We've been thinking about Christmas here lately; we're living in the presents [rim shot]. 2SCR is supposed to be back in Vilseck for Christmas and we've been making arrangements for visitations.
This morning there was an IED death in Ba'qubah which I had to add to the blog honor roll. How often do you read reports of a soldier's passing, weeks away from their end of deployment? There is of course no great time to end your life, other than peacefully in your sleep, surprising everyone because you're 98 and still amazingly healthy, but with so much hope and anticipation it seems particularly cruel.
My prayer for today is that for each of the families who has an 2SCR soldier representing it, there are presents underneath your tree and a joyful soldier to enjoy them with you.