July 2005 -- U.S. troops, stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Korea, as well as many parts of the United States, are exposed to winds and bitter cold during the winter months. Riding in open trucks and humvees, they often encounter sub-zero wind chills.
Unfortunately, the military head gear issued to our troops is made of synthetic material, which is not as warm as wool. In an effort to help keep U.S. troops warm, volunteers are needed to make wool helmet liners for them. The knitted/crocheted wool head-covering, worn under the helmet, provides warmth to the head and neck but does not restrict vision.
For more information on how you can assist in this effort or to find a pattern, visit Web site www.geocities.com/helmetlineror e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed helmet liners can be sent to Helmetliners; P.O. Box 13171; Springfield, Ill. 62704.