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Name: Molly Marie
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 05:14:44 PM

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PFC CALEB DIECKMAN C co. 1-508: Hey, how's my hero today? Well, actually you are every body's hero back home. At least you are to the family. I hope you got a chance to read my speech, I sounded smart didn't I? That's okay...I still can't do math. I'm getting ready to send you some yummy "chef boyardee" mmmmmmm! I just had to wait for the right box. I haven't got your cd's yet but they will be coming...maybe I will tell your mom to buy some since she has a little more money than I do. Oh and I don't want you to be mad but I made the minimum payment on that credit card of yours. It was a little expensive but at least you are starting to pay it off. Oh...I hope you can call me soon because I found a really good rate for plane ticket to come over and visit one more time. It's in November but I don't want to buy it, not knowing when you'll be back and all. Everyone at work had started their shopping list of stuff they want me to pick up for'em while I'm there. My boss said I could take off 3 months and still have a job when I come back! Isnt' that cool?!? I would never do that but it's nice to know that they are so willing to let me come and visit for a month if I wanted to. I love you caleb and am waiting for your phone call. I know you are probably busy scaring little kids and things so I will be patient. Oh...I wanted to tell you...when you come back, I am going to have you fill out an application to be on FEAR FACTOR! Honey, you could so win 50 million for us. I could totally see you eating bugs and cow parts. MMMMMMMMM! Well, I will let you go. I love you and I'm sending you a big smoooooch! Your little brownie or cupcake or something like that.


Name: JEANIE JOHNSON
Email: ANGRY MOTHER
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 03:45:10 PM

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TO THE 2/503, IN REGARDS TO SPC JOHNSON, The DA didnt approve my sons Purple Heart and i also hear you will not be giving my son a Bronze Star in stead an Arcom, while others who have'nt seen combat are recieving a Bronze Star. My son took 4 bullets for you and his country and an Arcom is the only thing his country and unit can give in return? My son is very angry and cant believe his unit has swept him under the carpet like this. He believed in the 2/503 and now he has been done a great diservice. He fought hard for you and i think you guyz can at least do better than an Arcom and at the least MY SON DESERVES THE PURPLE HEART.


Name: ELENA
Email: elena.rin@libero.it
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 02:42:54 PM

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HEY BABY, WASSUPPP? I HOPE YOU ARE DOING GOOOD.ME YES YES YES: I PASSED MY EXAM....I'M FREE NOW!!!! I HOPE THAT YOU COME HOME SOON SO WE CAN PARTY:I CAN'T WAIT..THE WINE IS READY....I MISS U SO MUCH TAKE CARE, I LOVE YOU ALWAYS YOUR MAMI


Name: Uncle Sams Nephew
Email:
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 01:39:22 PM

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I wish to remind everyone who reads this site that ALL of the 173d soldiers have taken an oath to uphold and defend the constitution of the United States and are ALL volunteers who serve willingly in THE BEST UNIT IN THE US MILITARY.For those of you who believe this site should cease operating, I would remind you of the 1st Amendment of our constitution which guarantees,among other things, the right to free speech. The webmaster is a PROUD veteran of the 173d Airborne and I know he will NOT violate the oath he took! I am aware that not only do the families miss thier loved ones but the same is also true of them. They miss you and they miss the homes and people they have sworn to defend.Even more, they are willing to give the gift of freedom to a foreign people they may or may not understand, and at the same time show the Iraqis why the U.S.A. is the beacon of hope and freedom for the world. They all represent America and I, for one am proud of these young AMERICAN PATRIOTS!! ALL THE WAY, AND THEN SOME!!!


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 01:33:42 PM

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TO MIchael KEMP. Ciaoooooo Mike mio!!! Come stai??? I MISS YOU LIKE ALWAYS!! I'm dreaming to be in your arms... Non vedo l'ora!! When I was working the time passed faster than today... Why did we finish so soon? Now Ash is jumping like a crazy cat... He is catching flyes... it is so funny seing him!! I'm sure that you miss Ash a lot... more than me????? HA HA HA! I can't wait to see you every day and go out with you again!! I'm praying that this becomes reality!!!!! I NEED YOU always more!! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!! Hope to see you soon!!! SN CN T SEMPRE!! TI AMO... A LOTS OF SPECIAL KISSES, la tua Susy sempre!!


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 01:33:04 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Ciaoooooo Mike mio!!! Come stai??? I MISS YOU LIKE ALWAYS!! I'm dreaming to be in your arms... Non vedo l'ora!! When I was working the time passed faster than today... Why did we finish so soon? Now Ash is jumping like a crazy cat... He is catching flyes... it is so funny seing him!! I'm sure that you miss Ash a lot... more than me????? HA HA HA! I can't wait to see you every day and go out with you again!! I'm praying that this becomes reality!!!!! I NEED YOU always more!! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!! Hope to see you soon!!! SN CN T SEMPRE!! TI AMO... A LOTS OF SPECIAL KISSES, la tua Susy sempre!!


Name: RE: ATTN: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email: SickOfWendy@shutupandgetalife
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 01:11:12 PM

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To whoever posted Attn: Wendy Damman-Bednar...right on, I totally agree with you about Wendy. You have caused a lot of upset with people from day one, how your husband writes and calls everyday, Well if that's true then he is either supply or not doing his job because most of these guys can't call home everyday. Oh and to call others White Trash, let me tell you, you are IT!!!! Perfect marriage how would you know your still in the honeymoon stage only married 3 days before your husband left. Oh and the way you bashed your ex-husband and his new girlfriend on this post was uncalled for. Do us a favor re-read your posts before opening your big mouth again and criticize other!


Name: Ms. Suzann Singer
Email: mssuzann@aol.com
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 01:05:39 PM

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July 17th...1/508...SSG. Mario Singer...Happy Anniversary to you...thank you for everything that you have given to me in my life. I just can hope that all is safe with you and your fellow comrades!!! My wish for you and all our American Soldiers is that you all return safely soon. I am very sadden by all of the losses that this war has burden us with...I ask all of you to bow your head and ask Jesus to wrap his loving arms around the ones who has lost their loved ones...may it be their son/daughter, brother/sister, grandson/granddaughter, husband/wife, father/mother, or just one's dear friend. We must ALWAYS remember what the American flag stands for...especially white with stands for courage and red with stands for the blood that has been shed for OUR freedom. P.S. Who ever is responsible for providing the pictures of our 173rd Airborne brigade...thanks a whole bunch...it is the most I have seen of my son since I saw him graduate as a Army Ranger at Fort Benning last November. Love and Best Wishes to you All...and may ALL of you return back to your post soon...GOD BLESS AMERICA...I have always been proud to be an American...MARIO'S MOM, SUZANN


Name: Ms. Suzann Singer
Email:
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 12:51:11 PM

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Name: Ms. Suzann Singer
Email:
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 12:50:14 PM

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Name: Terri
Email: imgoindowninaburninringoffire@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 12:20:50 PM

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Ok here is the deal everyone. What did your mom/dad/teacher always say to do when you were in grade school and some other kid was really pestering you, but slugging them was not an option? They said to just ignore them. Not getting the satisfaction of your irritation would send them elsewhere. Now, I know that in reality that is a hard thing to do, but w/ strength and perseverence it really does work. Also, killing them with kindness it a biggie, too. So my suggetion is that everytime someone posts something negative we all either ignore it or, if the frustration is too much, jump on the site and post an encouraging note to your soldier(s) in the fray. You will find in the long run that the high road will make you (feel like) a better person; due in part to the personal integrety you had to muster to find that road. So, maintain the path and everyone pick up your ores, cuz we are all in this boat together. Have great day and just know that passing time is just a function of our own reality. Peace, Love, and Texas to everyone, Terri


Name: To Lobbying to disable the message board
Email:
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 11:59:48 AM

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I hate to say this, but I agree with you. At first I thought no don't do that the soldiers need to hear from their loved ones, but this is just completely out of hand, the talk and the stuff that goes on here is unbelievable! Do you people even think about the fact that these guys are risking their lives daily? They see stuff that you would never want to see in your worst nightmares, the psychological impact of war itself is enough, there is no need for the comments made about some of the soldiers on here. Keep your personal life personal, and do NOT talk bad about any one of these soldiers, I don't care what they did to you, you have NO RIGHT to embarrass them on a public message board while they are risking their lives to protect your freedoms. This is a disgrace to the 173rd which is made up of fine men and women. I hope this is stopped before some of these things get out. To the 173rd, we are all so proud of every single one of you and are praying for you constantly, you are our heros!!!!


Name: ATTN: Deployed Inpatient Soldier
Email:
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 11:54:53 AM

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I agree with almost all of your posting. However, I beg to differ that ALL soldiers have access to the phone and internet. You may want to check with every unit 173rd before you post such things. There are some obviously unstable wives out there and now they are going to believe their husbands don't WANT to contact them and that is not the case for every soldier.


Name: ATTN: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email: ihavehadenough@noneofyourdangbusiness.com
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 11:50:11 AM

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Who are you to call anyone ignorant when you don't even spell check your postings? Nothing you have posted is overly intelligent so maybe you don't know how to use spell check. I for one have had enough of your postings, ranting and ravings. Enough is enough. Write your husband this isn't your personal forum and keep your opinions to your self instead of criticizing other people.


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 11:04:11 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH- Hey sweetheart! How have you been? I know I haven't posted you a message or sent out a letter all week! I have been horribly busy w/ Lindsay's wedding coming up! I have a letter written I will send out today and I will try to write you one again before I head off for work.I have still been thinking about you all the time...I miss you so much! I have been having a lot of dreams about you again! I hope to talk to you soon...my cel phone is messed up sometimes now. I go in and out of service very easy so I probably need to get a new phone. I hope you are doing well and I am praying for you everyday. You are so great! I love you and I miss you very very much. I send you all my love- stephanie


Name: Lobbying for this message board to be disabled
Email:
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 10:47:15 AM

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Sorry, my mistake. Huge mistake in fact, since Brandon Aird is busy enough dealing with his own job. I will write the webmaster and I hope a few others will too. Sorry about that Brandon!


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email: skymonkey69@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 09:13:41 AM

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To whom worte about Brandon Airid....You know you have to be one of the most ignorant people on this site! Bradon is the Public Affairs personel taking the photos that are put on this site. He is nice enough to share with you his work, so that you may have a chance to see your loved ones...or actually get a better view of what really is going on over there. Brandon has about as much say in the matter of re-deployment of the 173rd and he does about you getting a labotomy! Fact is it will not happen until CENTCOM and the rest of the leadership sign off on it, so you just might as well get prepared for that. I am not happy myself at the prospect of my husband being gone for a year, but I knew he was a soldier when I married him! Now comes the wonderful Suck it up and drive on phase of life...so I suggest you do the same and stop bashing my friend Brandon! If you are so energetic that you can sit on here and post junk like you do then I would think if you had two brain cells and could rub them together you'd put them to better use! Write your Congessman, not that it will do any good, but maybe it will give you something to do. I swear between the posts about cheating wives, whinny wives, and all that I see on here...it's a wonder I haven't become the Water Tower sitting wife with the high powered rifle! It's people like you who are out of hand, and should consider going to your chain of command and asking for ERD paperwork. If you can't fill it out I am sure you can find someone who will help you! Stop bashing Brandon or any of the soldiers for that matter...they stand the line so that ignorant people like you can bask in the freedoms that they cannont enjoy themselves!! I'm not saying you should feel sorry for them because they are in Iraq....You shouldn't feel sorry at all......You should feel gratefull!!! Arghhh...it's people like you who make soldiers wonder "What are we fighting for? These idiots?!? These ungrateful civilians who bash us, protest us, and walk all over our accomplishments?" You should thank GOD that they are there standing that line, doing what they do! If you wish to respond to any of this that I have said I want you to email me! When I get back to Italy we could have a great "meeting of the minds." That is if you can scare one up for yourself! Do Not Speak about Brandon or any other soldier ever again ok.Thanks:) ~~~~Wendy Damman-Bednar~~~~~


Name: Gina
Email: Ginakb2003@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 09:08:34 AM

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Ron Brady, Just want to say hi..hope ur o.k...keep ur head up! I miss you alot and think of you everyday..I haven;t given up on you..your in my thoughts and in my heart... Love you always Gina K.


Name: Dinse Family
Email: momofsand@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 08:29:12 AM

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Happy Birthday PFC Scott Dinse! We will celebrate in style whenever you get back. Remember that we are very proud of you and everyone else that is serving our country. You are in our thoughts and prayers 24/7. Take care.


Name: silvia
Email: gigia.pommy@libero.it
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 08:25:19 AM

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FOR ANA AND LORA! who are you???? what kind of relationship do you have with my boyfriend Angelo Rodriguez???? please let me know...


Name: silvia
Email: gigia.pommy@libero.it
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 08:25:04 AM

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FOR ANA AND LORA! who are you???? what kind of relationship do you have with my boyfriend Angelo Rodriguez???? please let me know...


Name: silvia
Email: gigia.pommy@libero.it
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 08:24:49 AM

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FOR ANA AND LORA! who are you???? what kind of relationship do you have with my boyfriend Angelo Rodriguez???? please let me know...


Name: silvia
Email: gigia.pommy@libero.it
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 08:24:34 AM

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FOR ANA AND LORA! who are you???? what kind of relationship do you have with my boyfriend Angelo Rodriguez???? please let me know...


Name: silvia
Email: gigia.pommy@libero.it
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 08:24:19 AM

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FOR ANA AND LORA! who are you???? what kind of relationship do you have with my boyfriend Angelo Rodriguez???? please let me know...


Name:
Email:
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 07:09:00 AM

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I heard Brandon Airid runs this site, and he is also the reason the soldiers are staying there until next thanksgiving. Thanks alot Brandon.


Name: ana and lora (venezuelan and italian
Email: you know it
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 06:25:19 AM

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RODRIGUEZ ANGELO 1/508 hi i hope you re doing fine, i m sorry about the last week you were in italy i guess you remenber what happened!!! you are a very nice guy and i cant wait you come back here. i saw your pictures in internet you were very sexy!and by the way you know like i already told you there is nothing between me and Biggie...the game was over long time ago!!OK better be going i hope you read this message i wish i can write you but you forgot to give me your address, but i will find it out!!i hope you ll be ok and yours buddies too, take care lots of love ana and lora WHOOA AIRBORNE!!!!!!!!!!


Name: ana and lora (venezuelan and italian
Email: you know it
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 06:25:04 AM

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RODRIGUEZ ANGELO 1/508 hi i hope you re doing fine, i m sorry about the last week you were in italy i guess you remenber what happened!!! you are a very nice guy and i cant wait you come back here. i saw your pictures in internet you were very sexy!and by the way you know like i already told you there is nothing between me and Biggie...the game was over long time ago!!OK better be going i hope you read this message i wish i can write you but you forgot to give me your address, but i will find it out!!i hope you ll be ok and yours buddies too, take care lots of love ana and lora WHOOA AIRBORNE!!!!!!!!!!


Name: ana and lora (venezuelan and italian
Email: you know it
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 06:24:48 AM

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RODRIGUEZ ANGELO 1/508 hi i hope you re doing fine, i m sorry about the last week you were in italy i guess you remenber what happened!!! you are a very nice guy and i cant wait you come back here. i saw your pictures in internet you were very sexy!and by the way you know like i already told you there is nothing between me and Biggie...the game was over long time ago!!OK better be going i hope you read this message i wish i can write you but you forgot to give me your address, but i will find it out!!i hope you ll be ok and yours buddies too, take care lots of love ana and lora WHOOA AIRBORNE!!!!!!!!!!


Name:
Email:
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 04:08:18 AM

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Brandon Aird does not run this website. He is a soldier in the 173rd. He takes pictures of the Brigade and the webmaster is kind enough to post them on his website. You can contact the webmaster by clicking on the link. He can't pass messages on to other soldiers, it isn't his job. He's busy being a soldier. I think family members and spouses don't understand this.


Name: Traci Underwood
Email: tracilovesbaseball@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 03:36:46 AM

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SGT. Condit- A Co. 2/503- HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope that you will make the most out of your birthday. We'll just celebrate it when you come back. I'm so proud of you! Keep your spirits up! Love always, Traci


Name:
Email:
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 03:02:53 AM

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To Brandon Aird, Since the email is up and running (in Iraq) and anyone with a PC or feet to walk to the FAC or Library can access email, I thought it couldn't hurt to request that the message board be shut down. The ignorant messages now out number the good ones. The parents and loved ones are posting messages that are dangerous to our soldiers although they are unaware of it. Spouses and families of the 173D, if you agree, write Brandon, tell him so he can see how we all feel about this. Brandon, if you are not the one who makes this decision please foward it on. I appreciate everything you have done thus far, and so do all the supporting families. Our military families (soldiers,spouses,and proud parents) deserve better, please consider it. Thanks!


Name: Deployed soldier losing patience over these postings
Email: anysoldierdeployedinIraq@dontspamthis.com
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 02:48:32 AM

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WHY DO PEOPLE TYPE THEIR MESSAGES WITH THE CAPS LOCK ON??? If you don't know, hit the "Caps Lock" key on your computer. Otherwise, we don't bother reading your messages. If you went back to your posting and looked at it, you would see why. Also- the PAO office has a significant job for the military, and it DOES NOT include relaying messages to soldiers from postings on this website. There are several thousand soldiers deployed here, and you want some Private to dedicate his entire day to shuttling your private ramblings to each soldier? First- this website is a private site, with NO AFFILIATION WITH THE US ARMY. Second- every single soldier here has access to the internet, the phone, and the post office. While some may have only a half hour or so each week to write an e-mail, and it is hard to get a phone call in, and the phone calls are limited to 15 minutes, EVERY SINGLE SOLDIER here can mail you a letter. If your soldier has not contacted you- guess what...either the soldier does not know your mailing address, does not know your e-mail address, or does not know your phone number (or the operator won't connect him- cell phones are sometimes hard to reach). If none of the above apply to you; there is only one answer left- one you may not like. The soldier has made a deliberate decision to not call you, not write to you, and not e-mail you. You may not be as important as someone else he is using his 15 minutes to call, or his 15 minutes to peck out an e-mail to. As for letters- there is no excuse. If the soldier doesn't want to take a minute to write to you (and believe me, they all have lots and lots and lots of free minutes) and drop the letter off in one of the MANY post office boxes available at all unit locations, then I am terribly sorry- but nothing can make that soldier write to you. Whining on this site, harrassing the chain of command, making ridiclous comments to the press, and your congressman- all of that is in vain if you think it is going to get your soldier to write to you. All you are doing is making more work for the people that have to react to your allergations that your soldier is being held hostage by his command and he is clawing for the phone- but he can't dial your number because his leaders chopped off his fingers and are poking him in the eyes with them. Understand that all of the brigade deployed soldiers are doing a critical service for their nation- they are deployed. No one knows when they will return. There are rumors started by Rear Detachment soldiers that are mowing the lawn or guarding a gate from rude but harmless Italians- these rumors are nothing but rumors. While they might make wives cry, and parents grumble about the President and Rumsfeld, they exist only for one endstate- to create chaos and fill this website with more worthless rantings and whinings. Do not give into any rumors posted here or anywhere else. If you want information- ASK YOUR UNIT'S CHAIN OF COMMAND. For deployed soldiers- that is their unit here. For the families- that is THE BRIGADE REAR DETACHMENT. Contact them through official government phones, websites, or visits. If you think you are going to get a straight answer on this website, a site that has postings below filled with the F-word, amoung other things- then keep on living in denial. Finally- for those of you who bothered to read this far- about the spouse cheating garbage on this site. Like the rumors, the allergations here are just people trying to stir up trouble. Childish! Fine- enjoy it. Soldiers here love reading this column- it is like the ultimate trash-talk forum for people to air their dirty laundry. As for people taking it seriously- don't count on it. For the few postings in here that seem to ring true- if you have a significant problem- you need to contact the UNIT REPRESENTATIVE, on the Rear Detachment. For wives- it is your FRG group leader. For Italian girlfriends- sorry, ladies- but if you are pregnant with a soldier's child- the US ARMY cannot recognize you for anything without the soldier completing paperwork confirming the child is his. You need to contact the unit on REAR DETACHMENT- airing your dirty laundry here on this site is not only worthless (and hysterically funny for others), but outright embarassing (and probably harmful) for the soldiers you are naming. This post will not change much. I expect that. If a few parents now have a few more answers- then great. As for future issues- if your soldier doesn't write, call, or e-mail, then take it up with the soldier himself in a letter. Mail, while slow, is absolutely reliable. While it often takes up to 30 days- the soldiers are getting it. The mail here is the absolute best in all of Iraq, period. Talk to other units- their mail is really jacked up. Ours works- I have gotten letters from Spokane Washington that were dated 16 days prior- that is not the norm, but it does happen. If you get the soldier's name or unit wrong- then it gets returned. Be ABSOLUTELY SURE you have your soldier's address correct. I cannot stress to you how a simple error can make all letters returned. If you write a letter to your soldier, and include your phone number, e-mail address, and mailing address- the soldier then has every opportunity here to send you a quick e-mail, perhaps call you for 15 min (once per week, at any hour of the day, whenever he has a chance to get a free phone line), or he can write to you practically ANYWHERE. If you get no response- then either your info is WRONG or the soldier DOES NOT WANT TO CONTACT YOU. Sometimes it's sad but true.


Name: Deployed soldier losing patience over these postings
Email: anysoldierdeployedinIraq@dontspamthis.com
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 02:37:59 AM

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WHY DO PEOPLE TYPE THEIR MESSAGES WITH THE CAPS LOCK ON??? If you don't know, hit the "Caps Lock" key on your computer. Otherwise, we don't bother reading your messages. If you went back to your posting and looked at it, you would see why. Also- the PAO office has a significant job for the military, and it DOES NOT include relaying messages to soldiers from postings on this website. There are several thousand soldiers deployed here, and you want some Private to dedicate his entire day to shuttling your private ramblings to each soldier? First- this website is a private site, with NO AFFILIATION WITH THE US ARMY. Second- every single soldier here has access to the internet, the phone, and the post office. While some may have only a half hour or so each week to write an e-mail, and it is hard to get a phone call in, and the phone calls are limited to 15 minutes, EVERY SINGLE SOLDIER here can mail you a letter. If your soldier has not contacted you- guess what...either the soldier does not know your mailing address, does not know your e-mail address, or does not know your phone number (or the operator won't connect him- cell phones are sometimes hard to reach). If none of the above apply to you; there is only one answer left- one you may not like. The soldier has made a deliberate decision to not call you, not write to you, and not e-mail you. You may not be as important as someone else he is using his 15 minutes to call, or his 15 minutes to peck out an e-mail to. As for letters- there is no excuse. If the soldier doesn't want to take a minute to write to you (and believe me, they all have lots and lots and lots of free minutes) and drop the letter off in one of the MANY post office boxes available at all unit locations, then I am terribly sorry- but nothing can make that soldier write to you. Whining on this site, harrassing the chain of command, making ridiclous comments to the press, and your congressman- all of that is in vain if you think it is going to get your soldier to write to you. All you are doing is making more work for the people that have to react to your allergations that your soldier is being held hostage by his command and he is clawing for the phone- but he can't dial your number because his leaders chopped off his fingers and are poking him in the eyes with them. Understand that all of the brigade deployed soldiers are doing a critical service for their nation- they are deployed. No one knows when they will return. There are rumors started by Rear Detachment soldiers that are mowing the lawn or guarding a gate from rude but harmless Italians- these rumors are nothing but rumors. While they might make wives cry, and parents grumble about the President and Rumsfeld, they exist only for one endstate- to create chaos and fill this website with more worthless rantings and whinings. Do not give into any rumors posted here or anywhere else. If you want information- ASK YOUR UNIT'S CHAIN OF COMMAND. For deployed soldiers- that is their unit here. For the families- that is THE BRIGADE REAR DETACHMENT. Contact them through official government phones, websites, or visits. If you think you are going to get a straight answer on this website, a site that has postings below filled with the F-word, amoung other things- then keep on living in denial. Finally- for those of you who bothered to read this far- about the spouse cheating garbage on this site. Like the rumors, the allergations here are just people trying to stir up trouble. Childish! Fine- enjoy it. Soldiers here love reading this column- it is like the ultimate trash-talk forum for people to air their dirty laundry. As for people taking it seriously- don't count on it. For the few postings in here that seem to ring true- if you have a significant problem- you need to contact the UNIT REPRESENTATIVE, on the Rear Detachment. For wives- it is your FRG group leader. For Italian girlfriends- sorry, ladies- but if you are pregnant with a soldier's child- the US ARMY cannot recognize you for anything without the soldier completing paperwork confirming the child is his. You need to contact the unit on REAR DETACHMENT- airing your dirty laundry here on this site is not only worthless (and hysterically funny for others), but outright embarassing (and probably harmful) for the soldiers you are naming. This post will not change much. I expect that. If a few parents now have a few more answers- then great. As for future issues- if your soldier doesn't write, call, or e-mail, then take it up with the soldier himself in a letter. Mail, while slow, is absolutely reliable. While it often takes up to 30 days- the soldiers are getting it. The mail here is the absolute best in all of Iraq, period. Talk to other units- their mail is really jacked up. Ours works- I have gotten letters from Spokane Washington that were dated 16 days prior- that is not the norm, but it does happen. If you get the soldier's name or unit wrong- then it gets returned. Be ABSOLUTELY SURE you have your soldier's address correct. I cannot stress to you how a simple error can make all letters returned. If you write a letter to your soldier, and include your phone number, e-mail address, and mailing address- the soldier then has every opportunity here to send you a quick e-mail, perhaps call you for 15 min (once per week, at any hour of the day, whenever he has a chance to get a free phone line), or he can write to you practically ANYWHERE. If you get no response- then either your info is WRONG or the soldier DOES NOT WANT TO CONTACT YOU. Sometimes it's sad but true.


Name: Brandon Aird
Email:
Date: Thursday July 17, 2003
Time: 01:57:27 AM

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"THANK YOU FOR SERVING YOUR COUNTRY IN IRAQ. WE REALLY APPRECIATE ALL YOU DO. THANKS ALSO TO THE PERSON WHO RUNS THIS SITE FOR ALL OF US. IT HAS BEEN A COMFORT TO US SINCE WE HAVE VERY LITTLE CONTACT WITH OUR SON. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A FEW LETTERS, WE MUST GET ALL OF OUR INFORMATION ABOUT HIM SECOND HAND FROM HIS WONDERFUL YOUNG WIFE WHO IS ALSO ON ACTIVE DUTY. OUR SON CALLED HIS WIFE LAST FRIDAY AS HE HAS EACH WEEK SINCE MAY, TO SAY HE WAS ON HIS WAY HOME AND NO ONE HAS HEARD FROM HIM SINCE. HE ALSO TOLD US THAT HE HAS NEVER EVER SEEN A MESSAGE ON THIS SITE AND DID NOT KNOW THAT INTERNET WAS BEING ACCESSED BY ANYONE IN THE 173RD...THIS UPSET US VERY MUCH BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THE PAO WITH THEM HAS POSTED A COUPLE MESSAGES ON THIS SITE TO PEOPLE WHO WERE WRITING INAPPROPRIATE MATERIAL. THIS MEANS THAT ANY POSITIVE MESSAGES POSTED HERE FROM OUR FAMILY MEMBERS TO OUR SON HAVE NOT BEEN DELIVERED TO HIM. SO I GUESS THIS SITE IS ONLY FOR A PRIVILEDGED FEW OF THE 173RD IN IRAQ. OR ELSE BECAUSE OUR SON WAS NEW TO THE BRIGADE WHEN SENT TO IRAQ, THEN HE HAS NOT BEEN PROPERLY INSERVICED ON WHAT IS AVAILABLE TO OTHERS OF YOU IN IRAQ. OTHERS HAD PRINTED MESSAGES FROM THIS SITE DELIVERED TO THEM BUT OUR SON HAS NOT RECEIVED ANY OF THEM. THERE HAS BEEN AT LEAST ONE POSITIVE MESSAGE ON THIS SITE IMPORTANT ENOUGH THAT A PAO WHO READS THE INAPPROPRIATE MESSAGES WOULD HAVE SEEN IT AND SHOULD HAVE DELIVERED IT TO OUR SON. DELIVERING THIS POSITIVE MESSAGE TO OUR SON SURELY WOULD HAVE MADE BETTER USE OF HIS TIME THAN WRITING TO A BUNCH OF WIVES ABOUT THEIR INAPPROPRIATE MESSAGES. SO, INSTEAD OF POSTING MESSAGES HERE WE WILL BE SENDING LETTERS TO CONGRESSMEN AND FORMING GROUPS TO SUPPORT BETTER COMMUNICATION WITH OUR TROOPS OVER THERE AS WELL AS VOICING OUR OPINIONS AND CASTING VOTES FOR POLITICIANS WHO WILL BE HONEST WITH OUR TROOPS ABOUT WHEN THEY WILL BE ALLOWED TO COME HOME. IF THE OFFICERS IN CHARGE OVER THERE DON'T KNOW, THEN THEY NEED TO QUIT TELLING OUR BOYS THAT THEY ARE COMING HOME AND THEN WHEN THE TIME COMES FOR THEM TO BOARD PLANES, THEY ARE TOLD THEY CANNOT COME HOME "THIS TIME." FAMILIES AND SOLDIERS DESERVE TO BE TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT THESE DEPLOYMENTS. EVEN IF A RETURN DATE IS NOT KNOWN, THEY SHOULD BE TOLD THIS AS WELL. IT IS DIFFICULT TO UPLIFT TROOPS WHEN WE ARE TOLD THEY ARE COMING HOME SO WE DON'T SEND MAIL. ONLY TO FIND OUT OUR SOLDIER IS STILL IN IRAQ AND NOW HE IS THERE WITHOUT MAIL BECAUSE HE WAS TOLD HE WAS COMING HOME. SO, THIS IS THE LAST MESSAGE WE WILL POST HERE SINCE OUR SON NEVER SEES THEM, AND WE CANNOT FIND UPLIFTING WORDS FOR OUR TROOPS OVER THERE WHO HAVE LOW MORAL AND WITH GOOD REASON. REST ASSURED SOLDIERS THAT WE ARE DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING YOU BUT NOW IT WILL BE BY GETTING PEOPLE TO SEE YOUR TRUE PLIGHT AND WE WILL HELP YOU BY SEEING TO IT YOU GET UP TO DATE COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR FAMILIES (ELECTRONIC ETC) AND BY GETTING YOU HOME NOW AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU. THANK GOD FOR SOLDIERS WHO SACRAFICE SO MUCH MORE FOR US THAN WE ARE ABLE TO GIVE BACK TO THEM" to the person who posted this. Everyone on Kirkuk Military Airfield has access to internet. We have a internet cafe setup for all to use. Its not my fault that 503rd and 508th are out doing misions. Why should i have delievered a message to your son? Whats so special about your son?? If i went and took a picture or delievered a message to everyone who asked i wouldnt ever be able to do my job. I dont see how anyone can tell you folks when were coming home.. NO ONE KNOWS WHEN WERE COMING HOME. Last time i checked i folks in ww1 ww2 and vietnam didnt have internet.. Have a nice day.


Name: Nancy Asti
Email: nmask8@netscape.net
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 10:43:04 PM

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TO all the 173rd........Tom Csala, the 501st.........We are praying for your safe return...dont give up hope.....we will have a huge party for you when you come back. Thanks for your dedication and hard work.


Name: carol and mike mccarthy
Email: meloman67@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 10:20:03 PM

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that is a good question it changes day to day can anyone say for sure . very proud parents of one in the 173rd 1-508 medic


Name: JUANITA
Email: juana_95023@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 09:27:21 PM

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DOES ANY OJNE KNOW WHEN THE 173RD IS COMMING HOME


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 07:15:11 PM

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For any family with a soldier in 173rd's Bravo C. -1/508th--go the the AFN Europe News posted just below the photos on the website--there is a short video updating them taking school supplies to the children. Should be of interest to you.


Name: TO HOWE
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 05:50:59 PM

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Guess who's this?????ur girlfriend!I miss you and i'm really sad cause of the things you said on the phone...but it's ok i'm waiting for you ALWAYS I love you soooo much kisses my hero!


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 04:33:03 PM

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TO THE DEPLOYED SOLDIER IN IRAQ...that sent a message to all spouses. Why do you have to assume that ALL SPOUSES are doing this. That was very unfair of you to group us all together. I don't need you to tell me what is disgraceful because the only person's opinion that matters to me is my HUSBAND's. He knows me a lot better than you do. I think that you owe the majority of the wives an apology for being disrespectful toward us. I AM NOT A CHEATER AND NEVER WILL BE. There are a lot of wives that are very good to their husband. It sounds to me like either you are a cheater and have a guilty conscience or you have a cheating spouse yourself. Either way you have no right to tell ALL THE SPOUSES that we are disrespectful.


