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jamsmom
03-23-2003, 09:12 PM
We have MANY DIS family members who have a special someone serving over seas right now. Is there a way I could get everyone to post there special someone's name (first) and what or where they are right now and what group they are in (branch, battallion or whatever)

This way, we all can listen for the names of camps or divisions like 101st or 3rd Battallion. It will also help to have them all in one post to lift up one by one in prayer.

I was going to make a written list, but thought others might like it as well.

Serena
03-23-2003, 09:32 PM
bump :)

jamsmom
03-23-2003, 10:00 PM
Okay, I know of 5 easily....PLEASE?

Keli
03-23-2003, 10:01 PM
I'll be glad to post Titus' information:
Titus Tubb
101st Airborne Division
3rd Regiment
8th Battalion

The eighth battalion is a support battalion. They do maintenance on the helicopters (Titus' company mainly works on Apaches I believe)

jamsmom
03-23-2003, 10:06 PM
Thank you, Keli :) Now, who else?

delswife
03-23-2003, 10:50 PM
My son is still in Tech school.

Ab Chris Kennard
Training Squadron
Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas

MaryAnnDVC
03-23-2003, 10:55 PM
Jason, nephew
Army, serving in the hospital at Camp Udairi, Kuwait

jamsmom
03-23-2003, 11:51 PM
MaryAnn- I heard a report on a news station that they had a MASH like hospital set up somewhere in Kuwait that was very close to a real thing! I was impressed by the things mentioned.

TwinMom7
03-24-2003, 05:03 AM
Here's mine...

CPL Robert Knight
United States Marine Corp
7th Engineer Support Battalion
Heavy Equipment Operator
Echo Company

MelanieC
03-24-2003, 06:35 AM
My DH is:

TSgt. Bill Connolly
111th Fighter Wing (A-10 Thunderbolt Unit)
PA Air National Guard - US Air Force
at Al Jaber Air Base in Kuwait

pokiemomo181
03-24-2003, 12:13 PM
My son is:

Tsgt. Anthony R. Poole
181st Security Police
Serving At KCIA/ Al Jaber Base
Kuwait



Tony has been in Kuwait since December. Is married with 2 daughters ages 4/7. They are expecting their Third, maybe fourth child in a few months. He has been in the Air Force for 14 years.


Pokie

FantasticDisFamily
03-24-2003, 01:30 PM
My brother in law is in the Air Force

Maj. Mike Furstenau
Navigator - station unknown at the moment, last reported base was "somewhere in the UK".

He was headed for Incirlik the beginning of March but was diverted to points undisclosed.

Deb

yoopermom
03-24-2003, 02:34 PM
My BF from childhood, who I will simply call "Nick" since he is Special Forces and who-knows-where over there, and my DH's nephew, Sgt. Josh Radandt, 1-325 Air, 82nd Abn Div. Prayers to them all...
Terri the Yoopermom

UKANGEL
03-24-2003, 03:30 PM
may I post details of my fiance's best friend here? I know he's not american but Glen is serving with the British Royal Engineers in Kuwait, and would have been our best man in May...who knows, he may still be.........

Thank you

jamsmom
03-24-2003, 03:38 PM
Angel, of course you can.....post his information when you get a moment :)

Annie&Hallie'sMom
03-24-2003, 06:24 PM
I'd like to add a member of my church, Glenn. I honestly don't know where he is or what he's doing, but he is in the reserves and got called up (guess this means I'll have to fill in as layreader for him).

This is a wonderfully sweet thread!

I <3 Eeyore
03-24-2003, 06:34 PM
SPC Catherine (Cat) Caruso
114th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Multi National Brigade East
Camps Bondsteel and Magrath
Kosovo

Guardian East (http://www.tffalcon.hqusareur.army.mil/htmls/current.htm)

Local Unit Interview (http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/02012003/news/10703.htm)

Buckalew
03-24-2003, 07:36 PM
David Millsapps
Pilot with the USAF
(that is all I know right now but I do know he is there and flying!)

And

Phil Gray
(All I know is that Phil is in the guard)

Nelson Russell
(same as above)

Please also keep each POW in our prayers. I can't imagine how afraid they must be.

UKANGEL
03-25-2003, 01:30 AM
Thank you so much Carol:)

Glen Baldwin is in the Royal Engineer regiment. He's from Cambridge, England and I know Mark really misses him.

We'll be keeping them all in our thoughts and prayers.

cinlee3
03-25-2003, 11:08 AM
My BIL is David

He is a Lt. Colonel in the Marines and was finishing up a 3 your tour in Okinawa and was deployed to unknown location overseas. He is in logistics.

His wife will be moving back to CA next week without him.

TerriP
03-25-2003, 12:06 PM
What a wonderful thread...;)

Pleaes include my dear friend's husband in your prayers:

Senior Master Sgt. Phil Aldering with the 319th Air Refuling Wing from Grand Forks Air Force Base.

May our Lord watch over and protect all these soldier listed here...and the thousands of others protecting our freedom.

kimmie
03-27-2003, 03:07 PM
My BIL and Sullybear (on DIS) DH:

Capt. Andrew Sullivan
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing - Cherry Point
Marine Wing Communications Squadron 28

Be Safe and come home soon!!

Prayers will be said for all of our men and women.

Minnesota!
03-27-2003, 04:29 PM
Sgt David E Mack
USMC
15th MEU
HMM 161

Flies CH-46E Sea Knights. Off USS Tarawa. Been flying in and out of Iraq daily..

Blueberry
03-27-2003, 06:06 PM
My son,

SGT Jason P Montgomery who is in the 101st Airborne Division

My Son In law

Chief Petty Office Mark L Sherman on the US Nimiitz

My nephew

1Lt John J Gardiner who is a marine in Saudi Arabia somewhere

CarolG
03-28-2003, 11:29 AM
My nephew's wife Patricia (Army Reserves) was activated in mid-February, and has been at Ft.Stewart since then. Now her unit is convoying to Charleston to be deployed. She's in some sort of chemical decontamination unit. Their son was 4 earlier this month.

mom2of2
03-28-2003, 12:25 PM
My brother and his wife
SSGT Dale Bartells
SSGT Jennifer Bartells
1st Fighter Squadron
Langley AFB, Virginia
Currently in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia

We have custody of their 3 small children
Dylan 8
Katilyn 6
Logan 2 in April
Please say a prayer for all of our military families

BobbinWeez
03-29-2003, 06:51 PM
My childhood friend Jon is in the Army Rangers and who knows where he is....also my friend's brother is a military policeman who just got sent to Kuwait.

snelsonbrown
03-30-2003, 03:35 PM
I would like to add my grandson Nick Brown stationed on the USS Kittyhawke stationed in the Persian Gulf (somewhere out there since we haven't heard from him in some time) also my grandson Michael who is in the Army and somewhere in Kuwait - we also haven't heard from Michael in almost 4 weeks - Please keep them in prayers as well as all the young men and women out there serving our Country - Our America - in fact all those that are threated with this war. May there be peace soon.
God bless them all
Always
Shirley

CourtasanSatine
03-31-2003, 12:04 AM
Mom told me that one guy I knew in HS is in the service so may I add him?

tater bug
03-31-2003, 02:20 PM
My brother:

Brian Jones
USS Nashville (assault carrier)
Persian Gulf

jamsmom
03-31-2003, 05:51 PM
Originally posted by CourtasanSatine
Mom told me that one guy I knew in HS is in the service so may I add him?

Yes :) Add away.

katerkat
04-02-2003, 01:15 PM
My sorority little sister (and bridesmaid)'s fiance is going to the Gulf on Friday. :( They're getting married October 2004. His name is Ron -- I don't know what division he's in. He drives tanks, though. Army.

danalin
04-06-2003, 08:18 AM
Would like to send Prayers out to my DH's friend and co-workers family that lost an American Hero (their son). His name is Mathew Boule crew chief on the Black Hawk that went down wednesday.Any and all prayers are appreciated as don't know what else anyone could possibly do to express what we feel.We are so very proud of all our soldiers and will keep them all in our prayers!

I <3 Eeyore
04-06-2003, 12:35 PM
{{{hugs}}} and prayers for Matthew, his family, and friends. :(

DawnCt
04-07-2003, 09:08 AM
I would like to add my brother Jud who is serving in an undisclosed country. We are waiting for him to return soon.

kbeverina
04-07-2003, 10:29 AM
danalin--I'm so sorry to read that.:(

I found pictures of my sister's husband on this site:

http://www.news.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=5306

(on the left hand wall, second from right)

http://www.news.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=3738

(standing on the right, giving a briefing)

I forwarded them to my sister and she was so excited, she hadn't seen them before. He's a Lt. Cmdr on the USS Truman--I'm not completely clear about what he does, but I know he's been flying every day as a wing command (?). He's not a pilot, but trained last year to accompany the flights as part of whatever department he heads.

We live several miles from Quantico, so we have many friends we've made over the years we think of every day who are over there right now or soon to be deployed.

binny
04-08-2003, 10:28 AM
My friend Michael, I just found out he has been sent to Iraq :(

I dont know any other details at this point.

minniecarousel
04-12-2003, 12:49 PM
Prayers for our friends, Peggy & Mike, whose son is an Army Ranger and on his way home (back to the States via Germany). He was hit with shrapnel earlier this week (his Mom says it may have happend on his 23rd birthday). Anyway, his name is Kris, and he's going to be OK - this is a young man I've known for 16 years. His younger brother is a medic with the same group. Thank God the Army has the injured call home themselves!

