How fitting to receive this e-mail from Maj. Yancy Baer the day after Veteran's Day. It's difficult to say how much e-mails from our service men and women mean to us at the ForceCast, particularly when they write in to thank us...
Jason & Jimmy, hello to both of you. I would like to take a couple of minutes to first say thank you. I am huge Star Wars fan and even though I am in Iraq I try to download your podcast as often as I can. Needless to say I was quite dissapointed when I found out I was going to miss Fan Days in Texas, not to mention the Concert tours currently going on. My mom and daughter went to both the concert, in Oklahoma City where I grew up, and to Fan Days, not so much because they are huge fans, or really even fans at all, but to be able to take pictures and meet people for me. They are really amazing like that but when they told me how generous and kind everyone was at Fan Days as they walked around, not knowing anyone, trying to get autographs and telling people hello for me, I was amazed. I really shouldn't have been as I attended Celebration Japan and a couple of Disney Star Wars Weekends now and the people are amazing and I have made amazing friends along my journeys. Well, when they got up to you guys they said you were very nice to them and for that I thank you both. Recently while in Al Asad, Iraq I was in the terminal waiting to catch a helicopter and saw an R2-D2 mailbox, couldn't believe it! I attached a picture, again, thanks for your hospitality towards them.
Have a great day!
Yancy... the "thanks" is all on this side of the world. Thank YOU and all of your fellow soldiers. If it wasn't for you, we wouldn't live in the kind of country where we can afford to spend countless hours talking about things like Star Wars. And it thrills us to no end that you enjoy what we do.
I distinctly remember meeting your family at Fan Days III. Wonderful people--and, rightfully so, very proud of you. As are we all!