Sgt. Aaron Simmons was one of nine servicemembers to speak with President George W. Bush. Dec. 24, 2008, as part of the commander-in-chief's annual phone calls to those deployed around the world. Simmons, a native of Texas City, Texas, serves as a squad leader with Company A, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Shown here, Simmons talks with a group of boys during a visit to the Al Murooa School for Girls on May 12.