An email from way, way beyond Mad Ave.

Sometimes, the distance between the advertising business and the war in Iraq seems even longer than the thousands of miles that separate the two, which is why it’s worth taking a moment to ponder the emails like this one being sent from Iraq to associates in advertising from Tom Deierlein, a captain in the U.S. Army, who around here is better known as the COO of Dynamic Logic. (He’s pictured here with the director of the Iraqi Assistance Center.) A graduate of West Point, Deierlein has been called to active duty in Iraq, and as of this writing, has served 92 days of his 365-day tour. Thanks to Madison Avenue Journal for posting his email in its entirety.

—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor