The story I pitched to The Saturday Evening Post is to do a parallel of soldier's lives of WWII, Vietnam and Afghanistan. I'm going to find out what happened and why our heros have been forsaken.
The Editor liked it enough to give me his blessing and a business card with the words good luck on it. I told him I would carry it with me when I go to Afghanistan.
I got my press credentials.
One hurdle down, two to go.
The next step is to get a Visa to Afghanistan. Egad another form to fill out.
Looking up Afghanistan Consulates I found that there was one in Chicago. I was going to Chicago in a couple of weeks. I'll just walk in and get it.