I volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan back in 2010. In 2011 I finally got the call to come out here during my second day as Whiskey Media intern (remember Whiskey Media?). I will write a more personal blog about my war experiences and such, but felt that a thank you to all of you badass duders deserved to be separated into its own blog. I've gotten an amazing amount of support. Someone's always being super nice on Twitter and logging onto GiantBomb for the first time in months, I found my inbox flooded with supportive messages. I'm 99.9% sure I've responded to everyone.
CharlesAlanRatliff organized a game donation, calling upon the GiantBomb community to send some games to my platoon. It was met with great success, and we all appreciate it! Our days are pretty hectic, but during down time it isn't like we go down to the bars. All games that were sent to me will be donated to Veteran's Hospital in Cincinnati. I also wanted to thank my Twitter followers for emailing me GiantBomb articles and generally keeping me updated on the real world. My shitty dial-up speed bandwidth doesn't allow me to freely browse the Internet and GiantBomb.com is blocked from my location for being a "video streaming site". Also, thank you Ryan Davis for sending us some much appreciated GiantBomb media and being incredibly supportive.
I look forward to my return home in two weeks. I'll be downing some Yuengling, chilling on these boards with you guys, and probably checking out some Diablo III. Thanks duders, for being a collection of the most badass Internet people, ever.