This is our friend, Rick, and his friend, "Rock". He and I met in school when we had a geology project we worked on together. We worked in the same soil mapping office for awhile and Michael was his best man at his wedding. He is on his 3rd deployment to the Middle East. He's a captain now and in Iraq escorting convoys. Please pray for him and his wife, Mindy, and their two small children. He just started this deployment and has a long way to go. I emailed him and asked him what the story is behind "Rock". If I hear back from him on that, I'll let you all know.
P.S. Michael's brother, Nathan, is over half way through his deployment, so please keep up the prayers for him and his family as well.