Goofy hearts from Chris Uphues outside the Fred Flare warehouse
The following e-mail appears to be legit—our super-military sleuths tell us the domain name we redacted is the real deal—so we figured we’d try to help a military brotha out. Dude was trying to track down Mr. Sneaker a/k/a Bobbito Garcia, whom we haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting. But perhaps one of you could help this dude out (kicks and/or contact info)?
Date: May 4, 2007 6:04:56 AM EDT
I am a soldier currently deployed to Baghdad Iraq. I am a Boriqua originally from the Bronx and I joined the Army four years ago. I am writing for support. I was looking to try my best to track down Bobbito to see if Mr. Garcia could help me out. I been here for seven months and got seven and change left to go. I wanted to request a pair of any kind of sneaker for basketball, size ten. I got this homemade basketball court behind my place of duty. We play ball when we can between daily duties and mission. I have nothing with ankle support and we ain’t got a mall out here and by the looks of it we are not going to have one soon. If possible could you refer me to Mr. Garcia. I figured with your contacts it might be possible. If not, I appreciate your time and thank you very much.
We’re not advocating any covert sponsorship here, just a nice gesture of goodwill for a Bronx Boriqua who’s apparently stuck way the hell out in East Warfuck. Holla at the address above or in the comments section if you can show some love. And don’t think we’re gonna post this type of shit often, so don’t even try to con us with your fake-sad stories.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 7, 2007