Ryan Conklin On Fan Reaction To Iraq Recall

Ryan ConklinThere has finally been some comments from Ryan Conklin about the airing of the episode where he receives notification of being called back to Iraq. On MTV’s website, he blogged that he was grateful for the responses he has seen from people about the episode. He indicated that he was glad that many of them are words of encouragement and not just of pity. It inspires him.

He also stated that he is hoping to do a website where he can post updates about his time in Iraq.

I was happy to see any update from him at all just to know how he was feeling.

I don’t often leave any comment over there because I don’t like to over due it, but under the circumstances I felt like the time was appropriate. Here is what I wrote there:

“I’m glad to see that you plan to do a website. It will be nice to be able to keep up to date with how you are doing.


I guess I may have made a comment in different places that could be categorized as one of ‘pity’, but it was never from lack of confidence in your ability to succeed in an adverse situation. I wouldn’t say as much as I do were it not for the faith in who you are as a person.

The whole season has had an air of melancholy, with the background music and the video of autumnal scenes. It was all leading up to the gut punch. As would be expected there was a lot of emotion attached to that.

Now the new chapter begins. I look forward to reading that book of yours. You said that no one could really understand you unless they understood your military experience. So it has become required reading. I didn’t expect that there would be a volume 2 in the works before volume 1 was published, but so it goes.

I’ll try to do my part to keep the home fires burning.”

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