Dear - Momma and Dad .........
Hi Mom , Hi dad ,
Well mom , I can't believe it's been another week into this war they said could never happen , I still have a hard time believing that I just got home from afghanistan three months ago and that now I find myself on patrol out side of Washington D.C, Mom , do you remember that year when me and sis were eight years old and you brought us to this capital to see the cherry blossoms in spring , well you won't believe it mom , but the entire patomac valley has been napalmed ! there isn't a living thing within miles of here , I'm sorry I can't say excactly where we are , we are under strict orders , a total news blackout to all the soldiers here , and they won't tell us why ?
On patrol last night we lost two guys to some pretty crude booby traps along the highway , you remember Jonesy he came home with me last year on leave , and sargent Smith , I didn't know him well but they say he had a wife and two little kids at home waiting for him . I hear that the British troops have landed in L.A.. but we don't really know any more than that , Mom , don't tell Dad because I know only you're reading this, but last night I heard the boys talking about the upcoming new emergency draft laws , I can't believe their going to draft men up to fifty five to serve in this Cilil Disobedience , I guess thats the new name of this war !
Anyway mom ! I'm really beat so I'm gonna close for now and just know that if anything happens to me in this goddamned conflict , that I died with my last thoughts of You , Dad and Sis , please say hey to everyone there waiting and know that I loved you all more than life itself .......................Your loving son Danny
P.S. I got the package you sent but it seems someone somwhere thought they needed the cookies and snack foods more than me !