yes thats the reason I didn't sended it yet. I am sure it would give him a blast. They love themeboxes and I thought about "Octoberfest in a Box" with tons of nonalcoholig beer, "Volksmusik" and Lederhosen a Picturebook about Germany in German Language and a Dictonary (so they can do something useful while they are over there, it's evil but no one ever said I'm a nice Angel)
@Airbrn: When I drove to my unofficials place in Frankfurt I met a German Soldier that had his homecoming from Afghanistan. I talked to him. It was a great experience to see the view of our own guys. You never hear something about them wich is very sad. Most Germans aren't interested in what they do, some of them even think that the "Bundeswehr" is a bunch of idiots that can't accomplish something. That they sit around all day long and do nothing but drinking beer and having parties.. it's sad. They never hear "Thank you for your Service" I am pretty sure he heard it the first time in his life, but I said it to him. When he left the train he gave a hug to me. That was moving.
The Schuetzenschnur :D Yes, I know about that, it was confusing to see Americans with it on Regimental ball, first I thought "Huh? Where are all the Germans coming from?"