Saw the photos and they hit a little too close to home for
comfort. Am currently in Iraq on duty with the coalition
forces...at least for awhile...working with the "new Iraqi
navy". I'm actually moonlighting here in Iraq as I was
recalled to active duty about 18 months ago and assigned to
Yemen, where I've been holed up trying to build a navy/coast
guard...keep ships from being blown up...and chasing assorted al
is the first opportunity in weeks that I've had to access any
form of email/internet and want to say that it's been a true
delight to read all of the emails about Eagle, Castle Rock, and
various other memories that were tucked tightly away somewhere
in the recesses of the grey matter. Thought I'd send the photos
to you...just to let you know that there ARE non-flag 72ers
still stealing an active duty paycheck...but look where you have
to go to do it!
There was a cosmic reason for Eagle being such a Spartan and
inhospitable experience...and Dick, you've shown photos of it.
If one can do Eagle...one can do Iraq, Yemen, wherever.
Regards to all...