Thank you for posting this. Believe it or not, and some igits will tell you not, it does make our boys and girls feel better.
I was lucky when I was in, I always had someone writing me. Many others were not so lucky.
If you want to send a hand written letter you can do so simply by going on any unit webpage (for example Official Public Website Home Page - 2nd Intelligence Battalion
), and sending the letters to the chaps, he or she will get it to someone who needs it.
Use two envelops. One for the letter, and then one to hold the letter and a message to the chaps. Believe me, there is nothing like a hand written letter.
"It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who knows great enthusiasm, great devotion, and the triumph of achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails at least fails whilst daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those odd and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. You've never lived until you've almost died. For those who have had to fight for it life has truly a flavour the protected shall never know."