Long-time WZ reader Patriot Sam is currently serving in Afghanistan and passed along some pictures of his fellow soldiers. Please wish them well.

U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathan Flores, 1st Platoon, Delta Company, 143rd Infantry Regiment, performs dismounted patrol while clearing a route at Sheikh Zayed University in Khost Province, Afghanistan. Spc. Jose Ramos, 1st Platoon, 143rd Infantry Regiment, is pictured in the background. (U.S. Army photo by Lcdr. Larmon/Released)

Staff Sgt. JJ Houlton, 1st Platoon, Delta Company, 143rd Infantry Regiment, poses next to two young Afghan boys while conducting a dismounted patrol in Gorbuz District, Khost Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Lcdr. Larmon/Released)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Carlos Saldivar, 1st Platoon, Delta Company, 143rd Infantry Regiment, gets a “high five” from an Afghan child while conducting COIN (Counter-Insurgency) operations in Gorbuz District, Khost Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Lcdr .Larmon/Released)

U.S. Army Sgt. Gilberto Rosa, 1st Platoon, Delta Company, 143rd Infantry Regiment, poses with an Afghan boy while conducting COIN(Counter-Insurgency) operations in Matun District, Khost Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Lcdr. Larmon/Released)

U.S. Army Maj. Jonathan Freyer, 425th Civil Affairs Battalion, poses with a young Afghan boy while conducting a mission in Matun District, Khost Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Lcdr. Larmon/Released)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. JJ Houlton, 1st Platoon, Delta Company, 143rd Infantry Regiment, displays a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) round used while receiving weapons cross-training from the Afghan National Army in Khost Province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Lcdr. Larmon/Released)