Forum - Please indulge me this open letter of gratitude to two complete strangers, Scott Toth of Clarkson Army and Adm Larry Mullen of DoDMERB, who continuously went above and beyond the call of duty to calm this anxious, confused mother and replied in the most timely manner to EVERY SINGLE ONE of my/our (many) questions/concerns. Gentlemen - I am guessing you have probably cringed even seeing my sign on, knowing I was most likely ill-informed on yet another topic. If, by chance, you are reading this, please accept my sincerest gratitude for being the very best at what you do and treating me and my family with the greatest of customer care. You have been more help to us than any other resource, college battalions included, and are amazingly patient. I must also offer an apology, for when scholarship offers went out after the first Board, and this family's confusion (code for 'my emails') hightened and the pestering became almost incoherent, I am sure you were annoyed. Please forgive me. You will note I have stayed away from the forum until today...!? My family and I wish you the very happiest of new years, and know that we value your insight, assistance and concern beyond what we can express.