If you have seen the email that asks you to
send mail to an injured soldier at Walter
Reed Army Medical Center, you should read
Any cards addressed to “A Recovering Soldier”
or “Any Wounded Soldier” at the Walter Reed
address will not be accepted. Remember, the
Walter Reed Army Medical Center closed for
good in 2011.
At that time the hospital merged with the
National Naval Medical Center and became the
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
There is still a way to send a card, and a
little time to do so. The Red Cross has
“Holiday Mail for Heroes” that delivers the
cards to hospitalized military, active duty,
and veterans and their families.
Address the cards to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
PO Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD
Cards have to be postmarked no later than
Friday, December 7, 2012.
The American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes
site has the most current information and
If you can find it in your heart to send a
card, we’re sure there will be a very happy
service member on the receiving end.
Comments are always welcome.