soldiers who might be a bit "thin on the ground" as far as correspondence from home goes can choose to write if they want.
Yes that is a good idea.
As for you members questioning my motives behind wanting to find someone to correspond with overseas;
I am not looking to 'meet' someone in that way.
I wanted to find an old-fashioned kinda pen-pal... and while there are numerous ways to find pen-pals all over the world, I thought writing to one of our troops - male OR female - overseas, might be a nice thing to do.
A few years ago, a friend of mine was stationed in Bosnia for a year. We wrote back and forth frequently, and after my friend got home he told me how much just getting a letter from home had meant to him.
I came on this site & posted my forum simply to inquire about finding a pen pal.
Not to have my morals & integrity questioned. Though I suppose I can't blame you for questioning my motives, I hope now that I've explained them the negative comments can stop.
Thanks to those who have provided positive suggestions.