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When Email Fails - Letter Writing Is In

I came across an interesting article about how some U.S. troops in Afghanistan are utilizing good old letter writing instead of email and phones to keep in touch with loved ones back home. Because of the remote locations some of these soldiers find themselves in, email and phone access is non-existent.

Some soldiers enjoy letter writing while others do not.

"There are things that we say on paper that we are not so quick to speak, if at all," said one soldier. "There's the handwriting and the perfume that you can't get through the phone or e-mail, so the letters were precious."

Not having access to email and phone “was worse than I imagine prison in some respects. Men in prison know that they deserve to lose their freedom. They have telephones, television and green grass outside that they can be with for a time each day," said another.

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