March 26, 2003
3rd ACR Going to War
From today's AP Wire:
"Also headed for Kuwait soon is the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment from Fort Carson, Colo., followed by the 1st Infantry and 1st Armored divisions from Germany, as well as the 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, and the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment from Fort Polk, La., officials said. "
Sigh... My nephew is going to war. Denise got to talk to him yesterday, and he sounded like he was in pretty good spirits. His mom and dad are naturally worried, as are all of us in the family. We will be praying for Daniel constantly in addition to our prayers for our nation's leaders, our men and women in the armed forces, the families that our soldiers have left behind and the innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan who must endure the terror of war.
Depending upon the hour, my feelings for this war go back and forth. Could the inspections have worked if they were given more time? Was Bushís decision to go to war reasoned and just? Why did Daniel have to choose to go into the infantry? Does anybody know just how well armored a M2 Bradley is? Itís different when someone you know and love will be facing the horrors of war shortly.
In my heart I believe that Saddam Hussein posed a problem that would have to be dealt with sooner or later. Itís not a question of Ďifí terrorists will strike the United States again, but Ďwhení. Iíll feel a little safer if Hussein isnít around to supply the terrorists with weapons.