Kris and his brother have been home and back to Georgia. Both are fine and their parents are relieved to have them on US soil!

UKANGEL
04-15-2003, 03:11 AM
thank you for letting me post details of my fiances best friend who is serving in the british army in Iraq. We've just had a call from him that he's coming home in 10 days and will be able to be best man at our wedding after all...and better than that, he's safe!:) :)

Still keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers over here.

Angel

FantasticDisFamily
04-15-2003, 07:17 AM
UKAngel,

That is WONDERFUL news!

Deb

katerkat
04-15-2003, 01:54 PM
We just received word that my friend's fiance's tank unit was moving into Iraq when there was a fatal accident. We don't yet have any word if Ron's OK... :(

I <3 Eeyore
04-15-2003, 07:30 PM
Hugs for you kk, I'll be thinking good thoughts.

FantasticDisFamily
04-16-2003, 11:26 AM
:( Prayers and pixie dust that he is ok. The waiting must be terribly hard.

Deb

katerkat
04-17-2003, 09:25 AM
Well, the accident happened on Monday and Ron's parents have not been called, so we're assuming it wasn't him.
:( Still sending my prayers to the family of the soldier who was killed....

Pembo
04-18-2003, 12:21 PM
Cpl Andrew J Sikora, USMC
C&E R&S Platoon
USS Iwo Jima

current location-unknown

We know that Marines from his ship have been sent to Iraq. No one has heard from him in more than a week so we can only assume he is currently in Iraq.

Lots of Prayers please.

And thank you for this thread.

TinkHappy
04-18-2003, 09:03 PM
Hi Pembo ~ Please let me know when you hear from Andrew. I sent his Easter Basket...He is in our prayers (as with ALL our men and women protecting our great country)

katerkat
05-30-2003, 12:41 PM
Two of our groomsmen left last week for Iraq: Jason in the Army and Lou in the Air Force. DH met up with a bunch of friends last weekend before Lou left, and apparently a good number of their friends are over there. (They went to a military college, so, well, all their friends are in the military!) So please keep all the VMI Class of 2002 grads who ae over there in your prayers!

FunkyRooster
06-08-2003, 11:38 PM
I wanna add my friend Charles Smith who is over in Iraq. He's a Marine from Camp Pendleton. Luckily I finally heard from him the other day and hope things are going good for him.

Sending pixie...

jamsmom
06-09-2003, 12:32 PM
I am still praying that our men and women will come home quickly and safely....and praying that we do not have a reason to do this again for a long time :)

Lars624
06-10-2003, 05:28 AM
Nephew Brandon
Marine Corp Attorney
leaving for a ship in Africa next month

Family2003
06-10-2003, 03:57 PM
Brother:
PO Randy Cassady Jr.
USS Kitty Hawk

Trinity721
06-14-2003, 03:41 PM
I hope this is ok, but my DH's home port is in Mayport, Florida on the USS John F. Kennedy. It hasn't been sent anywhere since it came back from Operation Enduring Freedom last summer. But DH just got sent to Norfolk, VA for weapons excercises for a week. He'd rather be here in Chicago with DD for Father's Day, but he is not complaining. I'd just wanted to add him onto the list for your prayers.

And for his late father:
Marine Sargeant Major Keith Haddow
laid to rest in Fort Sheridan, Illinois

I wrote a little story about DH and his late father somewhere on the CB, I guess to ease the emptiness of this Father's Day a little.

Prayers to all military who have to be away from their families.

Rock'n Robin
06-20-2003, 10:08 PM
I can't believe I missed this for so long!
My BIL is Staff Sgt. Sean McConnell
1001st Army Reserve quartermaster unit
currently near Balad, Iraq
Robin M.

copper0426
06-30-2003, 07:57 PM
I have never been on this board before, Have been all over a couple of the other boards before, Glad to find this one and this thread. I will be praying for all our service personnel over seas and here at home.

I met and married my husband just after the first Gulf War. He was in the Air Force. He was a SGT. instructing the military populace (sp?) with Disaster Preparedness, I belonged to Operation Homefront here in FL. When he came back from Saudi, we met, and married and as they say the rest is history, 12 years later. (Some said it wouldn't last.) What a story that was, we were even on the front page of a local paper.

He has since been out of the military but a police officer now and has friends that were sent over to the Middle East, both Afghanastan and Iraq.

He wanted to reinlist when this all started, but his job here is important to.

My heart goes out to all those with family members over seas and who have lost loved ones.

My prayers are with you all. God Bless and be safe.

Diane

mmiller711
07-24-2003, 08:42 AM
I too have missed this thread...I'd like to add my nephew: I'd have to go look up all the info but I know -

Josh LaTurno
Somewhere in Northern Iraq
Army

Thanks to all who serve our country!!
You're in our prayers.

tiggerlover
07-27-2003, 11:54 AM
Today in church our chaplain announced that one of the regiments at our sister base (located an hour away) received word that they will be deployed until April of next year, one full year after leaving their families. This was very unexpected because many thought they were only being deployed for 4-6 months. All of the family members of this regiment are here in Italy at this base and our chaplain mentioned that some families are taking the news very hard. One pregnant woman upon hearing the news stated she didn't want to live any more, she didn't want her baby to live, she just can't handle the seperation. So, if you have any spare prayers please keep these families in them because they not only are dealing with their loved ones seperation and their loved one being in a "hot" zone, but they are trying to live their lives in a foreign country where life isn't always as easy as being in the US.

copper0426
07-28-2003, 12:14 PM
tiggerlover, I will say some prayers. It is hard being a military spouse. Now I'm an Police Officer's wife, it never is easy to worry about a loved one in a dangerous profession.

mmiller711 only 2 days til your trip. Here's wishing you a safe and happy trip. Are the grandchildren or child going with?

May God Bless you all and keep you safe.

Diane

pattyT
08-01-2003, 10:00 AM
Please think of
my friend
Kim StLaurent
who is 23 and serving with the National Gaurd in Iraq
also my nephew Nick Chaisson who is 23 and in the Air Force and has just been sent to Saudi

Let them ALL come home safe!
:)

PAttyT

wdwnutze
08-11-2003, 01:48 PM
My nephew has been in Kuwait for 201 days. He was hoping to be home by the end of the summer but just found out he could be there until Nov or Dec. He also just found out he is being sent to Iraq soon. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. We are very scared for him!

Dixielady908
08-12-2003, 07:58 PM
Carol:

I would like to post my daughter:

Spc. Heather Sudeikis
Army 101st Airbourne
Just returned from Iraq end of July.
Many of her company and friends are still there,
lets keep all our Men and Women serving in our prayers for their safe return.


Thanks
Denise

Otto's Doll
08-14-2003, 12:53 PM
Tiggerlover,
I loved your "military spouse" pic, so I copied it for my posts. I hope that was okay.
My husband was activated in March (He has been full time in the NY Air National Guard for 14 years, after doing 5 years Active Duty) but thankfully he has not had to go anywhere... However, we did have to supply all the phone numbers for the resort for when we visit WDW!
God bless,
Otto's Doll

eeyore0062
08-22-2003, 10:57 PM
My brother Mike, who is a Major in the army, and is currently stationed in Iraq... and whose wife is expecting their 1st child.

gemini1029
09-03-2003, 08:24 PM
My friend Libbie's husband Todd is in Iraq. They have two little girls around 8 and 6.

MommaPeel
09-10-2003, 08:12 AM
Myself SSgt Cassandra Coolbaugh, and my hubby SSgt William Coolbaugh, both been deployed and will be stationed in Germany as of 2 October. Deploying to all the HOT desert locations once we get there.

we have 3 little ones. Trinity 2, Tyler 3, and Devin 4.

I'll miss you all and my frequent trips to WDW.

At least I'll have DL Paris

pattyT
09-10-2003, 09:09 AM
with you all in case you would like to participate:

http://disboards.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=435538

Patty

Tigger Fans!
09-11-2003, 04:33 PM
This thread is so touching! My brother is an Army Doctor that has just returned to his family after over a year apart. I'm hoping our soldiers ALL come home safely!

TTFN!

jamsmom
09-11-2003, 05:00 PM
I fear our soldiers will be there longer than what any of us may have thought and may be in more danger. My thoughts for them and their families/friends

Dan Murphy
09-12-2003, 06:49 PM
Continued prayers and good wishes of safety, good health and speedy, permanent returns for all those serving in harms way. God bless.

navymom
09-16-2003, 01:20 PM
GREAT IDEA!!!!
Both my Daughter and Son-in-law are in the NAVY.He has returned from serving on board the USS KITTYHAWK in Iraq.Both are now stationed at GreatLakes Naval Training Station.

Let's remember to keep all our service men and women in our prayers,and hope they all come home safe......

!!!!!!!!!!GO NAVY BEAT ARMY!!!!!!!!!!

May be a silly question and I may sound dumb but how do I add pictures to my reply?HELP PLEASE!!!everyones pics look so cute.

Bon Bon
09-25-2003, 09:08 AM
I would like to add my husband:

SGT Cory Goodell
1136th Transportation Company
Maine Army National Guard

My husband's unit was activated and left Maine on February 25th. They are currently serving in Kuwait. Although Cory returned home on September 1st on emergency leave, his unit remains in Kuwait. We pray for their comfort and safe return home SOON!

