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Name: Sam Gilmore to SGT Clint E Mack
Email: sambeck@mindspring.com
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 10:18:29 PM

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Hello Clint, So proud of you and your gugs for the great job you are doing. I know it is tough to know who your enemy is. Reminds me of another war, Ha!Just come home soon so you can take care of Summer and "Little Mack" We pray for all of you daily, Love Sam


Name: Ashley Andrews
Email: a.p.andrews@tcu.edu
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 10:15:56 PM

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ATTN: JEFF KUPISCH 2/503 Hey Babe, hope you had a good day today. I worked from 6 this morning until 2:30 this afternoon. We were swamped. I continuosly made coffee from 6 until 12, then I finally got a break. I poured steamed milk across my arm for the first time today. Of course it was an accident, and luckily it was only at 160 degrees. So it didn't blister or anything, but it did scare the crap out of me. So not much is really going on around here. I might go out with Julie (my friend from highschool that went to prom with us) later on tonight if she calls me back. So I was thinking about my job and your job and the perks of both and I figured out that a perk to your job of being in the army and in Iraq is that you don't have to greet people with a smile. Although this may sound stupid, I started thinking about this because of a few customers that I had that I wanted to jump across counter and strangle. However, I remained calm and greeted them with a smile and was polite to them. Just to let you know, last summer I won a trip to the Bahamas. Of course its not completely free, but its still pretty cheap, and its for 2 people. So if its at all possible I want you to go with me whenever you get to come home sometime. I figured we could lay on the beach and drink tropical drinks with umbrellas in them. So keep that in mind, maybe its something you can look forward to. Well thats about all I have for today. My dad says hello. You are always in my thoughts and of course always in my prayers. Talk to you tomorrow. Love - Ash


Name: Mom
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 08:22:11 PM

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SPC PHILLIP HATTON ~ 3rd PLT, B2/503 ~ Hey Phillip..... just wanted you to remind you that you are loved and missed! Just talked to the Mayor.... he told me that the flags were going up for each of our local soldiers in Iraq. And, they're going to plant a tree in honor of each of you with a marker (hopefully with all your names on it) to remind us...and you guys....that we're proud of you and the sacrifices you're making for our freedom! Everything's quiet on the homefront; mom's hanging right in there and wants to hear about any news we get from you. You'll never believe your little nephew! He has so many of your characteristics--but then, so does Sydney. She rode off the sidewalk with her car yesterday and I couldn't help but snicker. Remember how you hated that? Well, she was totally put out with me and made me apologize to her without laughing. It took two or three times before I could satisfactorily say "I'm sorry" with a straight face. The last two days, she's been a stray cat! Need I tell you what that's like? Milk in a dish on the floor... for starters!!!!! But her favorite is being a horse. She's got it down pat, too! The horses across the street run when they hear her.... she sounds just like them. Of course, the battle between gramma's dog and Syd will never cease. I looked out the window to see Toke leashed to Syd's little car--moving car--and Tokey's all fours were dug into the sidewalk in resistence. We've all concluded from whom she gets that side of her personality!!!!!!! I love you! You're our pride and joy. Keep your head screwed on straight and remember that we're all waiting for you! Always..... "Mom"


Name: Mom Dad & Jacenya SPC KRISTOPHER KNIGHT
Email: knightfish54@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 07:58:47 PM

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SPC KRISTOPHER KNIGHT. Jacenya and I went to Toys R Us, she purchased a vet kit with a small purple puppy, a doll, a book and a video. She was really happy and very proud of her 2 awards at school. Just another thing in your life to be proud of. Tell B I pray for you, him and the rest of the 173rd. Thanks for being such a SUPER son. You all are the finest, bravest, and best looking the Army has. Know that the folks in Palm Beach County REALLY appreciate what you are all doing LYMTS


Name: Mindy
Email: mcoomer@mrtc.com
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 06:36:04 PM

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Spc. Phillip Hatton - Hey little buddy! Just wanted to take a minute to say hello. Hope you are doing ok and things have settled down for you guys. The past 2 weeks have been pretty crazy! That's why I haven't gotten a letter out in a few days. I'm working on one right now. I'll send it out Monday. Today was closing day for the teachers. We decided to wrap things up today (Saturday) instead of going back in Monday. I left Sydney sleeping with her dad and took Austin with me. By the way, he has his first tooth! We found it today. Anyway, all the other teachers commented on how much he looks like you and dad. They were calling him 'little Gordon'. So many of them said that he looks like you when you were a baby. I got his pictures in today and I'll be sending you some so you can be the judge. You'll love his little chubby cheeks! Still not a whole lot going on around here. We went to graduation last night. I was surprised because there did not seem to be very many there. Dad and Sydney went to a horse show this evening and James is mowing. I saw Brandi at the high school last night and she said that she had gotten a phone call from you!! We were all so excited that you got to call home! We'll be sending you some more phone cards. I just want you to know that we are thinking of you every minute of every day and anxiously waiting for you to come home. Sydney keeps asking when Uncle Phillip is going to get to come home from Iraq. She is going to be wild when she sees you. Everyone here says to tell you hello and they are thinking of you. Take care of yourself. I love you. Your VERY PROUD Big Sister, Mindy


Name: Serena
Email: miaserena@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 03:54:17 PM

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TO SCOTT TEDETON, i know you can't read this message but i want to write.i know that i have to wait august to see you again. I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH AND I MISS YOU, i would like you to come back soon. kisses Serena


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 03:51:20 PM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE I hate PC!!!! I've been taping this long huge message for you and then when it was time to post it the f***** PC erased it!!!! Gees, I'm mad!!!!Well, I'm justing dropping a little note to wish you a nice night, try to get some beauty sleep, ok??? I hope you have been eating sort of properly lately, I know you didn't have the "chance" to have an Italian meal, but love of my life, as soon as you will be back, I'll be taking good care of you, ok??? I'm going to bed now, I want to read a book and fall asleep and dream about you. You see, last night after the call I received at 4.30am I started dreaming about Iraq, I was there and I could see the map with all the cities( no way I can recall the names), I was doing something very secret there, like a C.I.A agent!!! I have a dreaming activity that will drive a therapist nut!!!If I will ever enter analysis, I think I should warn the anlayst about my dreams!!! He will kick me out from his office in a sec!!!I'll be back to you soon. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!Tomorrow is JUNE, I keep my fingers crossed for your coming back soon!!!!YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE, always.


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 03:01:28 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Oggi č giŕ una settimana che ho sentito la TUA FANTASTICA VOCE... TI AMO MIKE MIO, sn cn te sempre... la tua Susy.


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 01:48:26 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR...Hey babydoll! Can I have a 65 GTO, or a 1968 CHOPPER?...How about a 1964 PAN HEAD???? I was looking through the Auto Trader (God now I sound like Morrow!) and saw them:)I am just kidding....on the Pan head..can I have the other two? Please! I am your Princess...come on now...you know you want me to have a GTO and a Chopper all decked out. Afterall when I look good it reflects well upon you! Ok you're not buying this plea I can feel it. So let's get down to brass tacks! If I do find a decent priced Chopper, or GTO I will promise to run it past you beofre I go put my name on it:) I love you whole Bunchies! Remember that incase I skip the passing things by you part. Just kidding in it all...I hope we do find a really nice old peice of American steel you can fix up for me, but I will wait if I have to:) Just wated to tell you about them though! I love you and loved hearing your voice today! It was awesome! ~~~~~Princess~~~~


Name: Aunt Becky
Email: gbkiwals@cs.com
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 01:38:07 PM

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Jeff Kupisch, Hey, Jeff I did not realize I could send you a note directly at this site. I guess I am not computer savy!!! We sure miss you and are praying for your constantly!! I have your picture up at work and every ask about you. I am so proud to tell them that you guys are kicking butt!!! Keep it up. We can't wait till you come home and we discuss the Christian/Jeff stories.. Amy graduated this week. Look out Limestone. I don't think the Limestone knows what is coming!!! She is already excited about HS. She plans to run cross country, soccer, and of course marching band. I have several kids in my class on Wednesday night at church that are praying for you specifically, as along with all the Jeffs' that over there fighting. They would love to hear from you!! Our church is also praying for you and your group. Every service your picture is flashed on the screen along with pictures of other soldiers that have realatives attending our church. So know you are surrounded with our prayers. My kids on Wednesday night always ask about you. When you come home maybe you could visit them. You and your group are HEROS!!!!!! I will sign off for now. Remember we all love you and miss you. Amy says hi and be careful!! Gary says keep up the good work. Remember you are our personal HERO!!! and we are so proud of you. God Bless you! Love, Aunt Becky


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 01:34:26 PM

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This message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI,hi honey. just alittle note to say hello. how are you doing?well im at the hosp working and im sneaking a email, oh well if i get cought. im writing you another email. you need to chech it, its important. hope your ok. chrissy and i went to a giants game last night, we won.boy was it cold. i got lucy some stuff from the game.hope she likes it. well honey,everyone here (all the docs say hurry home and they are so glad they met you. ) ill write later, keep safe. love u mom


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 01:18:49 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Ciaooo Mike mio, come stai? I think that it' better for me not to plan anything... last week to the beach and I had to study, today swimming pool and I thought it was going to rain so I didn't go... NO TAN!!! Maybe I'm not planning when are you coming and YOU'LL BE HERE SOOOOON, I hope so!!! Ogni giorno che passa manca sempre meno PER VEDERCI!!! TI AMO E MI MANCHI TANTO, spero tu possa tornare presto! Penso a te in ogno momento... TI AMO... 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000 and more kisses... Ciao bello, bravo e buono MIKE MIO, la tua Susy!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 01:06:32 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Ciaooo Mike mio, come stai?? I think that it's better for me not to plan anything... last week to the beach and I had to study, today swimming pool and I thought it was going to rain so I didn't go... NO TAN!!! Maybe I'm not planning when are you coming and YOU'LL BE HERE SOOOOON, I hope so!!! Ogni giorno che passa manca sempre meno PER VEDERCI!!! TI AMO E MI MANCHI TANTO, spero tu possa tornare presto! Penso a te in ogni momento... TI AMO... 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000 and more kisses... Ciao bello, bravo e buono MIKE MIO, la tua Susy!


Name: Becky Slawik
Email: gbkiwals@cs.com
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 12:44:28 PM

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Jeff K. and the 173rd, We are so proud of all of you men and women for what you are doing in Iraq. We are praying daily for a hedge of protection and a covering for you. Remember there are more people in the USA that are really proud of you than what the news media will ever display. I teach 2nd and 3rd graders at church on Wednesday night and each of them are praying for the 173rd as well as all the soldiers. They say continue to keep up the good work and God Bless you!! You may be a long ways from home but you are close to our hearts! God Bless and protect you. Becky


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 10:02:52 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good afternoon love of my life!! I'm back home at my parents place and I'm having hard time with this PC, it sucks and it's so incredibly slow!!!Never mind!!! As soon as I got back home I came up and got connected, so here I am, writing to you!!! I have a question (your favourite sentence, isn't it???), well love of mine did you try to call me last night? My phone rang at 4.30 am but as soon as I answered the line dropped!!!I was so mad, it's just you that can call anytime, plus the display was telling me "private number", which means a call from overseas!!! If it was you, please call again!!! I need you so badly!!!Everytime I come back at my parents place it feels like I'm lost, I want you with me!!! As we did at Christmas time!!!I love you every day more and more and I really can't wait for you to come back to me!!!Make that happen soon, ok??? I know that soon won't be soon enough, isn't it??? What more can I tell you? Tonight we are supposed to go and see Marta & Bea performing, but you know how my family is.... After we should go and have a pizza all together, I bet it will be hell, Massimo trying to say something that he's not supoposed to and then laughing his ass off!!! He throws rocks at every one and then leaves when we start discussing!!! I know himn too well, my big brother!! Barbara should be there too with her fiancče, let's see what's going to happen!!!I'll be back at our place next week, friday or sunday, it depends on how I will feel!!! Mind that my self phone is always on 24/7 since you left, so....call whenever you can!!! I'll try to call your parents tonight, I still haven't told them you called!! I always promise myself to do it, but then I fall asleep before calling!! What a disaster am I??? But you love me 4 that too!!! Talk to you soon!! Next week I'll try to send another package, this time I won't ask my mom to do it otherwhile she will destroy the poor post man!!! I LOVE YOU MY BABY ANGEL!!!!


Name: SERENA AND ERICA
Email: serena.bimbati@tin.it
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 07:32:05 AM

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TO PFC. DANNY THURMAN we saw your picture on this site...even if last time we met we argued, we hope that you still are the nice guy we knew the first time. Good luck!!! Serena and Erica


Name: Mom
Email: Boriqueen@webtv.net
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 12:21:32 AM

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TO: PFC ROMAN, JOVANY 3RD/PLT B/2-503RD HI SON: Hope you doing fine, we as always praying and wondering when you all returning back home? We miss you and can't wait to hug you and tell you how proud we are about you and how happy to see you back again. But we know the Lord is taking good care of you all and we just keep on praying for your safe and prompt return. Well, I'm pretty busy right now taking care of mami Coco, as I told you before but for me is a priviledge to take care of her since she always been a good and responsible mother and she deserves the best care in this world. She's a strong and healthy woman and doesn't give up so soon she'll get back on track again,that I know for sure! About the family, Esther been around by mami's birthday and we spent some time together at Sandra's home and then she and Gene left to Tampa. Well, everything else is OK and Alfred doing his lawns as always and I stay with mom, but feel ok doing this, believe me even is not an easy thing but is OK for me. I feel good helping her in this situation specialy knowing that she always been there for me. Tomorrow I might take mom to church for first time in long time since she came to visit us. Well, son take good care of yourself and remember you're always in my prayers, we might be far from you but we feel close to you in spirit and our heart is joyful knowing we'll see you pretty soon. Your mom and dad ANGIE Y ALFRED


Name: Mom
Email: Boriqueen@webtv.net
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 12:15:19 AM

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TO: PFC ROMAN, JOVANY 3RD/PLT B/2-503RD HI SON: Hope you doing fine, we as always praying and wondering when you all returning back home? We miss you and can't wait to hug you and tell you how proud we are about you and how happy to see you back again. But we know the Lord is taking good care of you all and we just keep on praying for your safe and prompt return. Well, I'm pretty busy right now taking care of mami Coco, as I told you before but for me is a priviledge to take care of her since she always been a good and responsible mother and she deserves the best care in this world. She's a strong and healthy woman and doesn't give up so soon she'll get back on track again,that I know for sure! About the family, Esther been around by mami's birthday and we spent some time together at Sandra's home and then she and Gene left to Tampa. Well, everything else is OK and Alfred doing his lawns as always and I stay with mom, but feel ok doing this, believe me even is not an easy thing but is OK for me. I feel good helping her in this situation specialy knowing that she always been there for me. Tomorrow I might take mom to church for first time in long time since she came to visit us. Well, son take good care of yourself and remember you're always in my prayers, we might be far from you but we feel close to you in spirit and our heart is joyful knowing we'll see you pretty soon. Your mom and dad ANGIE Y ALFRED


Name: Mom
Email: Boriqueen@webtv.net
Date: Saturday May 31, 2003
Time: 12:13:44 AM

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TO: PFC ROMAN, JOVANY 3RD/PLT B/2-503RD HI SON: Hope you doing fine, we as always praying and wondering when you all returning back home? We miss you and can't wait to hug you and tell you how proud we are about you and how happy to see you back again. But we know the Lord is taking good care of you all and we just keep on praying for your safe and prompt return. Well, I'm pretty busy right now taking care of mami Coco, as I told you before but for me is a priviledge to take care of her since she always been a good and responsible mother and she deserves the best care in this world. She's a strong and healthy woman and doesn't give up so soon she'll get back on track again,that I know for sure! About the family, Esther been around by mami's birthday and we spent some time together at Sandra's home and then she and Gene left to Tampa. Well, everything else is OK and Alfred doing his lawns as always and I stay with mom, but feel ok doing this, believe me even is not an easy thing but is OK for me. I feel good helping her in this situation specialy knowing that she always been there for me. Tomorrow I might take mom to church for first time in long time since she came to visit us. Well, son take good care of yourself and remember you're always in my prayers, we might be far from you but we feel close to you in spirit and our heart is joyful knowing we'll see you pretty soon. Your mom and dad ANGIE Y ALFRED


Name: Ashley Andrews
Email: a.p.andrews@tcu.edu
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 11:48:09 PM

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ATTN: JEFF KUPISCH 2/503 Hello Again. Its only been like 3 hours since my last posting but I just have more that I want to tell you about, and its friday night and I'm tired of working on my accounting hw. So I start summer school on Monday. I'm taking Financial Accounting at the University of St. Thomas in downtown Houston. I go two nights a week from 5:30 to 9:30 for about a month. I've decided to change majors again. I'm thinking of switching to Finance or Entreprenurial Management. I've spent the last semester thinking during my classes that I just can't see myself as a Speech Pathologist. I would basically be a teacher, not that there is anything wrong with being a teacher, I just can't see myself as one and want to make more money than that. I've also always wanted to be a boss. So next semester I am taking all business classes to decide what I want to do with my life. I should still graduate on time though. There still aren't any guys in my life. I hung out with that guy Mitko (the one from Bulgaria that I referee with) on and off during the semester, but were not serious or anything. I might go visit him in Bulgaria at the end of July or the first part of August just to go over to Europe. It would be one of the cheapest trips I ever made because he has a house over there and would pay for everything. Not that I'm mooching off of him, I always offer to pay but he never lets me, so hey why fight him. Besides, everything is pretty cheap over there. I was thinking if you are back in Italy by then I will go there too! Of course that requires me saving even more money, but I guess your worth it. :o) I might be getting another job at a compression company in the accounting department. If so I'll probably just work at starbucks on the weekends. This job would pay almost twice as much as Starbucks and could be considered an internship, so I really can't pass it up. I would also get 40 hours a week. At Starbucks I only get an average of 25 a week. Lady got 2 new kittens for mothers day. I really haven't seen her any since I've been home though. I started working on my tan today. I was waiting since I have this cast on my hand, but it was so sunny outside today that I just couldn't resist. Then after ten minutes I got too hot and decided to walk in the pool with my arms above my head. I walked in to point where the water hit my armpits (just to give you a mental picture of me in pool with a my arms above my head and a purple cast on my arm). My mom and grammy laughed at me. So I have a bunch of other stuff to tell but I'll probably tell you in the letter I send you. I'll keep my postings to general stuff and save all my specific stories for the letter. Your mom told me that Jason had told her that MRE's have a constipating agent in them. I thought that was pretty funny. Sucks for you though, haha, just kidding. I couldn't resist telling you that. Well its 10:45 and I have to get up by 5:15 so I can be at work by 6am. I have to do my duty of serving people there coffee. I've realized people drink way too much coffee these days. There are some people that I see twice a day when I'm at work. Oh well its there money. Ok, I still miss you a lot and pray for you every night. I'll probably post another message for you tomorrow, maybe even two! You may even get sick of hearing from me on this board by the time you get to leave. Love always - Ash


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 11:44:55 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey babe! How is my love today? I hope you're just great! I just got off work a little while ago...it was a long day!! I am very tired! I shouldn't be complaining to you though right? Well, I miss you greatly...I pray for you to come home soon everyday. Tonight I am going to the movies with Britney instead of my cousins. I am taking them to a matinee tomorrow....b/c it will be too late for them to get out tonight. I will try to develop some pictures this weekend and mail some out...I tried that last weekend and ended up developing all pictures of mom's Mary Kay events. Anyway, I love you soooo much! I miss you!! love, stephanie


Name: Kat Fernandez
Email: NFGkitty@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 11:05:24 PM

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PV2 Nick Deaconson C Co. 2/503rd- Hey there,how are things with you?.Guess what? I'm finally CCHS alumni as of...the day before yesterday!weew.I "pulled a Nick" and didn't send out as many graduation invitations as I should have.hehe.I'm having my graduation party next week so hopefully I'll get my college funding then.It was very liberating to say the least.We had Project Grad right after it.It was such a kick. I have many pictures and many many tapes of badly sung kareoke songs to remind me of my high school years.I have to let you listen to the one tape of me and Emily singing "Sweet Home Alabama"...I have nothing further to say about it, you'll just have to hear it. I hope you'll be coming home soon,there are going to be like 3 TEC reunions this summer. They just started up a summer TEC so there's that reunion and then P.T. and Mal set two up for the 12th I think and the other one is on your birthday,again!Hopefully you'll get to attend this time.Well i just wanted to drop you a line,make sure you know that I'm still thinking about you. I hope you've been getting my letters just fine..I'll try and write you a real letter in a couple of days.Take care of yourself out there...miss you.-Kat


Name: Heather E. Hawthorne
Email: jeepwaver@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 10:32:50 PM

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CAPTAIN WILL HANSEN ******* 1-508TH 173RD ****** I forgot to tell you in the previous message that your Dad and Linda now have my phone number. How great it will be to hear your voice. Call ANYTIME!!! Love, Lizzy E :)


Name: karen bates
Email: flixen@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 09:22:12 PM

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To Mike Squillini, Hi Mike it me hope everything is cool with you. Going to your sister's party next week was hoping to see you there. But there's always time for one more party. I'll take some pic and send them to you. Saw some of the pictures you took looking good Mike, there something about a man in uniform! Just want to drop a note to say we're still thing of you. Love Karen and Family


Name: karen bates
Email: flixen@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 09:22:01 PM

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To Mike Squillini, Hi Mike it me hope everything is cool with you. Going to your sister's party next week was hoping to see you there. But there's always time for one more party. I'll take some pic and send them to you. Saw some of the pictures you took looking good Mike, there something about a man in uniform! Just want to drop a note to say we're still thing of you. Love Karen and Family


Name: Ashley Andrews
Email: a.p.andrews@tcu.edu
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 08:44:15 PM

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ATTENTION JEFF KUPISCH!!!!!! 2/503 Hi! I finally talked to your mom and found out how I could send you a message. I also sent you a package today (5/30/03) so hopefully it won't take too long to get to you. Make sure you look on the inside of the box because I taped an envelope full of pictures there. Wow, I have so much to tell you since we haven't talked in so long I don't even know where to start. I'm going to send you another package with a really long letter so that i can make sure you're completely filled in on whats happening in my overly exciting life. Ok so I guess I will just start with all of the general stuff. I ended the semester with 3 A's and a B. I am happy with a 3.75 for the semester but (there's always a but with me and my grades) I was slightly dissapointed with my one B because I only needed an 81 on my final to keep an A and then my teacher went and made my final extra hard and I made a 74 instead. So I was only 7 points away from a 4.0. Oh well life goes on. So I'm home for the summer. After applying at about 30 different places for a summer job I finally got hired at the Starbucks in the Randall's by my house (Barker Cypress and 290). Yes, I am a Barista (the official tital of a starbucks coffee maker). Shortly after I started I realized I have been spoiled when it comes to jobs. Oh before I continue this story I have to tell you something else. At the end of the semester I was playing sand volleyball at school and I set the ball and hurt my hand. After 2 weeks of my left thumb hurting I finally went to the doctor and he said that I had torn a ligament in my thumb. To fix this they put me in a hard cast for three weeks. I still have it on, but get it off on tuesday (6/2/03). Then I get to wear a removable plastic brace on my thumb for 3 more weeks. Anyways, back to the original story. So here I am working for starbucks with a cast on my left hand, completely unable to use my thumb. Its not really hard to work with one and a half hands, but its not easy. So my first night that I had to close the store by myself I had to mop and pick up these huge plastic floor mats to be cleaned, and do a whole bunch of other stuff. This whole process usually takes 30 minutes. We close at at 8pm so a normal employee would get to leave by 830pm. Well at 1015pm I was still there and crying behind the counter because I was so frustrated. I think I really freaked this guy out who had helped me earlier in the day when he saw me crying. So the point of the story is I am definitely not used to hard labor (mopping and cleaning mats). I think that was the first time I ever mopped a floor. I know your probably confused at some parts of this story and think I'm pretty wimpy but you have to remember I only have one good hand and have been spoiled when it comes to cleaning. Ok so this message is long enough, I will get on tomorrow and continue to fill you in. My mom says hello. I MISS YOU SO MUCH and CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU when you come home. Stay safe. Love, Ashley


Name: Diane
Email: discocook@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 05:59:22 PM

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Hi ADAM ESPENHOVER--How's it going? I haven't been on this message board for awhile because I have been so busy at work. I enrolled in a class at DMACC and I have to go directly to class after work so I don't have much time to play around on the computer. We had a nice memorial day weekend--just worked in the yard and kept it pretty low key. Scott wanted to go camping this weekend but I didn't want to so he will probably spend the weekend pouting. It is so unbelievably windy today that it didn't even sound appealing to me. I am going to a concert with some friends on Sunday so we would have to get back early Sunday anyway. See how I'm trying to justify it?? I hope you can find time to write or call home soon--it's too bad you don't have access to send a quick e-mail message. That would brighten everyone's day. Hopefully you are getting the messages posted here. Keep your spirits up and remember that you are all loved, missed and supported by your friends and families back here. Take care and stay safe. Love, Diane.


Name: Heather E. Hawthorne
Email: jeepwaver@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 04:30:35 PM

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CAPTAIN WILL HANSEN~~~1-508TH~~~173RD AIRBORNE~~~ Hello love of my life. Today is a good day gone GREAT, since when I arrived home there was a letter from you. Thank you!!! Your letters are better than ice cream :) I like the "medical care" stationary. You could have started a money making trend with this you know. Today the sun came out after 5 days of heavy rains and thunderstorms. Tonight I'm headed to Kristina and Caroline's for dinner, they want to show me some stuff to do while they are away on their European summer adventure. I'm going to spend one night a week out at their place to do a few things and keep their anti-social cats company. But I've just been informed that I won't have pool privelages - oh, well. Well, I just wanted to say hello to you and let you know I'm still thinking about you and us 24 HOURS A DAY! I read on this site today where someone pointed out "There's no distance in teh spirit" ~ I like that. I pray for your safety, well-being, and quick return to Italy. Hats off to you and all of the other brave men and women that are working for our freedom. HUGS AND KISSES TO YOU MY DEAR!!! HEATHER


Name: Adam cavataio
Email: llc12321@msn.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 04:30:00 PM

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David what's up. nothing much over here besides having a broken ankle. My car sounds very nice. I was looking at an 89 mustang gt. It was nice besides the inside.I'm getting my shift kit install in my car for 150 dollars. I will have my D.l. back in july.


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 04:04:31 PM

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To Spc Fredrick Campbell C 1/508th Just to say That I Love you Baby and I miss you alot I really can't wait to have you here with me ,Take care. Millie. xoxo


Name: Molly Marie
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 03:59:11 PM

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PFC CALEB DIECKMAN C/1-508: Hey baby, how is your day going today? Mine is very stressful...for real! Classes just started so all these students are calling in trying to get in courses that have been full for months! I am so tired today and am sick of all the phone calls. You know me, trying to be nice but feeling rude and awful! I am so tired and it is such a nice day here. The the sun is shining and the wind is blowing kind of hard. I colored my hair again. This time I went back to my natural so I look totally different. I will try and get a more current picture out to you as soon as I can. You should be getting a picture of me getting my diploma pretty soon. I have a double chin so don't laugh. I miss you honey, terribly. Sorry I haven't wrote to you in a couple of days but work has been so hectic lately that all I do when I go home is lay down on the couch and get sucked in because it is so comfortable. I love you and can't wait to see you again. All my love, Molly.


Name: Michelle
Email: snoop_at_heart@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 01:28:19 PM

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PFC Chad Henman: I am begining to think that you don't write us....HEHEHE. Mom is sending you another care package. As much junk food as she could fit in the box. She also sent some other stuff you need. Please let me know if you need anything. I love you Henman....Take care of yourself and each other!! Michelle


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 01:22:33 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd Jarod, Just a note to tell you that I am going to see "The Italian Job" tonight. I will check it out and see if it is worth purchasing on DVD when it is available. I think it will be great..will be looking for areas of Italy close to you.....it has one of the lead actors from "The Transporter"....also Mini Cooper car chase with some great stunts....also 2Fast 2Furious comes out next week.....will check it out too...I know all the places where it was filmed.....the bridge stunt was there next to South Beach where we went last year...some on the bridges to the Keys......one of the houses is here in Fort Lauderdale.....remember when you and I went to see Fast and the Furious? Remember you drag racing me out on the country stretch of Sorrell's Chapel, your Camaro against my bike?.....I know...you blew me away....(this bike I am getting next though is a different story.....will have a rematch) I am looking at the Honda ST 1300 and the Suzuki 1000 VStrom.....the Suzuki is $4000 bucks cheaper so I am greatly leaning toward it instead of the Honda although the Honda has some nice gadgets......The Nighthawk will probably have to do me for a while though.....this dream will not come about for several months....just looking now....Hope all is well there or as well as can be.....sent you another care package yesterday which has hard candy in it for the children....Just wanted to tell you that I love you and miss you......Will send another message this weekend...... Love you my Son....God Speed!! Dad


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 01:04:39 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Buona sera Mike mio... Per me oggi č stata una giornata di puro relax, dopo tanti giorni di solo studio (lo so che non mi credi). Oggi non ho aperto neanche un libro... Che laizy che sono vero?! Maybe tomorrow I'll go to the swimming pool with Lucia, I hope it will be a hot and sunny day like today... Cosě posso abbronzarmi anch'io!! I heard that you have 40°C... If I could I would run (of course\di corsa) immediately to you, I LOVE YOU!! UN MEGA BACIO al mio "bello, bravo, BUONO Mikolino..." Mi manchi tantissimo, TI AMO, TI AMO, TI AMO, la tua Susy.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 01:04:01 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Buona sera Mike mio... Per me oggi č stata una giornata di puro relax, dopo tanti giorni di solo studio (lo so che non mi credi). Oggi non ho aperto neanche un libro... Che laizy che sono vero?! Maybe tomorrow I'll go to the swimming pool with Lucia, I hope it will be a hot and sunny day like today... Cosě posso abbronzarmi anch'io!! I heard that you have 40°C... If I could I would run (of course\di corsa) immediately to you, I LOVE YOU!! UN MEGA BACIO al mio "bello, bravo, BUONO Mikolino..." Mi manchi tantissimo, TI AMO, TI AMO, TI AMO, la tua Susy.


Name: Ilenia
Email: davide.yj@libero.it
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 12:35:33 PM

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to JUSTIN LAUDANO: Hey man, I hope you can read this message. Yesterday we spoke with Francesco and Marina and they said me you are fine and you'll be back (not so soon but..) Anyway, we all can't wait to see you and we miss you very much. Be safe, ok and don't fuck around... : ) ciao tanti baci Ile


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 12:16:55 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR....My Babydoll! How are things going in the world's largest litter box:) I can't believe the conditions you described. I thought Upton Sinclair made me gag! I can't wait to see your beautiful face, and hold you in my arms where you belong again. Cesar cracked us all up at his game last night. I video taped it and ran it off on a tape for you! He is so funny, but I don't see him having a future in baseball by any means. Everyone showed up to watch him play, so that was great! His next game is Monday. Actually he plays every Monday and Thursday for a month. Sara wrote me again, and she is doing great. She said that she gets highly annoyed by the males in her training company, because they all fall out of runs and rucks. She said they are 90 times worse than most of the females. She also said it's hot as sin there, and she misses a good cooked meal. Maunel, Norma and Enrico send their love and prayers...actually they to tell you "Salute mi filio Joel"- Norma, and Manuel said in English to tell his American brother to come home soon, that you forever now stay in Italy! I miss them a lot, and they miss us even more. Norma goes between her happy raves to her crying when I have to get off the phone. They told me to bring their Cesar home right now, becuase everyday Norma's heart breaks when he is gone. I love our Italain family:) Ok I have to get outta here, because I have to go to work...arghhh! Next week and for two weeks I may be very busy working with Dale at the CO-OP. I don't really have a clue as to what the purpose of my job is, but I don't mind...I just work:) Dale takes advantage of the fact that I was Army sometimes, and forgets that I don't really care for hard labor:) hehe! He also asked how you were doing, and to tell you to be careful over there. He teased that I would be the one to go join the WO to be able to go over there..then sneak off to find you! You know me babydoll...I would! Since you won't let me be a mercenary! Darn you:) I love you Whole Bunchies! hey Troy Boy also wrote you an email! I sent it to you. ~~~~~~~Princess~~~~~~~~~


Name: Reed & Nicola
Email: tatentigger1@aol.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 12:01:00 PM

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Drew Young... hey its reed and nicola. just writeing to say hello and let you know that we are thinking of you. i have kept you in my prayers. hope that you are doing well. brenton and heather looked great at prom. take care and get home safely.... love nicola and reed!


Name: Barb - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 11:01:34 AM

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ATTN: JEFFREY KUPISCH - I heard your pool is dirty, so I stopped by Pools & Spas to get my pool supplies & explained your Company's dilemna with the poo water. I asked if they would ship you guys some pool chemicals to keep your pool clean - they said NO, but are thinking about it!!! They loved the idea of you guys getting the pool open & functioning! I got the pool cleared up all b y myself!! Christian put in the ponds., I have free mulch coming to lay around it in the seating area, so.....hopefully by the time you get home, I';ll have it all together & the flowers will be blooming for you!! I know how you love to walk through the yard & see all the gardens in bloom. Too bad I could never get any of my kids to enjoy weeding! :0( I don't even enjoy it!! I've found some unique new items to add to my garden collection - ringer washers filled with flowers & vines, 1930's pedestal sink aa a waterfall into the ponds & the hunt goes on....always!! I brings me peace to work in the gardens - close to God - quiet still waters of reflection on life & where God has me going, surrounded by the amazing beauty of the flowers that He created. A garden brings spiritual renewal...I see it as creating something that all can come & be renewed as they sit, relax, meditate or pray. Ahhhhhhh! Enough of that! Jason did not pass his PT - he takes it again in 2 weeks. Pray for him! Jessica has her lifeguard test today. Jerry is coming over today to mow the grass & fix my arbor that fell in Mother's Day wind storm. Marilyn will tutor Jessica for finals. Uncle Dan tore his shoulder rotary cuff (?) in the other shoulder & is off work. He & Aunt Lady need much prayer for healing & encouragement. I'd love for Graham to come here for a month & give them a break. Lizzy will go to Peoria if she doesn't go to Texas. And that's about all the news I can think of, except.... WHO IS PJENNIFER that wrote to you from our street???? That's the MYSTERY of the WEEK! If you figure it out - clue Jess & I in because we are definitely CLUELESS!! (as usual) Well, my dearest F.B.B., take care of yourself...Always stay within the boundaries where God's Love can reach you & bless you. Pray often & keep those spiritual ears open for promptings in the Spirit for discernment & protection. Speak & pray Psalms 91 daily with us - there's no distance in the Spirit!! We look forward to having our own personal HERO @ home, very soon!! I'll keep working on the Pool Company unless you can locate the POOL chemicals there - keep me posted, son. I love you more than words can express & miss you even more.... I know it's hard on you, stuck in what you call "Paradise" - but it'll be over sooner than you think. Keep your mind focused & your hands busy....(preferably by writing letters!) We'll see you SOON! Keep the Faith! 4th of July!! God is Lord of even the Army!! Love, Mom


Name: Debbie Fisher
Email: dfisher@dyercs.net
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 10:53:28 AM

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PFC Jarod Markham 2nd/503rd: Hi Jarod, Just a note to let you know that you are still in my thoughts and prayers. I admire all of you for the job that you are doing over there. Stay ALERT and try your best NOT to get discouraged. Remember that your friends and family love and support you. God bless you. Love, Debbie


Name: lisa booska
Email: douglisaandbell@earthlink.net
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 10:39:11 AM

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tell spc michael morrow,that we all miss him and come safe to us,we are all proud of him.he is doing a good jod and god loves him and to pray to come home soon.proverbs3:5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;and lean not unto own understanding.#6in all thy acknowledge him,and he shall direct thy paths.#7Be not wise in thine own eyes:fear the Lord,and depart from evil.They will all come home soon,and the Lord loves them all.To be safe.Love always mom


Name: lisa booska
Email: douglisaandbell@earthlink.net
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 10:36:17 AM

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tell spc michael morrow,that we all miss him and come safe to us,we are all proud of him.he is doing a good jod and god loves him and to pray to come home soon.proverbs3:5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;and lean not unto own understanding.#6in all thy acknowledge him,and he shall direct thy paths.#7Be not wise in thine own eyes:fear the Lord,and depart from evil.They will all come home soon,and the Lord loves them all.To be safe.Love always mom


Name: Emily Ramsey
Email: emandem@fuse.net
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 09:53:24 AM

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PFC Matt Shannon A-2-503 Hey sweetie Hows my baby donig? I miss you so much. I wish you were home, but i know you'll be ome soon enough when your job is done. Any chance you get please call or wrte me. I just want to hear your voice. I was so excited I talked to you this week. It made me so happy to hear from you and to know that your still ok. You sounded great. Don;t worry I will be sending the package with the football and baseballs in it soon enough. I can't wait until you come home so we can get married and start our life together. I love you so much, Please keep calling. Love ya, Emily The best of Luck to the 173rd!


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 08:36:13 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP.1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Love of mine I need you badly!!! I think I chewed my tonsils!!! The "SUPER SMART" boss you can find on earth came back just to cover us all with shit!! He said to me that he's glad about the fact of not having studied, cause the more one studies the more fucked up he becomes: in few words he told me that I'm ignorant!!! I swear to God that I had my tongue ready for the answer but that I hold it back with all my strength!!! He accused me to help the firm going bankrupt! My godness garce!!!! Where the hell have I ended up working?? I think he's doing all that to get rid of me, but no fucking way I'm going to step back!!! If he wants to fire me, well he has to grab his nuts and tell it in front of me, no way I'm going to help him going away first! If only I could do the job I was hired for!!!! You see, I keep staying here cause I need the money and plus it helps me waiting for your coming back!! Sorry, I need to go and have a smoke!! I know it's bad for my health, but believe me love of my life, holding my tongue was on of the hardest things I've ever experienced!! I should blame on the education my marvellous parents gave me. I bet my mom would have kicked his ass very badly at the second word spoken!! Not to talk about my dad! You saw his hands!!!! I love you so much and I NEED YOU BACK NOW!!!!! Don't let me became a problematic girl!!!! Jocking!! Love you always more


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 08:21:58 AM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd.... Jarod, Goodmorning Son or should I say afternoon for you. I certainly hope this writing finds your spirits high. As one writer put it yesterday, you are more than half way there, we hope and pray. Everyone sends their love, prayers, and support to you and your entire unit. God is with you all and is protecting you each and every day. You must keep your head up and keep pushing just when you think you don't have any energy left to push. Reach down deep inside and pull up some of that strength that I have so often seen. You are my Hero and I am so proud. Just think, after this, you will accomplish any task placed before you with ease.....we continue to pray that the worst is over and that you will be coming home soon. God has the power to change those rumors to next week if he so desires. It is his plan, just remember that when times get hard. I love you my son and miss you each and every day. Just when I think it may get easier, it does not. I'm certain that you wish to be back 1000 times more!! Hang in there and don't forget the power of prayer. On a lighter note....Allie has been going to the farm with Margaret lately and selecting sheep for the FFA show. She has really enjoyed being with Margaret. They are best of friends now....I know that is the worst nighmare you could have is that your sister and girlfriend are best friends....you don't have a chance now...ha......I am mailing you some photos of this past weekend, you should receive them in a couple of weeks, hopefully..... God Speed my Son!!! Love you more than anything!! Dad


Name: James W. Stollenwerk
Email: Handles@charter.net
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 06:48:42 AM

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SPC Stollenwerk, Elias J. your sister has sent you 2 notes posted 05/29/2003. Look for Alex & Brad, they didn't inclued your name. Her we search for notes to you by hitting Ctrl & F at the same time hope that works for you too. I have found postings Under; Stollenwerk, or eli, and now alex. more to come as mail is on the way. I have gotten 3 letters from you and heard from the others that you have written to. The prefix to my phone # is (920)-723-3... you gave out (702)-723-3... that is why you haven't been able to reach me by phone. I would love to hear your voice call if you can. As this is viewed by all I will limit the content but I am keeping in touch with everyone, thanks for the phone #. LOVE DAD


Name: Lucia
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 06:15:48 AM

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SGT CHRISTOPHER SHELTON..2/503 ! ciao AGAIN Chris.....PLEASE C H E C K your e.mail....AS SOON AS POSSIBLE....OK? 1 Bacio grande....Ti voglio tanto bene. Lucy


Name: SERENA
Email: serena.bimbati@tin.it
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 05:47:22 AM

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TO SGT CHRIS CHANDLER Hey babe, come back as soon as possible 'cause the Molina Waterfall is getting drier and drier and I'm becoming older and older!!! I'm waiting for you!!! why? 'cause you've got my heart and I can't live without it!!! yeah, you're right: I'm weird! do you think that I need a psychologist?! ihihihih....negative: I NEED YOU!!! kisses everywhere!!! passionately yours, Serena PS: a big kiss to Chris "ironteeth" too!


Name: LUCIA
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 05:33:39 AM

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TO SGT CHRISTOPHER SHELTON.....hey Chris.....HOW ARE U? ...guess ...this morning i found out YOUR E.MAIL ADDRESS.....i searched in all site.....WHEN MY BOSS WILL BE BACK SHE 'll KILL ME............I'M ALWAYS IN INTERNET DURING LAST MONTH ! SO...check your e.mail if u can AND REPLY ME SOON...OK? today is fucking hot...here! A BIG KISS....t.v.b. Lucy


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 02:53:52 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning beautiful love of mine!!!!Another sunny day over here, it feels like it's going to be very hot!!!! My "intelligent" boss is away from the office this morning!!! Can you reckon that he left a message on my desk accusing me of something that he did!!!!! UNBELIEVEBLE!!!! I'm sorry that I keep bothering you with all this shit, but I need to talk to you about everything that is happening here. You know that we have always shared everything and now, even if you are faraway (still don't know for how long) our habit doesn't have to change!! Ok, time to go back to work and get the shit out of the dickhead!!! I LOVE YOU MY BEAUTIFUL SHANNON!!!!!


Name: JAMES & FAITH DEVOR
Email: strengthdevor@msn.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 02:34:07 AM

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PFC CHRISTIAN JAMES DEVOR 1/508TH HHC...We received 2 of your letters, but you don't mention you have received any mail or packages yet....several have been sent..hopefully you should get something soon! We are thrilled with the news in your letter..CONGRATULATIONS! Glad you are well..We love you...KEEP LOOKING UP and MARCH ON TO VICTORY! WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU & YOUR SQUAD, AND SEND LOVE FROM MICHIGAN, Mom & Dad....Jerry & Hope.....Rich, Charity,Caleb & Joshua....Werthers & Coal


Name: Ron Briggs
Email: airbornedaddy82nd@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 02:21:45 AM

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hey shawn, HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRO !!!!!! I am going to be sending you a package if there is anything you need or want drop me a line and let me know. I don't know if you heard yet but Randy is back and he's fine. Mikey Herendeen,Tony,Joel,and Emily all wanted me to tell ya happy b-day,and all look forward to seeing you. All right bro stay healthy and we will see you soon. Take care bud. see ya, Ron


Name: Traci Underwood
Email: tracilovesbaseball@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 30, 2003
Time: 01:43:23 AM

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To SGT. Condit 2nd PLT A Co 2/503- I'm in Kentucky for the next 2 weeks. I talked to my dad today and he said that you sent me another letter. Thanks. I'm so happy to hear that you are okay. I'm sending out a package for you tomorrow. I hope to hear from you again soon. I'm really proud of you. So are my parents and everyone else. They really appreciated your letter to them. Take care of yourself. Tell all of your friends that I said hi. Love always, Traci


Name: Aunt Bev & Uncle Gary
Email: begabe@voyager.net
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 11:46:26 PM

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Hi Richie Farquhar how are things in Iraq tonight? Your mom sent us the letter you sent to the Times Herald...nice job!! Thanks for all you are doing over there. You were loved much before you enlisted and you are loved more every day by this big clan of ours!! Funny how you can miss someone you hardly ever see anyway but it sure seems odd that you are so far away from us. I suppose you heard the news that your cousin Michael and his wife are expecting identical twins...Aunt Wendy is eccstatic. Scott and his wife Michelle are expecting a new baby in November too. The group continues to grow :) I was thinking about sending you a package but it seems you have too much stuff to carry around now so let me know when you start running low and it will be my turn to ship a box. Hope you make it back to Italy in time for the Metallica concert. Take care nephew and know you are loved and prayed for every day. Your name is still in the window downtown in Onaway and your ribbons are on the Freedom Tree at the edge of town...not just Port Huron knows you are over there doing your duty for us. Love you..keep your head up...Aunt Bev & Uncle Gary


Name: michelle suggs
Email: concha_shell71@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 11:13:01 PM

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ANGELO RODRIGUEZ: HEY MEJO. HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU. WE ARE FINE. I MET SOME MORE OF THE HERD TODAY. THEY SAID THEY ARE PROUD OF YOU GUYS IN THE 173RD. TAKE CARE OF YOUR SELF,AND HURRY HOME. LOVE YOU LOTS. ALWAYS PROUD TO BE YOUR SISTER,LOVE SHELL


Name: Debbie Benningfield
Email: socialsis911@msn.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 11:09:23 PM

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To the 174rd AIRBORNE and my most cherished nephew SPC Phillip Hatton YOU GUYS ARE LOVED!!!!!!!!! We miss you more than you will ever know. I believe you all stay so busy that at times, itis difficult for you to realize from one day to the next, however, we count the days,pray and wait patiently for (all of you) to return safely. We mourn when we hear of your difficulties and losses. My prayers are with you. God Bless YOU all for being our HEROs and doing your duty to serve our county and fight for our protection. We know that you are the GREATEST and even though you get tired and hot and "stinky" you still get up and "go for it." That is a true SOLDIER in every sense of the word. Phillip, my neighbor is an old man that was supposed to die with cancer about 2 years ago. He prayed that God would give him a few more years. He was in bed dying. I couldn't believe it when I saw him out in the yard mowing the grass. He calls Eric (Greg), Eric just answers him like that is his name. LOL. Anyway, I gave him one of the buttons that Mindy made with your picture on it. It was a keychain. He took it to his senior citizens prayer session and they are all praying for all of you guys. When you get them old timers praying you've got power. Love you much Buddy. Hang in and do your best to survive and make your buddies laugh. You can do that. Herbie says "how the heck are ya?" I guess he is still in Attica. LOL.


Name: Joe, Traci, Bethanie,Troy
Email: res1g4k8@verizon.net
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 10:43:41 PM

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To: Dan Branstrator: Miss you! School is out. Oh, Boy! Bob moved back. He is staying with Michael. The boys were up this weekend. They quit playing cards. Joe and the kids went to the Memorial Day get together at Sis. They said it was nice. I missed it due to the flu. I didn't get over it all week. Bethanie says she misses you. Joe said Wassup! He says he misses you even more with football getting ready to start especially since Tampa beat Raiders in the bowl. Be safe, and we can't wait to see you. Hang in there! We love you and miss you.


Name: DAD
Email: imperialmtn@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 10:31:47 PM

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SPC BRIAN KUNASEK B-CO./1/508TH, 173RD ABN BDE. HI SON....HOW ARE YOU SON? WE ARE THINKING OF YOU, AND LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOO.....MUCH!!!!!!!!!!! CALL US SOON AND I'LL TELL YOU ALL ABOUT WHATS HAPPENING HERE. HEAR FROM YOU SOON. LOVE POPS


Name: Alex and Brad
Email: alexann@sbcglobal.net
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 10:09:57 PM

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Eli Stollenwerk (little BRO :) )just wanted to say hi:) We all love you and miss u back home c u soon safe and sound. love alex (BIG sis) and brad


Name: Alex and Brad
Email: alexann@sbcglobal.net
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 10:05:50 PM

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\ 'You are the Soldier' 1. You are the soldier that is protecting me You are the soldier that believes we can be free I am the child that believes in you I am the child that believes you will get through We are the country that stands big and tall We are the country that will get through this all -- Kelsey Hallberg, age 10, Pewaukee I found this in the wisconson state journal and thought you all would like it. Thanks for everything!!


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 09:59:25 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH --Hey sweetie! How are ya doing? I just wanted to write you before I go to sleep..I hope I get to talk to you this weekend! It would be great!!! I miss you so much! I had to go try on my bridesmaid dress tonight for Lindsay's wedding. It's really pretty. The only bad thing is that I had to pay for it...but I could find somewhere else to wear it, I guess. Anyway, I will send you out a letter tomorrow or Saturday. I get paid next week and I will mail you out a care package--either two small ones or a big one! That way it will make up for not mailing you one out this week. I'm sorry! Well, I love you! And I miss you.... love, stephanie


Name: Sgt. Paul Wiseman's Mom
Email: jcbooboo@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 08:49:28 PM

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To Paul Wiseman, 74th LRS- just want you to know how much you are missed and loved by your entire family. A little news from Utah - Bub had to come back from Alaska for hernia surgery and your grandma is taking care of him - he's about ready for a breakdown, poor baby. I spent 5 days with your cousin Kelsey in San Francisco with her volleyball team as a chaperone. Fun but exhausting, I don't do well baby setting a bunch of teenage girls - I've been drinking heavily ever since I got home - ha! ha! So very sad I missed your phone call, could just barely make out your precious voice on the audix machine at work and couldn't hear any of the message. Record breaking heat here - 100 yesterday - too hot, too early but it made me think of what you have to endure over there with the heat and running around in your uniform carrying around a big gun. I respect you so much for sacrificing so much for America. You are a great son, a great soldier and I am so proud of you. Much love, mom


Name: Keith Lori Jacenya FOR SPC KRISTOPHER KNIGHT
Email: KNIGHTFISH54@AOL.COM
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 06:34:12 PM

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HI HO have not received any mail in a long time but don't worry we know you are busy just trying to survive. I sent Jacenya an e-mail from you, used your hot mail account, she was thrilled. It will be our secret. Please let you fellow soliders know how much we appreciate every sacrfice you all have made to ensure the safety of our country. The evil of those men and women must be overcome, and we have the armed forces to take care of business. LYMTS, Mom Dad & Jacenya


Name: wally dinse
Email: wdinse@argus.bm
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 03:51:13 PM

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This is for PFC Scott Dinse. Your Mom said she heard from you this week and things arae going well. She has sent several boxes and I know she has enclosed some books for you. If you get a chance let her know when they come. Aunt Susie is putting something together as well, she is waiting for Uncle Bob and Brad to add a letter for you as well. Here it is the end of May and the Cubs have not folded yet, I am truly amazed. I don't get to see as many games as I would like but enough to know they have a pretty doggone good pitching staff. The rest of the team is a bit weak, but who knows. The way this year is flying by pretty soon we will be ready for the Bears and Kordell to suit it up, I can't wait. I know, from experience, that when things are quiet you have a tendency to let your guard down, but I caution you to always remember you are still in war zone and keep your game face on. Be careful and take care. Love, Dad. (ps. I am not sure if your are getting any of these but it feels good to post them)


Name: ANTONELLA JOHNSON
Email: tonifiney@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 03:20:56 PM

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MESS TO C P L J O H N S O N B E N J I O. H H C 1/508 Dear Love, just want you to know that I'm fine, I just want to give birth to our beautiful baby girl and see that she looks like you!!!!! I love you so much and I can't wait us to be together. I pray for you always.....yours forever Antonella


Name: Kelli's Friend
Email:
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 02:54:55 PM

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To all those who are posting messages to my friend Kelli. She has decided to take her study to another post, but she has read the messages posted to her on this site, as have I. I particularly enjoyed reading the one from the woman who spelled it out in the terms of finance, etc. I did hand Kelli a copy of the pay scale,as well as a list of the benifits recieved by the military dependents. I am also a wife of a solider in the 173rd, and have been not only in the Army but married to it for several years. I did sit her down and explain that not everyone has a college education, but even those of us who do cannot find decent work on Caserma. To add insult to injury we are often lumped in this setreotype of the many insults that others have bestowed upon us without having lived our lives. I told her of the many times that when I was not even getting my correct pay from the Army, and had just enough money to buy Roman Noodles till next pay day! There I was a very well educated woman who had a great sense of self, and a lot going for her in life who had made the choice to join the Army...and here I was struggiling to buy roman noodles! My MOS required me to be on sep. rats., but that was IF and WHEN the money came in! I shared with her my experience on both sides of the coin and she knows me very well! We've been friends since we were both toddlers, and were 1 & 2nd in our graduating class. Both have degrees, and are working to gain more education. I have been accepted and plan to attened a school with a very good name, and now sit wondering if I will be able to afford it being that my husband works in a salary capped situation, and if the government will let up the stop loss holding us overseas! I often wonder if I will ever be able to spare enough time, money to have another child like we would like. There are many things we scarifice to support our country. After all of that I asked Kelli if she would write about me in her paper as if I was one of the people her predecceors had writen about. I too was a solider, am now a wife...would she do me this way? Kelli explained her study, and once again I explained that if I were to put her in my situation would she feel the same as she does about this research? She explained that the type of research she is doing will help to lobby government changes for those of us effected by these stats. I told her that I personally don't ask anything of the Army, and try as hard as I can to stay far enough away from it..to have her invade my privacy to study me on behalf of them is not something I want to be a part of. I stay away from the green machine, and I try hard to have it stay away from me! My husband is my only concern, not the lives of those who compalin and bitch at the drop of a hat. I told her I bet many of you feel the same way, so know that my stance as an ioslationist, and ex-pat...will be just that. Kelli agreed...now she can go bother some officers wives on our local base! ha! Besides I was staving her off from posting the stats she had me look at on military spouses....trust me you DO NOT want to know them!!! I had to pick my jaw up off the floor! I'm not saying I couldn't give you a list an arm length long of women I DO know of that fits her stats, but dang! Come on you all now them too, don't act like you don't! I just can't believe they release that info! I mean why can't they just go study some enangered snail in the amazon for god's sake! Peace be with you all....I think I will wait to come back to Italy, sounds like there is just way to much fun going on for me to return just yet!


Name: ELENA RINALDI
Email: elena.rin@libero.it
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 02:23:18 PM

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hi baby wassup? i just want you to know that i never stop to think about you: i love you, take care and come back soon your mami


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Email:
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 02:19:31 PM

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Families of all the Heros of the 173rd. I read in amazement as many vent your frustrations. My heart bleeds for many of you as I can read the homesickness you feel for your loved one. Rightfully so. This may indeed be your first experience with a deployed soldier, whether it is your son, husband, daughter, brother, mother, father, sister, etc. I see that many of you as I am are "first timers" to this experience. I can assure you that my soldier knew exactly the conquences of what he may face when he signed the dotted line. He has always wanted to "fight for his country" and the benefits that the ARMY will afford him was not the sole reason for his enlistment. So to the one who stated that "we should have known what we were getting ourselves into" I assure you that we did. I am greatly offended by the one who wrote "grow up".....I Mam was a police officer for numerous years and I have witnessed death in every possible manner known to man with the exception of war. I have unfortunatley had to use deadly force in the scope of fulfilling my duties and I know what it is like not to know if you are going to come home to your family or not; I know what it is like to have the nightmares with faces staring at you...so I can assure you that I have indeed grown up....I also hold a masters degree, so you are not dealing with an "idiot" either. To those of you who are getting mail, and phone calls, and your soldiers are receiveing mail....God Bless you and you should be thankful. I can tell you for a fact that phone calls have been coming however my soldier did not receive a piece of mail the last mail call and more than one is sent daily and yes, I have made many mistakes in my life but putting the wrong address on such an important piece of mail was not one of them. So apparently some are receiving mail and some are not. So let us be kind to those who aren't and don't judge them because ours are. All of our soldiers are not located in the same location and apparently their location dictates their mail, their calls, and their work load. My soldier says that he has no time to sleep, let alone write. He is constantly busy.....was it his trained task? We will let the Army decide that....I do question this however and I also question others coming back when ours have not....that is fair for me to question, that is my right......just as you have yours. So I close challenging each and every one of us, including myself, to not use this website as a place to vent. After this I am as guilty as you so I criticize myself as well. Let's use it to build our soldiers....pick up your phone and call your congressmen, senators, etc. if you wish to vent. The creator of this website was so gracious to spend his volunteered time to assist us in posting messages in hopes that our soldiers would read them. Hopefully the deliverey of these will not be made to our soldiers... Let us all unite as military families and concentrate on the power of prayer....Pray hard that the 173rd will come home next week! God is the power and all things can be done with prayer....have faith....and keep praying.... One other topic.....My soldier too was told June, then July, and now August. Yes it is true that deployments may range up to 8, 10, 12 months...but if so, why were they told June? July? to get their hopes up and now to destroy their morale? I can give numerous times of failure of communication through the ARMY and I assume as long as I am in a military family, I will see many more. But I am proud of my soldier....he is my hero as well as all of your soldiers too....... Challenge.......let's see if we all can through away that desire to vent and allow the following writings that we post be to uplift our soldiers..... God Bless each of you, may he comfort those in need, calm the fears of those worried, and bring each and every soldier of the 173rd home safely!!! Think positive and pray positive!! In JUNE!!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 01:04:48 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Hey Mike mio, how are you doing??!!! Anche oggi ho pensato tutto il giorno a te... Non sai quanto mi manchi (I MISS YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH)!!! Solo tre frasi con tre parole ciascuna per dirti: "I NEED YOU, I WANT YOU, I LOVE YOU!!!!!"... Take care of yourself always!! TI AMO... Ciaoooooo, tanti kisses al Mikolino mio, la tua Susy;)!!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 01:04:25 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Hey Mike mio, how are you doing??!!! Anche oggi ho pensato tutto il giorno a te... Non sai quanto mi manchi (I MISS YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH)!!! Solo tre frasi con tre parole ciascuna per dirti: "I NEED YOU, I WANT YOU, I LOVE YOU!!!!!"... Take care of yourself always!! TI AMO... Ciaoooooo, tanti kisses al Mikolino mio, la tua Susy;)!!!


Name: Brianna and Andre. Johnson
Email: Faceit0347@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 12:53:29 PM

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To: Roberto Sandifer B Co 2/503rd. Happy Birthday Uncle Roberto, I really miss you and love you. As you can see I have learned to type. Today is the last day of school for me, I am going to the 9th grade and Brianna to the 3rd grade. We are moving to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in July. My daddy is going to CGSC. Uncle Roberto, I don't understand why people are being so rude to each other on this web-site. I have read some of the e-mails because I throught you would post me a e-mail. But instead I have read some bad things, it make me want to cry because I know that the Army take care of everybody and they afford us good places to live and food on the table. I ask my mom why people are saying such bad things to each other and she told me you have to pray for each other. My mom also told me that the Army always take care of their own. That most people must realize that if it wasn't for the Army we wouldn't get to see different places and we would have to pay a lot for health care. We have been lucky, Uncle Berto because the Army has taken us to Germany, Italy, Hawaii, Fort McClellan, Fort Bliss, Virginia, Tampa, and now Kansas. I know when mommy had Brianna, and Brandon the only thing she had to pay for was the room. I know that Auntie has to pay a lot for dental and medical care. I just pray that everybody will be nice to each other and stop arguing. My mother said that if people continue to write bad things they might remove this web site and we want have any communication. SO, PLEASE WHOEVER READ THIS E-MAIL, PLEASE TAKE IN CONSIDERATION FOR US KIDS, PLEASE BE NICE TO EACH OTHER AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER. MY UNCLE AND HIS UNIT IS FIGHTING OVER SEAS. WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER WAR ON E-MAIL. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. (ANDRE'& BRIANNA JOHNSON ARMY BRATS)


Name: sherry watson keener
Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 12:44:00 PM

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Well, I do not know of this Kelli, or her research, but I do have information!My son and daughter-in-law and four of my grandchildren are on a base in Europe..they were previously in the States in Nca...my daughter-in-law works on the base and did in NCa..she also manages to be a wife and mother of the first degree, my son and grandkids are well taken care of. She keeps a great house, cooks, attends evening functions, and chaperones school field trips. She is not and will never be "White trash"..(small minded people use terrible descriptions, don't they?) Jen takes my grandkids to church, helps them with schoolwork, comforts them when they miss their daddy who is in the 173rd deployed in Iraq. She has not seen we her family but once in three years, and was due to be home this past April, now facing a longer time overseas and without the help of my son, her husband. Does she gripe? only when tired, or worried. Does she have all the money she needs? not always, but she improvises. From what I saw while visiting them at Ft Bragg, a lot of the wives went thru the same thing, and are doing so now while on foreign soil. Can we not give them the support they need without name calling? can we not give Praise? Let us pull together for all their sakes and pray for them as well as our soldiers. These women are a unique group, and I say Atta Girls!!!! love, a mother/motherinlaw/grammie


Name: TO THE WIVES WHO ARE HURTING
Email:
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 12:42:59 PM

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My heart goes out to those of you who have voiced an opinion and are being beaten up on a daily, hourly basis for your thoughts and concerns. Yes, had you not posted those thoughts but instead sought consolation from other sources, such as a trusted family member, other military family members, your Chaplain, your best friend.... you wouldn't have to withstand the verbal bashings! Nothing hurts worse then being kicked when one is down. I, personally, understand your frustrations, your fears, your worries. It's important to know that you are NOT alone in all of these mixed emotions. Especially if this is your first go-around in a war situation; it's a painful learning experience. Very painful. But, each hurdle you overcome makes you stronger. Each time you fight the fear, frustration, lonliness, the "missing" and realize the victory of defeat when the dark clouds pass, you pocket those experiences as a source of strength from which to draw throughout the rest of your life! Remember the saying, "war is hell on the homefront, too.." Our soldiers are taught to endure, to persevere; they're taught staunch discipline! Something we must learn from experience; therein lies the challenges we face on a daily basis. And thus, the need for positive support, understanding and reinforcement. My wish for you.... for us, as a military family.... is that we can learn to accept the things we cannot change; that we find strength from one another to create and maintain a positive environment; that we seek comfort from our Higher Power and accept the peace and guidance that's freely given, if we only ask. In doing so, our fears and frustrations are channeled through this Power -- setting us free from the oppression that hovers over us. We can learn to "trust" that the lives of our soldiers are completely in protective Hands and He truly cares about their well-being. The will return different men! Proud Soldiers! And we can share their homecoming knowing that we, too, have fought our own battles on their behalf with the same pride and dignity that they so bravely demonstrate! God Bless Our Soldiers and their families! God Bless America!


