A Tampon Story - Don't Laugh

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  1. fedupdon

    fedupdon New Member

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    A Tampon Story - Don't Laugh



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    > Please read the whole thing,,, You'll love it
    > I am reminded that "God Works in Mysterious Ways "
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    > Tampons (A TRUE STORY)
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    > Tampons to the rescue in Iraq !! Don't worry, it's a good story,
    and worth reading. It's even humorous in parts. It's from the mother of
    a Marine in Iraq .
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    > My son told me how wonderful the care packages we had sent them from the
    ladies auxiliary were and wanted me to tell everyone thank you.
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    > He said that one guy we'll call Marine X, got a female care package
    and everyone was giving him a hard time. My son said, 'Marine X got some
    really nice smelling lotion and everyone really likes it, so every time he goes
    to sleep they steal it from him.' I told my son I was really sorry about the
    mistake, and if he wanted I would send Marine X another package. He told me not
    to worry about Marine X because every time I send something to him, he shares it
    with Marine X.
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    > He said when my husband and I sent the last care package, Marine X came
    over to his cot picked up the box, started fishing through it, and said,
    'What'd we get this time?'
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    > But my son said they had the most fun with Marine X's package. He said
    he wasn't sure who it was supposed to go to, but the panties were size 20,
    and he said one of the guys got on top of the Humvee and jumped off with the
    panties over his head and yelled, 'Look at me, I'm an Airborne
    Ranger!!!!'
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    > One of the guys attached the panties to an antenna and it blew in the wind
    like a windsock. He said it entertained them for quite awhile. Then of
    course.......they had those tampons. When he brought this up, my imagination
    just went running, but he continued.
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    > My son said they had to go on a mission and Marine X wanted the Chap-Stick
    and lotion for the trip. He grabbed a bunch of the items from his care package
    and got in the Humvee. As luck would have it he grabbed the tampons too, and my
    son said everyone was teasing him about 'not forgetting his feminine hygiene
    products.'
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    > He said things went well for a while, then the convoy was ambushed and a
    Marine was shot. He said the wound was pretty clean, but it was deep. He said
    they were administering first aid but couldn't get the bleeding to slow
    down, and someone said, 'Hey! Use Marine X's tampons!' My son said
    they put the tampon in the wound. At this point my son profoundly told me,
    'Mom, did you know that tampons expand?' ('Well....yeah!')
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    > They successfully slowed the bleeding until the guy got better medical
    attention. When they went to check on him later, the surgeon told them, 'You
    guys saved his life. If you hadn't stopped that bleeding he would have bled
    to death.' My Son said, 'Mom, the tampons sent by the Marine Moms by
    mistake saved a Marine's life.'
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    > At this point I asked him, 'Well, what did you do with the rest of the
    tampons?'
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    > He said, 'Oh, we divided them up and we all have them in our flak
    jackets, and I kept two for our first aid kit.'
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    > I am absolutely amazed by the ingenuity of our Marines. I can't
    believe that something that started out as a mistake then turned into a joke,
    ended up saving someone's life. My sister said she doesn't believe in
    mistakes. She believes God had a plan all along. She believes that 'female
    care package' was sent to Marine X to save our Marine.
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    > Either way, our efforts have boosted the morale of many Marines, provided
    much needed items for our troops, AND saved the life of a Marine! God bless
    every one of you for your efforts and hard work, and God bless our Marines,
    Army, Navy, Air Force and all our military service personnel.
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    > GOD BLESS AMERICA AND KEEP IT SAFE!
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  2. ampaterry

    ampaterry *TFF Admin Staff Chaplain* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    GIIC in ALL ways and at all times and in all places.

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  3. RunningOnMT

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    My Marine Bn. in Nam used to get a regular resupply of Kotex. They were used for cleaning 81mm mortar tubes. Can only imagine what the Kotex company thought of our huge orders...and yes the fem hygiene products make excellent sterile battle dressings.
     
  4. WomenofCaliber

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    This is a GREAT story! It made me smile. :)
     
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    Hey, I've used a a toilet paper roll to hold bullets... But thats a story for another day.
     
  6. firebird

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    Size 20?!?!?! My God!! That's a whole lotta woman!!:eek:

    MacGyver could make bombs out of tampons and bubblegum. He was just freaking awesome!
     
  7. glocknut

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    Well if thats the case...then my exwife probably uses size 30 by now.....:D

    mike
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  8. Bubblehead

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    Years ago my Police Officer friends said they carried Kotex in their patrol cars for emergency trauma dressings. After my 1st Responder training for Search & Rescue, I included them in my 1st Aid pack for exactly the same reason. Fortunately I haven't had to use them but they are still there if needed.

    John