Wednesday, May 04, 2005

"Operation Salami Drop"
I don't really have much to say about this, I just liked the title.
Brothers Marc and Michael Brummer figure the best way they can help support U.S. troops stationed in Iraq is to try to feed them -- thousands of them.

The co-owners of Hobby's Deli hope to send salami to the entire 42nd Infantry Division, currently in Tikrit.

It'll take an estimated 23,000 salamis to reach that goal. But the first 2,000 or so of the dried meat -- about 2 tons in all -- was boxed and loaded onto a U.S. Postal Service truck Tuesday in the first phase of what the brothers dubbed "Operation Salami Drop."


There are 2,500 more salamis in the store ready to go and 5,000 more on order, Marc Brummer said. All have been purchased with donations of $10 per salami, including a 13-year-old girl who donated $1,000 from her bat mitzvah money.

I do, however, suspect that any story that involves a thirteen year old girl, a hundred salamis, and an entire division of homesick soldiers has got to offend somebody. This can't be good for our national moral fabric.

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