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           Send Cigars to the Troops

One of the greatest things that the Leaf and Bean does is send cigars to our troops. These men and women put their lives on the line for our freedom and can't just walk down the street to pick up their favorite smokes. So, next time you are in the store, drop some money in our "Troop Cigar Spittoon." You might even want to write a note to them. As you will see below, it means a lot. 


A must read letter from a Hero! 



On behalf of the Victory Cigar Club we want to say thank you for the merchandise and the cigars. We were able to raise some additional funds with the raffle we had with your merchandise and everyone really enjoyed the Hoyo de Monterreys and some of the Flor de Olivas.  Your generosity is appreciated and these events are great for morale and just forgetting about the stress of a work week.  

We will work on getting you and your partner shirts as soon as we put in another order.  We will also send you our very cool poker chips. All I can say is The Leaf & Bean Company rocks.  Thank you again.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Maj. John Schoene

President, Victory Cigar Club 


How can I say enough about this?  I can say, THANK YOU, to our troops and their families for all that they do.  We, at the Leaf and Bean, want you to know that we appreciate you.  No matter what your polictical beliefs, you should honor the sacarifice they make for us.  One way in which we do this is through our care packages!  They include cigars and coffee, along with anything else we can find to throw in the box; magazines, pop tarts, candy, candles, playing cards, cd's, hats, and t-shirts to name a few.  You can help us be a part of this. 


Dear Jim:
I hope this e mail gets to you on time. We have sporadic internet access at best.
Hello from Herat Afghanistan! I wanted to take a quick moment to say thank you to you and your patrons for remembering me and my fellow soldiers. I am both honored and humbled by the support. My team and I have just returned from  mentoring the Afghan Army and Police as they attempt to wrestle control of the Bala Morghab valley away from the Taliban.  I will tell you first hand that the efforts of the Afghans has been amazing. They are brave and fierce warriors.  They are making great strides in securing their own country.  As they continue to work toward a better infrastructure and systems of governing and education we see the changes trickle down to the street level.  We see young girls attending school, and what is more we have seen boys flying kites in the city.  Both of these activities were forbidden by the Taliban. 
Please accept my apologies for missing this event.  God willing, I would like to attend the next one.  Thank you for all your support.
I can not discuss my travel activities on the Internet, but would you please direct any donations to our Chaplin:
Chaplin Whaley-Sheldon
APO AE 09354
Chaplin Sheldon is a cigar aficionado as well as a top rate Chaplin.  Chaplin has promised to take care of all my mail when I am not at Camp Stone.
Once again thank you for everything. It means a whole lot to me to be honored in this way.
Please share my e mail address with anyone who has questions or would like to contact me. I will do my best to write back to everyone.
Very respectfully,
James "JT" Tom
Border Police Mentor


thanks guys, enjoy the cigars

This is a copy of an email forwarded to me from a Captain currently serving in Afghanistan.

Hello everyone,
> As you know I am not a very political person.

> I just wanted to pass along that Senator Obama came to
> Bagram Afghanistan
> for about an hour on his visit to 'The War Zone'.
> I wanted to share with you what happened.
> He got off the plane and got into a bullet proof vehicle,
> got to the area to
> meet with the Major General (2 Star) who is
> the commander here at Bagram.
> As the Soldiers where lined up to shake his hand he blew
> them off and didn't
> say a word as he went into the conference room
> to meet the General.
> As he finished, the vehicles took him to the ClamShell
> (pretty much a big
> top tent that military personnel can play basketball or
> work out in with weights) so he could take his publicity
> pictures playing
> basketball.
> He again shunned the opportunity to talk to Soldiers to
> thank them for
> their service.
> So really he was just here to make a showing for the
> American's back home
> that he is their candidate for President.
> I think that if you are going to make an effort to come all
> the way over
> here you would thank those that are providing the
> freedom that they are providing for you.
> I swear we got more thanks from the NBA Basketball Players
> or the Dallas
> Cowboy Cheer leaders than from one of the Senators,
> who wants to be the President of the United States.
> I just don't understand how anyone would want him to be
> our Commander-and-Chief.
> It was almost that he was scared to be around those that
> provide the
> freedom for him and our great country.
> If this is blunt and to the point I am sorry but I wanted
> you all to know
> what kind of caliber of person he really is.
> What you see in the news is all fake.

this is the complete email minus the senders name.


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US marine, professor, and god

A United States Marine was attending some college courses between
assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of
the courses had a professor who was a vowed atheist and a member of the ACLU.

One day the professor shocked the class when he came in. He looked to
the ceiling and flatly stated, 'God, if you are real, then I want you to
knock me off this platform. I'll give you exactly 15 minutes.' The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, 'Here I am God. I'm still waiting.' It got down to the last couple of minutes when the Marine got out of his Chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him; knocking him off the platform. The professor was out cold.

The Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently. The other
students were shocked and stunned and sat there looking on in silence.

The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken, looked at the
Marine and asked, 'What the hell is the matter with you? Why did you do that?'

The Marine calmly replied, "God was too busy today protecting America's soldiers who are protecting your right to say stupid shit and act like an asshole. So, He sent me."
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'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.' 

Please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world.
Of all the gifts you could give a Marine, Soldier, Sailor, Airman, & others deployed in harm's way, prayer is the very best one.