19 May, 2006

Today's Must-read, Update

In a recent post I discussed the divisions and connections between warfighters and those who wait at home. I linked to Gaius at Blue Crab Boulevard, who then tipped me this morning to a letter from his army-veteran son.

It's consistent with what I've heard from other veterans: no matter their own trials or heroism, they always point to others as their heroes. Gaius' son writes:

I just wonder if it's presumptuous of me to say that I've seen the Elephant when so many of my brethren in green throughout history have been through so much worse. To those men and women, both those who survived and those who fell, my hat is off, and my heart is grateful for your sacrifices.
One soldier's story...