I was deployed to Fallujah Iraq during “Operation Iraqi Freedom“. During that time I received a large number of letters of support from people across the country. Recently I came to the conclusion that these letters, while addressed to me, were not for me specifically but for me as a representative of an archetype. I am sharing these in the hope that it provides some perspective, history, and inspiration if you decide to send a letter of support of your own to another service member currently deployed around the world. It would be appreciated, especially around the holidays.