First off, a belated Congratulations! to the Milbloggie Winners on Milblogging.com (Click the link to see the winners) JP did, IMHO, a wonderful job of running the Milbloggies and dealing with website technical difficulties,all while preparing to deploy soon.
Next, Soldiers Angels is mobilizing to help the military families of Ft. Rucker, AL, after the recent tornado which hit Enterprise, and also Ft. Rucker
(and in the "it's a small world" department.....I lived in Ft. Rucker as a child, when Dad was in the Army. Probably why I still love helicopters to this day.)
Our prayers go out to All the families of Ft. Rucker and of Enterprise. As the parent of a high schooler myself, my heart weeps for them, it is every parent's worst nightmare.
I have finally finished reading The Blog of War by Matthew Currier Burden of Blackfive (I ordered it for myself while ordering The Illustrated Manual of Sniper Skills for son #2 as a birthday gift,lol, isn't that what every mother buys their son for their 21rst? It's what he asked for,though :) The Blog of War was a great read, and I re-read some entries I remembered reading for the first time on the 'Net, and also read some new entries that I hadn't seen before from some excellent bloggers. All in all, it felt most like a visit with some old 'friends', to read some of the blog entries selected for the book. A very good book, I highly recommend it.
Speaking of books, another book I highly recommend is Heart of a Soldier by James B. Stewart . This is the story of Rick Rescorla , a man I consider a true hero. There is a website dedicated to him Click here: Rick Rescorla.com and please consider checking it out.
Mr. Rescorla was also pictured on the cover of the book We Were Soldiers Once...and Young by Harold G. Moore and Joseph Galloway . This was the story of the Battle of Ia Drang in Vietnam, and this leads me to point out the latest Medal of Honor recipient, who was involved in that battle Click here: Medal of Honor - Major Bruce P. Crandall
and the Pentagon Channel is coming out with a new series,the debut featured Major Crandall
Now that we're on the subject of television shows, friend Jason ,who had some videos featured on My War Diary, alerted me that the DVD from the first season is on sale. Click here: My War Diary DVD -- Discovery Channel Store -- 775130