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 04:23:50 PM

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To everyone that is worried about what is going on here in Vicenza. Please understand that the majority of the women that are here are very loyal to their husbands and love them with all of there heart. In every crowd you will have one that doesn't do the right thing, but to broadcast that over this website is wrong. We need to get on here and say we are really proud of our wives for what they are doing like sending packages and keeping these soldiers home in good condition so that they can come home and live a good life. For the women that are doing the wrong thing....it will catch up with them eventually, BUT don't beat us down with the comments on here. We don't care what they are doing. That is there problem and they will have to pay for the consequences ALL ALONE. It hurts our feelings to have to hear about it. We need this website for support. We have enough stress to deal with and we miss our husbands a lot, we don't need all of this stress. We all need to make a pact on this post that WE ARE DONE DOING THIS STUFF ON THIS WEBSITE. If you can't write something positive don't write anything at all. Why don't we have soldiers on here saying that they have to best wife in the world because of the things that she does for them. FOR AS MANY RUMORS THAT I HAVE HEARD ABOUT WIVES CHEATING, I HAVE ACTUALLY SEEN WIVES DOING WONDERFUL THINGS FOR THEIR HUSBANDS, THEIR HUSBANDS SQUADS, PLATOONS AND EVEN COMPANIES. let's focus on that. Those women will get theirs, trust me.


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 04:06:07 PM

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TO ALL OF THE 173rd AIRBORNE,WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU, PLEASE KEEP UP THE MORALE.AND PLEASE BE SAFE.I AM A PROUD MOM WHO HAS A SON SERVING IN YOUR UNIT.


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 02:36:26 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Goodevening Mike mio!!! Today we finished the work, we did it very very soon!! When we finished we went shopping... I spent all my money, I'm joking!! Tomorrow we are going to eat mexican food! Lisa is going back to her house on Friday night, I am so glad I get rid of her... HA HA HA I'm kidding again!! On saturday I'm going with my sister and Lisa to Jesolo for another week!! More tan and thanks to iodium NO flue/colds (raffreddori) at winter time!! As always I'M THINKING OF YOU IN EVERY MOMENT OF MY DAY!! I MISS YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH!! Today I passed in front of the bar where we met for the first time... Oh melancholy!! I NEED YOU!!! I insist: "WRITE TO ME!!!!!!!". TI AMO, A LOTS OF KISSES... love your Susy! SN CN T SEMPRE


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 02:36:01 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Goodevening Mike mio!!! Today we finished the work, we did it very very soon!! When we finished we went shopping... I spent all my money, I'm joking!! Tomorrow we are going to eat mexican food! Lisa is going back to her house on Friday night, I am so glad I get rid of her... HA HA HA I'm kidding again!! On saturday I'm going with my sister and Lisa to Jesolo for another week!! More tan and thanks to iodium NO flue/colds (raffreddori) at winter time!! As always I'M THINKING OF YOU IN EVERY MOMENT OF MY DAY!! I MISS YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH!! Today I passed in front of the bar where we met for the first time... Oh melancholy!! I NEED YOU!!! I insist: "WRITE TO ME!!!!!!!". TI AMO, A LOTS OF KISSES... love your Susy! SN CN T SEMPRE


Name: Faye Lee
Email: Fayedlee@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 02:17:33 PM

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Richard Rowell 2-C 2/503rd 173 ABN Hey Son !!!! I have written you several letters and sent you many packages but thought I would type you a few lines here. I want to let you and all the others on this site know that I am so proud of you and all they guys over there in Iraq. I pray for you all daily. I will wait patiently for your return home. August, December, whenever, your family will be here for you. You have chosen the Army as your career; take the good with the bad. You are just like your papa. You are the only two who would say that a war zone is "interesting". Son, stay safe, keep you head down and your spirits up. Write, call, email when you can and I will do the same. More packages are on the way. I love you. MOM


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 01:08:58 PM

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I am going to start mailing my christmas presents to you guys!


Name: Nicole
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 12:32:53 PM

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Mike Ramirez, Hey handsome. I miss you more and more every day. I can't wait for the day that you'll be home. Your friends and family miss you so much. When you get back will have to go to OutBack Steak house to celebrate. I couldn't be more proud of some one then I am of you. Loving you with all my heart.


Name: Mom Christie
Email: agc72250@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 11:45:14 AM

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To My Dear Son Alan, We are all praying for your safety as we are for all the rest of the 173rd! Missing you and missing mail from you is an understatement at this point because we wish we could hear your voice and know that you are OK. As always, we support you in every way so don't get your spirits down....time will pass quickly. May God bless you each day....we are very proud of you. Love you loads and loads. Your Mom


Name: A Soldier Deployed in Iraq
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 11:40:07 AM

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To all the spouses, I think that it is disgraceful for you to cheat on your husbands or wifes. Dont you know that they are risking there lifes everyday. And for you to go out and do the things that you are doing is just wrong. If you wanted to cheat you should not have gotten married. There is enough going on overhere, we should not have to worry about home. We should know that you are there doing the right thing. So please for all of the men and women of the 173 just do the right thing


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 11:31:56 AM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D; I love you - I miss you. Be safe and come home soon. Love Always Mom


Name:
Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 10:44:38 AM

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to Uncle Sams Nephew...thanks for YOUR service to your country! God Bless you and thank you for remembering our soldiers, and for the straight information. Your probably on target...your right about the Turkey thing!!! grammie


Name:
Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 10:41:38 AM

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hello to all the 173rd and their support families...let us take a moment and remember the families and friends,children of the 3rd id and pray for their morale,and their safe keeping as they face an extension of longer periods than most. This could be our troops, and knowing how frustrating ours are, I can only imagine the thoughts of the 3rd id...my son has told me that they are "awesome" guys. Thanks for the continued support of all the soldiers. as always, HOOHAH to the 173rd....guys/gals do not let anyone get your spirits down, you are doing a wonderful job. and to my son, Staff Sgt Shawn Grueser 1st p Able co...I love you and miss you more...I am so proud of your dedication and all you have accomplished! a soldier since the age of 10...my hero! Keep your head down and weapon up...never thought I would ever say that to one of my children...but I am with you 24/7...remember my "ROCK"... mama


Name: HAMMOND J. sist.
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 10:19:00 AM

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F O R G E T A U G U S T D E C E M B E R NOT BEFORE ! ! ! sist.


Name: HAMMOND J. sist.
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 10:18:45 AM

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F O R G E T A U G U S T D E C E M B E R NOT BEFORE ! ! ! sist.


Name: Uncle Sam's Nephew
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 08:07:22 AM

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If you want a barometer on units coming home,watch what is happening to the 3rd ID. They are one of the longest deployed Army units and no doubt will be one of the first units to return to thier home base.If you put your mindset on 10 months to a year you will probably be close. Also remember the troops in Afghanistan and how long they are deployed. Also remember Liberia,just in case. Remember the tour of duty in Nam was 1 year.I have followed the activivities of the Herd and they are doing an outstanding job. Maybe if they capture some more Turkish Special Ops units they will be asked to go home sooner. At any rate, everyone with sons/daughters,brothers/sisters,cousins,husbands/uncles/aunts,and fathers serving in the HERD should be proud and keep in mind they are closer to coming home than they were in April,May,June,July, etc. DRIVE ON,ALL THE WAY,AIRBORNE!!!!!WE ALL GO IN,WE ALL COME OUT.


Name: sd
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 04:30:13 AM

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This is an e-mail to our Rear-D here in Vicenza. I understand that the current worldsituation changes frequently and there might not be a redeployment date for our sky soldiers. On the other hand there are many wives that are getting very frustrated with the unknown. Most of these wives did not go home to visit with their family in the U.S. because they were worried to miss their husbands homecoming. It is now the middle of July and only 6 weeks left of summerbreak. I would hate to see that many miss out on the opportunity to travel home during summerbreak and are not able to go later in the year when school is back on. It looks more and more like the rumor about a redeployment in August will not happen. If this is true, and can be put out the community, I think it is time to do so. Maybe a few lucky wives can still take the remaining time of summer, and do something else than sit at home watch news, worry about their husbands safety, and try to catch the latest rumors and gossip in the foodcourt.


Name: ME
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 03:23:35 AM

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For PFC Peffer - Hey, we all miss you and hope you come home soon!


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email: Sweet Pea
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 01:31:02 AM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR, Hey Babydoll! Well, I wanted to just let you know that I miss and love you sooo much. I am getting ready to head off to bed soon, and the thought of you not being there by my side becomes all the more real everynight I go to bed alone. I know it sucks for you there babydoll, but when you lay your head down always know that I am with you! When you feel coolness on your skin...I am there. When you close your eyes and feel at ease...that is me wishpering your name thousands of miles away. I am there. As you drift off to sleep and think "will this time ever end?" and you hear my words again and again in your thoughts..whispering "Whole Bunchies Babydoll"...I am there. No matter the distance that separates, or the time that elapses...I am always there for you and will never leave your side. You are my heart, my soul, my everything. I love you more than life itself, and even the end of time could not slow down the love we share. You are the most beautiful man I have ever known, your soul exudes honest, unconditional love for me...and that is the reason you are so amazing. So sweet dreams my love..I will be there for you always! By the way one of these days I need to teach you speak as us Vikings do:)Well, at least the good ones (Namnorsk) hehehe! I love you Whole Bunchies Babydoll!!~~~~~~Your Princess...forever~~~~~~~


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 01:24:59 AM

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Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
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Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 01:09:18 AM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D; I just wanted to let you know you're on my mind. I miss you!! Robin said to let you know that the Ohio bunch are thinking of you and love you very much. Take care and let me know if you need anything. Watch your back!! Love Always; Mom


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 16, 2003
Time: 01:05:00 AM

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Name: SGT's Mom & Dad
Email: TO ALL SOLDIERS AND FAMILIES WHO ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO READ THESE MESSAGES IN IRAQ
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 11:54:54 PM

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THANK YOU FOR SERVING YOUR COUNTRY IN IRAQ. WE REALLY APPRECIATE ALL YOU DO. THANKS ALSO TO THE PERSON WHO RUNS THIS SITE FOR ALL OF US. IT HAS BEEN A COMFORT TO US SINCE WE HAVE VERY LITTLE CONTACT WITH OUR SON. WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A FEW LETTERS, WE MUST GET ALL OF OUR INFORMATION ABOUT HIM SECOND HAND FROM HIS WONDERFUL YOUNG WIFE WHO IS ALSO ON ACTIVE DUTY. OUR SON CALLED HIS WIFE LAST FRIDAY AS HE HAS EACH WEEK SINCE MAY, TO SAY HE WAS ON HIS WAY HOME AND NO ONE HAS HEARD FROM HIM SINCE. HE ALSO TOLD US THAT HE HAS NEVER EVER SEEN A MESSAGE ON THIS SITE AND DID NOT KNOW THAT INTERNET WAS BEING ACCESSED BY ANYONE IN THE 173RD...THIS UPSET US VERY MUCH BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THE PAO WITH THEM HAS POSTED A COUPLE MESSAGES ON THIS SITE TO PEOPLE WHO WERE WRITING INAPPROPRIATE MATERIAL. THIS MEANS THAT ANY POSITIVE MESSAGES POSTED HERE FROM OUR FAMILY MEMBERS TO OUR SON HAVE NOT BEEN DELIVERED TO HIM. SO I GUESS THIS SITE IS ONLY FOR A PRIVILEDGED FEW OF THE 173RD IN IRAQ. OR ELSE BECAUSE OUR SON WAS NEW TO THE BRIGADE WHEN SENT TO IRAQ, THEN HE HAS NOT BEEN PROPERLY INSERVICED ON WHAT IS AVAILABLE TO OTHERS OF YOU IN IRAQ. OTHERS HAD PRINTED MESSAGES FROM THIS SITE DELIVERED TO THEM BUT OUR SON HAS NOT RECEIVED ANY OF THEM. THERE HAS BEEN AT LEAST ONE POSITIVE MESSAGE ON THIS SITE IMPORTANT ENOUGH THAT A PAO WHO READS THE INAPPROPRIATE MESSAGES WOULD HAVE SEEN IT AND SHOULD HAVE DELIVERED IT TO OUR SON. DELIVERING THIS POSITIVE MESSAGE TO OUR SON SURELY WOULD HAVE MADE BETTER USE OF HIS TIME THAN WRITING TO A BUNCH OF WIVES ABOUT THEIR INAPPROPRIATE MESSAGES. SO, INSTEAD OF POSTING MESSAGES HERE WE WILL BE SENDING LETTERS TO CONGRESSMEN AND FORMING GROUPS TO SUPPORT BETTER COMMUNICATION WITH OUR TROOPS OVER THERE AS WELL AS VOICING OUR OPINIONS AND CASTING VOTES FOR POLITICIANS WHO WILL BE HONEST WITH OUR TROOPS ABOUT WHEN THEY WILL BE ALLOWED TO COME HOME. IF THE OFFICERS IN CHARGE OVER THERE DON'T KNOW, THEN THEY NEED TO QUIT TELLING OUR BOYS THAT THEY ARE COMING HOME AND THEN WHEN THE TIME COMES FOR THEM TO BOARD PLANES, THEY ARE TOLD THEY CANNOT COME HOME "THIS TIME." FAMILIES AND SOLDIERS DESERVE TO BE TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT THESE DEPLOYMENTS. EVEN IF A RETURN DATE IS NOT KNOWN, THEY SHOULD BE TOLD THIS AS WELL. IT IS DIFFICULT TO UPLIFT TROOPS WHEN WE ARE TOLD THEY ARE COMING HOME SO WE DON'T SEND MAIL. ONLY TO FIND OUT OUR SOLDIER IS STILL IN IRAQ AND NOW HE IS THERE WITHOUT MAIL BECAUSE HE WAS TOLD HE WAS COMING HOME. SO, THIS IS THE LAST MESSAGE WE WILL POST HERE SINCE OUR SON NEVER SEES THEM, AND WE CANNOT FIND UPLIFTING WORDS FOR OUR TROOPS OVER THERE WHO HAVE LOW MORAL AND WITH GOOD REASON. REST ASSURED SOLDIERS THAT WE ARE DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING YOU BUT NOW IT WILL BE BY GETTING PEOPLE TO SEE YOUR TRUE PLIGHT AND WE WILL HELP YOU BY SEEING TO IT YOU GET UP TO DATE COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR FAMILIES (ELECTRONIC ETC) AND BY GETTING YOU HOME NOW AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU. THANK GOD FOR SOLDIERS WHO SACRAFICE SO MUCH MORE FOR US THAN WE ARE ABLE TO GIVE BACK TO THEM.


Name: Michele
Email: mh_28@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 10:15:09 PM

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Thank you so much to all of you who keep telling people to be encouraging. I haven't heard from my boyfriend in 3 weeks nor seen him in a year. I miss him so much and I come here to see if he could maybe write a message to me. I get on and I read all these girlfriends/wives talking about cheating and very private stuff. Write actual letters or something. No one and I mean no one cares about your personal lives. And the Jerry Springer post was so true you should be embarrassed. But to everyone who is encouraging it's a blessing to have you on here. I worry constantly about Jeremy J. and to hear others getting ahold of loved ones is enough for me. Thanks again.


Name: jennifer boyd
Email: jenn5217@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 09:31:17 PM

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atten: JEROD WILLIAM CLARK I love you and miss you so much. Please come back soon. You mean the world to me! I love you! <3Jennifer Boyd


Name: Jane Wiseman, Proud Mother
Email: jcbooboo@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 07:38:45 PM

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To Ranger Paul - haven't heard from you in over 2 weeks which always drives me crazy. Have sent you care packages and letters. Always find reading MOST of these emails very comforting and encouraging. I am very proud of you honey. It is an honor to be part of the 173rd, 74th LRS family and to be your mother. Stay safe, be careful. You are always in my heart!! mom


Name: Mitch Cowart
Email: mcowart@theschoolbookpeople.com
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 07:12:00 PM

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Jason Marshall: Hey! I think of you daily. I am VERY proud of you. I read a quote by Thedore Roosevelt the other day and I thought of you and the other soldiers in Iraq. The quote was: "Never hit when honorable possible; if not, never hit soft." I will write again. Your friend. Uncle Mitch


Name: Pamela
Email: awolm2@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 06:16:02 PM

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I hope that all the soldiers deployed know how much we support and love what they do. To the families that you for your sacrifice, for giving up the ones you love so they can make our country safe.. To J. Callahan if you read this hope you are doing ok. Take care of yourself and hope you get the packages your mom is sending.


Name: MICAELA
Email:
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 05:50:24 PM

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Hey baby! Hold on! Love, me.


Name: Anna
Email: rockets84@libero.it
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 05:48:14 PM

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I JUST WANT TO SAY: NICOLE ANSWER ME BY EMAIL PLEASEEEEEE!!!!!! AND JEFF ALLEN TOO!!!!!


Name: Ashley Jeleniowski
Email: caliashes@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 05:35:40 PM

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SPC JAMES JELENIOWSKI, Cco. 1/508 3rd Plt Hi Babe, First off, I miss you just as much as yesterday,if not more. I just have to share that yesterday my dad got an invitation to go and watch a screening of the movie. Guess where...the White House with our President! Yeah he goes on Monday. I told him that when he tells him about you (which will be the 1st thing he does)...that he better tell him he needs to send you home now, cause you've just been there way too long...never know, it could work :). Anyway my dad's real excited about it, he thinks he can get some info out of Mr. Pres. about you guys...you know my dad...it'd be nice huh?! K well I love you so much and take care of your sexy self for me. Hope to get a call soon! Love Ash XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO


Name: The Hintons
Email: tekkimom@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 05:31:37 PM

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PFC HINTON, GAVIN M, A Co., 1/508th, 3rd plt, 173rd ABN BDE - Wow, time sure flies. A couple of packages went out this week along with a card and letter. You should see these in about 14 days? Not sure how fast everything is traveling these days. I sure hope that you are all doing well and trying to beat the heat best you can. We are getting used to the humidity. UGH! It's the same every year, you'd think we could handle it by now. We're all doing fine and miss you like you can't believe. I look forward to hearing your return date. Sooner than later! Say hi to all the guys for us. Thanks to all of you for your strength and courage. YOU MAKE US PROUD!!! WE LOVE YOU AND WISH YOU A SPEEDY AND SAFE RETURN. LOVE YOU ALWAYS - MOM(((HUGS))) YOU ARE NUMBER ONE!!!


Name: Irene
Email: Irene1112002@yahoo.it
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 04:09:03 PM

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To Sgt.Rocha Juan D Hi Danny,how are you? I hope it's everything fine with you.It's a long time I don't have your news and I'm worried. Iwonder if you received my postcards,if you can check your e-mail.I do miss you and I think of you every day.I think a lot about the time spent with you and I wish to live again moments like those...even better.I always wonder how you are living now.I'm waiting for you and I can't wait to see you.I wonder if you too think of me because it's so long I don't hear from you.I'd have millions things to tell you.Last night I dreamed of you,it was very nice...AT LEAST I CAN SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS!!!!!!! Please ,I need to know how you are..and I'd also like to know if there's room for me in your thoughts...I need your touch,as soon as you can Be always careful love Irene


Name: Irene
Email: Irene1112002@yahoo.it
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 04:08:48 PM

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To Sgt.Rocha Juan D Hi Danny,how are you? I hope it's everything fine with you.It's a long time I don't have your news and I'm worried. Iwonder if you received my postcards,if you can check your e-mail.I do miss you and I think of you every day.I think a lot about the time spent with you and I wish to live again moments like those...even better.I always wonder how you are living now.I'm waiting for you and I can't wait to see you.I wonder if you too think of me because it's so long I don't hear from you.I'd have millions things to tell you.Last night I dreamed of you,it was very nice...AT LEAST I CAN SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS!!!!!!! Please ,I need to know how you are..and I'd also like to know if there's room for me in your thoughts...I need your touch,as soon as you can Be always careful love Irene


Name: Dondi Vickers
Email: dondi_atlanta@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 04:01:05 PM

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SSG Chris Cato HHC Scouts 1/508: Whassup man? Heard about your little Humvee accident - hope your arm is OK now. Another package went out for you today. We can't wait to hear the news that you're finally coming home which we pray will be SOON. Know that as the days go by, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN! We are still so proud of you and pray for your continued safety & comfort. Keep your spirits up and stay focused. Hang in there and know that we love you, Dondi & family


Name: Millie Marte
Email: kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 01:36:32 PM

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To Spc Fredrick Campbell 1/508th Hey Baby, hope you had a nice day.I'm thinking about you like always and can't to see you soon,stepahanie is desperate to see you also,love you, Millie.


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 01:21:20 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Ciaoo Mike mio!! How are you doing?? Other day is finishing!!!!! The work was always bored... Last year was funner!! No chocolat this year!! In this days I'm not studying scuola guida!! Ash is mad because he has to stay at home lonely... Maybe, than, he'll become friendly!! No, it is impossible!! MIKE mio, I can't describe how much I MISS YOU and how much I NEED YOU!! I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU!! ALL I NEED IS YOUR LOVE!! I'm praying for you!! Hope to see you SOOOOOOOOOOOON!!! SN CN T SEMPRE!! Please, write me soon!! TI AMO, with all my love I'm sending to you a LOOOOOOOOOT of BIG KISSES, la tua Susy sempre!!


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 01:20:57 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Ciaoo Mike mio!! How are you doing?? Other day is finishing!!!!! The work was always bored... Last year was funner!! No chocolat this year!! In this days I'm not studying scuola guida!! Ash is mad because he has to stay at home lonely... Maybe, than, he'll become friendly!! No, it is impossible!! MIKE mio, I can't describe how much I MISS YOU and how much I NEED YOU!! I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU!! ALL I NEED IS YOUR LOVE!! I'm praying for you!! Hope to see you SOOOOOOOOOOOON!!! SN CN T SEMPRE!! Please, write me soon!! TI AMO, with all my love I'm sending to you a LOOOOOOOOOT of BIG KISSES, la tua Susy sempre!!


Name: Nicole
Email: TRMMOD@aol.com
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 12:05:51 PM

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Mike Ramirez, Hey baby, I was so relieved to hear from you yesterday! I'm so sorry that your friends find it neccessary to show off their sick sense of humor on the web site. I love you and support you, and I'm so proud of everything that you do. Just come home safe, don't worry about what people over here are saying and doing. Just worry about coming home to me. I can't wait to get the next phone call. My fingers are crossed that you get to come home soon.Always and forever.


Name:
Email:
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 11:36:33 AM

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WAY TO GO PENNY!!!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!! COULD NOT HAVE SAID IT ANY BETTER MYSELF!!!!!!


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 11:27:58 AM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR, Hey babydoll...I hope when they print these out that you only get mine! It's insane on this site. I swear Kelli was right in her research of the white trash of the Army. It's embarassing to be in any way attached to this sick lot of idiots! Now do you see why I curse those who call me an Army Wife!! I am not an Army Wife...I am a woman who married a man who is in service to our country...that is all. Gezzz Honey this is the kind of white trash I want to get away from and keep our son away from! You laugh that I will not send him to kindergarten and keep him in Asilo...I don't want him around all that nasty junk on post. That's why Katie won't let Autumn go to either. Anyhow I love receiving your letters, and I still haven't let go of that build a bear you had sent to me. You know maybe if others would tend to their wives / husbands feelings as well as you do they would have wonderful marriages such as ours! Afterall how hard would it be for them to www.FTD.com it once in a while like you do for me. You are the most wonderfull husband in the world, and I am so proud to call you such. You are my best friend, my love, my light, my heart...and I will forever hold you close to me no matter the distance bettween us!! We're getting ready to go to the Zoo in a few moments. Your mother thought it would be a good day trip for Cesar. They have the rainforest and everything, so it should be fun to do. Tomorrow we may drive to Dresden and see the Longaberger factory...I know how much you love those baskets:) hehehe! Your mom bought me a very sweet spring basket from the All American line..it's so cool. Other than that I have nothing else to report other than we will be flying back 17 July and then home on the 22nd July. Rob or Sgt. Rod will probably pick me up at the airport. Oh I have to also tell you those forwards are awesome! Fully chromed out and beautiful!! How did I get so lucky as to marry you babydoll? You know my fave color is chrome, and that Harley spells love..you rock!! Can't wait to see them on my bike..so hurry home my personal mechanic! I love you whole Bunchies!!~~~~~~Joel's Princess~~~~~~~~


Name: Jerry Springer
Email: jspringer@hollywoodgoofs.com
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 10:51:19 AM

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To all the upset writers who are posting such garbage on this web site do I have a job for you. Yes, you could appear on The Jerry Springer show where all the other low life trash appears daily. You have met all the criteia needed. You have openly displayed a total lack of respect for others and have displayed your true ignorance. You have given a new meaning to the word STUPID!! I also assume that most of you will need assistance in completing the proper forms for acceptance because you have all displayed how uneducated you are. Yes folks, enough is enough.....it is time to pull the plug on you disrespectful morans........Go somewhere else and voice your crap.....this site was set up by a gracious web master to help lift our soldiers and their families....not to turn such a wonderful thing into a 3 ring circus as you have.....you are no better than the trash our soldiers are battling daily.....so get a life and GROW UP!!!


Name: Joe
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 10:39:49 AM

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To all the soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade..... You are all Heros!! Hang in there and this will all be over soon. What a wonderful day it will be when you can all return to your families. May God bless you and keep you from harm. Thank you to each and every one of you for the sacrifice that you have made! God Speed, Proud Father of PFC Jarod Markham 2nd/503rd


Name: LIZA
Email: lizac@aol.com
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 09:05:19 AM

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Thank you for all your LIES. YOU USED ME....u had OTHERS Girls when you was also with me. IT'S COOL. YOU CAN BE A CAPTAIN BUT LIKE A MAN YOU ARE SUCH. GOOD ....GOODBYE 4EVER. HAVE FUN captain! I WAITED YOU 4 MONTHS.I'M SO SILLY.Liza B.


Name: LIZA
Email: lizac@aol.com
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 09:05:04 AM

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Thank you for all your LIES. YOU USED ME....u had OTHERS Girls when you was also with me. IT'S COOL. YOU CAN BE A CAPTAIN BUT LIKE A MAN YOU ARE SUCH. GOOD ....GOODBYE 4EVER. HAVE FUN captain! I WAITED YOU 4 MONTHS.I'M SO SILLY.Liza B.


Name: LIZA
Email: lizac@aol.com
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 09:04:48 AM

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Thank you for all your LIES. YOU USED ME....u had OTHERS Girls when you was also with me. IT'S COOL. YOU CAN BE A CAPTAIN BUT LIKE A MAN YOU ARE SUCH. GOOD ....GOODBYE 4EVER. HAVE FUN captain! I WAITED YOU 4 MONTHS.I'M SO SILLY.Liza B.


Name: LIZA
Email: lizac@aol.com
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 09:04:33 AM

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Thank you for all your LIES. YOU USED ME....u had OTHERS Girls when you was also with me. IT'S COOL. YOU CAN BE A CAPTAIN BUT LIKE A MAN YOU ARE SUCH. GOOD ....GOODBYE 4EVER. HAVE FUN captain! I WAITED YOU 4 MONTHS.I'M SO SILLY.Liza B.


Name: Mr. Sanchez
Email: sanchez447@aol.com
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 07:07:58 AM

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You all need to watch the content here. While most of the postings are positive and fun to read, the vulgar ones and the ones naming names have got to stop. Obviously, the web master does not do any quality control, so if you want to stir up the pot and cause unnecessary stress, then you found the right site. Please refrain from typing things you wouldnt want your mother to read.


Name: To a few of the A/1/508th Wives (I know of 3 - the rest of you are awesome)
Email: CORRECTION
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 06:26:39 AM

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Stop it - you're going to get in trouble. I would put names, but I would not want to embarass your husbands or make them worry about that on top of fighting a freaking war. For Pete's sakes, you married him...HIM...


Name: To a few of the A/1/508th Wives (I know of 3 - the rest of you are awesome)
Email:
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 06:25:38 AM

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Stop it - you're going to get in trouble. I would put names, but I would not want to embarass your husbands or make them worry about that on top of fighting a freaking war. For Pete's sakes, you married him...HIM...


Name: To the A/1/508th Wives
Email:
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 06:25:01 AM

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Stop it - you're going to get in trouble. I would put names, but I would not want to embarass your husbands or make them worry about that on top of fighting a freaking war. For Pete's sakes, you married him...HIM...


Name: DONELY HALL
Email: NOVAKCRYSTAL@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Tuesday July 15, 2003
Time: 03:06:27 AM

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HI DAVID, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! SURE MISS YOU. HOPE YOU ARE WELL. THIS IS MY NEIGHBORS EMAIL ADDRESS. YOU CAN SEND ME EMAIL HERE. (HI DAVID THIS IS CRYSTAL, YOU GO BOY, AND GET HOME SAFE AND SOUND) YOUR DAD MISSES AND LOVES YOU A WHOLE BUNCH. I HOPE THIS FINDS ITS WAY TO YOU.


Name: Jeff Allen
Email: Halfhorseja@Yahoo.com
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 11:30:26 PM

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I am Mike Rameriz's best friend. Once when we were drunk I caught him with his dingy in the neibors goat. Does dont ask dont tell apply to goat rapping. I think it was a female goat though so I think that it does not apply to Mike Ramerez, "The Barnyard Bandit."


Name: Michael Bever
Email: Bigbadwolf911@msn.com
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 09:10:06 PM

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Sfc Gronke What's up Ranger buddy. Well I guess you're in Iraq, seeing as I found a picture of you in KIrkok(sp) As you can see I have a new e-mail address. LEt me know how you are!


Name: Michael Bever
Email: Bigbadwolf911@msn.com
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 09:09:07 PM

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What's up Ranger buddy. Well I guess you're in Iraq, seeing as I found a picture of you in KIrkok(sp) As you can see I have a new e-mail address. LEt me know how you are!


Name: Penny
Email:
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 08:38:06 PM

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This message is in agreement with "A PROUD 173rd Wife"....This site is not meant to be used to air your "dirty laundry", or be negative. Don't you think our men and women have enough to deal with? I am quite certain your loved one would be very embarrassed to see what your writing, and how your airing your "business" on here, better yet, you should be embarrassed for writing it. It is one thing to write a letter when your angry to say what you want to say, but then to actually send it, well that is another story. Do you not think of the repercussions of having done this? Remember, you cannot take it back, or undue the hurt you have, or are causing someone. Words can be very powerful, they can be hurtful, they can be mean, or they can be uplifting, and I think our men and women should be seeing only "uplifting" words here. Afterall, this site was set up for us to be able to send messages, whether our loved ones get them or not, and be SUPPORTIVE for them and one another. I do not think that the families who visit this site on a regular basis need to see the things that some of you are writing on here. We all have problems, and we are all frustrated at how we are being told when they will be leaving, then it changes, then they get another date, it changes again. We need to deal with this as the ADULTS that we are supposed to be. Would you want your children, if you have them, reading some of this stuff? I am not sure if there are children who do get on here and write to their mom or dad, aunt or uncle, brother or sister, but we don't know that, and therefore we should be extra sensitive, in case they are. If you feel it is that important to talk about some of these issues, then write them a "personal" letter, and mail it. Do you honestly think there is anything they can do about some of this stuff half a world away? Do you not think they have enough to worry about without having to see some of this stuff? I think your being very selfish, and you need to really think about what it is your writing before you send it. I would hate to see those of us who use this site in a positive, and uplifting manner, lose it because a few of you cannot control yourselves. So please, let's all try to be more POSITIVE in the things we write here, and give our loved ones something to be proud of. I don't think some of these messages would make them very proud. Remember, they have been through enough already, and are going to need our SUPPORT when they come home, whenever that may be. I pray that each of you get your wish, and that is a safe a speedy return of your loved one. May GOD BLESS each and every one of you. "We are living art, created to hang on, stand up, forebear, continue and encourage others." Maya Angelou


Name: Jeff Allen
Email: Halfhorseja@Yahoo.com
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 08:14:16 PM

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I heard that Mike Ramirez has an extremely small pecker. That is OK though become he prefers to receive over giving. Mike is a little Mexican butt pirate who likes pirating butt. You go girl!


Name: Jeff Allen
Email: Halfhorseja@Yahoo.com
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 08:14:00 PM

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I heard that Mike Ramirez has an extremely small pecker. That is OK though become he prefers to receive over giving. Mike is a little Mexican butt pirate who likes pirating butt. You go girl!


Name: Aunt Penny
Email:
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 07:58:19 PM

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This message is for PFC Ryan Wilmington.....Hey Ryan, I know you said you were not getting any of these messages, or the chance to even read them, but Pappan said he has been printing them out and mailing them to you to read. I wish I could make your time, as well as ALL the men and women over there, come to an end more quickly. I know it is not easy being over there in the very, very hot temperatures, and having to wear all that gear, and then on top of all that, having to make sure your staying safe and out of harms way. You should ALL be very PROUD of yourselves for what you have, and continue to do in helping to make your mission a success. I pray ALL of you have plenty of water, food, the chance to take a shower, at least a couple times a week, and the chance to get rest when you can. I know your mom worries daily about how you are, and if you are getting the things you need, which is probably the case for all the moms, dads, and wives, who have a loved one over there. I think they should be commended for their patience, understanding, and bravery of fearing the unknown, while waiting to get news when you will come home, and that you are ALL ok. Keep calling while you can, I know it helps to ease your moms mind in knowing that your still safe. I am going to try to do better in sending you mail, and pictures, as your mom said that was your wish, to receive pictures. Guess I have not been a very good auntie :). Take care of yourself, stay safe, and I hope I am able to talk to you too the next time you call. I pray for ALL of you for a safe and speedy return home. Love Ya Rynal........