Wonderful thread. Thank you all.

EltonJohn
10-04-2003, 03:56 PM
Jason-my cousin is in the Army, but I haven't got a clue about what regiment, etc. he is in.

Blessings,
Diane :earsgirl:

ajmckee
10-13-2003, 08:24 PM
My DH:
Josh
Army National Guard
2nd- 174th ADA
McConnesville, OH

Was gone for 2 months at the beginning of the war, but is back home now!:bounce:

Pembo
10-22-2003, 09:43 AM
My Marine friend is HOME!!!!! He returned yesterday from a historic 8 month deployment on the 26th MEU! :Pinkbounc

Now if he will just stay safe as he "celebrates" being home! :rolleyes: :hyper:

Dan Murphy
10-22-2003, 08:21 PM
Nice to see some coming home, that's great. Continued prayers and protection for all those still serving around the world. And thanks.

Dan

cyndilou01
10-27-2003, 04:11 AM
We have a young man in our church that is stationed in Iraq, we got word last night that he was hit, we do not have a lot of details but it does not sound good, they say if he survives he could loose his leg(s) Please pray for Dale, he is 19 yrs old. When I get update I will let you know...

cyndilou01
10-29-2003, 03:47 AM
update on my friend Dale, they removed the bullets from his legs and he is doing well. Keep praying. We are gettting a care package to him monday.

legs22
11-06-2003, 09:14 AM
My brother:
Bill Mize II
Army- 82nd Airborne
stationed outside Baghdad in Iraq

legs22
11-07-2003, 08:29 AM
From today's newspaper:

"it will dispatch about 20,000 Marines to replace the Army's 82nd Airborne Division in western Iraq, including the Fallujah area where attacks have been most numerous."

Yeah!:teeth:

Dan Murphy
11-08-2003, 10:47 AM
Continued prayers for all the service women and men, that they remain safe, in God's care. And for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, God speed along with comfort for loved ones, family and friends. Many thanks.

Dan

StephandSteve2004
11-11-2003, 03:31 PM
I'm a little late with this, but:

My brother, Steve is in Iraq
82nd Airborne Division
504th PIR

Bon Bon
11-19-2003, 12:33 PM
That's wonderful news Cyndilou!! Does this mean that they saved his legs? God was certainly watching out for him. God bless him and his sacrifices. Please send our military family's love to him.:grouphug:

mommysharon
11-21-2003, 08:06 AM
My husband Brian has been mobilized since March

Go Army

phorsenuf
11-22-2003, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by TerriP

Senior Master Sgt. Phil Aldering with the 319th Air Refuling Wing from Grand Forks Air Force Base.



My brother is stationed in Grand fork in the Air Forks, but right now he is in Diego Garcia working on refueling planes.

My son leaves Dec. 3rd for Kitzingen Germany. Where he goes from there, I don't know. He is an MP so anything can happen!!!

Please keep him in your prayers :D

Disneylvr
12-05-2003, 12:10 PM
My assistant's son David. He is on the USS Enterprise currently in the Persian Gulf.

Kismetdreams
12-05-2003, 08:13 PM
I know too many people stationed in too many places out there in harms way to list them all, but I figure if I think of them while I type this, then we can all pray together.

God Bless America and her troops.

jsmith
12-10-2003, 11:07 AM
Please add my husband
SFC Michael Anthony Smith
And all the members of
HHB 115th FAB
Wyoming Army National Gaurd
and
members of the 1022nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance)

These 185 men and women will report for active duty on 3 january 2004 and deploy to the Iraq theater in February or March for one year.

Auggietina
12-10-2003, 11:30 AM
My husband

SGT Robert Smith
Maine Army National Guards
Activated on Dec 7th and headed to Iraq in the next couple of months

He is expected to be gone for 18 months.

133rd ENGR BN CO C

Chargin' Charlie!

DisneyGirl421
12-10-2003, 03:13 PM
One of my good friend's dad is going to Iraq. Please pray for his safety!

LynnTarrant
12-11-2003, 01:50 PM
One of our closest friends is a young man in the RAF regiment he is like a son to us and he has just returned to Basra where he will be until 15th Jan. We send our love and prayers to him and all the other service personel who are spending Christmas far away from their families

Linxzy
12-17-2003, 07:09 PM
My uncle Leonardo has been in Iraq about 4 months or more , I don't remeber right now. Supposedly *sp?* he will come in these month, but we still don't know.

shanspen95
12-30-2003, 08:35 PM
My husband is SFC Garret Spencer, serving in Iraq with HHS 5/3 FA (Army). They are part of the 17th Bridage based in Balad, Iraq. He has been in Iraq since April. We are planning a trip to Disneyworld when he returns, probably May. Does anyone know if they will be doing another special promotion for military next year? Any information would be appreciated. God Bless!

Alice28
02-09-2004, 03:13 PM
Just found out last night that DH will most likely be deployed to Afghanistan for a year, but not until *next* February. He will be gone a total of 18 months (5-6 months training in Texas, then to Afghanistan). I am grateful it isn't Iraq, but we have two little boys who are quite enamored with Daddy....it will be tough to have him gone for so long...our boys are 2 1/2 and 6 right now. :(

stacieps
02-09-2004, 06:16 PM
My husband, Doug, has been gone with his Army National Guard unit for a month now (at Ft. Dix, NJ). They are leaving for Iraq next week (2/18). We have 2 children, DS 4 and DD 6. DD is definitely a daddy's girl and seems more affected than her brother. Doug will also be gone for up to 18 months (and 1 already seems like forever).

Our yearly family vacation is usually Florida for a couple days (Universal) to a week and then a cruise. This year I asked the kids what they wanted to do - of course they wanted to go on a cruise. I suggested Disney World instead and they decided to try that. We are now counting down to our April trip to DW. I've got another vacation scheduled for July then in Sept. school starts (DS will be in kindergarten) - so, I'm trying to schedule things that we can count our days to look foward to, instead of just counting how long we've been missing daddy. So far the bribery seems to be helping - but 18 months is a very long time to a 4yo and 6yo.

My thoughts are with all the other families faced with similar difficult situations. Hopefully we'll be lucky and have our loved one return safely.

mommysharon
02-10-2004, 07:18 AM
Dear stacieps,

My husband Brian is on of the guys that your husband at Fort Dix, NJ has to see or get trained by, before he goes,. Brian has been doing it for a year now all over the United States.

My boys 9 and 5 have gone threw some rough times. Brian will be done June 30. The boys and I can't wait.

Hang in there

Proud Military "Majors" Wife
Sharon:firefight

memymomonica
02-20-2004, 09:54 AM
My hubby is a Marine and was gone for 10months with the 24th MEU. He is getting ready to leave again in the next few months. Our daughter is 6. The kids will do great. She does better than I do in the beginning. She has her moments, but most of the time she understands that Daddy is keeping us safe and that it is his job. Military children are so flexible and understanding. My daughter and her friends always amaze me. I just make sure to answer all her questions as honestly as I can. She understands the danger too. As much as a 6 year old can. I think honesty is the best policy all the way around.

Planning the trips is a great idea. We do that too. As you can see, we are going in December while he is gone. He isn't a huge Disney fan so he doesn't mind.

Just remember that you can do or take care of anything!! Military spouses are a rare breed!

FunkyRooster
02-24-2004, 11:23 AM
I have someone to add...

My best friends father has headed out to Kuwait. He is a reserve at Ft. Lewis, Washington. He is expected be back March of 2005 but we are all hoping that it is sooner but safely.

Beachmom
02-24-2004, 12:01 PM
My husband, David, Navy Captain with Central Command, deployed since Thanksgiving in the "sand box". Camped at FW for turkey day the day before he left with our 4 kids. Miss him a ton.

*****Go Navy - Beat Army******

WDWPsychoALice
02-28-2004, 02:40 PM
Well my boyfriend left on Wednesday for 6-8 months. Hes a Navy Doc with a Marine Helo Unit doing CASEVAC's...hes not in the box yet but VERY close...I miss him terribly!!

Heres his blog Doc in the Box (http://docinthebox.blogspot.com) and his fotopage (http://dustmans.fotopages.com)

CeaJae
03-07-2004, 09:14 AM
My husband Dan, who is a Staff Sgt in the IL Army National Guard has been deployed since early Feb '03---in Kuwait since 4/03 and due back 4/04 if not delayed again (twice already). God Bless all of our servicemen and women whatever branch they serve. My prayers especially to the 1244th TC ILARNG---come home soon--you are sorely missed!!!


CeaJae
pirate:

Carlen T
03-10-2004, 07:31 AM
My brother was overseas during the heat of Operation Iraqi Freedom on one of the ships.

William D. Lloyd
US Marine Corps

FonFon
03-12-2004, 04:08 PM
Hey guys -

My husband is on the USS Pinckney, which, if you have seen the news today, suffered a few losses as a result of a bus crash in South Carolina, while on the way to a wreath-laying ceremony at Mr. Pinckney's grave. Please keep these families in your prayers.

