Missing the Holidays

My name is Cryptologic Technician (Communicator) seaman apprentice Scott Robertson from Charleston and I'm stationed aboard the USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) in San Diego, CA. In the next few months I'm going to be deployed to the Arabian Gulf for a six month tour. This is just to say that even though myself and all of my shipmates are going to miss the holidays because of the attacks. This has caused a large change in the way a lot of us think about the world surrounding us and our place in it. I just want to say that even though I won't be home I really want to say that I'll miss everyone, but I'm ready to support and defend my country at the cost of my personal freedoms. I will miss everything about my little area of the world, but this needs to be done. CTOSA Scott Robertson