Posted by: Loren Coleman on December 24th, 2006
I support the troops, whether they are the people out there dodging the bullets and the camel spiders or the soldiers supporting them. I won’t get into politics here, but allow me this minor holiday effort to give a cryptozoology break to some gals and guys in the war zones around the world.
I will be mailing out some of my books this holiday season to these folks. If you have a son or daughter in Iraq or Afghanistan, or in a military hospital, and think he or she would enjoy such a gift, please send along their FPO* or APO** address via the form you will find by clicking here.
I’m not going to say any more than I’ll be sending out more than ten books and under hundred, more limited by the amount of postage I can afford than my desire to send out more. Let me leave it at that.
I call on my fellow authors in cryptozoology to join me in this, and we can start a yearly effort to get hundreds of books out there to share a little “Cryptozoology for the Troops” for their infrequent breaks in the action.
May all your sons and daughters return in health.
*Fleet Post Office (FPO) – for U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard postal facilities
**Army Post Office (APO) – for U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force postal facilities
For parents of foreign soldiers, go ahead and email me your info and I’ll figure out if I can afford to send them a book, depending on how that works with their non-American military mail services.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.