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Name: Dean Graham
Email: dgraham@bigsky.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 11:57:33 PM

Message

Hey Guys, Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you, praying for your safety and safe return home, and lending you my support and a bit of hope. I was in VietNam with the Herd in '70 and '71. 4th Battalion. My brother was in Nam with the Herd,4th Battalion in '68 & '69. We know some of what you're facing. Would love to hear from any of you sometime whenever you can. Take care. -Dean-


Name: LISHA GREEN
Email: LISHAGREEN@AOL.COM
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 11:41:58 PM

Message

HI ROBBIE, just want you to know how much I miss you and think of you everyday, it was really special having Reyna and your son, Giovanni, here for a visit. I wish it could have lasted longer. He's a beautiful boy and it was hard to see him go back. I will be going for a visit some time before they go to Italy, he is growing so fast and I want to spend more time with him. I am very proud of you and the hard work you are doing. Please be careful! I love you, Mom.


Name: Dad, Mom, Cassie & Katie
Email: debgarcia60@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 11:33:42 PM

Message

This message is for Spec. Soloman Garcia. We think about you everyday and pray for all of you and your safe and quick return. We are so proud of you not just for what you are doing now but for the person you have always been. We miss you and love you. Look for a package I will be mailing it tomorrow. All our love!! Dad, Mom, Cassie & Katie


Name: Patricia Spadaro
Email: babydoll824@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 11:13:47 PM

Message

2Lt.Rafael Camporese Another day has gone by and we are waiting for your safe return. We pray that the Lord continues to protect you. You are always in our hearts and prayers. We all love you and can't wait to see you soon. Love ur lil' sister, Tricia


Name: dan cisco
Email: dancisco@i-nation.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 11:07:19 PM

Message

to all the troopers of the 173rd, you make a nation and a lot of old paratroopers proud! take care of each each other. Know that your country supports you and is proud of you. remember that everyone who has ever earned the privelidge of wearing those wings on our chests think of you and pray for you. there are many proud airborne accomplishments in history, but now it is you who will be writing your own. we know that it will be done with bravery and honor. all the way!!!


Name: T
Email: jediivor13@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:57:20 PM

Message

Tom- Be safe! You are in our hearts here in OH. Love, T


Name: Jodi Scherrer
Email: jjpscherrer@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:47:41 PM

Message

God Bless You And Stay Safe.


Name: Bro Steve, Renee & Chaney Schwartz
Email: srcschwartz@earthlink.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:19:15 PM

Message

To Sgt. Jeremy Baggett and your buddies. Thank you for working to save the innocent of Iraq. Also thank you for protecting our freedom. Sgt. Baggett congratulations on the news of your new baby!! Hope you all get to go home soon!! Praying for you daily!!


Name: Alex Larsen
Email: alexahayden@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:16:38 PM

Message

To Corporal Larsen; hey soldier it's your wife and daughter writing you this little message. I miss you and I am soo proud of you we all are.. I am counting the days untill I could see your beutiful face again,Me and all of town pray for you every night. I will send you your packages as soon as I get a chance, I Love you babe take care and god bless you, come home soon....


Name: Penny
Email: andyd@saw.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:14:56 PM

Message

Hi David this is your aunt Penny. We love you your all our heros!!! Your 173rd is all over the news. They talk about you all the time. I pray that guardian angels will watch over you,and an army of angels will fight beside you all. Tell everyone to keep praying and god will help you all and bring you safely home the sooner the better. God bless you all!! I beleive in the power of prayer so have faith and fear not for the lord is with you. take care love Aunt Penny


Name: Alex Larsen
Email: Alexahayden@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:10:39 PM

Message

I want to let you know that my husband is in the 173 airborne too so all of us are praying for all you brave troops, especially you guys. My thoughts and prayers go with you and your families...God Bless You...


Name: Lauren Trahan
Email: Aquaman86@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:08:13 PM

Message

Hey Josh, it's Lauren for like the fourth or fifth time I just wanted to tell you that I luv you so much and that is my dads email address but email me there everyone if you need or want to.We keep on praying for yyou to come on home so hurry up boy lol luv always :-) LAUREN, YA LIL CUZ


Name: Lauren Trahan
Email: Aquaman86@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:06:15 PM

Message

Hey Josh,


Name: Lauren Trahan
Email: Aquaman86@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:06:13 PM

Message

Hey Josh,


Name: Lauren Trahan
Email: Aquaman86@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:06:11 PM

Message

Hey Josh,


Name: Lauren Trahan
Email: Aquaman86@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:06:09 PM

Message

Hey Josh,


Name: Lauren Trahan
Email: Aquaman86@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:05:24 PM

Message

Hey Josh,


Name: David Santiago
Email:
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:04:37 PM

Message

Spec.Gary Santiago,my soldier.I am so very proud of you. I miss you and look forward to you coming home soon. I have all the young chicks at worked lined up for dates. Take care of yourself,you are the best. I love you and I'm praying for you.Love,your dad


Name: Jim and Sharon McBride
Email: mcbridejimp@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:02:49 PM

Message

To Sgt. Jay McBride-Bco1/508. Hey big dude, we miss ya and are thinking about you all the time. Packages and letters should be rolling in soon. Everyone sends their love. You guys have been getting great media coverage, it was nice to know that you all landed safely. They are calling your group the Vanguards of the Northern Front. Let us know if their is anything we can do for you or if their is anything that you need. There is incredible support over here for you guys. Stay safe and know we love ya. You know that we are incredibly proud of you. Mom and Dad


Name: David Santiago
Email:
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:59:39 PM

Message

GARY SANTIAGO, Hey soldier,it's your proud dad. I miss you and I can't wait to see you.I have lots of dates lined up for you with the young chicks at work so hurry home.I love you, always take care of yourself,you are the best.Kick some ass. Love,your dad


Name: Jim and Sharon McBride
Email: mcbridejimp@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:54:26 PM

Message


Name: Joanne and Russ Hurley
Email: hurleyfam@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:49:12 PM

Message

For Jordan Becker ( sorry we are not aware of your current rank)- We watched you jump in to northern Iraq on TV and have been following the news of your progress there. Jim directed us to this website, so we might seize the opportunity to let you know how proud we are of you and the rest of the 173rd. It's a long way from Georgetown, but we might have guessed that you would rank among the best wherever you go. We thank you and bless the work you do for the rest of us. All our best to you, The Hurleys Visalia, California


Name: Justin Reyna
Email: jthrilla666@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:44:47 PM

Message

to Thomas Reyna II Be careful your brother justin


Name: Jo
Email:
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:33:46 PM

Message

Matt, I'm a friend of your mom, Chris. She often tells me what you and your brother are doing. Know that her love is with you now, and I, too, hold you close in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for what you are doing. Your job is important, and you're doing it well. You honor your country.


Name: Jo
Email:
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:28:50 PM

Message

Best wishes to our troops. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Name: MOM & DAD GLEICH IN HILLIARD OHIO & CHIEF STONEY
Email: kwgleich@columbus.rr.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:14:20 PM

Message

SGT. KEVIN R. GLEICH: CHIEF STONEY WROTE TO US FROM LAKEHURST TODAY AND SAID HE HAS OFFICIALLY STOPPED CALLING YOU "LITTLE KEVIN." ALSO, HE SAID TO TELL YOU TO "KEEP YOUR HEAD ON STRAIGHT WHILE YOU ARE OVER THERE!" ....AND....OOORAH!!! YOU DONE GOOD!!!" (p.s.-AND ANY PARATROOPER WHO CAN'T TAP DANCE IS A _____!)


Name: PFC Michael Needham
Email: Michael.Needham@virtualarmory.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:09:08 PM

Message

Be careful Tommy, we're all thinking about you back home. Your Bro


Name: JOHN HYRE
Email: BHYRE@GENPHYSICS.COM
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:03:32 PM

Message

JON HOPE ALL IS WELL AND YOU ARE SAFE. WE ARE TRYING TO FOLLOW YOUR MOVEMENTS AS BEST WE CAN. YOU NEVER LEAVE MY THOUGHT AND I AM WEARING THE ARMY NECLACE ALL THE TIME I ONLY TAKE IT OFF TO SHOWER. MARYLAND LOST IN SWEET SIXTEEN SONS OF BITCHES. CAPS ARE ABOUT TO GO INTO PLAYOFFS. RAVENS ARE KEEPING HEAP. OROILES OPENED TODAY BUT WHO GIVES A SHIT. WEATHER IS GETTING BETTER HERE I HEARD IT WAS COLD OVER THERE WE WATCH THE NEWS ALL THE TIME WE EVEN KEEP IT ON ALL NIGHT AND JUST CAT NAP. WELL DONT WANT TO TALK TO LONG BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER OUR (MOM STANDING HERE GIVING ME SHIT ABOUT MY SPELLING)THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALL THE TIME AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN SO PROUD OF ANYTHING OR ANY BODY IN MY LIFE AS I AM OF YOU STAY SAVE WACK EM AND STACK EM AND REMEMBER THE FIRST RULE IN A STREET FIGHT IS THERE ARE NO RULES THE SECOND RULE IS REFER TO RULE # 1 I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY (MOM GIVING ME SHIT AGAIN SAYS I CANT SPELL) HEART LOVE DAD.


Name: Andy Stevens
Email: astevens@ulti-media.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:01:23 PM

Message

Message for Thomas Reyna II. Just a quick note from friends of your family here in Anacortes Washington to wish you well. You have 100 per cent of our support as well as the support of our family and freinds. We are very proud of you and all the American fighting forces who are involved and carrying on so admirably in this war to free the people of Iraq. Do yourself and your country proud, stand tall and come home safe. You are in our prayers, Andy and Mary Stevens


Name: Charles A. Vanella
Email: cvanella@ewco.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:01:14 PM

Message

You have undertaken a task for which the "Herd" is uniquelly qualified to perform. Let there be no doubt in your minds, let nothing dissuade you from the appointed task of bringing about the removal of the most despotic regime of contemporary times and enabling the flowering of self determination, democracy and freedom for the middle east. I pray the misguided forces of naive "peace at any price" advocates do not deter our nation from this vital purpose. Despite the bitter lessons of history that there is no appeasing such Regimes, we by virtue of our free and democratic systems must persevere. Have no doubt of your missions noble purpose and adhere always to the Airborne motto of "All The Way". Conform always to the your oath to preserve "Duty, Honor, Country". The Baton is passed to you, do not fail your country and the world. Godspeed.


Name: Sandy
Email: SandyGirl1103@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:58:44 PM

Message

I just want you to know that you are thought of each and every day. I pray for your safety and guidance. Americans do care and are behind you 100%. Don't ever forget it. We are all so very proud of each and every one of you. Stay safe and don't forget all the prayers that are out there for you. Thank you for all you do!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Papaw & Shirley Benton
Email: GsbentonAaol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:55:15 PM

Message

Hey Jon ad all you guys, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and for you. Hope you will all be comming home soon. When you kick Sadam's ass, give him a good one for us. God Bless all of you. Love and Best wishes.


Name: Cathy Liddle, Language Arts Teacher
Email: cdeliddle@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:52:48 PM

Message

This message is to BEN CROSS of Seaman, OHIO, who just graduated last year from North Adams High School. Hi BEN, This message is to say hoping you are real good and safe. We are all concerned and worried about you here at home. We are also trying to keep up with news in Iraq. I have a poster on my door window at school with your name, Tony Ball's name, Cory Kirker's, and the Singleton kids of Danny and Ruby, all who are in armed forces. Let us know something that you are OK, if possible. God Bless you and we are praying for you and ALL American soldiers. Cathy Liddle Language arts teacher


Name: Tom, Margaret, and Alex Pellett
Email: mpellett438@cs.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:49:05 PM

Message

Are y'all getting mail? If so, you might be interested to know that Pvt. John Pellett may have a stash of chewing gum from home. Please know that lots of people in Memphis, Tennessee, are praying that all of you come back to your families safely, ASAP. ---- Love and best wishes for your safe return from the Pellett family in Memphis


Name: Alleb
Email: alex2xfun@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:40:23 PM

Message

This is to 1LT Bernstein (1-508) from your best friend. Be safe always.... you have to be healthy for Athens 2004.


Name: Linda Quinlan
Email: lle@fwwebb.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:33:30 PM

Message

Mike Squillini, Thanks so much for fighting for us! We are so grateful to you and all the soldiers! You are in our prayers to be home safe and soon!


Name: Vic Farmer
Email: vicenzabat@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:32:15 PM

Message

Well SKYYYYYYYYYYYYYYSOLDIER! Frank Lauer, Mike Curry, Tim Watson, Robert Cumo, GeriColeman and any others I may have forgotten, I really wish I could've shared the moment you added history to the organization! I'm very happy you guys finally got the opportunity to "do the deed". I'm in a holding pattern(stop-loss) so I can't get back where I belong, but I know that you guys will do your best, accomplish the mission and get the boys home safe. Take Care and Good luck.


Name: Bob Baker
Email: BigUglyDog42@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:29:04 PM

Message

In Memory of SP4 James E Dolan B 1/503rd PIR 173rd Abn Bde. KIA 25 May 1970 DSC DRIVE ON Bob Baker 75th Inf Det Combat Trackers 173rd Abn Bde Nam 68-69


Name: Robert Laporte / Sue Laporte
Email: rlaporteb@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:27:03 PM

Message

Sgt. Dwight Laporte, Hi Dwight hope all is well with you and your fellow men who are doing such a fine job. I talked with Monica and she and Michael are doing fine. We will call every week to see how they are doing. I ordered one of the star flags, you can bet we will be proud to have it in our window. BoBare sends you a big Lick. Brad is watching cnn every night to keep up on you and the 173rd . talk to you again LOVEYOU and SUPER PROUD Dad /Sue


Name: Barb and Jerry Jenkins
Email: jandb5151@chartermi.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:23:22 PM

Message

Hi Son Sgt Scott Brzak, Jerry and I just got home from Saginaw and I thought I would drop you a few lines to say we are praying for you and your family and your troop to come back to all of us safe and sound. We love you very much and we miss you.Hopetohear from you soon. Love Mom and Jerry


Name: Barb and Jerry Jenkins
Email: jandb5151@chartermi.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:22:51 PM

Message

Hi Son Sgt Scott Brzak, Jerry and I just got home from Saginaw and I thought I would drop you a few lines to say we are praying for you and your family and your troop to come back to all of us safe and sound. We love you very much and we miss you.Hope hear from you soon. Love Mom and Jerry


Name: Barb and Jerry Jenkins
Email: jandb5151@chartermi.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:22:07 PM

Message

Hi Son Sgt Scott Brzak, Jerry and I just got home from Saginaw and I thought i would drop you a few lines to say we are praying for you and your family and your troop to come back to all of us safe and sound. We love you very much and we miss you.Hope hear from you soon. Love Mom and Jerry


Name: Lauren Trahan
Email: aquaman86@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:19:55 PM

Message

(To: Josh Gaspard) Hey Josh, This is your cousin Lauren.I'm your Uncle Dale's grandkid(Troy's Daughter).Even though PawPaw passed away about 3yrs. ago I think that this will be the only way for you to remember me or in this case know who I am. I"m also 2 months from turning 13, 5'6", dirty-blonde hair,and hazel eyes, I'm very active in school I play basketball,softball,chearleading,dancing,and who knows what else,but I make good grades and well you know how all that goes. But how are you doing and if you don't mind me asking, what is it like over there? What do ya'll have to go through and all that? If you think that it is to harsh to explain then you can just tell me that I'm not going to force you to......ok......By the way I"m in 7th grade(my first year of highschool) WHOOPPEE....and all of our 7th grade class and also 8th too, are writing letters to some soldiers in the families that are over there in Iraq and I'm putting your name on the board whether you like it or not:-) so you might receive lots of letters if it isn't to late to put yours on there too.......kkkkk.........well I think that is about all but I do want you to know that even though I don't know you much at all you will be in me and all of my friends prayers but I have faith in you Josh so fight your heart out and make Uncle Garlin proud along with the rest of our huge family and when and yes I'm saying when because when you get back to the u.s. your going to march your little army but straight down to Lake Arthur, Louisiana so I can meet you and get to know you cuz I mean you are family ya know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Luv you always Lauren ;-).......(you like my little winking face)hehe.........Just please remember and tell all your troops there this, too is that I'm having a hard time with all my friends right now just little girls you know how that is and beleive me I thought my life was terrible until I found out what ya'll had to go through......Just please stay strong and remember if you need me just write I'm here for you...*_Lauren_*


Name: Dee Wille
Email: wille1029@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:06:52 PM

Message

to Glenn Bolland, Medic of 173rd battalion hang tough we are all pulling for you and all your friends over there. We are all so very proud of you and what you are doing to preserve our freedom and to help other countries get freedom


Name: Marsha and Papi
Email:
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:06:32 PM

Message

SPECIALIST GARY SANTIAGO, CARE PACKAGE SENT TO YOU TODAY.BE SURE TO SHARE THE BABYWIPES,JUST DON'T USE THEM BEFORE YOU SHARE.WE PRAY YOU ARE WELL.YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS EVERYMINUTE OF EVERYDAY,ALL OF YOU. lOVE,PAPI Y MOMMY CHULA BELIEVE IN EACH OTHER AND YOURSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Marsha and Papi
Email:
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:05:26 PM

Message

SPECIALIST GARY SANTIAGO, CARE PACKAGE SENT TO YOU TODAY.BE SURE TO SHARE THE BABYWIPES,JUST DON'T USE THEM BEFORE YOU SHARE.WE PRAY YOU ARE WELL.YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS EVERYMINUTE OF EVERYDAY,ALL OF YOU. lOVE,PAPI Y MOMMY CHULA BELIEVE IN EACH OTHER AND YOURSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Dee Wille
Email: wille1029@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:04:42 PM

Message

to Glenn Bolland, Medic


Name: chuck rice
Email: mamie16134@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:50:24 PM

Message

This message if for Sgt Glen Rice. Hey Muck its your old daddo. guess who is visiting us tomorrow? yep its mini-muck! good job on your jump and know that we are with you every step of the way. you are the talk of the town. everyone is behin you 100%. did my 3 mile run this morning was getting tired and started thinking of you and i made it. stay strong and keep the faith!!! mini muck gets a sesame street kite to fly this week she has not made it up to the daddy kite yet till you get here to fly it with her!!!!! we love you and miss you and send lots of big hugs and kisses. cookies will be waiting!!! we love you glen, mom and dad and vangie and tabby and THE RANGER!!!!xxxxxoooooxooxoxo


Name: fran nelligan
Email: francesnelligan738@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:27:44 PM

Message

C.W.O. Michael Squillini- Hi Mike, Heard there were no showers there, so I'm having Home Depot delver one asap, along with some soap and towels!!!!!!!! Stay safe, love, Fran


Name: Lara Beth Seager
Email: lb@9-world.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:23:30 PM

Message

This message is for Tim Sampe- Tim our thoughts and prayers are with you everyday! Keep up the AWESOME job. We have been talking to Catia via email she misses you very much and is doing well. BE STRONG! May Jesus continue to keep you in HIS tender care! All our love, your sister Lara Beth and brother in law Paul.


Name: Sgt. Joseph Minucci
Email: dirtysquared@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:17:53 PM

Message

Joey. Hope things in iraq are going ok. ive been thinking about you and I know your gonna make it and kick some of that camel jockey iraqi ass. everyone from da ville is proud of ya and glad that you are fighting for are freedom. Take care and be safe. Put one in Saddam for da ville. see you when u get back. Take care buddy Fred Roberts


Name: Chelsea Wilkinson
Email: tropicalcc@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:12:10 PM

Message

~To GARY SANTIAGO~ My thoughts and prayers have been with you every single day since Logan told me that you got deployed and then especially when I heard about your jump into N. Iraq. We are all so very proud of you! You are doing an incredible thing for our country. Not only are you making the world a safer place for us, but for our future children and their generations. I cannot wait to see you safe and sound in the states again...you know you are just like a second big brother to me! Keep yourself safe and kick some massive ass!!! You are the best! And don't forget: women love a man in uniform!!


Name: Bermon Henrie
Email: bermonhenrie@verizon.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:09:54 PM

Message

Thanks to all for the great job your doing! HOORAH! God speed!


Name: Kelly Sepulveda
Email: k7redeemed@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:09:22 PM

Message

Hey, this is for Jason Cordova! Just wanted to let you know how proud I am of you! You are in my thoughts & prayers daily. You are doing a great thing for America & your family & friends. Can't wait until you come home so we (your mom, Melissa & me) can throw a party for you & feed you some good food! God bless you! We love you!


Name: ABeall
Email: ABeall1008@Aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:06:13 PM

Message

To all 173rd Airborne - I'm a sister, mother, and mother-in-law of the Airborne family. May God be with you and keep you safe in the sky and on land. My oldest brother was with the 173rd in Vietnam l966-l967. Airborne all the way! From: Airborne at heart!


Name: Aunt Rosemary
Email: J2rn001@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:05:59 PM

Message

This is for RICHARD FARQUHAR. We want you to know you are in our prayers daily. We are so proud of you and all the soliders over there. We will continue to pray that this is over soon, and you will come home safe.


Name: Kelly Sepulveda
Email: k7redeemed@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 06:59:21 PM

Message

I just wanted to let you all know that you have tons of prayer going up to heaven for you all. Be strong, be brave and lean on God for strength & help. We love and appreciate you! God bless you all! "He who dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge & my fortress, my God in Him will I trust." Psm 91:1-2 "Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until [these] calamities be overpast." Psm 57:1


Name: Dan Kerkow "CORKY"
Email: DANIELKERKOW@AOL.COM
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 06:55:52 PM

Message

I am so proud of the Herd,and all you new Skysoldiers.I did have the honor to meet the collor guard in Rodchester Mn. 2000 reunion,and those men looked GOOD.i CANT WAIT TO MEET YOU personal at the next reunion .This is a order- Be Safe Be Alert and KEEP THE FAITH AND DRIVE ON . AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!!!! CORKY/ Nam 67-69 c/4/503


Name: Rose Everett
Email: retceverett@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 06:55:31 PM

Message

Thanks for all that you are doing for the whole world. There are a lot of Americans that really appreciate you. God Speed


Name: John Cusack (Geneva, IL)
Email: wirelessjc@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 06:42:30 PM

Message

Dear SkySoldier, All of America is proud of you --and praying for your safe return after you complete your mission in Iraq. Would you please give my best to Captain Thomas? His Dad is a good friend of mine (and I think he'll remember the paratrooper pins from Kazakhstan that I gave to his Dad to give to him). God Bless and "All the Way!" (John Cusack former Sergeant E-5; 173d Airborne in VietNam '67-'68)


Name: Asia
Email: abluegoddesss@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 06:29:23 PM

Message

If any of you know Aaron Ahn, please tell him I said hi and would really like to talk to him. Good luck to you all.


Name: Victor C. Papke
Email: vpate22@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 06:10:15 PM

Message

Hold your heads, kick some ass. God bless


Name: Larry & Linda Knight
Email: knight@bak.rr.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 06:05:37 PM

Message

You all are in our prayers. We love you and support you all the way. Our grandson Phillip Knight is among you. If anybody sees him tell him his grandparents send their love and prayers. We have flags and a big yellow ribbon tied around our post out front of our home. May God bless you and keep you in His care. Larry & Linda Knight


Name: DONNA BROWDER
Email: DBROWDER@AAASOUTH.COM
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 06:00:59 PM

Message

For Pfc Brian Browder- Your family loves you and misses you more that we can express. We are so proud of you and your fellow soldiers. We pray for all of your safe return. Love always, Mom and Sissy


Name: Milana Ilyayeva
Email: milana1981@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 05:58:13 PM

Message

BJ!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M SO PROUD OF YOU HUN!!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! YOU'RE DOING GREAT!!! GOOD LUCK WITH EVERYTHING! TAKE CARE OF URSELF..I MISS YOU!!!! UR FRIEND ALWAYS, MILANA :) P.S. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYBODY!!!!!


Name: C Papke (mother to Sgt Papke)
Email: cpinco@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 05:53:05 PM

Message

I want to share a message to all who have posted messages here. It has warmed my heart and filled me with such graditude to see these messages. To all the families...our boys have made us proud and with our positive thoughts and love we WILL bring them home safe and sound. To those who have written who are not family (though family in spirit)...THANK YOU...your support for our troops fills those of us who have sent our sons and daughters with more graditude than we can convey. The news reporting has been so difficult to bear...I hate the negativity and second-guessing. Reading these messages today has renewed my hope and pride in the American Spirit. No one wants war, but our cause is just, we will prevail. May those men and women who have volunteered to protect freedom for all know that we love them and pray for their safe return. For those who have given the ultimate -- we pray for their soul's peace and for their family's strength. Blessings to us all.


Name: The Squillini's
Email: bluiis21@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 05:52:28 PM

Message

Michael Squillini Jr. We just want you to know how proud we are of you and your fellow soilders. Everyday day the flags are flown high, the yellow ribbons tied, and the posters hung. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers.


Name: Lisa Nyden
Email: zlhome@comcast.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 05:49:44 PM

Message

This is for Timothy Sampe! Kick some butt over there Tim! We know you guys are doing a tuff job and hope that you'll be home soon! Everyone is thinking about you and praying for you. Don't worry we are keeping in touch with Catia. She misses you tons!! God be with you! Love, your sister, Lisa


Name: Gary Prisk
Email: gprisk@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 05:48:18 PM

Message

To:1st Plt/Charlie Co/2nd Batt After seven months as the platoon leader, and five months as the company commander, from Dak To to Bong Son, I remember one thing about dealing with an enemy that hides behind women and children: you have got to neutralize them eventually so you may as well take them down every time you can draw a good bead. Keep your heads down boys, and kick their ass. Linda and I are praying for you. We are proud of you, too. Gary Prisk


Name: Matt
Email: mmcguirk@mathworks.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 05:47:21 PM

Message

Bakeman, ...our thoughts and prayers are with you and 173rd. Your strength and courage are inspiring! I am proud of you big man! Get home soon and get home safe. Godspeed brotha


Name: Lynn
Email:
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 05:42:04 PM

Message

Hey wuts up? Keep up the good work. Hi Taz, im arikas friend and she loves ya and misses ya! bye


Name: Blair Page
Email: bpage@swinomish.nsn.us
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 05:37:51 PM

Message

This message is for Thomas Reyna II, and all of you in the 173rd. I work with Tom s father here on the Swinomish Indian Reservation in Washington State. I don't know what you guys are hearing, but you should know that there is a great deal of concern for you guys back here in the States, and even more respect for the job you guys are doing. I just drove down to California on vacation, and saw no less than 5 'support the troops' demonstrations, and did not see even a single anti-war protest (except of course on the news.) The country is behind you guys, keep up the good work and stay safe. You are all greatly appreciated!


Name: David Bushee
Email: btj5881@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 05:20:55 PM

Message

First: I would start by saying God bless all of our troops and the coalitin forcess that are there risking there lives to free the iraqi people from the "BUTCHER OF BAGHDAD". Second: Be safe and come home soon, it is jutified in what you all are doing


Name: natalie abarca
Email: adrian.abarca@us.army.mil
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 05:12:11 PM

Message

i just want to tell my husband SGT. Adrian Abarca in A co 2/503 thats with the 173rd brigade in northern iraq, that we love him and miss him very much and no matter how long it takes we just want him to return home safely. the whole family is praying for him and we think about him everyday. be careful and dont forget we love you and we cant wait til its time for you to come home.


Name: Leon John
Email: dawgfan4ever@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 05:10:08 PM

Message

To: Thomas Reyna II Hey Thomas, your father gave me the information to send you a message. We're all proud of you and wish you the best. Take care


Name: Pam Birchfield
Email: artistinprogress@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 05:09:16 PM

Message

For Thomas Reyna II: I worked with your dad over at the Swinomish Police dept. He gave your address. Thinking of you. Sending a prayer to "BE SAFE" & get home soon! ~:-) Pam


Name: Uncle Andy DeBriae
Email: andyd@saw.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 05:04:53 PM

Message

Hi David Gaynor I hope this message finds you safe and well. There is a lot of support for our troups back here in the states. I work with a guy that was in the 173d back in the mid 60's. I told him about my nephew is over there fighting the war, I am proud of having family fighting the war. Remenber the # 1 rule kill the bad guys before they can kill you. We are all thinking about you and the other guys in your outfit. Get your job done and come back home soon and be careful and remenber the # 1 rule. Late David


Name: Bob and Dianne Levesque
Email: maandpa@adelphia.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 04:52:33 PM

Message

To: Michael John Levesque-- Hey, Mike, we're so very proud of you and what you're doing for your country. You are a very brave son and our prayers and lots of love are with you. Keep the faith and know that your whole family is rooting for you! Love, Mom & Dad


Name: Gina Forese
Email: gifore@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 04:18:35 PM

Message

This message is for PFC Steven Ybarra (2/503). Steven, I just want you to know that everybody here is praying for you and all of your unit and all of the 173rd. Hope you stay safe and come back soon! We are very proud of you. I talk to your mom, Vida, frequently. Care packages on their way..share them with your buddies. I love you Steven. Stay safe! Your Auntie Gina (and Gabby says hi too)


Name: Erika Walker
Email: erikaannwalker@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 04:12:37 PM

Message

John McDougal - We are thinking of you, praying for you, and with you in spirit as you defend our country and our people! Thank you! And thank you to everyone over there.


Name: Bobbi McDonald
Email: chefmac13@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 04:11:56 PM

Message

To my husband SSG Mason McDonald 74th Inf Det (LRS), Eli and I miss you so very much and we pray for your safe return home. Everyone says to say hello, you are loved and missed so very much. We are so very proud of what you and the guys are doing for our country and the world. Come home soon. 143MTL~B


Name: Spc. Thomas L. Sloat II (ETS 2000)
Email: aug1373@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 04:09:08 PM

Message

Go get some, Airborne!!! You're the best the world has to offer, so show the world what American paratroopers are all about. Come home safe my Airborne brothers. Mustard stains all around. Wish I could be there with you.


Name: Aunt Beverly
Email:
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 04:08:11 PM

Message

Rafael Camporese , another, I love you and GOD'S PROTECTION ON YOU ALWAYS.. Aunt Bev


Name: Thomas Reyna
Email: blkrosetom@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 04:00:07 PM

Message

Thomas Reyna II, we are praying for you and the boys out there. I want you and the rest of the men and women out there to know that we support you all and the great job you are all doing. Be safe. I love you mijo! Be careful. I love you very much mijo dad


Name: James R. Argroves
Email: jargroves1@msn.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 03:57:41 PM

Message

May your days ahead be in the best of success as it is with the HERD. I was with the 4th battalion in Viet Nam 1968. Our Prayers are with you and all the others in Iraq.


Name: Kathy Linderman
Email: leftylindy@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 03:28:59 PM

Message

Hi Bub, I hope you can get this. We are all thinking of you and hoping you are safe and well. I have been in contact with Tanya and she is fine. We love you and miss you. Take care. Mom


Name: CSM Harry Yohe, USA, Retired
Email: harryyohe@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 03:26:29 PM

Message

I got a rush hearing on the news that the 173rd jumped into Iraq. I am very proud of you guys and wish you the best of luck while there. KICK ASS. I had the honor of serving with HHC, 173rd in the Nam 1968. God Bless you and God Bless America. AIRBORNE-All the way..............


Name: Jordan Becker
Email: ginsbergbi@bernstein.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 03:21:20 PM

Message

Jordan, I just got off the phone with your Dad. With a little bit of encouragement he quickly brought me up to date regarding your involvement with the 173rd. Your Mom and Dad told me, more than one year ago, that you wanted to be/ were in the Airborne Infantry. I had forgotten about that conversation. I have been following the progress of the war, but will be doing so now with much more interest in the 173rd. I will be thinking about you and your commrades, as well as saying prayers for you, and I am sure I will be joined by my wife, Benita. In case you are trying to make the connection who the heck I am: My Mom, now deceased, was Mildred Isaacs Ginsberg. My Mom and your Aunt Francis Fenton were best friends going back to grammar school. My aunt by marriage, (my mother's sister-in-law) was Gertrude Bay Isaacs. Gertie and your Grandmother Sylvia were very close friends. The best of luck to you.


Name: Rosie white
Email: RBilliards256@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 03:18:00 PM

Message

Hey there David Brasher!!!!!!! We all want to send you our love. The kids want to see their Uncle David who can jump out of airplanes and kick butt. Noah says "that you are the best uncle in the deep blue sea" Elizebeth is doing a report on the 173Rd for class, and Brey Ann just wants it all too go away. Dad is praying for you and sends his love. I hope you get this, We love you. hey, remember when we were kids hanging off the monkey bars at the park and you said you could fly? I guess you were right! Love Ya- I don't know if you can receive anything, but if you can, just send me a list. Bye for now Rosie


Name: Kelli Remmert
Email: kelli.remmert@whiteman.af.mil
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 03:17:19 PM

Message

Hello, Mason McDonald. I hope you know how much you are thought of each and every day. Your family misses you terribly. We all do. I hope you and the rest of the guys stay strong and safe. You mean so much to us. Take care, we love you very much and can't wait to see you again soon. Kelli


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 03:12:01 PM

Message


Name: Rosie White
Email: RBilliards256@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 03:10:39 PM

Message

God Bless you all and come home safe!


Name: Anne Horvath (Aunt to Ryan A. Quaal)
Email: annehorvath65@cs.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 03:01:59 PM

Message

Hi Ryan! This is your favorite Aunt here...no, it's not Aunt Kelly, it's your Aunt Annie! I didn't think we could write personal notes here. Don't worry..I will not put anything that will embarrass you! I just want to tell you that "I LOVE YOU" and will pray that you and your Squadron stay safe! Let me know if need anything, OK? I think of you every day and drop me or Aunt Kelly a line and let us know that you are OK. Love ya lots! Aunt Annie


Name: Anne Horvath (Aunt to Ryan A. Quaal)
Email: annehorvath65@cs.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:56:29 PM

Message

Your courage and dedication will not go unforgotten! Thank You for all that you do! Stay safe and know that our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and your families!


Name: MacKenzie
Email: KLW502997
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:54:14 PM

Message

Hi Uncle Mike Squillini, I miss you so much and want to wish you good luck with those bad guys. I miss Auntie Debby, Dominic and Anthony,too. Just want to let you know that I lost three teeth so far and two more are loose! Can't wait until you all come home for a visit! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO Love, MacKenzie


Name: Taylor Waisnor
Email: TaylorEW@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:46:15 PM

Message

Hi Uncle Mike Squillini !!!! I miss you! Hope you and everyone else out there is doing okay ! Be very, very careful !! I will be sending a package as soon as we get an address to send it to. I'll send Dunkin' Donuts coffee, toilet paper, and any thing else that I find to send. I'll actually probably send a few because I heard it can't be bigger than a shoebox. I love you alot and I hope you will all come home safe. If you could see our house right now, you would be able to see that we have 5 yellow ribbons tied a round our railing !! I have one other thing to say -- KICK BUTT!!!!!!! God Bless You All !!!! Sicerely, * Taylor Waisnor * XOXOXOXOX


Name: Leah Ritland
Email: leahjean1515@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:44:24 PM

Message

Hey this message is to Gary and the rest of the 173rd. This is a MCHS alum just wanted to say how much you are appreciated and missed. Hope you come home safe and soon.


Name: tom steckman
Email: t.steckman@columbuspolice.org.
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:40:12 PM

Message

TO ALL OF THE "SKY SOLDIERS", WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A PROUD "KICK-ASS" UNIT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!! KEPP YOUR HEADS DOWN,YOUR BACKS AGAINST THE WALL, AND DON'T LET ANYONE LAY ANYTHING IN YOUR LAP. GOD BLESS AND HURRY HOME!!! FROM AN OLD VIET VET SKY SOLDIER TO THE NEW IMPROVED MODELS.


Name: H. MacDonald
Email: hmacdonald70@attbi.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:38:11 PM

Message

Michael Squillini, just wanted to drop a note to say I'm greatfull for everything you and the boys are doing over there and support you guys 100%. You're all in my prayers. H


Name: Stephen Bartholomew
Email: cmmbart@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:34:49 PM

Message

To: Gary Santiago Whats up! I hope all is well . I've been watching the war and and i have been watching it alot closer now that i saw your brigade pop up in northern iraq. I just wanted to tell you that your doing an honorable thing for our country . I can't wait to see you this summer.Take care and be safe bro. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your brigade and everybody else thats there. Later . steve


Name: Kelly Kasper
Email: pkasper@twmi.rr.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:32:03 PM

Message

This message is for Sgt Ryan Quaal ~ Hey Ryan, this is your Aunt Kelly :) I just wanted to let you know how much I love you and miss you and hope you are doing okay out there! You have so much support from here at home and I know that your mom and Lauren miss you a lot. I have a yellow ribbon around my front yard tree and an American Flag in your honor. I will be sending you a letter this week, but I have heard that it takes up to 4 weeks to get out there, so if there is anything else that you need or that you would like, email me at the address that I provided with this message and I will be happy to send it to you! Take good care of yourself and your other troopers and may God bless you all and keep you safe and sound. Love ya kiddo! Aunt Kelly


Name: Scott MacDonald
Email: smacdonald@predictivenetworks.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:30:05 PM

Message

Michael Squillini, and all who protect our freedoms, THANK YOU! You are all appreciated beyond words. BE SAFE.


Name: Stephen Price
Email: rebel57@msn.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:28:20 PM

Message

May God bless and protect the Sky Soldiers on your important mission in Iraq. Once again the brave American soldiers step up for the cause of freedom and justice.


Name: Joseph Brown
Email: josephabrown@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:19:07 PM

Message

Jimmy, we're here with you and praying for you every day. Do your job and come home safely! This message is also for all of the brave Sky Soldiers protecting my freedom and the freedom of my family.


Name: Jo Krokus
Email:
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:17:02 PM

Message

Hi Guys, you are in our prayers daily - we support you, we pray for your families and we are extremely proud of you. Please stay safe and give them heck over there.


Name: Kerrie Watkins
Email: kwatkins@gwu.edu
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:15:50 PM

Message

Jack Kilbride: I hope you are doing ok over there. We hope you don't have to be there much longer. We love you and appreciate everything you guys are doing over there. You are in our thoughts and our prayers. Love, Your Cousins, BriAnne, Bryan, and Kerrie


Name: JulieMorrison
Email: jjmorrison00@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:14:15 PM

Message

To my husband SSG James Morrison HHC 173d BGD, Baby I am so proud of what you are doing. You are so brave and srong and I know you really believe in what you are doing and so do I. The boys are doing so much and they talk and sing about you everyday. I hope that you will be able to spend their second birthday with us but even if you arn't there physically you will be there in our hearts just like you are everyday. I miss you so much and I will be praying that we will be able to be together as a family real soon. Be safe out there and know that I am yours forever and I will be waiting right here when you get back!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXO


Name: Nate Cloutier
Email: Flex71179@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:09:32 PM

Message

To Aaron Cady: Hey buddy, I hope everything is going well. I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and your troops and praying for a safe and quick return home. You have already made all of us very proud!! Be safe out there! And I will talk to you when you get back.


Name: Joseph Brown
Email: josephabrown@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:08:50 PM

Message

Jimmy, we're here with you and praying for you every day. Do your job and come home safely! This message is also for all of the brave Sky Soldiers protecting my freedom and the freedom of my family. Joseph Brown GM3-USN(FRM)


Name: Gus Allbritton
Email: gus1@accucomm.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:07:19 PM

Message

AIRBORNE!!!!!! Now they have heard about "THE HERD". Good Luck & may God Bless you all and return you safely home..Gus Allbritton ..Eastman, GA..Vietnam 69-70


Name: Joshua Dickey
Email: dickeyre@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:04:48 PM

Message

To Superhero Santiago: Dear Gary, Logan just told me today that you had been deployed to Northern Iraq. I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you, and please tell the people you are fighting with I thank them, and am praying for them, too! Thank you for what you are doing, both to free the Iraqi people, as well as keeping our country the great place that it is. I can't wait to see you again. You are a true friend. Joshua R. Dickey P.S.- ******KICK SOME ASS!!!******


Name: Jessica Mower
Email: rusty4me02@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:02:05 PM

Message

To my husband Sgt. Cilfford Mower at 173rd Airborn Division (CSC), we are missing you and hoping you are doing well. Ashley is doing well, but she misses you and wants to know when you are coming home. Emily is Emily, she doing her thing. We are going to miss you at her 2nd birthday, but we know you will be there in our hearts. We love you and can't wait for you to come home to us. Be careful, and remember you are always with us.


Name: Marianne Gibbons
Email: Mariannegibbons@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:52:27 PM

Message

Hey James Andrew Person....aka "Hanuuh". That is RAD -it was really incredible seeing it on tv ! You are now the coolest cousin, well almost. I hope you are safe and having good times over there with the Kurds. We miss you - everyone is praying and thinking of you. Nick and I saw the remake of WILLARD....thought that would make you laugh. Well take care Andrew- We love you, be careful....and remember "she don't wear no shoe shine on her boots..." maybe you can practice that, or get some new lyrics concocted in your spare time :) Love - Marianne


Name: terry lyman
Email: terrence.lyman@centerpointenergy.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:38:49 PM

Message

To 1st Sgt. Hagel-Pitt, We're so proud of what your unit is doing for the cause of freedom. You and your group are in a lot of Prayers (Psalm 91!). Family is OK. Love Papa.


Name: Phil Kasper
Email: phillipkasper@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:37:39 PM

Message

TO RYAN QUALL -- Ryan, We are so proud of you and all the 173rd. My prayers and profound gratitude to all you guys for your part in the fight for freedom. The support back here in Michigan for our troops is overwhealming. Take care of each other and give 'em hell! -- Uncle Phil and Aunt Kelly


Name: C. Papke
Email: cpinco@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:36:05 PM

Message

To my son, Sgt Matthew Papke...You are ever in my thoughts and prayers. Everyone is so very proud of you. I hear mail is taking 4-6 weeks. We've decided to write to your Italy address in hopes you will get letters soon. Will you get this message??? Don't know...but please know all of us are thinking of you constantly and you have our utmost graditude and respect. We pray for your safe return and as swift a resolution as possible. To all of your comrades in the 173rd....WAY TO GO!!! That jump made history! Be safe...take care...and come home soon! Love, Mom


Name: RICK A. WALLACE
Email: rwllce@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:24:18 PM

Message

PHILLIP WALLACE ....YOUR FAMILY IS SO PROUD OF YOU!!! STAY FOCUSED < KICK ASS > AND RETURN HOME SAFE !!! GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THE BOYS OF 173


Name: RICK A. WALLACE
Email: rwllce@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:24:16 PM

Message

PHILLIP WALLACE ....YOUR FAMILY IS SO PROUD OF YOU!!! STAY FOCUSED < KICK ASS > AND RETURN HOME SAFE !!! GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THE BOYS OF 173


Name: RICK A. WALLACE
Email: rwllce@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:24:15 PM

Message

PHILLIP WALLACE ....YOUR FAMILY IS SO PROUD OF YOU!!! STAY FOCUSED < KICK ASS > AND RETURN HOME SAFE !!! GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THE BOYS OF 173


Name: RICK A. WALLACE
Email: rwllce@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:24:13 PM

Message

PHILLIP WALLACE ....YOUR FAMILY IS SO PROUD OF YOU!!! STAY FOCUSED < KICK ASS > AND RETURN HOME SAFE !!! GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THE BOYS OF 173


Name: RICK A. WALLACE
Email: rwllce@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:24:11 PM

Message

PHILLIP WALLACE ....YOUR FAMILY IS SO PROUD OF YOU!!! STAY FOCUSED < KICK ASS > AND RETURN HOME SAFE !!! GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THE BOYS OF 173


Name: RICK A. WALLACE
Email: rwllce@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:24:09 PM

Message

PHILLIP WALLACE ....YOUR FAMILY IS SO PROUD OF YOU!!! STAY FOCUSED < KICK ASS > AND RETURN HOME SAFE !!! GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THE BOYS OF 173


Name: RICK A. WALLACE
Email: rwllce@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:24:08 PM

Message

PHILLIP WALLACE ....YOUR FAMILY IS SO PROUD OF YOU!!! STAY FOCUSED < KICK ASS > AND RETURN HOME SAFE !!! GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THE BOYS OF 173


Name: RICK A. WALLACE
Email: rwllce@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:24:06 PM

Message

PHILLIP WALLACE ....YOUR FAMILY IS SO PROUD OF YOU!!! STAY FOCUSED < KICK ASS > AND RETURN HOME SAFE !!! GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THE BOYS OF 173


Name: RICK A. WALLACE
Email: rwllce@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:24:04 PM

Message

PHILLIP WALLACE ....YOUR FAMILY IS SO PROUD OF YOU!!! STAY FOCUSED < KICK ASS > AND RETURN HOME SAFE !!! GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THE BOYS OF 173


Name: RICK A. WALLACE
Email: rwllce@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:24:02 PM

Message

PHILLIP WALLACE ....YOUR FAMILY IS SO PROUD OF YOU!!! STAY FOCUSED < KICK ASS > AND RETURN HOME SAFE !!! GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THE BOYS OF 173


Name: RICK A. WALLACE
Email: rwllce@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:24:00 PM

Message

PHILLIP WALLACE ....YOUR FAMILY IS SO PROUD OF YOU!!! STAY FOCUSED < KICK ASS > AND RETURN HOME SAFE !!! GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THE BOYS OF 173


Name: RICK A. WALLACE
Email: rwllce@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:23:59 PM

Message

PHILLIP WALLACE ....YOUR FAMILY IS SO PROUD OF YOU!!! STAY FOCUSED < KICK ASS > AND RETURN HOME SAFE !!! GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THE BOYS OF 173


Name: RICK A. WALLACE
Email: rwllce@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:23:57 PM

Message

PHILLIP WALLACE ....YOUR FAMILY IS SO PROUD OF YOU!!! STAY FOCUSED < KICK ASS > AND RETURN HOME SAFE !!! GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THE BOYS OF 173


Name: Stephanie Zenz
Email: sweetpotatoz@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:19:23 PM

Message

God bless you all! Everyone is so proud of you!! You're in our prayers. ~Stephanie Zenz (An Ohio Gal)


Name: randy
Email: rwcate@indiana.edu
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:06:54 PM

Message

I am praying for you all. Thanks for all that you are doing. My prayers are with you. randy


Name: Terri Dearing
Email: tdearing@ucok.edu
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:02:19 PM

Message

Hi Tom, I am your sister Julie's new mother-in-law. Russell and I are very proud of you and YOU are in our prayers daily. Russell was in the 1st gulf war with the 44th Evac. Hospital, and I understand too well the emotions all your family is experiencing. We didn't really get to talk with you at the wedding, but I have heard about you from your sister. Take care and be safe and know many people in Oklahoma are praying for your safe return.


Name: Renee
Email: Rms_Gmh@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:54:35 PM

Message

Dusty Warren. . . Just wanted to send you a "Good Luck" message. I'm thinking about you everyday and can't wait for you to come home. Please come home! Be careful and remember I love you. - Renee


Name: Melissa Choay (SGT. Choay's Wife) 2/503rd C. Co
Email: PrissyMissyMis@Yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:44:17 PM

Message

Hi Baby, I miss you so much. Christopher is doing good. He misses Daddy too :) I am so proud of you sweetheart. I am so proud to be your wife. Your the best. I am so pleased to hear your jump went well. You stay strong and come home to us in one piece. I know you will. I have so much faith in you Babe. You are doing an amazing job out there. Keep it up. We love you to death, and we are praying every day for you. Everyone sends their love and prayers. We all miss you terribly. Can't wait to hear your precious voice on the phone. Hope to hear from you soon. I have been sending you mail, and i hope it get's to you. I love you sweetie. MMMMMWWWWWWWAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH........XOXOXOXO. Love you :) Got get that Bastard so my other half can come back home and make me complete again. Mom says she loves you and to be careful. I can't say it enough, how proud i am of you. You take care and i'll talk to you soon. Love you poptart. Love Always your Wife, Melissa Choay


Name: Karen Waisnor
Email: KAW425@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:37:10 PM

Message

To all of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, especially Michael Squillini. You are all in our thoughts and prayers and we are looking forward to your safe return home. Thank you for all you are doing for the USA...we truly respect each and every one of you!! Karen, Bill, Taylor, MacKenzie, Billy and Audrey


Name: Susi Gottardo
Email: susi_72@yahoo.it
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:35:13 PM

Message

This message is for Sgt. Russell Isaacs. Ciao my love, I just want you to know that I’m very proud of you and of all your group. I’m sure you’ll return safe with all the other men and women that are there with you. I miss you and I love you more than ever.


