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Name: Drake's
Email: watermaster4@aol.com
Date: Sunday August 31, 2003
Time: 11:32:43 PM

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I recently was e-mailed by my brother a editorial that Rush Limbaugh had posted. I have two older brothers, my father in-law, his twin brother, two uncles, myself, and my son who is currently serving with the 173rdin Iraq. That have served the United States with great honor and pride. Mr. Limbaugh showed the un-godly pay and retirement benefits that people in congress and the senate are getting ,not to mention how much their widows and widowers make. My point is that I heard that our loved ones in harms way will be taking a pay cut at the end of September and this really pisses me off! Our brave men and women already get paid next to nothing for putting their butts on the line and this is that way our government shows it's appreciation. Bull!!! Limbaugh also showed the chart on how much of a pay raise these arrogant S.O.B.s have given themselves over the years compared to a few dollar increase for the military. I can't see how these people can even look in the mirror each morning and how former veterans who now hold government positions in Washington can stand by and let this happen. I love the military and I volunteered to serve no matter what the crisis was. It's just time to take better care of our troops and their families.


Name: Arlene
Email: akmitchell@comcast.net
Date: Sunday August 31, 2003
Time: 11:22:46 PM

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Does anyone have thoughts to the end of the "herdword" newsletter article about how to send packages to any soldier? It states that our soldiers are no longer getting MRE's, the water supply was cut in 1/2,and the soldiers are only getting one hot meal a day. Is this true or are they trying to worry us for nothing? To PFC Nathan Garcia II A CO. 1/508 3rd PLT. thinking of you always. We are praying for yours and your fellow soldiers safe return home. GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. Lots of love, Mom (Arlene)


Name: Meri E. Bowie
Email: medbowie@aol.com
Date: Sunday August 31, 2003
Time: 11:12:03 PM

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Dearest Bryan Burress, We your loving family want to wish you a happy birthday On September 1. Your baby cousin, Brendan, loved yours and grandpa's birthday cake. We all love and miss you and we ask Gods blessing on you and those around you. All my love. Aunt Meri


Name: Grandma Sammie Pettitt
Email: samloupet@aol.com
Date: Sunday August 31, 2003
Time: 09:44:23 PM

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If anyone knows Alan Shaffer - please tell him his grandma says Hello and she loves and misses him. We are all so proud of our military men. Wishing Gods blessings on all of you.


Name: Bob
Email: snowgirl_605@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday August 31, 2003
Time: 09:08:18 PM

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Hey my FAVORITE cousin Paul! Aunt Jane's here and she's on my butt (once again) to right to you. But i don't mind, I kinda like it. Anyways, I just want you to know i love you and I'm proud of you and i can't wait until you come home for Christmas! Well, love you and I'll see you soon! Bob


Name: Michelle Henman
Email: snoop_at_heart@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday August 31, 2003
Time: 07:46:15 PM

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PFC Chad Henman: It was so great hearing from you today. You sounded in good spirits. Remember we are all behind you. I love you!!! Michelle


Name: Linda
Email: WGSLINDA@AOL.COM
Date: Sunday August 31, 2003
Time: 06:24:20 PM

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Sgt. Clint Mack Everyone here says Hello and you are in our Thoughts and Prayers. I will be working on those T-shirts I got your letter yesterday. Tuesday I am sending out 5 more boxes of goodies for you and your guys! The weather here is still hot and humid. Cole sent you some magazines and a note! He really does miss you and Chris and Melinda called today and said HI!!!! We are all so VERY PROUD of you son and because of men like you our Flag still flies with Pride and Honor. Josephs Mom from MI sent me a 173rd banner for our porch it was so sweet of her, so I sent her some MOMS T-shirts. We are all supporting each other all over the world just like you guys are supporting each other. Son I miss and love you Keep the Faith and stay strong. Lots of Love, Mom, Jim, Cole, Chris, Melinda and Jamie OOOPS!!! I cannot forget SPARKIE !!!!!! ruff ruff :-)


Name: carolina marceau
Email: cstapelkamp@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday August 31, 2003
Time: 11:53:56 AM

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SSG KEITH MARCEAU A-CO 2/503RD made it to Germany alright, 14 straight hrs.. I am beat ! i miss you here, I am freezing my butt off.. wish I could cuddle with you ! I am back home on Tuesday. Lucy is watching ms Paige.. our spoiled baby ! she is doing a very good job ! i will write more later on.. need a rest ! kisses to you my love and a huuuge hug i love you Carolina


Name: Anna
Email: bo.giove@libero.it
Date: Sunday August 31, 2003
Time: 11:41:39 AM

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Sam Walter: Today is the last day of August!! I can't wait for April.. I hope the time can fly, well everyday is a day closer for your return!!! I can't wait to hug you, I miss you so much...take care of you, love you, Anna HI TO SAL AND COREY!!!!


Name: Anna
Email:
Date: Sunday August 31, 2003
Time: 10:11:21 AM

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Uri Nieves,2/503 infantry, hey man, what's up there? Today at the pool there were few people, so i just get bored! in these days I had really fun with two old friends, wow, I had party every night!! I finished most of the food i bought on base, should I lose some weight?!?!?  I miss you baby, take care! Love, Anna


Name: Mom & Dad
Email: cdearden@adelphia.net
Date: Sunday August 31, 2003
Time: 10:05:29 AM

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To Pvt Rob Dearden with 2 Plt A Co 2/503. It is labor day weekend Grandma is visiting and Dan & Linda will be coming over. Great to talk to you last Tuesday. Package of goodies are on their way. Much more to follow. Every one here is so very proud of you and all your fellow soldiers. Stay safe. Email, call or write when you can. We heard Adam flew out this past Thursday (28th)with the 82nd. We'll be thinking of you constantly and miss you always. The 173rd ROCKS!!!!! Love, Mom&Dad


Name: Donna Voline
Email: pandpdonna@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday August 31, 2003
Time: 08:45:42 AM

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SSG Stephen Voline (2/B/1-508) Hello Son, We all love you very much and miss you terribly. Please stay safe, I wish April would hurry up and get here. Can't wait to see you. Everyone says HI! They all miss you, too. I LOVE YOU SON MOM


Name: Nina Krause
Email: ninchenkrause@web.de
Date: Sunday August 31, 2003
Time: 06:07:59 AM

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TO: SGT LAND JACOB DANIEL 1/63 Hey BABY! How are you..? I can't wait to talk to you again. I miss you tons!!!!!! Take care and the other guys too! I LOVE YOU! KISS


Name: Bérénice
Email: bnice92@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday August 31, 2003
Time: 05:08:06 AM

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attn: Sgt. Rene Corella 1st Plt Aco 2/503: holà! Getting my last things packed. My plane for Alicante leaves at 16:55. Will be thinking of you all the way. Am gonna have to improve my Spanish! I hope I'll get some news soon, you better be taking good care of y'all! ;-). (Scroll down 4 more msgs!) gros bisous mon doudou. Love - B.


Name: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Email:
Date: Sunday August 31, 2003
Time: 02:16:32 AM

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Hi everyone: I just read a section of the Herdword newsletter that gives information on how to send a package that will be distributed to soldiers who aren't receiving anything at all. For those of us that have the means to do so, I think this is a great idea and something I'd never really thought about since I am usually just thinking of my boyfriend and what he might need. Please take the time to read this when you have a chance.


Name: Barb Kupisch - Jeff's Mom
Email: bark1128@msn.com
Date: Sunday August 31, 2003
Time: 02:02:00 AM

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ATTN: J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H -2/503 MORTAR - SOMEONE PLEASE TEL JEFF TO CALL AFTER 3 PM SUNDAY - CHICAGO TIME. THANK YOU!! Just sent 2 packages out this morning for you! I pray they arrive in time for your birthday. I heard about your call to Aunt Jan. Thank you for calling her! She was SO HAPPY to hear from you. I'd appreciate a call as well... I know, I know! I wasn't home when you called. I cried. I hate missing your calls. I really miss you & as your birthday comes closer - I miss you even more. YOU were the BEST Anniversary present I ever had! Dad & I plan to go to Francesca Amici's for dinner that night to celebrate our anniversary & your birthday... The pool is closing but Besenville built a new indoor pool out @ Redmond Park for Fenton High School's swim team & etc. Jessica & the other guards are applying out there to work during the winter season. That pool is Red Cross, so they all have to be re-certified because the Water Park is still Ellis. Well, it's very, very late but I was up checking email & got to thinking of you & just wanted to post a note in case you happened to actually read this... How are those Internet cafe's I've heard about?? They had those in Puerto Vallarta @ the mall. Well, I have to teach tomorrow, so I better sign off. LOOK for your packages in the mail. You'll love what's in them!! I miss you very much & love you even more, son. PLEASE CALL HOME TOMORROW!!! We have some GOOD NEWS TO SHARE WITH YOU! I can't post it on here. Call after 3 pm Chicago time - then we can ALL talk & DAD will be here - he's missed ALL your calls & he'd LOVE to actually SPEAK with you!!OK?? GOT IT??? IF NOT - SOMEONE PLEASE TELL JEFF TO CALL SUNDAY AFTER 3 PM CHICAGO TIME!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! We're very proud of you, Jeff! Did you ever meet Ben? I hear he's still up North over there. Well, I hope we can talk tomorrow.... Love, Mom


Name: Arlene
Email: akmitchell@comcast.net
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 10:31:04 PM

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Re: e-mail. My e-mail to the A Company 1/508th was also returned, but attached was a note from the gentleman who operates it. He said if one e-mail address is returned we can use any of the other e-mail addresses. hhccompany1508th@yahoo.com, bcompany1508@yahoo.com, acompany1508@yahoo.com.  Just be sure to put your soldiers rank, name, and unit in the subject line. He said they will get sorted out and sent to the right unit. The address will hold so many e-mails before they start to get returned. So keep trying. Arlene


Name: Bobbie Samaroo
Email: bobbie_samaroo@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 10:24:32 PM

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Sgt. Sean Samaroo c/co 2/503rd. Hey Baby Happy Birthday to you. I'm sure it is the 31st there in Iraq so I thought I would go ahead and send this! Hope you have a wonderful birthday baby and hope you got the presents from Dylan and I. I wish I could have been there to see you open your gifts. Your mom, dad, sis said to tell you happy birthday and that they love you very much. Hopefully you will be back in time for Dylan's birthday! Dylan said that would be the best birthday present ever. I also hope we never have to spend another birthday or any more holidays apart! I love you and want you to know that your son and I are thinking of you on your special day! Of course we think of you everyday and hope you come home soon. We love you baby!!!Happy Birthday


Name: Mom
Email: jldwg12@earthlink.net
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 09:41:07 PM

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Happy 29th Birthday Jeff! The other email site won't accept our messages. Says it has reached its quota. Hope you see this. BE CAREFUL! TAKE CARE! Love, Mom and Dad.


Name: Debbie, Rob & Haley Starr
Email: dstarr@elmore.rr.com
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 08:24:16 PM

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Loved the pic. We're so proud of you! We think of you often. I'm so glad Lyn forwarded us this site. Now we can keep up with you and write you. This is so great. Take care and be careful! We love you!! Debbie, Rob & Haley


Name: Brett & Deb Herrington
Email: bretth@usachoice.net
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 06:39:23 PM

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LUKE HEIM - HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM FREINDS IN PA. Josh called this morning and gave us your address. Said he's only seen you a couple times since you guys arrived in Iraq. I told him we saw a note from your Uncle Jeff and he said Caitie is getting big - so is Gavin. He misses Josh SO much. I'm sure Caitie misses you too. Waiting to hear from your uncle with more news. We sent a care package with some whoopie pies for your birthday. Remembered how much you liked them when we made them at the cabin in Uchee Creek - Ft. Benning. Please know how proud we are of all of you. You're all in our thoughts and prayers. Brett said to tell you he's still watching the Colts - Go Eagles!?!?!? God Bless! Brett & Deb Herrington


Name: Brett & Deb Herrington
Email: bretth@usachoice.net
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 06:31:49 PM

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We got a wonderful phone call at 4 a.m. from our son who is with the 1st/508th, 2nd PLT, Bravo Co. He sounded a little tired but other than that still in good spirits. Still hasn't heard anything on R&R. They've been getting their packages and said to tell everyone "thanks" for everything they've sent. God Bless the 173rd and all the troops and their family. Stay strong, stay focused and stay safe. We love you and miss you beyond words Josh! Always, Mom, Dad & Gavin (your little army boy)


Name: Tricia Sheridan
Email: tsheridan@ksc.mailcruiser.com
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 03:10:36 PM

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To: Ryan Bell 2 plt b co 2/503 Hey Ryan hope everything is ok! I've gotten to read the letter you sent to your mom! Stay safe and I'll mail you a letter soon!! Come home soon! Love, Tricia (your cousin) :)


Name: Diana & Mindy Martin
Email: Spatcher5150@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 02:03:38 PM

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SPC Kunasek, Brian, Just wanted to let you know that we love you and miss you. Hope that you are o.k.. We miss you so much and can't wait to see you, and hope that it will be soon. All the gang says hi to. Take care of your self and send mail (snail or E) when you can. Keep up the good work. Love Mom, Mindy, Todd and Justin....


Name: lurene bell
Email: lurenebell@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 01:01:23 PM

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pfc ryan j. bell 2 plt b co 2/503 Hi Ryan I have sent everything that you wanted now did you get the camera and envelope to send back want pictures of you labor day week-end have to work college is opening this week end tim went to breakfast with cheri she leaves for college will find out details and let you know dad said tim won't say anything hang in there your almost 1/2 done love ya be safe love mom and dad


Name: Sally Harper/First Presbyterian Church
Email: snjharper@tyler.net
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 11:06:56 AM

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For PFC Andrew T. Son. Hi Andrew, We try to keep up with you through the news media and we do worry about you and think of you often. You are in our prayers. It is hard to believe the summer is almost over. I am not good on geography so don't know when your summer will be over, but hope it is soon. Am sure your summer is hotter than ours - in more ways than one. Our summer was great except that our car was totaled. We went to Austin to be with grandchildren, and were within six blocks of their house when a lady ran a red light and totaled the car. They hauled us out on boards and took us to the emergency room and x-rayed us from top to bottom. No broken bones or stitches - just lots of cuts and scrapes and bruises and sore muscles. So we are doing fine. Take care. Be safe. God bless. Sally Harper


Name: Auntie Debbie Tyer
Email: Deb_at_the_lake@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 10:50:48 AM

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JONATHAN MATTHEWS - Got your letter. It made my day!!! Hopefully by now you have received the package with the recording your mom had made for you. We use to do that when Uncle Bobby was in Viet Nam. Everyone use to gather, cook and make an event of it when he'd send his tapes back home for everyone to listen to. He didn't have time to write so many letters to all the family, so recordings were his way to communicate. I cannot believe who the first three people are on the tapes. ONLY YOUR MOTHER would have done that. I think it was just toooo funny. I hope this message finds you healthy and safe. We live to hear from you Mom that you've called or emailed her. Everyone is doing fine. Meemaw is in Indiana w/the Nuns!!!Cam and Collin have to work this weekend - Labor Day - last big holiday weekend - should keep them out of trouble. I have sent you a letter about a story about Collin and a poker game!! Should have you laughing for a few days. Needless to say he "lost his short"!!! Gotta go mow. Chad came home for a visit this weekend and to help mow. I'll be so glad when we get this home sold and I can move. With this Texas heat, I am READY for Wyoming. Gotta go Bud - Take care and stay safe Sweetie. We love you and miss you very much. Auntie Debbie


Name: Lauren & Jim Hund
Email: lkhund@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 09:42:35 AM

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Has anyone tried the yahoo email address lately for Bravo Company. Once again this morning my email came right back. Does anyone have any info that can help us find out why or the name and email address of someone who is running that site. I would like to see what we can do about getting it to work again. Thanks


Name: Donna Voline(Mom of SSG Stephen Voline)
Email: pandpdonna@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 08:59:19 AM

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SSG Stepehen Voline-Just got home from work and wanted to tell you that we all love you very much. We miss you terribly. Praying for all the troops everyday. Please be careful. WE ALL LOVE YOU MOM & DAD


Name: Adrian Ann
Email: a.hinds@mcshi.com
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 07:36:53 AM

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SGT Monte Massey, I do hope that you are getting your mail, and the boxes that I am sending you, and not 4 at a time!! I sure miss you and hope that I get to talk to you soon... I love you MOM


Name: giulia
Email: maledetta83@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 06:57:03 AM

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this message is for: WILLIAM ESPINOSA, MARK BERKOSKI, DAVID HEATH, CJ CHANDLER, PAUL REED, JAMES JELLOWBOSKI, CHRIS PERRY, MIKE ASHURTS, ZACK BAUMANN, and everybody i forgot to mention and everybody fighting for us all. We miss you alot! be back soon, all of our love and support! giulia


Name: Nina Krause
Email: ninchenkrause@web.de
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 06:55:22 AM

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TO: SGT LAND JACOB DANIEL HHC 1/63 Hey Baby! Thanks for the Letter!! I talked yesterday to your Dad.! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! Be careful and be strong! I can't wait to see you.......;) Kiss Nina


Name: Maria Elizabeth Embry
Email: pinay_492000@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 02:27:45 AM

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To: Spc Luis Rolando M. HHc,2/503d Mortars 173d(ABN)Brigade APO AE 09347 Anyone who knows him kindly give this message to my son. thxs. Hello Junior! we haven't receive any calls or letter for. you lately. Hope you're o.k. I just mailed a package for you. foodstuffs, etc. the usual. Pls get in touch with us. Be safe and God bless. Love,Mommy


Name: Ron Anderson
Email: andy26 1@juno.com
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 02:07:30 AM

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I too am not getting though at the bcompany1508@yahoo.com what gives???? All wish to do is wish my son a Happy Birthday.


Name: Lauren & Jim Hund
Email: lkhund@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 01:49:28 AM

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Hi there, has any one had the problem with the email address saying that the quoto is full. We have tried a couple of times to send our son a message and keep them sent back with the quota full message. Can anyone help or give me some advice. Thanks


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: sheila.steely@sbcglobal.net
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 12:30:46 AM

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PFC Chad Henman; I just wanted to let you know that you are on my mind. Please be safe and watch your back. Remember I love you and miss you very much. And, I couldn't be prouder. Love Always; Mom


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: sheila.steely@sbcglobal.net
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 12:30:40 AM

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PFC Chad Henman; I just wanted to let you know that you are on my mind. Please be safe and watch your back. Remember I love you and miss you very much. And, I couldn't be prouder. Love Always; Mom


Name: Nicole
Email: A poem
Date: Saturday August 30, 2003
Time: 12:12:19 AM

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A Toast to the Flag: Here's to the Red of it! There's not a thread of it, No, not a shred of it, from foot to head, But heroes bled for it, Faced steel and lead for it, Precious blood shed for it, Bathing it Red. Here's to the white of it! Thrilled by the sight of it. Who knows the right of it, But feels the might of it, Through day and night, Womanhood's care of it, Made manhood's dare for it: Purity's prayer for it: Keeps it so White. Here's to the Blue of it! Heavenly view of it, Star-spangled hue of it, Honesty's due of it, Constant and true. Here's to the whole of it, Stars, Stripes and Pole of it, Here's to the soul of it. RED, WHITE, and BLUE!!-John Daly


Name: TO: SGT. KEVIN R. GLEICH-CSC-ALOC-173rd ABN BDE
Email: FROM Mom & Dad in HILLIARD OH
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 09:47:06 PM

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IT IS PROBABLY AUGUST 30TH WHERE YOU ARE AT RIGHT NOW...WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THIS WORLD SON....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! GOD BLESS YOU AND THE REST OF THE 173RD. ALL OUR LOVE!!!


Name: Harleman
Email: jayharlem@hotmail.com
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 09:11:40 PM

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SGT Massy and SGT Gonzalez, C 2-503rd, Whats up fellas? Sorry I missed your call the other day, got off early. If you need anything sent over shoot me an email or gimme a call at home. You can call Bldg 4 staff duty (706-545-2218)or DSN 835-2218 and have them transfer the call (morale call). My number is 706-221-5244. I'll be off all next week, then go to ranger school 8 Sep. Monte, ole Matt Mattingly should be over there by now (he's with 4th ID). LT Shak made SFAS and said we need to catch up. SFC G is over in Uzbekistan. Talked to Boobs, or should I say Trooper Plane. Wanted me to check on how he could come back in and go to the Q..I knew he would. Gonzo, saw all those pics of you on 173rdairborne.com, what are you the 503rd poster boy? Fag..Take care over there fellas and make it back in one piece. If you get leave swing on down and we'll consume some reebs. Later. Jared


Name: keith marceau
Email: keith.marceau@us.army.mil
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 06:13:38 PM

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caroline, i love you soo much. hope your trip to Germany went as well as my birthday! it was a great birthday thanks to you. you knew exactly what to buy me! thanks you! glad that i got to call you, it was the perfect topping to a nice b-day. as for the wish list..hmm, i knew you were my rangerette! awesome, can't wait to go back and make all OUR wishes come true! eva sent me a card, but i can not open it at my army email..so if you could, email me what it said. go to www.us.army.mil, then type in keith.marceau, and you know my password, then if you look on the upper left hand corner, you will see my email link! damn it, now you can be nosey, you probably planned this with eva! lol! thanks again, i love and miss you! keith! tell paige wow wow!


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 06:03:13 PM

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Sgt. JOEL BEDNAR, Well, baby Derek is looking up the info we need to run our mission:) I know you and my father sound the same! Derek thinks it will be fun, and after all you know we would be a good team for this sort of thing! As my father put it "I would feel safer if you took Derek. He's a male and he's built like a damn brick wall. Take the Marine for god's sake if you're gonna do this!" Of course he didn't tell me I shouldn't/couldn't..he knows his daughter. I told Jake, Cory and Don...all said I was nuts..laughed and told me it sounded like me. Jake is on here right now...he just IMed me. He said you better watch out, you married a crazy woman:) I told him you already knew that! I love you whole bunchies babydoll! Always look inside your ring, and remember those words I spoke to you! I am crazy...but you're sooo worth it! Love you...always!~~~~Princess~~~~


Name: CHER KYLE
Email: cjkyle@alltel.net
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 05:46:34 PM

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Trey, The last time I saw you, you were a snot nosed little kid. I lived next to Sal for a while and I would babysit you. At that time I worked at Hooters (I figured that would ring a bell). I talked to your Dad today and found out where you are and how proud he is of you. I wish I could give you a big hug and kiss for what you are doing. We have an employee who has a brother in command of the 3rd OF THE 160th SPECIAL OPS AVIATION REGIMENT--LT. COL. PAT TIERNEY. I don't know if you are in the same region,(I am not really how your stations work), we sent word to him to look you up. I will pray everyday for your safe return. When you get home I will throw the biggest Party Lake Burton has ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!! In Gratitude and Love Cher Kyle PLEASE WRITE 15768 Hwy. 197 N. Clarkesville, Ga. 30523


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 04:33:35 PM

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to all of those who got emails back from email addresses such as acompany1508@yahoo.com and so on. I tried to send one myself but I got it back. The reason why some of them get back is simply because there are so many people writing to that address that the storage is not enough so I guess we have to wait until they download all the previous emails. So just write back again and sooner or later it'll go thru!


Name: Steph
Email: Keithu2@aol.com
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 04:10:47 PM

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Hey, chris! I just wanted to say hi and let you know that i love you and miss you very, very much, big brother!!! Take care of yourself and your buddies! Be safe and know that we, on the Island, and in the harbor, are truly so proud of all of the soldiers of the 173rd!:) God bless and God speed!:) Love Always, your little sister, Steph


Name: PHYLLIS
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 03:14:07 PM

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SPC. STEPHEN GRAFTON, A CO 2/ND 503RD: THE END OF THE SUMMER IS OFFICIALLY HERE..AND YOU ARE STILL THERE. WE LOVE AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH, AND MORE THAN THAT, WE ARE VERY PROUD...WE PUT UP ALL NEW YELLOW RIBBONS, (ALTHOUGH WE LEFT THE OLD ONES UP..SUPERSTITION PREVAILED!)-JUST HANG IN THERE, DO YOUR DUTY, AND KNOW THAT YOU ARE STIL A HERO HERE IN YOUR HOMETOWN. 173RD RULES! MOM, DAD AND JAIME


Name: GAIL AUTEN
Email: gailauten@yahoo.com
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 02:11:45 PM

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DEAR JOEL, THE PICTURES ARE GREAT! YOU LOOK SO HANDSOME AND HEALTHY. COUPLER IS SUCH A CUTE DOG, AND IT WAS NICE TO SEE WHAT YOUR ROOM LOOKED LIKE. I COULDN'T FIND THE LAKE THAT YOU WERE AT ON THE MAP. YOUR FAMILY LOVES AND MISSES YOU SO MUCH, WE ARE ALL SO PROUD OF YOU AND THE WHOLE 173RD. YOU WILL PROBABLY HAVE A LOT OF STORIES TO TELL YOU NIECES AND NEPHEWS. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN ITALY. REMEMBER YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD AND MANY ARE PRAYING FOR YOU. HUGS MOM


Name: Major Johnson & family
Email: faceit0347@aol.com
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 12:26:50 PM

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SPC Roberto C. Sandifer, B Co 2/503rd. Congratulations on your promotion. A job well done. Now you need to focus on making that Lt. Roberto C. Sandifer. You know we only expect the best from you. Stay safe and please call your sister. If you need anything let us know. Take care and God Speed. Love you, your brother-in-law and sister.


Name: caroline marceau
Email: cstapelkamp@hotmail.com
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 10:57:57 AM

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SSG KEITH MARCEAU AND HEY... ELEPHANTSHOE !! :)


Name: caroline marceau
Email: cstapelkamp@hotmail.com
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 10:48:16 AM

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SSG KEITH MARCEAU A-CO 2/503RD HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU MY LOVE !! i wish i could be there with you and just hold you. you are my sweetheart and it hurts being apart from you, especially on this special day ! enjoy your day, you deserve it ! you are doing a great job and iam greatful of what you and the boys accomplished ! keep it up ! how did you like the presents i sent you? i wish you could promise me that we never have to spent our birthdays apart. you are the best ! please be careful ! happy birthday baby ! caroline


Name: Dale Hayes
Email: chasecolin@adelphia.net
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 10:38:46 AM

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To the greatest soldiers that ever lived I say keep up the good work. It is solely due to your courage,bravery and ability to survive that my freedoms remain just that. I knew that the war in Iraq would be won as soon as I heard the news that the 1-7-3 was dropped into northern Iraq. I can not thank you enough nor can I say enough words to express my admiration for the greatest army braigade that ever lived. THANK YOU!


Name: Dale Hayes
Email: chasecolin@adelphia.net
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 10:37:30 AM

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To the greatest soldiers that ever lived I say keep up the good work. It is solely due to your courage,bravery and ability to survive that my freedoms remain just that. I knew that the war in Iraq would be one as soon as I heard the news that the 1-7-3 was dropped into northern Iraq. I can not thank you enough nor can I say enough words to express my admiration for the greatest army braigade that ever lived. THANK YOU!


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: bark1128@msn.com
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 09:56:05 AM

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attn: J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H - 2/503 - MORTAR = I'm sorry I missed your call the other night. PLEASE CALL AGAIN!! I keep hearing tidbits of news but can't seem to find details. I am praying for you & your buddies. No weapon formed against you shall prosper & everything hidden in the darkness shall be brought to the light & exposed!! God is faithful!! And He loves YOU! Never forget that! He is your rear guard - your armor & shield. Tho a thousand fall on your left & ten thousand on your right, it's not coming near the dwelling of the 173rd!! Only with your eyes will you behold the reward of the wicked - AND you are NOT the wicked! You are the blessed, the redeemed & the arm of the Deliverer - bringing forth PEACE in the midst of chaos! You are the PEACEMAKERS - PEACEKEEPERS!! And, God is protecting & leading each & every one of you! When you all arrived in Iraq - I was praying for the Wind of GOd to blow thru Iraq, bringing forth peace, safety,revival,freedom & victory - & the next picture I saw on TV was the 173rd jumping out of the planes. I know this may seem corny to some reading this - but it's true! You are there for such a time as this & you will be victorious in all your efforts. JEFF, you are greatly loved & prayed for continuously. Please call home soon. There is news you will want to know - Good News! Happy News!! So, please keep calling until you reach ME! I love you & gotta sign off - I love you & PLEASE CALL HOME! Love, Mom


Name: Donna Voline
Email: Pandpdonna@yahoo.com
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 08:08:47 AM

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SSG Stephen Voline- hello from home,We all love you very much and miss you terribly. You hang in there. Bless all of you. We are praying for all the troops. Stephen, I LOVE YOU MOM


Name: Vett
Email: Primetimemo@aol.com
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 08:01:28 AM

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Roberto,congratulations on your promotion,and to your fellow soldiers,Brothers, keep your heads up for pride and down for safety.Berto , i love you man.FRom your Big Brother,the veteran,i'm proud of you stay strong.


Name: Vett
Email: Primetimemo@aol.com
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 08:00:54 AM

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Roberto,congratulations on your promotion,and to your fellow soldiers,Brothers, keep your heads up for pride and down for safety.Berto , i love you man.FRom your Big Brother,the veteran,i'm proud of you stay strong.


Name: dagmar young
Email:
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 07:10:26 AM

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To Sgt. Daniel Korp B.CO 2/503 We all LOVE and MISS you very mutch Watch your back and you all come home save Love Mom


Name: Nina Krause
Email: ninchenkrause@web.de
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 04:44:15 AM

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TO. SGT LAND JACOB DANIEL HHC 1/63 Hey Baby! More packages on the way to you! I can´t wait to talk to you again! Take care of you and the other guys too!!! I Love you sooooooooo muuuuuuccchhhhh!!!! Nina


Name: Daniel Hare and Jenny Roberts
Email: dhared@yahoo.com and Iamissues@aol.com
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 02:48:58 AM

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Chris Mosier 2nd 503rd. Hello Chris. We miss you and love you! We are behind you in every step that you take. We can't wait to see you again! Please stay safe! Keep in touch. Keep your chin up. Everyone here is pulling for you! You are an amazing human being. You are so special. Don't ever forget how important you are! We are always here for you! LOVE YOU! From all of us back home! Even Gizmo!


