i have a cousing in afghanistand in the army. I know he is doing fine, and keeps his mind and morale up strong, I just always pray to that God will protect him. But I have also dated a Marine, and understand that they are all fighting for freedom, and they feel very strongly about it. They take pride in it, so I just respect there position and encourage them to do their best. Some times it is frightening, and sometimes you don't hear from them for days or months, but it's having faith that God watched out for them, and they will be home when they can be.