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Posted: 8/27/2004 8:22:05 PM EST
well yall, tonight is the last night of my r&r, its been fun. had a shoot here in mich, met a few cool members. basically had a very good time.

just wanted to take the time a reflect a little, this site has offered me alot of support, between the letters, and boxes from adopt a platoon, to the good friends ive made. id also liek to express my thanks to the general public for the support they have been showing soldiers home on leave, strangers have gone out of their way to accomodate me when i needed things.

all in all its a very strange experience for someone who came into the military in the mid 90s when noone gave a shit.

i guess mainly i would like to thank those of you out there who have provided it for your support.
its greatly appreciated.

on the other hand i think the hardest part about leave will be leaving my wife again, her strength amazes me, we have been married for 2 years, but only able to spend about 6 months of it together.
however this is my job and my country has called me, so love it or hate it im off to the nastiest place on earth for another 6 months.

not sure how to wrap this up, but i felt some kind of thanx for yals support was in order.

thanx
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:23:58 PM EST
From me and my family, thank you for your service, God speed and God bless you and your family.Thank you.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:25:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By Southernfried:
From me and my family, thank you for your service, God speed and God bless you and your family.Thank you.



+1
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:25:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By Southernfried:
From me and my family, thank you for your service, God speed and God bless you and your family.Thank you.



+1
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:25:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:28:06 PM EST
You take care of yourself out there, come home safe.

And thank you for what you are doing for all of us.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:29:00 PM EST
You will be in my thoughts, along with all the others there. I don't know what I would do if I had to go there again. I would go, because I made the commitment to serve my country, but I wouldn't be happy about it.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:31:39 PM EST
... Godspeed GlockLuvinRedleg. Thanks for your service and dedication. Remember us with SITREPs once in awhile
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:39:38 PM EST
Watch your six!
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:40:06 PM EST


Take care, and thank you!
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:42:03 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:49:30 PM EST
GlockLuvinRedleg, Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Take care of yourself and watch your six.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:59:21 PM EST
Thanks for the service bro, good luck over there.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:00:19 PM EST
Thank you for your service, and I also thank those who love you for giving you up to go to Iraq. My hub was in the military, and I know how awful it feels when someone is called out. Good luck, and get home safe.

PS - When my hub was in the service, we only spent about 24 months out of four years of marriage together. Parting is awful, but the reunion will be nice. Send her goofy notes, and emails. Also send her a little sand in an envelope. My hub sent little candles, and seashells. I know service people don't have much money to spend, and in certain areas have no place to spend it, but it is the thought that counts.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:08:58 PM EST
don't get hurt and thank you
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:09:31 PM EST
leave some for me
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:16:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 9:17:59 PM EST by hepcat85]
Bless you....not just now while you're here...not just when you're there....not just when you come home......

but Forever.

"Tommy"
Rudyard Kipling


I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o' beer,
The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here."
The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I:
O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away";
But it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play,
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it's "Thank you, Mister Atkins", when the band begins to play.

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls,
But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls!
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, wait outside";
But it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide,
The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide,
O it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide.

Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap;
An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit.
Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, 'ow's yer soul?"
But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll.

We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;
While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, fall be'ind",
But it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind,
There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind,
O it's "Please to walk in front, sir", when there's trouble in the wind.

You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires, an' all:
We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"
But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot;
An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
An' Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool -- you bet that Tommy sees!



Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:18:52 PM EST
God Bless and protect you and your family. Thank you for puttng your ass on the line to keep our families safe. I want you to know your efforts and scarafices are greatly appreciated.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:32:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By miamilightning:
God Bless and protect you and your family. Thank you for puttng your ass on the line to keep our families safe. I want you to know your efforts and scarafices are greatly appreciated.




+1
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:33:00 PM EST
GlockLuvinRedleg,

My family thanks you for your service to our country. May God speed your safe return to your wife and family.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:37:20 PM EST
Thank you for your service. Keep your head low and your powder dry.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:39:09 PM EST
You'll be in my thoughts and prayers. Stay safe and thank you for your service and your sacrifice.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:43:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By GlockLuvinRedleg:

on the other hand i think the hardest part about leave will be leaving my wife again, her strength amazes me, we have been married for 2 years, but only able to spend about 6 months of it together.
however this is my job and my country has called me, so love it or hate it im off to the nastiest place on earth for another 6 months.

not sure how to wrap this up, but i felt some kind of thanx for yals support was in order.

thanx



Damn. Just damn. I look up to you sir. You keep yourself safe over there.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:43:54 PM EST
Be safe,
Log in when ever you can to say your alright.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:46:10 PM EST
My family and I really do appreciate your scarafice for our country. Good luck to you and God Bless.

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:55:44 PM EST
I and my family thank you for your sacrifice to protect our way of life. If we can help in ANY way, just post.

That being said, happy hunting and get some fer me!
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 9:57:02 PM EST
Come back safe. I would like to see your post count exceed The(CryBaby)Huns count.



And don't forget to duck!


Stay safe.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 3:31:10 AM EST
Good luck mate!
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 3:32:47 AM EST
Thanks to you.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 3:42:10 AM EST
+1
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 3:46:59 AM EST
thank you

my sister will be joining you shortly, wish I could.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 3:52:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 3:55:52 AM EST
Take care,
FREE
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 3:56:23 AM EST
Take care of yourself, come home safe! Your country loves you and supports you, remember that!


................Oh yeah and kill some fuckhead terrorists if you get the chance!


Take care Soldier, we will be thinking of you!

COZ
Fairmont, WV
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:17:05 AM EST
Going back absolutely sucks, doesn't it?

I never wanted to desert as badly as the day I had to travel to Ramstein at the end of my 2 weeks of R&R, in Basic, or OCS.

Oh well. I guess I wouldn't be human if I actually liked the place...

NTM
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:20:10 AM EST
Be safe Redleg gave them a little high angled hell.
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:48:24 AM EST
Give em hell and come back safe.

Thank you for your service
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:51:54 AM EST
Go get'm, be safe and thanks....
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 10:14:06 AM EST
GlockLuvinRedleg

God speed and God bless you and your family. Thank you.

Watch your six! Also, watch your partner's six. He / she'll be watching yours.

Colt_SBR
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