A little background first...
The only thing my nephew wanted while growing up was to join the Army. His senior year in high school, oooppps.., his girlfriend gets pregnant. So he did the honorable thing and married her shortly after graduation. Now 8 years later, they both have great jobs and 3 wonderful kids!!!
Trying to fullfill his dream of being in the Armed Services, he did the next best thing and joined the National Guard. He recently returned from a tour in NOLA, clearing bodies from houses.
His enlistment was up this spring, but got word his unit is being activated to Iraq in June. He told his CO he couldnt let them go without him. So he re-enlisted. He re-enlisted just to go to Iraq.
He is making a HUGE sacrifice for all of us.
What a nephew to be proud of. He has turned into a great man