You have to read this, www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/11/26/60minutes/main4635035.shtml.
Words can't describe what this soldier did.
And when asked about it, the answer was, "I was only doing my job".
That is something that I find amazing. These young soldiers are encountering hell in Iraq and Afghanistan.
They continually operate under the most stressful of conditions.
Being shot at, stuff blowing up all around them. Wounded comrades and friends screaming in pain and dieing. They perform heroic acts. They put their own well being on the back burner and selflessly head into the fray to help.
And when presented with awards, they are embarrassed.
Usually saying "I was only doing my job".
Thank you now Spc Monica Brown.
You are a role model.
If I had a daughter I would want her to be just like you.
Thanksgiving has come and gone.
And so has our soldier.
It is always great to have them come home, and sad to have to say goodbye.
That's the life of a soldiers parent.
We just accept it.
Knowing that he will be home again in three weeks makes it a little easier.
Knowing that we should have one more goodbye, then the next welcome home will hopefully be for good will make the next one easier.
But never the less sad.
Each one gets a little less emotional.
I hope I live long enough to see world peace.
But doubt that it will happen.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was never again the need to present an award for valour?
If there was never a reason for another soldier to say,
"I was just doing my job".