Name: Brianna M. Johnson
Email: Faceit0347@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 12:34:44 PM

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Name: sherry watson keener
Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 12:28:50 PM

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TO ALL THE 173RD ABNBDE...If you truly get to leave Iraq on August 1st...today is HUMP DAY, DAY 65/64 TO GO YOU ARE 1/2 WAY HOME...keep faith,Thanks to God daily and prayers in your behalf are going out by the minute. Be careful, be alert, and watch out one for the other. YOU ARE THE GREATEST, given jobs to do that you were not prepared for but learned quickly. You have proven to be soldiers of the highest quality, that can be counted on to serve and protect your country above and beyond the call of duty. 173rd AMERICA's Heros. We love you....to my son in whom I am well pleased, Sgt Shawn M Grueser Able Co 2/503 173rd AbnBde 1st Platoon...I love you and miss you more...all is well, girls and Jen are fine, well Jen misses you most as the girls are wild...need daddy's dicipline..this too will pass. God has been good to you, say THANKS. WRITE YOUR MOTHER, a birthday box is a comin! love love love,,,your mama


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 12:19:58 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd.. Dear Jarod, Just a note to say hello and let you know that I am thinking of you 24/7. Hang in there and stay safe. I love you my son and hope that all is well!! Our prayers are will all the 173rd and their families!!! God Speed my Son!! Love you, Dad


Name: Thomas Reyna
Email: blkrosetom@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 12:11:18 PM

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To Thomas Reyna II, I love you Mijo, take care of yourself. We are proud of the job you and other members of the military there. We love you want you take of yourself. Love you mijo dad


Name: Mom Houzvicka
Email: houzvifl@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 11:46:09 AM

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Dear SPC Anthony Duarte - 1st PLT Able Co. 2/503rd INF. Sounds like the 173rd Airborne Brigade is keeping busy; confiscating a cache of gold! Well, be safe over there brother-la! Hey, we are finally getting some good weather. Gracias a Dios. Everyone here is doing well, the level of excitement is rising as the school year comes to a close...I'm trying to convince Desi to get her permit so she can learn how to drive already! This summer for sure, and I mean really drive, as in "manual transmission". Jordan learned, it's pretty scary to ride with her, but I lived to tell the story! Oh Anthony, write soon...Love you lots - we are always thinking of you and praying for your safe return. Mom


Name: mary huser
Email: jmhuser@charter.net
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 10:48:52 AM

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for your information the mail is still going thru. i just talked to my son and he said they are getting mail brought in almost everyday. So keep the letters going to the guys. No real word as to when they will be leaving to go back. Soon he hopes as is getting very hot and is very dry


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Email:
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 10:20:28 AM

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This is to Kelli. I am not here to bash you but only for you to see the true side of the military wife. Your white trash comment is a little disturbing based on the fact that you have no idea of the pay scale that comes along with the Army. Fighting for freedom is a big price to pay for the money that these soldiers make. A brand new soldier that just joins the military to fight for your right only makes 1023 dollars a month. That is it! Now granted the soldiers do have either a barracks(a dormitory) to live in or if they are married housing to live in. But you must realize all the expenses that are accured. You have car payments and utility payments don't forget car insurance and food as well as all of your monthly expenses(remember gas for the car and basic necessities). As a new soldier, they have to pay for all of that on 1023 dollars a month. Do you think that you could do that? Now take into consideration the fact that if that soldier is married, I'm sure that eventually his wife would like to start a family. How do you pay for a baby too? Babies are very expensive. I think that the wives of the military are looked at as "White trash" because they have other priorities they are worrying about than what they look like. I know that you are doing research and are only going by what others have stated, but you must not forget the real picture. Now as a militray wife, think about only having 1023 dollars a month to spend and now realize that your husband will be gone 10 months out of the next year. What do you think that your feeling will be? You have no idea where he is at or what he is doing! And sometimes you don't even know the cause that he is fighting for. All you know is that he doesn't have a choice. He will do this for the love of his country. Then you wonder what about the love for me. You know what, that flies out the window when the Army calls. Think about those feelings when you are writing your paper. Kelli's friend is absolutely right in thinking that you should take this to another post. The wives on this post have been without their husbands for the last year. Kelli, you have to realize that for the last year these soldiers have been training for this war. They have been all over Europe training for this cause. There is too much frustration right now. It has nothing to do with you. It has to do with the fact that we need our husbands. Think about the one person that you love more that life itself, then take them away for ten months. Do you think that your frustrations would be high. Please look at the whole picture. We understand that you only have to go by what your research is saying, but I think that it would be best that your friend sit down and break down the pay scale and rank. Before you start your research, you need to form your own true opinion based on what is real not what is in research. There are many wives that are educated that can't find a job. I have tried to find a job for nine months on this post and there are no jobs available. We are living in a foreign country and can not work on the economy. Well there are only so many jobs available. So even if you want to better yourself, you can't you do not have the opportunity to do so, because of the limited access. You know designer jeans and clothes are not a priority when you are feeding kids and rearing them to be the best that they can be. I would love to walk around with the best of everything, then reality sets in and I have to shop at Walmart instead of the Gap. I have my degree and it is very frustrating to not be able to use it over here. But instead I have decided to go and get my masters while I'm here. But it will come out of my own pocket. There is more money that I will not have to raise my family. So please look at every aspect of the military before writing your research paper. I think that you will find that your assumptions from the research is wrong. They were not looking at the whole picture. Good luck with your research. I hope that you find that we are a bunch of great people, that just really miss our husbands a lot.


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 10:19:17 AM

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ATTN: J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H !!!! Greetings from HOME! I hope you're able to access this site & read all the messages to you! Just wanted to leave a message & let you know that Christian is up here now. He's working on the ponds for me. He's only staying a couple days with his girl friend's family in Schaumberg. I plan to give him some $$ for his time & effort - even tho he doesn't expect it. It was so nice of him to come up & help me with this since Grant doesn't seem interested in putting the ponds back in this year. I have the pool filled, have to go get chemicals then I'll turn it on & get it all cleaned out. I thought I'd talk to Robby Johnson & the owners of Pools & Spas & see if they'll send you guys a couple cases of pool chemicals to clean out your swimming pool!! (ha!) Hey! It won't hurt to ask! The worse they could say is no - right? Well, I have to move along here & get some work done. Oh, Jason called - he missed passing his PT by 1 minute - the run... it's always the run that gets him!!! He knows it too! He should just change his whole attitude about running & JUST DO IT! Right??? I love you & miss you terribly! I've been getting updates forwarded to me from another parent, so I have more specific prayers for all of you! I got your 4/12th letter! Thank you! It made me cry! I think of you often too, son. You're still my F.B.B. now & forever!! Psalms 91 in your heart, yet?? Much love, Mom


Name: Molly Marie
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 09:23:18 AM

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PFC CALEB DIECKMAN C/1-508: Hey babe! How are things going? Do you miss me? I know that is probably a really STUPID question but I wanted to ask it just because. I love you! I thought I would write you a little something before I start my day. You are so sexy and I can't wait to have you and the little guy home for a reunion. All my love, Molly


Name: Mary Huser
Email: jmhuser@charter.net
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 09:08:18 AM

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To my son Paul Huser C.Co 1/508. the very short phone call you were able to make last sunday was still good to hear your voice. I just wish the connection would have stayed. Sent you more packages on tuesday. Will keep them coming. I wish you could be safe in Italy for your birthday atleast then I could call you and send love from the whole family. friday is ashley's birthday will be at Kathy's for supper. All is well here dad & I have been working on the workshop in the garage. starting to take some shape. well just to let you know we all love you and miss you. Love mom


Name: laura clark
Email: lclarkeyt@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 08:57:03 AM

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Jeffery Kupisch - Hey babe, sounds like you might be having some fun over there, ha ha. Be careful and come home soon. We all miss you. Lindsey says she doesn't care when you come home she will be here to see you. Jes is doing great in class, chip off the old block, I guess. Andy called Kelly last night at the pool and Jessica got to talk to him. He misses you too! Take care and know we are praying for you and can't wait to see you home. love you.


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 08:20:30 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH, Hello sweetheart! How is your day? I hope it is great and passing by quickly. I am getting ready to go to work..I have to be there at 9:00 today 'cause I told somebody I would work for them. Anyway, I wrote you a letter and will have someone mail it out later today...have a good day/night! I love you and I miss you!!! love, stephanie


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 07:31:01 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Hello!! I'm back!! It fels like I'm going to kick some asses today here at work!! I bet that inteligence is not part of every one DNA!!!! I wish you could be back and make fun about all this stupid stuff happening, but I know I will have to wait a bit longer for that!! Please, when it will be time for you to come back, remember what you preomised on the phone yesterday, OK???? I can't wait to see you and be back in your arms, but you'd better tell me in advance, OK?? I have to start working again, the day that I will win the lottery (actually we should start playing that if we want that to happen!!) I'll coem to the office showing my middle finger!!!!Can't wait for that to happen!!! What do you think, nice idea eh?? Yeah, I know it's a dream, but does dreaming cost??? NO!!!! I'll be back soon! I love you my priceless baby angel!!


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Email:
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 06:56:11 AM

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You people need to grow up! Please stop complaining out loud. All it does is bring others down. If you have such a lousy life and have to down the army and it's commanders than do it in private. I like the life the army provides and even though I miss my husband I am not going to complain about mondane things such as mail, phone calls, and when they are coming home. Grow up, go on with your lives. Be excited when you do get that letter or phone call, but stop expecting it. Believe it or not the guys are being productive. They might not be doing much but "babysitting" but they are helping a group of people to have a life like the life americans have. Respect you spouse or family member and just shut up for goodness sake.


Name: James W. Stollenwerk
Email: handles@charter.net
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 05:44:05 AM

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Hi Eli, PeeWee got your letter and called me. I'm putting another package in the mail for you today, I hope you got the other one sent 2 weeks ago. We miss you and can't wait to see you again!!!!!!!! You guys stay crisp and watch each others backs so you can come home safe, all of you! I love you. Dad


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 29, 2003
Time: 02:38:06 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON C.COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning my beautiful love!!!! THANK YOU for the phone call!!!I loved it!!!! Now the only thing left to do for you is to come back!!! I've been sort of reading the messages that have been posted on this site in the last two days, gees, people keep fighting with each other!!! You guys you'd better come back the soonest possible and stop it!!! I have to start working!!! I'll be back soon!!!!!!!!!!!1 I LOVE YOU MORE THAN EVER!!


Name: Angie Muniz
Email: Boriqueen@webtv.net
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 11:34:27 PM

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TO: PFC ROMAN, JOVANY 3RD/PLT B/2-503RD 173RD ABN BDE HOLA HIJO: Como estas? Te escribi 2 cartas hace poco no se si las recibistes pero de todos modos dejame decirte que haces mucha falta por aca y te extranamos "un monton" asi que mira a ver si coges para aca pronto!! que tu no te gobiernas!! Pues de aca te dire que estoy cuidando de mami Coco como te dije en mis cartas y ella poco a poco se esta mejorando pero su recuperacion es lenta. Son muchas cosas al mismo tiempo que le han sucedido a ella. Asi que hay que orar por ella. De Mari te digo que ella esta en PA y ya tiene su propio apartamento y hasta compro un "sofa bed" para cuando nosotros vayamos a visitarla. Asi que ya tenemos para donde irnos de paseo, querido. Pues de la demas familia te digo que Esther vino con Gene el dia del cumpleanos de mami para compartir con nosotros pues le compramos un bizcochito pequeno y le cantamos happy birthday, despues el esposo de Sandra le canto canciones del ayer y estaba ella muy contenta. Sacamos fotos asi que ya las veras. Sabes me enviaron una carta de un sitio que tiene que ver con uds. los soldados de tu division y parece que ya para Junio o Julio estaran ustedes regresando. Ya el amigo de Mari regreso esta semana, pues el tambien estaba por alla. Asi que sigo orando por ti y tus companeros que todavia estan alla, cuidate y ojala pronto nos podamos ver de nuevo, que mucho tendremos para hablar!! Que el Senor te guarde y te cuide mucho y sus angeles te protejan de todo mal. Te queremos mucho y siempre estamos muy orgullosos de ti, sigue adelante, siempre haciendo lo mejor que puedas. Teniendo siempre Fe en Dios y en ti mismo. MAMI Y ALFRED


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Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 10:30:36 PM

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*Kelli* I know you've already been asked to not do research on this site, but I just wanted to comment on how rude your research is. I don't know if you meant it to be, but you really could have stated that a lot better. The women married to military men are kind, honest, generous women who happen to be going through a lot of stress right now, no they shoudln't complain, but you shouldn't judge. They are not "white trash" many of them have higher education, I happen to be a doctor. No one chooses who God has for them, they just know they love that person, they are not going to stop loving them for fear of being stereotyped as white trash. I am proud of all of our soldiers and of all of the women who stand behind them, may God bless the men who fight for our freedom AND their wives.


Name: Kelli's friend
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 09:24:47 PM

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Those of you who are spouses of the 173rd soldiers, I have asked *Kelli to take her research to the local Army post here. She wrote me to tell me she had posted a message on this site, and I read it. I asked her to please refrain from doing her research with this pool of wives. I explained to her that the tentions amoung you all is high enough, and that her research would not be seen as a sicentific study. I will tell you she really did start out to negate some of these rumors with all good intentions. I have read several of the things she has asked me to about this subject she is studying, and I assured her if she were to "share" those with the wives on this site....I don't want to know what would happen! I also explained to her that "yes, while many of the stereotypes that are currently in print are not totally unfounded. The fact still remains that these women do not want to tackle the issues of fighting setreotypes while their husbands are deployed!" *Kelli said she would honor my request and take her study to antoher post. I know many messages will be posted about how offened people were by her questions, but the truth is the things I have read about military spouses was not favorable. She was trying to prove otherwise, but sadly I could not convince her after she read many of these messages posted here. I really did want her to find the good in the wives, and how they pull together to help one another and all the other pretty stuff. I am sorry that I cannot tell her to make up lies...those things are not true. I have never seen any of that happen in the many years I've been conected to the Army. So, now I pray she does not find the bad..and print it! You don't often see that the other people who have studied this area have found over and over again certain things that keep ringing true, and you are the only ones who can change that sterotype. Even with *Kelli not studying this group of wives....these things should be changed and maybe any reputable damage could be undone. I ask you not to further this fire she may have started...Lord knows that would be unproductive!


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 09:22:13 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- CHARLIE CO. 1/508, Hey babe! How are ya? Well, I think I'm gonna write you a letter later and have someone mail it for me tomorrow. i have to be at work at 9:00 in the morning tomorrow! I hope you don't end up calling....thats my biggest fear!! That I'm gonna miss your call! Even though it has really happened twice now...anyway, I went to eat with your parents tonight. I thought it went well. Your parents crack me up the way they act around each other...they're so funny. I got to hear some stories of your younger days. Well, I miss you..I'm gonna go to bed soon..its reaching 10:00! I love you so much! and I miss you.. love, stephanie


Name: Dad
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 09:08:29 PM

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This message is for Spc. Phillip Hatton. Hey Phillip, it's Dad. Do you still remember me? Sorry I haven't written to you in a while. It's been busy at work. We have 2 days of school left and it has been very confusing. I've been trying to get some farming done, but it's rained almost every day for the last month. We finally got our garden out over the holiday weekend. I'm hoping you will be home before the tomatoes get ripe. We would hate for you to miss out on a good B.L.T. I cleaned your bike over the weekend too. I took it for a spin through N.B. State Park. I've only put about 1300 miles on my bike so far this summer. I missed out on the trip last week to Myrtle Beach. I've saving my time for a big bike ride with you when you get home. I'd like to take a couple weeks and just ride. I took Austin for a ride on the tractor today down Mindy's driveway and he went to sleep before I got back to the top of the hill. I hope you are doing ok and things are not too bad for you. Hang in there, time will pass and you'll be back home before you know it. I really miss you and wish you the best. Love, Dad


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Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 08:17:29 PM

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Kelli, Surely even KU teaches their Master's students about sampling error in research. (Your research would be flawed.) You can be sure the wives of the 173rd are intelligent women who are only concerned and stressed about their soldiers welfare.


Name: the knight family
Email: knightfish54 @aol.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 08:00:26 PM

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LADIES, MOMS, WIFES, some of you are probably too young to remember VietNam, I do my Dad was there, there was no e-mail, only two phone calls thru the MARS system, and mail that came either in great quantities or no mail at all. You ALL must have faith in the ARMY, use the Army Family Services, which did NOT exsist for my Mom during Nam, at least the majority of the people are behind you and not spitting at you. Be proud, you married a SOLDIER, not an office worker. Our son is with the 173rd, we want him back in Italy, he is tired, hot and has numerous other complaint, HE HAS THE RIGHT TO COMPLAIN. You ladies need to re think you anger, do something positive, plan a welcome home party, babysit for another army wife, have an avon party, keep yourself busy, set an example for your children. We are proud of you too, we also understand your missing your husband. Pray, it will bring them home safe. Trust, in command. Have faith in the larger plan.


Name: Brandi Hatton
Email: brandi_worley@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 07:45:49 PM

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SPC Phillip Hatton- 3rd PLT...Battle Co. 2/503....Hey baby, how are you? I'm doing okay I guess. The whole family is down from Ohio this weekend for Kassie's graduation. It's not been the best time in the world. Everyone is down each other's throats; it's crazy how family gets when they spend too much time together (well my family anyway, you know how it is)! I wish you could be here Phillip, I miss you terribly. It seems as if everything has went down hill since you left. You need to hurry up and get home! I read an article today about some soldiers from the 173rd finding 999 bars of gold. They said if it was real, then it would be worth over $250 million! I got an email from my key-caller back on post and she said that Taffoya and Cady were back in Vicenza and both were doing okay. Taffoya even made it to church last Sunday. I miss you so much baby, and can't wait to see you. You better stay safe over there, or I will have to come and get you myself!! YOU KNOW, that won't be good! Well sweetheart, stay safe. I pray for you everyday, and think about you every second. Don't forget about me! Love you, Bran


Name: Mom
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 07:41:06 PM

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SPC Phillip Hatton, B2/503... Hey Phillip! Just wanted you to know that we're all thinking about you here at home. Hoping that things are going well for you and your buddies. No great news from home. You know!!! The more things change, the more they stay the same! The only difference: we miss you being here, too. Graduation Friday night; I may be able to slip over to your in-laws and join the party for Kassie. Gramma's hanging in, Phillip. She's waiting for you to get back to safety and hopefully home to see her. She's doing much better right now and tries to keep up on what's going on over there..... with you in mind! We'll save you a copy of the "WC Tattler!!!" this week. You're on the front page, with lots of pride for your contribution to our safety and our freedom! Take care of you; you're our Hero and we expect to see you at home very soon! Until then, our thoughts are with you and the entire 173rd ABN BGD: for courage and endurance as you face the challenges of each day; for the strong bond of comradarie among your team, squad and platoon; for a reminder each day that there is unity in numbers! Stand firm and tall. Support one another as you strive to proudly carry out the tasks set before you! Do it, Phillip, with pride and dignity! And remember that you WILL return to us, unharmed and proud of the duties you've performed as a United States Paratrooper! Hang tough! We're all here cheering you on and cannot wait to watch you remove "your American Flag" in town, and cut down the dozens of yellow ribbons that hang in your honor. You're my hero.... you always have been and you always will be. I love you, "Mom"


Name: Keith, Lori, Jacenya FOR SPC KRISTOPER KNIGHT
Email: knightfish54@aol.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 07:33:22 PM

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Hi Ho Kris rain, rain, rain, every afternoon, just normal south florida summer weather. Praying everyday for all of the members of the 173rd, it's time for you all to go back to Italy. Watch for packages, the lack of mail to y'all really gives new meaning to snail mail. We will have Jacenya this weekend, planning a trip to Sandee's the week of June 8th, we will be flying Delta. LTMTS, miss you, want you back in a safe place. Could not be more proud of your Kris, hang in there, time is short for your stay in Iraq. LTYMS Mom


Name: Diane (Bolland) O'Leary
Email: mariedoleary@aol.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 07:25:39 PM

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Glenn Bolland (medic). Just to let you know we are still thinking of you. Found some old photos of your dad when he was in the 82nd. Some things don't change. Not too much happens in this area of Maryland. We've had so much rain the guy on the radio said that if anyone sees a ray of sunlight not to worry == it will go away soon. Your grandmother is doing very well (for her age) and asks about you. We hope you guys will be coming home soon. Your mom won't relax until she sees you -- haven't talked to her but I do know how she feels about you boys. Saw the photo of you with your hands on your helmet. Take care and remember we are all here thinking of you. Diane


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Email: A student of KU who would like to do some research...Wendy's friend
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 06:46:34 PM

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***To all the wives and others who are writing on this message board I was wondering if you could all be a little more specific in your complaints. My friend intorduced me to this site when I approached her about doing a study in anthropology on the complex world of the Army. Not the Army in and of itself as a military oraginzation, but my study is more on the dependents of the military. To be honest the works I have read on my subject of study have made me a little concerned, and interested in the REAL MILTARY SPOUSE. The works out there are filled with the sentiment that most of the Army's spouses are "White Trash (Sharon Kake, Pengiun Pusblihing 1999)" or many other unsundry insults. I had to start my research with one person, and I knew I couldn't use just one wife to be the focus of a broader study. She suggested many sites. The things I have seen on this site I have been printing and will use in my document. I wanted to thank you, but also make you aware that you may wish to be a little more concious that I am here reviewing many of these things, and I really do not wish to add to the long list of insulting reports. I would like to know more about the following topics I have higlighted from messages on here. 1, Specific Complaints 2. the workings of these FRG's 3. The stresses you are experiencing, aside from missing them (I already got that idea from these writtings) 4. the ammount of communications you are having 5. Most important I would like some people's honest answer to these which are: What do you feel the Army owes you as a spouse of a military member? 6. The true level of education you hold and true age 7. How many children you are caring for at this time 8. Do you hold a job outside of the home, and if so how many hours a week do you work. I ask these questions all in the search of sociological science. I am really interested in this research, so please be as honest as possible. It is simply for a study. I know my friend very well and have been told by many that she is an aboration of this study, and that is why I really need more stats to go on. I hope to submit my findings to the Dept of KU for review (and of course a grade..I am working on my master's here). If anyone would be interesed in the end product please post a message for me on this site. ou may call me *Kelli*. Thank you for your help.


Name: Mindy
Email: mcoomer@mrtc.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 06:40:02 PM

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This message is for Spc Phillip Hatton. Hey ya little fart...its your big sister. I hear that you are getting the messages that the fam has been posting here. How'd ya like the one from good ol 'Aunt Dar'?? Things are getting pretty boring around here without you to raise a little hell! The black marks on the deck left by your motorcycle tires have pretty much faded now. I'm thinking I might need a new set to get p***** about. Are ya up for the challenge again? :) You will not believe how big your little nephew is when you get to see him. He weighs in at a whopping 19 lbs 15 oz now. Dad has decided that he is going to have to start walking soon because no one is going to be able to carry him around much longer! Syd is still the little stinker that she has always been, she's just getting a little older and better at it. James and I are taking her to Kings Island this weekend for a little fun. She's looking forward to starting to school this fall. I'm not sure if I'm ready for all the phone calls from her teachers! I think I'll forward all of them to Mr. Hatton and let him deal with it! :) Everyone here is doing pretty good. We have been a little sick, but recovering. This Friday is our last day of school and I can't wait for summer break!! I'm going to teach summer school, but it only lasts for 1 week. Then I'm going to have some fun with my kids this summer. We all miss you like crazy and can't wait until you come home!!! You have no idea how proud I am of you! It's hard to believe that the little stinker who used to demolish my Barbie's and do horrible things to my Barbie pool (and you know what I'm talking about!) is doing so much for our country and is such a HERO!!!!! I say a prayer for you and all our other soldiers and their families every day. I know you will be home soon, but until then I will just continue to enjoy having mom and dad all to myself...haha!! Oh, one more thing. I got a letter from Chris today. He was asking about you and wondering where you are. He really didn't say where he is, just that he has been busy playing Army games. I talked to his mom today and she said that it will be around Sept. before he gets to come home. We will definately have to celebrate when you guys get back!! Can't wait. Here is a message from Sydney...fh0uotr--popjuhhhygfjdhshkhjhgjjjjjjjjjjjjjgggggghhjghjogjkgitjhgikkgfkgkggkfgkkhgkhlgklhk /m hffgghgmvvropzhkkktnhhgrrfggfgt..........ok let me take a minute to decode this for you. It says, when do you get to come home? I miss you and I love you Uncle Phillip. I love you too little buddy and can't wait until you come home!! Take care of yourself and know that you are in our every thought and prayer. Love, Mindy


Name: Cynthia Bachamn Fort
Email: cynthia912yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 05:06:28 PM

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I was wondering how long it would take before this post turned into a Yahoo message board with personal and negative comments to each other. I have heard from my son that because of the elections they are going to be staying over there to keep things settled. Yes, babysit. No one knows for sure how long. With the tragic deaths that have occured since Sunday it is understandable for us to all say get them the hell out of there now. The general public has forgotten about them, the media has moved on to monopolizing coverage on Laci Peterson's death and some people don't even remember there are still service men over there in danger. This is very frustrating and scary to feel so helpless. Having said all that, we still need to keep a positive approach to our loved ones when they call and when we write. If we start filling them with negative complaints, worry and griping, can you imagine how much worse they will feel and if they spend their days full of resentment it will drag on forever to them. They want out of there too. But sorry-talking to the "Army" isn't like complaining to your boss that you are overworked and you are leaving. It doesn't matter if we all wrote letters of complaint--the guys would just get it worse if they started complaining about their jobs there. This is a very hard time to be separated, especially for wives I am sure-but as far as most of us know the mail and phone calls are still coming through both ways. Let's post when we get mail and ask them when they call if they are getting ours. Use this message board to help keep everyone posted with any good news and boost our morale too. Thanks.


Name: Molly Marie
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 04:32:23 PM

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PFC CALEB DIECKMAN C/1-508: Hey baby! Your voice sounded sexier than ever on the phone last night. I just wish we were talking in person instead of on the phone. You sounded like you were in good spirits and like you were ready to come home. This is good experience for you though and I'm glad you got to travel to another "new" country even if it was to work. Not much is happening here except right now I'm at work and praying for five o'clock! I love you and keep you head up high be somebody in this crazy world loves you more than life itself. IT'S MEEEEE! I love you and can't wait to get another phone call. Love ya...Molly


Name: b
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 03:56:27 PM

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come back soon ...


Name: Dianne Blaney Massey
Email: dmassey@smithandstevenson.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 02:22:27 PM

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This is for PFC Josh Blaney, A Co., 1/508th 173rd, Hi Josh, it's mom just dropping you a note. I've heard that ya'll might leaving for Italy around the middle of June--I hope so instead of August like I have also heard. I'm going to remail the package for you that came back this Saturday. Hope you get it this time. If you need anything, please let me know by letter, email or if you call. Please call me next time if you can. I want to hear your voice--it has been over two months now. Sarah went to the prom with one of her girlfriends. She said she didn't have a good time--she really misses you too. We all do--your dad and Carley are sending you a package also. I hope they will send it this week. Hope all is well whereever you are and "bored" is good because at least you are safe. Please know we are all praying for you and miss you very much. I'm looking forward to when you have some leave time and can come home for awhile. Carley and Mike are moving into the house in the next few weeks. Eric and I cut limbs and cleaned up the backyard and fixed the fence in Cisco's pen over Memorial Day weekend. We worked so hard, but it really looks much better. Carley is going to paint the living room and her bedroom. I think she's going to leave your bedroom the way it is. Well, better get to work. Have a great day! God bless you and I love you and miss you so much! LOVE, MOM


Name: Jenilee & Alex Saez
Email: jaylow121@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 02:15:51 PM

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For PFC Jovany Roman, hey Jova I havent written in a while just wanted to let you know that Alex is good. Starts Kindergarten in August. Went yesterday to the school to register him. Have to go in a week or so to get his physical done and update his shot records but other than that hes gonna start in Aug. Sorry to hear about your grandmother Im hoping to speak to your mom this week or weekend so that your grandmother can meet him. Ive spoken to Mari shes planning on coming back done for Thanksgiving or Christmans hopefully you'll be back for christmas. Well I hope you are doing good and that you guys go backhome soon. Take care. be safe. God bless.


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Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 01:54:23 PM

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Please stop the complaining and fighting. This is not the time nor the place for us to be fighting with one another. We are all frustrated and want to see our husbands now, but doing this will not solve the problems that we are having. We need all the support of the wives on this post. None of us can solve the problems and none of us can complain enough to bring anyone home. We need to support our troops and we need to come together and support each other. Complaining and fighting will only make us feel worse. We need to see how the negative comments will effect our troops as well. No one knows when they will be back and no one wants them home more than their wives and families. We must project our life in a positive direction and support everything that our husbands need to do even if they are bored in Iraq. We must not look down upon anything that is being done, because we are sure that it is being done for good reason. It is very possible that our husbands and us as well are not aware of the entire picture. We can't send some home when people are still needed over there. That is not fair to anyone. We are all making rumors to be true and real. We need to think about what we really know....that we really love our soldiers and that we wish them well and hope that they are safe....PLEASE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND ONE ANOTHER....we are all each other has.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 01:25:40 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Hi Mike mio, come stai? Oggi č stata un'altra splendida giornata ma fa troppo caldo... Ho bagnato Ash perchč ha troppo caldo e continua a dormire, pobrecito!! Today I went to the post office to send your letter, I really hope you'll receive it soon!! The school is going on, just 13 days left and I'm free, some afternoons, in june, I'll do baby-sitting of one-year girl!! I read that everybody wrote that you are coming in August, I hope that this period of time that you are so far away may pass very fast for both of us!!! I MISS YOUUUUUUUUU A LOOOOOOOOT (mi manchi tanto!). Lo sai che ti penso SEMPRE e che anch'io "SN CN TE SEMPRE!!!". Today I read again your great letter, so I feel closer to you!! I'm dreaming to be HOLD IN YOUR ARMS for a long time... e darti tanti bacini!!! TI AMO Mikolino mio, la tua Susy sempre!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 01:25:15 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Hi Mike mio, come stai? Oggi č stata un'altra splendida giornata ma fa troppo caldo... Ho bagnato Ash perchč ha troppo caldo e continua a dormire, pobrecito!! Today I went to the post office to send your letter, I really hope you'll receive it soon!! The school is going on, just 13 days left and I'm free, some afternoons, in june, I'll do baby-sitting of one-year girl!! I read that everybody wrote that you are coming in August, I hope that this period of time that you are so far away may pass very fast for both of us!!! I MISS YOUUUUUUUUU A LOOOOOOOOT (mi manchi tanto!). Lo sai che ti penso SEMPRE e che anch'io "SN CN TE SEMPRE!!!". Today I read again your great letter, so I feel closer to you!! I'm dreaming to be HOLD IN YOUR ARMS for a long time... e darti tanti bacini!!! TI AMO Mikolino mio, la tua Susy sempre!!


Name: Sonja & Gene Doles
Email: sdoles@email.msn.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 01:06:24 PM

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Hi John Doles Your Dad & I got some things done on property. We got the branches burned,talked with Bud Hatfield about stone to bring in and stakes out the driveway where he is supposed to dump the stone. We will go down June 6th to pay him to get the stone and deliver while we are there on Saturday. We will burn 2 more piles that day also. Racene & Maxine said Hi if you read this message, they are doing OK. Well take care Love Sonja & Your Dad


Name: Elizabeth Maddy
Email: elizabethmaddy@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 01:05:26 PM

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To all in the 173rd, your friends and family at home love you, miss you, and are supporting you in whatever you do. We're so very proud of everyone! SPC Anthony Duarte, A Co: I'm extra-proud of you! You're making history over there, orsetto. Please be safe, and I'll be seeing you whenever you come home!! Love, Liz


Name: TO: 1SG JOHN V. BAGBY FROM: BOB, DEANNA & EMMA BAGBY
Email: bagby3@charter.net
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 01:03:50 PM

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Hi John...we received your letter yesterday. That was great, I had just emailed Tina to see if you had received our packages. My co-workers are so thrilled that you wrote to them. They are having your note printed in the company newsletter. This newsletter is distributed throughout nine states we they own and operate. Huey said that Tina mentioned that you might get to come home in mid-July. That's great! I can imagine its pretty sweltering over there, but I'm sure you adapted easy, after all you did grow up in with good ol' Alabama humidity! Beebo has now graduated! Bob, Emma & I went to Rome, GA and watched it happen. It was great. Huey & I are planning a trip to Italy for Courtney's, it just a hop, skip & jump away. Well take care, We Love You and are praying for you and your fellow comrades. Bob, Deanna & Emma


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 12:59:30 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd.... Jarod, Just a note to let you know that the students here at PC received a letter from a Marine today thanking them for their letter writing campaign. It thrilled them all to see that letter in it's brown envelope. Hope all is well there....leaving in a minute to go mail you a package. It was 6 WalMart bags full of goodies. Of course share if you can't use it or you don't have room to store.... Love you very much and thinking of you constantly.... Love Dad


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Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 12:56:59 PM

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NOTICE: This site is to ENCOURAGE our sons, daughters, husbands & wives. WE are VERY PROUD of what our 173rd has done & is continuing to do. THEY ARE HEROES!! Please allow your words to reflect that sentiment and be used to edify, strengthen, build & minister grace to all who read them. And, in the meantime.... make your loved one proud! Direct your frustration towards some positive action or project that will produce something meaningful & enduring in the lives of others. Then, your loved one will be proud of you as well, when they return.


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Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 12:56:07 PM

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Ok lets be honest. Family readyness groups!!! The idea is nice but it hardly ever works. I am there for meetings, activitys ALL THE TIME! Nothing makes up for my husband. The one lady said to "Grow Up" What does missing the one you love the most & being irritated that our guys are doing a job that is way below their qualifications have to do with being "grown up" If you are talking to your husband as much as you say i find it very hard to believe he hasn't said a thing about being bored & all alot of them do is sit around. Do you really think some of us are making this up in our own heads. This is coming out of OUR guys mouths. THEY don't understand why their still there. THEY don't see that their doing ANY good. I was told just last night about our guys breaking up a fight between to locals. Does this really sound like a job for Europes 911 ???? What is this about our comments are keeping them there longer?? If our comments had ANY effect on wheather they come home or not they would been on a plane right now. I WISH our voices had ANY bearing on the decisions made by those in command. Anyone who receives their mail through the military knows there are always problems. So there is NO NEED to be so rude to say " maybe you have the address wrong " As for guys getting TOO much mail & telling their wifes to STOP sending them stuff. Who are you talking to???? I don't know one guy who doesn't love to receive a letter from their wife, girlfriend, family member whatever! The only thing i was told they had enough of was junk food. So my buying habits have changed not the amount in which i send. Letters from home are a HUGE Moral Boost especally when OUR guys are hearing is nothing but negitive news. This isn't just about some wife's complaining. This is about our guys (& girls) not understaning why they are still there. Does anyone find that kind of odd??? Nobody is saying bring EVERYONE home just the ones who ARE NOT NEEDED.


Name: Laura Zoso
Email: mariannazoso@tiscali.it
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 12:27:14 PM

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This message is for Jeremy. Ciao Jeremy, I'm Laura. I'm so upset don't know your surname but I hope you will understand that this message is for you from that i will go to write, because it is the only method to contact you. I describe you our best time pass together: We met for the first time in a discotheque "Nord Est" in a country near Vicenza at 15th of March. You were with Nino and I was with my cousin Silvia. Then we met to Crazy Bull on Friday evening and i was with Silvia, Valentina and Francesca. On Saturday we met in Vicenza downtown, and there were also Silvia, Valentina, Nino and Richard. It was the last day together and when, on Monday, i had a try to call you but your phone was closed and i have understood that you were left. You promised me that when you will be back in Vicenza, we will stay together again. I hope see you soon. I miss you and I think about you all days and for all the day. When I go to school, when i'm at home, when i go out with my friends... i think always of you!!! I want let you know that i'm waiting you. Sorry for my bad english but when you return you will be my teacher. Here, someone tell that you come back in June, but in these last days someone tell in August (I hope in June). If you read this message you can answer me in my email address: mariannazoso@tiscali.it) TANTISSIMI BACIONI, TVB *LAURA* PS: Please say bye to Nino and Richard.


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email: This is Jacka** Jake once again!
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 12:07:11 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR.....what's up brother! I have been looking at this site and think it's time I should head over to your post and help calm the frustrations of some of these wives who are ranting on here. I could lend them support in their time of need alright! I thought that is why they kept back a group of guys known as the Rear-D. To take care of things in the rear. I'll take care of their rears if you guys need me.ha! Then again I have seen some of those wives and I take back my offer to help! Nasty! Your son has helped us to keep a tradition going here in Ottawa. He has become a Baseball Player! You know I don't have any kids of my own, but he made me swell up with pride watching him last night. Your wife on the other hand was the typical mom. Wendy kept helping the kids out with keeping their helmets on, practicing their swings. The coaches were glad to have her there with all those boys running wild! They asked if she wanted to help them out coaching but she said no that she didn't want to be a Soccer Mom. Hell she's good at it! She hates it when I call her Soccer Mom so note to you, don't do it. I hear they are playing the "I don't know when they come home game." Isn't that their classic act. That's why I am suprised these wives are in an uproar. It's just classic Army. And to answer a few women's messages on here YES THE ARMY HAS ALWAYS BEEN THIS UN-ORGANIZED! Actually it's more of a game they play with the wives I believe. Since most of them just sit around and complain the Army has to have it's way of getting them back so they play games like these. You can be proud to know you're wife isn't one of them brother. Wendy just complains that they should have left a certain part of your anatomy behind for her. That's what you get for marrying a nympho! Why do I get the feeling like she is going to read this and jump my ass for things I have said. You get that impression too? Ok then I am going to end this with my classic line. You watch your back, and I'll watch your wife! Come home soon my brother! :::::::Jake::::::::


Name: Lee Ann
Email: LeeAnny21 @hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 12:00:53 PM

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To all who are complaining... I have just one thing to say. Family Readiness Groups are there for a reason. If you attended these meetings then you all should of been warned that this deployment can very well last 6 months plus. I know a lot of you think you know the mission of the 173rd and that they did or did not accomplish the mission that they went to Iraq for but guess what?! Plans change on a daily basis... Welcome to the army Ladies... The rumors and complaining does nothing but raise tempers only to have their hopes broken down yet again with another rant or rumor. When the guys are ready to be sent home just remember you will know. Alot of planning and preparation goes into bringing them back and I'm sure the Rear detachments and FRGs will know about it before the guys do. Either way you look at it none of us can control what happens so when they come home they come home...


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 11:49:36 AM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR...hey Babydoll! Well, I haven't heard anymore back on the whole CS issues, but know that you are doing your part there to help it along. I am to the point where I will just call the Senator to have the political relm square it all away. Cesar started T-Ball last night and his first game is tomorrow! I will tape it so you can see him in action. Those little guys are so funny out there. You can tell they are just there to have fun...no animosity at their age:) Cesar was even cheering for the kids on the other team who hit the ball. That was so nice to see him care about the other kids too! He walked around all proud in his purple #22 jersey. Afterall around here he is just another footstep in the long line of Babe Ruth Leagures like both his godfathers, and many of our friends. Jake says to tell you to be very proud..your son is a good ball player! I was so happy to hear your voice yesterday baby! Glad to hear you also are enjoying your new pool I sent. Tell Jeremy that his Slim Jims are on their way! When Josh gets his package I don't know if the picures I sent with that mailing will be in your box or his, so check. When your package with the cameras comes in I will get them developed imdeiately..can't wait to see what is on them! I will get three sets, so we can send some to your mom as well...if there is any that may interest her. I doubt she'll want to see some of the rather "gross" Joe Humor..you know your mom:) Oh in the pacakge I sent today you will find a little froggie float for your new pool..I couldn't resist it when I saw it:) I can just see the things you and the guys will do with it! Be good to the froggie!! Well, I wanted to tell you how much I love you and how much you mean to me! You are truly the best thing to happen to me other than bringing our son into this world! All I will ever need in this world are my two boys, and everyday I thank god that he has given me so much in this life. When I look into your eyes and Cesar's I can see just how blessed I am! Whole Bunchies Babydoll...Forever! ~~~~~~~Princess (Sweet Pea)~~~~~~~~~~~~


Name: Aunt Katheryn & Uncle John
Email: The-Lodge@email.msn.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 11:32:53 AM

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SGT. Michael Grabski, Greetings, how have you been? We just got got home from Phoenix and Sedona. In Phoenix the weather was 107 and in Sedona about 95. We had a good time, we were in golf school for a week while in Phoenix. The scenery in Sedona is spectacular with all the red rocks. Now that we are home again everything is pretty much the same. Hope you are dong well, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Aunt Katheryn & Uncle John


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 11:16:24 AM

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DEAR ALL OF YOU THAT ARE COMPLAINING....GROW UP!!!!! THINK ABOUT IT IN TERMS OF OUR OWN REVOLUTION...IF THE MEN WEREN'T FIGHTING THEN WE WOULD STILL BE UNDER SOMEONE ELSE'S REIGN. I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEM WITH MY HUSBAND RECEIVING MY PACKAGES. AND MY PHONE WORKS JUST FINE. MAYBE YOU AREN'T PUTTING THE RIGHT ADDRESS ON THE LETTERS THAT YOU ARE SENDING. BESIDES, MOST OF THE SOLDIERS OVER THERE HAVE RECEIVED SO MUCH MAIL THAT THEY ARE ASKING THEIR WIVES TO STOP SENDING STUFF. IT IS THE REMARKS LIKE THE ONES THAT YOU ALL CHOOSE TO SAY THAT ARE KEEPING THEM THERE LONGER. YOU SHOULD BE PROUD THAT YOUR HUSBAND IS OVER THERE FIGHTING FOR A JUST CAUSE AND YOU SHOULD BE PRAYING FOR THEIR SAFETY WITH ALL OF THIS PENT UP ENERGY. WE SHOULD BE PROUD THAT ARE HUSBANDS WILL BE COMING HOME. THERE ARE MANY FAMILIES THAT HAVE LOST THEIR LOVED ONES...WHAT DO THEY SAY TO THEIR KIDS.....I'M SURE IT'S NOT "IS THE ARMY ALWAYS THIS UNORGANIZED." WHEN WE GOT MARRIED WE KNEW THAT THIS WAS ALWAYS A POSSIBILITY....I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU SIGNED UP FOR, BUT IF YOU CAN'T BE SUPPORTIVE OF OUR UNIT ...THEN MAYBE YOU SHOULD CHOOSE ANOTHER WAY OF LIFE. I LOVE MY HUSBAND AND WOULDN'T EVEN DREAM OF LIVING ANY OTHER WAY!!!!!!


Name: DBWatson
Email: watson22@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 11:11:52 AM

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The rumors of mail no longer going to Iraq are just that..RUMORS. The mail is going through. Just be patient. Perhaps some of the more 'personal' emails would be better sent through the soldier' Army Knowledge Online account so that the information is not shared with everyone.


Name: e l i s a
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 11:02:46 AM

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SO WE CAN'T POST LETTERS******************WHO DECIDED THIS? NOBODY IS THINKING ABOUT WHO'S WAITING AT HOME . CONGRATULATIONS. ALSO IN 2 MONDIAL WORLD MEN SENDT NEWS TO THEIR FAMILIES**************** WE ARE IN 2003!IT'S A SHIT. WHAT'S A SHAME************************************************ cONGRATULATIONS AGAIN AND C O N G R A T L A T I O N S to whom give news !


Name: e l i s a
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 11:02:34 AM

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SO WE CAN'T POST LETTERS******************WHO DECIDED THIS? NOBODY IS THINKING ABOUT WHO'S WAITING AT HOME . CONGRATULATIONS. ALSO IN 2 MONDIAL WORLD MEN SENDT NEWS TO THEIR FAMILIES**************** WE ARE IN 2003!IT'S A SHIT. WHAT'S A SHAME************************************************ cONGRATULATIONS AGAIN AND C O N G R A T L A T I O N S to whom give news !


Name: e l i s a
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 11:02:23 AM

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SO WE CAN'T POST LETTERS******************WHO DECIDED THIS? NOBODY IS THINKING ABOUT WHO'S WAITING AT HOME . CONGRATULATIONS. ALSO IN 2 MONDIAL WORLD MEN SENDT NEWS TO THEIR FAMILIES**************** WE ARE IN 2003!IT'S A SHIT. WHAT'S A SHAME************************************************ cONGRATULATIONS AGAIN AND C O N G R A T L A T I O N S to whom give news !


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 10:25:23 AM

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Dear, "Is this message clear enough" You are right on target with "what the heck is going on"? I too wonder why they are still there and everyone else is coming home.....GET OUR MEN OUT OF THERE NOW>>>>>>THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THEIR MISSION>>>>IT IS TIME FOR THE 4TH ID TO TAKE CONTROL AND LET THE 173RD COME HOME>>>>CAN THE 4th NOT HANDLE IT OR WHAT?.....THIS BS OF JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, and NOW OCTOBER IS GETTING OLD>>>>BE HONEST WITH THE MEN>>>>DON"T KEEP JERKING THEM AROUND!!!! IS THE US ARMY ALWAYS THIS UNORGANIZED? SCARY>>>>>>FED UP TOO>>>>>>I EVEN HERE THAT THE MAIL IS NOT GETTING TO THEM NOW>>>>>>WHY DOES IT SEEM THAT THIS IS ONLY HAPPENING TO THE 173RD? OTHER UNITS ARE EMAILING LOVED ONES DAILY>>>PHONE CALLS>>>>LETTERS>>>>>>SOME ONE LISTEN!!!! BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE>>>>GET THEM HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 10:13:30 AM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd.... Jarod, It was great to hear your voice Monday night. What a wonderful Memorial Day gift. Just hope that you are continuing to do well. Hang in there and just keep thinking of the wonderful things you have waiting on you and the wonderful people in your life that love you so much. Your Uncle Beenie called this morning to check on you. He says that you better get by the Sheriff's Office and see him when you are in town. Everyone is doing great in Tennessee. As I explained all the grandparent's are doing okay, Margaret, Mom, and Allie are fine. Everyone is just missing you and are patiently waiting for your return. Stay focused and don't let you guard down. Keep praying and concentrating on God'd protective hand that is on you. This will all be over soon. Love you and miss you so very much. Beginning a tape for you today that I will be sending soon. Tell the others that we are praying for them too as always. Love you my son. God Speed. Love always, Dad


Name: Jane Kennedy
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 09:55:45 AM

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For SPC Bryan Kennedy: Hi sweetie, at work and thinking of you as always. Hope you guys are still bored. I know you don't want to be bored-but as a mom-those are comforting words, it means you are still safe. Hope it stays that way! Letters and 6 boxes on the way. We get a little carried away when we shop! Janelle left this a.m. and I will miss her. It was almost like having you here with us. Well have to get back to work so, stay strong and be safe. I'm so very proud of you and love you much. Mom


Name: LUCIA
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 09:41:38 AM

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TO SGT CHRISTOPHER SHELTON.....ciao Chris...i'm sad TODAY...I DIDN'T HAVE YOUR NEWS SINCE U LEFT.....i 've written u 2 letters....HOPE U'VE RECEIVED 1 !.....IT'S SUNNY TODAY AND VERY HOT HERE....I NEED TO TAKE SUN....maybe on SUNDAY I'LL GO TO JESOLO....DO U REMEMBER...??!WHEN WE WERE ON THE BEACH.....and then we went to the Disco?? if u can send me an e.mail......or a letter....as i can't send u anymore letter THANK TO ITALIAN POST ! A BIG KISS....Ti voglio tanto bene....Lucy


Name: Adele
Email: marilynmonroe55@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 08:48:48 AM

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Hi, i am an italian girl and airborne fan. You guys keep safe and come back soon. My wishes to my friend Rodolfo Morin. Adele


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 07:42:14 AM

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*************IF ANYONE FINDS OUT WHY MAIL SERVICE HAS BEEN HALTED BETWEEN ITALY AND IRAQ, PLEASE DO SHARE WITH THE REST OF US. I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY AND THINK THAT IT IS VERY PECULIAR.?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!*************** THANKS~!


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 07:41:00 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Beautiful Shannon, how are you doing?? I sent you a letter this morning daring the Italian post! If they won't send it, well, it will be hell!!! I'm at work now, boiling my beautiful bum (just jocking), I can't wait for friday to arrive, I'll go back at my parents place but I doubt I'll be able to stay there longer than 3 days and go to the dentist, and you know why?? Someone over here, at the office has her/his mouth too fucking big!!!! I'm mad!! I was telling the girls I work with that I would have stayed away from work because I had to do few things at my parents place (going to the dentist, and I have to go to hospital too!!!! What a lucky girl!!!!!), well, the result was that the voice that should have been kept secret was spread out!!! And now I can't do anything at all!!! I'm feeling really froggy right now!! As I arrived in the office I almost "comb" one of the girl!!! She was saying that it wasn't her spreading the voice, bullshit!!!!Next time I won't give a **** and I won't worry about leaving them in deep shit! Sorry, I needed to talk to you about that, I wish you cuold come back home soon and chill me down as you always do!!! I NEED YO BACK HERE!!! I love you so much, you do really are my baby angel!


Name: M J Shannon
Email: mshannon@houston.rr.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 03:53:42 AM

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Sgt. Andrew Shannon, You must be one of the luckiest guys in the army to have a girl like Sara to write so many messages and letters - You'd better appreciate the effort! I know you do. We love you and miss you of course. Erica and I have decided on Sacred Heart Co Cathedral for her and Mark's wedding the reciption will be at the Rice hotel in Downtown. Make sure you and your better half can make it. It will be June 5 of 2004. Erica and I still want to tour Spain and Italy this August I hope you will be there but if not I know Sara will have a great time with us reguardless. We will teach her how to shop American Style and she can teach us Italian Style. I hear you guys are capturing the bad guys right and left. Keep it up so you can get home soon! Love Mom


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 03:33:26 AM

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TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE LOVED ONES DEPLOYED IN IRAQ WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH THE ARMY???? Are we supposed at least to know what our beloved are sort of doing there???And most of all WHEN they will be coming back home???? Secrecy has been a pain in the ass for too long! 173rd has accomplished its job, so do they really have to stay there till August in order to build SOCCER STADIUMS???? Sure, haven't you ever heard about the beautiful champion league palyed in IRAQ every year??? GIVE US A BREAK!!! SEND THEM BACK HOME NOW!!!! MESSAGE CLEAR ENOUGH????


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 03:25:59 AM

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SGT ANDREW M.SHANNON, C.COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Love of mine, what a frantic day I'm having today!!! The only thing that makes me smile is the new I've received from Caleb's wife!! I'm really keeping my fingers crossed!! Are you guys in the same unit isn't it???I know he's not one of your soldiers but that doesn't count!!! Well I have to go back to work!! I hope to talk to you soon IN PERSON THEN!!!!!!I LOVE YOU


Name: Ron Anderson
Email: andy261@juno.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 02:08:16 AM

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To PVT Seth Anderson: Sorry about the package I didn't know. Will try to do better next time. I hope you didn't have any problems. Let me know if this gets to you. Love Dad


Name: larry sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 02:05:18 AM

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Pfc Ryan Wilmington. ---dear Ryan, received another letter from you today, (postmarked May 16th). Aunt Nan received one also. Was so glad to hear you are doing well, and are getting at least 1 hot meal a day, and a shower now & then.Loved the pictures, that Zak is a real cutie! Was really nice of your interpator to bring his vcr, sure that helps pass the time & fight the boredom. Are the movies you watch in English? are or they in Arabic? Write more when you can, and you and all the 173rd will continue in our thoughts and prayers. Look forward to seeing you in july!----Pappan


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 28, 2003
Time: 01:19:07 AM

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OK is anyone else getting really pissed about our guys (& girls) babysitting in Iraq. 173rd is called Europe's 911. All they're doing there is wasting time, playing cops which is not their job. They were only suppose to be there till 4th ID got there & then leave. 4th Id never wanted them there to begin with now they need them to stay???? Who's bright idea was this?? Do our guys(& girls)really need to be there till August?? Which is the word going around still! I could understand if we were still right in the middle of battle but there is really no need for the 173rd to be there still. Sometimes i really don't think they realize just how hard this is on the military families. This is week 10 ! Do they really need to be there almost 10 more?? Is anyone in command hearing this?????


Name: sherry keener
Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 11:52:29 PM

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to my son in whom I am well pleased, Sgt Shawn M Grueser,2/503 1st platoon able co 173rd abnbde...Shawn, just home this 27 may 2003 from Katie's NJRS ceremony and band concert. They played patriotic songs and I cried, not from fear, but with pride in our troops...took photos, will put in your BIRTHDAY box that is forthcoming ...surf the net (me of all people) and find disturbing things, but God not man is in control and His plan is not for us to know always, just to trust and obey...Praise, and thank Him daily...you are my hero...love you and miss you more...ps the stepdaddy had dr apt today, iffy but will be ok in time...BE CAREFUL love mama


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 11:19:34 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; I missed you again. Don said you called while I was at the store. Call my cell phone. I have it with me nearly all the time. I worry about you. I've been hearing about sniper attacks and more violence. Please be careful. Remember to watch your back, and come home safely. I am so very proud of you son. Love Always - Mom


Name: Joan Winkler
Email: winky111@aol.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 11:05:32 PM

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PFC Michael Lindberg. I just wanted to let you know that you are being thought about each and everyday. Please take care of yourself and stay safe. I can't say enough how very proud I am of you and your fellow sky soldiers, but I also can't wait until all of you are out of harms way in Iraq. I hear that you need more reading materials. I sent some sports magazines in a package, so hopefully you will get them soon if you haven't already. I am getting together some more goodies to send you, so if there is anything special you want, just let me know somehow because you are the best! I look forward seeing you soon. Please stay safe. Uncle Vince is still looking forward to that Cubs game with you!! Love you very much, Aunt J


Name: Dad, Mom, Cassie & Katie
Email: debgarcia60@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 10:52:51 PM

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Soloman We just wanted to say hello and hope you are doing well. We miss you very much and think about you every day. Stay safe and know we are all praying for your safe return. We love you!!


Name: your neighborhood
Email: pjennifer33@aol.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 10:18:09 PM

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JEFF KUPISH - - - HI FROM EVERYONE BACK HERE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD! WE ARE ALL SENDING WARM THOUGHTS AND GOOD WISHES FOR YOUR SAFETY AND PEACE. NOTHING HERE ON DAVID HAS CHANGED. THER ARE SOME PACKAGES ON THERE WAY TO YOU - JUNK FOOD, FOOTBALLS, BOOKS AND SOME OTHER COMFORTS. KEEP THE FAITH - YOU'RE MAKING OUR WORLD A KINDER PLACE TO CALL HOME. GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THOSE YOU SEE. COME HOME SOON, BE SAFE, TAKE CARE.... YOUR NEIGHBORS AT HOME


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 09:19:10 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1/508th, hello my love!!!! I know that I just wrote you but I wanted to again to say goodnight! I hope you sleep well and have great dreams about me!!! I love you and I miss you ...I hope to see you soon! I guess I can settle for just hearing your voice! love, stephanie


Name: Molly Marie
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 08:45:43 PM

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PFC CALEB DIECKMAN C/1-508: I got your letter today and it was such great news! I can't believe it....JUNE! I am so excited I think I will start excercising and I've already started tanning so I will be nice and brown. Boy you are going to look like a ghost next to me. Poor thing but I still love ya! I emailed Sara and Stephanie to let them know the good news. I hope they check their email tonight. They are going to be so excited. I can't wait to get their reply. I love you honey and please keep news like that coming. I LOVE YOU BABY!


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 08:25:32 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- CHARLIE COMPANY 1ST/508TH, 173RD AIRBORNE, Hey sweetie. I just wanted to write you a message for tonight before I go to bed. I had to work today from 11-6!!! How exhausting....just kidding. I think thats my normal schedule now. I took my cousins to Burger King tonight to eat and play in the play place. They had fun. I talked to your dad awhile ago. We were just talking about where we were meeting before we went and ate tomorrow. I hope you are having a good day and that you sleep well. I had a dream about you lastnight that you came home...it was sooo sad b/c when I woke up, I thought it was real. I was soooo happy in my dream! You pulled up in the Kia and all! well, I love you sweetie. My cousin wants to type you a message--kkhhhhhyt5reddfgfr45hbbbbbbbbbnbbbvczwq1. Anyway, I miss you and I love you...love , stephanie


Name: patrick margueriteelizabethLaurenParker
Email: PHoganred5@aol.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 08:23:21 PM

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Hello to Pvt John Pellett, we have enjoyed getting another letter from you. It was entertaining:) Not real news here just wanted to say hi Love, Marguerite


Name: M&DHinton
Email: tekkimom@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 07:58:53 PM

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PFC HINTON, GAVIN M., A co, 1/508th, 3rd Plt., 173rd - Hello Son, hope you spent your Monday well. Dad and I are fine. You'll be happy to know that Nick is moved. He is so happy. His dad was helping too. We miss you and can't wait to see you. Be patient, Rome wasn't built in a day either. Much Love to you and the guys! WE LOVE YOU!!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU!! RED DEVILS ROCK!!! (((HUGS))) Mom btw - Happy Anniversary! Your first year is behind you. Oh, and Trevor is home. We'll see him next weekend.


Name: Mary Alice Sandifer
Email: sand3956@bellsouth.net
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 07:46:41 PM

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Dear Roberto 173rd Airborne,BCO-2/503. I was so sad that I missed your call on Friday. I had to go to the office. The next time I will have my phone with me. How was your Memorial Day? I guess that you will say "Bored". Thank God You are among the living. I pray all the time for all you brave soldiers. I pray that God will put a fence around you and protect you from the enemies.Remember to read Psalm 91.Did you get the packages and letters? I read that the postal service had cancelled mail going into Iraq. Has anyone told you all this? If so, why?We need to hear from our love ones.Your birthday is Friday, also Marlon's graduation. We will have a big picture of you that I printed from the web in your uniform. I am getting Staples to make it into a poster.You will be there in spirit. E-mail me back to let me know whether you received the packages. Debra sent you one too.We will be in Kansas, June 7-16 at Sabrina's. Pookie will be in Virginia sometime in June. Love, Mom


Name: Brianna Spry
Email: Meem1020@aol.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 07:25:13 PM

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SPC Michael Scnerre, Hi sweetie, I don't know if you get these postings, but I talked to your mom today and heard you aren't getting mail right now, so this is a last resort! I just want you to know that I love you very much and am praying for you constantly. Keep looking up and keep your faith in God, it will get you through the hard times. I love you, come home soon. Bri


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 07:11:56 PM

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ATTN: JEFFREY KUPISCH - 2/503 MORTAR Please call home! We need to hear from you, son!! I hear you guys have been very busy up there - not much time for swimming, huh? We're praying for peace & protection for all of you & the 173rd. Remember: Security is not the absence of evil, but the presence of the Lord... just as the Word says in Psalms 91... He who dwells in the secret place of the Almighty shall abide under the shadow of His Wings.....In His presence there is Peace - there is Joy - there is Wisdom - there is Everything you need. Praise STILLS the hand of the enemy - so praise God A LOT!!!! (all the time!) Fill that place with praise & soon you'll ALL be swimming, relaxing & enjoying the fruits of your labor.... I'm waiting to hear from YOU!! We were in the Memorial Day parade. Pastor had new pins made. They're the shape of the USA, colored as a flag with a Gold Cross in the middle. We passed them out to all the adults & veterans at the parade & gathering. People were very receptive to the pins & many stood with their hands on their hearts & sang with tears in their eyes as our float went by playing all the patriotic songs. We had Navy personnel on the float because they were the only military division in the parade. "Enduring Freedom" was our theme.... what our military has had to endure to secure our freedom & what Our Lord had to endure to secure our freedom. It was quite awesome. Pastor & Brian are selling the pins to offset the cost of the float, tracts & of course the pins themselves. Pastor designed the pins, himself,& had them made in China. He picked them up when they went to China to get Joyeoux Li, their newest adopted daughter. I gotta go - Jessie is doing great with Life Guard training........she loves it. We just really want to hear from YOU! I miss you terribly & love you even more!! Everyone says "HELLO!" & asks about you all the time - so call me & give me some GOOD NEWS to share!!! OK?? You're still my F.B.B.!!! & always will be! Love, Mom


Name: B
Email:
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 06:35:03 PM

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Name: Anne L. Gonzalez
Email: a5gonzo@gci.net
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 03:33:32 PM

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To Paul Gonzalez Much love, my son! We think of you often -- almost TOO often. Understand it may be September now for you -- hang in there -- time flies when you are having fun! Ma


Name: Debbie Fisher
Email: dfisher@dyercs.net
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 03:00:52 PM

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PFC Jarod Markham 2nd/503rd: Hi Jarod, I know all of you are ready to come home, I know my brother-in-law is for sure. You are a hero! It is now time to come home! Maybe it will not be much longer. You are in my prayers and those of others and prayers are answered. Try not to get too discouraged and stay ALERT!! Your friends and family love and miss you and pray for your safe and speedy return. Love, Debbie


Name: Kerry Hays
Email: hayskerry@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 02:39:05 PM

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PFC Kyle Hays 2nd/503rd HHC. I just got a call from mom saying that you had called Nicole and told her that you won't be back in Italy until September. Like I told you before, I have lots of mileage, so maybe I will come or we will send someone to greet you in Italy. I'm sure you will want to come home ASAP, but I'm sure everyone else will want to take a leave also. Keep your spirits up. Just think of all of the money you are saving. If you can come home in September, I have a convention by Disneyland (21st to 26th), so you are more than welcome to come with us (also Nicole). Take care. We love you, think about you constantly, and are praying for you. Love Dad.


Name: MOM
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 12:56:17 PM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER- 1/508th Bravo-- Hi, just wanted to send a quick note that I am sending another package your way today. Hopefully you will have it there in a few weeks. I included a long letter in it as well. Wondering how you are doing. Just want you out of there!!--I know there are elections there etc..I hope that doesn't hold you up for long. Went kayaking yesterday--Clark swam across the lake so I had to go beside him in the kayak! So beautiful and peaceful out there!Probably not the same excitment as your boat on Saylorville but it is more my pace!! Take care of youself, be safe. Pray to get home soon. I love you always hon, Mom


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 12:36:00 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. WOWWWWWW... Another WONDERFUL SORPRISE FROM YOU (thanks to your sister!), I received your MARVELLOUS LETTER, grazie Mike sei FANTASTICO and I LOVE YOU!! Il fiore č bellissimo... THANK YOU!!!!! Ora che so che ti ricordi l'italiano, per me basta con l'inglese, ha ha ha... But now it's 18.30 (in Italy) and I have to respect our deal... I have wrote to you this afternoon and tomorrow I'll send it (to your sister address), lets hope you'll receive it soon soon soon. Anyway I'll write you every day a message until you get back!! sei felice? Today was another sunny and hot day and I would like you to be here!!! Ma so che sei sempre con me e anch'io sono con te! Torna a Vicenza presto Mike mio, TI AMO, TI AMO, TI AMO, tanti bacini, la tua Susy (I can't wait to see you!).


