If there’s a blog equivalent of “radio silence,” Smitty will be maintaining it for the next year or so: a Navy reservist, he’s been called up, and he’ll be storming the beach at Kabul next month. (Okay, “beach” may not be the word. Doesn’t matter at this point.)
Some of his parting words:
The exceptional American dedication to individualism, the ideals of the Constitution, and the courageous soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines in whose bigger footsteps I follow make it all worth it. I’ve benefitted so much from the American people, educationally and otherwise. Thus, it’s with a sense of gratitude to you that I depart on this set of orders, finishing out my Navy Reserve career in active duty style.
From an old Army man to a seasoned Navy officer, a heartfelt salute.