A note from Andy's Caringbridge website from my brother who is a Marine:
Semper Fi Kosmala family!
It's PFC Giant Mike speaking. I'm down here at Camp Geiger attending SOI shooting high powered rifles, throwing hand grenades, and blowing stuff up with rocket launchers. It is cold and misserable, we hump for miles at a time with 100lb packs, and they PT us to death. Sometimes you get so broken off you wonder why you ever wanted to do this in the first place. And then I tell myself, "Andy's watching," and then it doesn't seem nearly as bad.
Let us never forget that God is always watching over us as are the angels we knew who have passed on. May we draw strength from their encouragement.
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