Name: Patty King
Email: justpaking$aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:35:07 PM

Message

Hello To My Darlin` # 2 Grandson It was so nice to see you on the Internet Mom sends me everything about you I Pray for you & all our troops that are over there watching out for us back here at home Don & I got married so, now there`s a ww11 pilot in our family 173rd airborne be safe & return to Italy soon Love to you Talk to you soon Grandma


Name: RIley Bouffard
Email: jhall-bouffard@lyndon.k12.vt.us
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:28:47 PM

Message

To: Aaron Cady, Hey Aaron. Wow! We saw the pictures of you all jumping last Wednesday. I am so proud of you. That must have been so scary. Hope to hear from you soon. Riley


Name: Michelle Bouffard
Email: jhall-bouffard@lyndon.k12.vt.us
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:27:38 PM

Message

To: Aaron Cady, Hey Aaron. Hope you are well. We are proud of you. Be well. Michelle


Name: Jean Hall-Bouffard
Email: jhall-bouffard@lyndon.k12.vt.us
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:24:19 PM

Message

To: Aaron Cady, Hey Aaron. We miss you and are praying hard that you return home soon. Hope you are well. You are strong and we know you will do well. Please remember that we are thinking of you often. I am keeping the students at LI posted on your whereabouts... We would like to send a care package if we could. Keep up the good work. Thank God for you brave people. God bless! I love you. Aunt Jean


Name: Matt, Michelle, Gavin, & Jenna Wallmow
Email: mwallmow@charter.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:15:24 PM

Message

Staff Sargeant Jeremy Baum- Hey Jeremy we just wanted to drop a quick note to you to tell you that we love you and miss you. We support you and all our soldiers and service men and women 100%, and the same goes for our commander in chief George W. Bush. You guys are all heroes and we can't tell you how much we appreciate the sacrifices you all make for FREEDOM! God's out there smiling down on you and all the other allies. We can't wait to see you after this war is over and we are victorious! Take care and God Bless! Love, Matt, Michelle, Gavin, & Jenna


Name: Shelley Brown-- to Chris Erler
Email: sbrownonline@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:05:19 PM

Message

Hi Chris, Just wanted you to know that you are in my prayers and that we are so thankful for you! I am so grateful to all of you over there, defending our freedom. Wishing you God's protection and strength and a speedy return to your familia in Italia! We love you, Shelley


Name: Pearlice A. Diggs
Email: diggs23@armyocs.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:03:02 PM

Message

For LT Charles M. Diggs Dear Charles, You know I am going to hit you with the word. Read and Re-read Psalms 91. No matter what "God Is Still In Control". Always seek his guidance when making decisions concerning the health and welfare of your soldiers. I am proud of you and I know you are going to do great things. After all, we have traveled this road before. Don't worry about me, remember I have over 90,000 hours of volunteer time (AFS). I have spoken to your parents and Quinton. All is well. I am praying for a safe and speedy return of the ENTIRE 173rd Airborne Bde. Give a Shout Out to the S & T crew for me. Be Safe, Get Buffed, and Keep Your Head Down! P.S. The Lawnmower is Waiting!! Love, Always and Forever Wifey


Name: Zul, Farida, Salmaan and all family members
Email: edpress@directcon.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 11:49:00 AM

Message

We pray for all of you and safe return home. Please pass on this message to Aleem Noorani, 2503 if possible


Name: Eric C. Valcour
Email: riceman@together.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 11:43:31 AM

Message

Kevin, I heard through the grapevine that you got married, congratulations. How come I wasn't invited. I'd have toned down my behavior, I swear. Any ways I called up Martin to get your contact info. Honestly, I wish only the best for you! I gave Marty a ring and gave him your contact info. Right now I'm living in large duplex, built in 1915, that I bought in 2000. I rent out half and live in the other. Rutland has treated me fairly decent and I still manage to find time to go ice fishing while working as a waitor/painter/carpenter/water tester/drywaller,etc. Yes living in Vermont has taught me the concept of "multijobbing." At least its always different and I have some flexibility with my scedule. I messed around with a couple of fat chicks but still remain single.If you feel like it, you can contact me at riceman@together.net or (802)786-0898.Otherwise, stay real. your friend always,Eric.


Name: Mike Reilly
Email: mlreill@msn.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 11:25:59 AM

Message

To all SKY SOLDIERS: My prayers and profound gratitude to you boys for your presence in the northern theater of Iraq. I can't describe how proud I was hearing the news coverage of your arrival and seeing you on the hump. Someday you'll look back at this time as among the most real and significant of your lives. Live it well, and carry forward the fine legacy of the Herd. Airbone! (Co A Admin, Spt, Bien Hua RVN, 1966)


Name: Rachel Zermeno "Z"
Email: LRachelZ@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 11:23:09 AM

Message

This message is to the 173rd Companies, CSC, BRC, FSC and Delta Battery. We are watching, waiting, and praying for you all! Keep your chin up, and your head down. And take care of each other!


Name: CELINA BARRIOS
Email: barriosj001@skytek.it
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 11:21:59 AM

Message

To: Juan Barios BCo 1/508th********** Hi baby just want to say I love you and everything is really going fine. I think about you so much an want to know that you ,as well the other troops are in my prayers . We all love you and can't wait until you come home be safe , and take care , TE AMO ..


Name: The Wheeler's
Email: donna.wheeler@lyndonstate.edu
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 11:20:21 AM

Message

Aaron (Spc.Aaron J. Cady- BCO 20503) Safety and health to you! You are in our prayers and daily thoughts. Keep up the good fight. Come home soon. Mike, Donna, Amanda & Ashley


Name: Jamie Carpenter
Email: Jamie_Carpenter@mail2world.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 11:16:47 AM

Message

Rich Farquhar- I LOVE YOU!!!!! Hurry up and kick some ass & make it christmas!!! I miss you :-( If I send you mail to your box in Italy will you get it there? Did you get to take your tunes with you? If you didn't I think I found something for you :-) I will send it anyway and hope you get it. I can't wait until you get back! just you, me, and the yellow couch... but until then I am waiting for you & praying and missing you like crazy xoxoxoxoxoxo SAFETY FIRST!


Name: Cherie Kennedy
Email: cherielee@charterinternet.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 11:11:20 AM

Message

JOE ISERTELL RED DEVILS Joe I am your Moms friend from North Dakota (Remember Man of LaMancha grade 12 party?) Your Mom and I were going to Norway. Anyway I want to let you know you are in my prayers, We are all so proud of you. You are the only one I know personally that is over there. It is all too real now. I will keep in touch with your Mom. GOD BLESS YOU DEAR Man of LaMancha....


Name: CELINA BARRIOS
Email: barriosj001@skytek.it
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 11:08:05 AM

Message

To: Juan Barios BCo 1/508th********** Hi baby just want to say I love you and everything is really going fine. I think about you so much an want to know that you ,as well the other troops are in my prayers . We all love you and can't wait until you come home be safe , and take care , TE AMO ..


Name: David A. Ford
Email: dafmin@stjohnks.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 11:04:19 AM

Message

Hi guys, I served with HHC 2/Bat at Dak To in 67 and I can't tell you how proud I was to see you guys jump into Iraq. I always knew that you would show up somewhere on the radar screen. I know a lot of Americans don't really understand what is going on there but I just keep encouraging them to support the team. After all, once you break the silk, it ceases to be political. You keep an eye on you buddy and tell him to keep an eye on you. Keep your head down and your powder dry and you'll make it home OK. You have already made us proud. God Bless Pastor David A. Ford FBC St. John, KS


Name: Chrissie Rice
Email: chrissie_rice@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:59:45 AM

Message

Sgt. Glen Rice---Hey Baby! I miss you so much! Nicki talks about you everyday. We all can't wait to see you!! I got your address for Iraq, so expect some letters from me soon!! I can't wait to see you again. I had so much fun when I was there. I love you very much, and I am waiting for you. Just remember that! Love Always, Your Wife and Daughter


Name: Logan Wilkinson
Email: logan2020@netzero.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:58:19 AM

Message

Whats up Gary, It's luggage. Just wanted to say hi. I saw your picture on aol, I couldnt believe it. I hope your doing good, everyone here is thinking of you. My family says hi. Your my hero man, stay positive. I'll see you when you get home. Check your mail. Oh yeah, Selina says hi also. I'll talk to you soon. Logan


Name: Moira Greenwood
Email: ricknmoira@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:52:40 AM

Message

This message is for Rick Greenwood. We love you and miss you soooo much! We are waiting to hear from you! The boys are missing their daddy, and so am I! We love you! Moira, Jacob, Sean, and Cole


Name: Dave Cummings
Email: cummingsd@benning.army.mil
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:44:49 AM

Message

Magnificent, history repeats itself. I served with the Herd in RVN. Got there after Junction City, the only combat airborne ops during that conflict. But all us guys shared in the pride and glory the Herd had earned in that operation. And now, all us old Herd guys share in the pride and glory of your airborne op in Iraq. Congratulations on your success, thanks for continuing the tradition, and thanks for adding to the glory of the 173d Abn Bde (Sep). Dave Cummings, N-75th Rangers 173d Abn Bde, RVN 1970-71


Name: Tommy Davis
Email: bigbasss@airmail.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:42:21 AM

Message

Thank you.


Name: Jodi Mashburn
Email: tynjodim@juno.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:42:01 AM

Message

MATT BADEN- Hello, out there (again)! Wrote you a letter last night, so I hope you get it soon. It's going to be a beautiful week here, after the blizzard snow finishes melting and things dry up. Sara goes back to school today after 2 weeks off. Thank God! When we can send packages I will send you something just for the hell of it! You guys all keep up the good work, and everyone come home safe. Love you, Ty Jodi


Name: michael schmid
Email: schmidm@us.ibm.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:36:28 AM

Message

We hope all of you come home safely, and we are proud of your bravery. Take care of my brother over there.


Name: Christine McGuire
Email: Brknvsl247@juno.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:32:21 AM

Message

David, mom said i should send this little bit of hope to you.... As of Saturday CNN hadn't said much else about the 173rd and we were starting to get a little worried, so I asked God for some sign, any sign that you were safe. As I was walking out the door to go home I happened to look down. And can you possibly guess what I found.... a little green army man. God has you safe in the palm of his hand. Never forget that and hurry home.


Name: Jordan Cady
Email: tammi.cady@lyndonstate.edu
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:31:01 AM

Message

Uncle Aaron (Spc. Aaron J. Cady - BCO 2-503) - I just want you to know that I think about you all the time. I have been watching the news with Mommy hoping to see you on TV. I have many pictures and cards I have made you and can't wait to give them to you. Come home soon. - Jordan


Name: diane striano
Email: strianodm@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:30:51 AM

Message

this message is for colin cash!!!!!!!!!the yellow ribbons are everywhere waiting for you to come home........tell me if ican send a package or ltr will you receive it? if so please tell me what you want, i will be following your progrss and you should know how proud i am of you my irish son, keep the rosary beads handly , i love you, your second mother


Name: Jann Kleihauer
Email: jann.kleihauer@nwn.de
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:26:03 AM

Message

Greetings from Germany to all fighting "Fallschirmjaeger" (Airborne soldiers) of the 173 Airborne Division. You are doing a right and good job, also when our government is not able to realize this (shame on them). But not all Germans think so and I hope, that you all come back in good health ! As a sign for my neigbours I still have the Stars and Stripes and the flag of the Army on the flagpole in my garden ! God bless America ! With greetings to all, Jann Kleihauer


Name: Mary Kai and Bill Nelson
Email: williekai@webtv.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:22:09 AM

Message

Jon, We are Julie's great aunt and uncle from Waterloo, Iowa. Bill is her grandfather Lee's younger brother. It s been ten years since we have seen Julie ,but Lee and Pauline always keep us up on her and also you! We think Julie is a TERRIFIC young woman!! Anyway, we just wanted to email you and let you know how much we appreciate what you are doing for us. Thank God for you and your fellow soldiers. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying for your safety. God Bless....Mary Kai and Bill Nelson


Name: Bob, Deanna & Emma Bagby
Email: bagby3@charter.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:21:45 AM

Message

Hi John! Just want you to know we're praying you and all of the military. We are so proud of you for what you are doing for all of us here! We can't thank you enough for your courage and bravery. God Bless You, We Love You.


Name: GG
Email: gg_chula@yahoo.it
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:15:04 AM

Message

For Elliot Rivera I'm so PROUD of you!!!!!! i miss you amoreeeeeeeeeee!i'm ok and i now that you are ok! hurry back i love you with all my heart and soul GG


Name: carissa
Email: Virgo54grl@angelfire.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:11:35 AM

Message

this is for dustin b., we're praying for you and hope you will return safely!! we miss you!!! love, carissa jeremy and all the rest


Name: Kathy, Ricky, and Ryan Haggart
Email: kathyhaggart@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:10:26 AM

Message

Hey Jon! We hope and pray that you are safe. We are very proud of you!!!! Please take good care of yourself and come back to us safely. We love you!!!, Love, Aunt Kathy, Uncle Ricky and Ryan


Name: Becky Hewett
Email: Bexhewett@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:09:34 AM

Message

hey brian, hope u ok, missing u heaps x x sent you lots of mail to your normal address but cat says it wont get there :s & the uk post is being poo. if you get time & you find out what address we need to use to mail u let me know :)It's really sunny. Wish you could be here instead, checking out the uk!!! been thinking of you lots. Look forward to seeing you when you get back :) 'bunches' of english kisses, hugs & lots of luv, Becs x x x x x Hello Andy, hope u ok too x x


Name: Caterina Cecchetto
Email: caterinacecchetto@libero.it
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:06:28 AM

Message

This message is for Sgt Matthew Papke.Ciao amore,i hope you're doing fine.You can't imagine how much i miss u,u are always in my thoughts.we're all praying for u here and i wanted to say that we're all so proud of u.i'm keeping in touch with your mum...u were right..she's cool.i love talking to her.remember that I LOVE YOU.YOU'RE MY EVERYTHING...(just another thing:you're so cool,you're so cool,you're so cool...u know what i'm talking about!)KISSES,CAT


Name: Giovanni (johnny) from Genoa, Italy
Email: csa092@libero.it
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 10:05:44 AM

Message

Dear friends, my name is Johnny, and I write you from Genoa, Italy. I’m not happy for this war, but, now that it start, I hope that the sacrifice of many people carry the freedom in irak . I was in the Italian Army, in 1988 like specialist in the transmissions (231° Btg. Sempione), and I know to which great sacrifices the soldiers go encounter . I pray for all of you and I hope that you come back soon to our beautiful country. If someone wants email me, my address is: csa092@libero.it See you soon. Friendly Giovanni (Johnny)


Name: Samuel AH San
Email: AH San.Samuel_H@Honolulu.med.va.gov
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:58:32 AM

Message

I'm very proud of you young Herds.keep up the good work.I'm an ex-Herd myself back in Vietnam.I was with the E Trp 17th Cav 173rd ABN BDE 68-69.I just want to drop a few line to say how much my family and I appreciate what you young Herds doing for the people of Iraq. Just remember what you all trained for and do your job and come home safely. You all take care and God Bless.


Name: Lucia
Email: darkgirl81@yahoo.it
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:56:01 AM

Message

TO DAVID GRAY (ALPHA COMPANY): Hi honey!! I miss you sooo much! Here things are quite good. I always watch the news on TV and I always try to see if you are there...if I can see you! I know you are in the north of Iraq and it's quite good. Everybody is always asking me about you, all my friends, my band, my family and my relatives, and they miss you so much. I'm always thinking about you and i really hope I can receive a letter from you soon. I love you with all my heart and I always will. I know that evrything will be ok!!I'm here waiting for you to come back!A lot of kisses and a big hug my strong, smart, wonderful, sweet and beautiful man! I love you!!! Lucia


Name: Jeff Hunter
Email: jhunter@varco.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:43:47 AM

Message

This message is for Sgt. Robert Cini, We are proud of you, be safe and good luck.


Name: Catia Sampe
Email: tj_cat95@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:27:31 AM

Message

Ciao Amore,I miss you so much!!My belly gets every day bigger and she is moving a lot. I hope to hear sometimes from you and to see you soon.Be strong and don`t worry about me, I am fine.Other six weeks and our little girl is gonna be here... I can`t believe it and I know you will see her soon. Ti amo tanto sempre un bacione ciao.


Name: Robert Lamb
Email: boblamb@attbi.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:25:12 AM

Message

173rd Airborne, You guys are the best of America's best! Get in there kick ass and get home safe. Keep your heads down, shoot straight and true. We are praying for your safe return. Godspeed. Yours truly, Bob Lamb


Name: nan hill
Email: tha4hills@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:19:49 AM

Message

LTC Randy George, We're all praying for you and thinking about you and your unit! Please do an interview with CNN or MSNBC or FOX news so we can see you and know yo're doing well! Love, nan PS Continue to KICK BUTT!


Name: jolly miller
Email: jolly.miller@setaf.army.mil
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:18:46 AM

Message

CSM Gunter! Ciao come stai? I hope everything is going OK with you guys. I have been checking the 173rd web site to see if I can catch a glimpse of anybody I know and I did see Gueringer, Fehl and COL Mayville. But, you should be in the pictures too......After all, who is the most popular guy on Post? We are thinking of you guys every moment of our days and are praying God for your safe and quick return. We are very proud of serving this Community and being here to help the families through this difficult time. You know, I sold my SAAB and bought a FORD; what a boring woman I am! Ciao and keep safe! jolly


Name: jolly miller
Email: jolly.miller@setaf.army.mil
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 09:09:08 AM

Message

Ciao CSM Clements! I hope you are doing fine! I found out about this site today and I have been looking at the posted pictures to check if I see you guys! Everybody here is very very proud of the 173rd and I pray God for your and your soldiers' safe return home! A presto jolly


Name: maria t
Email:
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:49:53 AM

Message

I pray for your safe return.


Name: Buz Hill
Email: tha4hills@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:47:51 AM

Message

Hey Randy, We keep looking for you on TV. See if you can get some face time. Good luck, Godspeed, we think of you. Buz and Co.


Name: Bobbi Romesberg
Email: Piapug@msn.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:26:54 AM

Message

Jason Romesberg....Hello to you and all your buddies! Hope you are all safe. Know that you are loved very much and thought about every minute! LET"S GET IT ON! Nicolette and Bobbi


Name: Tammy Fraley
Email: Fraleyjb@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 08:02:10 AM

Message

James, I love you so very much!!! Know that we are fine and everything is being taken care of. Please take care and know that many people have you and your guys in our prayers. Blake says show them guys what you know and Kolby is playing DADDY'S job. LOVE YOU HONEY! Tammy


Name: Carol Hetler
Email: heterc@monroe.army.mil
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:58:19 AM

Message

Be safe. Thanks for support your nation!


Name: MARINA
Email: spinema2002@yahoo.it
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:55:57 AM

Message

message to my son in law CPL JOHNSON BENJI O. Dear Ben congratulation for your beautiful daughter: we will post to you a new picture of her. Today for the first time I didn't pass an exam:) Can you believe it? I MISS YOU AND I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH. I think of you always. Big kiss Mum Marina


Name: Catherine Hewett
Email: cherishcat@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:53:26 AM

Message

Andy Hurst-Forgot to tell you something that i know youll be really happy about...i spoke to your parents :)they are really nice and we seem to be getting on quite well. i know youll be happy to know that!!! i know how much it means to you..just been looking at the photos on the site..where are ya??? :) just being silly as per usual..cheeky little english girl. be good, love ya xxx


Name: ANTONELLA JOHNSON
Email: tonifiney@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:50:24 AM

Message

Message to CPL JOHNSON BENJI O': Amore, here everything's fine. Thinking bout you always.....I'm so PROUD of you!!!!Don't worry about me and Cassandra, think only about coming home to us. We miss you! I LOVE YOU AMORE MIO REMEMBER THAT ALWAYS:)


Name: Timothy R. Watson - USAR Retired
Email: trwatson44@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:46:18 AM

Message

To: 1st Sgt Timothy Watson - A Company 2/503 Saw an article on the jump with your quotes. Tommy was interviewed by the Bellefontaine Examiner. We are proud of you and also worried. Let us know how you are. We can mobilize our church and community organizations to sent you and the troopers things you might need. Let us know if we can adopt a soldier and what you need to be sent. Love you -- Dad, Nancy and Emily


Name: Catherine Hewett
Email: cherishcat@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:29:06 AM

Message

A great british hug to all of you guys out there in particular the ones i met whilst i was over in vicenza this year. Andy Hurst i really really miss you!!!! Hope youre doing great whereever you are and hope you kick butt :) i love you loads!!!! the letters will be on the way when i figure out how to send them british post is being pain in bum!!! I think bout you all day everyday cant wait to see you!!! Glen, nick ...think bout you guys loads too!! me, alice,anna, and romina are planning a holiday!! Take great care all of you!!! Love you all...kisses and hugs ...brit xxx


Name: Kathy & Fred Schultz
Email: cookiegreen@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:17:25 AM

Message

For our nephew SPC Rob Green: Thinking of you daily. As with all the troops over there, we are proud of you and your service to our county. God bless you.


Name: GIORGIA RIVERA
Email: gg_chula@yahoo.it
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:14:33 AM

Message

FOR ELLIOT RIVERA I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AMOREEEE!!!! HURRY BACK I MISS YOU SO MUCH AND I NEED YOU NEXT TO ME RIGHT NOW IN MY ARMS. YOU ARE ALL MY LIFE!!!!! BECAREFUL AND COME BACK SOON BECAUSE I FEEL ME ALONE HERE WITHOUT YOU!!!! I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART GG


Name: wayne richard d'agostino
Email: wdabn@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:12:04 AM

Message

GOOD LUCK AND GOOD HUNTING


Name: GIORGIA RIVERA
Email: gg_chula@yahoo.it
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 07:05:27 AM

Message

FOR ELLIOT RIVERA I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AMOREEEE!!!! HURRY BACK I MISS YOU SO MUCH AND I NEED YOU NEXT TO ME RIGHT NOW IN MY ARMS. YOU ARE ALL MY LIFE!!!!! BECAREFUL AND COME BACK SOON BECAUSE I FEEL ME ALONE HERE WITHOUT YOU!!!! I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART GG


Name: Patty Ellis
Email: itgerpatty@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 06:41:02 AM

Message

Hi Spatz, I just wanted to let you know how much we miss you and love you. We are fine and I pray to God every night that you are too. Remember what grandpa Bill always says and follow his advice. It must have worked for him. The kids miss you very much and can't wait to write to you. MANY people pray for you. Even people in my hometown. So stay safe and come home soon. I am sending you a hug every night. Love Patty


Name: George and Lorene Osborne
Email: jlosborne@neo.rr.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 06:38:57 AM

Message

Donald Gene Mullins in the 173rd Brid. Co. 508, we are very proud of what you are doing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and all the troops. Hope you are able to be home soon.


Name: Janice Waddell
Email: janice.waddell@setaf.army.mil
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 06:37:15 AM

Message

To my husband SGT Derrion Waddell, I miss you dearly and I am very proud of you. Your parents send their love and so do alot of other people. Take care of yourself and your team. I know you'll do okay. I just want you to know that I love you and I pray for you and everyone there. Be safe.- your wife Janice. P.S To Bravo Co 1/508th take of yourselves and know we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.


Name: Nicole Reyna
Email: nreyna3@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 06:07:05 AM

Message

Spc Thomas Reyna, we're always thinking about you and miss you so much! I posted a message on here a few days ago but it's gone now, so don't think we forgot about you!!! Jordan and Alex and I love you so much and miss you more than you could know. I hope everything is going all right, come back to us soon!!! We love you! nicole


Name: Elise
Email: mcnallyx2@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 05:06:52 AM

Message

Thomas Andrew, I miss you so much. My love is there with you always. I am SO proud of you. Take good care of yourself, we've got a lot to do yet!!! All my love, Elise Thanks to all in the 173rd Airborne! To those in the 74th INF DET (LRS), stay strong. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Godspeed!!!


Name: KELLY CINI
Email:
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 05:05:05 AM

Message

I WANT TO LET THE JOE'S KNOW THAT THE WIVES IN VICENZA ARE DOING GREAT AND WE OUR BEHIND YOU ALL 100%. ROBERT I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU ALOT! THE KIDS ARE DOING FINE AND THEY ALSO MISS YOU. WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU AND WE ARE SAYING OUR PRAYERS FOR YOU ALL AND HOPEFULLY YOU CAN COME HOME SOON. STAY STRONG AND STAY AWAKE AND LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER. GOOK LUCK AND GOD BLESS.


Name: heather doles
Email:
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 04:59:20 AM

Message

Good luck to all our brave Joe's out there. John,we love and miss you. Logan and Breanna want you to know that they love you and want you to come home safe. Look out for yourself and your fellow comrades. We're here waiting on your safe return and getting used to this beautiful country. Be safe and can't wait for you to be here in our new home.... Love ya, Heather,Logan,&Breanna


Name: Adele
Email: marilynmonroe55@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 04:28:47 AM

Message

Wishes and hugs to my friend there Rodolfo Morin. I hope i'll get to hear from you soon.


Name: Sabine Dean
Email: deansastuttgart@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 04:20:16 AM

Message

BIG HOOAH to all the brave paratroopers from the 173rd. Especially to all the guys from 3rd PLT, B.Co 508th. Everything is going good at the homefront. Baby Cato is doing much better and we are still awaiting Baby Blackmoore to arrive. You guys are on all of our minds and we miss you. Stay safe and hurry on back home......................


Name: OFC Billy joe good (joey)
Email: www.crazyjoey03@netzero.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 04:19:26 AM

Message

to robert samuel mcelyea and all the other troops. god be with you. get in.take out the trash. and come home....


Name: STINGER
Email: Harry.Stinger@verizon.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 04:06:22 AM

Message

TO ALL THE 173RD THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU'RE DOING. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. LT COL HARRY STINGER AMC - HARRY WE MISS YOU, WE LOVE YOU, SO PROUD OF YOU! BE SAFE. WE'RE ALL OKAY! WE THINK OF YOU SO MUCH. WE'RE PRAYING FOR A SAFE AND SPEEDY RETURN - FOR ALL YOU GUYS. LOVE, NORA


Name: Stella Marie Schabbehar
Email: schabbehar@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 03:49:54 AM

Message

Hey, Baybo~~ (George Schabbehar) I hope you are well and you actually get this email. The email at home is down and Edy tried to fix it. So I am currently at Davis Hall. The kids are great and ask for you constantly. I am doing well and the baby is still in the oven. I am tired but am hanging in there. Write to me when you can--if possible. Love you lots and sorry this is short--I have the kids with me. Stell :-)


Name: Teresa Baggett & Micah
Email: TeresaAnnBaggett@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 03:42:21 AM

Message

Jeremy, I just want you to know that I am so proud of you. I've been watching the news every chance I get to try and see a glimpse of you. I can't wait to hear from you. I wish I could've seen your face when they told you that I was pregnant! Just our luck finding out right after you leave. Micah misses you very much. He's been wanting to make sure that you're praying for our family everynight. I told him you are, and when we do at night we're still together. I love you very much, and can't wait until you come home. Stay safe. Love always. Your wife, Teresa


Name: Regina Brzak
Email: brzak615@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 03:00:30 AM

Message

SFC Scott Brzak, we miss and love you very much. We are so proud of you. You have many friends and family in the states praying for your safe return. Remember take care of your troops, they need you, and you need them. Love to you, Regina


Name: Barb abd Jerry Jenkins Michigan
Email: jandb5151@chartermi.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:59:54 AM

Message

Hi Sgt.Scott Brzak, this is a little note say we are proud of what you and the 173rd brigade is doing. Just give them hell and get back here to all of us. You guys are in our prayers everyday and night. Regina and Kenzie are in our prayers and we think of them everyday too We love all of yous. Well better go love you Mom and Jerry


Name: Julie Chance
Email: julie.chance@cpoceur.army.mil
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 02:51:30 AM

Message

To all the soliders of the 173rd, and especially those of 74th Infantry LRS, commo. I am thinking of you and pray that you each make it home safely. SSG Chance, remember your promise! Keep your heads down.


Name: Roger and Melissa Case
Email: rognmis@dls.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:56:26 AM

Message

Hey Guys! Just want you all to know we are behind you 100%. If any of you see my brother SPC Tyler Singleton, tell him we love him look forward to hearing his voice again. My daughters would love to talk to their uncle again. Also, Thank You for being brave enough to fight for freedom for all. Thank you.


Name: Richard Militano
Email: militanor@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:26:17 AM

Message

To My Young Brothers, Some 35 years ago I served as a Platoon Leader in C/1/503. Many members of the "Headhunter" Platoon remain in touch to this very day. What you see and do in combat will remain with you your whole life so do it with courage and honor and do nothing you will regret. As harsh as it may seem our motto in Nam was, " Death is our business, and business has been good. " If any of you can respond I'm here for you. Airborne, All the Way! Rich Militano Yardville, NJ


Name: James E Oliver
Email: ojimxcindy@aol.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:26:00 AM

Message

Dear Sky Soldiers. I am so proud of you. The tv stations showed you jumping out into Iraq. Airborne!!! I was with the HERD for 2 tours in viet nam. One of the proudest things I've ever done was be part of the 173rd airborne brigade. You uphold a proud airborne traditon. Thank you for your valor and sacrifice. Doc Jim Oliver 3/503 &HHC bde 67-68& 70-71


Name: Holly Perry
Email: h.perry2@verizon.net
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:05:51 AM

Message

I do not know your names I have not seen your faces you are all strangers to me, but in my heart you are family. You are right now faceing the hardest times you have seen I'm sure. Please know my family and I are standing behind you. Every night we sleep safely, with no fear of what the morning will bring. I must give you my heart felt thanks because it is because of you, we do this with no thought or question. Thank you each for your part in allowing my children to grow up in this great crountry where we live in safety and freedom. I pray each of you will safly be home with you family soon. They must be so proud of you all. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. We just wanted to let you know how proud we are here of all of our troops, that we support you and what you are doing. Your bravery and resolve to see this thru to the end are comendable. God bless you all. We love you all! Perry Family


Name: MSG (Ret) Wayne L. DeGeere (2/503 Feb 67-Sept 67)
Email: wayne.degeere@us.army.mil
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 01:01:53 AM

Message

As a fellow Sky Soldier who walked the path you are now on understands the true hart of a warfighter. Always remember that we are with you in sperit as you are now the custodians of Freedom. Aim streight, stay safe, and return home.


Name: John C. Hines Jr
Email: skysoldier67@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:48:48 AM

Message

Being an old "SKYSOLDIER" (C/2/503 & N Company Rangers) I wish you the new breed a sucessful mission and a safe return. God bless you all. Keep up the proud tradition and spirt of the Herd. You are now our legacy.


Name: Rollin Goldsberry
Email: forceoptions@yahoo.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:37:59 AM

Message

Good to hear of the 173rd Abn.'s deployment and airborne operation in Iraq. Looking forward to more news from the 173rd.


Name: GRANDMA BEE AND GRANDPA KEN BIGGS-JARRELL
Email: BEEKEN@EARTHLINK.NET
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:34:02 AM

Message

HEY, SPC. ERIC R. BIGGS! ON THE DAY YOU LANDED IN NORTHERN IRAQ WE DID TWO IMPORTANT THINGS. THANKED OUR HEAVENLY FATHER FOR YOU AND YOUR COURAGE AS YOU STAND TALL FOR YOUR COUNTRY! HUNG THE STARS AND STRIPES FROM OUR FLAG POLE ON THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE DECK ON OUR HOUSE. REMEMBER? THAT'S WHERE YOU CAN LOOK RIGHT DOWN ON THE SWIMMING HOLE IN MORE'S CREEK. THE FLAG IS THERE IN YOUR HONOR, ERIC. THERE IS A NIGHT LIGHT THAT COMES ON AUTOMATICALLY, SO THAT THE FLAG WAVES DAY AND NIGHT. IT IS WAVING THERE FOR YOU, ERIC. AND IT WILL CONTINUE TO WAVE RIGHT THERE FORYOU UNTIL YOU COME HOME. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU GUYS. AND AT LEAST HUNDREDS ARE PRAYING FOR YOU BY NAME. SO, BE BLEST! STAY SAFE! AND WE WILL SEE YOU SOON, I AM SURE. IT'S SUNNY AND BEAUTIFUL HERE AT CLIFCREST. WILDFLOWERS ARE BLOOMING; BIRDS NESTING, ELK AND DEER VISIBLE EVERY DAY. WE'LL KEEP IT BEAUTIFUL FOR YOU WHILE YOU ARE FIGHTING FOR THE BEAUTY THAT IS AMERICA. WE LOVE YOU LIKE CRAZY.


Name: M. J. Shannon
Email: mshannon@houston.rr.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:20:32 AM

Message

Sgt. Andrew Shannon, How do we write to you? Do we use your regular mail address or is there another one since you are in Iraq? We love you and are very proud of the job you are doing. Love, Mom


Name: Charles DiBias
Email: Charlesdibias@excite.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:19:17 AM

Message

To my son, John DiBias. Just want to let you know that I have been following the news and I am very proud of you and the rest of the troops. I wish I could be with all of you. Unfortunately, I am too slow and nearing retiremsnt. You are in my thoughts and prayers everyday and everynight, along with the whole US Military. As a vet, all of you men create a renewed pride and patriotism that I haven't experienced since the last Gulf War. I can still remember your experience. I really am very proud of you and your brother. You are both bravely serving your country. Please give my best to the troops. Love, Dad


Name: Pat Singleton
Email: psingleton@excite.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:18:25 AM

Message

Hi Guys, esp Brianna Tucker, PFC, Keep rolling, we're proud of you and your courage. We're all behind you here at home. Stay safe and be careful.


Name: Patricia Spadaro
Email: babydoll824@hotmail.com
Date: Monday March 31, 2003
Time: 12:03:39 AM

Message

2Lt.Rafael Camporese Words can't express how much I miss you and much I miss hearing your voice. I want you to know that, being your little married sister, I am so proud of you for what you are doing. I know that you may hear that from a lot of people, but I am serious. You have so much courage, strength, ability to do what you are doing. I pray everyday that you are kept safe. I love you, miss you, and I am anxiously waiting for your quick return home to us. We can't wait to see your big smile again. Love your sister


Name: Amanda Savage
Email: babydoll11698@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 11:41:54 PM

Message

To Jeremy Savage, we all miss you very much and can't wait until you return home. Good luck with everything, kick ass and take names. You are truly the bravest, everyone is thinking of you! Especially your baby, she says "dada" every chance she gets, be safe! love ya, everyone mom, hector, dad, jana, stephanie, amanda, travis, brandy, kyle, heather, austin, and especially baby jaycie! P.S. Kevin said him and his dad would get some ammunition and come over there for you! -we're all thinking of you!


Name: John Mazujian
Email: john.mazujian@us.army.mil
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 11:39:01 PM

Message

To my son Christopher Mazujian and all the other soldiers of the 173rd. Everyone is proud of you all, and hope you are all safe. Never let your guard down. You're fighting an enemy with no rules. Say hi to Saddam for me before you kill him. Chris, please write someone when you can and let us know you're OK. You are all constantly in everyones thoughts. Take care of yourselves and each other.


Name: Hartley, Kim, Matt, & Billy
Email: semperfilover@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 11:31:12 PM

Message

Hey SPC Gilbert, As always you've always made us proud. We love and miss you. Your younger brother Billy says he wants to be an Army man like his big brother! In our hearts we are there with you. Much love. From the Marine side of the family. SemperFi.


Name: Sheryl Rothstein
Email: rrrustie@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 11:28:45 PM

Message

Message to my cousin Jordan Becker, It's been a long time since I've seen you but I've been thinking about you out there and following your progress. I'm wishing you success and a safe return.


Name: Gary & Debbie Gaudette
Email: gjgforce@copper.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 11:21:50 PM

Message

We were at a "Support Our Troops" rally yesterday in Eugene, Oregon, where we met a lady in her 60s who, through tears, wanted to thank all our troops for their service. Because of the American soldiers in WWII she and her family were liberated from Hitler. They became naturalized American citizens and patriots. We believe in what you're doing! Our flag is out and yellow ribbons are around our two trees in front until you all come home. God bless you and God speed to each and everyone of you!


Name: joni mitchell
Email: mjoni98629@aol,com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 11:21:40 PM

Message

for David Gaynor, we have been gluded to the telvision, we saw 173d airborne jump out of planes ! scared us , David our prayers are with you ans all who are with you Gramma


Name: Ginny Zelusky
Email: mikey61@comcast.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 11:20:54 PM

Message

JASON ADAMICK - 173 AIRBORNE IN IRAQ.........Dear Jason, You make us proud to be Americans. Remember Jason...IF GOD HAS LEAD YOU TO IT.....HE WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH IT.....KICK ASS JASON & TAKE NAMES......:o) PRAYING FOR YOU ALWAYS........^i^ ^i^ ^i^ ^i^ Angels to watch over you Jason....Love you and all the boys with you!..........Ginny Zelusky, Gerald Smith, Rob Zelusky


Name: Dan Schreck
Email: dschreck@tstonramp.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 11:18:23 PM

Message

We are extremely proud that your efforts are to keep us a free people and release those in Iraq from their oppression. Keep up the tradition and trust nobody except those you know! Sincerely Dan Schreck Murrieta, CA


Name: Grama Joni
Email: mjoni98629@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 11:10:33 PM

Message

Hi David Gaynor, my special granson .Grandpa and i love you!!!!I am mailing you a package tommorw, so watch for it ,Lovr,Love,Love, you.


Name: LeiLani
Email: leiboomboom@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 11:07:42 PM

Message

Tyson, if you see this, I hope you are safe. To all other soliders, I hope you stay safe also. I pray for your safe return and support you.


Name: David "Doc" Kanters
Email: medic@olympus.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 10:50:10 PM

Message

Sky Soldiers, Let me say like the rest of the world I am very proud of all of you and watching the news at every opportunity to catch any word of your activities. I was a medic with D/3/503 in 1968-1969. Thirty years from now you all will be attending "reunions" and swapping stories or renewing old acquaintances. It may not seem important now and you may not appreciate your role now, but it will become important. I have had a good many accomplishments in my lifetime, but none of them mean as much to me as that one year in Viet Nam. Keep focused, take pictures, make notes or even better keep a journal. When you get home you will not be the same, you will be part of a "Brotherhood". It is for life. You will always have Iraq and the "Herd" as a part of you. It is something to be proud of. You are not only "Airborne" you are the "Herd". No matter what life brings you you will be able to walk with pride, even swagger a bit. God, I am proud of you all. I wish I could be there. Words alone just don't cut it. For the families, I don't have to tell you to be proud. Your role is as hard or harder than the troops in Iraq. They KNOW they are OK from moment to moment, you will worry every day you don't hear. If it helps a lot of us are worring with you. Guys write or if possible email home at every opportunity even if it is a one liner "I'm OK & love you" That's all they need. Read these emails you will see the pride and the worry. Your letters home will be read years from now. Someplace they will be treasured in a shoe box wrapped with a rubber band. If there is anything I can do for families or the troops please contact me. I hope this reaches you all and finds you well. For you medics I salute you: "We got into a fight the other day and I’ve a few things to say, not a second too late the Medic came. The Medic eased my pain and calmed my fear and in his eyes I thought I saw a tear. For what it was this man, no matter where or when, he won’t be late, it’s to him this poem I dedicate. I’ve never seen a medic run from mortar, rocket or machine gun fire. He’ll stay by the wounded side and he’ll take it all in stride. He tends to the wounded as best he can, in this land of Vietnam. God bless the Medic for the job they did, they saved me once and they may save you." (Author Unknown) David "Doc" Kanters D/3/503 (68-69)


Name: Melissa Romano
Email: melmar82@worldnet.att.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 10:42:33 PM

Message

Hi Nick Sbano!! It's Melissa Romano from NJ:) I wanted to wish good luck to you and all the brave men out there:) Be safe and please come home soon! Take care ! My family also sends good wishes and we are all rooting for you guys! Muah!


Name: Chris Wright
Email: c_wright72@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 10:42:02 PM

Message

Way to go troops. There are so many of us here in Spokane, WA, USA that are so proud of what you guys are doing. We give you 100% support, hope all stay safe and come home soon. We love America and what it stands for...FREEDOM. I hope the Iragi people understand the significance of your sacrifice. Good luck and many thoughts. Chris


Name: Carl & Bev Roy
Email: yorc@tds.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 10:37:41 PM

Message

Hey Lt. Tanner Roy, were you one of those brave guys who jumped into Iraq. If so I hope you remembered to bring a change of socks with you. We are truly proud of you and the men of the 173rd. You are getting a good deal of press lately. Stay safe while you defeat the evil empire. Come home soon!! Love, Mom & Dad


Name: SGT Mei-Ling Green
Email: meimei09@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 10:24:29 PM

Message

To my brother SPC Robert Green.....I will see you soon. We are all proud of you.


Name: SGT Mei-Ling Green
Email: meimei09@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 10:22:42 PM

Message

I will see you soon. We are all proud of you.


Name: Christy Neary
Email: christyneary@comcast.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 10:21:26 PM

Message

Daniel Radding Hello from Z's friend Christy in Tennessee. Have been thinking of you. How are you? Would like to hear from you and see you again. Drop a line should you get the chance. I hope this finds you well. Proud of the work you're doing. I've been trying to keep up with reports from your local reporter(He's with another division of the 173d). Best Wishes and Prayers, Chris


Name: Rhonda Smith
Email: naanee2002@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 10:18:04 PM

Message

My very dear friend is with your brgd, Anthony Figueroa. I am very proud of what all of you are doing over there and God Speed you home!!!! You are all in my prayers!!!


Name: JILL E.MERSNICK (Gleich)
Email: jilly_79@msn.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 10:12:18 PM

Message

Hope you boy's and girl's are doing good. I was at work and i have a button i made with my brother in his dress blues on it, and every time someone whant's to know hough the man in the photo is, i tell them it is my big brother.He is with the 173rd airborne. He is a good man,loves his kid's and wife and loves his job.If there was anyone i would wount to be over in this war it would be my brother SRG.Kevin R. Gleich. (YOU ARE LOVED AND MISSED) Love your little sister jilly,


Name: Mike Keller
Email: pmskeller@attbi.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:58:15 PM

Message

To Private Christopher Johnson, Hi there, buddy. ran accross this web site and I thought that I would say hi./ what to let you know that all the boys from stillwater miss ya. see ya soon


Name: CATHY, HERB, CAROLYN, AND TORY BAKER
Email: catybaker@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:43:25 PM

Message

TO LIEUTENANT JONATHAN LANDON BAKER AND HIS BUDDIES: YOU'RE EXTRAORDINARY! WE'RE WATCHING FOR YOU EVERY CHANCE WE GET AND STAYING ESPECIALLY CLOSE TO THIS WEB SITE. IF PACKAGES AND CARDS GET TO YOU, YOU'LL HAVE A SANTA SIZE BAG OF MAIL. YOU HAVE THE STAMINA, THE MENTALITY, THE WILL, THE LOYALTY, AND THE STUBBORNESS TO DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO AND GET HOME SAFE AND WHOLE. ALWAYS REMEMBER WHAT I WHISPERED IN YOUR EAR 14 MONTHS AGO AS YOU HEADED OUT FOR VICENZA THE FIRST TIME. WE LOVE YOU.........MOM


Name: Jenny Steffensmeier
Email: jensteff@interlinklc.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:34:32 PM

Message

Hello Robert! This is your sister Susan. I'm here visiting with Jenny and Ben at their home after attempting to retrieve property tax papers for Ross. Hope the mission is going well. God speed to all of you!! Reed wanted to come out. He'll really be disappointed to know that we were able to send you a message. He's glued to the television. It was really great talking with you last weekend by the way. I love you---- Hello Bob!! This is Jenny. I spoke with Trish briefly today via email. How great computers are, huh? Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. This is Ben, Robert. We're tuned in daily. Sounds like you're going to need a beer when this is all over. I've got one waiting! WE ARE PROUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...of all of you!!!! Love and prayers from Iowa


Name: Abigail Person
Email: aperson@u.washington.edu
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:28:08 PM

Message

1st LT James Andrew Person: Hang in there, Andrew! I sent you a letter Saturday, March 30. Congratulations on a safe jump! You were all over the papers -- big banner headlines. We're praying things don't get ugly in the North. I hope you get my letter soon. More in there. Should we send you beer? Much love, Your sister (as if you didn't know) Abby


Name: Michael and Rachel, the family members you wish you could ignore!
Email: rachel_100100@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:23:01 PM

Message

Hey Ben! It's your Northern friends from that Northern land that your Northern wife hails from...Alaska! Well, not sure you'd call us friends but we call you friend and family. We love you Ben! We miss you too! Your wife confided in us that she's gone through twenty gallons of chocolate ice cream already...and she hasn't missed an episode of Days either! We hope that you stay safe and return home healthy to us..erm, Liz. We love you and you're always in our thoughts. Take care, Ben. Mikey and Rachel.


Name: Andrew Hasenfratz
Email: lfbd19@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:22:04 PM

Message

Show them guys some hell over there. P.S. SGT. Eric Godi if you get this the Family misses you


Name: Jackie Webb
Email: heart@kynd.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:18:56 PM

Message

To Hartley. We are very proud of you and your buddies. Keeping you in our hearts and prayers. Know that you all have a lot of support back home. We are watching for you on TV. Keep the faith and come home soon. love


Name: Nick and Sarah Gaines (from Emmaus)
Email: pvisuzi@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:16:38 PM

Message

For MICHAEL CHRISTIAN: We love you and are praying for both you and Keria daily. Be strong and keep your faith in God strong! "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me!" Phillippians 4:13


Name: Jackie Webb
Email: heart@kynd.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:14:17 PM

Message

to Hartley, I am very proud of you and your buddies. We have you in our heart and prayers. Stay safe and come home soon. There are a lot of demastrations in support of our troups,know that. We are watching all of you on TV.Keep faith!


Name: Jackie Webb
Email: heart@kynd.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:14:16 PM

Message

to Hartley, I am very proud of you and your buddies. We have you in our heart and prayers. Stay safe and come home soon. There are a lot of demastrations in support of our troups,know that. We are watching all of you on TV.Keep faith!


Name: Jackie Webb
Email: heart@kynd.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:14:14 PM

Message

to Hartley, I am very proud of you and your buddies. We have you in our heart and prayers. Stay safe and come home soon. There are a lot of demastrations in support of our troups,know that. We are watching all of you on TV.Keep faith!


Name: Jackie Webb
Email: heart@kynd.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:14:13 PM

Message

to Hartley, I am very proud of you and your buddies. We have you in our heart and prayers. Stay safe and come home soon. There are a lot of demastrations in support of our troups,know that. We are watching all of you on TV.Keep faith!


Name: Jackie Webb
Email: heart@kynd.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:14:11 PM

Message

to Hartley, I am very proud of you and your buddies. We have you in our heart and prayers. Stay safe and come home soon. There are a lot of demastrations in support of our troups,know that. We are watching all of you on TV.Keep faith!


Name: Jackie Webb
Email: heart@kynd.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:14:10 PM

Message

to Hartley, I am very proud of you and your buddies. We have you in our heart and prayers. Stay safe and come home soon. There are a lot of demastrations in support of our troups,know that. We are watching all of you on TV.Keep faith!


Name: Jackie Webb
Email: heart@kynd.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:14:08 PM

Message

to Hartley, I am very proud of you and your buddies. We have you in our heart and prayers. Stay safe and come home soon. There are a lot of demastrations in support of our troups,know that. We are watching all of you on TV.Keep faith!


Name: Jackie Webb
Email: heart@kynd.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:14:06 PM

Message

to Hartley, I am very proud of you and your buddies. We have you in our heart and prayers. Stay safe and come home soon. There are a lot of demastrations in support of our troups,know that. We are watching all of you on TV.Keep faith!


Name: Jackie Webb
Email: heart@kynd.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:14:05 PM

Message

to Hartley, I am very proud of you and your buddies. We have you in our heart and prayers. Stay safe and come home soon. There are a lot of demastrations in support of our troups,know that. We are watching all of you on TV.Keep faith!


