Fort Drum soldiers who spoke to the Daily News seem resigned to their expanded duties in Afghanistan and may actually be pleased the President has a more focused role for US forces in the war torn country.
You have to admire the devotion to duty, even though its easy to just say 'well that's what they signed up for.'
I don't think anyone who signed on the dotted line ever anticipated this long and arduous series of deployments which are taking their toll on individuals and families. Nonetheless, 10th Division soldiers, like others throughout the armed forces, will soon suit up and travel a world away to carry out the President's orders. That must surely be difficult as the rest of us settle in for the holiday season.
Hopefully it will wrap up by 2011.