I'd like to urge you to read the web postings for East Tennessean Travis Stuart in Iraq, who just received a promotion. Congrats, my friend!!
I had a brief chance to know and work some with Travis at the Radio Station I refuse to name, since they yanked my show off in mid-sentence so the locals can now hear the "doubtful wisdom" of Sean Hannity and R. Limbaugh. The residents here in Hamblen Co. are left without a local voice, but I believe that was the owners goal.
That rant aside, Travis is a talented fellow, with a fine gift for words as well as music. I see our duty as his supporters at home to keep in touch with him and to learn from his experiences. Godspeed, Travis. His post on September 11, 2005 alone is worth the read.
I know he as well as other good friends and my own family members are daily facing situations we can barely imagine. You can link to his blog in my Links section, and or you can link here. I know he'd love to hear from folks and friends back here in TN. As with all the others I know (and those I don't know) who are serving, we all hope for your safety and look forward with much anticipation for his speedy and safe return.