This e-mail, vetted by the Pentagon, concerns a guy who works for the same company I do. I have substituted the name JOHN for his, and the other major will be called SOLDIER.
This latest news about JOHN just arrived from JOHN'S WIFE:
I heard from JOHN last week, I guess they are somewhere between Baghdad and Kut. No word on a return date yet, but we are hoping July, and really hoping for June. But, both are guesses, apparently the subject hasn’t even come up yet. I have enclosed an excerpt from SOLDIER’s dad, relaying the information he garnered during a phone call, also posted on their website thegreenside.com. I am sure we will get all the details when they return. Take care-
SOLDIER has been separate from both Major SOLDIER and Major JOHN who he has been traditionally traveling with. He sees them occasionally and they are both doing well. Major SOLDIER is working to provide humanitarian relief to the large numbers of Iraqi POWs that have been surrendering to the coalition forces. They get the POWs into camps and offer them food and medical attention. Major JOHN was directly involved in planning the Marine Corps role in the operation to rescue Jessica Lynch. During that operation, the Marine Corps created the diversion by engaging Iraqi forces on the far side of the town, while Navy Seal and US Army Rangers stormed the hospital to rescue Lynch. Both Major SOLDIER and JOHN deserve the highest amount of respect for their contributions to this conflict.