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 12:35:24 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. WOWWWWWW... Another WONDERFUL SORPRISE FROM YOU (thanks to your sister!), I received your MARVELLOUS LETTER, grazie Mike sei FANTASTICO and I LOVE YOU!! Il fiore č bellissimo... THANK YOU!!!!! Ora che so che ti ricordi l'italiano, per me basta con l'inglese, ha ha ha... But now it's 18.30 (in Italy) and I have to respect our deal... I have wrote to you this afternoon and tomorrow I'll send it (to your sister address), lets hope you'll receive it soon soon soon. Anyway I'll write you every day a message until you get back!! sei felice? Today was another sunny and hot day and I would like you to be here!!! Ma so che sei sempre con me e anch'io sono con te! Torna a Vicenza presto Mike mio, TI AMO, TI AMO, TI AMO, tanti bacini, la tua Susy (I can't wait to see you!).


Name: LISA
Email: lawalser@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 10:50:39 AM

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Troy O'Rourke........ Hey sweetie! I'm back at work today but get off in a few hours already. I mailed you 3 letters last night, and also a calling card. Hope you get them soon. It was great to talk to you yesterday, even if it wasn't for a very long time. I guess I'll see you in August some time. I'm saving up my vacation days for work, so when you get home, I'll be able to take them! Your mom also called me last night from her sister's in Iowa. I told her I felt neglected with her being out of town! I'm kind of sad that I won't get to see the whole clan in July for the big wedding, your mom and I were going to dance it up and have a great time. I guess one more month won't kill us all though, and we need to be grateful for all the good things in our lives! I love you! I'll write again when I have more time. Take care. All my love, Lisa Ann


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 10:20:19 AM

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To Spc Fredrick Campbell C 1-508th hey my Love I'm thinking about you and how much I miss you. I was so happy friday when you called me even though the operator cut us off line I didn't get to tell you that I love you,but you already know that.It's always good to hear your voice on my phone ANYTIME,call me again when you get another chance ,I got to go to work now that's what my life without you is all about. Love you with all my heart, Millie M.


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 10:07:27 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Bewutiful love of mine, can you believe that they stopped mail going out from Italy??? I don't have a clou how come they did that, but it seems that the only way left for us to communicate will be through this web site. What about coming back and stop all this rumors??? You see what's unbelievable? It seems that another rumor about your coming back has been spread out, this time it's June again. What can we believe now?? June or August??? Talk to you soon. I LOVE YOU


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 10:06:45 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--173RD AIRBORNE....Hey baby doll! How are ya? I am going to leave for work in about 30 minutes...I get to work til 6:00. it's kinda depressing working ALL summer long and by the time I get off the sun is almost ready to set. But, oh well, right? Anyway, I wrote you a letter lastnight but realized I just sounded too sad in it so I am going to write you another one. I will send you more stamps, too. Your mom told me she got to talk to you yesterday..she was so excited! Well, I love you sweetie. and I miss you more than words can say!! love, stephanie


Name: Elisa
Email: ely_862000@yahoo.it
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 09:56:18 AM

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TO DAN BRANSTRATOR:Ciao my soldier whats up?I'm fine and really hope u r doing well!!!I thought to leave this msg to let u know that I got your letter and I'm very happy!!!I'll write u back very soon...I've heard maybe u will come back in August...Anyway I hope very soon cuz I miss u lot!!!I think abt u always...Many kisses...Elisa


Name: Wally Dinse
Email: wdinse@argus.bm
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 09:04:33 AM

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This is for PFC Scott Dinse. Hey boy how are you doing? Hope you are getting these e-mails and everything is okay. When you get a chance drop you mother a letter and let her know if you are getting the packages she is sending. Cubs aare having a pretty good year and are still in first place, but still lose some games they should win. Hope things are going well an you are keeping your head down.


Name: Nancy Sierchio
Email: nancysierchio@surfbest.net
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 08:37:56 AM

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KARL KAZANCHY! Hey, just realized I should tell you what "D" means! Doldrums! He misses you terribly! Needs his best friend back home! Hurry home kiddo! Love Ya! Nancy


Name: Nancy Sierchio
Email: nancysierchio@surfbest.net
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 08:14:33 AM

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Attention Spc. Karl Kazanchy! Just got your letter postmarked 4/21/03 on 5/23/03! We sent out 3 BIG packages early April, did you get them? We miss you terribly, you are always in our prayers & thoughts. Hurry home safely! Have sent letters too, did you get them? Tom is doing ok, still trying to break free from D if you know what I mean. We may be moving to Hardwick to a 20+ acre piece, will keep you updated! A big fund raiser going on for David July 20th. Raising money to get to the Son-Rise program to learn the techniques to help him be all he can be. No problem mentally, just not verbal yet. He will be 4 June 13th! Can you believe it? Nicholas is playing T-Ball, & fishing! Thinking about letting him play football. Not an easy decision for a mom! Weather here is YUK! Rainy & Cold! I think summer is holding off til you get home! :) We love & miss you terribly! You & your fellow soldiers are always in our prayers for a safe return home SOON! Love you! Nick, Nancy, Tom, Nicholas, David & Sadie, Chief, Shitty Kitty, Jupiter & Cleo!


Name: LUCIA
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 07:52:50 AM

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TO SGT CHRISTOPHER SHELTON....CIAO Chris ! i'm so mad today ! I'VE BEEN TO POST OFFICE TO SEND U A BIRTHDAY CARD....AND GUESS WHAT THEY REPLIED ME ???!!! " MAIL SERVICE FOR IRAQ IS SUSPENDED !" How could i send u something now !??? i ve also written u a letter 1 week ago....SO...ALSO IT WILL NOT ARRIVE...! i'm repeating bad words in my mind....! grrrrrrrrrrrr..........I'M MAD ! SORRY...BUT LETTERS IS THE ONLY WAY I'VE TO TELL SOMETHING TO U ! if u send me a letter i will be happy and also if u could call me....MAYBE U DIDN'T BRING AWAY MY NUMBER OF CELL. Phone...I WOULD GIVE U NOW BUT I'VE NOT TRUST TO WRITE IT IN THIS SITE....Do u understand me??!!!! i don't know what tell u again ...i'm really mad by myself...TI VOGLIO BENE...KISSES...Lucia


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Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 07:51:23 AM

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Can somebody write when they come back?


Name: Franny to Howe
Email:
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 07:33:12 AM

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Hey love how did you spent your Memorial Day?Hope you had something good to eat,Love I know that you dont read this msgs but write to you makes me feel kinda better i miss you ...you know that i hope you are gonna call me soon I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH...TAKE CARE(of me too=)


Name: caroline marceau
Email: cstapelkamp@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 04:39:40 AM

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SSG Keith Marceau ( A-Co, 2/503rd ) hey you ! not sure if you can check e mails but i will give it a shot ! to bad we got disconnected last night, didnt get the chance to tell you how much i love and miss you. things here are doing ok. talked to your family yesterday and they all sent you best wishes and lots of love. iam not to lucky finding your " magazine " but i will buy you something similar !! petrova is sending her lust too !! :) alright fisherman, hope you get this mail. you take care of you and your boys ! will see you soon..just like another rotation right ?! lol kisses and love from your starfish carolina


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 02:36:09 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Love of mine, how are you today? Another day at the office where I will lose tons because off the heat!!I love summer, but I wish I could be at the pool right now!! I know I shouldn't be complaining, but it's a lot easier to say than to do!!! Are you using sun lotion??? You'd better!!! Today I miss you so much!!! I can't wait to have you back here with me, sometimes I found myself thinking about how your coming back will be, but then that thought hurts too much right now, (still too many months to wait) I'll be good and of course I'll be waiting for my love to come back!! Just make sure it will happen sooner than expected!! PS: keep checking the messages, ok???? I LOVE YOU MY PRICELESS LOVE


Name: Dennis, Stephanie,and Beth
Email: dmart299@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 27, 2003
Time: 01:45:04 AM

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to David Martin(Charlie co. 2of 503) Dear dave we sent special prayers to you and your buddies who are out there fighting for our country and freedom on this Memorial weekend 2003.We love you and are so very proud of you..We did reccieve 2 letters from you last week but you did not mention if you got the several packages we sent to you and numereous letters. Try to Email if you can and let us know if you have receieved anything cuz I heard on the radio today that certain pockets of soldiers were not getting mail from home and ther are some concerned folks wanting to know. We are all great,loving and missing and praying for our most bravest son. God Bless Love Mom and Dad and sis


Name: Holly Choate
Email: tomkait@alltel.net
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 11:09:20 PM

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This Message is for Sergent Jeremy Seemann from his sister Holly. I hope your doing fine and what you to know we're thinking of you and to tell you you have to come home safe you have a niece that you have never met. Kaitlyn now weights 20lbs. And thomas is now 4 with the biggest attitude you ever saw. we love you. Love Holly


Name: Brandi Hatton
Email: brandi_worley@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 09:12:34 PM

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Phillip Hatton- 3rd PLT Battle Co. 2/503rd.....Hey sweetheart, I hope you're doing okay. It's been a week now since I have heard from you. I miss you so much, and wish we could talk more. The news now, is that you're not coming home until August. I hope that isn't true, that's WAY too long to be apart from you. I don't know how I am going to make it that long without you, but we will make up for lost time when you get back! The family is all okay back here in Kentucky; everyone says HI. I miss you Phillip, and can't wait to wrap my arms around you again. I love you baby. Your Wife, Bran


Name: jinnene hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 08:56:29 PM

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to: spec thomas hoover of c co 2/503 inf hay just thought I would leave you a quick message Rheannah has her first tooth It cut through today. I really wish that you would give me a call I read the other messages posted and every body is talking about there receint phone calls it would be nice to receive one. you can call collect. your loving wife Jinnene


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 08:36:51 PM

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This message is to SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI. Hi honey,today is memorial day and we watched the president on tv this morning, knowing that you have such courage and sstrenth. they talked about our armed forces over seas and we are all so proud of you and the 173rd, love mom


Name: Jackie Campbell
Email: jake27@starband.net
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 08:33:34 PM

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Sgt Ben Keener 3plt C/1-508th 5/26/03, Dear Ben, We've just returned from Uncle Kirk's. Clay drove out to Ahart on Thursday pm & I came after work on Fri. Ahart is where we all camped together when Cody thought he could walk on water, silly dog. Anyway Sunday we drove home, showered and head for Uncle Kirk's over in an area called Dobbins. One night was enough for me, everyone is wonderful but I just don't handle all the people that well. I picked Ilea up on the way out and she enjoyed herself. The number of messages posted here has really dropped off. I guess partially because more mail and phone calls are coming through. Erin sent me a copy of the picture Jaime took of you. Its really a good picture and the black and white always gives and interesting look. I was amazed by how much Ryan resembles you now. Maybe it was just the angle or the expression. I miss you so much and have not stopped worrying... No, its not as bad as it was in April, but never the less it is a constant. I hear that Jaime called home with a long list of needs(or wants). I sure wouldn't mind having one of those calls. NOT from him, YOU.. And don't give me that BS that the Army provides what you need. Hopefully no one is giving you Big (((HUGS))) and MOM smooches... Even though I would be careful of Jaime. Erin said something about an ambush??? Is this one of those things you guys do to annoy one another??? Anyway back to that list, I guess I'll just have to go shopping again and see if I can find anymore interesting stuff on my own. I love you, MOM


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Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 08:01:57 PM

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Rev.Bobby Hernandez milkhomber@yahoo.com We are proud of all you! God bless and keep you all strong! We are with you in spirit! Thanks for your service to our country!


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Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 07:57:58 PM

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Rev.Bobby Hernandez milkhomber@yahoo.com We are proud of all you! God bless and keep you all strong! We are with you in spirit! Thanks for service to our country!


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 07:10:24 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- Charlie Company, 1st/508th--hey my love! I just wanted to post you another message. gosh, you don't know how comforting your voice would be right now..I miss you so much! And I'm about to go crazy without you keeping me sane! I never thought someone could hold the other part of my sanity...just kidding. I just have my whole family here and it's really hectic. Well, I am sorry again for missing your call...I hope you are still thinking of me and not giving up on me. I love you so much! Please be safe and be as happy as you can be. I love you and I miss you!!!! love, stephanie


Name: Tom, Margaret and Al;ex PELLETT
Email: mpellett438@cs.com
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 05:26:31 PM

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To Pvt. JOHN PELLETT, 3rd Plt., ABLE Co., 2/503rd---Dear John, Three more of your letters arrived here a couple of days ago. Today is Memorial Day. We just found a photo of you on this website. It's photo #284, and you are identified by name in the caption---actually, your face is covered by gear in the photo. Alex has two more days of school. He's at work today. Eleanor Baer and her grandson and some other people visited Daddy's garden yesterday. Bickie M. will be visiting tomorrow. Alex made 1510 on the SAT---I think he can get an academic scholarship with that. Obviously he had a good night's sleep before the test, and actually read the questions. Mark has a big role in an independent movie that premiers tomorrow at the Studio. Hugs and kisses to you, and we send our best to you and all your buddies in the 173rd. Love, Dad, Mom, Alex, Honey and Pup


Name: Molly Marie
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 04:40:00 PM

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To my dearest soldier: Caleb Dieckman C company 1/508. I read that some people got phone calls today. Are you still mad at me or what? Is that why you didn't call? Please don't be mad because I love you more than life itself. I mean it with all my heart and want you back in my arms. Please come home safe to me so we can make babies and be a family. I love you Caleb. Your sugar pie honey bunches of oats!


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Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 04:37:19 PM

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Another turning point A fork stuck in the road Time grabs you by the wrist Directs you where to go So make the best of this test And don't ask why It's not a question But a lesson learned in time It's something unpredictable But in the end is right I hope you had the time of your life So take the photographs And still frames in your mind Hang it on a shelf Of good health and good time Tattoos of memories And dead skin on trial For what it's worth It was worth all the while I hope you had the time of your life


Name: Genny Lanza
Email: gennylanza@yahoo.it
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 03:52:23 PM

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SGT. JASON HARDING. Ciao Piccolino! I hope you are ok, I'm fine but I miss you a lot. I hope you'll be back very soon. Have a nice memorial day. I love you. Genny


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Name: Craig Ford
Email: cford1503@attbi.com
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 03:36:15 PM

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On this memorial day may you all be safe. We of the old brigade are pround of all of you. Watching all you young troopers exit that plan over northern Irag on TV made us pround. If we had been there we surely would have jumped with you, even as old as we are. Our thoughts and prayers go with you. May you all return honme to your family and friends safely. Your Brothers in arms. Chapter XVI, "The Col Richard H. Boland Chapter"


Name: SFC Rene Hernandez
Email: rene.hernandez@usarec.army.mil
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 03:06:01 PM

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THINKING OF YOU On Memorial Day they servrd and fought and die so that we might be safe and free grant them, Oh lord eternal peace and give then the Victory... And in these days of unrest filled with grave uncertainly, lest not forget the price they paid to keep our country free


Name: SFC Rene Hernandez
Email: ren
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 03:02:34 PM

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Name: SFC Rene Hernandez
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Time: 03:02:02 PM

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Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 02:57:01 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. How are you doing, Mike mio? I'm still very excited for your call... I really would like that you'll be here with me, I think that, when I'll see you, I'm going to HUG you for hours and hours and hours and nobody will separate us, I know that you are agree!!! I'm planning the menu I'll prepare by myself for you when you'll be here and I'm burning my brain thinking in something very special and it will be... "A HUGE CHEESBURGER", I'm just kidding, I will really try to prepare you something very very special, don't tell me the truth when you'll taste it if it's a disaster, is it a deal? So you'll have to eat all also because I'll make it with all my LOVE!!! Please Mike, don't count my tremendous mistakes in English, you know my relationship with English... (this is another reasone for you to get back soon, because I need you to be also my teacher). I REALLY MISS YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH, sono sempre con te anch'io!!!!!!! TI AMOOOOOOOOOOO, I send to you the biggest kiss in the whole world, love la tua SUSY!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 02:56:35 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. How are you doing, Mike mio? I'm still very excited for your call... I really would like that you'll be here with me, I think that, when I'll see you, I'm going to HUG you for hours and hours and hours and nobody will separate us, I know that you are agree!!! I'm planning the menu I'll prepare by myself for you when you'll be here and I'm burning my brain thinking in something very special and it will be... "A HUGE CHEESBURGER", I'm just kidding, I will really try to prepare you something very very special, don't tell me the truth when you'll taste it if it's a disaster, is it a deal? So you'll have to eat all also because I'll make it with all my LOVE!!! Please Mike, don't count my tremendous mistakes in English, you know my relationship with English... (this is another reasone for you to get back soon, because I need you to be also my teacher). I REALLY MISS YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH, sono sempre con te anch'io!!!!!!! TI AMOOOOOOOOOOO, I send to you the biggest kiss in the whole world, love la tua SUSY!


Name: SFC Rene Hernandez
Email: rene.hernandez@usarec.army.mil
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 02:54:36 PM

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Name: Judi [mom]
Email: judi592002@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 01:08:31 PM

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hey Mikie it Monday may 26 2003 just sitting at home. I get to do that for the next two months. I heard bad news on tv today so if you can get in touch with me do so soon. I REALLY MISS YOU ALOT. LOVE AND MISS YOU ALOT MOM


Name: Judi [mom]
Email: judi592002@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 01:07:50 PM

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hey Mikie it Monday may 26 2003 just sitting at home. I get to do that for the next two months. I heard bad news on tv today so if you can get in touch with me do so soon. I REALLY MISS YOU ALOT. LOAVE AND MISS YOU ALOT MOM


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 12:15:29 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; Chad, just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you on this special day. I sure miss you. Not much going on here. We're hoping to get to move in to our new home soon. I have resigned at work, but will stay until the move is finalized. I'm looking forward to working from home, but I'll miss my old job. It may finally rain here. It's been dry this spring and HOT!!. I know you are having it far worse there. Please let me know if you need anything. I'll send out another package this week. I keep trying to send things I know you like, but I'm running out of ideas. Take care of yourself and come home safely. Love ya bunches! Love Always - Mom


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Name: Dawn, Jorge, Kyle & Valaree
Email: jadakava@netzero.net
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 11:55:56 AM

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This message is for Bryan Schultz of the 2/503. Happy Memorial Day! We are so unbelievably proud of you. You are doing what you have trained so hard to do. To serve and protect our country, USA. Everyone is waiting for you to get home. CELEBRATE!!! Kyle tells everyone about how big Uncle B's hand is. He loves you too. We all love you. Love your sister, Dawn


Name: Jennifer Gonzalez
Email: Mexappeal@aol.com
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 10:48:02 AM

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To Spc. Terry Gonzalez, It's Memorial Day today and it certainly brings a new meaning to me. I am soo proud of you and your show of bravery and courage. You've become a wonderful example for Caleb, and I hope that he can become half the man that you are. Keep you head up and stay strong. Caleb and I are surviving here, but we desperately need our "joker" back in the house. I miss getting to laugh with you. Don't you dare worry about us, you just keep your eye on the prize, getting your butt back home safely! I am truly blessed to be your wife, papi. All our Love, Mamasan & Caleb xoxoxoxoxoxo


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 10:23:15 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Hey love, yeah, you are right, if I have the time to post you so many messages I'm not really working my ass off!!!Yes, you are 100% right!! But you see, it's even worse like that because time passes so slowly!!I can bet my head that at 5.30 my boss will find something that will have to be done quickly, and that will mean me staying here till 7!!!Well, beautiful love, what about coming back??? I bet it's the right time,right place and monment; you know what I'm talking about!!! October is going to be a SPECIAL month!!!!!!Just remenber!! I gave you enough hints!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!! Everyone sends their love to you!!XXX


Name: Sgt. Clint Mack's Mom
Email: WGSLINDA@AOL.COM
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 10:22:13 AM

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Hello Son (Sgt. Clint Mack 173rd 2/503) It is Memorial Day and a Quiet day. I want you to know on this day how very Special you are to me. I am so Proud of you Son. You have been to Ft. Benning, Ft. Bragg, Germany, Kosovo, and now Italy and Iraq. My love follows you wherever you go. You have always been a strong child and now a strong man. I hope when you return to Italy you will be able to come to Gwinnett County and visit us (only if it will be just for a week) I just want to hold you and tell you how very special you are to me and the rest of the family. Everyone here wants to meet you even the Mayor of Lawrencville! I am sending you another package tomorrow with books in it. One a special one for "A Daddy to be"!! I think you will enjoy it. Summer called yesterday, she sounds so good but misses you dearly. Last night Becky and Sammy were in town at Karen and Sams. We all met at the Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner. It was so nice to spend some time with them. We sure consider them family, they are so special to us and I know especially to you! Son they love you so much. Sammy told us about the letter you sent him (and what you put inside) this was so special to him. Well son YOU ARE MY HERO!! Jim, Jamie, Chris, Melinda, Cole, Grandma, Aunt Marie, Tabitha, Sarah, Stephanie, Aunt Bev and Uncle Tim all send there Love. I shopped with Sarah and Stephanie and sent Summer some Maternity tops we hope she likes them. Well son take care of yourself and God Be with You. Love, MOM


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Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 10:13:25 AM

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Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 09:50:25 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- Charlie Co. 1st/508th-- hey sweetheart! I am so mad at myself and trying not to let it eat away at me that I missed your call about 30 minutes ago! I couldn't sleep all night for some reason..my grandma slept in my bed so I had to sleep on the couch and I just left my phone in my room to charge b/c I knew you called Friday so didn't think you would call again while I was out there. I contemplated whether I should leave it or not or if I could hear it from the living room. I never leave my phone unless I'm at work for the fact that you may call and while I'm at work I just have to pray that you don't call and I miss it. Well, I'm so sorry...I couldn't sleep after Cassie came in and told me I miised it. Please keep loving me! I love you and I miss you....love stephanie


Name: Franny
Email:
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 06:45:14 AM

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Hey Sweetheart so many things happened since last time i wrote you i got my first test this morning I miss you but i feel so insecure after what that girl told me.Its not like I believe it but it wasnt the first time i heard her name and what about those msgs she sent???Want you to come home SOOOOOOON I need YOU dont worry about anything just come home to me Always waiting for you I LOVE YOU!!!Did I show You how much NOW?


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 06:23:50 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Love of my life, I'm going back home for lunch today because Mais back at our place, she stayed over longer this time. Last night, while we were at the Russian Pub, 4 old guys (and when I say OLD I do mean that!!) sat close to us, well, one of them didn't know what to say to start talking to us, so he asked if Ma and me had the same watch! Can you believe that??? Our answer?? "NO". He then gave up, no answers from our side! We kept laughing all time in the car cause we got lost!! Ma was pretendidng to now where we where, but no way she knew!!! We were still laughing when we got home! It felt like we were drunk!! And we just drank coke!!!!!I'll be back soon!!! I LOVE YOU MY LOVE!!!! PS: next week I'll be staying home because I have to go to the dentist, so, just in case you will have the chance to call me, well I'm at my parents! My mom wants her car back but I told her that I will take mine only when you will be back! So we won't disappoint my mom, won't we? COME BACK SOON BEFORE SHE KICKS MY ASS AND YOUR ASS TOO!!! Love you a lot my baby angel!!


Name: MARGARET HUNT
Email: chevy54@gci.net
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 06:02:33 AM

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GOLDEN BOY. I LOVE YOU. STAY SAFE. COME HOME SOON. EVERYONE IS SO VERY PROUD OF YOU. PKEASE WRITE AND CALL WHEN YOU CAN. I HAVE SENT 13 BOXES AND ARE SENDING MORE, HAVE YOU GOTTEN THEM. LYNN IS SENDING YOU WHAT YOU WANTED FROM ME. ILOVE YOU VERY MUCH OXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOOXOOOMOM


Name: LUCIA
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 05:55:39 AM

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to SGT CHRISTOPHER SHELTON....HEY CHRIS.how are u doing??? DID U WRITE ME? I WAS THINKING THAT SOON IS YOUR BIRTHDAY...LAST YEAR U WAS IN AFRICA....THIS YEAR Iraq.....WHERE WILL U BE IN 2004?????????? I'M JOKING ! HOPE TO HAVE SOON YOUR NEWS....take CARE...Ti voglio tanto bene...do u remember...t.v.b ! kisses....Lucy !


Name: Lucia
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 05:49:06 AM

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TO MIKE KEMP….Hey Mike…What’s up?? It s Lucia ! I’VE BEEN VERY HAPPY THAT U CALLED SUSY ON SATURDAY(call her again when u’ll can…ok?)….I ONLY WOULD TELL U THAT U VE FOUND A SPECIAL AND WORDERFUL GIRL(beautiful and sweet)…..WE ARE GOOD FRIENDS NOW…..! I CAN ASSURE U….SHE IS THE BEST U COULD FIND! U ARE LUCKY MIKE !AND I ‘D LIKE TO THANK U Cause she is a GREAT FRIEND ! HOPE U FEEL WELL…TAKE CARE....!


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 26, 2003
Time: 02:36:29 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE GOOOOD morning Shannon!!!! How is my little baby angel doing today??? I'm doing good, except for the fact that it's monday and I'm already boiling my beautiful bum here in the office!! Well,I have to tell you so many things, last night Ma and me went to the Russian Pub, guess who was there??? MIKE!!! Finally I had the chance to link the name to the face! He says hi to you, as Ingrid, Fabio Luca and everyone else! It was weird going there without you! I still hope you will be coming back sooner than expected. I LOVE YOU MY BABY ANGEL.


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Sunday May 25, 2003
Time: 11:57:02 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR, Hey sweetie! I hope you are having an good Memorial Day weekend. I have sent you the wings sauce incase you guys ever get to BBQ on a regualr basis. Ray Selvig (yes another darn Norski! hehehe) is sending you a package too. He asked what you wanted, so I wrote him a letter telling him. He spent four tours in Vietnam, so he was upset I hadn't given him your address sooner..oppps! He never misses a chance to support his brothers in arms! Cesar's first T-Ball game is this Thursday at 1930 our time, so I will be gone. He also practices on Tuesdays at 1730-1830. I will film it for you, so you can see him in action. He is so excited about his new bat, glove, uniform. He did ask if daddy would get to be there to watch him. I told him you couldn't this time, but mommy would tape it so you could see him. He said he would wave to you. He misses you so much! Once again he asked about 10 people today if you were their hero, and they all said yes that you were their hero too:) He's big on getting the word out that HIS daddy is a hero! He is soooo proud of you, and so am I! We love you so much, and miss you to death. We always pray for you and your soliders, and we never miss a chance to talk about you. We can't wait until your in our arms again so we can attack you with kisses, and hug you all the time! We miss snuggiling in bed on the weekends, and spending time together just us three! Hurry home to us hero! We love you Whole Bunchies! Cesar wants you to show someone your kissig hand by the way! He said for daddy to show Chief his kissing hand. ~~~~~~~~~~~~Your Princess and Munchkin Butt~~~~~~~~~~~~


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 25, 2003
Time: 11:00:53 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; Sorry I've missed your calls. Please try to reach me on my cell phone when you can't contact me at home. Or you can always call me at work. I love you and miss you. We've heard that you may have to stay in Iraq until August. Hang in there. I know this is difficult for you. I am very proud of you, son. Watch your back and come home safely. Love Always - Mom


Name: Al Shannon
Email: mshannon@houston.rr.com
Date: Sunday May 25, 2003
Time: 09:39:03 PM

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To Sgt. Andrew Shannon: Hey, it was great to talk to you yesterday. We are hoping the Army will change their timing and relieve you sooner than what you said, but that is probably too much to ask for. Anyway, the best news we will be able to get is when we know your outfit is going back to Vicenza. We will send you some music and the other stuff ASAP. I don't suppose Iraqi Radio plays much country and western music. Yesterday, a little bit after you called, Mom was getting ready to dial Sara's number, and the phone rang and it was her calling to tell us about your call to her!! How weird is that??? Anyway, we love you and are praying for you. Love, Dad


Name: M J Shannon
Email: mshannon@houston.rr.com
Date: Sunday May 25, 2003
Time: 09:23:55 PM

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Sgt. Andrew Shannon, It was great to hear from you yesterday and Sara. She sounded great by the way. Be sure you thank that BBC reporter. We are going to get the music, socks and razors together and get them in the mail on Tuesday. The post office will be closed until then for Memorial Day. You guys must be doing a great job the news media can't find anything wrong lately. We sure miss you and can't wait to see you again - our Hero! I'll go and let your Dad have a turn. Don't forget your prayers! Love, MOM


Name: keith lori & Jacenya Knight for SPC KRISTOPHER KNIGHT
Email: knightfish54@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 25, 2003
Time: 06:59:53 PM

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SPC K R I S T O P H E R K N I G H T happy sunday to you. here's hoping that you are all well and clean and rested. Love getting you calls, keep them up. Keep positive, your the short time line now, keep looking toward August, so you won't be disappointed. Prayers to you all LTMS Mom Dad & Jacenya


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 25, 2003
Time: 06:37:52 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS(sorry I wrote PDC, it was a typo)- 1st/508th, Charlie Co....Hello my love! I am so sorry I haven't posted you a message this whole weekend..with graduation and all I have been so busy. If you do get this message, make sure you check everyday b/c I leave you one every day! Unless for some reason I don't get time one day. I got a letter from you on Friday--I was so excited! It was an old one from April, though. I had graduation..it went well. We went to Travis's after--and then we came back to my house later b/c there was no reason to stay at his house. Everyone asked about you there and if we were still dating and stuff. Nick Malerbi told me to tell you hi and that he is in the process of writing you...Andrew Smith asked me to tell you to call him. I just said "ok." But at least he's thinking of you. He said to tell you that he prays for you. Anyway, I will write all this in a letter probably in case you don't get this anyway. I love you and I miss you. Tonight the family and I are watching Pearl Harbor b/c my aunt hasn't seen it before. Fun Fun! Anyway, I love you. Thank you for calling on Friday. It's basically June already..hopefully the summer will fly by so then you will be home and I can hear your voice daily again. I miss you! I love you so much!!! love, stephanie


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 25, 2003
Time: 06:37:01 PM

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PDC DAVID CROSS- 1st/508th, Charlie Co....Hello my love! I am so sorry I haven't posted you a message this whole weekend..with graduation and all I have been so busy. If you do get this message, make sure you check everyday b/c I leave you one every day! Unless for some reason I don't get time one day. I got a letter from you on Friday--I was so excited! It was an old one from April, though. I had graduation..it went well. We went to Travis's after--and then we came back to my house later b/c there was no reason to stay at his house. Everyone asked about you there and if we were still dating and stuff. Nick Malerbi told me to tell you hi and that he is in the process of writing you...Andrew Smith asked me to tell you to call him. I just said "ok." But at least he's thinking of you. He said to tell you that he prays for you. Anyway, I will write all this in a letter probably in case you don't get this anyway. I love you and I miss you. Tonight the family and I are watching Pearl Harbor b/c my aunt hasn't seen it before. Fun Fun! Anyway, I love you. Thank you for calling on Friday. It's basically June already..hopefully the summer will fly by so then you will be home and I can hear your voice daily again. I miss you! I love you so much!!! love, stephanie


Name: giulia
Email: maledetta83@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 25, 2003
Time: 04:10:56 PM

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to MED CHRIS PERRY. hey chris how's it going?be back soon, give a holler, miss you giulia


Name: Alejandra Larsen
Email: alexahayden@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 25, 2003
Time: 02:28:44 PM

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Cor. Robert James Larsen 2-503rd. Honey I miss you soooo much thank you for all the letters you've been sending. I received your cute picture with the " operation I miss home". Pretty soon you will be here and I could see that beutiful smile in person.... it's been too long, about the mail I don't know what's going on, hopefully you will receive it soon, Today me and your parents and mimas are going to the airshow, Promise to take pictures! keep your head up and we can't wait until you guys go home. I love you so much take care and god bless. P.s. xoxoxo.


Name: Christa Harding
Email: charding@telenet.net
Date: Sunday May 25, 2003
Time: 10:12:25 AM

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SGT JASON HARDING - Hey Jay its Mom again. Hope you are able to get on this website once in awhile and read our messages. It won't be long now and it will be your birthday. Not the one you envisioned but I know you will make the best of it. Genny has sent a package out to you and ours will follow immediately. Hope you guys are all right. How are you doing? Hoped we would hear again from you this weekend, I know you will call when you can. Know that on this Memorial Day weekend you are are special hero. We love you. Mom


Name: gigia
Email: gigia.pommy@libero.it
Date: Sunday May 25, 2003
Time: 09:49:30 AM

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to ANGELO RODRIGUEZ: ciao my baby, i hope you are doing good! i miss you so much and i love you with all my heart. i hope that you can call me soon because i miss your sweet voice, i miss everything about my beautiful king. yesterday i sent you a letter and i hope that you can write me back. i hope too that you can come back soon to me, i love you my baby, your queen gigia ;-)


Name: Roberta Evans
Email:
Date: Sunday May 25, 2003
Time: 08:27:21 AM

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TO: SGT. GEOFFREY A. EVANS (MORTARS,1/508th), How are you doing? I miss you so much. You are the best!! I'm soooo ready for you to come home. I LOVE YOU!!!! Love your wife, Roberta


Name: Gail Farquhar
Email:
Date: Sunday May 25, 2003
Time: 08:09:55 AM

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SPC RICHARD I. FARQUHAR we love and miss you. Ryan H is back home on leave. He will return to San Francisco on the 30th. How is your shoulder feeling? Jamie is so excited about getting her flight tickets. I'm so happy for her. You watch your back. Love and hugs.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday May 25, 2003
Time: 06:59:37 AM

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TO MIKE KEMP. You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY... You gave me the BIGGEST SOURPRISE I have ever had, (THANK YOU!! GRAZIE, GRACIAS). I'm still hearing your voice... but now I recognised that I was so excited that I acted like a silly, no words in Italian you can imagine in English... But at least I could tell you the most important thing "TI AMO, TI AMO!". I'm so happy to know that you are OK and it's wonderful knowing that you think of me every day (like I'm always thinking of you!!!) I can't wait to receive the letter you have sent to me (I'll answer you immediately!!). I was always wondering if you could receive this messages, and this is great that you can receive some!! The sorprise was that I sent to you a letter through Lucia's boyfriend's address (Christopher Shelton) I don't know if you'll receive it! I let to your imagination the scene of me receiving your called last night, I was thrilled and emotioned. I LOVE YOUUUUUU!!! I miss you and I need you and I really hope that we could see each other as soon as possible (I feel it)! Also my family was excited for your called, they said to you CIAOOOOO! TI AMO, mi manchi tantissimissimissimo, A LOT OF KISSES for Mike mio, your Susy.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday May 25, 2003
Time: 06:59:11 AM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY... You gave me the BIGGEST SOURPRISE I have ever had, (THANK YOU!! GRAZIE, GRACIAS). I'm still hearing your voice... but now I recognised that I was so excited that I acted like a silly, no words in Italian you can imagine in English... But at least I could tell you the most important thing "TI AMO, TI AMO!". I'm so happy to know that you are OK and it's wonderful knowing that you think of me every day (like I'm always thinking of you!!!) I can't wait to receive the letter you have sent to me (I'll answer you immediately!!). I was always wondering if you could receive this messages, and this is great that you can receive some!! The sorprise was that I sent to you a letter through Lucia's boyfriend's address (Christopher Shelton) I don't know if you'll receive it! I let to your imagination the scene of me receiving your called last night, I was thrilled and emotioned. I LOVE YOUUUUUU!!! I miss you and I need you and I really hope that we could see each other as soon as possible (I feel it)! Also my family was excited for your called, they said to you CIAOOOOO! TI AMO, mi manchi tantissimissimissimo, A LOT OF KISSES for Mike mio, your Susy.


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 25, 2003
Time: 01:50:59 AM

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PFC Chad Henman; I'm sorry I missed your call. I was babysitting Eric's kids while he and Michelle went to a graduation ceremony. You can always call me on my cell phone. I have it with me practically all the time. I love you and miss having you around. Please call again when you have a chance. Love Always Mom


Name: David Duarte
Email: Davidduarte@cox.net
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 10:14:04 PM

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SPC ANTHONY DUARTE : Hi son, I hope your well. I miss you very much. It seems like ages since I have been able to talk to you. I look forward to the day I hear from you. I will write you a letter this weekend and send you some things, and hope that they get to you. We are all so proud of you and can't wait till you get home. I know I suck at letter writting but I have lots to say, just wish I could see you in person. But we will wait to celebrate you coming home soon I hope. You be safe and and never doubt how much we love you. Love you always Dad Natalie Blake Donna Desi


Name: Aunt Penny
Email: plh10462@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 10:03:49 PM

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This message is for PFC Ryan Wilmington, C Co 2/503....Hey Ryan, I mailed out a package to you from your mom on Monday. She had to go to Florida for business and is now in Indy visiting the family and her friends. We were hoping you would be home for your birthday, but it doesn't look like that is going to be happening anytime soon. According to some of the messages on here, you guys won't be coming coming home until August now, I hope that is not true. Your mom got a letter from you yesterday, it was dated April 10th, really gives meaning to snail mail huh? I hope it isn't too unbearable with the heat. Keep your spirits high and the positive energy flowing, and all will work out the way the good Lord intends it to. You and all the 173rd are in everyone's thoughts and prayers for a safe return home. Love you, can't wait to see you. Aunt Penny :)


Name: David Duarte
Email: Davidduarte@cox.net
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 09:51:46 PM

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SPC ANTHONY DUARTE : Hi son, I hope your well. I miss you very much. It seems like ages since I have been able to talk to you. I look forward to the day I hear from you. I will write you a letter this weekend and send you some things, and hope that they get to you. We are all so proud of you and can't wait till you get home. I know I suck at letter writting but I have lots to say, just wish I could see you in person. But we will wait to celebrate you coming home soon I hope. You be safe and and never doubt how much we love you. Love you always Dad Natalie Blake Donna Desi


Name: Jessica Lynn Amari
Email: KnightFish54@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 08:29:38 PM

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This is a message for my little brother Spc Kris Knight of the 173rd Airborne. Hey there little brother, the last time we heard from you, you told us that you had been under heavy enemy fire for the last few days. I hope that things have died down a little since then. Everything is going okay back here in South Florida. It's getting really, really hot out here. But, I'm sure that theh eat here is nothing compared to whay you're going through up there in Kirkuk. Ray got a job with Sullivan Brothers, he started on Wednesday! He already spoke to his boss about getting Mike a job there too. I hopw that it works out for him. Well, I'm sure you bushed so I'll cut this short. Always, remember that I love you and miss you a lot, I hope you are coming home soon. Your Big Sister, Jessica


Name: Ece
Email: eheper@heper.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 08:20:32 PM

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For Jason Allred, the poet: Those 2 poems for u, tatlim! Take good care! And i'll always, always love ya for... you know baby! You are the swetest thing!!!!


Name: Ece
Email: eheper@heper.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 08:17:43 PM

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For Jason ALLRED Part 2 of 2 JENNIFER WARNES Joan of Arc (with guest vocal by Leonard Cohen) (L. Cohen) Now the flames they followed Joan of Arc as she came riding through the dark; no moon to keep her armour bright, no man to get her through this dark and smoky night. She said, "I'm tired of the war, I want the kind of work I had before, a wedding dress or something white to wear upon my swollen appetite." Well, I'm glad to hear you talk this way, you know I've watched you riding every day and something in me yearns to win such a cold and lonesome heroine. "And who are you?" she sternly spoke to the one beneath the smoke. "Why, I'm fire," he replied, "And I love your solitude, I love your pride." "Well then fire, make your body cold, I'm gonna give you mine to hold," saying this she climbed inside to be his one, to be his only bride. And deep into his fiery heart he took the dust of Joan of Arc, and high above all these wedding guests he hung the ashes of her lovely wedding dress. La... It was deep into his fiery heart he took the dust of Joan of Arc, and then she clearly understood if he was fire, oh she must be wood. I saw her wince, I saw her cry, I saw the glory in her eye. Myself I long for love and light, but must it come so cruel, must it be so brave? La...


Name: Ece
Email: eheper@heper.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 08:15:05 PM

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For Jason Allred Famous Blue Raincoat (L. Cohen) It's four in the morning, the end of December I'm writing you now just to see if you're better New York is cold, but I like where I'm living There's music on Clinton Street all through the evening. I hear that you're building your house deep in the desert Are you living for nothing now, hope you're keeping some kind of record. Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair She said that you gave it to her That night when you planned to go clear Did you ever go clear? Ah, the last time we saw you, you looked so much older Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder You'd been to the station to meet every train But she never turned up I'm Lili Marlene And you treated some woman to a flake of your life And when she got home she was nobody's wife. Well I see you there with a rose in your teeth One more thin gypsy thief Well I see Jane's awake She sends her regards. And what can I tell you oh what can I tell you What can I possibly say? I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you I'm glad that you stood in my way. And if you ever come by here, be it for Jane or for me I want you to know your enemy's sleeping, I want you to know your woman is free. Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes I thought it was there for good so I never really tried. And Jane came by with a lock of your hair She said that you gave it to her That night when you planned to go clear Sincerely, a friend Jennifer Warnes (singing)


Name: Ece
Email: ehepe@heper.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 08:14:22 PM

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Famous Blue Raincoat (L. Cohen) It's four in the morning, the end of December I'm writing you now just to see if you're better New York is cold, but I like where I'm living There's music on Clinton Street all through the evening. I hear that you're building your house deep in the desert Are you living for nothing now, hope you're keeping some kind of record. Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair She said that you gave it to her That night when you planned to go clear Did you ever go clear? Ah, the last time we saw you, you looked so much older Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder You'd been to the station to meet every train But she never turned up I'm Lili Marlene And you treated some woman to a flake of your life And when she got home she was nobody's wife. Well I see you there with a rose in your teeth One more thin gypsy thief Well I see Jane's awake She sends her regards. And what can I tell you oh what can I tell you What can I possibly say? I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you I'm glad that you stood in my way. And if you ever come by here, be it for Jane or for me I want you to know your enemy's sleeping, I want you to know your woman is free. Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes I thought it was there for good so I never really tried. And Jane came by with a lock of your hair She said that you gave it to her That night when you planned to go clear Sincerely, a friend Jennifer Warnes (singing)


Name: Julie McGatha
Email: McGathaRosebud@Hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 05:13:54 PM

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DBTRY319 Sgt.Jeremy Seemann, I just wont you to know ,I have a e-mail address. We miss you,Ilove you.I can`t what to you get back home.Call me when you get home.Be careful.tell your friends to do the same. Love you always your big sister P.s everyone says hi


Name: ELENA RINALDI
Email: elena.rin@libero.it
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 02:23:33 PM

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HI BABY WASSUP? I HOPE YOU ARE OK...I LOVE YOU, YOU ARE ALWAYS ON MY MIND. I MISS YOU SO SO SO SO MUCH AND I HOPE YOU COME BACK SOON...YOUR MAMI


Name: Joe, Traci, Bethanie,Troy
Email: res1g4k8@verizon.net
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 02:18:44 PM

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To: Dan Branstrator We are so proud of you. It's not the same going to your house and your not there. Troy misses wrestling with you. You guys are doing something special, I hope everybody over there is proud of themselves. Hang in there you'll be home soon. You are not forgotten! We miss you so much. Your brothers are changing into fine young men. You may be gone, but you are not forgotten. We love you very much. Don't plan on getting any more free trades, till you can ask in person. Ha, Ha! We miss you! Everybody in Fort Wayne!!


Name: Joe, Traci, Bethanie,Troy
Email: res1g4k8@verizon.net
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 02:18:33 PM

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To: Dan Branstrator We are so proud of you. It's not the same going to your house and your not there. Troy misses wrestling with you. You guys are doing something special, I hope everybody over there is proud of themselves. Hang in there you'll be home soon. You are not forgotten! We miss you so much. Your brothers are changing into fine young men. You may be gone, but you are not forgotten. We love you very much. Don't plan on getting any more free trades, till you can ask in person. Ha, Ha! We miss you! Everybody in Fort Wayne!!


Name: Joe, Traci, Bethanie,Troy
Email: res1g4k8@verizon.net
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 02:18:21 PM

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To: Dan Branstrator We are so proud of you. It's not the same going to your house and your not there. Troy misses wrestling with you. You guys are doing something special, I hope everybody over there is proud of themselves. Hang in there you'll be home soon. You are not forgotten! We miss you so much. Your brothers are changing into fine young men. You may be gone, but you are not forgotten. We love you very much. Don't plan on getting any more free trades, till you can ask in person. Ha, Ha! We miss you! Everybody in Fort Wayne!!


Name: Joe, Traci, Bethanie,Troy
Email: res1g4k8@verizon.net
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 02:18:10 PM

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To: Dan Branstrator We are so proud of you. It's not the same going to your house and your not there. Troy misses wrestling with you. You guys are doing something special, I hope everybody over there is proud of themselves. Hang in there you'll be home soon. You are not forgotten! We miss you so much. Your brothers are changing into fine young men. You may be gone, but you are not forgotten. We love you very much. Don't plan on getting any more free trades, till you can ask in person. Ha, Ha! We miss you! Everybody in Fort Wayne!!


Name: Mom, Dad and sister
Email: Keithu2@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 01:23:11 PM

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Hey Christoph!! We love you and miss you very much! Take care and tell all the boys we say "hello." It must be pretty hot over there, we shall send you some sunscreen! Heehee:) Can't wait to hear from you again, maybe a phone call! God bless all of you.


Name: Mom, Dad and sister
Email: Keithu2@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 01:19:51 PM

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Hey Christoph!!


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Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
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Name: Patricia Seemann Chartier
Email: chartierpat49@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 01:16:02 PM

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Name: Patricia Seemann Chartier
Email: chartierpat49@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 01:15:51 PM

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if someone know my son sqt jeremy seemann could you tell him we miss him we do not know if he is ok wish we did. all of us send him our love and hope he will be home soon. all of us are doing ok back here love from your mom


Name: Patricia Seemann Chartier
Email: chartierpat49@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 01:15:39 PM

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if someone know my son sqt jeremy seemann could you tell him we miss him we do not know if he is ok wish we did. all of us send him our love and hope he will be home soon. all of us are doing ok back here love from your mom


Name: Patricia Seemann Chartier
Email: chartierpat49@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 01:15:28 PM

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if someone know my son sqt jeremy seemann could you tell him we miss him we do not know if he is ok wish we did. all of us send him our love and hope he will be home soon. all of us are doing ok back here love from your mom


Name: giulia
Email: maledetta83@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 01:08:53 PM

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to WILLIAM ESPINOSA AND JASON BATEMAN: hey, this is giulia, i just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUYS!!!!!i know it was last sunday (may 18th), but i couldnt post a msg here b/c my computer was broken and i fixed it just the other day. so, take care guys, we'll party when you'll come back. ciao ciao giulia xoxoxo


Name: giulia
Email: maledetta83@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 01:08:42 PM

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to WILLIAM ESPINOSA AND JASON BATEMAN: hey, this is giulia, i just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUYS!!!!!i know it was last sunday (may 18th), but i couldnt post a msg here b/c my computer was broken and i fixed it just the other day. so, take care guys, we'll party when you'll come back. ciao ciao giulia xoxoxo


Name: MOM
Email: cynthia912yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 11:55:25 AM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER-1/508th Bravo-- Hi Adam, just got your letter a few days ago-postmarked April 21! Evidently the mail going out is taking awhile. Glad to hear you are getting our packages and all the guys are getting in on the goodies too. I had to call Diane and Scott and read the part you described the guys getting in on the one package we sent you!! That was hilarious!! I had an after school get together here last night and I retold the staff the story! Very funny! Speaking of staff--my contract at school got cut to 3 days. Many staff laid off. It's a sad situation. They say it is all budget but I think it is poor (unethical for sure, maybe illegal) administrative management but that is another story for another time!! Time for a regime change there!!! We need some sky soldiers to come dropping out of the skies and hauling this guy off in a paddy wagon!! I will sit down and write you another long letter now that I am on break-tomorrow they are having a service and showing the CD of all of the BV soldiers-it is on a huge screen and I didn't see the first time they had a tribute to all of you-so I think your dad may drive up and we'll go see it.G'ma Jo just called and we're going to go do lunch so better get moving..also have Sarah's graduation party down at Julie's today. Take care hon. Loved your letter. You are a good letter writer and I am glad to hear you are keeping a journal. I am copying photos off the website for a scrapbook for you. Love, Mom


Name: Elizabeth Hyre
Email: ehyre@citynet.net
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 11:42:10 AM

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Jonathan Nelson - Hey you, good to see your picture on the internet, but you looked very sleepy, as usual. Mom and Dad are spending the weekend with me in the country. Bryan and Tina are arriving later today. Wish you were here to join us all for a big cookout and share family time with us all. Love and miss you. Proud of you as well. Love Grandma!!!!!


Name: Mom, Dad and sister
Email: Keithu2@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 01:23:11 PM

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Hey Christoph!! We love you and miss you very much! Take care and tell all the boys we say "hello." It must be pretty hot over there, we shall send you some sunscreen! Heehee:) Can't wait to hear from you again, maybe a phone call! God bless all of you.


Name: Patricia Seemann Chartier
Email: chartierpat49@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 01:16:02 PM

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if someone know my son sqt jeremy seemann could you tell him we miss him we do not know if he is ok wish we did. all of us send him our love and hope he will be home soon. all of us are doing ok back here love from your mom


Name: Patricia Seemann Chartier
Email: chartierpat49@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 01:15:51 PM

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if someone know my son sqt jeremy seemann could you tell him we miss him we do not know if he is ok wish we did. all of us send him our love and hope he will be home soon. all of us are doing ok back here love from your mom


Name: Patricia Seemann Chartier
Email: chartierpat49@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 01:15:39 PM

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if someone know my son sqt jeremy seemann could you tell him we miss him we do not know if he is ok wish we did. all of us send him our love and hope he will be home soon. all of us are doing ok back here love from your mom


Name: Patricia Seemann Chartier
Email: chartierpat49@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 01:15:28 PM

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if someone know my son sqt jeremy seemann could you tell him we miss him we do not know if he is ok wish we did. all of us send him our love and hope he will be home soon. all of us are doing ok back here love from your mom


Name: giulia
Email: maledetta83@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 01:08:53 PM

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to WILLIAM ESPINOSA AND JASON BATEMAN: hey, this is giulia, i just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUYS!!!!!i know it was last sunday (may 18th), but i couldnt post a msg here b/c my computer was broken and i fixed it just the other day. so, take care guys, we'll party when you'll come back. ciao ciao giulia xoxoxo


Name: giulia
Email: maledetta83@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 01:08:42 PM

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to WILLIAM ESPINOSA AND JASON BATEMAN: hey, this is giulia, i just wanted to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUYS!!!!!i know it was last sunday (may 18th), but i couldnt post a msg here b/c my computer was broken and i fixed it just the other day. so, take care guys, we'll party when you'll come back. ciao ciao giulia xoxoxo


Name: MOM
Email: cynthia912yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 11:55:25 AM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER-1/508th Bravo-- Hi Adam, just got your letter a few days ago-postmarked April 21! Evidently the mail going out is taking awhile. Glad to hear you are getting our packages and all the guys are getting in on the goodies too. I had to call Diane and Scott and read the part you described the guys getting in on the one package we sent you!! That was hilarious!! I had an after school get together here last night and I retold the staff the story! Very funny! Speaking of staff--my contract at school got cut to 3 days. Many staff laid off. It's a sad situation. They say it is all budget but I think it is poor (unethical for sure, maybe illegal) administrative management but that is another story for another time!! Time for a regime change there!!! We need some sky soldiers to come dropping out of the skies and hauling this guy off in a paddy wagon!! I will sit down and write you another long letter now that I am on break-tomorrow they are having a service and showing the CD of all of the BV soldiers-it is on a huge screen and I didn't see the first time they had a tribute to all of you-so I think your dad may drive up and we'll go see it.G'ma Jo just called and we're going to go do lunch so better get moving..also have Sarah's graduation party down at Julie's today. Take care hon. Loved your letter. You are a good letter writer and I am glad to hear you are keeping a journal. I am copying photos off the website for a scrapbook for you. Love, Mom


Name: Elizabeth Hyre
Email: ehyre@citynet.net
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 11:42:10 AM

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Jonathan Nelson - Hey you, good to see your picture on the internet, but you looked very sleepy, as usual. Mom and Dad are spending the weekend with me in the country. Bryan and Tina are arriving later today. Wish you were here to join us all for a big cookout and share family time with us all. Love and miss you. Proud of you as well. Love Grandma!!!!!


Name: Emily Ramsey
Email: emandem@fuse.net
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 10:26:18 AM

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PFC Matthew Shannon Able Co. 2/503 Hey Sweetie i miss you so much. When are you coming home so we can get married and statr our life together. Today I am going to the taste of Cincinnati and then to the reds game. I know you called yesterday, but I was at school, I was so upset i missed you. Please call again so I can hear your voice. How are things? I hope everything is OK. If you need anything at all let me know. I love you so much and I can't wait to be held in your arms. I miss you so much. I praying for you and all of the 173rd for you guys to come home soon and safe. I love you more than ever. Emily


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 07:47:53 AM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Ciao Mike mio, how are you today? This afternoon I have to take out Paola, I'm not very happy... I'm sad!! This evening I'm going out with Lucia and my sister and maybe with another friend that we knew on this site, THIS IS COOL!! I LOVE YOU more and more every single day... Miss youuuuuuuuuuu... come back soon, I want to kiss you!! TI AMO, la tua Susy.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 07:47:16 AM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Ciao Mike mio, how are you today? This afternoon I have to take out Paola, I'm not very happy... I'm sad!! This evening I'm going out with Lucia and my sister and maybe with another friend that we knew on this site, THIS IS COOL!! I LOVE YOU more and more every single day... Miss youuuuuuuuuuu... come back soon, I want to kiss you!! TI AMO, la tua Susy.


Name: MICAELA
Email:
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 06:57:29 AM

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SSG D. E. B. Hope u can call me soon as last time we've been interrupted. Love u, Micaela


Name: Nicole Baden
Email: darkbrowneyes001@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 24, 2003
Time: 01:42:30 AM

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---SPC Matthew Baden--- HI baby!! I got a new picture of you today. Lanette emailed it to me. Then i passed it on to the web master for the site. You look so cute!! You shaved your head a while back.Your on page 17 if anyone wants to see how cute you look. My mom said you all looked grumpy. I said i'm sure you all are & very ready to come home. I hung out with your sister, brother, Rachel & Corrine last night. I ended up staying till almost midnight talking to Josh & Rachel. Your going to love where their new house is. I'm sure you'll want us to look for a place out there too. Layla is grownig up so fast. It's crazy how much of a personality she has now. We were at Old Navy today & you should have seen her checking her self out in the mirror with these pink sunglasses on. It was too cute. She's so not my baby anyomre. But as soon as you get home we can get started on you giving me another one!!! We miss you soo much ! I feel so numb without you & our world is incomplete with out you in it. Please come home soon to us. I love you baby!!!!!!! Love Nicki & Layla


Name: Ferrell Family
Email:
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 11:56:01 PM

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To Dan Branstrator, We really miss you. Hope you get to come home soon. Ft.Wayne is very proud of all the troops. Bethanie and Troy send all there love. I've got a letter ready to go I just need to mail it. I have pictures for you of the kids. Your brothers look really good. As for football news I will send your line up to you. Your welcome for the trade. 3 more days left of school.


Name: Tammy Hinkkanen
Email: tamih65@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 11:47:30 PM

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Hello Jacob, We are so proud of you and all the rest with you. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you. I love you son. MOM


Name: Mom
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 11:25:38 PM

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SPC PHILLIP HATTON, 3rd Plt, B2-503~ Just to let you know that you're always on our minds.... your entire family anxiously waits to hear any word from you. Then you know what happens! The phone lines are burning! Brandi keeps us posted on the news from you. We're proud of you. Flags will be going up in town for all our hometown soldiers serving our Country right now. Upon return, each will take "his" flag down. You're OUR hero, but you know that! I love you and can't wait to see you again. "Mom"


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@al.com
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 10:38:15 PM

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This message is to SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI,Hi honey, just wanted to let you know that i sent off a package yesterday, so they say youll recieve it in a week.and the post office has your picture posted on their wall, isnt that great, everyone is so proud of you, they have a huge wall of solders from our area.i walked in and there you were. well honey, let all the 173rd were proud and we want you home, love mom


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 09:34:08 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR...My Babydoll, hey I will be back for your call tomorrow, and can't wait to hear your sweet voice! I am heading out to the Lake in 10 min to drink some cold ones. I promise to put back a few for you guys down there! I have to run over to grab Tracy and Greg. Bud, CW and the rest are already there I think. I probably won't stay unless I get to the point where I can't drive. To be honest this Memorial Day is hard for me. I think Murph is going to be at Arrlington this weekend, and I emailed him to have him add my name to the wreath he is going to place at Bobby's grave, and also to Jasons. I am going to go to the Roll Call Sunday. If I make it through TAPS and don't pass the hell out I think I will be fine. I just would give everything to have them all back with us. You just make me a promise and hurry home to me. I can't take adding one more name to the Roll Call, so you keep your butt safe!!!! I love you so much! YOu put Meza in check for me too. If he'd like I will have the paperwork drawn up by my Lawyer, and send it to him ASAP! I would be more than happy to cut him out of our life forever! If that is what he wants..I will surely give it to him! If he does want to pay me that back allomony I'd be more than happy to have it as well...since he never paid any to me! I never cared, because I know he can't afford it and after he gets out he will have even less money to pay his child support with, so as long as he signs the paperwork that is what I would like! Thanks babydoll for being such a wonderful husband, and father! Cesar and I have thought hard about your Father's Day gift, and think you'll love what we've come up with:) Hello daddy. I love you whole bunchies! Come home to me now. I can't type fast, but mommy is helping me.I liten to your voice all the time on the message. ~~~~~~~~~YOUR Princess & Munchkin Butt~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 09:23:27 PM

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PFC BRANDON AIRID, Hey looks like you are one of the most popular guys in this war! So see you're going to be used to being the big man on campus when you make it there! I just wanted to let you know I'm still researching for you. I am having one problem...finding a pusblishing house that works in color! Really no biggie...I will just go another route in hunting them down. You have however gotten very positive feedback about the idea of your Anthology from those I contacted for you...they seem to love it! I told them to go to this site, and check out your work. One lady even called me after she looked at the site, and wanted to to relay to you to "keep up the awesome work", and that her and her co-workers spent over two hours pouring over the site in amazment. She asked me how old you were and when I told her I think she may have almost passed out. Apparently her son is your age, and she wanted to cry that you are over there doing so much for us back here! Just thought you should know that what you do means soooo much to sooo many...keep it up brother! I hate to say it, but I am off to go camping,and drink some cold ones for you all:) ~~~~~~~~~Wendy~~~~~~~~~~


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 09:14:54 PM

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SPC. MATT BADEN, Hey Matt...just wanted to tell you that your daughter is the most beautiful butterfly I have ever seen:) Nikki and I have been keeping in touch, and wish they'd pull thier heads out of their fourth point of contact and let us know when we can expect you all back. Heard about your heroing experience and your war wound...take care of yourself man! If you see my hubby tell him I said hello..I finally married Sgt. Joel Bednar. Yeah and he left 4 days after we got married, and haven't seen him since...what a honeymoon?!?! Arghh! Well, I am going to go try and call your wifey-poo to see what she's up too. Maybe I'll head off to church to get right with Jesus this weekend:) As my friend Jake tells Joel...You watch your back and I'll keep in contact with your wife! Take care! ~~~~~Wendy~~~~~~~~~~


Name: Michelle
Email: snoop_at_heart@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 08:39:56 PM

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PFC Chad Henman: Sorry I missed your call today. I just left my phone for a few minutes to get some ice cream. I am so sorry!!! I miss you little brother. Take care, I love you!! Michelle


Name: Diane
Email: discocook@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 07:36:57 PM

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Hey ADAM ESPENHOVER--Time to leave work for a long holiday weekend and couldn't log out without checking in to say hi. I'm getting mixed messages as to whether or not you are actually getting these e-mails but hope you are. Your mom said she got a letter from you yesterday. It was dated over a month ago. Glad to hear your enjoyed the "reading" material. I sent some books to you a few days ago--yeah, these you actually have to read. They don't have pictures!!! Not much going on around here--it's our wedding anniversary on Monday but no big plans. Probably just work in the yard. Neither of us like to camp when it's so crowded. Hope to hear the good word soon that you're headed home. I'm sure you're more anxious to hear it than us though. Take care. Love you, Diane.


Name: Traci Underwood
Email: tracilovesbaseball@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 07:35:51 PM

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To SGT. Condit 2nd PLT A Co. 2/503- I'm leaving for Vegas in an hour. I'll be thinking about you when I'm drinking and gambling. Thank you for everything you do. On Monday it's Memorial Day and my 26th birthday. I'll be as old as you. If you're thinking about a birthday present, it could be a phone call or another letter. I love you and miss you! Love always, Traci


Name: Molly Marie
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 04:52:19 PM

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TO EITHER SGT. SHANNON OR PFC DIECKMAN: Please let Caleb know I am sorry for our phone conversation earlier today but he needs to know that I need more than just command sponsorship to move to Italy. With his orders I have to obtain a "no fee" passport (military) and with my passport I have to go to the Italian Consulate General's office in Chicago, to get my immigration visa. If I don't have those I will be deported within 90 days. Please tell him it is imperative that he somehow arranges to get the command sponsorship thing in order and completed otherwise I will have to wait here in the states to obtain those other forms of identification and I will NOT be happy. CALEB: If you read this please don't think I'm being a B@*&#. Okay? I was trying to tell you this earlier today and you got mad and wouldn't listen to me. I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH AND WANT TO BE WITH ASAP!!!!! I promise to finish my letter this weekend and mail it out on Tuesday. Love you, Molly


Name: manu
Email: manuwitch@hotmail
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 02:12:51 PM

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SSG DAVID CROCKETT Dear David how are you doing?I hope to hear from you soon, I miss you a lot.Everything is ok but I almost kill your plants!!!!! Call me soon please love you ciao a presto


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 01:48:58 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Hey Mike,every day different date of your return to Italy...june,july,august, september... NOOOOOO. Do you think you'll be here for Xmas?? Anyway you know that I'll be always here waiting for you!!!PLEASE LET ME KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT YOUUUUUUU!!! Ok now I'm going to finish studying technology... MISS YOU A LOOOOOOOOOOT! I wish I could see you PRESTOOOOOO!! Today are two months since I saw and talked to you for the last time but I have that day, on my mind, like it were yesterday!! I'm always praying for you!! TI AMO... tantissimi KISSES, la tua Susy.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 01:48:28 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Hey Mike,every day different date of your return to Italy...june,july,august, september... NOOOOOO. Do you think you'll be here for Xmas?? Anyway you know that I'll be always here waiting for you!!!PLEASE LET ME KNOW SOMETHING ABOUT YOUUUUUUU!!! Ok now I'm going to finish studying technology... MISS YOU A LOOOOOOOOOOT! I wish I could see you PRESTOOOOOO!! Today are two months since I saw and talked to you for the last time but I have that day, on my mind, like it were yesterday!! I'm always praying for you!! TI AMO... tantissimi KISSES, la tua Susy.