Blueeyes101817
04-02-2004, 11:26 AM
I hope it is ok to post this here..My brother's best friend went to Texas to begin his training....keeping all military in my prayers

SharBear4
04-10-2004, 07:35 AM
Just a note to pray for my son Cpl Joshua Heidecker, USMC. He has not been in Afghanistan or Iraq, but is deployed aboard Navy ships for protection, etc. He had just returned, but says he will be deployed again soon. They are also talking about extending their deployment time.

goin2disneyagain
04-13-2004, 04:36 PM
A good friend just returned from the Middle East. He has been deployed 3 times in the last 2 1/2 years. I am so happy he is back in the U.S. and safe. He is in the Air Force.

I continue to support all of our troops and wish them the best. Thank you, troops, for all you have done. :)

Jeepers Lady
04-14-2004, 07:10 AM
prayers please for our young friend Kyle (aka Fred) -- he's in Iraq -- just lost his dad 3 months ago. He's a good kid to have this heavy a burden starting out. (prayers please for his mom Deb, too) Thanks. Coleen

Disney Debbie
05-02-2004, 07:53 PM
Please pray for my friend Tracy. Her DH was killed Friday in Iraq. He'd only been there 2 weeks. He had an 11 year old DD named Skylar that she loves like her own. Right now the DD's mother is being very kind and good to Tracy - but she's not always been that way. Please pray that she'll see how much Tracy needs that little girl - and how much Skylar needs Tracy. She can't have any children of her own.

God bless all the servicemen and women and their families.

TiggerJump
05-09-2004, 05:59 PM
Please add my nephew; Seaman Robert Ruchalski, currently training for submarine duty in Groton, CT.

Thanks
TJ

EsmeraldaX
05-12-2004, 11:46 AM
My friends John & Justin. I don't know much, other than they are in Iraq. :(

LITTLEKID58
05-15-2004, 09:53 AM
. :cool1: :cool1: :cheer2:

KIMHELMS99
05-28-2004, 05:31 PM
My BIL leaves again June 2nd for Fallujah, Iraq. He will be gone 9mo to one year. He was there last year for 7mo. He is a reservist in the Marine Corp. He is a GYSGT, Truck Co, Headquarters Battalion.

He is leaving behind my sister and their three children ages 13, 9, and 7. He's been a Marine for over 19 years.

I will pray for him and the many others scattered throughout the world serving in our armed forces.

Dcat2u
05-31-2004, 07:57 AM
I am fortunate enough to now have my husband home after a year, but not without his share of close calls and a 1 month stay at Walter Reed for Leischmeniasis. In Oct we lost my friend's boyfriend (Rest in Peace Mikey!) in a tank accident. The last 2 months has been a joyous time here in the 4ID, but we also see the daily reports of our brothers and sisters in 1 CAV. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone with loved ones still deployed.

My hubby: SSG Timothy Reardanz
1-10 cav / 4th ID

Darlene
Proud Wife of a 4ID Soldier!
WE GOT HIM!!!

megan4777
06-23-2004, 10:38 PM
My uncle, is there. His name is Paul Lawler. I hope he comes home safely!, as well as all the other soldiers...

skoi
06-24-2004, 07:10 PM
New here-- but have a few:

my nephew Chris- 1st Cavalry currently in Baghdad

and the guys from 1st Cav that we write to:
Sgt Tim
Specialist Zach
Specialist Noah
Private Ken

crazyforgoofy
07-01-2004, 09:57 AM
My nephew Chris is a handsome, lovely, kind and gentle Marine Lance Corporal. He is a combat engineer attached to infantry and will leave for a very scary part of Iraq in a few weeks.

I'd appreciate any and all suggestions for care packages and any prayers and good thoughts you could send his way.

Thanks and prayers said for all those in harms way!


crazyforgoofy

dopeys biggest fan
09-16-2004, 09:21 PM
I would like to add my husband to the list he is a Medic in the Army National Guard.

Thank you for your support of our troops.

Blueeyes101817
09-20-2004, 10:40 PM
I just found otu this week that a good friend of mine is going to be going to Iraq sometime early next year..not sure when yet,,but all we konw is that hes going..

Neptune
10-05-2004, 07:25 PM
I do not have anyone in my immediate family serving in the "Iraq"/"Afghanistan" conflict but I do feel that the war on terror is real and it is in my families "Heart" to at least acknowledge those that are serving. "Godspeed" Men and Women of this great country...you have our support 100%.

You are the true "SPIRIT" of America!

To the "Baby-Boomers"...if you are fortunate enough to still have parents alive who served in War II...give them a hug and a boat load of thanks for helping to bring this country to the level we're at today.

Let's not forget...This is the greatest country in the world and we have it pretty good here. If you disagree, then move to a 3rd world country and let me know how that works out for you...

Neptune(from the deep)

Mommy Poppins
11-01-2004, 04:32 PM
I would like to add my DH to the list as well. He left last week for a two year deployment. Our kids (8, 5 & 2) are devastated, but we know that Daddy has an important job to do. He is with the Army National Guard as well!

GoofySuse
11-11-2004, 01:33 PM
Put my hubby on your prayer list please. He's a Colonel in the USAFR and although he is home at this time I can't tell you how often he has disappeared (after receiving a middle of the night phone call) since 9/11....we never know where he's going, when he'll come home or if he'll come home...and since he can't share we remain in the dark. It is what it is.

To my daddy in heaven...thank you for helping during WWII.
To my cousin George...also in heaven...we have no idea what happened to you in Viet Nam but we miss you to this day.

Love, peace and strength to all of the families of our servicemen, policemen and firemen...all heroes in our eyes.

krazyboutWDW
11-14-2004, 08:27 PM
Please add my DD's BF Chris to the prayer list. He is in Iraq (for at least a year with at least 11 months to go). He is in the Guard and his unit was called up. May God bless all of the brave men and women serving our country.

4nana
11-24-2004, 05:19 PM
To the service men and women who serve our country, Thank You for a job well done!

A Soldier's Thanksgiving Day Message ~
Throughout our great nation on this Thanksgiving, Americans will gather around the dinner table with family and friends to share good food, warm laughter, and the happy memories of Thanksgivings past. But for many of these families, whose loved ones serve in the Armed Forces, this year's Thanksgiving celebration will not be complete. A familiar voice will not be heard and a chair at the table will remain empty because fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, uncles and aunts, and grandparents, too, are far from home protecting the blessings we celebrate this season.

Over seas, soldiers will gather in buildings or tents and celebrate as friends and comrades. On ships at sea, sailors will gather in the mess to enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving fare. In the remote areas airmen will gather for a brief respite from monitoring the skies over seas. And in other areas , Marines will gather to cheer on their favorite football team after their Thanksgiving meal. These scenes will be repeated at military installations far and near, at home in America and across the globe.

So as those of us who are blessed to be with our families this year celebrate and give thanks, we will not forget the homes that have an empty chair at the table. And we will offer a prayer of thanksgiving for you, the brave men and women of our Armed Forces, whose service and sacrifice guarantee the freedoms we hold so dear.

On behalf of your grateful fellow Americans, We like to extend our best wishes to all of you for a joyous and safe Thanksgiving.

(Author unknown)

<a href='*******************************************ZSzeb008_ZNxdm86744US' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/14/14_1_106.gif' border=0></a> Thank you dear soldier and your family for your sacrifice.

ncgolfer
01-10-2005, 03:07 PM
My good friend and deacon at our church:

SSG Brad Eavenson
NC National Guard
Stationed in Camp Bucca, Iraq

Due home Oct. 05

In my prayers every day.

Neptune
01-12-2005, 06:44 PM
I was down in Jackson, MS yesterday on business and a group of us went out for dinner. We were all sitting around deciding on our selections when 2 soldiers in uniform walked in and sat down at an adjacent table. Everyone in my group scrambled frantically to be the first to buy them their beverage of choice. Finally, we said to hell with just beverages and picked up their entire tab for the night.

I have never experienced 2 more polite individuals in my life. They seemed genuinely embarrassed at our generosity. To us, it wasn't generosity at all, it was the least that we could do for these brave young men and women who defend what we take for granted sometimes.

One thing I will say is, I learned a valuable lesson last night in "Taking Things For Granted". I will do my best to never do that again.

"God Bless America" and these fine young men and women who defend her!!!

Neptune (from the deep)

Bon Bon
01-12-2005, 06:51 PM
From this proud military family Neptune, I say:

God Bless You! :grouphug:

BibbidiBobbidiBOO
01-12-2005, 07:00 PM
My DH, a Lt. Col. in the Army Reserves is in Iraq. Hopefully home late summer. Looking forward to his leave soon.

Neptune, what a nice gesture.

Neptune
01-13-2005, 07:09 PM
While I appreciate the thanks it's not necessary at all. I took one look at these proud young men (actually more like children to me) and it suddenly really hit home! These people are truly America's FINEST and deserve everything we can do for them. A simple gesture like buying dinner isn't nearly enough for the debt that we owe these incredible individuals.

I thought about all the people we really venerate on a daily basis:
- Sports Figures
- Immoral Religious Folks
- Crooked Politicians
The list goes on and on...it occured to me that we really have our priorties in the wrong place. These are the people we owe a debt of honor to.

Then I thought about my father (Retired Navy Chief) and my father-in-law (Ex-Marine) and reflected on the sacrifices they made to put America in the position it's in today during the War II campaigns. I mean where we would be today without people like the two I met in Jackson.

