Dear the Watkins Family,
My name is Patrick Foley, and I was a squad member of Tim's (3rd platoon, 1st squad). On Oct. 15, 2005 Tim and I were having a conversation while on gard together, and he was telling me of what he wanted do to do after his time spent in the infantry. Tim said that he wanted to use his experience in combat to help others, by becoming a chaplin in the army, so that he could better relate to them and what they had gone through. He said that he was willing to give up his dream of flying helicopters, so that he could help others in a better way. That was the last conversation that I had with Tim, and it was so typical of the type of person that he was. You raised a stand-up son, and I am very honored to have met Timothy, and have the privilege to call him my friend.
I was in the vehicle directly behind Tim's on Oct. 15th 2005, and not a day passes without Tim on my mind. That was the worst day of my life, as it was for many others. I am sorry that it took until now for me to write this, I just wanted to let you know some of your son's future intentions. He was a great person and I miss him dearly.
If you or anyone wants to email me it is firstname.lastname@example.org.