Name: Lauren & Jim Hund
Email: lkhund@hotmail.com
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 02:42:06 AM

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Talked to our son JJ today-it was just so great hearing his voice. JJ is you read this, just know how very proud of you we are and how very much we love you and miss you. God Bless all of you-keep up the great work your all doing.


Name: Rhonda O'Hara
Email: rmrrmo@msn.com
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 01:49:37 AM

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Hello Troops! Just came across this site, and wanted to thank you for all that you are doing!! We are so very proud of you!! Once again, America stands up and does what it needs to do in the name of justice and liberty and freedom for the Iraqi people!! You have done a fabulous job!!! We are praying for your safety, and we are praying for your families, for their sacrifices too! May God Bless You All, and come home soon!!!


Name: Lori
Email: daisy77889@hotmail.com
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 01:25:42 AM

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To my brother Daniel, We miss you, love you and pray to god every night for you safe return.


Name: carol and mike mccarthy
Email: mlloman67@hotmail.com
Date: Friday August 29, 2003
Time: 12:07:26 AM

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HELLO EVERYONE ANOTHER UPDATE ON CORY THEY MOVEDHIM TODAY TO ANOTHER FLOOR HE SOUNDS GREAT KEEP THOSE CARDS AND LETTER COMING ONCE AGAIN HERE IS HIS ADDRESS SPC COR MCCARTHY C/O WALTER REED HOSPITAL 6900 GEORGIA AVEN.W WASHINGTON DC 20307-5001 ROOM 5763 CAROL AND MIKE MCCARTHY GILROY CALIFORINA


Name: Arlene
Email: akmitchell@comcast.net
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 11:18:45 PM

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PFC Nathan Garcia II A CO., 1/508 3rd Plt. son thinking of you always.More packages are being sent out from your Aunts and of course from me. I must say that this is the best website that anyone can have. It has brought so many people together. Keep up the good work. Mom (Arlene)


Name: Donna Voline9MOM OF SSG Stephen Voline)
Email: pandpdonna@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 11:13:46 PM

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SSG Stephen Voline- We love you and miss you terribly. Stay Safe. WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU MOM


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: sheila.steely@sbcglobal.net
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 10:28:52 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; I love you and miss you very much. Take care and come home safely. Love Always; Mom


Name: Aunt Bev & Uncle Gary
Email: begabe@voyager.net
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 10:26:50 PM

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Hi there Richie Farquhar! We don't know if you actually ever get to read these or not but just in case I keep posting a note on here every so often. Don't think that I don't pray for your safety every day but I just don't write to you all the time. The town of Onaway is still behind your efforts and really appreciate what you and your friends are doing over there. Fall is settling in up north. The temeratures are dropping and the trees are looking tired...and ready to turn colors and drop their leaves. Don't know if anyone told you that Scott and his new wife are expecting a baby in November. Brian and Katelyn are less than thrilled at a brother 14 and 18 years younger than they are but Scott is pretty pumped about being a dad again. Well don't want to take up someone elses's time or space on here. KNow that you are loved and we can't wait to get you home or even back to Italy would be good. Hugs...and blessings. Aunt Bev & Uncle GAry.


Name: S. Barnes
Email:
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 10:11:33 PM

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I have a son in 1st platoon, Battle co. 2/503rd,Benjamin Barnes, if anyone knows info on Ben please post. I sent one picture in of Ben that he sent me, but have not heard from him in quite a while. We are still sending out packages and letters. Ben we love you and are soooo proud of you and all the 173rd. God Bless you and keep you safe. This is a wonderful website and I applaud those who keep it going. A Proud Army Mom!!!


Name: Leonard Engle
Email: liengle@cableone.net
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 09:53:24 PM

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To anyone who might have pictures of C-CO. 1/508th of the 173rd airborne. 1st plt, 1st sqd. I would like to know if anyone has received pictures from their son or daughters in this company. If you do have some would you contact me at my email address. I would like to find pictures of my son Jacob Engle. Thanks


Name: Pops
Email: taxguy0013@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 09:40:29 PM

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To Bryan Flynn: We are very proud of you and what you are doing. We do miss you and hope that everything is going ok. Write when you can. Be careful and watch your back. Love Mom, Pops, Michael, Conor, Tina, Eli and Mollie.


Name: Brett & Deb Herrington
Email: bretth@usachoice.net
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 09:25:31 PM

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! This website is so wonderful! Not only have we been able to contact our loved ones, we've been able to find support in other family memebers of the 173rd. The photos are WONDERFUL and such an amazing way to bring our loved ones into our homes. Today, I saw a message to Luke Heim. He is one of my son's best friends and we haven't heard anything in so long. We did see photos of him and sent copies to our son in Iraq. Today there was an e-mail for Luke and we were to see how his little girl is and able to contact his family. Thank you so much for making this possible.


Name: Dave & Karen Lape
Email: salvo75lape@netscape.net
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 07:24:28 PM

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PFC David Lape, Jr - We love and miss you. Hang in there. Mom & Dad


Name: AL SCHLOTHAUER
Email: SPTSAL@AOL.COM
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 07:13:47 PM

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CONFORMATION FROM EMAIL? WHAT DOES IT SAY - AND WHO DOES IT COME FROM. I SENT AN EMAIL AND RECEIVED SOMETHING FROM POSTMASTER ABOUT DELIVERY NOTIFICATION. IS THAT THE CONFIRMATION OR DOES THE CONFORMATION SAY SOME- THING ELSE. THANKS. JUST DON'T WANT TO OPEN UP ANY STRANGE NOTIFICATIONS THANKS BRANDON AIRD FOR THE PHOTOS GREAT JOB. GIVE THEM ALL OUR BEST. GO 173RD - SKY SOLDIERS ARE THE BEST-


Name: Cynthia Bachman Fort
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 07:08:35 PM

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Just a FYI for the 1-1/508th Bravo folks: My son just called..we got to talk about a half hour (2 14 minute calls) it is about 2:30 a.m. there. He said he was able to get two days of R&R--just meaning a break away and back to base and then able to use the phone etc.. they are downrange from Kirkuk. He sounded good and said everything is ok--the platoon is great. He of course had a wish list of some specific DVD's & CD's. I had sent him a camcorder. He received that ok and is having a good time with that to send tapes back home. Sounds like when they up and move like they just did getting the basic essentials up and running for the troops is more of a priority each time. And he also is getting my emails from the bcompany1508@yahoo.com address. He likes that, he gets them usually the day after they are sent out, so that is good to know! Sounds like the packages are getting there about a week to 9 days. Also he said when it gets down to 90 at night with a little breeze it is almost chilly!! Sounded in good spirits--things seems to be calm again in his area. Hope this helps anyone who has not heard from theirs who is in his platton. He said they are rotating them for a R&R break. cbf


Name: Steph
Email: Keithu2@aol
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 04:57:26 PM

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Hey Chris~Cco 1-508! Wow, it's been over a month since we have heard anything from you...I hope everything is ok!:) Well, all of us on the island and in the Harbor miss you so much!!! Take care, be safe, and remember that we are so proud of you!!!!:) Love forevermore, Mom, Dad, and Steph


Name: Jack Reed
Email: jreed@texas.net
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 04:51:23 PM

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I would like to thank PFC Brandon Aird for the outstanding job he has done in keeping the photo album updated, and for identifying the troops where possible. I helps me feel a little closer to my son, who is a medic with 1/B/1?508; (SP4 Reed, Paul) Thanks again, and keep up the good work. Jack Reed, 472nd MP Co, Ft Wainwright, AK 1967-1969


Name: Pam
Email: binsoveryblessed@aol.com
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 04:34:16 PM

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This message is for Peter Monticelli 173rd Airborne 2/503rd Son, I miss you terribly and pray for you and the others every day. We are so proud of everything that you are doing there. I hope you are finally receiving my packages and mail, hope the cards are okay and put a smile on your face. Please let me know if you or your friends need anything. Looking forward to hearing from you soon honey, I love you so much. Trying to get you in the paper here so will send you a camera and want you to send it back okay? Been following your company through news alerts and other sources, so that at least I know where you have been. Take care honey, praying you'll be able to go home soon. Love ----Mom


Name: Suzann Singer
Email: mssuzann@aol.com
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 03:50:06 PM

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OOPS...lets try it again. I emailed today a message for my son SSG. Mario Singer and it was returned stating that HHC Company1598@yahoo.com has no email account...does anyone know what could have gone wrong...please let me know. I have emailed before and I have received a confirmation. May all our American Soldiers be safe...may God watch over ALL of them...Have a safe day everyone!!!


Name: Suzann Singer
Email:
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 03:45:14 PM

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Name: Elizabeth Schoen
Email:
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 03:13:31 PM

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PVT JORDAN, JOSHUA 74TH INF DET LRS hello buuuuddy! all i really have to say is HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY!! I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT. BE SURE TO WRITE AND TELL ME ABOUT IT. NOVEMBER GULF. elizabeth. WITH LOTS OF LOVE! :) :>


Name: to ALL the soldiers of the 74th INF DET LRS
Email: elizabeth.schoen@us.army.mil
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 03:10:26 PM

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Hello everyone, i have a favor to ask of all of you. it pertains to a certain soldiers 21st birthday and i was hoping you could help me out with his birthday present. you see PVT JORDAN JOSHUA turns 21 on SEPTEMBER 1st. and i would appreciate it if you could do some funky stuff to him on that one day. for example... birthday punches in the arm, cup cake or even cake in the face, some extra push-ups. you know that sorta thing. but most of all tell him happy birthday from elizabeth or November Gulf. i do ask that you don't hurt him though. CHANCE... i know you like to take pictures so if you could please get some pictures of all this for me. IMPORTANT- THIS IS ALL IN FUN AND GAMES. :) thank you! from a friend of Jordan's


Name: Patricia A. Spadaro
Email: babydoll824@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 02:50:41 PM

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2nd LT Rafael Camporese I am so very proud of you more than you could ever imagine. What you are doing will go down in the history books as one of the best things you did for us, protect our freedom!!! I miss you terribly and really wish that you and Dom would hurry home. You are always in my prayers and I pray that you return home safe nad quickly. Love, ur lil' sister


Name: Scott Byrne
Email: chicken70767@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 02:46:45 PM

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Hello Nathan Whitelatch and fellow soldiers. Just checking in to see how you all are. Hope things are going well. I just back from Houston on a buisness trip. I put a roast on the BBQ pit and got a cold beer. Now im cleaning the pool. How are you and the other guys doing? Hope ya'll are holding up good. Sure are waiting on ya'll to get home then you can help me drink a beer and cook! I've talked to gramma and pop,your mom and uncle frank everyone is doing O.K.. Hope to here from you real soon.God Bless. Uncle Scott


Name: Morgan Gittus
Email: Lildruboo@aol.com
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 01:36:16 PM

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Hi! Yes this is a message from the girl all you guys drool over whenever PFC BRANDON ALTEMUELLER 173rd 1/508th Charlie Company opens his mail! WILL YOU PLEASE GET SOME PICTURES OF THIS GUY ON THE SITE? I've looked through every picture (it took me two hours) and there is not one of him on there! I'm dying to see him and he won't be home till March. PLEASE??!! Thank you! :)


Name: Faye Lee
Email: faye.lee@dss.co.robeson.nc.us
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 01:11:49 PM

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173rd ABN BGD 2-C 2/503rd INF Just received 2 cameras from my son PFC Richard Rowell. We 'bout broke the doors down at Walmart in such a rush to get them developed. The pictures are beautiful!! But since I haven't seen him since December 18th, he could be covered in mud and still be beautiful to me. I will try to get some of them posted here. Anyone having a loved one in this unit, just email me and I will try to forward some of them to you. I don't know any of the names of the guys, but all moms will be able to recognize their son.


Name: Faye Lee
Email: faye.lee@dss.co.robeson.nc.us
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 01:06:51 PM

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HELP !! I would like to get a better picture of the 4th picture after #524 (the lighter one). I would like to make my son a poster or maybe an iron on t-shirt as sort of a keepsake. If anyone knows any way that I can get a better picture please let me know. I have tried copy and paste, but when I try to enlarge the picture it gets grainy. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help. Faye Lee, proud mother of an 173rd Ariborne soldier.


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 12:22:51 PM

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To SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI 2/503. Hi there,how are you doing, its mom again. thinking about you and thought id write a note, im going to the book store tomorrow ,they called they have 50 books to be mailed out to your unit, they are proud to do it. the 173rd airborne are in our prayers honey, miss you, love mom


Name: PHYLLIS
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 12:22:16 PM

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HELLO, SUPPORTERS OF THE MIGHTY 173RD!!! I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE WITH A LOVED ONE IN MY SONS PLATOON--ABLE CO, 2/ND 503RD, 2ND PLATOON--TO SHARE INFORMATION WITH....I'M NEEDING SOME SUPPORT AND AM WILLING TO SHARE WHAT I HAVE HEARD WITH YOU. E-MAIL IS APPRECIATED!!! PHYLLIS GRAFTON MOM OF SPC. STEVE GRAFTON


Name: Anne Gonzalez
Email: a5gonzo@gci.net
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 11:27:14 AM

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To: SP -- "You always know who you are" Thank you for your beautifully written message -- touched me totally!! Let us all hang in here for our 173rders, and pray they will be home sooner than later!! Thanks for all of you wonderful family and friends out there pulling for them -- helps us make it through the days and nights. anne g


Name: Jeffrey Heim
Email: JHEIM@CHESCO.ORG
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 09:29:44 AM

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To Luke Heim, Luke it is Thursday August 28. I don't know when you will receive this but I wanted to wish you a happy birthday!! We are thinking of you every day and hope you get home soon. Catie is getting big. She is over grammoms house and your father's house a lot. Phillies are tied for the lead in the Wildcard race. Eagles start 9/8 Monday Night Football against Tampa Bay at the new Linc. HHH is still RAW champ. He will be fighting Goldberg. Kane is unmasked and raisning hell. He Tombstoned Linda McMahon. Be safe. We all appreciate what you and your counterparts are doing for our freedom. Miss you. Love you . Uncle Jeff PS GRAMMOM MISSES YOU SO MUCH AND WAS SO HAPPY TO HEAR FROM YOU YESTERDAY.


Name: Laura Curtiss - Proud Mom of SPC Adam Boyle - Combat Support Company
Email: ProudArmyMomLaura.Curtiss@US.Army.Mil
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 08:11:52 AM

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Adam, and all our soldiers, we love and miss you. We are so very proud of all of you. Adam, please take care of yourself and come home safe. Everyone in VT, and all over the US talks of you everyday. When you come home I will give you some time to relax but be prepared to be greeted with so much love and respect by all your family, friends, and new friends you haven't met yet and can't wait to meet you. WE LOVE YOU!!! Mom and Shannon


Name: Bev ONE VERY PROUD MOM
Email: bevbear53@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 07:49:01 AM

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Just wanted to let everyone know that the emails are going again. I just sent one and received a confirmation. The virus had messed with the address. Start sending those messages again for OUR TROOPS.GOD BLESS THE SKY SOLDIERS Bev


Name: Genny Lanza
Email: gennylanza@yahoo.it
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 07:40:48 AM

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TO SGT. JASON HARDING. Ciao Spiderman! I hope you're ok. I'm fine and I'm always thinking about you! I miss you so much. Take care and and never forget how much I love you! With all of my love. Genny


Name: Nina Krause
Email: ninchenkrause@web.de
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 03:59:18 AM

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TO. SGT LAND JACOB DANIEL 1/63 Hey Baby! How are you..? I miss you ! I should say "HI" from my parents and the rest of my family! I Love you more than words can ever say! Thousand kisses for you!!!! Nina BE SAFE!!!!!!!!!


Name: Shane's Mom
Email:
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 03:05:58 AM

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Oops again.....gosh am I a goof? I promise I'll get this right some day! In the meantime.......GOD BLESS OUR SKY SOLDIERS...YOU WILL GET THROUGH THIS...YOUR COUNTRY KNOWS WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND IS THANKFUL FOR ALL OF YOUR SACRIFICES!!!


Name: Shane's Mom
Email: hughesfamilia@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 03:01:31 AM

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Sgt. Shane D. Wilson, A Co 1/508.....I'm still reeling from your calls last week. Thank you so very much for putting your Mama's heart at peace! God loves you, boy! Me too! I'm pretty sure you're not seeing these, but just want EVERYONE who does to know how VERY PROUD I am of the man you have become!! You, and all your trooper brothers are truly AMERICAN HEROES!! I fall asleep every night with all of the 173rd in my thoughts. Never for a moment doubt your worth or your duty...you WILL prevail! I love you, my precious son and count the days until your return to your beloved Southern California...oohhhh lordy, the party we will have!!! Sleep well, my son and PLEASE don't forget your prayers!! If you keep talking to him, he'll listen!! Love and Kisses to you..........Mom, Dad & Taylor........don't forget Riley...woof!


Name: Shane's Mom
Email: hughesfamilia@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday August 28, 2003
Time: 03:00:19 AM

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Sgt. Shane D. Wilson, A Co 1/508.....I'm still reeling from your calls last week. Thank you so very much for putting your Mama's heart at peace! God loves you, boy! Me too! I'm pretty sure you're not seeing these, but just want EVERYONE who does to know how VERY PROUD I am of the man you have become!! You, and all your trooper brothers are truly AMERICAN HEROES!! I fall asleep every night with all of the 173rd in my thoughts. Never for a moment doubt your worth or your duty...you WILL prevail! I love you, my precious son and count the days until your return to your beloved Southern California...oohhhh lordy, the party we will have!!! Sleep well, my son and PLEASE don't forget your prayers!! If you keep talking to him, he'll listen!! Love and Kisses to you..........Mom, Dad & Taylor........don't forget Riley...woof!


Name: CATHY & DANNY GRANT
Email: DANCATHY@BELLSOUTH.NET
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 10:32:54 PM

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PFC PHIL GRANT C CO 1/508 IN (ABN) 173RD ABN BDE DEAR PHIL, I HOPE THIS FINDS YOU WELL. YOU AND ALL THE SOLDIERS THERE ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS&PRAYERS AND CANNOT WAIT TILL YA'LL RETURN HOME SAFELY. DAD &I HAVE SENT YOU EMAILS, I HOPE YOU'VE RECEIVED SOME BUT MON,TUES&TODAYS EMAILS WOULDN'T GO THROUGH, WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE WHATS WRONG. I CAN ONLY HOPE&PRAY THIS ONE REACHES YOU. PHIL WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU & THANK GOD EVERY DAY FOR WHO YOU ARE & WHAT YOUR DOING FOR YOUR COUNTRY & OTHERS. YOU'RE THE BEST. GODSPEED XXXOOO'S ALL OUR LOVE MOM,DAD,ABBEY & BAILEY


Name: Lisa Ford
Email: lmazujian@aol.com
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 10:16:05 PM

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To Christopher Mazujian, Hello son. We all miss you very much and would love to be able to hear your voice again. I hope you are getting the packages we are sending. I know how much my boy likes his snacks and junkfood. Since you can't be home, I am trying to send a little bit of home to you. Our greatest wish is to have you home, heathly and safe with us soon. Your little boy is growing up so fast and is as active as anything. He is wearing his grandmother out! Much like his father did when he was this age. I love you son... Stay safe... Love always Mom


Name: Leonard Engle
Email: liengle@cableone.net
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 09:54:08 PM

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Jacob Engle C-Co. 1/508th 1st plt, 1st sqd. Jacob we just got your letter and will send you what you requested asap. Jacob it was good to hear your voice on the phone. Mom and I were glad that the twins and Ashley got to talk to you also. We love you and keep you in our prayers. Love Dad, Mom, Ashley, Joshua, Zachary, Israel, Genesis, and Deuce.


Name: SP
Email: For My Love. You always know who you are
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 08:46:53 PM

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In the hours of early day, before the sun awakes and breaks light on my world of worry...I contemplate all that this war is. I weigh it's pros and cons as if each were single grains of the sand he spends his days in. They stack up, and as if the hands of time stopped turning I know it does not matter which side truth lies on. It will be 7 months more of worry, waiting, sleepless nights, tiresome days, of praying not to recieve a visitor that would throw me into a nightmare from which I would never escape! No one really knows the depth of love, until the chance of its loss presents itself. Time taunting me like a schoolyard bully. Only time does not want money, it steals something more valuable than that. It steals the moments that will never be regained, and in life I have learned it is the most precious measure of our time on this earth. I went and gave my heart away, and now it stands beating in the chest of a man thousands of miles from me. I invited love in as a friend long lost, but it was taken and locked away in the sands of Iraq. A place void of peace, that I shall not likely ever see. My heart still beats, ever faster..ticking away the seconds until the sands are memories and my love, he returns to me.


Name: KEITH MARCEAU
Email: keith.marceau@us.army.mil
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 06:06:12 PM

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Caroline, i love you baby! i can't wait to be with you. i had a good day, about time, been like 2 months! hopefully my mood will last this way. Alex is trying to get one of his soldiers emergany leave, he needs it, but higher is not making it happen, he feels helpless and was busting his butt all day to try to get it approved and wioll be doing the same, topple that with his own family concerns..wow! pray for him! i love you baby! EVERYONE, my wife is soo great and i am proud of her! just thought you shoulod know that! yes you!CAROLINE, you make my heart pound, will miss our calls while you are in germany, say hi to your parents for me! love you, tell paige paige.."wow wow" for me!


Name: Anne Gonzalez
Email: a5gonzo@gci.net
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 05:39:21 PM

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Ditto, ditto -- our family scans the photos eagerly and gratefully; however, we would be ever so delighted to catch a photo or two of the 319 AFAR group -- a group photo would be grand -- friends and family all over the country would welcome a photo of our young soldier serving over there. Thank you -- Anne and the proud family of a 173rder!!


Name: Aunt Helen
Email: cancun@npoint.net
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 04:41:03 PM

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SPC Jacob Hornback, 1/63 AR serving as TF w/173rd Airborne. Finally got an email address for you. We were all excited to hear from you twice this week even if it was only 'Hi'. At least we know you're okay. So very glad to hear your living conditions are improving. But don't let your guard down. STAY ALERT and CAUTIOUS. None of us have current passports so even if they do give you a last minute break in Germany, I don't think we'll be able to see you, but at least we can talk on the phone as much as we want. Love you.


Name: Aunt Helen
Email: cancun@npoint.net
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 04:38:31 PM

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SPC Jacob Hornback, 1/63 AR serving as TF w/173rd Airborne. Finally got an email address for you. We were all excited to hear from you twice this week even if it was only 'Hi'. At least we know you're okay. So very glad to hear your living conditions are improving. But don't let your guard down. STAY ALERT and CAUTIOUS. None of us have current passports so even if they do give you a last minute break in Germany, I don't think we'll be able to see you, but at least we can talk on the phone as much as we want. Love you.


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 04:28:38 PM

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Are the yahoo accounts for sending messages to the 1-508th no longer working? I sent a message last week to hhccompany1508@yahoo.com and got a confirmation that it was correct. Since then I've had no such confirmation and today the email was returned to me, stating that the account does not exist on yahoo. I even went back and copied the address from the first email I sent out. If anyone has any idea about this, please reply to this message board. Thanks!


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 04:16:43 PM

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The pictures are great!!! I have a family member in Scout PLT, HHC/2-503d. Has anyone seen any pictures of these guys?


Name: PHYLLIS AND STEPHEN GRAFTON, PARENTS OF SPC. STEPHEN GRAFTON 2ND 503RD
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 02:47:40 PM

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SPC. STEPHEN GRAFTON, 2ND/503RD, 2ND PLT: HEY, STEVE...JUST A NOTE TO LET YOU KNOW WE ARE THINKING ABOUT YOU! GOT YOUR LETTER, AS USUAL, NOT DATED...HANG IN THERE, APRIL IS NOT THAT FAR AWAY. WE'LL MISS YOU NEXT WEEK FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY BUT WILL BE THINKING OF YOU ALL DAY. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK THAT THE 173RD HAS BECOME KNOWN FOR...WE LOVE YOU! MOM & DAD


Name: Diana
Email: q_t_pie55@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 02:30:08 PM

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To PFC Seth Anderson, B Co, 3rd Platoon, 1/508th: Hey Skeet! Send some pics when you get the chance! It'll do us all some good to get a pic of your mug, and besides how am I supposed to tell all of my (cute, available) college friends about (how cute and available) you (are) without some visuals!!! Your darling sister. (Diana!!)


Name: Scott Chamley
Email: chamley@nwcomposites.com
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 12:59:27 PM

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I see now there are 831 photos on the 173rd web page and they are great. I would give anything to see some photo's of the 319th AFAR soldiers, maybe a group photo.


Name: McBride, Jim and Sharon McBride
Email: mcbridesammy@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 11:39:31 AM

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SGT. MCBRIDE, Jay B Co. 1/508 173rd Airborne We Love You!!! We appreciate ever thing that you and the soldiers are doing over there, you're doing a great job!! You are our HEROES!!!!!!!! Jay, thanks for your letters, phone calls, emails, and yes, this site. And thank you to SFC Lauer for his updates on our soldiers, thank you. Jim, Sharon, Lindsay, and Drew


Name: Angie
Email: angie.holt@setaf.army.mil
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 11:11:24 AM

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Miss Tigress - sent again...if not good, just e-mail me at the above address


Name: Donna Voline(MOM of SSG Stephen Voline)
Email: pandpdonna@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 11:10:42 AM

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Hello Stepehn, Just wanted you to know that we are thinking about you and that we love you very much. Mom & Dad are proud of you. We Love you and Miss you MOM & DAD


Name: Joy Hare
Email: joygirl_1@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 11:09:06 AM

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Justin Lee Roll Hey sweetie we love you be safe and come home soon. I got to get back to class I will talk to yo soon. e-mail me love you sweethart. Joy


Name: andrea bergamasco
Email: andrea.bergamasco@tin.it
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 09:55:17 AM

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for Daniel/denni KIDD that live in Vicenza dear friend, I try to write this few words in italian. Spero che tu, come i tuoi amici stia bene, noi viviamo ogni giorno legati da qualche vostra notizia di rientro. Qui a Vicenza va tutto bene......si sente la mancanza di denny, dei suoi amici, della sua musica, dei suoi motori, delle sua simpatia. Ciao Torna presto!!! Se questo messaggio dovesse raggiungerti, credimi sarà mia cura scriverti. Andrea


Name: yvonne tetrault
Email: oceanluvs@aol.com
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 09:39:21 AM

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this is for my son PFC Garrett Tetrault a sky soldier in the 173rd airborne. If anyone sees this and knows him please pass it on. We pray for you guys everday and wait for your safe return. Garrett I miss you and want you to know that Iam so proud of what you are doing.Mailing some boxes out today. Stay safe and kick butt. Love you Mom


Name: Lucie Mundova
Email: lucka53@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 09:09:01 AM

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for SGT MIchael GRABSKI Aco 2/503 3rd plt: Hey handsome! I can't believe, first call and right after email. Lucky day huh? I was so happy to hear your voice. I missed it a lot. Just got back from the gym. I just want to let you know I miss you and love you so much, we both. Please be careful, watch your back. I sent you a email. Love you, Lucy


Name: carine
Email: lanefertiti@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 05:53:38 AM

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HELP everybody!! I'm so worried about SGT SILLER Raymond. He's in 82nd 319th AFAR, Unit#96932, do u know if a e-mail adress exists to send some mail to those soldiers? Or a website to have news...anything...THANX. And may Spirits help all of them.


Name: Nina Krause
Email: ninchenkrause@web.de
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 04:55:27 AM

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TO.SGT LAND JACOB DANIEL. Hey Baby! Just a short message: I LOVE YOU AND I MISS YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!! With all my Love Nina Take care!!!!


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday August 27, 2003
Time: 04:45:13 AM

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HEY EVERYBODY! I've just read about those new addresses (like acompany1508@yahoo.com, etc.) you can send messages to for sky soldiers in 1/508. Is there anything like that also for soldiers in 2/503? I would be very grateful if someone could give me any information on that. GOD BLESS 173RD!!!


Name: jerry allen hubbard jr
Email: exlaxx@snowboard.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 11:55:58 PM

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wish i was with you!


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: sheila.steely@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 10:46:55 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; I miss you, Chad. Take care and call or write when you can. Everyone sends their love. Love Always; Mom


Name: Gavin
Email: bretth@usachoice.net
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 08:46:54 PM

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To PFC JOSHUA GROVE, Hi daddy! I miss you VERY much! I am so happy you called me last week. I saw your picture on the computer. I carry it in my pocket all the time. I get to come to mimaw and pappy's house every day while mommy is at college. I play in your room everyday. I pray for you and all the troops every night. Thanks for all the things you do for me daddy even in Iraq. You're the best dad! I'm waiting for you to come home and being a good boy. I love you daddy! - Your little Army boy, Gavin!xoxoxo


Name: Steffanie Wolfert
Email:
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 08:40:31 PM

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To CORY ROSEBERRY, AMANDA, (and now TYLER) CONGRATULATIONS!!! Amanda I've been waiting to hear if all went well and if you finally got in touch with Cory...let me know Also to all of A co 1/508 we miss and love you guys stay safe esp Erik Wolfert and 3rd platoon!! Your son kicks hello....


Name: Michele Dodge
Email: Mrsdodge57@aol.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 06:55:59 PM

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Hi To The 173rd. My son Steve is soon to be deployed with you guys. Details seem to be sketchy right now as to when but he will be coming that much he is sure of. he was also told he will be home in April. Does that sound right to anyone? I am so grateful for this sight and hope my son has access to a computer to e-mail me back. Well if anyone has any info that they think would be helpful for a worried sick Mom fell free to write. Stay strong sky soldiers we are with you every step of the way. Michele Dodge


Name: Diana Sullivan
Email: ds92336@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 06:19:03 PM

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This me message is for my son, John Sullivan who is currently serving with the 173rd Airborne Birgade (Sky Soldiers)in Iraq. John: Your dad and I are so very proud of you. Kick butt and come home soon. Love, Mom


Name: Priscilla
Email: ciaobrunto@aol.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 04:33:23 PM

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For Lt. Brian Nash of Grand Rapids, MI. Happy Birthday on September 3rd!! I hope that you have a great day!! I have sent you two packages recently for your birthday and just hope that you get them. :-)


Name: Amanda
Email: Miss_Tigress@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 03:37:36 PM

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Angie- Thank you but I never received the email. If you get a chance, could you send it again. Thank you for your help.


