Despite boasting 96 members, the UCB Facebook group “Support Our Troops” has had little to no discernible effect on the morale of US troops stationed in Iraq. When asked how the support from Berkeley Facebook members was aiding in the war effort, Army Pfc. Jason Gilmore replied “to be honest, I wasn’t aware these guys existed. I mean, it’s cool they joined that group and all, but that doesn’t do a whole lot about these roadside bombs.” Upon completing the interview Gilmore was blown up by an eight year old to whom he was handing candy. Support Our Troops group members responded to the tragedy by poking one another, patriotically.