John, Brad and Lou - Bagram 2002

21 December 2006

Entry Argument

New to the whole blog thing and figured this might be a vehicle to express some random thoughts (or "stray volts") and generate some discussion.

As Ronald Reagan once stated, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on...or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

I have spent over 20 years in uniform guarding the gates of freedom. I have served in combat and have done my part to destroy the enemies of our way of life. I do not consider myself to be a hero, nor am I a sage military/political theorist. My thought of the men and women who serve in the US military is that we are all "Average guys doing a hero's job."

I will wrap this posting and get on to some stray volts. I don't promise these to be fully structured and edited essays. These will indeed be stray volts with a measure of dry humor. I look forward to any discussion this may produce...if anyone ever reads it.

vr: Herndon