When my brother was over there in the first gulf war, I made up a huge box with all kinds of goodies. Popcorn, snacks, movies, etc. The kids threw in a bunch of matchbox cars and GI Joes so he wouldn't get 'bored'. I thought what the hell, it was cute and figured D would just keep them packed away and return them when he got home .
He told us the toys were the hit of his group's tent, and all the guys fought over who would get to play with 'em