Name: Patrick J. Cubbage B4/503rd 69 (AKA Jungle Fox)
Email: pjcubbagesr@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:12:35 PM

Message

Adam I am so proud of you and your fellow Herd Members. Now you are truly the next gereation SKY SOLDIERS. I can't think of anyone better to protect me, my family and our country than you and the SKY SOLDIERS of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. You and your fellow comrades in arms are in our prayers. Barb and I pray for you guys every day, please remember not to half step and always ask God for direction. Bill Devlin (Vietnam Vet also) and myself are organizing a "RALLY FOR THE TROOPS" in center city in the next few weeks. I will send you the clippings. Love you, my best to the troops (AIRBORNE!!) Dad.


Name: Michelle, Chan & Kinley Corey
Email: kincor@toolcity.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:09:13 PM

Message

Glen Rice, Muck-we are so proud of you! Hang in there and know that you have LOTS of friends and family waiting for you back home. Kick ass and come home quick! Love you. Chan, Michelle & Kinley.


Name: Kimberly Burleson
Email: NCInsuranceGal@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:09:09 PM

Message

To my cousin Jason Cockman in the 173rd Infantry......We love you.....We are proud of you.....We miss you.....and last but not least we thank all of you....God Bless You and hurry home safely!


Name: Spc Butler
Email: ShaggyCom@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 08:56:20 PM

Message

Hey Cco I wish I was there with you guys now. I am glad to hear you guys jumped in and took over an airfield with no casualties. Hope to see you guys in the news again doing great things. Dennis Butler


Name: Bonnie Romesberg
Email: crflower@onecom.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 08:41:03 PM

Message

Good Evening Herd and especially Jason Romesberg. Lots of pictures of you all on CNN tonight, what a good looking group of guys ! !, also had shots of your surrounding area and the bombs going off in the distance. Please stay safe and take care of one another.. Hugs and Kisses from home. Love Grandma


Name: Chris and Emilie Wesbrooks
Email: ashford7@mindspring.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 08:35:19 PM

Message

Dear soldiers of the 173rd Airborne--we here in the States love you and are praying for you. Your jump was fabulous and historical. Please say hello and love to Michael Lightman, our son and brother. You are in our thoughts and prayers continually. We hope your mission is accomplished with speed and safety.


Name: anna mae & leo winisko
Email: winisko@losch.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 08:07:32 PM

Message

JASON ADAMICK Jason wanted to let you know that you & all of the men fighting in Iraq are in our prayers. I pray that all of you come home safely & as soon as possible. Leo & I watch CNN to try to & keep on top of where you are. You are in my thoughts everyday from the time you had your tongue pierced to where you are now in your life. I talked to your mom & dad last night & he is going to give me your address so we can send you some necessities. I have seen Jayce 3 times & he is an exact duplicate of you. God bless you & know that we love you very much. Jess said she's sorry but she posted her message 3 times. Shoot Saddam in the ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love Ya Always, Aunt Anna Mae & Uncle Leo


Name: Jessica Winisko Zelusky
Email: wessley@comcast.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 08:02:02 PM

Message

JASON ADAMICK........The whole family is thinking and praying for you. The night I found out you were over there my heart sank. I tried to keep my eye on CNN to check when and if the 173 would be going over there. The family has been calling each other left and right to stay on top of what information there may be about you. This morning in church my little one wrote your name on RED WHITE & BLUE paper ...your name and all the others will be prayed for at the mass... we will continue to place your name there. My mom and I are going to get to together to get a care package out to you. But it seems we must wait our turn becuase the whole family is in the process of doing the same thing !! So I am sure you will have everything you need and then some. Our family is VERY PROUD OF YOU and all the troops over there!!!! We will prevail because of you.... God Speed ...We love you and have you in our thoughts every waking moment. Love Jessica and Family


Name: Brad & Lisa Spillman
Email: bspillman@wk.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 08:00:36 PM

Message

This is for PFC Josh Truelove. Just to let you know how PROUD of you we are as well as everyone else serving OUR COUNTRY!!! We love you and will be glad to see you!! Take care of yourself!! Love Mom & Stepdad


Name: Jessica Winisko Zelusky
Email: wessley@comcast.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:56:28 PM

Message

JASON ADAMICK........The whole family is thinking and praying for you. The night I found out you were over there my heart sank. I tried to keep my eye on CNN to check when and if the 173 would be going over there. The family has been calling each other left and right to stay on top of what information there may be about you. This morning in church my little one wrote your name on RED WHITE & BLUE paper ...your name and all the others will be prayed for at the mass... we will continue to place your name there. My mom and I are going to get to together to get a care package out to you. But it seems we must wait our turn becuase the whole family is in the process of doing the same thing !! So I am sure you will have everything you need and then some. Our family is VERY PROUD OF YOU and all the troops over there!!!! We will prevail because of you.... God Speed ...We love you and have you in our thoughts every waking moment. Love Jessica and Family


Name: carole cheskay
Email: www.carolecheskay@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:56:16 PM

Message

to all the brave soilders thanks so much for all you do, and to my nephew gaetano mortati we love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Jessica Winisko Zelusky
Email: wessley@comcast.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:56:01 PM

Message

JASON ADAMICK........The whole family is thinking and praying for you. The night I found out you were over there my heart sank. I tried to keep my eye on CNN to check when and if the 173 would be going over there. The family has been calling each other left and right to stay on top of what information there may be about you. This morning in church my little one wrote your name on RED WHITE & BLUE paper ...your name and all the others will be prayed for at the mass... we will continue to place your name there. My mom and I are going to get to together to get a care package out to you. But it seems we must wait our turn becuase the whole family is in the process of doing the same thing !! So I am sure you will have everything you need and then some. Our family is VERY PROUD OF YOU and all the troops over there!!!! We will prevail because of you.... God Speed ...We love you and have you in our thoughts every waking moment. Love Jessica and Family


Name: Kathy Robinson
Email: Maro86@aol
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:55:31 PM

Message

This Message is for PFC Greg Rodenburg. Way to go Greg! We are all so proud of you. Hope the jump went good for you and everyone. We know you are a good shot and that you can also duck fast, so keep up the great job! We all love you and you are in a huge prayer chain. Come home soon. Mail is on the way. Love, Auntie Kathy, Tom , and Marci.


Name: MOM (Brenda Basiley)
Email: BrendaBasiley@charter.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:47:10 PM

Message

BRANDON ALTEMUELLER - If you can keep some kind of diary to write about each day's events, please do. Even though you may be able to send a few letters, you won't be able to write about everything. You know, things like what you do each day (what is your job)...as well as any "human interest" stories. What are the Kurdish people like? Who are your friends...write something about what is going on with them. Your family is going to want to hear EVERYTHING when you come home. We will want details! A diary/journal would be a way to keep track of things. I love you honey . . . . Love, Mom :-)


Name: Patricia Galvan
Email: albert376@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:30:14 PM

Message

This is for Sgt. Albert Galvan. We are so proud of you and we all send our love. You are being prayed fpr by so many and I think your picture or name is in every church in Deltona, Debary,Deland and Orange City. We love you come home safe Mom Dad Dani and Chaz


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Email:
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:28:54 PM

Message


Name: Patricia Galvan
Email: albert376@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:26:58 PM

Message

I am so proud of all of you. I was amazed when I saw your jump. And I felt so bad when I saw the mud! I hope all of you come home safely and I know that each of you watches out for the other. Many people in Orlando asked me to pass on their thanks for making this country what it is. There was a pro-American rally that had a great response. Thousands of people showed up. It was held at Harley dealership and everyone there sends love and prayers.Many were Vietnam vets and understand how you feel.


Name: Don Ryan
Email:
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:26:28 PM

Message

There are no better men and women in the world then American Soldiers. Thank you for your survice and sacrafice. I, as a proud American appreciate your willingness and commitment to protect our land. My family and I hope and pray for the defeat of the cowerdly enemy and your swift and safe return to America.


Name: Ray Hardman
Email: hardman @173rdairborne.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:20:38 PM

Message

Congratulations on a job well done. This is a great beginning! Your airfield may be a critical point in this war. Keep the in & outgoing planes and their precious cargo safe as well as yourselves. I`m proud of you, and so is America. an old Sky Soldier, Ray Hardman


Name: Anna Todorova
Email: anna.g.todorova@us.army.mil
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:13:43 PM

Message

This message is for SPC Todorov. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my dear Mecho! I love you and I am proud of you! Go, Rambo! Anna Todorova


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Email:
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:11:51 PM

Message


Name: Nikki Williams and family (Louisiana)
Email: Nrsc01@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:05:16 PM

Message

This message is for Alan Shaffer. We love you and we are soooooo proud of you! Hope to hear from you soon! Love, Aunt Nikki, Uncle Randy, Shayne & Chloie


Name: zachary gronke
Email: zacharygronke@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 06:56:33 PM

Message

for SFC Dan Gronke:Dad we love you and miss you and we hope to see you again .we prayed for you and we're proud of you and we believe in you and we know that you will make it out ok.i love you very much and i know that you are with your friends and tell them that we believe in them and that we will pray for them i love you and my mom loves you too. SINCERELY, Your son and my Mom


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 06:54:57 PM

Message

Mamie Rice mamie16134@yahoo.com This message is for our son Sgt Glen Rice. We want you to know that we are so very proud of you and all the soldiers in the 173rd. Your dad said to tell you that when you get home we are going to have THE MOTHER OF ALL PARTIES!!! Take care of yourself and stay safe. We love you Muck!!!! mom and dad XXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOO


Name: Molly Maddock
Email: Mwmolly@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 06:53:22 PM

Message

God Bless you and America!!!!


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 06:36:11 PM

Message

RAFAEL AND ALL OF THE 173rd remember: IN THE NAME OF "JESUS" YOU'VE GOT THE VICTORY ....................


Name: Sara
Email: swschoen@cox.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 06:17:41 PM

Message

Bill, I love you and am so proud of you. I miss you incredibly and hope you come home soon. Be safe. I love you. --Sara


Name: kristine sparks
Email: millesparks@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 06:06:02 PM

Message

Justin, we miss you very much come home soon! Love, Kristine


Name: Dwight Schalles
Email: daschalles@vcn.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 06:04:55 PM

Message

To all service members currently assigned to C Company, 2/503D, 173D Abn Bde. I am very proud of each and every one of you. AIRBORNE - All the Way! Saint Michael defend you in battle! VR, Dwight Schalles 1st Squad, 3D Plt C Co, 2/503D Inf 173D Abn Bde (Sep) Camp Kue, Okinawa


Name: Sherry
Email: Sharon9779@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 05:58:30 PM

Message

I want to say " Hello " to my brother if he happens to get to read this. I don't know you all but I wanted to let each of you know how much I appreciate what you do for me and my two kids. All of you are in my prayers and I will support you all in anyway I can.


Name: Allison Ward
Email:
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 05:48:15 PM

Message

Hey John Di Bias, another message from me, can you tell how much we all are thinking of you!! Mailing you a letter tomorrow. No telling when you'll get it but at least you'll know it's coming. I'm so proud of you and all of the troops!! Take care and know that we support you all and love you!! Allison


Name: Janet & Jack L. Jones
Email: janey4241@wk.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 05:48:00 PM

Message

TO: The 173rd Airborne---Hello Kyle Blackburn---Got your letter and we really enjoyed it. We appreciate all of you and your dedication to do a good job. We watch the news all the time and try and keep up with what your doing in the area you are in. Keep your mind sharp and don't take anything for granted over their, we want all of you to come back safe and sound. Janet and J.L. Jones


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 05:22:54 PM

Message

Martha E. Starnes martiestarnes@ao.com Dear Ben, You are in our prayers every moment of the day. We have not hear much about the surgeons but lots about the paratroopers. We pray for your safety and know you will use this as a time to learn as you always do! Love, Mom


Name: Sandi Cooper
Email: johnsnan@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 05:22:25 PM

Message

This is for PFC Ryan Wilmington...Ryan, there's an old saying "Out of sight, out of mind" however in your case that is far from true. Uncle Johnny and I have been following the 173rd both on TV and in the papers. Your Pappen and your Mother have also kept us posted as to what is going on with you. You are on our minds and in our prayers continually. You guys are doing a really great job. Take care of yourself, get the job done and come on home. Lots of love to you and all of your platoon. You are the BEST. Love, Aunt Nan and Uncle Johnny


Name: Amy Singleton
Email: estep_amy@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 05:15:02 PM

Message

Tyler, I am so proud of you and I am thinking of you always. I love you so much and I want you to come home soon so I can move over and finally live with you!!! Love Amy


Name: MOM , DAD AND PATRICIA, CAMPORESE
Email: campy.oo@verizon.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 05:07:22 PM

Message

To our son 2ND. LT. Rafael Camporese from Brooklyn, NY. With the 173 Brigade. We, the family, and the whole neighborhood are very proud of you. We are all praying for you and the whole U.S Army for a safe return. Love u very much. Dom should be on his way the 8th or 9th. God Bless You and all.Love Dad.


Name: Leon C. Green Jr.
Email: icehouse@shope.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 05:04:58 PM

Message

To all herd members,You men have a great task ahead,but no one is more capable.You are the cream of the airborne,the best the world has ever seen.My prayers are for you all.Kick some ass and don't bother with names. Always Airborne; Leon C.Green,Jr D-4-503-173rd Nam-70-71


Name: Dawn Maria
Email: Dawn@amuramedia.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 05:03:40 PM

Message

Rafo - I love you and can't wait till you return home!!! You're in my prayers, along with the rest of the 173rd! Here's to a safe return! love you, and thank you Dawn Maria Plantamura


Name: Mary Jo Mathews
Email: mojomamma3@msn.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 05:00:37 PM

Message

My son is in the 173rd. Just want to let the troops know that our community is supporting all of them. We love them and want them to come home soon!


Name: Tamara (mom)
Email: Tamara_M_Cox@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 04:50:00 PM

Message

To Spec. Hartley Gilbert 1/508th. son, just when I thought I couldn't be any prouder of you, you foil me again! You are in my prayers and my thoughts daily. Just remember "That beauty can be found everywhere and in every thing we do" It may be the simple pleasure of fresh air. You may face hard times ahead, but know that you have many prayers and much support from family and friends. Take-care Love mom


Name: DENISE MICHELBRINK
Email: neesermgm@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 04:45:59 PM

Message

i want to say hello to my son russell isaacs who is stationed in vincenza italy but now in northern iraq w/173rd airborne unit. i miss you, love you and pray for you daily..i couldn't be anymore proud of you and your unit. i pray for a safe return of ALL the men & women serving in and around iraq. i love you russell, be safe and watch your 6 o'clock. mom


Name: Marissa Newton
Email: ditzy1999@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 04:44:36 PM

Message

Jason Adamick I just wanted to let you know that we are all thinking about you everyday and we can't wait till you return home safely. Love Marissa


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 04:32:09 PM

Message

Michelle Langhirt michelle.langhirt@setaf.army.mil To my husband, SGT Michael Langhirt, HHC 1/508th (DEFAC), the kids and I miss you so much!!! Mikayla asks when your coming home and Ethan says "dada" all the time now that you are gone. We will be here waiting for your safe return home. Remember that I will always LOVE YOU!!!!!! Take care of yourself baby.


Name: Anna Montoya
Email: angelbabe_22@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 04:26:13 PM

Message

Hey ya'll keep up the awesome work out there we love you and are sooooo proud of you. Especially Matt Baden good job bro! I am so so so proud of you your baby misses you and so does Nicki (alot)! Stay Safe! Congrats on your combat wings!! Come home soon!! love, your favorite sister-in-law (haha) Anna


Name: Grandma Gwen Shoup
Email: ggwensart@aol.comGreg
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 04:18:09 PM

Message

Greg Rodenburg Jr. We are all so proud of what you and your fellow soldiers are doing for us over there. It is such an unselfish act you are doing for everyone over here and also the people there. Hope you get to hear some of the good things peoople are saying about your effort. I know you will win soon and be home with us . You are all on many prayer chains. God Bless you all!!!!!


Name: Brad Larson
Email: b.larson@mchsi.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 04:14:54 PM

Message

Good luck and God speed espically to Captain Paul Larson. We're thinkinh about you Paul. Brad Larson


Name: Liz Moore Kiritharan
Email: EMKiri@AOL.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 04:14:10 PM

Message

To Joe Leshko, 501st FSC We have been keeping up with the news. We are looking forward to seeing you soon back here after your successful completion of your task. Best wishes to you and your men. We are very proud of you. I recieve this address from your wife. She is doing a great job keeping us informed. I will keep in touch with her via EMail in hopes to keeping her spirits up. The weather here is snowy. AGain in Connecticut. The daffodiles are on their way. Ugh It's been a very long winter. Hope this doesn't stick or my kids will be in school until July! Once again Best wishes Sincerely Your Cousin, Liz Kiritharan and Kiri and Jon and Katrina too!


Name: Melissa Osika
Email: m_osika@msn.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 04:08:14 PM

Message

This note is for Tyler Singleton: We are watching everything we can on the news about your group's movements. We are praying for all of you. Stay safe. We are so proud of what your are doing!


Name: Opie & Betty Wooldridge
Email: sgtopie@pcpartner.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 04:05:06 PM

Message

To the MEN and WOMEN of the 173d Airborne Brigade, we love you all, are extremely proud of each and every one of you, and pray for your safe return. Airborne All the Way!!!


Name: Charles Erdmann
Email: ceerd@wctc.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 03:51:21 PM

Message

To Paul Huser Say hi to all the guys. We're all proud of you guys here in Wis Rapids, WI. Fey Publishing is covering shipping for anything extra you can use. Karol and I went out and got some things and will be sending it out to you. I called your dad and said if they want to send anything bring it over. Please share with the others but keep some for yourself. You all stay safe and come home as soon as possible. May God be with you all. Love Charlie, Karol, Kyle, and Chad


Name: Aaron and Valerie Visgar
Email: jmhuser@charter.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 03:47:31 PM

Message

This message is for Paul Huser. We are all very proud of you. The kids miss you and are wearing their yellow ribbons to school,Aaron wears his to work and I just wear mine with your picture where ever I go. Missed you at the hotel, Jonathon never did make it back down the slide(but I'm not suppose to tell you that). Hope you come home soon. We all love you and miss you.


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Email:
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 03:39:24 PM

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Name: Graham D. Rollings Sr.
Email: grollings173@comcast.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 03:28:16 PM

Message

I try to keep up with the news here and I know that you will do a great job. The Bde is in our thoughts and prayers each day. Keep the morale up and the bannerwaving. To PFC Halaburton in HHC "Med" a big hello from the state of Virginia. Also, a big hello to Sfc Sanders in HHC Med Platoon. Airborne to all Graham D. Rollings Sr.


Name: Christine Kettelkamp
Email: ckettelkamp@qwest.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 03:25:01 PM

Message

PFC Jason Batemen. We are thinking of you and praying for your safe return. You are doing what you were trained to do, and we have the confidence that you are doing it well. Take care and see you soon! Love, Aunt Christine.


Name: Monica Butler------>Chris Erler
Email: mon_06@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 03:22:48 PM

Message

Chris, Hey there, it's Kelly's friend, Monica in VA! Just a note to let you know we are all very proud of you & your crew. You are in our constant thoughts and prayers, take care of yourself and please know that I'm keeping Kelly together here. with love, Monica.


Name: michelle suggs
Email: concha_shell71@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 03:20:12 PM

Message

this message is for my brother spec. angelo rodriguez i just wanted to say happy birthday. iam so proud of you. i pray that you and all of the troops will come home soon. i love you and can't wait to see you back home.keep your head up.we will be praying for you .love you.shell


Name: Graham D. Rollings Sr.
Email:
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 03:16:45 PM

Message


Name: Pastor Joe Proctor
Email: jallenproctor@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 03:04:48 PM

Message

Hello Richard Rowell: Richard, sorry I missed your call. I wish I could talk to you however I understand the task at hand. We are all praying for God's protective hand for you, your group in the 173rd and all our men and women. If it is possible let us hear from you and please let us know if we can write to you group and also to you Richard. We all have made ourselves yellow ribbons with the red-white-blue on them and we will proudly display them until you all return. We are with you heart and mind. Everyone says hello and we love you. Dalton, Mrs Rowell and the family send huggs. God bless you and the USA. Pastor Joe


Name: Philip Gaynor and Rebecca Gaynor
Email: gaynors@aboutmt.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 02:56:17 PM

Message

God Bless our soldiers!


Name: Joan & Andy Oakes
Email: Joan_oakes@yahoo.ca
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 02:52:20 PM

Message

Kevin - your grandparents are amazed at this technology which allows families to be in touch with soldiers in action. But lovely to be able to tell you all your relatives send their love and best wishes for a safe return. A letter is on its way but this is quicker, if you get a chance to read it! Watch your back, kid and give 'em hell.


Name: Cheryl Dixon
Email: bblessed04@173rdairborne.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 02:41:04 PM

Message

I am the mother of SSG Cameron J. Davis and I would like to say to him and the rest of the troops of the 173rd Airborne Brigade that there are many many prayers going up for you in our corner of the world here in Wakulla County in the state of Florida. You are all heros in our eyes and our hearts goes out to you in this time of unrest. May God be with you and guide your steps and clear your paths. May He give you the wisdom you need to be victorious in your endeavors. Much Love, Cheryl Dixon


Name: Lyle Webster
Email: lylwebster@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 02:36:10 PM

Message

I am sad to see our boys put into harms way but understand the reasons why. I can not begin to tell you how proud I am of our bother and sisters that are serving today. Would also like to send a special message to the men of Bravo Company 2/503rd, like those before you, your bravery on the field of battle will live on and will never be forgotten, always be proud of who you are and what you are doing. My prayers are with you may god allow you to do your duty and return you home safely. Lyle Webster Co B 2/503rd 67/68 RVN


Name: Bonnie and Mark Kitson
Email: bjkitson@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 02:31:33 PM

Message

Hope all is well! We are thinking of you all and hoping you will be able to finish up and return home soon. A special note to our nephew Ryan Wilmington...take good care of yourself and remember we are thinking of you and sending our love! Bonnie and Mark


Name: Marci Gibson
Email: mmgibson5@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 02:30:47 PM

Message

Cousin Greg Rodenburg- The whole family is praying for your safe return. We are so proud of you. Everyone sends their love and wishes for a safe and speedy homecoming. I am sending a letter and several letters from my students who would also like to show their support of you and the troups. We appreciate everything you are doing. We have a huge red and blue USA painted on our classroom window- just for you! We love you- Cousin Marci


Name: Beverly Plantamura
Email: bev@amuramedia.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 02:09:42 PM

Message

RAFAEL CAMPOERSE .... LOVE YOU


Name: Joe and Janet Combs
Email: JoeandJanet@peoplepc.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 02:08:06 PM

Message

To our son B.J. (Cohen) and everyone else in 173rd. Be safe and come home soon. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you. Love MOM and DAD XOXOXOXOXO


Name: Rick & Barb Leshko
Email: rleshko@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 02:03:21 PM

Message

SFC Joe Leshko we're proud of you & keeping you in our thoughts & prayers. We just wanted you to know we're thinking about you and don't want you to worry about things back here. Take care of yourself and come home soon.We'll write you more later. love Rick & Barb


Name: Mr and Mrs Pat Okubo
Email: hso173@attbi.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 01:43:50 PM

Message

Just wanted to say,"THANK YOU JIM BRADLEY (site wed-master) FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS IN SUPPORTING OUR YOUNG SKYSOLDIERS." You truly are a God-send and your tiredless efforts are much appreciated by many. AIRBORNE!! Pat (C Co, 1/503 68/69)


Name: Dennis gray
Email: graysimba@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 12:57:55 PM

Message

This message is for Pvt. David A. Gray 173rd airborne. David is an 11 charlie. We are All Proud as we could be of everyone over there fighting for Freedom. We just want to know you are safe !! With All our Love & All our Pride !! The flag flies proudly in our front Yard Every Day ! Love ya !! Paw, Maw & the little monkeys


Name: Beverly Plantamura
Email: bev@amuramedia.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 12:56:17 PM

Message

Raphael Camporese I am so very proud of you from day one you have been everything that precives love and sincerity in a human being. May GOD be with you today and always. cannot wait to go to the airport to meet you when you come home (that's a TRUE PROMISE) Love Aunt Beverly


Name: Heather Cross
Email: c092199@Hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 12:46:29 PM

Message

Dear Joe, Just wanted to let you know how much we love and miss you. Everyone is so proud of you. We are all praying for your safe return.....soon! Cody and Connor both send big "slobbery" kisses along with a billion more from me. Love and Bless Always, Heather


Name: Pete Washburn
Email: pete1639@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 12:40:52 PM

Message

To the NEW 173rd Airborne Brigade members" All of you have the support of the "Old Guard" of the 173rd. It is your time nwonow! Your jump onto the tirant's soil and rapid take over of the airfield put a lum in my throat. You are making a lot of us VERY proud! You have the FULL SUPPORT of this old trooper. God bless and look over you all. When you come home I will do my part to ensure you receive the welcome you deserve. GOD bless America and the Troopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Sep.) Pete (Vienam '65 - '66


Name: Peggy Wilmington
Email: mavsmtnmom@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 12:40:28 PM

Message

Ryan, I am so proud of you. Talked to Dana, she and Zach are well. I want you to know that there is an enormous spiritual shield around you and your unit. Every person I know is supporting all of the soldiers. We keep the news on and continue to look for you, (of course if you take that helmet off, I would be able to spot those cute ears immediately) so please give us a signal that you are ok. Stay warm, eyes open, and remember, we have a date to go skydiving this summer with Nate. I love you. Mom


Name: Heather Cross
Email: c092199@Hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 12:40:03 PM

Message


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 12:21:16 PM

Message

PFC Chad Henman; Just wanted you to know how proud everyone is of you - especially me! We miss you. You are in our prayers. Please be careful. Watch your back and come home safely. Love always; Mom


Name: JUSTO DELGADO III
Email: justodelgado@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 11:53:48 AM

Message

HEY SARG GALVAN- WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. OUR PRAYERS ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU. HURRY AND MAKE THE US PROUD SO YOU CAN TELL YOUR NEWEST NEPHEW(ILENE IS PREGNANT AGAIN)SOME GREAT STORIES. LOVE-THE DELGADO FAMILY(GO SUPERMAN!!!!)


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 11:53:03 AM

Message

HEY SARG GALVAN- WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. OUR PRAYERS ARE ALWAYS WITH YOU. HURRY AND MAKE THE US PROUD SO YOU CAN TELL YOUR NEWEST NEPHEW(ILENE IS PREGNANT AGAIN)SOME GREAT STORIES. LOVE-THE DELGADO FAMILY(GO SUPERMAN!!!!)


Name: Yvonne Blackburn
Email: yblack@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 11:36:14 AM

Message

Spc. Kyle Blackburn,2ndPlatoon B-1st-508, 173rd ABN BDE, Apo AE 09347. Granmama and Gramps love you very much. Keep warm and stay safe. All is well here. We have seen some pix on the internet that we think is you.


Name: James Serna (B 1/503 64'-66')
Email: jserna@pacbell.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 10:30:21 AM

Message

Can't tell you how proud we are of all you glorious paratroopers and all the other military serving in Iraq. Seems like only yesterday that I was leading a squad of Herd troopers into battle in War Zone "D" and the "Iron Triangle." Had hoped my son's generation would never have to experience what we experienced and what you are about to experience. I'm sorry we didn't make a better world for all of you to live in, but it wasn't for lack of trying. You are part of a unit that has an almost mystical history. To this day, I am amazed when I hear other vets speak of the 173D or the "Herd" in whispered tones of awe and respect. I just want you to know that I already feel that way about each of you and know you will earn the respect and gratitude of your nation and fellow military. My wife and I attended a "Support Our Troops" rally, last night. I was so proud to see the hundreds of small town citizens and patriots show-up and take part in a candle light parade and rally for all of you. It brought me to tears as I listened to everyone sing and give testimonies of pride and thanks for all of you. We might be San Francisco but our "small river runs deep" and will not be hushed. We are with you until the end and only look forward to the day when we can throw a huge "Welcome Home" and "Job Well Done" parade for all of you. Until then, know that my wife and I have joined millions of other Americans in a committment to pray for you and to fight for all that you have coming to you while you are serving and after you return home. All The Way! Airborne! Jim Serna San Leandro, California


Name: kelly erler-----Chris Erler
Email: kellyerler@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 10:25:59 AM

Message

Chris Erler, Charlie Co. 1/508th hey, i just wrote to you, but not sure if it worked. Hope you are doing well and hanging in there. I saw how you guys jumped the other day. Everyone is proud of you! Keep strong and kick some ass! take care of yourself! I will talk to you soon. Love Kelly


Name: Kelly Erler
Email: kellyerler@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 10:08:20 AM

Message

Chris, Hey, hope you are doing well. Sad to hear that you had to be shipped away. Hang tough and be strong! I know you will be well and get home soon. Kick some ass over there!!!! I will send you some stuff as soon as it is ok'd. Hope to hear from you soon. You are in all of our prayers. Take care of yourself and be strong! Talk to you soon. Love Kelly


Name: Kelly Erler
Email: kellyerler@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 10:06:25 AM

Message

Chris, Hey, hope you are doing well. Sad to hear that you had to be shipped away. Hang tough and be strong! I know you will be well and get home soon. Kick some ass over there!!!! I will send you some stuff as soon as it is ok'd. Hope to hear from you soon. You are in all of our prayers. Take care of yourself and be strong! Talk to you soon. Love Kelly


Name: Gerry Stesiak
Email: GKStesiak@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 10:02:40 AM

Message

Hang tough Brothers. War is what we know it to be, you're now about to learn what war is. And it ain't never what we thought it would be, is it? Signed: A brother from the 4th Batt, original 4th Batt that came from the 1/501st of the 101st back in 1966, line medic, 91Bravo, CMB in hand. Hang my brothers and know we are there with you, if only in thought.


Name: Roger Dick
Email: Rogeradick@msn.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:58:03 AM

Message

I served as a grunt with C/2/503 from 1 April 67 through 31 March 68. I celebrated my nineteenth birthday in-country after receiving my CIB. I missed the jump made by the second Bat. in Vietnam by a couple of weeks and now envy the gold star in your wings. Wear it with pride. Please know that all of your brothers are so proud of you, and be assured you will remain in our prayers and thoughts the entire time you are there. Be careful, be safe, and always remain loyal to your brothers. The relationships you establish within the 173 RD will reamin with you for life, and the bonds will surpass everything you will experience in the future. Stay safe and God Bless. Roger Dick 6030 Woolridge Road Moseley, VA 23120 Rogeradick@msn.com


Name: Bobbi & Don Johansen
Email: dobojo@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:55:53 AM

Message

Hi Jon, I watched in awe as you parachuted from the plane.. Eyes filled with tears, heart swelled with pride. The news media has nothing but THE HIGHTEST praise for the 173rd. Glued to TV and radio. Put a big yellow bow on tree out front of house. This "173rd airborne .com" is great. Keeps us posted and shows pictures of you guys. Little small so if you get in one make a "V" sign so we will know it is you. Care package on the way. Our best to you and all the rest of the VERY BRAVE 173rd. HOPE YOU ALL COME HOME SOON. LOVE, HUGS, & PRAYERS "AUNTIE & DON LOVE, HUGS, & PRAYERS


Name: Lynn Grover
Email: lwgrover@pacbell.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:52:12 AM

Message

This old Skysoldier is proud of you all! Keep fighting the good fight and come home safe...


Name: DeAnna
Email: kelbysmom2002@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:44:13 AM

Message

Hey SPC.Dalphus it's me just wanted to say Hi and that I love u and I miss u and I am always thinking about u come home safe and soon!! Love ya, DeAnna


Name: BIANCA
Email: bibina83@supereva.it
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:36:15 AM

Message

hello everybody, i searching for my boyfriend gavin "fox" campbell please someone help me! he come from caserma ederle, vicenza. i don't know if he was leaving for iraq.


Name: Debbie Garcia
Email: debgarcia@comcast.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:10:05 AM

Message

This is for Specialist Soloman Garcia! We are so proud of you and we are praying for your quick and safe return. All of your sisters send their love and support!! Be safe and know how proud we are for the job you are all doing!


Name: Bryan Quinlan C2/503rd 68-69 Vietnam
Email: BQ173@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:09:40 AM

Message

AIRBORNE! We are all proud of you guys! Be safe and make us proud as we are now. God speed, take care of yourselfs, take care of him! Get home safe and sound. Airborne, Bryan


Name: Justin Brooks, Pittsboro, NC
Email: junobrooks@msn.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 09:09:11 AM

Message

This message is for Michael Christian: You are an inspiration to me. I am praying for you my Brother in Christ.


Name: M.Dean Trahan
Email: rdtrahan@centurytel.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 08:59:10 AM

Message

To: Josh Gaspard and all Our American Troops, We are praying for your safe return home. Thank You for the Great job ya'll are going! We love all of you. Aunt M.Dean


Name: Stacey-Ann Blake
Email: staceyannblake@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 08:45:14 AM

Message

SSg Andre Blake, you are the epitome of a hero, my hero, my shotta. I am very proud of you and remember that I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH and we are all praying for your safe return.


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 08:44:18 AM

Message

SSg Andre Blake, you are the epitome of a hero, my hero, my shotta. I am very proud of you and remember that I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH and we are all praying for your safe return.


Name: Greg Cox
Email: Marcorp1@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 08:18:17 AM

Message

Now our children will see what real heros look like when you return from Iraq. Thank you for you tremendous sacrafice and bravery. God Bless all of you.


Name: richard garcia
Email: rgarcia14@comcast.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 08:10:48 AM

Message

This is for Soloman Garcia just to let him know we are thinking of him. Love yo u son, Dad


Name: Mauro Campana - from Vicenza Italy
Email: maurocampana@inwind.it
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 08:08:02 AM

Message

Thank you to All Members of the 173d and to all American Soldiers I'm supporting you To Sgt1C Mason L. Bryant. Take care of yourself. Good luck to all of you


Name: Damaris & Sydni Lopez
Email: yogisoul@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:55:36 AM

Message

This message is for my husband SSG Victor J. Lopez with the Medics of 173rd Bde. We are oh, so very proud of you and what you guys are going through for our freedom. We LOVE YOU with all our heart we can't wait 'til we can be reunited. Noah is still in my belly hopefuly you get to see him soon. Sydni sends big kisses and so do I. I LOVE YOU. Damaris


Name: Gary L Baura Command Sergeant Major Retired
Email: freefallgb@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:34:45 AM

Message

Skysoldiers, you are doing a great job. We are proud of you!! I made the Combat Jump assigned to Co C 2/503 in Vietnam as a PFC, 22 Feb 67. It really makes me feel good to see you guys fighting for our way of life and to free the common Iraq citizen from oppression. Take care and kick ass. Regards, Gary L. Baura Command Sergeant Major US Army Special Forces Retired 1st, 7th & 10th Groups Japan, Panama, Ft. Devens, MA & Vietnam


Name: Ronda Hardee
Email: deswt1@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:17:01 AM

Message

Thank you to all you brave men of the 173d. We are proud of you all. Our hearts are with you and we can't wait to have you home again. Love from a Soldiers Mom.


Name: Leah Parker....Sgt. Ward Parkers wife!
Email: colleen20001@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:16:26 AM

Message

HI honey, I am hoping you are not there yet,yes I am selfish. I miss you where ever you are. I want you to know that I Love You very much! The girls are missing you, but in a whole we are doing well. Return to me safe. I am proud of you and all of the 173rd. Thank You for everything. We miss you. Dreaming of you. I Love You so Much. Muuuuuaaaaahhhhh!! Love your wifey Leah


Name: Jennifer M Evans
Email: pinkpassions08@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:14:37 AM

Message

Staff Seargent, Joseph Jeremy Nicholson I am proudest of you now as I have never been before. I am very lucky and always have been to have you as my newphew but this great country of the United States is very lucky and should be honored to have YOU and your team fighting for the rights we sometimes take for granted. I love you very much and want you to return home safely so watch your back and watch your buddy's backs and kick ass and get home!


Name: Gail Ashurst
Email: ashurst@thebest.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:09:57 AM

Message

We are so proud of all that you are doing. You all are in our prayers. To: Michael Ashurst: Your Dad and I are so proud of you. We don't really know where you are but we know you are 173rd. Whatever the Army is asking you to do, please remember that you do it for God. He tells us to do everything as though we are doing it for Him. Do your best. Rely on God. Erin says Hi. We have been in contact with Shanna. She loves you. We all love you. The church is praying for you and all of our men and women in the armed forces. Love, Mom


Name: Leah Parker
Email: colleen20001@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 07:03:37 AM

Message

I would like to let you all know that I am praying for a short safe return for all of you. Everyone around the world united together. Thank you all for your dedication to USA and its people. From the bottom of my heart may god bless you!!


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 06:50:33 AM

Message


Name: Dave Epstein
Email: rottendave@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 05:25:36 AM

Message

As I watched the jump on TV I almost cried because I wanted to be there so bad with you TROOPERS you made my heart feel proud to see you doing the job of the most elite force on earth the AIRBORNE PARATROOPER. I haven't calmed down since this thing started and as soon as I saw you jump I fell to sleep that night. I was with 1st Batt in 65 and 66 in NAM. Please teach them what the word PARATROOPER means all over the world the BEST OF THE BEST.


Name:
Email: scorptigress@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 05:12:21 AM

Message

Hey guys, keep up the great work! Keep your socks dry and your faces off the nightly news( you know what I mean)! To "double stuffed", you cookies are waiting when you get back!


Name: Maria Rivera
Email: Rivera_99@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 04:33:47 AM

Message

To 1sgt Timothy Watson: Hi TJ! This is your wife and daughter. We appreciate what you are doing and pray to God that you and your guys are all safe. We are very proud of all of you! Please be careful and remember we here in Vicenza are rooting for you. Go kick some Iraqi butt! We love and miss you all and can't wait for you all to come home. Oh by the way Joe says hi to you and all the guys! From the Watsons! Whoa! All the way! :)


Name: Debbie B.
Email: debbie1718@peoplepc.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 03:56:48 AM

Message

TO: BLACKEY, 2nd Platoon, 1st Battalion/508. Hello Ky. Everyone is thinking of you all and we miss you very much. Please be careful and come home safe soon. --Mom


Name: Antonio Monesi
Email: amonesi@interfree.it
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 03:47:14 AM

Message

Dear Friends Go ahead, i'm with you. For next world peace, for no terrorism on the world, for a new better situation on the world, against crime.... le go ahead I'm supporting you, you are not alone... a lot of milion of people are supporting you. Antonio Monesi


Name: OLGA BARRIOS
Email: bariosj001@skyte.itk
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 03:41:38 AM

Message

To: Juan Barrios, BCo. 1/508th ,,,,,,,,,, To my love Juan, I'm not sure if you'll get this message. I pray tha you safe. I'm thinking of you and missyou very much , can't wait to see you againg, I'm so very proud of you SGT BARRIOS :) I can't wait to hear your voice! The Kiss miss you a alot. be safe and take care. We love you .


Name: BJ Tomberlin
Email: bjinalabama@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 02:56:08 AM

Message

You guys are all great!!! I am so happy that the jump went safely for everyone. That was a really scary thought to me, I can't even imagine what you were thinking! But you did it!!! Now I am praying for everyones safe return. I wish that I could have a huge coming home party for each and everyone of you when it is time to come back home, I know that where ever your family is that you will all have that somewhere. I am a best friend to PFC Bret Newmyer and we live in Alabama, I will be halting all of my pool parties until he gets here so I can have a huge one!!! Everyone is welcome!!! ha ha You guys all stay safe and we have plenty of prayers going up for each and every one of you. Take care of each other and know in your hearts that you are our heros! Thank You for securing the future for my little boy as well as all the others. It may be hell now but you will prevail!!! OOH Raw!!!!! BJ


Name: Lady Pericleia of the Barony of Sentinel's Keep in the Kingdom of Artemisia
Email: gypsyle@blackfoot.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 02:50:09 AM

Message

Greetings Gregor/Jake! Just wanted you to know we hold you close in our thoughts and in our hearts. Finish your job and come home to flirt with us, court and feastinf is just so dull without you! Much love & hugs, Lady Pericleia, mother of Scholar Miguel Delgado


Name: Ronald Aird
Email: airddiehl@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 01:55:41 AM

Message

Hi Brandon Just waiting to hear how everything is going for you. Spending all our time in front of the tv looking for any news about the 173rd and what is happening over there. Take care Dad


Name: Larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 01:44:33 AM

Message

PFC Ryan Wilmington---We love you very much! You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so very, very, proud of you. Give your entire unit a big thank-you for us.Look forward to seeing you when you get home.---Love You---Nanna & Pappen.


Name: sp/4 jerry hartman co"c"2-503d 173d abn bde(sep)'67
Email: unumba10@rea-alp.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 01:29:49 AM

Message

a c-blast on my birthday!!!!thanks! it's almost deja vu. the simularities of what we did in dak to(67) and what your doing now!other side of the world ,rainy,grassy plain(for awhile) airstrip basecamp, up north central highlands! stirs up old feelings.josey wales said it best" ya gotta get mean..."my heart is with you and where ever you go from there.i'll be watching and praying. you are the best and history will be good to you.


Name: Nora Stinger
Email: paul.neumann@att.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 01:26:37 AM

Message

THIS MESSAGE IS FOR LT. COL. HARRY STINGER ONE OF THE SURGEONS WITH THE MEDIC UNIT. Hi Harry!!! We all miss you terribly and think of you at least a million times a day. We are flooding the gates that you come home safe and sound in a relatively short amount of time. Mom and Dad are well. I've talked to Lindsey several times. She seems to be doing well. I've also talked to Jack. He is good. Caroline apparently came in the house the other day and announced to Lindsey that it was time "for Dad to come home". I am so very proud of you and love you so much. Stay safe. RANGERS LEAD THE WAY! Let us here from you soon if at all possible. Nora


Name: The Stinger Family
Email: paul.neumann@att.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 01:00:31 AM

Message

HARRY STINGER - WE LOVE YOU! WE'RE PROUD OF YOU! BE SAFE! EVERYONE AT STINGRANCH


Name: Nora Stinger
Email: paul.neumann@att.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 12:57:07 AM

Message

Hi Harry!!! How are things going? We all miss you terribly and think of you at least a million times a day. We are flooding the gates that you come home safe and sound in a relatively short amount of time. Mom and Dad are well - the house is sold. I've talked to Lindsey several times. She seems to be doing well. She was organizing a potluck dinner for the wives on the base. I've also talked to Jack. He is good. I bought him a new book called "Easter Bugs". Caroline apparently came in the house the other day and announced to Lindsey that it was time "for Dad to come home". I am so very proud of you and love you so much. Let us here from you soon if at all possible. Nora


Name: Jimmy DuncN
Email: jimmy@jimmyduncan.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 12:51:33 AM

Message

Thank you for taking care of of country. Love, Jimmy


Name: Sherri Halligan
Email: shalligan@servproarvada.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 12:42:33 AM

Message

To all the members of the 173rd. I'm proud of you guys and my son is in there with you. You soldiers are in our prayers back here. Hurry home. A Mom


Name: Sherri Halligan
Email: sh
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 12:40:28 AM

Message

To all the members of the 173rd. I'm proud of you guys and my son is in there with you. You soldiers are in our prayers back here. Hurry home. A Mom


Name: Chrystal Riccio
Email: chrystal.haynes@wcom.com
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 12:19:22 AM

Message

I am very proud of all of you, especially my brother, Jason Haynes. You are in my thoughts, and prayers, and I wish all of you a safe return home. Regards, Chrystal


Name: Philip Gaynor and Rebecca Gaynor
Email: gaynors@aboutmt.net
Date: Sunday March 30, 2003
Time: 12:17:48 AM

Message

This is for David Gaynor who is in Northern Iraq, We love you, mom and dad and everyone here in Montana. Ilaria is home from the hospital and doing fine, she said to say hello if I had the chance. We watch CNN everyday and hope to just get a glimpse of you and your fellow troops. We pray for all of you everyday and hope this war will be over soon. We are proud of all of you and know that you are all helping many who can not help themselves. It is something to be very proud of. God Bless the 173rd airborne brigade and all the troops fighting.. WE LOVE YOU SON! Mom, Dad, Kristen, Josh, Jessica and Ben


Name: ROBIN HALE AND FAMILY
Email: PHALE6@EARTHLINK.NET
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 11:57:52 PM

Message

I THINK YOU ALL ARE DOING A GREAT JOB ! IM VERY PROUD OF OUR TROOPS FOR EVERYTHING THEY HAVE DONE! WE SUPPORT YOU ALL 110% AND MORE! TO MY NEPHEW CHAD HENMAN WE LOVE YOU , WERE PRAYING FOR YOU AND ALL THE TROOPS THERE AND EVERYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD..... STAY STRONG, FOCUSED AND MOST OF ALL PRAY! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK


Name: Michael Marthaller
Email: mmarthaller@telus.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 11:57:29 PM

Message

Keep your eyes moving. Remember even those who protest the war support the troops. Do not hate your enemy, he too belives he is fighting for God and Country Mike 173rd Abn 63-64 82nd Abn 61-63 USAF Rescue 73-97


Name: Arika
Email: Slimsshadyblond@eminem.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 11:35:51 PM

Message

Hey everyone, hope you all are well. If anyone of you know chris ramirez tell him i say "what up?" and that he's my hero. Good luck and god bless to you all. LOVE YOU. PS:try to keep your feet on the ground. :-)


Name: dennis r richard 1st battlion 50th infantry 173rd airborne brigade nam ane khe 68 69
Email: @ earthlink.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 11:26:50 PM

Message

i watched you guys jump into iraq airborne all the way the best above the rest


Name: Kent & Lee Ann Price
Email:
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 11:18:46 PM

Message

To Miles Price: You're the man! We've been watching TV constantly following The Herd. God Bless all of you! Keep your head down! Drink lots of water, & wear your sunscreen. Stay focused. Control your own environment (this from the infantryman in my life). Airborne! Love you Buddy!


Name: Jodi Mashburn
Email: tynjodim@juno.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 11:14:36 PM

Message

MATT BADEN~ We are so proud of you guys! Been watching you on the news, you guys are great! Ty says "God speed". Sara says "Boys who aren't in the Army shouldn't wear Army clothes- that's wrong!" and "Look! There's Uncle Matt's Army guys!" We love you so much and can't wait for you to be home!


Name: Laura Mackintosh
Email: Laurazweather@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 11:12:56 PM

Message

Greg Rodenburg Jr., Not only are you the best cousin a girl could ask for, but you're truly my hero. I believe in you and what you're doing. I miss you, pray for you everyday, and can't wait to see you soon. Love, Laura


Name: Warren Jeffries
Email: depsefishr@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 11:05:16 PM

Message

SPC Glenn Bolland: #1 remember all the good times cause they keep the morale through the roof! #2 remember to always blame the newest guy unless your him, then say I was told to do it by a higher up! #3 ALWAYS remember there are ALOT of folks back here who care lots about ya, so keep that foremost in yourt noggin when you get one of those "good" ideas! Best to you! Talk with you soon. Stay safe!


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 11:03:05 PM

Message

Just wanted you all to know how proud we are of you. You are all heros in my eyes. My prayers are with you. And, a special message to PFC Chad Henman - I love you and miss you so much. I am very, very proud of you. Be strong and contact me as soon as you can. To all of you, watch your backs, keep your heads held high and KICK SOME ASS!!!!


Name: richard burd
Email: careertrends@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 10:56:50 PM

Message

I served in Viet Nam 69-70 at LZ Uplift and area... All of you that are active and seving will do an awesome job. I know America is proud of you. Remember, you are a part of liberating an oppressed nation from a ruthless dictator. My prayers are with you. R Burd, San Diego, CA


Name: Allison Ward
Email: ward9710@bellsouth. net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 10:47:55 PM

Message

To JOHN DIBIAS Hey, got your address this evening, so I'll be sending you a letter on Monday. Let me know anything that you need. I'm so proud of you, and think of you all of the time. Please be careful. I know that you are well trained and prepared for the task at hand. I read Bruce's message, I'm with him, SHOOT FIRST, TO HELL WITH THE QUESTIONS!!!! You know me!!! I love you and am praying for you and all of the troops!! Expect a letter soon!! Allison


Name: Debbie Cook
Email: Qkfngrs@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 10:40:01 PM

Message

Thank all of you for everything you are doing. You all are in my prayers. If you see Alan Shaffer, 173rd Airborne, please tell him Debbie, Lacee and Clancey are thinking and praying for him and that we love him. If there is a way we can email him, let me know. We don't know if he can get regular mail or packages. THANKS!


