I am honored to share a link to a wonderful article and story written by Carolyn Davis of The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has spotlighted the needs of Veterans' families as well as the harsh realities of long combat tours. I'm also honored my family had the opportunity to be part of this story. My wife, children, mother and many other family members worried about me for over a year. They suffered horribly most days without any information on my location or condition. I hid my wounds from my children in a failed effort to protect them. Please read this article and share it with your friends. Thank you Carolyn for capturing our experience. To my wife Dawn, and my children Mark and Amanda, God Bless you for tolerating and surviving our Iraq experience.