He's blessed us with these who reenlisted in theater on July 4.
All 1215 of them. Together.
In the "largest reenlistment ceremony in the history of the American military."
In one of Saddam's old palace buildings.
This year’s event,... saw the equivalent of two battalions extend their service in America’s military.
Now if it was the Navy I'd ask how many of them were re-upping early to get PCS'd off cruise or away from a crazy Capt Quigg skipper. ;^) ...but that would diminish the moment.
h/t Bob Krumm. See his site for a more complete writeup.