Name: BruceAnn
Email: single714@attbi.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 10:37:17 PM

Message

I am SO hoping members of the 173rd Airborne in Iraq will actually get to see these messages, if so: HI SON! (Tyler Singleton) Our prayers are with you- WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!! We watched your jump and held our breathe! We've seen the man you have become and know you will not only do your best, but come home & tell us about your adventure! Your bride of 2 wks is anxiously waiting her call to join you back in Vicenza, Italy-Amy loves & misses you as much as we do! Be strong-this too shall pass... WE LOVE YOU!-YOUR #1 fans: MOM & DAD Singleton-Valparaiso, IN.


Name: Glenn Walbek
Email: gwalbek@mindspring.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 10:31:44 PM

Message

You Guys Rock! We are proud of all of you. We love you Matt Baden...


Name: STEPHEN "BAZOOKA" BISAHA
Email: GOGOBAZOOKA173RD@AOL.COM
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 10:25:25 PM

Message

YOUR IN OUR PRAYERS, STAY STRONG, WE WILL BE HERE TO HONOR YOU WHEN YOUR MISSION IS COMPLETE.........ALL THE WAY


Name: Merrie Wilmington
Email: wilmo1975@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 10:16:41 PM

Message

PVT Ryan Wilmington you are my hero! You can't possibly imagine how very PROUD I am of you! Be safe and come hope soon! I love you! Aunt Merrie


Name: SFC Robert L. Stokes U.S.A.
Email: bsretabn@earthlink.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 10:14:34 PM

Message

My thought and prayers go out to each and everyone of you. My time was forming the 173rd on Okinawa and then going back to Vietnam and back to same company "E" Trp. 17th Cav. One thing you might want to do is take lot's of pictures of where your at and later on they will be pricless to you I did not and now wish I had more picture than I do. You can wear the 173rd Patch on your right shoulder now and you will be so proud of it. You got some big boots to fill but I know you will just like all who were in Vietnam. Bob Stokes U.S.A. Retired !963- 1966


Name: SFC Robert L. Stokes U.S.A.
Email: bsretabn@earthlink.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 10:13:24 PM

Message

My thought and prayers go out to each and everyone of you. My time was forming the 173rd on Okinawa and then going back to Vietnam and back to same company "E" Trp. 17th Cav. One thing you might want to do is take lot's of pictures of where your at and later on they will be pricless to you I did not and now wish I had more picture than I do. You can wear the 173rd Patch on your right shoulder now and you will be so proud of it. You got some big boots to fill but I know you will just like all who were in Vietnam. Bob Stokes U.S.A. Retired


Name: Bob Warne
Email: bpwarne@saber.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 10:12:40 PM

Message

To all of the 173rd, As an American and a Vietnam veteran, I fully support all of the brave troops of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. While a few in this country may appear ungrateful, it is your actions and sacrifices which secure for them and future generations the American right to express their ignorance and indifference without fear of reprisal while they take for granted the many blessings and privileges that have been bought for them over the years with the blood of America's military men and women. Bless you all. Bob Warne Shelter Cove, CA


Name: Andrew Klein
Email: gambitman85@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 09:47:11 PM

Message

I would like to thank all of you for your dedication to our country. I would also like to thank you all for putting yourselves in the line of fire to protect me and all other citizens of the country, even those who don't appreciate you. Go kick Saddam's ass.


Name: Jennifer Snyder
Email: jlynn2974@nationi.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 09:33:42 PM

Message

This is for any soldier in the 173rd Airborne stationed in N. Iraq who can see this web page. If you know or see my brother Staff Sergeant Reffeor tell him his sister says hello and if you can take his picture and email it to the Webmaster. His family and I just want to know he's ok. I know that some of you have access to the web and hope one of you sees this. Goodluck to all of you!! Jon I love you and miss you, Whitney says she loves you too!!! Come home soon!!!


Name: Jennifer Snyder
Email: jlynn2974@nationi.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 09:33:09 PM

Message

This is for any soldier in the 173rd Airborne stationed in N. Iraq who can see this web page. If you know or see my brother Staff Sergeant Reffeor tell him his sister says hello and if you can take his picture and mail it to the Webmaster. His family and I just want to know he's ok. I know that some of you have access to the web and hope one of you sees this. Goodluck to all of you!! Jon I love you and miss you, Whitney says she loves you too!!! Come home soon!!!


Name: Jimmy D Stacey
Email: res0mu31@verizon.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 09:21:51 PM

Message

Go HERD !!!!!, Kick Ass !! A/2/503rd Airborne


Name: Jaime Hartzell
Email: jhartzel@hsc.utah.edu
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 09:10:35 PM

Message

Thanks to all of you who are fighting to keep the world free. I love you all and pray for a small angel to remain on your shoulder always and bring each and everyone one of you home safely. Thanks again and keep up the good work. Just don't forget to occasionally turn your head to the side and thank that little angel for watching over you!


Name: Amanda (Hamner) Apple
Email: amanda@dreamsage.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 09:05:22 PM

Message

To Pvt. RICHARD J. HAMNER (R.J.): I just want to say how proud we all are of you and all the other soldiers. Please stay safe and come home as soon as you can. We have been trying to keep track of you guys as best we can through CNN. We are all thinking about you and praying for you 24 hours a day. Never forget that we LOVE you and MISS you. See you soon! Love from California, Sis


Name: Carmen Martinez
Email: carmen_martinez78214@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 08:54:39 PM

Message

I want to let Alan Michael Jones and Juan Escobedo that I am thinking of you'll and praying for you both along with all our other soldiers that are protecting our country the best way you know how. God bless each and everyone of you and my heart is with you. Please take care and come home to your families very soon. We are proud of you and love you. If anyone knows Alan or Juan please let them know about this message and try to contact me. I'll be waiting. May God be with you all soldiers!!!!!!!


Name: Vic Lagettie
Email: qld173@microed.com.au
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 08:35:25 PM

Message

Served in 65-66 in Bien Hoa - Vietnam with "D" Maintenance; Support Battalion. Our thoughts are with you in all you do. It was an honor to serve with the 173d in 65-66.God speed, and you are with the BEST!!!!! Airborne - All The Way. Vic Lagettie Chapter 23 - Queensland. Australia.


Name: Jamie Newton
Email: caasi225@icqmail.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 08:27:36 PM

Message

Hi all. Tell Scott Liddick, Jr. of the 173rd that Gettysburg, PA wishes him well. Jamie Newton


Name: Kaysie Mayer
Email: kaysierooter@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 08:26:38 PM

Message

hi there, all though i am only a 12 year old in the 7th grade, i truley respect u!!! I am not scared, for i know that we have one hell of an army, and one that will keep me safe. I i truley do feel a lot of love for all of u!! I thank u for being over there fight for me and everyone else!!! Thank u alot! Go kick some ass!!! And come home safley!! Kaysie Mayer


Name: Craig Marcus
Email: Marcins@bellsouth.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 08:19:27 PM

Message

My life is being relived as I know what you are going through. Vietnam was my time Iraq is Yours..I know in my heart and in my soul and in my prayers.. God will protect you..Do not trust the enemy..Remember you are the 173rd. "DA HERD" THE FINEST FIGHTING MACHINES.. and when you return.. I and your brothers of the herd CAN'T WAIT TO WELCOME YOU "HOME".. GOD SPEED AND GOOD HUNTING.. CRAIG MARCUS "HHQ", "B", "C" COMPANY 2/503 INF. CLASS OF 1965 TO 1966.


Name: Aunt Deb
Email: debra1602@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 08:15:03 PM

Message

Josh, thinking of you often throughout the day and night. 24-hour vigil kept in front of the television. All sets in the house are tuned to different channels so no one misses anything! We are proud of you, as we have always been. We are in support of our troops and showing our colors. Bumper stickers and decals for the 173rd now adorn vehicles. Prayers and well wishes for you and those around you. Let us hear from you when you are able. Also, let us know what you need. We'll do our best to get it to you. We love you! Aunt Deb


Name: Diego Gusmão Veras
Email: diegoveras13@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 07:49:15 PM

Message

Hey guys! Keep smart, because the journey can be long! Take care!!! Let´s go to the victory!!! God bless you!! Salvador,Brazil. Diego.


Name: terry minucci
Email: buddah12345@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 07:48:52 PM

Message

sgt. joe minucci gave this email site to all you buddies in daville buddah is going to put your airborne patch on his car. we have been looking thru all the photos on this site hoping to find one of you but no luck yet so don't be camera shy. remember dig deep keep your head down kick some ass and get your but home safe. tell all the guys over there almost everyone we talk to is supporting our troops and praying you all come home soon. love mom dad buddah, jamie,snoopy, beau,and milo


Name: Greg Lebeau
Email: gllebeau2netscape.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 07:38:43 PM

Message

ADAM LEBEAU== Looking for you on the news hoping to catch a peek at you ADAM-- KICK THERE ASSES FOR ME Cause they wouldn't let us do it in 90-91 Finmish it wasn't my idea we wanted to then Guess you all get the glory now maybe 101st and 82nd will jump next time 173rd Airborne your doing great God Bless Pass this on to Adam Lebeau if you read it His Dad Greg Lebeau Gulf War Vet USAF


Name: CSM Lawrence Kilgore
Email: larrykilgore@vzavenue.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 07:20:58 PM

Message

Soldiers, I am extremely proud of all of you, each and every man and woman. It made my heart actually fill with the pride and knowledge, that you are there doing what you have trained so hard and long for. My prayers and blessings go out to each and everyone of you and your commanders, CSM's and also those 1SG,s. Wish I was there but someone had to do it on the CENTCOM end..... 1SG Mendoza give em hell.... CSM Larry Kilgore


Name: Tim Mayclin (Hatchett Mac)
Email: tmayclin@sbcgolbal.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 07:10:03 PM

Message

From an older Viet Nam era 173rd Member to all the new brothers and their Loved ones. Guys keep your heads down, and Kick Ass. To all Loved ones at home, pray for your sons, husbands, & friends. Prayer is powerfull. We just have to tell all these protestors that Freedom is not Free! Airborne all the way and Forever 173rd and 173rd Forever


Name: mark g carter
Email: mule98j@charter.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 07:06:04 PM

Message

My thoughts are with you all. Airborne! mark g. carter LRRP provisional platoon 173'd Abn (Sep) May 1964-Sep 1966


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Email:
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 06:37:24 PM

Message


Name: George Brnilovich Jr
Email: Gbjr173@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 06:35:14 PM

Message

God I'm so proud of the Herd.When they made the jump it made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.God Bless all the troopers of the Herd.Regards George. Hq 2/503rd LZ Uplift Vietnam.


Name: PAT & JANE GLEICH AND SONS
Email: gcjane@earthlink.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 06:31:06 PM

Message

TO SGT. KEVIN R. GLEICH: YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY IS SO VERY, VERY PROUD OF YOU AND WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO SECURE OUR FREEDOM AND THE FREEDOM FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS OF GLEICH'S. WE ARE COMMITTED TO PRAY FOR YOU DAILY AND THINK OF YOU (AND RYAN, LEAVING FOR KUWAIT ON APRIL 19TH) EVERY TIME WE TURN ON THE T.V.NEWS. GOD BLESS YOU, PROTECT YOU AND BRING YOU HOME SAFELY....SOON. ALL OUR LOVE AND SUPPORT, AUNT JANE & UNCLE PAT - GROVE CITY, OHIO


Name: Kat Fernandez
Email: nfgkitty@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 06:29:57 PM

Message

God Bless you all and come home safe and sound. I'm praying for you Private Deaconson and everyone else over there.


Name: RAY WUNDER
Email: raywunder@webtv.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 06:28:29 PM

Message

KICK ASS BROTHERS FROM A STRIKE FORCE MEMBER 502th.


Name: robert r. laporte and suzanne laporte
Email: rlaporteb@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 05:41:14 PM

Message

Sgt. Dwight Laporte Hi Dwight we are very proud of you and love you very much. God Bless you love Dad and Sue


Name: Richard Ciccotelli
Email: richard.j.ciccotelli@exxonmobil.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 05:31:06 PM

Message

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We have all the confidence in the world that you are prepared for what needs to be done. Complete your mission and get home safely. Watch each other's backs and know that there are a lot of us at home cheering for you and counting the days until the job is done. Erik, we love you. Stay well !!!


Name: Barbara and Jerry Jenkins
Email: jandb5151@chartermi.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 05:24:16 PM

Message

Hi Son Scott Brzak, Just thinking and praying for you and the 173rdtroop and Regina and Kenzie and praying for all your safe return. We keep watching the cnn news to make sure whats going on.We love you and we know you will get him and them you will come home to all of us. We Love you Mom and Jerry


Name: Keith & Lori Knight
Email: knightfish54@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 04:58:50 PM

Message

ooophs forgot to type the message. to spc. kristoper knight wanted to let you know that people in south florida, ohio, illinois are praying for you. We watch for your face, find a camera son, it is the only way we will know you are safe. I never thought that news would be an obsession. Jacenya was asked by her teacher to tell the class about her brave daddy. She stood before her classmates and told them how she has shared her daddy with the USA since she was little and that her daddy protects us from the bad men. We mailed you a package today, it may be a bit big but there is a lot of extras for any member of the herd that has a need. My dad says kick ass and count the bodies. Take a bunch of pictures, you are part of history. Hello to B, Bass and the gang. xoxoxox Mom Dad Jacenya


Name: Sabine Dean
Email: deansastuttgart@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 04:56:24 PM

Message

To Rick Dean We love you and miss you dearly. Today was Jaqueline's Birthday and we had her party at the playpark. She reminded me this morning that this is her 3rd birthday in a row without her Daddy and I promised her that you will be there for the next one. I'm watching the news trying to keep up. I'm trying not to worry to much over here and keep live as normal as possible for everybody's sake. I want you to know that I'm soooo proud of you and all of you guys. Always on my mind........love Sabine


Name: Mom & Dad aka Keith & Lori
Email: knightfish54@aol
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 04:54:44 PM

Message


Name: Charles Wahlquist
Email: charles.wahlquist@philips.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 04:54:41 PM

Message

Hang in there. My thoughts are with you. Airborne ! All the way! from an old alumni, class of 68.


Name: Keith & Lori Knight, along with Jacenya Knight, Jessica & Ray Amari, & Mike Knight
Email: Knightfish54@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 04:46:15 PM

Message

Hoo-ah to the 173rd. Our son Spc. Kristopher Knight is a proud member of the Sky Soldiers. Y'all look great in still photos and on TV. Kick some ass. Come home soon. We can't wait to get you all home and see your jump ribbon, nothing like fruit salad. Our mantra here in south florida is, your training will allow you to execute your mission, prayer and God will bring you all home safe to your loved ones. Let us know what we can ship to Kris and ANY 173rd soldier that has a need. We are PROUD to be parents of a soldier, Jacenya is proud of her Daddy, and Jessica, Ray & Mike are proud too. Love and prayers to the unit. Tell Kris we send our love.


Name: Nicole Baden
Email: darkbrowneyes001@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 04:24:33 PM

Message

SPC Matthew Baden--Hi Baby i just wanted you to know how very proud i am of you & how proud i am to be your wife. Layla & i miss you soo much & can't wait for you to come home. We know though that you are there doing what you were born to do & loving every minute of it. Thank you for all you do!! HHC 1/508th Scouts you boys stay together & keep eachother safe so you can come home to us.I love you baby, more than anything.----------Love Nicki--------


Name: sofia
Email: sofiainfo@libero.it
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 04:18:13 PM

Message

Ciao Hilario. Always in my mind in my heart and everybody prayers. Sofia :-)


Name: Mr and Mrs Pat Okubo
Email: hso173@attbi.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 03:31:33 PM

Message

Speaking from experience young skysoldiers........If possible, take pictures of one another and write full names,etc. with each picture AFTER YOU RETURN to Italy. May seem insignificant at the present time, but someday you will be glad you did. Take care of one another and remember America is proud of you. Thank you for your courage and commitment for keeping our country free. AIRBORNE!!


Name: lorenzo vecchiato
Email: vecchiatol@inwind.it
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 03:30:38 PM

Message

I WANT TO SAY TO YOU: " you are doing the right thing". Thank you


Name: Dave Wilder
Email: WilderPE@BellSouth.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 02:56:24 PM

Message

To my son Ian and all of the 173rd, I cannot express enough how proud I am of you and your fellow soldiers!!!! Your sacrifices make it possible for the rest of us to enjoy the freedoms we take for granted so often. We pray for your safe return. Dad PS Keep down in the sights and kick some serious Iraqi ass!!!!!!!!!


Name: Dave Wilder
Email: WilderPE@BellSouth.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 02:55:25 PM

Message

To my son Ian and all of the 173rd, I cannot express enough how proud I am of you and your fellow soldiers!!!! Your sacrifices make it possible for the rest of us to enjoy the freedoms we take for granted so often. We pray for your safe return. Dad PS Keep down in the sights and kick some serious Iraqi ass!!!!!!!!!


Name: Tricia Baker
Email: pebaker05@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 02:45:58 PM

Message

Sgt. Jeremy Baggett. Congtats bubba, love ya and so very proud of you. I'm so ready see ya'll and the one one the way! I pray for you every day and I know God has you in the palm of his hand. "For the Lord your God moves about in your camp to protect you and to deliver your enemies to you" (Deuteronomy 23:14) "Do not be terrified and do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9) Love, your little sis.


Name: CELINA BARRIOS
Email: barriosj001@skytek.it
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 02:16:38 PM

Message

BCo. 1\508th Hi everyone I pray every day for all you gays , I want to said to my husband the I lovehim very much, the I so proud of him and the I misshim very much , Takecare baby and remenber we love you . ; :)


Name: Christine Kilbride
Email: c_dolan25@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 02:14:05 PM

Message

To the 173rd Airborne Brigade, We are all so proud of all you!!!You are all in our prayers Goodluck and be safe!


Name: Christine Kilbride
Email: c_dolan25@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 02:10:15 PM

Message

For Jack Kilbride, Jack just want to say I love you and everything is really going fine. We are working 24 hours a day 7 days a week keeping very busy. I have been speaking with your family on a daily basis, we all love you and can't wait until you come home! Be safe, Grandpa Dolan says keep your head down! I love you!!! Love Christine


Name: Chrystal Riccio
Email: chrystal.haynes@wcom.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 01:58:33 PM

Message

I am very proud of all of you, especially my brother, Jason Haynes. You are in my thoughts, and prayers, and I wish all of you a safe return home. Regards, Chrystal


Name: joyce joy
Email: yelobg@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 01:57:56 PM

Message

This message is for John DiBias. Hi John, I think about you so much and want you to know that you, as well as the other troops are in my prayers. I watch everything and get on-line for more. I know that you know your job and you will be safe. Thank God for you and the rest of the troops who defend our freedom and our future. Do be careful in that world that is so different from ours. Please kick some ass for me. I love you. Aunt Joyce


Name: Christy Gondeck
Email: judy4239@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 01:30:28 PM

Message

To my husband Ben, I love you and miss you with all my heart!!! Be safe and come home soon!! my thoughts and prayers are with you always!!! I am so very proud of you!!


Name: Julie Madison
Email: talmadison@earthlink.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 01:25:32 PM

Message

Jonathan Harrell, Just a quick note to say Hello. I sounds as if everything is going well based on the news reports. That is great!! Your mother and Aunt Joan are sure you are in one of the pictures on the homepage for this website. I have to admit it does look a lot like you. But then again all those "buzz" cuts do look alike. :> You are in our prayers. Love you, Aunt Julie


Name: Greg Rodenburg Sr.
Email: KC7VNF@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 01:09:49 PM

Message

Message to PFC Greg Rodenburg Jr. and unit. We are all so proud of the 173rd. and the mission you are all on! May God be with you all and keep you safe.Many local churches are all praying for your unit and sucess. We are behind you 100% and those who are not do not belong in America. Take no chances and be alert! You are the best! Fromer SP4 Greg Rodenburg SR.


Name: Pamela Stanley
Email: Pammystan@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 01:06:18 PM

Message

Jeremy Baggett-- Just wanted to let you know that Mom, Dad and I are praying for you! Thank you for making me an Aunt again and come home quickly and safely. I love you :)


Name: KELLY CINI
Email: deansastuttgart@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 12:55:30 PM

Message

To my best friend, my husband, and the father of my kids: Robert Cini, I am so proud of you and the kids and I miss you alot. We are saying our prayers to make sure you stay safe and come home soon. To the soldiers: We are very proud of you and think you are doing a great job. Please look after my husband. The wives in Vicenza are saying our prayers for you all and miss you all alot. God bless you all and stay safe.


Name: John Newmyer
Email: wnewmyer@mail.win.org
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 12:52:04 PM

Message

To PFC Bret A. Newmyer: 2nd BN, 503 Inf. We miss you and are praying for you and your fellow soldiers. We know that you all will do your best and get business done. We are very proud of you and what you are doing. Know that most people back here are behind you 100%. We're sorry that the few who are ignorant are the ones who get the most press. Just continue to do your job and then bring it back home. God bless you, Love, Mom, Dad & Heidi


Name: Nancy Harris
Email: NEH01@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 12:51:58 PM

Message

Hi,Michael! I am glad that your jump went well. Don and I are so proud of you and all the soldiers fron the 173rd. Word - CHANGE YOUR SOCKS!! Love, Nancy


Name: Jennifer Snyder
Email: jlynn2974@nationi.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 12:45:53 PM

Message

Jon, I just wanted to tell you that I miss you and love you. I am so proud of you, when they showed you guys jumping out of that C-17 I cried but not out of sadness but because I was so proud of you and proud to be your sister. Please be safe and come home soon. Kick Iraq's ass and do it with a smile!!! We all support you!! I Love You, Jen


Name: KELLY CINI
Email:
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 12:43:08 PM

Message


Name: Steve and Darcy Sellers
Email: msdarcy92@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 11:50:43 AM

Message

Need to find out how to send goody boxes/stuff to a "platoon, squad, or individual troop" in the 173d as soon as possible. Steve served with the 173d in Vietnam 68-69 as a combat engineer and would like to help the guys on the ground. Know how much the little things can mean. We support all of your efforts and sacrifices and thank you for serving this great country. Keep your asses down and your eyes open. God Bless!


Name: Bruce Hiener
Email: brycehiener@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 11:37:14 AM

Message

To John DiBias... John, Shoot first ask questions later!! Don't take any chances!! Take care and be safe! Bruce


Name: Bruce Hiener
Email: brycehiener@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 11:35:34 AM

Message


Name: Bryce Hiener
Email: brycehiener@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 11:34:23 AM

Message

To John DiBias.... Please be safe in the country of idiots!! Keep warm, keep dry, and most of all keep focused. I want you to know that I am thinking of you and all of your fellow soldiers. I watch the news as much as I can to keep up on how things are going. I watched as you flew thru the night sky in complete awe!! I am very proud of you John and I want you to make it home safely. My prayers are with you and all of our troops as you do what you have been trained to do. We are all very proud of you and miss you greatly. Thank you for serving our country!!! Love, Bryce


Name: earl johnson
Email: bugsquirre@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 11:30:33 AM

Message

high guys yall are doing a great job over there ;keep up the good work and serve our contry well 'god bless you all.


Name: Diane Davidson
Email: ladydi@gtii.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 11:25:14 AM

Message

To Scott Brzak: Hi Scott this is from Aunt Di. Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you and our thoughts and prayers are with you, also to all the men of the 173rd and all of our service men at this time.I keep thinking of Regina and Kenzie and what they are going through it is very stressful espicially when you have to sit and think about your loved ones and being so far from home, I was down that road 12 years ago and it isn't easy for anyone that has a family member in the service, and you sit and wait for their safe return home. We support you guys and pray for your safe returns. Hang in there and May God Bless you all. Love Aunt Di and Keith


Name: David Ayers
Email: dayers@watkinseager.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 11:20:31 AM

Message

Brave Americans: Pay no attention to what you hear about "support" for what you are doing. The "silent majority" goes to bed every night praying for your success and safe return. We know what you are up against and thank you for what you are doing. Give 'em hell.


Name: KEVIN KELLY
Email: OLLIE@ACUN.COM
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 11:19:15 AM

Message

TO ALL HERD MEMBERS IN IRAQ GOD BLESS ! KEEP YOU DAM HEADS DOWN! AND KICK SOME ASS!!!!!!!!!! IM PROUD OF YOU ALL!!!!!!!!! BE SAFE ALL THE WAY WITH HERD FROM 1969 TO 1971


Name: emily
Email: empowerfufffloyd@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 10:25:29 AM

Message

we miss you pat.be safe.thank you to everyone.


Name: charlotte
Email: cdelapoole@nyc.rr.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 10:18:58 AM

Message

Kendall: Keeping you in my thought and heart. Keep your wings on Kendall. And get back here in one piece. We'll have dinner and beers. Rusty is visiting methis week. He says HELLLLLOOOOOOOO from New Yolk Seetee.Big Hug


Name: Sgt Webster
Email: lts@kih.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 10:18:41 AM

Message

Hello Herd! Welcome to the war. Get in there and kick ass like we all know you can. You are the best of the best. I understand from what I saw on TV that you got dropped in six hours walk from where you were supposed to be dropped. Don’t let that bother you. I don’t know if the Army screwed up and told the AirForce the wrong lat/long, or the AirForce screwed up and dropped you at the wrong lat/long. I know the same type screw up happen over thirty-nine years ago. It was at the Fort Bragg area when I was in a unit that got dropped twenty-four hours walk off location. As a result I am alive today. I was so pissed that we had to do all that walking that I went and found me another job. (As a Generator Repairman) The next year we were sent to Dom-Rep and the poor guy that had taken my place got KIA. Then when I went to Viet-nam with the 173rd CO D Maint It was a lot better than being Inf. If I could find the person who made the screw up 39 years ago that resulting in us doing all that walking I would buy them a big dinner and thank the hell out of them. You guys hang in there. You are in the best dam unit the world has ever known. You are now in a brotherhood that is more special and tighter than any other. Years from now you will look back on these days and know that your were really in a special unit and will be so proud that words cannot explain. Trust no one but your fellow sky soldiers. They are your brothers. Look out for each other. I am so proud of you. When you guys jumped in I stood up like a proud farther and proudly proclaimed that’s my boys. God bless you all Sgt. Webster CO D Maint / 534 SIG CO 173rd Airborne Bde (sep) RVN 1965-66-67-68-69


Name: Nicole Taris
Email: n_taris@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 10:13:34 AM

Message

To Jason Adamick, Your in my prayers sweetie!! All you guys are, but most importantly you!! Take care of yourself and kick some ass. Waiting patiently for your safe return home! Always, Nicole


Name: Charleen Nelson
Email: charleen_n1@msn.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 10:07:50 AM

Message

This message is for Spc. Alfred C. Wilson. I just want you to know A.C. that we all love you and miss you very much. Stay safe and keep God in your heart and mind. The kids all say hello and come home soon......they miss you alot. You stay in my prayers and my heart baby and I know you will be alright. Love you forever.....Your Godmother


Name: Cathy Markell
Email: sanddollar@frontiernet.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 10:03:33 AM

Message

I am praying for all you men that you will return safe and soon to your love ones. If anyone knows my grandson Toby Mc Coy please tell him we are all fine and he's in our hearts and prayers. Thank you all for doing such a fantastic job and everyone here in Golden Valley, AZ is proud of you. God Bless you all. Cathy Markell


Name: Tracy
Email: Tfloyd007@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 09:53:41 AM

Message

For all of you, please be careful and know that we appreciate each one of you for the outstanding job that you do on our behalf. For Pat, know that you are thought of daily and our prayers are with you. Come home safe. We love you, Tracy and the Girls!


Name: CarrieLou Berry (Mitch Templeton's sister-in-law)
Email:
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 09:42:26 AM

Message

To Miles Price and his fellow troopers, God Bless You! Keep up the wonderful work. We are praying daily for your safe return home.


Name: Ellen Ralda
Email: Ellenralda@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 09:27:00 AM

Message

Hi Michael, and everyone. Michael I miss you and love you. To the troops: everyone at Camp Ederle is proud of you. We fully support your mission and all that you do for our freedom. And we're waiting for you to come home. Give 'em hell 173rd!!!


Name: Chuck and Darlene Erler
Email: cdtrain@webtv.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 09:06:40 AM

Message

Hi Chris. I'm sorry we didn't get to talk to you and pray with you before you left! You can be assured we are praying for you and your guys ALL the time. Plus loads of friends are too. If you haven't already, stop now and pray and make sure you are right with the Lord. You are in His care. We saw some paratroopers jumping on tv-- I was looking for a pack with a smiley face on it!! We are going to send you a little box. If you talk to Fed. let her know what you need. You all are doing a wonderful job and we are so proud of you. Be safe and keep your head down!! God bless you, Love, Mom and Dad


Name: Bryan
Email: swede.bw@verizon.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 08:52:24 AM

Message

To Jeremy Nicholson, Hey buddy, We haven't met, YET!! But your Mom gave me this website. In case you don't know it, she is Damn proud of you. And so am I...I was with D troop,5th Cav during Nam, so there is somewhat of a connection, but I'm scared of heights, so no jumping for me...Anyway, I just wanted to express my support to you and all the others with you. May you ALL succeed in your mission and return home safe and sound to your loved ones. When you return, we'll have to sit and have a cold one together, if your mother lets me that is!!! For her, I've quit drinking, but I think she'll make an exception.. Take care, be well, and be safe....


Name: Ray Gribble
Email: RGribble@neo.rr.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 08:51:19 AM

Message

With you all the way, wishing you a swift victory and a safe return. I am looking for ways of supporting your families while you are in Iraq, if you have any suggestions, or any requests, please let me know. I am chaplain for Chapter 17 of the Society of the 173rd, and know that there are many other members that would be glad to do anything we can to help. All the Way, Ray Gribble B/2/503, 67-68


Name: Uncle Robbi
Email: rhubc@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 08:36:53 AM

Message

Pvt. Ryan Wilmington...what are you doing playing on the computer? Don't you have work to do? I love you man! Thinking about you, praying for you and very PROUD of you! You're a good man, be safe and come home soon! Give the troop my love and support, Uncle Robbi.


Name: Allison Ward
Email:
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 08:22:09 AM

Message

To John DiBias Hi John, I'm hoping that you are getting these messages. I'll start writing you as soon as I get info on how to. Just wanted to tell you that we are all so proud of you and support you and the others. Please be safe. Take care of yourself and watch your back. And oh yeah, KICK SOME ASS!! I'm tired of all the dirty tricks going on!! I love you!!!! PS. Have been emailing your mom. She's very worried. Mom, Josh, Bryce and I watch the news 24/7. Hope to hear from you soon!!


Name: Allison Ward
Email:
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 08:22:08 AM

Message

To John DiBias Hi John, I'm hoping that you are getting these messages. I'll start writing you as soon as I get info on how to. Just wanted to tell you that we are all so proud of you and support you and the others. Please be safe. Take care of yourself and watch your back. And oh yeah, KICK SOME ASS!! I'm tired of all the dirty tricks going on!! I love you!!!! PS. Have been emailing your mom. She's very worried. Mom, Josh, Bryce and I watch the news 24/7. Hope to hear from you soon!!


Name: Bonnie Romesberg
Email: crflower@onecom.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 08:21:42 AM

Message

Good Morning Herd The news states you have seized the airport and things are in order, hope they have it right. Our prayers go with you, each and every step you take. Hugs and Kisses from home. Love Grandma


Name: Angela
Email: bella27e@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 07:53:18 AM

Message

Hey Baby. I just wanted to let you know how much I love You and How proud I am of what you are doing. I heard its cold over there so you better stay warm. I can't wait to hear from you. Please be careful and come back to me as soon as you can. Love Angela xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox


Name: To: Marco Antonio Decato - 173rd Airborne
Email: nduggan1234@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 07:31:36 AM

Message

- Marco, I'm following CNN News and reading Ken Dilanian's reports in the Philadelphia Inquirer and elsewhere. Everyday, I think of you and pray for your safe return. Not only yours, but for all of our men and women in Iraq. Please know that everyone here in the U.S. is so very proud of you all! This military action is much needed, to bring about a safer world. Love, Your other Mom


Name: Nancy Duggan
Email: nduggan1234@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 07:23:22 AM

Message

To the 173rd Brigade Ya'll are the bravest! Please know that we are watching, hoping, and praying for a speedy resolution to this much needed action... and are counting on you being home soon! If anyone knows Marco Decato E3 - tell him that his "other mother" says hello and is sending him email letters. We miss ya, Marco! God bless you all! Take care in all you do, Nancy Duggan


Name: Robert Gaynor
Email: gaynor@xd5.so-net.ne.jp
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 07:18:44 AM

Message

David Gaynor, this is from your Uncle Bob over in Japan. I watched the news here of your deployment in Iraq. I just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, and of everyone in your family.


Name: Gina Birdsong
Email: gina.birdsong@usarmy.mil
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 07:02:15 AM

Message

My dearest Jamie I'm not sure if you'll get this message. I pray that you are safe. I'm thinking of you and miss you very much. Can't wait to see you again I'm so very proud of you Sgt. Brooks....... I Can't wait to hear your voice!!


Name: Janet Florestal
Email: janetflorestal@173rdairborne.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 06:51:52 AM

Message

Hey Jay! We miss you and love you! Come back safe and sound. Te quiero mi amor.


Name: Melvin Ray Thomas A Co.4th Bn. 503rd Inf. 173rd Abn. Bde.[Sep] 1967-68 Vietnam
Email: ftbenningray@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 06:48:45 AM

Message

We are all proud of the Herd,and know y'all will take care of business.


Name: Nancy Keck
Email: Nancykeck1@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 04:29:11 AM

Message

This message is for CHIEF JOHN DIBIAS. Just wanted you to know that I love you and pray for you and ALL the troops and their families. I watch CNN which is all I have. I also bought a World Band Radio to listen to when I can't watch CNN. Just know that people all over the world are praying for you. It is difficult being in Germany where they don't support the war. I would like to be in the states, but at least here I'm closer to Rosi and the boys. I love you John....MOM


Name: Stanley Crump A co 2/503 1965-66
Email:
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 03:58:31 AM

Message

Hello SkySoldiers , you are doing a job that makes all of us old troopers proud. Airborne All The Way.


Name: Kurt Radcliffe
Email: kradcliffe1@sbcglobal.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 03:02:36 AM

Message

We are unbelievably proud of you guys!!! God Bless! To my brother Mark Radcliffe, you make me proud!


Name: Nathan Clanton
Email: ncfalcons@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 02:52:28 AM

Message

This is to Donald Wayne Adair, Be safe and come home soon, thanks for helping to keep our world safe and free. Thanks to every last one of you over there fighting for America. Nathan Clanton


Name: marco jarach - vicenza- italy
Email: majarach@iol.it
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 02:26:04 AM

Message

Io sono un italiano riconoscente per averci salvato nella prima e seconda guerra mondiale e preservato dai fascismi, nazismi e comunisti e mi vergogno per le due macchine bruciate a vicenza.- Auguri a tutti e... tutti per la Vittoria !!!


Name: michael hamilton
Email: uwish8876@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 02:11:15 AM

Message

Duck whats up man. My sister is getting married in about 2 weeks. Just thought I would let you know since i didn't have your address in time for your invitation. I miss you Duck, and we are all behind you. Take care of yourself.


Name: Mark Pavlac
Email: Pavalac@aol.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 01:47:18 AM

Message

All "HERD" Brothers, So many of us old troopers are so very PROUD of you.Our prayers are with you and you are the best "GRUNTS" in the world. Do what you were trained to do and come home safely. Mark A. Pavlac "BRAVO" 2/503rd 1968-69 "MIKE" Platoon


Name: Chris Schmid
Email: Tophanof@triad.rr.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 01:43:31 AM

Message

First off hey big brother Capt "Doc" Schmid Miss You and Love You and Check your Six!! To all the rest of the 173rd Thank You for all the Ass Kicking that you do!! I Hope you guys and girls can come home soon. Give them Hell!!! We love you all and can't thank you enough! God Bless Check your six please Kick some ass and make us even more proud then we already are United We Stand!!


Name: Robert Cahill
Email: ranger193@msn.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 12:28:33 AM

Message

GOOD LUCK AND GOD SPEED TO THE BEST DAMN PARATROOPERS IN THE WORLD. C1/503 68-69


Name: Foxtrot
Email: tskiens@ortelco.net
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 12:17:20 AM

Message

Ain't much a straight leg can say to you boys but on behalf of self (4/3 11th LIB 1968 Chu Lai) and a friend who LRRP ed for the heard in 1970 I say; Keep your head on a swivel, your power dry and bring your skinny ass home in one piece. Smackem and Stackem, Tagem and Bagem, HE and WP( burnem and churnem). All honor to the grunts gentelmen.


Name: don McKeough
Email: uncas4@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday March 29, 2003
Time: 12:09:47 AM

Message

The right unit in the right place good luck we are all behind you 173d 68-70, you are all part of U.S. history now.


Name: Kathy, Bob and Matt Harmon
Email: krharmon@cox.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 11:50:03 PM

Message

We are so proud of you all! Thank you for your hard work and dedicated service! God bless!


Name: Wendy Nitka-Acosta aka Little Miss Hollywood
Email: Teacher402@cs.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 11:22:28 PM

Message

Adam, Ever since we were kids, you have always protected me. I always felt safe when you were around. Now you're protecting the world! I know we are in good hands! I admire your courage and dedication. I'm very proud of your fine efforts but I would be lying to say that I wasn't worried out of my mind! Everytime I say the pledge of alligence with my class, you automatically come to mind. And it's hard to get through it without getting all choked up and teary eyed. You're going to give me gray hair. I'm always checking the website, hoping that you would be in one of the pictures so that I know you're ok. I'm also glued to the TV. In the main office at work, I'm always walking by to sneak a peek to get the lastest updates. Please stay safe and just know that you have a lot people waitng for you with open arms when you return home! May God Bless You and Keep You Safe From Harm! Love, Wendy xoxoxo


Name: Mitch Templeton
Email: mtempleton@attbi.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 11:08:43 PM

Message

We are thinking of you Miles - you make us sooo proud! We're watching the latest whenever we can. The pictures that we see are amazing. Leah says hi and to be careful. We love you! Mitch, Patsy & Leah


Name: Aunt Leslie
Email: laevans@surfbest.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 10:29:47 PM

Message

Hey, Jer! I am thinking of you and praying for you everyday and more often than that. I also pray for your buddies. I love you and know you will help get this thing over with. I am supportive of all that you and your fellow soldiers are doing and pray for your safe return. Miss you very much. Love, Aunt Leslie


Name: Tim & Andrea Walls
Email: TimPWalls@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 10:26:47 PM

Message

To SSG Jeremy (Joe) Nicholson, first of all let me start by saying thank you to you and every American soldier fighting for our country. Joe please do what needs to be done and get back home, Arlene and our goddaughters need you to come home safe and sound. God speed on a safe and successful mission, all our thoughts, prayers and love are with you! Tim, Andrea and Tyler.


Name: sgt t.d.renner
Email: augustis@comcast.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 10:23:08 PM

Message

I am a member of the herd Vietnam it pleases my heart that you boys were reactivated. i just would like say i am proud of you boys. sgt t.d.renner 505th bat 173rdarbn (ret) macv sog


Name: Joe Lomeli
Email: joeloemli@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 10:22:14 PM

Message

To SP4 Eddie Jay Polk Of the 173rd airborne brigade, based out of Italy. Hey Eddie its Joe ,, how you doing ??? dam proud of you. Keep your head up ,and be strong. Don't worry , ill take good care of your mom, I am watching out for her,,,,i try not to let her hear too much of the war,,. Anyways were very proud of you ,and dam glad to have men like you defending our country. TAKE CARE, YOU AND ALL OUR MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES


Name: Brennon Myers
Email: Iamaprobowler@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 10:13:00 PM

Message

This message is to all of the 173rd Airborne Bde, but especially one in particular. Have a good fight and always know that you men out there have the biggest balls to do what you do just keep persevering if things go bad. And if any of you know a Sgt. John Nytsrtom tell him to stay safe and that i am proud of him and ill see him when i graduate. Tell him its from his brother Larry


Name: russell swartz
Email: rjs1283@yahoo.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 10:10:44 PM

Message

KIck ass now take names later


Name: Cathy, Herb, Carolyn, and Tory Baker
Email: catybaker@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:44:36 PM

Message

TO LT. JONATHAN BAKER (BAKEMAN) AND ALL HIS BUDDIES: YOU ARE EXTRAORDINARY! WE COULDN'T BE PROUDER. CALLS ARE POURING IN FROM EVERYWHERE. GOT CALL TODAY FROM MARK WEBSTER. WE LOVE YOU AND CAN'T WAIT FOR OUR HOMECOMING. JUST SAY THE WORD AND WE'LL BE ON THE NEXT PLANE. BABY WIPES, M & Ms, LIP BALM, AND POWER BARS ARE ON THE WAY. KEEP THE FAITH AND DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO GET HOME SAFE. WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH,........MOM


Name: Leo Martinez
Email: leo@173rdairborne.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:39:17 PM

Message

It is great to be and American and airborne. Just want to say the I am proud of you guys and and I wish that I could be with you all. May God Bless you all and keep you safe and bring you all back home, keep up the good work. "AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY" Leo


Name: Jim Nantkes
Email: skysoldier@alltel.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:30:36 PM

Message

May the peace of THE PRINCE OF PEACE be with you. You are my pride and joy. AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY jUST AN OLD M60 gunner Jim


Name: Jim Nantkes
Email: skysoldier@alltel.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:30:33 PM

Message

May the peace of THE PRINCE OF PEACE be with you. You are my pride and joy. AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY jUST AN OLD M60 gunner Jim


Name: Elsie Oakes
Email: elsieoakes@charter.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:29:07 PM

Message

Very proud of you! watch your back. trip to Italy cancelled. will try for Sept. Have emailed Ali. Love Mom & Dad


Name: Major Henry W. "Hank" Mack Retired
Email: hmack4@attbi.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:21:52 PM

Message

To SFC George Hunter and all of you great warriors of freedom, I send you my blessings for your victorious and safe return. I am a Korean and Viet Nam veteran and I am proud of all of you. If I were young enough I would volunteer to serve with you. May God bless and keep all of you. Your country supports you in every way.


Name: Mike "Doc" Cosmo
Email: mjcpi@comcast.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:20:40 PM

Message

God Speed Young Troopers! C/2/503 68-70


Name: Mike "Doc" Cosmo
Email: mjcpi@comcast.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:19:59 PM

Message

God Speed Young Troopers! C/2/503 68-70


Name: Major Henry W. "Hank" Mack Retired
Email: hmack4@attbi.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:18:32 PM

Message


Name: Kris Roy
Email: lordkwroy@yahoo.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:18:11 PM

Message

whats up ALPHA. its me Roy. Disco Sausage to thse who remember me. I knew i should have put in that Dec. Statement and stayed there. you could use an incredible 240 gunner like myself. Ask Zoll, I taught that skinny punk everything he knows! HA HA! whats up kid!? ok. K eep your eyes open and do your jobs and get your asses back to the camelot, 1st platoon! ya dig? ok.. word... -kris


Name: Charlie Mae Mack
Email: nandi4566127
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:16:23 PM

Message

Hi Son, Iwant you to know that I love you and I am praying for you as well as for all our troops. I am so proud of you everyone sends their love. Just remember no weapon formed against you shall prosper. Love Mom Hey guy, if you need help let me know and I will suit up and come over and TCB. Maj. Hank


Name: Tom, Judy, Patrick, Sissy Cross
Email: tomcross@dragonbbs.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:11:41 PM

Message

Ben Cross, we miss you and await your safe return. Lots of fishing, friends, and family is waiting for you here. We love you. Dad


Name: Aunt Cindy Hart
Email: qcharts@netscape.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:05:26 PM

Message

Dear Spc.Marshall,Nathan, Hey it's me just wanted to say again how proud we ALL are of you and can't wait for you to be home safe and sound. You all were sooo very impressive to us with your night jump. The whole world is talking about you guys. I know you all didn't take enough underwear to change each day sooooo keep your distance until you can get to the laundrymat :) You know we Love you and are Praying for you and all of your brigade to have a safe trip home. Love your Big AC


Name: Aunt Cindy Hart
Email: qcharts@netscape.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:54:17 PM

Message

Dear Spc.Marshall,Nathan, Hey it's me just wanted to say again how proud we ALL are of you and can't wait for you to be home safe and sound. You all were sooo very impressive to us with your night jump. The whole world is talking about you guys. I know you all didn't take enough underwear to change each day sooooo keep your distance until you can get to the laundrymat :) You know we Love you and are Praying for you and all of your brigade to have a safe trip home. Love your Big AC


Name: Connie Marshall
Email: ccnn@centurytel.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:53:14 PM

Message

To SPC Nathan Marshall...I love you very much. I have been watching all about you and your troop. Very interesting...you all need to be proud of yourselves. Everyone here is very supportive of you. You need to look forward to several care packages when you can get the mail. :) STAY SAFE AND RETURN SAFELY!!!! Love, Mom


Name: Javier Delgado
Email: Jdelgado@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:51:02 PM

Message

It gives me great Pride and Honor to have served with the Herd in VN 65'66 2/503 as a M60 Machine Gunner.And to all the young Troopers who just jumped in Iraq keep your mission and the fine tradition of the Herd in mind and I hope you all come home safe.My prayers are with you...May God Bless you..from an old vet who wishes he could be with you..Airborne All The Way!!!!!!


Name: Connie Marshall
Email: ccnn@centurytel.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:49:17 PM

Message

To SPC Nathan Marshall...I love you very much. I have been watching all about you and your troop. Very interesting...you all need to be proud of yourselves. Everyone here is very supportive of you. You need to look forward to several care packages when you can get the mail. :) STAY SAFE AND RETURN SAFELY!!!! Love, Mom


Name: Leslie Jackson
Email: Poomed@tds.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:46:09 PM

Message

My son Chris is in the 173rd and I am so proud of him. I love him very much and miss him. I am also proud of each and everyone one of you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you constantly. Thank you for serving your country. We appreciate you and what you are doing. I hope that you can return to your loved ones soon. Take care. A proud mom! Leslie


Name: Marzia
Email:
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:45:43 PM

Message

Coraggio ragazzi! Sono una mamma e per me siete tutti miei figli. Sto pregando per voi. Che Dio vi benedica. Marzia


Name: Javier Delgado
Email: jdelgado@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:44:35 PM

Message

It gives me great pride and honor to have served as a Machine gunner in VN 65'66 2/503 with the Herd. I hope and Pray that you young troopers that Jumped in Iraq will keep your mission in mind and hope you will come back home safe..My prayers are with you all!!! May God Bless you and the Fine Tradition of the Herd..from an old Vet. who wishes he was with you..Airborne All The Way!!


Name: Faceta Johnson
Email: Faceta.Johnson@macdill.af.mil
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:43:35 PM

Message

To Roberto Sandifer; Hello Roberto, I want you to know that we love you and miss you. Happy one year anniversary in the Army. Who would have guessed that on your first year anniversary you would be fighting in a war? Go figure. Remember to pray. Love your baby sis


Name: Chiara
Email: titusx@libero.it
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:34:23 PM

Message

TO ALL THE GUYS IN VICENZA CAMP EDERLE. I'm an italian girl and last year I've been in your place with you few times, I'll never forget the times spent together. I just want to let you know that you are greats and I wish you the best! God bless you, I'm praying for you. Good luck. Chiara


Name: Charles Branch, CW 4, AIRBORNE, (Ret.)
Email: cbranch@olivianc.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:31:15 PM

Message

PROUD of all of you! I know you will serve to the highest standard of the Airborne tradition. May God bless and protect each of you. Hoooah!


Name: Marcus Sandifer
Email: Marcussandifer@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:23:27 PM

Message

To Roberto Sandifer; 2/503 I hope everything is going okay over in Iraq. We pray for your safe return and wish you and the rest of the troops good luck as you conquer Iraq. God speed and God Bless America.


