InstaPundit Glenn Reynolds writes that "it seems that the letter isn't bogus after all." Uh, well, not so fast. When a bunch of newspapers receive a form letter that's not labeled as such, purporting to be from their hometown soldier when it really isn't, that's still pretty bogus.
But it does seem that there's no organized campaign behind this.
By the way, Reynolds pleads guilty to reading-comprehension problems. That's what led me astray, too.