16 October, 2006

The Journey

All the military people in my life where either already mid-deployment when I got to know them, or their deployment/war was usually long over by the time we got close.

But that changed last night. Somebody I know and care about was informed at monthly drill that his unit will begin training for deployment as early as January. They'll be in Iraq and outside the wire.

It certainly looks different from this side of the starting line.