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Holiday Smack Down in A-Stan!!!

This is a discussion on Holiday Smack Down in A-Stan!!! within the Cigars for the Troops forums, part of the Cigar Specialty Forums category; Merry Christmas Jordon, I am very happy to know you! Can't wait for the pics Santa...

  
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    Merry Christmas Jordon, I am very happy to know you! Can't wait for the pics Santa

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    Maturing Puffer Fish


     

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    Sent out a small care package to you for our troops.

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    Ok, good and bad news! BAd news first, my camera died... lol. But, not before I could get at least one picture in! lol. Here's a pic of me and some of the happy souls that got to smoke some of those cigars. Everyone one of us in this picture is having a support the troops stogie except for the two OpusX's. We hopped in some vehicles and headed down to the German camp (boy do they take care of their people!!). We sat in their little pavillion and enjoyed some needed downtime with some great smoke!


    I sent one of those Gents in that picture downrange with a little tupperware bin with about 20 cigars in it back downrange. He was only here for the holidays and should be flying out with his smokes now. He's starting up another branch of our Cigar club down there, so those smokes should see some good action soon!

    So far I've handed out about all but give or take 15 of the cigars bombed out here to me. Either to cigar clubs, individuals walking down the street and of course, the hesitant looky lou's that seemed a little jealous of our Christmas smoke! Those guys just needed a little bump in the right direction... lol.

    Those snacks and toiletries were DEVISTATED! If you've ever seen a prison movie, you've seen how somewhat mundane daily items can become currency. Well, out here, Ramen noodles and easy mac are worth their weight in gold. lol. People gave me odd looks, as if to say "Wait, you mean I can just have this?!" Hahaha. One person walked by and said "Oh my God! Deoderant!" I made sure that he got two sticks, and moved another Cot away from his in the tent that night... hahaha. What was left of all the others, that those within the closest proximity to me didn't need right away got taken down to the Chaplain. They maintain a Pantry for all of the troops who aren't fortunate enough to get packages from home as often. His eyes lit up when he saw how much we were dropping off. The last I've heard is that it all got decimated! You guys really did an amazing thing so close to the holidays out here. Thanks again! Now, without further ado, I present you with pictures of the massive bomb!!!!




    Is this a freaking pile of cigars or what?!?!?!?!


    Now, don't let this photo fool you. This is after I've taken as many cigars out to shove in my little humidor as possible to try to get some rest. The remaining smokes got rest as soon as I was able to unpack the other club humidors!


    I can't tell you how many smiles I saw yesterday. Christmas, in Afghanistan, and folks were smiling bigger than you could believe. Eyes lit up all over the place, and I was somehow fortunate enough to be the middleman in this which was more joy for me than I ever thought could be possible out here. Like I said, this holiday was doomed from the get go for me. I had one of two OpusX's stolen, I'm now having to shower, eat and go to the bathroom outside in the middle of the freezing winter at this new camp and I was stressed out from the move. I'm sure due to all of this, I got a cold as well. Every single one of you here on this board had a part in making this one hell of a Christmas for me despite the sour start. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and I sincerely hope that this good grace turns around and comes back to you. I hope you all had as Merry of a Christmas as possible and that you were most importantly able to, if nothing else, value those you love in your lives.
    Cars, Smoke, Homebrew, Wet Shave and a Fountain Pen. Gentlemanly pursuits.

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    This is amazing! I wish I had joined before, and would have loved to send you guys more. My brother was there for 3 years, and I cant even remember how many packages we would send.

    Thank you for all you guys do!

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    Thanks Jordon
    The pics are great, We'll send some more real soon, Nice to know you guy's are smiling. seems we have a good guy here to pass this stuff out right so yes expect more real soon brother!!

    Merry Christmas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smelvis View Post
    Thanks Jordon
    The pics are great, We'll send some more real soon, Nice to know you guy's are smiling. seems we have a good guy here to pass this stuff out right so yes expect more real soon brother!!

    Merry Christmas!
    Thanks again friend, this really was an amazing thing. Someone please hit Dave with some RG for me, I need to spread some more around! lol.
    Cars, Smoke, Homebrew, Wet Shave and a Fountain Pen. Gentlemanly pursuits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FridayGt View Post
    Thanks again friend, this really was an amazing thing. Someone please hit Dave with some RG for me, I need to spread some more around! lol.

