I work here at Ft. Hood where the 4th I D and 1st Cav are based and within the next few weeks it will be both very hard and joyful at the same time. Its going to be hard because several very good friends are going to be leaving soon with the 1st Cav. Joyful because during that same time 18 military firefighters that work with us are coming home with the 13th Corps Support Command. We have worked side by side with these guys for several years, living,training, working and just being good friends. We have thought of and prayed for these guys for over a year now. Now I don't want to mess them up because they still have a few weeks left but thankfully none of them have been hurt so far.
We are very proud of our troops here and we wish them all well and gods speed on a safe return.