Dear Editor,

I was driving my car, June 3 on H2 towards Schofield Barracks when my tire went flat.

I pulled over to the side of the road to assess the situation.

Countless vehicles passed me, save one, a vehicle driven by Pfc. Josh Ross, 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

He stopped to help.

Pfc. Ross quickly changed the tire, accepted only my "thank you" for payment, and only until I was able to drive off did he continue on his way.

It is heartening to know that our military members are not only protecting and serving our country in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, among other locations, but are also doing their part to protect and serve the community in which they are stationed.

I would like to express my thanks and my gratitude toward Pfc. Ross and also to his noncommissioned officer support channel and commanding officers.

They clearly have continued to cultivate a sense of honor and commitment in him. It makes me very proud to be a part of a community in which the military are such a presence.

-Joanna Amberger,
Wahiawa Resident

(Editor's Note: This letter was received by the Hawaii Army Weekly, the official newspaper for the Army on Oahu and the Big Island, Hawaii.)