Name:
Email:
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 03:06:50 PM

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To Arlene Nicholson: I just wanted to say thank you for the message you posted about the e-mail addresses. To all our soldiers in Iraq: YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST :)


Name: Harold Jordan
Email: hackjone@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 03:03:04 PM

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For PV2 Jordan, Joshua 74th LRS Hey Beave, just thought I would let you know that I'm going home tomorrow to sign the papers for the house Mom bought us. Guess I'll finally get to see what she spent our money on!! Amber should have sent you my last letter yesterday. She's started back at Ball State and also started working at the Muncie Wal-Mart. I'll shoot you another note Sunday when I get back to Luxembourg. Lots of Love..........Dad.


Name: Danielle Hensley
Email: danihensley@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 02:11:39 PM

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I would really like to let two of my friends who are in Iraq know that i love them and i would like to hear from them and know that they are okay and alive. I haven't heard from these two in quite some time: PFC Matthew Kruse and David Calkins. I don't know if PFC Kruse has been getting my letters. I need to know that you are ok. I am very worried.


Name: carol and mike mccarthy
Email: mlloman67@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 02:00:27 PM

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TO ALL THE PARENTS OF THE 173RD THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL THE EMAILS AND CARDS THAT YOU HAVE SENT TO US AND CORY. HE IS GOING TO NEED MORE SURGURY AND WILL BE AT WALTER REED FOR ANOTHER 3TO 4 WEEKS,LETS KEEP ON PRAYING THAT THE BOYS WILL BE HOME SOON ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THE SURPORT THAT YOU ALL GAVE US.CAROL AND MIKE MCCARTHY


Name: Donna Voline(Mom)
Email: pandpdonna@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 12:04:19 PM

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Hello my dear son, Stephen, We all miss you terribly here at home. Hang in there all of you soldiers. you are all in my prayers. Everybody sends their love. We are proud of all you and hurry home safe. I LOVE YOU MOM


Name: Paul T Cross
Email: thecrosses@alltel.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 11:51:44 AM

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To Pfc. David Cross of Charlie Co. and all members of the 173Rd Airborne. It has been five months today since you jumped into Iraq. I congratulate you for the great job you are doing under these difficult circumstances. Keep your spirits up and stay the course. You truly are making a difference. I pray for each of you daily. Each one of you are a true American hero. I am the proud father of a 173rd Airborne soldier.


Name: Julian Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 11:36:57 AM

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For Sgt Michael Grabski A Co 3rd Plt 2/503 Greetings Mike! I don't know if you get to read these messages. Just a note to let you know we are thinking of you and wishing you well. I sent a couple of emails but I'm not sure that I addressed them correctly. Grandma mailed a package the other day.Keep up the good work. We love you. Grandma and Grandpa


Name: Nick Hardy III
Email: Nicardi@aol.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 11:05:30 AM

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To my son, Nick Hardy in Northern Iraq, We're thinking of you all the time. We're also all proud of you and miss you terribly. I got your letters they have good humor in them but I can sense the stress in your writing. I hope you get out of their before next April and for God's sakes always keep alert. We know that bad things are happening there. We love you, son. Take care of yourself Love, DAD


Name: Stacy Robbins
Email:
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 10:31:22 AM

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KASEY ROBBINS,We hope you are doing okay since the last time we spoke to you, about 2weeks. We miss you and think about you daily. Everyone sends their love a prayers to you and all of the 173rd. Please stay safe and take care of your self. If there's ANYTHING I need to send, please let me know. Keep up the good hard work, you'll be rewarded one of these days. GOD BLESS YOU, Love MOM.


Name: AL SCHLOTHAUER
Email: SPTSAL@AOL.COM
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 10:16:11 AM

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MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF SPC CRAIG IVORY.MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. AGAIN, THANK YOU MR. BRADLEY FOR THIS SITE AND ESPECIALLY THE POSTING OF THE PICS, AFTER 828 I FINALLY GOT A FEW PICS OF SGT DAN SCHLOTHAUER AND AFTER NOT SEEING HIM FOR OVER 2 YEARS IT WAS A GREAT PLEASURE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.----KEEP GIVING EM HELL "173RD" STAY FOCUSED AND BE RELENTLESS. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.


Name: Nina Krause
Email: ninchenkrause@web.de
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 10:00:32 AM

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TO. SGT Land Jacob Daniel 1/63 Hey Baby! I miss you so much. Another packages is on the way. I can´t wait to see you....! Take care and be safe. With all my Love your Nina. Kiss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Lauren & Jim Hund
Email: lkhund@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 09:31:07 AM

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To SFC Lauer: thanks for the update on Tuz, it's good to know that all they guys are doing ok, and thanks for the new photo's and the one of our son. We appriciate it so much.


Name: Angie
Email:
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 09:21:53 AM

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For Miss_Tigress@hotmail.com - i e-mailed your hotmail account to give you what I know about Eric.


Name: Anna
Email:
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 08:57:34 AM

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Uri Nieves,2nd 503,hey uri,here we miss you!!!It's strange pass next your house,watching your car and knowing that you are far. I'm sure you're doing a good job! go on! Love anna


Name: BETH WHITELATCH
Email: bwhitelatch@charter.net
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 08:19:22 AM

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SPT NATHAN WHITELATCH 2/503 -- Dear Nathan - It was good to hear from you the other night. I read that some people are sending pillows I meant to ask you the other night but at 3:00 am my mind isn't all together. Well anyway I'm sending one and hope you can use it. Another package is going out this week. I hope you have been receiving everything. Did you get the pictures that the girls sent to you -- hope so, I'm sure those are better than the ones I send. Well I'm at work but wanted to touch base and let you know how good it was to hear you laugh again (probably not for the right reasons but oh well) We love and miss you and we are so proud of you and all the 173rd. Lots of love, mom


Name: dagmar young
Email:
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 07:25:26 AM

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to SGT. DANIEL KORP B.CO 2/503 thinking of you all the time hope you doing fine hang in there WE ARE PROUD OF YOU AND ALL THE SOLDIERS OF THE 173RD WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU A LOT. LOVE MOM AND DAD


Name: carolina marceau
Email: cstapelkamp@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 07:02:44 AM

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SSG KEITH MARCEAU A-CO 2/503RD hey handsome, great convseration last night..you are such a funny man !! my man and i love you so so much. you are the best ! mum is here right now..cant be long ! i love you. will write more tonight. everything is well here, ms paige paige says i wowo ! pictures are on the way ! take care..later my love ! kisses and alles liebe !! caro


Name: Lucie Mundova
Email: lucka53@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 06:42:56 AM

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for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI Aco 2/503: Hey zizalko! i got your email, so nice and so long email. I'm glad everything and everyone is ok there. Hopefuly you'll be able to call soon, thanks God for email. Miss you and love you, R.T. says his raf raf... Love you, be careful and say hi to guys from me. Miluju te, forever yours Lucy


Name: Bérénice
Email: bnice92@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 06:32:11 AM

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Attn: Sgt. Rene Corella, 1st plt. Aco 2/503: Bonjour mon doudou! Scroll down to find my other messages!! Saw on the news they has been some bad stuff going on in Kirkuk lately, if it's true, hope you guys are all doing fine. I also hope, you have got my last letter. take care. Love. B.


Name: Arlene Nicholson
Email: Kaylaandi@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 06:09:11 AM

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Hi, this is in reguards to the SPAM Mail. I also have been receiving a lot of spam mail which does in fact have the SoBig Worm attached to it. Yet, I have not used the 1/508th e-mail address to e-mail my husband, so I do not think you all are getting the spam from e-mailing your sons or husbands with that address. I even got an e-mail yesterday with the return e-mail address of AFNEUROPE.NET. I did visit that site though. Most of the spam mail is coming from people I don't know. As far as who set up those e-mail accounts for the 1/508th, I can not tell you. I know it was put out thru the FRG's here in Italy that you could use that to e-mail your husbands and sons, so I know those address are legit. I can almost assure you that it is not the people running those address who are sending you spam mail. I have read that a lot of computers have been affected by this virus and people may be getting your address some how by websites you visit (i.e. the afneurope one I got). I'm not sure, but it is kind of weird. I hope this helps relieve some of your minds about e-mailing your sons or husbands in Iraq. I think this is a great service they have set up for us and we should take advantage of it. So, I say keep the e-mails going out. *Proud Wife in Vicenza, Italy*


Name: About the worm in ur e mail
Email:
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 05:32:02 AM

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DON´T OPEN ANY E MAIL ABOUT TWIN TOWERS OR WIT GENERAL CC LIKE THANK YOU OR APPROVED OR THAT MOVIE OR DVD AND STUFF LIKE THAT IT´S A TROJAN VIRUS BE CAREFUL KISSES 173rd FOREVER


Name: Pops
Email: samfrye001@msn.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 04:31:37 AM

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Jeremy Frye, 1st PLT, 1/508th. Hi Son. First day back to school for teachers and I was MOBBED by those asking about you. Linda Taylor, Ms. Clark, Lynn and others now have your address, letters soon I'm sure. Col. Pyner says Vietcong were terrified of 173rd and bad guys in Iraq surely are also. Hope you have received some of the packages and letters. Chris Stewart is in Fort Drum, soon to Afghanistan. Keep safe, keep cool, we miss you. Best to the rest of 1st platoon. Pops


Name: SFC Lauer
Email:
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 03:27:05 AM

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Update from TUZ, Everyone is still doing fine. Patrolling as normal. Picked up three bags of mail for the soldiers today so I'm sure that will raise the morale a bit. All for now. SFC Lauer


Name: Sabine Gordon
Email: savego@aol.com
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 02:01:24 AM

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We received an email from our son (c/ 1-508) yesterday forwarded from the Batallion. His platoon is doing well and his comment was ---America can be proud of their sons ----I am thankful for this website and appreciate all of the 173rd family posting here. God bless our troops. Sabine


Name: RALPH CATLETT
Email: BATTALIONCHIEFS@VALDOSTACITY.COM
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2003
Time: 12:55:36 AM

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PV2 JOHN CATLETT 2 PLT A COMPANY Dear John I HOPE THIS FINDS YOU WELL. lET ME KNOW IN YOUR NEXT LETTER IF YOU ARE GETTING MY EMAILS. Love dad. Keep up the good work.


Name: Guy D. Colado
Email: GColado@CNB-FL.com
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 08:17:51 PM

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I would like to contact PFC Austin Michael Storms of Orlando, FL. or any other active duty Sky Soldier from Central Florida. I was in the 173rd. in 1968-69 and live in Orlando, FL. Guy D. Colado Airborne


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 06:56:52 PM

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Hey Diane! Thank you so much for answering :)


Name: Diane
Email: discocook@yahoo.com
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 06:40:18 PM

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I too sent an email and got all kinds of unsolicited mail. I was a little concerned and warned others to use caution (like opening a separate email address) because I thought it might be some kind of a scam. I have since learned more about this sobig (?) worm virus that is invading emails and have concluded the military email address had nothing to do with it. I have lots of friends and co-workers who are also being invaded with spam and they have never heard of the 173rd, nor have they received any emails from me, so it was impossible for them to get infected from me. From what I understand, it will not ruin or crash your files, it is simply a nuisance because it fills up your mailbox with garbage that needs to be deleted. So I would urge everyone to go ahead and email your loved one at the addresses that were provided because I have heard they are getting those message. They are also given the opportunity to handwrite a response which in turn will be typed and sent back to you via email. Make sure you include your email address within the message in the event your soldier doesn't have it or doesn't remember it. The soldier responsible for performing this kind deed -- bless his heart -- contacted my sister and confirmed that the messages are being delivered. A big round of applause to him.


Name: D.D. Clark
Email: dd_germany@yahoo.com
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 06:26:44 PM

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Hey PV2 M A T T H E W S , J O N A T H A N HHC MORTARS 2/503RD. Son I know something has to be up cause I'm not hearing from you again. Your ole momma is hanging in there and being strong just like you taught me to. I've got you some articles in the mail about Jimmy Spencer putting a whipping on Kurt Busch. G O......M O N G O....It will make more sense when you read about it. I hope the dvd's and dvd player survive the heat. The battery is charged and ready when it gets to you. I've been out taping more messages. I heard the locals were getting a little rowdy over the weekend. Sounds like lots of sand bags huh???? Show them whose running this show. You guys are and don't ever let them forget it. I'm proud of you son and am behind you all the way. Do what needs to be done and do it good. I love you bunches. Sweet Dreams God Bless You, Love Momma


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 06:07:44 PM

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My question is more or less the same. I sent 2 emails to that bcompany1508 address and now I am getting lots and lots and lots and lots of weird emails with attachment usually from people that I dont know. Tonight I got one of those with the address of a girl that I know has a boyfriend in the 173rd. She did not send that to me...that e-mail was sent from somebody else with her address. Is it a virus or what's exactly happening? OK...I don't know anything about computers, but if anybody does maybe they could help or if there's anybody we should contact/inform about this... like the people that set up these acompany/bcompany addresses....I really don't know :( Well...thank you in advance and to all our soldiers out there in Iraq - you guys stay strong. We are always thinking of you.


Name: Elizabeth Maddy
Email: egm6w7@mizzou.edu
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 06:00:08 PM

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SPC Anthony Duarte, Able 2-503: Hi Anthony! Just wanted to say hi and that I miss you. Missouri is a lot farther away than Italy was but don't get discouraged: be safe, be strong, and keep an eye on the guys for me. Smug! Love, Liz


Name: Joel's Princess
Email:
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 05:54:02 PM

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Sgt. JOEL BEDNAR..Hey Babydoll! I hope all is well in your area. I got some pictures back of you today, and it felt so good to see you! Katie says that you looked good, but Kev said you look like you've aged! How funny coming from an oldie himself:) They went to England and brought Cesar back a cute little Bobby hat that he has worn from the moment Kevin gave it to him. We sent you out another package today,a dn another one sitting here to be sent tomorrow. DiAnna told me that you wrote her and sent pics. Jessie was very amazed by the pic of your rack with the care bear she sent you sitting on it. She said it is unfair that you are down there away from your son, and hopes you come home soon. I told DiAnna to explain to her that all the soliders who have kids are really missing their children, but are doing their duty and will come home quickly as they can. I told her not to have Jim explain this war to Jessie, lord only knows what lesson that would be:) I love my brother in law and love that he has such defined opinions, but don't think explaining it in those terms would be best:) It'd bring the kid nightmares to know how things are really being run! Arghh! I saw Ssg. Rod on post today, I guess he jumps tomorrow, but he said something about you packet being in at 510th and he would be on top of it. Rob said he spoke to Chief this last week, that boy misses the hell out of you all! I almost didn't wnat to show him the pics, because I knew he'd be in the frame of mind that he wasn't able to be there with his guys during that. You just do what you have to inorder to be safe! I will always love you and cannot wait until you come home! Oh by the way I spoke to your mother last night, and the letter about that will be coming. You are so well put together honey:) You amaze me..hehe! ~~~~Sweet Pea~~~~~


Name: PHYLLIS
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 05:24:43 PM

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I was wondering if anyone knows if there is an e-mail address to the 2nd/503rd-I have noticed one for 1/508...... Also, is everyone else receiving much, much junk mail that is disguised to look like it is coming from 173rd Airborne.com?? I had 80 e-mails today alone from unsolicited sources...HELP!!!


Name: Dianne Haynie
Email: dhaynie@seark.net
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 05:06:07 PM

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To Timothy Allen Haynie. How was your recovery from the tonsillectomy? It's very hot here in Arkansas. The plants you gave me last summer are looking great. You are in our thoughts and prayers each day. We really want to hear from you, so if you get this message, let me know. Don't know if you know it or not, but Randy and Denise are going to have a baby next January, so you'll be an uncle. George and I are going to Mt. View this weekend, playing some more of that "ole music." How is your banjo picking going? Have you mastered it yet or are you driving everyone crazy with that picking? Do you need me to send you anything. Let me hear from you!!!!! Love ya!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Jessica Knight-Amari
Email: knightfish54@aol
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 03:18:42 PM

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This is a message for my brother's friend Bernard. Kris is back in Italy waiting to take his class for his promotion, and then he'll be back there with all of you in Iraq. For all of the soilders in Iraq, and all the guys who serve with my brother Kris Knight, take care, be safe, and I pray for your safe return. 173rd Airborne All The Way Jessica


Name: Diane Frick
Email: lilma39@aol.com
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 03:02:45 PM

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THANKS FOR HAVING THE COURAGE TO BE THERE AND STAY FOCUS ON THE MISSION YOUR THER FOR YOU ARE ALL IN ARE PREYERS GOD BLESS AND TAKE CARE PFC FRICK ERIC IS MY SON HE IS IN INFANTRY IF YOU SEE TELL HIM HI HE IS IN 1/63


Name: Diane Frick
Email: lilma39@aol.com
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 02:56:58 PM

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THANKS FOR HAVING THE COURAGE TO BE THERE AND STAY FOCUS ON THE MISSION YOUR THER FOR YOU ARE ALL IN ARE PREYERS GOD BLESS AND TAKE CARE PFC FRICK ERIC IS MY SON HE IS IN INFANTRY IF YOU SEE TELL HIM HI HE IS IN 1/63


Name: Colleen
Email: Cneees@Hotmail.com
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 02:43:56 PM

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Steven Ybarra keep up the awesome job your doing over at Iraq and Hope for your safe return back home soon. Take Care, Colleen


Name: Barb Kupisch - Jeff's Mom
Email: bark1128@msn.com
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 02:26:34 PM

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HELLO J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H - 2/503 HHC-MORTARS = This is my first day back to work after a week of bedrest from a nasty kidney infection. I'm doing GREAT, now! Nothing like a week's worth of bedrest to make the house look like a a slum!! (Not really) Christian stopped in on his way back to school. He & Gina just got back from NY City. He put in the remaining plants & mulch for me so I slipped him a feww dollars. He won't just sit & visit. He always wants to work in the yard. He loves my gardens. Since I was sick & couldn't finish the planting, he did it for me. I cried when he left because he reminds me of you & Jason....HEY! Wait a minute - he stopped in & did gardening work - you & Jason don't do that! (HA!) Well, he still reminds me of my sons! His car died on the way back to U of I so Gary had to come up & get him. I only read a tiny blurb on CNN & FOX about some skirmish in Kirkuk - but they didn't give any details or report. I watched for 2 hours!! NOTHING! Anyway, I figured the best thing I could do was pray for you & your buddies, so that's what I did...& we all continue to do that everyday. I have to go back to work now - PLEASE CALL!! I REALLY WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! ok??? Why don't you go to one of those Internet Cafe's & write us? If not, then CALL HOME!!!!! PLEASE! I'M SO PROUD OF YOU, JEFF! Keep your head down & follow the wisdom of God! Psalms 91 all the way....in your heart not your pocket. Send your cameras & I'll put them on disc for you. CALL! ARE YOU GETTING THE HINT, HERE????? We really want to hear from you! Did you find Ben yet? Keep looking! Don't forget to CALL! I love you, Son! Love, Mom


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: sheila.steely@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 01:54:22 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; I just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you. Everyone sends their love. Take care and remember I love you very much. Love Always - Mom


Name: Proud sister of SPC. Justin Hebert
Email: missmybro2003@yahoo.com
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 01:51:43 PM

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I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of SPC. Craig Ivory. I, too, have lost my brother and it hust hurts to know that someone else is going through the same thing myself and my family are. As hard as it was for me to attend my brothers funeral. I don't think I could have made it to your son's. It would just hit me like a ton of bricks again and I just need to pull myself back together. Don't think for one moment that I wasn't thinking about you. As I was all day and it was hard b/c it was one week saturday that we had my bro's service. I somehow had this warm feeling in my heart knowing that yoru son is with my bro. I'm sure that my brother is enjoying his company and your's is enjoying his. I'm just taking one day at a time and to tell you the truth that is hard in itself. I'm just praying so hard everyday for the 173rd family. It feel so great to be apart of it. I wish I would have been involved with this before my brothers death but I feel good that I am doing what I can now. I'm supporting the troops in anyway that I can even though...I don't have my lil bro over there. I think I need to do this b/c I still want to be involved for him. I'm always be here with my patriotic attitude. I'll never turn my back on the troops over there. Take Care, I know I will..... Sincerely, Jessica Hebert We love you SPC. Justin Hebert and SPC. Craig Ivory...may you watch over your fellow soldiers and their families at this time.....


Name: Lucia
Email:
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 01:46:10 PM

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Hi I just wanted you to know that the e-mail address acompany1508@yahoo.com works! My boyfriend called me this morning and told me he got my e-mails. That's really good. So keep on writing to them!


Name: JoyHare
Email: Joygirl_1@hotmail.com
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 01:31:47 PM

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PFC Justin L. Roll, Hey baby I miss you so much! 8 months this friday. I can't belive it. Please try and call me your mother has my new phone number. I have tryed that e-mail thing so hopefully that works. Please try to remeber that we all still love you and are waiting for you to come to us. Everybody says hi. Love Lots your Joy


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 12:48:56 PM

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Pvt. Jordan, Joshua 74th Inf Det Hey buddddy, How's it going? I had a fun weekend. on saturday one of my buddies from high school got back from ait and he's in my unit. i showed him around most of the day then in the afternoon we went reppelling. it had been too long. i burned my guide hand because i was holding onto the roap too tight on the way down. and too put a perfectly painful twist on the situation i had to tie my swiss seat EXTRA tight so that i would have enough rope to tight all the knots. im still feeling it. then on sunday we had family day. i brought mom and the boys. i wanted brandy to be there but she had been out too late the night before. i spent a lot of the day talking to all my buddies and getting to know the people i didn't know. it was kinda funny because i was about the only person who brought their mother. but there was no one else to bring. later in the afternoon we went to the pool and did some sibling bonding. we wrestled around a lot in the water. we actually got put in time out for head dunking. the boys say the reason i got out earlier is because the life guard like me. but i don't know he was a little too young. well hey i hope to hear from you soon. if you have to have your mom send me a message even if it is just hi. your friend schoen


Name: gina
Email:
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 11:49:22 AM

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Ronald Brady.... got your letter today...25 august...i was gone remember...i was surprised to hear from you again..everything seems very confusing to me...like a roller coaster ride...i was told from a certain person you were mad at me for the messages i was sending...i guess thats what a caring person does..wants to let the other person know he is thought about...i will write you back 2morrow...got your message....watch yourself...you are thought about!..remember it takes awhile for letters to get to you...remember it takes 2 to make things work...maybe your friend will pass this on to you...thanks


Name: Wingdad
Email: glen_bayer@yahoo.com
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 10:57:50 AM

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I talked to my son Pfc Brian Bayer 3rd Platoon A Co. 1st 508th this morning. He said two weeks ago they ambushed and took out the bad guys who were ambushing them. Haven't been shot at since. GOOD GOIN GUYS!!!. Chocolate is melted goo when it arrives, but they manage to scrape it off the wrappers. His aunt Lois sent him a green inflatable pillow that works well and packs flat in his pack. He hasn't tried the neck cooling scarf, but will soon. Says he's getting plenty of water and staying hydrated. He's lost weight but hasn't been injured or wounded. SKY SOLDIERS RULE!! Wingdad


Name: Nina Krause
Email: ninchenkrause@web.de
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 10:37:16 AM

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TO: SGT.LAND JACOB DANIEL!! ! I love you and i miss you sooooooooooooooooooo muuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccchhhhhhhhhhh! Take care and be safe! Thousand Kisses! Your Nina


Name: Pat Fossler
Email: pfossler@cox.net
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 09:00:37 AM

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Just a little note to tell you guys we are praying for you and if you see Aaron Boozer give him a hug and tell him we love him. You all keep up the good work we really appreciate all that you are doing and going through for the us at home.


Name: MIKE LONG
Email: mavl@pagosa.net
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 08:56:39 AM

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E-4 SPECIALIST MICHAEL DANA LONG Hey Mike, I just heard that you won't be getting out of there any time soon. Please call or write, and let us know what you need so we can send it. We're allways thinking about you, Love and prayers. Dad


Name: Aaron M. Roth
Email: aaronroth709@hotmail.com
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 08:40:45 AM

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You guys are the things movies are made of now. Drive on with a hard on!! If anybody knows Sgt. Gokey in Aco 1/508 tell him Spc. Roth says hi.


Name: Lucie Mundova
Email: lucka53@hotmail.com
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 07:32:10 AM

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for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI Aco 2/503 3rd plt: Hey baby, i can't wait to have at home again. I miss you, we both miss you and love you so much. think of you every single day. Be safe and careful, love you, forever yours Lucy and R.T.


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 07:18:31 AM

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AIRBORNE!!! UUUAAAHHH. HEY GUYS KEEP THE GOOD WORK DOWN THERE. WE ARE SOOOOOOOOOO PROUD OF YOU! AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY


Name: Donna Voline (Mom of SSG Stephen Voline)
Email: Pandpdonna@yahoo.com
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 07:15:44 AM

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Hello Stephen, Just got home from work, wanted to say hi and that we all love you very much. I am so very proud of you and the entire 173rd. Hang in there guys. We Love You MOM


Name: Anna
Email: citiesse.info@libero.it
Date: Monday August 25, 2003
Time: 02:41:54 AM

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Sam Walter: Hi Sam, first day at work! I want to be superbusy so the time can fly and you'll be here again...I wrote you a lot of emails. I hope you get my mails from SF, later, after work I'll go to Sonia I have some stuff for you and I hope they send you soon. I'm always thinking of you, please take care of you. Love, Anna


Name: matt czarnik
Email: czarnik@whidbey.com
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 11:54:53 PM

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Hi Jeremy, Hope all is well. Finally got to move into our new home. Can't wait to show it to you. Think about you and all of your fellow soldiers over there. Stay sharp and eyes and ears open. Love, DAD


Name: Kourtney AKA Lil sister to Kasey Robbins
Email: cheerchicsr04@aol.com
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 11:40:38 PM

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Hey Bubba, i thought i would tell you that i am sending you a card that i am going to have everyone sign at school, so you can see how many people said hi to you, and i will send that when i get everyone to sign it, so, you can tell stark he can date!!! HAHA!! Just keep your head high and you will be home soon before you know it. So I love you and Miss you at Home, love ya, always and forever, Kourtney Nicole


Name: Richard C. Muller
Email: rcmuller@erols.com
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 09:15:39 PM

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Hello to Christian John Muller, We are very proud of you and all the boys. We love you. Your entire family


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: sheila.steely@sbcglobal.net
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 09:15:19 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; Just wanted to say hello and let you know I'm thinking of you. I got your letter Saturday. Wow! A letter and a phone call in the same day. Take care of yourself. Daniel says Hi. Love Always; Mom


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@al.com
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 08:42:28 PM

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To SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI 2/503. hi honey .Guess who? We were thinking of you all day today, i recieved a email from lucy, i was s excited,Last night we went to the American Legion in San Carlos for dinner and they put your picture up on the wall. just to let you know that you have alot of support. we miss yu, this keyboard really has a problem hhaha.ill write some more email ,take care ,we want you home safe. love ,mom


Name: D.D. Clark
Email: dd_germany@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 03:02:07 PM

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PV2 JONATHAN MATTHEWS !!!!!!!!!! It's just mom writing to say hello and that I love you. You guys are doing a wonderful job and the US is forever in debt to you. I am proud you are my son. Talk to you soon. luv, Momma


Name: Jane Wiseman, Very Happy Mother
Email: jcbooboo@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 02:45:38 PM

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My son is SSgt. Paul Wiseman (74th LRS, 173rd)and HOORAY!! HOORAY!! Paul called last night at midnight. Have not heard his precious voice in several months so was so happy and relieved. Was not able to talk long, but he is very busy and now I know he is safe. He did make fun of some of the DVDs I have sent. Don't know why he would not like the Mayberry/Andy Griffith DVDs - they are so cute. He also seems to enjoy the tuna we have sent more than anything else. He said the mail is erratic but he's getting it sooner or later. Thought you would all like to know the latest about one member of the 74th LRS. God Bless the 173rd and much love to my dear son. Happy, Happy Mom


Name: Simona
Email: simona.bifferini@computerizzati.it
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 01:34:34 PM

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TO SGT JASON GREGORY. Hi Crazy! What's up! I'm ok, I'm in Verona again so I got your letter yesterday, It is very beautiful thank you. I want you to know that you don't need to look for lots of words to make me understand because I feel the same way. I got the e-mail from your mom and I wrote back, she was very nice. Hope to talk to you soon. I love you and miss you! Simona


Name: Francesca
Email: scrisom@yahoo.it
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 12:57:14 PM

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Hi guys, im an italian girl in which beats an american heart.Im worry for the situation in Iraq and i hope you are coming back soon. I admire you because you are courageous, you are showing to the entire world your strength, your love for the Usa and for your people. One of my best friends is in iraq now, his name's Philip. I want to say hallo to him and say i miss him a lot. There is another guy i want to say hallo to, his names Isaac. I want to say him sorry for the misunderstanding, i made a terrible grammatical mistake when i said to him: are you boring? i just wanted to say: are you bored? sorry isaac, i missed you and i miss you also now. Please come back and forgive me. I say hallo and good luck to all of you, i hope to see you soon, courageous guys. I love you all, Frances.


Name: William St.John
Email: williamstjohn@peoplepc.com
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 12:15:24 PM

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Hey Clint MACK ! THAWTE CHALLENGE IN AMERICA STINKS ! IT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET ANY REACTION BECAUSE OF THE MOBSTER RULE ! Uncle BILL


Name: William St.John
Email: williamstjohn@peoplepc.com
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 12:06:26 PM

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Good Day MEN, Saying Hi to My Nephew Clint Mack and all of you doing your Duty. Pray for success in the most benificial way to benefit humanity and God will provide. Uncle Bill


Name: eminem
Email:
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 11:58:00 AM

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To Jason Allred 1/508 Supp. Maint. 173rd. HEY ADORABLE 1!!! i'M MISSING YOU TERRIBLY BADLY! JE ME SOUVENIERS!!!! J'TAIME! AND NEVER FORGET : "wHATEVER YOUR DREAM IS, KEEP WALKING!!!!!". bON JOUR MON AMI! eCe sOMEONE PLEASE TAKE THIS TO jASON allred!!! pLLLLLEAAASEEE! SIGNED: EMINEM! ;) J'ET AIME MA BEBE!!!!!!!


