My #3 adopted soldier (codename G as I don't wish to breach any security laws) has just returned from his extended time in the great holiday destination of Camp Tajii (sun,
He let me know via email that he had "sent me something in the mail" before he was going fully 'Mail Stop' and yesterday it arrived.
The Certificate reads :
The Accompanying Flag of the United States of America was flown over a free Iraq in honor of Mari Paxford. On March 1, 2010 this flag proudly flew in AH-64D Longbow Apache Serial Number 383 over the United States Division - Center Area of Operations (Baghdad) during Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-10 for 2.8 hours on a combat mission.Flag Dedication Certificate
G if you are reading this - I want you to know that I am utterly awed and humbled by the gift. I am really not worthy of it but I will treat it with the honour & respect it deserves.
And the other item in the post - a gift of a book from Coffeypot . We've both been following Marcus Luttrell on Facebook . Marcus is a wounded veteran, ex-navy seal and author of the book "Lone Survivor". I have been wanting to read his book for a while so it is a wonderful gift - thank you Mr Coffey :)
Blog link: http://marionsmeepings.blogspot.com/2010/03/amazed-awed-pax-has-presents.html