I received this email from my sister who is a former marine, her husband is a retired Marine, and my father-in-law is a retired Marine...... I verified this through Snopes.... it appears to be legitimate. Please help if you can. It only takes a minute to send an encouraging email to someone. You don't have to agree with the war, but these men and women have family here at home missing them, and they could use some friendly words. Subject: Fw: POSITIVE EMAILS REQUESTED > US Marine Colonel Simcock, the commander of USMC Regimental Combat Team (RCT) 6 in Iraq, is asking for 6,000 positive emails to his Marines. > That's one email for each Marine in his RCT command. COL Simcock is concerned about the effect of the negative barrage that those Marines are > getting through the electronic media. So far, they've only mustered 2,000 emails. It takes only 30 seconds of your time. Here's the email address: RCTfirstname.lastname@example.org > If you're reading this email, then you can probably click on the address, type a few words, and then hit "send" to be all done. It doesn't have to > be the Gettysburg Address. Something as simple as "Hello, Marine. We thank you for what you're doing. You are in a noble task. Don't let > anyone tell you otherwise. Best wishes & get home soon" is more that sufficient. > An excerpt from an interview with the Colonel: GRIM: Is there anything that you and your Marines need that we could send you? > COL. SIMCOCK: (Chuckles.) I'll tell you what, the one thing that all Marines want to know about -- and that includes me and everyone within > Regimental Combat Team 6 -- we want to know that the American public are behind us. We believe that the actions that we're taking over here are > very, very important to America. We're fighting a group of people that, if they could, would take away the freedoms that America enjoys. If anyone -- you know, just sit down, jot us -- throw us an e- mail, write us a letter, let us know that the American public are behind us. > Because we watch the news just like everyone else. It's broadcast over here in our chow halls and the weight rooms, and we watch that stuff, and > we're a little bit concerned sometimes that America really doesn't know what's going on over here, and we get sometimes concerns that the > American public isn't behind us and doesn't see the importance of what's going on. So that's something I think that all Marines, soldiers and > sailors would like to hear from back home, that in fact, yes, they think what we're doing over here is important and they are in fact behind us. > IT JUST TAKES A MINUTE OF YOUR TIME .. PLEASE PASS THIS EMAIL ALONG TO YOUR FRIENDS! ... SHOW OUR MARINES WE CARE!