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I would like to say how proud and thankful I am, as a soldier, for everyone's support and appreciation for what I do. I have tried to not mention my circumstances too much, as this is a college fotball board and not a Soldier board.

I truly love and cherish my opportunity each day to wear this uniform. In that lies the problem. I put this uniform on every day. There is no escape from the reality that I see every day. This board is one of the few times that I can "escape" back to "normality". Sure, I can discuss football with other soldiers as we watch whatever game is available on AFN that weekend, but still, I am looking at the uniform and am reminded that I am here. With the computer, I can take a few moments out of my day and get away.

I in no way, shape, or form want this post to be seen as anything but appreciative for your support. Without it, there would not be much morale left. I hold dear everything that the US stands for, good and bad, and try to show it in my actions.

Thank you all for the support.

SGT Daniel M. Golden (Mac)

....And now back to our regularly scheduled post...
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