Friday, October 31, 2008

Chamber's luncheon puts everything into perspective

Even though I served in the Air Force for 20 years, I forget about the sacrifices that military folks make for our country. However, the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce's Celebrate America Military luncheon brought everything into perspective. The chamber invited Sig Christiansen and Nicole Fruge from the San Antonio Express News to speak about their deployments to Iraq.

As a retired military guy, I have always thought that Sig has done a pretty good job of covering the military. However, Fruge's photos brought into perspective the cost of the war. Nicole showed two portfolios of her work during the luncheon with the first about the death of some south Texas ANG helicopter pilots and the separation of an Army NCO and her daughter.

I look forward to seeing more of her work in an upcoming Express News editions, both the print and the online version. If you have questions about the commitment of our troops and their sacrifice, I hope you take time to read Sig's stories and look at Nicole's photos. It will change your perspective on the militry conflict in Iraq.

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