Dear Ms. J., I appreciate your skill and understanding this matter. Leading my squad is a difficult challenge on a daily basis. We’ve had a few close calls. A few too many these days, and I didn’t realize how much it took out of me until we got back. Could not stop looking at pictures of my kids. Their names are Lilyana and Raphael. Legs shaking under me, and I know I should not be dumping this on you but have to write this out and tell someone. My sister questions me regularly but I know she worries and she is pregnant. Sincerely, Anthony Bates.