Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve 2010, Afghanistan

© 2010 Albert A Rasch and
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles
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Another Christmas finds me far from home. Far from my family, my loved ones, my friends. Times like these make you remember the poignant, and coarse, the laughter and tears, the life left behind.

As you read this, our day is well under way, another day spent passing the time dilligently applied to our tasks. I think of you and the campfires we will share.  Yours truly, Albert

To all our friends,
Both near and far,

to those still with us,
and those gone, but not forgot,


Here is wishing you the very Merriest of Christmas, Happiest of Holidays, And all the Peace and Prosperity God may Grant You!

May you find the very best gifts around your trees,
Your friends and family!

"Holy Night"

Good Wishes to All!
Albert, Cristal, Jordan, and Blake

Drawings by my great-uncle, Guillermo Rasch, 12/24/1947
Malaga, Spain


Doug said...

I hope your Christmas is merry Please know that your task is appreciated.

CDGardens said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Thanks to you and those serving with you for your time away from all those special to you...

Wild Ed said...

Merry Christmas Albert. May God bless you and your family here at home. ET
Wild Ed's Texas Outdoors

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas my friend to you and your family. I wish you well and remember to watch your 6

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Ian Nance said...

Merry Christmas to you. And thanks.

Bill said...

We're all thinking of you and your fellow servicemen Albert. Merry Christmas and thank you for your service!

Brigid said...

Have a safe and blessed Christmas Albert.

Everyone hopes you are home soon.

Hunt Like You're Hungry said...


Thank you so much for all you've done to help my blog out. More importantly, thank you and all of your compatriots for everything you do so we can enjoy our Christmases as free people. Nothing I can ever say can express my gratitude. Hope your next Christmas eve will be surrounded by friends, families, and loved ones.

Again, thank you so much.
Merry Christmas,

Borepatch said...

Albert, you know what we think about what you do for us. Stay safe, and have a Merry Christmas.

LSP said...

God bless you Albert -- keep safe and -- Merry Christmas!

The Suburban Bushwacker said...


A very happy crimbo fella, I trust some kind of snack food can be sourced and a small libation to accompany them raise a a glass, think of your online friends and fans and consider weather we are there with you or in our own homes this crimbo, the toast is, Albert, you.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours Albert. Stay safe and God Bless!

SimplyOutdoors said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Albert. Stay Safe.

Albert A Rasch said...

Thank you everyone for the kind words and good wishes!

Best regards,