Oct 28 2004
Re: Messages from our soldiers |
This is a letter to all the families and friends of soldiers in the 116th Cav. I am a North Carolina guardsman in the 30th Brigade, and currently in the 8th month of a year tour in the Diyala province, Iraq. I joined the guard almost 6 years ago in Idaho under the 2/116th Battalion, and I have since regretted ever leaving that great, and wonderful unit. During my time there, I worked and trained with some of the finest soldiers I've ever met, many of them I will never forget. I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that these men and women are the most trained and efficient soldiers representing the National Guard. I just wanted to take this time to wish them a safe journey, and may God grant them a successful mission.
To SFC John Stauffer, SGT Tom King, SGT Jeff Stevenson, and all those "D Co boys" in A Co 2/116th of Emmett, stay safe guys. I'll see you when we all get back, "DESERT LIGHTNING!!"