Another Middle East Update

October 22nd, 2009 | Posted in General

Our NCS Cartoonists USO tour is almost a wrap. Today we depart on the long trip home, leaving the combat zone after several days of hopping about drawing the troops with the USO.

Yesterday we had three separate stops about a large base complex and the response was really overwhelming. Two of the meet and greets were with the whole group and then we again split up into two groups for the last signing. The soldiers and personnel we have visited really seem to be glad we came and¬¨‚Ćalmost everyone who came up to us after waiting in a long line started out by thanking us very earnestly for our efforts.¬¨‚ĆThat’s funny¬¨‚Ćas it is we who are grateful and feel privileged to be able to get the opportunity to see and visit with these brave men and women. What we are doing is such a small thing compared to the sacrifices and challenges these men and women have given. I am mystified that a silly little cartoon drawn for them and a little conversation recieves so much gratitude, but I am glad we can bing some smiles to some faces and brighten up an otherwise arduous day.


  1. It’s so cool that you guys got to go do that for them. And it’s great to hear they got something out of the visit too.

    My brother was deployed just last week and he’s told me that even the smallest diversion from the grind that their time there becomes, is most welcome.

  2. julio cesar naranjo says:

    Hi Tom i think its a great experience to be there and share some laughts with the soldiers. Take care

  3. jimh says:

    Well said Tom- it’s a very cool thing you guys are doing.


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