From: 1st Lt. David Thomas Hord
Date: May 12, 2003
Re: sent to kar
Happy Mommy's Day to you Mom!
I just sent one to Kar -- thanks. As for the river water in the Euphrates, it has tested for ecoli and we are taking malaria pills as the mosquitos do have the strain. Hopefully, the army and the docs will continue to take good care of us -- no one has gotten sick, etc. to date that I am aware of. The docs are saying that the water is safe to wash clothes in but I am staying out of it.
As for what I need, Mom please don't hurt yourself at the bank -- I am desperate in the following areas: soap (personal/clothes) and deodorant -- as for the other stuff -- it's awesome to have but I can make it without it. We had our first hot meal last night and will have a hot dinner meal every night as long as everything continues to go well with the supply lines. Our forces just made one of the last fights take place a couple of days ago with a 7000 soldier unit totally capitulating to the 3d ACR Commander. 3rd ACR was ready to absolutely blow through the enemy -- luckily the enemy's Commander is smarter than his boss (Saddam) and surrendered -- believe it or not, the way that he surrendered was to invite the 3rd ACR Commander to dinner and surrender at the table. Kind of funny, huh?
Well let me let you go for now -- thank you for being active with Kar and Madi as I know she can always use the help -- when are you planning on visiting?
Love you Mom, Happy Mommy's Day, and I hope you have a GREAT day!
Hi to Mr. C-
Love, Your Son