Name: terry minucci
Email: buddah12345@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:14:49 PM

Message

Sgt joe minucci,finally found some way to get this message to you and all your airborne buddies Be careful and stay safe. we are thinking about you constantly and praying you guys all come home safe. you are all stars now how about that all over the news. Maybe you'll get to link up with your old buddies from the 101st if you do tell bobbie mama minucci says hi. No buddah and jamie haven't gotten married yet jamie got a letter from gina oh i took some pictures of you mustang as soon as i figure out how i'll download it to you. remember we love you, and are very proud of you, and are praying for the safe return of all of you. i hear its cold and wet there,so keep warm be careful and stay safe. see you when you get state side. love mom,dad,buddah, jamie


Name: Dane
Email: danealtemueller@charter.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:11:16 PM

Message

Hey Bran, I've been hearing a lot about your unit! You guys are doing a great job, and everyone is rooting for you! Can't wait till you get home, dude. Seeya


Name: Anne L. Gonzalez
Email: a5gonzo@gci.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 07:54:31 PM

Message

Don Pablo -- keep it together -- we stay glued to television and e-mail for word of you and your buddies -- what a job you are doing. God Bless -- come home soon! Mama G


Name: 1SG M. Copes US ARMY (ABN) Retired Vietnam Vet
Email: vettemcopes@msn.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 07:53:18 PM

Message

Go get them Airborne we are proud of all of you. All of you take care, & God Bless !! We pray for your safe return home. "AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY"


Name: theresa herman kohls
Email: bus_driver_mom@yahoo.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 07:46:20 PM

Message

Hi We keep prayeing for all of you over there to help keep us free. To Paul Huser come home safe.


Name: Junie Haydon
Email: junieaa@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 07:24:10 PM

Message

TO A "FRIEND OF BILL W." Hope someone in AA get this message. We are so very proud of you. You are in our closing prayers that God gives you the courage and direction you need while away from your home. Not drinking in good times is difficult, but with the war a beer probably sounds pretty good. Please don't drink one day at a time, and come back and celebrate your sobriety and your victory when you get home. Share your experience strength and hope with us. I don't know if there are meetings there or not. But if you need someone to e-mail it would be my honor to correspond with a special hero over there.


Name: Ken Gaudet
Email: uitlander@prodigy.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 07:20:48 PM

Message

To All the SKYSOLDIERS, You do us ole' Viet Nam SKYSOLDIERS so very proud today. HURAHH!!! DRIVE ON...Oh yeah..Keep your eye on the ridge line..and try to stay out of the mud.... Aye yours, Ken Gaudet Bravo Company 1/503D 173D Abn (SEP) 1970 Rhodesian Light Infantry RECCE Troop 1979-80 SADF 44 Para Bde Pathfinder Company 1980-81


Name: THE SANTIAGO FAMILY
Email:
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 07:20:13 PM

Message

SPECIALIST GARY SANTIAGO, WE ARE THINKING OF YOU ALL AND SO VERY PROUD.YOU ALL HAVE MASSIVE GUTS TO DO WHAT YOU DO. KEEP THE FAITH,STAY POSITIVE,AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELVES AS WELL AS EACH OTHER.WE CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU GARY.I HOPE YOU WERE ONE OF THE SOLDIERS THAT GOT TO JUMP IN. FOR ALL YOU DUKE FANS,BAD NEWS,THEY LOST.KENTUCY,MARQUETTE,ARIZONA,KANSAS STILL ALIVE. WE LOVE YOU SON AND REMEMBER LIKE I ALWAYS TELL YOU,WEAR YOUR RAINCOAT:)


Name: Paul Lavasseur
Email: oc440@bellsouth.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 07:16:53 PM

Message

Sean Roden, Just incredibly proud of you! You have the one thing your Dad and I don't have.....the combat jump!!!! be safe and look after your buddies. Paul


Name: ted thompson
Email: t.thompson@mchsi.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 07:09:02 PM

Message

god bless the troopers of the 173rd. may he keep you safe in your effort to help free the people of Iraqi. i think of the 173rd often as i served in the 2/503 recon in Vietnam. thanks for all you do.


Name: Erica Shannon
Email: ericashannon18@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 07:07:27 PM

Message

Andrew Shannon, I miss you so much and I hope you are doing okay. We are praying for you and all of the boys over there. Sarah is doing good. kick some ass over there. I love you so much and we are so proud of you guys here at Texas A&M University. I hope you return soon. Love you, Erica


Name: Al Shannon
Email: mshannon@houston.rr.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 07:01:40 PM

Message

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kick their a***.


Name: M. J. Shannon
Email: mshannon@houston.rr.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 06:56:25 PM

Message

God's speed! I'm praying for all of you but especially for my son Andrew. You are doing a wonderful thing something the world will never forget. Love, M. J. Shannon


Name: Anita, Stan, Jacob and David Mishook
Email: amishook@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 06:51:06 PM

Message

Dear Jordan, Our hearts are with you as we hope for your safe return home and the safe return of all your fellow soldiers. It is so difficult to think of you there and us here at home--I cannot even begin to grasp the differences. Those of us who have known you since before you were born (Stan and I) and your friends from childhood know what a fine example you are to those around you. I saw your dad yesterday and the day before in Court. While he is very concerned, he is proud of you. He left the trial because he thought he had a call from you on the phone. Jacob and David send their regards and thoughts.


Name: Spc. Carpenter, Charles A.
Email: Beaker59@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 06:28:08 PM

Message

Good job guys Wish I could have been there with you I really do. Keep safe and warm and look out for eatch other. Cco 1/508th 1999-2002


Name: Charlotte Brewer
Email: charbrew@cox.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 06:09:46 PM

Message

Hi guys (and gals), especially Private Jason Bateman from Arizona. I am very proud of you and pray for all of you everyday. You are all very brave dedicated partiotic people. Keep up the good spirits. I will see if I can get some cookies over there for you. Charlotte/Grandma


Name: Denise Hauptly
Email: deehauptly@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 05:54:11 PM

Message

Hi Jason Adamick, and fellow SkySoldiers...........Stay safe........you arein our thoughts and prayers...........and Jason, Baby Jayce is waitig for you....don't forget that.......


Name: Anne Hirni
Email: hirni@socket.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 05:42:39 PM

Message

Saw you guys jump in. You are well loved and supported here in Leeton, Missouri. Let me know where to send chocolate chip cookies. We're behind you all the way.


Name: Wayne Hoitt
Email: whoitt@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 05:41:58 PM

Message

RTO. HHC 2/503. 1965-66. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our geezer bodies are not, but wish they were. And we are very proud of you. Keep your butts and your heads down. Get it done and come home. AIRBORNE


Name: CHIARA MORRIS
Email: jchariot78@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 05:03:26 PM

Message

MESSAGE FOR: SSG JOSHUA A. MORRIS HHC/1-508th SCOUTS Ciao amore non so se leggerai questo messaggio ma voglio dirti che qui tutto va bene e spero anche li. Mi hanno detto che il lancio e andato bene e sono stata contenta di questo. Avrei tante cose da dirti ma questo non e proprio il modo migliore (non so neppure chi e che leggera per primo questo messaggio)comunque almeno posso farti sapere che io sto bene e di questo non devi preoccuparti. lunedi penso di riuscire a spedirti una lettera. L'ho gia scritta ma non ho ancora potuto inviarla. Tutti qui mi stanno dando una mano e io faccio lo stesso. In questa settimana sono stata molto spesso a casa dei miei anche perche martina come al solito e ammalata a quindi ho fatto da baby-sitter. Ogni giorno guardo le notizie su di voi su msn news ed ho anche ricevuto un sacco di e-mail dalla tua famiglia. Tutto e molto piu facile cosi (scrivere e capire). Non so se vi hanno detto che sono nate molte polemiche dopo la vostra partenza, intendo nel mondo politico italiano e comunque ogni giorno al telegiornale parlano di voi e della caserma ederle. Beh, voglio dirti che mi manchi tanto e spero che presto potremo sentirci, mi manca la tua voce!! Ti amo tanto e mi raccomando stai attento. A presto amore mio. Ciao Chiara


Name: Arlene Nicholson
Email: Kaylaandi@yahoo.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 04:28:31 PM

Message

To SSG Nicholson. Hi sweetie. Just wanted to let you know how proud I am, our families are and our friends are of you. The girls and I miss and love you very much. To you and your men, "Give them hell and don't miss your targets". Bring yourself and your men home safely. With all our love, Arlene, Kayla & Mackenzie.


Name: Lori Schafer-Burke
Email: swim_kidz@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 04:25:09 PM

Message

To my nephew Michael Schafer, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Stay safe. We love and miss you. To all of the 173rd Airborne, you are all in out thoughts and prayers. Kick some serious ass and come home safe and soon. God speed to you all!


Name:
Email: steviebs06aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 04:20:40 PM

Message

Jordan Becker, we are proud of the 173rd and wish for a safe return of the Sky Soldiers.


Name: Fred Bolland
Email: GBOLL123@AOL.COM
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 04:11:06 PM

Message

To all the troopers of the 173rd.... Hey! You guys got your combat blast! That's a life-defining event. You're all a part of history now. Keep your pride, do your job, get home safe........... An old 82nd trooper.


Name: LYNELL OWEN
Email: fertig@localnet.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 04:09:16 PM

Message

IT MAKES A PERSON PROUD TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WILLING TO GIVE THEMSELVES TO FIGHT FOR THEIR COUNTRY!!!!! KEEP UD THE GOOD WORK GUYS!!!!


Name: Jake
Email: Petty@cox.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 04:01:28 PM

Message

GO Caleb!! We love you so much!!! Arizona is proud of you!


Name: Marjorie Sander
Email: sandera@charterpa.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 03:31:03 PM

Message

To SFC Joseph Leshko: Following your unit through the newspaper reports - Good luck in your mission and be comforted in knowing that everyone is supporting your efforts and wish you the best. Please come home safely. Your in our thoughts - Aug, Marjorie and August.


Name: Linda "Gayle" Bethea
Email: lbethea@televar.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 03:25:50 PM

Message

Hello to all. My husband James Bethea was 173rd 2/503 in Vietnam '66-'67; 2nd Battalion 503 Parachute Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade. I would like to send letters and cookies to any incountry 173rd trooper. My home address is PO Box 161, Elmer City (Yes, I said Elmer City) Washington WA (that is Washington State in the great northwest). We all have PO Box addresses because out town is so small we don't get mail delivered at home. It is the price we pay for the quiet. We all hope things get peaceful & quieter very soon for all of you. Please write or email if you want. w/love for sure, Gayle That is: L. Gayle Bethea PO Box 161 Elmer City, WA 99124


Name: travis shoemaker
Email: travis@pennswoods.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 03:20:32 PM

Message

173rd airborne when you get back call documentary recordings and get them to make your 173rd airborne military cadences for the 173rd airborne you 173rd airborne guys come home safe i,m praying for yan,s


Name: Lori Sanchez
Email: loriandbob@earthlink.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 03:18:19 PM

Message

To Major Robert Sanchez Hi Honey, We are so very proud of you, and we love you so much. Don't worry about us we are doing fine. You take care of yourself. Dakota says "shoot Saddam in the butt". Sierra says "I love you". Sierra wants to know if there have been any sand storms there? We Love You, Your family Lori, Sierra, and Dakota


Name: Jon O'Dea
Email: texpired@msn.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 02:51:17 PM

Message

To Sgt. Galvan and all other heroes of the 173rd. Congratulations on a successful airborne op, with many more successful missions ahead! Give them hell! Long live the airborne! We are the best! Galvan, let me know what you need, bro. I wish I was there with you!


Name: Nancy Gorell
Email: gorell@msrc.org
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 02:33:21 PM

Message

I just want to let you know, what a great job you are doing for us. I stand behind you all the way. You are in my heart, my thoughts and my prays! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nancy


Name: Rose Ingram
Email: rose.ingram@us.army.mil
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 02:23:32 PM

Message

HI Honey: I just wanted to let you know I am missing you alot and can't wait for you to come home. I have alot of mail I am sending, so you have stuff to read. Please be safe and don't do anything stupid(unsafe) Ha Ha!!! Love Ya, Come home soon!! Rose


Name: Robbie Don Fowler
Email: rodofow@msn.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 02:22:22 PM

Message

Hello to cousin Austin French, Aco 1st/508th ABN HQ Platoon. We've never met but we are keeping up with you out here in the Oklahoma panhandle. Your grandfather called us today to pass on your address so we could touch base. The war is followed closely here in the middle of nowhere, and you guys are most certainly in our prayers. It looks like beautiful country in northern Iraq and some day you can tell your kids how you made it a beautiful and free country. What a way to celebrate your 23rd birthday...a belated happy birthday!Stay safe and well and know that all of you are appreciated so much for the job you are doing. The flag flies here every day!


Name: Jack Reidy
Email: greidy@attbi.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 02:22:16 PM

Message

There Are Not words Enough To Appreciate your efforts To keep This country free.You never appreciate something until you lose it,and Lord Knows If we Lose It , it will be our own doing!Don't worry about the Peace Protestors,because most of them are young and don't really understand about the ways of the world,never had to fight for something they really beleived in!Give them time,they'll do a 360 degree turn and look at there left-leaning liberal teachers as misinformed and idealistic morons. Anyway,getting off my high horse.Is there anbody in your unit from South Boston?let me know is you can,I grew up there till I was 12 years old. Respectively American! John J Reidy


Name: Amy Singleton
Email: estep_amy@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 02:20:24 PM

Message

Tyler, I love you so much and I am so proud of you. I miss you soo much and I am praying for a safe return for you and the 173rd airborne. Take care out there and I am thinking of you always. Love Amy


Name: Mindy-Plant City, FL
Email: iLive4GOD247@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 02:17:30 PM

Message

Joseph Cross: Hey Joe!! We miss you, and are VERY proud of you! Be Safe and Come home! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Wilma Lee
Email: acox8@woh.rr.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 02:15:10 PM

Message

Hi Chad, just wanted to let you know your family is very proud of you and your troop. we love you and miss you. God Bless You All


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 02:05:06 PM

Message

John L. Nicatra Doc Nick 2503 Medic 197071. Keep your headsdown can't say how proud I am of you guys. Godlss Ya all. AIRBORNE


Name: Barbara Cubbage
Email: bccubbage@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 01:55:29 PM

Message

Adam: Just want you to know that I'm so proud of you and your fellow paratroopers! Keep safe and keep you're eyes focused on the Lord.....He is always there with you and will see you safely through! We're praying for you (and the others) every day. I love you very much. Barb (Mom)


Name: Iva Gibbs
Email: ccpoisonivy@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 01:52:23 PM

Message

I am praying for everyone's safety and quick return home. My fiance, Rob, is with the 173rd airborne, and if he reads this, I want him to know that I love him. There are yellow ribbons all over my town, and prayer chains in my county. Thank you for serving our country.


Name: Bill Russell
Email: Bill@flexin.us
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 01:50:53 PM

Message

To all my heroes, I am now much relieved that the herd is protecting me and my loved ones here at home. I know the going will be somewhat rough but the 173rd will undoubtedly handle all the situations that stand in the way of our freedom. I am so proud of ya'll you can't imagine. Our prayers are with you and expect each and every one of you a safe return. GOD BLESS YOU. BR 4th Batt '67-'68 Nam


Name: Jonathan Holman
Email: Jonathan.Holman@ws.edu
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 01:31:53 PM

Message

Thank you for your support of America and hard work to give the blessing we call freedom to the Iraqi people. I would like to send a hello out to TF 201st FSB. May God's Armies surround and protect you all. Thanks again -Jonathan Holman


Name: Holly Fassanella
Email: holsfassy@yahoo.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 01:27:28 PM

Message

To Capt. Lutz....AND THEN!!!!! Hey, I hope all is going as well as possible there. Remember all the people who love you and are thinking of you! Take good care of yourself! Love, Holly


Name: Adriane Singer
Email: Nreyna3@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 01:27:09 PM

Message

SSG Singer I just wanted to let you know how proud I am of you and all the guys with you. I thought I would be sad to see you on tv but when I saw you guys jumping out of the planes I was more proud than anything. The girls and I miss you very much. I wish you and all the guys the best of luck in your mission.Love you so much!! adriane


Name: 5th Period Texas History class Huffman Middle School Huffman Texas
Email: rpope@huffman.isd.esc4.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 01:25:53 PM

Message

Samatha Clements is in our class and would like to send out a special HELLO to her cousin Andrew Shannon who is serving in the 173rd. Our entire class and school would like you to know we support you 100% and our thoughts and prayers are with you. WE SUPPORT YOU ALL THE HUFFMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL FALCONS SAY LETS KICK SOME IRAQ TAIL.


Name: David Ricketts
Email: david.c.ricketts@gm.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 01:25:32 PM

Message

All of us here at general motors are with you and wish you godspeed


Name: Dennis Patton
Email: dennisp@smithcfi.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 01:17:21 PM

Message

Give em hell and keep your butts down ! I served with the Herd D/3/503 in Viet Nam 68 'You're in the best damn unit in Iraq , serve with honor and come home safe ! We're all proud of you !


Name: Debbie Arter
Email: darter@wziinc.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:56:36 PM

Message

Miles Price - We love you, Love your Aunt Debbie and cousin John!


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:56:12 PM

Message

Just want you to know we support you , and your in our familys prayers, GOD BLESS> Julie Torres Las Vegas nevada love ya


Name: KAREN EVANS
Email: EMERALD515@GIS.NET
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:48:14 PM

Message

My son is in the 173rd. Staff Sgt. Joseph Jeremy Nicholson. Prayers are going out for all the men that they will come home safe and sound to their familes. Jeremy, I love you and miss you and pray for your safe return home. We will be tapeing the girls so you can see them grow. We all love you very much and are so proud of you. Love, Mom


Name: Nana Finnegan
Email: Joafin@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:47:05 PM

Message

Pops and I love you Bryan, think of you and your buddies, stay safe, our thoughts are with you all XXOO


Name: Rick & Shelley Zimmerman
Email: szrz1229@earthlink.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:42:12 PM

Message

We just want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during these warful times. You are our heroes. We like to thank you for the wonderful job you all have been doing. We are so proud of the jobs you do. May the Lord be with you and bring you all home safely.


Name: Rick Schultz - Boca Raton, FL
Email: barbrickcoast@adelphia.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:31:20 PM

Message

SP Bryan Schultz - Our prayers and every thought are with you. We are all watching and listening. May God keep you safe. He once said, " This is My Son, in whom I am well pleased". I, too, am well pleased...and very proud of you and all of your fellow Sky Soldiers. HOORAH! Love, Dads, Moms, Dawn, Jorge, Kyle and Valaree


Name: Amy S. Agustin
Email: agustin702@yahoo.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:29:18 PM

Message

I want to let you know that every night,I pray for all the coalition troops that they will go home safely to their families.I am just a small voice in this world and half of my life has passed-these brave men and women,who risk their lives for freedom and peace deserve aol the best wishes and good prayers to come home safe;because they are fathers,brothers,sisters,sons and daughters.My prayers for you all....


Name: Auntie Betta
Email: Ladybetta@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:23:51 PM

Message

Jake Leaf, You all are in our thoughts and we know you are well, be safe. Love Auntie Betta


Name: Rick Schultz - Boca Raton, FL
Email: barbrick@adelphia.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:23:04 PM

Message

Keeps your sticks intact. May God Protect You.


Name: Ryan Kruse
Email: kruse@myempire.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:18:14 PM

Message

Sending this out to my son PFC Matt Kruse Scout Plt. Bravo Co. 1st of the 508th. Hooah, son. Our prayers are with you. Keep the faith and bring it on home when the fight is finished. Dad


Name: LeeAnn
Email: Leshko@att.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:17:14 PM

Message

To SFC Joseph Leshko Mom and Dad asked me to send you a message. They are so proud of you and are missing you. Stay safe. THey are worried of course, but are very positive that you and the rest of the troops will be fine. WE are all thinking of you, and send lots of love and prayers your way. THe kids are asking questions about how you are doing and hope that you like "your trip". Anna, Nico, Justin and Tyler all love you and send you big hugs, and kisses. WE will send care packages as soon as we get instructions from Angie on how to do it. I know Mom and Angie's mom all have things that you need ready to go. I hope you are feeling ok. All four of your siblings are routing for you! Stay safe and know that we are all proud of you. Thank you and all the troops for serving are country so bravely and courageously. We hope you get the messages and keep in touch if you can. Love you and miss you. Mom,Dad, LeeAnn, David, Anna and Nicholas


Name: Samuel AH San
Email: www.sam.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:16:22 PM

Message

You young Herds,keep up the good works do what you trained for and you will come home safely. I'm proud of you all. I was with the Herd back in 68-69 E Trp 17th cav 173rd ABN BDE.


Name: Joe&Judy Adamick
Email: signal@ptd.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:14:59 PM

Message

This message is for PFCJason Adamick. Just letting you know we are proud of you and praying for all the troops, be safe get the job done so you can come home soon. love, Dad,Mom,Joe,Jarred


Name: WENDI NICHOLSON
Email: WMNBIOMED@AOL.COM
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:12:56 PM

Message

To Joseph (Jeremy) Nicholson: Hi Jeremy, hope this finds you well. I want you to know that I am very proud of you and I love you very much. Kayla keeps asking about you! We started putting a care package together yesterday, hope to send it out sometime next week. Please be safe and get the job done quickly! Miss YOu! LOVE YOU!!! Wendi


Name: Patricia Bolland
Email: gboll123@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:08:11 PM

Message

Hi honey. We have been watching you on CNN. I've been making a scrapbook of all the events. Found a home page that lists the days events as reported by the reporter traveling with you. Heard you had a cold night last night. Be safe. Everything good here. Staying in touch with Jen. Now Glenn when the CNN camera is in the area I want you to walk up to the camera and say HI MOM! I love you dearly. There is a support group meeting in Boonboro Thurs. Zach Horton is driving a tank to Bagdad. Love MOM


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:01:03 PM

Message

Pam Keenan pjk22@hotmail.com Was thrilled to hear of your successful arrival in northern Iraq. I can't even begin to tell all of you how proud we are of all of you risking your lives and safety for the pursuit of freedom for everyone. Special hello to Cpt. Benjamin W. Wright from all the Keenans who are anxious for your safe return. God bless you!


Name: Robert J. Johann
Email: Dinkydow173@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 11:44:22 AM

Message

I was in the HERD in Vietnam 1967-'68. I was a huey pilot for the HERD. I just want to say to all my HERD brothers may God bless you and keep you in these trouble times. I am with you just like all the other brothers of our fabulous unit. You will be victorious, I know you'll have no other way. God Bless the HERD. Airborne all thw way


Name: Joan Travis
Email: jtravis@rsasecurity.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 11:25:06 AM

Message

Hi Guys! We're so very proud of you!!! You do your job, not just with courage, but with a lot of class!! Hang in there, be strong. We're with you all the way. Special greetings to SP4 Byron Travis of Ortonville, Michigan. Stay safe - come home soon. We miss you!! Mom


Name: Julia McCoy
Email: athiker37849@yahoo.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 11:08:39 AM

Message

I am the sister of one of you. I can never express all I feel in my heart for what you are all doing for all of us and for what is true and just. Please know that you are coming home and that every second of every night and day you are being prayed for and thought of and so missed. You also have my word that if I come in contact with any protesters I will kick their ass. Love you all and I hope to hear from any of you that have time to send an e-mail. Let me also know what supplies you need. May you all come home with Godspeed. Julia


Name: Kevin & Kaitlyn Borowski and Missy Kettelkamp
Email:
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 11:03:44 AM

Message

Jason, We miss you! We want you to come back soon! We love you very much and are praying you are safe! We wish you good luck in the war! We will watch for you on TV. We will be waiting for you to come home soon!!!


Name: The Livengood Family
Email:
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 11:02:10 AM

Message

To SFC Joseph Leshko Hey Bro, I have to say I am very proud of you and so is Mom and Dad. We miss you and thinking of you every day. Be safe and come home to us. Love you. Uncle Joey we miss you and love you. Tyler and Justin


Name: Jay and Dolores Bryant
Email: deebeee273@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 11:01:43 AM

Message

To Sgt1C Mason L. Bryant - have been watching the news constantly, hoping we might get a glimpse of you. Got your easter box and will follow your advice about watching for the "brown jelly beans". Take care of yourself. Love, Dad and Mom P. S. Poppa says "Keep your eyes and ears open and your butt down".


Name: Robin Brewer
Email: rlb0816@msn.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 10:47:13 AM

Message

Jason Bateman, We all love you and support you! I am so proud of you and your courage. I pray for you each day to come home safely, mentally and physically. I carry a picture of you with me all day. Besides, I want to wrestle with you and kick your butt again. Since you won the last round.... I love you Jason and am proud to call you my nephew!!!!! Be careful.


Name: Dianne Blaney
Email: dblaney@smithandstevenson.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 10:42:20 AM

Message

Hi, Josh Blaney Hope you get this message. I've been looking for you on televison. There's been a lot on CNN and other stations about the 173rd jumping into Iraq. Hope all is well, and you are ok. Let me hear from you when you can so I'll know you are ok and can tell everybody at home that you are safe. I talked with Patrick and Uncle Woody last night. Woody sent you a card and so did I. Patrick wants to write you too. We are all so proud of you and want this war to be over soon so you can get back home safely. Everybody's asking me if you were one of the ones to jump in and I told them I thought so. I'm wearing your shirt you gave me saying "My Son is a Paratrooper" to work today. Everybody likes it. Just know that we all love you and want you to get home as soon as this mess is over with. Take care and remember God loves you. Say your prayers. Love you much. Mom


Name: HEATHER MATHIES
Email: HMATHIES@KEYSTOPS.COM
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 10:41:04 AM

Message

HEY GUYS YOU ARE DOING A GREAT JOB. WE LOVE AND SUPPORT ALL OF YOU. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU EVERYDAY. I WANT TO LEAVE A SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR WILL MAXWELL: WILL- WE LOVE YOU AND HOPE YOU RETURN SAFELY SOON.WE WILL PRAY FOR YOUR SAFETY DAILY. TILLMAN, DESTINY, AND MCKENZIE ALL SAY "HELLO" AND THEY LOVE YOU.


Name: Gerri Haynes
Email: missjan1980@yahoo.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 10:40:40 AM

Message

To Charlie Company FO's, You guys are doing a great job over there and I'm back here praying for you everyday! Keep up the good work and come home safe to us! To Sgt. Jason Haynes, Your girls are here waiting for you and praying everyday for your safe return. We miss you dearly and think of you every second of the day. Your Playmate is waiting for you... Love, Gig


Name: John Smith
Email:
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 10:38:19 AM

Message

Now that the world knows where you are, you should replace the subdued 173d patch with the RED, WHITE, and BLUE Herd patch. DRIVE ON!!!


Name: Becky Arnold
Email: Yellow17bird@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 10:36:48 AM

Message

Hello there! Just want to wish you all well and let you know you are doing a fine job. Everyone is thinking and praying for you guys over there. Be Careful! Let Ryan Clark know he was on the front page of the paper and is proclaimed a hero. Come home soon.


Name: Mark Dunlap
Email: Mark.Dunlap@tx.ngb.army.mil
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 10:14:53 AM

Message

For those from other countries who send messages of support I say, that though you be lonely voices in the forest we hear you loud and clear and thank-you especially from those soldiers from other countries, or from those whose countries are not officially standing with us. You have no idea how loud your singular voices are to us. With Kindest Regards


Name: Jill Mersnick(Gleich)
Email: jilly_79@msn.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 10:13:48 AM

Message

To SRG. Kevin R. Gleich I love you and hope you stay safe. Love, your little sister jilly. (P.S.) Jacob said hi and he love's his Daddy...


Name: Mark Dunlap for: Samuel Espinosa & Alan Waters
Email: Mark.Dunlap@tx.ngb.army.mil
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 10:04:02 AM

Message

Gentlemen-Sam Espinosa C Btry 3/319 173d 67-68 and Alan Waters E Trp 17th Cav 173d 69-70 wish me to convey their very best to you. Sam is the chaplain for a veterans group here in Texas....he passes on to you all Psalms 91. Alan & I served together as Parachute Riggers in the old 36th Abn Bde in the TXARNG after our tours in 'Nam and in 11 series MOS's. I'm still here working full-time for the TXARNG and running the Parachute Shop (former Herd grunt now owning parachutes...what are the odds), now an SFC and not a day goes by since re-activation and now the insertion that I don't think and pray over you Sky Soldiers. Remember....when the fecal matter REALLY hits the rotating blades...."it don't mean nothin'" Get some. SFC Mark S. Dunlap


Name: Jim Lakatos
Email: lakatos_j@popmail.firn.us
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:59:58 AM

Message

Welocome to the Brotherhood of COMBAT SKY SOLDIERS ! You young brothers have reawakened our pride in being THE HERD. We all walk taller these days. ALL THE WAY C/4/503 66-67 AND THEN SOME!!!


Name: Jessica Bickford-Conkle
Email: jbickfordc@yahoo.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:59:27 AM

Message

Hi guys and gals! I just wanted to weigh in for Benicia California. Our hearts and prayers are with you guys. Do your job well, be proud, and hurry home safely. If anyone could tell Ben Bickford that his sister is giving him a special horse bite, we'd really appreciate it. Godspeed and much love.


Name: Jay and Shodi Jacobson...FBC Sour Lake
Email: shayjodi@family.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:55:56 AM

Message

Father, in the name of Jesus, we praise You and offer up thanksgiving because the Lord is near. He is coming soon. Therefore, we will not fret or have any anxiety about terrorism that is threatening the lives of those who travel and those stationed on foreign soil or at home. But in this circumstance and in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving we continue to make our wants known to You. Father, our petition is that terrorism in the heavenlies and on earth be stopped before it spreads more to other countries and to our country. Jesus you have given us the authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power that the enemy possess, and nothing shall in any way harm us. Therefore in the Name of Jesus, we address and take authority over the prince of the power of the air and over principalities, powers, and the rulers of darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places who have been assigned by Satan to terrorize God-fearing governments and their people. Satan, we bind your works and render them null and void in the name of Jesus, and we forbid you to operate in the United States. We cast you out of our land and other God-fearing countries and command you to turn back in this day as we cry out; for this we know, that God is for us_ and if God be for us who can be against us? In the name of Jesus, we take authority over a spirit of timidity _ of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear of terrorism _ for God has given us a spirit of power and of love and of a calm and well balanced mind and discipline and self control. We shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow [the evil plots and slanders of the wicked] that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday. Therefore, we establish ourselves on righteousness, in conformity with God's will and order, we shall be far even from the thought of oppression or destruction, for we shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near us. Holy Spirit, thank You for writing this word upon the tablets of our hearts so that we can speak it out of our mouths, for we will order our conversation aright and You will show us the salvation of God. Amen! Phil 4:5,6 Romans 8:3 Jeremy Bagget we are praying for you and those with you. Praise God for the very tiny blessing growing in Teresa!! Just know we love you guys and we are praying for you. Shodi


Name: Ryan Chatman
Email: ryanchatman@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:52:26 AM

Message

To Roberto Sandifer, whats up man, I know that you are going to hold it down over there but hurry up and get back home, because we do miss you and all your crazy ways, lol. But seriously im sending my love to MY brother via email and im sending blessings to you and everyone else via prayers. Come back soon because Debra is talking me to death, (just kidding) but I am praying for your safe return, and faithful that my prayers will be fulfilled. Im savin a drink for ya, so put some pep in your step. HITSQUAD FOR LIFE Ryan 68*1


Name: MSG Richard E. Kluender (Ret.)
Email: kluender@dhhs.state.sc.us
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:49:10 AM

Message

This message is for SGT Michael T. Kluender, 501st FSC. Mike keep your head down, take care of yourself and your troops. Love Dad


Name: Justin & Nora Brooks, Pittsboro, NC
Email: junobrooks@msn.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:48:32 AM

Message

To Michael Christian: We are so thankful for you! We pray for God's protection over you every day! Please be careful and keep your joy. God is with you and he is in control. Everyone at Emmaus is cheering for you. We love you all. Tell everyone there that we are so proud of the job you are doing. Justin tried to spot you jumping out of the plane (like he could see your face, he is crazy!) We hope to hear that you are home safe, very soon! We are emailing Keria too. Be strong!


Name: Timothy R. Watson
Email: trwatson44@yahoo.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:45:19 AM

Message

To 1st Sgt Tim Watson = A company503. Your mother and I are praying for you. Love you Dad


Name: ERLER FEDERICA
Email: erler69@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:43:57 AM

Message

Hi baby, If somebody read this message please pass it to Sgt. Erler Christopher 1/508th Charlie Co. I love you and I know you are safe. We are doing good here. Adam keeps talking in Italian. I started to speak English to him. I miss you a lot. I will go to the States to your mom for Visa on the first week of May. People here are crazy keep demonstrating for peace outside post. Becky, Donna Roberta and I are going to stay together tomorrow. Remember I love you and take care of yourself. Hope this e-mail works. Your mom and dad and Kelly said hi. Be careful. Federica


Name: Ron Sargent
Email: sargeofid@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:42:50 AM

Message

Give'em hell guys. Want you to know our thought and prayers are with you and that we support everything you are doing over there. Keep you and your buddies safe and come back soon. Thanks for everything Ron Sargent USA RVN 173RD Casper Air Platoon 1970


Name: Jerry Chambers
Email: tarnet@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:22:27 AM

Message

YOU GUYS ARE THE GREATEST!!! GET YOUR JOB DONE AND GET THE HECK OUTTA DODGE!!! WE ALL LOVE YOU HERE IN INDY!!! OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND THANK YOU!!!


Name: CW3 BRIDGETT BINION
Email: BINIONB@LEAVENWORTH.ARMY.MIL
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:20:48 AM

Message

I'm so PROUD of you and on 1 April 03 when GEN Livsey promote me I will dedicate my promotion to you. God have angels surrounding you and you unit. I love you Berto and looking forward to your return safe and sound ready to get down. Love Sis


Name: Jan Lyman
Email: popnan6@juno.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 09:11:48 AM

Message

To: 1 Sg Brent Hagel-Pitt Hi Brent, Dad and I want you to know we pray for you and all the troops all day every day. We are so proud of you all and this nation is very blessed by you all, your strength and your dedication. As with millions of others world-wide, we are listening to the radio, watching TV, and browsing the net to get information. Dad says "watch your top knot" and your back. I say "just be careful and we are looking forward to getting you all home soon and safe." The Lord's blessings and protection to you all and our love. Your Mom-in-law.


Name: Rose Ortiz
Email: posey100@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:58:26 AM

Message

SGT. Carlos Ortiz. I am so very proud of you and the guys. Everyone back home is sending their love and support. RJ and I are doing fine. You are in our thoughts and our hearts all of the time. I love you and miss you very much. All of my love XOXOXOXO. Your loving and supportive wife. Rose


Name: John Isaacs
Email: iveyes@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:55:30 AM

Message

Hey SGT Isaacs! Keep em focused and watch your backside. You know I was there before ya, sorry I can't be there with ya now. Kick some ass and come home soon. John Isaacs


Name: Sgt. Emilio Trejo ( Panama jump 1989)
Email: emilio.trejo@postman.org
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:35:06 AM

Message

Welcome to the club gents. Great to see that the airborne still leads the way, Airborne!!!


Name: luca Quintavalle
Email: lquintavalle@yahoo.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:32:54 AM

Message

C'mon guys!!!Bomb the arabs!!! Luca 7°/93 Brigata Paracadutisti "FOLGORE"


Name: JOHN M, SMITH
Email: rcurries@bellsouth.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:31:06 AM

Message

YOUR SERVICE MAKES AMERICA PROUD. ACCOMPLISH YOUR MISSIONS AND RETURN HOME SAFELY TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY. SMITTY SQD LDR 1ST SQD, 3RD PLT 69-70 A/2/503 173D ABN BDE (SEP)


Name: Amy Garcia
Email: pincess23@yahoo.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:25:02 AM

Message

This is going out to my #1 soldier, Sgt. Christopher Garcia C/Co 1/508th. I just want to say that I am so proud of you!!! I love you and Miss you with all my heart.. And I will be waiting for you to come home!!!


Name: Susan Evans Burkley
Email: susanburkley@adelphia.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:12:19 AM

Message

Dear Jeremy Nickelson, Heard from my cousin Karen (your Mom!) that you had been deployed. Although we've never met, I still feel proud of you. Know that you are in our family's thoughts and prayers today. I am somewhat of a radio news junkie but today I am not turning on the radio, instead, every time I reach to turn that knob, I am stopping, and praying for you. May the Lord keep you and all of your comrads safe in His loving embrace. We support you and all our American troops!!! Love from your "cousin", Sue


Name: Bonnie Romesberg
Email: crflower@onecom.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:07:00 AM

Message

Good Morning Herd, and especially Jason Romesberg, 2nd 503 Lot's of pictures of you guys on the news, the 173rd has come to save the day ! ! Hope all is well and the fox holes were comfy...## Hugs and Kisses from home. Love Grandma


Name: Stephen Hill
Email: forceten@mindspring.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 08:02:04 AM

Message

Hi men! Hope all went well with your jump. I can say that it was quite a surprise to many here in the USA when the first news reports came in. You all may have heard that morale here (in the US) has been on a downward trend, with all of the problems in South Iraq. It was certainly good to hear of your mission, because it certainly raised spirits a lot. In any event, we're all (well, almost all - the ones that matter anyway) behind you, and you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Amongst yourselves, be as safe as possible, and as dangerous as possible to those who oppose you. Good Luck, and God Speed. Sincerely, Stephen Hill Atlanta, GA USA


Name: Meredith Post
Email: meredithpost@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 07:53:04 AM

Message

Nicolas Post, I just wanted to let you know you are constantly in my thoughts and I cannot wait for your safe return. I'm am very proud of you and all that you do. I love you with all my heart. You bring my sunshine. Meredith


Name: Kim White
Email: kewhite@att.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 07:52:57 AM

Message

We are behind you 1000% and are praying for your success and your safe return from Iraq. An extra special prayer for my future son-in-law PFC Jeremy Gregg.


Name: Bonnie Sue Cahill
Email: superbonbon203@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 07:51:52 AM

Message

Congrats to the 173rd...you guys looked great on TV. Special greetings for Bravo Company, 1/50th. Scott, Monty's going nuts without you. Stay safe & I love you.


Name: Barbara, Italy
Email: babsbabsgirl@libero.it
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 07:51:37 AM

Message

Good luck Vicenza guys... ;-)


Name: Barbara, Italy
Email: babsbabsgirl@libero.it
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 07:45:59 AM

Message

Good luck Vicenza guys... ;-)


Name: Mrs. Robert P. Lee
Email: mrs_gen@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 07:31:14 AM

Message

honey,I sent every one the friday paper,173rd was on the cover. love lizz


Name: Richard and Judy Campbell
Email: RCJCKJKA@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 07:08:11 AM

Message

March 8 I gave the below-listed speech at a luncheon San Antonio SkySoldiers held in my Mom's honor. Yesterday when we heard of your heroic jump the sentence jumped out from my speech, "The Herd led the way as they have always done and will always do!" You have no idea how proud we are of you and HOW WE PRAY FOR YOU MORNING NOON AND NIGHT AND FOR YOUR FAMILIES! Our prayer partners are saturating you in prayer and holding you IN HIS GRIP! The Herd is my family and you write me and tell me ANYTHING I can do for you or your families and I mean ANYTHING - We love you. Your Herd Sister, Judy Campbell Campbell (no typo - maiden name and married is the same) GOLD STAR LUNCHEON BY TEXAS CHAPTER MARCH 8, 2003 When Gold Star Mother Esther B. Gates (My Mom) contacted me regarding Frank Martinez letter, I just wish Frank could have been a fly on the wall! Frank started out by saying “Herd Mom”. Let me attest to the fact the vision was clouded with tears at that very moment! Those two words are the greatest two words you could say to a 173d Gold Star Mom, especially one that has grown close to the brotherhood in the last few years. She understands the brotherhood! Airborne! Upon Mother sharing the eloquently written letter and the invitation, I was awestruck, because since my close involvement with our 173d Family I’ve grown to know and love my brothers and know how difficult that letter was to write. You see a Gold Star Family Member is reluctant to share with anyone other than a Gold Star Family many things, it would be like you discussing personal things about Nam with a non-combatant…it isn’t done…only someone deeply affected can relate. When I was first introduced to The Herd at the ’99 Ft. Bragg Reunion; my life has never been the same. There are several moments in my life that nobody can ever strip from me and one of those was that incredible honor to briefly speak before you heroes at the General Membership meeting and before I turned to sit down over 900 of you were on your feet applauding me! I still see that sea of faces and have NEVER forgotten that moment. Men who crawled through the jungle who did God knows what applauding me a mere nobody. I hold that moment very dear to my heart. To be a Gold Star Sister, let me tell you I can only speak for myself, but my years of connection with many Gold Star Families has taught me the majority of them feel as I have conveyed, I will be speaking to you from my personal experience. Arlington, Virginia was our home; we watched Arlington Cemetery expand. The green field where we had Sunday Picnics soon turned into a muddy field where my brother now lies along with many of your brothers. When I would go to the Vietnam Wall it use to be I only knew two names my ex-boyfriend Philip Newman Malone and my brother Sp/4 Keith Allen Campbell (buried side by side in Arlington National Cemetery). As my visits to The Wall grew so did my relationship with Gold Star Families; you would meet someone there with that pin (point to pin) and there was an unspoken emotional bond. For those of us who find we cannot breakaway and are drawn to The Wall (that is me) we spend a great deal of time there and relationships are formed. I have discovered the stories behind many of those names on The Wall and know how important it is to find all of these families to let them know, what we know, and that is their loved one will never be forgotten. We do this by being there…holding the Memorial Services, proudly displaying The Herd Flag and proudly displaying the Herd Patch. You will be amazed at how these families will approach you! The Internet is another fabulous tool. Find their loved ones name on Paul Reed’s web site and the many other fabulous web sites and post a Memorial – the families will contact you! After our return visit from the ’99 Ft. Bragg reunion my husband and I connected with Tyrone Green and introduced ourselves. Over time our relationship grew into the re-establishment of the Philadelphia English Chapter. President Tyrone Green is indeed one of the finest men I’ve had the honor and privilege to ever meet. I would jump hurdles for that man! My involvement with the English Chapter and Gold Star Program of the Society has always been to give back to you men what you have done for our Nation and for our family. Upon one visit at the Wall, there was a gentleman next to me that became very emotional. He turned to get away and accidentally brushed shoulders with me. As he turned he got in my face and said, “Lady don’t ever pop chewing gum, open a can of soda or pop bubble wrap near me” he walked off with my husband to get a cigarette. I later caught-up with my husband and when I did he said, “Judy you will never believe this…Lorenzo tell my wife what you told me”. I asked, ‘who is that lady?’ And my husband told him of my brother and that is when Lorenzo Andrews said, “Scar Face”? Lorenzo knew my brother he signed his papers when he entered Nam. Now what on earth are the chances of that ever happening?! Lorenzo and I are bonded! Another brother has been found! And then there is my brother Lucian Vecchio….oh there are no words for the holiday party Chapter II held this past Christmas to honor the Gold Star Families and there are no words for what Lucian shared with me regarding my brother. My husband understandably lets me keep Lucian’s 8x10 photo posted on my dresser and computer desk and understands when I say, “I love him”. Let me tell you…Richard Campbell is amazing! If it were not for my husband’s support, I couldn’t be as involved as I am. Even after his heart attack he insisted I go to Chapter IV’s meeting. He knows how I get lost crossing the street, but he stayed with me all the way on the cell phone when I drove solo to one of our meetings. You would think as many times we’ve been there I’d have it down pat, but I don’t walk and chew gum (HA HA). When I went to the Wall one weekend, I asked permission from Tyrone, Lorenzo, Vic Tjera and others about a presentation I would like to leave there for Keith. Let me tell you this is another one of those moments in time that will be dear to my heart eternally. I had on the t-shirt with the Death Watch picture (my favorite) that says, “All gave some Some Gave All” and these gentleman were at Vic’s trailer and said, give us a minute. I couldn’t figure out what they were doing and then they said, ‘we want to get presentable’. Hey they looked fine to me. But you know they each went into Vic’s trailer and one by one changed into the same t-shirt! Oh they weren’t done! I was wondering what was taking them so long, but I’ve learned…you don’t ask…Next thing I knew out they came with a can of brasso. Have to tell you there isn’t a time I look at that can and I don’t see Keith sitting on the edge of his bed polishing! Here I am looking at these men doing what Keith use to do! There are no words. They polished the tip of the flag pole and unfurled the COLORS! Airborne! We lined up side by side and walked across the Street to The Wall and I mean no disrespect, but it was like the parting of the Red Sea! I’ve never in my life experienced an aura of respect, dignity and reverence as I did with my first trip to The Wall with my “brothers” People separated and not a word was spoken…The Herd led the way as they have always done and will always do! When we arrived in front of Keith’s name they requested that I unfurl the Colors and point to Keith’s name with the tip of the Flag as they took photos. We reverently left Keith’s presentation and how proud I was of not only Keith, but all of my brothers. This Gold Star Family has found it incredibly comforting, reassuring to know our dear Keith did not die in vain. Keith was in Vietnam only 19 days, but in those short 19 days, I have heard nothing but respect and admiration for this Sky Soldier from many and amazed at how many knew him. Many of you may have heard me say how proud I am to be Keith’s sister. You see we are all blessed to know wonderful people in our lives, but I can honestly tell you I’ve never known anyone like Keith Allen Campbell. He had a Spirit, joy and unselfishness about him that surpasses all understanding. Never have we heard one unkind word spoken about him and I swear to God that is the truth. We look at Keith’s life as a blessing that we had him the 20 years we did (in my case 17 yrs.). As a Gold Star Sister, to be close to you men, in your presence and to be of service to help find other Gold Star Families, keeps me close to my brother. I’ve discovered in meeting you that if it were not for you we would never have had a body to grieve over. You never left your men behind! Operation Big Spring was another one of those intense battles, they all were. Many medics were lost in trying to recover Eddie Torres’ body, but being the Sky Soldier Keith was, he was not going to leave Eddie there…beyond all odds, he went beyond and above the call of duty crawling to reach Eddie, patch him up, and used his body as a shield to protect him. Keith was shot and his body laid upon Eddie for five hours before you men could pull them both out. Eddie has shared with me that I have my brother’s eyes and that is why he cannot look at me. Eddie may attend his first reunion this year in Reno and if he does, I respectfully request you seek him out and help him back into the fold….Eddie is a wonderful man, but like many his PTSD is severe. He needs you and only you know how to handle that, I do not. At Ft. Bragg a plea was made to help us find this Sky Soldier, whom at that time was unknown. Brother Henry Galindo literally knocked on 33 doors until he found him (33..isn’t that an interesting number?!) You know the feeling you have when your phone rings in the middle of the night? However, one night our phone rung and I rolled over and said to my husband,.’everything is o.k.…they found him!’ This is before I answered the phone! Now where did that come from? It was Henry and I will never forget his words….”I EMBRACED HIM”. Henry had found Eddie. That weekend I flew out to California and I too embraced him. But let me share with you what that has been like for both Eddie and myself. When Keith left for Vietnam He said three things to me, “(1) I’m doing this to keep you free, (2) men with wives and babies should not have to go and (3) my medic skills are needed”. When we drove to the park where Eddie was, Henry left me in the car to locate him. The emotions swelling up were unbelievable! The second…yes the second Henry found Eddie and waved me over was the second I heard the children’s voices in the park and looked up at the sky and knew Keith was watching the entire thing…he did it so Eddie could be in the park with his Grandchildren! Peace…fell over me…Keith died doing what he believed in. ‘No greater love doth a man have than to lay down his life’. Eddie is another brother I have. Ken Rypka who was with Keith started to go to get Eddie, but Keith pulled him back knowing Ken had a wife and baby and told him he was going. Ken told Keith, ‘whoever went would not come back’. I remember when Ken was located. I checked my e-mail messages one morning after my husband had gone to work and it was from Uncle Jack (Gen. Deane) saying that Ken Rypka had been located. Uncle Jack has spent endless years in helping us and I’m eternally grateful. He loves each of you men as if you were his own son and I know that for a fact! I phoned Ken early in the morning 6:30 a.m. our time…can you imagine! But like Henry…it couldn’t wait! Ken answered the phone and I was amazed at how awake he sounded and since learned he was a firefighter…he was use to it. As I introduced myself his voice chocked up and with tears he said, “You know your brother saved my life”. Ken is another brother. Ken is in a photo that has hung on our family wall all these years and is more than likely the last photo taken of Keith. The film had been overexposed and Ken shared with us that it was his camera and when he had picked up the film they told him, ‘you don’t want this it is overexposed’. That picture is a treasure to our family. Last summer we attended their daughters wedding and exchange life’s events. Ken and Denise send my mother flowers on Mother’s day – my husband and I on our anniversary…we exchange birth dates…another brother has been found. The Sky Soldiers names I have mentioned above are just the few we have established wonderful relationships with. I hesitate using names, because I don’t want the many others we have connected with to think we don’t hold them as dear to us, but time does not permit me to share all the stories. What does it mean to be a Gold Star Sister with the 173d? There are a zillion stories I can share with you, but what I can tell you is that on February 8, 1967 I lost a brother and now I have thousands! Imagine each person in this room being given a piece of colored class that represents their life…a cut piece with jagged edges, very few rounded edges. We have a large picture frame upon this wall and you are each asked to bring your piece up and place it in a meaningful location, as you do we grow amazed at how they are fitting together to form a beautiful stain glass. The Texas sunshine (no snow---yippee) is illuminated behind it and when we are done we have a bond…a completeness. Each one of those as fractured and flawed as they may be, each have something special to offer. We are not perfect, we may have our differences, but we are bonded in a way that nobody will ever understand. We must not let that bond be shattered, we must protect this unity. We must remember we not only have Gold Star Families in the U.S., but Canada, Australia and New Zealand. My brother in Australia, Carey McQuillan said it best when he said: “To treat any Gold Star Family Member with anything but the utmost respect and dignity goes against the very fabric of what this organization was originally founded for. ….Our Gold Star Families are the most important resource we have and to alienate or even have the appearance of is to do a disservice to the Memory of all of our departed brothers”. The work you men are doing to bring these families into the fold is not only important, but healing for all and we thank you from the bottom of our heart. In closing, let me share with you how much I love all of you and yes I mean all of you. To do anything else would go against what Keith died for. God Bless America and God Bless The Herd. Airborne!


