April 12, 2005

A Soldier Comes Home

A Staff Sergeant tells of his homecoming from Iraq.

It may take my wife and children a long time to realize that while I look the same, I am not the same person who said goodbye to them many months ago. I will never be the same again--thankfully so.

Each day now I am acutely aware of what makes me happy, and what it is I do that makes other people happy. Walking point through the volatile streets in Iraq helped me see this much more clearly, and I will make every effort to preserve that awareness for the rest of my days.

I recommend you read his whole column. It is very moving.

Posted by Ted at April 12, 2005 6:45 AM