Please note that 'Anonymous' comments without a pseudonym are not published.
Comments for publication should be 'on topic' and not involve third parties please.
If pseudonyms are linked to commercial sites the comments will be removed as spam.
Thank you for this. It was such a fright when my brother was out in Afghanistan. I finally understood how families of those in difficult areas felt. In my case, it ended well but not so for all. I just cannot imagine.