Name: Millie Marte
Email: kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 01:39:51 PM

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To Spc. Fredrick Campbell C 1/508th Hey Baby Just sending you another message cause I can't help to think about you all the time ,I haven't heard your voice on my phone since a week ago and that's an eternity,Is it because I miss you so much? I guess so.Everything is fine around here , Stephanie is asking about you all the time.I tell her that you'll be here soon.I know you're busy that's why you haven't call me ,call me when you get a chance cause I can't wait to hear your sweet voice.Please take care of yourself and always ,always be VIGILANT and ALERT. Loving you always and forever My Big Daddy, Millie Marte


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 12:52:41 PM

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TO PFC Jarod Markham 2nd/503rd......... Jarod, Just a note to tell you that I am in Tennessee. Allie had her band concert last night and it was great. The last piece was "Stars and Stripes" which was played by the 8th grade only, and it got a standing ovation. We left there and Mom, Allie, and I went to Neils and Margaret met us there. She said she talked with you yesterday and that you sounded good. She said she also missed some other calls later that you tried to make. Everyone here is doing well. Just visited Grandmother and Granddaddy. Your aunt Jeanette had carpul-tunnel surgery this morning and is now home doing great. Everyone sends there love.....I am working on a scratch on Margaret's car Saturday....she has a tendency to run over things...ha....it is only 6 weeks old and she has scratched it 3 different times.....you must teach her to drive when you come back....I may work with her before you get here...ha.... Will be here through Monday.......Mom has a new cell phone number so when you call again, she can give it to you....she thinks she missed a call from you yesterday......by the way....you could call the "old man" if you can't get anyone else...ha.... Hope things are better there than they have been in the past few days.....Keep your head up and your spirits high, knowing that you are in God's hands and that you will be coming home soon......God Speed my Son.....I love you and miss you very much......Please be safe!!! Love, Dad


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 11:26:06 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE I LOVE YOU SHANNON, MORE THAN THE IMMENSITY OF THE UNIVERSE!


Name: carolina brown to SPC Dennis . Brown able co 2/503rd
Email: ina1980us@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 11:01:54 AM

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Hi baby This week I received a letterfrom your mom.. she is so nice... You are very lucky.. you have a lot of people that would give anything for you.. who would take care of you, who would be always to show you their support... Obviosul I am the first one in that list.. I am your wife and I will be always /// always here for you You are all my love, all I have, all the reasons I need to be happy Nene, as you know my trip is the next weekend.. Do not worry about me.. when I get there I am gonna send you more things... I loveyou honey with allmy heart your soulmate forever and ever your wifesita Carolina


Name: Debbie Fisher
Email: dfisher@dyercs.net
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 10:54:26 AM

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PFC JAROD MARKHAM: Hi Jarod, I want you to know that I admire your strength and courage and the job that you are doing. I can not begin to imagine what you are going through. Just know that you are in God's hands and in the thoughts and prayers of your friends and family. Try not to get discouraged and stay ALERT! Praying for your safe and speedy return home. Love, Debbie


Name: The Hintons
Email: terkkimom@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 10:23:17 AM

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PFC HINTON, GAVIN M., A co., 1/508th Inf, 3rd Plt 173rd - Hope this finds you well and trying to stay cool. I understand its heating up so you'll be pushing the H2O now more than ever. I can't help but imagine the process, "should I pour it over myself or drink it?" Time is short over there you'll be home soon. I thought that I would say "HI" to King and Stewart too. Hang in there guys! We're all anxious for you to get back and hang with your families. We're not doing much this long weekend but we'll certainly be thinking of all of you. Another care package is on the way. We'll stock it with the necessities. Gavin, we're all doing fine. Joe, your cuz, is coming to visit this weekend. He'll actually be here less than 48hrs so we'll be cramming alot of visits in. He did say to tell you "hello" when I speak to you next. Much love and remember always that we are very PROUD of you. (((BIG HUGS))) Mom,Dad and the fam


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 10:19:34 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Love of mine, hearing your voice was unbelievable, same goes for the things you've been telling me!!! What's this stuff that you're NOT RECEIVING MAIL ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!Are we joking or what?? I just wanted to tell you that YOU ARE MY LIFE and that I MISS and LOVE YOU EVERYDAY MORE !!!!! Shannon I love you and I'm really hoping and keeping my fingers crossed for your quick return home, in my arms.I LOVE YUO MY BABY ANGEL!!!!


Name: Herb Samuel
Email: herb.samuel@london.k12.oh.us
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 07:52:45 AM

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Hey WES, how are you ? We will keep the boxes coming. We all are thinking about you. The 5th got a thrill out of your letter. Keep them coming. Mom and the Budmiester are going to the PO today to send some goodies. Take care, and plan on some fun soon.


Name: Connie
Email: connie_maag@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 03:07:26 AM

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To Spc.ANGELO RODRIGUEZ, FREEBORN 'n'em from A.Co 1/508th: Just a quick note to say hello and that we miss ya'll and are thinkin' of you. Hey, is that Jason asleep in pic.#325? Ilenia says it's him after a night at Nord-Est... heh heh heh... Tell him (and Fabion...dunno if I spelled it right) I said hey. You guys be safe, aaight? and I hope to see ya'll soon! Connie


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 02:49:09 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning my beautiful Shannon, how are you doing today? I'm still half asleep!!! I have so many things to tell you that it would take all day to write them down, so I just give you the main hints/topics, ok?? Cristina called to ask about you, she told me that there is the chance that she, Davide and Cristian will be sent not to Vicenza but to Ft. Bragg next May!!! Rino came over and fixed all the stuff in the house, now our bedroom looks AWSOME!!!!! It has something that reminds me of muslim countries, I know that it's not the right time for that, but at least we WON'T have MOSQUITOS in the bedroom!!! Ma is sending her love to you too as all my family. Well it's friday, which means that I won't have to come to work tomorrow!!!! SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP!!! (I know I need a lot of BEAUTY sleep, but do you mind not spreading the voice around????) Tonight I'll be going out, a girls' night!!! WATCH OUT!!!! Just kidding, I know we will have fun bullshitting around, I still don't know how many we will be and where we will be going , Ma will come too, I'll let you know on monday!!! I have to start working, I'll be back later, ok?? Try to have a nice day out there, I miss you a lot, if possible a lot more than that!!! PS: say hi to the guys there, tell PINO that whenever he will be feeling like TIRAMISU, here I am!! YOU ARE MY BABY ANGEL and I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!


Name: Marta
Email: corbezo@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 23, 2003
Time: 02:30:24 AM

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To J.E.LAUDANO: Hi Jay, it's me, Marta. What's up? I hope you had recieved my letters now, they send them last Friday, if you want to write me, just sent it to the adress write on the envelope.


Name: Adrian Ann Hinds
Email: ahinds@greenhills.net
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 10:46:28 PM

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This message is for MONTE MASSEY- Hey kiddo.. I am going to get my ducks in a row and get another box out to you! Have been working on the downloading of music for you-Hopefully you like soem of the stuff that dear mom would put on there for you!! My prayers are there every day for you and everyone there with you, and there isn't a day that goes by that someone doesn't come by and ask me about you. Went to the grocery store the other night, and ran into so many people asking about you, that it took an hour to get out of there.. I love you and keep me posted!! MOM


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 09:26:56 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS------CHARLIE CO.,1st/508th---Hey sweetheart! How is my hero today? I didn't get a letter out to ya today but I got two out yesterday so I guess one counts for today. ;) I will have to mail you out another care package soon, huh? I'm sure y'all eat all your goodies in the same day you get it. Well, I hope to hear from you soon and I hope your reading these. If you do read them, your parents are going to take me out to eat...isnt that sweet??? I'm excited. Since they can't come to graduation, they asked if I would like to go out to eat w/ them. I told you I was growing on them..haha. Just kidding. Anyway, be safe and I hope that you are doing good. I pray for you everday! love, stephanie


Name: little sis
Email: Keithu2@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 08:22:34 PM

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Hey brother. I recieved a letter today from you. It really made my day! I love you and take care of yourself over there. Be expectin' a letter from me pretty soon! Stay safe! I really miss you!


Name: April Zamora
Email: aprilz35@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 07:29:41 PM

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Hey Steven! It's April again. Just wanted to say hi and tell you that you are still in my prayers and will be until you are home. I hope that even with everything going on that you are happy and enjoying yourself. I can't wait to hear from you when you get home. I hope you got the package I sent you. Talk to you later. April


Name: Keith Lori Jacenya Knight for SPC KRISTOPHER KNIGHT
Email: knightfish54@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 06:48:59 PM

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HI HO KRIS Lots of rain in SoFlo today, flooding everywhere, Dad is on duty and running like crazy. Have you received any mail yet? Just wanted to shout out a big H E L L O LYMTS Mom Dad & Jacenya


Name: Lisa Scrivens
Email: lisa.scrivens@mindspeed.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 06:25:11 PM

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Spec. Bennett Scrivens - We miss you and LOVE you!! We are hoping you will be back safe and sound soon. You have a lot to come home for with a your wife and a baby on the way. We are so proud of you!! Mom :o)


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 05:41:52 PM

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J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H !!!!! Hey! how are you doing? I miss you terribly! Haven't heard from you by phone or mail in a while, here, son. What's going on over? The news doesn't cover anything on you guys up in Kirkuk anymore. Are you getting all the packages? How many so far?? Jason had his PT TEST today. If he fails, he can't come home in June. Hopefully, he'll pass. It sure would be nice to have one of you guys home for awhile. Lizzy is going to Aunt Lady's for June & July to help with Graham. Lizzy has a choir concert tonight so if you read this, don't call until after 9:30 our time, ok? I desperately want to hear your voice & hear you tell me you're ok & all that you're doing. You're still my F.B.B., ya know that? I love you very much! & miss you even more!! Love, Mom


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 05:37:48 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; Just wanted to check in to see how you're doing. I've been hearing about some rioting in Kirkuk. Please get in touch as soon as you can so that we know you are ok. Miss having you around, punk. Take care of yourself, and remember to watch your back. Love Always; Mom


Name: Laurie Miller
Email:
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 04:55:27 PM

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To Dan Branstrator Hey Dan, hows it going? Just wanted to let you know we miss you and think about you every day. I have a three day weekend coming up, it will be good to stay home. Probably wont do anything, just yard work and be lazy. Love you call me when you can! Mom


Name: Lisa Ann
Email: lawalser@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 04:39:42 PM

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TROY KENNETH O'ROURKE..................Hey my boy, it's me again. Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you. I got a couple letters that your parents forwarded when I got back from TN, and now haven't gotten any for about a week and a half. So everyday on my lunch break, I drive all the way home just to see if a new one's in the mailbox. I hope you're mail situation has gotten better, and are finally receiving my letters. I HOPE, I HOPE, I HOPE! My parent's 30th wedding anniversary is this weekend. I'm going to go shopping for a gift tonight after work. Man, I have no clue what to get for the big 30! I hope you're doing well, and holding on to happy thoughts. I wish I could hear your voice again, that would be the greatest. Hopefully it won't be much longer. I'm still here, just waiting........hope you know that! I love you sweetie and hope to talk to you real soon. Take Care and know I'm missing you. Love, Lisa


Name: Brenda Callahan
Email: brendac@vrml.k12.la.us
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 03:41:05 PM

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Pvt Jeremy Callahan 173rd. Hey son how are you doing? Hope your checking your email because I have been sending them pretty regular. The latest news I heard was you all was staying there until August sometime. Is this true? Sorry to hear you have been working on the trucks till 3 and 4 in the morning. Sorry to hear also about your injury. You better be careful and take care of yourself. Let me know if you received the last care package I sent you. It was the one with the newspaper in it. Trevor says he's very lonesome and can't wait to see you. They played a game last night but lost 9-1. They are now tied for 2nd place. He has his band concert at school tonight. He plays the susophone. It's bigger than him. Well school is winding down now. Only 6 days left. It's time I'm burn't out. It looks like we will have close to 20 4 year olds in my class next year. There's enough to make 3 pre-k classes. Well there coming in the class from playing outside so I'll chat with you later. Love Mom


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 03:24:58 PM

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To Mike Kemp. GOOD EVENING MIKE... I hope that you had a nice day today, if it is possible... I MISS YOU INCREDIBLE, today I would like to see you, at least in my dreams (at the moment is the only possible way, it is so sad...)!!! TI AMO, TI AMO, TI AMO... If you are coming in june is not too long the time left which will separate each other... "TI AMOOOOOOOOOO", A LOTTTTTTTTTTTTTT KISSES to MIKE mio, la tua Susy!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 03:24:34 PM

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To Michael Kemp. GOOD EVENING MIKE... I hope that you had a nice day today, if it is possible... I MISS YOU INCREDIBLE, today I would like to see you, at least in my dreams (at the moment is the only possible way, it is so sad...)!!! TI AMO, TI AMO, TI AMO... If you are coming in june is not too long the time left which will separate each other... "TI AMOOOOOOOOOO", A LOTTTTTTTTTTTTTT KISSES to MIKE mio, la tua Susy!


Name: ELENA RINALDI
Email: elena.rin@libero.it
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 02:41:48 PM

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I LOVE YOU VANTONY ROBINSON, I CAN'T WAIT TO SPEND ALL MY LIFE WITH YOU..CIAO CIAO YOUR MAMI


Name: Rodney Krugler
Email: rodneykrugler@cox.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 02:09:44 PM

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Trying to get a 'love you, miss you, thinking of you', message to my son Spc. Nickolas Krugler, 173rd Airborne, 74th lrs, Kirkuk, Iraq. Pass on to him that me and Pa-in-law are in the trawling for shrimp and catching big fish mode. We will save some for Big Nick. (Not the shrimp or fish. Just the high speed ACTION)! Love and best wishes to all involved. Come home soon.


Name: Emily Ramsey
Email: emandem@fuse.net
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 01:56:37 PM

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PFC Matthew Shannon 173rd A-2-503 Hey sweetie how are you doing, we just got news that your staying until August. I guess you have to do what you go to do. I just miss you a hole bunch and I want you home soon. Can you call me I haven't herd from you in awhile? How are things over there? Is there anything you need? Let me know. I love you so much and I can not wait until we get married when you come. I just want you to hold me, then i'll know everythig is fine. I can't wait to see you i'm going to be all over you. I warning you now!:) I still am praying for you and for us. Iim sending you another care package today. You have to share it though. I love you call me so i can hear your voice. Love ya, Emily


Name: Emily Ramsey
Email: emandem@fuse.net
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 01:54:24 PM

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PFC Matthew Shannon 173rd A-2-503 Hey sweetie how are you doing, we just got news that your staying until August. I guess you have to do what you go to do. I just miss you a hole bunch and I want you home soon. Can you call me I haven't herd from you in awhile? How are things over there? Is there anything you need? Let me know. I love you so much and I can not wait until we get married when you come. I just want you to hold me, then i'll know everythig is fine. I can't wait to see you i'm going to be all over you. I warning you now!:) I still am praying for you and for us. Iim sending you another care package today. You have to share it though. I love you call me so i can hear your voice. Love ya, Emily


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Email:
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 01:46:50 PM

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Name: Elizabeth
Email: elizabethmaddy@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 12:23:01 PM

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A big hello to all the Sky Soldiers and an extra "hi" to SPC Anthony Duarte, Aco, 2/503:Hoping for a safe, speedy return! All is well here, hope your getting the letters. And of course mi manchi tanto, orsettino!! There's still lots of summer left, so come home soon, we miss you!! -Elizabeth


Name: Sal broes
Email: sal broes@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 12:03:54 PM

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i just want all you men in the 173rd you left home just a bunch of boys but you will come home as MEN MEN! I know that my son sal broes 111 SGT Sal broes 111 in the 173rd airborne GOD Bless all of you . ps come home soon SAL BROES Son DAD LOVES YOU


Name: Sal broes
Email: sal broes@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 12:03:44 PM

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i just want all you men in the 173rd you left home just a bunch of boys but you will come home as MEN MEN! I know that my son sal broes 111 SGT Sal broes 111 in the 173rd airborne GOD Bless all of you . ps come home soon SAL BROES Son DAD LOVES YOU


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 11:55:03 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Hey love I'm ready to go back home, another day less to count for your coming back!!! I just wanted you to know that...yeah, right, the same old sentence...I LOVE YOU!!! I MISS YOU!!!!etc etc...Well, what can I do if I LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH???? Talk to you soon!!


Name: Julian Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 11:15:20 AM

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For Sgt. Michael Grabski A Co,2/503. Greetings Mike! It's Thursday morning here and going to be another hot day. We went from cool days to hot ones seems like all of a sudden. Our American Legion Post is getting ready for the Memorial Day Service which will be held on May 26th. I am the MC for this year for the service. We would like to hear from you and get an update on what is going on there and if there are any plans on getting the 173rd back to Italy. Grandma had a loong talk with Chrissy the other night. I guess they both felt like talking. I was wondering if you were getting any of the packages that have been sent.Take care, Love, Grandma and Grandpa


Name: Connie, Giorgina, Ilenia
Email: connie_maag@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 11:05:39 AM

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To Sgt.Chris Sanchez, Nicolas Ingraham, Tomas Meneses, Carl, Mark...: WHATTUP EVERYBODY??? Oh yea, before I forget: CHRIS, dunno what happened but your PlayStation2 ain't workin' anymore...I think I f***ed it up or something...Sorry...You didn't like it anyways, did ya??? ;) ...So, how are things going "down South"? Hope all is well with ya'll! We miss ya crazy people!!! There's the opening of an exhibition tonight where Giorgina will be exhibiting some of her photographs! Ain't that cool??? First step to fame, huh? Not much else going on 'round here. I'll be in Nürnberg for business (makin' some money... heh heh) till June 2, so there are another couple of weeks left for you guys to play in the sand before BRINGING YOUR BUTTS BACK OVER HERE, OK????!!!!!???? Naaaaa, just kidding, I know how it is... And it doesn't really matter how long it's gonna be before you get back, as long as you stay safe! TOMMY: Thanks a billion for your e-mails. It meant a lot to me! ... CHRIS: You know the thing I said about your PlayStation2? I WAS JUST KIDDING!!!!! Don't worry, kid! I just wanted to see if scaring you would make you write me back... ;p Hope you got the letters at least. Well, gotta roll. Giorgina and Ilenia say hey and that they're gonna through a big party for your return. Stay safe and I'll talk to ya'll later. YEA UH 173RD!!!!!!!!!!! ***Connie***


Name: Dawn Jorge, Kyle & Valaree
Email: jadakava@netzero.net
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 10:44:08 AM

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This message is for Bryan Schultz of the 2/503. It was so good to hear your voice yesterday. I called everyone and told them you had called and were doing well. Everyone is so proud of you and misses you. I can't wait for the phone call saying your coming home. It's going to be some party when you get here in Florida again! Stay safe and healthy. We love you butthead! Your sister, Dawn


Name: Connie, Giorgina, Ilenia
Email: connie_maag@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 09:48:22 AM

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To Sgt.Chris Sanchez, Nicolas Ingraham, Tomas Meneses, Carl, Mark...: WHATTUP EVERYBODY??? Oh yea, before I forget: CHRIS, dunno what happened but your PlayStation2 ain't workin' anymore...I think I f***ed it up or something...Sorry...You didn't like it anyways, did ya??? ;) ...So, how are things going "down South"? Hope all is well with ya'll! We miss ya crazy people!!! There's the opening of an exhibition tonight where Giorgina will be exhibiting some of her photographs! Ain't that cool??? First step to fame, huh? Not much else going on 'round here. I'll be in Nürnberg for business (makin' some money... heh heh) till June 2, so there are another couple of weeks left for you guys to play in the sand before BRINGING YOUR BUTTS BACK OVER HERE, OK????!!!!!???? Naaaaa, just kidding, I know how it is... And it doesn't really matter how long it's gonna be before you get back, as long as you stay safe! TOMMY: Thanks a billion for your e-mails. It meant a lot to me! ... CHRIS: You know the thing I said about your PlayStation2? I WAS JUST KIDDING!!!!! Don't worry, kid! I just wanted to see if scaring you would make you write me back... ;p Hope you got the letters at least. Well, gotta roll. Giorgina and Ilenia say hey and that they're gonna through a big party for your return. Stay safe and I'll talk to ya'll later. YEA UH 173RD!!!!!!!!!!! ***Connie***


Name: Roseline
Email: Roseline@hwhlaw.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 09:25:31 AM

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To: Elijah Kirschmann - Just found this site - let me know when you receive this!


Name: Connie, Giorgina, Ilenia
Email: connie_maag@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 08:39:53 AM

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To Sgt.Chris Sanchez, Nicolas Ingraham, Tomas Meneses, Carl, Mark...: WHATTUP EVERYBODY??? Oh yea, before I forget: CHRIS, dunno what happened but your PlayStation2 ain't workin' anymore...I think I f***ed it up or something...Sorry...You didn't like it anyways, did ya??? ;) ...So, how are things going "down South"? Hope all is well with ya'll! We miss ya crazy people!!! There's the opening of an exhibition tonight where Giorgina will be exhibiting some of her photographs! Ain't that cool??? First step to fame, huh? Not much else going on 'round here. I'll be in Nürnberg for business (makin' some money... heh heh) till June 2, so there are another couple of weeks left for you guys to play in the sand before BRINGING YOUR BUTTS BACK OVER HERE, OK????!!!!!???? Naaaaa, just kidding, I know how it is... And it doesn't really matter how long it's gonna be before you get back, as long as you stay safe! TOMMY: Thanks a billion for your e-mails. It meant a lot to me! ... CHRIS: You know the thing I said about your PlayStation2? I WAS JUST KIDDING!!!!! Don't worry, kid! I just wanted to see if scaring you would make you write me back... ;p Hope you got the letters at least. Well, gotta roll. Giorgina and Ilenia say hey and that they're gonna through a big party for your return. Stay safe and I'll talk to ya'll later. YEA UH 173RD!!!!!!!!!!! ***Connie***


Name: Lucie Mundova
Email: lucka53@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 08:30:29 AM

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for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI Aco 2/503 3rd Plt : Hey zizalko! I cant wait to hear from you again. I miss you. I love you baby. Love always, Lucy


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 08:03:26 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Beautiful love of mine, here I am, back to work!!! I wish I could be anywhere else but here!!! What about being back home together??? Maybe doing some gardening!! I'm just kidding!!!! I want you to know that I miss you more and more and I hope to see you VERY F****** SOON!!!!!! I don't want to became the PENELOPE of 2003!!! You see, one ULYSSES is enough!!!! I LOVE YOU MY PRICELESS LOVE


Name: Leah Parker....Sgt. Ward Parkers wife!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Email: colleen20001@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 07:50:41 AM

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HI babe sorry I had to take a sec from the comp. I miss you so much and I can't wait till you are home with me. I hope you get this ok. Please take care, Our girls and I pray for you all of the time. I Love you with all of my heart and soul. The girls say "We love You Daddy,When are you coming home?" I Love You I Love You I Love You. Have I told you that you are my best friend and I can not function with out you. So come home safe. Talk to you soon. mmmmmmmmmmmmmuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh I Love You YOur wifey


Name: Leah Parker....Sgt. Ward Parkers wife!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Email: colleen20001@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 07:41:57 AM

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Hi my baby. How are you? I miss You so much! The girls can't wait till you come home. I sit around all day thinking of what you must be going through. I know you must be wanting to come home.I pray you are doing well.I know you are not eating right,so you better start eating!! You already are a toothpick. I MISS YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!! Hurry and come home. Waiting..........Your wifey Leah :)


Name: alexandra
Email: alexandracudris233@msn.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 07:30:53 AM

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Hi guys...i never told you that:thank you all for what you are doing.Here in italy we are proud of all of you!!i hope u'll come back home soon.Take care.Alex


Name: M&D Hinton
Email: tekkimom@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 06:36:24 AM

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PFC Hinton, Gavin M, A-Co, 1/508th, 3rd Plt, 173rd - Wow! i love hearing your voice no matter what time it is. Like I said "Call anytime" You are always on the list of the most highly discussed and thought of soldier in IT. Everyone keeps asking how you are or if I've heard from you. I am happy to tell them that I have received your letters and calls. Thank you for thinking of us and caring enough to let us know how you are doing. I know it takes time out of your day and we appreciate that. We'll continue to send letters and packages with your requested items. Before you know it, you'll be back in V and kickng some A**. I'm sure your goods are just fine. Probably telling you that to keep you mean. We love you and are PROUD of you....all of you! Go Red Devils!!! Much love and kisses.........GROUP HUG.......Mom


Name: Anna
Email: citiesse.info@libero.it
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 04:17:16 AM

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To Sam Walter C-Company 1/508: Hi Sam, how are you doing? I'm ok also if I miss you terribly! I must work right now but I can just think about you: I love you! I have jsut finished to write you a letter, I'll give it to Eve in break lunch so she can give it to Ryan, and I hope he'll send you it soon (I gave a box to Sonia ten days ago and she is going to send from base just in the afternoon!!!!). I just want you know I'll wait you for all the time you need. You're always in my thoughts, please take care of you. I love you so much!!! Thank you for everything. With all my love, your Anna P.S.: Hi to all Sky Soldiers.


Name: Larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.cm
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 04:16:09 AM

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Pfc Ryan Wilmington---Hey Ryan, can you believe it,s almost 3 a.m in Pittsboro, and I,m still on here sending you a message? I think the only ones still up in the U.S.A are me & sarah_yes! ---LOL---Just wanted to let you know before I went to bed that you are still in my thoughts and prayers! Hope things are going well.and can,t wait for you to get home. Am looking so forward to meeting Dana & Zak. Bet he,s a real cutie!Wish that Dana had an e-mail address, where I could corespond with her. Keep your head up, and your spirits high. I know you can,t wait to get home, and we can,t wait to get you here. You and all the 173rd are still in my thoughts & prayers. Oh, by the way! I have a 173rd Airborne cap, & wear it to work, everyday! My favorite cap! Also have a shirt, & wore it to church the 1st Sun. after I received it.Write more when you can,and if you can, call. I know that it,s probally hard to make phone calls, and when you do get the chance, Dana & your Mom come first, and I understand that. But at least write & let us know how you are.-----Love Ya, Miss, ya, and so very, very proud of you!----Pappan


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 02:47:39 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning my baby angel, it seems that the voice spread around few day ago it's actually becoming reality! I know that things are not too good out there, but please, watch yourself, ok? I need you here back with me, it doesn't matter if I will have to wait till August (that will surely become September, that's the famous ARMY rule of relativeness!!!), you know that I'll be waiting for you!! The only thing you have to do is keep being safe, promised??? Love of mine I posted another letter this morning, just tell the Army that the more you guys will stay away from your loved one, the more the Army will have to answer to the same questions!!! Never mind, last night I dreamt of you! You called telling me that you where on your way home, that you had already left Bagdad behind. I woke up and I had this smile on my face, then I realised that it was only a dream and I got so pissed off at myself!!!The only thing left to do was to go back to sleep, and that's what I did!!! I have to go back to work, I'll be back soon!! I LOVE YOU MY PRECIOUS LOVE


Name: Jackie Campbell
Email: jake27@starband.net
Date: Thursday May 22, 2003
Time: 12:27:08 AM

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Sgt Ben Keener; 3plt C/1-508th:5/21/03 I love you. I almost grabbed some poor Army guy at the grocery store for a hug last night. We see very few uninforms around here. Usually the recruiters and an occasional weekend warrior. I guess alot of them are working full time right now too. It really hit me hard. The news out of Kirkuk has not been all that great. Please be safe, make sure your watching out for yourself while your making sure your guys are all safe. I love you son, we are all waiting for you to come home. Love Mom PS. Make sure your guys are writing home, the e-mails indicate some parents still haven't gotten any kind letter or phone call. We are still scared and letters however short are pricelss. Love MOM


Name: Brenda Nelson Hyre
Email: bhyre@genphysics.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 11:04:28 PM

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Jon Nelson - Well son, it was so good to finally hear your voice after the last several months. It made my Mother's day complete. I am glad you and your buddies are safe. Ihope you have received all my letters and care packages. Would be nice to get another letter from you as well. Found another picture of you on the internet. You are so photogenic!!!!! Miss you, love you, Mom


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 10:26:30 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- Charlie Co. 1st/508th, 173rd airborne---hey baby doll! How are ya?? I just wnated to write b/c nobody has posted a message since 8:30 and that was 2 hours ago so I figured a new message was needed! Well, I hope that you are doing good...i miss you so much! I'm thinking about you all the time! I jsut want to hear your voice..I really wish you could get back to Italy..but I guess the best I could ask for is for you to be safe! I love you sweetie... be careful! I love you. love-stephanie


Name: Michael and Susan Bloom
Email: mibooze@aol.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 08:24:43 PM

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To Sgt. Jerrad Bloom Hi Jerrad, Just wanted to say how proud we are of you and all of the members of the 173rd. You all have the gratitude of the entire country for your bravery. We can't wait for you to come home. We are planning the biggest party. We love and miss you.


Name: Sgt Clint Mcks Mom
Email: WGSLINDA@AOL.COM
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 07:23:54 PM

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Hi Son, Hope everything is alright with you,we have not heard from you in weeks. The short hone call was so nice, it made my Mother's Day weekend bearable. We went nd saw Chris in DC last week, he has sure matured and looks great. They are working long hours because they are not sending any new recruits to DC because of the War so we only got to see him for a ew hours at night for dinner but it was worth the trip. Just wanted you to know that I am stll Praying for you and wishing you were back home soon. Hope you are getting our packages. Our M.O.M.S. group shipped out 33 boxes and have another 40 to mail this week. Everyone is Gwinnett County is getting things, we had many donations. Well son Becky and Sammy are coming to town this weekend and we are going to have dinner with them at the Old Spagehtti Factory Sunday night. That is where we took you and Summer in Dec. and we were eating there when Summer called us from Italy to tell us she was pregnant. We thought it was a good place to take your in-laws. Well Son (daddy) I hope you are still getting these messages. Love and miss you lots. MOM


Name: The Knight Family (Spc Kristopher Knight)
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 06:27:18 PM

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Name: Keith, Lori & Jacenya Knight for SPC. KRISTOPHER KNIGHT
Email: KNIGHTFISH54@AOL.COM
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 06:17:08 PM

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SPC. KRISTOPHER KNIGHT you spoiled us with the numerous calls over the weekend. Now we are going thru communication withdrawl. Jacenya LOVED gettngthe phone calls from you this past weekend. Thanks so much for the CD's, they are treasures. It is getting hotter than usual for May, nothing like what you all are experiencing. Sure am proud of you and all the rest of the guys in the 173rd. You are always in our prayers, tell B we pray for him too. Maybe this year he would like to visit south Florida, we have plenty of room. LTMTS and sure hope you get your packaes and letters soon. Mom Dad & Jacenya


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 05:46:28 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR...Well, the emails today were certainly a let down, but not totally unexpected. I mean since Garner has screwed his position royally, and now they had to send in Paul Bremer to get the job done right! I think it is time we suck up our pride, and ask Kofi Annan to step in and help! They have always been way better at peacekeeping than we have. One big reason is that we are never trained to be peace keepers!!! I don't recall ever having been sent to peacekeeping school...do you?!?! What a wonderful plan for the war, but where is the plan for after the war? Like they didn't think we'd win this thing and have to have an after action plan?!?!! Arghhh! It's a big kick in the balls because you guys are the ones who have to be stuck in their ignorance! I do know that I will not stay in the states for the next 10 weeks or whatever. I just signed Cesar up for T-Ball, so I will probably bounce out of here after his games are done. Whenever that will be..I'll have to check. I will try to visit your mother, I will because you asked me too. I don't know what I'll do there other than scout out a house, and employment ops...other than that I just want to go home! I don't really want to be the forward observer!!! I want to ride my Harley, sleep in MY bed, and have Miss Norma cook for me and harass Manuel, maybe even grab Dodd once in a while to hang out with. I just want my own life back you know:) I am not good at people fawning over me, and always being in my face. I will retreat shortly:) Love you whole bunchies Babydoll ~~~~~~~~~~Princess~~~~~~~~~


Name: Amy Navarro
Email: amynavarro79@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 05:29:12 PM

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SGT. GUADALUPE MONTALVO HOPEFULLY YOU ARE DOING JUST FINE AND IN GOOD HEALTH WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. JUST LETTING YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE DOING JUST FINE SO DON'T WORRY ABOUT US. WE RECEIVED ONE OF YOUR LETTERS ON MAY 10, 2003 ON A SATURDAY MOTHERS DAY IN MEXICO SO MOM COULD NOT ASK COULD NOT ASK FOR MORE. WE MISS YOU AND HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON. YOUR SISTER AMY NAVARRO


Name: michelle suggs
Email: concha_shell@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 04:17:12 PM

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angelo rodriguez: hey mejo. i just wanted to say hello. everyone misses you. i cant wait to here from you again. love you always, shell


Name: John Monk
Email: jmonkcpa@mindspring.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 03:54:50 PM

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To: Spec. Daniel D. Monk, A 1/508 Infantry, 173 ABN BDE We Love You and Miss You. We are proud of the job you have been doing and look forward to seeing you again very soon. We hope you have received all of our care packages and they were of some benefit to improve daily living. Trust in the Lord and keep your faith. Be careful and practice your best safety training everyday. It's a very difficult and dangerous task that you have been assigned. We know that you will come through this challenge just fine and with a better appreciation for life's simple pleasures. We love you. Dad & Jane & Kids


Name: John
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 03:47:58 PM

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Name: Lisa
Email: lawalser@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 03:35:29 PM

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TROY O'ROURKE............ Hey sweetie. It's been a while since I've written on here but I'm not even sure if you get these so I didn't want to get too excited... I'm sooo ready for the weekend to get here. Memorial Day's coming so I've got an extra day! My car is supposed to be getting fixed next Wednesday from all of the hail damage it got a couple weeks ago. It made me sick, I had only had it for 2 weeks and it didn't even have a thousand miles or a tag on it yet. It has close to $7,000 worth of damage. Pretty sad.... but they think they can fix it like new, let's hope! Your mom and dad are at your sister's so I haven't had any love love from their end in a little while. I already miss talking to your mom! She always makes me feel better about things. I've been reading the messages posted on this website and some people are saying that they've heard ya'll might not be getting leave until August now. I don't know if that's true, or if it's just a rumor. Just wish I knew something. When you called you said it would be July 1-14, so I don't know if things have changed, and if they have, why. I'll be in Dallas June29-July 3rd, for meetings, but will be flying back the morning of the 3rd, and then have the 4th off. I wish I knew something so that I could start to make some arrangements. Maybe someone will tell me? Anyway, I hope you're holding on out there and doing alright and have gotten a good shower by now. Zeb and Maria say hi. We all miss you like crazy and can't wait to hear for sure when you'll get to come back to the states. I love you always! Lisa Ann


Name: SSG Brian D. Gemmill
Email: Rhonda
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 03:28:28 PM

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I sent a package, hope you can use some of it. Hope you're home soon!


Name: Kerry Hays
Email: hayskerry@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 03:00:25 PM

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Kyle Hays, HHC 2/503rd, Mortars. Hey Kyle, greeting from home. We miss you. It was good to hear from you last week. We are going to Whistler this weekend, so if you get this message and can call, call on Mom's cell. I saw on the AFN web site that they are preparing the vehicles for the drive to Kuwait. Hopefully that means you are heading back to Italy soon and will be able to come home in July. If the airfare is high, I have plenty of mileage you can use for the ticket. I think I have to go to Georgia (ATF School) for two weeks the last of June. I'm kind of dreading being away from home for another two weeks. Anyway, take care, we are constantly thinking of you and praying for you. Be safe and careful in everthing you do. Remember to watch their hands when you are on patrol, sometimes the eyes deceive. Love, Dad.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 02:42:15 PM

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To Michael Kemp. HIIIIIIIIIII, Michy (ha ha ha)!! I'm joking... Ciaooo Mike mio, com'č andata oggi? I think has arrived the moment that you start remembering italian again, are you agree?? "Usualmente" I think OF YOU o "piů bene" I'm always thinking about YOUUUUUUUU!! Am I repetitive? I know but I MISSSSSSS YOUUUUU every second of my day... it is no fair. What did you make to me, that I'm so fall in love? But I really can't believe that you still haven't write to me! You know that you'll have to make you forgive for this when you'll be here, but I know that I'll forgive you when you'll huge me and give me a kiss... I can't wait for this becomes reality!!!!! TI AMO Mikolino, I'll see you SOOOOOOOOON! A BIG KISS, your Susy.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 02:41:50 PM

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To Mike Kemp. HIIIIIIIIIII, Michy (ha ha ha)!! I'm joking... Ciaooo Mike mio, com'č andata oggi? I think has arrived the moment that you start remembering italian again, are you agree?? "Usualmente" I think OF YOU o "piů bene" I'm always thinking about YOUUUUUUUU!! Am I repetitive? I know but I MISSSSSSS YOUUUUU every second of my day... it is no fair. What did you make to me, that I'm so fall in love? But I really can't believe that you still haven't write to me! You know that you'll have to make you forgive for this when you'll be here, but I know that I'll forgive you when you'll huge me and give me a kiss... I can't wait for this becomes reality!!!!! TI AMO Mikolino, I'll see you SOOOOOOOOON! A BIG KISS, your Susy.


Name: Cheryl Marino
Email: cubbybear99_98@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 02:34:48 PM

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Hey Scott, (173rd 503 Airborne Infantry) I am glad to her that you have been receiving some mail. Stay safe. Everyone sends their love. I hear your doing alot of BBQ's .I know it's not like surfing and being at the beach...but better than just MRE's.Hope your be home soon. Love,Mom


Name: Sonja & Gene Doles
Email: sdoles@email.msn.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 01:28:45 PM

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Hi John Doles Your Dad spoke to Heather May 20th she said you got our package. Hope is was all OK for you. We will be in OK this weekend. Weather should be good for us may rain Thurs but clear Sat & Sunday as long as no wind we can burn branches. Well Take Care Love Sonja & Your Dad


Name: sherry watson keener
Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 01:14:31 PM

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i will try this again...for Brandon with the camera, THANK YOU for your photos, they help us out here to try and imagine the day of our loved ones! You give a nice variety and it helps us follow the routines of an Iraq day. If you have the opportunity, how about one of the Able Co 173rd? my son is a Sgt in 1st platoon 2/503 Sgt Shawn Grueser, but there are other folks out here with troops in Able co also and I am sure they would love a photo opp//Shawn, I love you and miss you more. Give thanks, keep your head down?! think of you 24/7 and call Jen daily...the kids are good but a handful...Shane and dad are susposed to write to you soon? Stepdaddy is doing ok for now, Rob is coming this weekend. WRITE YOUR MOTHER//love momma


Name: sherry watson keener
Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 01:04:17 PM

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this is for Brandon...enjoy your photos, large variety and help us out here to folow a little of what our troops are going through...Hay Brandon, how about a photo of the 173rd's Able Company??? 1st platoon is my youngin but others would like a photo op of their's I figure...and yourself? we would love to see you and your camera! THANK YOU for your efforts! To my son in whom I am well pleased/Sgt Shawn M. Grueser 2/503..I love you and miss you more! embarressed you yet? Hope so, I would hate to be slipping at my age..keep safe, pray often and give thanks. love you, momma


Name: Amber
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 12:37:03 PM

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JASAN WEAVER 1/508TH - How are you? It was soo awesome to finally hear your voice again. I miss you. I love your laugh that made my day. Your mom was soo excited! I also sent Jeff & JJ an email. Everyone loves you but of course I love you the most! I don't post messages very often cause I figure it takes a while for you to receive it and my snail mail makes up for it. Besides I can't say anything too personal where everyone can read it! I don't know to many that read this so it wouldn't bother me but it might you. There is to much going on right now. Tomorrow I'm leaving with your parents. Next weekend my work is going to some kind of day spa and staying in a embassy suite. Can you imagine me there? I think I'll leave my boots at home. This will definately be an interesting trip. I just hope I enjoy it cause I'm paying. Summer is finally here so time should go by a little faster for me now, I hope time goes by quick for you too. Let me know if you need anything (that I can mail). I LOVE YOU! Take care. Love-Amber


Name: Aunt Bev
Email: bev@amuramedia.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 11:17:40 AM

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Rafael Camporese ........... I am so happy to hear you are able to retrieve these messages ..... I hear it's pretty hot over there, I guess you would prefer being on the beach looking at some babes, well real soon I hope. I truly can not wait to see you. I pray always for your continued safety & quick return home. Just to let you know I bought a house (real small house) 530 sq ft. no one has seen it yet but maybe soon. Its in S.Huntington L.I. it does have a pretty big back yard though..Nothing else is new around here. Well I am going to put together another package for you, I hope you get home before the package gets there... I love and miss you and please never forget how proud we all are of you. We felt that way even before the war but this brave step in your life has made all of us even extra proud of you & believe me that's pretty incredible because like I said you were on top with all of us always. Well don't forget if the opportunity happens ((( WAVE AT THE CAMERA !!! ))) Lots of Love Always Aunt Bev


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 11:01:12 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- hello my love! How are you doing today? It is rainy here, once again..I have 2 letters to mail out to you today...lucky you! I hope that you are coming home soon...or at least to Italy. I listen to your voice note on my phone now every time I'm sad. I love you soo much! And I miss you!!!! I hope to hear from you soon....oh yea, congratulate Dieckman on his 1 year anniversary!!! Happy Anniversary Molly and Caleb! DJ- i love you sweetie...have a good day and be careful! love, stephanie


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 10:43:56 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good afternoon love of my life! Another storm has just finished, I'm waiting to enjoy that with you!! I told you I love storms, I bet you do the same!!! Try to put sun lotion on you, I don't want you to get back red as a lobster!!!! I love you milky and I'll love you sun burnt, but love of my life, then you won't be able to find colours that will be matching on you!!! Guess what that means???? NO WAY!!!!! It simply means that you will have to stand in the shadow while I'll be trying hard to get some tan!! I must go now, I LOVE YOU MY BEAUTIFUL SHANNON!!!! PS: do you know the sentence you taught me once? The one having as subject SOME IRISH??? Well, I wouldn't mind trying some now!!! Can you do something for that???? My priceless love, I love you more than I can tell!! ALWAYS!!!!


Name: Molly Dieckman
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 10:27:49 AM

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HAPPY 1ST YEAR ANIVERSARY TODAY PFC CALEB DIECKMAN! I love you very much and am glad to be your wife. I can't wait to start being a married couple and playing house. I love you like the flower loves the sun. Molly


Name: Cinzia
Email: cjaverzeletti@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 09:44:05 AM

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Hi Dan, here is Cinzia....surprise!surprise!....I don't know if u'll ever read this message,but I've found this page and I was just thinking..why not try....I hope you're fine...Not that the journalist of the Philadelphia Inquirer is not there anymore, it's almost impossible to have news from where u r...Anyway big big kiss, take care Cinzia


Name: laura clark
Email: lclarkeyt@aol.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 08:50:30 AM

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Hey Jeff, Just thought you would like to know jessica is doing great in lifeguard class. You would be very proud of her. Can't wait until you get home and can see her up on that stand. Andy leaves today for San Diego for the summer. It will be strange for him not to be around at all. Should be an interesting ride out there though, Shawn is going with him. We miss you a lot and can't wait for you to get home. Know we love and pray for you everyday. Mrc. C.


Name: CATERINA41@HOTMAIL.COM
Email: CATERINA41@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 08:10:09 AM

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FOR: CPT REIDY MARTIN Hi Martin, how are you? I have seen that your dad has been writing to you, so I thought about dropping a line. I heard many of you are bored, I do not know if I wish for you to be busy or bored. I just hope you are happy and safe. You and everyone else. I know August is far away and you are all probably ready. I have recently seen Kuss (back from Turkey) and he misses you all. I have to admit that the entire post misses the 173rd Brigade, some more than others. Take care of yourself and stay safe!


Name: GIULIA
Email: GIULIAVETTONE@VIRGILIO.IT
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 06:18:56 AM

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FOR JASON LANTHIER: HEY MEN!!WAZ UP? I HOPE YOU ARE OK...I SAW YOUR PICTURE IN THE WEB SITE...YOU WERE SO SWEETY...COME SOON...KISS GIULIA


Name: GIULIA
Email: GIULIAVETTONE@VIRGILIO.IT
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 06:18:45 AM

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FOR JASON LANTHIER: HEY MEN!!WAZ UP? I HOPE YOU ARE OK...I SAW YOUR PICTURE IN THE WEB SITE...YOU WERE SO SWEETY...COME SOON...KISS GIULIA


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 21, 2003
Time: 06:17:33 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON C. COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! I know it may sound boring and most of all a continous repatition of words, so what about coming back and give me the chance to talk to you in person every single day??? Not too bad as an idea, eh?? Talk to you soon, but I still have to tell you one more thing before going: SHANNON, U R MINE!!!!


Name: Wendy-Nitka Acosta
Email: Teacher402@cs.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 11:30:46 PM

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ATTENTION ADAM CUBBAGE......Your family misses you! You are ALWAYS in our thoughts and prayers. And we are all anticipating your safe arrival home! Love, Wendy & Family


Name: Molly Dieckman
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 11:27:22 PM

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This message is for BRANDON AIRD: I was wondering if you could take some pictures of C/1-508. My husband, PFC Caleb Dieckman, is tall...has elephant ears....and is missing half a pinky on his left hand. YOU CAN'T MISS HIM...I SWEAR. I would so appreciate some pictures as my husband hasn't sent any yet. Your work is great and I check it everyday looking for just a glimpse of him. Thank you for the hard work and excellent pictures. Mrs. Molly Dieckman


Name: Amy Morgan
Email: aksmimimorg@aol.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 11:17:07 PM

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Hello to all. Can't wait til you all come home safely. We love and miss you Jimmy!!! Keep in touch and be careful. All My Love, MOM


Name: sherry watson keener and katie/robert
Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 10:50:12 PM

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to my son, in whom I am well pleased...Sgt Shawn M. Grueser/2-503 173rd airborne AbnBde/1st platoon Able Co.....wonder what the guys think about Sgt Grueser having a mommie that sends him mushy messages?? I hope that they are as loved as my first born son...I am thinking of you 24/7 and sending prayers in behalf of the 173rd and backups...Heather Hawthorne whereever you are, keep asking for prayers for our soldiers and I will agree with you as will many more. Our Lord is in charge, and we have no concept of His plan, but He knows the desires of our hearts! So, my dear son, "We have your backs". God bless, God speed, and He is forgiving. Never forget the "rock in your pocket" and the "cross on your heart". I love you and miss you more, mama...Kate had her sports banquet this evening and she is being inducted into the NJHs next week...3.9 grade average..do not know where my talented children get their good looks and charm...and the stepdaddy had his 1st dr apt today, needs surgery, dbl H. and looks like 2-3 week to recoup...drop him a line as he thinks of you daily...Shane and dad are susposed to write to you soon. They both miss you and worry, but you know how weird they are, 2 of a kind!!!


Name:
Email:
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 10:26:23 PM

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Dorothy Prudhomme (MOM) For PFC Andrew Son - Hey, it's mom! I've tried sending some email to your old address...don't know if you can get it or not. I didn't know about this site until GrandMary told me. I hope you are getting my letters and packages since we last talked...there are more coming. I received two letters dated April 5 and 7. It was great to hear from you. Hope you are doing okay. I think of you all the time and keep you in my prayers. Come home soon! Miss You!LOVE YOU VERY MUCH and AM VERY PROUD OF YOU (AND ALL)! Love, Mom and Nathan


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 08:25:37 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- Charlie Co. 1st/508th, 173rd...hey sweet heart!! How are ya? I know I posted you a message earlier but there have been many messages posted since then...I just want you to know that I love you and I miss you. I will write you tonight and mail it off tomorrow, ok? You should receive your care package soon....I hope that you are reading these now-- I know you said you weren't gonna get on to check them, but I havent' given up hope. Anyway babe..i love you and tell Caleb to read his messages his wife is putting if you end up reading them or vice-versa. I love you....love, stephanie


Name: Jamie Ann THZBBQOR Carpenter
Email:
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 08:22:26 PM

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To: Rich Farquhar Hi Rich :-)I know I already emailed to tell you, but I'm too excited to not tell the whole world WE HAVE BEN TICKETS!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO-HOO!!!! so put that in your pipe and smoke it :-) hmm... what else?... i know im forgetting something- oh i got you a suprise today (shopping at lunch) i think you'll like it :-) it's blue, and kind of fuzzy, and something you said you miss ALOT. what could it possibly be? any guesses? :-) i have to get back to work. I LOVE YOU XOXOXOXOXO and I MISS YOU!!!!!!!!! BE GOOD and BE CAREFUL!!! and I CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!!! IM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!


Name: Molly Marie
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 08:13:58 PM

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PFC CALEB DIECKMAN. Yo babe! Me and Erika are fixing TACOS tonight. MMMMMMMM....so good! Just thought you should know. I wish you could see all these messages I post. I write them for myself mostly but I know someday you will be able to read them. I can't wait to live in Italy with you and make babies. It will be great fun to have little Calebs and Mollys running around...don't you think? They will be so cute and the envy of everybody. Yes, I am living in a fantasy world but not about moving overseas with you because I know that will happen indefinitly. So I heard that they are not allowing morale calls. What the F&^% is up with that? Doesn't the ARMY know that I HAVE TALK TO YOU? I got my hair cut today too but not too short. Don't worry I am still trying to grow it out long like your wildest fantasy. I love you and am ready to be with you. SO HURRY UP AND COME HOME CAUSE I SAID SO AND THE WIFE HAS SPOKEN....SO LISTEN FOR A CHANGE. Oh yeah...I want to give a shout out to your buddies. WHAZ UP PINO, WILLIAMS, SKI, BATEMAN AND ANYONE ELSE I MISSED. I miss ya and can't wait to drink a beer with ya. Love all of you guys and especially my favorite paratrooper Caleb "four-fingers" Dieckman. Molls


Name: James W. Stollenwerk
Email: handles@charter.net
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 07:52:07 PM

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Hi Eli, I received your first letter today one week after your 3rd was dilivered. No wonder you thought I forgot you. I'll get another package off to you this week 5-19-03. I love you keep up the good work. Hope to see you soon! you should get the package I sent you late this week or early next. Love Dad


Name: Michelle
Email: snoop_at_heart@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 07:03:09 PM

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PFC Chad Henman: It has been so great hearing from you. I miss you Chad....Take care of yourself and each other. I love you Chad. 173rd Airborne: Take care of each other and come home safe. Michelle


Name: Diane
Email: discocook@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 06:48:05 PM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER--How are things going with you? I sent some stuff off to you today, nothing great, but hope you enjoy a few goodies. I wish you were able to communicate more often by phone or e-mail so I knew what you were needing. I see lots of messages posted that talk about CDs, bug spray, fans, etc. but hate to send that unless I know it's something you need or want. We are supposed to have a record cold here tonight so that means bring all the plants and flowers indoors I guess. You would think by Memorial Day weekend it would be beautiful weather. I had the flippin' furnace on today for god's sake. That is ridiculous!! I am hoping that you get home, or at least back to Italy, soon. I had read messages on this board that said sometime in June and now I am reading it might be August. For your sake, I hope it is sooner. But I know you have the strength and stamina to put up with it for whatever time is required. We get no news of what is going on over there anymore (or maybe I just don't know where to find it) but I guess that doesn't mean there isn't still work to do there. Take care Adam. I miss you lots and am looking forward to having you come visit us when you get home and filling us in on all your war stories over a cold one. Love, Diane


Name: Aunt Darlene
Email:
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 06:20:59 PM

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This message is for SPC PHILLIP HATTON, Hey Phillip. Just sent you out another letter today. Your mom sent me an email that said that that th 173rd might not get to come home til August. She sent me an article too (I think it was from Stars & Stripes) that said you guys have been having some trouble in Kirkuk. I hope you're doing okay. My cat Mittens just clawed the absolute crap out of me. So I stuffed him in his pet taxi and shook it. I miss you and love you. Come home soon, Lonnie really wants to see you. And I might want to borrow some money off of you too!! P.S. you know who this is...hope you get a chance to read this! write me a line if you get time. Love, Aunt DAR


Name: Lucie Mundova
Email: lucka53@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 05:24:57 PM

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for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI Aco 2/503 3rd Plt: Hey baby i just wrote you mail and Jack will come tomorrow morning to send it. I miss you here baby.I wish you were here with me. Please take good care and say hi to the guys. I love you baby. MILUJU TE!!!love always, Lucy

Name: Sukari Statton
Email: sukari911@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 05:15:28 PM

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To Daniel Korp, 1st Platoon, B Co 2/503-- As you know I can be a little dingy at times. Well tonight I have the afterschool tutoring session and I am also suppose to be at a reception for teachers, anyway, I left ELT to the reception to get some snacks(your mom gave me a crap load of nuts, she was at the reception too) and go right back. When I got back I was eating the nuts not thinking about it and a student asks "Do you know how to create a form?" I respond with, "No, but I know how to eat nuts." He says, "Ms. Statton, I wouldn't advertise that if I were you." Nothing like working at MHS


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 04:49:32 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR....Hey Babydoll! Well, I swear the states is driving me crazy already! With evryone thinking that I OWE them a visit. Soon I am going to just start telling everyone if they PAY for my flights I will visit! I am not going to go spending all my money to go see people that want to see Cesar and I. They can either come here, or just suck it up! I am thinking I really am like Jake said "An Ex-patriot that prefers to live far away from the hassles of the states." I thought he was saying that I didn't love my country, but that's not it at all...I just don't want the hassle of being here. I love America, and was happy to have served her! I'm thinking we buy a huge house boat and live in the middle of one of the great lakes, and that way no one can come bug us:) hehehe! If we want visitors we'll have to go back to shore, and if not they'd have to fly to the middle of the lake to see us! I guess I am just in my anti-social phase. I love an miss you so much! Hey Nikki emailed me that some new rumor was being spread of an August 1st come home date. We're both praying that it was just a stupid wives rumor mill working overtime. I'm kinda split on this because I want to go home, but I don't want to be around all those wives with thier husbands gone!! I hate hearing how bad they have it compared to the next one, and all the catty crap that goes with their scene. I'd rather wait it out here and just retreat to the lake cabin if you are not going to come home before 1st Aug.!! Maybe Jake, Alicia, and I will take a few weeks to hike and camp the rockies afterall! Being in the field would actually be a welcomed alternative compared to the other 2 options!! :) I love and miss you, and am so glad I get a letter everyday from you. I know it's way more than most of them get, so I feel extra lucky to have a husband who loves me so much! My handsome prince, my best friend, my lover, MY BABYDOLL! ~~~~~~~~~~~Joel's Princess~~~~~~~~~~~


Name: Debbie Fisher
Email: dfisher@dyercs.net
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 04:46:06 PM

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PFC JAROD MARKHAM: Hi Jarod, Just wanted you to know that I am think about you. The Top of the Hill Gang and Drivers send you their best! We all hope you get home soon. You are in my prayers. Stay safe. Love, Debbie


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 04:30:22 PM

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ATTN: J E F R E Y K U P I S C H !!!!!!!!!! Well, I'm still waiting for my phone call, son. I read that the 4th Infantry has met up with your brigade in Kirkuk. Hopefully, that will relieve all of you enough to let you go home!! Some messages on this site said the 173rd was moved. Is that true? Please call late @ night because the girls keep me running until nearly 10 p.m. most nights. The end of the school year is very busy plus Jessica going through Lifeguard training. Did you call Aunt Lady & Uncle Dan, yet? At least write them & Ashley so they know how you are. I know you are very, very busy, son, and writing is the last thing on your mind. I certainly don't want you distracted from your mission. You need to be focused 24/7. But we would LOVE to hear any NEWS from you! I have to go now, sorry! I love you & miss you terribly. You're still my F.B.B. today, forever & always!! Love, Mom


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 04:28:40 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd... Jarod, Forgot to mention. Mrs. Kim Gueringer is going to begin emailing Margaret. She has been an angel to us and has shared wonderful information. She will be a great influence on Margaret and can help her get through some of her anxiousness and fears. I think it will be great..... Love you!! Dad


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 04:22:22 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd Jarod, It was great to hear that you called Mom. We too are trying to digest the news of you staying until August. Maybe we can get that changed with the "Big Man" upstairs.....the power of prayer is awesome and it truly can be changed..... Hope you have your head up and that you are concentrating on your job at hand and are not worrying about anyone back here....we are all okay, just missing you and thinking of you constantly. I heard the news about the puppy you found....what a neat name...SCUD....found under a scud missle huh? Certainly hope he makes it through the night. Maybe he will grow stronger and make a great trooper for you and the others. Just hang in there and focus that each day you are there is one day closer to being back home. Keep your head down and stay safe and be smart. I realize that the war is not over and in many ways it is more dangerous there now than in the beginning. I love you son and not a minute goes by that you are not on my mind. You are in my prayers constantly and I have the faith that you will make it through this okay. This will certainly be an experience for you. Just think of how great it will be when you return! Mailed you another box today. I will try to put you one in the mail each week until you return. Your next letter or phone call, let me know what you or the others may need. Of course you can always share as I'm certain you have because there is no way you could consume all those snacks, and there were enough toiletries there for your entire squad....ha.... Love you and miss you much!! God Speed my son.... Love Dad


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 03:43:34 PM

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To Michael Kemp. Ciaoooooooo Mike mio, today rained but it's ok... I had to study!! Today I was thinking that you can't smoke in Iraq or someone give it to you? I hope someone don't so you can stop, it's better for your health!! At least can you drink some beer??!! Maybe I saw you on a picture but I'm not sure, and my parents told me that is just my immagination perhaps they are right and it's because I'm dying to see you in any way... I feel that this will happen MOOOOOOLTO PRESTO!!!!!! I still have the hope to receive a letter from you in this days. I MISS YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU, TI AMO, TI AMO, TI AMO, an infinitive special kisses, your Susy always!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 03:43:11 PM

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To Mike Kemp. Ciaoooooooo Mike mio, today rained but it's ok... I had to study!! Today I was thinking that you can't smoke in Iraq or someone give it to you? I hope someone don't so you can stop, it's better for your health!! At least can you drink some beer??!! Maybe I saw you on a picture but I'm not sure, and my parents told me that is just my immagination perhaps they are right and it's because I'm dying to see you in any way... I feel that this will happen MOOOOOOLTO PRESTO!!!!!! I still have the hope to receive a letter from you in this days. I MISS YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU, TI AMO, TI AMO, TI AMO, an infinitive special kisses, your Susy always!!


Name: ELENA RINALDI
Email: elena.rin@libero.it
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 02:54:48 PM

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TO VANTONY ROBINSON: i love you baby, i can't wait to see you and hold you tight..come back soon ciao ciao your mami


Name: Jessica~JEFF'S LIL SIS
Email: rockstarr815@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 02:40:49 PM

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hey jeff!!!! i saw that no one had left you a message today so i thought that i would. so how are you today??? I'm talking to hadassah on aol right now. i am in english, and im so bored!!! we are supposed to be doing a research paper, but whatever, i really dont feel like doing that right now! so i thought that i would write you and say hey. it is 7th period and there isnt anything left to do. i have spanish next period and that sux!! but im gunna go, so i love you and keep safe!! i cant wait to see you safe and at home!!! well love ya lotz~Jessica


Name: Sukari Statton
Email: sukari911@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 02:27:01 PM

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To: SGT Daniel Korp, 1st PLT, 2/503 ABN BDE Daniel-Hope you are doing well, I am getting your letters and I am doing everything in my power to make sure you don't get what you want-ha,ha. Cindy and I will be sending you another package this week-hope I know you like chocolate and pepsi! I make myself laugh so hard at times! I will talk to you later--smooches sukari


Name: Lisa Noland-Hall
Email: redwranglers@excite.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 02:20:11 PM

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SPC Todd Noland HHC 1/508 173rd ABN BDE Hey little brother!!! What is up? I am teaching school today, and they stuck me in IN SCHOOL SUSPENSION!! I hate being in there with all of the deliquents!! They drive me crazy. Oh well. I am going to the pool after school, cause we have so much to do before we open for the season. Danielle is going to take the lifeguard training we are offering at the city pool. We are enjoying the letters we were getting pretty regularly. Every time I got a letter, I wrote you one back so you should be getting some if you haven't already. Do you get these internet messages? I cannot wait until school is out!! Then I get to lay around by the pool all summer!!! I should send you a B-Day card soon since it takes so long to get things to you. I had a package to go to you but you said you had enough and weren't sure how much longer you would be there, so it is sitting on the table at home. Well I have to go bust some kids for talking!! Later Lisa


Name: ila
Email:
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 02:10:29 PM

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To zack Bauman 1st/508 Hey honey, i just wanted to tell u that i miss u so much!how are u?I hope u are doing good!i cant wait to see u Zac!Take care zac and come back soon!!Ricky misses u too!!love u, ila


Name: jane f kennedy
Email:
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 01:37:36 PM

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For SPC Bryan Kennedy: Hi sweetie! How are things? Lot's of letters and boxes on the way. Just a short note to say hi and let you know that we love you lot's. Thinking of you always. Stay well and safe. Mom


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali03@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 12:59:29 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- Charlie Co. 1st/508th, 173rd airborne...hey sweetie! How are ya? I didn't get to write you a letter today but I will tonight or tomorrow. Andrew told me he got a letter from you today...thats great! If he tries to write you a letter about me and he's trying to make you mad- don't listen to him! I told him not to even joke around like that....but you know andrew. Anyway, I love you sweetie..hope somebody hears from you soon! Have a good day/night. love, stephanie


Name: Nicole Baden
Email: darkbrowneyes001@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 12:40:07 PM

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---SPC Matthew Baden--- Hi honey!!! Are you guys still getting your tans?? Well i heard what the Battalion commander put out. Aug 1st god i hope that's wrong. The last 10 weeks have just been dragging by. I can't imagen 10 more!!! I'm sending out your next box today. I hope it gets there as fast as the last one did. So why are they closing the place where you guys were making moral calls?? If they're moving you i hope where their moving you to you can start calling again. I hope you call soon. I don't know what to do. Layla & i were going to leave here in 3 weeks. But if Aug 1st is right i don't know what we should do. I really need to know what you think?? I really am wanting to go home to our house but Layla is really enjoying being here with our family & friends!!! Please call or email soon i need to know what you think we should do??? I love you baby & miss you like crazy!!!!! Love Nicki & Layla Layla wants to say hi.......hgfggfrehnmbncv346jm90; cfa2e4thghr43iluvucddwryh zs2ry52dgvfhjhggfgfgnnnnnnnaegfffffffffffftyyhmhhhrrg... I Love you Daddy!!


