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Sons and Daughters in the Armed Forces
Posted 29 October 2004 - 11:14 AM
I'm also sorry that I never once thought of joining the Military until 9/12/01 when the recruiter told me I "exceeded" the qualifications - I'm sure he meant to say that the Army didn't need any fat, half-blind, old, raged filled morons.
Never really sunk in that until that point I never really felt like an American - that I was a part of the greatest thing humanity had yet to put forward. I'm jealous and humbled that so many young guys knew that sooner and better than I.
And I'd like to say a special thank you to my little wife who is aboard to keep her big dummy safe.
Posted 11 November 2004 - 08:48 AM
Posted 11 November 2004 - 01:31 PM
Sunday, again, we will be, if nothing else, watching the Rememberance Sunday coverage on t.v.
Kirsty, who is 21, wanted to join the R.A.F. and was doing well, till the medical. She wanted to fly jets, but having asthma in childhood, was unable to do so. However, not to be outdone, she decided to go in as a Physical Instrutor, only to discover she has bone deformities, (ongoing) which are genetic, so that is out.
She is now working, while considering what where she is headed, and what her options are. She was mad keen on the Air Cadets and hounded me until she was old enough to join. She did very well and I was, as I am, proud of her.
I guess at the end of this long diatribe, all I really want to say is. My heart goes out to those serving and their families.
Posted 11 November 2004 - 06:03 PM
Posted 19 November 2004 - 03:30 PM
This holiday will be a special one for our family as she will be deployed for over a year.
I can tell you we are all proud of her and her engineering battalion. She is ready to serve her country where ever she is called.
No matter what you think about this war...We Have To Support Our Troops!!!!!
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.
Posted 22 November 2004 - 07:43 AM
Posted 22 November 2004 - 09:17 AM
|QUOTE (WYKnot @ Nov 22 2004, 08:42 AM)|
| JP, Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I know your sister and the rest of the engineers will be busy rebuilding Iraq. Write her often, there is something very reassuring about pulling a letter from home out of your DITY bag and reading it in the wee hours of the morning - for the hundredth time. Keep the home fires burning, we will pray for her and her soldiers.|
Appreciate your words.
My 11 yr old daughter is sad but understands why her aunt has to go. It amazes me that an 11 yr old 6th grader understands the reasons why and some grown ups do not.
Have a great Thanksgiving!!!
Posted 11 April 2005 - 03:12 PM
Posted 11 April 2005 - 03:17 PM
Owner- Steve Clark
Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doin, than a long life spent in a miserable way- Alan Watts
Posted 26 April 2005 - 02:29 AM
Don't blame me - I was raised by wolves in the Tasmanian highlands.