Monday, December 18, 2006

A Hug & a Chocolate Bar

We are getting ready to leave Iraq, and the Chaplain dropped by to say good bye, his final words to me when I said look after the Marines, was all they need is a hug and a chocolate bar and they can fight for another hundred days. It sums up the spirit and true heroism of the young men who serve here. For each and everyone of them are heroes.
And we all need heroes in our lives. Think of them in this season of festive tidings and reflect on what each and everyone of them is giving us.
The Chaplain also wanted sex with his wife, the good lord Jesus and a bottle of bourbon. A man with a heart of gold.

1 comment:

Jill said...

I happened across your blogs a couple weeks ago and really enjoy reading them. It has made me remember some of the war stories from my past (I lived in Iran at the start of the revolution), and has helped me realize my troubles are pretty small compared to what some of soldiers of this world are dealing with on a day to day basis.

Thank you for taking the time to put your fingers to the keyboard and letting us see a little of what you see.