Drove back to Iowa last Friday for my class reunion (less said about that the better...). As soon as I crossed the Mississippi, there were signs, banners, marquees, writing on cars, and even radio ads offering free dinners to welcome back the 133rd from an extended deployment in Anbar province, Iraq. I mean extended; according to the complimentary copy of the Des Moines Register in my hotel room Sunday, they were deployed longer than any American unit since WWII.
After over a year of living in Milwaukee, it felt good to see people actually support the troops.
And get some decent sweet corn.