I appreciate the kind words, thoughts and prayers. Im lucky enough to have a great career in a great Army and i'm looking forward to taking the fight to the enemy over there - so we never have to do it over here!
my one small regret it that it looks like i will miss the next couple hunting seasons!!!! But, to make up for it, I did a great bear hunt in Alberta last month and shot a monster blackie - with an 1895SS of course.
I will be with you for a few more months and will remain on the net until then - so keep educating me!
I believe in what you are doing over there. America was made to make democracy. That's what is ultimately going to bring peace to the world.
I truly wish I was going with you. I'm just sore, slow old fart now.
Take a few scalps for us were behind you 100%. It seems like it is working well over there, us starting a democracy over there is getting all of the terrorists from all over invading Iraq and keeping them off US soil. Does seem the way it's working and working well. Meanwhile take care and come back safe. Drop us a line or two now and then to let us know how you are. Swany aka Rev. Edwin H. Swanson God bless you and God speed your return.
Best of Luck Maj... remember the link,, you may get to stop in at times.. and get your Brothers in Arms to come say hello as well.. WE ARE ALL PROUD OF ALL OF YOU FOR DOING A SERVICE TO OUR NATION.. YOUR SACRIFICES ARE MANY, AND REWARDS FEW.. ..
I have great admiration and respect for all you military men who do your duty to preserve our safety, remaining freedoms, and way of life. I wouldn't trade one of your lives for the whole population of the Middle East. But what you will be doing over there is keeping them from bringing it home to us over here. Now give `em hell soldier!