Once a member of "U Sucka's Miss Christmas" (USMC Dec. 26, 90 - Dec. 25, 94)I found that rather heart warming.
Reguardless of weather you might be for or against this war in Iraq, (personnally against it for reasons I wont go into here) one thing must remain clear. That the images you see on that video are only distant and glossy reflections of a much harsher reality. Being there... is something else. Especially during the Holidays. It's a job and they do it well, no over-time, no holiday pay, no week-ends, and if you average it out to dollars and hours it is half of minimum wage for most, and the rest not much more, even with $190 combat pay per month. IMPO Not one should be allowed to purchase their own dinner or drinks when they return. And X-mas and Thanksgiving rescheduled for thier return.
Mark Heller "Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
Re: Until Then#46480 12/24/0409:29 AM12/24/0409:29 AM
mxslick It brought tears to my eyes too, right or wrong our troops are away from home, missing little ones and loved ones x-miss, to try to make our life safer. Hopefully they know our thoughts are with them.