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Merry Christmas from Iraq

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Just wanted to wish you all a merry Christmas from the desert. I wish I could have been home for hunting season. Good luck to y'all for the remainder of the season, and enjoy the holidays.
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A1C Bryan
Dear A1C Bryan,

Thank you for serving our country and fighting for our freedom that some citizens take for granted!

Peter Signorelli
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Merry Christmas from Louisiana
Same to u brother, we all are grateful for ya,ll efforts over there in iraq. So merry christmas to u and all ur fellow soilders.
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Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas to you A1CBryan and thank you for your sacrifice for all of us. I hope you and all the soldiers Have a Merry Christmas and God Bless.

Jeff Smith
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Iraq smack down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You got hunting season wide open with no limit big dog.
I say you post some pics of the IRAQ SMACK DOWN!!!!!!

Keep up the good work and Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

Keep ya head down and make it home safe to Mama!!!!!
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MERRY CHRISTMAS
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND ALL YOUR FELLOW CAMO COWBOYS!!!!!!!THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRIDE AND COMITMENT.IF IT WER NOT FOR YOU PEOPLE LIKE ME COULD NOT MAKE THE DECISIONS WE MAKE........MAY YOU BE BLESSED WITH MANY BLOODY ARROWS AND BUSTED UP BUZZBAITS!!!!!!
WIDOWMAKER.
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MERRY CHRISTMAS BRYAN
Wish you make it home soon and safe.Thanks for eveything you are doing for us.May Santa and God grant you all your wish's for all you have sacrificed for us to do what we do.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ( THEY HAVE MADE SACRIFICES FOR US TOO ) GOD BLESS BROTHER.AND MERRY CHRISTMAS
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Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas to you and all your brother and sisters in arms. Thank you all for the sacrifices you are all making. May God bless you all.
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Merry Christmas!!!
Stay safe so you can come home and hunt. Merry Christmas to you and your buds.
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God Bless You!
Thanks For all you do! Be safe and hurry home!
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Merry Christmas !!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !! Thank you so much for protecting us ! Keep Safe!!
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choupique
Thank you and all your fellow service men and women for your sacrifices. All of you all are my (HEROS)
Remember the reason for the season
merry CHRIST mass
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Get r done
Get r done and come HOME. Just wanted to say THANKS to all our SOLDIERS that fight for our FREEDOM and care so much for OUR COUNTRY. I know alot of people say its just a job, but when you put your name and life on the dotted line, its more than just a job. You are fighting for our freedom of peace and I would say no that you are not enjoying it. SO GOD BLESS YOU ALL, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.

From the good people of Rosepine La.
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Bryan
I support you and the other soldiers 100% and thats all I am going to say about that. I hope you, the other soldiers and all your families have a blessed Christmas and New Year. Come home soon.
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Merry Christmas
Thank you to all of you brave men and women in uniform. I will continue to pray for you all.
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merry christmas man.be safe.without our soldiers we wouldn't even have the freedom to hunt.Thank You for that.
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Merry Christmas!!! Thank you for everything. It has not gone unnoticed or without appreciation.
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Dang it Boy...
You done went a put a lil lump in my throat makin me remember my own Christmas in Iraq back during Desert Storm. Sorry we didn't get the cance to save y'all the hassle. We REALLY wanted to go all the way then but you know the deal...

Stay safe and try to have a merry Christmas. Look left and right at your brothers. Take care of each other, even the knuckleheads. Make it back home in one piece.

Thank you for your sacrafices and God bless.

***CRISP SALUTE***

Carry on...
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A Soldier's Christmas

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
my daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.
The sparkling lights in the tree, I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.

My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep
in perfect contentment, or so it would seem.
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn't loud, and it wasn't too near,
But I opened my eye when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn't quite know,
Then the sure sound of footsteps outside in the snow.

My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
and I crept to the door just to see who was near.
Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.

A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

"What are you doing?" I asked without fear
"Come in this moment, it's freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas Eve!"

For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts,
to the window that danced with a warm fire's light
then he sighed and he said "Its really all right,
I'm out here by choice. I'm here every night"

"Its my duty to stand at the front of the line,
that separates you from the darkest of times.
No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I'm proud to stand here like my fathers before me.

My Gramps died at 'Pearl on a day in December,"
then he sighed, "That's a Christmas 'Gram always remembers."
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of 'Nam
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.

I've not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he's sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red white and blue... an American flag.

