Sunday, February 13, 2005
Ok, this is a bit off topic but I wanted to see if anyone had any interest. If not, I will stay on topic.
A very good friend of mine and fellow train nut is a tank commander in the National Guard. As you have probably guessed, he's over in Iraq for the foreseeable future. Now I know standard gauge is a great escape from the real world and most of us need that escape daily.
However, if anyone is interested, I can publish some of my friend Drew's letters here on the blog. They cut through a whole lot of jabber from the media and he really does a good job of letting everyone know what's going on. This guy is a soldier, a tank driver and a guy that is training the Iraqi army to defend their own country.
It isn't standard gauge but it's some pretty compelling reading. Before I posted it though, I thought I would ask what everyone thought. When I read it I stop dead in my tracks and re-read it a couple of times to take it all in. Let me know if you are interested and I will post some of his letters asap. Regardless of your political bent, wartime letters from soldiers are always something to be cherished. Especially from someone as young and as smart as my friend Drew.