Ya gotta love technology like this.

The Army commemorates all awards with new photos of the distinguished individual. Phil sent a camera phone shot of the current photo hot off the presses. I am hoping for one of the originals for my birthday. (hint, hint, nudge, nudge) I already have a frame ready and waiting for it.

Does anybody know why they are not allowed to smile in these pictures? Show some teeth? In the Army photo we have from boot camp days, there is still a twinkle light in his eyes. At the time, Phil mentioned that the photos were supposed to be “serious.” Military photos tend to remind me of Joe Friday, the humorless detective.

We love you Sgt. Phil!

Hmmm…maybe it *is* possible to get carried away with these emoticon thingies…