Im interested in sending a care package to Australian forces, as I live there and it would be a great honour to support troops, be it US or Australian and If you have any good contacts or suggestions on how to go about sending a package…"
"HI! Sorry I didn't see this earlier. I cannot wait to meet you and for the reunion. It will be so much fun to get to know everyone. Thank you for condolences. Its really the worlds loss. He was a rare human, ol Tim Hetherington. I cannot wait…"
"Thank you for your compliments, Lori. I am actually home and have been home for awhile but thank you very much for your concern! Please check out my site when you have a chance. www.brendanobyrne.org and see what we are doing for the…"
"Hi, I am your cousin Sharon. I'm sending another msg., my computer said the first one failed. i was on the phone w/ June, talking about the Fam. Reunion. Looking forward to meeting you. My mom and Aunt Ada were sisters. I am reading War…"
"Wow. what an eye opening experience the social justice summit was! Ally your speech made me ashamed I am not doing more. You have made quite an impression on me. So did the captian. Amazing. You two have sparked a fire underneath my ass to act…"
"Just wanted to say you, and your unit, are the best of the best, Prior service, and crossed over attending army OCS in the summer, i can only hope that my unit is filled with men such as yourself. Best of luck, and thank you.
Ryan A. Getek"
Who does that? I'm surprised he didn't ask the both of you to play beer pong! Santana is a character all right. He's always laughing, and has some sort of smart a** remark to everything. I hope you are able to make it to the wedding. My family is anxious to meet you guys!
Hey Brendan, I am Sebastian's agent and, having ready every single draft of WAR and seen various rough cuts of "Restrepo" I almost feel like I know you. Just wanted to say hello and thanks for all the support you've given Sebastian and the project. I will be at the Barnes & Noble reading in NY on May 11th, so if you're there I'd love to buy you a round at the Half King. Cheers, Stuart
Hope you are doing well Brendan. The book really opens my eyes to a small part of what that war experience might be like. Then again, I can't even begin to imagine. Thanks for your willingness to serve the greater good. So few of us have the experience of actually caring more for others than ourselves. Would love to hear more from you about that sense, and what it is like now stateside.
Hi Brendan, Thank you for attending the Q&A at the Angelika. You did a great job answering some delicate questions. I had been following Battle Company even before the book and the documentary. Capt Kearney was a contact I supported through the anysoldier website. I am happy to see that you are overcoming some of the struggles that seem common among returning soldiers. My son returned from 15 month in Iraq with many of the same issues. Thank you for sharing your experience with us civilians