Name: Tracy Perry
Email: jtperry38@yahoo.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 05:51:44 AM

Message

I am so proud of our soldiers, especially my loving husband, for serving our country so bravely. Please stay safe.


Name: Maggie
Email: magalena44@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 05:48:28 AM

Message

Jeremiah Snyder. I saw your unit jumping into northern Iraq, my first knowledge of your unit over there. The 173rd is all over the news here. Be safe son, trust no one but your fellow comrades. I am so very proud of you and the rest of the 173rd. I think of you constantly and pray for the safe return of all military personnel. Remember that I love you!! MOM


Name: Sabine Dean with Lucas and Jaqueline
Email: deansastuttgart@yahoo.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 04:16:33 AM

Message

To all the brave paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne BDE. You are greatly missed in Vicenza, you are in our prayers. Special greetings to SFC Rick Dean, SSG Cato, SSG Robert Cini, SGT Dalton, SGT Ortiz, LTC Hando, SGT Cayhill, SGT Blackmoore,SGT. Waddell, SGT Shuler, SGT Bickford, SGT. Barrios, SGT. Velasquez. Rick we love you and miss you. Sabine Dean


Name: Nicole Reyna
Email: nreyna3@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 04:16:18 AM

Message

SPC Thomas Reyna, the kids and i miss you so much and we are SO proud of you! Your ENTIRE family, some that you don't even know, are holding their breath waiting to see you so get in some pictures! :) we love you and miss you so much, come home soon. I love you! nicole


Name: GARY E BOWLAND
Email: garybowland@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 03:53:12 AM

Message

All the Way. 173rd Airborne Brigade 1968-1971.


Name: Michel Stevelinck
Email: michel.stevelinck@bms.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 03:45:00 AM

Message

You are doing a terrific job. As European I am extremely proud of you because I know that you doing that for justice and freedom. Even if my government does not cooperate with the coalition of willing I am wishing all of you great success in your mission. Take care and god bless you all. Have a nice and effective day ! Kind regards, Michel


Name: Adele
Email: marilynmonroe55@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 03:14:34 AM

Message

This is a message for a friend of mine there, Allen Durbin. Take care of yourself, i think of you. Hugs, Adele


Name: Rachel McDowell (soon Voline)
Email: rachelem2003@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 02:51:36 AM

Message

SSG Stephen Voline, I love you and can not tell you how much I miss you. Everyone is so proud of you and your guys. They keep showing all of you on tv. Take care of yourself. You are in my prayers. Come home soon! Love always, Rach


Name: Greg Lebeau
Email: gllebeau@netscape.net
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 02:39:19 AM

Message

Adam Lebeau All of here in Alaska, are very proud of you son. Was thrilled to hear about the jump from above. So tell me cause I was in the Air Force as you know Why the hell do you jump from a perfectly good airplane. Had dinner with Mac tonight we talked about you waiting for you to get the job done and assigned to Ft Wainwright. Adam trust you brother in arms and no one else. Mailed letter today for you Love Dad Mac and your alaskian family God Bless you and the 173rd Airborne


Name: Richard Spilky
Email: SPILKY7@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 02:36:16 AM

Message

May God be with all of you. May you use the skills taught to you to protect yourself and our country. God loves you for your courage, and sacrafice of your time, and energy for a cause well founded; to stop terrorist from bulling there will against the innocense. Our Sons and Daughters will continue to fight for this cause. This country has fought thoughout history for the gift of our freedom and liberties, but our greatest wish is, that---though your efforts, we bring the same freedom to people throughout the world. This, in return will bring a sense of peace and comfort to all. This war you are involved with, will make a statement like no other war against terrorist. Our enermy will know from this day forward that the United States means business. We will not stand for any sort of bulling. Whether it be a major disaster or just a minor flare up. We will retaliate with superior force. We our proud of our country and the men who have fought to preserve what we have. Stay strong. Stay positive. Believe that God choose you for a mission with monumental reprocussions. You should stand tall and fell proud of being the select few choosen for this mission. With Gods speed. May he bring you all back safely. Love, Richard & Maria Spilky


Name: Rachel McDowell (soon Voline)
Email: rachelem2003@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 02:27:44 AM

Message

SSG Stephen Voline, I love you and can not tell you how much I miss you. Everyone is so proud of you and your guys. They keep showing all of you on tv. Take care of yourself. You are in my prayers. Come home soon! Love always, Rach


Name: Amanda Guadalupe
Email: aguada25@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 02:06:03 AM

Message

Thomas Burrow of the 508th, God please be with those serving our country especially our fine Paratroopers in the 173rd and the 508th! Thomas, yes I am praying to St. Michael. Arkansas is not the same without you here. I hope you'all can hear the prayers coming from Arkansas. Keep up the good work. God be with you Thomas, -Amanda Guadalupe


Name: Ted Garman
Email: ewertgarman@wport.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 01:44:59 AM

Message

To the brave Paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne: We hope and pray for success in your mission and a safe return home. Good luck and Godspeed!


Name: amanda
Email: eowynn04@hotmail.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 01:43:46 AM

Message

Thank you so much for being where you are and doing what you are doing. There are so many of us here at home who are incredibly proud of you. You never seem to hear from the "silent majority." The fringe idiots get all the media attention, but the rest of us walk right on by the protesters and just remember to pray harder for your safety. We want to see you successful. We want to see you come home. Make us proud! (and i know you will) God bless you and keep you safe, may God cause His face to shine upon you and the rest of us here back home.


Name: Elizabeth Coote
Email: ElizabethCoote2@interactive.rogers.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 01:26:19 AM

Message

You guys are absolutely the GREATEST and we're very proud of you and Canadians wish we were there with you this time. Stay safe and kick b*tt and come home safely. We've heard some stories about the way the Fedayeen bully the population and every time we read those stories, we know you're doing the right thing. God Bless You All. We're very proud of you! Elizabeth in Toronto, Canada


Name: Milford Peacock
Email: Milford1971@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 01:25:16 AM

Message

Was suprized to here Colors are again active. Was with the unit in Jan. of 1972 when they were retired. A very sad day. Know you will do your best. Be proud of the colors. Take care of your buddy and good luck. All The Way, M.L.Peacock


Name: matt anderson
Email: mca1469@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 01:22:24 AM

Message

HI I WANT TO SAY HELLO TO EVERYONE. I WANT MY FRIEND DUSTIN WARREN TO KNOW I AM THINKING OF HIM, WE ALL ARE. WE LOVE YOU DUCK AND EVERYONE ELSE. THANKS FOR BEING TRUE HEROES GUYS. MATT ANDERSON


Name: Junie Haydon
Email: junieaa@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:45:30 AM

Message

I hope this message will get to a Friend of Bill W. Our book tells us that the soldiers fought so well in other battles before this one. We who are attending meetings of AA pray for your safety silently alone, and also in our closing prayer. I don't know if their our meetings there, but if someone in the program would like to correspond I would be privlidged to keep letters/e-mails until your/our victory. I see the real time on CNN and I have nothing but respect and awe for your bravery. If my son was defending our country I would hope that the leaders give the right orders and get this war over soon. There are too many arm chair generals on TV critical of the daily commands given to our troops. I am sure that our GOD is watching over you, and that you will get home safely. A little personal history on me. I am 21 years sober, live at the beach and enjoy fishing, golf and bowling. I enjoy these luxuries because of the men and women like you. Our country allows us to grow old with such freedoms, because of your bravery and the military forces that served before you. They have said that we are a nation of obese drunk/drug people. Maybe the ones here protesting but not you who are fighting for their rights to protest. It is difficult to watch them. Remember to keep it simple, and easy does it. God is in charge, and God love you.


Name: Kenneth J. McCullough
Email: smokey173rd@attbi.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:20:54 AM

Message

Though you may be in harms way, you are not alone. We the veterans of The 173rd-Vietnam are with you in thoughts and prayers. May God protect you all and bring you all back home safe. Give them hell! Death From Above! Airborne Allm The Way C-Co. 4/503 66'-67'


Name: Kimberly Hardy
Email: Redhardy24@aol.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:20:33 AM

Message

ANDREW! Good luck to you!! You are in my thoughts and prayers! Take care of yourself and get home safe! Love, Kim


Name: Jerry Hassler
Email: Hassler173@juno.com
Date: Friday March 28, 2003
Time: 12:04:54 AM

Message

Way to go guys. Just last month (22 Feb 67) was the 36th anniversary of my jump in Nam to begin Operation Junction City and here you go with another jump into Irag to start the northern offensive. We only got second place in Nam and know you'll gonna win that first place medal this time. Kick Saddam's butt good. Skysoldiers are the best! All us old-timers are mightly proud of you. Airborne! We Try Harder!


Name: Ray Hardman
Email: HARDMAN @ 173rdairborne.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:57:02 PM

Message

Dig your fox holes deep and wide. Place your trip flares well out from the perimeter. If you still use claymores, put them far enough inside the trips to give time to deploy, and far enough away to have time to move after using them if necessary. I am proud of you! God bless you! America loves you. Sincerely, an old sky soldier. Viet Nam 68-69.


Name: Steve Forney
Email: smf63@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:37:23 PM

Message

I was in the 509th at Caserma Ederle 1981-83. Best of luck. Airborne All The Way!


Name: Debi McFarland
Email: ByteMe1056@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:37:17 PM

Message

This message is for PFC Brandon Altemueller.. As usual, Brandon, I'm the last to post something here. WOW! You guys were the headlines all day today in the news. WAY TO GO!!! Matthew passed the test to get into the Army. He has a few things to take care of before he enlists, but it should be soon. I think about you daily, Brandon. Just want to let you know I (we) love you immensely and I am bursting with pride. Now for all you guys........God Bless You and God Bless the USA. Take care of business, kick some butt and get home!


Name: Carol Alberto(Jeremy Baggett's Mom)
Email: caroalb@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:34:43 PM

Message

Jeremy, I am so very proud of you, and looking forward to our little "Bundle of Joy" (Elijah?)arriving in December. I have a bowl of toy soldiers and an American flag in a bowl on my desk. When someone asks what they are, I ask them to take a soldier to remind them to pray for our troops in Iraq. I think everybody at Entex has a soldier on their desk. Love, Mom


Name: Colonel Alan Hutchinson (Retired), Royal Australian Artillery, former member of 105th Field Battery RAA ,173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) Bien Hoa SVN 1965-66
Email: alan.hutchinson@defence.gov.au
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:05:02 PM

Message

To the Commander and all members of the fighting 173rd, this is just a message from a former Australian member of the "Sky Soldiers" Brigade, in Bien Hoa Vietnam 1965-66. I was a Forward Observer in the 105th Field Battery, Royal Australian Artillery, which was part of the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) Group. Our Battery came under the command of 3/319th Artillery Battalion, and the Brigade was initially commanded by Brig Gen Ellis (Butch) Williamson, and then by Brig Gen Paul Smith. I did not know that the Brigade had been reactivated until I saw the TV news last night and learned that you had parachuted into Northern Iraq. I am delighted that the Brigade is once again on the Order of Battle. I just wanted to say that I am proud to have been part of the 173rd.It was, and I am sure still is, an outstanding brigade. It was a memorable tour of duty and I shall never forget it. Whatever challenges lie ahead, I'm sure that the Sky Soldiers will be equal to the task. Best wishes for a successful and safe tour of duty. Your Aussie mates from 65-66 send you their best wishes and will watch your progress with keen interest. Drive on, Sky Soldiers. Best wishes, Alan Hutchinson.


Name: Colonel Alan Hutchinson (Retired), Royal Australian Artillery, former member of 105th Field Battery RAA ,173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) Bien Hoa SVN 1965-66
Email: alan.hutchinson@defence.gov.au
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:04:40 PM

Message

To the Commander and all members of the fighting 173rd, this is just a message from a former Australian member of the "Sky Soldiers" Brigade, in Bien Hoa Vietnam 1965-66. I was a Forward Observer in the 105th Field Battery, Royal Australian Artillery, which was part of the 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (RAR) Group. Our Battery came under the command of 3/319th Artillery Battalion, and the Brigade was initially commanded by Brig Gen Ellis (Butch) Williamson, and then by Brig Gen Paul Smith. I did not know that the Brigade had been reactivated until I saw the TV news last night and learned that you had parachuted into Northern Iraq. I am delighted that the Brigade is once again on the Order of Battle. I just wanted to say that I am proud to have been part of the 173rd.It was, and I am sure still is, an outstanding brigade. It was a memorable tour of duty and I shall never forget it. Whatever challenges lie ahead, I'm sure that the Sky Soldiers will be equal to the task. Best wishes for a successful and safe tour of duty. Your Aussie mates from 65-66 send you their best wishes and will watch your progress with keen interest. Drive on, Sky Soldiers. Best wishes, Alan Hutchinson.


Name: The Wilmington/Lee Family
Email: Wilmo@lvcm.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:53:13 PM

Message

PFC Ryan Wilmington, wherever you are, keep your head down and stay safe. We love you and miss you. We have received lots of calls and emails from friends and family with praise and thoughts for your safe return. Remember, you do not have premission to get hurt. Come home soon. Love You, Dad, Karen and Pete, Dryfus and Bel


Name: cece & bill peterson
Email: cecetpafl@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:38:40 PM

Message

Hi son - soooo proud of you. Love you much and pray every second. I know in my heart you will be fine and will return home safe and sound. However, not a bit too soon. Jennifer was here, at the cabin. She is a strong girl. You picked the right one!!!! Love you so much. Keep your mind clear and your legs moving fast as shit.


Name: Cynthia Rodriguez
Email: halfmex_45769@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:28:15 PM

Message

To all the troops: God Bless and give em hell! All families await your safe arrival back home. To a special troop, my baby brother, Angelo Rodriguez, I Love You and hope to see you soon.


Name: PAUL R. ESTRADA
Email: estrada@ureach.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:27:59 PM

Message

15 years ago I was a Para with the 82d in Ft. Bragg (5 years). Now I am a lawyer. Even so, I will always be a Paratrooper. My heart goes with you my brothers. I pray for your safe return. Airborne All the Way!!!


Name: PAUL R. ESTRADA
Email: estrada@ureach.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:20:33 PM

Message

15 years ago I was a Para with the 82d in Ft. Bragg (5 years). Now I am a lawyer. Even so, I will always be a Paratrooper. My heart goes with you my brothers. I pray for your safe return. Airborne All the Way!!!


Name: Cathy Ellis
Email: teachcat@wilkes.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:06:09 PM

Message

May God be with all of you. My prayers are with you all. I can't express in words how I feel knowing that I live in a country where there are brave men and women who are willing to fight for the freedom I enjoy. A special Hello to Michael Christian! We love you and are praying for you! Cathy & Tommy


Name: David, Susan & Matt Barnes
Email: swbme@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:01:12 PM

Message

Our son and brother, Sgt. Ben Barnes with the 2/503 out of Italy, we are proud of you and our prayers and with you and the 173rd to return home soon to your family. We love you and the whole town of Robertsdale, AL is filled with yellow ribbons!!.


Name: HANK
Email: HHHAGG@AOL.COM
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:00:17 PM

Message

Were all proud of everyone of you.God bless you and keep you and bring each one home safe. A Co 1/503 173rd Abn. 1968/69


Name: Joan Nitka (Aunt Joannie)
Email: poopootincky@cs.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:54:13 PM

Message

Adam, let me start with I love you and miss you so much. Please be careful very very careful. Your're sure making your angels work extra hard. You know our thoughts and prayers are with you always. I hope you'll be home soon. Can't wait till I can get one of your great hugs. May God Bless and keep you safe from harm. Love, Aunt Joannie XXXOOO!


Name: Your Mom & Dad in Hilliard Ohio
Email: kwgleich@columbus.rr.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:52:55 PM

Message

God Bless everyone of you stationed in Vincenza...Sgt. Kevin R. Gleich...Where ever you are...your family in New York, Ohio, Michigan, & Virginia Beach love you and miss you...WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU!!! Call & write home when you can...We'll do the same...GOD BLESS the 173rd...Take care of each other over there, watch each other's backs, keep your heads down, and we'll do the same...We'll watch our heros on TV until we can meet again!!!


Name: Thomas A. Spagnol
Email: tpnms@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:49:10 PM

Message

You guys (& girls) ARE THE BEST!!! Much success to you in all of your operations! My Father (now deceased) was AIRBORNE in WWII & I loved & admired that man so much. I just want you all to know how much my family appreciate what you're doing for US & OUR CONTINUED FREEDOM here in the GREAT USA. THANK YOU.


Name: Janis Allen
Email: janis98765@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:47:50 PM

Message

It's me again. I SAW ALL OF YOU ON CNN. The video of you guys jumping out of the plane into Iraq made me soo proud! Jerry----I'm keeping track of you and 173rd all day everyday! Be careful. 173rd is all OVER the news here. I miss you soo much, and I love you. Don't forget to pray, and don't forget to think about your sister--the best sister in the world. I have everyone in San Francisco and Beaumont watching you guys!


Name: Mark S. Biggs, SFC, USAR, Retired
Email: sarge_msb@173rdAirborne.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:37:01 PM

Message

This is for everyone in the unit, but specifically for Specialist Eric R. Biggs of Alpha Company 1/508. Keep your head down, shoot straight, and give every Iraqi soldier you can the opportunity to die for his country. Care packages are in route. Airborne! Dad


Name: Wendy Nitka-Acosta (aka Little Miss Hollywood)
Email: Teacher402@cs.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:36:33 PM

Message

Adam, my GI JOE, I justed wanted to let you know that you are in my heart, thoughts, and prayers. I love you soooo much and I admire your courage. May God Bless You and Keep You Safe From Harm. I MISS YOU! Love, Wendy xoxoxo


Name: Kevin Ellis
Email: kevinellis32@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:36:09 PM

Message

This message is for my brother-in-law SSG Micheal Christian. Keep your head down and come home safe. Hey if you can find a Fox News camera team find them because that is the only channel we watch. Micheal do what you have to do to keep yourself and your team alive.


Name: Joan Penney
Email: mjpenney@hcis.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:29:15 PM

Message

Hey JH! Just wanted to tell you how proud we are of you and the 173rd! Yes, you are a member of the VFW now even though TG beat you to it! At least you have something your Dad will never have! Stay safe and God speed to you. Love you, Aunt Joanie


Name: Wendy Nitka-Acosta
Email: Teacher402@cs.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:28:42 PM

Message


Name: Marjorie Smith
Email: marjorie60@prodigy.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:25:10 PM

Message

To: SSG Dwight Laporte Hi, Dwight! You guys are all over the news! It sounds like a great jump! Congrats! It shows on TV that you landed on some soft soil (muddy?) and grass. Your guys were digging some holes (latrines? foxholes? both?) Spoke to Monica tonight; she's doing okay but misses you. Michael disconnected the phone, but she called me back. He said, 'Bye-Bye' in English! Bradley left her a message yesterday. We're very proud of you! Gail says 'Hi'. We love you! Stay dry, keep warm. You guys KICK ASS and watch your butts! Love, Marge


Name: Julie Madison
Email: talmadison@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:23:56 PM

Message

Jonathan Harrell, Greetings from the Outer Banks. I now have a famous or infamous which ever the case may be nephew. I heard about the 173rd's jump on National Public Radio on my way home from work today. I was so glad to hear it went so well. And then I saw shots of your division on the nightly news. I guess you have had your 15 minutes of fame. On a more serious note, we love you and are keeping you in our prayers. Can we send you any type of care package? Let me know what address to send it to. I need to sign off and get some sleep. It takes a lot to face those "sweet" seventh graders on Fridays. When you get to be my age, you will need a lot of rest too. Love you, Aunt Julie


Name: SSG Ronnie P. Prda
Email: rprda@gesexpo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:22:27 PM

Message

I am proud to see you sky soldiers airborne again. Haven't seen it since Vietnam. I'm an ex sky soldier from 2nd 503rd recon 173rd Airborne Brigade 1966. You guy's as always look good. I know our Commander In Chief knew who to send in as always. Show Saddam hes messing with troopers now. Kick butt and good luck. Your brother in arms, Ronnie Prda


Name: edward gilmore
Email: edward_gilmore@hcjpd.co.harris.tx.us
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:21:29 PM

Message

AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KICK SOME SOME ASS AND PLEASE COME HOME ALL ALIVE P.S. I KNOW MY FIFTH POINT OF CONTANCT


Name: Kathy Linderman
Email: leftylindy@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:18:04 PM

Message

I am writing to Robert Linderman. He is with the 173rd, from Vencencia. I want to tell him we are thinking about hime and we love him and are proud of what he is doing.


Name: Joan Penney
Email: mjpenney@hcis.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:16:18 PM

Message

Hey JH! Just wanted to tell you how proud we are of you and the 173rd! Yes, you are a member of the VFW now even though TG beat you to it! At least you have something your Dad will never have! Stay safe and God speed to you. Love you, Aunt Joanie


Name: Shane Stewart
Email: sstew54@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:14:16 PM

Message

Way to go "Herd" Good to see the flying butter knife in action. My brother was in the 173rd in Vietnam and was a winner of the bronze star with "V" device. You guys are a great bunch so go kick some ass!


Name: Buzz Wolf
Email: wtwolf@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:05:39 PM

Message

Was in the 173d during ViewNam. Wishing you guys the best. Give them hell.


Name: Buzz Wolf
Email: wtwolf@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:05:30 PM

Message

Was in the 173d during ViewNam. Wishing you guys the best. Give them hell.


Name: Wesley Parks
Email: SoCcErAnGeL2K2
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:58:25 PM

Message

dEAR Service Person, Thank You for what you are doing. I'm very proud of you! When I grow up, I'm going to be a soldier. Ihope you get back safly soon. From, Wesley Parks P.S. Write back when you can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: patrick clements
Email: pdclems@attbi.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:55:25 PM

Message

you lucky bastards, wish i was with you,keep your heads down! doc clements HHC 1/325 AIR 84-87


Name: patrick clements
Email: pdclems@attbi.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:49:56 PM

Message

you lucky bastards, wish i was with you,keep your heads down! doc clements HHC 1/325 AIR 84-87


Name: Linda F
Email: lindaf@rochester.rr.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:49:21 PM

Message

Tom, We wish you and all your fellow troops a safe return to home soon. We are very proud of all soldiers who are fighting to make the world a safer place. Thank you for your dedication to God and country. We love you.


Name: SFC DULMAGE
Email: rangerbob@frontiernet.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:40:13 PM

Message

Go kick some ____ I wish I was with ya, Mendoza, Hubbert, Benidick, did you keep your feet and knees together? Good Luck and at Gods Speed... V/R SFC Dulmage C Co 3d PLT, WPNS SQD LDR 93-96


Name: David
Email: pipwax1@bellsouth.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:36:12 PM

Message

Go and Get them Boys David Pippen USA Army 1981-1992 SGT And Make it home too!


Name: Deb Stonebraker
Email: debsicurn1@cox.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:34:37 PM

Message

Way to go guys, we are behind you. You are doing great work. Thank you for your unselfish service . Stay safe, kick butt and come home soon.


Name: Chuck, Jill, and Lucas
Email: merc_96@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:22:31 PM

Message

We just want to say that you are in our hearts and minds all of the time. We hope that all is going all right and that you know that we are caring for all that you guys do. We want to make sure that SGT. Kevin Gleich gets the message that we are trying to tune into every move that is being made. also tell him that he is a lucky son of a bitch for having the oppurtunity to jump if he did. We would also like to say hi to his C.O. George Walters and everyone else that is serving over there with them.P.S. Jill says she loves and misses you and to stay safe.


Name: Terry Lane Hanks
Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:17:27 PM

Message

Fellow sky soldiers, I was a helicopter crew chief and door gunner in VietNam. I proudly served with the 173d Airborne Brigade. I was a member of Casper Platoon. Stationed at LZ English, in 1971. Sending this message to thank you guys and let you know we are all behind you. Wish you the best. God Bless America and God Bless You All. Terry Hanks, fellow sky soldier. Airborne all the way.


Name: Sylvia and Ron Swanson
Email: sylvia.swan@verizon.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:14:26 PM

Message

We just want you to know that you are in our hearts and in our prayers that God may keep you safe and bring you back to your families. If anyone knows David Boyer, please let him know that Sylvia and Ron send their love. Thank you all for doing your job in our name. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN.


Name: Rob Lefferts
Email: roblefferts@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:10:05 PM

Message

Guys, I'm praying for you. Bartel, you shave today?


Name: Mr and Mrs Pat Okubo
Email: hso173@attbi.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:09:50 PM

Message

Keep each other safe and thank you for your courage and commitment in protecting our freedom. AIRBORNE !!!! ( C Co. 1/503 68/69 )


Name: Fritz Stoeckicht
Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:07:41 PM

Message

JASON BATEMAN - This is Dr. Stoeckicht. Remember I brought you into this world. I am from Naples, Italy. I am glad you are serving in Italy, and now in Iraq. Stay safe, Dr. Stoeckicht


Name: Fritz Stoeckicht
Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:06:37 PM

Message

JASON BATEMAN - This is Dr. Stoeckicht. Remember I brought you into this world. I am from Naples, Italy. I am glad you are serving in Italy, and now in Iraq. Stay safe, Dr. Stoeckicht


Name: SFC DULMAGE
Email: rangerbob@frontiernet.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:03:39 PM

Message

Go kick some ____ I wish I was with ya, Mendoza, Hubbert, Benidick, did you keep your feet and knees together? Good Luck and at Gods Speed... V/R SFC Dulmage C Co 3d PlT, WPNS SQD LDR 93-96


Name: The Reiter Family
Email: marv@reitercpa.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:59:31 PM

Message

Jordan Becker: All of the people in the san bernardino area are very proud of you and your fellow soldiers. We wish you all Godspeed and look forward to your safe and quick return home.


Name: Glen Bayer
Email: glen_bayer@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:57:15 PM

Message

God speed men! My son in with you all Pfc Brian Bayer in Alpha Co. 1st 508th. Remember what Patton said: A hero doesn't die for his country He makes the other poor dumb bastard die for his instead! Hooah Herd Wingdad


Name: Melissa Cordova
Email: kaycordova@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:56:52 PM

Message

Hey Jason C., if you get this, I just want you to know that I am so proud of you! I love you very much!


Name: Melissa Cordova
Email: kaycordova@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:54:51 PM

Message

Hello there! I cannot put into words how grateful I am for what you brave men and women are doing for this country. It is because of you that makes this country so great! My heart goes out to you, and there is not a day that goes by that I don't have you in my thoughts. I will pray for you every single day until this war is over. Thank you for your sacrifices. I appreciate and love you guys very much. God Bless you, and God Bless America!


Name: Riti Stoeckicht Pack
Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:54:29 PM

Message

Thinking of all of you. God speed to you.


Name: Chris Tapia
Email: christapia1@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:45:11 PM

Message

Good Luck to all of you! Be careful over there as the enemy has shown that rules of engagement, morals, integrity and honor mean nothing to them. Stay alert and come back in one piece.


Name: Chris Parks
Email: Parkschrisa@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:43:51 PM

Message

To all those guys in 2nd Plt Bco 1-508. Whats going on. Glad to see that you made it through the jump. I saw the jump on the news and I felt like I had to be there. It must have been one hell of a rush. To all of you in WPN SQD, hope you go cyclic on those moving targets. To the RTO (AKA Big Dog Travis), if you can, then get some air strikes in there for me. If for some reason the comms go down then switch to cell phones. Ha Ha Ha. If Marino and Smith are still there then tell the PLT SGT that there's nothing team S.F. can't handle. If Esquebel is still there then tell him to stick with shooting and try not to use hand to hand combat. Just kidding. And Rice, I'm glad to hear that your car didn't get stolen before this deployment and tell Alice I said hi. To those I didn't mention in this letter I still have much respect for you. Don't worry about the protestors in the states, I've been giving those fucking hippies a piece of my mind. Take care and make it home safe. I know you guys will do fine. Chris Parks P.S. If you can then get some good pictures of liberated Iraq


Name: Andrea Navarro
Email: dreanavarro@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:40:19 PM

Message

This message is to Kenneth Salazar of the 173d airborne brigade and the troops positioned in Iraq...know that I am praying for you daily and trust that God's hand and protection is over you and that the truth of the cause of this war will prevail victorious freedom and hope in the lives of the Iraqi people. You are doing what is right for the freedom and justice of the people of Iraq and you will be blessed for the courage and sacrifices you have made. Kenneth, my dear cousin, I love you with all my heart and soul and our Father in Heaven has His protection and love about you and do not forget to have hope in Jesus and His ultimate plan in your life. We are all praying for you daily and can not wait to see your face again so we can have our families grow up together!! I miss you terribly...we all do and I love you sooo much. God bless you Kenneth! Much love your way, Andrea


Name: MOM (Brenda Basiley)
Email: brendabasiley@charter.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:39:37 PM

Message

Brandon, I cannot wait to hear if you were one of the 1000 who "dropped in". I have always thought of you as "one in a million". So if I was a betting person, I'd gamble that you were 1 of 1000. My flag is flying every day and plans are being made for your "hero's welcome home party"!! Stay safe and come home soon. Love, Mom :)


Name: Cheryl Madrid
Email: cmadrid3@cox.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:39:00 PM

Message

To Ken Dominguez, Hey Ken! Gary, the girls and I just wanted to let you know we are keeping you close to our hearts and in our prayers. Brooke and Bria think you are so brave to be out there fighting for our country. All I can say Ken is you are one hell of a soldier and I know you will do your job and get home to your family safe and sound. We our so damn proud of you and we miss you very much! Shannon sent some pictures of your boys and they are so handsome, like their father. Take care out there and please be careful :-)


Name: Andrea Navarro
Email: dreanavarro@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:38:24 PM

Message

This message is to Kenneth Salazar of the 173d airborne brigade and the troops positioned in Iraq...know that I am praying for you daily and trust that God's hand and protection is over you and that the truth of the cause of this wart will prevail victory...you are doing what is right for the freedom and justice of the people of Iraq and you will be blessed for the courage and sacrifices you have made. Kenneth, my dear cousin, I love you with all my heart and soul and our Father in Heaven has His protection and love about you and do not forget to have hope in Jesus and His ultimate plan in your life. We are all praying for you daily and can not wait to see your face again so we can have our families grow up together!! I miss you terribly...we all do and I love you sooo much. God bless you Kenneth! Much love your way, Andrea


Name: David Gonzalez
Email: david@tesorosports.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:37:38 PM

Message

Paul Gonzalez, We are all thinking of you. All the scared feelings have turned to feelings of pride. We miss you a great deal. Your brother your freind, David


Name: g. d. morris
Email: gillis45@bbtel.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:36:12 PM

Message

Very proud of all of you,GO HERD.


Name: Clara & Derek Riggle
Email: clarabear@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:32:09 PM

Message

Having met many of you while we were stationed in Italy we have been paying close attention to the news and all they've had to say about you. You make us so proud to have known you. Please be safe and we're praying for a quick return to your families. Thank you for all you do.


Name: Brenda Basiley
Email: brendabasiley@charter.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:31:46 PM

Message

Colonel William C. Mayville, Jr., Your "drop in" was an absolutely spectacular sight to see. I am proud of the 173rd Airborne and proud to be an American. Thank you for your EXCELLENT leadership. Stay safe, and God Bless the 173rd. Highest regards, Brenda Basiley


Name: morris
Email: gillis45@bbtel.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:27:01 PM

Message

lets go herd,from a nam vet.


Name: Paula Morris
Email: paularacing@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:25:50 PM

Message

Thank God we have all of you over there fighting for us. Thank you and God bless all of you. You will be forever in my prayers!!!!!!!!!


Name: Aunt Jean Cain
Email: strwbrry6546@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:18:36 PM

Message

This is for my Great Nephew----Brandon Altemueller. I am just praying that you have had another safe day. I am thinking of you and keeping you and all of your division in my Prayers. Love you. Aunt Jean


Name: Aunt Jean Cain
Email: strwbrry6546@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:18:25 PM

Message

This is for my Great Nephew----Brandon Altemueller. I am just praying that you have had another safe day. I am thinking of you and keeping you and all of your division in my Prayers. Love you. Aunt Jean


Name: Amanda Altice
Email: jstkiddin@excite.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:16:33 PM

Message

To the 1st/508...Im proud of ALL of you and I want you all to come home safely and ASAP!!! To my fiance, Cory Roseberry, I love you and miss you so much! I want you to come home soon. Im very proud of you!!! After seeing you guys jump in on CNN....i feel ALOT better knowing where you are! You'll be 21 in a few days...we'll just have to celebrate when you get home...so HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We are all praying for you here at home! write or call or SOMETHING soon!!! WE MISS YOU!!!


Name: Chuck Moore
Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:12:20 PM

Message

To SFC Joseph Leshko and all of our troops in Iraq and all supporting our troops there. I was hoping (without much hope) that we could work out another alternative than having to place Americans and innocent Iraq citizens at risk. However, now that our soldiers are there we all support you 500 percent. Please be careful and always vigilant. You all are in our thoughts always. This is a just cause. Send Sadam back to hell where he came from.


Name: Allison Ward
Email: ward9710@bellsouth.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:55:56 PM

Message

To John DiBias in the 173 Airborne. John, I just wanted to let you know that we are all thinking about you. Mom,Bryce,Josh and I have been glued to the news and internet looking for where you might be. I guess we found you. We are all praying for your safety. Please be safe and careful, don't trust anyone. Those people are crazy. Please let me know how I can write to you, and I will pass it on. We love you and send you and your fellow brigade members our support. Take care of yourself. WE LOVE YOU!! Allison


Name: Kimberly Ayers
Email: kimberly@aromaticsoul.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:44:41 PM

Message

Faboo job you all did!! With my greatest admiration & thanks for all you are doing~please take care, get the job done and come on back home. Bright blessings, Kimberly


Name: GREGORIO DAVID SANTIAGO
Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:37:55 PM

Message

SPECIALIST GARY SANTIAGO, I AM PROUD OF YOU AND I MISS YOU. GET THE JOB DONE, DO NOT TRUST THE ENEMY AND COME HOME SAFE. I CAN'T WAIT TO GIVE YOU A HUG. LOVE,PAPI


Name: Noah Cannon
Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:36:35 PM

Message

I just want to thank all of you for fighting in my place! may God bless you and your families! GO GET THEM 173RD!!!!! Your's truly, Noah Cannon


Name: jim downey
Email: jim.downey@itt.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:30:21 PM

Message

I had orders to the 173rd in 1967 but got diverted to the 101st. Airborne is one family regardless of the patch worn and the family is proud of you!


Name: Jerimy Norris
Email: joeker@neo.rr.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:30:00 PM

Message

i want to wish you guys the best of luck in your missions i cant express how much i appreciate what you do for your country thank you. Sincerly jerimy norris


Name: Althea Lafferty
Email: Theashaygc16@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:26:27 PM

Message

Hi, Im SPC Lucas' girlfriend, back in KY waiting on him. I want him to know that I love him! I wish all of them the best! And I hope everyone returns home soon! Also Sgt. Boyd~ We are praying for you two!


Name:
Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:25:22 PM

Message


Name: Mary Alice Sandifer
Email: sand3956@bellsouth.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:21:53 PM

Message

To Roberto, My baby,my Knight in Shining Armor. We are proud of you and all the brave young and older men and women who have layed their lives on the line for our country, and the principles we believe in. Everyone should have the right to be free. Everyday and every minute I am thinking about the beautiful bundle that was born nearly 26 years ago. Just remember that you will come back safely. God has built a fence around you and you and the 173rd. They all must continue to pray no matter what their religion might be. There is only one God. Watch your back. Don't trust noone, not even Children.Debra and all your sisters, brothers and friends love you and miss you. I guess I've better close before I wet up the computer. Love, Mom, Dad, my class and the rest of your family.


Name: Mary Alice Sandifer
Email: sand3956@bellsouth.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:21:52 PM

Message

To Roberto, My baby,my Knight in Shining Armor. We are proud of you and all the brave young and older men and women who have layed their lives on the line for our country, and the principles we believe in. Everyone should have the right to be free. Everyday and every minute I am thinking about the beautiful bundle that was born nearly 26 years ago. Just remember that you will come back safely. God has built a fence around you and you and the 173rd. They all must continue to pray no matter what their religion might be. There is only one God. Watch your back. Don't trust noone, not even Children.Debra and all your sisters, brothers and friends love you and miss you. I guess I've better close before I wet up the computer. Love, Mom, Dad, my class and the rest of your family.


Name: Scott Nelson
Email: john.nelson4@us.army.mil
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:15:37 PM

Message

As the former BCO 1-508 CDR (99-00), I am proud of your successful operation into N Iraq. It was good to see Jason Guerringer on TV and in the news. Tell Jason and Tony Mendoza 'Hello' from CGSC at FT Leavenworth. Go get those bastards and get back to drinking Vino and running Berico MTN! Good luck and Fury from The Sky! RED DEVIL! Legion6


Name: Dolores Townsend
Email: dolores@woh.rr.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:05:43 PM

Message

Hello, Mathieu. We are following everything that we can on CNN. We are so proud of you, son. Everyone at my job wishes you well and supports you. I am taping CNN at night or when I'm not here in hopes of seeing you. Elisa and I are writting emails back and forth. Take care of yourself and come home safe.


Name: Pat Young
Email: herd@prexar.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:01:17 PM

Message

The 173d Airborne Paratroopers out of Vicenza Italy have jumped into northern Iraq. I literally jumped around the kitchen. What excitement, just to hear the words, "173d Airborne Paratroopers". My husband served with the 173d. To this day he considers himself a Skysoldier. He made the military a career and retired in l990. His heart is with you men and women. Given the opportunity he would give his life to be with you once again.


Name:
Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:53:50 PM

Message


Name: Sandy Race
Email: JRace1@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:52:30 PM

Message

We are all proud of the job you are doing. A special hello to Peter May in the 173rd from the Race Family. Our prayers are constantly with you.


Name: David P. Schlossman
Email: viperdave@dejazzd.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:52:11 PM

Message

Give Em' Hell!


Name: MIRANDA DENHOLM-MCKILLEN
Email: ANGELSFIRE21@AOL.COM
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:51:55 PM

Message

>>>>GO HERD>>>>>> I AM A UK FEMALE BUT I HAVE A BUDDY IN NEW YORK WHO SERVED WITH YOU GUYS IN NAM, AT THE BATTLE OF DAK TO. AND YOU ARE A REAL KICK A$$ BUNCH OF GUYS, SO GO FOR IT SKY SOLDIERS FOR ALL US BRITS AND YOUR OWN BOYS THE FOUNDERS OF THE COALITION, LETS SHOW SADDAM WHAT THE MOTHER OF ALL BATTLES IS ALL ABOUT. GOD BLES YOU ALL AND GOD SPEED YOU SAFELY HOME


Name: Barb and Jenkins
Email: jandb5151@chartermi.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:41:41 PM

Message

Hi Scott, This is mom and Jerry and I just want you and the troops to know we are praying for all your safe returns. The people at work want to know what all you need for a care package because they want to send a couple boxes for all of you over there and they said to tell all of you guys that they are praying for all of your safe returns. Well better go for now talk and write later. Love Mom and Jerry


Name: Brenda Nelson Hyre
Email: bhyre@genphysics.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:39:43 PM

Message

Jon Nelson - Every picture of you guys I see, I swear I see YOU!! Wishful thinking. Kick Ass, Stay Safe, and Hurry Home. Love ya


Name: Brenda Nelson Hyre
Email: bhyre@genphysics.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:37:53 PM

Message

Just want to wish you all a swift and safe journey home! We are all proud of you guys. Hope you enjoyed the "girl scout cookies".


Name: DAVID AND MARSHA SANTIAGO
Email: Marshamatthews@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:37:42 PM

Message

GARY SANTIAGO, OUR SOLDIER,WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU AND THE CREW.PERSEVER,KEEP THE FAITH AND COME HOME SAFE. COCO SENDS BOW WOW KISSES. SURFS UP BABY,SEE YA SOON. LOVE, MOMMY CHULA Y PAPI GORDO


Name: Aimee
Email: aimeebreed@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:32:08 PM

Message

We're all SO proud of you and support you all the way. I can't say thank you enough to all of the brave men and women who serve our country. You're in our hearts and prayers! Bill Bundy: Godspeed, kick some butt and get home safely! Aim


Name: Aimee
Email: aimeebreed@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:31:17 PM

Message

We're all SO proud of you and support you all the way. I can't say thank you enough to all of the brave men and women who serve our country. You're in our hearts and prayers! Bill Bundy: Godspeed, kick some butt and get home safely! Aim


Name: Mark, Laurie and Zippy Price
Email: gusflamingo@ncinternet.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:30:58 PM

Message

Miles Price, You little jumper you! We think we've seen photos of you out there, but we may simply be wishing... Thinking of you ALL THE TIME and knowing you are doing well. Keep it up kid! Love, Dad, Laurie and Zip


Name: Gina Arnold
Email: garnold52@cox.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:28:35 PM

Message

We place all of you in our prayers and send you wishes of Godspeed and be well.


Name: Jennifer Gonzalez
Email: Mexappeal@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:24:18 PM

Message

Hi TJ! I'm so proud of you and blessed to be your wife! Glad to hear you dropped in safe. Caleb and I love you very much and we are here supporting and praying for you "All The Way!" Mamasan


Name: Carla Landre
Email: cjlandre@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:22:16 PM

Message

Jason Landre I love you and am very proud of you! You are all in my thoughts daily. Many prayers are being said for you. Kelly said to tell you that now that she knows where you are she is comming to get you. Love Mom.


Name: LUIGI LUPINI
Email: ELISAR@INTERFREE.IT
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:19:32 PM

Message

SONO UN TENENTE COLONNELLO DEI PARACADUTISTI DELLA BRIGATA FOLGORE, VOGLIO PORGERE A VOI ED IN PARTICOLARE AI FAMILIARI E AI COMANDANTI DEI MILITARI CHE SONO DECEDUTI IN IRAQ LE PIU' SENTITE CONDOGLIANZE. SAPPIATE CHE IO E MOLTI COME ME VI SIAMO VICINI E CHE CONDIVIDIAMO CIO' CHE IL GOVERNO AMERICANO STA FACENDO, PRENDENDOSI DEGLI IMPEGNI E DELLE RESPONSABILITA' PER LE QUALI DOBBIAMO SOLAMENTE RINGRAZIARLO. NON RIUSCIAMO A CAPIRE LA SUPERFICIALITA' E LA MALAFEDE CON LA QUALE ALCUNI SEDICENTI PACIFISTI SFRUTTANO L'INGENUITA' DELLE MASSE ED IN PARTICOLARE DEI GIOVANI PER PORTARLI IN PIAZZA A MANIFESTARE CONTRO UN INTERVENTO, IL CUI SCOPO E' QUELLO DI LIBERARE L'OCCIDENTE DALL'INCUBO DEGLI ATTENTATI TERRORISTICI E IL POPOLO IRACHENO DALLA SCHIAVITU'. RICORDO SEMPRE CON PIACERE LE ESERCITAZIONI E LE OPERAZIONI FATTE ISIEME AD ALCUNE VOSTRE UNITA'. CI SIAMO INCONTRATI ANCHE NELL'ESTATE DEL 1991 IN KURDISTAN NELL'OPERAZIONE PROVIDE COMFORT . IN BOCCA AL LUPO LUIGI LUPINI LIVORNO ITALY


Name: LUIGI LUPINI
Email: ELISAR@INTERFREE.IT
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:16:10 PM

Message

SONO UN TENENTE COLONNELLO DEI PARACADUTISTI DELLA BRIGATA FOLGORE, VOGLIO PORGERE A VOI ED IN PARTICOLARE AI FAMILIARI E AI COMANDANTI DEI MILITARI CHE SONO DECEDUTI IN IRAQ LE PIU' SENTITE CONDOGLIANZE. SAPPIATE CHE IO E MOLTI COME ME VI SIAMO VICINI E CHE CONDIVIDIAMO CIO' CHE IL GOVERNO AMERICANO STA FACENDO, PRENDENDOSI DEGLI IMPEGNI E DELLE RESPONSABILITA' PER LE QUALI DOBBIAMO SOLAMENTE RINGRAZIARLO. NON RIUSCIAMO A CAPIRE LA SUPERFICIALITA' E LA MALAFEDE CON LA QUALE ALCUNI SEDICENTI PACIFISTI SFRUTTANO L'INGENUITA' DELLE MASSE ED IN PARTICOLARE DEI GIOVANI PER PORTARLI IN PIAZZA A MANIFESTARE CONTRO UN INTERVENTO, IL CUI SCOPO E' QUELLO DI LIBERARE L'OCCIDENTE DALL'INCUBO DEGLI ATTENTATI TERRORISTICI E IL POPOLO IRACHENO DALLA SCHIAVITU'. RICORDO SEMPRE CON PIACERE LE ESERCITAZIONI E LE OPERAZIONI FATTE ISIEME AD ALCUNE VOSTRE UNITA'. CI SIAMO INCONTRATI ANCHE NELL'ESTATE DEL 1991 IN KURDISTAN NELL'OPERAZIONE PROVIDE COMFORT . IN BOCCA AL LUPO LUIGI LUPINI LIVORNO


Name: Carl Roy
Email: yorc@tds.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:11:21 PM

Message

We back in the states are watching you on television 24 hrs. a day. We greatly appreciate everything you do and have done for our country. We admire your bravery and are awed by your prowess. Hope you are out of there in a hurry!


Name: Dave & Janine Malcolm
Email: Janinem@charter.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:07:00 PM

Message

Hi Paul, I'm so glad to be able to send a "thoughts and prayers message" to you and your fellow servicemen and women. We want you to know we really appreciate what you all are doing for us and for the innocent Iraqi people. We pray for your safety and Paul just know that God is your best friend. He is always there, just call on him and he will comfort you. Love and hugs Uncle Dave and Aunt Janine


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Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:06:55 PM

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To the finest AIRBORNE troops on the planet, the SKY SOLDIERS, best of luck, give 'em hell for all of us! ALL THE WAY, CSM Tom Butcher, 3/319th FA (ABN)


Name: Les&Sara Fertig
Email: fertig@locolnet.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:06:06 PM

Message

Glen Rice glad to hear you your on the ground safe.keep your head down and will see you at the lake when you get home. love sara & les


Name: John Ryan
Email: john.ryan@arspace.army.mil
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:05:19 PM

Message

To all the Brigade and 2/503rd: Keep your powder dry and aim straight. You're not so old on the Army List, But you're not so new in the ring, For you carried your packs for Westy, When LBJ and Tricky Dick were King, and the Herd moves to the sound of the guns, Like salmon to the sea, For where there are Sky Soldiers there's bound to be Fightin' and fightin to be won. plagarized from Rudyard Kipling.


