I made one for my daughter who was stationed in Iraq for 7 months. She loved it, just remember that if washed in a washer, it will loose a lot of color. it needs hand washed or dry cleaned to keep the vivid colors from the printer. I know some say they are washable, but I tested alot, and they loose alot of ink in washer washing. It made her feel great, so I made a thank you gift for my daughter by marriage, I don't call her my daughter in law, she is a second daughter!!! anyway, I made her one with her family, as a thank you for being my chemo driver, grocery shopper and all round support person during my treatments. she gave of herself, so I gave back!!! she cried, and said it was her favorite thing in the world. So I say go for it, even if it doesn't last forever, it will help him get thru the tough times and that is the most important thing.
my daughter asked for pictures to ease homesickness, and a blanket for comfort, so I made a picture blanket
my other daughters quilt