The April 2010 issue of Inc. magazine carried an article by Jason Del Rey titled "Report From the War Zone: On the frontline in Afghanistan, an Army vet launches his start up."
The article tells the story of Bill McNeely, a former Army logistics officer who served in Iraq and then took a job with a defense contractor in the southern Afghan province of Helmand.
McNeely realized there was a need for a solution to the iPhone's short battery life, and he found a way to solve this problem by creating a portable iPhone charger called the 3GPower2.
McNeely started his company from Afghanistan, and you can order his battery at www.3GPower2.com. (His wife handles shipping from their home in Temple, Texas.)
Phyllis Zimbler Miller is the author of the novel MRS. LIEUTENANT and her social media marketing company Miller Mosaic Power Marketing works with clients to use social media to attract more business. Read her social media marketing blog.