The above soldier (Warrant Officer 1 Brook Turner) misses HOME.
Army Sergeant Carl Quam Jr. stationed outside of Tikrit, Iraq grew plentiful crops of food including corn, cauliflower, cucumbers and peas for his fellow soldiers. Gardening was more than just food...it was a way to connect to his home in North Dakota: "It helped me cope with missing them."
Being deployed can be an arduous affair. And being deployed with little or no connective tissue between where you are and where you've been can be distracting, depressing or fatal. Yet it has been well documented that we would rather buy a weed whacker on sale at Sears than honor our fallen soldiers.
Back in January we spoke about Gratitude. Perhaps it is time we all revisit the topic since our grass doesn't seem to be as green as it once was...