U.S. Army Sgt. William Reese watches flames rise into the night sky after setting canal vegetation ablaze in Tahwilla, Iraq, July 30, 2008. Extremists have been using the canal's thick vegetation to plant bombs under the cover of darkness. The soldiers are assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Spc. David J. Marshall.
I will hold this vision near my heart today and thank God for each and every Airman, Soldier, Sailor and Marine. These brave men and women see, feel, smell and live what most of us will never even sample.