Name: Genny Lanza
Email: gennylanza@yahoo.it
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 11:46:23 AM

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SGT. JASON HARDING. Ciao Piccolo! How are you? I hope you're ok. I saw Gracho yesterday night and we'll send you your guitar as soon as possible. He's going to fix it and send you the "tuner" (is that the name of that stuff?). I hope that that this will help you to think about something else and relax! I miss you a lot honey and I love you more than anything. Take care and I hope to talk to you again very soon. With all of my love. Genny


Name: Genny Lanza
Email: gennylanza@yahoo.it
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 11:46:05 AM

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SGT. JASON HARDING. Ciao Piccolo! How are you? I hope you're ok. I saw Gracho yesterday night and we'll send you your guitar as soon as possible. He's going to fix it and send you the "tuner" (is that the name of that stuff?). I hope that that this will help you to think about something else and relax! I miss you a lot honey and I love you more than anything. Take care and I hope to talk to you again very soon. With all of my love. Genny


Name: Lurene Bell
Email: lurenebell@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 11:04:32 AM

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Ryan Bell B co 2/503rd Just wanted to let youn know that we are thinking of you Dad went to Grams on his bike the weather turned cooler today won money at bingo so I bought a compter so now we have one in the house with intranet got your letter will be sending another package with the stuff you need stay safe love ya a lot hope you get theses e-mails love mom and dad


Name: KATY DECOUDRES
Email: KFDEC@AOL.COM
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 10:47:17 AM

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TO SSG TIMOTHY A. DECOUDRES C CO 1/508TH. HI GUY, MOLLY HAS BEEN SAFELY DELIVERED TO DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY. YOU ARE NOW THE BIG BROTHER OF A CO-ED. SHE SEEMED REALLY HAPPY, NO HOMESICK CALLS YET. WE DID TELL HER SHE CAN COME HOME FOR LABOR DAY. WE LOVE YOU, STAY PROUD. MOM.


Name: caro's ranger daddy
Email: keith.marceau@us.army.mil
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 10:35:55 AM

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caroline, hey honey, figures that you would remember nothing from the other night, so you! lol! sorry that i was not there to hold your hair up while you paid homage to the porcelian god! due time baby, due time! glad you finally went out and blew some steam. your trip to germany to your parents will help the time pass even faster, but i will miss you owe soo much! have fun, and let her spoil you! 5 more months, wow! they can not go by fast enough! just know that i am in love with you and can't wait to treat you like the goddess you are! keep up the good work in the gym, i am so proud of you..feels good after a work out doesn't it. it definitely shows in the pictures! can't wait for more. seems like you wives are so concerned about what to send, when all we need is pics of home, our ladies, and some...umm..interesting letters at times! but thanks for showing your support. most the soldiers i know are not happy here at all, and the letters help us go one day at a time..the "i am proud of you", "you are my hero", "i love and miss you", " you look great in your pictures", etc. help out soo much! but in all reality, it is you that we are proud of! for recognising that! you are my shining angel! come take me for a ride to the clouds! all my love, keith!


Name: mom & dad grafton
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 10:18:56 AM

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HEY SPC.STEVE GRAFTON:2nd/503rd-RACE IS OVER, WE ARE HEADING UP THE ROAD..KURT BUSCH WAS OUR WINNER, BUT HE WAS BOO-ED OUT OF THE PLACE...WHAT A PUNK! HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU, SAW THE REPORTS OF VIOLENCE IN KIRKUK YESTERDAY.,..TRUST NO IRAQI-TURKOMEN, KURD OR WHATEVER! WE THOUGHT ABOUT YOU ALOT LAST NITE, THE NASCAR COMMUNITY IS REALLY BEHIND THE U.S. MILITARY-THE FLY OVER MADE US ALL THINK OF YOU...STAY SAFE, WE LOVE YOU! mom, dad, jaime, auntdonna, and traci


Name: Donna Voline(mom of SSG Stephen Voline)
Email: pandpdonna@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 09:53:30 AM

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Dear Stephen, Hello, I am thinking of you. Another package will go out Monday aug 25. I hope I am sending everything you and the guys need. We all love you and miss you terribly. I LOVE YOU MOM


Name: Rachel Z "Doc:
Email: LRachelZ@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 09:23:30 AM

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SPC Cesar Meza, 173rd CSC. Got your email yesterday. I remember that "kid at christmas" feeling. I have it now, just awaiting the day when I see you again. I will be looking for the package, and Sierra's note. Thank you for telling me about Craig's memorial. He was a good guy, pure Texas bull-riding cowboy, a good medic and my prayers are with his family and the soldiers of the 173rd. Brandy emailed me the recent pictures of little Cesar. He is so handsome! Penny and Roger went to PA to see T and the new baby, took their camera so you should be getting pictures of your new niece soon. Going to play volleyball today, it's kind of a regular Sunday afternoon thing. Of course, I look like a patchwork quilt with the sun in different shades all over. Trying to keep busy so the time will pass quickly, counting down the days till you are back home. Just remember, there is a lot of love and prayer coming at you from the states.


Name: Pops
Email: samfrye001@msn.com
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 06:59:09 AM

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This is for Pvt. Jeremy Frye, 1st Plt, B Company, 1/508th. Hi Son. Just to let you know MANY here are thinking of you. You should receive about five packages from various people, snack bars and KoolAid, books, and other assorted items. Also some sheets. A day doesn't go by that we don't stop and talk about you. Our best to all in 1st platoon. Please share packages with the rest of the guys. We love and miss you bunches. Hang in there. Pops


Name: Pops
Email: samfrye001@msn.com
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 06:58:09 AM

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Hi Son. Just to let you know MANY here are thinking of you. You should receive about five packages from various people, snack bars and KoolAid, books, and other assorted items. Also some sheets. A day doesn't go by that we don't stop and talk about you. Our best to all in 1st platoon. Please share packages with the rest of the guys. We love and miss you bunches. Hang in there. Pops


Name: Nina Krause
Email: ninchenkrause@web.de
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 06:44:16 AM

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TO. SGT Land Jacob Daniel 1/63 Hey Baby! I miss you so much !!!!!! Take care and be safe as much as you can! With all my Love Nina (KISS)


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 06:22:34 AM

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To Sgt Walter Watts: I miss you! I m so proud of you!!! Be safe


Name: Dale Clymer
Email: VaNightOwl@aol.com
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 03:09:29 AM

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To Family Members of the 1-508/b company/2plt Just got a call from my son 2Lt Brian Clymer. It was 2:30am EST in the States but 10:30am in Iraq. The phone connection was not great but sound quality isn't important !! Though short, it was wonderful to hear his voice. He said everyone was doing well. The platoon duties there might be most accurately described as admistrative and police work. There has been an increase in activity lately as there had been some local infighting between local group but not hostilities toward the American troops. He also said that the message system mentioned of email attached to food deliveries doesn't work for his platoon because they are so cut off from the main battalion.


Name: savego@aol.com
Email: Sabine Gordon
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 01:09:27 AM

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Dear 173rd Family, Finally! we heard from our soldier (C/1-508)through his wife. He was able to make a 15 minute phone call. He is getting his mail and packages but he said where they are there is no electricity. So, nothing that requires boiling water, etc. Thought I would share that with you. God bless you all and our troops. Sabine


Name: Donna (Alan's Mom)
Email: dedegirl@peoplepc.com
Date: Sunday August 24, 2003
Time: 12:23:20 AM

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I saw a post on here earlier about the mail picking up. I just wanted to add that I sent my son (HHC 1/508th) his b-day package 3 wks ahead of his birthday to make sure he got it. Well, he got it in 9 DAYS!!!!!!! So I guess the mail is speeding up a good bit.


Name: eminem
Email:
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 10:15:59 PM

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To Jason Allred 1/508 Supp. Maint. 173rd. HEY ADORABLE 1!!! i'M MISSING YOU TERRIBLY BADLY! JE ME SOUVENIERS!!!! J'TAIME! AND NEVER FORGET : "wHATEVER YOUR DREAM IS, KEEP WALKING!!!!!". bON JOUR MON AMI! eCe sOMEONE PLEASE TAKE THIS TO jASON allred!!! pLLLLLEAAASEEE! SIGNED: EMINEM! ;) J'ET AIME MA BEBE!!!!!!!


Name: eminem
Email:
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 10:13:18 PM

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To Jason Allred 1/508 Supp. Maint. 173rd. HEY ADORABLE 1!!!


Name: Diana Anderson
Email: q_t_pie55@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 09:25:29 PM

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Hi, this message is for PFC Seth Anderson, B Co, 3rd Platoon, 1/508th: Happy Birthday lil bro! I hope that we can get together for your 21st so we can pop your drinkin cherry the right way!! wink wink. Keep in touch, and keep your head down. PS: WRITE HOME!! Take care, Diana.


Name: Harold Jordan
Email: hackjone@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 07:41:49 PM

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PV2 Joshua Jordan........ Hey Beave, just wanted you to know I was thinking about you. E-mailed another letter to Amber so she could send it to you. Got another letter from you yesterday. Keep up the Good Work and God Bless all the Men and Women in uniform wherever they may be serving. Love You! Dad.


Name: Auntie Jessie
Email: jesolvera@earthlink.net
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 04:41:22 PM

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To SGT Christopher Mascio D/Btry 319AFAR of the 173rd just wanted to say I was so glad to talk to you Thursday morning when you called. I hope your receiving the packages and letters, if there is anything else you need don't hesitate to ask. I am glad your doing O.K. and Selena. I just wanted you to know that your thought about constantly. I continue to pray that you and the 173rd stay safe and sound. Please continue to watch your back at all times. I hope the weather cools down for you guys. Chris I hope this message reaches you soon. Take care and God bless you. Remember that I love you always. Love Always, Auntie Jessie


Name: Jennifer Gonzalez
Email: mexappeal@aol.com
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 03:26:25 PM

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Just a bit of info about the previous post. Powdered mixes such as Cell-tech are meant to help build muscle. This might be a good thing considering the soldiers have lost weight, however it dehydrates your body. I was going to send my husband some, he is in the 2/503, but he told me they were not allowed to have it, since it is so hot right now. If you do want to send your soldiers something to help with weight gain, you can go to any nutrition center such as GNC and purchase a "Calorie drink mix." It increases their calorie intake. To help build their muscles without dehydrating them, you can get them protein bars or protein shakes. I just wanted to make everyone aware of the dangers of sending these drink mixes.


Name: Brett & Deb
Email: bretth@usachoice.net
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 03:25:24 PM

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RE: Bill that was in the 108th Congress on July 10 2003 House of Representatives called "HR 2705 Providing Our Support to troops Act of 2003" We checked at our post office and they knew nothing about it. Still waiting to hear if anyone knows anything! Also to the mom who asked for baseball gloves, bats, etc. We sent our son a dart board, and travel size games like Yahtzee, chess, checkers, and scrabble. Thanks for the idea about the baseball equipment. We'll send some things this week!


Name: Brett & Deb Herrington
Email: bretth@usachoice.net
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 03:11:39 PM

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TO: Giulia - Ideas to send the troops!!! Our son PFC Josh Grove is with the 1st/508th Bravo Co. He has enjoyed packages of tuna and chicken. They come in a sealed bag instead of a can. I've had donations of maynoisse in the little packets from the deli at our grocery store. That way they don't spoil. I've also sent pita pockets for him to put the chicken and tuna in and he LOVED that. The only problem was, the second time I sent him six packages of pita pockets, he didn't get them as quickly as he did the first time,and they were spoiled. I've been just sending him loaves of bread instead. We've also sent the soups in the plastic containers and crackers. The peanut butter and jelly in the squeeze packets are also good. Lots of protein in the peanut butter!!! Beef jerky, kudos bars, granola bars, protein bars and any kind of drink mixes are good. Lemonade, kool-aid, iced tea, and especially the protein drink mixes are his favorites since he's lost so much weight since he's been there. The protein mixes such as Cell Tech or Nutri-Tech are great when it's been so hot they didn't want to eat. The 173rd is amazing - they appreciate anything you send them. If you can't find the protein bars, Cell-Tech or Nutri-Tech in your area, please contact Bill Moore at Personal Fitness 717-730-9594 or e-mail at MTfit1@aol.com Tell him it's for the 173rd and I'm sure he'll be able to get it for you at a good price! He's done a great job of supporting the troops! To the mother who had the idea to send a pillow to your son - thanks!!! We just sent one to our son and he loved it! This website is great for trading ideas, but more importantly for the support it's giving to so many family and friends of the Outstanding 173rd Airborne!!! God Bless You All!


Name: Mother of PFC Christopher Oakes, C co, 1-508
Email: Keithu2@aol.com
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 02:44:03 PM

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Here is a prayer that i wrote for all the soldiers of the 173rd and their family members who are waiting patiently for their return. On this day, Dear Lord We pray, grant our soldiers strength to stay...Away from danger, with Your might--A guiding hand, a guiding light. So as we wait for loved ones true, we need Your strength and guidance too!Amen:) Well, I hope that this little prayer helps. Oh Chris, We love you and are so proud of you!!!:) Love, Mom


Name: Stephanie Lape
Email:
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 01:49:12 PM

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Received a phone call from a soldier of HHC 1/508 Friday (Aug. 22) afternoon. Sounds like mail delivery has picked up and things are as well as to be expected. Keep the letters, Kool-Aid and magazines coming. Keep up the good work 173rd. You are in our thoughts and hearts!


Name: Donna Voline(mom of SSG Stephen Voline)
Email: Pandpdonna@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 01:46:21 PM

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Stephen, just wanted you to know that we all are thinking of you and the 173rd. We are proud of all of you. You are in our prayers. We love you MOM & DAD


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 12:31:44 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey babe! How are ya? I'm just sitting at home; my e-mail is not working. I've been trying to e-mail you...it's starting to aggrevate me. Anyway, I wish you looked at these messages, especially since I can't email right now..but I hope you are doing ok and you are safe, as well as the rest of the 173rd. I love you and I miss you!!! love, stephanie


Name: Gina
Email:
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 12:18:01 PM

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Ron...sorry for emailing you on here...was told you said stop...o.k..no problem..disregard the one i sent...


Name: Christa Harding
Email:
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 11:05:58 AM

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SGT JASON HARDING B 2/503-Genny said she spoke to you yesterday and said you sounded fine. (I spoke with her about a hour ago) She is a little down, that is to be expected sometimes under the circumstances but she is hanging tough and I know will continue do so. She misses you terribly, as I know you miss her. Knowing what a good soldier you are I know you are busy and focusing on your job. I want you to know that what you are doing is the right thing, be proud and know you guys have more support than you know. It is not the stuff that makes the news but everyone here is behind you guys and has confidence and faith in what you are doing. We know you are accomplishing miracles in a short period of time and good things very often go unreported and unappreciated but this does not make them any less important or any less of an accomplishment. Know that all of the 173rd are heroes and we are proud of each and every one of you. WE LOVE YOU, MOM


Name: ANGELA (for MS HENSON AND AMANDA)
Email: ANGELA.SALVI@US.ARMY.MIL
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 10:36:29 AM

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PFC CORY ROSEBERRY 1-508TH A CO: YOU ARE DAD!!!! YOUR SON WAS BORN THIS MORNING AT 3:00 AM. HE WAS 6LBS 7 1/2OZ and 19 inches long. Both AMANDA and you son are okay. Your 1SGT should have the number of the hospital where you can call her. SGT Saldivar (rear detch) has that as well. CONGRATULATION!


Name: Gina
Email: Ginakb2003@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 10:22:07 AM

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Ronald Brady 173rd 2/503 1st.plt....Ron i just got back today from the states..I was happy and sad at the same time to hear from you...I'm still proud of you..and i want you to come home safe...I haven;t received a letter from you in months...so i guess thats why i stopped writing you...I still think of you..never stopped..even shed a few tears the otherday...so you see i took everything very serious...i wish you would get this email and you could find time to write me back...miss you alot...Gina


Name: Keith Lori & the Knight Family
Email: knightfish54@aol.com
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 10:12:51 AM

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HELLO TO THE 173 CSC BERNARD -- I SPOKE TO KRIS YOU CAN CALL US COLLECT 5619676236 WE HAVE A PACKAGE FOR YOU THAT WILL BE MAILED ON 8-28-03. IT HAS THE CD & SOME CHOW LOTS OF KOOL AID TOO. THE THE REST OF THE 173RD YOU ARE OUR HEROS, WE DEDICATE SONGS, & PRAY FOR YOUR SAFE RETURN. YOU ARE ON A RIGHTOUS MISSION, EXECUTE IT, IGNORE THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS BY THE FEW. MORE OF US SUPPORT YOU THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW. HANG IN. APRIL 2004 IS LESS THAN ONE YEAR FROM TODAY!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL. KEEP YOURSELF SAFE!!


Name: Glen Bayer
Email: glen_bayer@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 09:07:05 AM

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My deepest condolances to the family of SPC Craig Ivory of the 501st FSC. Your loss is felt by all of us in the 173rd family. Craigs spirit will remain with the family of the 173rd forever. Wingdad


Name: Giulia***
Email: maledetta83@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 08:56:07 AM

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HELP! To everybody reading this messaga, i'd like to send a package to Iraq to a bunch of friends I have there, but I don't know what they need. I know about snacks, gatorade and sunflower seeds, but do they need something else? something that won't be burnt in a big fire. THANKS ALOT Giulia


Name: Nina Krause
Email: ninchenkrause@web.de
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 06:36:50 AM

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TO. SGT LAND JACOB DANIEL 1/63 Hey Baby! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the call again!!!!!!!!! You´re the best men in the whole universe!!!!!!! I miss you!!!! With all my LOVE your Nina and please take care!!!!


Name: TAMARA ROJAS
Email: LESNERSBABY@AOL.COM
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 12:52:54 AM

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TO SEAN SAMAROO-- HEY SEAN! SO HOW'S THE CHROME ON YOUR BUMPER DOING? I TALKED TO HEATHER TODAY AND SHE TOLD ME ABOUT SENDING YOU A MESSAGE VIA THE WEBSITE. I HOPE THIS MESSAGE FINDS YOU SAFE WHEREVER YOU ARE. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU WHEN I GET TO ITALY BUT WHO KNOWS WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR ANY OF US. I HOPE YOU GUYS GET HOME SOON. YOU CAN LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED ANYTHING (????) TAKE CARE AND KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN. LOL TAM


Name: TAMARA ROJAS
Email: LESNERSBABY@AOL.COM
Date: Saturday August 23, 2003
Time: 12:48:21 AM

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TO JOHN DOLES---- HEY GUY! JUST THOUGHT I WOULD DROP YOU A LINE AND LET YOU KNOW THAT I TALKED TO HEATHER TODAY. SHE SOUNDED GOOD. OF COURSE, SHE WOULD BE DOING BETTER IF YOU WERE THERE BUT RIGHT NOW YOU CAN'T. I WAS GLAD TO GET YOUR LETTER AND KNOW THAT YOU WERE OK. REMEMBER IF YOU NEED ANYTHING ( CARE PACKAGE, ETC) JUST LET ME KNOW. I LOOK FORWARD TO SEING YOU AGAIN ONE DAY SOON. TAKE CARE AND KNOW THAT ALL OF US ARE PRAYING FOR YOU TO COME HOME SAFE AND SOUND ALONG WITH ALL OF YOUR FELLOW SOLDIERS. TAKE CARE AND BE SAFE.


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: sheila.steely@sbcglobal.net
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 11:09:14 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; I love you and miss you very much. Be careful and watch your back. Come home safely. Love Always - Mom


Name: Larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 10:18:24 PM

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Pfc Ryan Wilmington, 2/503----Dear Ryan, Here they have an "internet cafe" there now. Also, your aunt Penny said you called, and have a laptop ordered, so hopefully you will be able to send and receive e-mails soon. Hope all is well and want you to know that you and all the 173rd remain in our thoughts and prayers. Love you, miss you, and very proud of you---Pappan, " Proud Grandparent Of A Skysoldier:.


Name: Shellie (cousin to SSG Stephen Voline)
Email: shells913@yahoo.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 08:48:52 PM

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Hi Stephen! Hope everyone is staying as safe as possible over there! Talked to your mom last week to get your address.. making up a box of stuff.. should be able to mail off to you on Monday! Lana and Randy say Hi and Love you! If you have an single friends over there you could always hook your loving cousin up to have someone to chat with! and I am sure they could use the company too!! Stay safe and hope you are all home soon!!!! Love you!!! Shellie


Name: SSG MARCEAU, KEITH
Email: keith.marceau@us.army.mil
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 08:17:05 PM

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caroline..my sexy petrova, what a conversation last night..haha..it will be on my mind all week. you are truly the best wife a man could have, you prove that to me over and over again. you are such a kink! it is funny, i was soo down and depressed and then that conversaton, it was like you knew what i needed to hear before i even called. i will have a smile for quite awhile now! you european girls really know what you are doing! thanks for mentioning that i am still your ranger daddy! i love it when you call me that!i tell you , i can't continue writing..don't wanna get a riot going..you know what i am feeling from my email! just know you are the best!! and the picture you sent me of you and paige paige was wonderful! kiss her for me, i loved hearing her bark over the phone the other night, you were so happy that she finally talked while i was on the phone with you..remember when she would never bark at all, she must be really comfortable and protective right now! good! you were absolutely stunning in that picture. your work outs are really paying off, not that you were always gorgeous! i am proud of your dedication! i have been hitting the gym too when i can..so i can hold you up for an hour or more when i get back..hehe..have fun! love you..you are a dream come true! i love, lust, and miss you soooo much! you are perfect. sweet dreams baby, and continue looking to the stars, i am doing the same! keith


Name: Ssg. Don Rowland
Email: US AirForce
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 07:33:10 PM

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Ssg. Joel Bednar 173rd Airborne Hello. I received the newsletter Wendy sent out about you to everyone. She had mentioned this web site and said it contained info on your Brigade. I just wanted to say hello from Arkansas. I will be returning to Kuwait in September, I was just there and left in May. I had a chance to go see Wendy when she was back here in the states. I have to tell you the reason I wanted to write was to say thank you. Thank you for giving her back that smile she had when I first met her. I couldn't believe how well she is doing, and how put together she is now. I also was told that Cesar Sr. is down there with you. Don't let him get to you. I think you are a very lucky man and I am glad to see my friend so happy. I have to say there were some disapointed guys out here after we heard she got married. I always say the best man wins though, so I give you my biggest Congrats! I also wanted to thank you for taking her to Bobby's gravesite in Arrlington. That meant a great deal to her, and I know it meant a lot to Bobby as well. He was my best friend and is very missed. I do hope we have the chance to meet one of these days. I am a Loadmaster, C-130H, and maybe I will make a drop up your way come this fall. Wendy said if I am up that way that I have to return you to her. I told her I would do my best to see if I could get authorization to take you back to Aviano when we re-sup. That is if your chain would grant you a pass. We will have to see how things work out. I know Wendy would be a very happy girl if I did that! I will see you sometime, and hope I get a chance to meet the one who got Wendy. Good luck down there.


Name: Steph
Email: Keithu2@aol.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 06:39:23 PM

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Chris! How are ya, bro? I haven't heard from you in a while...What's the story? Well, I understand how busy you must be. Take care and be safe we all miss you so much!:) When you come home i know the party will be spectacular, spectacular!!!:)Love you always!:) Your little sister, Steph:)


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 06:33:23 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey babe! I'm sorry I missed your call today!! or well...at 3:20 this morning! I can't believe I didn't even hear it. I I guess I'm a little more alert around the beginning of each month since that is when you usually get to call..I am glad you got to talk to your parents though--I talked to your dad this morning. Everyone asks about you all the time and thinks about you often. I love you!! and I miss you so much! Be careful. love, stephanie


Name: C Alameda (Mother of Francisco)
Email: camille_alameda@alliedtelesyn.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 04:31:24 PM

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Here's my E-Mail Son,PFC Francisco Alameda Hope you can get this and write when you can.... my 173rd soldier Love Mom


Name: Krista Voline (sister of SSG STEPHEN VOLINE)
Email: pandpdonna@yahoo.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 04:13:15 PM

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Hi stephen just writing to you to tell you i love you and me and kaycee miss you so much. i show her your pic all the time so she won't not know who you are. We all think about you and everyone else everyday iam calling the places today to see if theywill donate stuff for you and the guys. well we miss you and love you very much. Love your sister Krista


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 03:44:45 PM

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this message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI, Hi honey, its mom again, hope you are doing ok?i sent off a letter and package today,we really miss you, please be safe, everyone here says hello, more mail going out. love u mom


Name: C Alameda (mother of FRANCISCO)
Email:
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 03:21:49 PM

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PFC FRANCISCO ALAMEDA; 173rd 1st plt 1/508th Son I miss you so much.... be safe, take care and come home to us... can't wait. God is watching over you, your always in our thoughts. Love Mom


Name:
Email: brendac@vrml.k12.la.us
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 03:13:01 PM

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Has anyone heard any word on the 173rd 501st mechanized division. I have a son there and would like to know why I haven't heard from him in over 3 weeks now. Last I heard they were in Kirkuk. Thanks, A concerned Mom


Name: Cynthia Bachman Fort
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 03:08:55 PM

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BLESS YOU Cpt. Will Hansen for taking the messages from our bcompany@yahoo.com address we send and delivering them to our guys. You have earned a free ticket to heaven for that!!!!!! I am about crying with happiness right now to think my son may be reading my emails, I am really missing him, especially today.You have helped my heart so much I love you!!! Thanks to Sabine Gordon for posting that message and information about Cpt. Hansen doing this for us! It has made my day! And the prayer for soldiers should be something we recite everyday. Very well written. Thank you all. From another 173rd mom who misses her son.


Name: mom & dad grafton
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 01:38:37 PM

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SPC.STEVE GRAFTON 2ND/503RD; HEY STEVE, WE ARE HERE AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY AWAITING THE BUSCH RACE, AND THOUGHT HOW MUCH WE WISHED YOU WERE HERE WITH US!THIS RENTAL HAS A COMPUTER, SO WE JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW HOW BAD WE MISS YOU AND HOW GLAD WE ARE THAT THE GUY WITH THE GRENADE THREW LIKE A GIRL! YOU HANG IN THERE AND KNOW THAT WE LOVE AND MISS YOU..MORE AND MORE EACH DAY. YOU ARE OUR HERO! LOVE, MOM AND AUNT DONNA


Name: JUSTINE NATALI
Email: FAMNATALI@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 01:19:00 PM

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Dear joel,hello from here!!guess where I am?At your mom's house !!Hey!You might already know this but I'm...13!Cool huh? Not really, ya know why? Because I have to act all mature now. Now I can't stick beans up my nose anymore[not that I want to.]Well,anyway I got to wrap it up now so,CIAO,ARRIVEDERCI,BYE,ALOHA,ADIOS FAREWELL,and many more!! TO JOEL AUTEN,74TH LRS YOUR FAMILY LOVES AND MISSES YOU SSSOOOOOO MUCH. BE SAFE AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO A REUNION IN ITALY. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND ALL TROOPS SERVING OUR COUNTRY. LOVE MOM


Name: A wife in the States
Email: To the Soldiers of the 173rd
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 01:01:04 PM

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God, Please protect our soldiers overseas. Guide their every step with your love and light. Give them the strength,courage,and fortitude to fly through the difficult days ahead of them. Instill calm where there's anxiety,hope where there's grief and comfort where there is pain. Bring our soldiers safely home to us, the loved ones that await. We love you 173rd....


Name: Connie Marshall
Email: ccnn@centurytel.net
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 12:11:17 PM

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For Nathan A. Marshall.... Woke up to the wonderful e-mail from you this morning...I am so happy for you and excited! Hang in there... We love you...Stay safe, watch your back, and those backs around you! As Aways... I love you very much, and miss you terribly!!!! Love, Mom


Name: Molly Dieckman, wife of PFC Caleb Dieckman
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 11:57:20 AM

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JESSICA HERBERT, sister of Justin: I just wanted to let you know that my husband knew your brother. I received a letter from him yesterday (dated 8/7) and he mentioned the recent passing of your brother. They called him "A-bear". I couldn't believe that Caleb knew him. He said that Justin was a pretty cool guy. I don't know how well they knew each other but Caleb only mentioned that little bit. I just wanted to let you know.


