Just found out today that my biological father is going to be going to Iraq. Robby has been a cop or in a police related field his whole life and has taken a job to go over to Iraq to help train Iraq's new police force as well as help keep order until Iraq is prepared to fully take over.
I have mixed feelings about his going over meaning, that on one hand, I'm extremely proud of him for doing this, but on the other, I worry about his safety. Robby, while getting on up there in age, is extremely fit and is very good at his job. I would match him with just about anyone half his age and wager my bets on him. So I know he will do a good job and I know that the Iraqi police will be better off for having him over there.
Hopefully, he will be smart and stay on the compound, but knowing him like I do, he will more than likely go where ever he is needed and get mixed into something, but know he has the skills and mindset to get himself and his partners out such things safely. Truth of the matter is, this is something he needs to do because he just won't be happy until he has the opportunity to serve his country. He was kept from VietNam due to a vision problem, and I know that he has always regretted that. His brother served, but he was unable, so this is opportunity to make that right with himself.
So good luck and god speed old man. You come back home safely!!!