"All the support"
All the support and encouragement
from the States is great and it is appreciated, but the true unsung heros are the families back home.
It is hard for others to comprehend that their job is much harder than ours. We have a full well trained team; my wife Mary has half her team missing, was never trained to be a mother, father, handy-man, Cub Scout Leader, shuttle driver, etc., etc.
If there is anyone group of people that need a pat on the back it is them. Everyone says they support the troops, but few really support the ones back home that need the help.
Steve Davis, US Navy, Officer Maritime Operations