I ain't gonna lie to you, I had to sit here a minute, trying to decide whether to share this. But then, I thought maybe, just maybe, some idiot liberal troll might look in here and see what "it" is all about.
This is from USS Kearsarge. They left a month early, to go help the Pakistanis after flooding over there last summer. And, recently, they got the word they they've been extended for 6 to 8 weeks.
How many of us go to work a MONTH early, work for 114 DAYS without a day off, stay at work two MONTHS over, all without going home EVER and then have the intestinal fortitude to send this e-mail? And I'm sure this wasn't the only one sent like this to reassure us HERE, that they do "it" for a reason.
Merry Christmas folks, from the entire Shteveo Family.
24 Dec, 0805 (EST +9)
Not that I don’t think about you guys every day, but you understand why I do so more this time of year.
We recently left port after spending 114 days underway. It wasn’t the best port, but I got a couple of good meals and an honest to goodness weekend OFF! I think I’m good to go for quite a while, now.
I got out of my rack this morning, thinking about my fellow service members. Whether they are at sea, on the ground or in the air, we all feel the NEED to be where we are. There are MANY other places we all want to be, but personally, I know where I’m needed. There’s not a one of you that doesn’t understand how another sacrificing for you, can make a difference.
Do me one favor, when you think of me today or the next week, remember that I WANT to be here, so that YOU can be THERE.
I’ve got the watch. Sleep well and Merry Christmas.
Father, husband, son, cousin, friend and shipmate,