Name: Donna Voline (mom of SSG Stephen Voline
Email: Pandpdonna@yahoo.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 10:26:21 AM

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Hello Stephen, We all sure do miss you here at home. Everybody sends their love. Hang in there. You all are in my prayers. Thank you so much for this website. I feel I can get in touch. Thanks again so much. For Jay Levy you are great, thanks for the email, can't wait to see the pictures. We love you Stephen, MOM


Name: Justen Nelson
Email: jnelson@transactionpacking.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 10:24:16 AM

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Hello I'm a brother of Sgt. Charles "Cody" Nelson of the 173rd airborne brigade, 508th. He has been in Iraq since April now. He just wrote me a letter on how one of his buddies and fellow soldiers was killed by an rpg that hit his convoy. It makes me sick to think that some Americans think he died in vein. Who ever that guy was I'm sure he was a great guy that was willing to die for his country and fellow country men. I grieve for his family and friends. I know God holds a special place in heaven for brave men like himself. Un-like most Americans you hear pissing and moaning on u.s. television I support the war and everyone that is in it. You guys are doing a GREAT job, and I think that the U.S.A. and President Bush are awesome to stand up against evil and cowardley terrorism. Its good to know that the country that I live in and am loyal to, aren't a big bunch of PUSSY'S like the rest of the world seems to be. You guys kick some ass and get home soon!!!! Great job and GOD BLESS YOU and AMERICA!!!!!!!!! Your thankful U.S.A. Brother, Justen Nelson


Name: Justen Nelson
Email: jnelson@transactionpacking.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 10:24:04 AM

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Hello I'm a brother of Sgt. Charles "Cody" Nelson of the 173rd airborne brigade, 508th. He has been in Iraq since April now. He just wrote me a letter on how one of his buddies and fellow soldiers was killed by an rpg that hit his convoy. It makes me sick to think that some Americans think he died in vein. Who ever that guy was I'm sure he was a great guy that was willing to die for his country and fellow country men. I grieve for his family and friends. I know God holds a special place in heaven for brave men like himself. Un-like most Americans you hear pissing and moaning on u.s. television I support the war and everyone that is in it. You guys are doing a GREAT job, and I think that the U.S.A. and President Bush are awesome to stand up against evil and cowardly terrorism. Its good to know that the country that I live in and am loyal to, aren't a big bunch of PUSSY'S like the rest of the world seems to be. You guys kick some ass and get home soon!!!! Great job and GOD BLESS YOU and AMERICA!!!!!!!!! Your thankful U.S.A. Brother, Justen Nelson


Name: Justen Nelson
Email: jnelson@transactionpacking.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 10:23:47 AM

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Hello I'm a brother of Sgt. Charles "Cody" Nelson of the 173rd airborne brigade, 508th. He has been in Iraq since April now. He just wrote me a letter on how one of his buddies and fellow soldiers was killed by an rpg that hit his convoy. It makes me sick to think that some Americans think he died in vein. Who ever that guy was I'm sure he was a great guy that was willing to die for his country and fellow country men. I grieve for his family and friends. I know God holds a special place in heaven for brave men like himself. Un-like most Americans you hear pissing and moaning on u.s. television I support the war and everyone that is in it. You guys are doing a GREAT job, and I think that the U.S.A. and President Bush are awesome to stand up against evil and cowardley terrorism. Its good to know that the country that I live in and am loyal to, aren't a big bunch of PUSSY'S like the rest of the world seems to be. You guys kick some ass and get home soon!!!! Great job and GOD BLESS YOU and AMERICA!!!!!!!!! Your thankful U.S.A. Brother, Justen Nelson


ame: Donna Voline (mother of SSG Stephen Voline)
Email:
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 10:21:00 AM

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Name: mom & dad grafton
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 09:34:11 AM

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SPC. STEPHEN GRAFTON 2ND/503RD: HEY STEVE...OUR RENTAL HERE AT THE SPEEDWAY IS COMPLETE WITH THE INTERNET...WE ARE HAVING A BALL! HEARD THEY GOT 'CHEMICAL ALI', WHICH IS GREAT NEWS! KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BIG PRIZE-HE CAN'T BE TOO FAR AWAY! GOT YOUR LETTER, GLAD THE GUY WITH THE GRENADE THREW LIKE A GIRL...WATCH YOUR BACK, FRONT AND ALL SIDES! WISH YOU WERE HERE WITH US...THEY'VE ADDED 20,000 SEATS SINCE YOU WERE HERE LAST...WHAT A CROWD. STAY SAFE, KEEP COOL, TRUST NO LOCAL...AND THANKS FOR ALL YOU ARE DOING FOR THE REST OF US. WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU....MOM DAD & JAIME (ALSO AUNT DONNA)


Name: valentina
Email: valecarina@yahoo.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 09:12:33 AM

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to Jeremy/james W. Ciao come stai?hope u are ok!i am still in London,going back to Italy next week for few days.....would be great if u would be back as well! Really looking forward to seeing u,miss u tanto tanto!! Baci baci Valentina


Name: Anna Z.
Email:
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 09:03:13 AM

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to SPC CARL TURNER Cco 1/508th 3rd PLT ----- Hey babe! Just wanted to thank you for the phone call, thank you so so much, it really made my day! I love you so much you don't know, your always on my mind, 24/7... Love you, miss you, need you, always, A.


Name: sweetheart
Email: baby_tesoro@yahoo.it
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 08:21:22 AM

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to Pvc MATT ERIC DORAN...1/508 !hey sweetheart ...HOW ARE YOU DOING... A SEND YOU A KISS....WRITE AN E.MAIL IF YOU CAN. LOVE YOU.


Name: Franny to Howe
Email:
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 06:51:30 AM

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ciao amore mio how are you ?mi manchi a letter arrived home after a week that i don't receive anything from you and I'm up here in Germany near Graf.So sad and Lonely without you.Ti amoooooo tanto call me ASAP please. ur girl forever


Name: Nina Krause
Email: ninchenkrause@web.de
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 06:44:23 AM

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TO. SGT LAND JACOB DANIEL. Hey Baby! Thank you so much for the phone call this morning! It´s so great to hear your voice!!!!!!! I love you so much !!!! Take care of you and i can´t wait to see you!!!! Kiss your NINA


Name: Patrizia
Email: patrizia.c@email.it
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 05:59:56 AM

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Happy birthday and many greetings from Patty, Monica and Eleonora from Verona (Italy) to Chris of 173rd airborne 501st Lrsd 74.


Name: Tracy Swanson
Email: armymom75@hotmail.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 04:36:40 AM

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PFC Jake Swanson, B Co. 2/503rd, 3rd platoon, 1st squad....... Hey Honey, not sure if you will be able to see this or not. Just wanted to say I love you and miss you and be safe, you know, the same old stuff! It was so good to hear from you the other day. I do have a complaint about he lack of letters lately!!! Get with the program! The mail man thinks I'm completely nuts, running to the mail box everyday and then moping all the way back to the house! Anyway, if you do see this message (I can't figure out how it gets to you), please call as soon as you can. Everything is fine, no need to worry. We just ran into a little glitch with the bank and the direct deposit form and I need to talk to you. I just read some of these posts and saw something about packages burning. YIKES! Maybe that's why you haven't got any packages lately. Please let me know what you get, because you should have about five boxes on the way! Maybe six. One from Donna, Grandma and about three or four from me. Oh, and one from Ranger Joes. Well, I love you and miss you very much! Say Hi to Nicolas and Jason, SGT Hilla! Stay SAFE!!! Love, Mom


Name: Sabine Gordon
Email: savego@aol.com
Date: Friday August 22, 2003
Time: 12:11:18 AM

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This is in regards to the email address posted here for the 173rd. I have used it twice successfully; i.e., mail was not returned. But I was a bit skeptical wether or not all was legit until I received a forwarded email from our son c/1-508 his wife received today. What a wonderful surprise! To whom it may concern, I have started a program for our soldiers out in the field. They can hand-write me a message, which I type in and email out. It also works in reverse. you can write "rank and name" by sending emails to: ccompany1508@yahoo.com In the subject line put his name: Subject: Rank and name. Each morning I print any emails out, fold the paper, staple it shut, and send it on the morning water/chow convoy...so he should get it within 12 to 24 hours of you sending it to me. Privacy is maintained. I am the only one who handles the messages. V/R Cpt Will Hansen


Name: Sheree
Email: ShereeVT@aol.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 11:47:04 PM

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LARRY J. BURNS -- Now that I see how this works, please note previous e-mail re: Tammy and Kristina wondering how you are. Your Mom is hearing rumors and worried. I am the mother of one of Kristina's friends from school and will be happy to be an e-mail go between for you and your mom. Send response to above e-mail address and I'll print it and get it to her. Thanks again for doing what you are doing...I'll keep you in my prayers. Sheree


Name: Sheree
Email:
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 11:42:11 PM

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Name: Sheree
Email: ShereeVT@aol.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 11:29:06 PM

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Msg for Larry J. Burns Just spoke with your Mom Tammy and sister Kristina...they mentioned that they have not heard from you for a couple weeks and are worried. Your Mom doesn't have e-mail and I do, so I thought I'd try to get a message through to you to call. Hope it works...either way, thank you for all that you do in the 173rd.


Name: Kim Goodman
Email: kjg737@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 11:26:23 PM

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To my son, Zach Goodman HHC, 1/508, dad and I were thrilled to get the floppys and cameras that you sent. We got them yesterday, our new Super Wal-Mart was having their grand opening so we took the tour and had the film developed. We made 3 copies, one for you, Alice and us. I can not tell you how good it was to see your face after almost 8 months. I stood there in the camera department looking at the pictures and had to cry a little! You look really good! I just wish I could give you a big hug and kiss! It is hot here, 103. Probably a cold front compared to where you are. You know what they say about Oklahoma, if you don't like the weather, hang around a while, it will change soon. Well son, I guess I will go for now. I hope you got all your birthday cards. I also sent another care package about 3 days ago. I love you, I miss you and I am so proud of you! You're always in my prayers, all of you guys are. Love, Mom


Name: Emily Bonds
Email: moomoo18@bellsouth.net
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 11:05:47 PM

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Hey Wil Bowman, This is your sweetie! I just wanted to let you know I care alot about you and I am praying for you to come home. I hope that I will get to see you and look up because God is watching over you!! I love you in Christ! Your Sweetie, Emily


Name: bobby klein and laurie and jesse
Email: bljtinfla@aol.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 10:57:28 PM

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kyle barden - hola! all the night jumpers still standin on the wall - hola! i took jesse and mom to a broadway play in new york last weekend. times square, a show, and a great time. laurie bailed out (oops) decided not to go cause the ny blackout was still on. no keepin me from goin. my little girl's inspiration comes from shit like that. the possibility for that inspiration is not only protected but created by the job you do. stay safe guys and check your 6. my old mama wants to send another "kids" package. put in your requests in the next few days with me here. bk


Name: Michael Bloom
Email: mibooze@bellsouth.net
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 09:20:32 PM

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THERE IS A REALLY BAD WORM VIRUS GOING AROUND. I ORIGINALLY GOT MINE FROM THE WEBMASTER@173RDARIBORNE.COM. RELAX HE DID NOT SEND IT. THIS WORM LOOKS AT YOUR EMAIL HISTORY AND GETS ADDRESSES. I NOTICED THAT IF YOU GET EMAIL AND THE RECIPIENT IS PRECEEDED WITH < DON'T OPEN IT. BEEN THERE DONE THAT AND IT IS TERRIBLE. THE NORTON SITE HAS A TOOL YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AND KILL IT. GOOD LUCK AND BE VERY CAREFUL. OH BY THE WAY I WAS HIT THE NEXT DAY AND THIS TIME IS WAS FROM MY WIFE'S EMAIL ADDRESS. TOO BAD SHE CAN'T COLLECT MY LIFE INSURANCE FROM A COMPUTER VIRUS.


Name: Lauren & Jim Hund
Email: lkhund@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 08:55:29 PM

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I have sent a few emails and the only thing that I have seen is that I am getting messages in my email address saying "message returned" which isn't the message I sent. Then there is an attachment. I have just deleated them. I would be very interested also to know if our guys are actually getting these messages so if anyone finds out, please post it. If my son doesn't get them I will just stop using it. Thanks to everyone and God Bless the 173rd!


Name:
Email:
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 08:11:29 PM

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Is the correct address for C company....ccompany1508@yahoo.com... because I sent it there and it said it didn't exist...than I sent it to A comp. and it worked. Will someone with a soldier in C co. please respond? thank you


Name: Arlene
Email: akmitchell@comcast.net
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 07:41:34 PM

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I have not had a problem with extra spam since using the e-mail address for my son, PFC Nathan Garcia II A co 1/508 3rd PLT. I do know that he has received them.Is there a spam blocker that we can use? To all of the 173rd, keep up the great work that you are doing. God Bless You. Arlene


Name: Lucia
Email: darkgirl81@yahoo.it
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 07:35:23 PM

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VIRUS!!!!!! AFTER I SENT AN EMAIL TO A COMPANY ADDRESS I GET EMAIL WITH VIRUSES EVERYDAY! FORTUNATELY YAHOO CHECK THE MAIL BEFORE OPEN THEM AND "TELL" ME THAT THERE IS A VIRUS SO IT'S LIKE YAHOO PROTECTS ME! I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S CAUSE OF THAT EMAIL THAT I SENT, IF THAT ADDRESS ATTACKED ME WITH A VIRUS...BUT THAT'S WAHT HAPPENED!


Name: Amanda
Email: jstkiddin@excite.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 07:09:12 PM

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I am having the same problem with the SPAM since emailing my soldier at the address that was given!!!!! It feels my email account up to the MAX so that I can not send email or receive any emails until it has all been deleted!!! It has effected all of my email addresses, even ones that I do not use and the ones my dad uses! So, does anyone know if the email addresses are actually for our soldiers? Or is someone trying to maybe give us a virus or something? I do not really know much about computer viruses....I just wanted to email my guy!!!


Name: Nana
Email:
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 07:04:05 PM

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Does anyone know if the Bill that was in the 108th Congress on July 10 2003 House of Representatives called "HR 2705 Providing Our Support to troops Act of 2003" what has happen to it? The bill that was to allow us to send packages to our troops free of US postal fees. Does anyone know anything? I know that Congress was on there summer break when is it suppose to go thru or what?


Name: Sabine Gordon
Email: savego@aol.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 06:40:33 PM

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To Cynthia Bachman Fort_____ I too have used the email address you mentioned. As of today I have not received extra spam. Of course, I'm always getting my share. My concern is who is the person that prints and staples? Sabine


Name: Linda Bewley
Email: Lindy4555@aol.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 06:20:01 PM

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The article that I made a reference to in a previous posting didn't say whether all packages go through Bagdad or not. Just mentioned that they have had a problem with flammable items in packages on pallets in a U.S. Military Postal facility in Bagdad because of the high temps. If you would like to see the article go to www.estripes.com and look under News. I sent a package August 5 and when I talked to my son on August 17 he hadn't received it yet. That is only 12 days and I find when the mail is flowing good I think it takes at least 2 weeks if not a little more. There are times when it has taken much longer but it eventually gets there.


Name: Genny Lanza
Email: gennylanza@yahoo.it
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 06:09:41 PM

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SGT. JASON HARDING. Ciao my piccolo! I miss you and I love you! I just wanted to let you know that before going to sleep. You're always with me. With all of my love. Genny


Name:
Email:
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 05:29:10 PM

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Does anyone know if all packages go through Bahgdad...If a package was mailed to a soldier with the 2/503rd Apo 09347 could it have gotten burned? I mailed 2 birthday packages on the 14th and I am worried that they may have been among the ones that burned...If anyone knows and could post a msg I would appriciate it.


Name: Bobbie Samaroo
Email: bobbie_samaroo@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 05:19:25 PM

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Noeila, my husband is c/co 2/503rd...If you want to email me with your email address I may be able to give you some information that will help. My email address is posted above.


Name: Emmy Dixon
Email: Mesdixon@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 04:56:49 PM

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to SGT.JOHN L ADAMS : hey I miss you more than words can express and I hope you're doing okay.I don't even have a clue if you will receive this but I had to take a chance.I sent a letter a while back and I don't know if you got that either but it makes me feel better sending it. I'll be sending another soon. If it's in any way possible please send something to let me know you are not hurt or anything.Things on my end have been pretty crazy lately -pregnant again!-tree squashed my house! etc.I'd love to send you a package if there is anything you need or want...I'll just close by saying I love you and am thinking of you constantly.Please be careful and quit avoiding the cameras!!! bye for now-hopefully not for long.


Name: Noelia
Email:
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 04:48:41 PM

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Does anybody out there know how is a typical day of a soldier of the 173rd? especially C co 2/503? I got a friend in Kirkuk and i do not have news from him it is almost 5 months and i do not know who to ask this to.. Thank you very much .N.


Name: beth whitelatch
Email: bwhitelatch@charter.net
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 03:51:01 PM

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SPC NATHAN WHITELATCH - - Sorry I haven't been on in a while but this site was getting a little out of control and I figured you'd never be able to even find a message. Well the weather here is heating up some with no rain. Hope you are able to find a little bit of relief somehow. We are taking Erin back to school on Saturday so we will be in Erie for Sat. and Sun. If you should get a chance to call, gramma and papa are still visiting and they will be there and would love to here from you. Hope you have received some of the packages that we went and the pictures. More packages will be going out this week. If you need anything in particular all you have to do is let us know. We miss you lots and can't wait until you come back safe and sound. lots of love, mom


Name: Cynthia Bachman Fort
Email: cythia912@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 03:38:57 PM

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I am writing in regards to the bcompany1508@yahoo address posted a few days ago to get email to the 508th downrange. I have sent off a few messages and was so glad to see it mentioned just a few messages ago that the guys were getting the email! Now, however, I am getting warnings from other family memebers who also sent email to him that I have caused problems with their email by sending a virus throughout their address book. I was warned not to mail to that email address. Has anyone else been getting a boatlaod of Spam since using that email? It could be coincidental as the spam is coming in on all of my email addresses not just the one I used to send to my son at that address.Even our work emailis getting many that start with RE: If anyone out there with accurate computer knowledge (not just guessing) has information please respond. Thanks. CBF


Name: Rick and Barbara Schultz
Email: barbrick@adelphia.net
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 02:59:40 PM

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REQUESTS FROM OUR SOLDIERS... To all you fellow 173rd family - I just received a letter from my son, Bryan Schultz (Battle Co, 2/503). He listed a few personal items that he could use. He also asked that if anybody has old baseball gloves, bats, balls, etc. (or could afford to consider purchasing), to send them over to the guys. Not that they have a lot of "down time"; but, some kind of "team" activity would go along way(now that they know they'll be there for awhile longer). Who knows? Maybe our soldiers could teach the Iraqi kids all about baseball. Who knows? Maybe, someday, an Iraqi kid could even end up playing in the World Series.


Name: Donna Voline (mother of SSG Stephen Voline)
Email: Pandpdonna@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 02:56:49 PM

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Thank you so much of the photo of my son SSG Stephen Voline, Jay Levy. You really made my day. I appreciate it very much. To my Son. Stepehn, We all Love you very much at home.. Love MOM


Name: Rick & Barbara Schultz
Email: barbrick@adelphia.net
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 02:47:03 PM

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MR. BRADLEY, God bless you and your family. Just a thought to pass on regarding the unwelcome chatter...even "bad apples" can have a purpose...What would we do without "cider vinegar"? I guess a salad wouldn't be quite the same. But, I'd rather have a piece of hot apple pie!


Name: andrew (kill'em) gilliam
Email: glassonionmusic@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 02:27:21 PM

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to jake (swanny)swanson, Fart Bag is falling apart without you here to run over the signs and keep them guessing. The local paper had a picture of the local shooting champs (pistol), and I know a few of them. The best one out-shot the whole group but I bet they would not of out-shot you if you used a slingshot and they used cruse missles. It might be on the FB advocates website, but all I have is the email address; advocatenews@mcn.org The caspar gigglestick rules even more than norcalpow. Just went out and tried it and it was right on target, but the sights need improving. I might just add peep sights like the m16 has. I am going to go out and buy me the new s&w 50 caliber pistol soon. They say it will stop a charging grizzly with 1 shot, guaranteed. (Good luck collecting if it doesnt!) I wonder what it would do to some of the fools you are shooting at? You probably already have one I bet. p.s.....sow your seeds carefully boy, breeding weeds require constant mowing! Hope all is well with the whole bunch of you, and hope you get the hero welcome when you return! Now for one of my famous quotes...."I am not willing to die for my country, But I will kill for it!" andrew "kill'em" gilliam


Name: Linda Bewley
Email: Lindy4555@aol.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 01:49:16 PM

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To all who are sending packages: You need to check out the website www.estripes.com look at the the news article about"Postal Official warns about sending high risk items to the Middle East." In that article it talks about the high temps and some of the items that were sent that caused a fire and resulted in several packages destroyed. In this article they talked about those cheap cigarette lighters and batteries. I have had a package returned because I sent the Purell hand sanitizer. I didn't realize this was flammable but sure enough when I read the fine print it does say flammable under high temps. I have also sent batteries but those have not been returned. Just thought it would be good information to pass along. The senders of the packages that were destroyed in this fire may or may not be notified depending on if they could read the information of the sender. Regards, Linda Bewley


Name: Brett & Deb Herrington
Email: debherrington@excite.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 01:00:13 PM

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Our son, PFC Josh Grove, is a member of the 2nd PLT, Bravo Co., 1st/508th. He was able to call yesterday and seems to be doing fine. Then again, he never seems to complain and is always motivated and focusesd on his mission. The strength and character of these fine men and women serving our country is remarkable. Josh hadn't been informed of the R&R, but was of course interested in anything confirmed since he has a three year old son. From reading the site, it appears there are many other families who have their ONLY child serving our country. Josh is our only child and it is difficult, and I'm sure it's different for us, but I also know EVERY family with a child, husband, or wife serving make the same sacrifices. We are all without our loved one. We all miss them in our daily lives. I was upset to hear from Josh, that he had not been informed of his great-grandmother's death. She passed on August 5th. We contacted the American Red Cross that morning. We had all the required information. We weren't asking to bring him home, only to have him informed of her death. Although we hadn't heard from Josh, we assumed they had informed him. When he called yesterday, he knew nothing. Naturally, I will follow up with the Red Cross, but for all those others out there who may be in the same situation, I'd recommend you follow up immediately and get confirmation of their notification. To all the men and women of the 173rd - WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU! STAY STRONG, STAY FOCUSED AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL! To the families, ditto! Brett & Deb Herrington, Proud 173rd Parents


Name: Johanus T. Buck
Email: buckin-bronco@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 12:21:00 PM

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173d troopers are great! Sorry you boys have to deal with the criminals that frequent this site. Filter through the muck and mudslinging and you see some remarkable compassion and love. The fighting spirit is essential to keep alive both there and at the homefront. I tip my hat to those who support the troopies here, there is nothing greater than being a patriot who has placed his own life in between his soil and fellow countrymen, and harms way. For those who fight, argue, whine, brag, and write a single word that does not bring a great smile to both the soldiers and families reading this column, I am truly sorry; someday you too may come to a similar point of view. Sky Soldiers!


Name: carolina brown
Email: ina1980us@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 09:19:20 AM

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to spc. Dennis a. brown Hi baby I do not know if you will read this or not... if you can read it... well, I wanna tell you that I love you very much, more than any word can express... I am so proud to be your wife, to be parto fo your life... thank God... we are closer to be together... this month is almost over, and when the next one stars I feel relieve , I cannot wait to see you again I love you more than anything, you are my life.. I life for you... do not forget that,.. no matter if I am sleepy or awake... I always think about you my baby your wifesita Carolina "INA"


Name: Uncle Sams Nephew
Email: To;Cory McCarthy and Jessica Hebert
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 09:13:00 AM

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The mesaages you both posted brought a tear to my eyes.Cory you remind me of the medics I have had and have come to know.They sound just like you.Us grunts are your boys forever and that is fact. I wish you a speedy and total recovery and hope to have the pleasure to meet you some day. And to you Jessica, your brother was lucky to have you for his sister and I hope to meet you in Daytona Beach at next years reunion. I salute you both and all the others like you. AIRBORNE!!ALL THE WAY!!!AND THAN SOME!!!!!!!!


Name: Arlene
Email: akmitchell@comcast.net
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 07:08:18 AM

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To all the Sky Soldiers out there, watch each others back and come home safe. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. Arlene


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 05:59:58 AM

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Sgt. Joel Bednar, Hey Babydoll, let me knwo when I should switch over to the Ssg...hehehe! Well, I did as you asked and dug up all my old corospondence courses, and they are on their way to you:) Most of mine are worth a lot of points..upward of over 20, ect. I hope they are of help. We miss you tons, and Cesar is still having the same troubles, but he will come through it on the good side. Like every good little Viking does..hehe..you can't keep the Norse down! Have I told you today how much I love you, and how much you mean to me? You are my world, and I will forever be madly, deeply and completely in love with your crazy little butt:) You are the love of my life, and I need you more than air. What I wouldn't give to touch your face one more time, and kiss those lips that speak my name so sweetly. You have made me what I am, and thank you so much for recovering this heart from all the terchery that it has seen. For lifting me up and fixing these broken wings, so that I can once again fly with you:) No matter how long you must do your duty, always know that I am here waiting, wanting, missing you more than you will ever know. You came into my life, and showed me all the possiblities love holds. When you lay your head down at night and hear me whispering from so far away...know I am holding you in my heart, until you are returned to my arms! Keep safe, and come home to your family as soon as you can!~~~~~~JOEL'S SWEET PEA~~~~~~


Name: Nina Krause
Email: ninchenkrause@web.de
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 04:34:37 AM

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TO. SGT LAND JACOB DANIEL 1/63 ARMOR Hey Baby!!! I hope you are doing okay..? I miss you so much and I Love you !!! Take care of you!!! And the other guys too!!! Love forever Nina


Name: Bobbie Samaroo
Email: bobbie_samaroo@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 12:49:13 AM

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Sgt. Sean Samaroo c/co 2/503rd...Hey sweetheart, I know that you may not get this message but in some way it makes me feel closer to you if I post these messages here. I received your letter today...and cried of course...I am so happy to hear that you have moved to an air-conditioned facility. It breaks my heart to think of the crap that you have to go through every day...The thought of you being in the horrible heat over there makes me so sad... I know that the heat is not even the worse of it. Like I have told you before baby, if i could take your place I would...no questions asked. I know I have it good here in the Land of the Free but a huge part of me is not here...It is there in Iraq with you...And that would be my heart, my thoughts, my prayers, my love! Sean I love you so and I just know that you will be home soon...Dylan and I are waiting right here for you to come and get us. I bet I read your letter 20 times today and I loved the pictures that you sent me! Yes baby I will have them enlarged. I really like the one with you and the missle...I am going to frame it for the wall... I will have some made for your mom and dad too. Sean baby just know that you are being watched over everyday and that everyone is very proud of you! I love you so much...Don't forget we are one day closer everyday...Your very proud wife, Bobbie.


Name: Andy Hren
Email:
Date: Thursday August 21, 2003
Time: 12:16:47 AM

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Christopher Oakes of Gig Harbor, Washington- I cant tell you of all the good times we had back in the days. I think about you and your safety constantly. Hope everything is going well and your taking care of yourself. Everyone is thinking of you and your safe homecoming. Take care of yourself Buddy and come home safely. Your best bro.... - HREN 8/20/03


Name: To: All you Loyal Family Members of the 173rd.
Email: Thank you!
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 11:50:07 PM

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THANK YOU TO ALL: To ALL THOSE who share your messages from your loved ones, and to those who remind us how important it is to listen to the experiences of our "old timers" from wars past, to those who share their family members with the US Army, and those who celebrate those birthdays, holidays,births, weddings, and graduations,with that empty chair where he or she usually sits...And especially to those who have made that ultimate sacrifice so that other families in the US can take their 18 year old son to college this week instead of send him off to war...And to those who sacrifice their only son's precious company and to those who are lucky enough to see his heartbroken face when he tells of his experiences of war and the duties he has had to do in order to keep his soldiers safe and restore peace to the people of Iraq...No matter what war it was or what branch of service or unit...The sacrifices are the same...We are proud of you and proud to be Americans....GOD BLESS YOU...YOU TOO ARE THE UNSUNG HEROS OF THIS WAR...FOR IF OUR SOLDIERS DID NOT LOVE US...AND WE DID NOT LOVE THEM...THEN THEY WOULD NEVER HAVE HAD THE COURAGE TO VOLUNTEER TO MAKE THESE SACRIFICES FOR AMERICA IN THE FIRST PLACE...GOD BLESS US...EVERYONE. AND THANKS MR. BRADLEY FOR LETTING US HAVE A PLACE TO SHARE WITH EACH OTHER WHEN OUR SOLDIERS ARE OVERTHERE WORKING SO HARD FOR US...And we are stuck here alone with our memories and our hopes of better days to come.


Name: Arlene
Email: akmitchell@comcast.net
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 11:14:24 PM

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I spoke with my son PFC Nathan Garcia II A Co 1/508th 3rd PLT. today. They were up in Kirkuk getting ready to leave for the field again. He said they were doing great,and each of them are VERY THANKFUL for the support they get back here at home. But it might be another month before they were able to call home again. Keep your spirits up and may your soldier call you soon. He also said that the e-mail address that was posted earlier for the 1/508 works. he has gotten every one of them that I have sent off. So have the other Soldiers. So keep them going. To my son, I am very proud of you and all that you do. I love you more than words can say. Be safe. PROUD PARENT OF A 173RD SOLDIER. Mom


Name: Dawn, Jorge, Kyle and Valare
Email: jadakava@netzero.net
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 10:45:56 PM

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This message is for Bryan Schultz of the 2/503. HELLO!!! Hope this message finds you well. Been thinking of you, miss your ass. :) Can't wait for you to come home and see your niece and nephew. They are both getting so big. Kyle still says every soldier is "Uncle B". This suday is Valaree's christening and Jorge's birthday. We are having a party at the park. It'll be great as long as it doesn't rain, but ya know it is August in South Florida. We'll send some pics . Stay safe and healthy, we love you, are very proud of you and support you. Love your sis, Dawn


Name: PROUD 173RD MOM
Email:
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 10:31:51 PM

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I am so grateful for this site you can not imagine Mr. Bradley. The pictures and the comments and e-mails from concerned and caring spouses in may cases lifts my spirits. My son is a member of the 173rd, MY ONLY SON AND ONLY CHILD! I am also a physically challenged individual so you can see that my sacrifice is a great one. I risked my life to give him his. He chose to serve his country proudly and has done so for 6 years (he is also a Ranger) he is now risking his life to try and give the Iraqi people a better way of life. My only thoughts since the jump have been of him. I am concerned that all of the bickering and fighting on this site will only serve to demoralize the 173rd. I could not stand to have him worry or think that they do not have the support they deserve. I know the conditions are not like "home" but this is part of the life he chose and I am trying to give him support, love and strength (something he has plenty of). I try to give him positive feedback and a lift whenever I speak to him. Goodness knows they have enough to bring them down with the conditions that they are now faced with. THANK YOU AGAIN MR. BRADLEY.


Name: Cynthia Bachman Fort
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 10:27:10 PM

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I just want to put our situation in perspective to show how things could be worse for us as a military family. An "old timer" friend spoke at a meeting recently telling about how he left for WWII and did not have contact with his family for TWO years. He was 19 when he left. His parents had to live day by day knowing no news was good news. The only way they believed he was alive was because they didn't hear he was dead. Two years! Even for the Nam vets--there was no email, packages sent like now, correspondence, cell phones, phone cards, or embedded journalists to show us the place our soldiers were,hoping we might see themon TV. We do need to hear the "old timer's" story because that is how the history of our country is handed down. It makes us realize the progress our generation has made in making conditons better and more humane. So let's take comfort in the the fact we do have this technology and we are able to keep in some contact with others (if not our own ) who are with ours half a world away. We have become so accustomed to communicating in a flash that some expect to hear from our troops like they went off as a foreign exchange students. So I think Mr. Bradley's "reality check" comment is pretty appropriate. I will be the first to tell you I wish my son would come home now. I don't agree with the politics or how the $$ are being spent or why osme units are getting forces are treated better...I don't understand the military life to be quite honest. I admire my son that he chose that path and is making the best of it--it is amazing to hear the difference in how he has changed already. I am scared for my son as any mother would be but I also know he is one of the best with the best. I want to thank Mr.Bradley for offering his time and $$ to share his website as a message post. CBF


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 10:09:00 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey babe! How are ya? I just wrote you a letter and bought you a card that I am sending off tomorrow. I hope you are safe and doing ok. I miss you very much and I can't wait for you to come back home! I hope it is going by quickly. I just started college today so it has been very busy!!! I have two classes in the morning tomorrow and then I have to go straight to work! Well, I love you and I hope to hear from you soon. love, stephanie


Name: D.D. Clark
Email: dd_germany@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 09:26:22 PM

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To all the ladies, gentlemen and disgruntled. I started reading posted messages 51 days ago when my one and only son deployed with the 173rd to Iraq. It was so comforting to read the postings and reach out to my hero through this awesome portal. Withing the last two weeks, I find myself sadder and sadder, not because of our soldiers situation but because of how people are conducting themselves on this website. I see NOW how wars are started. American is suppose to be civilized. Can we please conduct ourselves as such? I know I choose to come to this site but it is for comfort and support which is what our heroes would want us to use it for. There is enough fussing and fighting going on as it is. I know if my son read all the bickering I've read lately on this site, he would probably walk away feeling worse. Let's make this the kind of site it was intended for. I beileve the home page says..... ............POST A MESSAGE FOR DEPLOYED SOLDIERS..................... Thank you Mr. Bradley for giving me one more way to reach my boy. He says thanks too. I am a proud parent of a sky soldier and will behave in a way that will make him proud too.


