Terminal Lance #124 “The First Night Back”
May 13, 2011
I’m hoping this strip doesn’t hit too close to home for anyone… well, actually yeah I do. I don’t really think this is above or below any other subject I’ve brought up on this site, but without delving too far into my personal life, I will say that this is an inevitable reality when Marines are sent overseas for long periods of time with no sexual contact. Of course that doesn’t mean we don’t indulge in the occasional self-gratification, but there’s no preventing the ineluctable, awkward first night back with your loved one.
I’d like to abruptly change the subject to something notably more important. Combat Artists Michael Fay and Robert Bates, as well as musician Mike Corrado have begun an effort called “Still in the Fight”. The goal of Still in the Fight is to raise awareness and to share the stories of combat veterans and wounded service members through art and music. Right now, Still in the Fight is raising funds for the creation of a music video that will further go to support organizations that directly support Wounded Warriors and their families, as well as continue to raise awareness to the cause.
Robert Bates and Michael Fay are both combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, and I can personally vouch for their legitimacy.
Still in the Fight’s goal right now is to raise $35,000 in the 2 months. For donating, you will be rewarded with various contribution-based prizes depending on how much you donate.
You can check them out on Facebook by clicking here as well.
Now, I know when we did our Toys for Tots fundraiser, we were able to raise over $3,000 in less than 10 days (despite the unfortunate outcome). I’m sure you awesome folks can help out this cause, and even get some great swag to show for it. It’s worth taking a look at, at the very least. Even if you don’t have much to give, just spreading the word will go a long way.
And with that, I wish you all a fine weekend. I’ll see you next week!
OH! And before I forget, there’s TWO MORE PRINTS LEFT FOR SALE! Grab one here before they’re gone!