Imagine you are deployed. It seems like forever since you have last been home. All you want is some 'normal' food. Maybe a good movie to watch? Ice Cream? Anything but this dirt and heat!
So when you write back home to ask for a few nice things to show up in your next care package - what would you ask for?
For First Lieutenant Joe Theinert, the answer was obvious: art supplies and soccer balls.
That is, for the Afghan kids he saw every day.