My son, Sgt. Rodney M. Hobday, is attached to the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, 8th Communications Division, located at the moment in Kuwait.
He was due to get out of the Marines this coming June after five years of service but, while on board ship on his way over, decided to re-enlist for an additional four years. So on February 14th he had his re-enlistment ceremony aboard the USS Kearsarge while traversing through the Suez Canal on his way over to Kuwait.
His father, Rod and I, are so proud of him and all the servicemen who are protecting our freedom and helping the innocent people of Iraq to obtain their freedom. We send our prayers and thoughts to everyone and pray for their safe return. Here is a picture of him while onboard ship prior to his arrival in Kuwait.