War... War is not pretty, it is not fun. The men by my side are all writing back to their families. Everyone is scared, some of the crazy ones are a little excited! How can you be excited for what is sure to come? I want to write to you when I can, even if I don't get one back. I really hope I can get one back. I am not sure they will be able to find us on the field, but just knowing you are reading these will help me get through the days. This is the first in what I hope is not the last of the letters I send to you. Just know that if something were to happen to me, I love you and always will.