Happy Christmas

December 25, 2007

I hope everyone has had ample opportunity to spend time with their families and friends this holiday season. Just because I am missing out over here in Southwest Asia doesn’t mean that anyone else should have to. I’m not a jealous guy that way.

We are having fun and making the best of the holiday here in Iraq. We ate a huge holiday lunch, have been playing games on the “office Wii” and I did half a day’s work this morning. There are many other soldiers that don’t get the day off, the ones on patrol and who are closer to the actual bullets than I am, so please remember them and do not worry about me this holiday season.

In fact, I want to make a special request this Christmas. This is the traditional celebration of God’s gift to mankind, and so in that holiday spirit, I ask that if you send me a package with anything in it, send toiletries and useful things, like wipes and such, and I will send them on down to the little COBs, FOBs, and JCC and such, where guys don’t have working showers or are only there for a few days at a time because the conditions are so rough.

Anything I receive over the next few months will go to these people who need this stuff much more than I do, because I have a PX I can catch a shuttle bus to if I run out of soap, or razor blades. Some of these soldiers don’t have places to even use soap, but are still expected to use razor blades. So please remember them, they are the real freedom fighters here; all I can do is make sure I support them at the division level as much as possible.

On a side note, I have shaved my head. It is, in a word, drafty. Many comments have been made about my sudden resemblance to Lex Luthor. I don’t know, but you be the judge. We took some pictures the other day, so when I get a chance, I will upload them so you can tell me whether I need to start storing up the kryptonite.

Happy Christmas and Merry New Years!

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