To my beautiful wife, Katie, who has walked beside me through two commands, a deployment, and Combat Finance—I love you, sweet girl.

To the men and women of 1st squadron, 221st cavalry, both past and present. Thank you for your dedication, service, professionalism, and support. It has truly been my honor to serve with you.

To SPC Brandon K. Steffey and his military working dog Maci, both KIA October 25, 2009, Laghman province, Afghanistan, and to all of our fallen servicemen and -women. May we live lives that are worthy of your sacrifice.

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