Copied from a friend: I was going to complain about how hot it is... then I realized that at least 1. it isn't 109 degrees; 2. I'm not 5,700 miles from home; 3. I'm not dressed in a full ACU/BDU uniform, helmet & carrying 70+ lbs.; 4. there is very little chance that anyone will shoot at me or that I might drive over a bomb in the road! Thanks to all who serve! God bless them!