Mr and Mrs. Perez and Family: I am an individual who served in NYPD during 9-11 and one, who having taken Army ROTC in college, is well-familiar with the metal by which West Point graduates are made. I visit the academy many times each year, and often think of all the men and increasingly now the women, who have given their lives for our country. Standing inside Police Headquarters in NYC on 9-11 many of us wondered what our national response would be and by whom would it be made. After reading of your daughter's background, and accomplishments, it does not surprise me in the least that such a woman would have gone to Iraq and make a stand for democracy. I am very saddened to hear of her loss. I know these words are menial in comparison to what you have gone through, but just speaking as one individual with no connection with either her or with you, I just wanted you to know how I felt and that I cared... Godspeed, and my best to you.