We’re on the cusp of E3 and we just pushed out our most expensive care package to date with LITTLE GERONIMO last weekend, so I wanted to make sure our next request got posted before I fly out for LA to see the latest and greatest in gaming for 2012-2013.
Okay, despite the bad taste the CROSSED IRONS care package left in my mouth (only unit to receive a care package and never say thank you despite repeated emails), I’m going to go ahead and give another Air Force unit a chance to shine where their brethren failed. I have already sufficiently warned Tyler and his team of Air Force firefighters that I will fly out to Eastern Afghanistan and kick some Air Force ass if they grab this care package and go invisible.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Tyler has since written back to tell me they are all Army, so now they have even more of an opportunity to upstage their Air Force brothers).
So, now that THAT unpleasantness is out of the way, on to the fun part! Here is Tyler’s request:
First off I just want to say how amazing it is to know there are people like you out there supporting the mission overseas with a project such as yours. I was told by a family member back home about your website, and have been completely blown away with how many different “drops” you have managed to complete. Again, it’s just truly humbling to know there are some genuinely good people out there doing such big things!
Our team consists of a small seven member group and our mission here is firefighting. We are currently in the middle of a deployment to a small base in eastern Afghanistan. We are teamed up with another seven member team from Illinois and so there are a total of 14 of us in our quarters. Besides having a small building with some computers and telephones, we don’t have anything else to really do with our downtime. If we had some gaming systems here to play when we have time, I am sure the guys would appreciate it. Just like missing certain foods from home, alot of us miss playing some COD or Madden. We are scheduled to be here through September, so I am sure the gaming systems would be put to great use!
The general consensus for a list would be the following, in addition to any other games you would recommend for a few of us playing at one time.
Xbox 360 or PS3 (4 controllers)
Call of Duty MW3
Call of Duty 4
Gears of War 3
James Bond type shooters
Medal of Honor
Thanks so much for all you do again,
This care package is named FOUR HORSEMEN in honor of THQ and their recent support of Operation Supply Drop with their awesome donation of a replica Darksiders Chaos Eater sword (a $400 value) with a crate of Darksiders 2 sweatshirts and swag. I know its not much, but I just wanted to give a little THQ love back.
Want to help us get video games to these guys? Here’s how: four simple ways to donate:
1) Use the Chipin link on the front of Front Towards Gamer.com. OR
2) Use the Chipin link on the front page of Operation Supply Drop.org. OR
3) Make a Paypal donation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4) If you don’t want to send cash, you can simply send your used games or gear to the following address to make the next care package:
Operation Supply Drop
9301 Alvyn Lake Circle
Bristow VA, 20136