by claudia

We arrived in Honolulu Saturday afternoon. Several of Matt's friends had asked if we needed a ride from the airport and we told them it wasn't necessary since we were renting a car. So we were quite surpised when four handsome Marines from the Scout Sniper Platoon greated us at the baggage claim with lais. Last night we went out to dinner with most of the platoon. There were about 24 of them plus a couple of them brought their wives. It was great to meet these guys but a bit overwhelming, too. Tonight we are getting together with some of the guys from Echo Company. These are they guys that Matt was with during his first 2 delployments to Iraq.

Tomorrow is the memorial service. We heard there are 10 families here but haven't met any of the others yet. We'll let you know how that goes.