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 06:16:53 PM

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Ssg. Jason Levy, Hey If you or your girly see this I wanna hear from her:) I have been wondering how she has been, and when I spokr to Troy he siad he had no word on Lindsey. Well, he did however say hello to all of you crazy guys he got to hang out with last summer while on post. Other than that I say hello too:) Ed Ramos is back in Stan, so I'm praying for you all. To include my new husband:) I haven't even got to see any of you since I got married, sooooo if you See Sgt. Joel Bednar..give him a kiss from his princess for me..hehe! I really wanted to see how Lindsey is doing...since Cesar still has that crush on your woman and all. We know he's promised to Autumn though. Keep your self safe and out of trouble! ~~~~~Wendy~~~~~ PS> I am going to call Kevin and get the scoop on the happenings.


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 06:16:20 PM

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Ssg. Jason Levy, Hey If you or your girly see this I wanna hear from her:) I have been wondering how she has been, and when I spokr to Troy he siad he had no word on Lindsey. Well, he did however say hello to all of you crazy guys he got to hang out with last summer while on post. Other than that I say hello too:) Ed Ramos is back in Stan, so I'm praying for you all. To include my new husband:) I haven't even got to see any of you since I got married, sooooo if you See Sgt. Joel Bednar..give him a kiss from his princess for me..hehe! I really wanted to see how Lindsey is doing...since Cesar still has that crush on your woman and all. We know he's promised to Autumn though. Keep your self safe and out of trouble! ~~~~~Wendy~~~~~ PS> I am going to call Kevin and get the scoop on the happenings.


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 06:16:05 PM

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Ssg. Jason Levy, Hey If you or your girly see this I wanna hear from her:) I have been wondering how she has been, and when I spokr to Troy he siad he had no word on Lindsey. Well, he did however say hello to all of you crazy guys he got to hang out with last summer while on post. Other than that I say hello too:) Ed Ramos is back in Stan, so I'm praying for you all. To include my new husband:) I haven't even got to see any of you since I got married, sooooo if you See Sgt. Joel Bednar..give him a kiss from his princess for me..hehe! I really wanted to see how Lindsey is doing...since Cesar still has that crush on your woman and all. We know he's promised to Autumn though. Keep your self safe and out of trouble! ~~~~~Wendy~~~~~ PS> I am going to call Kevin and get the scoop on the happenings.


Name: TO SSG JAY LEVY, B Co. 1/508
Email:
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 04:17:34 PM

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Hi Jay! Just wanted to let you know I sent over a letter... hope you get it! Stay out of troubles... XOXO


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 02:49:39 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Buona sera Mike mio!!! Come stai?? Today I worked... It was so bored!! They are going to be only 5 days!! Today I sent to you the letter!! I think that it'll arrive to you in 7 or 10 days!! Hoping so!! Try to write me soon!! I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU AND HUG YOU and stuck to you for all the time!! I'm praying that you'll be here soon and safe!! TAKE CARE!! All my family and Lisa say to you CIAO!! FAI SEMPRE ATTENZIONE! I LOVE YOU!! I MISS YOU A LOT!! SN CN T SEMPRE!! TI AMO... 1000000000000000000000 BIGS KISSES, la tua Susy!!


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 02:48:41 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Buona sera Mike mio!!! Come stai?? Today I worked... It was so bored!! They are going to be only 5 days!! Today I sent to you the letter!! I think that it'll arrive to you in 7 or 10 days!! Hoping so!! Try to write me soon!! I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU AND HUG YOU and stuck to you for all the time!! I'm praying that you'll be here soon and safe!! TAKE CARE!! All my family and Lisa say to you CIAO!! FAI SEMPRE ATTENZIONE! I LOVE YOU!! I MISS YOU A LOT!! TI AMO... 1000000000000000000000 BIGS KISSES, la tua Susy!!


Name: Ashlee Lacey
Email: ashleelacey@msn.com
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 02:21:20 PM

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Sgt. Nathan Lacey (74 LRS)- Hi honey!! Don't know if you read this but I just found out about it. I want to tell you that I love and miss you very much. There is a lot of bad things going on in Vicenza. I will return home asap. Can't take this place or these people anymore. I'm sure you understand. I also want to know if you need anything. No letters for a while.......write me, I feel neglected. haha Smile for me baby. Come home soon and safe. Trinity and I are looking forward to seeing you. I love you!!!!!


Name: Maureen Barbacovi
Email:
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 12:47:42 PM

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Darren M. Hiller.....Just wanted to say hello and to make sure you are taking care of yourself. you know haw big sister's can be , always worried about the baby of the family. We all love you nad miss you. Hope to see you and Florentina at Christmas time back in the States. Love you Bro....Mo


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 12:13:40 PM

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To Spc Fredrick Campbell C co. 1/508th Baby I Love you and I miss you alot. call me soon and take care ok. (your one and only) Millie.


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 11:48:14 AM

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Name: GIGIA
Email: gigia.pommy@libero.it
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 10:44:02 AM

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ANGELO RODRIGUEZ! i hope that you can call me soon! i love you and i miss you my sweet baby! un bacino, un bacio e un bacione grosso! ciao ciao gigia


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 10:01:40 AM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D; Good morning, Chad. I've officially started working with Don. And, as you can see, I'm very busy. I hope everything is going well with you. Please write or call when you can. But, don't risk your life in an effort to get to a phone. A letter will do. Haven't gotten one of those lately. Take care and be safe. Remember you are loved and missed very much. Love Always; Mom


Name: Mac
Email: badboygi@yahoo.com
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 06:49:07 AM

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I was that which others did not want to be. I went where others feared to go, and did what others failed to do. I asked nothing from those who gave nothing and reluctantly accepted the thought of eternal loneliness...should I fail. I have seen the face of terror; felt the stinging cold of fear, and enjoyed the sweet taste of a moments love, I have cried, pained, and hoped.... But most of all, I have lived times others would say were best forgotten. At least someday I will be able to say that I was proud of what I was..... AN AIRBORNE SOLIDER! love you guys, Mac


Name: WILLIAM McDANEL
Email: badboygi@yahoo.com
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 06:37:52 AM

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To all my fellow Paratroopers, i wish i was there with all of you. I was in the states recently on emergency leave and i watched the jump from home. I feels wrong to be here and not there with all of you. I pray for all of you everyday and i hope all of you make it back here safely. All of you are making us very proud. When i was in the states seeing you guys on CNN, I was proud to say,"Those are my boys over there!" I love you guys and watch your 6. Mac


Name: Jack Margetts
Email: Madmaxiscool@aol.com
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 03:02:05 AM

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To you all. Know that I am counting the days till I can hopefully join you and know that my best wishes and all my admiration is with you. You are doing the righteous and brave thing. Something that most normal people would buckle trying to do. know that I will always admire and respect all of you. Be safe and happy and know that you are being whatched by alot of people who apprecite it. You are doing the right thing. Most sincerely, Jack Margetts, Brisbane, Australia.


Name: Kerry Simmons
Email: zodiacsue2@hotmail.com
Date: Monday July 14, 2003
Time: 01:23:09 AM

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Sgt. Kristopher K. Knight, Hey dud its Aunt Kerry, I'm sorry I haven't written in a while, Mom tells me the good news and that you call all the time, or as much as possible. I want to congradulate you on your promotion to Seargent, you just keep making me prouder. I am so glad you get to get out of that God forsaken country, at least for a while. we are putting a hold on packages as per your Moms directions as you wont be there to recieve them. I sure miss you and want you home safe and sound. I have an alter set up of pictures I have of you over there and I l ight a candle by it every night. I hope you enjoy your time in Germany and make sure to eat up get some healthy weight on you and sleep as much as you can,you have to be in prime shape if they send you back, Gosh I hope they won't. But God is with you and we all pray for your safe return. I love and miss you and please stay safe.XOXO Kerry and the girls.


Name: Ashley Jeleniowski
Email: caliashes@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 11:04:49 PM

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Hi my love...still don't think you get these, but still worth a try. I love you and miss you so much, keep the letters coming cause they make me feel so much better. Keep your sexy butt safe! Get home soon cause we have this whole wedding thing we need to take care of. Love you tons, Ash XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO PS-I'll be sending another package tomarrow, so be on the look out :)


Name: matt czarnik
Email: czarnik@whidbey.com
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 10:57:39 PM

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Jeremy, If anyone out there who's husband/boyfriend has mentioned a fellow soldier named Jeremy Czarnik, or has his name pop up in conversation. Tell them that his mother would like to hear from him soon, and that we all miss him very much. He is in the 2nd of 503rd, A Co., his Father.


Name: Proud Wife to Proud Wife
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Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 10:41:01 PM

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Proud Wife...That was a geat and truly needed post...I second that. I am waiting patiently and can't wait to greet my incredible hero...my husband!


Name: A PROUD 173rd Wife
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Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 09:39:06 PM

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To All the Wives and Girlfriends of 173rd: I just wanted to write a quick little note to say that I frequently read these postings to lift my spirits up. It warms my heart to read so many loving and supportives letters to our troops when they need them most. It makes me realize that the reason our guys are so strong is that they have people like us standing behind them, and waiting to meet them when they get home. But on the other hand I am greatly disturbed by the negative postings on this site. I don't think these postings are a place to air out your dirty laundry for everyone to read. IT is a little depressing, and if I might say, a tad bit trashy! Some topics are better discussed in private(like sex, infidelity, paternity issues, vulgar language). Most of the wives and other family that read these letters have quite enough going on in our lives that we don't need to be bothered with the petty bickering. One last thing...Whoever wrote the message to Sgt. Candellaro (sp) can probably contact his Rear D commander to get this obviously serious problem resolved quickly and PRIVATELY. Thanks! :)


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail. com
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 09:13:58 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey sweetie! How have you been? I haven't posted you a message all weekend..I didn't do much. I went to the movies twice this weekend--to see the same movie! I stayed w/ Jamie Lou lastnight and then Lindsay's wedding shower was this afternoon so that is where I have been all day. Next weekend is Whitney's wedding shower and then the next two weekends are their weddings! I have a busy month in July! Not too busy to have you on my mind! ALL THE TIME!! I miss you sooo much! I am so proud of you...please be safe and I pray for y'alls return home soon!! I love you.. love always, stephanie


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail. com
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 09:13:17 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey sweetie! How have you been? I haven't posted you a message all weekend..I didn't do much. I went to the movies twice this weekend--to see the same movie! I stayed w/ Jamie Lou lastnight and then Lindsay's wedding shower was this afternoon so that is where I have been all day. Next weekend is Whitney's wedding shower and then the next two weekends are their weddings! I have a busy month in July! Not too busy to have you on my mind! ALL THE TIME!!


Name: Terri
Email: imgoindowninaburninringoffire@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 08:20:10 PM

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ATTN:-------> PFC VOLPE 173-2/503 Hey Man! Hope all is well. I just go back to the house after a trip over to Commerce to meet w/ my group for the project. 1.5 hrs each way and I was only there an hour. That was ok. I was expecting to abe there for a longa** period of time (in the dark). But these guys have the "division of labor" thing down and there isn't a lot of mish-mash when it comes to the decision making. Our presentation is going to rock. Ch3 in the book is about "Assessment" High-Stakes/Formal(like all the TAAS,TAKS,etc) vs Authentic/Informal(rubric based) Assessment. So the crazy thing is w/ the 'pie-n-the-sky' approach to education we use Authentic Assessment, but in reality we are way far to the right with heavy emphasis on High Stakes Assessment. Now, I'm sure that was way more technical education jargon that you might have cared for, but that is what is up w/ my group. As I said, they are an intelligent lot :) and I leave out discussions feeling like we're on a level playing field and gonna knock the socks of the prof. For a group assignment that is really an unusual feeling to have. LOL Well, I'm gonna go do a bunch of Psych vocab and subliminaly determine where my parents screwed me up while learning what to watch for in my own classroom. LOL :) :) :) So take care, let me know when "Emeril" arrives. You've *got* to tell me what you want for your B-day. At least some ideas. But (1) get out of the gutter LOL and (2) make sure it *is* something mailable. Willie Nelson or Jack Ingram or whomever might not take kindly to being put in a box and shipped. LOL Have a good week. SWAK,Terri


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 06:06:45 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR...Hey Babydoll..I love you whole bunchies! Just got back from your family reunion. I think I know them better than you do:) I did have a good time, and yes...as with any family there is a certain inter workings that go on. Glad to have learned that about yours early on:) I love you soooo much, and the bear was the best. I can't believe you sent me the sweetest build a bear ever! I just grabed it up and didn't let go of it! You are the best thing to happen to me, and I will love you till time stops babydoll! We will make up these lost last 5 months when you get back. You just worry about keeping your cute little butt safe, and getting it home. I will be here in OH. till thursday, so you know your mother's phone number to call me. I love you whole bunchies. Kisses & Hugs~~~~~~~Princess~~~~~~~~~~


Name: Jackie Campbell
Email: jake27@starband.net
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 05:50:41 PM

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Sgt Ben Keener/3plt C/1-508th-Hi son.I've had a quiet weekend. Clay & Brandon are backpacking so it's just me and the dogs. I did go down last night and take Myndi to dinner. She seems to be doing just fine. Isn't even limping. I think that idiot that told her she had a broken leg and put her on crutches made everything worse. Anyway thats good news. (no her leg was not broken) I'm wish that someone would clean some of the garbage off of this websight. It's been a wonderful thing for a lot of friends and family. It helps me feel connected to you. I don't even know if you see these except when I copied ours and mailed them to you. It really bothers me that its been abused by a very few to air their dirty laundry. I truly hope that the nasty messages are monitored out and not passed on. No one in your situation needs more stress than they have on a daily basis. Probably 95% have been wonderful supportive loving and sometimes teasing from loved ones. I believe that they are up to about 1600 printed pages now. The last update was 1300. It really has died off alot . Not nearly as many messages as there were even a month ago. Probably because more mail and phone calls are getting through. Clay is going to apply for a passport, hopefuly this week. I think he has decided that if I end up coming over to see you he should come to. I mean to Italy not Kirkuk. I love you, but wouldn't last a day in that heat. Remember going to see Aunt Sharon when she lived in the dersert? We really are hoping you get to come home 30 days after you return ti Italy. When ever that ends up being. I have found some of the articles on the stop-loss policy and will mail those to you. Maybe you can find some useful information. Weather is pretty good, hotter than I like but guess I shouldn't complain. Next Saturday (7/19) is the family get together and Tom & Janis' in Weimar. Ilea, Myndi and Ryan are all suppose to show up. I get to do snacks foods. So spinach dip,veggie platter and probably chips and salsa/dip. Don't think I'll do anything that takes more effort than that. It sure has changed from when there were several young kids. Now they have kids... I love honey. We are all waiting for you to come home. ((((HUGS))))Love Mama


Name: michelle
Email: concha_shell71@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 05:08:23 PM

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angelo rodriguez: hey mejo just wanted to let you know we love and miss you.


Name: michelle
Email: concha_shell71@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 05:08:08 PM

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angelo rodriguez: hey mejo just wanted to let you know we love and miss you.


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 04:23:38 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Hi Mike mio... I only want to wish you A GOOD NIGHT!! DREAM ME ok?? Lisa says CIAO to you!! I MISS YOU and I LOVE YOU!!! Molti bacini... TI AMO, la tua Susy sempre!!


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 04:23:09 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Hi Mike mio... I only want to wish you A GOOD NIGHT!! DREAM ME ok?? Lisa says CIAO to you!! I MISS YOU and I LOVE YOU!!! Molti bacini... TI AMO, la tua Susy sempre!!


Name: SGT ALEX CANDELARIO DELTA 319
Email:
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 04:19:10 PM

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SGT. ALEX CANDELARIO DELTA 319TH. HI HONEY, WHAT IS GOING ON? I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO CALL ME ON JULY FOURTH. WHAT'S UP? DID YOU FOUND OUT ABOUT YOUR SON?. WHAT'S UP? DID YOU GOT MY LAST E-MAIL? MY MESSAGE? DO I HAVE TO GO THE HARD WAY WITH YOU? YOU BETTER CALL ME BEFORE I LOOSE MY PATIENCE. DO NOT TRY TO F....ME, RIGHT NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO F...WITH ME. I HAVE NEWS FOR YOU. I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU, BEFORE I START TO TAKE FURTHER ACTION. HEY, ARE YOU STILL GOING WITH THE LITTLE B.....THEY TOLD ME YOU JUST WANTED HER FOR A GOOD TIME. SO, THE GOOD TIME IS ABOUT TO END, OR SHOULD I SAY ITS OVER. I HOPE YOU READY FOR WHAT IS COMING FOR YOU, AND IF YOU STILL WITH HER, FOR HER. CALL ME YOU M...F...AT LEAST TO LET YOU KNOW WHEN I DUE. I WANT YOU THERE. SO, I'M EXPECTING YOUR M..F...CALL. CIAO AMORE.


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Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 01:59:55 PM

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Spengono le lucci, tacciono le vocci, e nel buoi senti susurrarr Prego vuol ballare con me grazie preferisco di SIIIIII


Name: Anna
Email: baudanna@yahoo.it
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 01:58:10 PM

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Hi Mr.Massey, i have got a problem over there...something's happened to my internet connection and i cannot open yahoo anymore, or better, i can only read messages but not answering. That means i cannot even read you offline messages, so, please, if you can write me e-mails! I am doing my best for fixing it up but i do not know how much time this is gonna take me. In the meanwhile i have to tell you i am gonna leave for Pisa on 28th but i will be back on 9th...You can figure my mood in leaving and knowing in the meanwhile i could write and/or call... :( However it goes, I have my phone with me. Sniff, i miss you.


Name: Anna
Email: baudanna@yahoo.it
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 01:57:55 PM

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Hi Mr.Massey, i have got a problem over there...something's happened to my internet connection and i cannot open yahoo anymore, or better, i can only read messages but not answering. That means i cannot even read you offline messages, so, please, if you can write me e-mails! I am doing my best for fixing it up but i do not know how much time this is gonna take me. In the meanwhile i have to tell you i am gonna leave for Pisa on 28th but i will be back on 9th...You can figure my mood in leaving and knowing in the meanwhile i could write and/or call... :( However it goes, I have my phone with me. Sniff, i miss you.


Name: DEBBIE
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 01:40:30 PM

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This for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI, Hi honey, i have to teel you that thank goodness for the pictures on the website, it really does help. im at the hospital today working, so much for no pts. its been pretty warm here for sf. honey, we miss you and are so proud of you, everyone here says hello. and they are concerned for your safety. we love you, more mail on the way, love u mom


Name: Franny to "Howie"
Email:
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 09:33:26 AM

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Goodmorning my sweetie!I love you ,how are you today?I'm always thinking about you.Today i went to the market with beronico and then we ate togethere I miss you more than you know thank you for your beautiful letters i'm sorry you get sad when you write'em but i love receive news from you TI AMO-- Beronicos leaving for Brazil du du du du du du du capueiraaaaaaaa la la la la .....ok happy to know your feelings won't change Ever ....I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU


Name: Franny to "Howie"
Email:
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 09:33:06 AM

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Goodmorning my sweetie!I love you ,how are you today?I'm always thinking about you.Today i went to the market with beronico and then we ate togethere I miss you more than you know thank you for your beautiful letters i'm sorry you get sad when you write'em but i love receive news from you TI AMO-- Beronicos leaving for Brazil du du du du du du du capueiraaaaaaaa la la la la .....ok happy to know your feelings won't change Ever ....I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 08:31:24 AM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Buon giorno Mike mio!!! Today I wrote the letter in a beauty paper!! Tomorrow or Thuesday I'll send it to the address that you wrote me!!! Hoping you'll receive it soon!!! Today Lisa come here and stay in my house for a few days!! Tomorrow I'll write to you also with her!! Yesterday with Paola was ok!! I was not bored too much!! Tomorrow I'll start to work!! I'm happy for these!! You have to be sure that I'M ALWAYS WAITING FOR YOU!!!!! I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU!! I NEED YOU SOOOOOO MUCH... Hoping and praying you'll come back soon and safe!! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!! SN CN T SEMPRE!! I MISS SO MUCH EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU!! I LOVE YOU and I'm hoping to be in your arms soon!! TI AMO, moltissimi baci al mio bel Mike, la tua Susy!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 08:30:52 AM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Buon giorno Mike mio!!! Today I wrote the letter in a beauty paper!! Tomorrow or Thuesday I'll send it to the address that you wrote me!!! Hoping you'll receive it soon!!! Today Lisa come here and stay in my house for a few days!! Tomorrow I'll write to you also with her!! Yesterday with Paola was ok!! I was not bored too much!! Tomorrow I'll start to work!! I'm happy for these!! You have to be sure that I'M ALWAYS WAITING FOR YOU!!!!! I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU!! I NEED YOU SOOOOOO MUCH... Hoping and praying you'll come back soon and safe!! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!! SN CN T SEMPRE!! I MISS SO MUCH EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU!! I LOVE YOU and I'm hoping to be in your arms soon!! TI AMO, moltissimi baci al mio bel Mike, la tua Susy!!


Name: A note about returned packages...
Email:
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 05:51:24 AM

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I was having the same problem. My fiance was barely getting any of his letters from either me or his parents. When he was finally able to get in touch with us, he told us this and I started crying because he thought we just weren't writing!!! He was talking about how one of his buddies got a letter from his wife almost everyday! I was like, "What's she doing that we're not?!?!" He talked to someone and they told him to tell his family to send everything to his address in Vicenza and that it would be forwarded. So far everything I've sent to his address in Italy has made it to him and has made it there more quickly than when I was sending to the APO for where they are in Iraq. I don't know why that's been working better, but who cares! :) Hope this was at least somewhat helpful!!! :)


Name: Julie Smerek
Email: juls8075@173rdairborne.com
Date: Sunday July 13, 2003
Time: 02:02:23 AM

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Robert Clow.....Wanted to let you know that I love and miss you! Also wanted to let you know that Robert wants you to come home for his birthday. I told him that you would if you could but you have to work. This is hard for a 5 yr. old to understand. So, he thinks that you are helping people that need you like spiderman does. He is ok with that, sometimes. But always asks where you are and what you are doing. He can show me on the globe but still asks me all the time! He loves you and misses you as too! Kelly is teething and well she tries to say Robert name all the time. Just a quick note to let you know that I was thinking about you. I will send you a package in the next few days. Maybe some cookies or brownies. Just let me know which one or both! Don't worry about me just get what you have to get done and get home! I love you and please try and stay safe and in one piece. Hope to here from you soon. Love always and forever--Your princess in waiting---AKA--Juls


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Date: Saturday July 12, 2003
Time: 11:27:31 PM

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I hope that all the soldiers know that we are all proud of them. They have made many sacrifies to make our world a better, safer place. You are our heros and are in my prayers every day. Also please rememeber that all wives are not cheating. We don't all deserve the harassment. I am very sorry to whomever it happened to, nobody deserves that kind of crap. I don't know the whole story but I do know that I am faithful along with the large majority of wives. We are waiting with open arms for the husbands we fell in love with to come home. And when they get home all that time away can be made up for... When the load is too heavy to bear, God will carry you through. He truely loves you.


Name: sparks
Email: millesparks@aol.com
Date: Saturday July 12, 2003
Time: 07:20:59 PM

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Spc. sparks, Hope all is well. Sure wish you were here. your daughter is really whiney and a big two yr old. She started a two yr old ballet class on wed they are so cute. I'm going to by a camcorder so i can tape it for you. I haven't been feeling to well lately, so I'm glad you don't have to see me with pregnancy cankels and all blaah. On the bright side once again I've only gain 2 poounds the whole pregnancy. Hailey is the name I want to go with, It means Hero and I think that is a perfect fit. I still like Liberty but one else seems to like it. Now we just need to think of a middle name. Hope to hear from you soon. kristine


Name: sparks
Email: millesparks@aol.com
Date: Saturday July 12, 2003
Time: 07:20:44 PM

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Spc. sparks, Hope all is well. Sure wish you were here. your daughter is really whiney and a big two yr old. She started a two yr old ballet class on wed they are so cute. I'm going to by a camcorder so i can tape it for you. I haven't been feeling to well lately, so I'm glad you don't have to see me with pregnancy cankels and all blaah. On the bright side once again I've only gain 2 poounds the whole pregnancy. Hailey is the name I want to go with, It means Hero and I think that is a perfect fit. I still like Liberty but one else seems to like it. Now we just need to think of a middle name. Hope to hear from you soon. kristine


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Saturday July 12, 2003
Time: 06:05:09 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; Happy Saturday. Just checking out the web site and enjoying my first day of being a stay at home wife. I'll officially start working with Don on Monday. I'm actually looking forward to it. The house is nearly complete so we may be moving soon. I can't wait for you to see the place. I miss you!!! Write or call when you can. You can reach me at home for now or on my cell. I'll give you our new number as soon as we get everything changed over. So, if you can't reach me, try the cell phone. I have it with me nearly all the time. Take care and be safe. I love you, Chad. Love Always ; Mom


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday July 12, 2003
Time: 03:03:17 PM

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To Spc Fredrick Campbell C co. 1/508th Baby I can't stop thinking of you I miss you sooooooo much and I love you very Much with all my heart take care/call me sooon Please. love you, Millie.


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Date: Saturday July 12, 2003
Time: 02:05:49 PM

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I am a strong and loving wife, with a husband soon to go, There are times I'm terrified in a way most never know. I bite my lip, and force a smile as I watch my husband pack, My heart may break, but I AM PROUD - my husband's got your back. And I am a soldier, serving proudly, standing tall. I fight for freedom, yours and mine, by answering this call. I do my job while knowing the thanks it sometimes lacks - Say a prayer that I'll come home. It's me whose got your back.


Name:
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Date: Saturday July 12, 2003
Time: 01:59:20 PM

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CHEATING WIVES ARE A DISGUSTING DISGRACE


Name: A Concerned Wife
Email:
Date: Saturday July 12, 2003
Time: 01:34:59 PM

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PLEASE USE COMMON SENSE AND DO NOT BE SPECIFIC ABOUT SOLDIERS' WEARABOUTS/INFORMATION. YOU ARE ENDANGERING THE LIFE OF MY HUSBAND, AND EVERYONE ELSES.


Name: Teresa Baggett
Email: TerBaggett@aol.com
Date: Saturday July 12, 2003
Time: 11:22:44 AM

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Sgt. Jeremy K. Baggett HHC 1/508th Scouts: Hi sweetie! It was so good to hear from you yesterday, even though you sounded so tired. I'm so sorry I ran out of minutes on my cell phone. I HATE this prepaid thing! But I can't be in Texas long enough for a contract! I was glad you called right back on your mom's cell and we got to talk a while before her battery died. She said to tell you that she will always keep it charged now! Micah's proram at bible school was so cute! At first he was behind some tall girls and I couldn't see him, but you know our boy. He elbowed his way to the front and winked and blew be kisses the whole time! It was so sweet. I'm spending the weekend at your mom's house since we're going to be heading back to Italy soon. I arrive in Venice on July 30th...Our anniversary. What a way to spend an aniversary! Pregnant, jetlaged, and with a 5 year old! I love you anyway! I love you! Teresa


Name: Brandi Hatton
Email: brandi_worley@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday July 12, 2003
Time: 10:35:48 AM

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SPC Phillip Hatton...3rd PLT~B/2nd-503~ Hey sweetheart, how are you doing? I was really happy to hear from you the other day! I got 7 letters in the mail yesterday, can you say "slow mail"? They all were dated in June. I'm still waiting on your pictures that you said you sent to me. I miss you terribly, and can't wait to hear the words "Baby, I'm coming home!" I hope the rumors are true, and you will be home in a couple weeks or so. We have so much to catch up on, time for just you and me! I'm going to beat you so bad in Rook (just like old times)!! I love you baby, stay safe. Your Wife, Bran


Name: Annamaria
Email: annie_p@yahoo.it
Date: Saturday July 12, 2003
Time: 08:54:51 AM

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Thank U to the CHANCE's family for your site... Your photos are so GREAATTTTTT!!!!


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday July 12, 2003
Time: 08:18:31 AM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Goodmorning Mike mio... Guess?? Today I received yours letters (28-29-30-31 March and 1-2-4 April) I was SO emocionated... I wrote you immediatly... Now I have to copy it in un bel foglio!! I wrote you in english... I think that there are 10000000000000 and more mistakes... But I'm sure that you remember my English!! I hope that you'll receive it very soon! I want that you read these as soon as possible!! From the beginning I always read the articles of Ken Dilanian!! I kept for you some italian newspaper's articles about all of you!! I'll give it to you when YOU'LL BE BACK and I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN!!! Hoping that you are coming back soon!!! I'M ALWAYS HERE WAITING FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! I MISS YOU every day more and more and more... You don't know HOW MUCH I NEED YOU!!!!!!! Don't forget that I LOVE YOU!! YOU ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO ME! TI AMO a lot... 100000000000000000000 bacini, la TUA Susy SEMPRE!!


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday July 12, 2003
Time: 08:17:59 AM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Goodmorning Mike mio... Guess?? Today I received yours letters (28-29-30-31 March and 1-2-4 April) I was SO emocionated... I wrote you immediatly... Now I have to copy it in un bel foglio!! I wrote you in english... I think that there are 10000000000000 and more mistakes... But I'm sure that you remember my English!! I hope that you'll receive it very soon! I want that you read these as soon as possible!! From the beginning I always read the articles of Ken Dilanian!! I kept for you some italian newspaper's articles about all of you!! I'll give it to you when YOU'LL BE BACK and I'LL SEE YOU AGAIN!!! Hoping that you are coming back soon!!! I'M ALWAYS HERE WAITING FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! I MISS YOU every day more and more and more... You don't know HOW MUCH I NEED YOU!!!!!!! Don't forget that I LOVE YOU!! YOU ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO ME! TI AMO a lot... 100000000000000000000 bacini, la TUA Susy SEMPRE!!


Name: Nicole
Email: trmmod@aol.com
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 09:57:45 PM

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Mike Ramirez, I love you with all my heart, you are the best boyfriend that a girl could ever have. I miss you so much, though it is a little troubling to read another girl saying the same things. I talked to your dad the other day and he said he missed you along with all your friends we cann't wait for you to get back! Can't wait for your next phone call. Loving you always and forever, Nikki.


Name: RUSSELL E. MOTE
Email: gretaldog55@yahoo.com
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 06:32:29 PM

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07/11/03 What can I send to you? Hope your doing O.K.. Sky called from basic to say he has arrived and is alright.


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 06:06:12 PM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D; I just got home from work and wanted to check out the site. Today was my last day. It was a little sad, but at least I'll have plenty of time to spend with you when you get home. Call or write when you can. I miss you!! Take care and watch your back. Love Always - Mom


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 05:53:22 PM

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TO MY F.B.B. *****J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H**********SOMEONE PLEASE TELL HIM TO CALL HOME! We haven't heard from Jeff in 2 weeks! It's time to call home, son...but PLEASE DON'T GO with the soldiers that are doing what was listed on this website. ***No ambushes, in Jesus Name!*** WISDOM! WISDOM! PLEASE USE WISDOM, JEFFREY! PSALMS 91 in your heart & mouth, not just your pocket! I agree with Brandon that we can not risk endangering our loved ones by posting their movements on this website. It's no different than Geraldo Riveras drawing out a map in the sand depicting exactly where all our troop movements were so the whole world could see on TV... including the enemy! JEFFREY, I love you & pray you're home VERY SOON so you can see my gardens in full bloom. I miss you & pray constantly for you & your brigade. Be sure to take some candy to the kids in the hospital & plant some 'sweet seeds' with the children so they'll know that Americans aren't 'ugly', but sweet & beautiful!! I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH, JEFFREY!! PLEASE CALL HOME! YOU'RE STILL MY F.B.B. today, tomorrow & FOREVER! LOVE, ETERNALLY, MOM


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Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 03:32:43 PM

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Name: Molly Marie
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 02:17:01 PM

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PFC CALEB H DIECKMAN C/1-508 1ST PLATOON: How is my sexy man today? I hope you didn't think that I didn't want you to call me on Monday. I did and what you said was so sweet. I can't wait until you come home, I hope it will not be too much longer. I found these really cool "mini" gatorade drinks (cause I know you don't like drinking too much water). I couldn't remember which flavor you liked so I got strawberry. Hope that is okay. Sorry I haven't posted for a long time but, well there is no excuse for it. Well, maybe one....you never read them because you can't so anyway. Your mom has been fixing my car...well, not her (that would be way too funny)but she is paying for it at least. I mean, I have to pay her back but they actually found some major things wrong with it. It should last for another (hopefully) five years. Boy, listen to me babble on...blah, blah, blah, blah. :) I can't wait until you come home so you can make fun of me and make me mad at you so we can make up! (oh yeah!) How is everyone else hanging in there? How 'bout you don't go to Austria right away and come home first instead. I would really appreciate because I am a little frustrated (if you know what I mean....hehehehe). Boy I am a prevert. Well, I better stop before I get too disgusting. Oh yeah...my Uncle Jeff said he just got to Qatar and he said that it was(at the time he wrote the email)125 degrees or celcious or however they calculate heat over there. Man...that is hot!!! Love ya, your one and only. :) ;)


Name: KATHY
Email: POCAMOM03@AOL.COM
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 01:41:04 PM

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DO NOT BE TERRIFIED;DO NOT BE AFRAID OF THEM. THE LORD YOUR GOD.... WILL FIGHT FOR YOU. DEUTERONOMY 1:29-30


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 01:38:49 PM

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STRIPPER OUTTA HERE|!!!!!!!!!


