Looking through the wants and needs of soldiers on http://www.anysoldier.com/ is heartbreaking. All these kids over there wishing they had an XBox instead of incoming RPGs. Ugh.
Of course they want candy, hygienic supplies, movies, music, consumer batteries. They also ask for pistol holsters, decent optics, working hand tools, and socks.
Dear the Government:
Please raise my taxes 10% and use the money to equip our soldiers properly so they are not charging into battle waving a spork at the enemy while wearing substandard battle armor.
In the meantime I guess I’ll send the poor guys some candy.