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Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:05:04 PM

Message

Susan Locke tslocke@aol.com I just wanted all of you to know how very proud I am of you! I'm praying for you, asking God's protection,his guidance to carry you through these tough days ahead. If you see my son, please tell him that I love him! :-)His name is, Sgt. Chris Shelton, from 2nd -503rd in Vicenza Italy. There are so many of my church family and friends praying for you all. God Bless you! Send me some of your names, I will let several know who want to send care packages to you. Much Love Susan (MOM)


Name: Cindy Jones
Email: lil_jonesy2u@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:04:45 PM

Message

Way to go!! Keeping each and every one of you in my prayers for a safe return home. God bless you.


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Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:02:33 PM

Message

CSM Tom Butcher, 3/319th FA (ABN) TO: The finest, THE SKY SOLDIERS, ALL THE WAY, you are the best of the best. Take two salts and DRIVE ON! E-mail oldmill89@juno.com


Name: Herb Holeman, Col (Ret)
Email: herbert.holeman@us.army.mil
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:58:29 PM

Message

curahees lead the way!


Name: Vicki
Email: Jasmine506@msn.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:55:52 PM

Message

Adam, We love you and are very proud of you! I'm honored and blesses to be your sister. May Our Lord bless you and keep you. Love, Vicki & Brian AIRBORNE!!!!!


Name: Crystal Ortiz
Email: crystalortiz2000@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:53:47 PM

Message

Come home to us safe. Everyone is praying for you guys. We love you SSG Ortiz, 173D CSC. We are thinking about all of you. Take Care of yourselves!!


Name: Chapter XVII, 173D Airborne
Email: jhaynes173d@wideopenwest.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:52:02 PM

Message

Men I'm proud to see the 173d has risen to the height of becoming History all over again. Keep up the great work of the 173D Airborne and keep the History above all. When I was a young man and they deactivated the HERD I was so depressed I know you will serve our nation with excellects. As we did 36 years ago in the jungles of VietNam. Jim Haynes, 1SG Retired, President Chapter XVII, 173d Airborne Brigade All THE WAY AIRBORNE!


Name: Vicki DiLeggi
Email: Jasmine506@msn.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:47:58 PM

Message

We're all so very proud of all of you! You are all in our thoughts and prayers and we just wanted to let you know how much we support and love you guys. May God bless and keep you all! AIRBORNE!!!!!


Name: Jean Owens
Email: mjojmo@email.msn.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:47:19 PM

Message

Jason Landre we love you and are very proud of you. Love Jean, Mike, Bryana, and Megan


Name: Felicia
Email: HSUsweetz@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:45:05 PM

Message

I just want to let all of you know that you're being prayed for and everyone is pullin' for you!!


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Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:43:58 PM

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Name: CSM Freund
Email: a.freund@us.army.mil
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:43:51 PM

Message

One thousand combat jump stars! God bless them all.


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Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:39:41 PM

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Name: Rob Solorio
Email: rtsolorio@msn.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:34:06 PM

Message

My dad was with the 173rd from '63 to '65 in Okinawa. I am very proud of him and all of you. Thanks for doing the necessary things most of us can't. Good luck!


Name: Michael A. Edmonds
Email: Edmondm1@rjrt.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:34:04 PM

Message

Go Airborne!! Kick some ASS!! Thank you for all you.. Highest Regards, Michael A. Edmonds North Carolina


Name: Rob Solorio
Email: rtsolorio@msn.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:33:39 PM

Message

My dad was with the 173rd from '63 to '65 in Okinawa. I am very proud of him and all of you. Thanks for doing the necessary things most of us can't. Good luck!


Name: Lori A. Fertig Pierce
Email: gypsy0506@neo.rr.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:30:32 PM

Message

Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedom. Stay as safe as possible and know that every moment of every day you are in our hearts and in our prayers. I hope your mission is smooth and uneventful and that you will each soon be home with your families. We love you and will forever be grateful for what you are doing. All the way! USA! Lori Pierce PS If you know Glen Rice give him a big hug from his cousin!


Name: Tom Watkins
Email: twatkins@ebi.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:29:10 PM

Message

To Jack Kilbride.We're very proud of you .You are in our thoughts and prayers and we're very grateful to you and all of the brave men and women who serve with you. We're looking forward to the time when all of you are back with your loved ones. Stay safe and sound. Love,Aunt Patti and Uncle Tom.


Name: Michael A. Edmonds
Email: Edmondm1@rjrt.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:28:10 PM

Message

Go Airborne!! Kick some ASS!! Thank you for all you.. Highest Regards, Michael A. Edmonds North Carolina


Name: Molly Brandon
Email: scentsibles@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:21:18 PM

Message

Adam, We love you and are very proud of you and everyone with you. We are looking forward to you coming home. Stay safe. You are very special to us! Love, Aunt Molly, Uncle Ray and the rest of the bunch


Name: Molly Brandon
Email: scentsibles@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:19:07 PM

Message

Adam, We love you and are very proud of you and everyone with you. We are looking forward to you coming home. Stay safe. You are very special to us! Love, Aunt Molly, Uncle Ray and the rest of the bunch


Name: Brandon Hall
Email: brandonjack95@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:18:15 PM

Message

Joe Leshko, How are you? Are you nervous about being in the war? Has anyone in your area been hurt? I talked with Mommy last weekend. She is doing OK but misses us both. Timmy is worried about you. We all know that you are going to be safe. I won't be coming this summer because of the war. I miss you and get home safe. BRANDON


Name: Tina (Currin) Wessels
Email: tinawessels@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:18:07 PM

Message

Way to go Jody!! Brandyn and I are so proud of you. Be safe and kick some a$$. We love ya.... Thanks to all the 173rd for fighting for us!


Name: Norm McBurney
Email: Mac@NRMcBurney.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:15:27 PM

Message

Hi, I'm just an old soldier that was with the 173rd when they were formed in Okiniwa in 1963, Just want all of you to know that our thoughts are with you. Stay safe and God speed.


Name: Tony Sawchuk
Email: Tsawchuk@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:14:55 PM

Message

As a paratrooper my self served with the 2/325th 82nd airborne div i am really proud of you guys i watched wath you did and can fell comfortable knowing your berets were earned not issued airborne all the way May god watch over all of you and your families my household supports you


Name: Kimberly Newsom
Email: kbmagic@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:14:12 PM

Message

Not a minute goes by that you aren't in our thoughts and prayers. We would love to send a care package, but don't believe individuals can do so at this time. Please stay safe. You are our heroes!!


Name: Molly Krywopusk
Email: scentsibles@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:10:48 PM

Message

Stay safe, come home soon, we thank you and we love you!


Name: Shannon VanValkenburg-Chute
Email: shannonvan1@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 03:54:21 PM

Message

To all my friends in the 173rd Airborne Brigade of Vicenza, Italy: THANK YOU for all that you are doing. I saw your jump into N. Iraq, and am following you on the news. You are making us all so proud! Give 'em Hell!!! A special prayer goes out to, Joshua Swan (so proud of you, you were born to do this!), Steven Stocking, Corey Zoll, Casey Smith, and all of you guys. Your friend, and best Dugan's waitress in the world, SHANNON, shannonvan1@hotmail.com


Name: Dianne Blaney
Email: dblaney@smithandstevenson.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 03:48:04 PM

Message

My son, Josh Blaney, is in the 173rd 508th. Just wanted all of you to know how proud we are of you and that we are all praying for your safe return. Everybodies talking about how exciting it was to see all of you over there. I missed it early this morning. Hopefully, they will show it on CNN tonight. I'll be watching. Take care of yourselves and be very careful. If anyone knows, Josh, tell him I'm sending my love and to be careful, and hopefully we will talk to him soon.


Name: Tanya Boyd
Email: stapo@cox.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 03:46:03 PM

Message

Hey Jon Bazer, it's your big sister!! I love you and I'm proud of you, and I hope you get to see your lady again soon. By the way, aren't you getting a bit OLD for this, lil' bro??? If those Kurds or Turks do anything to scare you like those kids did at Morley Field, let me know. And in the mean-time, let 'em see the "master of disaster" that always invaded my teen-age years. xoxoxox!! -Tanya


Name: 1sg jim akuna (ret)
Email: pointman_173@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 03:35:51 PM

Message

go gettum herd...reign death and destructions upon the heads of the enemy... my father was original member of the the herd when they formed in okinawa and went with them to vietnam in '65...uncle served w/ 173rd engineers in '67... I served w/N/75th rangers from mar 70 to aug 71...son Torri Akuna is now inbound to the herd in vicenza (he was born there in 1978 when i served there w/ what was then the 509th ABCT (recon plt and 1st plt B co)...we all pray for all your safe return...GOD BLESS THE COALITION FORCES, JIM AKUNA, N/75TH RGR 173RD ABN BDE RVN 70-71


Name: Chris Gwaldis
Email: gwaldis222@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 03:30:42 PM

Message

OUR PRAYERS AND WISHES GO OUT TO YOU ALL. WE SAW YOU PARACHUTE DOWN IN IRAQ ON THE TODAY SHOW THIS MORNING. BRENT WHIPPERMAN THIS IS YOUR AUNT CHRIS. I'M GOING TO CALL ANGIE IN A FEW MINUTES AND I WILL LET HER KNOW THAT I CAN HOPEFULLY REACH. BE CAREFUL AND KICK BUTT. TAKE CARE LOVE CHRIS


Name: Flora Trippett
Email: flora@173rdairborne.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 03:28:27 PM

Message

This message is for 1st LT. John McDougal in the 173rd.ab Hi John: I just got an e-mail from jimwith this web site address. Your dad called yesterday with the news that you had shipped out. We were very sorry that you had to go now and leave your new bride. We ae praying for you and pray that you will be home again soon. I had a letter written to you to mail today but I will send it anyway. I know how important mail call can be. I think the war is going to last longer than we were led to believe at first. We will keep praying and hoping that it will be over very soon. We watch a lot of tv so we keep up as best we can. It is a miserable looking place; how can people live in such a place.I havn't seen a blade of grass yet.I don't have a lot to say at this time. We are both doing pretty well. We are thinking and praying all the time for you and also Bree. It can't be much fun for Bree all alone in Italy. She is a strong girl. Will keep in touch . Much love and may God be with you every step of the way. Paul and Flora bree


Name: Chris
Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 03:27:34 PM

Message


Name: Paul DuBois
Email: paulfdubois@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 03:24:12 PM

Message

Served in the DogHouse from 85-87. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. You make us proud. Stay safe and keep your mind on the mission. Airborne All The Way.


Name: Aunt Madeline
Email: mdelahan@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 03:23:29 PM

Message

Adam - our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so proud of you and love you very much. We are with you all the way!


Name: Joel Duncan
Email: Dunca040@bamamail.ua.edu
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 03:09:14 PM

Message

Daniel Monk, this is your cousin Joel. I was going to try to get in touch with you to wish you good luck and tell you that you are in our prayers. We are behind you 100 percent, go kick Sadam's ass. Roll Tide, Joel Duncan


Name: LeeAnn Hathaway
Email: lhathaway@bsu.edu
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:57:56 PM

Message

To everyone in the 173rd - YOU MAKE US PROUD! JASON CORDOVA, this message is especially for you, I'm one of your moms best friends from Indiana (Muncie Southside) I havn't seen you for quite a long time but you're always in my thoughts & prayers. Your mom & Melissa are keeping me up to date on everything. Be safe Jason, & all you guys get home soon. Jason, if possible send me an email sometime lhathaway@bsu.edu or lhathaway58@aol.com Love & Best Wishes, LeeAnn Hathaway


Name: Kelsey Murdock
Email: kmurdock@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:52:40 PM

Message

ANDRE MONGE! I don't even know if you are still with this unit. If you are, you are on my mind and in my prayers. If you aren't, well, then, no biggie b/c you won't see this message! :)


Name: Mitch Cross
Email: mcross@payright.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:39:55 PM

Message

Thanks to you and your fellow soldiers, the world will be a better place. We (Citizens of the world) are all in your debt. Kick ass and come home safe!!


Name: Dana Cortez
Email: raynadenee@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:37:15 PM

Message

To Corey Zoll: Please take care of you and all our boys. I'll be praying for you 'til you come home again. I love ya, Dana


Name: Suzanne Roberts
Email: Hotblondec964433@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:32:38 PM

Message

Hey just wanted to say thanks for your hard work...and we keep you in our prayers...


Name: CK
Email: KILGOREC@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:30:20 PM

Message

GOD BLESS YOU ALL, YOU GUYS MAKE US ALL PROUD! AND TO MY 503RD BOYZ FROM VIC, DO THE DAMN THING AND GET ON HOME! FOR NOW MUCH LOVE AND PRAYERS FROM SOUTH FLORIDA!


Name: CK
Email: KILGOREC@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:30:17 PM

Message

GOD BLESS YOU ALL, YOU GUYS MAKE US ALL PROUD! AND TO MY 503RD BOYZ FROM VIC, DO THE DAMN THING AND GET ON HOME! FOR NOW MUCH LOVE AND PRAYERS FROM SOUTH FLORIDA!


Name: Robert Collins
Email: artece00@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:27:28 PM

Message

173d Airborne WE are proud of you and thank you. Ryan Doot Englewood FL loves you and Caribou McDiarmid and we are so proud of you both. Finish your job and hurry home, your Mom loves you and misses you. Thank you all soooo much!!!


Name: CK
Email: KILGOREC@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:26:17 PM

Message

GOD BLESS YOU ALL, YOU GUYS MAKE US ALL PROUD! AND TO MY 503RD BOYZ FROM VIC, DO THE DAMN THING AND GET ON HOME! FOR NOW MUCH LOVE AND PRAYERS FROM SOUTH FLORIDA!


Name: Mike Flynn
Email: irish501@excite.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:21:09 PM

Message

Your doing yourself proud and we're proud of you. Kick butt! 173d October 1964-April 1966.


Name: Alison
Email: alison.sawyer@pattersondental.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:14:14 PM

Message

Thanks for all you do! you are all in my prayers and thoughts! Keep your chins up!


Name: Mike Flynn
Email: irish501@excite.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:13:12 PM

Message

Your doing yourself proud and we're proud of you. Kick butt!


Name: Lino DeCristofaro
Email: linostacy@juno.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:07:10 PM

Message

WHO ARE WE! - AIRBORNE! - HOW FAR! - ALL THE WAY .......TO BAGDAD!!!!!!. Good luck joes, keep your flanks covered & kill as many mothafuckers as you can! LEAD, FOLLOW OR GET THE FUCK OUT OF OUR WAY!!!!!!!!!!!! 3rd HERD COMIN' THRU YOU! HOO-AH! MAY GOD BLESS EACH & EVERYONE OF YOU! ARMY VETERAN, LINO DECRISTOFARO


Name: jaidene Anderlini
Email: jaidene1@juno.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:02:37 PM

Message

Dear Paul, My prayers are with you and all our troops. I'm worried sick about you but I feel so confident of your abilities that I'm sure you're doing all that will bring you home safely and all the other troops under your charge. You are a brilliant young man whom I'm proud to call nephew. I wish I could stretch my arm out and pick you out of harms way. Please come home safe, and know how very much I love you and I'm thinking of you. I can't turn the TV off watching for news of you. I love your very much, and be safe my little American Hero! Love, Aunt Dene


Name: Corey
Email: cmcdorman@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:56:38 PM

Message

You make everyone back home proud! You show the world that America is prepared to defend freedom anytime, anywhere. I thank you for everything you have done and for everything that you will do. God speed!


Name: Allison Jones
Email: right_mesoon@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:56:09 PM

Message

Hey, I just thought that I would write you to say that I heard what you are doing over there and hope that you make it through safely and stay healthy. I think that it is soooo cool what you guys are giving up for our country. Well I wish you luck and courage. I will pray for you. -love4ever- Allison Jones


Name: Jan French Kavet
Email: jan@sedonainsurance.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:48:34 PM

Message

Dear 173rd/508 ABN - my nephew, Austin French, is an armorer with 508th. We saw you parachute and land in N Iraq yesterday on the news. We are so proud of you all!! Keep the faith, stay safe, watch your 6 and come home safe. Our prayers are with you all. The American flag flys day and night at our home!! We love you, Austin and wish you a happy 23rd b-day today!! Aunt Janny XXXOOO


Name: John P. Vassallo
Email: jvassallo@triad.rr.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:45:28 PM

Message

You have been in my thoughts since I heard the that you had been deployed. I hope you know that you are a part of the best Airborne unit ever fielded. We who where that patch on our right sleeve know what it takes, and what you have to do. We support you and wish you all well. As a former 11B4P with A 1/503, 173rd, I know that the road to victory is hard and painful. I can empathize with and want you to know that all of us have faith in you. My only regret is that I can not be there with you. If they would let me, I would pay my own way to get there. I hear the food is better and the equipment is lighter than it used to be. Sure, thats what they told us too. The guys who buy the stuff never have to hump it. Keep the sand out of the magazines, don't sleep on guard and until I can figure out how to get there, kick the shit out of those bums for me. Remember, you're not just paratroopers, you're "THE THIRD HERD". Make us prowd and come home safe. John P. Vassallo, 2023 Shirley Dr. Burlington, NC 27215


Name: travis
Email: travis@pennswoods.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:39:52 PM

Message

my name is travis i hope you all come home safe and well and to the 173rd sky soldiers military recordings makes military cadence tapes for the military something for you to think about here,s there no. get in touch with them when you get back the no. is [1-800]962-2234 get them to make your running cadences please it won,t cost you a thing do it please from travis


Name: Janet L (Hodapp)Roberts
Email: Janetlroberts10@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:37:11 PM

Message

Tommy my fingers are crossed that you and all your buddys COME HOME SAFE. We are all thinking about you.(Andie too)


Name: Tom Town (SGT, 11B4P, 173rd 1968-9)
Email: gdtomtown@juno.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:32:37 PM

Message

Your making us proud again troopers, How Far Will You Go?


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Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:29:07 PM

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Name: Konawa High School
Email: palmerp@konawa.k12.ok.us
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:20:23 PM

Message

We are from Sgt. Whitekiller's hometown. We are so proud of you all. Support is strong in OK. No protesters here!!! Give 'em hell and stay safe. We love you all. Konawa High School Students


Name: Jim Fassanella
Email: jfassan1@rochester.rr.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:16:33 PM

Message

I'd like to wish good luck and safe return to the entire 173rd. Tom, stay safe.


Name: Katie
Email: kdpara@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:15:19 PM

Message

Austin: We love you. Keep safe,keep head low and duck. We want you home safe. If you need anything e mail your Dad. Let us know what you want or would like to have. We love you.


Name: Jim Fassanella
Email: jfassan1@rochester.rr.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:14:12 PM

Message

I'd like to wish good luck and safe return to the entire 173rd. Tom, stay safe.


Name: Travis Mann
Email: travis@gunmann.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:13:57 PM

Message

Greetings Sky Soldiers, 3/27/03 You should be very proud of the task that lies ahead of you. Just as you should be proud of the patch you wear on your shoulder. My father was in the 173rd in vietnam, 1968. And I am sure that his spirit is watching over all of you in Iraq today. Be Proud. Be Smart. And I am sure that you will all due your buddies right. God Bless. I am praying for you all. Travis Mann


Name: MRS. BUDDY ADAMS - WIFE OF A SKY SOLDIER
Email: THEBIGBA@PRODIGY.NET
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:10:02 PM

Message

AS A SKY SOLDIER - YOU ARE THE BEST THE ARMY HAS TO OFFER! MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SAFE RETURN HOME!


Name: MRS. BUDDY ADAMS
Email: THEBIGBA@PRODIGY.NET
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:08:05 PM

Message

AS A SKY SOLDIER - YOU ARE THE BEST THE ARMY HAS TO OFFER! MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SAFE RETURN HOME!


Name: Gaspar "doc" Otero
Email: gotero173d@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:06:37 PM

Message

Served with the Herd in 1970-71. Wishing you young troopers God Speed. May all of you return safely home.


Name: John French
Email: waywardboy1@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:01:19 PM

Message

Hi my son is in Aco 1st/508th Airborne HQ Platoon His name is Austin French can you please have him Email if possible. Tell him I'm very proud of him and We Love Him. You guys be careful and come home...John French


Name: Judy Wilbanks (Will's Aunt)
Email: wilbank@c2i2.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:50:25 PM

Message

You are all in our thoughts and prayers day and night. Sargent William H. Higginbotham, III, We are watching and listening. We love you, miss you, praying for your safe return. Take care of yourself and your brothers and sisters there with you. Will, the family is all there with you in spirit. We are so very proud of you. the 173rd is in the news, radio, tv, and newspapers this morning. saw a film clip of the jump. You do "your job" and come on home, we are all here waiting for your return. Love you, see you soon, take care. Aunt Judy


Name: Ann Zoll
Email: epzoll@dmci.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:49:07 PM

Message

Glad you had a safe landing. Stay safe. We are praying for you & everyone to be safe & come home soon. Love, Mom


Name: Mrs. Michelle McAndrews
Email: diesel@ainet.us
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:47:18 PM

Message

Thank you for allowing my family and I to go to sleep at night knowing we will be safe, to wake up in the morning knowing we will not have to live with terror, to go to work each day knowing we are free to do as we want not as we are forced, to shop where we want, live where we want, how we want. Thank you for your devotion to our cause. We honor you and pray for you daily. You have our utmost respect for what you do. Please know you are truly appreciated. From a former duper's wife (3/325, 509th, & 507th) All the way!


Name: Laura Marquez
Email: laura_lynn@attbi.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:47:18 PM

Message

Thank you guys! Take care SPC David Rowland. My prayers are with you everyday.


Name:
Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:46:42 PM

Message

Ann Zoll e-mail address epzoll@dmci.net Hi Corey, Glad you made the jump okay. Stay safe. Yes we are watching the news! We are praying for you & everyone for your safe return. Love, Mom


Name: Roy Duron
Email: rbduron@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:42:08 PM

Message

Stay safe-watch your six and " ALL THE WAY!!


Name: Wendy Morgan
Email: wendymorgan123@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:38:49 PM

Message

Brandon Scott Morgan Chosen Company 2-503rd You guys are doing a great job. We are all following you watching CNN. We are so proud of you. Keep up the good work Rock. On a personal note: Brandon, we miss you and love you. Wendy Morgan


Name: Velma Ellis
Email: vellis@email.unc.edu
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:36:14 PM

Message

This message is for my son-in-law, SSG Michael Christian. William and I want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers daily for your continued safety and that you will remain well and come home safely to Keria and the rest of your family. We try to talk with Keria as often as we can and also keep in touch with her via email. You can be real proud of her; she is doing great. We are very proud of you and for what you are doing. Remember that we all love you very much. Kevin and Kristy send their love also. Velma


Name: Debra Graham
Email: culi_sweet@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:33:25 PM

Message

Hey Roberto como estas, espero que todo te va muy bien y que te estes cuidando mucho. Your family and I miss you very much and as you can imagine we are praying for your safe return home. Hanna and Zeus send their love (dog language)and can't wait till you come home to play with them. Be safe, take care, and remember that we all LOVE you very very much....Te quiero mucho y espero que regreses a casa pronto...Con mucho amor Debra


Name: Bud McDonlad
Email: Bud_McDonald@173rdAirborne.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:27:12 PM

Message

In 173rd from 1969 'til 1970. We're damn proud of this unit....you of the Herd keep the tradition going. Hit 'em hard....hit 'em often. Watch out for those thugs.....put 'em on the ground then check 'em.


Name: Major Isaac O Johnson
Email: Isaac.Oscar.Johnson@us.army.mil
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:26:43 PM

Message

Hello Roberto Sandifer 2/503, We love and miss you. We are praying for you and all the personnel in the Briagde. As I've told you numerous times before, "Listen to your NCO's, they are the backbone of our Army." The family is thinking about you constantly and will keep you in our prayers. Send correspondence as it becomes available. Stop worrying about the family because you are there for a purpose and need to focus on the mission at hand. Don't try to remember what to do because you have been trained extrememly well. Act, don't think about it. This is what the Army is all about - I've been there, I know. Sincerely, Major Johnson and Family "Of The Troops - For The Troops"


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Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:24:32 PM

Message

Tina Stanley wnemas.aol.com The Eagle can soar the highest and is very sacred and you the Sky Soldiers are sacred as well for what you do. Our family has a guy we believe dropped in over there along with you guys and we want him to know we love him and His California Auntie wants him and his troop to know the love and support for you all is tremendous and Thank You for all you do. Aunt Tina says the Redwoods are waiting to hear the roar of that Harley when you drop back in. Look to the skies.


Name:
Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:22:11 PM

Message

Hello Roberto, We love and miss you. We are praying for you and all the personnel in the Briagde. As I've told you numerous times before, "Listen to your NCO's, they are the backbone of our Army." The family is thinking about you constantly and will keep you in our prayers. Send correspondence as it becomes available. Stop worrying about the family because you are there for a purpose and need to focus on the mission at hand. Don't try to remember what to do because you have been trained extrememly well. Act, don't think about it. This is what the Army is all about - I've been there, I know. Sincerely, Major Johnson and Family "Of The Troops - For The Troops"


Name: Oliver R Vignery
Email: skysoldier.rod@paratroopers.org
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:18:41 PM

Message

Brothers Gods speed as you engage the enemy. Know that former skysoldiers everywhere are with you in spirit and you are all on our minds. I salute you and the botherhood of paratroopers. We will keep the faith as you defend our homeland


Name: Gary Conrad
Email: Notgoodoldsguy@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:12:59 PM

Message

God bless and keep every one of you. You are all the best. Get the job done and come home safe. We are all pulling for you. You are the reason that we all live in a free society. Thank you for your sacrifice and patriotism. Served with the 2nd Infantry Division(Indianhead)DMZ South Korea 70-71


Name: Al Conetto
Email: a.conetto@gte.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:12:47 PM

Message

Sky Soldiers: We are proud of you and know you will only add to the heritage and valor that is embedded into the history of the 173rd. Good luck to you..........and kick some ass. Airborne! A, 1/503, 173rd Abn Bde '65-'66


Name: Pam Helgren (Alan Shaffer's Aunt)
Email: pam_helgren@richards.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:02:38 PM

Message

We're so proud of you guys! Take care business and get home soon!


Name: Mark Pugh
Email: mspugh@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:01:19 PM

Message

Great news about you guys...way to go 173rd! You are all over the news today back home. I only know one of you...Byron Travis, but I am praying for you all. God bless, Mark Pugh


Name: Tammi Cady
Email: tammi.cady@lyndonstate.edu
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:59:17 AM

Message

I just wanted to send my support to all the paratroopers. Keep up the great work! A very special message to my brother-in-law, Spc. Aaron J. Cady, that we think of him all the time and we are all so proud of you! The support here in our Vermont community for Aaron and all the others in 173rd Airborne is amazing. The entire town is cheering for all of you. You are all hero's!


Name: Sgt. Craig
Email: craig_charles@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:55:13 AM

Message

Good Luck Aco 1/508th wish I was with you guys maybe I will see you in Bagdad. Ssg Weaver your brother told me to tell you that you suck <he is jealouse>


Name: Phyllis Neasham
Email: phyllis.neasham@cubic.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:54:09 AM

Message

To the Troops God Bless, we support you and are so proud of your bravery, courage and hard work for our country and future generations. To Bradley Neasham stay low dig in and be safe. My prayers and thoughts are with you constant. We will be waiting for your return with flags waving. Mom and Dad.


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Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:49:38 AM

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Name: Sheriff Steve Borchardt
Email: borchardt.steve@co.olmsted.mn.us
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:46:46 AM

Message

All of us in the Olmsted County Sheriffs' Office, Rochester, MN have you guys are in our thoughts and prayers every minute of every day. Give'em hell and come home safe and soon.


Name: SFC Mark Dunlap
Email: Mark.Dunlap@tx.ngb.army.mil
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:42:57 AM

Message

...and another thing....you Sky Soldiers WHEN you get back and if you're in the Austin, TX. area, a copy of your haz du orders, I run the Parachute Shop for the TXARNG, you WILL jump....HOLLYWOOD!!! Just ask Doc Rieger who is there with you and convey my very best to him.....and my very best, regards, and admiration to ALL of you!! They could form a Company of 'Nam Sky Soldiers out of us who are willing to come.....The Centrum Silver or Grampa Company....we shoot hyper-accurately cuz we don't run fast. Love You guys. Words fail me how very proud WE are of you. SFC Mark Dunlap E/2/503 173d Abn Bde RVN 69-70 Cat Platoon LZ English


Name: Ken Gilbert
Email: a_shadowrider@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:33:37 AM

Message

Hi guys, I was an RTO with 1st platoon Charlie Company 2nd Battalion in Bong Son 68/69. I'm proud of you guys, keep your heads down. My knees are stiff now and my back hurts but I wish I was there to back you up. Kick ass and come home afe.


Name: Sgt. Sean P.Jennings
Email: jennsea3@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:33:14 AM

Message

I would like to say how proud I am of all 1,000 paratroopers who jumped into Northern Iraq.I was a paratrooper with A 3/504 PIR at Fort Bragg, NC from 8/89-01/92. As a fellow grunt, I felt a pride deep within my soul, when I saw the video of the airborne drop. You are such a vital element to this war, no matter how "high tech" the word becomes, the Army still and will always, in my opinion,need highly motivated, skilled Airborne troops, like yourself!! May the coming weeks bring you sure victory and a sense of pride, for who you are and what you have accomplished.I know, and the world shall know "Airborne, All the Way." Good luck and God speed!


Name: Harry R. Kerr, CSM (Ret)
Email: kerr.harry@co.olmsted.mn.us
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:31:59 AM

Message

As an American, I am extremely proud of all of our military personnel. As a retired Command Sergeant Major, I know the darkeness, the fear and the pain that war can bring, but I also know the joy in the eyes of the children. Thank you for bringing 'freedom' to the children of Irag. With freedom comes hope and future. Keep your head down and be safe. God Bless


Name: ANTONIO ESPARZA
Email: vixturm@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:30:13 AM

Message

> MAY THE MAN UPSTAIRS KEEP YOU SAFE. IM VERY PROUD OF THE VICENZA BUNCH.


Name: JD Poss
Email: jd.poss@verizon.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:16:46 AM

Message

I served in viet Nam with the 84th Engineer Battalion outside of LZ English. the "Heard" came to our rescue numerous times and I have a deeply fond spot in my heart for the Heard Sky Troopers. God Bless all of you and come home safe and with dignity and pride.


Name: Ron Branson
Email: ronald.branson@verizon.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:15:13 AM

Message

Go! Go! Go! 173rd. I was with the Herd in Nam and Ft. Campbell. Show them Iraqis what an Airborne unit can do!!! Good Luck, not that you'll need it. Ron Branson 173rd. 69-72


Name: Jerry Passaretti
Email: apassaretti4@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:14:30 AM

Message

God Bless the 173rd Airborne Brigade !!! A star for those Jump Wings. You are among the "Best Of the Best" ! HOOOO-AH ! You are also a part of Airborne Legend. The feats of "The Herd" are known by all those who have put their knees in the breeze. Be safe, God Speed, until you are all home again, know that you and all our service men & women are in our daily prayers.


Name: Cindy Moore, Pittsboro North CArolina
Email: cindy.moore@ncmail.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:10:28 AM

Message

God Bless you All!! Thank you so much for giving of yourselves for me, my family, and our nation. I pray God's protection for you and that this will be over soon. Michael Christian, we're praying for you and love you.


Name: Leon C.Green,Jr. Skysoldier D-4-503rd 173rd Nam 70-71
Email: icehouse@sihope.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:10:02 AM

Message

To Private Mark Tucker, I saw your name on the herd web site.Thought I'd drop you a line to let you know that us old troopers are really proud to see the herd back in the air.You keep your head lower than your ass.You are speacial now,YOU'VE GOT A STAR ON YOUR WINGS.We'er really PROUD!!!! I'd like to have a drink when you get home. Always Airborne, Leon


Name: Jim Zacchino
Email: james.zacchino@setaf.army.mil
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:08:51 AM

Message

As a former Marine all I can say is Semper Fi, Sky Soldiers! Kick ass and forget the names.


Name: Cindy Moore, Pittsboro North CArolina
Email: cindy.moore@ncmail.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:08:48 AM

Message

God Bless you All!! Thank you so much for giving of yourselves for me, my family, and our nation. I pray God's protection for you and that this will be over soon. Michael Christian, we're praying for you and love you.


Name: Walter and Betty Cundiff
Email: hotrodgm@casstel.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:04:16 AM

Message

March 27,2003 Brandon, We just want to let you know we love you and are praying for you every day. We are proud of you and know that God is keeping you in the palm of his hand always. We are not sure of where you are but we do know that you are doing a great service for the freedom of all America. Your mother has been keeping us informed of your where abouts and we know she is worried as we also are. Even though you do not want David to know your where abouts and I will respect your wishes it has been hard to not let him know where you are. just want you know we love you, miss you and pray for your safty at all times. Love you lots and lots Grandpa and Grandma Cundiff


Name: Cindy Moore, Pittsboro North CArolina
Email: cindy.moore@ncmail.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:02:55 AM

Message

God Bless you All!! Thank you so much for giving of yourselves for me, my family, and our nation. I pray God's protection for you and that this will be over soon. Michael Christian, we're praying for you and love you.


Name: Charlie's Mom (Beth Watson) 1/508th
Email: BethW@FBG.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:02:27 AM

Message

Way to go guys! We are so proud of y'all. Hang tough, dig deep, keep your heads down and blow the caca out of 'em! Love, blessings and prayers, Beth Watson Fredericksburg, Texas p.s Hi Charlie...I love you. Mom


Name: David Moore
Email: ParrotheadDave@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:01:37 AM

Message

Hi Brandon, Cherie, the kids and I are very proud of you. We have diligently been watching the news for any scrap of information about your unit. We have you constantly in our prayers and anxiously await your return home. God bless you and all of the military personnel there. Love, Uncle David, Aunt Cherie, Tyler & Stevie


Name: Ken & Carol Webb
Email: mombbew@attbi.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 11:00:32 AM

Message

God Bless! Our prayers are with all of you! Do what you have to do to come home safely!


Name: Brian and Jade Wood
Email: brian.wood4@verizon.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:59:30 AM

Message

Special message to Sean Roden,(second generation herd member): Our thoughts, prayers and support are with you and your unit. We are all proud of what you are doing and can't wait for all of you to come home safe and sound. All our Love, Brian and Jade


Name: Art McBride
Email: Casper921@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:58:25 AM

Message

Serving with the 173rd Airborne in Vietnam (LZ English, Bong Son) in 1969/1970 is the the one acomplishmentin my life I am most treasure. As a Helicopter pilot with the "Casper Platoon" I felt it was an great honor to support the Sky Soldiers of the "Herd". I am very proud of you guys and I support you and the United States of America 100% in this war. It is a moral and just war to drive a bunch of sickminded criminal thugs out of power and to rid the world of their very dangerous threat. I will pray for every one of you throughout this time of peril. God Bless each one of you. It was great to see the Brave Sky Soldiers jump into combat again. AIRBORNE!


Name: Frank White
Email: speedfreak@speedfreak.us
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:53:27 AM

Message

We are so proud of all of you! GO KICK SOME BUTT!!!


Name: SFC Mark Dunlap
Email: Mark.Dunlap@tx.ngb.army.mil
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:49:18 AM

Message

Sky Soldiers-We of the 'Nam Herd are with you!!! Keep up the fire...get some. Thanks for going the extra mile and doing the Airborne Assault Op. on my birthday. SFC Mark Dunlap TXARNG E/2/503 RVN 69-70


Name: Mark J. Lin
Email: mlin10@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:45:46 AM

Message

Hey guys do what you have to do & get home safe & sound. Watch out for yourself, Pete.


Name: Don "Tailhooker" Richardson
Email: don_richardson@sofsa.org
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:40:53 AM

Message

Sgt. Russell Isaacs, Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how very proud I am of you and your group for what you are doing for all of us at home and for the citizens of Iraq. I just went down and spoke to your dad and told him I was going to write you. He sent his best, and he told me how proud he was of you too. And with that he gave me a rather emphatic "Airborne". I was a Navy fast mover flyer in Vietnam. Be ever careful, watch your six, and keep your head down. Smooth Sailin' Don "Tailhooker" Richardson


Name: Old Crow
Email: Stephen.Haswell@maxwell.af.mil
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:40:38 AM

Message

From a former B/2/503 and Casper gunner I was most pleased to see my herd jumping into OIF. I am still on active duty and now at Senior Service School but I am hoping that my Special Tactics and other SOF brothers were there to greet you all. Good luck and god speed. Lt Col Steve Haswell Air Force Special Tactics


Name: Maj. Joseph L. Cole, USA Ret.
Email: coles352@msn.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:39:37 AM

Message

I flew for Casper during the Veit Nam conflict in the 1969 & 70 campaign. I want you to know that we are all praying for your safety, and are looking forward to celebrating our victory over the Iraqi forces. I am now a United Methodist Minister and my sermon this Sunday is titled the "Whip Of War." It will be a dynamic support of our troops and our country. God bless you and keep you, may His countence shine on you and give you peace, Rev. Joseph L. Cole Maj. USA Retired


Name: Cathy Lee Finnegan
Email: cfinnegan0908@comcast.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:37:10 AM

Message

This message is sent with love to Specialist Bryan J. Kennedy, with the 173rd Airborne Brigade currently in Northern Iraq: (CMR427-Box 1053 APO-AE 09630) Bryan, we are all following closely the movement of the 173rd on CNN, MSNBC etc. We are so proud of you and all your comrades in arms. The TV stations and Internet have live time videos on constantly of your unit. We even watched this morning videos from inside the airplanes of your unit jumping out of the plane! The front page of the New York Times this morning said that the airdrop last night of the 173rd was the largest airdrop of troops since WWII. You and your unit were the front page headline for people all around the world! Erin took the article into school along with your picture and address. Her class may be writing to you and your comrades and sending a care package of items that your grandmother said the troops need. I can't tell you how proud we are of the difficult job you are doing to liberate these poor repressed people. We support you all the way. We pray for your safety and success in your mission and will await your safe return. With Love and Gratitude, Cathy, Steve, Ryan & Erin Finnegan


Name: SFC MONTY TOWNSEND
Email: PFDRMONTY@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:36:15 AM

Message

HOO WAA, Put your Knees in the breeze and Saddams ass in a hole....Drive on Airborne


Name: Thomas J. Iverson, USA, Retired
Email: Sarge6756@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:34:18 AM

Message

I am proud of you for your dedication and courage. Keep up the fighting spirit of the Herd and all come home safely. I served with Casper Flt Plt, 173rd in Vietnam 1969-1970.


Name: Janet Florestal
Email: janetflorestal@173rdairborne.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:31:59 AM

Message

We miss you guys!!!!


Name: Keria Christian
Email: Kchristian76@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:29:09 AM

Message

Michael, I am so proud to be your wife. Keep praying and so will I. Take care of yourself and remember- SHMILY! I love you!!!


Name: Regina Brzak
Email: brzak615@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:20:40 AM

Message

SFC Brzak, we are so proud of you. We miss and love you. Nothing but the best from you. Keep your soldiers safe, and return home soon.


Name: Frank (Hank) Young
Email: herd@prexar.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:16:16 AM

Message

Fellow Paratroopers you did the "Herd " proud, and us old Sky Soldiers are PROUD OF YOU.Wanted you to know the Sky Soldiers everywhere are watching you in the headlines and praying for you. You have become part of airborne legends. Frank Young Charlie 1/503 1969


Name: Don Angolano
Email: dangolano@adelphia.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:14:39 AM

Message

To all of the men and women in the 173rd Airborne Division. I pray that each an deveryone of you remain safe and return to your families unharmed and healthy. As many other americans, I have a very dear family member enlisted and serving in this very division. I pray that each and every one of you remember the importance of protecting eachother. Do what you all were sent there to do and may the lord above bring you all home safe. God Bless You!


Name: Ivan Ong
Email: ongivan@angelfire.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:13:34 AM

Message

I am not an American, but I will pray for the safety of the American paratroopers in Iraq. May they complete their mission with flying colours and with minimal casualties. Airborne all the way!


Name: Tiffany Zoll
Email: tiffany.zoll@setaf.army.mil
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:09:08 AM

Message

Hi Corey and everybody in Aco. You're doing great and we are proud of you back in Vicenza! God Bless and hope to see you back here soon! I love you, Core!


Name: Paul Pudlinski
Email: paul.pudlinski@akerkvaerner.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:06:46 AM

Message

I stand here in the United States a free man, free to speak, free to vote, free to work, free to worship or not, free, free free. As a former member of HHC 1st Brigade, 8th Infantry Division (509th Airborne) I never knew Airborne would be in my blood for life. Thank you for being there for us so we remain a free people and others may enjoy the freedom we so cherish. Paul Pudlinski (Airborne for ever)


Name: Angie Leshko
Email: angelic.leshko@setaf.army.mil
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:06:30 AM

Message

To the SOLIDERS of FSC, I want to say we are all praying for you and hoping you all are safe. You all will be in my prayers. To my loving husband SFC Leshko, I LOVE YOU WHOLE BUNCHES and miss you. You are the best and I know you will come back to me in one piece. Everyone in the family is praying for you and thinking of you. Hugs and Kisses XOXOXOXOX To my DAD, I love you and miss you. Please be safe. Timmy To SSG Mueller and SGT Jordan, Have you played any poker lately? LoL Be safe and your in my prayers.


Name: Rick Kohne
Email: RNGR_7@MSN.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 10:02:16 AM

Message

Wish I were there with the herd again, when I saw you guys on TV last night I felt all the pride of the herd all over again. I spent my days with the herd in Nam 65 & 66 and sure wish I was young enough to be there now. God be with you ALL THE WAY Rick Kohne "Bones"


Name: Cindy Humphrey
Email: mousy.td@verizon.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:56:42 AM

Message

I hope you all come back safe and we all are here praying for you all! I'm Mike Morrow's Aunt please let him know that we are thinking about him and hope he comes home to us safe and sound! God Bless You All


Name: Stephanie Ayala
Email: jose.ayalacardona@us.army.miil
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:56:05 AM

Message

Just wanted to tell you that Sophia and I are doing good. We are proud of you , Papi and we can't wait to hear from you. We love you Te Extrano Mucho Lots of Love Stephanie and Sophia


Name: Kasey Jordan
Email: kasey_jordan@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:54:12 AM

Message

To all of maintenance platoon in FSC, You guys are the best and I pray for you everyday! Please take care and come home safely! To Sgt. Jordan, I love you baby and you are doing a wonderful thing! I'll be here when you come home! Please be careful! Love you! Sgt.Mueller, I'm holding down the homefront here, so you better "take care" of my husband for me!


Name: Kathy Davis
Email: scooter@webjemm.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:53:44 AM

Message

Hey Justin, This is Aunt Kathy BE SAFE, and give them Hell!!!!!!!!!!


Name: George Harmer
Email: hurricane54@attbi.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:52:26 AM

Message

Finally we'll get this job done - the Herd is in town . . . Good luck and God Speed to all of you. George Harmer 1LT - Vietnam FO with B/1/503


Name: Paul Donahue
Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:51:31 AM

Message

Served in the 173rd in Nam 67-68. God Bless and Watch over all of you. You are the finest young men this country has, watching you guys jump last night made us proud. Here is hoping you will be home soon. AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY


Name: G. D. Tom Town
Email: gdtomtown@juno.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:50:45 AM

Message

You have thousands of us with you...The Sky Soldier tradition continues. SGT Tom Town HHC 1968-9


Name: Lori Cummings
Email: foxygirl0403@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:50:36 AM

Message

To my husband, Aaron Cummings. I'm proud of you babe. You guys are going down in history. Awesome jump! Come home safely. We wil be waiting for you. Love you!!!!


Name: Saundra Neasham
Email: saundra.neasham@setaf.army.mil
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:49:33 AM

Message

To all the guys of HHC/1/508 Medical Platoon take care of yourselves and all of your troops. You guys are doing a great job. To my husband Bradley I love you and miss you with all my heart. Take care of yourself and come home as soon as you can. Blossom and JT miss you and love you too. We are so very proud of you. We are doing fine. Don't worry about us. Heather says hi too. I love you. See you soon. Your loving wife, Saundra Neasham


Name: barry strickland and family
Email: strickfam2@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:49:09 AM

Message

we know all of you men and women are the best fighting force in the world. for this my family and i will always feel safe. good luck, our prayers are with you and your families. barry strickland (south florida) P.S. please tell sgt. johnny soriero we love and miss him very much. his mom says she loves and misses him very much.


Name: Paul
Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:46:07 AM

Message


Name: Heather Maxwell
Email: heather.maxwell@setaf.army.mil
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:44:35 AM

Message

Just wanted to tell you guys here from Vicenza we are very proud of each and everyone of you. Will I just wanted you to know that I miss and love you very much and can't wait to see you again. Gab and Sis miss you a lot too. Take care guys. All the Charlie Rock wives are doing fine. Heather Maxwell


Name: David V. Chevalier
Email: dvchevalier@attbi.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:40:35 AM

Message

Stand Up, Hook Up, Shuffle to the Door.... Outstanding jump, gentlemen. Most impressive! As an old Army veteran, I just wanted to pass along my congrats on your exceptional assault that took place 03/26/03. I, and all of my buddies, are so damned proud of you guys. Now give the enemy more Hell than they'll realize when they actually arrive in Hell. AIRBORNE! OORAH!


Name: Christian Antonini
Email: lacedemon@tiscalinet.it
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:39:23 AM

Message

Thanks for what you are doing. I know this operation is getting quite a lot of opposition from my people (I am Italian) but I just want to let you know that there are also men and women that really appreciate that guys like you are ready to deploy in far and hostile lands like Iraq to fight and defend human rights for everybody. Thanks for what you are doing. Thanks for risking your lives for us. 'Cause even if we are not waging war actively with fighting men on the gorond like U.S., U.K., Australia and such, even us are endangered by our common enemies. Extremism. Foundamentalysm. Terrorism. Thank you. Grazie. In bocca al lupo. Christian Antonini


Name: Bonnie Romesberg
Email: crflower@onecom.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:33:28 AM

Message

Hi Jason God and Pampa are with you every minute as well as our thoughts and prayers. Take care of one another with hugs and kisses from home. Love Grandma


Name: PLA1945
Email: pat__alexander@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:18:44 AM

Message

The terrain looks different than the An Loa Valley and from Dak To, but the mission's the same. It's a proud unit, guys, with a great tradition. Jump clean, recover and advance... My prayers are with you!!! From an "old" Sky Soldier- 1/503 and 7/13 arty.


Name: SFC John M Mills USA (Ret)...82d AIRBORNE 1974-89
Email: jongie72141@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:17:30 AM

Message

"GIVE EM HELL"....


Name: ealey alvin c
Email: naeen@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:13:46 AM

Message

we were the best unit every sent in combat i was in nam 65 66 .dont let us down i love u guys airborne


Name: crystal holmes
Email: crystalholmes1101@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:12:52 AM

Message

I want to tell my husband how proud I am of him and his brigade! I love you Dustin! Keep your chin up and remember that everything will be okay! love, Crystal


Name: Tanya Wood
Email: flipsteacher@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:12:22 AM

Message

This message is for my cousin, Arie Richards. YOu are in our prayers everyday. We are so proud of you and cant wait for your safe return! Be careful and god bless! Love Tanya and Fahs Ps. I am emailing Becca almost everyday...congrats on your soon to be!


Name: Eric Swenson
Email: mriyadva@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:11:48 AM

Message

To the Sky Soldiers: Fight hard, stay safe, and never forget that we're all behind you (except maybe Martin Sheen...but who needs him anyway). Saddam doesn't know what he's in for. Here's a quick joke for you: There was a Frenchman, an Englishman and Claudia Schiffer sitting together in a carriage in a train going through Provence. Suddenly the train went through a tunnel and as it was an old style train, there were no lights in the carriages and it went completely dark. Then there was a kissing noise and the sound of a really loud slap. When the train came out of the tunnel, Claudia Schiffer and the Englishman were sitting as if nothing had happened and the Frenchman had his hand against his face as if he had been slapped there. The Frenchman was thinking: 'The English fella must have kissed Claudia Schiffer and she missed him and slapped me instead.' Claudia Schiffer was thinking: 'The French fella must have tried to kiss me and actually kissed the Englishman and got slapped for it.' And the Englishman was thinking: 'This is great. The next time the train goes through a tunnel I'll make another kissing noise and slap that French bastard again.' Give em Hell... Eric Swenson


Name: PAT FRIEL
Email: rlbgfish@netzero.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:10:28 AM

Message

From an old Skysoldier Nov 67 - Nov 68 B/1/503 God Bless and God-Speed to all my younger brothers in Iraq. You guys really know how to reactivate a fine fighting unit, A big salute to all of you, THE HERD LIVES. AIRBORNE wish I was there!