Name: Paul Cross
Email: pault_cross@mohawkind.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 11:50:27 AM

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Pvt.David J Cross. From the posts that I've read it looks like you will be in Kirkuk for a while longer. Keep a good attitude and know that we are praying for all the troops daily. I sent you a letter yesterday and hope you receive it soon. I am truly proud of all the 173rd and all you have accomplished. All of America can sleep better tonight knowing our troops are doing a great job protecting our country. We appreciate any communication we can get because news in difficult to find. We miss you more each day. May God bless all our troops. Your PROUD father.


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 11:13:02 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Love of my life, another day at work is almost over!!! everyone here keeps asking when you will be back !! They keep asking for more information about your coming back, but unfortunately I don't know anything new!!! I know that I have to hold on tight, I'll do that, but I bet it's really time for you to come back home, what do you reckon???? Anyway, I hope to be able to hear from you soon!! I LOVE YOU MY PRECIOUS LOVE!!!! Anna and Rino, (the family nextdoor)say hi to you. They want you to be back as soon as possible, they have been very nice with me since you left, tonight Rino will put the "sahariana" over the bed, you'll see when you'll be getting back!!!A nice stuff!! I'm not explaining what is it, it will take me half an hour!! I have to go now, I LOOOOOOOOVE YOU so much!!!! YOU ARE MY LIFE!!!


Name: Millie Marte
Email: kisses 27m@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 10:17:08 AM

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to MY Baby SPC. Fredrick Campbell C 1/508TH just wanted to say I LOVE You one more time and I miss you a whole aloooooot. take care of yourself and I LOVE YOU AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN.


Name: Millie Marte
Email: kisses 27m@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 10:12:56 AM

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Name: Pam Linne
Email: LMC1996@msn.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 09:34:43 AM

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Spc. Ryan Colt Linne, Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you...hopefully by now you've received some of your packages with your surprises in them.I'd like to send another package but I'm not sure if you'll still be there to get it. You may be on your way home ..yeah....I'm sure you guys are ready for a cooler climate!!! You take care , we love you. Love, Aunt Pam, and Uncle Kim too!


Name: Michael Seeger
Email: 299michel83@gmx.de
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 08:05:29 AM

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Hi you guys! I wanted to thank you for beeing out in the world!


Name: dagmar young
Email: dagmary@flinthills.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 07:13:51 AM

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TO SGT. DANIEL KORP B COMPONY 2/503 HOPE YOU DOING GOOD SON. DON'T NOW IF YOU WONT A CD PLAYER OR A CD DISKMAN. EVERYBODY IS DOING FINE HERE. WE ALL LOVE YOU.AMANIE IS GOING IN THE ARMY IN NOVEMBER SHE WILL BE A OFFICER. SCHOOL IS OVER IN 4 DAYS YES. GOING TO THE BUSROOODEO NEXT MONTH FOR 3 DAYS. YOUR DAD HAS A LOT OF MOTORCYCLE CLASSES THIS YEAR, MORE MONEY FOR ME. DID YOU EVER GOT YOU RUCKSACK. LET ME NOW I ALREADY PAYED FOR IT. WE ALL LOVE YOU MOM


Name: Heather Hawthorne
Email: jeepwaver@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 06:32:18 AM

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TO ALL OF THE LOVED ONES OF OUR BELOVED SOLDIERS IN THE 173RD*****If you read others messages as I do to learn more about what is going on, when phone calls are coming, if mail is being received and MOST IMPORTANTLY WHEN A LOVED ONE MIGHT BE COMING HOME...Then you might appreciate this. Some of us have learned recently that some of our soldiers might be returning to Italy as soon as July and some of you, like me are dreaming of a July 4th home coming - how awesome that could be!!! In the past day or 2 RUMORS have surfaced about things being delayed until August. Might I suggest that we hope for the best, continue to offer our love & support, dismiss the rumors and USE THE POWER OF PRAYER. I believe our higher power has things taken care of, so let us just pray for the safe and swift arrival of our loved ones.


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 06:27:44 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON C.COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Just few lines to tell you that I love you and miss you so much today!!!(Not that I'm not missing you the other days, but today it's feeling worse)!!! Will you be soon on your way back??? I need you badly, I need to hear your voice so much, can we blame my monthly friends again??? Yeah! I'll be writing to you soon! It's lunch break now, not that much to eat though! I'll be getting too skinny??? There is no problem on that side! I bet I won't be able to lose a puond even if I wouldn't be eating for 3 weeks!!! Lucky eh??? I LOVE YOU MY BABY ANGEL!!! PS: our kitty cat will be RED!!!!! I had to chose him in order to match with you!!!Love you a lot MILKY!!!


Name: Jace Zany
Email: jacezany@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 04:32:32 AM

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Hi, I just want to say hi to all the 173rd soldiers out there, but mostly the 501st FSC. We miss you all and we hope you all come back safe if not to say soon


Name: Kylie ,Herman To daddy, Herman HHC 1-508th S&T
Email: mommatonya2001@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 03:39:08 AM

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Hello Daddy, I went to the doctor yesterday and I have my very first ear infection. I'v made mommy's life heck since friday night. My ear hurts so bad, I cry alot. I have blue fingernail polish on. Me and Kennedy and mommy got our pictures taken and they are so good. We'll send you one when we get them back. I got back on my sleep scheduele finally. Mommy's been washing the car every weekend.And the grass looks like crap cause they don't keep it nice like you do.Did I tell you we got grandma a big swing for her birthday. She loves it and we would swing on it when she needed a cigerette. Grandpa and lisa hated that we did it, but we love grandma and she wanted it so bad , we had to get it for her.we got her something pretty for mother's day also. And me and kennedy got mommy a pretty necklace for mother's day. We miss you and hope to see you soon. Love you lots Kylie.


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 02:47:01 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning my beautiful love, I miss you so badly today! It may also be because of the weather, all cloudy. I sent another letter this morning, so watch out!!! There is a surprise inside, be careful! I can imagine your face when you will be opening the envelop!!! What the **** will be your French exclamation, isn't it???? I keep reading all the news I can get about you guys, but there is not much!!! Please, tell me that you are coming back soon!!! The 4th Infantry division has already arrived in Kirkuk, so what the hell are you still doing there??? I also know that now you can have hot meals, but what about coming back and let me cook for you???? I love you more than ever!!!


Name: Jackie(Sgt Keener's MOM)...
Email: jake27@starband.net
Date: Tuesday May 20, 2003
Time: 01:22:41 AM

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Sgt Ben Keener 3plt C/1-508th; 5/19/02 So another beautiful weekend in the Sierra Nevada's. We were able to go out to French Meadow yesterday so will spend holiday weekend there. Had first small wildfire this weekend up the hill about 5 miles. Forestery guys all over the place from places even Clay hasn't heard of. They had it out fast. Thankfully it hasn't gotten really dry yet, but will be soon. Put in vegtable garden this weekend. Barbecued down at the Steelman's Friday night. First time of the season. I guess Ryan has moved, but as usual hasn't seen fit to let us know. Hope he's okay, I worry about him. But,then I worry about all of you. So any thing new? I read an article that said Kirkuk has water and electric. True? Oh, I was looking for news on Kirkuk, and found their home page. E-mail address is @yahoo.com. Imagine that. Checked out a little of it, was actually about Kirkuk. Language barrier a bit of a problem on some of it. Ya know those little sqiggly marks. Any way I think about you often and look at your picture all the time(its on my desk). I love you bunches. Mom


Name: Cynthia Bachman Fort
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 11:18:59 PM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER- 1/508th Bravo--Hey Adam--I was so happy to get your call and that you might be getting back to Italy soon--but now on this post I am seeing some other families are being told it could be August....aaah!! Are some troops being sent out earlier than others or was there a more recent change of plans? Wish I knew what was going on..but I know it has to be much more agonizing for all of you to not know for sure. Anyway, stay strong. Someday it will just be a memory as you sit in the hot tub of life soaking up the sun and all the good things to come!! Maybe Verbage will be in the hot tub opening your cold beers for you!!! Write as soon as you can even if it is just a short and sweet one, I love seeing your hand written letters. Take care of yourself. We haven't stopped praying for you. Keep the courage and stay safe. Love, Mom


Name: JILL E.MERSNICK (Gleich)
Email: jilly_79@msn.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 10:47:41 PM

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Dear SGT. Kevin R. Gleich This Is your little siss just want to let you know i sent you some smokes and cookies and all that good stuff,so i hope it gets to you p.s. the hot wheel is frome lucas to his #1 unk unk love you jilly,,


Name: Barb Jenkins Michigan
Email: jandb5151@chartermi.net
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 09:22:07 PM

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Szatmari timea I got your e-mail lietter but you did not send me your e-mail address so I could not answer your letter sorry. Barb


Name: Ron, Kelly, Adam & Tim Drewa
Email: rdrewa@wi.rr.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 08:12:20 PM

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This is for Eli Stollenwerk of Whitewater Wisconsin, Dear Eli, A big thank you to you and all the troops who served for us. We are proud of you and you and everyone are all in our thoughts and prayers. The Ron Drewa family


Name: Angie Muniz
Email: Boriqueen@webtv.net
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 07:30:40 PM

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TO: PFC ROMAN, JOVANY 3RD/PLT B/2-503RD 173RD ABN BDE HEY SON!! Here Iam wondering when you're coming back by any chance, we miss you and can't wait to see you again. But at the same time happy to know that you are alright and that the Lord is taking care of you and your Co. Well, Mari went back to PA and she didn't have the vacations she might expected since she spent must of the time in the hospital with me making company to mami Coco. But she's back home and is taking therapy and there is a nurse coming here almost every day to check on her. She's getting better but takes time for a full recovery. So, I'm the one taking care of her and she needs everything done since she's not walking at all. I hope with those therapies she gets better and walks again. Listen, Danny wrote me a letter and also sent a letter for you which I've sent to you, also I have answer your two letters so you might get them soon. Well, son take good care of yourself and remember there is always someone praying for you... May our Lord bless you and keep you safe, hugs and kisses from us and we love you so much. Come soon nega!!! Mom & Alfred


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 07:04:51 PM

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PFC David Cross- 1st/508th 173rd airborne! Hello my LOVE...how are you today? I sent you out a letter today...it didn't have much to say though. I have been reading the messages posted and I am really hoping all are just rumors that I am reading...I hope you are not out there until August! But if so, I guess we will have to make the best of it...on both ends. I love you so much! I hope to talk to you soon..last I talked to you was May 9th. I haven't talked to your parents in a while either. We were getting used to talking on a regular basis b/c we were getting so lucky w/ phone calls and letters there for awhile. Caleb's wife has emailed me so hopefully we will start writing back and forth. She says she is moving out there w/ him when y'all get back...how cool! Anyway, I love you so much!! Please come home soon...I miss hearing your voice everyday! love, stephanie


Name: Ron , Kelly, Adam & Tim Drewa
Email: rdrewa@wi.rr.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 06:58:45 PM

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Eli, We are proud of you. Your dad keeps us all up to date. Please know that you and all the troops are in our thoughts and prayers. Ron Drewa


Name: Barb - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 05:44:15 PM

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ATTN: J E F R E Y K U P I S C H !!!!!! Did you receive any of your packages, yet??? Everyone wants to know! Call me & let me know. In reading the various emails on this site, I saw that you could be there until August??? I like your idea of the 4th of July @ home in the States much better!! I just mailed 3 more packages on Saturday and Raeco is sending 2 more today. I've been paying the priority rate so I hope they get to you in a timely fashion!! Is there anything else you guys need? Call or write & we will try to get it for you. Not much news from this end - starting to get the yard & gardens going. 'Tis that time of year! ;) I love my flower gardens. Getting them all ready for when you & Jason come home this summer. I miss you very much!I finally saw some news on Kirkuk on CNN last Saturday!! Unbelievable!! It said something about how the 173rd was successful in setting up a temporary form of government for the city. Other than that - we are not getting any news on you guys. We have to rely totally on faith in God that you are doing well & are OK. That's why the phone calls are important, now, more than ever. I haven't heard much from Jason - he's been pretty bored lately. Just hanging & waiting for the 3rd ID to return from Iraq. I really hope that you have received at least some of the packages from home. I don't know who all is sending, but be sure to keep track so you can send thank you notes. Yes, you really do need to send a thank you note, son! At least a letter of acknowledgement. LThe people back here are STARVED for news on all you guys over there. Marilyn is coming over on Thursday to watch Harry Potter 2 with Lizzy & me. She's taking an interest in the girls now that all you guys are gone!! It's very sweet of her. And, of course, Jess & Lizzy have a great time with Marilyn. Jess has LifeGuard training - which, by the way, I told BARRY to stay away from Jessica - FOR YOU!! I KNEW YOU'D DO THAT IF YOU WERE HERE...right??? Keith was there when I joingly told Barry.. and Keith said, "Yeah, don't mess with Kup's little sister! Protect her but don't mess with her!!" I thought that was very cute. Anyways, it's getting close to time to go home, here. I pray God's Angels are encamped all about you & the 173rd, keeping you in all your ways & in your pathway there is LIFE ABUNDANT!!! Wisdom & discernment, son - above all else, get wisdom & you know where wisdom comes from & what WISDOM is....THE WORD! spend a little time being refreshed by the Lord & getting strengthened by His Spirit. You need that anointing, wisdom & strength - now more than ever. Put aside the distraction of the activity around you & be silent with the Lord, Jeff. That's where your strength & wisdom comes from. You can't afford to miss it @ this time. Trust in the Lord with all your heart & lean not unto your own "beany brain!" I love much! It wouldn't be me if I didn't write all those things, plus I know you need the encouragement & reminder!! You're still my favorite B.B.!! Love always & forever & ever...... Mom


Name: Dad
Email: glen_bayer@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 05:43:20 PM

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PFC Brian Bayer Able Co. 1st 508th. Hope things are going OK son. We haven't heard from you in a while. How about a letter or e-mail or phone call?. Melanie and Jason would sure like a word also. I hope you got the package with the cameras in it. Shoot them up and send them back to me. I'll take it from there. Stay safe. I love you and am very proud of you!! Dad


Name: sgt. rick webb( ets 'd- was there 12 years prior to you ) 3rd armor div. 5/18 inf.
Email: roninwolf@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 05:29:51 PM

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hello eli, hope this finds you in good shape. i know your father James W. Stollenwerk from all the midevail stuff him and i do together ( we are both of the same cloth) so if you are like your father i will back you with out any questions. i and my family would like to let you know that we support you and thank you for your standing efforts in doing your part ( paying for our freedoms) i have done my 8yrs and have been to a few spots that i don't want to remember ( and now like safwan ,kuwait, and as far as 33 miles out of bagdad - as far as my unit got b4 recall) i am sure we can talk when you get home ( and if you ever need anything feel free to look me up) i will make this short since i'm sure you don't get much time. just keep your head down , eyes open - look forward to talking to you @ a later date.-rick webb


Name: sgt. rick webb( ets 'd- was there 12 years prior to you ) 3rd armor div. 5/18 inf.
Email: roninwolf@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 05:28:08 PM

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hello eli, hope this finds you in good shape. i know your father from all the midevail stuff him and i do together ( we are both of the same cloth) so if you are like your father i will back you with out any questions. i and my family would like to let you know that we support you and thank you for your standing efforts in doing your part ( paying for our freedoms) i have done my 8yrs and have been to a few spots that i don't want to remember ( and now like safwan ,kuwait, and as far as 33 miles out of bagdad - as far as my unit got b4 recall) i am sure we can talk when you get home ( and if you ever need anything feel free to look me up) i will make this short since i'm sure you don't get much time. just keep your head down , eyes open - look forward to talking to you @ a later date.-rick webb


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 05:08:57 PM

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This message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI.Hi honey, lucy emailed me, i sent her a nice card with some pictures in it, she is so strong, we love you, miss you, and ive read the new articles, they are great, wow im so glad youre ok, GO 173RD, ill write soon, love you mom


Name: Dianne Blaney Massey
Email: dmassey@smithandstevenson.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 04:00:39 PM

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Hi Josh (PFC Josh C. Blaney in Kirkurk)1/508th C Company, It's mom--I'm back from my honeymoon. We went to Savannah, Tybee Island and Charleston. Had a good time. The wedding finally went ok. We had a lot of stuff go wrong but it all worked out. We'll send you some pictures as soon as we get them back. Hope you are ok. The first care package I sent you came back while we were on our honeymoon. I don't know why. It really upset me, because you probably think we aren't sending you anything. I also sent another one before we left for our honeymoon. I hope you get that one. Your dad and Carley put together one last week, but I told them not to mail it because that one came back. Please let me know what your correct address is. I asked Sarah and she said the one I had was the one you gave her. I just don't understand why you didn't get it. Do you have a central place to pick up mail? If anyone knows about the mail situation that is reading this email please let me know. I hope all is well with you. Joe Markham, Jarad Markham's dad has been emailing me and told me he heard from Jarad today and said that ya'll would be over there until August. I hope not! Well, I better get back to work-after being gone for a week and a half. Let us hear from you soon. Please call me next time. I know you want to talk to Sarah, but I would really like to hear your voice!!! Love you and be careful!! LOVE MOM


Name: Dianne Blaney Massey
Email: dmassey@smithandstevenson.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 03:43:56 PM

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Hi Josh (PFC Josh C. Blaney in Kirkurk), It's mom--I'm back from my honeymoon. We went to Savannah, Tybee Island and Charleston. Had a good time. The wedding finally went ok. We had a lot of stuff go wrong but it all worked out. We'll send you some pictures as soon as we get them back. Hope you are ok. The first care package I sent you came back while we were on our honeymoon. I don't know why. It really upset me, because you probably think we aren't sending you anything. I also sent another one before we left for our honeymoon. I hope you get that one. Your dad and Carley put together one last week, but I told them not to mail it because that one came back. Please let me know what your correct address is. I asked Sarah and she said the one I had was the one you gave her. I just don't understand why you didn't get it. Do you have a central place to pick up mail? If anyone knows about the mail situation that is reading this email please let me know. I hope all is well with you. Joe Markham, Jarad Markham's dad has been emailing me and told me he heard from Jarad today and said that ya'll would be over there until August. I hope not! Well, I better get back to work-after being gone for a week and a half. Let us hear from you soon. Please call me next time. I know you want to talk to Sarah, but I would really like to hear your voice!!! Love you and be careful!! LOVE MOM


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 02:54:52 PM

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To Michael Kemp. Hi Mike, thanks to you I have a new friend, Lucia (Chris Shelton's girlfriend), she is very very very nice, cute and friendly, GRAZIE!!!!! We speak a lot about you guys, ha ha ha... And both are waiting letters from you (no ha ha), we are planning to go in Iraq and find you, is it ok for you (Mike and Chris)?? Today was another study day!!!!! Maybe Sunday I'll go to Jesolo, with my friends, I hope it will be a beautiful day, and I hope I'll get a tan. Are you tan (abbronzato)??? I think so but only in the face, so I could joke at you HA HA HA (don't be mad!!!!!). I think you should be exhausted for all this hard time... I can immagine is not easy but keep going, because soon all this will finish. I'm sure and I'll be here waiting for YOU! Good night... I'm always praying for you!!!!! Take care! TI AMO!!! BACI BACI BACI BACI BACI, SUSY!!!!!!!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 02:54:19 PM

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To Mike Kemp. Hi Mike, thanks to you I have a new friend, Lucia (Chris Shelton's girlfriend), she is very very very nice, cute and friendly, GRAZIE!!!!! We speak a lot about you guys, ha ha ha... And both are waiting letters from you (no ha ha), we are planning to go in Iraq and find you, is it ok for you (Mike and Chris)?? Today was another study day!!!!! Maybe Sunday I'll go to Jesolo, with my friends, I hope it will be a beautiful day, and I hope I'll get a tan. Are you tan (abbronzato)??? I think so but only in the face, so I could joke at you HA HA HA (don't be mad!!!!!). I think you should be exhausted for all this hard time... I can immagine is not easy but keep going, because soon all this will finish. I'm sure and I'll be here waiting for YOU! Good night... I'm always praying for you!!!!! Take care! TI AMO!!! BACI BACI BACI BACI BACI, SUSY!!!!!!!!


Name: Lisa Frost
Email: frost@ruraltel.net
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 01:44:36 PM

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Matt Freeborn, A.Co. 1/508, Hi Matt. We sent another package today. Call or write when you can. Hope all is well and that you'll be back in Italy soon! We love you! Mom, Mike, and Libby


Name: Sonja & Gene Doles
Email: sdoles@email.msn.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 01:32:58 PM

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Hi John Doles We all survived the tornadoes. Lee my daughter lost her barn with contents to straight line winds but house OK and they are OK. All others OK. We got lots of rain here in Kansas. It is supposed to be nice all week after today. We will go to OK Friday May 23 and come back may 26th Memorial Day. Larry was to fill in holes where we fixed broken water lines on property in Chelsea and he is supposed to brush hog so grass isn't so high. We plan on burning the branches and putting stakes in for the road. Havn't spoke to Heather maybe this week if Gene gets home early enough before she goes to bed. Take Care Sonja & Gene


Name: Jane Wiseman (Paul's Mom)
Email: jcbooboo@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 01:22:12 PM

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Message for Sgt. Ranger Paul Wiseman - Hi Honey, just mailed off another care package. Homemade cookies, games, bug spray & other things you will laugh at. Received the flowers you sent for Mother'Day and the phone call from your buddy since you were not near a phone - tears of joy for a very thoughtful, wonderful son!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Will be very glad when you are out of Kirkuk, does not sound like a very nice place. We all miss you very much and think about you all of the time. We are very proud of you and all of the 173rd. Please be safe dear son and thanks for your service to our great country. Love you dearly, mom


Name: Paul L. Hayes
Email: paul.hayes@icn.siemens.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 12:51:14 PM

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Elias J Stollenwerk; The girls and I are thinking of you and your comrades out there doing your job, praying for you and talking about what is going on over there. We love you and hope to see you home safe and sound. You airborne types are all the same so the regular (not Tobasco) Slim Jims are en route.


Name: Paul L. Hayes
Email: paul.hayes@icn.siemens.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 12:49:15 PM

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Elias J Stollenwerk; The girls and I are thinking of you and your comrades out there doing your job, praying for you and talking about what is going on over there. We love you and hope to see you home safe and sound. You airborne types are all the same so the regular (not Tobasco) Slim Jims are en route.


Name: Dondi Vickers
Email: dondi_atlanta@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 12:30:41 PM

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SSG CHRIS CATO (B co. 1/508th) Just wanted to let you know that Mom & I put together another care package for you over the weekend... (battery operated fan and bug spray on the way!) Hope you're doing well over there - I got a letter dated May 3rd - SOOOO good to hear from you! I hope the rest of your time in Iraq will fly by and you'll be home before you know it. (Hunter will be ready/waiting to play ball with his Daddy.) Know that we are praying for your safety and quality of life while deployed... hang in there and remember all the people in your corner pulling for you and sending you their love and support.


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 12:29:17 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd.... Jarod, Just a note to say that all is well here. You don't have to worry about anything back here. Margaret is doing well too....she is spending the week end at Mom's and Allie's this week end. I will be there to. Wound up at the beach one night this past week end....just looking across the ocean toward the east knowing that you were out there. Just wondering if you were looking at the moon as you got up as I was looking at it as it as it began to light the night here. Miss you much and am thinking of you constantly. Praying hard and continues for your safety, well being, and that you will be coming home soon. Hang in there as we are here. I know that you are wanting to come home even more. Keep focused.....remember "though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thy rod and thy staff comforts me" Your walk through the valley of the shadow of death will be over soon....gain strength from God and from all the people back here that love you and that are praying for you....God Bless you and the entire 173rd! Love you my son!! God Speed!! Dad


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 11:00:17 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON C. COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE HEY Love of my life!!! I hope that all the things that I've been reading today are just rumors! Can you reckon if we have to wait other 3 more months to see each other??? NO FUCKING WAY!!! Well I must go now, I'll be back soon, unfortunately I have to work "elbow to elbow" with my boss today! That's why I couldn't post many messages!!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!! Be safe my baby angel, and come back straight to my arms!!


Name: Jessie
Email: Rockstarr815@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 10:55:24 AM

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HEY JEFF KUPISCH! It's Jessica, I'm just saying hey, and what's up? anyways i started lifegaurd training yesterday, i thought it was gonna be really hard, but it wasnt at all. it actually was easy, but i was really tired. they tought us the rescuses, all except spinal chord injury. that is the one i may have a problem with, but im sure i ll get it sooner or later! anyways, gma and gpa are coming to the house today, that'll be their first time in a while! but thats cool, and i have training all week from 6-10 @ the ymca. they put in drop slides and new kiddie pools and the water park, so they wanna make sure that everyone is prepared to the fullest! which is really good, hey i got the brick from the bottom of the pool, and swam the 200 and tredded water for 2 mins. i thought that i wouldn't be able to get the brick, but i did. it really wasnt that hard, plus i had steffan green showing me everything, so im not complaining. they all talk about you, not so much jay, but you alot. they told me a story about you and some other kid putting a candy bar in the pool, then them closing it, and you picking it upo and eating it! it was funny, well i got to go. love ya lots!!! and cant wait to hear from you and talk to you again!!!! come home safe, as im sure you will!!! love your lil sis~jessie


Name: Jessie
Email: Rockstarr815@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 10:49:01 AM

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Name: sherry watson keener
Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 10:25:22 AM

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to my son, in whom i am well pleased...Sgt Shawn M. Grueser/2-503 173rd abnbde/1st platoon able co...Shawn, hearing your voice this am was a GODSEND, i know that you are disappointed, and a little worried, but this too will pass. Do your job, keep your head down and keep alert, but in the quiet moments, remember the area you are in and the history being made...you are in an exciting place, and God has His hand in all that is being done, so rest in His care, and come home safe. Ilove you and miss you more..remember the "rock" in your pocket and the "cross" on your heart! you mama is thinking of you day and night 24/7 and all will be well soon. LOVE and Kisses, mom


Name: evy
Email: dreamofeire@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 10:21:11 AM

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To Sgt BRANDON BEWLEY. Hi babe! just want 2 let u know that i miss u like crazy'n cant wait 2 c u...very soon!!! Im fine, i think about u everyday but we both know we have 2 b strong for another "little" while... so, the only thing i can do right now it's sending u many, many kisses'n hugs Xxx xxx xxx P.S. U'r gonna get a surprise soon!!!


Name: Chrissie Rice
Email: chrissie_rice@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 09:42:30 AM

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SGT. Glen Rice...1-508th B co.....Heard from Nicole Baden through e-mail that you guys may not be getting back now until Aug. 1. I'm hoping that it is all rumors. I miss you so much. I dream about you every night. Have you gotten all of the latest pictures that I sent yet? Hopefully you have. There is not much on the TV anymore about the news. People got sick of it being on all the time, and now we can't get enough!! Your mom told me that you called her last week. I am hoping to hear from you soon. I love you very much and can't wait to see you!!! Love Always and Forever, Your Wife


Name: Petra
Email: Pweaver@provmedgroup.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 09:34:12 AM

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SSgt Eric Springsteen, Hope this message finds you well. Just thought you would like to know I talked with Jacinta last evening. She is doing fine. She has sent you letters but does not know if you have received any as of yet. She is experiencing having her skin exfoliated by the sand storms. I don't think she really appreciates it though, and to think that some women pay hundreds of dollars to have their skin exfoliated! She is happy to know that she will be seeing "green" this next week. Has hopes of running into you and her brother. By the way, tell Jasan I said Hi! and that his family his thinking of him. Take care of yourself and keep an eye on Jasan for me.


Name: Petra
Email: Pweaver@provmedgroup.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 09:28:12 AM

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SSgt Eric Springsteen, Hope this message finds you well. Just thought you would like to know I talked with Jacinta last evening. She is doing fine. She has sent you letters but does not know if you have received any as of yet. She is experiencing having her skin exfoliated by the sand storms. I don't think she really appreciates it though, and to think that some women pay hundreds of dollars to have their skin exfoliated! She is happy to know that she will be seeing "green" this next week. Has hopes of running into you and her brother. By the way, tell Jasan I said Hi! and that his family his thinking of him. Take care of yourself and keep an eye on Jasan for me.


Name: Traci Underwood
Email: tracilovesbaseball@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 08:44:40 AM

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To SGT. Condit 2nd PLT A Co. 2/503- Things are pretty hectic here. There's only 1 1/2 days of school left and I have so much to do! I'll be fine once this weekend hits, because I'll be living it up in Vegas! Don't worry, I'll be thinking of you when I'm gambling and drinking. When I get home, I'll be headed to Kentucky. I don't know what I'm doing with my summer after that. Well, I hope that things are going well where you are. I love you and miss you. Love always, Traci


Name: LUCIA
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 07:38:35 AM

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to SGT CHRISTOPHER SHELTON....Hi Chris....WHAT'S UP??? I DIDN'T SPEND A NICE WEEK-END CAUSE I MISS U and i didn't have your news....On Saturday afternoon i met Susan..(she is Mike Kemp Girlfriend)....we are good friend now....SHE IS SO NICE AND SWEET....hey....WHAT ARE U WAITING U AND MIKE TO WRITE US??? !!!!! News Americans Guys are arrived...and i think that somebody has also STOLE YOUR ROOM....I M JOKING! NOBODY WOULD GIVE ME INFORMATION ABOUT WHEN U'LL BE BACK...THEY TOLD ME THAT IS A Secret..... I FEEL THAT U'LL BE HERE SOON ......I CAN'T WAIT TO Hugh u.... REMEMBER THAT TI VOGLIO TANTO BENE.... WRITE ME PLEASE... KISSES Tvb Lucy ps: Mike Kemp is Nick's Friend ps 2: i m thinking of u right now


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 03:24:33 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON; C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Beuatiful love of mine, how are you doing this morning? I hope everything is fine. I'm back at the office, I'm so **** tired, I had an excellent week end! Ma and Silvia came over and we spent the entire week end bullshitting around, gossiping and laughing our asses off!! They both agreeded on the fact that at our place they feel like home!! That means we will be having them with us a lot!! That's good to me, can you imagine?? You sharing the house with three hot Italian chicks???? WOW!!! Friday I received your 1st letter!!!! It was dated 31st MARCH! This morning another one dated 9Th APRIL!!! THANK YOU MY LOVE!!!!! The only thing left for you to do now is to come back home to me!!I miss you badly! Saturady Steo will comem up to visit, he will bring all my summer clothes! Can't wait to have my summer shoes! He says hi to you, he too has told me that we must have a BIG party as soon as you will be back home! We will be celebrating his bday(30 June) and your coming back with "rivers" of good beer! Do you like the idea??? I must go now, I'll be writing you a letter tonight, still don't know if it's worth keep sending letters to the address I have or if it would be better to wait for you to come back, surely that will be a lot quicker than posting them!!! I LOVE YOU MY PRICELESS LOVE!!!!! Everyone says hi to you. COME BACK HOME SOON!!


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Monday May 19, 2003
Time: 01:32:10 AM

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SPC. CESAREO D. MEZA, CSC Co.---We got your message when we got home today. I tried to get Cesar to listen to it, but he refused and ran outside to play. I tried again this evening after his bath, but still he refused. Soooo, I played it at the top to the mic while he was sitting on the couch. He heard it finally. He is asking some strange questions and telling me some strange things. He thinks that you are.......well, that you went where Bobby went, because you are like Uncle Bobby now. I hate to say those words out loud and do not permit him to say them either after he said it the first time. He also doesn't understand all of this, and he just says things that make me sad about you. I wish the relationship was stronger than it is, so these will be things that have to be faced soon. Joel had warned me that you were going to call, so I knew you would when you got the chance. I just don't know what to do in this situation. I was never a child of divorce myself and don't know how to answer his questions..honestly. He hasn't seen you since before Chirstmas, and I want you to prepare yourself for all of this before you do come home. Don't be upset if he won't see or talk to you, he's a child and his little feelings are hurt. OK. I know he's happy that I re-married, and he loves Joel to death....so keep all of this in mind. His little world was torn apart, and now it's back together. He does love you in his heart, but it will take healing and time to mend this for him. Maybe you should write him a letter and send it. I will read it to him, that way he can see you are not with Uncle Bobby. Go ask my hsuband for the address, he will give it to you no problem. We have discussed some of these things, and hope you will stay in Cesar's life. We hope to facilitate that to the best of our abilities. Ask Joel, and he will give you the address. If you wish to call back I will be here for a few more weeks maybe. I do wish you a safe deployment. Speak to you later. ~~~~~~~Wendy Damman-Bednar~~~~~~~


Name: Steve Carney
Email: stephen.carney@verizon.net
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 11:33:51 PM

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Stephen, just wanted to say hi if you get this all is well here hope you are safe Love Dad


Name: Jodi Mashburn
Email: tynjodim@juno.com
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 11:26:10 PM

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SPC. MATTHEW BADEN- From Sara: If you catch a butterfly, call me and give it to me. And if you catch a birdie, come to my house and give it to me. If you find a pin for my shirt, a butterfly one, give it to me. And if you find a heart necklace give it to me. If you find a toy there, give it to me. I went to the zoo with my school and I was going to take some pictures of the lions and all of the animals. I found a chipmunk. And if you find any piece of treasure give it to me. And this is the last week of school. If you find a white piece of paper, give it to me. If you find a Barbie bandaid in a box, give it to me. I will see what's in there. If it's not what I want, I will just keep it and give it to Rachel. Do you know that I caught a ladybug? It was orange. I forgot I don't want you to catch too many butterflies. Only one, not two. If you find a kitty that doesn't have a home, give it to me and I will sell the cat I have so it can have a home. Okay, I am cutting her off! Ty says Hello, hope you are doing well. I say, sorry I haven't written in such a long time! It's been very busy here! I will write a real letter soon! Love and miss you, can't wait for you to be home and bring that family of yours back to the States for good! (How wierd, my baby bro has a real family!) Love ya!


Name: Felicia Spradlin
Email: spradlin_20@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 09:15:01 PM

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PFC CHARLES ROBERTS 1/63RD ARMOR... HEY BABY..I MISS YOU SO MUCH..I AM SO PROUD OF YOU... I HOPE HOW SOON YOU CAN COME HOME...I MISS TALKING TO YOU. I HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON .. BE CAREFUL & WATCH YOUR BACK BABY..I LOVE YOU -FELICIA


Name: Mrs. Molly Dieckman
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 07:57:11 PM

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PFC Caleb Dieckman: Hey babe! I heard you are writing letters to other women. What is up with that? You can't even send me one! Just Playin'! I know you are busy but it would be nice to at least get a phone call. How come none of your friends don't send me any letters? I would like to occasionally here from somebody how ya'll are doing. I graduated yesterday and I gave my speech. Your mom cried and then her and and Sherry lost the car in the parkade! What goofballs. Me and my grandparents laughed at 'em all through dinner. It was great fun! So how are things going? You haven't called me yet this weekend and I'm getting just a little worried. Did you get those girly mags I sent yet? I wanna know but hopefully you are dreamin' of me instead of them even though they have fake boobs and long blonde hair. Well, I will chat with you later. Love ya....how's my big man doing...I can't wait to see him and you! Your wife.


Name: Wally Dinse
Email: wdinse@argus,bm
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 07:34:46 PM

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This is for PFC Scott Dinse; It sure was good to hear from you this morning, it really made my day. Your mother was also in good spirits after talking with you. The book I told you about we will wait until you get back before we send it. Your mother is getting together a new goodie box to send and I gave her some tips of what to put in. I remembered what I used to like to get so I told her some stuff. You take care and I will see you when you get home. After that we are going to have to figure out how to get you here. LOve Dad.


Name: ila
Email:
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 06:08:17 PM

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To Bauman Zachary Hey honey, how are u?im hope that u r fine cause i didnt hear u since a while; i think of u and i pray everyday Zac....i hope that u come to me as soon as possible!i miss u so much love!keep being strong zac!!love, ur ila


Name: Elizabeth Schoen
Email: Elizabeth.Schoen@us.army.mil
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 03:01:54 PM

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Pv2 Jordan, Joshua, how is it going over there? i looked at all the photos on here but i can't find any of you. whats going on? my letter will be in the mail tomorrow. its almost a book, all its missing is an ending. but im sure you will enjoy it anyway. I got your letters. very funny. i did too understand what you wrote you little shit head. haha. :P have you been getting letters from family? how are the MRE's tasting these days? well im not all here for this one. didn't get enough sleep so i will just write a letter later. miss you, November Gulf.


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 12:23:30 PM

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To PFC David Cross , Charlie Co. 1st/508th---_ HELLO MY LOVE~ how are you doing today? I'm sorry I havent posted a message in two days. I have been so busy with all this graduation stuff. I got 3 letters yesterday...two from you and one from Caleb Dieckman --hes goofy. Well, I hope y'all come home soon. I haven't talked to you since May 9th so I know no new news. Anyway- I love you and be careful!! Y'all are great. love, stephanie


Name: gail auten
Email: gailauten@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 12:16:58 PM

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dearest joel, haven't heard from you for a while and no one has yet to receive a letter from you. did you receive the other packages? we are going to squaw valley next weekend for jena's wedding and everyone had so hoped that you would be home by then. i will take lots of pictures but know that you will be truly missed by all. much love and prayers mom


Name: silvia rinaldi
Email: gigia.pommy@libero.it
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 11:18:31 AM

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ANGELO RODRIGUEZ, i just wanted to say "ciao". i hope that you can call me soon 'cause i miss your voice and i hope that you can come back soon to me 'cause i miss everything about you. you are so special for me. i love you with all myself, ciao your baby gigia


Name: silvia rinaldi (gigia)
Email:
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 11:14:06 AM

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Name: from Carolina Brown to SPC Dennis A. Brown able co 2/503rd Inf
Email: ina1980us@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 10:58:20 AM

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Hi baby I love you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!! I miss you more than ever... you are part of my dreams, my thoughts, my illusions, my hope and my faith I know we are gonna be together soon.. and all this nightmare will be over soon.. That is why Iam gonna go back to Italy in 2 weeks I am not sure but could be between may 30th and may 31st .. I have to call to make the reservation.. I am here in Delaware I did not go to Florida or to N.Y. because I felt so guilty and I prefer to share all those moments and places wth you by my side... I do love you... I am waiting for you wide my arms wide open... Honey, every time I receive one letter from you.. it makes my day... when I cannot hear your voice I feel that I am dying... Hopefully soon more than I expect ,,, all this thing can be part just of our memories I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My sweet heart your wifesita ... Carolina


Name: Elisa
Email: ely_862000@yahoo.it
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 10:31:44 AM

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TO DAN BRANSTRATOR:Hi my soldier, how r u doing? Whats up in Iraq?I really hope u r well...I thought to leave a msg to tell u that I miss u lot and hope u come back very soon...I think abt u always...Elisa


Name: Christa Harding
Email: charding@telenet.net
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 09:16:24 AM

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SGT JASON HARDING - Hello Jay! What's up in Iraq? Wanted to let you know we are thinking of you. We are always thinking of you. We are all so proud of all of you. You are our heros and we are all so proud of all of you. More packages are on the way. I got an e-mail from Genny today. She sounds fine and is very relieved she heard from you. Stay well and know that we are praying for you and hope that all is quiet for you guys. More packages with goodies are on the way. Hope you are now receiving your mail on a regular basis. Take care of yourself and of each other. Love, Mom


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 08:13:13 AM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. BUON GIOooooRNOOOOOOoooo MIKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeee, how are you today? I'm so so, I have to study topography, bleah... Yesterday I went in front of the caserma, with Lucia, we stopped a soldier and we asked him when are you (all guys) coming back. But he couldn't say anything, sigh... sigh!! it is no fair... But everybody says that you are coming in a month ahhhhhhh!! I'm happy because is not too long but for me it's a looooooooot (30 more days without you, ufffffffff...). When you'll be back we HAVE TO GO AL MARE (Jesolo...)!! Mi manchi sempre piů!!! I love youuuuuuuu and I need youuuuuu, la tua cara Susy!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 08:12:41 AM

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TO MIKE KEMP. BUON GIOooooRNOOOOOOoooo MIKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeee, how are you today? I'm so so, I have to study topography, bleah... Yesterday I went in front of the caserma, with Lucia, we stopped a soldier and we asked him when are you (all guys) coming back. But he couldn't say anything, sigh... sigh!! it is no fair... But everybody says that you are coming in a month ahhhhhhh!! I'm happy because is not too long but for me it's a looooooooot (30 more days without you, ufffffffff...). When you'll be back we HAVE TO GO AL MARE (Jesolo...)!! Mi manchi sempre piů!!! I love youuuuuuuu and I need youuuuuu, la tua cara Susy!!


Name: Gargas Girls
Email: wink71_4@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 05:35:01 AM

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Just want to tell you we love you, be careful, and be safe. We'll see you in a few!!!!! Love you, Debbie, Amanda and Emily


Name: Kristina Egert
Email: kristinaegert@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 01:34:25 AM

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To PFC. CHRISTOPHER TAFFOYA: Hey sweetie, how are you doing? Doing all right on this end. Just wanted to let you know that I miss you that I love you, and that I can't wait for you to come home. Take care of yourself and God bless you always. With all my love, Always, Kristina "Sweetheart"


Name: Emily Ramsey
Email: emandem@fuse.net
Date: Sunday May 18, 2003
Time: 12:41:59 AM

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PFC Matthew Shannon Hey sweetie How are you I miss you so much. I've been looking at this website and think i've found a picture of you. I'm pretty sure its you. Do you know when you are comming home yet? I got my dress. its so prety. I wish i could hear from you. I want to just hear your voice. I miss you so much Matt. I love you more than ever. Please be home soon. I can't wait to be in your arms. I love you Emily


Name: Jessica Young
Email: angel1216@comcast.net
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 11:46:53 PM

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Atten: Spc. Bryan Kennedy: Hey Bry! How are you doing? I hope you're doing well. We all miss you here, going crazy not knowing what's really going on. Janelle is still here, but I haven't gotten to see her yet. Your mom has been collecting more articles and looking stuff up online. I read everything I can about you. I'm still so proud of you, I know you're doing the best job possible. Stay safe, stay stong, and stay brave. Love, Cousin Jessie


Name: ari+ale + giulia + erika
Email: ari1983@libero.it
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 11:35:14 PM

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this message is to: latimer eric. morin rodolfo, donald adair, john marrow, adam tyndall, jason lanthier: MOVE YOUR ASS AND COME BACK SOON!!!!!!!!!! WE ARE HERE WAITING FOR YOU ALL!!!! ALE ARY ERIKA AND GIULIA


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 11:18:00 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR, Babydoll! Well, it was a good day Friday and today! Yesterday was the last day of finals on KU, so we went to join in the tradition of hanging out on Mass Street to celebrate. We went to Free State Brew Co., and I had several Golden State Wheat(s)!! Then we had a nice dinner at the Mad Greek...it was awesome to be back near campus, and see all those soon to be grads breath the sigh of relief:)Today Tracy and I went shopping..arghh! It was pretty cool, but I did't feel the greatest! I finally did my last fitting of my wedding gown, and ordered the whole package of it (I went down 2 dress sizes from what the last lady had marked down!). For what I paid for that Tiara....you will get a chance to wear it too sweetie! Hehehe! I can't believe I dropped that much money at one time...It kinda took all the joy out of wedding planning...spending the money:) Don't worry the dress is gorgeous, and the viel is only a fingertip..no cathedral! You'll love it all put together I am sure;) I took a picture in it so that Loraine and Elisa can figure out what to do with my hair, and give a copy to the make-up artist. I like it cause I don't look like Scarlett O'Hara! Simple, elegant..that's my style. Nothing "fluffy", or "poofy"!!! I got another letter from you today too! I liked the pic you and Smitty took in front of the truck you all fixed up. Will Chief let you all bring it home, and the single guys can use it as the trim mobile? :) Cesar is staying the night at his Aunt Tracy's and Greg's. He likes going there because Greg always takes him on the polaris to play. Little boys are great! Well, I want you to know how much I love you and how happy I am to have married you! I am looking forward to doing it all over again in November:) Can't wait to walk down that isle and marry you all over again my handsome Prince! ~~~~~~~~Princess~~~~~~~~


Name: Beth Cullom
Email: stepmom@173rdairborne.com
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 09:40:32 PM

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17 May 2003 is Armed Forces Day, thank you for serving. As President John F. Kennedy said in 1963: "... Our Servicemen and women are serving throughout the world as guardians of peace--many of them away from their homes, their friends and their families. They are visible evidence of our determination to meet any threat to the peace with measured strength and high resolve. They are also evidence of a harsh but inescapable truth--that the survival of freedom requires great cost and commitment, and great personal sacrifice."


Name: michelle suggs
Email: concha_shell71@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 09:17:27 PM

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angelo rodriguez: hello mejo just wanted to say that i love you and miss you. i wish we could get another phone call. it would be so nice to hear your voice. everyone says hello and they love you. stay safe. we will pray for all of you guys to come home soon. love you. shell


Name: Heather Hawthorne
Email: jeepwaver@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 06:38:36 PM

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CAPTAIN WILLIAM HANSEN B CO 1-508TH~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I received your short, sweet, passionate, powerful letter today. THANK YOU!!! After reading it the 1st time through, that word "impatiently" really made an impact in my mind. It is such a perfect word for what I feel ~ so precise, so true, so real. The other thing I thought after reading your words was how connected we truly are ! again, so precise, so true, so real, so connected. For the last 2 days I KNEW that on this day there would be something in the mail from you ~ again, so connected. May God keep you safe, watch over you, and keep your spirit strong! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!! XOXOXOXO Heather Elizabeth


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 03:02:26 PM

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To Michael Kemp. HII, Mike mio. Today I fell better, I'm not so negative like yesterday but I MISSSSSSSSSSSSSS YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU SO SO SO MUCH!!! This afternoon I prepared a sorprise for you, I hope that it will make you happy!!! Now I'm going to see the photo hoping to see you... I love you every day more and more... (sempre di piů). If you can, write to me, otherweise don't worry because I know that you can't and we'll see each other when you'll be back. Can't wait to see you. TI AMO!!!!!!!! 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000 and more kisses... la tua Susy.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 02:59:31 PM

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To Mike Kemp. HII, Mike mio. Today I fell better, I'm not so negative like yesterday but I MISSSSSSSSSSSSSS YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU SO SO SO MUCH!!! This afternoon I prepared a sorprise for you, I hope that it will make you happy!!! Now I'm going to see the photo hoping to see you... I love you every day more and more... (sempre di piů). If you can, write to me, otherweise don't worry because I know that you can't and we'll see each other when you'll be back. Can't wait to see you. TI AMO!!!!!!!! 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000 and more kisses... la tua Susy.


Name: ETHAN MILLER
Email:
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 02:43:57 PM

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TO DAN BRANSTRATOR Wats up dude. How are you doing. Im doing fine. HOw is the weather down there. IT looks like its going to rain down here. I just got done cutting the grass. our lawn mower broke, so we had to use sis's lawn mower. only 12 more days till we get out of school for summer break. LOVe you and miss you peace your brother Ethan


Name: Lucie Mundova
Email: lucka53@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 12:52:58 PM

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for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI Aco 2/503rd: Hey baby i got good news for you, so call me soon. I'm so excited. I love you baby, forever your Lucy. Ps: for Ed,Ted,Armand, Nacho, Bobby......Let's go home guys. See you soon!!!!!!


Name: Mattie Daughtery
Email: LWilmer@dps.k12.oh.us
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 12:43:58 PM

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Hello, Brian I am with your grandmother here in Pennsylvania celebrating Boyd's graduation from college. He received a BS in Computer Management. Lynne Hello Brian, did you get my two packages I mailed a couple of weeks ago. I love you and pray for you everyday. I am anxious for you to return home soon! Grandma, Mattie.


Name: Diane
Email: discocook@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 12:16:48 PM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER--How are you? I think I told you in my last message that I was sending some goodies to you but I missed the mail yesterday. Actually, I'm really hoping that someone gets a phone call from you soon that says you're back in Italy and I can send it there. Just wanted to say hi and hope everything is going good with you. Hope to talk to you in person SOON. Love, Diane


Name: Julian Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 12:13:54 PM

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For Sgt. Michael Grabski A Co 3 Plt 2/503 Greetings Mike! Just a word to let you know we are thinking of you. I saw a photo of one of the guys eating at a local restaurant. That's a different kind of MRE. I hope things are going well for you and you won't have much longer there. I'm still having to chase deer out of our back yard. They keep coming back. Grandma sends her love. Take care! Love, Grandpa


Name: Pam (Mom)
Email: rswarner@urx.com
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 11:34:27 AM

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Spc Tyler Swarner: Hi Son, just wanted to say hi, and tell you and all of the other Sky Soldiers that we are so very proud of each and everyone of you. You are our HEROS! Be safe, watch your buddies back and we look forward to you all going back to Italy. We love you a bunch and miss you. Mom


Name: Kicsid
Email: honeyandsugar81@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 08:35:38 AM

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SPC.MICHAEL DODD CCO 2/503D. Szia my baby,hogy vagy?En nem jol.Mert hianyzol nagyon.I got one letter from you on this week I was so sad that the mailbox was empty every day I wanted to break it.I can't believe you still didn't get my package I sent it almost a month ago!!!!!!!Kurva posta. Kicsim,I was talking to Gma JoAnne,she is so worried about you,but she was happy when you called her finally on this week.I told her do not worry I am going to cook the best foods for you to gain that weight back you lost.:)) Nyugi Baby you don't need life insurrance (hopefully) :))))) Haha. I learnt to cook nyugi kicsim,semmi baj.:) GYERE HAZA ES VEGYÉL FELESÉGÜL,JÓ? I want to be with you baby.Always.I love you with all my heart and soul Kicsim,and I'll be here waiting for you.Szeretlek nagyon,puszika Feleséged


Name: Kicsid
Email: honeyandsugar81@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 08:34:22 AM

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SPC.MICHAEL DODD CCO 2/503D. Szia my baby,hogy vagy?En nem jol.Mert hianyzol nagyon.I got one letter from you on this week I was so sad that the mailbox was empty every day I wanted to break it.I can't believe you still didn't get my package I sent it almost a month ago!!!!!!!Kurva posta. Kicsim,I was talking to Gma JoAnne,she is so worried about you,but she was happy when you called her finally on this week.I told her do not worry I am going to cook the best foods for you to gain that weight back you lost.:)) Nyugi Baby you don't need life insurrance (hopefully) :))))) Haha. I learnt to cook nyugi kicsim,semmi baj.:) GYERE HAZA ES VEGYÉL FELESÉGÜL,JÓ? I want to be with you baby.Always.I love you with all my heart and soul Kicsim,and I'll be here waiting for you.Szeretlek nagyon,puszika Feleséged


Name: Kicsid
Email: honeyandsugar81@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 08:32:21 AM

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SPC.MICHAEL DODD CCO 2/503D. Szia my baby,hogy vagy?En nem jol.Mert hianyzol nagyon.I got one letter from you on this week I was so sad that the mailbox was empty every day I wanted to break it.I can't believe you still didn't get my package I sent it almost a month ago!!!!!!!Kurva posta. Kicsim,I was talking to Gma JoAnne,she is so worried about you,but she was happy when you called her finally on this week.I told her do not worry I am going to cook the best foods for you to gain that weight back you lost.:)) Nyugi Baby you don't need life insurrance (hopefully) :))))) Haha. I learnt to cook nyugi kicsim,semmi baj.:) GYERE HAZA ES VEGYÉL FELESÉGÜL,JÓ? I want to be with you baby.Always.I love you with all my heart and soul Kicsim,and I'll be here waiting for you.Szeretlek nagyon,puszika Feleséged


Name: Kicsid
Email: honeyandsugar81@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 08:31:21 AM

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SPC.MICHAEL DODD CCO 2/503D. Szia my baby,hogy vagy?En nem jol.Mert hianyzol nagyon.I got one letter from you on this week I was so sad that the mailbox was empty every day I wanted to break it.I can't believe you still didn't get my package I sent it almost a month ago!!!!!!!Kurva posta. Kicsim,I was talking to Gma JoAnne,she is so worried about you,but she was happy when you called her finally on this week.I told her do not worry I am going to cook the best foods for you to gain that weight back you lost.:)) Nyugi Baby you don't need life insurrance (hopefully) :))))) Haha. I learnt to cook nyugi kicsim,semmi baj.:) GYERE HAZA ES VEGYÉL FELESÉGÜL,JÓ? I want to be with you baby.Always.I love yoy with all my heart and soul Kicsim,and I'll be here waiting for you.Szeretlek nagyon,puszika Feleséged


Name: BETH WHITELATCH
Email: bwhitelatch@charter.net
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 07:17:16 AM

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DEAR NATHAN, ITS SATURDAY MORNING AND JIM HAS DECIDED THAT WE ARE HAVING A YARD SALE, MUCH TO THE HORROR OF ERIN AND HEATHER. HE HAS MADE EVERYONE ARRIVE AT 7:00 AM. jIMMY JUST CAME IN THE DOOR SAYING WE COULD GET UP WITH THE BABY ALL NIGHT. NOT MUCH GOING ON OTHER THAN THAT. A PACKAGE WAS MAILED LAST WEEK TO YOU I HOPE YOU GET IT SOON. EVERYONE ASKS ABOUT YOU AND I LET THEM KNOW THAT YOU ARE WELL. I'M HOPING THINGS HAVE CALMED DOWN OVER THERE AND THAT YOU WILL BE COMING HOME SOON. IF I FIND OUT WHEN YOU WILL BE BACK IN ITALY JIM AND ERIN AND I JUST MIGHT COME OVER AND VISIT. WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU. ERIN IS WORKING FOR THE SUMMER AND SEEMS TO LIKE IT REALLY WELL. NO MORE OUT ALL NIGHT THATS FOR SURE. WELL GOT TO GO AND MAKE A SALE! LOVE YOU LOTS AND THINK OF YOU AND ALL THE SOLDIERS EVERYDAY. STAY SAFE AND WELL AND WE'LL SEE YOU SOON. LOVE, MOM


Name: Laurie Miller
Email:
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 06:53:13 AM

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To Dan Branstrator Hi Dan, hope you are doing ok. Havent gotten any letters lately, hope you got your letters and the package I sent you by now. The mail takes so long to get there. More letters and stuff on the way . Another rainy day here at home. Its making the grass grow very fast but the garden needs some sun. Your Dad and all your brothers say hi and stay safe. We love you and miss you very much. Love, MOM


Name:
Email:
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 03:37:32 AM

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Name: Larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 17, 2003
Time: 01:26:52 AM

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Pfc Ryan Wilmington----Hey Ryan, just checked the new photo,s on this website & it shows them boarding a plane. Does that mean your back in Italy? Sure hope so. If not hope it is soon. Can,t wait to hear from you---Love ya, Pappan


Name: Laura Fortney
Email: lfortney004@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 11:49:15 PM

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To: ROBERT FORTNEY How are you kiddo? I hope you get this message. I don't want you to think we wouldn't post a message here for you. Everyone is doing fine and asking about you. We call everyone after you call. Your Dad and I miss you a lot. I check this web site everyday. I love the pictures. Your Dad ask if there is one of you yet. I keep looking, but it's gotten to the point that all of them look like you. HA! HA! I'm sure your buddies are laughing too. I Love you Bob, Mom


Name: Bridgid
Email: bronan@charter.net
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 10:43:03 PM

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Hi Eli, We miss you a bunch!!!!!! The family was thrilled to hear from you. Please keep your self and your buddies safe. I want you all to come home in one peice. It is offical I will be a Stollenwerk soon. Your dad asked me to marry him and I said YES!! He got me the most beautiful ring, much better than words can say. Ilove you a bunch take care Goodies are on the way. Love B


Name: James W. Stollenwerk
Email: Handles@charter.net
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 08:50:53 PM

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Hi Eli, Mail is on the way, with plenty of cookies with hugs & kisses! I think I got your 2nd and 3rd letters, missing your first. I have heard that some others have gotten thiers, Aunt Chris was first but written 3 days later then me. So Whitwater isn't the only mail that gets screwed up! WE all think of you everyday and hope you are all keeping each other as safe as posible! I have talked to Susan and have been educated. She seams very nice. We are all proud of you, keep up the good work. Write when you can, love you, Dad


Name: Julie Plaivech
Email: ntb456123@msn.com
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 08:36:05 PM

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This message is for CAPT. MARK WAGONER, 2nd 503rd, 173rd ABN. Hey, I think I finally found you in a picture. Is that you in #360 standing at the head of the line on the right? I recognize my nose! (hehehe) I'll be sending more goodies soon. Love, Julie


Name: Jackie Campbell
Email: jake27@starband.net
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 07:41:49 PM

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Sgt Ben Keener 3plt C/1-508th. 5/16/03. I haven't sent you message in a few days. So thought I would take advantage of some slack time at work and say "HI". We finally have spring weather going, so guess the snow and rain are finally done for the most part. Next weekend is Memorial Day so we may go camping for the weekend. Guess that probably doesn't sound like much fun to you does it? But I think you would enjoy it. We have ponds for swimming and fishing, shooting range and sometimes they bring out the old guns and do some black powder shooting, volley ball court,swing set, acres of ground for walking and lots and lots of beer for drinking and food for eating. Also a flush toilet and hot shower. Anyway don't know for sure if we'll do that or go to French Meadows area. Of course that would also depend on the road being open to French Meadows, there was still snow last weekend. I love you bunches. MOM


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 07:32:42 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you. I got one of your letters - about a month after you wrote it. I really hope you'll get a chance to come home this summer. Take care of yourself, and watch your back. Love Always; Mom


Name: Mom
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 04:26:34 PM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER 1/508th-Hi -So great to hear from you the other night--it WAS you--not a dream right? I can't believe I got to the phone before the answering machine kicked in because I was in such a deep sleep.. I was trying to turn off my radio alarm thinking it was time to get up!!The last time I talked to you on the phone was March 23 right before lockdown. Almost two months!! But thank God, it is over (for the most part) and you will soon be back in Italy.What an intense life changing two months this has been for you. . So much has changed for you hasn't it? But you still sound strong and on top of it all. I will just feel better knowing you are on base instead. Holly has emailed a few times just to keep me posted with the general news of the brigade. That has been wonderful. I still laugh to think our neighbor who I didn't really know has a daughter on the same base as you and you didn't even know her all this time until you get to Italy!! On this end, I have one more week of school left.It has been very stressful at work lately, but the school art show was last night and now I have a life again. Today the 3rd grade were to draw what they were "going to be" when they grow up and you should know one boys now wants to be Army Airborne~--and a girl asked if girls can join the army --that was the class that sent you all of those drawings of the soldiers and paratroopers! Hope you continue to check this board-if you remind me of the author of the book I sent I can find more of his books for you.Glad you liked it. Take care hon. Love, Mom


Name: Annette Tewell
Email: anotoole2001@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 04:23:33 PM

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To Jason Haynes or any member of Charlie 1/508, Hope that all is going fairly well. I keep checking the mail, but so far no word. Looking forward to seeing you soon. I love you more, Mom


Name: Pete Lailey
Email: petelailey@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 04:19:27 PM

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Good luck guys and be cool


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 04:12:32 PM

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ATTN: J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H !!!!! Joanne & Pat called from Raeco. they are sending another package on Monday. You will win the largest # of packages by far!! Be sure to SHARE & visit the hospital & sow "sweet" seeds in those children! (candy - give them candy!!) God bless ALL of you! WE LOVE THE 173rd! YOU'RE OUR HEROES!!! Love, Mom


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 03:15:32 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. HIIIII!!!!! How are you doing? Today was a bad day for me, I'm sad... I miss you and I don't know anything about you, this make me very very nervous with all my family and all the people I know!! SEI CATTIVO ma ti voglio bene lo stesso!! I have heard that you are coming in 1 more month... try to write me, ok? I feel that I'm writing to the wind, no answer, wow you make me crazy in every sense (+ -)... Yes, you guess, today I'm negative in every aspect!! However TI AMO always, don't forget it mai!! Just a small kiss because of my humor... NO I SEND TO YOU A HUGE KISS. (Please don't forget me!!) CIAOOO, la tua Susy.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 03:15:05 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. HIIIII!!!!! How are you doing? Today was a bad day for me, I'm sad... I miss you and I don't know anything about you, this make me very very nervous with all my family and all the people I know!! SEI CATTIVO ma ti voglio bene lo stesso!! I have heard that you are coming in 1 more month... try to write me, ok? I feel that I'm writing to the wind, no answer, wow you make me crazy in every sense (+ -)... Yes, you guess, today I'm negative in every aspect!! However TI AMO always, don't forget it mai!! Just a small kiss because of my humor... NO I SEND TO YOU A HUGE KISS. (Please don't forget me!!) CIAOOO, la tua Susy.


