Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thanks For The Email, Sgt. Fury

When I see there's something in my Inbox that's been forwarded by my buddy Sgt. Fury I know it's going to be worth checking out.

This is what he sent over this evening...

Army soldier in Iraq with his tiny 'plot' of grass
in front of his tent. It's heartwarming!

Here is a United States soldier in Iraq , stationed in a big sand box.

It's Warrant Officer Brook Turner; he's stationed at Camp Cooke north of Baghdad.

Warrant Officer Turner asked his wife to send him dirt ( U.S. soil), fertilizer, and some grass seed so that he can have the sweet aroma, and feel the grass grow beneath his feet. If you notice, he is even cutting the grass with a pair of a scissors!

When the men of the squadron have a mission that they are going on, they take turns walking through the grass and the American soil -- to bring them good luck.

Sometimes we are in such a hurry that we don't stop and think about the little things that we take for granted. Upon receiving this, say a little prayer for our soldiers that give and give (and give up) so unselfishly for us.


Stephen said...

That is totally awesome. I love things that really put everything into proper perspective. What is more valuable? Numbers in a bank account or sunshine, a cool breeze and good company?


RecycleCindy said...

Love the post and this soldier's inspiration. Thanks for sharing the story and for your support of our soldiers.

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Fantastic indeed! Little things that we take for granted here are cherished by others. Prayers included!

Heather in Beautiful BC said...

Thank you - this is a lovely, heartwarming story to share today - and everyday :)

Unknown said...

This is indeed ultra cool.

These men and women need to be brought home NOW.

But, It's not selfless. It's social praise, college education, better money than sky rocketing unemployment, and what many of them felt was their last option.

It would be selfless if they had the choice of being honorably discharged with full benefits at any time and then they stayed anyway.

The current military doesn't even allow the option of being selfless.

Their choice is risk death in a war they for the most part know is pointless and unethical, or throw away what is obviously a costly personal investment only to be humiliated and impoverished upon return.

And a good many of them don't want prayers, so lets stick to what they do want, helping them return safely with pay and dignity to their homes.