McEachern Memorial UMC
The Army's crackdown on blogs and emails is making posting to my blog more difficult. I believe this is a huge error on the part of the Army. It is no secret that we are losing the Information War to Al-Jezeera. Blogs are a way that Soldiers can give a boots on the ground perspective of what is happening here. All too often it is a view that goes completely unnoticed in the mainstream media back home. An example is the piece on this blog entitled "Soldiers". It talks about my experience during the National Anthem here in Balad; you will not find that kind of story on CNN, MSNBC, or FOX. OK, enough preaching. Just know that I will be posting to my blog less frequently over the next few months I am here. That is a real shame because I had jumped up from 40-60 hits a day to some days over 500.
I anticipate being home in early August, and my first Sunday at McEachern (www.mceachernumc.org) should be 26 Aug. Please consider this to be an invitation to attend the first Sunday at 1100.
Thanks for all you are doing to support our troops. My time here will be over soon - only 9 Sundays left. I can't wait to get back home and see you all again.