I first met Nathan in our Army AIT in Augusta, GA 2002. He always positive attitude, a great team player. Never thought that our paths would cross again after graduation. He went to Ft. Bragg and I went back home to CT being a National Guardsman. The invasion of Iraq changed that though. I was activated and so was the 82nd. Our paths crossed again in late 2003 when he and others from the 82nd came to our unit for support. He traveled down to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait where I was stationed at the time. They got a little break from Iraq and we helped show them a thing or two on how we conducted maintenance on our electronics. Of course they had to go back to their unit, and we parted ways again. I still remembering the day I heard that his UH-60 went down, and the great sadness I felt. I later saw his name in the Army Times, but it still seemed so surreal. As I prepare to go back over for a third tour, I think of you and the sacrifice you made for all of us. I thank you.