This photo was taken in July 2003, a few months before Phil actually left to join the Army. He progressed to sergeant rapidly, and did well in adapting to military life.

Today’s mail bought a letter from his current commanding officer thanking me for my support of him in the Army and welcomed him into her division, referring to him as CORPORAL Philip Harasek.

Go Phil!

He arrived safely in Korea late Tuesday night. His tour of duty there is one year. It will be a LONG year for me and others in the states who miss him.

My son the Corporal. WOW!