Whilst walking thru the PX Lobby area a couple days ago I stopped to look at a kiosk selling GWOT paraphernalia. The man tending the cart was selling black metal bracelets engraved with a name and a unit - presumably of KIA soldiers/Marines/Airmen, etc. Also for sale were the yellow bands with 'support our troops' and such. Around the back side of the cart I saw the 'key chain' section. Here were hundreds of 'dummy' bullets of various sizes - 9mm, .45, .50, 7.62mm, and so on. Each had the requisite key ring as well as a tiny engraving on the brass part - something like OIF or 'Afghanistan '05' and such. There were also key chains with attached dog tags which read: "Osama, we're coming for your ass" (I was hoping it wasn't a sign of a more 'sexually liberated' Army). It got me thinking, and I left the area feeling a little down. Somebody is making a LOT of money selling crap to admittedly, a willing population. I guess I felt a little dirty, seeing young troops lined up carrying their 'Kick his ass sea-bass' attitude trinkets. I felt bad looking at the hundreds of bracelets with a name, rank, and unit of a real person, now dead - not so much for the deceased, but for the guy pocketing likely MUCH more than a GS11 makes in a year, simply by engraving a hunk of aluminum with a dead soldier's details. Why should ANYONE profit like that that? I suspect the answer will be 'As long as there is a market for it...there's no harm'. or whatever.. anywho...rant over, I suppose.