We found E2 John Humbard, 1st Brigade 10th BSB, Ft. Drum NY, walking through McNamara terminal – in need of a place to smoke – en route to Atchison, Kansas, where he was anxious to enjoy two weeks with his family – and a whole lot of “sleep”

Humbard is a cook – we all know an army can’t march on an empty stomach – who has also been trained for combat missions. He’ll be deployed to Afghanistan in March 2010. When asked how he felt about his tour of duty Humbard said he was “ready for it”

Our appreciation and prayers go out to Humbard, his loved ones, and the rest of the men and women in our armed forces. Humbard01