Mud Puppy is the owner of a blog I frequent, titled EmbraceTheSuck . This young man is a soldier in the United States Army. He is to be deployed in the next few days. In his own words, Mud Puppy says he "loves this country more than my life itself and would gladly give it up to protect her..."
Mud Puppy's post dated October 17, 2008 left me with an enormous lump in my throat, a knot in my stomach, and tears which made it difficult to read to the end. He writes of his countdown at Fort Bragg, as he prepares for his "adventure". This post consists of his observation of "this little tiff we've got going on over there". He tells of fellow soldiers who don't know the support Mud Puppy values. Some soldiers have not received one piece of mail, while at Fort Bragg.
Mud Puppy questions the support Americans have for fighting our enemy and supporting our soldiers.
It is wrong for even one soldier to question if they have the support of Americans. Granted, this conflict may be questionable by many... how can there be a question of whether or not to support the brave men and women who choose to fight to protect our freedoms?
Imagine feeling forgotten, while in a far away land.
PLEASE take the time to read Mud Puppy's blog, at the very least the post I mentioned. May I add, he must have one proud momma! Mud Puppy closes each post with "Love you, Mom!" Mud Puppy is a soldier made of Velvet and Steel!
May Almighty God bless each and every one of our Airman, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.
Godspeed, Mud Puppy!