As someone who has worn the uniform and served in Iraq I have received good words and care packages from many well wishers who want to “thank me for my service.” It is not unappreciated even though My response is always a self deprecating, “If only you knew how mediocre my service was.”
But here is a solider who really does need our support–quite badly. He is1st Lt. Michael Behenna and he’s been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing an Al Qaeda informant who was attempting to take his weapon. Politicians are very movable on this kind of thing, so please raise a stink, write your representatives, email, Tweet, and visit his website where you can contribute to his defense fund. Also you can contact his family and let them know they are in your prayers.