"I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home,
I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat,
I can carry the weight of killing another
or lay down my life with my sisters and brothers
who stand at the front against any and all,
to insure for all time that this flag will not fall."

"So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright
Your family is waiting and I'll be all right."
"But isn't there something I can do, at the least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you've done,
For being away from your wife and your son."

Then his eye welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget
To fight for our rights back at home while we're gone.
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.

For when we come home, either standing or dead,
to know you remember we fought and we bled
is payment enough, and with that we will trust.
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us.

Michael Marks
December 7th, 2000
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Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas and be safe!!
Tom
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merry christmas
merry christmas my fellow american soilder from there be safe and come home soon .
southern runner
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merry christmas to you also..!!
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MERRY CHRISTMAS A1C BRYAN
Merry Christmas Bryan

Thank you for your sacrifice and the duties that you perform for our country, it is not an honor indicative of average men, but of men of the highest character. I hope you can be home for the next hunting season. Merry Christmas to you and all of the men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan. God Bless and God speed.
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Cristmas greeting
This little Chritmas greeting from A1C Bryan is the one that i'll most remember this Christmas season.
God Speed and Merry Christmas , A1C
Bob
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god bless!!!
A1C ,just wanted to say merry christmas and thank you for your service to our country.because of people like you we get to hunt and fish in a free country
god speed
tell your boys to keep up the good work
thought and prayers all around

mike
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Bryan
God Bless, and Merry Christmas from the swamp land!! Hope you stay safe over there and all you guys and gals are always in my prayers!!
Thanks for your service to this country, the US souldier is a cut above, you guys remind me of the kinda men that formed this country back in the day! Thanks for defending her and her people!!!
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Merry Christmas Bryan
Hey man, see ya soon. Merry Christmas, and thank you.
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Thanks guys & gals
My family and I "Thank you" and all the rest of the military personnel, you make us proud.
Stay safe.
May God be with you and all our troops.
Merry Christmas to you and all your brothers in arms.

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God bless you
May God bless you and your comrades, and your families this Christmas season. Thank you for your sacrifices!!
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THANKS A MILL.
WORDS CAN'T BE FOUND TO THANK YA'LL FOR YA'LL TIME AND GREAT EFFORT THAT YA'LL DID SO FOR.HOLD YA'LL HEADS UP AND KEEP THEM HIGH,YA'LL ARE ALL ON MY MOST THANKFUL LIST.
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Merry Christmas
Me and my family thank you and your fellow soldiers.Have a great holiday season and come home safe for next hunting season..P.S. i will try to knock one down for ya...
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MERRY CHRISTMAS
MERRY CHRISTMAS-HAPPY NEW YEAR-GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL OF OUR TROOPS-THANK YOU FROM ME AND MY FAMILY!
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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE THERIOTS
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND BLESS YOU. Hope you hurry up and get home so you can enjoy some family time, good food, and good hunting. Blessings to you and your friends in Iraq.
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God Bless You
Thank you for putting your life on the line every day for the good ole USA. We appreciate you and the troops for protecting our territory and rights.

God Bless
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Merry Christmas
Good luck Stay safe Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and "Hang Tough"
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Thank you brother...
God bless you and a heartfelt "thank you" from all of us. You guys are the BEST!
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Merry Christmas
A1C Bryan... Thank you for your service to our country. My family wishes you and your family safe and happy holidays. We respect you and your fellow brothers in arms. Though I have no grasp on what you guys or realy going through over their, I know it's got to be tough! You will be in my prairs, and again I respect you and your sacrifices. Thank you for protecting my freedom to hunt, fish, speak openly, basicly the freedom to live my life the way I see fit. Man do we take for granted what we have. Later, ducknut!
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MERRY CHRISTMAS
Merry Christmas to you and yours from me and mine and also to all your fellow troops THANK YOU.....
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Fo' Sure
First Class FOR SURE. Merry Christmas to you my man.
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Thank you
It is because of the creme of the crop of this great country like you that I can sit here with my family on Christmas eve and go to the camp this week. And for you and all the other brave men and women who have earned this freedom FOR ME I say thank you brother.

Semper Fi
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Bryan
Please express our deepest thoughts and prayers to the Men and women who are in IRAQ and other campaings that are protecting us as we anticipate Santa's arrival to visit our Children.

Thank you, Our prayers are with you!
Southnboy
Baton Rouge, LA
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Xmas in Iraq
Be careful watch them raggs.
Believe nothing what u hear,and only half of what u see.
stay safe.
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