In Iraq for 365

About my experiences in Iraq... the frustrations, the missions and this country... and the journey home

Friday, November 11, 2005

V Day

Throughout my life, I have suffered from acute identity crisis, a common malady among pop culture kids. In my adolescence, I was first a headbanger, then a cowboy, then a white boy trying to have some soul, then a farm boy, then a football player. In college, I was a fraternity kid, then an ROTC guy, then a college columnist, then an affectionate poem reader who wore turtle necks and dark-rimmed glasses. After college, I was a professional, then a marathon runner, then a triathlete, then a Lyme disease patient. Now, after Iraq, I am a veteran, the one identity I am sure will stick for the rest of my life. And one I will always be proud of.

To all of my fellow veterans, happy V Day. It’s our day.

4 Comments:

At 12:32 AM, Blogger Ramy said...

Smink, just wanted to pop by and say THANKS on this Vet's Day. Glad to hear from you!!! Hope all's going well with the book :) -Reagan

 
At 3:03 PM, Blogger kbug said...

and well you should be proud of it, Casanova, as all vets have a right to be...... :)

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger Girl on the Blog said...

Out of all your accomplishments in life... you should be proud... I salute you soldier...

 
At 2:17 PM, Blogger Strider said...

"...Every freedom I have ever known was won with the blood of patriots...."

Thanks.

 

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