For civilians who may not understand the above article, here is the bottom line: I have a friend whose husband is attached to the unit mentioned. She has been running around her house excitedly getting things ready for her Hubby to finally come home. In fact, some of the guys from the unit have just gotten home. And today they learned, that after a full year of service in Iraq, they are being extended up to another four months in order to help quell increasing violence in the Middle East. And those that just arrived home these last few days will be turning around and going back.
I've posted this news because as difficult as it has been to be in the Army, it just got worse for a dear friend. And I'm sad and upset about it.