We recently received this email from one of our soldiers, Ryan.
"Thank You very much for your support. It's boxes like this that keep our morale up during rough times which a frequent over here. Our living conditions are not the greatest , 17 soldiers to a tent. And our heating and AC rarely work. We shower in tents and eat chow in tents, there are no hard structures like they have in Iraq. Afghanistan is a very dirty, rough, and hasty environment, but we are getting the job done. We dont love violence but we will do whatever is necessary to eradicate the Taliban and liberate the Afghani people. They are a very good a loyal people whom are under privelaged, poor, and un-educated. We are changing their opinions of the Western World and showing them what life is like when you are free. We are showing this war torn country that people do care about them and they are rtesponding very well to us. I cannot tell you about my mission because the Government classified it as SECRET, but I can tell yo that we are bringing the fight to the Taliban everyday, and we are winning the hearts of the Afghan people. Thanks again for your support, it is pople like you that give us a sweet reminder of why we fight. This has been the craziest time of my life. I have gone from the college classroom where I was learning about Finance to a warzone where everyday my life is in a constant danger. I cannot describe my feelings in words, but I can tell you that even though this is really hard and some day's have brought the most pain physically and emotionally that I have ever felt, I am still glad to be doing what I am doing and wouldnt have it any other way. I signed up because I have lived the perfect American life with the perfect American people so there is no reason why I should not give a little back to my country. Your support is much appreciated.