As the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment leaves Iraq to return to their loved ones at Ft. Carson, Colorado, they can take with them the thanks of the people of the city of Tall' Afar ...
In the Name of God the Compassionate and Merciful
Go and thank Greyhawk for sharing this great letter, because without him and the blogiverse, this story would be unknown. I personally wish the town of Tall' Afar and its people all good things.
This is what it's all about, and the people of Tall' Afar understand, they Get IT. It's a shame the MSM doesn't.
Thanks to the Soldiers of the 3rd ACR for a job well done. Many made the ultimate sacrifice, in this deployment and throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom.
I found their Memorial page, which solemnly displays the name and rank of Soldiers lost in Iraq since OIF began. Each Soldier's name, in a slow roll call, appeared against the memorial backdrop, the list seeming without end.
As I watched the names appear, one reached off the screen to grab me.
MAJ Schram, Matthew E.
I will never meet Mat Schram, which is a damn shame, but thanks to his good friend Matt of Blackfive, Major Schram is not a stranger.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Posted by Barb at 12:02 AM