As we get closer to ending out time here in Iraq, I have been recieving more and more emails of encouragement from people reading this blog.
I have recieved email from people all over the US as well as Isreal and even France. And several people (including my parents and wife) have posted to my blog, defending me and my fellow soldiers.
I want to thank you all for your words of encouragement and support.
Recently there have been several comments from people who do not necessarily support the troops, or who just believe we should not be here. That is fine. It was citizen soldiers like me who guarnteed you your right to speak your mind by fighting for freedom and democracy since the Revolutionary War.
But there have been substantially more comments and emails from those of you who support me and my fellow soldiers. I thank you, as do my soldiers.
I want to send a special thank you to my co-workers, friends, family and especially my wife Beth. Without you, especially Beth, I would not be able to put my full attention into our work here.
Thanks to all you do back at home to support me, I don't have to worry about car payments, fixing things in the house, getting Evan his shots, or letting the dogs out.
Beth, thanks for all you have done over these last 15 months of supporting me on this deployment and taking care of the Homefront. I love you very much and wouldn't be the person I am without you. I love you.