Name: PS In SUPPORT OF MR. BRADLEY's "Reality Check!"
Email: You are a great guy Mr. Bradley.
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 09:20:43 PM

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I understand your statement about "reality check." My daughter-in-law kept telling us since May that our son was calling her and telling her that he was coming home when the baby was born...and I did not say so to her...but I kept telling my husband..."the poor girl needs a reality check. After all if sailors can't come home from deployment during nonwar situations, then the Army is not going to be able to do without our son during a war!" I have since had to eat my OLD NAVY WIFE's WORDs...We love ya Mr. Bradley...And we know that you don't care if we love you or not...But we still do....God Bless YA...GO ARMY...(oops. that may be going a bit too far for my hubby the Chief).


Name: CPO & Mrs. Kevin B. Gleich (USN Retired)-NOT AFRAID TO ID OURSELVES HERE!
Email: SGTs Mom & Dad in Hilliard Ohio-WHO THANK MR. BRADLEY WITH ALL OUR HEART
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 08:38:45 PM

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I'm sorry but I must respond to this post copied below written on this site because the person who posted it just called me and my family LIERS. You must look through and read our message again because it states in the very first line that we would never post rummors and we know nothing officially about R&R, but we wanted people to know that if they were hearing such "rumors" that we could indeed support the fact that our son returned home to the states on leave when his son was born THIS MONTH FOR 2 WEEKS and has since returned to Iraq. AND ON A POSITIVE NOTE WE WANTED TO POST OUR THANKS TO THE SOLDIERS WHO COVERED HIS DUTIES IN IRAQ SO THAT HE COULD DO SO. Now, if you need further support for our posted facts...you will find the pictures of our son with his newborn and ourselves and his grandfather, AS WELL AS PICS OF OUR SON AND HIS UNIT IN IRAQ on the MSN family group website posted below in our original post of our "so called story" as this person put it "about our son coming home from Iraq to the states to see his newborn." I'm sorry if people don't want to believe us but it is true. And this is exactly why I did not share this information before...because I feared that our son, ourselves, and his family would be attacked by people like you or because other people would try to make us feel bad because we were blessed enough to get to hold our son before he went back to fight that war in that dangerous place IRAQ. What I will say is this...you certainly made your point about this not being a site where official information is posted...AND CERTAINLY IS NOT FULL OF THE TRUTH. I'm sorry this person decided to post something to attack INNOCENT FAMILY MEMBERS WHO LOVE THE US MILITARY AND LOVE THE 173rd...AND LOVE OUR ONLY SON AND HIS OWN FAMILY LIKE NO OTHER...SO NOW THESE ARE THE FACTS TO WHOEVER POSTED THIS...COPIED TEXT HERE.--- The facts; whether you want to hear it or not Email: Stop relying on this site for REAL INFORMATION concerning the 173d Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003 Time: 05:55:07 AM News 1. The 173d ABN BDE is a US Army unit, and all offical information regarding leave, R&R, return dates, and all of the other legitimate concerns will not come out through this website. The US Army will officially release that information through appropriate news and information sources, such as the unit FRG's, the Rear Detachment, and SETAF. 2. This website is a non-affiliated, private web site. The gentleman who devotes his time and energy to this site is a true patriot and a valuable ally to all families and friends of the 173d. He has tried time and time again to stop some of you from hurting other families with false rumors and deception such as the story about the soldier who supposedly returned home for R&R and to see his newborn in the states. That story was false and misleading; and those viewers of this site that initially recognized it as potentially false and ignored it are doing the right thing.


Name: CPO & Mrs. Kevin B. Gleich (USN Retired)-NOT AFRAID TO ID OURSELVES HERE!
Email: SGTs Mom & Dad in Hilliard Ohio
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 08:33:43 PM

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I'm sorry but I must respond to this post copied below written on this site because the person who posted it just called me and my family LIERS. You must look through and read our message again because it states in the very first line that we would never post rummors and we know nothing officially about R&R, but we wanted people to know that if they were hearing such "rumors" that we could indeed support the fact that our son returned home to the states on leave when his son was born THIS MONTH FOR 2 WEEKS and has since returned to Iraq. AND ON A POSITIVE NOTE WE WANTED TO POST OUR THANKS TO THE SOLDIERS WHO COVERED HIS DUTIES IN IRAQ SO THAT HE COULD DO SO. Now, if you need further support for our posted facts...you will find the pictures of our son with his newborn and ourselves and his grandfather, AS WELL AS PICS OF OUR SON AND HIS UNIT IN IRAQ on the MSN family group website posted below in our original post of our "so called story" as this person put it "about our son coming home from Iraq to the states to see his newborn." I'm sorry if people don't want to believe us but it is true. And this is exactly why I did not share this information before...because I feared that our son, ourselves, and his family would be attacked by people like you or because other people would try to make us feel bad because we were blessed enough to get to hold our son before he went back to fight that war in that dangerous place IRAQ. What I will say is this...you certainly made your point about this not being a site where official information is posted...AND CERTAINLY IS NOT FULL OF THE TRUTH. I'm sorry this person decided to post something to attack INNOCENT FAMILY MEMBERS WHO LOVE THE US MILITARY AND LOVE THE 173rd...AND LOVE OUR ONLY SON AND HIS OWN FAMILY LIKE NO OTHER...SO NOW THESE ARE THE FACTS TO WHOEVER POSTED THIS...COPIED TEXT HERE.--- The facts; whether you want to hear it or not Email: Stop relying on this site for REAL INFORMATION concerning the 173d Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003 Time: 05:55:07 AM News 1. The 173d ABN BDE is a US Army unit, and all offical information regarding leave, R&R, return dates, and all of the other legitimate concerns will not come out through this website. The US Army will officially release that information through appropriate news and information sources, such as the unit FRG's, the Rear Detachment, and SETAF. 2. This website is a non-affiliated, private web site. The gentleman who devotes his time and energy to this site is a true patriot and a valuable ally to all families and friends of the 173d. He has tried time and time again to stop some of you from hurting other families with false rumors and deception such as the story about the soldier who supposedly returned home for R&R and to see his newborn in the states. That story was false and misleading; and those viewers of this site that initially recognized it as potentially false and ignored it are doing the right thing.


Name: Amy Aylsworth
Email:
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 08:30:08 PM

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Jay I just want you to know how much we all appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to protect our country! We think about you and pray for you every day! You are such a hero! Pod A forever! MIss you! Amy


Name: Dale Clymer
Email: VaNightOwl@aol.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 08:16:12 PM

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Mr Bradley, I want to join other parents in thanking you for keeping this website operational. Please do not let those few who misuse it discourage you because the rest of us are very thankful for your efforts. Dale Clymer


Name: CPO & Mrs. Kevin B. Gleich (USN Retired)
Email: SGTs Mom & Dad in Hilliard Ohio
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 08:14:06 PM

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I'm sorry but I must respond to this post copied below written on this site because the person who posted it just called me and my family LIERS. You must look through and read our message again because it states in the very first line that we would never post rummors and we know nothing officially about R&R, but we wanted people to know that if they were hearing such "rumors" that we could indeed support the fact that our son returned home to the states on leave when his son was born THIS MONTH FOR 2 WEEKS and has since returned to Iraq. AND ON A POSITIVE NOTE WE WANTED TO POST OUR THANKS TO THE SOLDIERS WHO COVERED HIS DUTIES IN IRAQ SO THAT HE COULD DO SO. Now, if you need further support for our posted facts...you will find the pictures of our son with his newborn and ourselves and his grandfather, AS WELL AS PICS OF OUR SON AND HIS UNIT IN IRAQ on the MSN family group website posted below in our original post of our "so called story" as this person put it "about our son coming home from Iraq to the states to see his newborn." I'm sorry if people don't want to believe us but it is true. And this is exactly why I did not share this information before...because I feared that our son, ourselves, and his family would be attacked by people like you or because other people would try to make us feel bad because we were blessed enough to get to hold our son before he went back to fight that war in that dangerous place IRAQ. What I will say is this...you certainly made your point about this not being a site where official information is posted...AND CERTAINLY IS NOT FULL OF THE TRUTH. I'm sorry this person decided to post something to attack INNOCENT FAMILY MEMBERS WHO LOVE THE US MILITARY AND LOVE THE 173rd...AND LOVE OUR ONLY SON AND HIS OWN FAMILY LIKE NO OTHER...SO NOW THESE ARE THE FACTS TO WHOEVER POSTED THIS...COPIED TEXT HERE.--- The facts; whether you want to hear it or not Email: Stop relying on this site for REAL INFORMATION concerning the 173d Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003 Time: 05:55:07 AM News 1. The 173d ABN BDE is a US Army unit, and all offical information regarding leave, R&R, return dates, and all of the other legitimate concerns will not come out through this website. The US Army will officially release that information through appropriate news and information sources, such as the unit FRG's, the Rear Detachment, and SETAF. 2. This website is a non-affiliated, private web site. The gentleman who devotes his time and energy to this site is a true patriot and a valuable ally to all families and friends of the 173d. He has tried time and time again to stop some of you from hurting other families with false rumors and deception such as the story about the soldier who supposedly returned home for R&R and to see his newborn in the states. That story was false and misleading; and those viewers of this site that initially recognized it as potentially false and ignored it are doing the right thing.


Name: Lucia
Email: darkgirl81@yahoo.it
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 07:57:19 PM

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Hi to everybody! I just want to tell you that my boyfriend from A. Co. 1/508th called me today. He is ok, really really tired but good and didn't know when he would have the chance to call again. He was staying in Kirkuk just for 24 hours. I'm always thinking about him and all the sky soldiers who are in Iraq. I'm sure everybody will be able to talk with the guys from A. Co. I'm proud of all of you guys!


Name: Wally Dinse
Email: Wdinse@northrock.bm
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 07:17:52 PM

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Mr. Bradley I wanted to add my thanks to everyoone elses about your maintaining this website. I have talked to my son and he does not see much of this but it makes me feel good to write to him here and the support from the other folks is worth every minute I read the website. The individual who is being critical of your last message, as usual, does not identify themselves. It is easy to critize when you are unknown but stand up and say what has to be said and put your name to it shows the type of man you are. Again thanks, if this type of website would have been available when we were in the 'Nam maybe our parents would not have been quite so worried. My prayers are with every man and woman in the 173rd and I hope they all come home safe and sound.


Name: Lauren & Jim Hund
Email: lkhund@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 07:10:30 PM

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Just to let you know, our son James who is with 2nd Plt, Bravo com, 1/508th -called today. Said they were all fine and doing well but still pretty hot. They had jsut gone up to Kirkuk to pick up the mail. It was great having him call and just knowing that everyone is doing ok. Glad everyone is getting calls.


Name: Jessica Hebert, Proud sister of SPC Justin Hebert
Email: jessicah@cascadevaley.org
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 06:55:38 PM

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I wanted to send out a thank you to all who have contacted me with their support. The 173rd family is one of a kind. I feel so close to you all and I feel so lucky to be apart of it. I hope to attend the 173rd reunion next year so that I can meet some of you. In February I plan on taking a trip to Vincenza Italy to meet up with the young man who brought my brother home. I want to be where my brother was and see what he was able to see. I want to be in the moments that he was in when he was happy and indulging into life's greatest things. My brother is so special to me. I pray that he is over there keeping his crew and many other crews safe from all harm. He'll lead you all to safety. He won't let this beat us. He won't leave until justice has taken it's course...... May you all find the courage and strength to help you move forward at this time. You'll all forever be in my heart.... Sincerely, Jessica Hebert extremely PROUD sister of SPC Justin Hebert, may he have the sweetest dreams... Love you Bro!


Name: cory mccarthy
Email: cory.mccarthy@us.army.mil
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 06:54:46 PM

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To let everyone out there who has been sitting there pushing the information to my parents All I can give is my thanks and well wishes to their sons and daughters still in Iraq. For the wives and famiily members of the guys in Aco 1-508th dont worry, if your son/husband hasn't been able to call because it is rare for the soldiers to ever get back to the phones, but remember they all think of you guys as often as you think of them. And if you havn't heard from them or about them, just think of it in a good way. but my prayers and thoughts are still with ACO 1-508 because I was and still am their medic, "they're all my boys" And i love them as much as you do.


Name: Mary Hahn
Email: hahn42@mchsi.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 06:14:53 PM

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I just wanted to say that I heard from our son today and it was wonderful to hear his voice. He told us that they don't get to call home that often, as a matter of fact if they get to call home once a month they are lucky. So for all you loved ones waitting for the call, I hope yours will be soon.


Name: Randall Chance
Email: nada@nadachance.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 05:43:37 PM

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I talked with my son SSG Jon Chance today. I can not tell you how happy that short phone call made me feel. Tomorrow will be his 29th birthday. I know he is 29 and a a big bad SSG in the US Army but I still see him as my little boy. Happy birthday son.


Name: Auntie Jessie
Email: jolvera@jbutler.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 05:41:20 PM

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For Sgt.Christopher Mascio,DBtry 319thAFAR Christopher everyone at home misses you and is praying for you to stay safe and sound along with the whole 173rd airborne brigade. Keep up the good job and watch your back at all times. Say Hi to Selena, and also tell her to stay safe. I miss you soooo much, please call when you can. I hope your receiving the packages that I am sending you. Take care and God bless you. Love Auntie Jessie


Name: Lindsay McBride
Email: izzerbutt03@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 05:21:02 PM

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I just wanted to thank Mr. Bradley for opening this site and letting us post messages to the boys over there, i also wanted to thank SFC Lauer and company for the updates. Its good to know that everything is running smooth for you! Thanks for keeping us posted! luv Lindsay Mcb.


Name: Lindsay McBride*****
Email: izzerbutt03@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 05:15:16 PM

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Hey Jay Dude! I just wanted say hey!! And keep up the good work over there! I hope everything is good over there, tell all the dudes i said hey, and thanks for everything. I move to my dorm tomorrow...wish me luck at Gvsu :)I love ya and cant wait to hear from ya! Luv your sista Lindz


Name: The Weller Family (nana)
Email:
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 05:13:20 PM

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Mr Bradley. Thank you and ... TWO THUMBS UP FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Nana
Email:
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 05:11:09 PM

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Name: nana
Email:
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 05:08:51 PM

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My son is stationed in Vicenza. And before he left he was told to make plans to be there for a year. But that more than likely it would be 6 months.I don't think anyone was lied to. Even though the April date might be bad news a recently retired Col. friend of the family said that the good news is that by staying until April he would recieve a credit for a 1-yr short tour. That means he won't be redeployed only to be sent off to Korea or some place like that for another year. They would have to guarantee him 18 months on station back in Italy or the U.S. I'd like to think that he is right.


Name: Maureen Hiller-Barbacovi
Email:
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 04:55:38 PM

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To whomever thought it appropriate to verbaly attack Mr. Bradley. Get a grip on yourself. He has a very valid point. Of course this isn't Vietnam or WWI or WWII. His point that you so miserably missed is that war is not just another training away from your home base. I am sure that most of the wives during Vietnam Nam or WWII had never gone through this either. He did not say that any wartime was more hellish than any other. All wars are hell. When you enlist or marry someone who did/does you HAVE to expect this. THAT IS YOUR JOB. No that does not make it any easier, but don't ruin a good place for people to come and feel good about our men and women standing up for our Country by bitching about their chain of command. Grow up and deal with it. Mr. Bradley I want to thank you for allowing me to have access to your site and feeling like I am a little closer to my brother Darren .


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 04:14:44 PM

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Hey REALITY CHECK..vietnam was 30 years ago...there's NO "standard tour" and most of these wives have never done this before..have some patience and understanding...the reality is this...if you think you had it bad in 'Nam then the WWII guys must've been in hell! I just don't think anyone appreciates being lied to and all of the wives in Vicenza are just a little let down right now! As for the rumor mill...remember if your FRG doesn't release it or it's not on CNN then it's not true but no one wants an old timers story or lecture..THANKS HEY 173rd HANG IN THERE!


Name: Boochie's Girls
Email: quandrea79@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 03:52:30 PM

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Hey SGT Chambers please give me a call as soon as you get a chance. Wife has news flash just for you. Love you and miss you. Talk to you soon. Its not an emergency but I would love to hear your voice. Tell Begaye that I saw him on tv and he needs a hair cut.


Name: AL SCHLOTHAUER
Email: SPTSAL@AOL.COM
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 02:26:34 PM

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"REALITY CHECK"--WELL PUT MR. BRADLEY, CUDOS FOR YOUR E-MAIL.JUST RECEIVED A LETTER FROM MY SON SGT DAN SCHLOTHAUER B CO/1/508TH - SOUNDS LIKE THEY ARE STILL CHASING BAD GUYS. THEY ALL GRIEVED FOR SPC HEBERT BUT HIS SPIRIT HAS THEM MORE FOCUSED AND GIVEN THEM MORE RESOLVE TO DO THE JOB. GIVE EM HELL 173RD--STAY SAFE AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL. BE PATIENT LOVED ONES AND THEY WILL CONTACT YOU WHEN THEY CAN--THEY HAVE BEEN BUSY.


Name: Misty
Email: mistycutler411@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 01:14:23 PM

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Hey, handsome, you told me you check this every once in a while. I wanted you to know I was thinking about you...again. I wish we could be together for your birthday, but as we both know, that's the job. You are in my thoughts, dreams, prayers and especially my heart. I love you David!~~~Forever Yours, Misty


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 12:40:21 PM

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this message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI, 2/5o3. hi honey ,just alitle note to say hello.well imat the hospital today, things are the same ,but all the docters asked about you, and they said please be safe. miss you, im so proud of you.letters are in the mail honey. love mom.


Name: Aunt Doradel
Email: doradelw@cablelynx.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 11:22:29 AM

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Cody, Jim told me about this cool site, and thankfully some kind person has afforded families and friends this opportunity. Hope you have received your package, and I have a box full of toys and games for the children. Let me know if you can receive them. The family reunion was so great, except for your not being there! Next time! Dad made the trip looking good, thanks for that cool handicapped truck of his. There was lots of talking, and you were a big part of those conversations. You take good care and I hope to see you when you arrive back home. Love you, Aunt Doradel


Name: Bérénice
Email: bnice92@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 10:58:32 AM

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To Sgt. Rene Corella 1st Plt Aco 2/503: Me again!! I've been thinking about what you said about email. Well, I've found a way!! I've open you an email account on this page!! Your login is the same as you have for yahoo and password is the month we've met (hope you remember)!! I'll send e-mails on that address and this way you'll be able to send me some too!!! ;) Take care. B.


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 10:47:16 AM

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TYRONE DAVIS.....I miss my Pinocchio!! I want you back!! Take care.Boo.


Name: carol and mike mccarthy
Email: mlloman67@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 09:24:54 AM

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JUST AN UPDATE ON CORY MCCARTHY WE ARE LEAVING TONIGHT TO GO AND SEE CORY IN WASHINGTON DC HE WILL BE SURGERY AGAIN TOMORROW, BUT WE WILL BE WITH HIM THIS TIME. WE WILL KEEP EVERYONE UPDATE WHEN WE GET BACK. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THE EMAILS THAT YOU ALL SENT TO MIKE AND I ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU ALL OF YOU CAROL AND MIKE MCCARTHY


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Sheila.steely@sbcglobal.net
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 09:22:04 AM

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PFC Chad Henman; I miss you and love you very much. Take care. Love Always; Mom


Name: Bérénice
Email: bnice92@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 08:12:10 AM

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To Sgt. Rene Corella 1st plt Aco 2/503: Hey sweetie. Thanks for the call, I was kind of mad at Sabrina (because of our vacation in Spain) but I calmed down the second I heard your voice. The way you say my name always makes me laugh, you say it the right way but the way you pronounce the "r" cracks me up!! I know, I'm not better trying at pronouncing your name the "American way" but why is it you have a french name anyway!!! I'm sorry my mail takes so long to get to you, so, I'll write more on this site now you told me you did find my messages!! So February or April... You could almost make it to come with us skiing!!!! This way I could show you who's the mountain master!!! My father is leaving me the keys of his appt' in Andorra, he'll be in Africa and doesn't rent it during the winter this year. You know, it really fells good to hear you laugh and that you still have enough strenght to make fun of me!!! Go ahead, enjoy, cuz' you know I'll get my revenge ;-) !!! I'll get some CD's done for you and will send them ASAP, hope you'll like them. OK, gotta work! Keep on taking good care of yourself and pleaaaase stay out of troubles (i.e. what you told me about yesterday's shooting). Gros Bisous d'amour mon doudou. Love Ya. B.


Name: Donna Voline(mother of Staff Sgt Stephen Voline
Email: Pandpdonna@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 07:52:33 AM

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Stephen, we all are thinking of you here at home. We all love you and miss you terribly. All of 173rd stay safe and we are praying for your safe return. We all are proud of you stephen and all of 173rd. I love you MOM


Name: Franny
Email:
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 07:41:17 AM

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Tesoro mio I miss you are you gonna call? KISSES SWEETIE take care and stay safe I LOVE YOU


Name: Jake the Snake
Email:
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 07:39:00 AM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR! W'sup brother! I guess Cory put something on here for you. I just called him and they were trying to figure out if they could send you that phone. We all got Wendy's latest newsletter about you, and I am sorry to hear about morale. I know it must be horrible being in the suck right now. They still have us on the list to relieve Afganistan, so I will be in the boat with you soon. I want to go see Wendy before I have to go for that. They are only making our rotations for 6 months, so why are they finding it so hard to re-place you guys? You know how many units are begging for the chance to get down there and earn their dinner!! It's insane. I got the pics of Cesar at his birthday party in the mail tuesday. He looks like he has grown since he left here. I am just glad he looks like you and not his "bio-dad." Lord knows he he lucked out when he by passed that! I think when he gets about Jr. High and starts sports and working out that he will fill out a lot better than his gene pool allows. He will look a lot more like you the older he gets. I spoke to him this last weekend, and he wants to play war with me he said. I told him it's better to play other games than war. I said I'd come over and play "let's go pick up chicks!" Sounds like a better game to play to me! Well, brother, you let us know what you need and we will make it happen! Megan said she found salt pills or something for you. I hope they are what you need. Once again, You watch your 6 and I will make sure to keep as close of an eye as I can on your girl! Do you trust anyone who in there in Italy to look over her? If so I need the number, and we'll hook it up! Ha! You and I both know Wendy does not need protection, but it sure is fun to keep her steaming.Ha! She hated it all her life. Ask her sometime about stealing her from some losers Prom! Cory and I still get a good laugh about that today! Hey I need to go to Cory's anyways, and now we can have fun thinking of all the mean things we did to you wife when we were kids. Keep the Faith Brother!<<<<Jake the Snake>>>>


Name: Cory & Megan Seaton
Email:
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 07:23:37 AM

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Sgt. Joel Bednar 1/508th Hello! Megan and I wanted to see if this thing worked, and send you our best wishes! Wendy called us this last weekend and send us your newsletters on how you are doing. She sounds like she is getting on very well considering the conditions you are living in. My wife and I cannot imagine the lifestyle of what you are doing. Being away from your wife and not knowing when you can go home to her. We for one could not do that, and applaude Wendy and you for making it through such a devestation! She informed us of your health, and morale as well. I wish there was something we could do to help you and your soldiers out. Let us know if there is anything you would like to get in the mail,a nd we will send it as fast as it can fly to Iraq! Jake has also told us about the horrible things that are happening with you all there. Megan had seen on this site about sending Sat. Phones, and we have one if you'd like it it is yours! It doesn't do us much good,a nd our regular phones are much better for our area. Jake is on the phone right now and said that he did not see a problem with sending it to you. He is also writing a post right now, so look for his to. Jake said that he may go visit Wendy this fall, and I think Megan and I should look into that as well. I would love to be there when you were home, but it looks as if that will not be the case. We wish you all the very best, and Megan says to stay safe to come home to your wife and son! I think that would be the best advice yet! You take great care of my best friend, and godson, so let me know how I can take care of you.


Name: Jim Bradley
Email: webmaster
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 06:59:20 AM

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Reality check! I have been reading this posting for some time and rarely post to it but its about a reality check time for some people. We are fighting a WAR. That means fighting and killing and dying. Luck has been on our side and the cost has been light compared to other wars. No loss of life is to be considered lightly. We need to ask why. We were content to let evil doer's rant and rave and kill each other as long as it was not in our backyard. since 911, the bad guys have come here. since it is better to fight them in there backyard, that is why we are there. One year is a STANDARD combat tour, anything less is a benefit and in my time and war meant you were wounded or dead. So lets try and focus on the mission - get the bad guys and plan a home coming in April 2004. Lets stop all this talk about R&R, coming home to see the birth of junior, how the Army is this and that. Believe me the troops are focusing on their jobs. So cut us all some slack with the comments and rumors. Support the Troops and stop the "Trouble Sharing crap". If I offended you sorry but this is a REALITY CHECK!


Name: The facts; whether you want to hear it or not
Email: Stop relying on this site for REAL INFORMATION concerning the 173d
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 05:55:07 AM

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1. The 173d ABN BDE is a US Army unit, and all offical information regarding leave, R&R, return dates, and all of the other legitimate concerns will not come out through this website. The US Army will officially release that information through appropriate news and information sources, such as the unit FRG's, the Rear Detachment, and SETAF. 2. This website is a non-affiliated, private web site. The gentleman who devotes his time and energy to this site is a true patriot and a valuable ally to all families and friends of the 173d. He has tried time and time again to stop some of you from hurting other families with false rumors and deception such as the story about the soldier who supposedly returned home for R&R and to see his newborn in the states. That story was false and misleading; and those viewers of this site that initially recognized it as potentially false and ignored it are doing the right thing. They are using the proper sources for offical information and not wasting their time and energy worrying about what was posted in a non-government sanctioned website with many annonymous and unfounded postings. 3. Those family members that read these rumors and unofficial statements and believe them are ultimately missing the point. They have a choice. They can ask the right people for answers, namely the FRG's, miltiary community resources, rear detachment, and the pentagon, and get the real truth. Or, they can continue to follow every single posting placed on this site, regardless of content. For those willing to make such a decision, they are condemning themselves to unnecessary worry and a false opinion of what the Army, the 173d, and the soldiers stand for. 4. If you really want answers, ask the right people. If you want drama, continue to believe every single posting here. Grab a National Enquirer at the supermarket while you are at it, I think there was an article on the 173d's scheduled R&R rotations by unit. Remember- the source of your information is even more important than the answers you find. This is probably going to be my last attempt at posting anything on this site, as it seems to be a black hole of negative and ridiculous postings- the Website owner's attempts at keeping this site dedicated to the soldiers and families as a means of communicating and for raising morale are consistantly undermined by the malicious few who continue to thrive on the confusion and chaos their negative and rumor-igniting postings cause. 5. If this message puts just one family member in the right direction towards an official source of information, then it was worth my time in typing. For those who mock this system and are already pecking away another whopper of a story about how a soldier hitchhiked through Turkey and suprised his wife for her birthday, and then rented a car to drive back to Kirkuk- you are already far beyond assistance.


Name: LT Brian Clymer
Email: brian.clymer1@us.army.mil
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 05:34:19 AM

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This is 2LT Brian Clymer and I am the PL for 2nd PLT, B Co. 1/508. I just wanted to let all of the friends and family of 2nd PLT soldiers know that we are doing well. Currently, we are in Tuz (which is about an hour south of Kirkuk) which is a relatively quiet town with few incidents. Myself and SFC Lauer are working hard to get your soldiers up to Kirkuk more often to give them a break and call home (I would call it R&R, but it is something). We have a Thoriah phone in Tuz which our platoon uses on Saturdays afternoon/evenings, so keep your Saturday mornings open to talk to your loved ones. Mail is very important to our soldiers (especially to break the boredom), so I urge you all to keep it coming. If you have any problems or questions, please feel free to e-mail me and I will do all that I can to help.


Name:
Email: Alpha CO 1/508
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 05:11:33 AM

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My husband called home tonight for the first time in over 6 weeks...he told me that A co 1/508 is rotating in squad at a time for morale calls. So keep the faith! He also said that R and R is simply a rumor at this point and that they've heard nothing! He said keep checking CNN though b/c they'll probably tell us before the brass does!


Name: Nina Krause
Email: ninchenkrause@web.de
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 04:34:13 AM

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TO. SGT LAND JACOB DANIEL 1/63AR Hey babe i just wanted to say that i love and miss you bunches...! I´m so proud of you for being so strong. ! And i´m proud of all 173 Airbornes! Take care of you and the other guys too! I love you and i miss you ! Thousand Kisses Nina


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 02:11:47 AM

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For those of you with soldiers in the 508.. there has been email set up so that you can email your soldier and it will be downloaded , stapled shut and sent out with food deliverys. you use the following email addresses....acompany1508@yahoo.com......bcompany1508@yahoo.com.....ccompan1508@yahoo.com.....hhccompany1508@yahoo.com.....these emails will be downloaded daily...while you might not get reponse the soldiers of the 508th will have more news from home and family to lift their spirits.... i know contact with the 508th (at least certain companies) has been limited to my knowledge mail is getting through...please hang in there...you guys will call when they can....my husband is with the 508th and its been awhile since i received a call or email....but i email him daily to just let him know we are standing strong on the homefront...


