FDNY 911 T Shirt Museum
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Date: August 2, 2004 12:39:45 AM EDT
Subject: Thanks Rachel:
Your first box arrived. Thank you so much. The variety of shirts is amazing.
Just to let you know - the shirts came in. No more than 10 minutes had passed, and people are knocking on my door. I am trying to organize into size/color/logo piles, and people are pawing through them. Normally, being a LT, I can tell them to get lost, but this was my boss! Anyhow, I have set up a DX program. DX is military lingo for direct exchange. They bring in an army OD tshirt. It has to be clean, no holes, and have their name on it. Some people already have their names stenciled on it. Others got a bit more creative, and are putting name, rank, unit, and OIF II on it.
The guys all say thanks.
Seeing the guys look through the pile, trying to pick the one they want is always amusing. They start making sub-piles. I like this one, and this one, and this one. Then, they go through their sub-pile. Then, they start looking at what their friend has in his pile. Finally (and this can be a 1/2 hour process), they pick their shirt, put it on, and almost skip out of the room. I wasn't sure if they would be willing to trade a shirt at first, but they feel they are definitely getting the better end of the bargain. A shirt they can take home and wear, knowing where it came from. Thanks again for taking the time to do this. Even on my end, it takes time, and I know these guys.
1LT Brian Winter
"We sleep safely in our beds at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us"
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