Today is my husbands last day as serving active duty in the Army.
I just wanted to thank you for paying for my husband to go to Medical school. When the only school he got into was a private school we had no idea how we would pay for it, so thank you for doing that.
You will be happy to know that Major Cutler loves what he does and is one of the best in his field. (he would never say that but that is just what I hear from his colleges) .
Thank you for giving him the chance to serve the soldiers of Walter Reed Army Medical Center. You put him in the right spot. During his time there he saw and heard many stories that would have crushed many to tears and unable to do their job. He never lost his "head" as he would spend time rebuilding many who actually did.
There is no place else like Walter Reed. Military service men and women are some of the most patient patients! I would watch many of them sit for hours and hours waiting for care and never complain. Line after line to get in, to be seen, to get medications etc. It is not fancy and it is old.
You don't spend 10 minutes on Walter Reed campus and not see the physical effects of the war on so many. These men and women are so strong and that is not because their arms are now doing all the work to get themselves around.Thank you for giving Jeff the chance to work with the staff at the White House. He will treasure those he met and the things he saw while there.
Thank you also for giving us the opportunity to go to Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morocco and Gibraltar. We will never be the same. We loved flying on your cargo air craft, it was always the best part of the trip. Your pilots were always so nice and accommodating.Because of our time in the military I will always hang the US flag. I will always think of these past 4 years and how it changed our family whenever I hear the National Anthem. (and I am sure I will by crying at the same time)
We will miss pulling out our military ID when going to the movies, Home Depot, Lowes and almost any other major retailer who gave us great discounts, when we got to spend 2 minutes talking about our great experience in the Military and I was always proud to say that my husband is (now was) in the Army.
Thank you again for all that you have given our family. We originally signed up for the money, but what you have given us in priceless!
Sincerely and Thank You,
p.s. have you thought of adding a touch of Pink to the Uniforms, I say everyone looks good in a little pink!