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 01:32:31 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Hey Mike mio... Come stai?? Io così, così... Ormai starai pensando che sono sempre so so... Il motivo è che MI MANCHI TROPPO! Inoltre oggi ho anche un po' di allergia... Allergia a Paola!!! Domani devo andare fuori con lei!!! Perchè sono COSì BUONA da dirle sempre di sì... Hey, non ridere troppo è vero che sono buona... HA HA HA Non ci credo neanche io!!!!!! Cambiamo discorso... Sono andata a guidare con Katy (l'amica di mia mamma) è stata molto gentile!! Ora so parcheggiare e andare in retromarcia!! I'm improving... In questa estate, per la scuola, dovrei leggere tre libri!! Devo ancora inziarli tutti!! Già dai titoli sono noiosi immaginati il contenuto!! MIO BEL MIKE I MISS YOU SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH... I NEED YOU EVERYDAY MORE!! FAI ATTENZIONE!! Prego per te sempre e ti penso in ogni momento delle mie giornate!! Fammi sapere presto qualcosa di te!! TI AMO... tantissimissimissimi bacini al mio Mike, la tua Susy!


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 01:32:09 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Hey Mike mio... Come stai?? Io così, così... Ormai starai pensando che sono sempre so so... Il motivo è che MI MANCHI TROPPO! Inoltre oggi ho anche un po' di allergia... Allergia a Paola!!! Domani devo andare fuori con lei!!! Perchè sono COSì BUONA da dirle sempre di sì... Hey, non ridere troppo è vero che sono buona... HA HA HA Non ci credo neanche io!!!!!! Cambiamo discorso... Sono andata a guidare con Katy (l'amica di mia mamma) è stata molto gentile!! Ora so parcheggiare e andare in retromarcia!! I'm improving... In questa estate, per la scuola, dovrei leggere tre libri!! Devo ancora inziarli tutti!! Già dai titoli sono noiosi immaginati il contenuto!! MIO BEL MIKE I MISS YOU SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH... I NEED YOU EVERYDAY MORE!! FAI ATTENZIONE!! Prego per te sempre e ti penso in ogni momento delle mie giornate!! Fammi sapere presto qualcosa di te!! TI AMO... tantissimissimissimi bacini al mio Mike, la tua Susy!


Name:
Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 01:30:21 PM

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for Brandon Aird....love the photos...you make a good point about sometimes what we say...guess we really do not understand how bad it can be there here in our safe world. Thank you for pointing it out. God speed your exit, and keep you in his care while there. mom of Sgt Grueser 2/503rd


Name: KATHY WOODSON
Email: POCAMOM03@AOL.COM
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 01:28:04 PM

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WEL I WAS TYPING AND HIT THE WRONG BUTTON ...WELL TO MY FRIEND SHAWN GRUESERTALKED TO JENN YESTERDAY ON HER B-DAY SHE SOUNDS GREAT .ANND MISSING YOU AND THE GIRLS MISSING YOU TO.LEE AND CATHY ARE SO VERY PROUD OF YOU .WE KEEP WITH ALL THATS GOING ON .AND YOUR MOM IVE READ ALL HER POSTINGS AND SHE IS VERRRRY PROUD OF HER SON !WE ALL ARE PROUD .BE SAFE ALWAYS BE ALERT..AND REMEMBER WE LOVE YA .AND YOUR IN OUR PRAYERS.AND THE LORD ABOVE IS LOOKING OUT FOR YOU AND ALL THE SOLDIERS REMEMBER :I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHRNETH ME. .PHILIPIANS 4:13


Name: Terri
Email: grneyedgurl@hotmail.com
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 01:21:28 PM

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ATTN:---> PFC VOLPE 173-2/503 Hello Darlin'(hear it w/ that True Texas Twang), Hope all is well. Gonna go study. got 5 chapters of Reading515 vocab. and 4 chapters of Psych300 Study ???'s. I'm gonna go kick Pavlov's Dog if I don't get this done. My group presentation in Rdg is next Thursday. I'm the only female in my group and it is *hysterical*. One is an older man, and the others are fresh out of various Bachelor's Programs. We all have some sort of rural connection. Me horses, one grew up doing 4H, another got his BS in Dairy Sci at A&M, etc. So, that sort of common language is a good thing. They have no clue what is going to come out of my mouth at any given moment. LOL One minute I'm chatising them for getting off task, the next I'm rowing the boat over to the wild blue younder. But they are an intelligent lot, and that gives me solace that we will do a good job and not just one or two of us carry the load. You've been on my mind a great deal more these past 2 days. That can either be a good sign or the other kind. I seriously hope you are well and safe. If you can get to a 'puter or a phone, I'd jes be tickled pink! Remember what Jack says, "Keep On, Keepin' On". Next weekend after my group presentation there is gobs of music. Thurs-Tom Russell@AllGoodCafe, Fri-Jack@Gene's Hamburgers in Gordonville (up by the North Border-Red River LOL), Sat-JoePatHennan@AllGood. I'll still have 2 days of class left but no more assignments! Stay strong. Smile-jus cuz. Keep On. SWAK,Terri


Name: Millie Marte
Email: kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 12:34:03 PM

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To Spc Fredrick Campbell C co. 1/508th Hey Baby I was so glad to hear your voice yesterday,My heart started to beat fast as soon as I heard your voice that's what I call love.Baby I sent a package today with the stuff you asked for hope you get it soon.please take care of yourself and call me when you get a chance ,I love you and I'm always thinking of you ,Love you again,Millie.


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 12:31:53 PM

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this message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI, Hi honey, guess who. well ive been at the office all wek which is so cool. our pt load at the hosp has been 0. thank goodness. i mailed out a package and a letter, im going to call lucy today, we sur do miss you honey, please keep safe, we love u and just remember you are my special son, dave says hello.he has been working really hard at the office, hope your getting some rest, love u mom


Name: Jodi Mashburn
Email: tynjodim@juno.com
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 12:26:55 PM

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MATTHEW BADEN- Hey, little bro! I am so sorry I have been so bad about writing you and posting messages! My life has been so busy lately, and I am so tired! I got a promotion at work, so I am a supervisor! It is pretty cool, but I don't get into bed until around 4:30 or 5 am most days. That gives me about 4 hours to sleep in the morning! I will try to send you a letter soon! You are still one of our hereos, and Sara talks about it a lot! Nikki has been emailing pics, and Sara has to see each one of them! Love and miss you still, Jodi


Name: Jennifer
Email: mexappeal@aol.com
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 12:10:20 PM

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ATTN: CAROL RE: RETURNED MAIL My name is Jennifer and I am a wife of a soldier in 2/503d. I've had family that had returned packages and mail before. The main thing is you have to use a U.S. post office. Mail boxes etc, postmaster, none of those will be delivered overseas to an apo address. The other thing is make sure you use a "declaration" form for customs. Be very specific of what is inside, using terms like, "non-perishable, canned goods," etc. This makes it less likely to be checked at customs and ensures a speedier delivery. Most packages take 8-10 days for delivery. Also, make sure you put a complete return address and name on the envelope or package. I hope this might have been of some help. We all have to stick together. Your son is in my prayers.


Name: bérénice
Email: bnice92@yahoo.com
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 11:01:28 AM

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Attn: Sgt. Rene Corella A.Co 2/503. Hello! Still no news... if you get that note, just to let you know that I won't have any phone network this week end, I'm going at my granma that lives in the middle of no were, but I doubt you'd call, it's just in case. Besides that, very busy week at work but everything is under control!! I miss you very much, just as usual and hope you and all the guys are fine. Sweet kisses from france (the weather is finaly getting fine!!! You want cold, I want heat, isn't it ironic!!) take care, Luv. B.


Name: Elisa
Email: ely_862000@yahoo.it
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 09:39:48 AM

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TO DAN BRANSTRATOR:Hi my sweet hun how are u doing?How are things going over there?It's long time that I haven't written here for u but my pc has been out of order up to now!!!But finally now it's all okay!!!I miss u so much!!!I've heard that maybe all units of Ederle are coming back to Italy by on 15th augoust, but I don't know!!!You know the army changes everything everyday!!!Really hope u get back for your birthday, on 24th july, so we could spend it together!!!You are in my thoughts and prayers always!!!Take care of yourself, my little puppy!!!Elisa


Name: cheri johnson
Email: cheri.johnson@setaf.army.mil
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 08:28:58 AM

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To: SGT Ron Milton 1/508 A Co Hey Ron! It's your neighbor! Just wanted to let you know that we've been thinking about ya, and your house is OK. Please let me know if you need ANYTHING! Take care! Cheri, Rob, Thomas & Brittaney


Name: Connie
Email: connie_maag@hotmail.com
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 05:00:49 AM

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To Spc. ANGELO RODRIGUEZ, A.Co 1/508th: Hey ya!!! Remember that letter you wrote me in May? Well, I got it yeasterday!... WOW, THAT WAS FAST, huh? heh heh heh... It was such a surprise and I really appreciated it. THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH, Niggi!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't worry about me working myself to death: I guess I just can't help it...Thanks for the concern, though. Who's Biggie, by the way? I'll write you a letter today. Hope you won't get it in 5 months ;) (I'd write you an e-mail, but I don't have your address...) Well, gotta get back to work. Hope you're all doing as good as can be. Tell FREEBORN and the others I said hey. Miss ya'll much! Later, Connie


Name: Connie
Email: connie_maag@hotmail.com
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 04:59:55 AM

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To Spc. ANGELO RODRIGUEZ, A.Co 1/508th: Hey ya!!! Remember that letter you wrote me in May? Well, I got it yeasterday!... WOW, THAT WAS FAST, huh? heh heh heh... It was such a surprise and I really appreciated it. THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH, Niggi!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't worry about me working myself to death: I guess I just can't help it...Thanks for the concern, though. Who's Biggie, by the way? I'll write you a letter today. Hope you won't get it in 5 months ;) (I'd write you an e-mail, but I don't have your address...) Well, gotta get back to work. Hope you're all doing as good as can be. Tell FREEBORN and the others I said hey. Miss ya'll much! Later, Connie


Name: Brandon Aird
Email: i really dont like getting 12 emails a day from wives and parents
Date: Friday July 11, 2003
Time: 12:36:56 AM

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There is a thing called OPSEC or for you civilian types it means "Operational Security". With messages posted on here from wives talking about our routines, future operations and what were doing on a daily basis its very scary. Its not like local Iraqis dont have access to the internet. You guys need to watch what you say on this board..


Name: Jackie Campbell
Email:
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 11:44:25 PM

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Unless your packages said the address was the reason for the return it may have been an error at your postoffice. On the form used for sending packages out of the country(can't think of what it is called) every copy has to be stamped with that round postal stamp like they use to cancel the postage. If they don't the package can be returned. This was new around Nov or Dec. So far I have not had anything returned.I address: My sons name 3 plt C/1-508th 173rd ABN BDE APO AE 09347 Hope this helps...Jackie


Name: kathy woodson
Email: pocamom03@aol.com
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 11:13:09 PM

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this is to shawn m, gruser of the 173rd ...hey just wanted to let you know everyone here is praying for you and your safe return.and for every soldier..and also HAPPY-B-DAY.....LOVE YA COME HOME SOON EVERYONE!!!


Name: heather
Email:
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 09:09:33 PM

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to MCCARTHY PARENTS: i've sent numerous letters and care packages to the exact same address as you have and have had nothing returned. sorry you have had returns. i don't understand why this is. good luck!


Name:
Email:
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 08:49:16 PM

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Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 08:42:56 PM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co 3rd PLT 2/503D; 20 for a day now. How does it feel? I miss you, buddy. Take care and remember we are here for you. There is another care package coming your way. If there is anything else you need let me know. I love you and miss you very much!! Be careful and come home safely. Love Always - Mom


Name: carol and mike mccarthy
Email: mlloman67@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 08:25:39 PM

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THIS IS FOR ALL THE PARENTS I HAVE BEEN SENDING PACKAGES TO MY SON 173RD HHC 1-508 BN 173RD ABN BDE APO- AE O9347 DO I HAVE THE WRONG APO NUMBER HIS LETTERS ARE GETTING THROUGH BUT THE LAST TWO CARE PACKAGES THAT I HAVE SENT TO HIM HAVE BEEN RETURN, HAS ANY ONE ELSE HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM OR IS IT JUST ME. PLEASE HELP ME. THANK YOU CAROL AND MIKE MCCARTHY PARENTS OF SPC CORY MCCARTHY THANK YOU


Name: "a note of thanks"
Email:
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 07:53:21 PM

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"A note of thanks to those who serve," by Christy Ferer All -- Christy Ferer is a 9/11 widow who recently took an Armed Forces Entertainment Office and USO-sponsored trip to Iraq with a group of celebrities (including Robert DeNiro and Kid Rock, among others) to show support for the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines still over there. Following is the text of an e-note she sent her escorts about the experience; it is really powerful and very moving, and will make you more proud than ever that you have chosen to serve your country. With her permission, we published it Monday in AF Print News; in case you missed it there, here it is. Enjoy, and Happy 4th! ---------- A note of thanks to those who serve by Christy Ferer http://www.af.mil/stories/story.asp?storyID=123005181 6/30/2003 - NEW YORK (AFPN) -- When I told friends about my pilgrimage to Iraq to thank the U.S. troops, reaction was underwhelming at best. Some were blunt. "Why are you going there?" They could not understand why it was important for me, a 9/11 widow, to express my support for the men and women stationed today in the Gulf. But the reason seemed clear to me: 200,000 troops have been sent halfway around the world to stabilize the kind of culture that breeds terrorists like those who I believe began World War III on Sept. 11, 2001. Reaction was so politely negative that I began to doubt my role on the first USO/Tribeca Institute tour into newly occupied Iraq where, on average, a soldier a day is killed. Besides, with Robert De Niro, Kid Rock, Rebecca and John Stamos, Wayne Newton, Gary Sinise, and Lee Ann Womack, who needed me? Did they really want to hear about my husband, Neil Levin, who went to work as director of the New York Port Authority on Sept.11 and never came home? How would they relate to the two others traveling with me: Ginny Bauer, a New Jersey homemaker and the mother of three who lost her husband, David; and former Marine Jon Vigiano, who lost his only sons, Jon, a firefighter and Joe, a policeman. As we were choppered over deserts that looked like bleached bread crumbs, I wondered if I'd feel like a street hawker, passing out Port Authority pins and baseball caps as I said "thank you" to the troops. Would a hug from me mean anything at all in the presence of the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders and a Victoria's Secret model? The first "meet and greet" made me weep. Why? Soldiers, armed with M16s and saddlebags of water in 120-degree heat, swarmed over the stars for photos and autographs. When it was announced that a trio of Sept. 11 family members was also in the tent it was as if a psychic cork on an emotional dam was popped. Soldiers from all over our great country rushed toward us to express their condolences. Some wanted to touch us, as if they needed a physical connection to our sorrow and for some living proof for why they were there. One mother of two from Montana told me she enlisted because of Sept. 11. Dozens of others told us the same thing. One young soldier showed me his metal bracelet engraved with the name of a victim he never knew and that awful date none of us will ever forget. In fact at every encounter with the troops there would be a surge of Reservists -- firefighters and cops, including many who had worked the rubble of Ground Zero -- wanting to exchange a hometown hug. Their glassy eyes still do not allow anyone to penetrate too far inside to the place where their trauma is lodged; the trauma of a devastation far greater than anyone who hadn't been there could even imagine. It's there in me, too. I had forced my way downtown on that awful morning, convinced that I could find Neil beneath the rubble. What I was not prepared for was to have soldiers show us the World Trade Center memorabilia they'd carried with them into the streets of Baghdad. Others had clearly been holding in stories of personal 9/11 tragedies which had made them enlist. USO handlers moved us from one corner to the next so everyone could meet us. One fire brigade plucked the three of us from the crowd, transporting us to their firehouse to call on those who had to stand guard during the Baghdad concert. It was all about touching us and feeling the reason they were in this hell. Back at Baghdad International Airport, Kid Rock turned a "meet and greet" into an impromptu concert in a steamy airport hangar before 5000 troops. One particular soldier, Capt. Vargas from the Bronx, told me he enlisted in the Army after some of his wife's best friends were lost at the World Trade Center. When he glimpsed the piece of recovered metal from the Towers that I had been showing to a group of soldiers he grasped for it as if it wee the Holy Grail. Then he handed it to Kid Rock who passed the precious metal through the 5000 troops in the audience. They lunged at the opportunity to touch the steel that symbolized what so many of them felt was the purpose of their mission -- which puts them at risk every day in the 116 degree heat, not knowing all the while if a sniper was going to strike at anytime. Looking into that sea of khaki gave me chills even in that blistering heat. To me, those troops were there to avenge the murder of my husband and 3,000 others. When I got to the microphone I told them we had not made this journey for condolences but to thank them and to tell them that the families of 9/11 think of them every day. They lift our hearts. The crowd interrupted me with chants of "USA, USA, USA." Many wept What happened next left no doubt that the troops drew inspiration from our tragedies. When I was first asked to speak to thousands of troops in Qatar, after Iraq, I wondered if it would feel like a "grief for sale" spectacle. But this time I was shaking because I was to present the recovered WTC steel to Gen. Tommy Franks (U.S. Central Command commander). I quivered as I handed him the icy gray block of steel. His great craggy eyes welled up with tears. The sea of khaki fell silent. Then the proud four-star general was unable to hold back the tears which streamed down his face on center stage before 4,000 troops. As this mighty man turned from the spotlight to regain his composure I comforted him with a hug. Now, when do I return? (Editor's note: This commentary is printed with permission from Christy Ferer, a New York native whose husband, Neil Levin, was killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Ferer was part of a recent United Services Organizations tour to Iraq.)


Name: "a note of thanks"
Email:
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 07:47:49 PM

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"A note of thanks to those who serve," by Christy Ferer All -- Christy Ferer is a 9/11 widow who recently took an Armed Forces Entertainment Office and USO-sponsored trip to Iraq with a group of celebrities (including Robert DeNiro and Kid Rock, among others) to show support for the soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines still over there. Following is the text of an e-note she sent her escorts about the experience; it is really powerful and very moving, and will make you more proud than ever that you have chosen to serve your country. With her permission, we published it Monday in AF Print News; in case you missed it there, here it is. Enjoy, and Happy 4th! ---------- A note of thanks to those who serve by Christy Ferer http://www.af.mil/stories/story.asp?storyID=123005181 6/30/2003 - NEW YORK (AFPN) -- When I told friends about my pilgrimage to Iraq to thank the U.S. troops, reaction was underwhelming at best. Some were blunt. "Why are you going there?" They could not understand why it was important for me, a 9/11 widow, to express my support for the men and women stationed today in the Gulf. But the reason seemed clear to me: 200,000 troops have been sent halfway around the world to stabilize the kind of culture that breeds terrorists like those who I believe began World War III on Sept. 11, 2001. Reaction was so politely negative that I began to doubt my role on the first USO/Tribeca Institute tour into newly occupied Iraq where, on average, a soldier a day is killed. Besides, with Robert De Niro, Kid Rock, Rebecca and John Stamos, Wayne Newton, Gary Sinise, and Lee Ann Womack, who needed me? Did they really want to hear about my husband, Neil Levin, who went to work as director of the New York Port Authority on Sept.11 and never came home? How would they relate to the two others traveling with me: Ginny Bauer, a New Jersey homemaker and the mother of three who lost her husband, David; and former Marine Jon Vigiano, who lost his only sons, Jon, a firefighter and Joe, a policeman. As we were choppered over deserts that looked like bleached bread crumbs, I wondered if I'd feel like a street hawker, passing out Port Authority pins and baseball caps as I said "thank you" to the troops. Would a hug from me mean anything at all in the presence of the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders and a Victoria's Secret model? The first "meet and greet" made me weep. Why? Soldiers, armed with M16s and saddlebags of water in 120-degree heat, swarmed over the stars for photos and autographs. When it was announced that a trio of Sept. 11 family members was also in the tent it was as if a psychic cork on an emotional dam was popped. Soldiers from all over our great country rushed toward us to express their condolences. Some wanted to touch us, as if they needed a physical connection to our sorrow and for some living proof for why they were there. One mother of two from Montana told me she enlisted because of Sept. 11. Dozens of others told us the same thing. One young soldier showed me his metal bracelet engraved with the name of a victim he never knew and that awful date none of us will ever forget. In fact at every encounter with the troops there would be a surge of Reservists -- firefighters and cops, including many who had worked the rubble of Ground Zero -- wanting to exchange a hometown hug. Their glassy eyes still do not allow anyone to penetrate too far inside to the place where their trauma is lodged; the trauma of a devastation far greater than anyone who hadn't been there could even imagine. It's there in me, too. I had forced my way downtown on that awful morning, convinced that I could find Neil beneath the rubble. What I was not prepared for was to have soldiers show us the World Trade Center memorabilia they'd carried with them into the streets of Baghdad. Others had clearly been holding in stories of personal 9/11 tragedies which had made them enlist. USO handlers moved us from one corner to the next so everyone could meet us. One fire brigade plucked the three of us from the crowd, transporting us to their firehouse to call on those who had to stand guard during the Baghdad concert. It was all about touching us and feeling the reason they were in this hell. Back at Baghdad International Airport, Kid Rock turned a "meet and greet" into an impromptu concert in a steamy airport hangar before 5000 troops. One particular soldier, Capt. Vargas from the Bronx, told me he enlisted in the Army after some of his wife's best friends were lost at the World Trade Center. When he glimpsed the piece of recovered metal from the Towers that I had been showing to a group of soldiers he grasped for it as if it wee the Holy Grail. Then he handed it to Kid Rock who passed the precious metal through the 5000 troops in the audience. They lunged at the opportunity to touch the steel that symbolized what so many of them felt was the purpose of their mission -- which puts them at risk every day in the 116 degree heat, not knowing all the while if a sniper was going to strike at anytime. Looking into that sea of khaki gave me chills even in that blistering heat. To me, those troops were there to avenge the murder of my husband and 3,000 others. When I got to the microphone I told them we had not made this journey for condolences but to thank them and to tell them that the families of 9/11 think of them every day. They lift our hearts. The crowd interrupted me with chants of "USA, USA, USA." Many wept What happened next left no doubt that the troops drew inspiration from our tragedies. When I was first asked to speak to thousands of troops in Qatar, after Iraq, I wondered if it would feel like a "grief for sale" spectacle. But this time I was shaking because I was to present the recovered WTC steel to Gen. Tommy Franks (U.S. Central Command commander). I quivered as I handed him the icy gray block of steel. His great craggy eyes welled up with tears. The sea of khaki fell silent. Then the proud four-star general was unable to hold back the tears which streamed down his face on center stage before 4,000 troops. As this mighty man turned from the spotlight to regain his composure I comforted him with a hug. Now, when do I return? (Editor's note: This commentary is printed with permission from Christy Ferer, a New York native whose husband, Neil Levin, was killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Ferer was part of a recent United Services Organizations tour to Iraq.)


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 06:27:32 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey sweetie! How did your day go? I just got off work and got home so I wanted to say hey for the day. I sent you out a letter today..and I will write you another one tonight if I can possibly think of anything else to say! haha... I know my letters are never of any importance...but I know you like getting them anyway. Well, I hope to hear from you soon..and I hope you are safe! I'll keep praying for y'all to come home soon!! I love you and I miss you! love, stephanie


Name: Rachel Redlinger
Email: rachel_100100@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 06:05:20 PM

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HEY!!!!!!!!!!! If any of you need books to help pass the time....just post what you would like to read and I'm sure me and many others will be happy to send them. Oh BEN BARNES....HI!!!!!!!!! I'm not flirting with you werido....hehe...Get home to Liz soon....she wants a baby!!!!!!! Love ya! Rach


Name: Claude Haynes
Email: Claude@WTSindustrial.com
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 05:52:34 PM

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Sgt. Jason Haynes Charlie 1/508 Hi! Son Recieved your letter yesterday. Real Glad to hear from you, Hope you enjoyed the skoal & magazines.We pray for all you guys each day. Take care of yourself & get Home soon. I'll write you soon. Love DaD


Name: Patricia (Seemann) Chartier
Email: chartierpat49@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 05:35:07 PM

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to my son Jeremy Seemann in 173rd Abn bde D319 I know this is late but Happy Birthday from all of us hope you came home soon take care and be save we love you from your family


Name: Ashley Andrews
Email:
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 03:20:36 PM

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ATTENTION JEFF KUPISCH!!!!! Hey Dude! Happy late fourth. I went to Fort Worth for the weekend to party (of course)and to see all of my friends that stayed there for the summer. Tomorrow is my last day of work! YaY!!! THen I get 5 weeks off before I have to go back to school for Sorority recruitment. I had a beer for you this weekend. Unfortunately your only choices were Dos Equis and Keystone Light. I had one of both, and some other drinks as well. :o) Next tuesday I leave for Indiana to go to the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute. I won't be able to write you while I'm there. (no free time and no computers) Then I leave there on sunday to fly to Orlando. I'll be there till the following friday, then we come home and leave for Mary Kay convention the next day. So I'll be gone for two and a half weeks. Then I'm just going to chill for a couple of weeks. I found out today that you sent me a letter! I haven't gotten it yet. Hopefully I can run out to Lady's tomorrow to get it. I won't be home until late tonight so I can't get it any earlier than that. Well I gotta run. I'll promise I'll write sooner than I have been between messages. I'm at work currently trying to clean up an eleven thousand line spread sheet. It took me 3 days to finish a 6000 line one, so I'm predicting that I won't hve it done by five tomorrow. Oh, my post office box is PO Box 477, Cypress, TX. 77410. Its okay if you still want to send your letters through your mom and lady, I just figured I'd give you my address in case you wanted to reach me directly. Stay safe! I'm still praying for you all the time. I MISS YOU!!!! Love, Ash


Name: Matt Sharma
Email: you know it
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 02:52:20 PM

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To my bro Chris Holbrook with C Company 2-503, Miss you bro. You know that! Write me whenever time allows you to do so. Stay safe, see you soon.


Name: ELENA
Email: elena.rin@libero.it
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 02:05:13 PM

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Hey baby, wassuppp? i hope you are doing good, and you need the t-shirts that i sent you...did you get the package? i hope you come back in august as you told me...i can't wait to see you...i long for your touch, i miss so much your presence...i love you always your mami


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 01:48:12 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Goodevenig Mike mio, how are you doing?? Sai è sicuro, la settimana prossima si lavora... Viene anche Lisa (mia cugina), starà a casa mia per una settimana!! Ti ricordi che anche l'anno scorso era venuta da me? E in quei giorni ho conosciuto il BRAVO, BUONO, BELLO MIKE!! WOW è già quasi un anno che ci conosciamo!! Visto che AUGUST has been a LUCKY MONTH because we've met, I wish and hope that this year, this LUCKY MONTH bring me il mio Mike back. Intanto continuo ad aspettare una lettera da te!!! Mi hai già risposto (answered) vero?? I MISS YOU SO TERRIBLY, I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU!!!!! TI PENSO OGNI GIORNO e SPERO DI RIAVERTI PRESTO TRA LE MIE BRACCIA!! SN CN T SEMPRE!! I'm always praying for you!! TAKE CARE! TI AMO... muchos besitos, la tua Susy!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 01:47:48 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Goodevenig Mike mio, how are you doing?? Sai è sicuro, la settimana prossima si lavora... Viene anche Lisa (mia cugina), starà a casa mia per una settimana!! Ti ricordi che anche l'anno scorso era venuta da me? E in quei giorni ho conosciuto il BRAVO, BUONO, BELLO MIKE!! WOW è già quasi un anno che ci conosciamo!! Visto che AUGUST has been a LUCKY MONTH because we've met, I wish and hope that this year, this LUCKY MONTH bring me il mio Mike back. Intanto continuo ad aspettare una lettera da te!!! Mi hai già risposto (answered) vero?? I MISS YOU SO TERRIBLY, I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU!!!!! TI PENSO OGNI GIORNO e SPERO DI RIAVERTI PRESTO TRA LE MIE BRACCIA!! SN CN T SEMPRE!! I'm always praying for you!! TAKE CARE! TI AMO... muchos besitos, la tua Susy!!


Name: Mom and Dad
Email: lmebartholomew@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 12:22:21 PM

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TO PFC EARL BARTHOLOMEW HQPLT BCO 2-503 173D ABN HOPE YOU ARE DOING OK. WE HAD A GOOD WEEK END WITH ANNA AND ZACH. SORRY WE MISSED YOUR CALL ON MONDAY. WILL GO TO HAYS SATURDAY TO TAKE THE CAR AND WEDDING GIFTS. THEY WILL MOVE RAY'S MOBILE HOME ON WEDNESDAY THE 16TH, SO WE WILL PROBABLY GO SEE THEM ON THE 19TH AND HELP GET THINGS BACK TOGETHER. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. WE LOVE YOU AND ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU AND THE OTHER SOLDIERS. LOVE MOM AND DAD


Name: PVT Jeremy MATTHEWS.
Email:
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 10:35:50 AM

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They won't be here until November the End. My bro comunicate it 10 seconds ago.


Name: PVT Jeremy MATTHEWS
Email:
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 10:35:35 AM

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They won't be here until November the End. My bro comunicate it 10 seconds ago.


Name: PVT Jeremy MATTHEWS
Email:
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 10:35:21 AM

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They won't be here until November the End. My bro comunicate it 10 seconds ago.


Name: PVT Jeremy MATTHEWS
Email:
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 10:34:39 AM

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They won't be here until November the End. My bro comunicate it 10 seconds ago.


Name: Karen
Email: krd7386@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 10:33:41 AM

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY SGT. BRIAN DAUGHERTY! LOVE AND MISS YOU!


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Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 10:32:35 AM

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They won't be here until November the End. My bro caomunicate to me it 10 seconds ago.


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Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 10:32:20 AM

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They won't be here until November the End. My bro caomunicate to me it 10 seconds ago.


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Email: sdfssd@sda.com
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 09:51:54 AM

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Email: turk@turkiye.com
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 09:25:51 AM

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Name: Silvia Saltini
Email: cinocazzalaranda@yahoo.it
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 08:28:20 AM

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To Anna Z - I've just read your msg. Please, can you write me? I would like to know something. I would email you but I haven't got your address. Please please please!!!


Name: Anna Z.
Email:
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 08:01:13 AM

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To SPC TURNER CARL 1/508th Cco. Hey cutie! Just wanted to let you know i'm thinkin about you 24/7... I really can't wait to see you and hold you again, I'm praying every nite for you and all the 173rd to come back soon and safe...I mailed out a letter for you a couple of days ago, hope you'll get it soon. Miss hearing your sweet voice sooo bad... Love you so much my baby! Say hello to Mansfield,Sergio,and everybody else I know. Junior...I love you THIS much!!! :) P.S: your mom got your letter!!!! she was so happy! Lots and many kisses, Anna


Name:
Email:
Date: Thursday July 10, 2003
Time: 06:26:13 AM

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Thank you so much for the update. It helped a ton. I sent out some calling cards this morning. Maybe that will help. I am not sure where he is or what the latest is with his unit, so this news helped. I am telling you this site helps all of us. THANKS!


Name: deb chance
Email: purplep@swbell.net
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 11:49:28 PM

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74th INFANTRY LRS (especially COMMO!): Someone requested that the photos from Iraq posted on our family website be broken down so that those using modems (other than DSL) can view them faster. In response to this request, the Iraq photo pages were reworked this evening. Please feel free to visit our website to view the photos sent to us by our son, SSG JONATHAN CHANCE. Go to: www.nadachance.com/173rd.htm -- You should find five pages of photos available for viewing (Soldiers 1, Soldiers 2, etc). TO SSG Jon Chance: Stay safe! Much love, Mom :-D


Name: Terri
Email: imgoindowninaburninringoffire@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 11:04:30 PM

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ATTN:---> PFC VOLPE 173-2/503 Hey Cutie, I hope all is well. My brain is really slammed with my classes right now. So, I won't be writing much until after the 22nd. By my calculations I have 3.5 hours in each day for studying. Now I just need someone to come tell me each day when those 3.5 hours start, cuz I haven't noticed them yet. Even the next 2 weekends will be full of all the reading that isn't getting done in the 3.5 hours I have calculated, but not located. LOL I feel like Charlie Brown after Lucy pulled the ball away *AGAIN*. LOL So, take care, be safe, know you are thought of often, and I'll be back with the rest of the functioning world shortly. SWAK, Terri


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 10:23:08 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey sweetheart! How are ya doing? I just got back from Chattanooga w/ Jamie Lou and Britney. We went shopping for a few clothes...anyway, I hope your day went well. I know it is morning for you now. I'll be going to bed soon b/c I have to be at work at 9:00 tomorrow morning. Andrew left today to go back to Ft. Bragg. He came by this morning to say goodbye. Well, have a good afternoon!!! I will write you tomorrow when I get off! I love you and I miss you very much. I am going to write you a letter tonight. I love you, love-stephanie


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 08:59:45 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; Just wanted to wish you a happy birthday one more time. I really miss you; especially today. A son of a coworker put information on his web site about what you have been doing in Iraq and wishing you a happy birthday. Like he put it "imagine being a teen and doing what Chad has been doing - amazing". It is amazing. I am very proud of you, Chad. You and all of the 173rd are heroes. I know things are rough for you right now. But, this will all be over soon. I can't wait for the news that you're coming home. Till then, remember I love you. Love Always - Mom


Name: Ribana Jones
Email: coldmisty@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 08:17:59 PM

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SPC EDMOND D. JONES I MISS AND LOVE YOU SO MUCH. I cant wait to see you again. Theres no second that Im not thinking about you. Im so proud of you, we all are! I hope you got the packages that I sent to you! We are all sitting together right now and the only thing we are missing is you, Papa need somebody that he can really drink with! And they also said that Im gettin on their nervs and you need to come to rescue them! WE ALL LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU! Papa, Petra, Chaouki, Vera, René, Xenia, Trixi, Manfred and Ribana You are our hero!!!!


