Nice job. Simple and effective.
I especially like the irony of someone from Missouri referring to himself as a "Yankee".
Didn't say I was one, Chip... but I can whistle a little of the Battle Hymn when there's some benefit in it
“Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals. It can only be ensured by instinct, sharpened by thought practicing the stroke so often that at the crisis it is as natural as a reflex.” ~ T. E. Lawrence