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 03:02:12 PM

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TO: PFC JEFFREY KUPISCH --------TGIF!! Jerry & Marilyn came over last night. Jerry taught me to work the lawn mower!!Since my lawn care service is in the Army, I have to learn how to mow the 'jungle' out there!! Jerry found it all very funny that I didn't know how to start up the mower - actually I couldn't pull the cord hard or fast enough to get it going! (yes, I'm a weakling!) I considered teaching Jess & Lizzy how to do the lawn, but that may prove more trouble than it's worth! :( I should wait for Jason - I hear he's had lots of practice doing LawnCare Service @ Ft. Stewart awaiting the return of the 3rd Infantry!! ;) In the meantime - springtime in Chicago has hit full swing & I'm out on the hunt for unusual junk for my gardens. I found an original electric wringer washing machine (circa 1940-50) like the one my Aunt Carolyn had when I was a kid. It's really cool & will look great with vines & flowers growing out of it. I also found a high ladder back chair with a broken wicker seat - I put a pot of flowers in the seat & let the plant grow up the ladder back. I also found some of lattice work for fencing off the garden Hank (dog) tries to get into. By the time you get home, I should have everything in full bloom for you!!Jerry is taking me to the wholesaler's to buy flower flats @ his discount. Now if I could just find someone to help get the pool open - I'd have it set!! Why don't you send the 173rd over to do it???? I hear you guys got your pool open??!! Christian is coming up from Champaign to set up the ponds & fish in a week. I don't know anything about that stuff either!! I'm doing really good, aren't I?? I guess I am an example of the fact that you CAN teach an old dog NEW TRICKS! Just show me how to do it & I'll do it! Give 48 hours in a day & I'll get it done, too! Well, son, we pray daily for you!! PSALMS 91 belongs in your heart - not your pocket, so get it out - SPEAK the Word on your behalf & for those with you!! You were born for such a TIME AS THIS!! He Who began a GOOD WORK in you will be faithful to complete it & bring you home safely!! He IS perfecting EVERYTHING that concerns you! Donna & Thorn (neighbors) have many boxes shipping to you from the DuPage County Board. Better keep track - you may receive the most packages at this rate!! I love you! Love, Mom


Name: Millie Marte to Spc Fredrick Campbell C 1/508th
Email: Kisses 27m@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 01:31:57 PM

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To Spc fredrick Cambell C 1/508th. Baby I miss you a whole lot and I think about you all the time can't wait for us to be together soon. I love you with all my heart XOXO Millie.


Name: Thomas Reyna
Email: blkrosetom@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 01:29:31 PM

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To Thomas Reyna II, I love you mijo. Love you dad


Name: Nicole Baden
Email: darkbrowneyes001@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 01:25:07 PM

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---SPC Matthew Baden--- Hi baby ! I hope you get this. I emailed you a phone card number so it woun't be so hard to get through. I've decided Layla & I are flying home the 10th of June. It's just time we went home. I hope you get this. WE love & miss you sooo much !! Hope to hear from you soon. I love you baby! LOve Nicki & Layla


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 12:46:25 PM

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To PFC Jarod Markham 2nd/503rd.... Jarod, Forgot to mention that I hired a guard this week that was in the 82nd Airborne in Fort Bragg....he hasn't been out long and is enrolled at Nova University to be a pharmacist. He is looking forward to meeting you and says to send you a big HOOAH!! He was a SPC 4 upon leaving...his name is Larry Hall...really nice young man..doing a great job for me.....Just wanted to mention it...also he says that Italy is the "Posh....Upscale" assignment post....says he envies you and wishes he were there in Iraq too...says he wished he had stayed for a while now..... Will catch you later.....Mom and Allie are going to Memphis tonight to visit Tina..... Love and miss you much!! Dad


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 11:37:48 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Back to you my beautiful love, I'm almost on my way home, I wish you were on your way back home to our place too, well SOON that won't just be a dream anymore! I just want to tell you that I miss you a lot and that...yeah, what a stupid question love of mine, I LOVE YOU!!!! COME BACK HOME SOON!!!! We have a very special mission to accomplish! LOVE YOU MORE AND MORE


Name: NANCY BROWN
Email: fbrown5209@cs.com
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 10:52:03 AM

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PFC JEFFREY M. KUPISCH, HHC 2/503 MORTAR, 173RD AIRBORNE BRIDGADE HI JEFF, MOM DIDN'T THINK I DID THIS RIGHT YESTERDAY...SO I'LL TRY AGAIN. NEXT THURSDAY, WE WILL CELEBRATE KATHY AND SARAH'S GRADUATION I SHOULD HAVE SOME PICTUES TO SEND YOU. SURE HOPE YOU GET YOUR PKGS. SOON!! I MADE A TRAIL MIX OF M&M'S, MIXED NUTS AND RAISINS FOR YOU. THE FIRST BATCH GRANDPA ATE IT.HA HOPE YOU ENJOY IT. MOM IS GOING TO HAVE CHRISTIAN COME UP AND HELP HER GET HER POOLS AND FLOWERS READY FOR SUMMER. WE SENT SEVERAL 'SPORT PAGES' FOR YOU TO READ AND SHARE WITH YOUR BUDDY'S. I USED THEM TO PACK YOUR BOX. HOPE YOU FIND SOMETHING TO READ IN THEM. JUST WANTED TO SAY "hi" TO YOU TODAY...IN CASE YOU HAPPENED TO BE LOOKING. LOVE YA BUNCHES.. GRANDPA SAYS TO SEND YOU HIS LOVE, TOO. TAKE CARE, YOU ARE VERY PRECIOUS TO US, GRANDMA AND GRANDPA BROWN.


Name: Jamie Thomas
Email: ejthomas1@earthlink.net
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 10:22:45 AM

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To Eli Stollenwerk Hello cousin! I heard we could post messages, so I was very excited to get on and tell you that we've been thinking of you lots! I heard my mom has been sending you packages and that you have been enjoying them! Eric, Maya and I will be home in August sometime to visit. Hopefully you'll be on leave visiting too! Maya is getting big--she'll be 2 next month! Can't believe how quickly time flies. I feel like I don't have a baby anymore...maybe Maya needs a new brother or sister...we'll see about that. Eric and I have been talking about moving to the Chicago area this time next year. I really want to be closer to family! I miss everyone too much! I don't want to blab on and on, but I really wanted you to know that I think about you every day! Take good care of youself and we'll see you really soon!! Love, Jamie


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 10:19:34 AM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd Jarod, Hope this finds you doing well and that you have got the news of a homeward trip soon!! I have booked flights for the next few weeks...will be leaving next Wed. for Tennessee....will be there Thur., Friday, Sat., Sun., and Monday.......business and visiting....will check on everyone while I'm there.....back here in Florida on Monday......Going back to Tennessee again on June 4th for Allie's graduation on the 5th....Allie is flying back with me on the 7th and staying a week...she is going to a basket ball camp here at Pine Crest.......she will be flying back on Father's Day...... I will then wait on you and see when your state side may be before I plan another trip back and hopefully that trip will be driving and picking you up at an airport to continue on..... Everyone is doing great....Margaret is staying with Mom and Allie now more than she is at home.....like our 2nd daughter now.....we are taking good care of her.....Allie showed her all the home movies especially the one where you were about 6 and was jumping across the furniture as Super Man..ha...I knew that one would come back to haunt you....you will have to pay her back...see I told you to always be good to your little sister..ha......Hope you have a great day....remember God has you there for a purpose..... Love you and miss you much!! Dad...................PS Have you got the peanut butter in a tube yet...it was neat, thinking of grabbing some for myself....


Name: Lucie Mundova
Email: lucka53@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 09:26:22 AM

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for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI:hey zizalko!I love you and i miss you.See you soon.Lucy


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 08:05:04 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON C.COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Hey beautiful love of mine, how are you doing today??? I'm finally able to post a message for you! This morning was like hell! I'm alone now and I'll be alone for the rest of the afternoon!!! YESYESYES!!! Tonight Ma and Silvia will be coming over, just the three of us gossiping all night long!! I bet we will be so thursty in the morning!!! Everything is still the same here, just getting hotter and hotter!!! My friend asked mem when we will be going down to Sicily! The new girl that works with me has invited us to the sea side! So, my precious love, you HAVE TO COME BACK HOME SOON!!!! Our kitty cat will be home in few weeks time, what more can I tell you?? I'll be telling you te rest in person, ok? I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, you do really are my PRINCE!!! What about me, am I your beautiful princess??? YOU'D BETTEER SAY YES!!!!! I love you my baby angel!


Name: Kicsid
Email: honeyandsugar81@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 07:52:13 AM

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SPC.MICHAEL DODD CCO 2/503D Szia Kicsim hogy vagy???I hope everything is ok there,baby,i miss you so much...I sent you a lot of letters,i hope you will receive them soon.Nagyon nagyon hiányzol Kicsim! I am nothing,and nobody without you,and i want to tell to everyone I HAVE THE BEST BOYFRIEND IN THE WORLD,AND I NEVER EVER LOVED SO MUCH IN MY LIFE LIKE I LOVE YOU BABY!!!!!!!I wish you were here with me already,and I could be in your arms,and i could see your beautiful smile again...I never let you go away from me again,Kicsim (you'd better to know this :)) I can't wait to see you again baby gyere haza most!!!!Jo? I hope you can sleep and eat enough.Well,for you to eat enough is a whole bull :))) nagyon nagyon szeretlek kicsi férjem,tudod?????You are my heart,my soul and my life!!I want to grow old with you,Baby...Puszi drágám,szeretlek nagyon,feleséged ;)


Name: Kicsid
Email: honeyandsugar81@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 07:23:58 AM

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SPC.MICHAEL DODD CCO 2/503D Szia Kicsim hogy vagy???I hope everything is ok there,baby,i miss you so much...I sent you a lot of letters,i hope you will receive them soon.Nagyon nagyon hiányzol Kicsim! I am nothing,and nobody without you,and i want to tell to everyone I HAVE THE BEST BOYFRIEND IN THE WORLD,AND I NEVER EVER LOVED SO MUCH IN MY LIFE LIKE I LOVE YOU BABY!!!!!!!I wish you were here with me already,and I could be in your arms,and i could see your beautiful smile again...I never let you go away from me again,Kicsim (you'd better to know this :)) I can't wait to see you again baby gyere haza most!!!!Jo? I hope you can sleep and eat enough.Well,for you to eat enough is a whole bull :))) nagyon nagyon szeretlek kicsi férjem,tudod?????You are my heart,my soul and my life!!I want to grow old with you,Baby...Puszi drágám,szeretlek nagyon,feleséged ;)


Name: TO SGT. KEVIN R. GLEICH
Email: kwgleich@columbus.rr.com
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 06:49:55 AM

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HEY THERE SON!!! YOUR MOMMY AGAIN...I AM SORRY THAT I HAVE NOT SENT MORE "SNAIL MAIL" TO YOU THAN I HAVE. YOUR DAD HAS BEEN DOING IT FOR US. IT IS THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR HERE AND I THINK YOU KNOW A LITTLE ABOUT ALL THE PAPERWORK THAT MEANS FOR ME. I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL YOU GET HOME. I AM SO GLAD YOU WROTE TO US AND THE REQUEST YOU MADE WAS MAILED TO YOU BY SEVERAL PEOPLE...EVEN THE OWNER OF THAT LOCAL WATERING HOLE YOU AND YOUR DAD VISIT WHEN YOU ARE HOME SENT YOU WHAT YOU REQUESTED ALONG WITH A TEE SHIRT THAT SAYS "I BOMBED SADDAM." TAKE CARE. WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU AND THIS WAR IS LASTING TOO LONG. WE WANT YOU TO GET HOME SAFELY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. LOVE YOU...MOM


Name: L U C I A
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 05:52:20 AM

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TO SGT. CHRISTOPHER SHELTON.....Hey..WHAT'S UP???? I MISS U ! U DIDN'T WRITE ME LETTERS...uhhmmmmm......i'm Mad with u(like always)..i'm JOKING (SCHERZO)! I REALLY HOPE THAT U COULD WRITE ME VERY SOON...! I THINK ALSO THAT U'LL BE BACK SOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNN IN Vicenza.....! DON 'T LEAVE FOR THE U.S. WITHOUT ME...OK? I M WAITING U HERE..EVERY DAY ..MORE AND MORE....! Maybe i can JUMP BY AIRPLANE WITH U WHEN U'LL BE BACK....SO COME BACK SOON OR I HAVE TO DO THAT ALONE !!!! KISSES...Mi Manchi tanto. Ti voglio bene ! ..BY BABYD_ _ L Lucy!


Name: Andrea
Email: edinapalmai@freemail.hu
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 04:33:08 AM

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This messages is for Steve Brignoli. I'm still waiting to hear from you and I'm very afraid. I'm going crazy. I feel very bad withaut you. I'm waiting for you. szeretlek Andrea


Name: MICAELA
Email:
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 03:27:48 AM

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SSG. D. E. B. We r fine baby, just waiting for u. Love u. Micaela.


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email: Jacka** Jake
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 12:19:19 AM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR, well, I got busted! She saw what I wrote. Like I guess she couldn't have looked it up before had she wanted to. That's fine I'll just drink a lot of coffee around her so I can keep my eyebrows! I wanted to know what on earth you are going to use that pool for? I told her you probably found some hoes to oil up and wrestle. Be sure to sell tickets to the show, and you'll be a rich man. Those guys will pay to see that action right about now! You need me to buy a few bottles of oil to add to that package? I'm just looking out for the morale of my troops. Making sure you are all in the right mode to fight that war! You doing anything about getting yourself back to the right side of the Med? Do me a favor and leave a certain someone we won't name. Just leave and don't tell him when you're leaving. If he gets a hint by everyone packing up just tell his stupid butt that they're packing to go do the laundry or something! My godson was telling me that he was mean to him, and that he doesn't talk to him anymore. He also told me that "We don't talk about him ok!" I took that as a 5 year olds way of saying "We don't talk about him ok!" I mean I might be going out on a limb here, but I guess we won't talk about him anymore OK!!! Cesar is such a trip. He keeps me laughing when I see him. He told me that his Aunt Tracy had beautiful ta-tas. I think she must have told him that. I've seen em' not to impressive if I do say so myself. In fact you got the best of the sisters. Hope to hear from you brother. Watch your back, and I kept your wife out of traction! Proud of me! ------ Jacka** Jake------ I like that nickname actually. I might put that on my buisness cards!


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Friday May 16, 2003
Time: 12:05:07 AM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR....BABYDOLL! Just a note to tell you I got your email again today. I will see if I can find your lastest request. Should I be sending blow up palm trees to go with your wading pool? hehe! Maybe you all would prefer some tanning accelarator so you all can get your tan on? Or should I send some colored sugar to add to the festivness of your margaritas:) You are so funny with your quirky requests! I love you so vary vary much! Glad to hear you have the record for the most recieved packages...I guess you'll be opening your own shoppette next. Wish I could send the good stuff so you could open your own Class Six..then you'd be rolling bank for sure! Jake wants to know if you're gonna use it as a wrestling pool with baby oil and some hoes you've found to fight? He said he'd ask you about that...I see he's on and he said he wanted to write you next. We both have to use my info to post messages, so that's why I told him to put his name in the email line...so you know it's not me! I have seen some of the stuff he's written, and I'm gonna kick his butt! I just looked it up today and he told you I was itching my butt and boobs after getting burned...I told him not to fall asleep around me..I'll shave his eyebrows off for sure! Jacka** Jake is his new nickname by the way! Well, babydoll I love and miss you so vary vary much! Whole bunchies...thanks for emailing me all the time, and I get a letter everyday which is cool!!!! ~~~Princess~~~


Name: Tina Peterson
Email: PetersonDK@1FSSGDM.USMC.MIL
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 09:13:06 PM

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Hello John Bender..Doug says hello..he is asking about you.he is still in Kuwait..your in our thoughts and prayers..take care..I wrote his email address on the return..so if you get a chance..he would love to hear from you..


Name: Heather Hawthorne
Email: jeepwaver@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 08:58:26 PM

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CAPTAIN WILL HANSEN B CO 1-508************CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN!!! WAY TO GO!!! ON THIS SITE IS POSTED A PICTURE OF CHANGE OF COMMAND, BUT I DON'T SEE YOU IN THERE. SO YOU WERE EITHER HIDING OR IT WASN'T OF YOUR CHANGE. ANYWAYS, I GOT WORD OF YOUR PHONE CALL FROM LINDA, SHE EMAILED ME RIGHT WHEN SHE GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH YOU. THAT MESSAGE MADE MY DAY, ACTUALLY IT MADE MY WEEK, AND MAYBE EVEN THE MONTH!!! :) TONIGHT IS THE LUNAR ECLIPSE AND I'M GOING TO TRY AND STAY UP LATE TO WITNESS IT ALL. ABOUT 5 MINUTES FROM NOW I SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE THE FIRST "BITE" OUT OF THE MOON. I'M HAVING A VERY BUSY WORK WEEK, BUT OVER THE WEEKEND I WILL WRITE YOU A LETTER AND GET IT IN THE MAIL TO YOU. TODAY MY MOM JUST SENT OFF ANOTHER BOX FOR YOU AND IN THE LAST LETTER I SENT YOU I SENT A PICTURE OF ANNIE AND SAID THAT SHE MAILED YOU STUFF - OOPS, IT IS STILL SITTING ON HER DESK - SO ONE DAY SOON YOU MIGHT GET MAIL FROM HER, BUT DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH. THE CRAZY CHIROPRACTOR I'M WORKING WITH ASKS ME EVERY DAY THAT I SEE HIM, "DID BILL GET HIS HANDS ON ANY LOOT FOR ME?" AND THEN HE LAUGHS HIS HEAD OFF. THIS SITE GIVES ME LOTS OF INFO, SOME TEARS AND LOTS OF LAUGHTER. I'LL TELL YOU WHY ONE DAY SOON I HOPE. TAKE CARE CAPTAIN, KNOW THAT YOU ARE LOVED AND RESPECTED BY SO MANY, SWAT THE FLIES AWAY, HOLD YOUR HEAD HI, AND THINK OF ME WHEN YOU SMILE. ALWAYS!!! IN MY THOUGHTS, XOXOXOXOXOXOXO HEATHER


Name: Donna
Email: Djones3646@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 08:34:22 PM

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Specialist Richard Teigue. Just read the note posted by your mom. CONGRADULATIONS ON MAKING SPECIALIST. I always knew you make a good soldier. Take care Love ya, Aunt Donna


Name: Dawn Jorge Kyle Valaree
Email: jadakava@netzer.net
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 08:30:52 PM

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This message is for Bryan Schultz of 2/503. We are all so happy to be recieving letters from you. Kyle now waits for the mail daily to see if he will get more hand prints. :) We are awaiting your safe and speedy return home to us. We all love and miss you. Keep up the great work you are all doing for our country. Love your sister, Dawn


Name: Donna
Email: Djones3646@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 08:28:54 PM

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PFC Richard Teigue, Hi there! Just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts. Wish you and all the other service people over there safety. Hope you get to go back to Italy soon. Nicole is going to take her drives test soon. Don't know if I am ready for that. Thomas is just hanging out not doing much until soccer starts in July. We are going to visit you mom next month. Take care, and stay safe. Love, Aunt Donna


Name: Sharon Amaral
Email: amarals@bellsouth.net
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 08:07:27 PM

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This for Bryan Schultz,we are proud of you and support you all the way.Hope you all fine,we are praying for everyones safe return God bless you all! We love you Bryan! hope to see yiu soon. Love Mom


Name: Diane
Email: discocook@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 07:01:27 PM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER--I understand you just learned about this message board. I thank your friend who told you about it. Your mom and Ash were thrilled to hear from you. Bet you never thought your mom would be glad to get a call from you at 2:30 a.m.!! Isn't is strange how a little old war can change things? I'm sending a small care package off tomorrow and hope it is the last one that will be addressed to Iraq. We hear absolutely no news of you -- I guess when the reporters went home they thought the soldiers did too. Scott and I sent letters off to you a couple of days ago--if you can call Scott's a letter. Not much of interest to write about but just wanted to say hello and hope you are well and coming home SOON. Stay safe. Love, Diane


Name: Gail Farquhar
Email:
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 06:35:16 PM

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2/503 SPC Richard Farquhar ABN How's it going. Heard from a little boy you wrote to, that you had a chance to play some football. Good for you. He was so excited to get your letter and is taking it to school tomorrow. Your letter to the paper was awesome. It's posted at the Health Dept. Hope it gets printed. Well done son!


Name: Stefanie Cervi
Email: stefcervi@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 04:59:21 PM

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Sgt Ryan Quaal--1/508 Aco...Hey honey just a quick message in hopes that you'll get this. I love you and miss you. I can't wait to talk to you again. Packages are on their way!!! Come back soon.. my cell phone company doesn't know what to do with the lack of business!!! All my love, Stef


Name:
Email:
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 04:43:19 PM

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Laurie Miller To Dan Branstrator Hi Dan, just wanted to say hello . The whole family really misses you . It was good to hear your voice on the phone. Everyone is doing fine,just wish you were here! Love you and miss you! MOM


Name: Aunt Katheryn & Uncle John
Email: The-Lodge@email.msn.com
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 03:34:22 PM

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To: SGT. MICHAEL GRABSKI Hello, How are things going for you? We are fine here, it is the middle of May and it is still raining here. We leave for Phoenix this Saturday. We are going to golf school for a week. It is kind of like camp for adults, should be fun. We are looking forward to the warmer weather, it will be 95-100. Hope all is well with you. We are thinking of you and wishing you the best. Love, Aunt Katheryn & Uncle John


Name: Vicky L. Teigue
Email: Richard C. Teigue
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 02:55:07 PM

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This message is for Specialist Richard Teigue: Hello Son, Congratulations on making your Specialist, they only promote the best. I’m really proud of you, so keep on doing the excellent work that your command has recognized you by promoting you. Received your letter dated on the 14th of April last Friday, it was an excellent Mother’s day present. I know that you are frustrated and bored being in a foreign country and doing monotonous work, but keep your chin up and you will be home soon. Once this is all over you will have your hero’s homecoming and the satisfaction that you served your country well doing wartime. This satisfaction son will stay with you forever. Look at this way you will have great stories to tell while having a beer with friends. I love you son and you are in my prayers. LOVE MOM


Name: Barb Kupisch
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 02:51:21 PM

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ATTN: B R A N D O N !! Get some photos of the 2/503 MORTAR or your housing - where the 2/503 sleeps & the SWIMMING POOL! We want to see what you are living in!! I know you are only one guy - BUT YOU'RE ALOT CLOSER TO THEM THAN WE ARE!! Thanks for postingall the photos - sorry to send a request - just would like to see my son after so many months. I know you understand. I hear they got a swimming pool going, so round up Jeff Kupisch & get a photo of him & the guys in the pool! Thank you & God Bless & protect each & every one of YOU! Love, Jeff's Mom


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 02:48:15 PM

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To Mike Kemp. Good evening Mike mio, how are you? I give up hoping that you are going to write me, I know that you are waiting to answer me personaly, is it right?! I'm improving with my driving and I'm going crazy with the study... STOOOP I want the holidays... I would like to know what are you doing in Iraq because I don'tfind any news about your brigade, it is not fair... Of course (di corsa) I'm always THINKING about YOU and MISSING YOU so so so so so much... Come back sooooooooooooon! TI AMO, A BIG SPECIAL KISS, la tua Susy.


Name: ANTONELLA JOHNSON
Email: tonifiney@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 02:46:09 PM

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C P L J O H N S O N B E N J I O. H H C 1/508 173RD Amore today I received another letter.....I miss you too and Cassandra can't wait to meet you. Amore please let me know when and if you are coming. I love you and miss you very much. YES I'm very proud of you!


Name: ELENA RINALDI
Email: elena.rin@libero.it
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 02:40:34 PM

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TO VANTONY ROBINSON. CIAO BABY WASSUP? I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR YOU AND HOLD YOU, I MISS YOU SO MUCH AND I LOVE YOU...REMEMBER THAT MY HEART IS ALWAYS WITH YOU...YOUR MAMI


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 02:01:56 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd... Jarod, Just another brief note to let you know that I am thinking of you. Certainly hope to get some good news that you are headed back to Italy soon. Some days are better than others of course as I am certain you too are experiencing. Today is one of those that is worse.....just missing you and wishing all this was over and you were back safe.....It has been almost 6 months now since I saw you....the longest period in our lives.....sorry, just don't want to let go of my little boy even though I know now more than ever that you are a man indeed. So proud of you son and all that you stand for and all that you have sacrificed!! I know that you have heard it before, but all you men and women are Heros!! Taking care of Margaret....speaking with her or emailing her daily...she is like my 2nd daugther now....she spent the night with Mom and Allie last night....she sleeps in your bed so she can feel close to you.... Getting ready to go to Tennessee next week to visit everyone....will take the girls out to eat while I'm there...maybe you could get lucky again and call next Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night when we will all be there together.... I am making arrangements to drive your Camaro back just as soon as I hear something from you about your return date. I may just leave it in Tennessee in storage for you instead of bringing it back to Florida...... Hope all is well and you are keeping your head up....Don't forget to read your Bible daily or at least quote all the scriptures you know to yourself when you need to. Of course I know you remember my favorite without me having to tell you......"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13......and also "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God" Philippians 3:14......So gain comfort that you can do anything and keep pressing...... I love you my son and boy do I have a different view on life now as I'm sure you do.....just wish I could hug you and not let you go for a while....(I know this is musshy stuff that a Dad doesn't need to share in Public....so I will stop...) God Speed Son!! Love you and miss you much!!! Dad


Name: Barb Kupisch
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 12:45:15 PM

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A T T N : J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H 2/503 MORTAR The word is getting out & you're getting more messages!! I will develop photos of the dog, Mia , andthe bunny, Baby, & send them to you. Uncle Will is checking on sending volleyball equipment for all you guys. Sonny @ work has some soccer balls & air pumps to send to you. We're trying to round up some sporting equipment for the guys. You can leave them there for the 4th Infantry - if you want. Jessica did a voice critique with the Lyric Opera Director last night. The director was amazed with her voice for such a young girl. He said her voice was clear & beautiful - I don't remember much else - she could tell you better. Lizzy streaked her hair blonde, then colored the bottom part with a PINK magic marker. She was not happy when I told her she had to wash it out & not go to school like that. If Jason had to leave becuz of a tongue ring, Lizzy can wash pink marker out of her hair. You will love our dog, Mia. She is part poodle O& schnauzer. She is white with black spots. She looks like she has a black mask over her eyes & ears with a white moustache & tuft @ the top of her head. She's very cute. She really like me, tho! I've dumped coffee all over her twice while trying to get her leash off - I've dropped the big automatic leash holder on her head twice - but she still loves me!! Saturday, she came running @ me when I was fixing the sheet on the chair where she sits. Mia hit my arm, which hit the lamp, which hit the bamboo plants & the vine plants & everything went flying in the air - except me! Rocks, water & plants were scattered all over the living room! What a mess! The girls say that the dog & I are a comedy routine waiting to happen all the time. I can't drink my coffee in the morning without Mia jumping on me & knocking it all over my house coat!! My white house coat has brown spots everywhere! I try to wear my black housecoat mostly. When I comehome from work Mia can stand next to me & jump up & lick my face - which I don't want - But, that's pretty high for a dog that just comes up to my calf - isn't it? She's quite a jumper!! She only like to chew on Jessica's flip-flop sandals - no othr clothing or furniture at all!! She only plays with her toys. We put her in the kennel while at work/school. The schnauzer part means that she has sniff out & find the exact spot where to go to the bathroom. She sniffs the whole freaking neighborhood for 45 minutes & will go as soon as I bring her inside! Picky-Picky! But very loving & affectionate! I actually like her alot! She doesn't nip or bite and obeys me very well! She sits at my feet when I watch TV & lays her head on my toes. She so cute - yet not a 'foo-foo' dog! You will like her. The bunny is a bunny O& still is alive!! That's amazing for us!! She is chocolate brown, dwarf bunny. She loves fresh spinach & curly parsley & her timothy hay. She's very sweet too. I have to go for now! I pray for you daily!! I love you & miss you much!!!!! Love, Mom


Name: Julian and Peggy Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 12:18:05 PM

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To: Sgt Michael Grabski A Co 3rd Pltn 2/503. Greetings Mike! We received your letter yesterday. It was posted on 21 April. It took 3 weeks to get here. I hope our packages get there faster. At this rate you will rotate out of country before our packages get there. I hope you can get some use out of the items sent. This is a busy week end coming up. Your Grandma has her Girls State program and I have the Boys Staters. We will have our luncheon meeting in Santa Rosa.The Oakland A's and Seattle are tied in the American League West Division about 5 games ahead of Anaheim and the SFO Giants are 6 games ahead in their division ahead of LA. Both teams are doing well this year. Things are normal here. We think of you often. I have a cap with the 173rd Airborne patch on it and wear it proudly. My friend was in the 503rd "The Rock" during WWII and jumped with them in the Phillipines. He goes to all of their reunions but their numbers are decreasing. Take care and we love you, Grandma and Grandpa


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Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 12:13:00 PM

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NANCY BROWN fbrown5209@cs.com PFC JEFFREY M. KUPISCH, HHC 2/503 MORTAR, 173RD AIRBORNE BRIGADE I PUT YOUR ADDRESS IN THIS TIME. HAVE A GOOD DAY, JEFF. WE LOVE YOU. GRANDMA AND GRANDPA


Name: Pfc Brandon Aird
Email: brandon.aird@us.army.mil
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 12:10:22 PM

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This message is for all people requesting photos: Im sorry i havent been able to take pictures of everyones loved ones. Im trying, but im only one guy. the pictures on the 173rd website arent the only pictures of the 173rd. Im only sending my best pictures. I have roughly over 500 pictures. When i get back to italy ill hook up james bradley (173rd webmaster)with the rest of the pictures. Also i would like to say thanks Bradley for helping out with all these pictures.. Pfc Aird


Name: Pfc Brandon Aird
Email: brandon.aird@us.army.mil
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 12:09:44 PM

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This message is for all people requesting photos: Im sorry i havent been able to take pictures of everyones picture. Im trying, but im only one guy. the pictures on the 173rd website arent the only pictures of the 173rd. Im only sending my best pictures. I have roughly over 500 pictures. When i get back to italy ill hook up james bradley (173rd webmaster)with the rest of the pictures. Also i would like to say thanks Bradley for helping out with all these pictures.. Pfc Aird


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Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 11:55:19 AM

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fran and nancy brown fbrowm5209@cs.com HI JEFF, IT IS GOOD TO BE ABLE TO EMAIL YOU. WE SENT A BOX TO YOU ON MAY 14. HOPE YOU GET IT, REAL SOON. GRANDPA IS DOING MUCH BETTER. HE HAD STINTS PUT IN HIS MAIN ARTERIES TWO WEEKS AGO. THEY OPEN THE ARTERIES. HE CAN GET UP AND DO THINGS AGAIN. KATHY GRADUATES WITH HER BS DEGREE, THIS SATURDAY, MAY 17TH. SARAH GRADUATE WITH A MASTERS DEGREE THIS WEEKEND TOO. SHE IS COMING HOME SATURDAY. SHE'LL BE HERE FOR 3 WEEKS. AMY GRADUATES ON TUESDAY, MAY 27TH. I HOPE THIS GOES THRU O.K. I'M TRYING TO SEE WHERE TO PUT YOUR ADDRESSS


Name: Rachel
Email:
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 11:29:33 AM

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Cesar Meza, your letter made my day! I know you are tired, what with all you guys are doing. But, keep your chin up and know, without a doubt, that there are people in this world who love you and have confidence in you! Your family can't wait to see you. I will keep the letters and packages heading your way, since they seem so well received by you and the guys. Tell Sierra that Doc says "hi". Hope to hear from you soon, sweetie!


Name: Serena
Email:
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 11:24:36 AM

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TO SEAN BRYANT Baby i miss you a lot!!!!!!!!!!! I hope everything is good i sent you another letter!!! now i can't send you another packet but soon you will be hear again!!!! I'm very happy!!!! I'm proud of you baby KISSES AND HUGS SERENA


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Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 11:20:41 AM

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TO MICHAEL YASHINSKI Hi my big brother how are you?? i tryed to send you letters and e-mails but i don't think that you received it. i hope you will can read this message i know that soon you will come back and i'm very happy i miss you i'm proud of you you will always my best friend love your sister Serena


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmil.com
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 11:17:50 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON C.COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Hi love of my life, today i didn't have enough time write you my messages, I just want you to now that i miss you every day more and more and i can't wait to have you here back with me. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MY PRECIOUS PRNCE!!!


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Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 09:47:24 AM

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Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 09:21:17 AM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd Jarod, Just a note to say how sorry I am that I missed your call....I keep beating myself up for it....I was teaching a self-defense class at the school and had my cell phone in my gym bag....I heard it ring but by the time I got to it you had hung up....so sorry.....Margaret called me and shared her conversation with me as well as Mom..... Hope you can call again soon....that is one missed for Mom and now 1 for me..how bad I feel..... Hope all is well there and that you are hearing the news that you may be coming back soon.....I realize that it may be some time before you get state side because of the rotation but we are anxiously waiting...if it is going to be long I am coming to Italy.... All is well here and in Tennessee.....Love you and miss you very much!! We are constantly praying for you and the others....Keep you head up and realize how many people love you and are waiting on your return as well!! Love and miss you much....God Speed my Son!! Love Dad


Name: Andrea
Email: edinapalmai@freemail.hu
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 05:56:17 AM

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This messages is for Steve Brignoli. I hope you're fine. I only want you to know, that I'm here waiting for you. The problem is the time goes so slow and I'm so for from seeing you. I hope we get to see back other very soon! szeretlek Andrea


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 03:09:11 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Dear love of mine, good morning!!! It's almost half an hour that I'm trying to tape this little message for you, but gees, there is always someone entering the office!!! What about the privacy???? Never mind! I miss you my baby angel, last night I was waiting to see the news on AFN but I missed them!!! I was watching a football match and when I put on channel 4 it was too late!! I'm so smart!! I wait all day long for those 5 minutes to arrive and then... I missed them!! I'll be back soon! I LOVE YOU!!!!


Name: Amanda
Email: amandarose6@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 01:59:50 AM

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If anyone sees PFC NICOLAS HUNTER POST 3 PLT. B/2 503 please let him know that Amanda is thinking of him and would love to hear from him soon...a letter is on it's way! Everyone be careful over there! Amanda


Name: Luke Young
Email: lry7777@ksu.edu
Date: Thursday May 15, 2003
Time: 01:29:40 AM

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SGT DANIEL KORP 2/503 173rd ARB the rock? What up not much here just studying for finals still. I had one test today and another tommorow, I had to read 230 pages of some stupid book (probably easy for you to do but not me)(Abbie says hello and she hopes you are ok) i am still not sure if you get these things but im gonna write anyway, I hope you get them. I think mom and dad are sending you a tape player of cd thing, Can you watch movies over there, If you can ill try and find out how to burn dvds on my computer but im sure you didnt jump in with your computer. The matrix 2 comes out this week its supposed to be one of the best movies ever or something at least when you come home you wont run out of movies to watch. So dad says you think your gonna ride my motercycle when you come home (yeah right) ill get that old dirt bike started for you maybe. no you can ride it but you wont have to worry about some dumb ass iraqi if you scratch it, I like this writing thing. I can talk shit and your too far away to kick my ass, still wish you were here though. well, proud of you and look forward to seeing you soon, love you, your brother Luke


Name: Brandi Hatton
Email: brandi_worley@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 10:25:37 PM

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SPC Phillip Hatton...B/2-503 3rd PLT....Hey baby, I hope you're still doing okay. Just wanted to tell you what happened to me. The other night, I seen one of those stupid cats on the truck, and I went running and jumped off the porch, to get the cat off the truck, and when I landed, I broke my ankle! Can you believe that? I bet your thinking,"That crazy girl". I'm doing okay now, just a little pain in the foot. Too bad you can't be here to rub my feet!! Ha Ha, just playin'! I miss you terribly, and can't wait to see you again. I love you Boo. -Bran


Name: M & D Hinton
Email: tekkimom@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 09:40:28 PM

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to: PFC HINTON, GAVIN M., A-CO., 1/508TH INF, 3RD PLT, 173 ABN BDE: Hello Son, I think this should get someone's attention. We enjoyed sharing your letters with the family. They loved the MRE letters. Everyone is fine. Michelle, Brian and the girls say hello. You won't believe how much they've grown. Rob and Tobi say hey too. They are doing some home improvement and wish they had your muscle for a few days. The eastside Hintons are doing well in their new homes and the newest Hinton, EmmaRose is too cute for words. It's starting to warm up so we think our Spring time in May is over. HA well its about time. Chris said you called and got the news, we're still waiting to hook up and hear it "in person". I'm sure its great news and we can't wait to see them. Let us know how you are when you can and know that we LOVE YOU and are PROUD OF YOU!!! Many (((HUGS))) and tell the boys over there that we have the greatest respect for you. Stand tall and be proud! History was made on 3/26/03. Love Mom and Dad


Name: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Email: Jinnene Hoover
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 06:19:22 PM

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THIS MESSAGE IS FOR SPEC THOMAS HOOVER of C co. 2/503 inf 3rd plt. Thomas you need to get in contact with people here at home things aren't good and I don't know how much more I can take. Love you, Jinnene


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Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
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Name: AL HERNANDEZ
Email: ALHERNANDEZ@ASISANAVENUE.COM
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 06:03:30 PM

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TO: PFC JAIME R.HERNANDEZ, 3RD PLT B/2/503, 173rd ABN BDE, APO AE 09347. DEAR SON REC'D YOUR LETTER DATED: 4-27-03. I HOPE YOU WILL REC MY PACKAGE SOON. EVERYONE HERE AT WORK ASKED IF I HEARD FROM YOU, I POSTED YOUR LETTER (THAT YOU WANTED ME TO SEND TO YOUR LOLA, TIA NELLIE, & GODMOTHER)ON OUR BULETIN BOARD AT WORK(W/YOUR PICTURE ON IT). SOME OF THESE PEOPLE KNEW YOU WHEN YOU WERE NINE YEARS OLD. THEY ARE JUST AS PROUD OF YOU AS I AM. YOUR LETTER TAKE ABOUT 2 1/2 WEEKS TO GET HERE. I HOPE YOUR ADVENTURES IN FORIEGN LANDS MAKE YOU FEEL BLESSED TO BE BORN IN THIS COUNTRY. IT IS NOT SO EASY TO LIVE IN YOUR MOM'S EITHER (UNLESS YOU HAVE MONEY). I HOPE THIS MESSAGE WILL FIND YOU, IF NOT I WILL CONTINUE TO WRITE TO YOU...LOVE YA & GOD BLESS YA...PAPI


Name: Christine Thompson
Email: cthompson72@aol.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 05:27:53 PM

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I'm attempting to get an email to Maj. Phil Chambers HHC BDN 173RD ABN BDE APO AE 09347.


Name: Barb - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 04:53:53 PM

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J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H -YOU'RE A POPULAR MAN!! Jess & Mrs. Clark posted letters to you, to day!! Check them all out! Be sure to call Aunt Lady & Uncle Dan - ASAP!! I sent out a new update on you today, so you will get more messages posted here now that you know where this is. I told people to post messages to you on this site!! It should grow!!! We miss you & can't wait to see you this summer - (?) 4th of July (?) right????? We'll have a new float for you to ride on! ;o)~ You'll LOVE it!! We'll make Jason ride it with you!! HA! That I gotta see!!! Call Dan COLLECT - he said to tell you that! Ashley is waiting to hear from you too! They are very anxious to hear from you so if you call them, it will relieve their fears greatly!! Get the HINT???? Well, I have to go........ work to do. Soon Ben will have my computer set up at home & we can write from there. I love you, my F.B.B. Love, Mom


Name: michelle suggs
Email: concha_shell71@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 04:52:27 PM

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this message is for evertone in the 173rd: you guys are and forever will be our heroes. ANGELO RODRIGUEZ your sister loves you. you keep your head up baby boy because you are blessed, your family is so proud of you. love shell


Name: Barb - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 04:42:19 PM

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ATTN: J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H !!!!!!! Now that you know how to get to these messages, I hope you check them daily. I found a ball & bat set to send to you guys & I'm working on York H.S. to donate a volleyball net & ball thru Mrs. Hull. Does anyone want a soccer ball???? Let me know & I'll see what we can get to you before you all pack up & let the 4th Infantry take over. Be sure to take some candies to the hospital for the little kids. Plant some SWEET seeds in their lives & they'll remember it forever!! A little kindness in wartime goes a looooong way when you reach out to little ones who are hurting in the hospital - even their parents will remember the acts of kindness from the US soldiers to their children. Get through to the children & you'll get their parents... that's what Pastor Rick always says. So find out how to get to the hospital & go plant some sweet seeds! :o)~ It was just phenomenal to hear your voice last night. A huge relief! Put Psalms 91 in your heart, son. This is no joke or idle request. Commit it to memory - it protected the soldiers throughout history when they stood on it in faith! Dad is checking out watches for you & will send when he finds one for you. My box will go out tomorrow & Lesman will send another one on Saturday. I talked to Jason - he'll send you some nice reading material soon. I love you - gotta go! I miss you!!! Love, Mom P.S. You're still my F.B.B. - should I spell it out???


Name: jon gurkoff
Email: joninnj1@aol.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 04:41:43 PM

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This note is to Pvt. Michael Sonnentag.................... Everyone here at Ada Products wishes you and your buddies a quick and safe return home. We are with your father here at the plant and he showed us your pictures on this web site. We are glad you appear to be well -- in need of a shower, though!!! Take care of yourself. Jon Gurkoff


Name: LIZ COUCH
Email: PeediePie051000@aol.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 03:47:36 PM

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DEAR PRIVATE BRANDON K. MANN THIS IS LIZ I JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU THAT I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU AND THAT I MISS YOU A LOT. IT WAS REALLY GREAT GETTING TO TALK TO YOU ON SUNDAY I HAVENT TALKED TO YOU SINCE LAST SUMMER THATS A REALLY LONG TIME TO NOT HEAR FROM YOUR BROTHER. EVERYONE DOWN HERE IS DOING JUST FINE, SO DONT WORRY ABOUT ALL OF US YOU JUST NEED TO WORRY ABOUT YOU AND COMING HOME SAFE AND SOUND AND SOON! I WISH YOU COULD LET US KNOW MORE ABOUT WHATS GOING ON WITH YOU BUT I GUESS I'LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL YOU COME BACK HOME. WE HAVE SENT YOU SEVERAL PACKAGES I HOPE YOU GET THEM BEFORE YOU GO BACK TO ITALY!!!!!!!!! WE ARE ABOUT TO GET OUT FOR SUMMER IN LIKE A WEEK AND I AM VERY HAPPY. TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF AND BE CAREFUL THE BEST YOU CAN. I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH I WILL TALK TO YOU LATER MABYE IF YOU GET ANOTHER PHONE CALL. I LOVE YOU, ELIZABETH DAWN COUCH MAY 14, 2003 2:50 P.M.


Name: GIGIA
Email: gigia.pommy@libero.it
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 02:37:55 PM

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This is a message for Spc. Angelo Rodriguez! Ciao amore mio, how are you? I'm good but i miss you so much. Today i wrote you a letter and i hope that you will have. I hope that you can come back soon in Italy because we have to make a big party for your birthday, do you remember??? I love you with all myself, your queen wait for you. gigia :-)


Name: Brenda Callahan
Email: brendac@vrml.k12.la.us
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 02:10:26 PM

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To: PVT Jeremy Callahan Hello there son how have you been? I'm sorry we missed your 1st phone call last week but we were at work. We keep playing the answering machine to hear your voice. If you can email us this week try to let me know what packages you have received lately. Are you'll still in Kirkuk? Everyone asks about you and all I tell them is your fine and I don't know when to expect you out of there. There was a terrible accident Monday night down the road. Benjamin Duhon who would have been the co-valivictorian of his senior class got killed . This is Jed & Theresa Duhon's son. His sister is in critical condition in Lafayette. They think she is paralized from the waist down. Jay Broussard 19 from Kaplan hit them from behind. They were turning off of Hwy 35. The speedometer broke at 70 miles per hour but the state trooper said he had wide tires so his actual speed was closer to 100 miles an hour. His tires were not calabrated. He walked away from the accident with no injuries. There are a lot of charges on him right now. He had two tv's in that truck that he had. Well just wanted to let you in on some news from home. Hope to hear from you soon. Love Mom


Name: denise
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 12:32:38 PM

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TO Mark Berkosky and william Espinosa: Hey guys, how is it going???Im fine! For william: Im sorry that for ur birthday is problably that u ll not be there..and than we can t go to jesolo!Anyway remeber that i ll think of u! For Mark:hey giant!Yersterday i went on post with my friend and i walked close urs rooms...all its ok!hey backstreet boys...i would say to u a lot of things but i cant know...we see when u come back! i miss u guys, take care, come back soon...stay safe!Denise!


Name: Tom, Margaret and Alex Pellett
Email: mpellett438@cs.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 12:13:14 PM

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to Pvt. JOHN PELLETT, ABLE Co, 3rd Plt. 2/503rd----Dear John, We hope you are well. Thanks for the letters. I copied some and am sending them to Grandmother and Grandaddy today. I think we have 4 letters from you at this point. The last one to get here was possibly the first one you wrote, when you were on the way to Kirkuk from farther north. We are hoping that 3 parapackets have reached you by now, and I will order another one today. We just ran across the news of the death of Sgt.Reynolds, 173rd LRS, and our hearts go out to all members of the 173rd and also to Sgt. Reynolds' family. Take care of yourself and your buddies. We love you, Mom, Dad, and Alex


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 11:46:09 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE A quick note to let you know that i miss you more than ever!!! I love you my beautiful baby angel!!!


Name: Phyllis Grafton
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 11:34:27 AM

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Pfc. Brandon Aird!! Brandon, we have really enjoyed the photos you have posted for us folks back home! The last ones you posted show alot of the 2nd platoon, Able co., 2/503rd but you only photographed the officers. Is there any way you could post some of the regular Pfc.'s? I've been searching for my son, Pfc. Stephen Grafton and it would sure be nice to spot him sometime. You are doing a great job and just want to thank you for it. Thanks, again! A Desperate Mom, Phyllis Grafton


Name: Phyllis Grafton
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 11:33:37 AM

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Pfc. Brandon Aird!! Brandon, we have really enjoyed the photos you have posted for us folks back home! The last ones you posted show alot of the 2nd platoon, Able co., 2/503rd but you only photographed the officers. Is there any way you could post some of the regular Pfc.'s? I've been searching for my son, Pfc. Stephen Grafton and it would sure be nice to spot him sometime. You are doing a great job and just want to thank you for it. Thanks, again! A Desperat Mom, Phyllis Grafton


Name: Jessica
Email: rockstarr815@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 10:59:59 AM

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hey jeff! sorry that i missed your call last night. i was out at the chocolate moon with my friends. i can't wait to hear from you again! mom is sending alot of stuff, she buys better stuff for you guys then for liz and i, but thats ok! anyways, next time you call i wanna talk to you! i wanna know everything that is going on there, and stuff. make sure to e-mail laura clark if you can, she really wants to hear from you. also tonya from the BPD can't wait to hear from you. she is so cute!!! well, make sure to call! love your lil sis~jessie


Name: Jessica
Email: rockstarr815@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 10:56:46 AM

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Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 10:07:57 AM

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To Mike Kemp. HI, today I had an English test and it was good, can you believe it? Today I have to study so much... I want to tell you che MI MANCHI SEMPRE DI PIU' and I'll never get tired to repet it!! TI AMO always more, non vedo l'ora di vederti!!! A LOT OF KISSES, your Susy.


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 10:06:37 AM

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PFC David Cross-- 1st/508th----- Hey babe! How are ya doing today? I'm still at school sitting in Kerns class and I got on here so I figured I'd tell you hey and I love you. Well, I got a thing from the post office yesterday that they hadn't mailed out your care package yet b/c I have to fill out this thing telling what all is in it. So I am going back today to make sure they mail it out TODAY! Anyway, have a good day! I miss you and I love you! Be careful! love, stephanie


Name: Traci Underwood
Email: tracilovesbaseball@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 09:51:39 AM

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To SGT Condit 2nd PLT A Co. 2/503- Hey Ted! I hope that everything's going well. How's the weather, because it's reached the 100's here in Phoenix, but at least it's a dry heat. I only have a little over 4 days of school left, and I don't know what I'm doing this summer except Vegas and Kentucky. Everyone back here continues to ask how you're doing. Have you had more than one shower? I hope so! I haven't been watching much baseball lately because I've been so busy. For some reason, the D-backs suck this year. I still have faith that they'll turn around, and when they play the Yankees, they'll kick ass! I'm looking forward to hearing from you again. Take care! Love always, Traci


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Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 09:48:19 AM

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this message is for: Chris Jackson ,Marty, Jake, Gavin, Jacob ,Micheal Yashinski ,Montgomery ,Peter, Arron ,Brandon , B.J. , William , Chris , Isaac , Paul , Jason , Jerry , Lee , Josh , Steve , Tim , Promo , Ramy , Brain , Dan , Jhonny's roomate ,Carson , Zack , Alberto , James , Fishman .... All ours friends.... WE ARE PROUND OF YOU GUYS!!!! Come back soon!!!!! S. and L.


Name: Amy Slomka
Email: amy.slomka@setaf.army.mil
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 09:32:00 AM

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To SGT WILLIAM HUTSON, A co. 1/508th...So, Ive been reading these silly emails for a while now & I just had to add another to the list...here it goes: Hey Boo-Boo, I miss you so very much and cant wait until you can hold your little walnut in your big octopus arms!!! Im sure you are so really, really, really, ridiculously good looking in your DCU's, maybe we can play dress-up when you get home?! What do you say...nothin but boonie caps & ear plug cases!!! Very GRRR! Always relaible...14TH TRANS ROCKS!!!!


Name: Mom Chance
Email: purplep@swbell.net
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 09:06:22 AM

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SSG JONATHAN CHANCE: Dear Son, Your dad and I are ecstatic -- we FINALLY rec'd mail from you yesterday! I think your dad is going to frame that danged letter! :-D We're both doing a happy dance now. Thanks for letting us know you are okay. We hope to hear from you again soon. Mother's Day was kinda sad not being able to hear your voice...but know that you were in my thoughts all day long. Stay safe, Sweetie! Much love, Mom PS: We're trying to send care packages to you at least once a week...so be on the lookout!


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 07:44:58 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON C.COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Love of my life, I've been talking to my mom right now and I'm so pissed off!!! I wrote you that the psyco from Canada wrote me yesterday, well, he called my parents today!!!! CAN YOU IMAGINE????????????????????????????? If i were to follow my instinct right now I would pick up the phone and cover him with shit! He keeps callinbg my parents for stuff that don't concern them at all!! Gees, I'm so mad!!! I need you to come back and help me chill down!! I'm really angry and I wish I could have you close to me, you are the only one that is able to chill me down with few words! I miss you so much, I can't wait to have you here again! Please, get yourself on that truck and come back to me!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!


Name: Genny Lanza
Email: gennylanza@yahoo.it
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 07:27:09 AM

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SGT. JASON HARDING Ciao Piccolino! iI hope you're fine. I was so happy to hear from you last Saturday that you cannot even immagine!!! I hope to to talk to you again very soon. I love you. Genny


Name: Elizabeth Fullwood
Email: efullwood@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 04:28:45 AM

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SPC Ronald Fullwood Medic Plt. 2/503d We love you and miss you so much. Please come home safely! Love, Elizabeth Dyllan and Makayla


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 04:19:44 AM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR... ok babydoll the percocet is waring off and my leg HURTS! I aso just got off the phone with Ssg. Stoll, and I hope I was half way coherant:) Anyhow this is what I understood in my altered state of pain, and percocet! Ssg. Stoll took the paperwork to 510th, and the nice lady there (Whom I spoke with also) did her job and filed it and sent it off on it's way to PERSCOM...who will send it to the nearest military instalation to me, who will in turn send it to my address. Then I get to go back to Leavenworth and book the flight home. She said depending on the speed of PERSCOM I should get it in a week. What address will they send it to? Az or KS? BY the way there is no way to have anyone pick it up..because if i was over there...they'd mail it to you..since I am here they will mail it to me...anyway I guess it gets mailed. Soooo much for having Kevin pick it up and hook us up. OK I am trying to get there before you get there, and at 3:13 in the morning I don't know if I am mentally stable enough to deal with anymore tonight. I pray you get this, and we can figure something out. I hate it here, and I want to come home. I once again realized why I went to college and then to the Army..to get away from here! Now I just have to get away from the Army:)SO why does it always suck me back into it's madness?!?! :) Anyhow So I will take my little artistic butt back to Italy ASAP! I am sooo tempted to just buy the tickets right now, but will hold off a little longer. Please respond somehow honey. I know it's hard, but this is what we were presented with. OK I'm going to go take that nap I call Sleep time now. I hope my leg is better tomorrow or Jake wants me to go to the Dr.'s which I don't want to do!! I love and miss you sooo vary vary much babydoll..whole bunchies!~~~PRINCESS~~~~~~~


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 03:20:19 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning love of mine!!! Here it's hell again! My stupid boss arrived this morning and as soon as he put his foot in the office he started screaming blaming me for something that should have been done few days ago. I bet I should buy a crystal ball and take a look at it every single morning, obviously that fucking ball should be linked with the only neuron left in my boss's brain! Apart from that, I'm happy because I saw that you guys are packing to come back home!!! At least that's what they showed us on TV. well love of mine, I have to go, I'll start singing some gospel or those songs that slaves used to sing while working! I need you to come back home and save me. Well, let say that, as soon as you will be back home with me, I won't have to hold my tongue at the office anymore!! I will feel more protected and I will tell my boss that he should do something for his mental state!!! Can't wait for that momnet to arrive!!! I'll be back to you soon, I love you more than the feeling of tell the mono-neuron to fuck off, and you know how badly I want to do that!!!! My beautiful prince, come back home SOOOOOOOOON!!!!! I love you, always.


Name: Larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 02:46:03 AM

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Pfc Ryan Wilmington---Hey ryan, getting ready to go to bed and wanted to say Hi! before i did. Just got thru talking to aunt penny on-line, and your Dad & geoff are both inDenver this week, your Dad on business, and Geoff to visit your mom. guess they are all having a good time, wish i was there. hope this finds you well and in good spirits. Write again when you can. love you and look forward to seeing you home.---Pappan


Name: Luke Young
Email: lry7777@ksu.edu
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 02:33:16 AM

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SGT DANIEL KORP 2/503 173rd ARB, I hope you get this im not sure how it works but anyway, how is everything going? Good I hope, everything is going good here. I bought a harley, picked it up a couple of days ago, You need to get your license soon so we can go ride when you get back, (If you can keep up) Mom and Dad made me wear a leather jacket when we went to go pick it up i fealt like a dusch bag, i think they think im gonna join a biker gang or something but i had fun riding around with them anyway. When you called i was kind of shocked i didnt even realize i was talking to you untill i got off the phone. I hope you guys go home soon its been awhile now, Im almost out of school for the summer I have 2 more tests and then im done cant wait, I am sure your ready to go home. dont party too hard when you get back well scratch that get as fucked up as you want, I had a wiered exsperience the other night, we went out to the bars and then i passed out on a friends couch and woke up in the bath tub with the lights out my arms and legs crossed perfecly and the curtain closed, first thing i did was check to see if I still had my Kidneys, I went to the bars with 4 dollars that night WIERED (at least i didnt pass out at moms house in the bath room with the door locked) jk I talked to dennis the other night i guess he is still in California his unit is over there some where and he dosent know if he will get shiped over or not he did say that hell probably get the crap beat out of him when they all get back because hes new and didnt go over with them. take lots of pictures well i hope you get this. be safe and stay out of sight. Your brother Lucas young (the ladys say hes hung.)


Name: MOM
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 14, 2003
Time: 12:12:29 AM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER-1/508th BRAVO--Hey....Ash called tonight and said you called her today! Good, because she was so bummed missing your last call. Glad some other guy told you that you need to check out your messages on this board! To get all of your messages hit Ctrl & F at the same time--a text box will come up and when you type in your name you will be able to scan all of the messages from day one on here for just you. I know you have had alot on here. And that will save so much to be able to read your messages. Tornado warning for Carroll area tonight and Omaha --think it blew over.Just rained here real hard, and then it was the most brilliant double rainbow ever over the lake! Watched a great show on Venice tonight-about the past flooding and how they are preventing the city from sinking more etc..the tourists etc..and the gates at Amsterdam they built to stop the flooding there--glad i caught it --i keep forgetting to get our passport forms when i am at the P.O. -but we wouldn't come over until next summer now anyway--If you are able to email please send a letter- miss hearing from you .I know you have to use the phone sparingly but getting more letters from you would be wonderful. Have only gotten one-or if you can email(address above) that would be a nice surprise too.Make sure you check out all of your other messages now too!! Take care-love you always-Mom


Name: Paul David Worthen
Email: dworthen@bellsouth.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 11:38:58 PM

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PFC Robert Worthen: Everyone sure does miss you. More than you can imagine, you're a hero in Middle Valley. Daved Senters wants a picture of you "with a Kurd", and everyone asks about you. Here's some snippets of news: 1) on May 6 I got your letter (on the MRE cardboard) dated April 6, and I loved it. 2) Someone is charging stuff to Amazon.com on your credit card; I sure hope it's you. If not, let me know and I'll block the charges. 3) A care package is on the way, but I don't know how long it takes to get there. 4) Call or email or contact me when you can. With love and pride, DAD


Name: Paul David Worthen
Email: dworthen@bellsouth.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 11:30:03 PM

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To PFC Brandon Aird: We need a picture of PFC Robert Worthen on the 173rd website. Some local politicians are eager for same, and will forward same to Congressman Zack Wamp (of our home District, i.e., 3rd Cong. Dist, Tenn.). Actually, Mr. Senters wants a picture of Worthen "with a Kurd", but I don't know if that's possible. Please email me re what you can do in this regard. With thanks in advance -- Paul David Worthen (father) Note: Worthen is HQ Plt, C Co., 1/508. (A picture of Grant Anderson would be nice too (S-3, HHC, 2/503)).


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email: Jake.....again
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 11:25:23 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR>>>> Hello again. Well, tonight is a good night here. The weather is perfect with the best temp. we've had in a while. I have another funny thing to tell you about your wife. We have her pretty pacified on some percocet tonight, because I think every color in the rainbow is running up her legg. Alicia has some experience in nursing and she looked at her hamstring, and of course she did a number on it! From her butt down her lower legg is a rainbow of pain.It's NOT pretty colors either! If it's not better by tomorrow I will drive her to the Dr.'s to have them look at it. I wasn't with her at the gym when she did it, but I hear that even the guys were affriad of her. They said they'd never heard a woman cuss like that haha. She was suposedly rolling around on the floor, and curled up in the fetal position till she felt a little better not letting anyone touch her. I laughed and said "Yup sounds like the Wendy I know!" Then she got in the car and drove home without putting anything on it which gave it just enough time to look that bad! Hope you get back before she kills herself doing something as simple as burshing her teeth! She said she warned you about her lack of motorskills. Ok just wanted to let you know she's in good hands and will be ok. We'll take care of her till you get home. I don't know how many pieces she'll be in by then, but we'll try! Watch your back, I'll try to keep your wife out of traction!! ---Jake--- Any headway made on the war booty? Just kidding brother!


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 11:12:50 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR..... hey babydoll! I got our emails from today and yesterday, it was great to hear from you! I always love getting your emails, phone calls, and letters! You are such a great husband:) I will call post this morning (I just LOVE getting up at 0'dark thrity to try to cash them around via phone tag..hehehe) NOT! I will of course! I just want you to knwo how much you mean to me, and even though Webster's could never come up with a word that describes how perfect we are together...I will alwys love you! You are my hero, my heart, and my husband...most of all you are my BEST FRIEND!! I love you soooo vay vary much babydoll. I can't wait to see you in person again,a nd look into those deep brown eyes and see all the love in the world in them. I miss those early morning kisses, and the late night talks. I really miss you sweetie.....so hurry home to me! You know what I miss too..."Whole Bunchies Babydoll" ~~~~Princess (Sweet Pea)~~~~


Name: Tammi Cady
Email: tammi.cady@lyndonstate.edu
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 09:38:48 PM

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Aaron Cady, Bravo 2-503 173 ABN - Aaron, it was so great to hear from you. Sorry I missed your second call, but David was pretty excited. David and I both got letters from you, and I received the email. Do you have access to email? Anyway, I will write soon and send a package. Love you, Tammi


Name: Jinnene Hoover & Rheannah Hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 09:27:38 PM

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hay your mom got you the "books" that you asked for how gross and why didn't you ask me? I want you to ask me for things too let me help you. Quit keeping me in the dark, I don't like it. Well gotta go.


Name: Sukari Statton
Email: sukari911@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 08:54:35 PM

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SGT Daniel Korp - 1st PLT B Co 2/503 173rd ABN Bridgade Daniel - I hope you are doing okay. I am really excited that I was able to talk to you on Mother's Day. I am sorry that we got disconnected and you were not able to talk to your father. I am still laughing that he was on the phone. I am getting ready to type one of my finals for my classes :). I have decided that I am only going to take 3 hours this summer, no need for me to over-do-it this summer. Afterall, it is my vacation. I am also looking for a place to do my summer intern. I should have done this already, but really, that only makes sense for me to be on top of things. I will write you a letter soon. Smooches - Sukari


Name: Mary Sandifer
Email: sand3956@bellsouth.com
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 08:12:32 PM

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Hi, Roberto, I am so happy that now we are receiving calls and mail from you. I guess now I can finish the year with a bang! God is so good. I love you darling and praying that you can come home soon. Love, Mom


Name: Mary Sandifer
Email: sand3956@bellsouth.com
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 08:12:22 PM

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Hi, Roberto, I am so happy that now we are receiving calls and mail from you. I guess now I can finish the year with a bang! God is so good. I love you darling and praying that you can come home soon. Love, Mom


Name: Barb and Jerry Jenkins Michigan
Email: jandb5151@chartermi.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 07:50:23 PM

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Hi SonSFC Scott Brzak of CCO,2/503rd just thought we would drop you a few lines to say hi and that we miss you. I am sorry that you could not talk to me on mothers day , because I was praying that I would be able to talk to you on that day. Well, I had a pretty good day that day.Well, Jerry said to tell you hi and that he misses you. We pray everyday for your safe return home to all of us. Well we love you and miss . I will write later. Love Mom and Jerry


Name: jinnene hoover
Email: j_hoover @sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:52:15 PM

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To THOMAS HOOVER of 3rd plt C co. 2/503 173rd airborne brigade inf. you need to call me now or the bank at1-888-920-2265 you can figure out why.


Name: jinnene hoover
Email: j_hoover @sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:52:04 PM

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To THOMAS HOOVER of 3rd plt C co. 2/503 173rd airborne brigade inf. you need to call me now or the bank at1-888-920-2265 you can figure out why.


Name: jinnene hoover
Email: j_hoover @sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:51:54 PM

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To THOMAS HOOVER of 3rd plt C co. 2/503 173rd airborne brigade inf. you need to call me now or the bank at1-888-920-2265 you can figure out why.