Name: Michael Lormand
Email: one73grunt@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 09:01:00 AM

Message

Yoooo Brothers of the Herd, Stomp some raghead butts for all mankind. Stand in the door, go....All The Way.....


Name: Ty Stricklin
Email: frankfortflags@charter.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:59:46 AM

Message

Keep up the good work! And all of us back here in the States hope you can come home soon.


Name: TONY KOROSKI
Email: ARCLIGHT173@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:58:24 AM

Message

MY PRAYERS OUR WITH YOU......GOD BLESS AND GOOD LUCK PS.KEEP THE FAITH. EX:SKYSOLDIER CO.A 1/503 VIETNAM {67-68


Name: Samuel J. Morrow
Email: sam.morrow@fluor.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:36:54 AM

Message

To the current members of the HEARD from an old crust of Vietnam of the 1967-1968 version. Our hopes and prayers are with you as you start on your new mission. You have one hell of a job ahead of you. Trust in your training and watch over your brothers and sisters in arms. Long live the HEARD.


Name: Christine McGuire
Email: brknvsl247@juno.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:36:37 AM

Message

We are so proud of you guys! You are constantly in prayers and thoughts. Stay safe, hurry home, and be nulli secundus. Love you.


Name: Roberta Barr
Email: tapoozy@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:34:48 AM

Message

The amazing feats you accomplished last night tops anything on Survivor or the Fear Factor. You are changing the world for the better both in Iraq and the boob tube. I pray for all our troops and their families every day and night.I know how they feel. My brother was in Viet Nam twice .


Name: Lori Kite
Email: kitedog1957@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:29:03 AM

Message

This is especially for SPC. Ryan Linne, it's your Aunt Lori..... Ryan your doing what you have been trained for and we all have faith in you and your fellow troops. We miss you and love you. Please keep the faith,,,remember that was Chad's motto when faced with dangerous odds. God Bless you and all of the United States of America Service Men and Women. Take care, Lori


Name: Charlie Pfeiffer
Email: charlie@pfeifferandson.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:27:55 AM

Message

To my cuz, Adam Rideau: God bless and Godspeed. Everybody in Texas will be praying for you guys. Watch your back and have faith to know that He will pull you through. --Charlie


Name: Carey McQuillan
Email: downunder173@optushome.com.au
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:23:22 AM

Message

To " THE HERD " You have received our torch, the one that was handed to us 40 Years ago, the flame is alight and burns brightly, WE now render it into your loving care, as we received it, so long ago. Do all that is honourable, turn away from that which is not, bear your ownself as you would want us to see you, as we will be watching You, We will bear your pain with you and acclaim your gains. Know, that we who went before you, trust and Love you, every one, and that you fill us old soldiers with great pride and faith. Carry the torch well, as we know you will. In admiration DUTY FIRST - AIRBORNE Carey McQuillan 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, Attached..... 173rd Airborne Brigade, Bien Hoa, South Vietnam 1965 - 1966


Name: thurman perry
Email: tthurmanjr@msn.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:23:13 AM

Message

good show fellows,god speed and my he bless and keep you on your mission.ret.1sg thurman perry.........co.c 2/503 66-68


Name: Doug Roth
Email: doogiestrumpet@compuserve.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 08:16:41 AM

Message

Just heard about the 173rd jumpimg into northern Iraq. Wish I was young enough to be there with you. My prayers and thoughts are with you all. I'm thankful for young american sky soldiers like you who are willing to put your lives in harms way for the benefit of others. With courageous Americans like yourselves I have hope for the future of this country and the world. God Bless you all. Doug Roth B/2/503rd 173 Airborne Brigade 1967


Name: Bobbie Tyler
Email: Bobbie@mvmills.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:52:59 AM

Message

In prayers. Keep up the good work men!


Name: Vickie Phongsavanh
Email: Vickiep@alltel.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:48:54 AM

Message

Praying daily for you. I, too have a son who is a soldier and has served 3 years in the Army. He is still at For Bragg right now. You may know him. He has a parachute tattooed across his back. I admire eac of you and want you to know how proud we are of you. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!


Name: kenneth miller
Email: namvetnnek@netscape.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:46:05 AM

Message

keep your head down and watch your six; the american people care about our brother over there come back soon


Name: Barry J. Masterson
Email: mastersonbj@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:45:46 AM

Message

Good luck & God Speed! Barry "Bat" Masterson USMC- CAP Delta 3, 1967-68


Name: John Ashlock
Email: jashlock44@comcast.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:34:21 AM

Message

Lee, I saw on Fox News where your unit had jumped into northern Iraq. I am proud of you and your unit. You are representing the United States and all it stands for and just want you to know, the people I talk to here support your efforts. We love you, Dad


Name: Rebecca W. Richards
Email: Rebecca.W.Richards@usace.army.mil
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:31:13 AM

Message

SKY SOLDIERS! THE WIVES IN VICENZA SEND OUR LOVE AND WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW PROUD OF YOU WE ARE. ARIE, I LOVE YOU. RLTW AIRBORNE!!!!


Name: Andy Williams
Email: anbwilliams@wbtv.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:19:33 AM

Message

Hello Sky Soldiers!! I searved with the Heard in An Khe, LZ English, And Lz Uplift in Viet Nam from !968-1970. It Has a reputation of being a top unit in evey way, I am an old soildier that is proud of you young Airborn men.I was with Casper Aviation unit.Our hearts and prayers are with you men. Sincearly Andy Williams Casper Platoon


Name: Alberto Marcucci
Email: amark1955@libero.it
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:19:28 AM

Message

As a former SSG in the Italian Army Abn Brigade (9th/3d Pathfinder) I want to wish you all good luck.


Name: ralph blake
Email: blakerj1@attbi.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:16:46 AM

Message

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION TO DUTY, YOUR COURAGE AND BRAVERY AND THE FANTASTIC JOB YOU ARE DOING. I PRAY FOR YOU EACH AND EVERY DAY. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE FROM HARM. YOU MAKE EACH AND EVERY REAL AMERICAN EXTREMELY PROUD OF YOU. THANK YOU AGAIN AND GOD BLESS


Name: Larey W. McCorkle
Email: Larey.McCorkle@do.treas.gov
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:10:32 AM

Message

Take care of your buddys and they will take care of you. Larey McCorkle A 2/503 1966


Name: Jim Isaacs
Email: lifesabeech@msn.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 07:08:16 AM

Message

Hello Russell Isaacs! I'm proud of you I love you I'll see you upon your return Love Dad


Name: Ms Marama Te Paea
Email: avionics@g2gm.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:56:13 AM

Message

Hello from all the way down south in New Zealand Just saw you guys (on CNN) jumping out of the plane, and being interviewed by CNN. Take care of your selves and you all get to go back home soon and safely to your family and friends.


Name: Mark Oldfield
Email: m.oldfield@attbi.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:56:05 AM

Message

DRIVE-ON HERD! Kick some ass and watch your flanks. Mark Oldfield B Co. 1/503 (68-69 Vietnam)


Name: Holly Gouldin
Email: hollymariegouldin@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:52:17 AM

Message

I woke up this morning to come to work and when I turned on the t.v. I found myself staring at pictures of you guys jumping out of the C-17's. I am so proud of you and your dedication to this mission. It has been a long couple of months preparing for this. I want you all to know that I am praying for you. Arron, I love you. Come home safe, I will be waiting. Oh, and by the way, you have some pretty incredible support from the former "Sky Soldiers". Keep it up!


Name: Scott B Carrasca
Email: scarrasca@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:44:09 AM

Message

The Mighty Herd rides again! God speed boys and give 'em hell. You are in our prayers and all of us past/present Paratroopers are wishing we were with you! Scott Carrasca, 1/501st Para Inf Reg '90-'92.


Name: Gary Cucinitti
Email: Cooch4you@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:37:18 AM

Message

From one who was in Operation Junction City to That Damn Hill 875 I and my family Pray for My brothers of the "HERD" I hope all Canopies were full and the PLFs were soft, and I know the Courage is in your Hearts! NOW GIVE EM HELL!!! Cooch out!


Name: charles o Reed III
Email: soreediii
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:23:27 AM

Message


Name: soreediii
Email:
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:21:04 AM

Message


Name: Guy Strang
Email: guystrang@charter.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:19:37 AM

Message

As a veteran sky soldier (VN, 1969), I want to commend you and let you know you are appreciated. I was delighted to see the 173rd patch on the news and to watch you guys in action. Thanks, in advance, for mopping up this despot for us. Hurry home. Guy


Name: Paul Pinkerton Jr.
Email: prpink@att.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:05:06 AM

Message

Men, You are the best there is and my prayers are with you. I know this from being attached to the 173rd in Vietnam.


Name: Teresa Baggett
Email: TeresaAnnBaggett@hotmail.
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:04:41 AM

Message

Sgt Jeremy Baggett, I'm so glad that they got the news that we're having a baby to you before you jumped. Micah and I are praying every night for your safe return Love, Teresa & Micah


Name: Teresa Baggett
Email: TeresaAnnBaggett@hotmail.
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:03:45 AM

Message


Name: Scott B Carrasca
Email: scarrasca@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 06:00:26 AM

Message

The Mighty Herd rides again! God speed boys and give 'em hell. You are in our prayers and all of us past/present Paratroopers are wishing we were with you! Scott Carrasca, 1/501st Para Inf Reg '90-'92.


Name: Stacey-Ann Blake
Email: staceyannblake@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:57:22 AM

Message

My prayers are with all of you and to my husband, Andre Blake, I pray for you every second of each day.


Name: Dave S.G
Email: dk_angel2u@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:46:36 AM

Message

Guys keep up the good work and may God be with you through this time of struggle. We all want you home safe again. Again, Good Luck. Godspeed, Dave


Name: DW Barnard
Email: don.barnard@dc.afrh.gov
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:43:02 AM

Message

Some of us war followers were wondering, that with his doubles, how do we know when we find So Damn Insane. The INTEL folks tell us he has a favorite key chain he goes nowhere without. It is a piece of shit, in a plastic cube. His photo ID.


Name: DW Barnard
Email: don.barnard@dc.afrh.gov
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:36:36 AM

Message

Go third herd! All the way.


Name: Romesberg
Email: Piapug@msn.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:31:24 AM

Message

Jason Romesberg Of the 173rd, 2-503, and to all of you out there defending our country. May God keep you safe. We love you!


Name: Bob Baker
Email: BigUglyDog42@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 05:15:45 AM

Message

Good luck and Great Hunting. I know you "New Sky Soldiers" will do us old guys Proud. Stay Safe and finish Saddam off quickly. Bob Baker 75th Inf. Det. Combat Trackers 173rd Abn Bde NAM 68-69


Name: Peter J SMITH
Email: rangismith@paradise.net.nz
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:47:51 AM

Message

Kia ora / Greetings from "Downunder",I wish all the men and woman in the United States,British and Australian Forces all the very best in the trying days ahead. Your efforts are appreciated, God Bless !! Peter in New Zealand.


Name: J Kunze
Email: rsyerhot@charter.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:36:54 AM

Message

To who may recieve this message: As a fellow American and former en-listed person. Myself and all Americans with a BRAIN are so proud and appreciate with all our hearts YOUR service to the United States of America. Stand tall, be brave, and know that God is with you as you defeat So Damn Insane. Know that God is always in control of the PLAN and must want this murdering demon demolished. Please be aware that good innocent people giving their lives to save millions of others is the most Honorable and Noble thing a human being can accomplish. Take Care of each other and God's speed.


Name: Dave Crotchett
Email: david.crotchett@setaf.army.mil
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:32:04 AM

Message

Hope it was a good jump for each and every one of you....you make us proud!!!!


Name: dutch vanshepherdson
Email: www.great1white@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 04:00:24 AM

Message

thank you for your service.my pops was 173rdairborne in vietnam in daktoh,we wish you all the best, be safe,all true americans are all behind you.my pop daryl fitch says 173rd, and 4th bat. are the best their is.(includingother bats.)my pop says peace through superior firepower.from my family to yours,thanks for keeping me free. ps. i know the 173rd doesn't get much attention like the 82nd, or 101st. but when it gets down to crunch time they know who to call.THE HEARD,THE 173RD AIRBORNE.


Name: James Hartinger
Email: jamescon88@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 03:54:10 AM

Message

Way to go Herd! That was an awesome landing. We are all very proud of you here at home. I read somewhere that was only the 29th combat jump in history. To my son Derek "Get it done and get your butt home safe!" Here's some incentive. "Your muscle car is calling my name and I found your keys!" Godspeed to the 173rd Sky Soldiers and God bless all our soldiers everywhere. With all the prayers from home you guys should all have guardian angels with you but be careful just the same.


Name: dutch vanshepherdson
Email: www.great1white@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 03:43:17 AM

Message

thank you for your service.my pops was 173rdairborne in vietnam in daktoh,we wish you all the best, be safe,all true americans are all behind you.my pop daryl fitch says 173rd, and 4th bat. are the best their is.(includingother bats.)my pop says peace through superior firepower.from my family to yours,thanks for keeping me free. ps. i know the 173rd doesn't get much attention like the 82nd, or 101st. but when it gets down to crunch time they know who to call.THE HEARD,THE 173RD AIRBORNE.


Name: connie symons
Email: constance.symons@bigpond.com.au
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:41:24 AM

Message

Have just heard that "The Herd" has jumped into Iraq. My best wishes to you all for a safe and speedy return to your loved ones. My husband served with 4/19th Prince of Wales' Light Horse in SVN 1965-1966 attached to 1 Royal Australian and died in 1997 from lung cancer caused by herbicides used in SVN. He always spoke most fondly of his time with The Herd. My son is a serving soldier . I still get SKY SOLDIER. Go well all of you - my prayers are with you all. Connie Symons


Name: Roberto
Email: rferry58@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:32:01 AM

Message

Thanks for your freedom War. Good luck to all. Best regards from Italy


Name: JIm Chieco
Email: jcc173@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:27:55 AM

Message

Kick some ass you guys...Do your Job and come home safe..


Name: JODY RUSSELL
Email: JRUSSELL@SAGER.COM
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 02:07:22 AM

Message

BRANDON ALTEMUELLER, HEY THERE BRANDON, WE SAW YOUR UNIT ON TV JUMPING OUT OF THE AIRPLANE. WOW,I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES YOU AND CHERYL USED TO JUMP INTO PILES OF LEAVES AND OFF OF STAIRS AT THE TRACK. IT MUST HAVE BEEN IN YOUR FUTURE. YOUR MOM SENDS ME EMAILS DAILY OF WHERE YOU ARE AND HOW YOUR DOING. CHERYL IS IN SAN DIEGO NOW ON SRPING BREAK AND SHE SAYS TO TELL YOU HELLO AND TO STAY SAFE! WE ARE THINKING OF YOU WHENEVER WE TURN ON THE TV AND SEE THE WAR IN IRAQ. SO WE WANTED TO TELL YOU WE ARE SO PROUD TO KNOW YOU. MAYBE WHEN YOU GET BACK YOU CAN SPEND SOME TIME IN SAN DIEGO. WE HAVE A FEW MILITARY PERSONNEL HERE. GOOD LUCK AND I'LL LOOK FOR YOU! LOVE JODY AND CHERYL


Name: MAJ R. F.Head
Email: MRRFHEAD@AOL.COM
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:45:41 AM

Message

I was so proud to see the 173d on the news tonight. I commanded the Casper platoon in 1967, including Hill 875. Keep up the spirit and the tradition of the Brigade. All the way!


Name: MARK PAVLAC
Email: PAVALAC@AOL.COM
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:35:42 AM

Message

HEY TROOPERS, REMEMBER THE "HERDS" HISTORY AND YOUR DUTY TO GOD & COUNTRY AND DO WHAT THE "HERD DOES BEST, MARK PAVLAC ; 2ND BATT. 503RD INF. LZ ENGLISH 1968-69 I AM SO PROUD OF YOU GUYS


Name: Marion and Dick Harlan
Email: Moglie65@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:33:52 AM

Message

Our hearts and prayers are with you all as you continue to fight for our freedom. God bless each one, especially our grandson, Sgt. Chris Shelton! He's the best! And so very special!


Name: Tony and Kim Ledoux
Email: Tonysmw@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:27:45 AM

Message

ANDREW LEDOUX- Way to go!!! We are so proud of you and the 173rd. You are in our hearts and prayers. PROUD TO BE AMERICAN!!!!!


Name: Zachary Stoebe
Email: thestoebes@hawaii.rr.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:13:15 AM

Message

Do what you have to do to get the job done. Then come home safely.


Name: MARK PAVLAC
Email: PAVALAC@AOL.COM
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:12:42 AM

Message

HEY TROOPERS, REMEMBER THE "HERDS" HISTORY AND YOUR DUTY TO GOD & COUNTRY AND DO WHAT THE "HERD DOES BEST, MARK PAVLAC ; 2ND BATT. 503RD INF. LZ ENGLISH 1968-69


Name: Steve Nelson
Email: sbn_kc@mac.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:09:53 AM

Message

Saddam's "special" troops ain't seen nothing yet, but they're about to get a taste of our best! Glad to see that the 173D is finally going in to get things rolling. Keep your heads down and come back safely. Airborne - All the way!


Name: PeteHoosier
Email: petehoosier@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 01:09:28 AM

Message

You guys make me so damn proud!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pete D/4/503rd 70-71


Name: Robert Page
Email: RPagePREZ
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:53:56 AM

Message

SKY SOLDIERS, Get it done and get back home. We did it in NAM you can do it now. AIRBORNE. GOD BLESS Robert Page, Casper Platoon 1967-68


Name: Pop & Grandma Pettitt
Email: samloupet@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:49:21 AM

Message

The "Jump" is the "Big News" today. We are grandparents of Alan Shaffer - please tell him how proud we are of him and all of you. God Bless You All!!!!!!!! Hope this war is over quickly and you are all home soon - safe and sound.


Name: Pat Reilly
Email: preilly007@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:48:17 AM

Message

As a former air assault soldier from the 25th ID, I'd like to say to the 173rd: The brilliant audacity in which you marvelous airborne bastards have pulled off this landing makes me wish I were with you. Godspeed. Pat Reilly


Name: Bob Hogeboom
Email: hytree@msn.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:45:33 AM

Message

I heard about you being deployed and jumping into Iraq on tonights news. I served with the Brigade in V.N. in 1967 and wanted to say how proud I am of you all. Keep your senses sharp and don't trust anyone with their hands up in the air. God Bless you all and I'll keep you in my prayers. All The Way!!!!


Name: Barbara Anne Daniels
Email: barbaraanne@techline.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:44:14 AM

Message

I am the proud sister of a Vietnam Veteran who was 173rd Airborne all the way. We are all very proud of all of you and stand behind you 100%... watch yourselves and know that America is so very proud of you !!!!!! Barbara Anne


Name: Carson Earnest aka The White Rabbit
Email: kerstin@fsinet.net
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:38:01 AM

Message

1/503 68-69 you boys are making me proud. you're all over the TV here stateside. Guys at work see me wearing my herd pin and ask if that's the same bunch of guys that just jumped and I proudly tell'em: "Yeah, that's what the Herd is all about." In Viet Nam we used to say -drive on and bring smoke - God Bless you all. When you come to Chicago, the drinks are on me!


Name: Judy Eckart
Email: junkett1022@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:14:22 AM

Message

I just wanted to tell my son, Staff Sgt. Jonathan e. reffeor how much i miss him and that i am so proud of his achievments.Please take care while you are in Iraq and trust no one especially those white flaggers! I love you Jonathan. Love MOM


Name: Ned Costa
Email: NCHuey721@aol.com
Date: Thursday March 27, 2003
Time: 12:02:05 AM

Message

SKY SOLDIERS… I was a helicopter Crew Chief & Door Gunner in Vietnam. I served proudly in the 173d Airborne Brigade - Casper Platoon at LZ English, Bong Son in 1968. Today, I am the webmaster of the Casper Aviation Platoon website. The purpose of this message is to let you guys know that all of us ‘ol guys at Casper Aviation Platoon Organization are thinking about you. We are PROUD of you and SUPPORT you 100%. Sky Soldiers from the 173d Airborne Brigade have always been well respected in combat. We think you guys are the BEST and moreover, we wish you the best in days to come. Good Bless You and God Bless America! We are there with you in spirit - "All the Way" Ned Costa Casper 721 7/68 – 7/69 http://www.casperplatoon.com


Name: Norman F. Ford
Email: Oldvet1970@aol.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 11:58:54 PM

Message

I was real proud to see the Heard is still alive and well. I had no idea where my old unit has been untill today. I'am very proud of what you are doing and I hope you all come home fast and safe. Your in my prayers and thoughts. Watch out for each other and take care. I was in Viet Nam with the 1/503rd and the 2/503rd, recon raiders teams, 11 foxtrot. 1970-71, suey-ky valley and vc valley. Kick some SudamAss!!!!!!!!


Name: John and Kathy Cruse
Email: johnecruse@net-magic.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 11:57:29 PM

Message

Dear Fellow Sky Soldier, We are John and Kathy Cruse and we live on Amelia Island in northeast Florida. We send this e-mail to you with pride. Our pride is in your service to The United States of America, your service in The United States Army, and most importatently, your service in The 173rd Airborne Brigade. John served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Sep) in 1965-1966 in Viet Nam. Everyone that has served with The Brigade is a Hero --- you are the perfect example of that word. Thank You, at least One Hundred and Seventy Three times. If you ever need someone to talk to --- we are behind you 1000%. Airborne All The Way God Bless The USA God Keep Our Sky Soldiers Safe John and Kathy


Name: Gramps & Granny Brewer
Email: brew2@msn.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 11:52:53 PM

Message

We appreciate all that you guys give for us. Jason Bateman is VERY special to us. Take care of him and all of you.


Name: Tom Presley
Email: tr173@msn.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 11:43:48 PM

Message

Just saw you guys hitting the silk in Iraq. Keep up the tradition of the Herd. VN 1966-1967. God Bless and we know you have what it takes.


Name: Davey Peery
Email: DavePeery@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 11:36:59 PM

Message

Andrew!! Please be safe and come home soon. We all love you here in California. We have some Cupids Hot Dogs waiting, so kick Saddam's ass and get yours home. Love, Mom,Dad,Davey,Matt,Mark,Donovan,Sarah


Name: Mary Dee
Email: PLAYWTHPEN@aol.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 11:24:36 PM

Message

May G-d bless all of you -- stay safe


Name: Jennifer Brewer along with Daniel and Scott
Email: jbrewer131@cox.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 11:23:51 PM

Message

Jason Bateman: We hear on the news that you and fellow men are finally in Northern Iraq, hope everyone made a safe landing. We are all thinking of you and praying for everyone's safety and well being. You are all men of loyalty, trust, determination and love. Not only for your families, but your country as well. Thank you for being so courageous to stand for your convictions and fight for our freedom. We are so proud of you, and all our men in uniform. Jason, every where you go, you are taking all of us and our love for you. I hope that brings some peace of mind in your days ahead. We are all so proud of you. God bless you in your travels. Love, Mom, Daniel and Scott


Name: Jennifer
Email: Jlulu1372@aol.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 11:21:55 PM

Message

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless. Our full support behind you!!! We are proud of each and everyone serving our country!! Thank you so much!!!


Name: Vikki
Email: Anglvwells@aol.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 11:20:21 PM

Message

THANK YOU!! May God Bless all of you and bring each one of you back home where you all belong! ~Angel~


Name: Kathy and Ryan Knapp and girls
Email: katknap@msn.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 11:16:23 PM

Message

To my brother Paul Huser. I just wanted to tell you that I'm so proud of you. I love you very much and can't wait for you to come home. You are in all of our prayers and thoughts. All of you over there are doing a great job and we are all so proud of you. Love Kathy, Ryan, Ashley and Alyssa.


Name: Gwen Barnhill
Email: gsb4823@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 11:11:09 PM

Message

Hi Sky Soldiers I sounds like you made a successful landing in N. Iraq today. We're so proud back home. People seem to be rallying around you guys and all of the troops. Your brigade has been all over the news today. I've been cheering all afternoon for you all. My son, Ryan Barnhill, is in the brigade. Please tell him "HELLO" from his MOM. I'll be looking for any news about you and praying for you a whole lot during each day. Take good care of yourselves and may God bless everyone of you. You all are the absolute best! With love Gwen Barnhill


Name: Michael Klemm
Email: MaddogKlemm@Aol.Com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 11:01:46 PM

Message

I was with the 173rd Airborne 2/503 in Vietnam never really liked being 0-1-0 for the last 32 years. So with that for us who have been left behind will never forget what you are doing for us and are country. I wish I was with you in this one for your job is a Nobel one and the piece of are planet is at stake. I know you will do a good job for losing this time is not in the cards, piece in the middle east is a must for all concerned. If you need us there are a lot of us here and we are praying for your safety and a swift return to us. Keep your head down people GOD BLESS the 173rd Airborne And GOD BLESS AMERICA Michael Klemm Delta Co. 2/503 173rd Airborne Brigade 69-70 AIRBORNE Ps If you all need help I can still fill sandbags, dig trenches, carry ammo, IM here for you all


Name: pitre
Email: pitrej@mail.eatel.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 10:46:17 PM

Message

we are proud of you and praying for you constantly. thanks to you, we have freedom to thank you by email. GO AIRBORNE!


Name: Lindsay Barber
Email: LindsayJo581@aol.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 10:40:55 PM

Message

Hi Brandon! Keep kicking @%&! You guys are heroes!


Name: John P Bowers Jr
Email: johnpbowersjr@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 10:22:33 PM

Message

B/2/503 in 11/67-2/68 Brigade Signal 2/68-11/68 My heart leaped with pride when I heard of your combat blast into Iraq. My constant prayers for the safety of each and every one of you. America is proud of you and so am I. Once a trooper always a trooper. Airborne All The Way.


Name: Mike (Texas)
Email:
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 10:18:12 PM

Message

Go Airborne! Kick some ass in Iraq!!! Texas is in full support of our mighty airborne troops. Wish I was there with you...


Name: John P Bowers Jr
Email: johnpbowersjr@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 10:14:39 PM

Message

B/2/503 in 11/67-2/68 Brigade Signal 2/68-11/68 My heart leaped with pride when I heard of your combat blast into Iraq. My constant prayers for the safety of each and every one of you. America is proud of you and so am I. Once a trooper always a trooper. Airborne All The Way.


Name: Bob Scott
Email: bobs@bartlettinc.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 10:08:01 PM

Message

Good luck with the mission - Phantomhawk11 former Phu Hiep Viet Nam


Name: Esther B. Campbell Gates
Email: Ink1942@aol.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 10:06:46 PM

Message

I know you are keeping the tradition of the 173d. Go with God and good hunting!


Name: Judy and Greg Oakes
Email: Keithu2@aol.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 09:58:43 PM

Message

We are very proud of all of you! Hang in there Chris, Jimmy, and all the other guys! Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. It is because of you that we enjoy freedom.


Name: Dan and Rose Ann Roden
Email: rroden68@attbi.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 09:54:16 PM

Message

God Bless, you are in our prayers. This is what all the training is all about. Stay alert and pay attention. Just come home when your job is done. AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY DAN AND ROSE


Name: Janis Allen
Email: janis98765@aol.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 09:47:19 PM

Message

Hey guys! For those of you who know Jerry Allen, I'm his twin sister. I just wanted to say take care out there and that I'm proud of all of you!! We're praying for all of you guys. (by the way, I have to say it---take care of my brother!!!!!)


Name: Nick
Email: NStabile315@aol.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 09:36:38 PM

Message

Good luck in all your missions, brave men and women of the 173rd. Thank you for helping to defeat the enemies of freedom and democracy world-wide. We are praying for your swift return as you accomplish your mission and protect the United States and everything that she has stood for since the days of our founding fathers more than 225 years ago! Keep us safe. God Bless you all! Nick


Name: The Dewolf Family,, Rich ,Tammy Justin and Leah
Email: tjdewolf@rochester.rr.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 09:36:35 PM

Message

To Joe Benzer and all the other soldiers inthe 173d ,, we think about you and pray for you everyday, we also support you, Please take care ,you are doing a great job.. Come home safe!!! :-)


Name: Nick
Email: NStabile315@aol.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 09:34:30 PM

Message

Good luck in all your missions, brave men and women of the 173rd. Thank you for helping to defeat the enemies of freedom and democracy world-wide. We are praying for your swift return as you accomplish your mission and protect the United States and everything that she has stood for since the days of our founding fathers more than 225 years ago! Keep us safe. God Bless you all! Nick


Name: Adele Hartinger
Email: mangomom@cfl.rr.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 09:32:14 PM

Message

Hi Derek. I hope all is going well with you. We miss you and love you so darn much. I log in with the 173rd airborne on the computer every day and watch the news (hoping to hear that Saddam is surrendering or going into exile.) I sent you a letter but I don't know if you still have the same address. Take care and always know that you are loved and prayed for every day. XOXO It's great to know what a wonderful job the guys are doing "over there". Bless you. Grandma Del


Name: Jim Paulson
Email: Jimbo173rd@msn.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 09:31:51 PM

Message

I saw on CNN tonight that the 173rd Abn had jumped onto a airfield in Northern Iraq. It's so very good to see that Patch again ..... you can't imagine. Be careful, keep your gun clean, good luck, airborne all the way. Jim Paulson B/3/503 1969


Name: John Hastings
Email: jwhastings@webtv.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 09:26:41 PM

Message

Congratulations on the combat jump. I played Steppenwolf's "Born to be wild" really, really loud in your honor. Co. G 75 Rangers RVN


Name: Joe Bob Summey SFC, USA (RET)
Email: joesummey@msn.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 09:24:38 PM

Message

I wasthe Medic with B Co. 4th Bat 1967-1968. I can't tell you how PROUD I am of you guys. Chill bumps went all over me. I wish you LUCK and know that you will carry on in the tradition of THE HERD. God bless you and God bless AMERICA. ps-my buddy was with the 101st 69-70. I called him and said "Well, it's just like old times again. They sent the 173d in to save the 101st ass.


Name: john h. bonicelli
Email: jhbonicelli@aol.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 09:04:12 PM

Message

u.s. army veteran 1983-1986 cobra helicopter mechanic 4th mechanized infantry division nobody has ever told me thank you for giving 3 years of my life for the country i call home. i want everyone over there to know how it feels to be told thank you for putting it on the line for your country and our freedom. thank you from the bottom of my heart. i look every day, since 9-11 happened at things in a different light. thanks to all of us we can enjoy living in a free country and have the right to do as we please.


Name: Peter Loomis
Email: pgloomis@adelphia.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 09:02:21 PM

Message

God Bless all of you brave Americans. My thoughts and prayers are with you each and every day. Keep up the good work, you ARE fighting for a 'just cause'. Keep the spirits high! Good Luck to each of you. With Deep Respect, Peter Loomis


Name: Rita Berry
Email: ritaberry@aol.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 08:54:40 PM

Message

hello luke, we are all thinking of you and wishing the best for you and your unit. we are so proud of you. talked with your dad earlier. we saw your unit dropping in on the evening news. our thoughts and prayers are with you. grandma bates is here with us and is thinking of you constantly. we are proud you belong to us. we love you and will write more later. love aunt rita


Name: Momma and Daddy
Email: buzzardsh@earthlink.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 08:42:55 PM

Message

Hey RatBoy...Have seen on the new today (26 March) that you all made it there today. Hope all is well. We love and miss you. We pray you are safe. Can you all use the "Shoe Box" goddies? If so, let me know what you would like and give me the names of some of your buddies. The ladies a work all say the would like to provide shoe box goodies also. They all ask about you daily and are keeping you in their prayes also. Everyone at church ask about you also. I know they would like to send goodies also. Let me know. I love and miss you very much and am very proud of you also. Guess you are pretty happy to have something that your Daddy, PaPa, and brother will never have either!!! From Daddy, keep your chin in the wind, your powder dry. De Oppresso Liber.


Name: Dan Enright
Email: dan.enright@mcguire.af.mil
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 08:39:27 PM

Message

Good luck to all you guys! I'm praying for you!! If anyone reads this that knows Steve Stocking (I'm not sure of his current rank, corporal maybe?) tell him that Dan says Hi and that I miss him!!! Kick some ass!!!!


Name: Dee & Steve Karr
Email: dfkarr1@ihpc.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 08:35:19 PM

Message

We Love You John R. Nystrom JR. You are doing a great Job! Dad and I are Calling Angie everyday. Don't Worry, just do your job and come home. All our Love, Mom & Dad Karr


Name: James Kaufmann
Email: jhk723@msn.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 08:32:03 PM

Message

i'm formerly 1st bat. 50th inft. 172rd airborne brigade-vietnam 68-69 mos 11b GOD BLESS YOU ALL. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. COME HOME SOON! Jim and Rhonda Kaufmann Sinking Spring, PA


Name: Mike Meyers
Email: pointman173rd@173rdairborne.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 08:27:50 PM

Message

We the old vets have passed the torch to you, hold it high and show them what the best can do. We are with you in spirit every step of the way and wish we could be with you physically. It would be an honor to fight with the 'Herd" again. Do what you have to do and come back alive. "Geronimo ATW" Mike


Name: JOE & MARY HUSER
Email: jmhuser@charter.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 08:25:43 PM

Message

To my son Paul Huser. We are very proud of you, as we have told you many times. We were watching CNN and got real excited when they said your unit had got to the ground safely, now the work begins. Many have called or asked about you. You are on a lot of peoples minds and prayer lists. I hope & pray that god will be with you and your units as this conflict progresses into FREEDOM. Love mom & dad


Name: Jim Ober, MSG (ret)
Email: oberjim@aol.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 08:15:19 PM

Message

GIVE 'EM HELL and CATCH THAT BASTARD!!


Name: Hendrik Schouten
Email: hendrik_schouten@msn.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 08:08:48 PM

Message

Good job on the airfield. You make me feel proud.


Name: Karl Pieper III
Email: kfpieper@sbcglobal.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 08:07:35 PM

Message

Andrew S May God watch over you and all of the 101. We are proud of you and the job that you all are doing. We will win this war and you will play a big part in the fight. Stay strong for the days ahead. I and others are praying everyday for you. Victory will be ours, K Pieper


Name: Marjorie Smith
Email: marjorie60@prodigy.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 08:00:18 PM

Message

SSG Dwight Laporte 173rd Airborne Brigade Hi, Dwight! Dwight--We hope this gets to you. Is there a way to send e-mail addressed just to you? We saw your guys jumping out of the airplane on CNN. I spoke with your father, Bradley & Emil. Gail's typing in the e-mail. I wanted you to know that we saw you guys jump. Keep a sharp eye out. It sounds like you'll be a bit safer in the north than if you were fighting your way up to Baghdad. It's amazing that you can watch the war in real time on TV! I hope that doesn't make things more dangerous for you, but the press is hard to control. The other night we were up at 2:00 a.m. watching the tanks blow up a building. It's amazing! I hope that in the mountains of the North you will have less trouble with sandstorms. We and our neighbors are all flying the flag high and proud! We will be sending you more e-mails. Colleen said that she's going to have her whole class write to you and the rest of the 173rd. You take care of yourself. Watch your butt! Love, Aunt Marge


Name: Franco Mazzotta, Pordenone, Italy
Email: franco.mazzotta@tin.it
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 07:56:45 PM

Message

Be careful with those dmn' iraqui soldiers a and keep away from battlefield turkish snakes.


Name: Teresa Van Houten
Email: dlvhdiver@aol.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 07:52:52 PM

Message

To all of the brave Troops of the 173rd Airborne. We are so proud of you. We thank you for your sacrifices and pray for your safe return home. I took a walk a couple of days ago. I live in the Midwest and the weather was beautiful. It was in a State Park with a lake and trails in the woods. It was so peaceful and I thought about how lucky I am to live here is the U.S.A. I won't forget that I am able to do this with no worries because of your sacrifices. I have a son serving in the Army over in Europe right now. We are waiting for a call from him to say he also is going so I understand what your families are going through also. Thank You and God Speed!!! Your Friend and fellow American, Teresa


Name: Aunt Jean Cain
Email: strwbrry6546@earthlink.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 07:45:13 PM

Message

Hi Brandon, Hope you are well and safe. Just want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I think of you everyday and want you to know how proud I am of you. Tell all of your buddies I am thinking of them and keeping them in my prayers also. Love always, Aunt Jean


Name: Nick Swords
Email: nswords@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 07:35:47 PM

Message

Give 'em hell boys. AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!! RLTW N Swords B/3/75 RGR RGT 93-96.


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 07:28:24 PM

Message

My name is Shannon Dominguez email address is - goober110@msn.com GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU, 1LT DOMINGUEZ I AM PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU STAND FOR! ALL OF US HERE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU AND HOPE YOU RETURN SOON!YOU MEN ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST! KEN, THE BOYS ARE SO PROUD, AND SO AM I. GIVE THEM HELL AND THEN GET HOME TO YOUR LITTLE MEN.


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 07:20:16 PM

Message

JIM GUILLIAMS JIM173DABN@AOL.COM I,AM SO PROUD OF ALL THE SKY SOLIDERS ,I SERVED IN VIET NAM WITH 2/503TH E CO RECON ,GOD BLESS ALL ,I,AM HONORED BY YOUR DUTY IN IRAQI ,CARRY ON THE GREAT TRADITION OF THE HERD ,I PRAY FOR YOUR SAFTEY


Name: Cindy Underwood
Email: Cunderw356@msn.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 07:14:12 PM

Message

I wish to say God Bless Each of you. My Son is there on the USS Roosevelt and My Brother was a Sky Soldier KIA Viet Nam, Sgt. Edward Hamilton. I've always been told the Sky Soldiers are the best. May God Be with you and Thank you for everything you have done for American.God Bless All Our Troops and God Bless America Cindy Underwood


Name: Philippe Pebay
Email: philippe.pebay@caramail.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 07:11:20 PM

Message

Although French, I am with you guys ! Best wishes, and take care in Northern Iraq. Philippe-


Name: Debbie Partee
Email: dpartee@centurytel.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 07:10:04 PM

Message

We have heard some about you on the radio and TV in the U.S. My family supports you and President Bush and we greatly appreciate your bravery and determination. I pray all the sky soldiers stay safe and are successful in their objectives.


Name: Mary Lynn Lyle
Email: mlyle@charter.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 07:09:03 PM

Message

Hi Sky Soldiers! I am the proud wife of a former 173rd Airborne paratrooper who served in Vietnam. Thank you for serving your country.


Name: Ellen Starkeson
Email: estarkeson@cox.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 07:04:25 PM

Message

Wishing you all well. Be safe and come home soon. Ellen Starkeson (SST Sam Hall's sister)


Name: John Issertell
Email: jissertell@earthlink.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 06:56:41 PM

Message

My prayers are with the 1/508th soldiers and family Including Bravo Company's 1sgt Joeseph Issertell my brother godsspeed bro and come home safely to your family and loved ones.Bravo company is still the best company to be a part of and to work with. Take Care Spc. Issertell John

 


Name: Ftacek Roberta
Email: robertaftacek@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 06:52:26 PM

Message

TO ALL THE GUYS (DEPLOYED) OF THE 173rd BRIGADE FROM VICENZA, ITALY: We miss you a lot and we cannot wait for all of you to come back home safe. You should know that we are able to see, through the news on TV and on Internet, what you are during in Iraq and how you carry on the mission they have given you. We are not with you phisically, but we can still see where you are and what you are doing and our hearts are with you, 24/7!! We are very proud of all of you and we are sure that you will do your best to come back to your families as soon as possible. Fight and do not give up, EVER!, because you have wives and kids here in Vicenza that miss you and are just waiting for you with arms wide open!! TO MY HUSBAND: Michael, I love you. Baby Nicholas and I are waiting for you and always will. After this, we will never be apart again, I PROMISE!, because I just realized that there is no life imaginable without you!


Name: Jack Dunlap
Email: jdunlap@173rdairborne.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 06:49:04 PM

Message

I was an E-5 11Bravo with D/3/503, 173rd ABN in Vietnam. I've never known, worked with, or served with a finer group of people. I know you guys are made of the same stuff as we were. I know you will bring honor to the Brigade, as well as bringing freedom to some people who really deserve it. Know that I, along with many other ex-Herd vets, will have you guys constantly on our minds and hearts as you go through this. I will also have you in my prayers to both protect you and enable you to do your best. I don't know what I could do, but E-mail me with your needs and I'll see if I can help you out from "back in the world." I live in the Atlanta, GA area. God Bless you all!


Name: Leah Mikkelsen
Email: leah@navtrak.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 06:42:29 PM

Message

Tell Jonny Nelson he's in my thoughts and prayers! I wish you all well and stand behind you all the way. God bless our troops!


Name: Ed Herman, Major, USAF Retired
Email: mosxman@comcast.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 06:38:37 PM

Message

Just heard on the news that the 173rd has hit the ground in Northern Iraq. Godspeed and give 'em hell. Words can't express my pride and thanks. Airborne all the way!


Name: William Hammock
Email: bhammock@harman.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 06:31:28 PM

Message

I am 34 year old father of 2 boys. I am 100% supportive of your efforts. I thank you for protecting us. Regards William J. Hammock


Name: Amber
Email: amjones@in-touch.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 06:28:28 PM

Message

Thanks for serving our country. You all have made a lot of personal sacrifies and I want you to know that you are greatly appreicated. Thank you so much. I'm praying for you guys. Kick some serious Ass! Tell Weaver that I Love Him!


Name: ROBERT WORZALLA
Email: info@soundanchors.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 06:26:38 PM

Message

Hi Guys THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING. I hope that your campaign is as successfull as your brothers are having down south. I have every faith in you You have my admiration Best Regards Bob Worzalla


Name: The Bob Wetherill Family( Jump Qualified in 1970)
Email: cadetmom@seidata.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 06:25:47 PM

Message

Know that thousands of Americans are behind y'all. Our Family prays for your safety and diligence in accomplishing your mission. As you step forward on 'that wall'--please know that your self-less service is noted. Our two sons are also in the Military--we are part of the Long Gray Line of fellow servants and protectors of the Constitution and our liberty in America. Thank you for volunteering and being willing to leave the comforts of your living-rooms and 'eat dust and sand' in this conflict. Thank you for being willing to sacriface your live for our freedom. And thank you for standing firm in the face of evil. May God surround you with his Perfect protection and fill you with His Holy Spirit. Be Wise!


Name: Ron & Lauri Karaglanis
Email: dooron@saber.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 06:20:03 PM

Message

My wife and I are so thankful, appreciative, and proud of all our troops that have voluntarily placed themselves in extreme harms way, so we at home can live safely and securely.We pray continually throught the day, every day, for your sustained strength and courage! We pray for our great God to deliver a decisive victory over our enemies through your just efforts.God bless you all! In Christ's love' Ron & Lauri Karaglanis


Name: 1SG Dickens, James
Email: james.e.dickens@us.army.mil
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 06:18:12 PM

Message

God speed to all my fellow paratroopers. As the former 1SG for the 173D Combat Support Company I could not be more proud than the day we reactivated the Brigade and uncased the colors. Good luck and stay safe; Saint Michael our patron will protect us all. Sky Solider


Name: The Friedman Family of Taos, New Mexico
Email: friedam@taosnet.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 06:15:55 PM

Message

Thank you for serving our country and for helping to bring democracy to Iraq. You are constantly in our thoughts. We wish you a successful mission and pray for your safe return to the USA.


Name: Frank Piccola
Email: fapiccola@attbi.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 06:14:47 PM

Message

I was in the 509th in the early 80's and I just want to say Godspeed and pity to anyone who stands between an airborne troop and his objective.BLESS YOU ALL. Frank Piccola


Name: Cynthia and Simon Carlsson
Email: gcarlsson@attbi.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 06:13:49 PM

Message

CPT Glen Carlsson of the 250th FST we heard of the jump today and are so proud of you. We pray for your safety and strength. We love you so much. XOXO.


Name: Joel Harris
Email: harris.joel@attbi.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 06:06:12 PM

Message

In 1968 and 1969 I was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and supported the 173rd. As an infantry officer (Captain) I admired those boys so deeply that I volunteered for some ground duty. I got it, but it was with the Vietnamese Army and US advisors. The words "173rd Airborne" are emblazened in my brain as the symbol of manhood, heroism, and pride. I dropped many 173rd Long Range Recon Patrols (LRRPS) and picked them up later, sometimes surronded and under fire. We helicopter pilots would rather die than let down "our" sky soldiers. You were and are my heros. Do you unit, your country and your God proud. Anyone wishing to coverse by email, I am here.


Name: Jabari White
Email: ltjoesnuffy@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 05:59:54 PM

Message

Hell YEAH!! Kick ass over there boys! Hopefully i'll join u where ever this War on Terrorism takes the Herd when i comission in 04. Im a student at George Mason University...id like to organize something at school where i can accept Class Six donations to send to you guys. Any platoons that are intersted.. give me a mailing address and i'll see if i can get it together.....if your interested in a pen pal (we have hot chicks here at Mason...Playboy rated us number 3 a few years ago) maybe i can get that together also. Whatever i can do....since im kicking myself in the ass for not being over there...ill be glad to help. AIRBORNE


Name: Amanda
Email: bybskts4me@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 05:52:02 PM

Message

Best of luck to you! I know you will do yourselves and our country proud! I appreciate all you're doing for us - tell my cousin Josh Duy that his family loves him.


Name: David N Hamel (aka.Badger)
Email: fbbadger@juno.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 05:51:51 PM

Message

As a member of The 173rd during Vietnam I would like to congradulate and give my best wishs thoughts, and prayers for your safety.May you all return safly.Airborne!! Badger Casper,Wyoming


Name: Jane Wiseman, Mother of Ranger Paul L. Wiseman, 173rd Airborne Bridage
Email: JWiseman@utah.gov
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 05:49:42 PM

Message

Dearest Son - your grandma just called to inform me that she had just seen on CNN that the 173rd has jumped into Northern Iraq. This makes us all nervous, but we are all very proud of you and the rest of the 173rd. Be strong and know that you are heroes and we support you with all of our hearts. Be careful, be safe. We are all praying for you. Much love, mom


Name: Patrick Champion
Email: patrickc@advgeomatics.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 05:41:48 PM

Message

My father was a member of the 173rd in Vietnam 1968-1969. I was happy to hear that our finest airborne has dropped into the north of Iraq. Good luck and God bless all of you. You are heroes.


Name: Brenda Basiley
Email: brendabasiley@charter.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 05:41:12 PM

Message

My message is for my son, PFC Brandon Altemueller, as well as all of the soldiers in the 173rd. Stay safe and come home soon. You are doing a great job. You are heroes! I love you Brandon. Love, Mom :)


Name: Timothy F. Deaconson
Email: drdeaconson@charter.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 05:37:03 PM

Message

PV2 David N. Deaconson, 2Plt,C-2-503, We're all praying for you and are very proud. Don't tell me that your cherry jump was a combat jump! Stay safe. We love you. Dad.


Name: Donald Green, Maj, SF (RET)
Email: DGreenFOB2@aol.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 05:36:41 PM

Message

To my son, SPC Rob Green, 2/503. I am proud of you.


Name: Jerry Humby
Email: jerryathome@ntlworld.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 05:34:49 PM

Message

Way to go guys go kick iraqi butt Jerry in the UK


Name: Tim Sitar
Email: Celtic17@msn.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 05:28:02 PM

Message

Now we secure the north! All the best to the Red Devile and The Rock! God be with you all.


Name: Deborah Clifton
Email: deborahc@charter.net
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 05:25:40 PM

Message

God Speed!!!


Name: James Bradley, CW3, US Army (Retired)
Email: webmaster@173rdairborne.com
Date: Wednesday March 26, 2003
Time: 05:22:25 PM

Message

We all are proud of your service and sacrifice to our nation. We wish you a quick victory and a speedy return.


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