Saturday, December 29, 2007

Forms of Turkey

As you sit around wondering if turkey (or ham) can possibly be combined with any other food substance in a way you had not previously envisioned, Daniel's squad is pulling 11 1/2 hour duty guarding contractors as they build a wall. Part of that time is spent sitting in the Stryker. Daniel says 20 minutes in the vehicle makes your backside go numb, so 4 hours should probably be covered under the Geneva Convention.

We read our Christmas novels, burn the Christmas candles (thanks Lynn!) and prepare for another round of indulgence on New Year's Eve. Our guys are staring down same old, same old; boredom, danger, fatigue, hunger and discouragement. It's another reminder of what sorts of sacrifices they make on our behalf.

New Year's thanks to all our men and women of the Armed Forces.

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