Beau September 11th, 2009
Has it been eight years? I was awakened near midnight, half a world away. Within 24 hours we were in the South China Sea heading toward the Strait of Malacca. The next three months were spent a few miles off the coast of Somethingstan Afghanistan. No contact with home. Strange folks coming and going… whatever we could do, we did. Caught glimpses of the news in the States, and shared tears for those lost and remembered. It seems like yesterday.