I would like to let it be known across the country that I appreciated everyone’s thoughts and prayers concerning my well-being during Operation: Iraqi Freedom. The Marine Corps had a very significant impact in this conflict and I truly believe that the consistent caring of others was a crucial part in winning this war. The motivation that drove us to keep enduring the situations we faced would not have existed within the minds of fellow Marines without knowing there were individuals in our home towns supporting us as strongly as you did. On behalf of myself, and the brave men and women of the armed forces, we thank you.
Collin D. Barry
THS Grad of 1999