January 13th, 2005



I did not know wolfmoon98. His real name was Mike but I am saddened to hear of his death in Iraq from jmhm. His journal is difficult to read because it contains the hopes and fears of a young person stuck in a difficult and dangerous situation. The Christmas Eve entry, his comment about calling his father for his birthday on January 3rd and this response to a friend's comment are very wrenching, "i'm doing my best to be home, but i'd rather be home safe, than soon."

Mike and all of the soldiers in Iraq deserve a moment in our thoughts today and every day.
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