Son deploys tomorrow
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James was a late bloomer to join ...
January 28th, 2008 10:07 AM
Son deploys tomorrow
My son James, deploys tomorrow to Afghanistan. He is in the Army 82nd Airborne, stationed at Ft. Bragg.
James was a late bloomer to join the Army last year at nearly 29 yrs old. He has made MANY sacrifices in his life to support our country. When he leaves tomorrow, he will be saying good bye to his wife, his 5 yr old daughter and his 3 1/2 month old daughter.
Please keep James and his family in your prayers. This Mom is being a Mom and not dealing with it too well.
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January 28th, 2008 10:09 AM
I wish him luck. He and his Mom will be in my prayers.
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January 28th, 2008 10:17 AM
I know it's hard on you but he's doing a very noble thing. Rest assured that all of us are proud of him and appreciate this! I'll be thinking of you guys.
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January 28th, 2008 10:18 AM
cant say it any better myself, so I will not...
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January 28th, 2008 10:48 AM
Good luck to him, his family, and you. It's tough putting your life on hold for a year. Send him lots of care packages...we always did love getting socks, candy, and phone cards. I know, seems like kind of a weird list, but packages and letters help to break up the monotony.
January 28th, 2008 10:56 AM
He, and you, are and will be in our prayers.
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January 28th, 2008 12:17 PM
James and his family are in my prayers. You are too.
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January 28th, 2008 01:30 PM
"Praise the Lord & pass the ammunition"
January 28th, 2008 02:33 PM
I know the feeling well. My son has done 2 tours in Iraq, my son in law is 3 months into his first there. My son left his wife at Ft. Lewis, 1800 miles from home and the son in law left a wife and my 18 month old grandtwins at Ft. Carson, 500 miles from home. He will be fine, he is with his brothers in arms. They have trained together, they know each other, they will be together during this deployment, they will take care of each other.
If you have the family with you, be strong together. If not, try to visit them from time to time. It will make all of you stronger and get you thru this. Every morning I manage to wake up, I say a little prayer for mine over there, I will add James to the list.
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January 28th, 2008 04:33 PM
Well said, me too
Originally Posted by allenruger
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January 28th, 2008 04:48 PM
Best of luck to you and yours. Support for the troops is nice, but oftentimes the wives (at least in my experience) are mostly left to fend for themselves. If I know my wife and kids are OK, it frees me up to do what I need to do.
Just my $.02--and worth everything you paid for it.
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January 28th, 2008 05:08 PM
He's 82'nd.....they're a tough, well trained bunch. He'll do good. You and your boy will stay in our thoughts.
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January 28th, 2008 07:01 PM
God bless you and your family.
Sent one son overseas...not into a war zone.
That was tough enough.
My prayers are for you all.
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January 28th, 2008 09:43 PM
Stay Safe James.
Many of us here always remember how much we owe these brave folks.
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January 28th, 2008 09:54 PM
He's well trained, and ready to serve his country. May God watch over him and his comrades. Give the family strength to await his return. I thank him and his family for his service.
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