December 05, 2004

Letters to the Troops

SlagleRock over at the Slaughterhouse is trying to get as many letters to the troops as possible together to be hand delivered by one of his friends deploying to the Sandbox.

I know from experience just how much a letter from home can mean when your far from home. Lets try to deluge him with a surfeit of prose. Last time he had 320 letters, I know we can do better than that. So get writing, and get all your friends in on it too.

My letter is in the extended entry.

To: All Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Coasties and Marines serving
From: one gratefull old Vet
Subject: THANK YOU

All of you serving in the various areas of conflict deserve all the support we at home can provide. If you read the Main Stream Media it may seem that we don't, but don't listen to the purveyors of "quagmire" and "wrong war, wrong time, and wrong place"...THEY DON'T SPEAK FOR US.

Most of us DO know that what you are doing is the right thing at the right time and in the right place.

War is never pleasant, nice or neat. You are being asked to do what most civilians can't even comprehend doing. You live in conditions that are miserable most of the time, with the threat of death at any moment from any direction. It may sometimes seem that those sitting in their easy chairs back home sit in judgement of any perceived "atrocity" on your part while ignoring your enemies tendency to act like nothing more than brutal animals.

That is the blather of the MSM, NOT the feelings of Joe Sixpack. Your Fathers, Mothers, Brothers and Sisters know better. We know you have been asked to do a dirty job in a dirty place under lousy conditions and we are proud of you for getting that job done.

Never forget that you are doing what needs to be done for, ultimately, the defense of our homeland, and in the process of that you are giving a people a chance at having something that they have never had before: a chance to govern themselves instead of being ground under the heels of a tyrant. It is up to THEM to make that work, but YOU are the one's giving them the opportunity to try.

It has ever been the Serviceman's lot to be doing the most hateful jobs in the most hatefull places under the most hatefull conditions. That there are still people that have the guts and the pride of Country to do that job when it is necessary should fill every American's heart with pride.

You ARE our best and finest citizens. THANK YOU for your sacrifices. THANK YOU for your service. THANK YOU for knowing the duties of a citizen and doing them, even in the face of personal risk and loss.

Lastly, get THEM before they get you, come home safe, whatever it takes.

Don't worry about the MSM media, we'll take them on as our job. It isn't on the same level as your fight, but it's one we can fight, and we will win.
In honor of your service we can do no less.

Bert Meyer U.S Army 1972-75

Posted by Delftsman3 at December 5, 2004 05:53 PM

Thanks B! I appreciate the letter and the linkage.

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by: SlagleRock at December 5, 2004 07:19 PM

Could I talk you into getting the letter project button from Mama and putting it in your gutter with a link???

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by: SlagleRock at December 6, 2004 05:50 AM
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