It was from their nephew, Opie to them, Capt. Owen B. Ray II to the U.S. Army.Owen Ray, of Tennessee, is a member of the Army National Guard.He's a banker in his mid-30s with a wife and sons and a nice life.
over in Iraq, answering a call to duty.
and the thousands of other Guard members in Iraq can be proud.
The mission of Owen B. Ray II
and other Guardsmen is closer to being finished.Iraqis are heading toward a government of their choosing, and the children of Iraq, while poor today, have a brighter future if democracy can take root.
We hope the day is coming soon that Ray
and other Guardsmen can return home to America, where the same energy and compassion they have shown in Iraq will be welcome indeed.