When Talmage was in boot camp, summer 2007, I had little contact from him the first couple of weeks or so. The first contact I had was a phone call which was about 2 minutes long when he got my address. I could hear the TIs telling him to hurry and Then came this picture sent to me by the branch presidents wife there. It was good to know that he was doing great and still had a smile on his face.
He also wrote me and told me about a serious pain he was having caused by a shot in his buttocks. He was dubbed "sweet cheeks" by my brothers ever since.