Monday, May 28, 2007


This morning was marked by two of us in my office getting packages (there are four in the office, with one of them out for R&R.) And both of us got two bags of coffee. Mine was Intelligencia (a coffee shop in Chicago) His was Dunkin Donuts. We have decent supplies for a while.

Observation: How to tell who is the newlywed junior officer? The one whose wife sends care packages at an interval shorter then the time it takes for the package to get here. The home-made cookies are a confirmation that said officer is a newlywed. (lesson of the day: a slice of bread added to baked goods absorbes moisture from the goodies)

Woke up today to the sound of pipes peeling. Each command had their own observance, bagpipes, missing man formation from the Blackhawks, etc. We had a flag raising in the morning. One of the senior officers here had a flag from home in honor of his brother, who died in action. We're not the snappiest unit here, being a mishmash. But all the same, we'll honor him.

There are a number of tributes on the web today. I rather like the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Take a look. Henry V, we happy few, we band of brothers.

Band of brothers: Immortal words to honor the warriors

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