Name: Ron Anderson
Email: andy261@juno.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 01:49:54 AM

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To anyone that may have someone serving in B Co 3rd plt 1/508th. I haven't heard from my son in about 6 weeks and I'm about to lose it. Any news would be greatly received! Anyone with any photos from the Co or ptl would be greatly appreceitated. My sons name is Pfc Seth E. Anderson and I'm trying to find out if he receiving the stuff we have set him. I am also holding on to some Dan Wesson Firearms stuff to send him. But The Post-Standard from Syracuse, N.Y. printed that the contractors hired by the Army for support failed to show up.[Aug.1,2003 the date of the art.] So I'm somewhat slow about sending into the unknown. The last time that I had a phone call he had said that it would be OK for him to have a satellite phone but I've been waiting to conferm this. So far from this web site I've seen nothing to confirm or deny the oppuntiteny. So if anyone has any real info please contact me at the ubove e-mail. Thanks Ron Anderson a proud father of a 173rd soldier.


Name: Lauren & Jim Hund
Email: lkhund@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 12:50:02 AM

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This message is for James Bradley CW3. US Army Retired We want to thank you so very much not only for keeping this site alive, but for opening it to begin with. It has been our life line since we found it. We have made new 173rd family friends whose son's and husbands are also in the same unit with our son and are now able to share information and news, and without you it wouldn't have been possible. So thank you again and God Bless you. Lauren & Jim Hund Pueblo, Colorado


Name: Oakes Family
Email: Keithu2@aol.com
Date: Wednesday August 20, 2003
Time: 12:45:49 AM

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Chris, we miss you and love you.:) Hang in there! May St. Michael be your strength in these unpredictable times. We hope that each one of the soldiers will have a safe return home to their loved ones. God bless you all; We are so proud!:) Love, Dad, Mom, and Steph


Name: Glen Bayer
Email: glen_bayer@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 10:25:59 PM

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Anyone who is family of an A Co. 1/508th can e-mail me. I have formed a support ring of family of A co. 1/508 and will be happy to include you. We share information as we hear from our troopers. Wingdad


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: sheila.steely@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 09:32:05 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; Just a quick note to let you know I'm thinking of you. Write or call when you can. I miss you!! Love Always - Mom


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: sheila.steely@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 09:30:52 PM

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Name: Bill Kunasek (Brians Dad)
Email: imperialmtn@aol.com
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 09:18:10 PM

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Hi Brian Kunasek soldier of b/co.1/508th/173rd airborne brigade!!! I miss you


Name: A wife in Vicenza
Email:
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 08:47:40 PM

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I don't think that anything has been released about r and r. I know that they quit sending soldiers home for births back in June and the wives back in Vicenza have been told that nothing has been decided about r and r. I'm not sure I believe that but that's what we're being told for now. As far as unmarried soldiers getting to see their babies I wouldn't hold my breath as I know it's hard to even get the unmarried soldiers messages about the actual births of their children. Even when they were letting guys come home for the births a few months ago they were NOT including unmarried soldiers whose girlfriends or fiancees were giving birth...not fair but true!


Name:
Email:
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 07:59:58 PM

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DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE A CO 1/508 IS? HAVEN'T HEARD FROM HUSBAND SINCE EARLY JULY AND NO LETTERS FOR 2 WEEKS NOW! I'M WORRIED. I HEARD MORE FROM HIM WHEN THEY WERE JUST GETTING THERE THAN NOW IN STABILIZATION! HAS ANYONE ELSE HEARD FROM THEIR GUYS IN ALPHA COMPANY?


Name: A lonely mom
Email:
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 07:54:52 PM

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HEY I TOTALLY AGREE with the satellite phone post... I'd be willing to buy the company a phone and send it...I'm not relying on the brass to do anything for my kid! I see some companies have DVD players and TVs..good for them... Does anyone know anything about R and R? I'd be willing to fly the company home too if the army's so worried about paying for it....Rumsfeld save your money...this rich old lady will foot the bill just let these guys goes home for a little while!!


Name: Marylynn and Steven
Email: isen12@centurytel.net
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 07:41:19 PM

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Chris, We talk to your mom and dad alot. Will be sending a BIG card signed by everyone at T & C's party (grad and Bday). Our love, prayers and Thoughts are with you. Your Godmudder!!


Name:
Email:
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 07:36:29 PM

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I would agree about the satellite phones giving off GPS if every other soldier didn't already have hand held GPS...I understood why when they went into Iraq they weren't allowed phones but now they're based out of safe houses and running raids...it's not as if they're talking on the phones while kicking in doors...why can't they issue sat phones to the COs of each company and let the soldiers use them for 10 minutes once a week...hell I'd even be happy with once every 2 weeks! This not talking to husbands and sons(for some of us it's been over 6 weeks now) is worse for morale AND I think it's safer than taking convoys into Kirkuk once a week! I wish the COL would get off his butt and help the troops morale...I know for a fact the guys stationed full time in Kirkuk get their weekly calls and many others walk around the base there with phones..


Name: Jane Wiseman, Very, Very Proud Mother
Email: jcbooboo@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 05:59:31 PM

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To my dear son Staff Sgt. Paul Wiseman (74th LRS, 173rd) - honey I just heard about your promotion to Staff Sgt. Congratulations!! Wish you could have shared the news - received it from Mason's wife. She also said you are now the leader of Team 4 because Mason is at Ft. Benning and Mason thinks you are a superior soldier. You are also a superior son, but sure wish you could call or write. You are always in my heart. Please be careful! I love you dear son and am very proud of you, Mom


Name: keith marceau
Email: keith.marceau@us.army.mil
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 05:47:49 PM

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Who ever wrote this please reply with your name and email for me, thanks SSG Keith Marceau Honey i m the luckest woman in the world because i had you!You are always in my heart! Be strong


Name: THE TICK!
Email: keith.marceau@us.army.mil
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 05:25:30 PM

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Caro, You amase me with the post you send here. i love you soo much! i made it here to the gym like i said. i worked out with Spc Swan..biceps..yeah baby! i will be sexy for you when i get back too, just like when i competed in best ranger, yeah you remember, i heard about it for like a year.."remember when you got back from best ranger?"..lol! see, all you ladies are the same, happy with your men, but love big muscles too! i know, you just liked how i would hold you then! hey baby, i am so PROUD of you! I am glad you are getting to the gym, can't wait to get back and go with you. We will be one of those workout couples..lol! But really, good job, i am glad you feel good about yourself and you look great! can't wait to get birthday pics! so, you think i am a romantic writer.well that is because i am french and have a lovely wife! haha! i know, i am american! i miss you baby, i can't wait to call you! you are the best! don't worry about the phonecall today, i understand what you are going through! i can't wait to get aus of here. ich liebe dich! see, i am slowly learning it again! pretty soon, you will be telling me to shut up! haha! i love and miss you honey! xoxoxoxo keith.


Name: Michelle
Email: snoop_at_heart@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 05:23:22 PM

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PFC Chad Henman: Hey Kid brother. I miss you. Take care of yourself. I love you!!! Michelle


Name: MOM & DAD GRAFTON
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 04:07:36 PM

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SPC. STEPHEN GRAFTON 2ND/503RD--HEY, STEVE...IT WAS GREAT TO TALK TO YOU THE OTHER DAY...SOUNDS LIKE ALL IS WELL AT THE MOMENT. WE ARE ALL FINE AND FEEL ALOT BETTER SINCE HEARING FROM YOU. WE WILL BE AWAY THIS WEEKEND-I'M BRISTOL BOUND, DAD IS HEADING TO MAINE...TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN AND KNOW THAT WE LOVE AND MISS YOU! MOM, DAD, AND JAIME


Name: Christi Carbon
Email: ccarbon@vestavia.k12.al.us
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 03:33:22 PM

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Hey Mel Fegely...I am just trying this, don't know if it will work. Anyway hope you are doing ok and know that I am thinking about you!!!!


Name: Satellite Phones
Email:
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 01:44:14 PM

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As a tech junkie I have done vast research on satellite phones, from the Thuraya with it's 2 satellite over Saudi to the Iridium with it's 16 world wide satellites. You do want to consider that while it would be great, they do use GPS to transmit and therefore could be beacons for the enemy. I do encourage anyone considering the purchase of a phone that runs from $770 - $2195 without minutes to speak to their spouse in detail about it first. There are military specialist that make the cost $.99 a minute. However that is a one time purchase and then it can run as high as $1.65 a minute. Most importantly consider safety first and the fact that your spouses chain of command may not allow the phone for individual soldiers as it would discourage others moral. Just info, hope it helps.


Name: Michael Lormand
Email: one73dgrunt@aol.com
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 12:19:56 PM

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Damn the Herd has another assignment that at times seems to not justify the costs of material, money, bodies and minds wasted. Rest assured troopers of the 173 ABN. When the final after action report is filed each of your service and sacrifices becomes a badge of honor worn by each trooper past, present and the sky  soldiers to come. .............................Airborne All The Way..............................


Name: carolina marceau
Email: cstapelkamp@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 12:06:04 PM

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SSG KEITH MARCEAU A-CO 2/503RD hey handsome ! how are you hanging in there? got some of your letters today, thanks. let me tell you again,you are a very romantic writer. my heart melts everytime i read those letters, always bring tears and smiles to me at the same time. thank you for being such a loving husband. i went to the chaplain today and he daid that they are out of the st. michaels medallion, i should come back in 3 weeks. i will get you a few. you got the one from the 509 right ?? i heard about the UN bombing in baghdad this morning, what a shame. i hope it opens the eyes of those who are against this war ( like italy ) and realize that they have to do something about this. its not only against the US troops but it also affected the UNITED NATIONS !! i hope this is all over soon, to many innconcent people die everyday and the people who are responsible get away ! i pray to god you find the guilty ones soon. i am proud of each one out there fighting for our country, risking their lives and doing the best they can to stabilize and secure the country ! THIS ONE IS TO ALL OF YOU OUT THERE ! IAM VERY PROUD AND SO IS EVERYONE ELSE ! YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS ! PLEASE BE CAREFUL, YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS NEED YOU HOME SAVE ! especially you keith, i need you, you are my life..my everything. and iam so proud of you ! be careful ! my love always caroline


Name: Jim Lakatos
Email:
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 11:29:55 AM

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I have been reading the posts here since the 173d was deployed to Iraq and know some of the families have contacted each other via email. I think this is great because as us Viet Nam era troops know the 173d IS family. After the troops rotate out of Iraq the guys will most likely be split up to some degree.I encourage everyone to consider attending the 173d reunion in Daytona Beach next July to meet each other at a common destination.All you have to do is pull up the reunion section on this site.Also note that active Herd members will receive a reduced registration fee. It would be a distinct pleasure for us older guys to meet you younger Herd Brothers.CSM Gunther along with some of the troops attended the reunion in Chicago so you can ask him if he had a good time.Keep up the good work, Drive On, AIRBORNE!!ALL THE WAY!!!


Name: Nina Krause
Email: ninchenkrause@web.de
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 10:45:59 AM

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TO. SGT LAND JACOB DANIEL..! Thank´s for the phone call! It feels so good to hear your voice. Please take care of you and the others too! I love you and i miss you so much!!!!!!!!! Nina


Name: Genny Lanza
Email: genny.lanza@yahoo.it
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 10:10:31 AM

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SGT. JASON HARDING. Ciao Piccolino! I hope you're fine. I'm ok but as you know (because I always say that to you) I miss you badly! Every day I wait for your phone call just to listen to your voice for 10 minutes. I love you very much rospo!!! With all of my love. Genny


Name: " CORKY"
Email: DANIELKERKOW@AOL.COM
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 09:47:54 AM

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iTS AUG.19-TUE @830A.M. St.Cloud Mn. Thinking of you ALL and this american veteran is still with you all the way.Any kia pains me deeply any mia, any wounded allso pains me.Want all to know that you have my prayers and thoughts.You are not forgotten here in the home land.Keep the Faith and Drive on and please stay aware. "Corky" 173rd airborne "c"4/503 v.n. p.s. if anyone e-mails please identify in the subject bar as soilder in Iraq .That will let me know as viruses are real here.Thanks for all your doing in the name of FREEDOM.


Name: carine
Email: lanefertiti@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 09:02:24 AM

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SGT SILLER Raymond AZ 319th AFAR 82nd Div. Unit#96932 Hope u r fine. I get ur letter, thanx. Take care. If anyone has news of this guy, tell me please!! I miss you Ray.


Name: carine
Email: lanefertiti@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 08:53:26 AM

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For SGT RAYMOND SILLER: Hey Ray, hope u r ok, i won't forget Utah Beach! I sent u a letter.


Name: evy
Email: dreamofeire@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 08:25:29 AM

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To BRANDON BEWLEY 1/508: Ciao babe! Just wanted let you know that I still miss you like crazy and that I cant wait to hear your voice again! Here everything is going on quite slowly but Im fine. In 2 weeks I'll be back in Ferrara. I have to find a new flat mate 'cos Lia is going back to Greece, Im gonna get her room!I already found a job there for the week end...try to keep myself busy!(you know..)I have few exams in September so there's lods of study to do. I know you are really busy, working a lot at the moment. Be careful and always strong(I know you are!!!). I hope you got the pack and you liked the books. I think of you all the time... Dont forget to watch the moon...I MISS YOU BABE..Take care..XXX XXX XXX


Name: Angie Leshko
Email: angelic.leshko@setaf.army.mil
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 08:00:51 AM

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I would like to send my deepest sympthany to SPC Ivory, Craig family and friends. I was the FRG Leader for the 501st FSC and I had the pleasure in meeting Craig when he first arrived. He was a very pleasant man and very friendly person. I maded sure he was taken care of when he arrived at the hotel. He will be deeply missed.


Name: Pullen Daniela
Email: nenene74@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 05:42:45 AM

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To SSg Pullen George - Honey I love you... your baby girl has the second tooth! i wonder why you can't call me, it's been a while! I wait for you...


Name: SSG KEITH MARCEAU- AIRBORNE RANGER
Email: keith.marceau@us.army.mil
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 01:29:14 AM

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Caroline, wow that was a short post! that's ok. i love you. just went to the gym on freedom airbase. worked out a bit with samaroo, his company was doing PT on the base. so, here i am again waiting foir the post office to open so i can mail you 2 packages and mom one! god, wouldn't it be great if i could fit in a box! soon baby! stick in there. i love and miss you dearly! you are the best. kisses! looking forward to getting more mail from you! if i do not have turkeyman bldg OP tonight, i will try to come back at 0100 am. kiss paige paige for me! keith


Name: SGT's Mom & Dad in Hilliard OH=Regarding POSSIBLE R & R for individual soldiers
Email:
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 01:25:45 AM

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I have no official word and am not about to pass rumors. But if someone else out there is saying that soldiers are getting to come home on R & R according to their family situations, then I can confirm for you that our son did indeed return to the United States earlier this month for 2 weeks leave immediately after his son was born at the Army hospital at West Point (his wife is active duty and stationed at West Point). He has since returned to combat duty in Iraq. I hope my writing this fact will help give some other 173rd families some hope and something to believe may happen for some soldiers in certain specific situations, when their mission will allow for their temporary absence from duty in their combat unit. Good Luck and Best Wishes for Happy Homecomings whenever they may happen for you & yours. AND ESPECIALLY!!! GOD BLESS THOSE SOLDIERS WHO COVERED MY SON'S DUTIES FOR HIM SO THAT HE COULD MEET HIS NEWBORN SON AND SUPPORT HIS WIFE AFTER HER EMERGENCY C-SECTION. THE 173RD IS THE FINEST BUNCH OF TROOPS IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!! (for pictures of Mr. & Mrs. SGTs GLEICH AND SON and a few other pics from Iraq go to http://groups.msn.com/PeaceforMilitaryFamilies/


Name: Wingdad
Email: glen_bayer@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 01:21:56 AM

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Regarding the phone idea. I doubt that the army will allow it. My son had to turn in his cell phone before going in and was told that they can be used to locate position by the signal. Maybe something changed but I wouldn't chance it. Wingdad


Name: Shane's Mom
Email: hughesfamilia@earthlink.net
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 12:19:34 AM

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Oops, I guess that will teach me to hit the back button!! On the other hand, you could say I am so appreciative to Mr. Bradley I had to say it twice!! God bless our troops, especially the 173rd!!


Name: Rachael Hughes
Email: hughesfamilia@earthlink.net
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 12:16:07 AM

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James Bradley, CW3, US Army (Retired)--Thank you sir for keeping this site open! We returned from a week's vacation to your message to "play nice". I don't know what was said, but do know that I rely on these postings for information and more importantly, relief. I look forward to these postings daily and don't know what I would do without them. As the mother of a single soldier who hates to write (I've only received two letters and have not heard his voice since his deployment), your site brings comfort to ours and many other homes. Believe me, I would rather have my son home doing the things 22-year olds normally do, but know he is where he needs to be. Like he has told me many times before, this is what he has trained for and is where he is needed. I respect his decision and support him and the entire 173rd 110%. I pray for him and his fellow soldiers and know St. Michael will spread his wings over all our Sky Soldiers. We need to remain positive and supportive. Thank you again! And Sgt. Shane Wilson A Co 1/508....write your mother!!


Name: Shane's Mom
Email: hughesfamilia@earthlink.net
Date: Tuesday August 19, 2003
Time: 12:04:20 AM

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James Bradley, CW3, US Army (Retired)--Thank you sir for keeping this site open. We have been gone on vacation for a week and came back to your message to "play nice". I don't know what was posted while I was gone, but I do know that I RELY on this site as a source of information and comfort. As the mother of a single soldier, who has not heard her son's voice since he was deployed and has only received two letters (he, like many do not like to write), I APPRECIATE your DEDICATION and COMMITMENT to these young men and their families. Thank you for offering a forum for all of us to lean on each other. We support our son and every other mother's sons 110% and believe in what they are fighting for. If I could, I would trade places with him in a heartbeat! Like he has told me many times before, he has trained for this and I respect his decision. As much as I miss him and wish he were home doing the things every other 22-year old young man does, I know he is where he is needed. I will support him and the entire 173rd for as long as it takes. Thank you again!


Name: James W. Stollenwerk
Email: handles@charter.net
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 11:37:58 PM

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SPC Stollenwerk, Elias J, I gave you the wrong web site address for the wedding its vivalasvegas.com sorry . Remember 7:00 pm western standard time, 2 hours later then Whitwater 7:00pm in Vegas is 9:00pm here. LOVE YOU, DAD


Name: Arlene
Email: akmitchell@comcast.net
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 11:17:12 PM

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Regarding the address for sending our soldiers messages. I too thought it was a website, it is not. It is an e-mail address. Send it like you would any other e-mail. Under subject, write his rank, full name and company. I have sent a couple off to my son PFC Nathan Garcia II. I did receive confirmation back. To my son, I have sent more packages out, hope you get them soon. Mom


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Email:
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 10:26:50 PM

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Heard that the R and R is true and not a rumor. I believe it is for soldiers that have newborns that they haven't seen, then soldiers with children and soldiers with wifes. If I am wrong I apologize but from what my soldier told me I think it is true.


Name: Bobbie Samaroo
Email:
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 10:06:40 PM

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I'm curious about the satellite phone too. I know they are pricey because I checked on them last week. It is worth it to me! If anyone can tell me if it is okay for a soldier to have one I would appreciate it.


Name: Bobbie Samaroo
Email:
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 10:05:00 PM

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I'm curious about the satellite phone too. I know they are pricey because I checked on them last week. It is worth it to me! If anyone can tell me if it is okay for a soldier to have one I would appreciate it.


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 09:46:29 PM

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Has anyone heard anything besides rumors about R and R? I'm curious. Also, does anyone know if we send satellite phones down range will the guys be able to use them? If they can't get my husband to a phone can I get it to him?


Name: Lauren & Jim Hund
Email: lkhund@hotmail.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 09:40:16 PM

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We were wondering if anyone has heard from anyone from teh 2nd Plt. Bravo company-1/508th. Our son is with this group and Sgt. Lauer said he was seperated from them and we were wondering if anyone else had any info they could share. As far as the email address that was listed, we did send an email out and did not get it returned. Since we havn't spoken to our son, we don't know if he will get it or not. Blessing to everyone-Jim and Lauren Hund


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 09:13:38 PM

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Is anyone else having trouble using the address posted yesterday for sending e-mail that would be delivered to the troops? The address I've tried to use is www.bcompany1508@yahoo.com or http://www.bcompany1508@yahoo.com Neither will go through, just brings me back to my yahoo home page. I don't know if it's my computer or what. Any suggestions?


Name: Sabine Gordon
Email: savego@aol.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 08:30:31 PM

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To everone who has shared their phone calls on this site: THANK YOU!!! We have not heard from our son (c/1-508 173rd) for a while. So, I'm getting joy by proxy from your communications. Sabine


Name: James W. Stollenwerk
Email: handles@charter.net
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 08:30:25 PM

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SPC Stollenwerk, Elias J., Got the transfer Will foward to Ga. Test drove the V Rod, what a bike. Need more info from you to continue. Call me ASAP. I leave for Vegas on wed. morning at 6:00am. I will have my phone on, except on the flight that morning, 4 hours or so. Hope you are doing well! It was great to hear your voice! Keep up the good work. LOVE DAD


Name: RUSS MOTE
Email: gretaldog55@yahoo.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 08:20:48 PM

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Sgt. Stanley, Tim, If you are reading this then you have computer access. Hope this mesage finds you well. I've got an eagle scout that wants to organize something for your men. Give me some ideas. Can't wait to see you in April. Sky seems to be doing well in basic training. We are so proud of both of you. Just got back from a weeks work at Mcgee Pack Outfit. Taking a class now to get over on the pay scale. Sky graduates on Oct. 4. Stay safe and motivated. You are doing a terrific job. Love Russ and Family


Name: Missy Hernandez!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*************
Email: colleen20001@yahoo.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 07:24:34 PM

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I am looking for my brother SGT.FRANCISCO MIGUEL HERNANDEZ. WE HAVE LOST CONTACT WITH HIM,WE NEED TO KNOW HOW HE IS DOING!!!!!!!! PLEASE ANYONE KNOWING FORT CAMPBELL 101ST. WEB SITE TO FIND OUT ANY INFO, EMAIL ME BACK. IF YOU ARE READING THIS KIKO, WE LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH AND WE MISS YOU. WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU. CALL US OR EMAIL OR SEND A LETTER SAYING HOW YOU ARE. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We pray you are in good spirits, don't forget WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!! Love you forever Your sis MISSY *********************************************************************************!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*********************************************************************************


Name: Linda
Email: lindaduarte@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 07:10:27 PM

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I know none of you personally, I know the mother of a soldier in the 173rd Airborne and I want to thank you all for the committment to God and our country. I am praying for you all constantly, I hear from the shared letters how tough things are, please know that your committment is appreciated!!!! A wise pastor once told me, "that you can recognize a weak person by their circumstances and a strong person by their committment". Please stay safe and know people are praying that you get home soon and safe.


Name: Peggy Wilmington
Email: mavsmtnmom@aol.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 06:44:24 PM

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Ryan, I am hoping that you will be able to access the internet now. Just in case, I want you to know that I love you and am so proud of you. I spoke with Dana the day after your last call. She said everything is fine, she misses you so much. Hang in there, and know that we love you, and cant wait for your return. Momma Peggy


Name: Michelle
Email: snoop_at_heart@hotmail.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 05:58:41 PM

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PFC Chad Henman: Hey kid brother. Your neice and nephew wanted me to tell you hi. They started school today. Paige is excited, Keegan is a boy, he don't really care. I love you. Take care of youself and each other. I love you Michelle


Name: Joan Winkler
Email: info@winklerstreeservice.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 05:47:50 PM

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This message is for Michael Lindberg: Hi Michael, how are you? Your Mom told me she talked to you Saturday night. She was so glad to hear from you. I am glad that you received my package with the Gameboy. As far as telling me not to send you anything else, that won't happen. I enjoy sending these care packages to you and your fellow soldiers. I miss you and think about you all the time. All of you soldiers are in my thoughts daily. Sending packages makes me feel a little bettter because this is the only thing I can do right now. As a matter of fact 2 more are on the way... Well, please watch your back, don't let your guard down and keep drinking the water during the terrible heat. God Bless you and all the other soldiers. Tell Kupisch we all say "HI" to him. Love, Aunt Joan


Name: michelle suggs
Email: concha_shell71@yahoo.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 05:16:35 PM

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to my brother angelo rodriguez: i just wanted to let you know that we all miss you. i know it is hard being gone for so long but you just keep your head up. we are all so proud of you and everyone who is serving in the military. there are so many people praying for you all.just remember your angel is watching over you and so is your sister.hope to hear from you soon. you are always on my mind and in my heart so we are never really apart. love you always,shell


Name: Bobbie Samaroo
Email: bobbie_samaroo@yahoo.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 04:41:29 PM

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Thanks Phyliss, I'm not sure why it is acting up. My email address is bobbie_samaroo@yahoo.com If it contiues to give you an error msg I will open a new account and email you my new address.Thank you so much for your responce.


Name: PHYLLIS
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 03:36:28 PM

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BOBBIE SAMAROO-GOT YOUR E-MAIL AND WOULD LIKE TO RESPOND! PLEASE E-MAIL ME AGAIN WITH YOU E-MAIL ADDRESS-I TRIED TO WRITE BACK, BUT I KEEP GETTING A FAILURE NOTICE! PHYLLIS


Name: Linda Rose
Email: linrose76@yahoo.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 03:22:56 PM

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I support our troops,both overseas and at home. It really gets to me that the newspaper have put our troops on the back burner. when I open my newspaper I want to see the latest news of our boys and girls, men and woman. Have people already forgot what's going on in this world? I am still interested in War news. I shouldn't have to come to the internet for news, it should be front page news. A headliner every day not once in a while.


Name: jessica hebert
Email: jessicah@cascadevalley.org
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 03:08:21 PM

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Hello all, I am Jessica Hebert, sister, of fallen soldier SPC. Justin Hebert. I just want to tell you that I would love to meet each and everyone of you. To anyone to had the chance of meeting my brother I would love for you to write me. Especially the 3 that were with my brother when the ambush occured. I somehow want to be in that moment and know that my brother didn't see anything coming. I want to know your perception of him and hear stories about things that he did over in Iraq. Anything will help. I just feel that I lost part of my brothers life while he was away and I just want to know the part of him as a soldier with the 173rd. If you would like to send me a letter...here is my address. 106 w alpine st granite falls, wa 98252 I will gladly keep in touch with anyone of you........even if you didn't know my brother. I just want you all to be okay. I'm a bit shook up now and I don't want anything to happen to anyone else. Please be safe and may Justin be watching over your soliders through this sad time. Sicerely, Jessica Hebert sister of SPC. Justin Hebert 319th Field Artillary 173d Airborne Brigade Camp Ederle, Italy. May he rest in peace.......


Name: jessica hebert
Email: jessicah@cascadevalley.org
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 03:07:02 PM

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Hello all, I am Jessica Hebert, sister, of fallen soldier SPC. Justin Hebert. I just want to tell you that I would love to meet each and everyone of you. To anyone to had the chance of meeting my brother I would love for you to write me. Especially the 3 that were with my brother when the ambush occured. I somehow want to be in that moment and know that my brother didn't see anything coming. I want to know your perceptionof him and here stories about things that he did over in Iraq. Anything will help. I just feel that I lost part of my brothers life while he was away and I just want to know the part of him as a soldier with the 173rd. If you would like to send me a letter...here is my address. 106 w alpine st granite falls, wa 98252 I will gladly keep in touch with anyone of you........even if you didn't know my brother. I just want you all to be okay. I'm a bit shook up now and I don't want anything to happen to anyone else. Please be safe and may Justin be watching over your soliders through this sad time. Sicerely, Jessica Hebert sister of SPC. Justin Hebert 319th Field Artillary 173d Airborne Brigade Camp Ederle, Italy. May he rest in peace.......


Name: Genny Lanza
Email: gennylanza@yahoo.it
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 02:19:06 PM

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TO SGT. JASON HARDING. Ciao piccolo, I love you. Take care. Genny


Name: Sonia Zawadski
Email: szawadski@law.pace.edu
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 02:08:23 PM

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For SGT ALEXANDER ZAWADSKI, ABLE CO-2/503rd: Just thinking about you, as always, as well as all our soldiers in Iraq. Did you hear about the Blackout in the Northeast? Whoo hoo! Wrote you some letters and am sending a package for you and your guys. Hang in there, little Brother! I'm so very proud of you and I love you very, very much!!


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 02:01:27 PM

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SSG Keith Marceau Honey i m the luckest woman in the world because i had you!You are always in my heart! Be strong


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 01:57:03 PM

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I m proud of you sky soldiers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Joy Hare
Email: joygirl_1@hotmail.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 01:49:00 PM

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Hello any body, I need help really bad. I want to get ahold of my boyfriend Justin Roll. i thought that e-mail thing stated earlier would be my best bet but I do not know his company can some one please help me. He is Justin L. Roll 1/508 Red devils. Thank you.


Name: Faye Lee
Email: fayedlee@hotmail.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 01:42:47 PM

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Received a call from my son PFC Richard Rowell 2-C 2/503rd on Friday morning. He states that all is well and they have been very busy. States the food is okay--Army food. States everything possible is being done to help boost moral. He has Friday off and is on the internet, calling home and visiting the PX. Just got a cot--has been sleeping on the floor in his sleeping bag for 4 months. He has no complaints, though. States he knew what he was getting into when he enlisted. Enjoys pictures and letters from home. Doesn't think he will be one of the lucky ones to receive 2 weeks leave because he has no wife or newborn, so he is not getting his hopes up. But he knows that no matter how long he is in Iraq, when he returns to North Carolina, mom will throw him one heck of a celebration. Please continue to be positive and support our troops. Richard, keep you head down and your spirits up. Lots of Love Mom


Name: Amanda
Email: Miss_Tigress@hotmail.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 12:59:17 PM

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This message is for Angie who posted a message for PFC Eric Mills. My brother Ryan and Eric went through airborne together. Ryan ended up in Korea and Eric and some of his other friends in Italy. I was wondering if you had any info on him. Ryan calls and writes and I try to keep him informed on what's going on. If you get a chance you can email me or just post another message. Thank you!!!


