Yesterday while helping my father at the car wash I had the privilege to meet Sgt Leftwich. He is from Roanoke, Virginia and is a UVA-Wise alumni. He was in on leave from a year in Iraq and he is to return in two months. I asked him to break it down for me and he did by saying we are making gains over there little by little and day by day. I asked about our media coverage of the war and the the troops and we shared the same disgust. I can only imagine how reading the anti war talk impacts this brave man. I hope as he drives that bad ass Mustang around visiting his friends and family that he finds some joy and contentment. I hope he is treated with the respect he deserves. I hope everywhere this young man stops someone thanks him for his service and tells him he is supported in his mission. It saddens me to know that will not happen. I am sure the Sargent will soon forget me but I will not forget him and the 15 mins we shared Saturday. Thank You Sgt Leftwich.