I could not resist more letters from the little folks back home. God bless them! In the history of the world, I think every nation has honored their soldiers as emblems of strength and admiration. Even so, though soldiers are for the most part pawns of political practice, they often bear the brunt of social scrutiny. But in our case, we can be eminently proud.
The local Iraqi children love the American soldier. They experience first hand the big-heartedness and machismo of our heroes and if anyone admires power, it is the people of Iraq! If a piece of candy comes from the store or a fellow-country man, Iraqi children accept it. But if it comes from an American soldier, it is the best-tasting candy in the world! And they respond all with smiles!
Have you thanked a hero lately?
(I had to take the pics of these letters with in a hurry so I’ve included the words below each one trying to preserve the original text)