Mr. Cooper included the following note with his wish list: "Dear Fox Sox, I am currently deployed with Heavy Marine Helicopter Squadron 362 stationed out of Marine Corps Base Hawaii. I have gone from sandals on the beach to combat boots 18 hours day. The duration of my day is spent on my feet, running around supporting the Sea Stallion and other aircraft squadrons. 130+ degree weather, profuse sweating, sandstorms, hot wind, and long days all try to hamper the spirit. However, nothing drags a guy down like tired and worn-out feet. Your socks are like the Lance Armstrong of foot protection. Durable, well built, American made, with the wearers comfort on the forefront of design. My boots and feet have put you and your competitors through a myriad of tests that I don’t feel can be duplicated in a lab environment. Please stand proud of your product as you have remained the choice for my feet and a topic of discussion amongst the Marines around me. Thank you for supporting the global war fighting effort and making a product that makes a difference to the people making a difference."