God Bless them and God Bless you, the families, who live through these sacrifices. You, the military families, are the ones who need to be venerated to the highest levels possible. You and your families are the true heroes of America.

God Bless you all...because of folks like you better days are coming for all of America!!!!

Neptune (from the deep)

Tasha+Scott
01-13-2005, 11:55 PM
Add to the list:

Dave Loague: serving in Iraq for the army. He's from Dorsey, MS. He's been in Iraq for over a year now. Prayers would be appreciated.

William Wilson: just went to Iraq this week. He is in the National Guard and from Plantersville, MS. His wife (one of my best friends) is a wreck and could use any prayers you can spare for her Dh.

One of my other best friends has a brother that just went to Iraq. He is from Tupelo, MS. I honestly can't remember what branch he is serving for or even his name, but any prayers will still be appreciated.

*Fantasia*
01-14-2005, 07:57 AM
My newphew (22, turning 23) USMC (enlisted for 8 years, still have 5 more to go) will be going to Iraq this summer. He was somewhere in Africa in 2002 for 8 months and now their batch is heading back out and this time it is Iraq.

Our thoughts and prayers for all military men/women..."Lord please wrap your arms around our military men/women to give them strength and keep them safe. Please comfort them as you comfort their families who are waiting for their safe returns. Please help us find peace in this world."

cajunmommy
01-14-2005, 09:55 AM
For the six guardsmen from south Louisiana who are being buried today and tomorrow.... .....prayers for their families in this time of grief.

binny
01-14-2005, 07:09 PM
Please add a family friend, Ray, he is a guardsman in Kirkuk. Please keep him in your prayers! He has 2 older boys ( one in HS one in college) and a wonderful wife.

TammyNC
01-16-2005, 02:12 AM
Please remember my brother who has just left for Afghanistan and will be gone for at least 4 months. He has 3 children and a very dear wife (like a sister to me).

We will be keeping all of our military in our prayers as always.

TammyNC
01-16-2005, 02:11 PM
Don't waste your time clicking on the link to skratchy's post. It was very distasteful. It is truly a shame when someone thinks they need to post things against our military and to have the nerve to not post it in English.

sunny04
01-29-2005, 03:30 PM
My uncle John leaves in a few days (returning, he's already been there) for Iraq. His daughter got married this past year, and her husband, Russell, just left as well.

A friend of my husband's family(Rex)has also been placed in Iraq as a gunman.

I don't know where any of them are stationed or the names of their groups, but please keep them in your prayers.

sunny04
01-29-2005, 03:32 PM
Just another thought...keep our veterans in your prayers as well. My brother was in Desert Storm, and I think it bothers him every day to not be able to finish what he started. Once a soldier, always a soldier, and they all believe in what they are fighting for - freedom. So keep your prayers with those that have fought for us, and no longer can, they have need for our thoughts and thanks as well.

TammyNC
01-29-2005, 03:36 PM
sunny04-I am right there with you in keeping our veterans in our prayers as well. All of our service people do so much for us and continue to do so. Thanks for the reminder.

Alice28
01-29-2005, 03:44 PM
Just got an email from my DH- he arrived in Kuwait safely yesterday and will be entering Iraq sometime next month. And so the long year of him there begins....after 5+ months of training in Texas....I just pray for smooth elections tomorrow!

iansmomm
01-30-2005, 05:01 AM
I'm one of the fortunate ones who's DH is NOT in a dangerous area!
But.....My DH is on a one year tour in Korea

Msgt Christopher Yeazell
Air Force 21 years now......go daddy! :cheer2: :cheer2: :cheer2:
Osan, Korea

We miss you daddy! :love1:

KIMHELMS99
02-28-2005, 05:58 PM
I last posted in May of 04. My BIL a GYSGT with the Marines stationed in Iraq notified us yesterday that he had lost one of his Marines. He was killed by an IAD (roadside bomb). He should have been coming home in about a month. Please pray for his family and friends.

Sparx
04-07-2005, 02:23 AM
I don't have a particular service person. But our national guard is in Iraq, so could you please pray for them all? Thank you. And I will keep everyone of these wonderful, brave people on this list in my thougths. Thank you.

AmazingGrace
05-10-2005, 01:36 PM
Here's his info, in case you want to drop him a line. We're going to Disney in January, so if you guys want to send him some pixie dust to give him something to look forward too, that would be great!!
Thanks,
zellorj@jtfgtmo.southcom.mil

MSgt Richard J. Zello
JTF-GTMO, Detention Hospital
APO, AE 09360

AmazingGrace
05-10-2005, 01:37 PM
oops, double post.

Chaos Father of Eros
07-24-2005, 01:42 AM
Just wanted to say THANK YOU to all soldiers and their families for the sacrifices they are making for this great country every day.

Dan Murphy
07-25-2005, 09:56 AM
Thank you, all.

kmebee
08-16-2005, 12:12 PM
Let's remember the 19 men from the 3rd Battalion, 25th Regiment Marines stationed in Ohio who gave their lives and were buried over the past 2 weeks, so that we may enjoy the freedoms that we do. Remember those that went before them and the families that are left behind.
And, ALWAYS remember those still serving stateside and around the globe that they all make it home, safe and sound.

goofyinpa
08-23-2005, 08:09 PM
I am very grateful for all these men and women who are sacraficing themselves for us here in the US. My best friend lost her husband in Afghanistan, October 30, 2003. Stff. Sgt. Paul Sweeney will always be in our hearts and is sadly missed. Paul lives on in his 2 sons, Sean and Ryan. And this weekend we are having a get together for my brother-in-law, who is leaving next month for Iraq. He is in the Navy reserve. I appreciate all of the men and women who do their job for their country. We are so blessed by their unselfishness. Thank you.

PA DISNEYLOVER
09-16-2005, 12:07 AM
My husband is headed over to Iraq next weekend. Please keep him and his unit in your thoughts and prayers.

JCTigger
09-17-2005, 09:29 PM
My little brother is over in Korea(has only been there since August 26th) and has been told that he may end up in Iraq by Nov/Dec

Brendita
09-17-2005, 10:37 PM
My Daughter :earsgirl:
Air Force Reserve Staff Sargent
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Due home 9/24/5

lynnmci
09-27-2005, 02:57 PM
HI all

Just wanted to let you know that I am sending best wishes from Scotland. My husband was in the Gulf in 2003 when his territorial unit was called into active service. he returned safe and sound but there is a real threat my little brother will have to go soon.I still have friends out there just now. God keep you safe and return you all to your families.

John's Mom
10-14-2005, 06:38 PM
My son, John Milligan, is in the Army. He joined right after high school graduation. He has been stationed in Germany since January 2004. On October 5 he left for Kuwait. After three weeks of training there, he will be in Iraq for about a year. Before the Army will discharge him, he will have to spend three more months in Germany (his tour of duty is up in June 2005). I have not seen him since Jan. 2004.

Kathy Milligan

ellyn2000
11-07-2005, 07:05 PM
My son is Sgt. Ryan Looper, US Army. He is on his second tour w/OIF. 505th Engineers. He was deployed 08/2005. He has a beautiful wife of 3 1/2 yrs. named Valarie who is holding down the home front. I'm praying for all troops serving and the families/friends that love them. We had the most magical family trip to WDW for Thanksgiving 2004 after he came home from Iraq and are already booked for Thanksgiving 2006 in faith that he will be home by then. He has told me that conditions for the soldiers are better than when he was there before. Please pray for him and our family as Christmas will be very difficult this year. It is the 1 yr. anniversary of my FIL's death and with our son away it will be sad for my MIL. Thanks for this thread and for your prayers.

Chuck-PA
12-27-2005, 01:11 PM
My wife's nephew, Specialist Michael Gilmer has been in Iraq for about 2 weeks and was one of the soliders injured in the mortor attack on Christmas morning. Thankfully nothing serious just a split head opening that was stitched. Please keep him and his family and fellow army buddies in your thoughts and prayers.

Maribeth
01-01-2006, 08:14 AM
My dad is in the US Navy and I have to part with him for 3 months at a time. My uncle is leaving to go Iraq in Feb. and I honestly do not think that his wife and daughter can manage on their own. He will be gone for 13 months, and his daughter can't be away from him for more than a couple of days. I pray for both of these men, and both of their families, along with the entire armed forces and their families.

-Maribeth

Goobergal99
01-07-2006, 11:57 AM
My Brother in Law (he's only 19 ) is in the Army (he's a scout) he's currently stationed in Germany, but thinks Iraq is in his near future :sad1:

*Fantasia*
06-24-2006, 01:42 PM
My newphew LCpl Roy A. Villareal USMC will be heading to Iraq this September. He is currently in California before heading out to Iraq. Please pray for his safety as I always do for other military men/women who are keeping us protected.
Edit to add: Alpha Company, 1st Batallion, 24th Marine Division
http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/1280/roy49hs.jpg
Roy sitting in the front.
http://img361.imageshack.us/img361/7349/roy82fl.jpg
http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5189/roy14dz.jpg
Roy is wearing the black hat.

dbgardener
07-29-2006, 10:32 AM
We have friends that just had their oldest son leave for Iraq. His name is Shawn Flowers. Please keep him in your prayers

sparkle8714
08-09-2006, 03:19 AM
my cousin recently joined the marine corps. she just got back from boot camp and is in combat training now. i think shes awesome for it!

