Who I will Remember Tomorrow
These two men worked for KBR - the main contractor providing services at Bagram Airfield.
I had spent the first half of Thanksgiving 2004 going from place to place to place. A spread of rockets fired at our base had landed in three different villages, killing one man and banging up a couple of farms. I was out talking with the people out there and telling them what we were doing.
Once I got back to the base, I saw that the KBR employees had worked especially hard to see that we had a Thanksgiving that was as close to home as possible. The mess halls were decorated and the food was the very best I had for the entire year I was there. It occurred to me later on that these other people were far from home too. I wish I would have done something to let them know what their efforts had meant to so many of us. Remember the servicemen and women that are far from home this time of year - and also spare a kind thought for those that support them.