hear that Kato is ok - we'll all keep him in our thoughts and prayers as we wait for word on the situation. 
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