The only thing Richard has asked for for his birthday is "the best jerkey I've ever tasted" from whittingtonsjerky.com.
It is expensive. $33 a pound expensive. But he's had it and he loves it and thats all he has asked for. He doesn't want candy or other snacks this deployment, more things that can sustain him for missed meals.
I am going to place an order for the jerky. Whittingtons will send it directly to him and if we order ten pounds, it will have free shipping, so that's my goal. If you'd like to send him some jerky, please let me know how much you'd like to contribute and I'll add you to the list.