Thursday, July 21, 2005

In the Sandbox...

Salute to U.S. forces

"I was in the local Army Post Office and overheard some soldiers talking about how depressing it was to work there and being in Iraq. I would like to say something to all the soldiers and Marines involved in the war on terror:

Does anyone believe that these same people who are so willing to blow up themselves and their own people would hesitate to attack us again on our home turf? Stateside, everyone is comfortable going to sporting events in crowded stadiums and not many have left the heavily populated cities, all of which are prime terrorist targets. Why? Because we have taken the fight to the terrorists. Don’t lose track of that. Should we ever forget, we would open ourselves up to a repeat of Sept. 11 or worse. We must stay and fight these insurgents or those who have died or been injured in Iraq or Afghanistan will have done so in vain.

Let’s remember what our mission is and ensure that America is as safe as we can keep her. Every soldier plays a vital role.

To the soldiers carrying the mail: Keep in mind your deliveries help maintain the morale of our warriors and keep them going. You will never know if the letter you deliver to, or take from, these soldiers on the front line will be their last letter to or from home.

Each of us needs to stay focused. We are in this together.
Thanks to all of you for a job well done."

Sgt. 1st Class Bruce Babione
Al Taquddum, Iraq (source)

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