Happy Veterans Day! These first two photos I obviously didn’t take since I am not fighting in a war. Those are photos of my long time friend Chief Warrant Office 2 Joe who is currently serving in Afghanistan in the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Comanche. He pilots an AH-64D Longbow Apache, which you know, will basically blow away everything in it’s path. So don’t mess.
Joe and I met the first day of seventh grade in Home Room, and for the first two weeks of our friendship he called me Carl. I haven’t seen him since 2003 due to his multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the fact that we haven’t lived anywhere near each other since then. He’s the only veteran that I know, so I want to think him personally for the fact that I don’t have to go to work today. But also to thank him, and all the veterans past, present and future for their service to this country.