Holy cow, I wrote a book!
Commentator and novelist Christian Bauman
recalls the excitement of receiving mail from anonymous
well-wishers back home during his deployment with the
U.S. Army in Somalia in the early 1990s.
This was a fascinating listen.
The coup, of course, was getting a letter with a snapshot or
I don't know why, but the further west the return address,
the more likely the envelope had a picture.
And the more north, the more likely the picture was,
shall we say, "revealing".
Triangulate this equation,
and you discover that the girls in the northwest get a real
charge out of showing the troops exactly what it is they
are fighting for.
Make sure to stick to the end for the punch line.
(Every good story has a punch line.)