Name: MCBRIDE, Jim and Sharon
Email: mcbridesammy20@hotmail.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 12:39:41 PM

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SGT. MCBRIDE, JAY B CO. 2nd Platoon 173rd AIRBORNE We love ya! TO SPC LAUER, LOL, it's good to see you have a sense humor! Thanks for the update. You and your soldiers have so much support here in the States. Thanks again, the McBride Family


Name: PHYLLIS GRAFTON
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 12:36:37 PM

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I JUST HAD A CALL FROM MY SON IN THE 2ND 503RD: HE SAYS THAT THEY WERE JUST TOLD THAT THEY WOULD BE IN IRAQ UNTIL APRIL...MOST WERE EXPECTING TO LEAVE IN NOVEMBER, SO THEY ARE JUST GETTING USED TO THE IDEA THAT THEY MAY NOT SEE VICENZA OR HOME TILL APRIL. HE DID SAY THAT THE GUYS WITH NEWBORNS THAT THEY HAVEN'T SEEN, THEN GUYS WITH CHILDREN, THEN MARRIED GUYS ARE PROBRABLY GOING TO GET 2 WEEKS LEAVE...SINGLE SOLDIERS LIKE HIMSELF PROBRABLY WILL NOT. HE SOUNDED OK, SAYS THAT THEY ARE GETTING ENOUGH TO EAT...SAYS THE IRAQIS ARE SELLING HAMBURGERS AND BUFFALO WING AS WELL. HE SAYS IT IS STILL REALLY HOT, BUT THAT HIS SAFE HOUSE DOES HAVE ELECTRICITY AND THEY DO GET SHOWERS, ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE TIME THE WATER IS COLD! THEY DO HAVE COTS TO SLEEP ON AND THEY HAVE ALOT OF DOWNTIME...SAYS HE IS REALLY USING HIS WALKMAN ALOT. JUST THOUGHT I'D LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT THE 173RD IS HANGING TOUGH!


Name: Sally Larson
Email: sallylarson06@hotmail.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 12:22:53 PM

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Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary to Cpt. Paul Larson! I miss you!


Name: PHYLLIS GRAFTON
Email:
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 12:22:42 PM

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Name: Please help !!!
Email: joygirl_1@hotmail.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 11:13:25 AM

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hey I am not sure what my boyfriends company is. dose anyone know how I could go about finding that out so that I can get some mall to him. He has yet to reseive any of my mail and I am starting to get upset. Please help thank you.


Name:
Email: baby_tesoro@yahoo.it
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 10:56:01 AM

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TO PVC MATT ERIC DORAN 1/508 ....HEY SWEETHEART....I MISS YOU.....SEND ME AN E.MAIL IF YOU CAN......Ok???? KISSES.


Name: Nina Krause
Email: ninchenkrause@web.de
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 08:31:02 AM

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To.SGT LAND JACOB D. 1/63 H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y!!!!!!!!! I wish you all the best and please take care of you! Happy Birthday from my Mom and Dad too and from your Mom&Doug&Anna and your Dad´s family!!!! I love you more than words can say......! I miss you so much! Kisses your Nina


Name: Kelli
Email:
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 08:04:28 AM

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Capt. Ben Wright, Hey there you. Just wanted to let you know that stuff is in the mail. As much as they would let me mail out....well we did! Hopefully it will reach you soon. Hang in there. Know that we all miss you and can't wait for you to come home.


Name: SFC Lauer
Email: frank.lauer@us.army.mil
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 07:05:57 AM

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Hello everyone, A few of the soldiers made it back to Kirkuk today to use the phones. Hope everyone got through. We are still working with the Armor company down south. We just got a big screen TV yesterday which means we will probably be moving out tomorrow,lol. The soldiers spend what little "down" time they have, trading and watching DVDs. There is a weight bench with enough weights to work out with. The good news is, it must be getting cooler because the soldiers have mentioned it a few times over the past few days. Our mail for the 173rd has slowed, probably due to airflow, but usually picks up and swamps us with packages. I cannot help out anyone else who has family members in Bravo Company with info as we are still separated from them. I can saw that the soldiers in 2ND PLT B CO are still doing fine and are still looking forward to leaving this country. All for now. Regards, SFC Lauer


Name: Vince
Email: vtaijeron@yahoo.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 06:43:02 AM

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I have a question that I hope somebody will answer for me. Do the soldiers get to read the messages we post? Thanks


Name: Heather
Email: TexasPrincess13@aol.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 06:09:08 AM

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My friend Spc Ivory is part of the 173rd stationed in Italy and right now he is in the hospital. He had a stroke and is on life support in Germany. I dont know everything, but what I do know is that he needs prayers. So please if you read this, please pray for him and keep him in your thought. I want nothing more than for my frriend to be ok. He really does mean the world to me. Also if anyone who is reading this knows "Doc" please email me. And "Doc".....I know you cant read this, I wish I was there. I miss you so much. You are a stubborn pain in my butt and I know you will do everything in your power to snap out of it! I'm praying for you baby! You mean the world to me. I love you!


Name: gail auten
Email: gailauten@yahoo.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 02:03:59 AM

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dear mr. bradley, thank you so much for keeping your site open. i truly appreciate your time, commitment,and the financial contribution, that you have made for the 173rd! sincerely, the proud mom of joel auten ,74th lrs


Name: ron Aird
Email: airddiehl@hotmail.com
Date: Monday August 18, 2003
Time: 12:00:45 AM

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I went to Justin Hebert's funeral yesterday. Over three hundred people in a middle school's gym. Since the town of Silvana that he was from only has 100 residents I thought this was a great turn out. There were young people, old people,three branches of the military, firemen, policemen, even four members of a veterans biker club. There was no complaining being done, just alot of sadness and rememberances of Justin.He is dead but not forgotton.


Name: Teresa Baggett
Email: TerBaggett@aol.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 11:39:06 PM

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I posted an earlier message about phone cards at Sam's Club. I just got the regular domestic AT@T card. It has a US 1-800 number on the back. I think the guys just get connected with an AT@T operator and give them the PIN. I went ahead and scratched the PIN and gave it to my husband over the phone, and then I mailed him the original! Keep a copy of the PIN number so you can recharge it for him if you want. I hope this helps. The rates are SO much better than from other places


Name: Bobbie Samaroo
Email: bobbie_samaroo@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 10:53:09 PM

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Sean I love you baby.Didn't see you on the news, I wish I would have known what channel. I miss you more and more everyday. Dylan sends his love to you as well sweetheart. All Dylan keeps asking is when is daddy comming back so we can go to Italy. We love you so much. Keep up the good work. Oh yeah, your mom is upset that she missed your call, she said to tell you she wished she would have been there. Love you baby, your very proud wife Bobbie


Name: Mom of Sgt, Clint Maci
Email: wgslinda@aol.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 10:00:26 PM

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Clint, It was so great talking to you on friday. You sounded strong and positive. I am very very proud of you!!!!Summer will be here on Wednesday and Chris and Melinda are flying in on friday to see her for the weekend. Cole has moved downstairs and we made his room into a bedroom for Summer and then when she comes back for her and the baby. It is all American flags. I have a Teddy Bear with an Army sweater on with a picture of you on it! Clint that is for your daughter... Boy that sounds funny. I better get used to it. I am really looking forward to being a Grandma!!!!!!! and once agian THANK YOU SON!!! Well Jim is in CA AGAIN,,, and will be back on Friday night. Well son I love and miss you very much. We have not seen it in the paper yet on the Army Occomodation you got. Send me the details and I will have it put in and also in Grandma's town, she will be thrilled. Well son I hope you are getting these messages. Everyone is still Praying for you and all your men! I got the pictures. Thaks. Well off to bed. Love and miss you. MOM XXXOOO


Name: Michelle
Email: snoop_at_heart@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 09:40:40 PM

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PFC Chad Henman: Hey kid brother. Marisa says hi. Things are going great here. We should be moving soon. I love you. Remember, I support you no matter what happens. I love you. Michelle


Name: Terri
Email: imgoindowninaburninringoffire
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 08:39:01 PM

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QUESTION?!?!?!?! Previously phone cards were discussed and it was mentioned that the ones from Sam's Club were the best because of the rates. Should I get the one for domestic use or the one marked 'international'? Thanks, Terri


Name: caroline'sranger daddy!
Email: keith.marceau@us.army.mil
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 08:27:12 PM

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heybaby, nice post..thank you. looking forward to getting my birthday present..gotta keep it hush hush though, the boys like to find morale with giving birthday spanks! i will try to avoid that, and leave it to you when i return, lol! wow, 31 y/o. 8 more years left to retire! be about 39 or 40..yep..we will ahve many fun years ahead of us to make up all these sacrifices.you'll be 32! hmm, just the right age..lol! haha, us special operators know how to pic em! you are the best baby! my kinki wife! haha! remember the mugs from when i was a geronimo? i got you one to with your hollywood call sign as kinki wife! we still have them! you have always made me smile you know that. i mean really, what do we have maybe two fights that we can actually remember in 4 years..that's amasing! you are astonishing, you really are loved and missed. i can not tell you enough how muchwhat you are doing keeps me going here. whenever i hit "rock" bottom, you lift me up! you are my birthday present! i love you! your ranger daddy and loving husband!


Name: Megan Phillips
Email: Giggle768@aol.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 06:46:27 PM

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David Lape: I don't know if you get a chance to read these or not but I thought I would give it a try. I haven't heard from you in a while..so I hope your doing well! I miss you! Love Meg


Name: Sweet Pea
Email:
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 06:34:52 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR, I changed that rank order you asked me too. I will send your Ssg. desert off to you when it comes in. I also scanned all the school diplomas you needed, and will mail the warrant officer stuff you asked for. It was so nice to talk to you in "real time" today! I like that IM program!! I fixed Rosi's for her, so now her and Chief can IM one another too now:) Tell him it was no problem...once the Java script issuse was found! She said she'd be looking for him to log on today and I hope he did. I also am sending you the JP cycles catalog that came in...with things I like circled...hehe..Hint Hint:) Oh about the courses...Ssg. Rod is going to call me tomorrow to let me know when he gets back so I can go get them. Dodd is going to help me change the fluids in the car tomorrow, so we'll probably have to bug the motorpool key off Ssg. Rod too:) Manuel,Norma and Enrico say hello and send thier best wishes! They brought you up a Mocha and some cafe to put one of the four big boxes that are being shipped out tomrrow, so look for that good Italain cafe:) Norma said to hurry home,so she can make you some Gnochhi just like you like it. Becca and Pat also say hello! The baby still isn't going to be able to come home anytime soon..which sucks! Derek is going to come over and visit sometime soon. I think fall would be best, so I told him to think about thanksgiving time frame. He won't be training recruits at that time, because he goes on outpost this year for that. He has lost 4 Marines he's trained and one good friend with whom he served there at Parris Island with already. He said he loved that G.I Joe "Action figure" we sent him. I also sent a CD of a band we saw in Myrtle when we went up there together. Jake is busy being Jake:) He also send his love, and reguards. Cory and Megan wanted to know if there was anything you need you'd like them to send. Megan is looking for salt tabs at work for you. She said if nothing else literally eat salt! Cesar is missing you like always, just as I am. We love you more than words and can't wait to see, hear from you again. He drew you a nice picture today that I will send in the boxes. He starts Asilo soon, and isn't all that excited...about school:) hehe! He still says to me all the time that "My daddy is my HERO! Now can he come home from the war?!" Out of the mouthes of babes:) hehe! I love you whole bunchies babydoll! I will check to see if you are online in the morning okies:) ~~~~~Princess~~~~~


Name: Ron Best
Email: docbest173@mchsi.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 06:17:21 PM

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I just went through your pictures on the 173rd site, fantastic! Super job by all of you. Great pictures too. Much better than I took while in Vietnam. Congratulations on your jump and your accomplishments. Airborne! Ron (doc) Best 3plt BCo 4/503rd 173rd ABN 66-67


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 05:46:47 PM

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this is for all who have soldiers in the 1/508th.....you can know email them at the following address...this email will be download daily, stapled shut and sent out to the soldiers with food deliverys.... the address format is to: acompany1508@yahoo.com bcompany1508@yahoo.com ccompany1508@yahoo.com hhccompany1508@yahoo.com (whichever company your soldier belongs to) in the subject line please put your soldiers rank and full name(full name is important because some have the same last names)


Name: Joy Hare
Email: joygirl_1@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 05:12:07 PM

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To Justin Lee Roll. I miss you and I love. I went to go see your mom she is so funny. We all miss you and can't wait for you to get home. Please be carfull. I want my Roll home in one peice. I love you. Your joy


Name: Silvia
Email: cinocazzalaranda@yahoo.it
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 04:29:55 PM

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To Nicholas Mansfield: Miss you buddy :(


Name: Bérénice
Email: bnice92@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 03:51:11 PM

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To Sgt. Rene Corella 1st Plt 2/503: Hi, I hope you guys are all fine. Everyone here keeps on praying for you all. We don't see anything on T.V. about how life is for you so keep on writing, makes me feel closer! Keep staying safe, I'm confident!(but can't wait to hear your voice AND see your smile! ;-)) You've got a special hello from my little sister, she doesn't stop asking about you each time I see her or talk to her on the phone (..., she's so funny!! i.e.: our conversations about her!!!). You guys all take care. Love, B.


Name: kourtney robbins AKA Kasey Robbins' LIL SIS
Email: cheerchicsr04@aol.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 02:19:53 PM

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Hey bubba, AKA Kasey Robbins, i just thought i would say hi and i miss you, and hope you are doing good over there, i miss you and love you, so does the rest the family and friends that we have here, they all said hi and they miss you alot and want you to come home soon. Oh yea, Football season is about to start and we suck so bad its not even funny. but anyway, i just thought i would tell you that, i miss you and love you a lot. love always and forever, your only lil sis, kourtney nicole


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: sheila.steely@sbcglobal.net
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 02:02:04 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; Just a few lines to let you know I'm thinking of you. Haven't heard much in the news lately. Our computers were down for a couple of days and we didn't have internet access. Call or write when you can and remember I love you very much. Love Always - Mom


Name: Adrian Ann
Email: a.hinds@mcshi.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 01:27:07 PM

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To: Sgt Monte Massey C co. 2/503rd It was great to hear from you the other night! I was so thrilled to hear that you were in such good spirits. Also, sent you a box out on Friday, hope you enjoy what I sent! Hopefully this time you won't get 3 boxes at once. I am just so sorry that happened, but I have no control over the mail service from here to there, I am only glad that you got them and enjoying the DVD's and everything else that was in there. I am sure by now, you all have quite an assortment of them? I love you and think of you all the time, will send another box out Friday! Love you always--- MOM


Name: Terri
Email: imgoindowninaburninringoffire@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 01:01:01 PM

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ATTN:----> PFC Mike (James) VOLPE: Hi there handsome! I hope all is well. Your b-day package will be on the way this week. I'm afraid it my not make it by 9/4, but just know I'm thinking of you and it will all be just as good and worthwhile when it does get to you. Ya know, I *WAS* born 3 weeks early. They way I see it, I've been making up time  (running late) exponentially ever since! LOL Maybe I'll go ahead and get started on Christmas now, so I can make it by Valentine's! LOL But seriously man....you've go to tell me what you want. I know you like whatever I send, but there still has got to be that ONE thing - CD, Book, creature comfort, whatever, that is just gnawing at you to have and I'll move a mountain to get it to you, but you gotta tell me, k? So, until next time, synchronize our watches and "be berry berry quiet - we're hunting wabbits" LOL tha-tha-tha-that's all!!!!!! SWAK, Terri


Name: kris nagl
Email: richsn@win-4-u.net
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 12:52:58 PM

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to Adam Espenhover You are on our mind all the time. I hope you are doing fine and tolerating the heat as i here it is hell.we send all our love and prayers we are all o. k.  Just waiting to see that shit ass grin of yours Nate is missing you. Please keep your head down and stay Safe Love Kris


Name: Dale Clymer
Email: VaNightOwl@aolk.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 12:46:24 PM

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SFC Frank Lauer Want to thank you again for you post. I have notice a big increase in the number of post from parents from your company since your post and am sure it is in direct result from the encouragement all of us got from hearing directly from one of you guy in the company with one of our sons. Tanks again


Name: Dale Clymer
Email: VaNightOwl@aolk.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 12:35:32 PM

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To Cynthia: My son, Brian Clymer, of 2plt, B Co, 1-508 told us that while they were in Tuz they had been watching both tapes and DVDs but my guess is that every place they go will have different equipment available. I know some of the guys thave those portable DVD players so no matter where they are they can watch DVD's.


Name: Adriana Weller
Email: nanaweller@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 11:51:26 AM

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PFC Matthew Weller C Co. 1/508 3rd plt 3rd sqd. Just a short note to let you know we are always thinking of you. Haven't heard from you in a while and just wondering if you need anything. I mail you an other package yesterday 8-16-03 hope you got your last package OK it was your Birthday package. I'm getting another package ready for you and will mail it soon. We are so proud of you and love you. Also I email Luli, Mel, Pam , Jennifer, Sherri both sides of the family they will be sending you packages too. Love you always Mom.


Name: Franny-to-Howe
Email:
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 11:11:28 AM

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Hello my hero how are you today ? I don't know if you had the chance to write other msgs i posted but I hope you'll get this-I MISS YOU-I miss you so much stay safe and take care of you I love you with all my heart and soul 4ever so sweetheart call me soon or just write a couple of lines I need to hear from you A BIG Slappy KISS ur Franny


Name: Pullen Daniela
Email: nenene74@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 10:49:19 AM

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Ciao Amore today is another lonely Sunday, mi manchi tanto. Me and Sofia are fine, waiting for you. I love you more than words can say. Your wife and friend Daniela.


Name: Chiara
Email: machicos@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 09:54:17 AM

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Spc Gavin Campbell: I miss u sweetie. Take care. Lots of kisses, Chiara


Name: dagmar young
Email: wiesau@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 09:21:52 AM

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To James R Bradley the Webmaster. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HARD WORK. We are GREATFULL. Proud mother of a SKY SOLDIER


Name: dagmar young
Email: wiesau1960@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 09:09:55 AM

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To SGT.DANIEL KORP 3rd PLT B.CO 2/503 It was so nice to hear from you yesterday. We are proud of you! WE LOVE YOU VERY MUTCH! Love mom and dad


Name: Victoria Huss
Email: toria1983@aol.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 08:08:50 AM

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To my husband PFC Derek B. Huss 2/503rd, Hey Baby I love you and miss you so much. I'm so proud of you!!! My love always and forever, love your wife Victoria


Name: giulia
Email: maledetta83@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 08:00:08 AM

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to PFC PHILIP GRANT: i miss you buddy! keep in touch! giulia


Name: Dina Ruiz-Andaluz
Email: Dinamccty@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 06:20:56 AM

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Hey, just a quick question- has anyone heard of the web site that is for A co 1/508th that allows us to email our husbands and they will print it out downrange and give it to them? I heard about this from alpha's rear d man, but the site he gave me doesn't exist. Help! Thanks.


Name: Dina Ruiz-Andaluz
Email: dinamccty@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 06:14:58 AM

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For Luis I Ruiz-Andaluz-- Hey sweetie! Te amo y estrano mucho!!!! I hope to hear from you soon. Everything here is great except that you are missing. Ivanalyn is growing so fast. She has big attitude just like her father. Haha! The other two are getting ready to start school. Yeah! Can't wait to hear will we will be going next. Call soon and be safe until your return. Love you lots!!


Name: Nina Krause
Email: ninchenkrause@web.de
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 05:31:52 AM

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TO: SGT LAND JACOB D. Hey ! Your Birthday is coming soon (Tomorrow)! More Packages on the way to you....! I love you and i miss you so much! Take care of you and the other guys too...! Love Nina


Name: carolina marceau
Email: cstapelkamp@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 05:23:14 AM

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SSG KEITH MARCEAU A-CO 2/503RD hey sweet thing, thanks for the post and the call last night. i feel so much better when i hear your voice and we had a good conversation as always. i must say i did pretty good talking to you at 4 am !! i miss you so much, sent you off your birthday box, dont open it until your big day ! i god a blanket with the 173rd logo on it, looks pretty nice. i will also get you the 503rd st. micheals medallion from the chaplain on monday. let me know if there is someoneelse who wants one too, maybe alex ! i miss you so much. iam glad that everybody is doing fine, take good care of you and the boys ! you are the best. i love you. paige is doing fine, spoiled as always! keep it up your good work ! proud wife in vicenza caroline marceau


Name: Monique Cleary
Email: moniquecleary777@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 05:09:58 AM

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SGT Jeremy Regan HHC - 2nd-503rd (or anyone who knows where Jeremy is) Hello Mr.Jeremy! I need to know where my BMW car keys are. Please email me or tell Alex (or someone) where they are...I cannot go anywhere without those keys! Monique Cleary


Name: Cheryl Marino
Email: cubbybear99_98@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday August 17, 2003
Time: 01:10:18 AM

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Scott Marino 2/503 Mortars. Good to hear from you.The catalogs and mac and cheese are on their way.Everyone says Hi and stay safe.We are very proud of you and all the troops.Love Mom,Debby,Keith,Rick and the rest of the Marino gang....


Name: Sabine Gordon
Email: savego@aol.com
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 11:57:06 PM

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Hi 173rd family: Has anyone heard from their Sky Soldier with C/1-508? I would appreciate to hear from you. Thank you. Sabine - proud Mom


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 11:44:33 PM

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this message is for Mr Bradley, thank you so much for this website. I have a son in the 2/503.As a worried parent, this email site makes me feel a little better when i write my son. its so great that we all support each other, thank you, debbie


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@al.com
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 11:36:41 PM

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this message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI 2/503,hi honey. how are you doing?hope it is alittle better there,chrissy and i went to warehouse and got some cds for you, hope they dont melt on the way over there, i hope you are safe, we love yu,miss you, it was really hot here for sf. nothing like what youre in though.just remember that we are here for you, love mom


Name: Arlene
Email: akmitchell@comcast.net
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 11:25:36 PM

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PFC Nathan Garcia II A Co 1/508th 3rd PLT. It was so nice to hear your voice today. Thank-you for calling. More packages are on the way with what you want. Take care, keep your head down and watch your fellow soldiers back. To Mr. Bradley, thank-you for keeping this site open. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU, Mom


Name: Nicole
Email:
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 11:06:40 PM

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Mike Ramirez- hey baby, I really miss you. After I'm done playing on the internet I'm going to write you a really long letter. I'm really proud of you and though I tell you this all the time, I'm thinking of you every minute of every day.Loving you always!!


Name: Angie
Email:
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 10:12:35 PM

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PFC Eric Mills, thinking of you - me.


Name: Jim ans Sharon McBride
Email: mcbridejimp@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 10:00:31 PM

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Sgt. McBride- B co 1-508, 2nd Platoon, it was great to get your message today!! We love and think about you always. Glad to hear that you are getting your letters and packages, there are more on the way. We are so proud of you and all of the soldiers over there. You all are doing a great job. You have all of our support. Let us know if there is anything you need and we will do our best to send it. It is always great to hear from you. We love you Jay. Mom, Dad, Lindsay and Drew.


Name: christa
Email: cowlovah8929@aol.com
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 09:21:56 PM

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sgt. nathan i goldberg~hey babe i just wanted to say that i love and miss you bunches...ethan cant wait for his daddy to get here. i also heard that there may be a chance for you guys to get leave ...like 14 days between your 5 and 10 month in Iraq...it says that yoyou will get to come home ... im not sure if that means "home as in usa home or home as your base in italy. all i know is i hope that the proposal goes through because its been almost a year since ive seen you. i love you sgt nathan i goldberg!!!


Name: caroline's loving airborne ranger!
Email: keith.marceau@us.army.mil
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 08:46:30 PM

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Baby, you sent me a great email. glad that you liked my last post, and realise that all that matters is how we make each other smile. you are the best. thank you for being there for alot of the ladies in the rear. alot of people avoid FSGs due to they feel they are political, and nned someone like you to still be there for them..i'm proud of you! i hope all the wives find some sort of peace as they anxiously await there paratroopers! i love you kinki caro! you really make me smile. the boys are all doing good in my platoon. we are going to try to pull ranger brannen to my platoon, it is gonna be hard because he is in another company, but i think we may be able to pull it off. if not, then he can help watch over my buddy sean samaroo! they are in the same platoon right now, but they don't have any sgt positions open, so he is still pulling a joe slot. the heat wasn't too bad here today, we it was, but cooler than recently! the nights seem cooler to me too! i hope all the boys feel the same. as for europes heat wave, make sure you hydrate up! haha, now i can give you the same advice! maybe you outta get an IV every so often like we use to before we would go get drunk when we first met in korea! god, didn't we use to paint the town! wild ones! we are a little more mature now, but everyone still wants to go party with us. it can't be me, so it must be my sexy wife! hmm? lol! yeah, that is why i go out..you are quite a sight! remember all those nights we'd be in a packed club, and it would only be us! that is love and infactuation! which i still drool over you everyday! haha! reminds me, you may wanna send me a bibb with those pics you send for my birthday! haha! i love you my sexy rangerette! love and miss you, your ranger daddy!


Name: AL SCHLOTHAUER
Email: SPTSAL@AOL.COM
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 08:03:27 PM

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TO-SGT DAN SCHLOTHAUER, B CO/1/508TH, JUST TO LET YOU KNOW HOW MUCH YOU ARE MISSED AND LOVED. TAKE CARE, AND JUST SO YOU ALL KNOW THE SUPPORT AT HOME IS MORE THAN YOU KNOW. STAY SAFE AND KEEP DOING YOUR JOB WELL. WE ARE ALL PROUD OF YOU ALL--CUDOS TO THE 173RD--THANK YOU JAMES BRADLEY FOR ALLOWING US THIS OPPORTUNITY.


Name: Donna (Alan's Mom)
Email: dedegirl@peoplepc.com
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 07:58:38 PM

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To PFC Redfield HHC 1/508th It was wonderful to hear from you son. I am so proud of you and we all miss you very much. I will be sending out your snacks on Monday. I also have some books that were given to me by Mrs. Shelburne at school for you and your unit. I will be sending those out soon as well. Leland says to tell you that he can do push-ups on one leg now. He says that 4th grade is fun but sometimes deadly because he didn't pass the 5 min test on multiplication on 4's (there were 100 problems). He also says that he is doing fine and he is having fun playing Sonic Shuffle with Brandon (his friend down the street). "I love you and I miss you Alan and I want you to come home soon. Love,Leland" Keep your head down so and know that we are with you in spirit and there are many here who are praying for you every day. I love you son. Love, Mom


Name: Donna (Alan's Mom)
Email: dedegirl@peoplepc.com
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 07:42:02 PM

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To: James Bradley, CW3, US Army (Retired) Thank you so much for starting over. I have visited this site many times hoping to find a picture of my son (still waiting on that though). This afternoon was the first time that I had visited this part of the site and I must say that I was taken aback by what I read here. I am very greatful for this site as it is the only source of news that I have for my son. I do hear from him but, he doesn't or can't tell me much. Thank you so much for what you are doing here.


Name: Cynthia Bachman Fort
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 07:20:47 PM

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To the SKY SOLDIERS: I have bought some DVD's to send my son Adam Espenhover in 1/508th Bravo Co. but know others here who would donate their VCR movie tapes to the troops if you can use them over there. I will ask for a local support group to donate some DVD's -but in the meantime can any units use VCR tapes? Respond here or to my email and I'll get things sent. If by chance you know him, tell him to write. I love getting his letters! Thanks, be safe, be proud. Oh.. and write your mother too!!! :)


Name: Lauren Hund
Email: lkhund@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 06:28:00 PM

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This message is for our son JJ who is in B. Comp-2nd plt, 1/508th. Just a little note to tell you how much we miss you and love you. We are so proud of all of you. Keep up the good work. Hope to talk to you soon. Much love and Blessing, Mom & Dad


Name: Michael Bloom
Email: mibooze@bellsouth.net
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 06:05:54 PM

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To Sgt. Jerrad Bloom, We all miss you so much. If you will be coming home in March or April maybe you will be able to celebrate Pesach with us. It will be great having you at the sedar. Tonight we are going to the Kemplers for dinner. They ask about you all the time. I will tell her to ship you some of her great chocolate chip cookies. A week from Monday Max start kindergarter. Do you believe it? You will be getting a package from the Schoenfelds. I know you don't like to write much so I will thank them for you. Stay safe. My God shed his blessing on all those serving. B'Shalom Love Mom and Dad


Name: Dave and Karen Lape
Email: salvo75lape@netscape.net
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 06:01:18 PM

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David Lape, we love and miss you. Mom and Dad


Name: Jane Wiseman, Proud Mother
Email: jcbooboo@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 05:40:40 PM

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This is for Sgt. Paul Wiseman (Ranger). I'm up here in Deweyville with your Uncle Jack and your cousins and your little sister and the guide dog. Jack is on a diet so we are suffering and having chicken and rice for dinner. What happened to his famous steaks, sad! Anyway, we all send you our love from Deweyville, Utah, population 300. Mackenzie says hi and bye (please understand she's only 10 with red hair). Jess says "happy birthday to me, I just turned 19". Gentry says "hi, we love you, be safe. Tara says (give her about 2 hours you know how slow she is) "I love you and Hanni (guide dog) misses you. Kelsey is a princess and in the tub but still wants your car and Uncle Jack is golfing. We are all thinking of you and very proud of our dear Paul. Keep your head down. Your birthday package is being sent on Monday. Love you very much, Mom


Name: Jessica Young
Email: angel1216@comcast.net
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 04:57:29 PM

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Attn: Spc. Bryan Kennedy, Hey Bry! Hope all is well and that you're doing just fine. I saw your mom yesterday, she had some pictures to show me, crazy shit man. We also looked through old pics from when we were little and she'll be sending them to you in her next box. I put pictures in there from prom and recent ones as well. Hope you enjoy it! Miss you! Love, Cousin Jessie


Name: Glen Bayer
Email: glen_bayer@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 04:48:40 PM

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To: James Bradley, CW3, US Army (Retired) Thank you for keeping this site open. This is about the only way I get any information about my son in Iraq. Wingdad


Name: James Bradley, CW3, US Army (Retired)
Email: webmaster@173rdAirborne.com
Date: Saturday August 16, 2003
Time: 03:57:14 PM

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OK, can we all play nice now!


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