ItGirl753
08-17-2006, 11:21 AM
My cousin, Joe, is in the Marines and is in Iraq right now. I haven't heard an update as to where he is. I think he should be coming home in a few more months, and then he will be stationed in the US. His fiancee's baby shower is in a few weeks. I am just praying for a safe return so they can begin their life together.

KT27
08-18-2006, 05:49 PM
Please keep my dh in your prayers he deploys to the sandbox next week :(.

Galahad
08-19-2006, 01:14 PM
DNephew reports for Marine Corp boot camp tomorrow. DSis is nervous but we are all proud of him!!!!

http://www.militaryplaques.com/USMC%20Insignia%20Plaque/Marine%20Corps%20USMC%20Insignia%20Plaque%201.jpg

DisneyCP2002
08-20-2006, 12:28 PM
One of my closest friends, Brooke Gunn, leaves in the next week. She has a one year old daughter so this is going to be hard on the whole family.

UnderTheMistletoe
08-21-2006, 02:52 PM
My Brother... Alex... Army 82nd Airborne

DHs best friend and Academy Roommate... Dustin... Navy IA billet headed to Baghdad in November

Best friends' brother and sister-in-law... 4th tour in Iraq... Army Infantry and Medical Corp (respectively)

All those with whom DH has gone to school with and served with

All those with whom my brother has gone through bootcamp and serves with

For all those families who sacrifice so much so that their loved ones may serve and protect out freedoms. Thank you.

PirateKitty
08-27-2006, 04:07 PM
My fiance's brother-in-law, Keith. Army- 82nd Airborne. :flower2:

ChrizJen
08-28-2006, 01:52 PM
I have a prayer request...
Just a little background...
My DBIL is in the Army, and is currently serving in Iraq.
His wife, my DS, is in Germany with their 18-month-old daughter.
He is due to come "home" (back to Germany) to be with his wife and daughter in just a little over a month. They will probably remain in Germany for another year or two, and then he will be hopefully stationed back here in the States soon after that.
She called today because she got a call from him. He told her (what limited info he could give her over the phone) that he will be headed out first thing in the morning for what he called "the most dangerous mission he's been on yet". All he could really say was that it's in the same area where his unit lost three men last time they were there. And he told her that he has a really bad feeling about this, and that he wanted to call and talk to her and the baby before he goes. "Just in case", he said.
This really worries me because he's famous for downplaying his danger in order to keep my DS from worrying. So if he's expressing concern for his safety, then he must really be in danger.
I know that all of our service men and women need our prayers all the time, and I know we all just want our loved ones home safe and sound, but if you could just maybe put an extra little word for him and his unit, that would be great!
Thank you all! :grouphug:

Galahad
09-09-2006, 10:47 AM
DNephew reports for Marine Corp boot camp tomorrow. DSis is nervous but we are all proud of him!!!!



Got a letter from our Nephew. He's pretty home sick and says all they do is drill all day "except when they throw in some stupid **** just to annoy is". He's not done with boot camp until November so he's probably right "on schedule". ;)

dreamergirl78
09-13-2006, 04:16 PM
What a wonderful thread!

My husband was AD Army for 10 and is now with the AZ National Guard.
E Co. 1/285th Avn. Bn.
Ft. Hood Texas for training on a new Apache attack helicopter, then off to the Middle East (probably Iraq or Afgan) until Januray of 08. Could be as far out as May of 08 though.

My thoughts go out to all of the other military members and their families on this board and everywhere!

judykay53
10-13-2006, 11:29 AM
Just found this wonderful thread. Over 400 members of our area National Guard was deployed including my nephew Major Corey Seats who had his second child on August 16. I know he arrived in Iraq last week. We had families who had more than one member deployed. One had the father and son and another had both son in laws. I understand they are to be locating IED's along the roadsides. :sad1: We are all praying for their safe return in about a year.

Mom B
10-22-2006, 11:02 PM
God bless each and every one of our military and their families! You are all in my thoughts and prayers. This is a great thread! I am so thankful that I was able to IM with my 21 yr old son in Afghanistan tonight and he's hoping to be on a plane out of there later today after almost 6 months (he left right about Mother's Day). He's headed back to his "home" base in Anchorage, Alaska but hopes to have a stopover in the Minneapolis-St Paul airport about 3 hours from here on the way. Then if all goes well he'll be home around Christmas for leave and a trip to Disney in early January. Please send us pixie dust! And help me pray for his safe return. We're anticipating another 1 yr deployment somewhere after that but hoping for the best.

Here's his info:
SRA Garret Bushnell
United States Air Force, EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
Currently Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

:love:

Galahad
10-24-2006, 09:42 AM
My Nephew is a new Marine. My sister sent me this link to a great site for parents and family members of Marines. Check it out - it's Great!

http://www.marineparents.com/USMC/boots-photos.asp

SusanMomOf2
10-31-2006, 12:01 AM
My husband, Oliver, is in Iraq as a FLE commander. I pray for his safety, strength, purpose, and happiness/joy.

God bless each and every man and woman fighting for our country!

Mickrzy
11-01-2006, 11:06 AM
:grouphug: God bless all our troops :sunny:
My husband and son are nearing the end of their second year tour :woohoo: . My son is SGT Kevin Casey with E Co, 1/67 AR, 4th ID, Fort Hood, TX :love: and My husband is SGT James Casey with B Co, 1/67 AR, 4th ID, Fort Hood, TX :yay: . :goodvibes Son should be home in a week and husband in two weeks, can hardly wait. :worried:

kdzgon
11-11-2006, 11:31 AM
My Nephew is a new Marine. My sister sent me this link to a great site for parents and family members of Marines. Check it out - it's Great!

http://www.marineparents.com/USMC/boots-photos.asp

wish they provided pics like that when my DD went through boot!

BTW - I like your sig links! DD was a bassoonist with the USMC, SIL is career USMC (CH-46 repairs). Also have 2 DDs - USN (1 -career, 1 just finished 8+ yrs) and 2 SILs USN.

Prayers and support to all our men and women serving (and those that have served) our country!

Linxzy
12-05-2006, 04:06 PM
My uncle (Army), who is going for the second time. For now he is in Mississippi, but after Christmas, he will be sent to Afghanistan.

phorsenuf
12-05-2006, 04:24 PM
My uncle (Army), who is going for the second time. For now he is in Mississippi, but after Christmas, he will be sent to Afghanistan.


My son is in Afghanistan. Maybe your Uncle is part of the unit replacing my sons'. Is he an MP?

mousehouselover
12-05-2006, 08:46 PM
Please add my BIL Michael Tarnowski, currrently in Iraq, home base Hawaii

He and my baby sis have 2 very young children and my sis is having a hard time right now.

Thanks from a former Navy wife.

jiggerj
01-02-2007, 11:26 PM
What an incredible thread!:goodvibes :grouphug:

My thoughts, prayers and well wishes are with our service men, women and their families-

Friends that are close to my heart please keep in your thoughts and prayers-

Ryan- Army
Shelby- Army
Kristy's dh- Air Force-deployed
and Tom- Marines (currently just outside of Baghdad)

God bless all our troops :grouphug:

Laura- Proud Daughter of a US Marine-:hug:-Semper Fi

disgram
01-03-2007, 08:27 AM
Please add my grandson, Ronnie Supernault, to the list. He was just sent in October to Iraq. He just got married and has a new baby that was born just before he deployed. He is also with the units from Ft. Hood, Texas. This is a great site. Glad that I found it!!!

pammypooh
02-13-2007, 07:25 AM
Please add my kid's bus driver's son, Jeff Ware to the prayers. This is his third tour of Iraq. God bless all our military.

Pam

ckirkseyblue
02-24-2007, 09:01 AM
My husband is not over seas yet but he will. Please add him.

Thank you,

Christina

PS I'm not sure on all the information yet. He is Sargeant Stuart Kirksey of the United States Marines. He is in 0311, and his unit is from Montgomery AL. They will be leaving the us in July.

disgram
02-24-2007, 12:23 PM
People, I do not mean to sound mean or anything like that but I really don't think that you should be putting your relatives' full name, rank, where their unit is from and what their travel dates are on-line. Some have given way too much info and although this is a Disney Site, you cannot stop anyone from reading it. My son was in Somalia(sp) for 2 yrs. and one of his buddy's mother put his address out on the internet for others to send mail to him. She ended up having Military Police at her door and her son was shipped to another place in the dead of night!!!

I did 3 yrs in the Navy during Viet Nam and we were constantly reminded NOT to give any information to anyone about anything!!!!! It could cost a service man, his unit and many others their life!

I understand how you are feeling, as I have been down this road many times with my son and now my grandson. Please be very very careful what you put out in public.

ECUTeacher97
03-11-2007, 07:11 PM
My DH who I will call "Nemo" - is in Afghanistan right now. Second long deployment- first was to Iraq. We have two girls, 3 and 4mo. We are in NC.
Thanks!

McDuck
03-16-2007, 05:54 PM
Please keep my fiance' Bill, in your prayers. Also my cousins Keith and Ben. And the rest of their battalions/platoons.

Thanks!

sunshine heaven
03-29-2007, 11:47 AM
corperal lee robinson
of british army
reme
serving out in afganistan

jkmmah
04-03-2007, 10:57 AM
My dh left in March for his third long tour in Iraq. He's with the 3rd ID that led the invasion into Baghdad in 2003. Then he went for a year during OIF3 in 2005. Now he's gone for OIF5 for what will be 12-18 months. You'd think we'd be "old hat" at this but it never does get easier. It's familiar, but not easy.

