Years ago, I wrote a few posts on my Marine cousin, Jim. Today he is a Lt. Col. and is in charge of lots of Marines. Here is a copy of an email sent from his mom at the end of September: Jim deployed with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit to the Mediterranean. He commands 1500 Marines and Sailors in the 2nd Battalion/26th Marines. They will be gone for 7 months. His Marines/Navy Corpman & Chaplain will be residing on 3 ships. After landing in Portugal, Turkey and Romania in the Black Sea, they will travel through the Suez Canal, Arabian Sea, and Persian Gulf. We have a presence in these waters 12 months out of the year. Certainly the news headlines emphasize the need for prayer for our finest warriors.
Happy Birthday, Marines! Have a great Veteran's Day! And thank you.