Name: jinnene hoover
Email: j_hoover @sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:51:44 PM

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To THOMAS HOOVER of 3rd plt C co. 2/503 173rd airborne brigade inf. you need to call me now or the bank at1-888-920-2265 you can figure out why.


Name: jinnene hoover
Email: j_hoover @sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:51:34 PM

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To THOMAS HOOVER of 3rd plt C co. 2/503 173rd airborne brigade inf. you need to call me now or the bank at1-888-920-2265 you can figure out why.


Name: jinnene hoover
Email: j_hoover @sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:51:24 PM

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To THOMAS HOOVER of 3rd plt C co. 2/503 173rd airborne brigade inf. you need to call me now or the bank at1-888-920-2265 you can figure out why.


Name: Jessica Young
Email: angel1216@comcast.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:43:08 PM

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Atten: Spc. Bryan Kennedy: Hi Bryan! How are you? I'm sorry I haven't posted a message in a while, it's been crazy with school and everything. I miss you so much, I wish you could be home soon. I have prom coming up and you and your mom and Janelle always came over to help me out. I'll take lots of pictures and send them to you. I heard you "slammed" some Iraqi, way to go,lol. You are so brave, I wish I could be like you. I hope you get to come home soon. Keep up the excellent work! I Love You Very Much! Love, Cousin Jessie


Name: Gary Corbitt
Email: garylcorbitt@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:35:32 PM

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Message to Pfc. Brian J. Corbitt of the 508th Airborne Battalion Brian, it was great to hear from you last week. Talked with mom who is back in Monaco and they along with all of you friends are proud of you and send you their best. Git the word that The Hachiya Family and Dawn C. received your letters. Know how hard that was so thanks. Also, saw an e-mail from The Hachiya Family and your cousin Drew. Shane is doing better and we all hope for the best for him. I did not get to see him this Sunday being Mother's Day but, will do so this coming Sunday. We all Love you and cannot wait to see you. I am keeping your Trans Am running. Tough having to drive that beast every now and then. Hopefully we will be seeing you will be soon, Dad


Name: Lisa Frost
Email: frost@ruraltel.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:33:57 PM

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PFC Matt Freeborn-A.Co, 1/508, 173 ABN. Hi Matt. I wondered if you tried to call Sat. night. We were at Grandpa's and Mike's cell phone rang about 10pm CST but no one there. Maybe it was you but there was a bad connection? Hope to hear from you soon. We're all OK but we miss you and would love a letter. Are you getting ours yet? Be safe. Love, Mom, Mike, and Libby


Name: Gary Corbitt
Email: garylcorbitt@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:33:47 PM

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Message to Pfc. Brian J. Corbitt of the 508th Airborne Battalion Brian, it was great to hear from you last week. Talked with mom who is back in Monaco and they along with all of you friends are proud of you and send you their best. Git the word that The Hachiya Family and Dawn C. received your letters. Know how hard that was so thanks. Also, saw an e-mail from The Hachiya Family and your cousin Drew. Shane is doing better and we all hope for the best for him. I did not get to see him this Sunday being Mother's Day but, will do so this coming Sunday. We all Love you and cannot wait to see you. Hopefully that will be soon, Dad


Name: Gary Corbitt
Email: garylcorbitt@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:33:27 PM

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Message to Pfc. Brian J. Corbitt of the 508th Airborne Battalion Brian, it was great to hear from you last week. Talked with mom who is back in Monaco and they along with all of you friends are proud of you and send you their best. Git the word that The Hachiya Family and Dawn C. received your letters. Know how hard that was so thanks. Also, saw an e-mail from The Hachiya Family and your cousin Drew. Shane is doing better and we all hope for the best for him. I did not get to see him this Sunday being Mother's Day but, will do so this coming Sunday. We all Love you and cannot wait to see you. Hopefully that will be soon, Dad


Name: Michelle
Email: snoop_at_heart@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:33:17 PM

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PFC Chad Henman: I hope everything is working out. I hope everyone is ok. We really miss you aroud here. Mothers Day just was not the same for Mom this year. Take care of yourself and each other. I love you kid brother!!! Michelle


Name: Gary Corbitt
Email: garylcorbitt@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:33:07 PM

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Message to Pfc. Brian J. Corbitt of the 508th Airborne Battalion Brian, it was great to hear from you last week. Talked with mom who is back in Monaco and they along with all of you friends are proud of you and send you their best. Git the word that The Hachiya Family and Dawn C. received your letters. Know how hard that was so thanks. Also, saw an e-mail from The Hachiya Family and your cousin Drew. Shane is doing better and we all hope for the best for him. I did not get to see him this Sunday being Mother's Day but, will do so this coming Sunday. We all Love you and cannot wait to see you. Hopefully that will be soon, Dad


Name: Gary Corbitt
Email: garylcorbitt@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:32:57 PM

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Message to Pfc. Brian J. Corbitt of the 508th Airborne Battalion Brian, it was great to hear from you last week. Talked with mom who is back in Monaco and they along with all of you friends are proud of you and send you their best. Git the word that The Hachiya Family and Dawn C. received your letters. Know how hard that was so thanks. Also, saw an e-mail from The Hachiya Family and your cousin Drew. Shane is doing better and we all hope for the best for him. I did not get to see him this Sunday being Mother's Day but, will do so this coming Sunday. We all Love you and cannot wait to see you. Hopefully that will be soon, Dad


Name: Gary Corbitt
Email: garylcorbitt@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:32:47 PM

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Message to Pfc. Brian J. Corbitt of the 508th Airborne Battalion Brian, it was great to hear from you last week. Talked with mom who is back in Monaco and they along with all of you friends are proud of you and send you their best. Git the word that The Hachiya Family and Dawn C. received your letters. Know how hard that was so thanks. Also, saw an e-mail from The Hachiya Family and your cousin Drew. Shane is doing better and we all hope for the best for him. I did not get to see him this Sunday being Mother's Day but, will do so this coming Sunday. We all Love you and cannot wait to see you. Hopefully that will be soon, Dad


Name: Gary Corbitt
Email: garylcorbitt@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:32:37 PM

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Message to Pfc. Brian J. Corbitt of the 508th Airborne Battalion Brian, it was great to hear from you last week. Talked with mom who is back in Monaco and they along with all of you friends are proud of you and send you their best. Git the word that The Hachiya Family and Dawn C. received your letters. Know how hard that was so thanks. Also, saw an e-mail from The Hachiya Family and your cousin Drew. Shane is doing better and we all hope for the best for him. I did not get to see him this Sunday being Mother's Day but, will do so this coming Sunday. We all Love you and cannot wait to see you. Hopefully that will be soon, Dad


Name: Gary Corbitt
Email: garylcorbitt@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:32:27 PM

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Message to Pfc. Brian J. Corbitt of the 508th Airborne Battalion Brian, it was great to hear from you last week. Talked with mom who is back in Monaco and they along with all of you friends are proud of you and send you their best. Git the word that The Hachiya Family and Dawn C. received your letters. Know how hard that was so thanks. Also, saw an e-mail from The Hachiya Family and your cousin Drew. Shane is doing better and we all hope for the best for him. I did not get to see him this Sunday being Mother's Day but, will do so this coming Sunday. We all Love you and cannot wait to see you. Hopefully that will be soon, Dad


Name: Gary Corbitt
Email: garylcorbitt@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:32:17 PM

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Message to Pfc. Brian J. Corbitt of the 508th Airborne Battalion Brian, it was great to hear from you last week. Talked with mom who is back in Monaco and they along with all of you friends are proud of you and send you their best. Git the word that The Hachiya Family and Dawn C. received your letters. Know how hard that was so thanks. Also, saw an e-mail from The Hachiya Family and your cousin Drew. Shane is doing better and we all hope for the best for him. I did not get to see him this Sunday being Mother's Day but, will do so this coming Sunday. We all Love you and cannot wait to see you. Hopefully that will be soon, Dad


Name: Gary Corbitt
Email: garylcorbitt@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:32:07 PM

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Message to Pfc. Brian J. Corbitt of the 508th Airborne Battalion Brian, it was great to hear from you last week. Talked with mom who is back in Monaco and they along with all of you friends are proud of you and send you their best. Git the word that The Hachiya Family and Dawn C. received your letters. Know how hard that was so thanks. Also, saw an e-mail from The Hachiya Family and your cousin Drew. Shane is doing better and we all hope for the best for him. I did not get to see him this Sunday being Mother's Day but, will do so this coming Sunday. We all Love you and cannot wait to see you. Hopefully that will be soon, Dad


Name: Gary Corbitt
Email: garylcorbitt@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:31:57 PM

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Message to Pfc. Brian J. Corbitt of the 508th Airborne Battalion Brian, it was great to hear from you last week. Talked with mom who is back in Monaco and they along with all of you friends are proud of you and send you their best. Git the word that The Hachiya Family and Dawn C. received your letters. Know how hard that was so thanks. Also, saw an e-mail from The Hachiya Family and your cousin Drew. Shane is doing better and we all hope for the best for him. I did not get to see him this Sunday being Mother's Day but, will do so this coming Sunday. We all Love you and cannot wait to see you. Hopefully that will be soon, Dad


Name: LINDA KINNARD FROM HOUSTON, TEXAS
Email: LAM7035@AOL.COM
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 04:18:55 PM

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LOOKING FOR CAPT SHAY HOWARD------ JUST WANT TO SAY HELLO TO YOU AND THE REST OF THE 173RD BRIGADE. SORRY TO HEAR THOSE IRAQI BUGS ARE TEARING UP YOUR BUTTS!!!! I'VE SENT YOU CITRONELLA CANDLES, COILS, BUG SPRAY, LIP BALM, SUNTAN LOTION, VISINE, ETC. TO KEEP THEM BUGGERS AWAY. I SHIPPED THE BOX ON SAT. MAY 3RD AND HOPE IT WON'T TAKE TOO LONG TO ARRIVE. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR TRYING TO MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE FOR EVERYONE. I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE AND ARE STILL DOING. I HOPE IT WON'T BE TOO LONG BEFORE YOU GET TO COME HOME. LINDA*


Name: FELICIANO GOMEZ AND NORA GOMEZ
Email: norajasso@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 03:07:20 PM

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Sgt. Gomez Jr. Feliciano How are you! we miss you just a little note to ask you to please call your dad if you have a chance. we love you


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Email:
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 02:45:46 PM

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Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 02:41:38 PM

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To Mike Kemp. Good Evening Mikolino, I MISS YOU A LOT!! Today it is a really hot day, finaly the SUMMER has arrived, I love it... But Ash is always sleeping and he became more associal, the cause is the hot, but I think that is also because he misses you too... Come back very very very SOOOOOON! Today I went driving and is better don't talk about it, ha, ha, ha. Ehy are you so lazy that you are so tired to write to me? I don't belive it, I'm sure that you're always thinking of me (come io ti penso sempre!), remember? But the most important thing that I really want to arrive "IT'S YOUUUUUU, MIKE MIO"!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to HUG you again!! I'm sure that this will be reality very soon because I'm always praying for it and for you. TI AMO, torna presto da me, tantissimi baci solo per te, la tua SUSY!!


Name: Amy Holmes (REE)
Email: amyitaly2001@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 01:53:59 PM

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This message is for Mannie Holmes. Hi sweetheart,I hope you've been getting all your letters and pakcages I've been sending. Is there anything that you need me to send. Kiah is starting to crawl and will soon be all over. We both love you so much and can't wait for you to come home. Sending you lots of love and kisses. Talk to you soon baby!!!! I'm so proud of you and I have lots of suprises for you at home. Much Luv, REE


Name: Sonja & Gene Doles
Email: sdoles@email.msn.com
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 01:43:12 PM

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Hi John Doles We were in Oklahoma May 10 & 11 gave Racene flowers and visited all kids. Gave Kodiak his birthday present a JJ Jet plane and also one to Michael his birthday was in April. Visited Chris & Curtis also. Got to see all my kids they say hello and said keep safe. We didn't get to burn any to windy so we couldn't do any work on property. We will get Larry to brushhog next week or so and fill in tree holes. Hopefull when we go down May 23 weekend with the extra day for Memorial day we can burn and get somethings done. Lee went to her specialist to see if her baby to be is OK. He said looks perfect no problems with this babys heart and will be a girl. So I am happy for her. She is due Sept 6th. Well take care, I hope you got our package. Love Sonja & Your Dad


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 01:17:28 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd Jarod, Just a note to say hello and to let you know that you are being thought of as always....Hope to get the information soon that you are coming home..... Love you so much......Margaret says to say hello and to say that she was sorry for being frustrated with you on the last phone call....she is just young Jarod, and is learning that things are out of your control....she just loves and misses you too and is worried.....that is the way she vents her frustrations when in reality, she understands.....she just wants you back soon too.... Love and miss you much!! God Speed!! Love Dad


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 11:50:10 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Hello my baby angel, again it's time to close all the stuff here and go back home!!! YES YES YES!!! This morning I found an old man in the yard, he was doing gardening for someone, we started talking and I told him that he if had few minutes left he could have done our garden too. We talked for awhile and then we said goodbye wishing eachother a good day. Well, I went back for lunch and guess what??? HE REALLY DID OUR GARDEN!!!!!! I was so surprised! I even don't know how to thank him now cause I've never seen him before! He has been so nice! It's hard finding people like that. Now I'll promise myself that I will plant some grocery so that we will have VEGETABLES whenever we will feel like, yes love of my life, those green, yellow, violet, orange stuff that you don't like too much but that are a lot better than junk food! So, get yourself together and hurry back home, this countrygirl is getting too independent and maybe too manly looking!!!! I can fix too many things now at our place, I want my girlish attitude back, but you must be coming HOME!!!!!! I LOVE YOU MY LOVE, every day more and more!! Bring your beautiful ass back as soon as possible, sooner will be even better!!!LOVE YOU


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 11:49:30 AM

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To PFC David Cross, 1/508th ------ Hey babe! How are you doing today? I didn't feel well today so I didn't go to school. I thought I was even going to have to call into work but I decided against it. I am mailing you out a letter today before I go to work. My mail has slowed down but I just know I repeat myself every time I write and I know it isn't interesting. But, at least its mail right? My grandma is coming next week and my dad and some other family from Michigan for graduation. I'm excited to see my dad. We are opening the pool and putting down new wood floors in the kitchen before they come so we have a lot of work to do! well, have a good day! Be safe..I love you. And i will keep praying that y'all get to come home sooner than expected. Good job 173rd airborne!! love, stephanie


Name: GRANDMA PAULINE!!!!!
Email: snoflake@crosstel.net
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 09:56:32 AM

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BRAD MORRIS!!! HI: BRAD Have been thinking about you. Wondering when we were going to hear from you. Thanks for sending your Mom a letter. You made our day!!! We were quite excited to hear from you. Just want to say I Love you very much, and you are in my Prayers. God bless and keep you safe. LOVE YOU GRANDMA PAULINE""


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Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 09:45:16 AM

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TO NICHOLAS HARDY DELTA BATTERY 173rd I Hope that you hAD A GOOD TIME last time that we "make love" before you left for Iraq!!!! remember that it was the last time cause i don't wanna see you and talk to you anymore!!!!! you cheated my trust and i'm sorry for Jessica cause she doesn't know yet how much yo're two face!!! you think to be smart and fox...before to live you told me that you don't care about Jessica you told me you gave to me your apologize about everythings happened you ask me to come back with you.... you asked me to wait you.... but i saw that i'm not the only girl with you promised that!!!! good luck for everything.Have fun when you will come back!!! GOODBYE..FOREVER!!!!! your EXGIRLFRIEND L.


Name: Becky Alexander
Email: Becky.Alexander@kctcs.edu
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 09:02:43 AM

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THIS MESSAGE GOES OUT TO ONE SPC PHILLIP "DA BONE" HATTON. SOMEBODY TOLD ME THAT YOU ACTUALLY GOT TO READ THESE THINGS, SO I THOUGHT I'D GIVE IT A TRY. PHILLIP, I LOVE YOU MAN. YOU NEED TO GET HOME SO WE CAN GO WE CAN HOP ON OUR MOTORCYCLES..ALL OF US..AND TAKE A GOOD LONG RIDE..AND SO WE CAN EAT TACOS, WATCH MOVIES, GO SWIMMING, MAKE FUN OF AUNT DARLENE (HI IT'S DARLENE!), CRUISE THE SNACK SHACK, TAKE A SIX PACK, UP TO BIG ROCK, THERE IN HANCOCK, UNCLE WILL HUGS, LOTSA JUNEBUGS, POPPA JACK KNOWS, HOW TO SMOKE THOSE, BECCA DOAN CRAZE, POKER IN YOUR FACE, LETS GO DROP THE KIDS OFF AT GRANDMA DOANS!! TO THE REST OF THE 173RD. THANKS FOR YOUR HARD WORK, BRAVERY, AND SACRAFICE. YOU'RE ALL MISSED BACK HERE AT HOME. I'M SO VERY PROUD OF ALL OF YOU. TAKE GOOD CARE OF EACH OTHER AND I HOPE YOU SEE YOUR FAMILIES SOON. LOVE YOU ALL, COUSIN BECK


Name: Laura Clark
Email: lclarkeyt@aol.com
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 09:02:16 AM

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Hey Jeff Kupisch, Thinking about you everyday. Me and Lindsey will be sending you a box soon. We miss you and can't wait to see you. I'll be watching Jessie for you this summer until yo get back. we love you and will see you soon.


Name: Anna
Email:
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 08:26:28 AM

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MIke Ramirez,2nd 503rd come back, I miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love Anna


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Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 08:18:14 AM

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Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 06:26:30 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning love of my heart, how are you doing today? It took me awhile to be able to write to you this morning, but gees our Pcs weren't working!! Can you reckon that I had to fix the entire stuff? Don't ask me how I did, I just know that now they work!!! And guess who wrote me??? Yeah, the psycho guy from Canada, he keeps trying to scare me with all his bullshit, but it doesn't matter how acid and sarcastic I can be, he doesn't understand!!! He was telling me that I'd better go to Canada, I replyed that right now SARS is not a souvenir that I'd love to take back with me from a trip!! So beautiful stranger, when do you think we will be able to be together again??? I have enough of this staying apart, Ma told me that she keeps calling your President, but they never talk about "this business", she cracks me up!!! She picks the phone up, and pretends to call Blair, Berlusconi and Bush! I always laugh my ass off when she does that!!! Our neighbors say hi to you, they said to me that we will have a big party as soon as you will be back! Everybody sends their love to you. My mom last night asked me if I kicked your ass for the light stuff, and before I actually started answering her question she started telling me that you were doing other stuff more important than that and that I shouldn't be breaking your *** with bullshit like that one!!! Can you reckon??? You have an incredible allied! She even didn't give me time to reply! I'm speechless. Normally parents stay on their children's side, what about mine then??? Always on your side, but it's me the daughter!!!! Never mind! I love you a lot and I can handle that, now when I will be fighting with them I will know that they will might use their secret weapon: YOU!!! I?m going for lunch, I'll be back to you soon, I LOVE YOU MY BEAUTIFUL STRANGER!!! Another letter for you is on its way!


Name: Stephan Grabski
Email: sgrabski@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 13, 2003
Time: 03:16:29 AM

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To Sgt Michael Grabski, A Co, 2/503 Hi Michael ! I see you haven't forgottn the art of arm-wrestling ! I'm hoping that someone has put some sort of message filter on this site so that individual people on your side can receive messages intended for them ... I just heard from your darling the good news. She has been a lifeline link, with well timed messages to keep me as up to date as was possible... Now that it is formally announced that major conflict is over I can breath a little easier, but, then again you are still there. I am sure that you have done your job and done it with excellence, and for that I am already proud. As well I must admit that I am anxious to hear of your experiences, first of all to know what you have been going through and done, and second to calm my ever fertile imagination. Thinking about what you have gone through leads me to an odd state where I wish that you never had to go to war, and yet knowing that it will have brought to you a viewpoint and set of experiences that you may never have obtained otherwise. At the end of the day you participated in a crucial cause, putting forth your very best, your very self for your country. I am, again, proud of that. Life here has been much the same. As usual, I wake up, go to work, solve the usual gamut of problems that always beset a fledgling company, come home and prepare anew for the continuing challenge. At least I can say that I don't have people shooting at me with bullets... When you do come back it would be wonderful if we could spend some time together to decompress a while. If one thing makes me happy is the fact that we live, even if in different countries, in relative proximity. The very fact of that feels comfortable. I am waiting with patient impatience for that moment when I know that you are again back home. All my Love Michael, All by Best, - Stephan "Dad"


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 10:58:26 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR.....Hey babydoll I was soooo happy to hear from you today! I am glad your on top of the paperwork trail from Hell! :) Well, Not much going on here to night just nursing my hamstring..I kinda hyperextended my leg today, and now I have the luxury of sitting on a bag of ice for fun:) Yipppie! I wanted to tell you how much I love you, and how much I miss you...no words could ever be enough to describe the love in my heart. You are my light, my love, my world:) I just hope to hold you in my arms again soon, and keep you forever. If only I could be there for 5 seconds to steal away one kiss and moment with you...that'd make my heart sing! I love you..you crazy, wonderful man! Kisses and Hugs! You'll be in my dreams tonight! ~~~~~~~Princess (Sweet Pea)~~~~~~~~~~


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Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 08:14:09 PM

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MiMi Sue ESeisel@aol.com TheMerle2@aol.com PFC Keith Davis 173rd AB Brigade/Kirkut Iraq He bubba; found a new way to get to you. Your mom gave me the e-mail address and what was on it. Pretty cool huh? Just remember that we love you very much and are already planning the party. I pray for you every day; I know it isn't over and that things are still dangerous for you....please continue to pray and we will too. We had a nice Mother's Day dinner yesteray; would have been perfect if you'd been there too. I keep looking for you to pop upsomewhere. I miss you lots. Take care; love & prayers MiMi Sue & Pops


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 08:05:11 PM

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To PFC David Cross, C Co. 1/508th--Hey sweetie! How are ya? I got a letter from you today....it was one that you wrote on May 1st...I hope I get all the ones you wrote in April and March! I sent out your care package today and I am gonna write you a letter tonight and send it off tomorrow. I just wanted to post you a message so you know that I love you! Maybe someone will give this to you since you said your not gonna get on here and check. Me and this other girl have been emailing each other b/c her husband is also in the 173rd and based in Vicenza. So, it helps me to feel better. She seems really nice. She was gonna ask her husband if he knows you. Well babe, be careful and always remember I am thinking about you every minute of the day. I love you. love, stephanie


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Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 07:59:22 PM

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MERLE EISEL THEMERLE@aol.c0m KEITH DAVI IS OUR GRANDSON AND HE IS WTH 173rd WE ARE PROUD OF WHT OUR SOLDIERS ARE DOING. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU. WE WANT YOU ALL TO COME HOME SAFE AND KNOW THAT YOU ARE A GREAT ASSET TO THE UNITED STATES


Name: David and Kathy Cloutier
Email: clooch@together.net
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 07:49:37 PM

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Aaron Cady, 172rd Airborne Hi Aaron: Hope all is well with you and you are safe. Thinking of you and praying for you. Thanks to all of you men and women for what you are doing. Have been golfing; went tonight, it was cool and breezy but nice anyway. Course is in good shape. Don't know if I did this properly - hope you get the message. Love, Aunt Kathy and Uncle Dave


Name: The Kelley's
Email: dkelley@ec.rr.com
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 07:36:20 PM

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Aj we are so very very proud of you and we miss you so very very much! You kick some ass! Way to go! We miss you and hope you are home soon. Dalace keeps asking about you! Hope to hear from you soon. We love you Mandie and Dalace


Name: Thomas Reyna
Email: blkrosetom@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 07:10:12 PM

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Hi Mijo, How are you doing? We are all thinking about you and praying for you all. Our family is proud of you and all the men and women in the military. You all take care. I love you Mijo. Love dad


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 06:53:11 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; We sure miss you around here. I hope everything is going well for you over there. The weather is heating up, but I'm sure it's hotter for you. I think about you often. Write or call when you can. If you need anthing, let me know. I just sent out a junk food package this afternoon. It may take awhile to get to you. I love you, Chad. Please be careful and come home safely. Love Always; Mom


Name: Dondi Vickers
Email: dondi_atlanta@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 05:26:26 PM

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SSG CHRIS CATO (B co. 1/508th, 173rd ABN BDE) Big C! Whassup?! Glad to hear that you're hanging tough and doing as well as can be expected somewhere around Kirkuk. We finally saw some real pictures of Hunter this weekend (Toby says he looks like Elvis with all that hair!) We sent you another package Friday - hope it arrives soon and lifts your spirits a little (more candy & Copenhagen for the boys!) We continue praying for your safe return - and hope you get to come home late May/early June at the latest. Take care & much love from GA, Dondi


Name: Anna
Email:
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 05:01:17 PM

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Mike Ramirez, 2nd 503rd, Baby...I miss you, do you received my letters??? I miss you honey, I can't wait to see you. I want hug you!!!!! MY ROCK....I MISS YOU SO MUUUUCHHHHHHH, Come back soon, Love Anna


Name: Jinnene Hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 04:45:27 PM

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TO: SPEC THOMAS HOOVER OF C co. 2/503 inf. Thomas I received your letter today I can't give your mother any money you gave her the POA remember she is in contoll of the account not me! I don't have any school left I with drew last week so that when you come home I can go with you. If I stayed in school I wouldn't be done intill Dec. 2003. Rheannah isn't going to call anybody else dad I haven't been around anybody. So you can just get that thought out of your head. the sooner the better for your peace of mind. I love you and only you. Please contact me asap. I miss you. I hope for a safe return. Rheannah is not walking or talking yet. She's only six months old. heck she just now starting to sit up by her self. She trying to leave you a message.( v nhnb n m , n9jkkkkko09999999999999999 gf bvynnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnyffdddddddddddddddddddsfghim vvttc 0 ) SHE KSITTING ON MY lap right now and GOING TO TOWN WITH E the KEYS We love you and miss you. well I miss you any way . Hurry back so you can meet your daughtER she looks alot like you. please hurry and let me know when to expect you. love jinnene


Name: Jinnene Hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 04:45:17 PM

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TO: SPEC THOMAS HOOVER OF C co. 2/503 inf. Thomas I received your letter today I can't give your mother any money you gave her the POA remember she is in contoll of the account not me! I don't have any school left I with drew last week so that when you come home I can go with you. If I stayed in school I wouldn't be done intill Dec. 2003. Rheannah isn't going to call anybody else dad I haven't been around anybody. So you can just get that thought out of your head. the sooner the better for your peace of mind. I love you and only you. Please contact me asap. I miss you. I hope for a safe return. Rheannah is not walking or talking yet. She's only six months old. heck she just now starting to sit up by her self. She trying to leave you a message.( v nhnb n m , n9jkkkkko09999999999999999 gf bvynnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnyffdddddddddddddddddddsfghim vvttc 0 ) SHE KSITTING ON MY lap right now and GOING TO TOWN WITH E the KEYS We love you and miss you. well I miss you any way . Hurry back so you can meet your daughtER she looks alot like you. please hurry and let me know when to expect you. love jinnene


Name: Jinnene Hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 04:41:36 PM

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TO: SPEC THOMAS HOOVER OF C co. 2/503 inf. Thomas I received your letter today I can't give your mother any money you gave her the POA remember she is in contoll of the account not me! I don't have any school left I with drew last week so that when you come home I can go with you. If I stayed in school I wouldn't be done intill Dec. 2003. Rheannah isn't going to call anybody else dad I haven't been around anybody. So you can just get that thought out of your head. the sooner the better for your peace of mind. I love you and only you. Please contact me asap. I miss you. I hope for a safe return. Rheannah is not walking or talking yet. She's only six months old. heck she just now starting to sit up by her self. She trying to leave you a message.( v nhnb n m , n9jkkkkko09999999999999999 gf bvynnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnyffdddddddddddddddddddsfghim vvttc 0 ) SHE KSITTING ON MY lap right now and GOING TO TOWN WITH E the KEYS You are her father and I wouldn't think about letting anybody else trying to be. I'm not involved with any body and you should know that


Name: Jinnene Hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 04:31:14 PM

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TO: SPEC THOMAS HOOVER OF C co. 2/503 inf. Thomas I received your letter today I can't give your mother any money you gave her the POA remember she is in contoll of the account not me! I don't have any school left I with drew last week so that when you come home I can go with you. If I stayed in school I wouldn't be done intill Dec. 2003. Rheannah isn't going to call anybody else dad I haven't been around anybody. So you can just get that thought out of your head. the sooner the better for your peace of mind. You are her father and I wouldn't think about letting anybody else trying to be. I'm not involved with any body and you should know that


Name: Emily Ramsey
Email: emandem@fuse.net
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 03:41:31 PM

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PFC Matthew Preston/ Shannon Hey sweeite Hows my baby doing? I'm ok, would be better if you were home. I miss you so much. I have a gret idea for our wedding when you come home. My aunts told me it. I'll tell you the next tome you call me. I think it is great. I hope you will call me again soon. I want to hear your voice. Do you know for sure when yoy guys get to come home or when you guys get out of Iraq and go back to Italy? Everyone misses you here. We are alloking looking foward to you comming home, yes sweetie you'll get a party or two. I love you Emily


Name: Kristina Egert
Email: kristinaegert@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 02:25:06 PM

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PFC CHRISTOPHER TAFFOYA (3RD plt, B/2/503): I love you sweetie, hope you are doing well. Can't wait to have you home. God Bless you Always. With all my love, Kristina "Sweetheart"


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 01:39:32 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd Jarod, It was great to hear that you were able to phone Mom yesterday. I'm certain it was the best Mother's Day gift that she ever received! We are constantly praying for you here....not long now even if it is mid June...I know you were hoping for sooner as we were, but in the scheme of things it is just a few more days to hang on..... Just think of what you have waiting for you and more importantly, who you have waiting for you!! Keep focused on Gods' plan for you and remember that everything has a purpose and everything happens for a reason.....always put it in Gods' hands.... Remember " I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me "..... God has a purpose for you and a reason for your mission and a time line for your return.... We love and miss you very much and are anxiously awaiting the news that you are returning......America loves you!! You are our Hero!! Take care and God Speed my son..... The spot on the beach is waiting with your name on it (and Margarets' too )!! A big steak from Neils or mexican at El Patios..and don't forget the Dairy Queen with a big blizzard!! We will head down to the "Rock" for a game or two also...... Can't wait!! Love you and miss you much.....don't ever think that we have stopped praying....we unlike the media realize that the war is not over and the danger still exist...... Love you always!!! Dad I will have your Camaro there waiting......so come home soon!!!


Name: Michelle Rutherford
Email: kismet@kansas.cc
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 01:35:17 PM

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MATT FREEBORN!! I just stumbled across this website! I had no knowledge of it..neither does your father (do you?! lol); I will pass the info on. Hope to hear from you soon..Take care. Love, the evil step-mother.


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 01:29:05 PM

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ATTN: PFC JEFFREY KUPISCH HHC 2/503 MORTAR - No call on Mom's day??? Well you'll have plenty of time to make up for it when you get home, all safe & sound!! That's the BEST gift any mother could have! You're still my F.B.B. ya know!! Jason called twice & missed me both times. Did you find Ben? I passed your letters on to those you wrote to. I also mailed out 3 big packages on Saturday. I will have 2 more to go tomorrow. The games & toys you can keep or give to the Iraqi children if nobody has a use for them. I just thought they would be fun time fillers when you have some down time. On the photo website, I saw a soldier eating @ a restaurant. Do you have the same access to restaurants? WHEN are we going to see YOU in the PHOTOS??? Take some candies to the hospital & some toys - if there are enough leftover, ok? Go bless the little ones - they need to see your LOVE in action. Continue to let those little ones see & touch that love that's inside you - it will change them forever! I see it in the photos on the site.... so be a part of that & keep up the great job!! Stay safe - be wise - pray Psalms 91 daily, son! I love you & miss you more than words can say! Call late @ night as the girls keep me busy in the evenings! Love & prayers always, Mom


Name: carolina brown to SPC DENNIS ANTHONY BROWN Able Co 2/503rd 3rd PLT
Email: ina1980us@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 12:57:14 PM

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HI BABY I LOVE YOU SO MUCH... I NEED YOU EVERY SECOND IN MY LIFE... I AM COUNTING THE DAYS ... I KNOW WE ARE GONNA BE TOGETHER SOON THE WEATHER, PEOPLE, .. EVERTYHING IS SO ... YOU KNOW.. SH... I AM BORED BEING HERE, PROBABLY THIS THURSDAY I AM GONNA TRAVEL TO NEW YORK AND STAY THERE ONE OR TWO WEEKS AND AFTER THAT GO BACK TO ITALY ... PROBABLY I WILL STAY IN THE HOUSE OF BELINDA.... WHO??? THE WIFE OF LOPEZ.. SHE HAS BEEN SO NICE.. SHE WILL SEND YOU A COUPLE OF THINGS... ONE MORE TIME.. SHE IS GONNA SEND YOU SOME CANDIES.. SAVE THEM, DO NOT EAT THEM IN ONE DAY AS YOU DO ... CAUSE I KNOW I CANNOT SEND MORE . IF YOU ARE RECEIVING THIS.. I AM GONNA SEND YOU E/MAILS EVERY DAY BECAUSE IT IS EASIER AND FASTER... IF I SEND A LETTER IT TAKES ONE MONTH... Z..Z.Z.Z.Z. LLION ... OF KISSES AND HUGS REMEMBER .. I LOVE YOU BE STRONG , SOON.. VERY SOON WE ARE GONNA BE TOGETHER AND WE WILL SEE IT AS A NIGHTMARE THAT WE HAVE TO FORGET I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH YOUR WIFESITA CAROLINA BROWN


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Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 12:15:44 PM

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mIKE ,HOPE TO FIND YOU ARE DOING WELL, HANG IN THERE DON'T TAKE THE CRAP TELL YOUR COMMANDING OFFICER.fILE GREVIANCE, OR i WILL CALL OR WRITE SOON. lOVE DAD


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Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 12:15:34 PM

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mIKE ,HOPE TO FIND YOU ARE DOING WELL, HANG IN THERE DON'T TAKE THE CRAP TELL YOUR COMMANDING OFFICER.fILE GREVIANCE, OR i WILL CALL OR WRITE SOON. lOVE DAD


Name: Debbie Fisher
Email: dfisher@dyercs.net
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 12:13:18 PM

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PFC Jarod Markham: Hi Jarod, Just wanted to let you know that Dyersburg survived the week of wicked weather. There has been major damage done to the area , but no lives lost. You are in my thoughts and prayers as always, hope you will be on your way home soon. Love, Debbie


Name: jessica
Email: jessica_huh@yahoo.ca
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 11:50:13 AM

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TO NICK HARDY: hi hun love of mine...today is a beautiful day...i wish u were here whit me...love u


Name: Susan Doles (MOM)
Email: sweetrevenge5@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 11:44:56 AM

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SGT. JOHN G. DOLES 1/508th 173rdairborne Hi John, Hope everything is going good with you. We are so proud of you and I have always been proud of you John. Hope I hear from you before your birthday, But if I don't HAPPY BIRTHDAY. We love you John. Take care of yourself. If you can please e-mail,call or write. Address is: 6910 Wichita Place, Colorado Springs, CO.80915 Phone # is 719-596-0644 Love Ya, MOM and James


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 10:46:25 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Hey beautiful love of mine!! I'm here laughing my *** thinking about your question this morning! How can you worry about me??? You are amazing! PS: I went back home for lunch and now we do have the light back, I just had enough of waiting for nothing, so I did as you suggested this morning!! If they are going to take me to jail, well, come to visit me, ok? I LOVE YOU MY PRICELESS LOVE


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 08:22:52 AM

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To Mike Kemp. Oh Mike "I MISS YOU A LOT" and every day more, I'm becoming crazy without knowing nothing about you. I don't know how, but please just let me know that you are ok and if you can't do it by yourself do it through someone who can tell me that you are safe, PLEASE!!!!!!! TI AMO MIKE mio, ti penso semprissimo e prego sempre perchč tu stia bene! Vorrei tanto averti qui con me!! Tantissimissimissimi baci, la tua Susy per sempre!!


Name: L u c i a
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 07:50:15 AM

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to SGT CHRISTOPHER SHELTON....CIAO Chris...How are u? i really hope well....I'M THINKING OF U...AND I HOPE U WILL BE BACK SOON...I MISS U...AND I AM WORRIED ABOUT U....! nothing of new here,,,IF U CAN, PLEASE, SEND ME A LETTER OF AN E.MAIL(only for tell me that u are OK)...i guess u are very busy ...but if u can i will be very happy. I'D HOPE U'LL READ THIS MY MSG.... I MISS U VERY MUCH AND I PRAY EVERYDAY FOR U.... TAKE CARE. TI VOGLIO TANTO BENE...a Big K I S S ! Lucy ps: say CIAO to all your friend that i Know..ok? a kiss again.


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 04:47:55 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Hey Shannon, I keep thinking about our phone call, it takes me time to go through all the things we say when we talk on the phone. I've recalled right now what you said this morning: it's not true that I don't want to hear you, it hurts after, but I will never trade the chance of hearing your voice with all the gold on earth!! I miss you so much Shannon, I've been talking about you all week end with Ma, what a new eh??? I love you so much!! Last night I dreamt about you, I dreamt of telling you that you should have come back not later than three months from your deployment otherwhile I would have stopped loving you!!!! I told that to Ma this morning and she told me that I always have the right words at the right moment!!!I had to explain that it was just a stupid dream! I can't stop loving you and you know why??? Well, simply because I'm in love with you! I can't wait to receive the phone call in which you will be asking me a ride home!!! Make that come SOON!!!! PS: we are ok with gas and water bills!!!! I've just called! I LOVE YOU MY LITTLE DELINQUENT!!!! I love you more than I will ever be able to tell you!


Name: Andrea
Email: edinapalmai@freemail.hu
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 04:02:57 AM

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This messages is for Steve Brignoli. I come to Italy. I waiting here. I hope you'll come home soon. I miss you. I'm very proud of you.I send you a lof of kiss. Szeretlek Andrea


Name: Nina and Liz
Email: xenonina@lycos.com
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 02:53:20 AM

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To the guys of the 173rd: everyone is so proud of ya'll! Be safe and come back soon. We're all thinking of you and hoping for a speedy return. Baci ed abracci!


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 02:49:25 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning my beautiful love, I'm so happy because I've talked to you this morning, but the phone I was using(was shaped as a penguing)was hurting my ear badly!!!! Why do we have a phone like that???Simply cause the other one can't work, and I explained you the reason why. I love you so much and you made me laugh so much when you confirmed my supposition on the cutting the stuff to have the light back!!!A GENIOUS!!!!!!On friday night I was really mad at yoiu, gees, can you reckion? Going back home and find out that you have to go "camping "for few days when you had other plans, well, it's a bit annoying. Now I have to call the other stuff, gas, water and so on in order to avoid the same experience. I'm really acting as a mom!!!So my precious little boy, come back home soon. As I told you over the phone, there is an empty field just in front of our place that is waiting for you to land in!!!!I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!! PS: I don't remember having written about my ex coming over to see me, don't worry love, the guy that came over was a really good friend of me, and guess what??? He invited us to Sicily whenever we feel like!!! You should know by now that the ONLY one I love is YOU!!!


Name: Tom Coats
Email: viettom@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 01:59:41 AM

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Soon after news of the 173rd parachute jump into Iraq, I saw newsfilm of the jump from inside one of the C-17's. The film showed the entire load of troops leaving the plane. At the end, for some unexplained reason, the last jumper was stopped from jumping by the Jumpmasters. I never saw the film again, I have made many attempts to learn why the soldier was not able to jump. I supposed that the Jumpmasters, and the Trooper, were very sorry not to have had the opportunity to complete the jump, and earn their combat wings. I have often wondered how the three men feel now that the event is past, and if the man's comrades on the ground have made him miserable for not being able to participate in the event. I am merely curious, and have thought about the matter often. Tom Coats Richmond, VA 173rd Vietnam 1968


Name: Jinnene Hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 12:19:43 AM

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to spec thomas Hoover of c company 2/503 inf you need to contact me jinnene


Name: Jinnene Hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 12:18:46 AM

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to spec thomas Hoover of c company 2/503 inf you need to contact me jinnene


Name: Jinnene Hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday May 12, 2003
Time: 12:18:36 AM

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to spec thomas Hoover of c company 2/503 inf you need to contact me jinnene


Name: jinnene hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 11:18:00 PM

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TO SPEC THOMAS G. HOOVER OF C co. 2/503 INFANTRY 173rd. ABN BDE just thought I would leave you a quick message. Today is Mother's Day I bought a card for you for your mother I gave it to her yesterday. Jst to let you know that I thought you would like for her to have one. I want you to know that I miss you and that I'm thinking about you. A phone call would be nice when you get a chance or even a letter. I know that the phones that you guys use there is probably a line a mile long. so I understand that. I also know that you have a job to do. and that I'm not high on the list of priorities of this to do. I hope that you stay safe. and come home soon.


Name: Kat Fernandez
Email: NFGkitty@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 10:45:41 PM

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PV2 Nick Deaconson C Co. 2/503rd- Hey,I got your letter two days ago.I thought I'd give you a heads up on incoming mail from me.Thanks for mailing me back.I'll be sending it out tomorrow,I hope it doesn't take that long to get to you.If my thoughts sound a bit incoherent and run together ,I had the headache from hell when I was writing it.I may have passed out a couple of times as i was writing it as well.I sent another CD to keep you entertained over there too.I'm glad you're okay despite not showering and eating as much as you should. There is a reason I'm not in the army. I'm a hardcore wuss.If I didn't shower at least once a day I'd cry,a lot.If it's possible at all and supposing you still know my number ,give me a call so I know how you're doing.Come home soon.always, -Kat


Name: Harold, Sharon, Lucy
Email: hchamber@ac<remove>.net
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 09:13:25 PM

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Mike Long A 2 503, Hope you are still doing OK. It was good to hear from you. All our customers ask about you. Call if you can, let us know anything you need. Had a BIG Mothers day dinner at Mabels', Lucy, Erin, Mike, Dina, Katie, Ginny, Robin, Gary, Sharon and me. Everybody missed you! Take care, stay safe. Get us a letter if you can. Love from everyone. Harold, Sharon & Lucy


Name: Annie (Paul Wiseman's Sister)
Email: mininort2002@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 08:52:25 PM

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To Paul Wiseman Hello little Brother! Hope you enjoy the movies we sent you. We miss you tons and can't wait for you to get home. Maybe if you are lucky we will come over and visit. Love and miss you!!!!


Name: Your Brother-in-law (Peter)
Email: mrnorton12@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 08:46:32 PM

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Espero que este bien. Stay out of the mud and the dirt. Brush your teeth often. Be Safe!!!!


Name: Paul Wiseman's Mommy
Email: jcbooboo@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 08:37:17 PM

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Dear Son, today is Mother's Day and I have not received a phone call so you are on the black list. Just because you are in Iraq does not give you a decent excuse to ignore your mother. Bad son!! Just kidding!!! I am very proud of you. Thank you for giving me the priviledge of being your mother. Had a great mother's day. Tara brought me coffee in bed which is always dangerous because she is blind, but she did a great job. Dinner at Annie's and was lovely. Bub called from Seattle. I missed my sons a lot today. Be safe. Lots of love, mom


Name: Paul Wiseman's Mommy
Email: jcbooboo@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 08:37:07 PM

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Dear Son, today is Mother's Day and I have not received a phone call so you are on the black list. Just because you are in Iraq does not give you a decent excuse to ignore your mother. Bad son!! Just kidding!!! I am very proud of you. Thank you for giving me the priviledge of being your mother. Had a great mother's day. Tara brought me coffee in bed which is always dangerous because she is blind, but she did a great job. Dinner at Annie's and was lovely. Bub called from Seattle. I missed my sons a lot today. Be safe. Lots of love, mom


Name: Grandma
Email: jcbooboo@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 08:32:59 PM

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Just remember Paul Wiseman that there is a little old grandma in Bountiful, Utah that says a prayer for you each night and carries her in your heart 24 hours a day. I love you and hurry home. Granny


Name: Brandi Hatton
Email: brandi_worley@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 07:44:59 PM

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Phillip Hatton....2/503 Battle Co...3rd Plt....Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you baby. I hope you get this email soon. I miss you so much, and hope you some home soon. I got a newsletter today, and sounds like MAYBE you will be home in a month or so. I sure hope!! I love you, Brandi


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 07:28:12 PM

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To Pvt. Cross, C Co. 1st/508th--hey sweetie! How are ya?? Gosh, I miss you so much! I wish all this would be over with and you could come home. I'm almost trying not to watch CNN and stuff now b/c I just keep hearing more and more stuff. I don't understand...but I do know that you better come back soon! I am sending you out a care package tomorrow--you better like this one. It has lots of snacks in it that I was tempted to eat before I sent it off! haha.. I love you babe! Be careful and I'll keep praying for all of y'all. I miss you. love, stephanie


Name: Lisa Ford
Email: lmazujian@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 06:49:51 PM

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Christopher, We love you and miss you very much. Your son is growing up so fast and he is so much like you. Hurry home to see him.


Name: CAROLINA BROWN to spc dennis anthony brown Able Company 2/503rd PLT
Email: ina1980us@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 06:14:35 PM

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Hi baby I WRITE TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU.. YOU MAKE MY DAYS NO MATTER IF YOU ARE HERE OR NOT... THE ONLY THING I KNOW NOW MORE THAN EVER IS THAT I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT YOU, WITHOUT YOUR LOVE MY HEART WILL NOT KNOW OTHER LOVE, MY EARS WILL NOT RECOGNIZE OTHER VOICE, MY SOUL WILL NOT HAVE OTHER WINGS ... I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! BABY, THE WIFE OF LOPEZ DID ME A FAVOR, SHE IS GONNA SEND YOU SOME THINGS , SAVE SOME CANDIES CAUSE AFTER YOU RECEIVE THIS PACKAGE I WILL NOT SEND MORE... CAUSE IF I SEND MORE THINGS YOU WILL NOT GET THEM, SO, WAIT FOR THREE PACKAGES, THIS ONE AND THE OTHER TWO I SENT YOU ALREADY I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART MY SWEET HEART I SENT A CARD TO YOUR MOM BECAUSE TODAY IS THE MOTHERS DAY.. I LOVE YOU Z.Z.Z.Z. OF KISSES AND HUGS YOUR WIFESITA.... CAROLINA


Name: GIORGIA
Email:
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 03:03:51 PM

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(to Thomas Pringle)Ciao tommy...i'm so happy coz i have just received your letter.i was very worry for you but now i'm ok..i miss you..hope to see you soon..take care,with love GIO


Name: GIORGIA
Email:
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 03:03:32 PM

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(to Thomas Pringle)Ciao tommy...i'm so happy coz i have just received your letter.i was very worry for you but now i'm ok..i miss you..hope to see you soon..take care,with love GIO


Name: GIORGIA
Email:
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 03:01:34 PM

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(for Thomas Pringle)Ciao tommy...i'm so happy coz i have just received your letter.i was very worry for you but now i'm ok..i miss you..hope to see you soon..take care,with love GIO


Name: ari
Email: ari1983@libero.it
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 02:22:34 PM

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to all my friends: COME BACK SOON!!! WE ALL MISS YOU TO MUCH. WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN!!!


Name: TO SSG JAY LEVY, B Co. 1/508
Email:
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 02:22:07 PM

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Hi Jay, Hope u r doing fine... Miss you a bunch... Gonna bake some special chocolate chips cookies just for you... so hurry back home... XXX


Name: MJ Shannon
Email: mshannon@houston.rr.com
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 02:14:15 PM

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To: Sgt. Andrew Shannon, Hey we miss you. I hope all is going well. We are fine here. It's Mother's Day I havn't gotten a chance to call Grandma yet. I think they all took her out to lunch - I'll call her later this evening. Your Dad went over to his parents house to take his Mother to lunch. Erica and Mark are still in College Station they are coming in later to take me to dinner. My thoughts and prayers will be with you today. I pray you will be back in Italy soon and in the USA soon after. love, Mom


Name: jessica
Email: jessica_huh@yahoo.ca
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 01:20:32 PM

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TO NICK HARDY: hi hun how r u doin...just let u know that I MISS U!!!! i want u to come back adesso to me cause im always thinkin of u!!take care n remember im waitin for my awesome soldier!! love u XO XO


Name: Julian and Peggy Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 12:25:57 PM

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For Sgt. Michael Grabski A Co 2/503. Greetings Mike! This is Mothers Day and a beautiful day outside. The temperature is around 70. We still have your call on the recorder from before you left Italy and play it every day. That way we can hear your voice and get a message every day. We went to a wedding reception last night for Katheryn's ex-husband, Doug's niece down in Antioch. We enjoyed meeting some new people there.Doug's sister Barbara and Katheryn are still very good friends.Barbara's daughter, Jennifer, married a young man with 6 brothers and 2 sisters. Think of all the cousins they'll have. Take care! Love, Grandma and Grandpa.


Name: Elisa
Email: ely_862000@yahoo.it
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 10:54:54 AM

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TO DAN BRANSTRATOR: Ciao my sweet soldier, I only wanted to tell u I MISS U EVERYTHING OF U and u r the best soldier for me.......but come back soon cuz i'm getting crazy without u...I sent u 3 letters and one e-mail...I really hope u got them....write me back soon cuz I need to hear from u....Many hottie kisses...Elisa


Name: SFC> Jesse Barroso USA RET.
Email: Scorpiusx@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 09:31:02 AM

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To the HERD from an old trooper 101st ABN Vietnam 68 70, I wish you all Gods speed and that you all come home soon. You will come home as Hero9es and you are. Be proud of that uniform,I only wish we could have come home to such a welcome, but you deserve it. AIRBORNE!


Name: MICAELA
Email:
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 09:16:12 AM

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Hey love, I haven't heard from u in a while. Hope u r fine and that u can call me soon. I love u.


Name: Roberta Evans
Email:
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 07:43:35 AM

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To: SGT.GEOFFREY A. EVANS(1/508th,MORTARS) I LOVE YOU!! I MISS YOU SO MUCH, I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU. THE BOYS SEND THEIR LOVE. THEY'RE DOING GOOD(JUST MISS YOU). YOU ARE THE BEST!! ***I LOVE YOU**** Love your wife, Roberta


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 06:34:29 AM

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To Mike Kemp. Buon giorno Mike mio. Guess what do I have to study with this beautiful day: "ENGLISH"!! I'll do it thinking that this will help me to talk to you about: water and air pollution (interesting arguments...). I bet you can't wait to talk about this, ha, ha, ha!!! I hope that everythings is ok for you, and I hope that you'll have a chance to contact me!! I think that nobody knows when you are coming back, because everytime there are differents dates about it. The only thing I'm sure is that I want you to get back SUBITO\ADESSO. I'm praying always for this and for you to be safe. See you sooooooooon, I miiiiiiiiiiiiiiis you tanto, tanto, tanto... TI AMO, la tua Susy.


Name: EMILY & RON BRIGGS
Email: silverstreak1983@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 06:05:05 AM

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FOR: SHAWN FAHERTY IT IS SATURDAY (TECHNICALLY SUNDAY AROUND 5:45AM) AND I AM SEVERELY COCKED RIGHT NOW. I JUST ATE ONE OF RON'S FAMOUS MICROWAVE MELTED CHEESE SANDWICHES, IM HOPING IT WILL ABSORB SOME OF THE EXCESS ALCOHOL. HE TOLD ME HE INVENTED THIS SANDWICH AT YOUR HOUSE YEARS AGO, IT WAS SURPRISINGLY TASTY, WHICH KIND OF FREAKED ME OUT. ANYWAY TO GET TO THE POINT OF THIS NOTE, WE MISS YOU, WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT YOU, WE THINK OF YOU EVERY DAY AND WE HOPE YOU WILL COME HOME SOON. I WAS JUST TELLING RON THE OTHER DAY, IT SEEMS LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN GONE FOREVER. YOU HAVE MISSED SO MUCH. GRANTED, MOST OF IT IS JUST OUR STUPID LAME STORIES, (LIKE THE ONES I DRAW PICTURES ABOUT, HA,HA,HA.) ANYWAY WE ARE GOING TO SEND YOU OUT A PACKAGE, HOPEFULLY VERY SOON, WITH A BUNCH OF GOOD SHIT AND OF COURSE SOME OF MY STUPID PICTURES. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON. LOVE, RON&EMILY


Name: Nicole Baden
Email: darkbrowneyes001@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 01:24:09 AM

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---SPC Matthew Baden-HHC 1-508th Scouts-- Hi baby! WEll i've got two letters in two days from you. They're 3 weeks old but i'm soo happy to finally be getting some. Interesting paper!!! Well the news just isn't getting any better. The last thing i heard was you guys would start coming home mid July at the earliest. God i hope that's wrong. We miss you soo much. I hope i don't miss any more of your calls or i'm just going to have to stop leaving the house. We're going to Pueblo in the moring for Mother's day. So please if your going to call do it before 11 pm our time. I'd love to hear your voice. Lanette sent me a picture of you that i'm asuming Lanfear took. You look like you need a shower & a shave but still really cute. I can't wait till i'm looking at you in person. Some days it feels like this is never going to end. But then i have to remind myself we've been in Vicenza almost 3 years & that has flown by! (thank god)So this will be over before we know it & will be just a bad memorie. Well i hope to hear from you soon. We miss & love you more than words can describe. All our love Nicki & Layla


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email: Guess who's back? Back again...Jake, so tell a friend!
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 01:15:33 AM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR....Hey brother! Wendy read me parts of you letters (Thank god because I am still too young to hear it all!) I want to know how hard it would be to stick me one of those Iraqi Land Cruisers on the boat with the other trucks? Tell them I'll pay the shipping from whatever port of call it goes into. I'm a nice guy afterall haha! Your wife is sitting here bugging me man, tell her to stop! She doesn't care for my fine singing talents for some reason. I told her if I wanted to I could be the next American Idol. She says it's not happening. We hear you might not be back anytime soon. You march straight to your commander and tell him this from ME, "You better get motivated to get out of there!!, or I will send Joel's wife to spend her "vacation" with YOU. You can take her around shopping, drink Tequilla with her, and oh yeah...hear about how she's not getting any....every 5 minutes!! GET MOTIVATED SIR!!!!" Maybe HE knows what kind of fabric is "Breezy"?!?! Just kiddin' I really do miss her, even if she has no musical taste! Besides you're just sitting on your 4th point of contact, so why the hell not ship ya'll home?! Afterall the only thing that will happen is the drug lords will move in, and why not it's good for the economy. Just kidding (Incase the DEA is monitoring this..I do NOT promote the use or selling of illegal narcotics) OK enough said. Well brother once again you watch your back and get it HOME, and I'll wath your girl. Hell I'll even sing for her. see what a nice guy I am like I said earlier! -----Jake the Snake------ Hey: How much and what kind of PORN should I be sending your way? Let me know what you and your guys prefer....Who says I'm not supporting my Troops in the right manner! Frigging right wingers! They can pray for you too,I do, but at least I send PORN!


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 12:57:52 AM

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SGT. JOEL BEDNAR, Hey Babydoll! Well, Nicki just sent me some info that says now they plan to re-deploy 101st and then the 82nd before you guys. You tell me what you want me to do? I could go home, but then I'd be bored till you got there. If I stay here I'm just hanging out and working. Saw a few friends from college this weekend. Everyone's married with children:) Sound familiar? hehe I don't mind to stay other than I hate being on the farm:) Let me know what you would like, and what the joe rumors on your end are. I can take Jake's singing "Don't be fooled by the rocks that she's got..she's still Wendy from the Block."...but I can't take being without my babydoll! let me know what you want to do, and we'll see how to get it done! Remember nothing's impossible:)I just want you to know that I love you so vary vary much! You are my heart, my soul, my life..with you all things are possible. I'd love it if you were here for me to attack with kisses, but since you're not I will just have to save it all up for you when you get home! Hey ask around if using a satelite phone is easy there...a certain someone I know has "Aquired" a satelite phone...and said he'd send it to you if you could use it. I don't know how legal it all is that's why I'm not saying much on here:) hehehe! You know ex-Army are just as shady as you can get:) If it would help he said he'd donate it to the cause. I hope to hear from you soon sweetie! ~~~~~~~Princess (Sweet Pea) PS. Quasai-hot chow has been on it's way for four days..hope you enjoy!


Name: Danielle
Email: soccergurl7@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 12:48:12 AM

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To whomever is taking the pictures of the 173rd company.Could you PLEASE take some pictures of the 2nd/503 CHARLIE Company.I'm dying to see them!


Name: Angie Muniz
Email: Boriqueen@webtv.net
Date: Sunday May 11, 2003
Time: 12:27:02 AM

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TO: PFC ROMAN, JOVANY 3RD/PLT B/2-503RD Hey Jova: How you're doing son? I've received two letters from you and I'm trying to answer you as soon as possible, but see I have mami Coco in the hospital, she had a stroke in PR, so I picked her up an brought her home, then she had another stroke and spent like two weeks in the hospital, then released and felt and broke her right hip maybe trying to get up by herself from bed, cause we found her laying by the bed, so she went thru surgery and then another stroke while in the hospital. And I've been staying with her at the hospital for almost a month. Now she has been released and sent to a Rehabilitation Center for two weeks. Then she'll be back home with us. Well, I'm praying so you all can return home soon, I can't wait to see you again, we feel very proud of you and happy to know that you are OK!! Take good care of yourself and thanks for always been so special son with us. May our Lord bless you and keep you and the others safe and protect everyone of you guys. God bless our Paratroopers and God bless America!! MAMI & ALFRED


Name: Kelly Kasper
Email: pkasper@twmi.rr.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 11:13:09 PM

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This msg is for SGT Ryan Quaal 1/508th. Hey Ryan...just sending you a message to let you know I am thinking about you and hoping you are well and safe. I see you were able to call your girlfriend, so sounds like conditions are improving and you guys are doing ok. Not much new to report, just wanted to let you know how much we love you. Hurry home!! Love, Aunt Kelly


Name: michelle suggs
Email: concha_shell71@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 08:45:16 PM

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ANGELO RODRIGUEZ: HELLO MEJO. HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU. GOT A LETTER FOR YOU ON ITS ON THE WAY. JENNIE SENT YOU TONS OF STUFF. CANT WAIT TO SEE YOUR HANDSOME FACE.HUGS AND KISSES FROM ALL. LOVE U ALWAYS, YOUR SISTER SHELL


Name: Traci Underwood
Email: tracilovesbaseball@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 08:42:34 PM

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To SGT. Condit 2nd PLT A. Co. 2.503- I just received your letter yesterday. I was really happy to hear from you again. I have an answer to your question, so if you want to find out what it is before I mail a letter to you telling you, you need to call me. I'm so proud of you and I hope that I'll get that phone call soon! Take care! Love always, Traci


Name: Christa Harding
Email: charding@telenet.net
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 08:28:10 PM

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SGT JASON HARDING-B Co 2/503 Hi Jay! So good to hear your voice today. I spoke again to Genny after you talked to her. She said she danced around the room. What a great Mother's Day present for me (even though a day early). We don't care what time it is, just hearing your voice is wonderful. Hope you are doing better. You are our heros. Everyone here is so proud, you guys made history. More mail and packages coming. Remember we all love you. Mom


Name: Jane Kennedy
Email:
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 05:17:25 PM

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For SPC Bryan Kennedy: Hi sweetie, hope you're well and safe. We're all fine. Missing you and thinking of you every minute. Wedding last night was nice. Janelle looked beautiful, but I'm sure you knew she would. We sent out many letters and boxes, they should get there soon. Recieved your mail, we treasure every word. Write more when you can. I love you, Mom


Name: Lindsay McBride
Email: izzerbutt03@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 05:12:51 PM

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Jay~ Keep up the great work! Im proud of you! Its really cool seing you on this web site, it looks like you guys keep pretty busy:) Take good care and tell all the soldiers were excited for you all to come home safely!! Love ya~ Sis


Name: jessica
Email: jessica_huh@yahoo.ca
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 04:22:25 PM

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TO NICK HARDY: hi cucciolo, how r u doin? ive sent u 3 letters since u left n i cant wait to hear from u... i miss u so so so so so much hun...i heard maybe u will b back late june...i really really hope so!!! i miss yr sweet kisses n hugs...love u


Name: laura
Email:
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 03:54:37 PM

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to Jacob F. hi Jacob i know that before you left we couldn't spent a lot time together but i wanna tell you that i miss you and that i can't wait the moment when i will can hug you again I'm happy that Sean called and wrote to Serena. She told me that soon you guys will come back and i hope to can see you.The 16 june i gotta go for two weeks at a lake for business travel.I hope you're ok...i miss your strong arms around me... i hope that you'll can read this message. i thougth to send you a letter inside a letter that Serena will send to Sean.Kiss YOur Little Laura!!!


Name: serena
Email: serena230778@vizzavi.it
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 03:46:39 PM

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This message for SGT Richard Sean Bryant 1/c/503 173rd Hi my sweetheart i sent you the packet and i tryed to do my best to give you all things you need I MISS YOU A LOT I'm happy that near i will can hug you again!!!! if you need something else just let me know baby !!you missing in my jeart and i thinking of you all time!!!! See you soon darling!!!!! kisses and hugs!!! Serena.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 03:25:09 PM

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To Mike Kemp. I need to tell you again that "TI AAAAAAAMOOOOOOO"! Good night Mike mio, I'll dream with you so I'll see you... Mi manchi ma so che tornerai presto. Bacini la tua Susy.


