Michael Rapp, Man of the Year

Cover of Time MagazineTime Magazine has chosen the American soldier as the 2003 Person of the Year.

I’ll give that the House of Rapp seal of approval.

I hope they print extra copies of the issue and send ’em to the boys in Iraq. Sometimes I wonder if those who are deployed know how much support they have from everyone back home. Between email and satellite phones, you’d think there would be no doubt. But you never know how geopolitical news plays on the other side of the world.

Anyway, I bring up the Time article because my nephew Micheal just returned to the States from an extended deployment to Iraq. Don’t be fooled by the “nephew” part–he’s nearly my age. He’s currently a loadmaster on the C-130 for the Air Force and was just promoted.

Micheal and the crew in JaberHere’s a photo of Mike (far right) and fellow crewmen. I believe this was taken at Al Jabar in Kuwait, but don’t quote me on that.

I’m proud of you, Mike! Congratulations, you’re the Man of the Year.

  3 comments for “Michael Rapp, Man of the Year

  1. aunt betty
    December 23, 2003 at 6:40 am

    i don’t exactly know how i found this, but i did and i was glad to see the picture of michael and know that he is doing a job that is necessary. i only pray that this will be over soon and he and the rest of the boys will be home safely. it’s hard to realize that he is old enough to be serving his country. time goes by so quickly.
    aunt betty

  2. devon
    January 5, 2004 at 8:44 pm

    i can not believe how much he looks like howie. i am sure he charms all the girls!!!!!!!!!!! love devon

  3. Richard
    July 9, 2005 at 11:59 pm

    Devon is right, he does look alot like Howard. I knew he was in Iraq, somewhere. None of the Socal folks I have spoken to seemed to know exactly where he was or what he was doing. I should have known Ron would be up to speed. We are all concerned he is returning for yet another tour and wish him God speed home. In fact, I hope all our dedicated troops can come home soon.

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