This photo was sent as a Christmas card last year from Balad Air Base in Iraq. The "tree" is made from an aircraft drop tank. Men and women in the military have always found ways to brighten their days at Christmas. Left to right: Maj. Bruce Willett, Lt. Col. Greg Parsons, Lt. Col. Don Fitzgerald, Lt. Col. Mark Burns, Maj. Dan Whannell, Maj. Ron Burgess, and Maj. Keith Peloquin.
by Dixie A. Walter (January 3, 2004)