Monday, February 15, 2010

Tom Wiggin Wants To Supply Solders With MP3 Players

Former AS THE WORLD TURNS actor Tom Wiggin (ex-Kirk) wants to supply every American soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan with an MP3 player. He's the co-creator of Songs for Soldiers, a campaign to provide military personnel with music. Called Flatflash Duo, the flash drive -- about the size of a credit card -- transforms into an MP3 player with a simple cord converter that connects to headphones. The devices -- adorned in camouflage with the USO logo, a partner in the effort -- are even said to be combat-ready: weather resistant, shockproof and sand-proof.

I'm taking the American mentality on this," Wiggin said. "Sure, it's a big job. But it can be done."

"For nearly 70 years, the USO has been out entertaining our troops during war and peace times to boost morale," said Brian Whiting, president and chief executive of the USO of Metropolitan New York. "This is an extension of that. It's another form of appreciation meant to put a smile on a service member's face. To say 'Thank you.' "

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