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When I was In Viet Nam in 1967, I had a Lieutenant that was a graduate of Arizona State University, (ASU). He was a really good officer, and looked after his men really well.
He had a girlfriend that was still attending ASU, and belonged to a Sorority. Her and few of the other girls made up a bunch of cookies for us, and sent them in two boxesto the Lieutenant to share with us. He told me as the "Operations Chief" it was up to me to send them a letter of thanks.
I got woth my Assistant Operations Chief and we put out heads together and camp up with a super idea. We sent a letter to the sorority thanking them for the box of cookies. The following day we sent another letter saying we had received a second box of cookies, but had not been able to enjoy them because the chopper that was bringing out the mail was shot down.
We told them that as we went thru the wreckage, we saw the reamins of the box the cookies had come in. We told them how much we appreciated thier support, and how good the cookies were in the other box, and how sorry we were that we did not get to enjoy the second box.
About three weeks later we received six boxes of cookies from different sororities at ASU, along with some pictures of the girls in the sororties making the cookies for us.
A bunch of the guys had some new pen pals, and we had an awful lot off GREAT cookies. There is nothing like tender loving care made cookies for a guy in combat.
That is a great story and it was very nice for the guys to get penpals in the deal.