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Soldiers' Box

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1 Soldiers' Box on Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:38 am

If anyone has anything for the soldiers' box for Liendo you can bring it to me at TMD or contact me and I can send my address if you wish to mail or we can arrange a meeting place to pick up.

Currently we have a shirt, a couple of housewives, and a haversack. I plan to stitch up some ditty bags and handkerchiefs and also include some canned fruit with period labels, paper, envelopes and pencils.

Since I'm new to this . . . .
What is a "soldiers' box"?

Mark Stolarski


A "soldier's box" is pretty much a gift box from home. It could be a box for an individual soldier put together by family members or it could be a community effort for a group of soldiers from residents of their home town. It would usually contain non-issue or hard-to-get items such as socks, mittens, handkerchiefs or shirts and food stuffs like fruits, spices and sweets.
Best Regards,

Thanks for the info!
It sounds alot like the modern "care package".


Charles' descrïption is correct. With this particular box, some
of us decided to work on things that would be in such a box and then randomly give the box to a unit at the event at Liendo.


Sounds great!

Ladies and other civilians often sent packages of necessities to the troops. Think of it as a Red Cross care package.

I have the soldiers' box all ready to go. I haven't wrapped it yet, so if you have anything to go into it please get it to me before Friday. I've taken pictures and will post them later in the week.

The soldiers box is wrapped and ready to go other than the tag. Pictures are on my blog at

Oh no! Weather is looking really nasty for Liendo. Heavy rain tomorrow and rain Saturday morning; it's going to be soup out there. I'm thinking if the forecast stays the way it is that I will not attempt to go out and hold the box for Galveston.

Did you end up going to Liendo &/or delivering the box?

Yes. It went very well. There is an AAR under After Action Reports on this forum. Sorry you couldn't be there!

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