James actually heard the first rumors about deployment while he was in Ranger School and wrote to tell me about it. I'm glad he did, rather than wait. I needed all the mental preparation that I could get! Also, the rumors at the time said that he would probably deploy in January.. it actually ended up being late November/early December for his unit.
Even though I put it together a little while ago, I thought I'd show you my little keepsake album.
Anyway, thought I'd post these since I'm getting so much traffic to my Ranger School Communication Guide post. It was kind of hard to put the letters in chronological order after the fact, since I sometimes got several letters at once and he forgot to date some of them. I'm sure it would have only gotten harder later. So I encourage you, put them in order now! And invest in a nice keepsake album, whether it's letters from Basic, a deployment, or Ranger School. You'll thank yourself later. :)