Name: Ribana Jones
Email: coldmisty@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 08:16:32 PM

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SPC EDMOND D. JONES I MISS AND LOVE YOU SO MUCH. I cant wait to see you again. Theres no second that Im not thinking about you. Im so proud of you, we all are! I hope you got the packages that I sent to you! We are all sitting together right now and the only thing we are missing is you, Papa need somebody that he can really drink with! And they also said that Im gettin on their nervs and you need to come to rescue them! WE ALL LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU! Papa, Petra, Chaouki, Vera, René, Xenia, Trixi, Manfred and Ribana You are our hero!!!!


Name: Anna
Email: rockets84@libero.it
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 05:39:40 PM

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To the people who wrote this message:""""Our son has called 5 times in the last 3 days. He is with the 503rd. His Company(2/503 HHC) is doing patrols for about 6 hours each night in Kirkuk. Someone in the Company usually makes a run to the Airport each day where they can call and where the PX is located. They have to go in a Team of at least two vehicles and at least 4 soldiers. We send him calling cards (from costco, 680 min. for $20) so he has no excuse not to call. He couldn't tell me much about what is going on, so I don't know if other Companies are further out on Missions. The latest rumor that he shared is once the 3rd Infantry gets their guys out, they will be next to go home. The rumor is now that they will convoy to Kuwait, and will be there about a week, getting medically screened, etc. They think it will happen sometime in the next two months. Of course this can, and probably will change. But, at least it is good news for now.""""" If your son call again...could you tell him if he knows Mike Ramirez from US Base in Vicenza, Italy?? Mike is in mortars hhc 2/503. Thank you for any answer. If you want you can mail me.


Name: Anna
Email: rockets84@libero.it
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 05:28:24 PM

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Mike Ramirez, mortars hhc 2/503, hey man, what's up my baby?? I've just finished sent some email to friends... In these days I painted my new room!!it is fantastic now!!! But...WHEN YOU COME BACK?????? Mike I miss you!!!!!! you're always in my mind,I think about you evry moment of the day!!! I love you Anna


Name: ashely
Email: jmhuser@charter.net
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 05:26:27 PM

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To my uncle Paul Huser C. Co 1/508. I love you and miss you, I am at grandma's house. we are going the elizabeth's birthday party for supper. Hope you can come home soon. How is the weather too hot!!!!! Mom & Dad say hi we miss you. dad is playing soft ball tonight. Hugs & Kisses ashley & alyssa


Name: Anna
Email: rockets84@libero.it
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 05:25:35 PM

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Name: Joseph P. Walker, III
Email: jpwalkeriii@sbcglobal.net
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 05:24:35 PM

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This is for Pvt Joseph (Paul) Walker, IV 2/503rd : Paul received your brief email and replied back with e-mail addresses for you Aunts and cousin. When you get a chance write a regular note to Granny and your Mom. Hope you could download jpeg of Emily. Might be running "Barking Dogs" this weekend. 15k race coming up on July 26th. Keep up the good work over there. Dad


Name: April Zamora
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 05:11:09 PM

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Hey Steven Ybarra. Well tomorrow is your 20th birthday. It's your last day as a teenager. Even if you are not going to be with your family and friends on your special day I still hope you have fun and enjoy you birthday. April


Name: Jackie Campbell
Email: jake27@starband.net
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 04:48:12 PM

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Sgt Ben Keener, 3plt C/1-508th: So another day in paradise. I've heard it said that it's mind over matter. So maybe it you believe your in paradise it will seem that way. Nah...I don't think anyone is that good. So Sacramento is forecasting 105 degrees for Friday. I will not be anywhere near there. I'll stay home on our mountain where it will still be warmer than your whimpy mom likes, but a bit more bareable.I really admire you for not whining, and trying to make me believe that it is not THAT bad over. Nice try, son. Like your brother you must think I believe these fairy tales you guys tell. But it is really sweet of you to try and keep me from being worried. Sorry...worring is just part of being a MOM. Any way, my co-workers son's orders were cancelled. Because the 3rd is on their way out he is waiting stateside for them. Lucky family. She brought me a couple of t-shirts, one say "army mom" and the other is anaiborne shirt. The back says "shut up and jump". Really sweet of her. I had gotten her a blue star flag for her window. I am writing during my lunch today. I still haven't gotten a letter written, but did send a box Monday 7-7. Will send more when I find another box about the right size. I have lots of stuff in the Ben supply spot. I love you bunches, stay safe. Love Mama


Name: ATTICUS
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 04:29:37 PM

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TO PFC CARSON SMITH 2/503 ....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, YOU ACT LIKE A MONKEY AND SMELL LIKE ONE TOO! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, THAT'S WHY I LOVE YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR HOOTY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!


Name: M J Shannon
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 04:25:22 PM

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Sgt Andrew Shannon, It was so great to hear your voice the other day it takes me several days to come back down to earth after we get to talk to you. Erica and Mark seem to be doing fine. Erica has a heavy load this second half of the summer I hope she does OK. Grandma is coming down to Galveston with Elaine, Eloise, Kevin, Michelle the girls, Thomas's family and Martha's. Dad and I will go down and see them on Saturday Jennifer said she will come down too. I need to get back to work miss you love ya, take care of yourself. Mom


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Email:
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 03:34:16 PM

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Our son has called 5 times in the last 3 days. He is with the 503rd. His Company(2/503 HHC) is doing patrols for about 6 hours each night in Kirkuk. Someone in the Company usually makes a run to the Airport each day where they can call and where the PX is located. They have to go in a Team of at least two vehicles and at least 4 soldiers. We send him calling cards (from costco, 680 min. for $20) so he has no excuse not to call. He couldn't tell me much about what is going on, so I don't know if other Companies are further out on Missions. The latest rumor that he shared is once the 3rd Infantry gets their guys out, they will be next to go home. The rumor is now that they will convoy to Kuwait, and will be there about a week, getting medically screened, etc. They think it will happen sometime in the next two months. Of course this can, and probably will change. But, at least it is good news for now.


Name: Teresa Baggett
Email: Terbaggett@aol.com
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 03:32:31 PM

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Sgt. Jeremy K. Baggett HHC 1/508th Scouts Hi sweetheart! I just wanted to write a quick little note and tell you that I miss you so much. I am so proud of you and am thankful for everything you sacrifice for our family. Sometimees when I'm at home in the air conditioning playing with Micah I am reminded that I am able to do all of this because of you. You are so very special to me, and I can't wait to see you! I go back to the doctor for my checkup tomorrow. I'm hoping they let us see little Maggie Mae on the ultrasound again. Micah always enjoyes that. I've been pretty busy getting ready for bible school. I am in the process of making Big Ben out of refrigerator boxes! Well, I love and miss you, and can't wait to talk to you again soon! Stay safe! Love Teresa


Name: Nikki
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 03:08:38 PM

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Yes, I heard from my husband late Monday night and again early Tuesday morning.


Name: Diana
Email: q_t_pie55@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 02:55:21 PM

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To PVT Seth Anderson 1/508th: Hey L'il Bro, We're all thinking about you here. Take care and keep your head down. Hope to hear from you soon. Diana and Piglet, Mom, Dad and Menagerie.


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 02:19:48 PM

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To Spc Fredrick Campbell C co. 1/508th Hey Baby, I'm thinking about you like always ,wondering what you're doing at this time.I'm praying for your Soon and Safe return.I miss you sooooooo much and I dream about you every night .please take care and always watch your back I'm desperate to hear your voice again that lifts my spirit everytime you call me I love you with all my heart Baby,yours truly ,Millie.


Name: Silvia Saltini
Email: cinocazzalaranda@yahoo.it
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 02:04:54 PM

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To Nicholas MANSFIELD - Hi Buddy, hope everything's ok over there. I miss you SO much and I can't wait till you come back. I graduated last week and I wish you were here to celebrate with me and my friends. I hope you come back soon so we can have that party together. I will be waiting for you. And you will have that other party, for your birthday. I truly hope you will be back by then. I pray for you and your friends daily. My family and friends do it too. Stay safe baby. I can't wait to hug you again. Get your ass back here man, soon!!! Love ya always. Silvia PS. Say Hi to Junior, tell him that I can't wait to meet him so he better comes back soon as well!!!! To Gavin CAMPBELL - Hey Gavin, I can't email you back as my yahoo account is messed up today. Will do it as soon as possible. Take care hun. Bye for now. Silvia :)


Name: Silvia Saltini
Email: cinocazzalaranda@yahoo.it
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 02:04:39 PM

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To Nicholas MANSFIELD - Hi Buddy, hope everything's ok over there. I miss you SO much and I can't wait till you come back. I graduated last week and I wish you were here to celebrate with me and my friends. I hope you come back soon so we can have that party together. I will be waiting for you. And you will have that other party, for your birthday. I truly hope you will be back by then. I pray for you and your friends daily. My family and friends do it too. Stay safe baby. I can't wait to hug you again. Get your ass back here man, soon!!! Love ya always. Silvia PS. Say Hi to Junior, tell him that I can't wait to meet him so he better comes back soon as well!!!! To Gavin CAMPBELL - Hey Gavin, I can't email you back as my yahoo account is messed up today. Will do it as soon as possible. Take care hun. Bye for now. Silvia :)


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Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 01:58:48 PM

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Has anyone heard word from anyone there? The last I heard was two weeks ago, which isn't normal so just thought I would see if anyone had heard word. I also wanted to say thanks to whom ever runs this site and gets the messages to the soliders. You are helping out so many people, keeping our spirits high and I am sure the soliders'spirits high. THANK YOU!


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 01:53:37 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Ciaoo Mike mio... Oggi mi sento proprio ispirata a scriverti qualcosina in inglese : "Sow a seed and the earth will yield you a flower. Dream your dream to the sky and it will bring you your beloved." Visto che bella frase?? Sono brava eh?? Ok, ok... Oggi guardando tra i libri che ho a casa ho trovato "Sand and Foam" un libro scritto in inglese del filosofo "Kahil Gibran", lo conosci?? E' da lì che ho preso quel componimento... Mi è piaciuto molto e ho deciso di scrivertelo!! Ti è piaciuto?? Ora ne scrivo un altro "Love is a word of light, written by a hand of light, upon a page of light." Anche questa è molto carina vero?? "Every man loves two women; the one is the creation of his imagination, and the other is not yet born." Questa invece non mi piace affatto!!! Tu non sei d'accordo con questa, vero?? E' tutta la giornata che sono triste... Ho paura che tu non pensi più a me e mentre leggevo questo libro ho notato una frase in particolare: "Love and doubt have never been speaking terms." Lo so che sei molto occupato ma appena puoi contattami!! PLEASE MIKE MIO!! Ieri Ash è caduto (fallen) dal terrazzo... Che spavento!! Pensavo di non ritrovarlo più... E' vero che è un po' cattivello e che morde sempre però gli voglio bene!! Per fortuna l'abbiamo ritrovato subito dopo, anche lui era spaventatissimo però ora sta bene!! I MISS YOU MIKE MIO, spero che anche tu mi pensi quanto io ti penso!! I'M ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT YOU!! I NEED YOU SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!! SN CN T SEMPRE!! Mike, please, fammi sapere qualcosa di te!! TAKE CARE!! TI AMO... A LOTS OF KISSES, la tua Susy sempre.


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 01:53:13 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Ciaoo Mike mio... Oggi mi sento proprio ispirata a scriverti qualcosina in inglese : "Sow a seed and the earth will yield you a flower. Dream your dream to the sky and it will bring you your beloved." Visto che bella frase?? Sono brava eh?? Ok, ok... Oggi guardando tra i libri che ho a casa ho trovato "Sand and Foam" un libro scritto in inglese del filosofo "Kahil Gibran", lo conosci?? E' da lì che ho preso quel componimento... Mi è piaciuto molto e ho deciso di scrivertelo!! Ti è piaciuto?? Ora ne scrivo un altro "Love is a word of light, written by a hand of light, upon a page of light." Anche questa è molto carina vero?? "Every man loves two women; the one is the creation of his imagination, and the other is not yet born." Questa invece non mi piace affatto!!! Tu non sei d'accordo con questa, vero?? E' tutta la giornata che sono triste... Ho paura che tu non pensi più a me e mentre leggevo questo libro ho notato una frase in particolare: "Love and doubt have never been speaking terms." Lo so che sei molto occupato ma appena puoi contattami!! PLEASE MIKE MIO!! Ieri Ash è caduto (fallen) dal terrazzo... Che spavento!! Pensavo di non ritrovarlo più... E' vero che è un po' cattivello e che morde sempre però gli voglio bene!! Per fortuna l'abbiamo ritrovato subito dopo, anche lui era spaventatissimo però ora sta bene!! I MISS YOU MIKE MIO, spero che anche tu mi pensi quanto io ti penso!! I'M ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT YOU!! I NEED YOU SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!! SN CN T SEMPRE!! Mike, please, fammi sapere qualcosa di te!! TAKE CARE!! TI AMO... A LOTS OF KISSES, la tua Susy sempre.


Name: Silvia Saltini
Email: cinocazzalaranda@yahoo.it
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 01:26:45 PM

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To Nicholas MANSFIELD - Hi Buddy, hope everything's ok over there. I miss you SO much and I can't wait till you come back. I graduated last week and I wish you were here to celebrate with me and my friends. I hope you come back soon so we can have that party together. I will be waiting for you. And you will have that other party, for your birthday. I truly hope you will be back by then. I pray for you and your friends daily. My family and friends do it too. Stay safe baby. I can't wait to hug you again. Get your ass back here man, soon!!! Love ya always. Silvia PS. Say Hi to Junior, tell him that I can't wait to meet him so he better comes back soon as well!!!! To Gavin CAMPBELL - Hey Gavin, I can't email you back as my yahoo account is messed up today. Will do it as soon as possible. Take care hun. Bye for now. Silvia :)


Name: lisa douglas
Email: douglaslisa@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 12:31:42 PM

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SFC STANLEY DOUGLAS, HI HONEY I JUST WANTED TO SEND YOU A MESSAGE. Everything is fie on the homefront. We miss you terribly. But we know that you are taking care of business. I just wanted to say how very proud I am to be your wife and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. We have spent over half of our lives together and I know that we will be spending the next 50 plus years together so these months are just a distraction that we have to deal with . Miss you and love you.HURRY HOME AND BE SAFE .If I know you , you are trying to keep everyone's morale up. We are praying for all the soldiers.And we are as proud of them as we are of you. LOVE, LISA KEISHA,RICO,KENDRA,SHAQUILLE,STANLEY JR.


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Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
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Name: Martina
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Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 10:48:50 AM

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FOR SGT: PRINCE MILES:hi stupid!i'm wait fo you again.i hope see you soon.when you come back i won't stay whit you and you?i need you.i think you every night in my dreams.i miss you...Martina


Name: sebiana
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 10:37:09 AM

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FOR ROBERTO FERNANDEZ:hi Robby,come stai oggi?io un pò meglio perchè stanotte ti ho sognato ed ero accanto a te ma quando mi sono svegliata ho visto che era solo un sogno..oggi ho avuto un altra notizia e mi hanno detto che dovevate già essere qui invece hanno cambiato programma e tornate o settembre o ottobre...ma spero prima perchè non ne posso più di stare senza di te..non immagini neanche quanto mi manchi ...spero almeno di sentirti al più presto possibile...ti amo tantissimissimisimo...pansita!


Name: sebiana
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 10:36:05 AM

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hi Robby,come stai oggi?io un pò meglio perchè stanotte ti ho sognato ed ero accanto a te ma quando mi sono svegliata ho visto che era solo un sogno..oggi ho avuto un altra notizia e mi hanno detto che dovevate già essere qui invece hanno cambiato programma e tornate o settembre o ottobre...ma spero prima perchè non ne posso più di stare senza di te..non immagini neanche quanto mi manchi ...spero almeno di sentirti al più presto possibile...ti amo tantissimissimisimo...pansita!


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Sheila.Steely@HCAhealthcare.com
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 08:19:32 AM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D; HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR CHAD...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...Wish you were here so I could sing it to you in person. I miss you even more today. I hope you have a good day. You deserve it. I love you very much. We'll celebrate when you get home. Hopefully you have received your birthday package by now. Another care package will ge going out in the next few days. Take care. I love you. HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY!!!! Love Always - Mom


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 07:58:38 AM

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OK i think everyone needs to try relax a little. I know it's hard not get all worked up when we here a re-deployment date like January but i've heard worse. I've heard diffrent dates from ALL sorts of diffrent people. But what it comes down to is nobody really knows! We've been told we'd be getting a re-deployment date by the middle to the end of July! Till i get that date put in writting I don't believe anything! So please every time you here all these crazy dates just try to breath and know when we (spouses) know everyone will know! I know it's important to try our best to keep the guys moral up but lets try to keep the spouses moral up too! The last 3 1/2 months have been very very hard. Lets TRY to be pleasent & suppotive to eachother because no one understands what you , your kids & your family are going through like other military spouses!!


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 07:32:03 AM

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charles wooten


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 07:20:30 AM

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CAN'T USE AGAIN THE E.MAIL.


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 07:20:16 AM

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CAN'T USE AGAIN THE E.MAIL.


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 02:34:14 AM

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Somebody knows if the soldiers can have access to the email or if they still have some problems? Thank you!


Name: Carl
Email: poi_son45@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 02:06:22 AM

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what's up roll....i know you don't know me....but i've heard a lot about you. Dezz and Joy are constantly talking about you...honestly...i wouldn't mind meeting you to see if you are as nice as they say you are...maybe when you get back...we can all get together and do something...later....Carl


Name: joy
Email: joygirl_1@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 02:03:55 AM

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Hey babe it's me again. I am not sure if this is going to get to you or not. I hope that it dose. I miss you horribly. I can't wait for you to come home. Everyboby keeps asking me about you. I dont know what to tell them because I haven't heard from you in a while. I have heard that you are having trouble getting ahold of me. It would be a good idea to try to get ahold of dezzy to get my numbers. I miss you and love you. Come home soon. Love Lots Your Joy


Name: Joy
Email: joygirl_1@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 01:54:11 AM

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TO WHOM EVER TAKES THE PICTURES could you pretty please take a picture of Justin Roll of the Red Devils 1/508. His family and friends woulr be extreamly appreciative. Thank you.


Name: Destiny
Email: dezzykay@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 01:48:52 AM

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To my bro-Roll(Justin) out there. You need to get your butt home asap. We all miss you so much, bud! I can't wait for the day that I can get a great big hug from you again. Man, I'd even settle for a powder-pimp slap from you. And what's this business you can't pop your head into a single picture so we here at home could get a slight glance of you. Come on boy! We all know there's not a shy bone in your body. I've got the many pics of your grinning face to prove it. Well, I know you're probably not likely to even get to see this but at least I'll feel better knowing there's a chance of my bro will know I'm still out here missing him, wishing he was home here with us. Hurry home hun! Love ya! Love Dez


Name: Destiny
Email: dezzykay@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 01:48:38 AM

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To my bro-Roll(Justin) out there. You need to get your butt home asap. We all miss you so much, bud! I can't wait for the day that I can get a great big hug from you again. Man, I'd even settle for a powder-pimp slap from you. And what's this business you can't pop your head into a single picture so we here at home could get a slight glance of you. Come on boy! We all know there's not a shy bone in your body. I've got the many pics of your grinning face to prove it. Well, I know you're probably not likely to even get to see this but at least I'll feel better knowing there's a chance of my bro will know I'm still out here missing him, wishing he was home here with us. Hurry home hun! Love ya! Love Dez


Name: Destiny
Email: dezzykay@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 01:48:24 AM

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To my bro-Roll(Justin) out there. You need to get your butt home asap. We all miss you so much, bud! I can't wait for the day that I can get a great big hug from you again. Man, I'd even settle for a powder-pimp slap from you. And what's this business you can't pop your head into a single picture so we here at home could get a slight glance of you. Come on boy! We all know there's not a shy bone in your body. I've got the many pics of your grinning face to prove it. Well, I know you're probably not likely to even get to see this but at least I'll feel better knowing there's a chance of my bro will know I'm still out here missing him, wishing he was home here with us. Hurry home hun! Love ya! Love Dez


Name: Elizabeth Schoen
Email: elizabeth.schoen@us.army.mil
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 01:41:26 AM

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Pvt. Jordan, Joshua hey baby, how are you feeling today? had any IV's lately? i hope not. and i hope i get a letter from you soon explaining what the hell is happening to you over there, without the conveniently forgotten facts. i got an e-mail from your mom this morning. and you know what she told me? she told me about the razzing. i didn't know they still did that shit. i mean if something is done wrong fine get some PT out of it. but no one deserves to have to go get poked for it. i mean i wouldn't mind poking you, but thats another story. It doesn't look like i will be going active any time soon. the RN school didn't pan out, but now im looking at business colleges so that i can get my degree in half the time. its just taking too long. im still going to talk to an active duty recruiter to see if there are any other paths that i can take, any deals that i can make. im sick of waiting here. I went through those pictures again today. i found a few more that look like you but im having a hard time figuring out if its really you. in one there is a soldier reading a letter in a rat rig, but since i can't see his whole face i cant really be sure that its you. and then there is one of the whole company and there is a soldier sitting in the second row, the third from the right. but that soldier has hair. and i think the only day i've seen you with hair was when we shipped. it's either you or someone who looks a little like you that wears glasses and is the same rank. but this soldier looks bigger and has a fuller face. maybe i got the wrong guy. i don't know. Is it cold there? it seems like in every picture there is someone with a sweater of scarf on. well this is getting kinda long so i'll end it here, but i hope to hear from you soon. if only to tell me to quit writing because your sick of getting these books. with love---> Elizabeth


Name: Larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Wednesday July 09, 2003
Time: 12:52:25 AM

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Pfc. Ryan Wilmington---Hope you are well, safe, and in good spirits. Received another letter from you yesterday and could tell your ready to leave Iraq. Know it,s tough, but we just want you to know that your still in our thoughts & prayers. So hang tough, keep alert, & hang in there. Had the big 4th party in Pittsboro, In. & your mom & aunt Penny came from Denver, Co. for it. Also had relatives from Ill., Ft. wayne, Summitville, and of course Indianapolis. Everyone asked about you, and are all very proud of you. Glad to hear you quit smoking, but just sent another carton to you last week. Sure one of your buddys can use them though. Hope to hear from you again, soon. Love You, Miss You, and VERY, VERY, Proud of you!----Pappan


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 10:04:15 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey babe! How did your day go? I just got back from Applebee's. It's Andrew's last night here so I was saying bye. I talked to your dad awhile ago and he told me that he got to talk to you at about 3:30 in the morning! I was soo glad he got to be the one to talk to ya!! I know he was happy, too. I am working on getting some cd's out to you..just be patient w/ that task! I've got to scrounge up a list of songs that you like and then get them burned. Well, I love you sooo much. I miss you and I cannot wait til I hear your voice again...be safe and I will keep on prayin! I love you... love, stephanie


Name: Christa Harding
Email: charding@telenet.net
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 08:00:38 PM

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SGT JASON HARDING - 2/B/2/503rd Hey Jay! Just Mom wanting you to know you are always in our thoughts. We love you son and think that what you are doing as well as all of the 173rd is awesome. All of you are doing an incredible job in impossible conditions. Another pacakage is going out tomorrow as well as another letter. Genny e-mailed me yesterday. She is doing as well as can be expected. You have gem there son and I admire her. How did you get to have two such magnificient women in your life? Must be that you are such a good man. Keep up the good work, ALL of you. We all miss you are are praying for not only your safe and speedy return but that of all of the 173rd! Much love, MOM


Name: Anne
Email: a5gonzo@gci.net
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 06:18:39 PM

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To Wendy Damman-Bednan -- thanks for clarifying where Brandon was coming from -- I was a bit confused, and that cleared it up for me. I too have seen some "whining" on this site, and God knows, as you indicated, and Brandon implied, our loved ones do NOT need to hear that as their morale is sagging. They are all doing a wonderful job -- and we at home must do everything in our power to keep their spirits up, not complain about our problems on this "Message to Troops" -- I too am not inclined to go along with the "acceptable losses" bit, nor the "bring 'em on. . ." statements by Bush or Frank -- it hurts to hear them utter those words. Thank you, Wendy, for setting us straight too, and hopefully you are out of harm's way right now!! Yes, let us pray for safe return of our loved ones and SOON -- NOT January 3 as someone "no-name" stated. . . Mother of dedicated son.


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 05:53:36 PM

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GREETINGS 173RD HEROES!! Especially, J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H - 2/503-MORTAR!! We can finally say it's really hot up here! We've had 90 degrees for a whole week - that must seem like a cool breeze to you! The humidity has been horrid! Thunderstorms for the last 3 days, but no break in the humidity! Great for the grass & flowers, but not the pool! :o(~ Lizzy is finally home - which means the bunny's cage has finally been cleaned out! WHEW! Now we can all breathe easier!! Lizzy is helping Jim & Christine get a youth group going. She has been contacting bands to play in our driveway for a meeting where the youths can swim or hang out by the ponds, roast marshmallows & Jim/Chris will share on the deck. Both girls had the day off so the house 'should' be clean - but YOU know what that usually means.......... !!!! Worse than before & tons of excuses! They need their big brother, Jeff, to come & get them into shape! ;o) Jason calls @ least once a week. Not much happening @ Ft. Stewart. Once the 3rd ID finishes their leave time, they'll be pushing hard with training & he'll miss this R&R time! Do you hear from Tim Briski @ all? Where is he? Still in Iraq or back in Germany? I haven't heard a word on him. PLEASE WRITE! I know something has been going on up there in your area, but I'm not reading anything & the news is slow to report anything - if at all. Someone need to remind the news media that the war ISN'T OVER UNTIL ALL OUR TROOPS ARE HOME!! I know I should write letters more but time slips away after working all day then taking care of the house, the girls,the dog, the yard, gardens & etc... I can't complain - it's nothing compared to what you guys are facing!! Do you need air matresses to sleep on? Write, email or call & let me know & I'll get some for you. Pools & Spas could not send chemicals for your pool, but maybe they'd send air mattresses for you?????* * * * * * * IF ANYONE SEES JEFF * * * * * * TELL HIM TO READ HIS EMAILS & TO CALL HOME!!! * * * * THANK YOU!! I love you, Jeff! I found some funny & cute stuff for you @ the store. I know you'll enjoy them. I'll send off a package soon. I have to mail Jason one first - before he disowns me!! ;o(~ I promised him one over a month ago & it's not packed up yet!! Gotta go home, son. You're still my F. B. B. today, tomorrow & forever! As always, Psalms 91 in your heart - not your pocket - God's Word will protect & save you in times of need! I love you & miss you even more! Love eternally, Mom


Name: Glen Bayer
Email: glen_bayer@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 05:08:27 PM

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Pfc Brian Bayer Alpha 1st-508th. great to hear your voice again son! Damn! I wish they'd give you more talk time on the phone! Our Senator may be too busy to say hello to you after guarding his ass for a visit, but rest assured, everyone I know is 1000% behind you. Don't let any wacko ragheads come up behind you. Wingdad


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 05:04:11 PM

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ANNE GONZOLES, Brandon Airid had a very vaild point in that these messages DO get to the troops, and they do not want to hear the bickering of the wives on thier site. It shoots down morale even as low as the morale is down there from what I've heard. I have been a soldier and am now married to the most wonderful man in the world. In fact we were married and he left 4 days later! What a honeymoon right, but you don't see me complaining and moaning about it. Those who married thier husbands did so knowing the siutation they were going into with the hazards of the military lifestyle. That may bring very little comfort to those who can't handle this situation, but that's why I have very little sympathy to the whinning just like Brandon pointed out. I for one do not stand behind our politicians or thier pathetic attempts to show they care about our troops, because to be honest..THEY DON'T GIVE A RATS'S about our troops. It has been blantantly clear to me by the way they consider the deaths of some of my dear friends "Acceptable Losses." I can't stand our politicians, but I support every last one of those soldiers down their doing thier jobs right now...and with that I respect thier stance on not wanting to hear about the complaints of the wives on thier site. So please before you down my friend Brandon put yourself in his shoes. He doesn't want to hear all the negative...he's probably surounded by that enough. Also don't everyone jump to defense when you see something posted on this site for a re-deployment date. I am sure it is just someone trying to egg on another round of war on this site. Some people don't have the restaint enough to act like human beings, so don't pay any attention to them. I guess I am just not a very sympatheic person to those who play the "I have it soooo much worse than you" game..sorry that's just me. The Army taught us quick in Basic that from that point out your life would be about sucking it up and driving it on! That's exactly what we have to do in times like these. I do however wish you all the luck in dealing with these difficult times, and pray the guys get home soon for everyone's sake. Especially theirs! Good Luck. :)~~~~~Wendy~~~


Name:
Email: virgin_islands1975@yahoo.it
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 04:19:06 PM

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I'd like to know why somebody wrote that the guys will not be home untill January 3rd. Even the guys don't know that. Who told you that and who are you for knowing and writing that? And why u didn't give an e-mail address or something? Answer please! Thanks.


Name: Anne Gonzalez
Email: a5gonzo@gci.net
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 02:42:52 PM

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Was troubled by the statement just read on this "Messages to the Troops" -- one from ????? which stated 173rd won't be home until Jan. 3 -- is someone kidding around, or is this the current estimated return? How dreadful! And who is this Brandon who wrote that the troops don't want to read such "b.s." as is being posted here from wives -- these are frustrating and painful times, certainly for mothers and friends, but moreso for young wives of servicemen -- let us all be patient and understanding and supportive during this difficult time -- and let us urge our dear President not to use verbage like ". . .bring 'em on" with reference to Iraq militants -- and for our military officers to reiterate that churns my stomach. Sorry, just venting. . . Love to my son Paul. . .


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 02:22:16 PM

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This message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI, Hi honey, thinking about you, We are so proud of you. PLEASE BE SAFE, WE LOVE YOU, Im writing another letter, love mom


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 02:19:37 PM

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Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Sheila.Steely@HCAhealthcare.com
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 01:57:45 PM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D; Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you. Hang in there. Hopefully, you will get to come home soon. Be careful and watch your back. I am very proud of you. I love you very much. Love Always - Mom


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 01:01:07 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Hi Mike mio, how are you?? Hoping everything is ok!!! I wrapped la sorpresa per il tuo ritorno!! E' molto bello il pacchetto!!! Spero ti piaccia anche il regalino!!! Non vedo l'ora di potertelo dare!!! Scommetto che sei curioso di sapere cos'è... Spero ti piaccia!!! Indovina chi mi ha chiamata 10 minuti fa?? Paola (la ragazza in sedia a rotelle!)... Sabato pomeriggio vado in centro con lei!! E' tanto che non andavo fuori con lei, poverina e le ho detto di sì!! Oggi non c'è niente di nuovo, è solo un'altra giornata passata and ONE LESS FOR YOUR COMING BACK!! I MISS YOUUUUUUU!! FAI ATTENZIONE!!!!! I NEED YOU!! SN CN T SEMPRE!! TI AMO... 10000000000000000000000000000000 GRANDI BACI, la tua Susy. sempre...


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 01:00:40 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Hi Mike mio, how are you?? Hoping everything is ok!!! I wrapped la sorpresa per il tuo ritorno!! E' molto bello il pacchetto!!! Spero ti piaccia anche il regalino!!! Non vedo l'ora di potertelo dare!!! Scommetto che sei curioso di sapere cos'è... Spero ti piaccia!!! Indovina chi mi ha chiamata 10 minuti fa?? Paola (la ragazza in sedia a rotelle!)... Sabato pomeriggio vado in centro con lei!! E' tanto che non andavo fuori con lei, poverina e le ho detto di sì!! Oggi non c'è niente di nuovo, è solo un'altra giornata passata and ONE LESS FOR YOUR COMING BACK!! I MISS YOUUUUUUU!! FAI ATTENZIONE!!!!! I NEED YOU!! SN CN T SEMPRE!! TI AMO... 10000000000000000000000000000000 GRANDI BACI, la tua Susy. sempre...


