I was all set to write today about my vacation when Kfred Jr 2 sent a message and some pictures home from Afghanistan. I thought I would share the story (most of you already know it) with our 2 faithful readers however, as you are not direct family.
Jr. 2 told us that he was going to be up for an End of Tour duty award while serving in Afghanistan to be presented by Senator John McCain.. He still has 3 more weeks to go before he rotates out and we figured that, though noteworthy, the ceremony would be "routine." Again, not to downplay the significance or accomplishment, rather, another part of the military life with a bonus of the fact that he would meet McCain. After sending the pictures, though, we noted that the award was actually the Bronze Star! He received it for exemplary conduct "while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party." Wow. That's big.
There is nothing else to say. Do you think his Dad is proud? Yeah, he is.