    My pleasure Jordon, You I can see by the way you share and put this stuff into the hands of the people we want. It's easy to get the big bases and a bit harder to get to the guy's really in need who are not so close to the big PX's.

    I appreciate it very much and love the pics my friend, expect another 3 to 5 boxes leaving by Tuesday Bro!

    Dave

    Oh and the Five finger travel case is for you loaded from my personal stash, Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by smelvis View Post
    My pleasure Jordon, You I can see by the way you share and put this stuff into the hands of the people we want. It's easy to get the big bases and a bit harder to get to the guy's really in need who are not so close to the big PX's.

    I appreciate it very much and love the pics my friend, expect another 3 to 5 boxes leaving by Tuesday Bro!

    Dave

    Oh and the Five finger travel case is for you loaded from my personal stash, Enjoy
    Whoa! A five finger case with special goodies?!?! WOO HOO!!! Can't wait! I've got some folks coming through my office today or tomorrow on their way to about the most remote of places in the north. I'll send them with a big tub of most of the last of my smokes to try to get it out there where these guys can't buy anything. That way too, I can make room for the next wave of troop smokes. It's probably about the only good thing about moving out to this bare base, it's starting to become a hub, so I'm starting to get a bit of a wider reach. I feel as though I'm going to have to find a young Jedi to train in the ways of the Stogie Santa force before I blow this popsicle stand...
    Cars, Smoke, Homebrew, Wet Shave and a Fountain Pen. Gentlemanly pursuits.

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    Jordan... Glad to see these pictures.

    I'm sure Dave will take care of you with your little present. I'm not sure you understand just how important posting pictures and words are... for all of us that donate feel a hella good inside.
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    Great pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegoldenmackid View Post
    Jordan... Glad to see these pictures.

    I'm sure Dave will take care of you with your little present. I'm not sure you understand just how important posting pictures and words are... for all of us that donate feel a hella good inside.
    It's the very least I can do to post pics up here for you guys. The pics and words really don't do the faces of the folks receiving this stuff justice, I almost wish you guys could be here to see it! Sent off some folks I trained today to that very remote location I was talking about yesterday with my overflow tupperador full of smokes cutters and matches. One of those guys in particular is a big cigar fan, and he told me he'd keep an eye out for other smokers to hand out to. Hopefully here in a bit I'll be able to pass you his info so you can have a POC that is really WAY out there.
    Cars, Smoke, Homebrew, Wet Shave and a Fountain Pen. Gentlemanly pursuits.

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    Great pics Jordan...GOOD STUFF!

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    Jordan, THANK YOU for taking time to take the pics and post them up for us to see!! I'm glad they are making it to a bunch of well deserved people!! Thanks for all you guys do!!! Smelvis when you read these letters and see these pics now i know why you are so dedicated to this cause!!! WELL DONE!!!
    "Laugh now Cry later"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjcab09 View Post
    Great pics Jordan...GOOD STUFF!
    Thanks bud. Hopefully more pics inbound here soon. I'm going to try to be a little better organized this next time around. Since I'm sending these cigars with the folks that are making the trips, it's hard to get pic opportunities. My boss is leaving soon for R&R, and when he gets back, our missions out to the VERY remote spots will pick back up again. Those should be some damn good pictures!

    Quote Originally Posted by ptpablo View Post
    Jordan, THANK YOU for taking time to take the pics and post them up for us to see!! I'm glad they are making it to a bunch of well deserved people!! Thanks for all you guys do!!! Smelvis when you read these letters and see these pics now i know why you are so dedicated to this cause!!! WELL DONE!!!
    It is, most certainly, not a problem. I really wish words and pictures were enough to adequately portray the effect the generosity of you guys to the folks out here. There is not much quite like the face of someone you just happened to walk by out here, see that they are about as whipped as it gets and them hand them a cigar. It's those little moments that I don't have a camera handy that I wish you guys could see. I just handed a young specialist a Macanudo that was sent out here as a part of those packages on New Years. It completely made his night, it was like you could see the home sickness just melt away. That kid was smiling ear to ear the rest of the night, just puffing away. I hope you all have a happy New Year, and that in it you all receive at least a fraction of the Generosity and joy that you have selflessly provided to others.
    Cars, Smoke, Homebrew, Wet Shave and a Fountain Pen. Gentlemanly pursuits.

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    hey have you got your box from me yet?
    hey you, yea you, not the other guy, you, the one with the dumba$$ look on your face, do you like pickles?

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