My brother-in-law, currently in the army and a veteran of three deployments to Iraq;
My uncle, who served in the Marines;
My uncle(in-law), who recently returned from duty in Iraq with the Indiana National Guard; he also served several years in the Army in South Korea and Somalia;
My grandfather(maternal), who fought in Korea from 1952-4;
My grandfather(paternal), who served in the Army in Germany; his brothers fought in WW2, one with Patton, the other as a tail-gunner in a B-17;
My wife's grandfather, who served in the Navy during WW2.
To these men, and many others, I owe a debt of gratitude that can never fully be repaid. Therefore, I offer to them my humble thanks.