Sean Flynn is a 18 year old US army reservist who raised $3,000 for his unit by selling sports memorabilia on eBay.
The poor kid was criticized for the auction by the army itself.
If I was going to be shipped off to Iraq and I didn't have any body armor or other necessary protective gear, you can sure as hell bet I'll be raising money for my own equipment too. Hell, I'd probably raise money for whatever I could. Maybe I could get my own tricked out Humvee that I didn't have to share. heh