Off to Iraq

Met these three young men – US Marines – on the streets in San Antonio early this afternoon. In a couple of days, they’re deploying to Iraq.


I shook each 18, 19-year-old’s hand, and told them I respected what they were doing. And I offered a prayer for their safety.

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By the way, there are a TON of uniformed people on the streets in San Antonio. I asked a few why, and apparently there are 5 or 6 army/air force bases in and around the city.

But that does not explain all the Navy personnel I see walking around in their dress whites … the nearest water must be around 150 kilometres away or so.