Name: giulia
Email: maledetta83@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 12:40:04 PM

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to THE ROOSTER AKA JAKE we miss you buddy!come back the crazy nuts miss you as a bouncer, and us girl miss you as such a good friend! grit your teeth, miss ya, the girls.


Name: MOM
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 12:11:30 PM

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SPC PHILLIP HATTON ~ B/2/503 ~ Hey Phillip! Just put some film and magazines in the mail for you. Now, when you get them, ole' mom expects at least one pic, okay? Your father, Phillip, fired up his Harley Sunday and we rode all day long... Can't wait until you get back so we can hit the road. You and Brandi lead the way. Don't care where we go or how long we stay; just ride! There's a meet in October we're hoping that you might be able to make.... the one in Cherokee. But if you don't get home until the snow falls, then we'll load the bikes up in the trailor and head South... sound okay to you? Anyplace you want to go. In the meantime, keep those thoughts in mind. One day at a time and eventually you'll be back in Italy..... even better still: HOME! You won't believe how Syd and Austin have grown! Sydney's little mouth goes in overdrive at all times except when she's sleeping! And Austin looks just like his Uncle! He's "mobile" and into everything. He reeks havoc on Tokey's food every time he comes to Great Gramma's place. Another one of those letters will hit the mail this week. Got some great pics to send to you! Love you loads and think of you every single minute of the day. Can't wait to hug that handsome guy that used to be my little buddy! I'm always so proud to be called your "MOM".....


Name: katherine wooten
Email: kathywooten9305@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 12:00:42 PM

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hey baby hope your 4th of July was ok Kimmie and I really miss you Keep the 501st in check like you been doing Don't take no S--T from nobody !!!!@@@@ You know what I'm talking bout Keep up the good work reprsenting the WOOTEN name BE SAFE AND TAKE CARE ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Debbie
Email: dfisher@dyercs.net
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 11:25:45 AM

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PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd: Hi Jarod, Just a short note to let you know that I am thinking of you and the wonderful job that you are doing for us. If there is anything that you need please let me know. I know you are ready to come home, I am praying for your safe and speedy return. Stay Alert, you are loved and missed by your friends and family. Hoping to see you here in Tennessee soon. Love, Debbie


Name: MOM & DAD GRAFTON
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 11:10:49 AM

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SPC. STEVE GRAFTON, 2ND 503RD: HEY, THERE STEVIE! JUST A NOTE TO TELL YOU HELLO AND THAT WE'VE BEEN THINKING OF YOU THROUGHOUT THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND! HAD THE USUAL BASH IN THE BACKYARD, INCLUDING RED, WHITE, AND BLUE JELLO SHOOTERS! POSTED THE VERY COOL 173RD ABN BDE PATCH THAT APPEARS ON THIS WEBSITE TO THE WILLOW TREE IN THE YARD, ALONG WITH A GIANT YELLOW RIBBON...EVERYONE TOASTED YOU AND THE REST OF THE MIGHTY 173RD! WE KNOW THAT IT WON'T BE TOO MUCH LONGER BEFORE YOU'LL BE HERE FOR THE NEXT BASH. KEEP THE FAITH, HANG IN THERE AND REMEMBER WE LOVE YOU! MOM & DAD (AND JAIME)


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 11:08:25 AM

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Brandon Airid, You rock:) I will say this much...this site is definately a social barometer for what is going on behind the scenes! It is annoying, but you have to admit in some sick twisted way it's kind of interesting to watch animals feeding on one another! It's like watching sharks eat a seal...you know it's disgusting, but you watch anyways. I don't know maybe it's because I am not back on post to have to see it everyday, which I am sooooo lucky for that! I also wanted to tell you I just packed away the mail from the publishers that was sent for you, and will ship it back home starting this week. Keep up the good work, you're soo gonna have fun in Art School! ~~~~~~~~~Wendy~~~~~~~~


Name: SEBIANA
Email:
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 10:55:20 AM

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FOR ROBERTO FERNANDEZ...HI BABY...COME STAI?è DA TANTO TEMPO CHE NON TI FAI SENTIRE E NESSUNO RIESCE A DARMI NOTIZIE SU DI TE...SPERO CHE STAI BENE..PER FAVORE CHIAMAMI APPENA PUOI DEVO PARLARTI...HO TANTA VOGLIA DI SENTIRTI...!MI HANNO SOLO DETTO CHE TORNATE VERSO IL 15 DI AGOSTO SPERO CHE SIA LA VERITà...TI RICORDI ANCORA L'ITALIANO...IO STO IMPARANDO UN DI INGLESE...MA STO ASPETTANDO A TE IL MIO TEACHER....HO TANTO BISOGNO DI PARLARTI..MI MANCHI TANTISSIMISSIMISIMO...SPERO CHE RIUSCIRAI A LEGGERE QUESTA E-MAIL...CI SENTIAMO..PANSITA!


Name: matt czarnik
Email: czarnik@whidbey.com
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 09:55:18 AM

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Dear Jeremy, I hope all is well, and that you are taking care of yourself. We all love and miss you very much. write/call when you can. I hope the packages are coming regularly. Keep your head down and your ears open. Love, DAD


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 09:31:24 AM

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To Spc Fredrick Campbell C co. 1/508th Hey Love Of Mine ,Hope you had a good day.I'm headed to work right now and I know is going to be a tough day for me cause tommorrow we inventory and today we have get everything straight.I can't wait for this inventory to be over. I got a letter from you yesterday ,I'm looking forward to hearing your voice soon.It's been 9 days since you called me and I'm about to go AWOL cause I miss you sooooooooooooooo much,I love you Baby please take care ok,Love you again,and again and again. Millie.


Name:
Email:
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 09:13:20 AM

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The 173rd wont be home till january 3rd


Name: Brandon Aird
Email: brandon.aird@us.army.mil
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 09:12:33 AM

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For all the wives out there. Have you ever heard of email? None of us want to read this BS that i see on here everyday..


Name: S.J.
Email:
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 09:11:05 AM

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IS IT SURE THAT OUR SOLDIERS WILL BE IN VICENZA IN AUGUST?PLEASE IF ANYBODY KNOWS SOMETHING GIVE ME COMUNICATION ON THIS SITE. THANK YOU....AN ITALIAN WIFE.JENNIFER.


Name: S.J.
Email:
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 09:10:23 AM

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IS IT SURE THAT OUR SOLDIERS WILL BE IN VICENZA IN AUGUST?PLEASE IF ANYBODY KNOWS SOMETHING GIVE ME COMUNICATION ON THIS SITE. THANK YOU....AN ITALIAN WIFE.JENNIFER.


Name: S.J.
Email:
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 09:10:09 AM

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IS IT SURE THAT OUR SOLDIERS WILL BE IN VICENZA IN AUGUST?PLEASE IF ANYBODY KNOWS SOMETHING GIVE ME COMUNICATION ON THIS SITE. THANK YOU....AN ITALIAN WIFE.JENNIFER.


Name: Kourtney ( PFC Kasey Robbins)
Email: cheerchicsr04@aol.com
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 01:43:20 AM

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hey bubba!!! I thought i would put something in here, because i havent written or talked to you in a while and i miss talking to you because its been loney without you here. i miss you alot and i cant stand being with far away from you not knowing how you are doing or not giving you back messages while you at home sometimes or throwing stuff at you when we get mad at each other. but i do miss you alot and i just thought i would tell you that because you dont know how much you mean to me in the long run because you are my only brother that i have and i will ever have that is by blood and we do look like kinda with our smiles that same. but i guess you know that i'm your only sister that you will ever have in life. i dont know what i would do if i lost you because you are my only brother that i have in life and i love you very much and you love me alot hopefully and i miss you still just only being gone a year. love always Kourtney Nicole Robbins


Name: Kourtney ( PFC Kasey Robbins)
Email: cheerchicsr04@aol.com
Date: Tuesday July 08, 2003
Time: 01:36:55 AM

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hey bubba!!!


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Monday July 07, 2003
Time: 10:20:18 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey babe!! How are ya doing? How did your day go? And good morning to you now! I got a letter from you today...i was excited. It was the first one I have gotten in a long time! I wrote you a letter lastnight but didn't get it mailed out today so I will write you a letter tonight too and then mail them both out tomorrow. I miss you very much! I hope to get another letter soon! I love you sooooooooooooooooooo much!!! You are the best! Y'all be careful out there and make the best of it. I am so proud of each and every one of you. I love you! love, stephanie


Name: sister
Email: KeithU2@aol.com
Date: Monday July 07, 2003
Time: 08:11:05 PM

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Hey Christoph! It was great to hear from you yesturday! Stay safe and know that we are so extremely proud of you, as well as all of the 173rd! Take care! Love always: your little sister:)


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Monday July 07, 2003
Time: 06:16:21 PM

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PFC Chad Henman 3rd PLT 2/503D; I just read another e-mail update on Able Company and the 2/503D. Didn't know all that was going on. Please be careful. Watch your back. Remember I love you very much. Be strong and come home safely. Love Always - Mom


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Monday July 07, 2003
Time: 05:10:49 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd... Jarod, Just a note to tell you how proud I am of you and how much I love and miss you. I certainly hope this finds you doing well!! I am so looking forward to the day that you can contact us and let us know that there is a coming home date that is in "stone". I know that you and the others must be past exhaustion! I certainly know of a Mexican Restaurant that has a table on the house waiting for you. I know of a BBQ/Steak house that has the same. Neils and El Patios both have said when you get back for leave you had better stop by. Margaret sends her love. She got back from Colorado late yesterday. She said she was getting caught up on reading all your letters to her......She too mises you so much as you do her. Keep on pushing and keep your head up!! Love you and miss you much!! God Speed!! Dad


Name: joshua russell
Email: chops270@aol.com
Date: Monday July 07, 2003
Time: 04:50:13 PM

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Happy belated 4th of July! B Co. I have a brother w/ you over there spec.Russell. He said its getting pretty hot over there again. Keep it up everyone in my house here @ nsu is PROUD of you. Keep your heads up you'll be home soon. Sincerely, PFC. Russell OKARNG 120th ENG.HSC.


Name: Amy Morgan, Mom of James Morgan
Email: aksmimimorg@aol.com
Date: Monday July 07, 2003
Time: 02:03:54 PM

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Hey Jimmy, Still no complaints of the heat here. Up to about 94 during the day with a whole lot of humidity. I know it't nothing compared to what you are putting up with. I am working now as you know. I like the job but we aren't busy since we haven't officially opened yet. Still trying to man the office and field. I hope you are getting the packages we send. Haven't sent as many lately since you guys are getting the toiletries and bare essentials you need. Trying to keep up with the mustang magazines for you. I am sending more air mattresses. Give them to whoever you would like to. I can't believe you people are sleeping on the floor! We are having a rally this weekend in Indy with the MOM group. You people should see the support you are getting. We go on tv as much as possible to let everyone know that it isn't over yet. The mayor, Bart Peterson spoke on the 4th in honor of the troops and families of the troops. You guys got a standing ovation. It was awesome! We are all so proud of everyone over there. The news calls me all the time for updates on whether we have heard from you, when you are coming home, or anything special that would interest the general public. Can't give them any info right now since I don't know when you will be home. Look forward to a very large greeting when the time comes. I have a very large MOM group, friends, family, and media. We will all be there with our colors on. By the way, if anyone else will be coming our way when you come home, the party's on me!!!!!! All is well on the homefront. Tami and Charlie moving soon. Kameron asks when his Uncle Jimmy will be jumping from the airplane to come home. He looks for you on tv all the time when he sees bits of the war. We all miss and love you so much. Can't wait to get you home. Love MOM


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday July 07, 2003
Time: 01:29:24 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Buona sera mio caro Mike... Come stai??!! Stamattina ti ho inviato la lettera... Spero che ti arrivi presto, c'è anche una foto dove ci sono io con Ash (sarà sicuramente quella che ti piacerà di più perchè c'è Ash, HA HA) contento?? Io sto aspettando la lettera che, of course/di corsa, mi avrai scritto e inviato, vero, vero, vero??! Sai cosa stavo pensando prima?? Che è il primo anno in cui non vedo l'ora di ricominciare la scuola, il motivo?? Perchè tu sarai già tornato e sarai qui con me!! Agosto e settembre arrivate presto, please!!!!! Questo pomeriggio ho fatto un po' di quiz di scuola guida, sono così noiosi!!! Ti ricordi che alcuni te li avevo fatti vedere??! La prossima settimana comincerò a lavorare anch'io... Sarà un lavoro mooooooolto faticoso!!! A dire la verità non si può neanche chiamare lavoro, perchè ci sono tutte le mie amiche e quindi possiamo parlare tutto il tempo, in più ci offrono sempre cioccolatini e sodas mentre "lavoriamo"! Comunque è solo per una settimana, anche l'anno scorso l'ho fatto, è divertente e così le giornate passano più in fretta!! I MISS YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH, I NEED YOU A LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!! TAKE CARE MIKE MIO!! SN CN T SEMPRE! I'm always thinking of you... TI AMO, too many kisses, WITH ALL MY IMMENSE LOVE, la tua Susy sempre!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday July 07, 2003
Time: 01:28:59 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Buona sera mio caro Mike... Come stai??!! Stamattina ti ho inviato la lettera... Spero che ti arrivi presto, c'è anche una foto dove ci sono io con Ash (sarà sicuramente quella che ti piacerà di più perchè c'è Ash, HA HA) contento?? Io sto aspettando la lettera che, of course/di corsa, mi avrai scritto e inviato, vero, vero, vero??! Sai cosa stavo pensando prima?? Che è il primo anno in cui non vedo l'ora di ricominciare la scuola, il motivo?? Perchè tu sarai già tornato e sarai qui con me!! Agosto e settembre arrivate presto, please!!!!! Questo pomeriggio ho fatto un po' di quiz di scuola guida, sono così noiosi!!! Ti ricordi che alcuni te li avevo fatti vedere??! La prossima settimana comincerò a lavorare anch'io... Sarà un lavoro mooooooolto faticoso!!! A dire la verità non si può neanche chiamare lavoro, perchè ci sono tutte le mie amiche e quindi possiamo parlare tutto il tempo, in più ci offrono sempre cioccolatini e sodas mentre "lavoriamo"! Comunque è solo per una settimana, anche l'anno scorso l'ho fatto, è divertente e così le giornate passano più in fretta!! I MISS YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH, I NEED YOU A LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!! TAKE CARE MIKE MIO!! SN CN T SEMPRE! I'm always thinking of you... TI AMO, too many kisses, WITH ALL MY IMMENSE LOVE, la tua Susy sempre!!


Name: Keli Marshall
Email: kelimarshall@yahool.com
Date: Monday July 07, 2003
Time: 01:18:08 PM

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PFC Jason Marshall, We got your message that you are in a new unit. The answering machine cut you off before you finished the new address. Please send it again. I have a package with the music you wanted ready to send. We are all well and Dad's new job started today. Our new cell phone number is 505-401-7365. Your family and the fellowship (especially Dad & Mitch) are all very proud of you and continue to pray for you and your fellow soldiers. We all love you and miss you and can't wait to see your smile and hear your voice. Be strong and courageous. Love, Mom


Name:
Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Monday July 07, 2003
Time: 01:02:17 PM

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DEAR 173RD AIRBORNE AND ALL OUR SOLDIERS AWAY FROM HOME IN OTHER LANDS....THANK THE GOOD LORD THAT WE HAD A 4TH OF JULY AND NONE OF OURS WERE TAKEN...although we see in the news on a daily basis that other families were not so lucky. You are so appreciated and thanked for the good job you are doing of watching out for our freedoms...never think it is in vain. I was in Ontario Canada on the 4th and you would not believe the dual flags flying on cars, on businesses and residences. You are our HEROS...stay focased and come home safely. It will be sooner than later, you are on the downhill side of serve time. God Bless you!...and to my son in whom I am well pleased, Staff Sgt..Shawn Grueser//I KNEW you could do it my son. You are a good soldier,friend,husband,father and son. I miss you and love you more. mama


Name: TATA and NANA
Email: vguzman@copper.com
Date: Monday July 07, 2003
Time: 09:51:29 AM

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PFC ANTONIO TANO/508- HI TONY WE HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL TODAY MONDAY ANOTHER DAY WE MISS YOU AT JULIE'S WEDDING IT WAS VERY SIMPLE BUY REAL NICE.WE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON. CANT HARDLY WAIT.WE GOT TO SEE YOUR FRIEND AT THE WEDDING CHRIS.ALSO ALL HER GIRL FRIENDS FROM SCHOOL CAME OVER IT WAS NICE OF THEN. I HEARD CHRIS IS GETTING MARRIED WHEN YOU COME HOME, GUESS WHAT CAN YOIU TELL WE HAVE A COMPUTER NOW 'HA HA' BUENO MI AMOR I HOPE YOU GET THIS EMAIL I'LL KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOU. KEEP SAFE AND HOPE TO SEE YOU LOVE TATA AND NANA


Name: TO SGT. KEVIN R. GLEICH
Email: FROM Mom & Dad in HILLIARD OH
Date: Monday July 07, 2003
Time: 08:40:14 AM

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WHEN THE EMAIL IS BACK UP AGAIN IN KIRKUK I HOPE SOMEONE GETS THIS TO OUR SON. KEVIN, YOUR WIFE TOLD US ABOUT THE MESSAGE SHE GOT ON HER VOICEMAIL LAST WEDNESDAY FROM YOU AND THAT WE HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING SINCE. WE ASSUME THAT IS BECAUSE THEY DECIDED THAT IRAQ CAN'T DO WITHOUT YOU FOR A FEW DAYS FOR YOUR SON'S BIRTH. SO YOUR DAD AND I ARE LEAVING IMMEDIATELY FOR "YOU KNOW WHERE" TO BE WITH YOUR WIFE WHEN YOUR SON IS BORN. REST ASSURED THAT ALL IS WELL AND THE ARMY HAS BEEN WONDERFUL AT US HELPING US THROUGH THIS SITUATION AND HELPING US SET UP OUR VISIT TO THEIR BASE FOR THE BIRTH OF YOUR SON. YOUR WIFE AND MOTHER-IN-LAW ARE ALSO VERY NICE AND WELCOMING OUR PRESENCE AND SUPPORT DURING THIS TIME WHEN YOU HAVE TO BE "AT WORK." IT SEEMS NOT THAT LONG AGO THAT I HEARD A YOUNG FATHER EXPLAIN TO HIS 3 YEAR-OLD SON ABOUT WHY HE WAS LEAVING TO GO OUT TO SEA FOR 11 MONTHS, AND TOLD HIM SOMETHING ABOUT GOING TO WORK AND BEING THE MAN OF THE HOUSE. HE ASKED HIS YOUNG SON IF HE UNDERSTOOD. THE LITTLE BOY SAID, "YEAH DAD. AND WHEN I GET BIG AND I GO TO WORK, THEN YOU CAN BE THE MAN OF THE HOUSE." WELL, BOY. GUESS DAD IS GOING TO GO BE THE "MAN OF THE HOUSE" FOR AWHILE NOW LIKE YOU SAID HE WOULD BE, WHILE YOU ARE NOW BIG AND AT WORK. I HOPE THAT IT BRINGS YOU SOME SMALL COMFORT THAT YOUR FAMILY HERE IN THE STATES WILL BE THERE FOR YOUR FAMILY WHEN YOU CAN'T BE. GOD BLESS YOU SON. HOPE TO TALK TO YOU IN THE NEXT DAY OR SO WHEN WE ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY ON THEIR BASE AND YOUR SON IS BORN. WE LOVE YOU. STAY SAFE FOR US. GOD BLESS THE ARMY (THEY EVEN TREAT US NAVY RETIREES AND VETS OF THE 1ST GULF WAR VERY WELL TOO).


Name: Tabitha, Sarah & Stephanie Hamilton
Email: mail@bellsouth.net
Date: Monday July 07, 2003
Time: 08:27:29 AM

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Clint Mack, Hey....Hope all is well. We can't wait to see you. The girls are going to the reunion with your Mom and Jim. I wish them lots of luck hahaha. I am trying to arrange some time off from work to meet them up there. I don't know if that is going to happen or not. I wish you and Summer were going. Your Mom said Chris and Melinda will be there. We love getting your letters. When Sarah was in school she took them and shared with the class. Can you believe Sarah is going into the first grade. I am really starting to feel my age!!! haha NOT! In my mind I'm still the girl that pulled into GA 9 years ago. Well maybe with a few modifications! Stephanie, well what can we say about Miss Steph? She has decided she wants to join the Army and fight the bad Men when she grows up....I can so see that! Sarah has learned to drive the golf cart this summer. She does real good. They seem to be growing up so fast...You are still in their prayers every night. They think you are just the coolest. You would be so proud of Cole. You should see how he is arounf the girls. He plays with them, watches movies with them....He pretty much keeps up with them when I'm at your Moms. The girls really have fun with him. Well I better go...I hope you get this...We love you....Stay safe


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday July 07, 2003
Time: 08:18:38 AM

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the email is down in kirkik so that might be why no email


Name: Bev ( A VERY PROUD MOM)
Email: bevbear53@yahoo.com
Date: Monday July 07, 2003
Time: 07:35:42 AM

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HI BILLY, Aco 2nd plt 1/508th It was GREAT to hear your voice this morning.I have been waiting patiently (NOT) for that one call.I will get the items you requested today and send them out.If you think of anything else let me know.I will be going to work today with a VERY large smile ( first time in a long time) Wish I could be in Italy when you return, but if not trust me we will have the biggest party the neighborhood has ever seen.Stay safe,Be careful I LOVE YOU Mom


Name: Silvia
Email: silviagodi@hotmail.com
Date: Monday July 07, 2003
Time: 05:53:23 AM

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Hi!! I HAVE A PROBLEM: There is a special guy for me in Iraq in 508 infantry division,his name is Sam Walter. Normally I write him letters and e-mail and he answers me..But it's about a month that I didn't have any news from him and I'm very very afrid..I'm trying to think the worse things..He is the best friend of Salvatore Broes ,he is in Iraq too but in a diffrent division.If someone can HELP ME, please tell me something...THANK YOU TO EVERYONE.. Silvia..


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday July 07, 2003
Time: 01:46:48 AM

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Name: Denise Michelbrink
Email: neesermgm@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 09:12:44 PM

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every time i go to 173rd web site and look for updated articles ...IT SAYS update but it isn't. would like to know where our 173rd soldiers are (if possible) without putting them in harms ways. anyone know of any news articles on the 173rd? it is really nice to see my son and his counterparts in the pictures, makes me smile to see them smile even though they aren't really where they want to be!! miss you son, pray for you daily and would love to hear your voice again soon!! love you mom


Name: Vincent Guzman
Email: vguzman@copper.net
Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 04:11:56 PM

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HI TONY HOPE YOU HAD A HAPPY 4TH OF JULY.HERE WE HAD A LOT OF RAIN; WE REALLY NEEDED IT.TODAY SUNDAY IT RAIN SOME NOW IS CLEARING. EVERYONE IS DOING WELL HERE AT HOME. LOVE NANA AND TATA


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 03:07:00 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Hi Mike mio!!! Come stai?? Ieri ti ho scritto una lettera, te la spedirò domani, ci sono anche alcune foto... Spero ti faccia piacere riceverle!! Sono così sad perchè mi manchi così tanto, però, finalmente siamo già a luglio... Ci rivedremo presto, vero?? Spero di ricevere,in questi giorni,una lettera da te!!!! Questa settimana devo concentrarmi a studiare il libretto di scuola guida... Ho solo altri 2 mesi di tempo per l'esame teorico e quello pratico... Credi che ci riuscirò?? I MISS YOU A LOT!!!!! I HOPE TO SEE YOU AS SOON AS I THINK!!! "TAKE CARE!!!!!!!!!" Prego per te sempre!!! Please scrivimi!!!!! SN CN T SEMPRE!!! TI AMO... A LOTS OF HUGES KISSES, your Susy always!!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 03:06:33 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Hi Mike mio!!! Come stai?? Ieri ti ho scritto una lettera, te la spedirò domani, ci sono anche alcune foto... Spero ti faccia piacere riceverle!! Sono così sad perchè mi manchi così tanto, però, finalmente siamo già a luglio... Ci rivedremo presto, vero?? Spero di ricevere,in questi giorni,una lettera da te!!!! Questa settimana devo concentrarmi a studiare il libretto di scuola guida... Ho solo altri 2 mesi di tempo per l'esame teorico e quello pratico... Credi che ci riuscirò?? I MISS YOU A LOT!!!!! I HOPE TO SEE YOU AS SOON AS I THINK!!! "TAKE CARE!!!!!!!!!" Prego per te sempre!!! Please scrivimi!!!!! SN CN T SEMPRE!!! TI AMO... A LOTS OF HUGES KISSES, your Susy always!!!


Name: ELENA
Email: elena.rin@libero.it
Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 02:19:39 PM

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to vantony robinson: i love you baby...i can't wait to see you...take care your mami


Name: Anna
Email: rockets84@libero.it
Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 02:00:25 PM

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Mike Ramirez,hhc mortars,2/503, Hey man, yesterday on post I asked two MP if they know when you can back...they played with me, fucking men!!! I had fun these two days on post, I missed that life!!! Today I went late to work,cause I didn't hear the alarm...and now I have headache...so I'm going to sleep... I miss you baby, I miss you so much!!! I'm proud, very proud of you, take care, and kick their ass!! I love you, Anna


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 01:41:09 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR..Baybdoll! I loved your package you sent me from REI. You are the best husband in the world! It's weird that you're so far away in Iraq, and I get these packages from my husband filled with all sorts of cool stuff. How many husband do that for their wives? Or for that matter write them evryday, email all the time, and call everytime they get the chance. You make me sooo happy! How did I get so lucky to get a husband like you who is constantly fawning over me even a world away? That's why I am so madly, deeply and completely in love with you! I will take a picture of myself in the dress yu bought me. It is soo pretty, and I love the color, cut and fabric. You rock babydoll! I am sending you out a carepackage tomorrow. Since I couldn't do it while I was in Colorado, ut I've escaped and am home now!! Yeah!!! Hehehehe! I love you soooo much! Whole Bunchies Babydoll! ~~~~~~~~~~Joel's Princess~~~~~~~~~~


Name: Aunt JoAnne and Uncle Gene Isotti
Email: gene.isotti@aig.com
Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 12:33:07 PM

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This message is for Captain John "Jack" Kilbride: We just want to let you know that we are always thinking about you and your family. We hope that this message finds you safe and well. We will be going to N.Y. and MA. for a visit. I took a hot air balloon ride recently. Gene got a promotion to AVP. Remember, we think you often and love you. Hope to hear from you soon. Love, J & G.


Name: sad
Email:
Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 11:57:24 AM

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My boyfriend left for a mission in the south can somebody write here if they know something Thank you


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 11:16:41 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey sweetheart! How have you been? I haven't written you a message on here in a few days...but after talking to you Thursday you told me that you don't ever read them anyway. I guess I'll just post them to help console me, then. It does make me feel better sometimes. Anyway, I miss you very much! Andrew is here right now so we've been hanging out. Today is Brooke's birthday so I guess we will do somethin today. I stayed w/ Jamie Lou lastnight and now I just got home from church. Have a good night!! Be careful and know that I love you. You are so special to me and I am so proud to have you coming home to me! I pray for y'all everyday! I love you....love,stephanie


Name: Debbie Tyer
Email: deb_at_the_lake@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 09:15:03 AM

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JT - it's Aunt Debbie. Wanted you to know we think about you and pray for you and our troops everyday.We really miss you. Loved the pics of you/Wallace in Germany. You have grown up/look confident and solid. Cameron/Collin/I have every faith in you and your abilities to get through this mission. Hang in there Bud. Everyday is one more day closer to coming home. Please be safe. We love you.


Name: Elizabeth Schoen
Email: elizabeth.schoen@us.army.mil
Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 04:48:10 AM

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PVT. JORDAN, JOSHUA 74th LRS--> guess what i found baby? pictures, of you. i know one is of you because your sitting there looking mad as hell in a black sweatshirt with your ears sticking out. i couldn't miss those ears, i just love them. i found some more but i couldn't tell if it was you or not because you were smiling. :o i couldn't believe it! and do you have reddish blonde hair or was it just the sun reflecting off that bald head? :) ha ha. it made me feel so much better to see those pictures. looks pretty comfy where your at. is chance one of your buddies? is he commo like you? it really brightened my day to see your glowing(sarcastic) face. :) with love--> Elizabeth November Gulf


Name: Elizabeth Schoen
Email: elizabeth.schoen@us.army.mil
Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 04:42:06 AM

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CHANCE 74th LRS---> i just wanted to thank you for the photos. i looked at them on your family site and i found one of my very good friend Jordan, Joshua. do me a favor and tell him that his november gulf says to smile next time. thank you again for the photos. -Elizabeth Schoen


Name: Elizabeth Schoen
Email: elizabeth.schoen@us.army.mil
Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 04:39:43 AM

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Name: Elizabeth Schoen
Email: elizabeth.schoen@us.army.mil
Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 04:00:38 AM

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PVT. JORDAN, JOSHUA Hey baby, how is it going over there? everything is alright over here. im having problems sleeping so i figured i would write to you. i haven't mailed my letter yet because i ran out of money. it's been raining almost non stop for the past two days. there are flash flood warnings everywhere. there have been lots of tornado warnings in boone county. i don't know if you know where thats at but its a little ways north of here. its been freaking me out. you know how i am about storms. i had to call mom today because no one was here. have you heard about those slutty wives? i can beleive they would do that in public. i guess a soldier photographed some wives making out with other soldiers in a bar. that is sickening. and then there are other wives who have nothing better to do but bitch about their men being gone. i mean i can understand how they feel, because god knows i miss you but there is something greater happening than just this battle. this is going to determine the way that country thrives for years. we better do it right this time. but hey the longer your there the longer i have of getting a passport. and hey your NG friend be damned she can just hand you over to this soon to be active duty friend(if i meet the requirements) cross your fingers for me. well im going to go look at some photos that i heard about. miss you bunches! WITH LOVE--->NOVEMBER GULF BE SAFE BABY!


Name: Terri
Email: imgoindowninaburninringoffire@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 12:56:40 AM

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ATTN:---> PFC VOLPE 173-2/503 Hey Good Lookin'....whatcha got cookin'? What, your name's not Emeril? Well just give the man who will not faulter for rain, nor sleet, nor snow, nor heat, nor sand, nor dark of night a chance to do his job and YOU will then be the man in demand! Can't have no skinny soldiers now, ya hear?!! So wash up, eat up, and rest up! Have a good rest of the weekend and be safe. I think of you every day. Hope to hear from you again soon. :) SWAK, Terri


Name: Janis Allen (Jerry Allen's twin)
Email: janis98765@aol.com
Date: Sunday July 06, 2003
Time: 12:31:23 AM

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Hello everyone!!!! I am Jerry Allen's sister. He's in 2/503. I just wanted to say thanks to all of you guys that tried to get in touch with him when he was in the states. I hope you guys get to Italy soon, if you're not already there. He's a lot better now, thanks to me. :)


Name: Danielle
Email: LilRedSweetie17@aol.com
Date: Saturday July 05, 2003
Time: 11:04:05 PM

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PFC Phillip Harrill, I just wanted to let you know that I love you and I miss you very much. I am praying for your safe return as well as your troop members. Thank you all so much for what you are doing! I love you Phillip, I can't wait til you come home! Love Danielle


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Saturday July 05, 2003
Time: 06:59:26 PM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D; I love you. I miss you. I went shopping today, and another care package will be coming your way on Monday. I hope you had a wonderful 4th. Hang in there. Be strong and safe. Love Always - Mom


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday July 05, 2003
Time: 05:07:36 PM

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To SPC Fredrick Campbell C 1/508th Baby just to let you know you're my Hero my everything ,I'm very proud of you. Everyday that passes by I appreciate you more and more .Keep up the good work take care and come home soon,Love you with all my heart,Millie.


