Army Soldier in Iraq and the Little Patch of Grass


by Kevin Jackson

When you consider recent developments in Iraq and the abandonment of the work of thousands of military men and woman, many of whom died to help Iraqis establish a better way of life, think about this patch of grass.

An army soldier was stationed in Iraq, and he asked his wife to send him soil, fertilizer, and some grass seed from America. He longed to smell the sweet aroma of grass, and feel the grass beneath his feet.

When the men of the squadron are about to depart on a mission, they would take turns walking through the grass and the American soil – to bring them good luck.

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