Here is an email from her that was read on the Lee Brothers' show today. Our thanks to Cathy and her family for their sacrifice while Ted is away at war, and to Ted for being one of our heroes. Merry Christmas!
We would like to send our love and Christmas blessings to our son, Spc. Ted Dickson, 23, of Powhatan, Virginia.Semper Fi.
Ted graduated from Powhatan High School in June of 2002. Two weeks later he was in Marine boot camp in Paris Island, SC. During his four years with the United States Marine Corps, he served in Security Forces and the Infantry. Despite almost losing an eye and with scar tissue on the cornea, his scores on the rifle range actually improved.
He was determined to get to Iraq (we suspect he memorized the eye chart) and was deployed in time to participate in several operations in Anbar Province, including Operation Iron Fist and Operation Steel Curtain in 2005 - 2006.
After he finished his enlistment, he attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He joined the Army National Guard a year ago in December and is currently deployed in Kuwait with Delta Company of the 3-116th out of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Ted, may God bless and keep you safe always. May you and the men of Delta Company have a blessed Christmas and know that we love and miss you so very much.
All of our love,
Mom, Dad and Carrie