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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by jerrytrini, Oct 23, 2005.
This pic taken at Fort Bragg with his mother.
Good to see another proud AMERICAN family. Tell him good luck from me and keep his feet and knees together. GERONIMO
Hope your son gets deployed on the safe side, sana wag sa Iraq or Afghanistan. Sana dito na lang sa Subic along with the Navy and Marine units from Okinawa, who right now are having wargames with the Philippine forces. I will pray that your son will always be safe wherever he goes. God bless!
Godspeed to your boy, Jerry.
He is now in Iraq. I got an email from Jerry before that they were stationed far from the war and I told Jerry let's pray it stays that way.
As we speak he is in the middle of it. They lost 2 guys and his Plt Sgt got hit by IED.
Please continue your prayers.
Prayers sent and lets keep the faith;w
I almost forgot to tell you guys that this is his third tour. He was 18 when he went to war the firs time, now he is 21 and still fighting. From Afghanistan to Iraq back to US then back to Iraq again. He's got more battle awards in two years than I have in 20 years.
Jerry - We know this is his 3rd tour. I still remember the joy in your post when he came back form his 2nd tour. I pray that they all stay safe.
why did he go on a 3rd tour? is it mandatory?
We will always pray for your son.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:9)
Third tour is Iraq again.
Thanks for your continued prayers.
In response to 9MX question; Everything in the military (or police) is mandatory. I wish any military member would have the option not to go to war. I remember before Desert Storm, on my way home, I stopped at the "0" Club for a cold one. As the barkeep handed me one, the TV behind the bar flashed "WAR". Within seconds all the military people left running to go back to their units. I did not get to see my wife and children until after 7 months.
New ARFORGEN(Army Force Generation).
3 years for RA(Regular Army) and 6 for NG/RC(NTL Guard/Reserve Component).
For the RA it is supposed to be 1 year deployment, 1 year stabilization, 1 year train up. Double for NG/RC. Realistically it's more like 1yr deployment, 6-9 month stabilization, 6-9 month train up, followed by another deployment.
When its your turn, you have to go. Tell him to keep his head down and don't be a hero, we have enough of those already and most of them is dead. But then again, his in the Marine Corps. They tend to be hard charger, God send and God Bless.
He is with the Army 82nd Airborne not with the USMC.
Thank you for your kind thoughts.
as long as your son will adhere to all SOPs and always be on guard... he'll be alright.
i have a few SAS mates who are in IRAQ now and they say, its just a matter of getting used to it.
by the way is your son an oscar (i mean officer)?
just keep the faith burnin sir!
No he is not a "Zero" (Navy term for Officer)he is a Sgt. I asked him to try out for one of the commissioning programs but he is getting out anyway. I was an "Oscar" and so was my dad.