This is SSG Aaron Blanton. I am the proud owner of a Father’s Day gourmet cake in hot dusty Iraq. It came neatly packaged with a special note from my awesome wife of 15yrs. This is our sixth deployment together and third combat zone. I am writing you to let you know what an infectious moment you caused among all of us when I opened the box to see the super duper cake inside. Just to let you know we are waiting to tear into the cake until Father’s Day when I can get the dads from my platoon together for pictures with the cake. What you are doing really did brighten up this old infantryman’s day, and with all the negativity in the media it is nice to hear that our sacrifices are still recognized by some. Thanks again!
SSG Aaron Blanton