Mr Miller –

My name is George Bristol. I served for 38 years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps. I retired in August 2013 as a Colonel and am still working in special operations overseas. I am writing to tell you how much I enjoy and support your efforts with SFJ. I greatly enjoy every issue and have now read OLD MAN FARMING and GLASS HORSE and recently ordered WHY FARM and THOUGHT SMALL. Sir, you are a gifted writer indeed.

For me, I have always hoped that – in the 64 months I had in combat, getting wounded, and serving 19 of 38 years overseas – I was doing a small part in protecting the American Dream. In your writings, I get a clear picture of what it is: hard work, independence, perseverance, and a sense of humor and love for the land.

Sir, you have a subscriber for life in this old leatherneck. I thank you.

Semper Fidelis,
George Bristol
Woodbridge, VA

Dear Colonel Bristol,

I, indeed we all, salute you for your service and sacrifice.

My father also served as a First Sergeant in the Marines during WWII (South Pacific). A short time before he passed away at almost 95, I was with him on Veteran’s Day when he insisted on leaving his nursing home bed to stand curbside for a small parade. There was a tear in his eye as he saluted those young servicemen who marched by. Enough said, or perhaps better put, there is too much needs said. We are deeply honored to count you amongst our reader family.

Lynn Miller