The list author says: "Because we have a United States Marine in our family, people have asked me what they should give to Marines and others deployed overseas. A lot depends on where they are deployed. A Marine in a remote area of Afghanistan will not be able to recharge an electronic game nor an MP3 player. Also, because living accomodations sometimes don't even include tents, your Marine might not have a place to put things. These are things we have sent, which are greatly appreciated. If you do not know a soldier personally, a good way to contribute is via the Marine Parents Care Package Project http://www.carepackageproject.com/"
"Books are welcome! We have heard from soldiers that they love books, but don't send books about war. They are seeing plenty of that. New paperbacks are great. Send a range including bestsellers, mysteries, suspense, romance (make sure covers are modest) humor and literature."
"These were the cheapest boxer briefs I could find. For some deployed troops, quanity is more important than quality because they just want something clean! (There are no laundry facilities in many areas.)"