A while back, I asked for messages from you all for a friend of mine, Wally, a civilian working for the Department of the Army. He's currently in Afghanistan (AF). I got an email from him yesterday, and thought those of you who responded might like to read what Wally had to say.
Man you done good. I just got back from being out doing real work for three days and the package was here. What a deal - out catching bad guys and come home to some good cigars. I owe you. I also owe all of the nurses who posted responses for you. There were some kind words there. If people in our great country only knew what the real soldiers out here had to go thru each and every day (even if the newsmedia doesn't say much about AF anymore) they would give each and every one of these young guys a huge party and gift when they returned home. I still find it hard to believe these young guys do what they do for love of the job, their country, and the US way of life for a few hundred dollars a month.
Thanks again to everyone who responded. Your words meant a lot to him, and the soldiers who work for him.
Apr 8, '04
s'ok jnette....lest we forget women ARE making HUGE sacrifices for the freedoms so easily taken for granted. On that note, we need to really embrace and thank military families/spouses as their sacrifices are HUGE...I can't imagine hearing a bunch of soldiers in one's unit have died and not knowing if MY loved one were one of them (this is a regular news item here in the Puget Sound area, where so many military bases are located). Families make enormous sacrifices in military service, and are very under-recognized.
I am on YOUR side on this issue, as well as so many others. Your concerns are very worthy in my eyes!
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Apr 8, '04