I am a student at UC Berkeley. I did some research on the Vietnam War, since my father is a Vietnam Veteran. I found that many soldiers like receiving letters while they are at war. In fact, many claimed it was the only thing they had to look forward to. My father faced a lot of discrimination when he returned from Vietnam. He had a hard time finding employment, staying in school when his peers called him a "murderer," and generally being accepted by society. I started a club called Adopt A Soldier at Cal to be part of the movement that hopes to treat our Iraqi veterans better than our Vietnam Veterans were treated. I want to stop discrimination before it begins, and show that it is possible to be against the war yet for helping our troops, emotionally, psychologically, and in other social arenas such as having access to medical care. Members of Adopt A Soldier hope to uplift the spirits of our men and women war through letter-writing. Each one of us is committed to sending one letter a week and one care package a month to our designated soldier. We have weekly meetings where we discuss other ways to help show the community that our Iraqi war veterans deserve to come back to a society that not only doesn't discriminate against them, but that helps them transition into a good happy life here in the states. Thank You!