Happy Birthday, Dad!!!
The phones don't want to cooperate right now, so I can't call you to say it in person. You know I love you and I wish I could be there.
I just got an e-mail from the Public Affairs Office (PAO) of the MEU. Even though we've been where we are for a while, I'm not allowed to tell you where that is. Therefore, at the PAO's advice, I replaced all references to my location in the journal with [Afloat in the Middle East].