below is an email I got a few min's ago. lets help this guy out! i'll try to get a ship to address and post it here.
To Whom It May Concern: 1 October 2007
I am writing this to you, because Iím operating on limited resources and trying to get a group of soldiers and sailors the opportunity to improve their quality of life. I am stationed in Guantanamo Bay Cuba as part of the Joint Task Force conducting Detention Operations in the Global War on Terrorism.
A few months ago there was a group of wake boarders (including Andrew Adkison and Zane Schwenk) that came down here for a demonstration through MWR with a Maser Craft Wake Boarding Boat. I didnít get to meet them, but I went to one of their shows and was completely awed by the skill and determination of these professionals. Their graceful acrobatics and brutal bails inspired me to try and get into the sport. For the last couple of months, Iíve been going out and renting old speed boats and building a small group of people who are really into giving it a shot. Weíve built up quite an interest in the sport, and each weekend we push each other to try more and more tricks.
Our only problem is that the equipment they have here to rent, leaves a lot to be desired. There is only one board that has both nose and tail fins, but it has some weird Velcro straps made out of wet suit material. The other board they have is missing the nose fine, and the bindings arenít even operable, if it doesnít fit weíre out of luck (especially when the one functional board is already rented). I havenít been able to find any non-stretch rope to use, and all of their handles are inter-changeable and the grip is almost completely gone.
It is very difficult for us to find quality equipment for affordable prices. Many of us are lower enlisted service members deployed on our first tour of duty, and trying to support two households can quickly become a financial burden. We are all asking for a little bit of assistance to help make the time that we have to be away from our families a little more enjoyable.
If you can offer any discounts to us, I have a few people willing to split the costs with me, so we can share high quality equipment instead of renting items that arenít really worth the effort. If you are gracious enough to donate any items to the troopers of JTF-GTMO, you can mail them to:
JTF-GTMO CHAPLAIN SECTION
PFC DANIEL ANDREWS
Anything you are able to do to help us is greatly appreciated. I thank you for your kindness and you consideration. Have a wonderful day.
PFC DANIEL ANDREWS
BN CHAPLAIN ASSISTANT
525th MP BATTALION - GTMO