Luke's Letter Dated 27 Aug 2012
So today we have 1 month left! It's hard to believe I've already been here that long. Time flies!
It seems like just yesterday I was leaving home. Although I'm doing really good here, I miss home. I miss my family, I miss my friends, I miss work, I miss the mountains, and I miss music! We sing cadence while we march. But it's just not the same as real music. Some of the cadences are a ton of fun though! When we get all 197 of us in the company sounding off together it sounds pretty sweet.
But I'm also really happy I have the opportunity to be here, to learn new things, to help people to become a better person and to serve my country.
I got made a squad leader today. Basically I'm responsible for 18 people in my platoon. I have to know where they are at all times and work out any problems they may have. I have 2 team leaders to help me out with that but it's still a lot of work. I also have to eat last. Which really sucks. I usually have 2-3 minutes to et.
Can't wait to see you all.