Anyway, please keep him in your thoughts and prayers, just as I know we (and WDW) are in his thoughts.

SFC "Mac"

lovemygoofy
04-04-2007, 09:03 AM
My dh left in March for his third long tour in Iraq. He's with the 3rd ID that led the invasion into Baghdad in 2003. Then he went for a year during OIF3 in 2005. Now he's gone for OIF5 for what will be 12-18 months. You'd think we'd be "old hat" at this but it never does get easier. It's familiar, but not easy.

Anyway, please keep him in your thoughts and prayers, just as I know we (and WDW) are in his thoughts.

SFC "Mac"

I'm so sorry. I totally understand though. My husband is soon leaving for #3 of Iraq. He was there the same times your husband was. We are with the 101 and always next out of the chute after the 3ID. Godspeed to your family and I wish you a quick and safe deployment.

crazyforgoofy
04-04-2007, 10:13 AM
I do my best each day to stop and say 'thank you and godspeed' to all those serving. May they all come home safe, sound and very soon. And may all of you waiting for them have peace and comfort in your hearts :hug:


Mary Alice

beattyfamily
04-17-2007, 06:29 AM
Funeral services today for a local soldier, Sgt. Adam Kennedy, who died on Easter Sunday.

Thank you for your gallant service to our country.

God be with your family in this most difficult time. May you rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Adam Kennedy, you will never be forgotten.

"You made us for yourself, oh God, and our hearts are restless, until they find their rest in you."

casndan
05-02-2007, 01:14 AM
Three of my husbands soldiers were killed by an IED over the weekend and one is in serious condition...please keep them and their families in your prayers, pray that god will give their families the strength to get through this hard time...

SSG Jay Martin
SGT Alexander Funcheon
PFC Brian Bortello

and pray for a speedy recovery for the seriously injured soldier, I won't post his name as it was not released for the general public

beattyfamily
05-02-2007, 04:37 AM
Three of my husbands soldiers were killed by an IED over the weekend and one is in serious condition...please keep them and their families in your prayers, pray that god will give their families the strength to get through this hard time...

SSG Jay Martin
SGT Alexander Funcheon
PFC Brian Bortello

and pray for a speedy recovery for the seriously injured soldier, I won't post his name as it was not released for the general public

:sad1: :grouphug:

I will absolutely keep them all in my prayers.

bunny213
05-05-2007, 03:24 PM
Tsgt Michael Valfre (AF) and his family to your prayers. He is the father of 6....this is his 16th year in the service, he's been to Korea, and Saudi Arabia...yesterday he left for Iraq. His wife and children are so very sad, but so very very proud. He is my SIL and I love him as much as my own son.
God bless all of you -- men and women who are serving and You all at home who are anxiously awaiting their return. My prayers are for you all. :grouphug: Barb

NotAmused
05-10-2007, 09:39 PM
My cousin is in the 82nd ID and he is currently in Iraq.



My prayers go out to all of our troops and families.:grouphug: :angel:

pchee
05-13-2007, 05:01 PM
Please remember the daddy of my granddaughters. He left in March and he is in a Seabee unit for the Naval Reserve.

Ratpack
05-13-2007, 06:57 PM
My friend's hubby has just signed on with Dyn Corp (?) as a contract position. He will be leaving on Thursday for Iraq. I am not sure of his duties, but I know that he will be gone about one year. Please pray for him and his family (wife and 3 children).

I pray that all of these service men and women come home really soon. It is so hard to watch them come and go. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you who are directly effective by this war. :hug:

MadameLeota
06-25-2007, 08:09 PM
My boyfriend is over in Saudi right now..he'll be there till December...

Plus my friend Louie Guise is being sent over to Iraq in October for his second tour..he's in the Army...

Please remember them!

greeneyedchic75
07-17-2007, 11:33 AM
My husband is on his second tour to Iraq , he has been gone almost 12 months and has been extended so we are expecting him home in Nov. He is a SFC in the Abn Infantry with the 82nd Abn Division out of Ft Bragg NC. Currently in the Tikrit Iraq area at a Patrol Base. My dd and I miss him very much and pray for his safety and all of the other men and women overseas.

jsmith
08-09-2007, 09:05 AM
wow-its been almost three years since i last posted on this thread-to add my husband-never dreamed i would have to come back and add dear friends-but please remember
SGT Sergio Vasquez-3rd Infantry Division-deploying in Oct

and SSG Leonard Zahn-HHC 1/68 AR BN, 3HBCT 4th Infantry Divison deploying for the 4th time in November.

disneylovinfamily
09-05-2007, 07:32 PM
Please pray for my husband. SGT Mark Williams with the 290th MP company (Baltimore, MD) delpoying October 2007

disneygal2007
09-12-2007, 10:12 PM
Please pray for my husband Sgt. Jeremiah Phillips and the 83rd battalion Deploying Nov 07 for 15 months:sad1:

Swimmergirl
09-13-2007, 04:07 PM
Please pray for my husband Jon. He is currently deployed flying B-1's into Iraq. I'm hoping he'll be back by Feburary 08!

ntsammy5
11-22-2007, 12:48 PM
LTC Dave Dunkle.......

Brizite76
11-24-2007, 11:57 AM
My hubbie SFC Jon Bright. Hopefully he'll be back for R & R in July :)

PilotWife
01-05-2008, 05:45 PM
My DH - CW2 J.L.Johnson,Jr. he flies medevac/blackhawks for the 101st.
He will be leaving mid Jan for Afghanistan (15-18 mo). Hopefully will be back in Sept for R&R.

Jennifer

kdzgon
01-06-2008, 06:15 AM
My DSIL, USMC SSgt Eastmead, currently serving (3 yrs) in Japan, deploying regularly on missions of varying lengths.

My DD, USN Petty Officer Platte, will be serving on the ground in Iraq for a year, leaving late March.

Quicklabs
02-06-2008, 06:36 PM
THe men and women deployed from the Mental Health Clinic at the 88th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson AFB. There's quite a few of them now.

sunshine heaven
02-17-2008, 08:30 AM
sapper skidmore
sapper kilby
of the royal engineers posted out to afganistan please keep them safe and well

bouncycat
04-10-2008, 08:48 AM
I am gonna add the crew to the CGC Vigilant out of port canaveral, they're going out for a drug/migrant patrol starting tomorrow, can't say where they're going but please keep them in your prayers for a speedy and safe trip!

Mickrzy
04-18-2008, 01:13 PM
I will add my DH SSG James Casey B Troop, 7-10 CAV, 1 BCT, 4ID, deployed 9March 2008, and DSil SGT Andrew Hayes, D Co, 1-22 INF, 1 BCT, 4ID deployed 12 March 2008, and my DS SSG Kevin Casey will join them from Fort Carson, CO in Nov 2008. Please Keep all the guys in your prayers. DH and DSil have a 15 month deployment and DS will only have to do 12 months.
And thanks to All Our Servicemen and women deployed!!!!!!!!!!

Russian-in-Kansas
04-22-2008, 03:42 PM
Hi,
please be so kind if its no trouble add my wonderful DH in there too please--
Miguel , army, 3-1 CAB, currently in Iraq

flick
07-11-2008, 11:53 PM
Please add my Disney loving Hubby to your prayers please.

TSgt Michael Schieber
USAF
823 RHS

currently in Iraq

Thanks,
Kim

jazmynesamson
12-03-2008, 05:06 PM
Nice post, thanks for thinking of our Hero's!

rinasings2u
01-23-2009, 02:13 PM
Brandon Cobb

kc10family
01-26-2009, 10:56 PM
Father we pray for all our service members deployed overseas. We pray for those who are in harms way and those who support them in outlining countries.
We ask your hand be upon them all as they serve the country they love. We ask your hand on the families at home. It takes us all as a team to get through a deployment and we thank you for being the team leader.
We pray your blessing on us all.
Amen

swald91
03-31-2009, 08:56 PM
I have no one to list -my husband is a former Marine who served in the Gulf War. I just want to wish all our servicemen & women a safe return & know you have many people who are praying for you, proud of you & are looking forward to your safe return. Thank you for your service! God Bless! :goodvibes

kelleigh1
04-29-2009, 09:07 AM
Today is my sister's 40th birthday and my BIL called her this morning to tell her that he is now in Iraq. (He left last Monday for training then had to catch a military transport overseas and just landed in Iraq today for the next 4-5 months.)

Please keep him and all of our military members and their families in your prayers.

Tinkbells BFF
05-03-2009, 09:57 PM
My son, Josh is in the Bravo Co, 12th Cav division in Iraq. Won't be home until December '09 then will go back to Afganistan.

One of his commrades was killed yesterday - please pray for them!

Swimmergirl
05-11-2009, 02:50 PM
My husband is deployed with the Air Force until August. Our family prays daily not just for his safety, but for all military members and their families back home!

BibbityBobbitySue
05-12-2009, 01:41 PM
DS and DDIL are both in the Air Force. DS just left for 6 months in Iraq last week. They have 2 wonderful kids. A 2yr old boy and 4 week old baby girl. While DDIL was pregnant this last time she had a lot of sinus trouble and infections. She was finally seen by the specialist and has been diagnosed with a tumor in her sinuses. She is going for a biopsy on Thurs. morning. They are in Texas and we and her parents all are on the east coast. Please pray for her. She has so many burdens right now. Thanks.

