hi Iraq Btr_rules
So, I deploy. Welcome to my life.
As Henry and I sit for briefings before flying out of the country, the SSG who is briefing us reminds us that we won't be home for the holidays, but heartfeltly thanks us for what we're doing. A LTC behind me calls her young daughter to say goodbye and gets to hear about upcoming Christmas preparations. With tears in her eyes she reassures her daughter that she hasn't hung up. I'm amazed at her composure; her voice doesn't break once despite her obvious upset. This is a hard time to go. It's time for me to go be Red Cross so people forget... or at least have something else about which to think. I'm in.