A Marine lance corporal fighting in Helmand province fired off a message to the U.S. National Team after Landon Donovan’s strike in the 91st minute of yesterday’s World Cup match. Lance Cpl. Nate Bickel didn’t know if it would reach the team, but it did and many players posted the link to it on their Twitter feeds. Here it is:
Name: Lcpl Nate Bickel
Subject: Group C Champions
Message: So we aren’t sure who to send this to but my unit here in Helmand Province, Afghanistan wanted you to know the Kilo Company 3d Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment couldn’t be more proud of the U.S. National Team and were excited every time we can hear about the games since we don’t have the luxury of TV here. Keep fighting!