Name: Ribana Jones
Email: coldmisty@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday July 05, 2003
Time: 04:56:22 PM

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Hey SPC EDMOND D. JONES I miss you so much. I just checked the new pic´s and I saw you on one of them. Made me feel that you´re not far away at all. You know you´re always on my mind and in my heart. I will put some packages in the mail on monday, I hope I got everything what you need. I LOVE YOU and I hope I will hear from you soon! Your wife Ribana


Name: roberta weaver
Email: just4mamasbiz@aol.com
Date: Saturday July 05, 2003
Time: 02:04:26 PM

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spc thomas hoover. hope this message finds you well. i am so proud of you and your unit. in fact all service persons. maris is married now and very happy. addy starts school this fall.she will be a hand full for her teachers.dee and joe moved into squeaks old house. vito and leon and kenny moved in there too.kaine is growing like a weed. he still doesnt talk very well but hes pretty darn smart. alexia (sissy) is just plain mean. shes so much like dee. i laugh at dee all the time cuz sissy makes her so mad doing stuff just like she did to g lady.brandon is just plain jolly. i call him the jolly little elf. all he does is laugh.leon and kenny expect to go to bosnia in january. leon says hell be going to hawaii after that.leons girlfriend if thats what you call her, is pregnant. he'll never learn will he. you'd think after 4 kids at 23 hed stop or at least figure out what causes that.vito may have one on the way too. some girl he dated while him and jammie were split up is pregnant and she says its his. he said hes getting a dna test cuz she was with some other guy at about the same time.kerri is quitting fedex to go to cna school. she cant seem to stay at one job any more. ithink she finally realized her girls are getting older and they need their mom at home at night, not grandma.gabby and rushell will be 7 on the 8th and are just as goofy as ever. both of them have lost their 2 bottom teeth now.jade is just too grown up for her 3 little years. you'd love the rap out of her now. she's always asking questions about you.izzy cant wait for you to come home. she misses her manny and says she is going to marry him when she grows up.she starts school this fall too.jinny says to write her. she misses you too.i see her all the time. you wouldn't believe little bill or zak or talia. i almost didnt recognize them.tony and crystal had a boy. they are supposed to get married this fall i think. i miss you too. my mothers group helps me pass the time until you come home . lots of love, mom


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday July 05, 2003
Time: 01:23:51 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. A special good evening al mio bel Mike... How are you doing?? Io sto molto meglio ora che sono tornata a casa... Ash non mi riconosceva più, appena mi ha visto è scappato in poggiolo... che cattivo!!! Dopo però ha cominciato a giocare con me, come sempre!! Ieri sera c'era molta gente in caserma ma stranamente erano quasi tutti italiani... C'era un'atmosfera molto diversa dall'anno scorso, era molto triste... MANCAVATE TUTTI VOI!! When the speaker has scream Minnesota abbiamo urlato anche noi, W MIKE!!!!! Mentre c'erano the fire works eravamo in fila per gli hot dogs... Non li abbiamo neanche visti... Ma I don't care perchè so che quando tornerai andremo a qualche Carnival insieme, ok?? Sarà molto più divertente è bello!! A mezzanotte un carabiniere ha gridato "ITALIAN GO OUT" so like Cinderella I came home!! Faremo una grande festa quando torni!! NON VEDO L'ORA DI AVERTI QUI CON ME!!! Spero manchi poco poco poco!! I MISS YOU ALWAYS MORE... I NEED YOU!!!!!!! TI AMO... Un mare di baci, la tua Susy!!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday July 05, 2003
Time: 01:23:28 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. A special good evening al mio bel Mike... How are you doing?? Io sto molto meglio ora che sono tornata a casa... Ash non mi riconosceva più, appena mi ha visto è scappato in poggiolo... che cattivo!!! Dopo però ha cominciato a giocare con me, come sempre!! Ieri sera c'era molta gente in caserma ma stranamente erano quasi tutti italiani... C'era un'atmosfera molto diversa dall'anno scorso, era molto triste... MANCAVATE TUTTI VOI!! When the speaker has scream Minnesota abbiamo urlato anche noi, W MIKE!!!!! Mentre c'erano the fire works eravamo in fila per gli hot dogs... Non li abbiamo neanche visti... Ma I don't care perchè so che quando tornerai andremo a qualche Carnival insieme, ok?? Sarà molto più divertente è bello!! A mezzanotte un carabiniere ha gridato "ITALIAN GO OUT" so like Cinderella I came home!! Faremo una grande festa quando torni!! NON VEDO L'ORA DI AVERTI QUI CON ME!!! Spero manchi poco poco poco!! I MISS YOU ALWAYS MORE... I NEED YOU!!!!!!! TI AMO... Un mare di baci, la tua Susy!!!


Name: Paul Ledoux
Email: paul-bev@sbcglobal.net
Date: Saturday July 05, 2003
Time: 12:29:33 PM

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Hope this finds you, and finds you well. Thinking of you, missing you. Come home soon Love UP and Family


Name: kris nagl
Email: richsn@win-4-u.net
Date: Saturday July 05, 2003
Time: 11:26:49 AM

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to Adam Espenhover Hi. i sure have you on my mind lately. Nate told me yeaterday you called what a wonderful voice to hear. I hear that things are up and down for you just remember when things get rough we all love you and pray for you. Can't wait to see thaat smile of yours Nate said he got you to lauggh but that is Nate trying to help everybody else feel good. we didn't do anything for the 4th but emember we are getting to be old farts right??? Just a short not e to tell you hi and to send you a hug Love kris


Name: BETH WHITELATCH
Email: bwhitelatch@charter.net
Date: Saturday July 05, 2003
Time: 09:56:50 AM

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DEAR NATHAN, ITS THE 5TH OF JULY AND WE WERE REALLY HOPING TO HEAR FROM YOU YESTERDAY. NOTHING MUCH GOING ON JIM AND I ARE WORKING ON PAINTING THE TRIM OF THE HOUSE WHILE THE ROOFERS ARE HERE AND WE CAN USE THEIR SCAFFOLING. IT'S HOT HERE WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EACH AFTERNOON. I SENT A PACKAGE OF THIS MORNING TO YOU. HOPE YOU ARE GETTING YOUR MAIL AND PACKAGES. ERIN, ASHLEY AND SARA WENT TO PITTSBURGH TO SEE THE FIREWORKS LAST NIGHT. GRAMMA AND PAPA WILL BE COMING HERE IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS TO STAY FOR ABOUT A MONTH. HOPE THAT THINGS ARE QUIET FOR YOU GUYS OVER THERE. WE SURE MISS YOU AND HOPE YOU CAN COME HOME SOON. WISHING YOU AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS A SAFE HOLIDAY WEEKEND. ALL OF OUR LOVE, MOM, JIM AND ERIN.


Name: Jessy Workman
Email: mil_wife_03@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday July 05, 2003
Time: 02:49:52 AM

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ATT> SGT Zachariah J. Workman Hey baby..Happy Independence Day..I wish you were here!!we lit fire workds in the canyon today...Britt had a blast watchin the fire works..Tomorrow the county will have a fire works show at the lake.(do you know why they do it on the 5th?) anyway your mom and I both sit by the phone every evening hoping to hear it ring..My mom and dad are taking back to tacoma on the 11th to meet your mom..i am so excited..i cant believe that in three years they have yet to meet..any way i love you baby and i will be back in Italy on the 14th i hope to hear from you soon all my love and prayers your Kitchen 6


Name: carol mccarthy
Email: meloman67@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday July 05, 2003
Time: 01:52:18 AM

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SPC Cory McCarthy 173rd 1-508th hhc medic Cory just wanted to wish you and all the other men and women in the 173rd happy 4th of July. I worked today, but when I got home dad took me to the high school to watch the fireworks. When we got home home we had some with Keri and Charlie, we wish you were here today with us, there is next year. we all miss you very much. Barbie is have her 4th of july party on saturday. keep your head up high, be safe, hope to hear from you soon, love mom


Name: Jennifer Gonzalez
Email: Mexappeal@aol.com
Date: Saturday July 05, 2003
Time: 12:04:39 AM

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To Spc. Terry Gonzalez, C. Co. 2/503d. Hi sweetie, I just wanted to tell you how proud I am of you for being a part of the liberation of Iraq this fourth of July. Your deployment has definetely brought a new meaning to "Independence Day" for me. I am in awe of your bravery and strength. I can't wait to tell our grandchildren about how courageous their abuelo was. : ) Keep your head up and stay alert. More music and mags are on their way. I am so blessed to be your wife. Always and Forever, Mamasan


Name: Wendy Nitka-Acosta aka Little Miss Hollywood
Email: Teacher402@cs.com
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 11:39:32 PM

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HEY......CAPT. Adam Cubbage Adam, I just wanted to let u know that u are in my thoughts and GREATLY missed!!!!! Come home soon....safe and sound! GO JOE! THE GREAT AMERICAN HERO! My GI JOE! God Bless! Love Always, Wendy xoxoxo


Name: Dani F. Stablier
Email: dani57@cox.net
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 10:12:50 PM

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To Sgt. Sal Broes, III: Today on Independance Day and of course everyday YOU make me ever so humble to be such a proud Mother. You my Son, and every soldier who stands for The USA makes their own mark in History. I know how strong and how proud you stand for your Country and the people you love to put yourselves in harms way for us. I hope I speak for many American's in saying we HONOR our SOLDIERS today and say Thank You. May God always be at your side. Just remember, our thoughts and prayers are always with you throughout each and every day. Stay strong and alert. You will all be home soon with God speed. Over The Top Man. You guys are The Best of The Best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All my love to you - MOM & Michael


Name: Aunt Helen
Email: cancun@npoint.net
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 09:35:43 PM

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Spc Jacob Hornback 1/63rd AD w/173rd Airborne. We were so thrilled to get your call tonight. It was a wonderful 4th of July surprise. Your mom was upset she missed the call, but happy to hear you are safe in Kirkuk and finally have a building to sleep in. But since it's 112 degrees, I imagine sleeping is really hard. We love you and think of you every day.


Name: Randall Chance
Email: Nada@nadachance.com
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 09:16:51 PM

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SSG Jon Chance - Miss you - stay safe and come home soon. POPS


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 08:18:43 PM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D; It was great getting your call last night. I hope you had a good 4th of July. Just remember before long this will all be a memory. Be strong and hang in there. I'm so proud of you and the rest of the 173rd. Take care of yourself and watch your back. Let me know if you need anything. Love Always - Mom


Name: MIKE LONG
Email: mavl@ pagosa.net
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 06:10:18 PM

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MICHAEL DANA LONG SPECIALIST E-4 HEY MIKE!!! Happy Freedom Day,,, I really miss you Drop a line or leave a message with lucy!!! The kids in Jesse's summer school thing [park fun] Wrote you guy's a letter to say thanks!!! I hope that you get it. We Love You and miss you !!! Marv and all of us are going to the fireworks, they're having them over the lake by the highway. We're having a Bar BQ over here tommorow. I hope someday you will come here so I can meet my daughter in law,, We'll party then boy !!!!! Watch your ass over there!!! We're still praying for all of you!!! DAD


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@al.coom
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 04:40:32 PM

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This message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI,Hi honey, HAPPY 4th of July, hpe you guys getr some goood food. i heard that you guys were supposed to. we love you and are so proud of you.im writing a real letter to you, love mom


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 03:03:51 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Buona sera Mike mio... Sono appena tornata a casa!! Abbiamo anticipato il rientro perchè pioveva anche a Jesolo! Buon 4 luglio!!! Oggi vado in caserma con Lucia e la mia family!! Andiamo a mangiare hot dog and cheesburger!!! Allora è quasi sicuro che tornate ad agosto vero??! LETS HOPE SO!!! MI MANCHI, MI MANCHI, MI MANCHI!!!!! DAI MIKE, TORNA PRESTO HO TANTO BISOGNO DI TE... I MISS YOU!! CI VEDREMO SOON SOON SOON! PLEASE MIKE WE (I and Ash) WANT A PICTURE OF YOU IN THE WEBSITE, ok? Are you agree? Is it a deal? TAKE CARE ALWAYS! I'M PRAYING FOR YOU EVERY DAY!! SN CN TE SEMPRE!! TI AMO... A LOTS OF KISSES, always your Susy!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 03:03:24 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Buona sera Mike mio... Sono appena tornata a casa!! Abbiamo anticipato il rientro perchè pioveva anche a Jesolo! Buon 4 luglio!!! Oggi vado in caserma con Lucia e la mia family!! Andiamo a mangiare hot dog and cheesburger!!! Allora è quasi sicuro che tornate ad agosto vero??! LETS HOPE SO!!! MI MANCHI, MI MANCHI, MI MANCHI!!!!! DAI MIKE, TORNA PRESTO HO TANTO BISOGNO DI TE... I MISS YOU!! CI VEDREMO SOON SOON SOON! PLEASE MIKE WE (I and Ash) WANT A PICTURE OF YOU IN THE WEBSITE, ok? Are you agree? Is it a deal? TAKE CARE ALWAYS! I'M PRAYING FOR YOU EVERY DAY!! SN CN TE SEMPRE!! TI AMO... A LOTS OF KISSES, always your Susy!


Name: ary+ale+erika+giulia
Email: ari1983@libero.it
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 02:19:40 PM

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to DONALD ADAIR, ERIC LATIMER, ADAM TYNDALL, JOHN MARROW AND JASON LANTHIER.... hey guys.... how you doing?? happy 4th july.... the post is not to be the same tonight without you all!!! we hope you will come back soon!!!! stay safe and take care of you.... >>> hey adam.... keep your mail coming!!! we are very proud of you all!!!!!! kisses to our soldiers


Name: Amy Jo
Email: amyjojo88@cs.com
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 02:02:05 PM

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JEFF KUPISCH!!! hey cuz!!!!! wuts up?? not to much going on here....happy Independence Day!!!!! Hope you guys have a great 4th of July party today!!! My best friend and her parents are over here for a cook-out type thing. Liz and Lisa are over too. :):):) Well I better go, but I'll try and send you a letter soon! Luv cuz!!!! I'm sooo proud of you!!! In our prayers~*~*~*~ <3 Amy


Name: Jane Wiseman (Mom) & Peggy Newbold (Granni)
Email: jcbooboo@hotmail.com
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 01:56:20 PM

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To Ranger Paul Wiseman - Happy 4th of July!!! Went to the Centerville Parade and they had a float dedicated to the soliders in Iraq - I cried!! I was also extremely proud to think my dear son is part of the 173rd Airborne and that he is serving America with honor and damn hard work. Granni says she just went through all of the pictures on the nadachance.com site of the 74th LRS. They were all wonderful, except one and you know which one that one was - you were raised better that young man. Just remember there is a little old Granni in Bountiful, Utah who says a prayer for you each night and carries you in her heart 24 hours a day. Remember also, that your mother loves you dearly. Be safe little honey!! Mom and Granni


Name: Terri
Email: imgoindowninaburninringoffire@hotmail.com
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 12:56:43 PM

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ATTN: PFC VOLPE 173-2/503 Hey Handsome! Happy 4th of July! I hope you all were able to have a bit of time to celebrate. Maybe you were one of the fortunate to see "The Arnold" and the screening of "T3-Rise of the Machines". That would be cool! Charlie Robison is playing at the horse track tonight after the races, but I'm picking up my mom at the airport at 6:30pm and I 1.don't see how I could make it, 2. think she will be too tired to go with (got on a plane in Rome at 7am & switched in Zurich and Boston) and 3. don't think it would be very nice not to hang out w/ her after she was gone for 2 wks. But all that is not to say that w/o any sort of festivities I won't be thinking about the significance of the day all the way around. Au contraire. If I hear another patriotic song, I'm liable to bawl my eyes out! So, hang tough and know you are valued everyday and thought about often! SWAK, Terri


Name: Katy DeCoudres
Email: kfdec@aol.com
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 12:56:10 PM

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For SSG Tim DeCoudres; Hi kiddo! Happy Independence Day. Thank You for being who you are and doing what your doing today. We're proud of you and you mates. Take care. Care package on the way this week, More to read and some pictures. Love, Mom


Name: Julian Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 12:10:26 PM

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For Sgt. Michael Grabski, A Co, 3rd Plt, 2/503 Greetings Mike! Happy Fourth of July! We're celebrating the 4th at home and we will go to the Veterans' Home in Yountville tonight to watch the fireworks. They usually have a great display. We are going to Vancouver, WA for a family reunion next week. That will be Grandma's mother's family. That should be interesting. We haven't been to one in a while. We talked to Chris the other night and she is doing fine. We also talked to your Dad the other day. Your Grandma came back from the American Legion convention at Riverside, CA and Girls State. She is the nurse for Girls state. It was a long week. We're both well and just "hanging in there". When you can give us a call. We'll get another package out this week. Let Lucy know what you need or want and ask her to email us. Take care! We love you, Grandma and Grandpa


Name: Anna
Email: rockets84@libero.it
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 12:00:30 PM

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Spc Mike Ramirez,mortars hhc(2/503),Happy 4th July, my love!!! This evening I'll go on post to celebrate it,I'd like that you had been here with me....Yesterday I finish my graduation,finally!!! Yesterday evening I went to a concert and I had fun!!! I miss you so much,Take care man I love you, anna


Name: Just Curious
Email:
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 11:15:46 AM

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I'm just wonderin? if it would be too much to ask that messages here are kept G/PG rated. This bickering and threatening and slammming of one another and making provocative statements is really not necessary and in rather poor taste.


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 09:53:56 AM

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To my shnookie wookie (SSG P)- I tried sending you those toys and pictures of me you asked for, but the customs people at the post office said I cannot put batteries in the things for shipping. I took them out, and they are in the box. I was embarassed when the postal guy saw the pictures, he mumbled somethig about explicit material but I think I embarassed him more. I hope you like them, I did them just the way you wanted- with the school girl outfit and pig tails and everything. As for what we talked about before- that is fine when you get home; as long as you know her and promise not to go too far. I just can't wait to see you and even if I get to share you, I still want your love. Oh- I took care of the landing strip too for when your airplane finally comes home! Love you so much- Your chia pet


Name: Annmarie L.
Email: Distantlove526@aol.com
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 08:55:53 AM

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PFC BRANDON K MANN, Happy 4th of July Baby!!! I just want you to know that I am so proud of yo u for seeing this decision to defend your country through. I wish that you were here with me celebrating this wonderful day but I can't tell you how much I appreciate you and the other men fighting for us. I know that you will be back home soon and then we can celebrate together but until then, carry my undying love with you. Hugs and Kisses 4 You!! Oh yeah, I didn't post a message on your birthday but I wanted you to know that I didn't forget.. Happy Belated Birthday Baby... Stay Safe, I love you Your Girl Always, Annmarie


Name: Regina
Email:
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 08:12:47 AM

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SFC Scott Brzak, C Co, 2/503rd Hey there sweetie. We are thinking of you. We just wanted to let you know that we miss and love you very much. We are so proud of you and your troops. Keep your chin up. We can not wait until you return. Love, R & K


Name: Anna Z.
Email:
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 07:08:22 AM

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to SPC TURNER CARL, 1/508th 3rd PLT: Hey babe! Just thought to drop a quick note to wish you a happy 4th of July, I'm so proud of you my babe you dont know! Just be always careful and keep your eyes open, and the day you'll get back I'll be here waitin for you with my arms wide open... I love you baby and miss you so much!Still can't figure out what you did to me! My sweet jamaican chocolate! :) Take care, you and all the 173rd, y'all doin a great job over there!!! Lots and many kisses, love always, your Dark Angel.


Name: Elizabeth Schoen
Email: elizabeth.schoen@us.army.mil
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 06:40:41 AM

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Pvt. Jordan, Joshua Hey sweety, how are you doing. i just got an e-mail from your brother. i hear your going to be there for a few more months. sounds like a blast. im sending you another book to keep you busy for a while. i hope that i get some mail soon too. im sorry you missed your brothers graduation. i thought about you a lot today. do you even know what today is? it's our one year aniversary from basic. how is that for amazing. i can't believe it's been a year already. i wish you could be here with me. i wish we could just talk. well baby, i am about to fall asleep at this key board. write me soon. miss you. ->with love<- Elizabeth (November Gulf)


Name: Rose
Email: posey100@hotmail.com
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 03:33:34 AM

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This is for all of the 173rd as well as everyone else who is keeping our country free. HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!! To SGT. Ortiz, I love you and miss you very much. I hope that you come home soon, and safe. RJ misses you very, very much & asks how you are & what you are doing everyday. :-) I love you sweety.XOXOXOXOXOX Rose


Name: FOR CSM WADE GUNTER
Email:
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 03:04:08 AM

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Ciao! I know you'll be home soon and I can't wait to wrap my arms around that beautiful body! Stay safe and come home to me in one piece.


Name: Anna
Email: citiesse.info@libero.it
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 02:22:22 AM

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SAMUEL WALTER: HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY TO YOU AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS! I hope you can have a good day.Later I'll write you an email, I hope you can check it. Letters and a little package is on your way. I hope you get them soon. Take care of you, you're always on my mind. I miss you so much! Love, Anna


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday July 04, 2003
Time: 01:30:40 AM

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Is it true that air force girls are selling themselves over there? I don't beileve they would do that and if they did then my man is not the type to do that no matter what his platoon sergeant told his wife. If he did then I am going to Crzybull tonight.


Name: An admirer
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 10:21:51 PM

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Happy 4th of July! I pray everyday for each and every one of you to be safe and to return home soon. Especially on July 4th, I am very grateful for your hard work and sacrifices. Thank you.


Name: Wally Dinse
Email: wdinse@northrock.bm
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 09:36:23 PM

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This is for Scott Dinse. The 4th is upon us and it is a day we celebrate freedom and pride in our country. Know that your family is very, very proud of you and the boys that are with you. Once again we stand to protect freedom and we send our best and brightest to handle the task. All of you are heroes and should be so recognized. I wait for you to come home so we can give you a heroes welcome. YOU DESERVE IT!!!!! Love, Dad.


Name: Donnie Adair
Email: dudley4852@msn.com
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 09:10:18 PM

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This is to my son Donald Adair.I just wanted to send this message to let you were thinking of you ,hard to beleive you have been in 3 yrs.We are very proud of you and all the soldiers,keep safe and get state side soon.I love you Dad


Name: Annette Tewell
Email: anotoole2001@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 08:37:34 PM

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It is early morning in Iraq and early evening here in Texas. Just want to wish everyone in the 173rd a happy 4th of July and say THANK YOU for doing more than your share to make it paosible for all of us here at home to enjoy our fantastic holidays. Take care, pray and watch out for each other. Tell Sgt. Jason Haynes his mom sends her love. I know he will not mess with the emails.....My love and gratitude to all...


Name: Ian & Gail Farquhar
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 06:40:22 PM

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We HONOR the 173rd Airborne division every day, but especially tomorrow, July 4th!!! ^^^^^^^^^ To: SPC RICHARD FARQUHAR 2/503 ABN ^^^^^^^^ I know you rarely have have access to the internet, but just in case.... Your Dad and I were just talking to the neighborhood gang. We all remember your present to us on the 4th of July. The fireworks display you made for us was awesome that year. You spent so much of your hard earned $$$ for the neighborhood. We all wanted you to know that every blast of fireworks that we see anywhere this year, reminds us of your fun gift to us and your GREAT sense of humor : ))) If anyone in Kirkuk knows Rich, please pass on this message. (If you can reach the top of his head, be sure and give him a few pats from his Mom,{little Momma}) Paybacks are h*ll Rich : ))).... Hope I gotcha!! The Metallica concert is here tomorrow. Just close your eyes and feel like you are there : )))


Name: Diane
Email: discocook@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 06:36:24 PM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER-- I got your letter yesterday. What a thrill. I threw the mail on the counter without looking at it and then about midnight started going through it. Of course I had to call your mom and let her know but I didn't think she would mind getting woke up for that news. Scott is getting home from Canada today. He did a last minute fishing trip with Matt, Jerry & Gary Erickson. I wonder if Matt ate as many marshmallows as he did that other time. Remember that?? You should see Donnie's two daughters--might be worth a trip up there for you again!!! I bought a whole cart load of stuff to send over to you. I understand you now can purchase some things there but I have it bought already so you might as well have it. I didn't get it sent though because I didn't have a big enough box. I got Lori's letter delivered to her already. She was coming home for the 4th and caught her on her cell phone as she was coming into Carroll so worked out well. Take care. Stay safe. Get things under control so you can get the heck home. We are so proud of you and I'm sure tomorrow will be a special day for many families as we salute all the heroes. Keep in touch. Love you, Diane.


Name: Bérénice
Email: bnice92@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 05:58:21 PM

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Attn: Sgt. Rene Corella 1st plt. A.Co 2/503. Hi sweety! Just got back from Budapest hard working but great time! Pretty proud of my first business trip! I actually gave some important input on how things should be improved and business stuff you don't care about! My boss came up to me and told me how excellent my "improvized" job was. You'll read more in my letter!! Good thing for me you like listening (well, hope you like the reading!!) to me!! Anyway, I appreciated my boss someway admited my presence was required but it doesn't make me less mad at him for being that kind of .... huuuuum I actually can't find words for that: it's something coupled with a pure machisto attitude, lucky for him he still tries to be nice. He after tried to upgrade me in the plane, but I think this was just a way to try to make me forget my anger towards him, he can feel when I'm pissed because I speak a lot less when I'm mad! Or I'm getting parano ! (is that the word! I think it's the same than in french:-) ) But you know i'm like that with you to! always imagining all the possibilities of what could happen next. That's because I have no news from you! You let my imagination get wild and that's no good!! But I still control the situation!! I'm sorry I didn't have much sleep lately that doesn't help! I'm not trained as you are obviously! Sorry for all the space I'm taking! But I read lower that at least some soldiers actally got these messages (BIG THANKS TO THE PERSON(S)THAT PRINTED, SORTED AND DISPATCHED ALL THESE MESSAGES!) so I just wanted to write you a bit more and this way I give you a break trying to understand my terrible hand writing! WOW Better go to bed!! I feel like it's 03:OO AM but in Paris it's 00:02, so that would be 02:02 in Iraq and... July 4th! I wish you all have a peacefull day. Take care, Luv - B.


Name: Barb Kupisch
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 05:54:15 PM

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GREETINGS TO: J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H ****2/503**** Tomorrow is the 4th - Lizzy was in a special production at Aunt Diane's church in honor of our soldiers, home, abroad & especially in Iraq. Your photo & Jason's were shown in the video production as well as your names mentioned in the prayer. People everywhere are so very proud of what you guys are doing. It may not seem like much, but the more things come out about Iraq's old regime & tactics, the more & more people with any brain realize the importance & value of what our brave young men & women have done in the name of Freedom. It's just like you said in your first letter - "don't believe those who balk at this war - they haven't got a clue!" We are ALL so proud of you & your buddies! You've done a superb job from the moment you all surprized the WORLD & 'dropped' in on the scene in March, opening up the Northern Front!! The 173rd continues to amaze everyone with your expertise & training everytime you're involved in a mission!! You have much to be proud of, son. The 173rd brought in a breath of fresh air to the war in Iraq - a unique, awesome breed of soldiers who face challenges head on - diving in, so to speak! America salutes YOU! Your father & I salute YOU! You guys are really awesome! A moment doesn't go by that I don't think of you & your buddies. You better HURRY & pack it up, son - you only have about 12 hours to catch a flight & make home in time to be in the parade tomorrow - we'll save your spot for you - right next to the U.S. Flag!! Happy 4th! I pray the only fireworks you see & experience are the kind that you can all "OOOOOhhhh! & Aaaaaaaaahhhhh!" over! Your still my F.B.B. today, tomorrow & forever! Love eternally, MOM


Name: Faithfull Wife
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 05:51:14 PM

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To the Cheating wifes poster---- Good job i hope you catch all those slutty wifes that can't keep their cloths on & give the rest of us a bad name. Those wifes better quit or we're going to have another Bragg on our hands. MOST of us aren't like that! We only have eyes for our husbands & are waiting faithfully till they come home to us. We love you guys & miss you soo much! Happy 4th of July 173rd ! We're thinking of you always !!!


Name: Kerry Hays
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 05:40:17 PM

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My son called yesterday and they were in Kirkuk.


Name: question
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 05:34:11 PM

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Does anybody know where the 2/503rd is rite now? Kirkuk? Bagdad?


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 04:25:53 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Buona sera Mikolino mio... Come stai?? Io sono un po' triste, ho appena litigato con Anna e Ale, quindi sono uscita per fare un giretto da sola e sono venuta qua a scriverti... Non vado molto d'accordo con loro e me ne sono accorta in questi giorni!! Non vedo l'ora di tornare a casa, per fortuna manca solo un giorno!! Ecco ora mi sono sfogata e mi sento già molto meglio!! Oggi a Jesolo fa un po' freddo (cold), per uscire ho dovuto mettere il giubetto... Lo so che tu usciresti ugualmente in t-shirt!! Stasera abbiamo preparato la pasta, ho imparato a cucinare anche quella... Quando torni dovrai assaggiare tutte la ricette che ho imparato a fare al mare... Sono diventata una bravissima cuoca!! Scherzo, non è vero... Faccio schifo in cucina... HA HA HA. In questi giorni, ai fornelli, ha fatto tutto Anna!! Sai Mike... vorrei tanto poter stare tra le tue braccia e non staccarmi più da te, MI MANCHI... Sei la persona più importante per me (ricordalo sempre ok??). SN CN T SEMPRE!! Dai Mike mio che ci rivedremo molto presto... I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU... ALL I NEED IS YOUR LOVE!!! TI AMO, muchos besitos, la tua Susy sempre!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 04:25:07 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Buona sera Mikolino mio... Come stai?? Io sono un po' triste, ho appena litigato con Anna e Ale, quindi sono uscita per fare un giretto da sola e sono venuta qua a scriverti... Non vado molto d'accordo con loro e me ne sono accorta in questi giorni!! Non vedo l'ora di tornare a casa, per fortuna manca solo un giorno!! Ecco ora mi sono sfogata e mi sento già molto meglio!! Oggi a Jesolo fa un po' freddo (cold), per uscire ho dovuto mettere il giubetto... Lo so che tu usciresti ugualmente in t-shirt!! Stasera abbiamo preparato la pasta, ho imparato a cucinare anche quella... Quando torni dovrai assaggiare tutte la ricette che ho imparato a fare al mare... Sono diventata una bravissima cuoca!! Scherzo, non è vero... Faccio schifo in cucina... HA HA HA. In questi giorni, ai fornelli, ha fatto tutto Anna!! Sai Mike... vorrei tanto poter stare tra le tue braccia e non staccarmi più da te, MI MANCHI... Sei la persona più importante per me (ricordalo sempre ok??). SN CN T SEMPRE!! Dai Mike mio che ci rivedremo molto presto... I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOU... ALL I NEED IS YOUR LOVE!!! TI AMO, muchos besitos, la tua Susy sempre!!


Name: Silvia Saltini
Email: cinocazzalaranda@yahoo.it
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 04:22:17 PM

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Have a great July 4th guys. Nicholas, I miss you more than ever. I can't wait to see my Californian dream boy again. So get your ass back here Mr Mansfield :P Take care of yourself sweetie.


Name: Paul Cross
Email: pault_cross@mohawkind.com
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 04:04:54 PM

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To PFC David J Cross and all the 173rd. I hope you have a great (if possible) July 4 th. I pray that all of the relatives and friends of these couragious soldiers pause tomorrow to thank these men and women for the great job they continue to do. I am proud to be a soldier's father. Our freedom is truly in good hands. I praise and admire every member of the 173rd for your efforts on the country's behalf. Keep safe and return to us soon. You are in my prayers daily. Dad


Name: Dawn and Dan Kucerak
Email: dkucerak@cybersol.com
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 03:50:12 PM

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PFC Daniel W. Kucerak II, 3rd PLT, B co/2-503rd - As we prepare to celebrate the 4th of July tomorrow, You and all of the troops will be on our mind even more than ever before. How we wish you were ALL home celebrating with your families and friends!! I sincerely hope that the Iraqi people will one day SOON know what true Libery and Freedom is! And, when they do, that they will give CREDIT and THANKS to the American and Coalition Forces who fought and died for them. GOD BLESS the families who have lost loved ones in this war, I feel your pain and my heart goes out to you. Let us all keep praying for an end to this war! GOD BLESS YOU ALL. We LOVE you very much son. MOM


Name: gigia
Email: gigia.pommy@libero.it
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 03:46:25 PM

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angelo rodriguez i love you!!! your baby


Name: Ret. FSgt. James Dresser, and wife, Barb
Email: (Mine) FSgt173d@aol.com (or Barb's) CalypsoSun@aol.com
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 02:58:22 PM

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Happy Freedom Day from South Carolina! Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with y'all! You're doing a GREAT JOB, and we're SOOOO proud of y'all! I served with the Herd with "A" Co.2/503 1965-66 (Bien Hoa). We would very much like to send mail and/or goodie boxes to y'all, but we need a particular contact person and/or address. Any suggestions?


