Monday, May 26, 2008
Memorial Day certainly has more meaning today. The entire camp (including our Italian, Spanish and Slovenian colleagues) gathered as planned for observance, dedication and ceremony. Yesterday, a soldier assigned to a FOB in southern Herat Province 60 miles to the south lost his life in a fire fight with Taliban. So, we especially remember him and his family today. We planned to dedicate and name four buildings on the camp already to others who died in service in Herat Province. We will add one more. Names were read, the CO laid a wreath, our flag lowered to half mast and taps played. And we rededicate to the defense of freedom and our country.
Today is also the second anniversary of my taking the oath to defend the Constitution of the United States. Thank you all for the support, and especially my best friend and wife, Linda