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Dear Husker Dan:
You wanted to know if you could post my email address for your readers. It is ok with me as long as they all understand that I cannot guarantee immediate responses. I will try to do the best I can though.
SSG Myles A. Frohling Sr.
410th Military Police Company
APO, AE 09310
[email protected]

Dear Husker Dan:
I recently read your postings of emails from those fellow Husker fans deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism and I must submit my input on this year's season. I can not count the number of football seasons that I have missed as the result of being deployed in support of some operation in far away lands. I missed all three Championship games in the 90s. I was suffering through the Swamp Phase of Ranger School when NU beat Miami, I was deployed to South Sinai Egypt when NU was doing the Wuerffel Waffle over Florida and I was preparing to go to Bosnia when NU beat Tennessee.

This year I spent my time not only dodging mortar and rocket rounds but dodging the snide comments from my boss, a die-hard Sooner fan, who reveled more in the hardships of NU then in the successes of Sooner nation. I have only made one Husker fan and was a pre-cursor to my marrying her 3 years ago. I made this Husker fan out of a UT Alum and this Husker fan is my wife who is also serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom only she is on the east side and I am on the west side of Baghdad. Of course she is Big Red through and through unless NU plays UT, but I am working that issue. God Bless my Warrior!!!

Missing NU's season this year was made easier, not by the year that they had, but because I was serving this great nation and with the world's finest Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. It truly is an honor. I am a 17 year Infantry Officer and a US Army Ranger. As a Ranger, part of what we live by is the Ranger Creed. The Ranger Creed is what drives us forward when all hope seems to have been vanquished, drives us to continue when there is nothing left and instills in us the desire that no Ranger will ever be left behind.

The Ranger Creed is broken into 6 stanzas with the first letter in each stanza beginning with the corresponding letter in the word Ranger. The third stanza of the Ranger Creed reads: Never shall I fail my comrades. I will always keep myself mentally alert, physically strong and morally straight and I will shoulder more than my share of the task whatever it may be. One hundred percent and then some.

The fifth stanza of the Ranger Creed reads: Energetically will I meet the enemies of my country. I shall defeat them on the field of battle for I am better trained and will fight with all my might. Surrender is not a Ranger word. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country. I echo what those who have posted before me have written: "We do not need much. Perhaps a card here, a letter there just to let us know you are thinking of us as we go into harms way".

What I want is for the naysayers not to abandon NU. Do not give up because of one preseason of turmoil and a season unlike many have ever seen before. Stand behind your team, OUR team; stand behind "the Huskers". My Pledge, borrowed from the 3rd and 5th stanzas of the Ranger Creed; Never shall I fail the Huskers, NEVER will I leave them behind and under no circumstances will I ever do or say anything that would bring discredit to what I believe is the finest football program in the history of this great country. Thank you for all that you and your readers do.

Thanks for supporting those deployed forward,
Go Big Red!!!
Rangers Lead the Way!!!

Major Mike Kenfield
Multinational Corps-Iraq
Baghdad, Iraq
[email protected]

Dear Major Kenfield: Your inspirational words should be read by every by every Husker fan and by every American. Merry Christmas, Godspeed and Go Big Red!!!

Dear Husker Dan:
Please keep up your fine work. My son completed his tour over there last April (he was with the 4th ID out of Ft. Carson), and it is so sweet to have him back. We watched the Colorado game together from the North end zone. The troops need all the help we can give them, and you are certainly one of the good guys.
Tom Berry
Winterset, IA

Dear Husker Dan:
Hello from Iraq. I am currently over here counting the days until I get to come home. Just thought I would drop you a note after reading about all of the service members with Nebraska ties. I am from Hastings originally but now make my home in Oregon. I still have family back in Nebraska. I am a die hard Husker fan and have been for a long time. I remember as a kid playing football with my uncles on Thanksgiving day before the meal and watching the Nebraska-Oklahoma game afterward. Again I thank you for all of the support.

My mailing address is:
GySgt Arrants J. L.
MWSS-472 Supt Co MT
Unit 72495
FPO AE 09509-2495
[email protected]

PS. Wish AFN would have televised at least one husker game. Didn't get the chance to see even one. Also, if people would like to email me, have them use my personal email address.

Dear Husker Dan:
You asked me if it was okay to post my email address. If it's okay with you, it's okay with me. Thanks.
[email protected]
My address is:
CW2 Michael Eckhardt
APO-AE 09355

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