Name: Jackie Campbell
Email: Jake27@starband.net
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 02:45:00 PM

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Ben Keener 3plt C/1-508th: okay I am goofing off at work again. Just a quick note to say THANK YOU. I got your letter yesterday. It is so good to hear from you, it really made my week. Hope you guys get something special for the 4th of July. No not more duty, maybe some GOOD food, or a cool breeze. Any way I love you bunches stay safe. love MOM


Name: Joan Winkler
Email: joan@winklerstreeservice.com
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 02:16:42 PM

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This message is to PFC Michael Lindberg and all the Sky Soldiers. Happy 4th of July to you. You have been on my mind daily. I am so proud of everything you are doing in the terrible situation you are in. Please know that you are not forgotten, even though you are out of sight you are certainly not out of our minds. Please continue to watch your back. God Bless each and everyone of you. Michael, I am getting another one of my care packages together..I hope you have been receiving them. Love, Aunt J


Name: Joan Winkler
Email: joan@winklerstreeservice.com
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 02:12:28 PM

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Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 01:54:36 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR, Babydoll..well, I've snuck off again:) We needed wash powder for doing so laundry so you know I had to volunteer:) HEhehe! I got you emails, and I will look up a site to find what you requested. Yesterday was pretty cool..we went to Durango and saw the sites. I also met this guy who is 53 years old, ex-SF and spent time in Thialand, Bosnia, South AMerica, ect. He is a sensia (Asian warrior). I met him because Cesar was crying that he wanted his daddy back and he said "Daddy has to come back from the war nowe..I miss him really bad!" The guy turned around and asked if you were in Iraq, then shook Cesar's hand and thanked him for giving his father to serve our country. It was really sweet of him to take such time to care. I started talking to him, and noticed he had a tat symbol which I've only seen on 5th group SF. He said he went in 1976 and left 1989. He was a really interesting persona and very very polite acting as he said was his religion of that Asian Sensia. ANyhow he was cool! I also bought you another Harley T from Duragno. You will have a whole collection by the time I leave the states:) hehehe! I love and miss you vary vary much my babydoll. I am sooo blessed in that I have the most awesome life in the world! Hey Derek said he will come visit when we know you are home, and asked us to pick his date then he'll get on and fly:) He also said to be carefull! Sara also is doing well, and off to good ol' AIT! She is in the same boat as us sweetie. OUt of this last year of 12 months she has seen Jason only 3 1/2 months...more than we've seen one another, but still she has more tarining as does he to go. I miss them so bad! We will have to go bother them at Bragg when we get back to the states. Jake and Alicia waznt to give you a big THANK YOU for serving our country. We will also be doing a special thing in rememberance of all our fallen buddies who've died this last year. I will put in a special honor for Bobby. I still haven't heard from Don ROwland...he's been busy over there somewhere. Have a great 4th of July (well, as best as possible) and I hope you saved some of those sauces I sent...go BBQ a camel:) hehe! Whole Bunchies Babydoll!~~~~~~~~Joel's Princess~~~~~~~~


Name: Terri
Email: imgoindowninaburninringoffire@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 01:53:22 PM

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ATTN------> PFC VOLPE 173 - 2/503 It was so good to get your email!!!!! I wrote back in my famous "book" fashion. LOL Happy 4th of July! You are wonderful, strong, and good! Be safe and know that you are thought of often! SWAK, Terri


Name: M J Shannon
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 01:49:36 PM

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Andrew Shannon C CO 1st/508th Happy 4th of July! We have a present for you but we need your help. Erica bought a scrap book to make for you but we need the photos from the camera we sent you to put in the book. Either that or get less camera shy and get into some of the photos they post on the web site. Wanted to let you know that Jana and Nate are getting married this next weekend. He is in the Air Force a firefighter he is getting transfered to Maryland in August. Tween said they are all praying for you. Let us hear from you we love you bunches and are so very proud of the 173rd and all you are doing for us all. love, mom


Name: S.J.
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 11:50:33 AM

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happy 4th JULY TO ALL OUR MEN ! WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU. A WIFE S.J.


Name: S.J.
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 11:50:20 AM

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happy 4th JULY TO ALL OUR MEN ! WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU. A WIFE S.J.


Name: S.J.
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 11:50:05 AM

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happy 4th JULY TO ALL OUR MEN ! WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU. A WIFE S.J.


Name: S.J.
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 11:49:51 AM

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happy 4th JULY TO ALL OUR MEN ! WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU. A WIFE S.J.


Name: S.J.
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 11:49:37 AM

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happy 4th JULY TO ALL OUR MEN ! WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU. A WIFE S.J.


Name: S.J.
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 11:49:23 AM

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happy 4th JULY TO ALL OUR MEN ! WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU. A WIFE S.J.


Name: Amber
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 11:33:34 AM

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JASAN WEAVER, 1/508TH - Hey Lover, what's up? Did you remember that this week it has been a year since we met? That's exciting. I won't be around this weekend, I hope you had/have an enjoyable 4th. I'm sure you guys will think of something. Next year may be better though. I'll see what I can do for that. I am proud of all of you guys. I got 12 letters from you this week. It was wonderful to hear from you. Although I wrote over 10 pages back to you!!! That took me a long while but you are worth it. This weekend I am going to Indiana to ride 4wheelers and camp out. I haven't slept on the ground in a long time! I am taking my whoobie (is that what you call it), it better keep me warm. I LOVE YOU! XOXO Take care. I pray for you guys all the time and hope you'll get home soon. Love, Your Proud woman


Name:
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 10:22:01 AM

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To the CHEATIN WIVES poster- As soon as you guys stop screwing Air Force girls, we will behave.


Name: FOR "CHEATING WIVES"
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 09:59:43 AM

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Try going to Nordest-or even Villagio!


Name: To the one who posted the "CHEATING WIVES" message
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 07:17:39 AM

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Next time go to the Crazy Bull. Sure you will find someone there too.


Name: Bill Kunasek
Email: imperialmtn@aol.com
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 02:09:59 AM

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jackie campbell....I think your letters to your son are great!!!All the troops should be so lucky. I for one am inspired by your upbeat tempo that emerges out to your son, good job jackie!!!I will let you know if I hear anything. eugene,oregon signing off for now.


Name: Bill Kunasek
Email: imperialmtn@aol.com
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 02:04:42 AM

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this message is to cynthia912@yahoo.com, my son is in b-co./1-508th,2nd plt his name is brian kunasek, let me know if our sons are in the same outfit? I'm in eugene,oregon, and I wonder about my oldest son brian everyday. He's in kirkut north of bagdad,I know their doing fine, they just need our letters and packages. write back if you like.


Name: Bll Kunasek
Email: imperialmtn@aol.com
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 01:51:18 AM

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some difficulty with the ol'computer tonight! oh!well, keep those messages


Name: Bill Kunasek
Email: imperialmtn@aol.com
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 01:48:23 AM

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Hi jackie! you know something? Your a very special mom. Yes, your messages


Name: Bill Kunasek
Email: imperialmtn@aol.com
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 01:46:07 AM

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THIS IS FOR JACKIE CAMPBELL.....HOW ARE YOU, JUST READ YOUR POSTING TO YOUR SON!!


Name: ATTENTION CHEATING WIVES
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 01:40:29 AM

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This is for all you wives that are taking liberty with rear D soldiers right now when we are here serving the country. Guess what- my buddy back there went to Club V the other night with a digital camera. Bam. Gotcha. We will distro those pictures to the rest of the boys- and a few of you are going to need to take responsibility for your actions. Kinda hard to weasle out of sucking some cherry PFC's face when your man has the photo. Naughty naughty.


Name: ATTENTION CHEATING WIVES
Email:
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 01:28:13 AM

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This is for all you wives that are taking liberty with rear D soldiers right now when we are here serving the country. Guess what- my buddy back there went to Club V the other night with a digital camera. Bam. Gotcha. We will distro those pictures to the rest of the boys- and a few of you are going to need to take responsibility for your actions. Kinda hard to weasle out of sucking some cherry PFC's face when your man has the photo. Naughty naughty.


Name: JAMES & FAITH DEVOR
Email: STRENGTHDEVOR@MSN.COM
Date: Thursday July 03, 2003
Time: 12:45:16 AM

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PFC CHRISTIAN JAMES DEVOR HHC 1-508, MORTARS, our son,...Celebrating the fourth of July on Friday, and will light up some fireworks in honor of you & your squad! Thanks to all of you for the sacrifice you are making by separating yourself from loved ones, in order that your loved ones may be together in peace. You are a credit to your generation, and we at home in America will be forever grateful! If anyone in DEVORS' unit sees this, please forward thia and our love & prayers to him...thanks....Keep looking up! we are ever so proud of you! March on to continued victory! Blessings, Mother & Dad........WE LOVE YOU!


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 11:23:17 PM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D; Just wanted to say hello. I hope you're doing well. Keep up the good work, and please be careful. I sure do miss you. I love you, Chad. Be strong. Love Always - Mom


Name: Cynthia Bachman Fort
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 08:38:54 PM

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FYI: My son called home yesterday, he is in 1/508th Bravo Co. in Kirkuk--said they now have a PX there so they can get some food other than the MRE's!! He had initially requested some groceries sent-he can heat up food and boil, so he wanted canned food, Mac/shells etc.. Does anyone know instead of us sending food as planned, (since shipping canned food gets expensive), if we sent money for him to buy food & cigs,how that would work--how do we do that? Would that even be possible? Just a thought. Thanks. CBF


Name: NANCY ASTI
Email: NMASK8@NETSCAPE.NET
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 07:54:43 PM

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HI TO TOM CSALA AND THE 501ST FSC.........HOPE YOUR PACKAGES ARE ARRIVING....WE PRAY DAILY FOR YOUR SAFE RETURN HOME............HAPPY INDEPENDANCE DAY...THANKS FOR BEING SOLDIERS AND RISKING YOUR LIVES. KEEPING YOU ALL IN GODS LIGHT.........LOVE, NANCY


Name: NANCY ASTI
Email:
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 07:52:09 PM

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Name: jake27@starband.net
Email: Jackie Campbell
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 07:51:10 PM

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Sgt Ben Keener 3plt C/1-508th; Hi son, I am squeezing out a few minutes of work time to write you. I have a busy evening, a drink with friends after work and then I have to shop for 4th camping this weekend. Clay is stuck in traffic somewhere between here and San Francisco. Early 4th travelers I guess. He went over to play golf with a client and co-worker. Rough life huh?? Will be sending another package first of next week, probably on Monday. Heck I'll see if I can get some stuff out tomorrow, I have too much for one box anyway and then send more end of next week. Any way more goodies and personal care items on the way. I hope your sleeping right now as it is about 3:50 am your time on the 3rd of July. I want you to know how wonderful people are co-workers call just to check and see it I've heard from you and whats going on. I love you. Hope all of you are taking care of one an other. I have to think it would be pretty easy to start getting on one anothers nerves, especially with the heat and the stress. I guess its about time to go, I love you. You better hurry home before I destroy your room again. MOM


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 07:08:40 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey babe! How did your night go? I just got home from work awhile ago. Tomorrow at work we are supposed to dress patriotic..I wanted to wear a picture of you in your uniform inside a pin or somethin...it didn't work out too well when I tried it. Britney is coming over soon..we're gonna watch How to lose a guy in ten days! I love that movie...anyway,I hope you are sleeping and I will write you a message later when it is morning time for you. I love you sweetie..and I miss you.. love, stephanie


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 04:41:26 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Buona sera mio bel Mike... Come stai oggi?? Spero che tutto sia ok!! Qua va abbastanza bene, comincio ad abbronzarmi un po', evviva!! Abbiamo deciso di tornare a casa sabato mattina, abbiamo solo altri 2 giorni di spiaggia, però, per ora, siamo state fortunate perchè c'è sempre stato bel tempo... Non ha mai piovuto WOW!! Credo che a casa mia Ash senta già la mia mancanza... Non può mordere nessuno, poverino!!! Anche oggi, come SEMPRE, ti ho pensato tutto il giorno!!! Avrei voluto poter stare tra le tue braccia (arms) tutto il giorno... I NEED YOU ALWAYS MORE!!! MI MANCHI INCREDIBILMENTE!!! TORNA PRESTO dalla tua Susy!! SN CN T SEMPRE!!!!! TI AMO... TANTISSIMI BACINI, la tua Susy!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 04:41:06 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Buona sera mio bel Mike... Come stai oggi?? Spero che tutto sia ok!! Qua va abbastanza bene, comincio ad abbronzarmi un po', evviva!! Abbiamo deciso di tornare a casa sabato mattina, abbiamo solo altri 2 giorni di spiaggia, però, per ora, siamo state fortunate perchè c'è sempre stato bel tempo... Non ha mai piovuto WOW!! Credo che a casa mia Ash senta già la mia mancanza... Non può mordere nessuno, poverino!!! Anche oggi, come SEMPRE, ti ho pensato tutto il giorno!!! Avrei voluto poter stare tra le tue braccia (arms) tutto il giorno... I NEED YOU ALWAYS MORE!!! MI MANCHI INCREDIBILMENTE!!! TORNA PRESTO dalla tua Susy!! SN CN T SEMPRE!!!!! TI AMO... TANTISSIMI BACINI, la tua Susy!!


Name: ELENA
Email: elena.rin@libero.it
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 02:16:40 PM

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I LOVE YOU MY TONY, I HOPE YOU CAN CALL ME SOON, OR SEND ME A LETTER...I MISS U SO MUCH, TAKE CARE. YOUR MAMI


Name: Cheryl, Debby, Keith, Rick, Uncle Tony,Aunt Sharon
Email: cubbybear99_98@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 01:39:48 PM

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Scott Marino 2/503 Mortars...We all wanted to send our love and tell you how proud we are of you all in the 173rd. There is not a day that goes by that we don't talk about you and hope that you realise how much we care about you all...Oh, Scott..how is the dog "..." doing? Do he like the treats? Hope you realized that they were dog chews and not beef jerky..I sent off some more music CD's today...Take care and stay safe...Love Mom


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 12:58:59 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd.... Jarod, Just a note to say that I am thinking of you as always. Miss you much!! Hope all is as well as can be there. Hang in there and keep pushing!! I certainly hope that you are getting out of there soon. (3 months and a few days, but I guess you already have been keeping up with that....) Hopefully you are just a few weeks away from Italy. Can't wait until you return!! Remember that you are in my prayers constantly!! Love you and miss you, God Speed, Dad


Name: "MOM"
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 12:31:17 PM

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SPC PHILLIP HATTON, 3rd PLT, B/2/503 ~ HEY PHILLIP!! Just checking in to let you know it was great to hear from you via Brandi. Phones are buzzin' to let everyone know you've surfaced! And I'm glad to read that you're getting these messages. This site has been our lifeline to you. As well as a connection to many family members with whom we've been able to make contact. We're all in this together, you know!!! We all owe the Webmaster a great big "THANK YOU" for making this available to us. // Your little newphew is 'highly mobile' and we go in high gear to keep up with him. It's like watching you all over again, Phillip. He's into everything, but such a loveable little guy. He's irrestible! He completely terrorizes his sister...... sound familiar? You won't believe it when you see him. And you'll recognize him immediately from the pictures of you when you were that age. Just remember the most important things as you take it one day at a time: you remain first and foremost in our thoughts every single day, all day long; keep your spirits up; find "something" to laugh about as often as you can; you will never know how proud we are of you, but try to imagine it; the streets are lined with flags as a reminder of you guys who are fighting for our freedom--so that we can proudly display the beautiful splendor of our American Flag; yellow ribbons decorate the homes and yards of your supporters--all in your honor; your Harley is waiting for you and Brandi to ride; prayers go up from people you don't even know--prayers for your safety--the safety of your comrads and the entire 173rd ABN BGD; YOU ARE VERY MUCH LOVED; YOU ARE "OUR" HERO; last but not least..... I'm so proud to be called your mom! I love you.....


Name: Anna
Email: rockets84@libero.it
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 12:04:41 PM

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spc Mike Ramirez,mortars hhc (2/503) hey baby, just say that i miss you so much, and i'm looking forward to hug you again!! I'm very very proud of you, and of all 173 soldiers!! Thank you guys!!And in advance...happy 4th July!!! God bless you Mike, and all the soldiers and their family around the world. Mike I love you!!!!!!Anna


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 10:49:36 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey cutie! How did your day go? I know it is beginning nightfall there...I wish you could start to begin to rest for the night, but I'm sure you're still working hard.Anyway, I'm about to get ready for work....I miss you and I will write you when I get home from work. My bridesmaid dress came in early..so I may go pick that up tonight! I love you! I miss you every second of the day!!! Be careful! Have a good night and sleep well! love,stephanie


Name: Mom and Dad
Email: lmebartholomew@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 09:01:28 AM

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PFC EARL BARTHOLOMEW B CO 2/503 173D ABN HOPE EVERYTHING OVER YOUR WAY IS OK YOU ARE AN UNCLE AGAIN, YOUR NIECE ANNA NICOLE WAS BORN TUESDAY 7-1-03 AT 10:05AM. SHE WEIGHED 6#15.8 oz AND WAS 19" LONG. THEY ARE ALL DOING OK AND SHOULD GO HOME TOMARROW. ZACHARY WAS VERY EXCITED AND GOT TO HOLD HER YESTERDAY. WE WILL GO SEE THEM THIS WEEK END. TAKE CARE, WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU.


Name: MIKE LONG
Email: mavl@pagosa.net
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 08:23:10 AM

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MICHAEL DANA LONG E-4 SPECIALIST. Hey Mike, We hope you got the package we sent!!! I just got an e-mail from Lucy, and she didn't say if you recieved it. Sounds like you're going to be there a while longer, We hope and pray that you come home safe and soon. Watch out for those sneaky Iraqi bastards!!!! We Love You....BE CAREFULL.... DAD


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Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 07:57:31 AM

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Name: Nicole Baden
Email: darkbrowneyes001@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 07:36:04 AM

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Hello my name is Nicole Baden I am a wife of a HHC 508th Scout. I have pictres of some of the guys. If you are a friend or family member of a HHC 508th Scout feel free to email me & i will pass on whatever i have. I can also ask the other Scout wife's to see if they might have a picture of your loved one. Thanks Nicole


Name: Genny Lanza
Email: gennylanza@yahoo.it
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 06:38:15 AM

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SGT. JASON HARDING. Ciao piccolo! I hope you are ok. I was so happy to hear from you yesterday!!! We have to be strong, rospo, and everything will be ok. Take care and never forget that I love you more than anything. With all of my love. Genny


Name: Valentina
Email: fam--valupa@libero.it
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 06:05:26 AM

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To Mike Sonnetag 508th (173rdairborne): I love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!


Name: do they get these?
Email: YEP!
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 02:34:45 AM

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My guy told me on the phone that he had received the messages on here... someone actually printed them out, and he was given the paper copies. cool eh? :) keep the faith dear families....our guys will be home soon


Name: jean owens
Email: jmomjo@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 02:04:18 AM

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Jason Landre: Hi Jay, Just want to say I miss and love you, and we're all waiting for your safe return, come home soon. Love Jean


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday July 02, 2003
Time: 12:19:07 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey sweetie! I just got done writing your letter...I just wanted to tell you goodnight! And GOOD MORNING to you...I hope you slept well. I am going to go to sleep and see if I will be as lucky tonight as I have the past couple nights and maybe I'll get to see you in my dreams!! Have a good day and be safe!! I love you sooooo much!! love,stephanie


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 11:17:32 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO.-1ST/508TH--Hey babe! How are you doing? I haven't written you a message today...sorry. I have still been thinkin about ya. I am going to write you a letter tonight to mail off tomorrow...I didn't do much today. I just went to work, came home and watched How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days. It is another movie we will have to watch when you get home...you'll be tired of all these chick flicks I'm wantin ya to see. I guess I'll have to settle for Tombstone or Scarface if you compromise with me! just kidding...Anyway, I miss you and I love you more and more each day. Be proud and be safe!! I will be praying for y'all to come home soon! I love you....love,stephanie


Name: lizzy
Email: to JEFFERY KUPISCH FROM UR LIL SIS
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 10:34:49 PM

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hey jeff miss u soo much !!! i hope and pray ur doin alright!!!! cant wiat till u come home!!!! u can finally meet mia shes soo cute!!!! im sooo proud of u!!! i think u and every one else with u r great and amazing people for doin wut u guys r doin !! i love u soooo much!!!!!!!! As selfish as it sounds i with u were here home with but i know u have to do ur job and for that im am soo proud of u!!!!! with lots of love lizzy


Name: Amesarooni Dunham
Email: amyjojo88@cs.com
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 10:18:29 PM

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Jeffrey Kupisch! hey cuz. what is up? not much happening here. just got back from marching band with lisa. probably go skinny dipping tonight. :) good times. hope there is much skinny dipping in Iraq! you were an original member of the "polar bear club" weren't you? polar bears always swim in the nude. sending much love from p-ville. <3 always Amy Jo :)


Name: Lisa Lou Faulkner
Email: lisafaulkner@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 10:13:39 PM

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JEFFREY KUPISCH! YO! YO! YO! WASSUP?! I just got back from Marching Band and Madrigal singers practice and thought I'd shout out a holla from P-town to my homeboy in Iraq. :) Hope you be chillin' like a villian with a capital V, j/k. peace out, Lisa. p.s. hope this makes you giggle.


Name: R.A.LINNE
Email:
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 10:11:51 PM

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WATS UP DUDE! GOT UR PICTURES U R LOOKN GOOD !U BOYS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! MISS YA BAD. HAVE A GOOD TIME & ENJOY! IF THEY GET OUT OF HAND KICK THEIR ASS! SEE YA WHEN I DO! KEEP UP THE HOOOH!!!! LUV YA DAD


Name: R.A.LINNE
Email:
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 10:11:25 PM

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WATS UP DUDE! GOT UR PICTURES U R LOOKN GOOD !U BOYS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! MISS YA BAD. HAVE A GOOD TIME & ENJOY! IF THEY GET OUT OF HAND KICK THEIR ASS! SEE YA WHEN I DO! KEEP UP THE HOOOH!!!! LUV YA DAD


Name: Lizzard
Email: amyjojo88@cs.com
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 10:03:58 PM

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Jeffrey Kupisch!!!!!! Hey Jeff, just thought I would say hi. I'm in Peoria so I haven't heard from you in a while. I love you. Miss you. Can't wait till you come home so we can take Bill's x-box and play football all night. I'm praying for you. Hope you're doing good. Love always, Lizzy


Name: Sarah Faulkner
Email: sarika1978@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 09:50:21 PM

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To: Jeffrey Kupisch!!!! Hey Jeff! Thought I would just say "hi!" I just got home from Boston this afternoon. We have been in the car for 24 hours! My parents traveled over 2400 miles in the last 3 days to come and move me home. That's dedication! :) We are having a good time with your sister Lizzy here. She is such a joy to have around. I think she, Lisa, and Amy Jo are having fun together. They're trying to convince me to go skinny dipping with them in Aunt Becky's pool tonight. We'll see! :) Lizzy told me to remind you of the time when you and Christian jumped in the pool and Aunt Becky stole your clothes and locked you out of the house? Hey, were you ever part of the "Polar Bear Club?" Well, hope you're finding ways to find some relief from the heat. Love you and miss you, Jeff. your cuz, Sarah


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 06:11:24 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR, well, it's hot here so we took a break and I snuvck off to the library again. Today has almost given me a heart attack...I went fishing on the San Juan River and there was a sanke sitting in the water right at my feet just staring at me! After almost having a heart attack this nice man saw me take the karate kid stance and asked "What's wrong?" I was really quiet when I said "Snake" and he couldn't hear me and when he moved closer the snake did too..I screamed "SNAKE!!!" he then saw it move and stepped on it with his boots. That was a little tooooooo much fun for me personally! I've put my Docs back on and may attempt to go fishing tonight. This nice park ranger told me it was just a female grass snake that enjoy cooling off in the river. He said it wouldn't hurt me, but was probably a little curious about my "taste" since he could smell my perfume he said that snakes get Curious about us humans when we don't smell like them. Sooo, I guess I'll be carefull not to waste the good stuff on the local wildlife! Good to know that smelling good attracts snakes! Well, I love you whole bunchies! There are some postcards, and a letter everyday (like always) in the mail that I send out through the Lodge at the site. I can't wait to get your letters..I called home and dad said "They're all safe and sound on your bed...man that boy likes to write you letters doesn't he. Does he have a war to fight or no?" I love and miss you soooo much and hope that new date you gave me to come home is a correct one. I promise NOT to tell anyone else until you give me the go ahead. Ciao Bello..I'm off to see about catching some fish. ~~~~~~~~Joel's Princess~~~~~~~~


Name: simonetta
Email: simobi69@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 06:05:07 PM

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TO JAMES CANNON hi james..how are u? i hope u re ok and i hope u come back soon.i want tell u taht i pry every day for u and i dreams u many time..hopenig see u soon as possible i send u big kiss..i cant forget when we dance with frank sinatra songs..ciao james take care..


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 05:30:33 PM

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ATTN: J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H ****2/503 MORTAR ***** My "Wood-Chucking Party was a success! Only have 1/2 a pile left to move out of the drive! We 'chucked" the rest into the area surrounding the ponds - which by the way, something is going on in those ponds. I found a dead crow in the pond on Saturday & now there's a dead baby oppossum in there! YUCK! I put some chlorine tablets from the pool in the ponds to stop the mosquitoes from laying eggs (West Nile Virus prevention)- or at least kill them. Looks like I'm accidently killing off the local wildlife as well!! Crows & oppossums are not on the endangered list, so I don't think I'll worry too much. I see your cousins are posting you messages here, so I pray & hope that YOU READ THIS when you get a chance. * * * * * * IF ANYONE SEES KUPISCH * * - * * TELL HIM TO READ HIS E-MAIL!! * * * * * * July 4th is coming up real quick! We have the float for you to ride again, if you make it home in time!! HA! Well, my dear F.B.B., I sure do love you & miss you even more! I think of you & Jason at every turn - he seems to be doing good @ Ft. Stewart. The humidity is getting to him - but not like the heat in Iraq, I'll bet!! So I remind him of the heat you're facing & that he should be grateful he's not in that type of heat. Ever maintaining an attitude of gratitude - RIGHT??? That's the KEY! Give thanks with a grateful heart! Praise will lift you right out of the pit of destruction!! That's very motivating! Praise God everyday - morning, noon & night!! And, soon you'll all be on your way back home!! I love you, Jeff! I can't wait to hear from you again! I got the bill - heck, you can call DAILY for that price!! & I really wish you would!! I was quite surprized @ how low the cost was for those calls. Well, I must be moving along, here. It's way past quitting time, but I'm enjoying our one-sided conversation, here..... Packages & love, hugs & kisses are all being sent your way. Be sure to share whatever you don't need, ok? We love you & are so PROUD OF THE WHOLE 173RD!!!! YOU ARE OUR HEROES!!! Love, eternally, Mom


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 05:02:58 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Ciaooooo Mike mio, how are you doing?? I'm so so, because I MISS YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH, VORREI AVERTI QUA!!! Mike scrivimi quando puoi ok????? Oggi al mare è andata abbastanza bene... Non mi sono bruciata affatto anche perchè ero sempre all'ombra!! Fra un po' ci incontriamo con Ami in un bar e poi andremo a mangiarci un gelato!!! Sai sono riuscita a cucinare anche la carne (meat), era anche buona!! Sto imparando a cucinare... Che brava vero??? Ricordati che SN CN T SEMPRE e che TI PENSO SEMPRE!! Prego per te ogni giorno, FAI ATTENZIONE!!!!!! TI AMO, TANTI HUGES KISSES, la tua Susy sempre!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 05:02:29 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Ciaooooo Mike mio, how are you doing?? I'm so so, because I MISS YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH, VORREI AVERTI QUA!!! Mike scrivimi quando puoi ok????? Oggi al mare è andata abbastanza bene... Non mi sono bruciata affatto anche perchè ero sempre all'ombra!! Fra un po' ci incontriamo con Ami in un bar e poi andremo a mangiarci un gelato!!! Sai sono riuscita a cucinare anche la carne (meat), era anche buona!! Sto imparando a cucinare... Che brava vero??? Ricordati che SN CN T SEMPRE e che TI PENSO SEMPRE!! Prego per te ogni giorno, FAI ATTENZIONE!!!!!! TI AMO, TANTI HUGES KISSES, la tua Susy sempre!!


Name: Cross
Email:
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 04:53:33 PM

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Delta Battery 319 AFAR to Sgt.Alex Candelario, remember you have a son on his way. In only two months your baby will born. Call me, you have my phone number. I need you to answer some questions in re. to your B...."girlfriend". We need to get this problem solve. If I do not get a response by Friday July 4th/03. I will take further action. You better let her know what is going on with you or I will. Are trying to hide from me? I will be waiting for your call. Cross.


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Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 03:16:28 PM

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TO MY FAVOURITE SOLDIER DONALD WAYNE ADAIR..... HEY MAN... I'M SO PROUD OF YOU... I'VE SEEN U IN A PIC!!!Here in the states...on the news....they said something about our guys staying over there for five years!!! thats crazy! My man better be coming home SOON or I am going to go over there and take him!!!! :) Ive gotten a few letters...... SORRY BUT NOW I HAVE TO GO.... TALK TO U LATER SWEETIE... LOVE YOU ALWAYS....


Name: PHYLLIS GRAFTON
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 02:07:57 PM

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To friends and families of the 173rd: Does anyone know if the guys are getting to see any of these messages? Just curious if anyone has heard back from any of the guys. I'll keep posting them just in case ! TO SPC.STEVE GRAFTON 2ND/503- LOVE YOU, SON. MISS YOU TONS AND JUST WANT YOU TO STAY SAFE AND HANG IN THERE! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE, M0M


Name: Joe & Mary Huser
Email: jmhuser@charter.net
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 01:56:28 PM

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Hello My Son Paul Huser C. Co 1/508 Just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you always, got the email from you that was a suprise. Keep safe ans we love you prayers every day for the safety of all our freedom fighters. If only our wish could come true and everyone was back safe and sound again. We all are fine here Everyone sends their love and graditude for your hard work. Call when you can the cost is a lot less than we thought even if it wasn't we would pay the price just to hear you voice. I have to work this weekend the 4, 5, 6 we will have the phone on the cell phone if you can call. Miss you so much. Stay safe Love MoM & DaD


Name: Millie Marte
Email: kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 12:45:38 PM

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To Spc Fredrick Campbell C 1/508th Hey hope you had a smooth day ,decided to write a few lines today on my day off. I think about you always and I'm desperate to have you here with me soon. It's going to be a hectic week for me at work cause we inventory july 9 so imagine and I have to work 8 straight days it's that exciting or what?I can't wait for this whole inventory thing to be over.but you know it will be interesting to see how much we're going to shrink this year last year it was $900,000.Enough about that please take care ,call me when you get a chance and keep in mind that I love you and I'm always thinking of you,truly yours,Millie.


Name: The Hintons
Email: tekkimom@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 11:32:30 AM

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PFC HINTON, GAVIN M., A co, 1/508th, 3rd PLT, 173rd - Good morning for me and good evening for you! Just got to work and thought that I would send a quick hello and we're thinking about you. Dad and I are dogsitting this weekend for your brother and SIL. We can't wait. Pets in the house again. It's getting warmer here so we're beginning to appreciate the miserable weather you're having. Everyone will be over on Friday for a BBQ. We'll be thinking of you. The flagpole is in and its beautiful. Dad is so proud! Now we need to get the 173rd flag. We still haven't found it for less than $150. Big price to pay for something that will be flying outside. We'll keep looking. We love you and are so PROUD of you. There will be more packages and letters coming your way. WE MISS YOU! Much love and hugs. Our deepest appreciation to all of the 173RD, past and present. You are truly America's heroes. LOVE YOU, Mom


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 10:01:05 AM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd.... Jarod, Just a note to tell you that I love you and miss you very much. Don't for a second think that this has gotten any easier.....as a Dad, this is tough....I know that on your end it must be even harder...hang in there and keep praying....this will someday be over and I hope and pray that it is soon.... Hope things have improved...hope you get a little air every once in a while...I know that you have a new appreciation for the things that we take for granted each day.... Love you and miss you so much and patiently awaiting good news that you will be coming home soon....we need you!! Stay safe and keep your head up!! You and all the others are constantly in my thoughts and prayers!! A big Hooah to all!! God Speed, Love you son!! Dad


Name: Mama Gonzo
Email: a5gonzo@gci.net
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 09:41:21 AM

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For First Lt. Paul Gonzalez -- hopefully your return date is drawing nearer -- so many family members and friends are anxious for you all to return safely and soon -- the 173rd has truly made us all proud to be Americans -- job very well done. Blessings to all of you, and may the return trip come very soon! Mama Gonzo


Name: bérénice
Email: bnice92@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 07:15:34 AM

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To Sgt. Rene Corella 2/503: Hello, if you get that message (today is July 1st!) I just wanted to let you know (in case you'd have the great opportunity to call which I doubt but we never know!) that I'll be in Budapest for business tomorrow and the day after tomorrow (2nd & 3rd), my boss called me this morning, I have to go there for a Commercial Management and Sales meeting with our Eastern Europe affiliates. I'll be thinking of you and missing all the way (especially in the plane, I'm soooo freaked out in planes!). I hope your fine and I'll have news soon. Take care (I will!!). Love. B.


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Name: Jessica V. Workman
Email: mil_wife_03@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 03:04:45 AM

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I just wanted to say hello to SGT Zachariah J. Workman...its been four weeks sience i have talked to you, sweety. I just wanted you to know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers..everyone from home says hello and come home soon..We are so proud of you!!! Love always and forever your "kitchen6" Jessy Workman


Name: Larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Tuesday July 01, 2003
Time: 01:45:23 AM

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Pfc Ryan Wilmington, 2/503----Hey Ryan, just wanted to let you know that you and all the 173rd are still in our thoughts & prayers.Hope things are going well & your all safe & in good spirits. Sent another pkg. out today, what you can,t use give to someone who can. Each day that goes by is a day closer to your coming home, so keep your spirits high, your head up, and stay alert! Know that your loved and missed, and are in the prayers & thoughts of many people back home.Your Mom & Aunt Penny will be coming to Pittsboro fot the annual 4th of July party. It will have special meaning this year, as everyone will be wishing you were here. Tell all the troops how proud we are of them!----Love Ya, Pappan


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