It would surely be some type of crime if I did not tell you that today, right now as I type (Sept 30), is Philip’s very last day in the Army.
I was there with him from the beginning, on the day he was commissioned. I kept the homefires burning and the post office busy during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. We moved 10 times, to 8 different states (we hit some of them twice) and one foreign country.
He was a tank platoon leader, basic training company commander, intelligence officer, mentor and friend.
He jumped out of airplanes, presided over a court martial, worked on the Crisis Action Team at the Pentagon after 9-11, and brought to life a global satellite communications network.
It’s been quite a ride.