LuvsEpcot
06-01-2009, 11:32 AM
My SonIL Josh Hutchison just came home from Ft. Sill, OK for a couple of days to spend with my daughter. He is flying out this afternoon back to Ft. Sill and then will be heading to Iraq by next weekend. He drives huge tow trucks and works on the diesel trucks, so we are hoping that he will be a little safer, but this would still put him in convoys from time to time. Keeping my daughter busy for a year will be a task. We've have been putting together a list of his favorite things that he would like to see from time to time...one of them being softer toilet paper :rotfl: He calls the army tp "John Wayne" paper! We plan to have a calendar made for him that will have pics of their trip to WDW and their wedding from last May, and some family photos. They weren't able to be together on their 1st ann'y. :sad1: She's learning what it is to be a military wife :hug:

kathrna
07-19-2009, 05:07 PM
This is a prayer we say every night, not just when "poppy" is deployed (he just did until Feb. '10)
Lord hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

May God bless all those who are away and the families at home who pray and wait.
~Kathy

Dani C
07-28-2009, 09:55 AM
Ken C and Kerri R (both currently in Iraq)

4nana
08-18-2009, 09:47 PM
May I ask for your positive thoughts and prayers please, for our son, a US Army Major, 82nd Airborne, deployed to Afghanistan. Our dear DIL, their children, and all our family could also use your prayers to be granted extra faith, strength, and courage. Thankfully all our family was able travel and visit him, DIL and our sweet grands before he deployed.

Godspeed our soldier, all our brave military and thanks to their families for their many sacrifices. May their guardian angels protect their every step and they return safe and sound. God Bless America, land of the free and home of the brave. :littleangel:

With many heartfelt thanks from 4nana and family. :grouphug:

ClarabelleCowFan
08-18-2009, 10:12 PM
May I ask for your positive thoughts and prayers please, for our son, a US Army Major, 82nd Airborne, deployed to Afghanistan. Our dear DIL, their children, and all our family could also use your prayers to be granted extra faith, strength, and courage. Thankfully all our family was able travel and visit him, DIL and our sweet grands before he deployed.

Godspeed our soldier, all our brave military and thanks to their families for their many sacrifices. May their guardian angels protect their every step and they return safe and sound. God Bless America, land of the free and home of the brave. :littleangel:

With many heartfelt thanks from 4nana and family. :grouphug:

Will keep your dear son in our prayers, Sandee. :)

Let us know if he needs any care packages for himself or his soldiers!

Kelley

hollybearsmom
11-08-2009, 06:01 PM
Hi, I'm another wife asking for support! dh john was reservist for five years who got pulled back to active this summer, he spent three months in TX, has nine more in SC, then off he goes to Afghan.

phew. it is not easy coming back to the land of the military wife after all this time! We have a bit of adjustment to do. dd was 2 last time he deployed so she doesn't remember it. Now, it's me and the kids, my mom is gone, my dad moved away, and we live within reporting distance to the base, but not close enough to commute - so I feel a bit alone, ok, a lot alone!

I'm enjoying planning our trip to keep me occupied, it falls into the leave period between assignments and will be a great r&r for all of us.

mbfqueen
11-29-2009, 01:36 PM
Just want to thank all the familia's for serving us!

*salutes*

mbfqueen
11-29-2009, 01:38 PM
Would love to hear about it!



I'm enjoying planning our trip to keep me occupied, it falls into the leave period between assignments and will be a great r&r for all of us.

kc10family
12-02-2009, 10:45 PM
prayers for all of you with deployed family members.

aboveH20
02-09-2010, 04:25 PM
After reading the DIS boards for a very long time, I have finally registered, and have chosen the salute to those in service to our country for my first post.

To those of you who are serving, or have served, my heartfelt thanks. I think it's fair to say that no one knows the rigors of your life whether deployed or "home." You are in my daily prayers.

Thanks also to the families who support men and women in the service, including wives, husbands, children, mothers, father, siblings and beyond. What you do for their morale keps them going. You also are in my daily prayers.

It is an honor and privilege to share the love of Disney and to keep in my prayers all who read this thread.

youngnicole
04-16-2010, 07:23 PM
:hippie:

WDW_lover_in_SC
04-25-2010, 11:57 PM
Josh Fix United States Marine Corps.

My little cousin. Love him a lot and very proud of him for being a braver man than me. He's going to Afghanistan soon. I'll be praying for him every night. Hope you guys can include him in your prayers.

kathrna
04-26-2010, 09:05 AM
May God be with and watch over your cousin Josh. We will add him to our prayer list.

disney67
09-20-2010, 11:17 PM
I just want too stop in and add one name my best friends son
SGT Todd Boehm he is stationed in Okinawa right now
soo a big hoo ra devil dog and to anyone else surving in the Marine Corps and any other branch .
from Retired Lcpl Fisherman

ginna74
09-24-2010, 02:33 PM
My hubby al who might be leaving the safety net of where he is now :(

princesspiglet
10-15-2010, 08:47 AM
I would like to add my husband who landed in Bahgram on Oct 12 and is transitioning to Camp Lighting this Sunday, Oct 16.

SFC Gerrit Milbert
PA AGR

He is acting as a Training Advisor with the ANA.

briarwolf
11-20-2010, 05:19 AM
I would like to add my husband who landed in Bahgram on Oct 12 and is transitioning to Camp Lighting this Sunday, Oct 16.

SFC Gerrit Milbert
PA AGR

He is acting as a Training Advisor with the ANA.

Thanks Babe. I love and miss you!
Thinking about the cruise and future Disney plans with you and Athena is one of the things that helps keep my sanity!

Smedlap
02-15-2011, 05:30 PM
Not a veteran, flunked the physical,:sad2: I just wanted to FLY.

I certainly appreciate all that the veterans and the current service people are doing for me.

And yes I almost daily say a prayer for all of you.

THANKS

shortbun
03-05-2011, 04:21 PM
Is it out of line to add an old student of mine who I just found out is having some emotional problems and is in the Army in Afganistan? His name is Clarence and he could use your prayers. thanks! I just fired up a general prayer for everyone on this list. My son and I do the same thing for all our service people wherever they are every night.

BWV Dreamin
03-08-2011, 12:42 PM
My son just graduated OSUT for MP in February and is already getting deployed to A'stan in May! Prayers for all the service men and women...:grouphug:

nealsmith
05-24-2011, 10:03 PM
I've been on this site for a while and didn't know these forums where here. This is awesome!
In 2007 my in-laws took us on a trip to WDW. We stayed at The Greens. My father-in-law served most of his life in the army, stationed in Germany and around Europe. Just staying around all of the military families was a great experience for me. It really made me renew my pride for all of the fine people that serve.

I don't have many regrets, but I do regret turning down those phone calls after I was out of high school.

God bless all that serve.

Jerry@dvcstore
05-26-2011, 06:36 AM
Thank you all for your service to our Country. :worship:

TORIMS
08-15-2011, 04:26 PM
Hi
Just joined this Forum. Can i add my husband to the list? He is in the British Royal Marines based at KMTC as a Company Sgt Major training the ANA! Had to cancel our vacation to WDW in November due to this deployment but have rebooked for Feb - yaaayyyyy! God bless all those who serve our nations! Stay Safe and come home to us soon!
Vicki xx

tinkerbellybutton
08-18-2011, 08:44 PM
I wish I had known about this forum last year. My DH got back just 3 days before Christmas 2010 from his second deployment in Iraq. He is currently in Okinawa Japan for two weeks on a training assignement, so well wishes for a safe training and safe return home would be appreciated!

Also wanted to say to all those who have loved ones serving, that we always keep all troops, anywhere in the world, in our prayers daily.

jaminder
08-19-2011, 05:20 PM
God Bless you all! and Thank you for your service!!!

aml3679
11-11-2011, 09:32 PM
God Bless you all! and Thank you for your service!!!

Yes, Happy Veteran's Day! Thank you for your service, your sacrifice and keeping out couintry free and safe.

bleukarma
12-04-2011, 06:29 PM
My cousin Micah is in Army Special Forces and is currently serving at Fort Campbell. He just got back (safely, thank God) from an "unknown" location for six months. Our family is very proud of him. :earsboy:

Johnpush
12-08-2011, 01:04 AM
That looks really cool. Great job.:cool1:

emmysmommy
06-24-2012, 05:42 PM
Just found this and read through so many pages... so grateful for all of these listed here!! So many brave men and women who willingly serve. THANK YOU TO ALL!

My youngest son, Chad (PFC 13d), is serving in the US ARMY, Ft. Bliss, TX - Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist

Proud Army mom! :goodvibes

Soarin Hubby
11-24-2012, 08:27 PM
Thanks to all who serve.
Our son got back from "the sand pit" in July. We took him & his wife on the Wonder Hawaiian cruise last month. It did him a world of good. We paid our respects at the Arizona Memorial and the National Cemetery at Punchbowl. Unfortunately he is deploying for the 3rd time in January.
May God Bless our service members.

ArmyMPwife
12-19-2012, 10:04 AM
Thanks to all of you who serve!
We are currently on an overseas tour in Germany. His company has a deployment coming up this coming year