This card really means a lot to me. I have it laminated and pinned on the inside door of my computer desk at home.

I had just got promoted to Captain on May 5th, 2000. Alex came up to me later that day while I was on the computer and handed me this card. He apologized for the spelling because he did not know how to spell "Congratulations."

I asked him about the two figures in the lower right. He told me that the one on the left was me and that I had told the other what to do. The other Marine's response, as you can see, was "OK" because I was giving him an order.