Name: From Carolina Brown To SPC Dennis A. Brown, able company
Email: ina1980us@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 03:05:57 PM

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Hi bebe precioso As you know I try to find the way to be in contact with you.. I love you so much, I miss you very second.. I am so happy to be your wife and I know God will give us the opportunity to be together soon.. be strong. I know it is hard to face and live all this.. but I cannot compare all I have to live with your life there... Thta s why sometimes I feel guilty because you do not have all I have now, but we ( God and I ) WILL MAKE IT UPTO YOU!!!!! It is not a simple promise.... You will see what I am saying soon I bought so many nice things for our place... By the way, I am gonna be there soon probably this month or the first days of June.... Z.Z.Z.Z.Z.Z. of kisses and hugs your wifesita Carolina


Name: From Carolina Brown To SPC Dennis A. Brown, able company
Email: ina1980us@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 02:58:10 PM

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Hi bebe precioso As you know I try to find the way to be in contact with you.. I love you so much, I miss you very second.. I am so happy to be your wife and I know God will give us the opportunity to be together soon.. be strong. I know it is hard to face and live all this.. but I cannot compare all I have to live with your life there... Thta s why sometimes I feel guilty because you do not have all I have now, but we ( God and I ) WILL MAKE IT UPTO YOU!!!!! It is not a simple promise.... You will see what I am saying soon I bought so many nice things for our place... By the way, I am gonna be there soon probably this month or the first days of June.... Z.Z.Z.Z.Z.Z. of kisses and hugs your wifesita Carolina


Name: From Carolina Brown To SPC Dennis A. Brown, able company
Email: ina1980us@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 02:55:41 PM

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Hi bebe precioso As you know I try to find the way to be in contact with you.. I love you so much, I miss you very second.. I am so happy to be your wife and I know God will give us the opportunity to be together soon.. be strong. I know it is hard to face and live all this.. but I cannot compare all I have to live with your life there... Thta s why sometimes I feel guilty because you do not have all I have now, but we ( God and I ) WILL MAKE IT UPTO YOU!!!!! It is not a simple promise.... You will see what I am saying soon I bought so many nice things for our place... By the way, I am gonna be there soon probably this month or the first days of June.... Z.Z.Z.Z.Z.Z. of kisses and hugs your wifesita Carolina


Name: Carolina Brown
Email: ina1980us@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 02:50:34 PM

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Name: Julian Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 02:27:28 PM

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Hi Mike! A Co 2/503 I thought I might pass on this lttle tid-bit: I wonder why if you jog in a jogging suit, lounge in lounging pajamas, smoke in a smoking jacket, WHY would anyone want to wear a windbreaker?? Love Gr--


Name: Julian Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 02:23:52 PM

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Name: Julian and Peggy Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 01:15:59 PM

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For Sgt Michael Grabski A Co 2/503 Greetings, Mike! Just a quick "Hello" to remind you and your buddies that we are still thinking of all of you. Everything is fine here. Your Grandma is hip deep in paperwork for the American Legion Auxiliary. Its report time again for the end of the American Legion year. She is also the Girls state Chairman for the District and the Nurse at Girls State which mires her down in paperwork. Take care and we love you. Grandma and Grandpa


Name: Julian and Peggy Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 01:11:29 PM

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For Sgt Michael Grabski A Co 2/503 Greetings, Mike! Just a quick "Hello" to remind you and your buddies that we are still thinking of all of you. Everything is fine here. Your Grandma is hip deep in paperwork for the American Legion Auxiliary. Its report time again for the end of the American Legion year. She is also the Girls state Chairman for the District and the Nurse at Girls State which mires her down in paperwork. Take care and we love you. Grandma and Grandpa


Name: Keith Lori JACENYA KNIGHT for SPC KRISTOPHER KNIGHT
Email: knightfish54@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 12:43:54 PM

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SPC. KRISTOPHER KNIGHT received your 4-9-03 letter. Sorry to miss your call, happy that you were able to speak to Mike. I have told everyone to not mail any more packages. There were a couple already good to go, so told them okay to mail those. Sent you some black & milds in a large envelope. Will mail our last package before 5-17-03. Thanks for the Mother's Day gift, I will love the CD player & it will help to keep me motivated & exercising. Proud as a peacock of you, pray for y'all every day. Hello to all your buds in the 173rd. And as always LYMTS. Jacenya will be here next weekend, big birthday bash with Sandee flying down from Illinois. Love ya, Mom Dad & Jacenya


Name: Julie Plaivech
Email: ntb456123@msn.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 12:15:51 PM

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This message is for CAPT. MARK WAGONER, 2nd/503rd, 173rd Airborne Brigade. I've been a regular visitor to this website and I'm amazed at what you guys are doing! Been looking for you in the photos and unless you're in one of the crowd pictures, I haven't seen you yet. By now you should have received the care package I sent about 3 weeks ago (wipes, sunscreen, goodies, etc. and lemonade mix!) I'm very proud to be related to one of the Special Forces serving in Iraq! And now, when you ride your Harley without a helmet it's no big deal compared with jumping out of a "perfectly good airplane" into enemy territory! :) Love ya, Julie


Name: michelle suggs
Email: concha_shell71@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 11:49:17 AM

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angelo rodriguez: hi mejo we love you and miss.may God bless you all to come home soon.love shell


Name: Elisa
Email: ely_862000@yahoo.it
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 11:16:09 AM

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TO DAN BRANSTRATOR:Ciao my puppy, how r u doing?Hope u r doing well...I thought to leave a msg for u to let u know that I think u EVERY DAY, EVERY HOURS, EVERY MINUTE, EVERY MOMENT.....ALWAYS!!!I MISS U LOT and if u didn't come back very very very soon, I could dy.....Remember that u r my only hero, but now me too I need to be saved by u....so come back VERY SOON!!!I've heard that mybe u r coming back in June or July...hope really, but please at least write me to let me know if things r right!!!My heart beat only for u.............I love u so much!Your Angel, Elisa


Name: Adrian Ann Hinds
Email: ahinds@greenhills.net
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 08:29:32 AM

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This message is for SGT Monte Massey! Son, it was great to finally hear your voice!! I was in the dog house with your Aunt, cause I didn't call her first to let her know that you had surfaced!! Amos came by the other day to help me with the surround sound and help me figure out what I was doing wrong with that. Josh and Becca stopped by yesterday and brought some MP3's for you so that will be going out in this weeks mail. I can't tell you how thankful that OODIA has been paying for the shipping!! Whenever you find an empty phone booth, you just jump right in there and call me anytime!! I love you ... MOM


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 06:43:34 AM

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To Mike Kemp. Today it's raining, like my heart that is crying for you because "I MISS YOU a lot!". TI AMO, Mike mio, tantissimi kisses, Susy.


Name: roberta weaver
Email: mamasbiz@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 04:14:38 AM

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spc thomas hoover C CO 2/503 173RD AIRBORNE mama loves you and so does the USA. i keep looking to see your face in pictures taken by brandon aire. i think ive found 2. well see when you get home.ive got your brother printing them for me. i say they are you and that is all that matters. i keep thinking about your letter to jinnene. its just like you to talk about such things.ime sending the items you asked for. plus lots of surprises. share with your buddies. i sent plenty. i sent photos. i think i sent the ones of the house. if i didnt ill send them in the next package. i sent 3 out earlier this week and ill send the other 3 tomorrow. i want you to have all you need and can share with others who may not be as lucky. i know you hate to write but short letters are very welcome. ill be at ft. ben the first week of july. they are bringing the vietnam moving wall here. ill be working the wall to help people find what they are looking for. maria said to tell you she hopes you are home in time for her wedding. its june 14. wait til you met matt. hes a real trip. david says hes a flamer if he ever saw one. i say hes just been mothered to death. donalds moved back home again. him and brandy keep playing love you hate you games. saw your grandmother aurritta last week. gave her pictures of rheannah. you dad is absolutely nuts. hes got his chest all puffed out because of where you are and what you are doing. tells everybody he can get to listen. funny how after 22 years he decides he has a son named thomas. he acts like he had something to do with your upbringing. anyway i guess its good that he finally acknoledges you exist. i know im one very proud ARMY MOM .ive got so many pins i wear i have to put them all on a cloth and pin that on my chest. i add more stuff to my yard and house every day. im working on a special outfit for when you come home. i plan on making it avery big deal. my mothers of the military group will be there to help too. youll probably hate all that but you and all your buddies deserve a very big welcome home. i am so proud of you and all you are doing. keep up the good work. you are good at your job and this country is lucky to have you defend it. god bless you all until you come home safe. love and kisses mom


Name: lisa grossardt
Email: grossardts@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 02:48:08 AM

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hi christopher we all think of you alot and miss you very much. always take care. hope to see you soon. love aunt lisa


Name: lisa grossardt
Email: grossardts@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 02:47:58 AM

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hi christopher we all think of you alot and miss you very much. always take care. hope to see you soon. love aunt lisa


Name: Barbara Larsen (Gram)
Email: larsen_bob51@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 01:44:16 AM

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To: Corp. Robert J. Larsen, 173rd Airborne Brigade, A Co. 2/503 Dear Bobby aka "Jamie", received your letter, i.e., epistle, and really enjoyed hearing from you finally!! The 1st letter I have received from you since you've been in the service. I will put your letter in that little box you made for me to put ALL of your letters in. It was interesting to hear your input & experiences from the country you've seen. You are having quite an experience & I am VERY PROUD of you. God bless you & write to me again. I love you. Your Gram.


Name: Larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 01:28:37 AM

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Pfc Ryan Wilmington----Dear Ryan, Thank you, Thank you. Finally got a letter from you today, it was postmarked may 5th. Was so good to hear from you, and sounds as if things are going well. Just mailed another card to you today also. Nanna was so excited when I called and told her, and couldn,t wait to get home to read it. Sounds as if maybe she should come to Kirkuk and open a flower shop with all the roses your getting. Aunt Penny said your Mom got a letter from you today also. What a week for her. A phone call and letter all in a few days before Mothers day.Write more when you can. Love you and very, very, proud of you, and ALL the 173rd.----Pappan


Name: Cherry
Email: hockeystars9@attbi.com
Date: Saturday May 10, 2003
Time: 01:21:45 AM

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To Jonathan Hopkins - I am daughter of your Grandmother's neighbor Nell. Your Grandmother Dee Dee is waiting to hear from you if you can email me. She talks about you all the time. Thought I might try to find you by email. I am Kim's Mom and Kim's Grandma lives across the street from your Grandmother Dee Dee. Write me if you get this.


Name: Jinnene Hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 11:52:20 PM

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To:SPEC THOMAS HOOVER OF C.co 2/502 INF. Hi just thought I would leave you a message. Rheannah is trying to help! So if there is any random typing that doesn't make any since you'll know why. I've been going through her old close that is to small and getting rid of them. Your Mom and I went and got her some summer close that will fit her hgggggyhv (Rheannah's saying hi)she's getting all excited. Jade is being silly Rheannah got your mother a mother's day present. I don't know if you get all of these messages so if possible please try to cotact your mother or me in writing or phone so we know that your receiving your messages.Rheannah's learning how to sit on her own. She's doing really good. she's still not wanting to crawl, just walk. I got a walker given to me the other day (she loves it) she also got a(johnny jumper) she'll spend hours in it at a time. Wish you you could she her youd just fall in love with her your mom says she just like you. she's been cutting teeth so she has been kind of cranky. but she's worth it she trying to bite me right now . she l ikes chocolate vttttt666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666 (rheannah) I think I let you go . love ya ,,, Jinnene & Rheannah


Name: Mom Houzvicka
Email: houzvifl@aol.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 11:17:32 PM

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SPC Anthony Duarte - Able Co. 2/503 - 1st PLT. Brother-la! How are you doing? We are just plugging right along... Here it is, May 9, and it's still raining. Geez, getting kind of tired of it already! Hope you are doing well, got the yellow ribbon around the tree in the front yard. Oh man, it was hilarious watching Russ up there on the ladder, hugging the tree in an attempt to get that ribbon wrapped around it! We miss you, take care and be safe. Love you lots. Mom ;o)


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 09:51:54 PM

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This messsage is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI, Hi its me .how are you doing? well i thought id write alittle note, im watching the giants, they are doing really well this year, of course you know me and baseball. im off to the postoffice on monday, sure hope youre getting your mail. i think its great that alot of people are writing yoou honey, jusst keep up the good work and youll be home soon, miss you , love mom


Name: Storie Family
Email: andrewstorie@sbcglobal.net
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 08:26:58 PM

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Hello to Storie, Stephen M. We have received two of your letters. Even Pam shared one of hers. We are so proud of you being a part of our great nation's military and feel safer because you are there. Ever ready to hear more from you. Best wishes.


Name: Genny Lanza
Email: gennylanza@yahoo.it
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 07:43:31 PM

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SGT. JASON HARDING. Hi Piccolino!!! I just wanted to let you know that now I'm thinking about you. I miss you. Genny


Name: Diane
Email: discocook@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 06:39:17 PM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER--Thought I would send you a quick note before I log off for the weekend. We're going camping so no phones, computers, etc. Just like you!! Ash said she got a letter from you but you failed to let her know what you were needing over there. Actually I think you had just got the boxes of stuff so at that point you probably weren't needing anything. I did get the message NO MORE LOTION. We all heard back here you needed lotion and sunscreen due to the sandstorms and hot weather. I also hear you got my SI magazine. Did anybody figure out that it wasn't actually an Army recruting magazine? I thought we did an awesome job cameouflaging it!! And by the way, any order from Victoria's Secret should NOT be for you. I know I keep saying I'm going to write you a real letter but by the end of the day I'm out of juice and it's easier to post something here. I will be so ticked if I find out you're not getting these messages. I've gotten e-mails from other family members on this website and they tell me they have gotten e-mails from their sons over there. That would be nice if you could get access to a computer. Our e-mail addresses are on these postings. Well, time to hit the road. Take care and as I say everytime, hope you are home soon. Love, Diane.


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Email:
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 04:57:29 PM

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Paratrooper's Prayer Kind Heavenly Father, our Great God who invites --- "Follows Me" May we with Stalwart hearts declare Thee Lord of all. We ask Thy Holy blessing to rest upon all paratroopers who are on the path to secure and sustain peace. May we be ready at all times to boldly stand up for thy truth and ways and be steadfastly hooked up to Thy Law and Gospel. May a primary part of our equipment be a confident faith in Thee as we stand in the door of all missions in life. May the canopy of Thy love shield and keep us now and forever. We go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.


Name: Amy Navarro
Email: amynavarro79@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 04:44:09 PM

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SGT. GUADALUPE MONTALVO, HOPEFULLY YOU ARE DOING JUST FINE AND IN GOOD HEALTH. JUST WHAT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT WE ARE DOING JUST FINE OVER HERE IN TEXAS. SO DON'T WORRY ABOUT US. IT IS SO HOT OVER HERE IT FEEL LIKE 102 DEGRESS DOWN HERE. HOPEFULLY IT IS NOT THAT HOT OVER THERE. I E-MAILED YOU TO YOUR HOTMAIL ACCOUNT BUT IT DOESN'T EXIST ANY MORE. SO YOU MIGHT HAVE TO GET A NEW ONE WHEN YOU GET BACK. WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU, HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON. WE ARE PRAYING FOR AND EVERYBODY OVER IN IRAQ. YOUR LITTLE SISTER, AMY NAVARRO


Name: DonnaMarie Tarabbio
Email: dtara1026@aol.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 04:18:31 PM

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Dear Soldiers, During times such as these, we are no longer strangers, but an ever-widening circle of family and friends. It has been said, that in ones lifetime we may not accomplish great deeds, only small ones with great love. For most of us this is true. Below is a small deed, accomplished with great love, my gift to you, men and women who do accomplish great deeds in your lifetime. I hope this brings you comfort. Know that a prayer is with you always, moreover, an Angel stands beside you. Sincerely, DonnaMarie My Gift...My Angel, My Prayer Angel, My Angel, sleep with a soldier tonight. Hold him close. Hold him tight. Renew his spirit. Increase his might. Never let him leave your sight. Walk with him by day. Watch over him by night. Hold his heart and soothe his soul. As I pray for him tonight. Angel, My Angel, Angel of the Night, bring him comfort thru this lonely night. Fill his dreams of ones so dear, feeling their love undeniably near. Angel, My Angel, sleep with a soldier tonight. Vanquish his stress. Release his strife. Earse the weariness caused by his gallant fight. His honor true, his valor grand, sometimes he needs a helping hand. True to country, true to self, the strength of a soldier cannot be dammed. Angel, My Angel, he needs you tonight. His pains, His tears, wash away his fears. Mend his being; reveal his strength. A new day is dawning, please grant him rest. May he awaken with eyes anew; His reflection of glory and pride held within you. The Best of the Best, God's Chosen Few. Angel, My Angel, sleeps with a soldier tonight, Holds him close and holds him tight. Amen Written by DonnaMarie Tarabbio, April 12, 2003, War on Iraq. Inspired by one of your own. A Photograph taken by the Associated Press: "173rd Airborne U.S. Army, a parachutist guarding the Harir Airfield March 27, 2003". Based on my personal prayer; Angel, My Angel, come sleep with me tonight, hold me close and hold me tight.


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 04:08:54 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd... Jarod, Just a note before leaving work....I may not turn on my computer this week end so I just wanted to leave you a message before departing the office. Boy what a week....I know that I don't need to complain, I should have your job right?...Just a long one......hope yours has been okay....looking forward to hearing from you soon.... Have a good one and God Speed my son! Love you and miss you!! Dad


Name: Loie Blackstone
Email: loieteach@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 04:07:58 PM

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Dear Uncle Josh, I am playing baseball this saturday in Vergennes! I am the starting pitcher and I can't wait for you to get back to the US so that you can watch me. I am very proud and I enjoyed seeing your picture that Papa saw of you on the 173rd web page. I love you! You are my hero!


Name: ila
Email:
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 03:37:21 PM

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to my Zac: Hey honey, how are u?i miss u so much and i cant wait to see u!!i didnt hear u sice a month....please write me cause im worried!!i think of u every day!! take care and come back soon! with love, ila


Name: ELENA RINALDI
Email: elena.rin@libero.it
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 02:54:36 PM

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CIAO AMORE WASSUP? I JUST WANT TO REMEMBER YOU THAT I LOVE YOU AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU...SEE YOU SOON: I HOPE...YOUR MAMI


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 01:00:15 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR....BABYDOLL..well, I told you I'd let you know what kind of progress they had on the CMD SPN. Not jack squat! I am sick of having to wake up at 3 in the morning to call post to spend at least 45 min trying to get ahold of anyone! HHC Isn't there 99% of the times, and I end up calling Brigade. I don't know what is going on, and I have a feeling that you will just have to deal with it when you get home. It's been at least a two week goat fuck just to try to get half a word out of them. I have a huge feelig Chief was lied too, and they don't have it ready at all. You can tell him if he feels upset by them lying to him I will back him when he puts a foot to ass!! I love you so vary vary much babydoll, but you will most likely have to deal with this. I don't seem to be able to yield any results. Call me or email me when you get a chance...I know you're going to be ticked off at them...but call me okies:)~~~~~~~~~~~~Sweet Pea


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 12:57:26 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd.... Jarod, Just another note to tell you that I'm thinking of you....hope all is well and as I have told you many time, hope you are coming home soon.... No plans for the week end....going to the beach and soak up some sun...wish you were here...it would be a great place for you to get some much needed R and R. It is hitting the low 90s here daily now and in the 70s at night..typical Florida weather.....I know you could use a day or two on the beach.... It would be great news if you could do that for a couple of days when you get leave...of course with Margaret.... Best get back to work.....Tom says hello and sends his best.... Will chat with you later.... Love Dad


Name: Dad
Email: jm
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 12:44:36 PM

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Name: MOM
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 12:34:57 PM

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Pvt2 ADAM ESPENHOVER-1/508th-Bravo--Hey Adam, hope I am addressing you correctly these days-you'll have to update me if not. Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you-and of course, still hoping to get a letter from you or a phone call. Sent you out a real letter and newspapers to read,etc..big news in Iowa is ISU's Eustachy getting fired...probably made as much news as the war did the first week.Now it's midwest tornadoes that is tearing the lower states up like crazy. Hope you are well and the rest of your time there goes by quickly and safely for you.Did you get that recorder or disposable camera yet? Hope you are able to get that cassette/camera returned in the mail soon to us? Love always, Mom


Name: Pat Fossler
Email: pfossler@cox.net
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 12:25:09 PM

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Just wanted to say hello to Aaron Boozer and all his buddies and to thank you for all that you are doing for our country and for the people of Iraq. Keep up the good work, stay safe and we love you!


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 12:20:35 PM

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ATTN: PFC JEFFREY KUPISCH - HHC 2/503 MORTAR - HEY! TELL "KUP" HE'S GOT MAIL!! SOMEONE TELL JEFF TO COME & READ HIS MAIL - Andy Morgan posted a message for you, Jeff! Jessica did too! Come on over to the computer age, Jeff!! Call Aunt Lady & Uncle Dan - COLLECT!! Ashley is anxious to hear from you! They are sending packages - talked to Dan last night. He wants the girls to come & spend time with them this summer - the girls are very excited!!! Aunt Lady needs the help with Graham. CALL THEM - AND - CALL ME!! Do you get the hint, here? We love you so very, very much, & your my F.B.B.!!! Love, Mom


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 12:09:57 PM

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TO: PFC JEFFREY KUPISCH - HHC 2/503 MORTAR - SOMEONE TELL JEFF TO READ THIS!! Sorry to miss your calls last night! Jess had her final Choir Concert @ school. That's where we were when you tried calling. PLEASE!! PLEASE!! Try again!!! we want to hear your voice so badly! I am shipping out about 3 BIG boxes for you & the guys today. LOTS OF GOODIES in there for you!! Our other company sent a big one out yesterday, too. Look for these packages in the mail. Did you find BEN? CALL ME!!! I saw you tried 3 times, so it must be important! I'm so sorry I missed your call! We miss you so much. So how are things where you are? Are you still in the same place? Get in some of Brandon's photos - you and all the guys from ILLINOIS!!! We want to SEE you!! I check the site everyday hoping to see your bright "SMILING' face!! ;o)~ Grant is coming out here tomorrow for eye doctor appointment. First time I will see him in 2 weeks. I am praying for you, daily... Psalms 91. Write me when you get the packages so I know you got them - let me know what else you need. I love you - I LOVE you - I LOVE YOU!!!!!!! CALL! Love, Mom - - p.s. you're still my F.B.B.


Name: brandy
Email: ladybug2802@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 12:08:45 PM

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hi meza hows it going things are good here just hanging out and had to say hi me and echo are going to go see brooks and dunn and the neon circus on the 17th she is getting excited should be fun . talk to mike he said to say hi . mom got a new kitten for the truck and is getting big a spoilt well better go got some house work to do . (live life taste death )brandy


Name: brandy
Email: ladybug2802@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 11:25:07 AM

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hi meza hows it going things are good here just hanging out and had to say hi me and echo are going to go see brooks and dunn and the neon circus on the 17th she is getting excited should be fun . talk to mike he said to say hi . mom got a new kitten for the truck and is getting big a spoilt well better go got some house work to do . (live life taste death )brandy


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 10:53:00 AM

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To Pvt. Cross- Charlie Co. 1st/508th, hey babe! I just got to talk to you on the phone and I know you said you werent gonna get on this website but if your friends come across it, maybe they will tell you. I still want to write and say hey and I love you! and thank you for calling...there is definately gonna be a time conflict though b/c usually I would be in school right now but from 1:30-6:00, im at work...but im off every weekend so thats good! If you need phone cards, tell me. I love you and I miss you! love, stephanie


Name: Angela
Email:
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 10:48:28 AM

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To BRYAN and BILLY - HHC 1-508th: I hope I'll be able to come see you guys soon! I mailed a package for you today, hopefully it'll get there soon Angela


Name: Dani Stablier
Email: dani57@cox.net
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 10:20:37 AM

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TO: Sgt. Sal Broes, Hey big guy. Everyone thanks you for all the letters you have sent. I hope you are able to get your E-mail. I have more letters on the way to you. We are also putting together more boxes for you and your platoon. I heard you have been trading stuff. I hope you have received all 6 boxes by now. Well it just happened again. Your call would not come through. I'm going to call and find out why. I did catch your Dad on his cell while he was talking to you. It does not matter if you wake me up, just please call back ASAP! Michael has Aikido tonight at 7:00. But just call when you call. Hope you're enjoying your CD player. Take care of my Son. God speed, and God bless to all of you! I love You. MOM


Name: Lindsay storie
Email: lstorie@ozarks.edu
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 10:10:23 AM

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I want to say hey to my brother Stephen Storie in the 1st/508. I'm sending some stuff in the mail, Stephen. Love you.


Name: GIGIA
Email: gigia.pommy@libero.it
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 09:39:04 AM

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THIS MESSAGE IT'S FOR ANGELO RODRIGUEZ. HI BABY, HOW ARE YOU? I'M SO HAPPY BECAUSE NOW I HAVE YOUR SWEET LETTER. I HOPE THAT YOU CAN COME BACK SOON TO ME BECAUSE WE HAVE TO DO MANY, MANY THINGS TOGETHER. "... FORTUNATE TO HAVE YOU BOY, I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE IN MY WORLD, JUST AS SURE AS THE SKY IS BLUE, I'M BLESS THE DAY THAT I FOUND YOU..." I LOVE YOU AND I MISS YOU!!! WITH ALL MY HEART. CIAO CIAO GIGIA


Name: gubonyi anett
Email:
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 09:23:41 AM

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TO DARYL HOLLAND how are you ? i love you. i miss you, Call me.


Name: gubonyi anett
Email:
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 09:21:40 AM

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How are you ? i love you i miss you


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 09:20:55 AM

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Sorry Jarod I failed to post that the previous message was for you..... PFC Jarod Markham 2nd/503rd......... Keep on pushing!! You will be home soon!! God Speed


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 09:17:50 AM

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Jarod, Just a note to say hello and to tell you how great it was to hear your voice. I am so glad that you are hearing that you may be coming home the first part of June. I will just keep my fingers crossed and keep praying that this is true!! Hope you have received enough from your care packages to keep you going!! More are on the way. Sent some hard candy yesterday.....did you get the peanut butter in a tube? I thought that was neat and knew it would be a plesant change from your MREs.... Hope all is well and can't wait to get you back soon...... Keep your head up and keep praying.....we are constantly praying here....we understand fully that the danger is not over..... Love you and miss you very much!! Love, Dad A big Hooah! to the entire 173rd!! Our prayers are with you and your families!! God Speed!!


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 09:15:32 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP, 1ST 508, 173RD AIRBORNE Love, I need my prince to come down and save me from this f***** place!!! Today I'm really sad, pissed off, disappointed etc etc, in few word: a pain in the ass!!! Will we blame my monthly friends??? I love you, but PLEASE!!!!! COME BACK SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: jessica
Email: jessica_huh@yahoo.ca
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 08:56:37 AM

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TO NICK HARDY: how r u today hun? i miss u everyday more n more n cant wait to hear from u...love u


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 08:38:42 AM

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To Mike Kemp. I'm writing to you, to tell: "I NEEEEEEEEED YOUUUUU!" I miss you!!! TI AMO, please come back to me as soon as possible!!!!!!! UN MARE DI BACI E ABBRACCI, la tua Susy.


Name: Jessica Amari
Email: KnightFish54@aol.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 07:19:59 AM

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To my little brother, SPC Kris Knight. I love you very much, and I miss you even more. Everything is going well back here in Florida. I talked to your daughter yesterday, she is getting bigger and smarter everyday. Jacenya is so proud of you, and she wants you to come home, we all do. I hope that you are as safe as you can be out there in Iraq. Are you still in Kirkuk? Well, I know that you're probably really tired, so I'll keep this short. When you come home, we are going out on Clemmatis Street, my treat. I know that you miss being able to have a beer when you want to, so when Ray and I go out for our 4 year wedding anniversary on 5/15/03, we'll both have a Corona for you. Your Big Sister, Jessica Amari


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 03:56:56 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP,1ST 508, 173RD AIRBORNE Love of my life, I forgot to tell you that they have renewed my contract and that I will be working here till September, so NOWAY I'm leaving!!!! I'll be here waiting for your safe return home!!! I love you


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 03:17:49 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning my love!!! How are you feeling today? I hope you are feeling good. Another letter is on its way to you, I found out last night that the package with my tape has been sent through the base thanks to Bea that gave it to one of her friends, I bet you will be receiving it soon the only problem right now will be finding a tape recorder to be able to listen to it! We will work out a solution! Your family and I are a great team! I'll be talking to you very soon!!! I love you my love


Name: Andrew Morgan
Email: captooskr1@aol.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 02:06:31 AM

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PFC JEFFREY KUPISCH, HHC 2/503 MORTAR: Hey buddy. I got your mom's email and the update of how you are doing over there. I'm definitely glad you are safe and doing ok. I just wanted to let you know what was going on here, and hopefully I will here back from you. I haven't talked to you since you shipped out. School's wrapping up and finals are this week. I leave for San Diego for the summer in about 2 weeks. Shaun is going to drive out with me, so it should be a good time. I will be pretty upset if you come home and I miss you though. Everything else is going well though, nothing too exciting. You watch yourself over there. I really hope I get to hear from you soon. I miss you man. Take care, and as always I will be praying for you. Thank you for all that you and the other men there have done...God bless, and stay safe. Hope to hear from you soon.


Name: M&D Hinton
Email: tekkimom@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 01:42:09 AM

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To: PFC Hinton, Gavin M., A-co., 1/508th, 3rd Plt., 173rd : son, we received your mail today. What a thrill to receive word that you are doing well. Nana and Aunt Nancy were happy to hear that you are doing well. We can't wait to have you back in the folds of the family. There can't be enough hugs and kisses to tell you that we will be so happy to have you within arms reach and feeding you anything that your heart desires. WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU! THE 173RD ABN BDE IS NUMBER ONE! GO RED DEVILS! (((HUGS)))) Love you, XOX Mom


Name: Lidia and Art
Email: lilyg@thegrid.net
Date: Friday May 09, 2003
Time: 12:10:53 AM

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Sgt.Anthony Juaquez I waited to write because your Dad was going to give me your E-mail, which he did. WRONG one. So I'm trying this. I got your letter on May 5th and are very happy that you are OK. So is your Dad. Just in case you don't get this I will write you can use it as TP. Cool hugh thought I did'nt know military lingo. Hey I watch war moves. Hey the rabbit died. My 7 yr. old granddaughter found out there is no Easter Bunny. I don't know who was more crushed me or her. Any way Anthony I here your home soon. Hope to see you Lidia and Art


Name: Debra
Email: culi_sweet@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 10:32:40 PM

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For Roberto Sandifer: Esta noche que ando pensando en ti te escribo para decirte que te extrano y te quiero mucho...buenas noches mi amorsote...


Name: Sebiana
Email: Sebiana
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 07:53:52 PM

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good night...my baby...i love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Sebiana
Email: Sebiana
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 07:45:46 PM

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FOR ROBERTO FERNANDEZ:hi amore...come vŕ?spero ok!qui i giorni non passano piů č come se qualcuno ferma il tempo..non vedo l'ora che tu ritorni..vorrei vederti anche solo per un secondo...!ti ho mandato un pň di mangiare e sigarette ma non sň se sono giŕ arrivati.scrivimi al piů presto..i need you much...ricordati anche se sei lontano da me io con il cuore ti starň sempre vicina...sei la persona piů importante della mia vita(nachos)i love you much much much.....your pansita..!


Name: jinnene hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 07:43:17 PM

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To: Spec Thomas Hoover I received your letter yesterday. You went into much detail about bowel movements I did not really need to know all of that. (REALLY) I'm sorry that all you can do is squat and aim for a hole in the floor. I dropped out of school yesterday so that when you come home Rheannah and I can move to Italy with you. I told Grandma and Grandpa that is what I plan to do. Thay took the news fairly well(considering) they have kind of gotten attached to Rheannah I'm not sorry about that though I know that you didn't want them to but I wanted them to get to know her. If your mad at me get over it! I don't knoe if you get your messages through here or not if you do please let me know if possible. my address is 477 Maxwell Rd ******,** ***17 the *'s represent info that others don't need and you should know (figure it out) I love you with all my heart , but it would be nice if you came back with a little bit more of an easy going attitude (you know what I mean.) I'm starting to go through Rheannah's clothes and stuff to start packing please try to let me know when you might be coming back!!!! Your loving wife, JInnene


Name: jinnene hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 07:24:15 PM

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Name: jinnene hoover
Email:
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 07:23:24 PM

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Name: ron Aird
Email: airddiehl@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 06:45:00 PM

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happy birhtday Brandon Aird. No longer a teenager. Take some more great pictures and have a great day. Your dad is thinking of you


Name: Mary Sandifer
Email: sand3956@bellsouth.net
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 06:27:11 PM

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Hi, Roberto, God is good. When I get on my knees and ask in his name. The blessing comes. What a surprise! Two calls within a week.I am sending the package on Friday. I told your daddy to send it, it is still right here on the bar.So, I am going to get some rest. Goodnight, love Mom


Name: Mary Sandifer
Email: sand3956@bellsouth.net
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 06:27:00 PM

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Hi, Roberto, God is good. When I get on my knees and ask in his name. The blessing comes. What a surprise! Two calls within a week.I am sending the package on Friday. I told your daddy to send it, it is still right here on the bar.So, I am going to get some rest. Goodnight, love Mom


Name: Mary
Email:
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 06:20:23 PM

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Name: Mary
Email:
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 06:20:13 PM

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Name: Mary
Email:
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 06:20:03 PM

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Name: Mary
Email:
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 06:19:52 PM

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Name: Mary
Email:
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Time: 06:19:42 PM

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Name: M&D Hinton
Email: tekkimom@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 06:12:15 PM

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To: PFC Hinton, Gavin M., A-co., 1/508th, 3rd Plt. 173rd Hope you are doing well. We don't see or hear much about Iraq anymore unless someone from the "deck" shows up. Be glad you aren't in GA anymore, the weather there is the pitts. Tornadoes all over the place in the midwest and quite a bit of rain and damage. I'll bet the 501st wasn't jumping these past few days. I'm going to write and send some more stuff. I'm sending small packages now because I don't want to bog down the military's mail system. You'll have plenty of mail when you get to the post. I'm sure the guys will enjoy any goodies they can get their hands on. The fam is getting edgey but they are patient and ready to party hearty when we see you again. We LOVE you and are very PROUD of you! ((((GROUP HUGS)))) Okay, so you need to shower first. HA. TO THE ALL OF THE 173rd..YOU ARE NUMBER ONE! XOX Mom


Name: Pat Kelley
Email: pkelley@senate.state.mo.us
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 05:15:32 PM

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Shane Kelley; We have received four of your letters and Heidi, The Nelsons and Sylvia Leavy all said thet got letters. Thanks. We sent a big package of goodies May 5th, hope you get it soon. This is a great website with lots of good pictures and articles. We looked as close as we could but couldn't find any pictures of you. Thanks for what you are doing for our country and for all of us. We are proud of you, keep up the good work. You and all our troops are in our prayers continually. We love you. Dad, Mom and all the family.


Name: Pat Kelley
Email: pkelley@senate.state.mo.us
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 05:06:37 PM

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Shane Kelley;


Name: Pat Kelley
Email: pkelley@senate.state.mo.us
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 05:06:27 PM

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Shane Kelley;


Name: Pat Kelley
Email: pkelley@senate.state.mo.us
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 05:06:17 PM

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Shane Kelley;


Name: Kathy Linderman
Email: leftylindy@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 04:36:54 PM

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This if for Robert Linderman 2nd plt B co. 503rd Hi Bub! How are you? We are all fine. It is the 8th of May. You called two days ago. I know I did't get to talk to you, but your Dad did. I called Tanya yesterday. She said you guys talked, she said it made her very happy. She said she got 7 letters from you yesterday. We got 2. I still haven't gotten the first letter that gave me a list of things you need. So I have just sent what I think you might want. I am not sure how this gets to you, so I won't write to much. I love you and miss you. You take care of you for me. MOM


Name: kristine
Email: millesparks@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 04:33:22 PM

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Spc Justin Sparks HHC 1-508th, Hello honey! I got my plane ticket the other day so we will be home on the 20th. Still don't know the sex of the baby but hopefully soon! Not much else is new, just trying to get ready for the next upcoming months. Hope to hear from you soon. Maybe next week just don't call my parents house after the 19th. Miss you lots!! Love you too! Kristine


Name: CSM (Ret) Tom Duke
Email: tduke@tampabay.rr.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 03:41:34 PM

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SSG David Crockett, Received your letter and was glad to hear from. Donna and I sent a box to you about three weeks ago; the only address I had was to your box in Italy. I hope they will forward it to you. Takes care and be safe. Your Friend Tom


Name: Al Shannon
Email: ashannon@wrchou.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 03:38:52 PM

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Sgt. Andrew Shannon. Hey, Andrew - I am mailing you some envelopes, paper, stamps, and pens. I noticed that you could use some writing equipment because of the envelope you made out of cardboard for your last letter! We're proud of you and hope to hear you calling us from your apt. in Vicenza soon. Luv ya, Dad


Name: Herb Samuel
Email: herb.samuel.@london.k12.oh.us
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 02:56:16 PM

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Spec. Wes Samuel A duce and a half will soon arrive from the Jack Daniel's distillery, look for the truck being chased by all. I wish. How are things going? I have heard you have been writing back to all those following you. Keep that going. We will keep the boxes and letters flying. We are proud of you and all the outfit. Hang tough a few more weeks. HOO-AH!


Name: Julian and Peggy Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@ AOL.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 02:10:38 PM

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For Sgt. Michael Grabski, A Co 2/503 Greetings Mike! Just a short note that we"re still thinking about you and how you were doing over there. I hope that you've gotten some of our packages by now. We had our American Legion meeting last night and had our election of Offiers for the coming year. We won some and lost some.Your Aunt Theresa in Chicago called and asked about you. Take care! Love, Grandma and Grandpa


Name: Angie
Email:
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 02:08:28 PM

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the last message for Rachel was for Rachel John


Name: Angie
Email:
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 02:07:36 PM

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Name: Angie
Email: Angela_Reynolds@forethought.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 02:05:30 PM

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Hello Rachel its Angie, just wanted to say HI. I also wanted to let you know that I had gotten some stuff to send to you but your dad never gave me address. He also said that he was going to give an e-mail address so I could talk to you but he hasn't and I'm not sure when I will get to see him since he doesn't work at Tool and die anymore. So I wasn't sure if you would see this or not but if you do and get time get in touch with me, I would like to at least get your e-mail address, hope all is going well, hope to hear from you soon. Angie


Name: Barb Kupisch - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 01:39:10 PM

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TO: PFC JEFFREY KUPISCH, HHC 2/503 MORTAR - SOMEONE TELL "KUP" THAT HE'S GOT MAIL!! Many packages are coming for you & the guys to SHARE!! I received an email from Keith B. today. He says to tell you that he misses you & prays for you & that there are alot of people here waiting for you to come back safely!! Mrs. Clark will send a package together with thelifeguards from the WaterPark. My company & our other company, Raeco, has packages for you going out today or tomorrow. Uncle Will & family sending one as well. I will send a package too. I emailed everyone your address - including Christian & Chris Mika. If some of the stuff you don't want, give to others. I put a box of instant 'GRITS' in there - NOT because you like but because there's gotta be someone in your brigade from the South that loves grits! Just about everyone I emailed the info to is sending out a package so you will eventually be bombarded with packages. Be sure to keep some stuff for yourself, but also share with those who don't have packages coming in. Why does the ARMY War List say not to send beef jerky?? This is the question on everyone's mind back here???? Also, who was killed from the 173rd on May 3rd & what happened? It's hard to get specific news on your unit now that the media considers the war "over"!!! Imagine that?! Jason said he'll send a package of reading material for you... don't hold your breath!! Well, I gotta go..just wanted you to be on the look out for packages. They're on their way!!!! We love you & miss you very, very much!! Stay safe!! Watch where you're walking & memorize Psalms 91!!! I love you - you're still my F.B.B. - Love always, Mom


Name: Penny Tritt
Email: plh10462@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 01:26:35 PM

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PFC Ryan Wilmington.....I am so glad you were finally able to call your mom!! She was so excited to get your call. I only wish I had heard the phone ring and her scream so I could have at least said hello, and tell you how very proud I am of you. But I understand that time is very limited with regards to all of you getting phone use and your having other call's to make. We hope that you have been given, just like some of the other's we have read about on here, a piece of paper with our messages on it. We will go through our pictures and make sure to get some sent to you. I am curious though, are you wanting to use them for target shooting? LOL.....Just kidding....I know you all could use a little humor I am sure. We love you and are praying for ALL of you for a safe return home. Take care of yourself and know we are thinking of you, and are very proud of you and all the other's for your bravery and your unselfishness to risk your own life for those whom you are seeing on a daily basis, and for those whom you will never meet. Just know you are working to make it a better place for all of them so that they may get the chance to live a life of normalcy, as normal as can be anyway, without having to worry about any form of retribution, hopefully. I hope that this war has made those of us living here in the United States, and elsewhere in the world, more grateful and appreciative of the freedoms and choices we all have! ALL of you are why WE have these freedoms and choices, and for that, WE thank you!! Love and Miss You..Take Care of Yourself..Aunt Pedo :)


Name: Helen Bloom
Email: cancun@npoint.net
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 01:11:04 PM

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Spc Jacob Hornback, 1st AD, 2/2, 1/63 AR MISS YOU! Your mom got a job at the Ag lab starting 5/19. I think it will be good for her to go back to work. She will be in a different group than Stephanie, but they'll be in the same building. Steph and Heidi finished their classes yesterday, but Steph has finals next week. So does Michael. We're busy with all of the last minute wedding details. Keep your head down and come home safe. LOVE YOU! Aunt Helen


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 12:58:29 PM

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THIS message is to SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI. Good morning, just was thinking of you , well this is thurs and chrissy has a dental appt. i sure hope she does better, last time almst passed out, well honey we really miss you, were so proud of you and the 173rd. youre doing a great job, everyone ne here says hello. love you mom


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 11:56:12 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE I LOVE U! I LOVE U! I LOVE U! A quick note to let you know that I'm in love with you more than ever!! I'm going back home now, another day has passed by!!! I can't wait to have you here and come back to you after work!!! It will happen soon! I miss you a lot. I'll be back to you tomorrow. I love you my baby angel.


Name: TO: 1SG JOHN V. BAGBY FROM: BOB, DEANNA & EMMA BAGBY
Email: bagby3@charter.net
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 10:46:14 AM

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Hello again John. Hope all is well. You should be receiving a package from us here soon. I sent about 2 weeks ago and they (USPS) said it would take 3 weeks, so keep your eyes out. You'll also be receiving another one about 2 weeks after from the company I work for. They wanted to do something also to show their support. Tina & I have been corresponding via email Italy sounds great! I know you are anxious to get back as she is too. We all keep looking for you on TV and various news websites that carry photos and video from Iraq. Let me say again that we are so proud and amazed at what you and the other soldiers are doing. Take care, Love, Bob, Deanna & Emma


Name: Roberta Evans
Email:
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 10:00:46 AM

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TO: SGT.GEOFFREY A. EVANS (HHC 1/508th,MORTARS) I LOVE YOU BABY!! I MISS YOU SO MUCH, CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU. THE BOYS SEND THEIR LOVE AS WELL. LOVE YOUR WIFE, ROBERTA


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 09:56:01 AM

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To Mike Kemp. Today I'm positive and I feel that you are coming back SOOOOOON. Every day I miss you more and more and more... I'm imagining how excited and happy I'll be when you'll get here and I'll finaly see you again!!! Ti ricordi l'italiano vero?? Altrimenti dovrň darti alcune delle mie "SPLENDIDE" lezioni... TI AMO so so so much and can't wait to see YOU, tanti baci, la tua Susy.


Name: JERRY AND CORDIA COX
Email: JCCOX6@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 09:15:24 AM

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JEFFREY WAYNE COX, WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH. WE GOT YOUR FIRST "POST CARD" FROM YOU ON SATURDAY MAY 3, ON CARD BOARD BUT VERY SPECIAL TO US. I HAVE SHOWED IT TO EVERYONE. EVEN PUTTING IT IN THE NEWSPAPER. EVERYONE HERE SAYS HELLO. WE HAVE SENT AT LEAST 4 CARE BOXES. HOPE YOU HAVE GOT THEM BY NOW OR AT LEAST SOME OF THEM. WE WILL KEEP WRITNG. YOU DO SAME. WE KEEP PRAYING FOR YOU DAILY. KEEP YOUR HEAD UP HIGH. WE HAVE MADE BUTTONS AND STICKERS WITH YOUR PICTURES ON THEM. WELL GOTTA GO, WE LOVE YOU. WORK NEEDS ME ALSO. TRY TO CALL ME. WE HAVE BEEN KEEPING IN TOUCH WITH MELISSA IN ITALY. SHE SAYS YOU HAVE CALLED HER. LOVE YA MUCH SON.


Name: brandy
Email: ladybug2802@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 09:09:59 AM

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spc meza i sent your package yesterday sent lots of goodies and things you wanted lol . mom said to tell you she loves you . ps sent some extra special goodies lol enjoy your suckers loland your nuk . tt is doing good . thanks for the letter . mike said hi and love ya . galene is cancer free .and jessica graduated from beauty school so free hair cuts .kristy is going to spain in dec for collage .


Name: Lucia
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 08:26:31 AM

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X SGT CHRISTOPHER SHELTON: Ciao Chris...what's up?? I HOPE U ARE OK ! I SENT U A LETTER LAST WEEK....I DON'T KNOW IF U HAVE ALREAY RECEIVED IT. I HAVE BEEN TO THE AIRPORT..on Sunday...I HAVE SEEN ALEXA...SHE SEND u a kiss.... I miss u....I' D LIKE IF U CAN REPLY ME SOON....I SEND U A KISS... Ps: ciao also to Adam T.(your friend)NICK ....Mike K......JohN AND ALL THE OTHERS......... ! kisssssssssssssessssssssssssss....TI VOGLIO BENE...... Lucy


Name: Bobbie Linne
Email: Rickabob77@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 07:48:29 AM

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Hey there Ryan COlt. It was so nicwe to hear from you even for just 5 minutes. Hope everything continues to go well and you get back to the states to visit real soon. We love you and miss you and can't wait to bear hug you. GOOOO 173rd AIRBORNE you are AWSOME!!!!!! See ya back @ home. LOVE MOM & DAD


Name: Bobbie Linne
Email:
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 07:40:08 AM

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Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 07:37:44 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP, 1ST 508, 173RD AIRBORNE Hey Sergent! Today it feels like I could be writing you a poem! But I bet it will be better for you to come back soon in order to read all the letters and messages I've been mailing and writing you!! My next job??? I'll apply to become a writer!! So, in order to save other people from reading all my stupid stuff you'd better bring yourself back now!!!!! I miss you so much!! I have enough of sleeping alone!! Winnie does its best, but there no comparahison!!! Plus he doesn't answer to all my questions!!! As soon as we go to bed he falls asleep!! Such a boring bed companion!! SO, COME BACK TO ME!!!! I've already set my mind: I want ONLY you close to me!!! I miss our talks in bed, our jokes and laughs!!! I WANT YOU BACK NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you beautiful Shannon.


Name: jessica
Email: jessica_huh@yahoo.ca
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 07:25:10 AM

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TO NICK HARDY: HEY CUCCIOLO I MISS MY AWESOME SOLDIER!!!! I LOVE U ALWAYS MORE!!!!! COME BACK SOON TO ME PUPPY...GO GUYS!!


Name: Elisa
Email: ely_862000@yahoo.it
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 07:23:26 AM

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Ciao my hero, I only wanted to let u know that IIIIIIIIII MMMMMMMMIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSS UUUUUUU LLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOTTTTTT!!!So get yr ass back here immediately.....It's an order!!!Lol....but please write me when u can cuz I NEED to hear from u!Remember my heart is always with u And I love u more one second that passes by!With all my love...Elisa


Name: Ken LaBriola
Email: kenman@radix.net
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 06:13:50 AM

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This message is for PFC THOMAS R. LABRIOLA 2/503, 173RD. Hey, Tom. Glad to hear from you. You really made Grandma's day by calling her. She was thrilled to death to hear your voice. She was so excited that she forgot to ask you all the questions she wanted to. I wrote a list of questions she wanted to ask you and put it by the phone so that she wouldnt forget to ask you the next time you call. Can't tell you and the rest of the soldiers how Proud we are of you. You're doing a great job and we will always remember the sacrifice all of you have made to make the world a better place. Be safe and we love you alot.


Name: amanda ediger
Email: manajo11@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 04:05:10 AM

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nolan bouspuet...c company 2/503....hey there.....i leave for North Carolina tomorrow for the weekend...just wanted you to know that I misssss you a ton and can't wait to see you. i LOVE U !!!! mana


Name: Elena Egert
Email: hisangel_4ever@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 03:35:18 AM

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SPC Wade Hinson: Hey buddy! you really miss you! it was good to talk to you on the phone. hope all's well with you. don't worry we're all takin care of Chrissy. ;) her and the baby are great. we can't wait to see you. hopefully soon. take care of yourself, stay strong and God bless you and be with you and protect you. your little sis, Elena


Name: Elena Egert
Email: hisangel_4ever@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 03:31:32 AM

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PFC Kyle Hays: hey! how's it goin? hope all is well over there. we are praying for you over here and miss you guys! look forward to ya'lls getting back. hope you have a great life ahead of you... ;) i'm sure you will. God bless you. take care. always in Him, Elena


Name: Elena Egert
Email: hisangel_4ever@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 03:28:04 AM

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LT Kyle Upshaw: Hey Kyle! wow... has time flown by in our time here... just wanted to let you know that we really miss you back here! everyone misses all of ya'll and can't wait to see you. thanks for being such a great friend and big brother to Kristina and me. we're really going to miss you. i know God will be with you everywhere you go. and has His hand upon you. lots of prayers from over here and everywhere. take care of yourself and God bless. His forever, Elena


Name: Elena Egert
Email: hisangel_4ever@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 03:21:21 AM

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Name: Elena Egert
Email: hisangel_4ever@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 03:20:38 AM

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LT Jeff Van Sickle: Hey man! we miss you at the house!! you've been a great blessing here and can't wait to see you again. we're gonna miss you a lot when we move. we wish you the best in everything and everywhere you go. we miss you and we are praying for you. God bless. thanks for everything you've done for me and my family. in His name, Elena


Name: Elena Egert
Email: hisangel_4ever@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 03:16:23 AM

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SPC Donald Evans: Hey! thanks for calling last night. it was really good hearing from you, and hearing that all is well. ;) congratulations on becoming an uncle! that's really cool. hey, thanks for everything that you have done. for us... well, we are praying for you and wishing you the best. take care and God bless. we'll keep intouch once you get back ok? we're proud of you guys... keep strong. always in Him, Elena


Name: Elena Egert
Email: hisangel_4ever@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 03:09:14 AM

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PFC Christopher Taffoya: Hey Chris. just wanted to say, that we can't wait to see you in the states and that we are praying for you all the time. and miss you. thanks for being a part of our lives... ;) stay strong and keep the faith. God be with you, and bless you. always, your little sis, Elena


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 02:42:01 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP. 1ST 508, 173RD AIRBORNE HI!!! Another day at work! What a boring habit. I hope it will be more tranquil than yesterday! I was hired as a secretary and now I'm working as a technician!! Can you imagine??? Never mind, last night I went to see our landlord, he says hi to you and he hopes you will be able to spend the summer here with me, in any case: WE CAN HAVE THE CAT!!!!! I have already decided how to call him, are you ready??? EUGENIO. Nice eh? Still don't know if it is a female!!! I'll be back to you soon!! I have to go now, I can hear my boss' voice, so...but I have to tell you something before going away: I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!


Name: larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 08, 2003
Time: 01:30:49 AM

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Pfc Ryan Wilmington---Hey Ryan. Got an e-mail from your Aunt Merrie, and she said she received a letter from you. So glad mail is starting to come thru, hope we receive 1 soon. Hope this finds you well & in good spirits. Your Mother is hoping she will receive a call from you on Mothers day. What a great Mothers Day that would be for her.Tell all your buddys "pappan" says all of you are still in our thoughts and prayers, and your all heros to all your family and freinds back home. Hope to hear from you soon. Love ya!---Pappan


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stepahli17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 10:34:41 PM

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*****Pvt. David Cross*****, Charlie Company,1st/508th , 173rd airborne. Hey sweetheart!!! How are ya doing? I miss you so much. Your mom called me and told me that your sister got a letter in the mail from you so hopefully ours will start pouring in! I sent you out a letter today and I'll write you another one tomorrow and send it to you. And I will get you some stuff Friday or Saturday and mail it out ok? I love you sweetie. Be careful! Come home soon! love, stephanie


Name: Christine and Lauren Quaal
Email: Christin1717@aol.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 09:08:44 PM

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Hi to Sgt. Ryan Quaal, I talked to Stef and she told me that you finally talked to her.. I was so glad to hear that. I talked to Spud on the computer and he is sending you a present , so I hope that you get it okay. I saw on the news today that 250 guys from 82nd airborne came home today so I hope that you will be next. Hi Ryan this is Lauren, I MISS YOU!!! I cant wait 'till you come home! Steph said that you called her! I'm glad that your ok and that you will be coming home soon! I sent you some mail awhile ago.. I hope you got it. Well...... I love you lots.... I've got to go to bed now... Got school and a track meet tomorrow... Gotta get some rest! :) Love ya, Lauren and mom


Name: Christine and Lauren Quaal
Email: Christin1717@aol.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 09:08:20 PM

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Hi to Sgt. Ryan Quaal, I talked to Stef and she told me that you finally talked to her.. I was so glad to hear that. I talked to Spud on the computer and he is sending you a present , so I hope that you get it okay. I saw on the news today that 250 guys from 82nd airborne came home today so I hope that you will be next. Hi Ryan this is Lauren, I MISS YOU!!! I cant wait 'till you come home! Steph said that you called her! I'm glad that your ok and that you will be coming home soon! I sent you some mail awhile ago.. I hope you got it. Well...... I love you lots.... I've got to go to bed now... Got school and a track meet tomorrow... Gotta get some rest! :) Love ya,


Name: Karen Bates
Email: flixen@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 08:24:09 PM

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To Mike Squillini, Hi Mike got your letter 5/5/03 Was so glad to hear from you. You sound real good. quickly wrote debbie a note to tell her I heard from you. Just a note to say and all of you KEEP UP THE GREAT JOB!!!


Name: Amber
Email: amjones@in-touch.net
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 08:15:07 PM

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SSG JASAN WEAVER 1/508th - I Love you! I just ordered a phone card for you. I will mail is ASAP. There are 43 letters in the mail for you and I think 5 packages. Take care of yourself. Love, Amber


Name: MIKE LONG
Email: mavl@pagosa.net
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 08:07:28 PM

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SPECIALIST MICHAEL DANA LONG 2nd Battalion Hey Mike, Hope you get or got your package!!!!! I think about you all day, and I hope that you're making the best of it over there. Kick Ass, and get the hell out of there!!! Call if you can. WE ALL LOVE YOU!! You are our HERO. DAD, JESSE, and VALERIE


Name: M&D Hinton
Email: tekkimom@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 07:52:24 PM

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To: PFC Hinton, Gavin M., A-Co. 1/508th Inf , 3rd Plt - 173rd GMaster: How are you? I posted a note to you on Monday saying I hadn't heard from DaBoyz and guess who showed up at our doorstep that night? They are fine and glad to hear that you're doing well. They visited awhile then left to go see the new X-Men movie. We are fine. We'll be at Nana's on Sunday but hopefully if you call it will be before 1pm our time. Your Bro and SIL are fine and so is Caesar. Can't wait to hear from you. WE LOVE YOU AND ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU! Go Red Devils! The 173rd is greatest! Much love & (((HUGS))) XOX Mom


Name: Dawn, Jorge, Kyle & Valaree
Email: jadakava@netzero.net
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 07:32:00 PM

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This message is for Bryan Schultz of 2/503. I sent off a care package for you this morning. They say it should get to you in two weeks. Hopefully sooner. It was so good to hear your voice. I let everyone know. I also was recieved a letter the other day. We are just as happy to get it. We are so proud of you and can't wait to see you.


Name: jim & lou peacock
Email: peacock10@aol.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 07:25:48 PM

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To Phillip Harrill A Co 1/508th We are so proud of you Son. Everyone keeps asking about you and wants to know when you are comming home. Beleive me we are having one heck of a party for you when you return. We keep watching the news and updates but haven't heard alot about the 173rd lately. Hope you are getting your mail and packages. Please write or call when you can. Ryan is home and is waiting to hear from you too. Be Safe and know how Proud we are of you. We all love you and miss you. Mom


Name: Diane
Email: discocook
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 07:15:46 PM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER-- How's it going? I forgot to ask you if there was anyway you can collect some coins for Scott while you are there. That would be awesome but I know it might not be possible. Today is a beautiful day here. We have had some rainy days lately but nothing like the tornadoes in other states. Carroll made the news yesterday--there was a train derailment out west of town and 30 some cars derailed. There are a bunch of smashed Cadillacs on the side of the road along with a whole rail car of ketchup or tomato sauce. Talk about a gory scene!! The amount of damage is unbelievable. It would be a good time to raise hell in Carroll because every cop and deputy is living at the scene of the accident. Not that I would do anything like that of course!! Time to head out from work for the day. I am really anxious to see you and hear of your "adventures in Iraq". Keep those letters flowing--you can't possible realize how much that raises everybody's spirits when they hear you sent a letter. Everybody worries about you and misses you. Any hey, even my boots are shined!! Looking forward to seeing you sometime this summer. Take care. Love, Diane.


Name: jim & lou peacock
Email: peacock10@aol.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 07:11:00 PM

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We are all so proud of you. Wishing you to be home soon. Each one of you are HEROS to us. May God Bless You and America.


Name: Sebiana
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 05:57:21 PM

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FOR ROBERTO FERNANDEZ....ciao amorissimissimo,come stai?spero bene..sai qui tanta gente parlano che voi arrivate prima di un altro mese ma non sň,voglio crederci solo quando potrň rivederti ancora...aspetto ogni giono che mi arriva qualche tua lettera o ancora un altra telefonata per avere altre notizie piů sicure...i miss you much much much...anche se sei lontano ricordati che io sarň sempre vicina a te con il cuore...i love you!un grosso bacio per te e un bacino per tutti gli altri...


Name: Tina (mom) Woofter
Email: yellowdog61@aol.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 05:55:55 PM

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Hey Jason Romesberg, I found another one of your pictures posted on the 173rd web site. #236 you are the soldier on the left in the back of the jeep. (With glasses). It is GOOOOOOd to see you!!! We are all thinking about you and anxious to see your rosy cheeks!! Hope you liked the package. Need More? Love you very much and are very proud of you!! Love Mom xxxoooxxxooo


Name: G J
Email: GLABUE@YAHOO.COM
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 05:45:49 PM

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HEY ADAM TYNDALL, WE SURE ARE MISSING YOU AND THINK OF YOU EVERY DAY. I GOT YOUR EMAILS YESTERDAY AND I WAS SO GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU AND GET YOUR ADDRESS. LET ME KNOW IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU NEED AND I'LL SEND IT TO YOU. YOU KNOW YOU'RE IN MY PRAYERS AND THAT I LOVE YOU. HURRY HOME. JUSTIN NEEDS A FRIEND! :):) GJ


Name: tom and evelyn
Email: tomev@txucom.net
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 05:27:25 PM

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sgm mike clements your mom and dad are very proud of you and your group. we got a letter from john.we are very proud of him too. we are sending apackage with mainly "off". let us know if you need anything else. everybody here is fine. hope to hear from you soon. we love you.


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 05:16:50 PM

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SGT. JOEL BEDNAR....Babydoll, I don't know what kind of "new" math you're using, but you are awfully optimistic:) I looked into an S&S Super E carb for Piglett but ask 1sg. Montour what he has on his..If I remember right he has an S&S Super G...Which is fitted for more high proformance engines....so you tell me which you'd prefer. I'd personally go with the Super E, which was what was in that bike I sent you the pic of. Also does the size of the carbs throat going to make much of difference on Piglett? I hope you all enjoy the candy and goodies I sent you. I will send the last package probably tomorrow...from then on it will only be letters mailed. That way you won't have them intansit when you get back to Italy. I will go home as soon as I get orders, since Dodd is back already. I also will have to give only one week notice at my job(s), so I should be able to get back home ASAP. Ssg. Stoll said you need to get the DD93 done, so he can have PSB cut the orders honey. Read your email for Cesar's social. I will write Kevin and see if there is a way he can get that done for us, but with him hurt I don't want to move him around too much! It's Katie's job to break her husband..not ours:) hehehe!I love you so vary vary much! I have gotten lots of letters from you this week, so each day I get the mail I get something from you. It makes my day!! Tell the guys that I sent my last batch of smokes, dip, and goodies...so I will just have to see them all when I get home. I will probably be helping out my old unit tomorrow, so I pray you don't waste your phone call if I am not going to be here. I love you whole bunchies! ~~~~~~Princess (Sweet Pea) PS. You make my life so complete too..I never knew a man could make me feel like this! You must have hung the moon:)


Name: Lori Otremba
Email: lotremba@oxauto.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 04:46:58 PM

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This is for Mannie Holmes. Hey you glad to see your ok( picture # 14). I have Amy and Kiah here with me in Oscoda. Amy sends her love and Kiah is so big now and she is such a beauty. I've been watching your website for you and no pics yet other than # 14. Amy says you would like some goodies. What kind of goodies do you and the guys need. Give me a list and I'll see what I can round up. My prayers and thoughts are with you always. Love you. Aunt Lori Otremba lotremba@oxauto.com


Name: vane
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 04:42:45 PM

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sgt. campbell gabriel: ciao amore mio ti amo tantissimo and i hope to be with you soon. love vane


Name: Giulia
Email: giuliavettone@virgilio.it
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 04:38:08 PM

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To Jason Lanthier... Hey Jason I always hope that you are ok...i send you a letter i hope that you receive it...I'm always thinking about you...Take care of you and i hope to see you soon...


Name: Aunt Katheryn & Uncle John
Email: The-Lodge@email.msn.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 04:30:13 PM

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To Sgt. MICHAEL GRABSKI Hi, Hope you are doing well. We saw your picture on the web site! I have been busy this week washing the boat and the golf cart so I feel muscles that I have not felt in awhile. We have a big golf tournament this Friday that I am in charge of so I am trying to get everything ready for that. John is very busy at work. We are thinking of you and wishing you the best. Take Care Love, Aunt Katheryn & Uncle John


Name: Genny Lanza
Email: gennylanza@yahoo.it
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 04:28:08 PM

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SGT. JASON HARDING. Ciao bellissimo! I hope you are ok honey. I'm always thinking about you. I love you. Genny


Name: Ann Christie
Email: christie@compuvision.net
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 03:56:52 PM

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To my dear son, PFC Carson Alan Petry, Hope that you are well and have been receiving our mail and packages to you. Becky had sent you one and I sent you a letter last week. We are so proud of you and all of the troops but hope that you will return safely very soon. As always, we follow all of the news online so, hopefully, you will be able to write to us as soon as you can! Much love, Mom XXOOXXOOXX


Name: Emmy Dixon
Email: Mesdixon@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 03:53:05 PM

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Sgt.John L. Adams- I am just writing to say I miss you and can't wait to see you again soon, keep up the great work! love you lots-Emmy


Name: alessandra
Email: vettone.ale@libero.it
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 03:44:27 PM

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this message is for *********WENDY DAMMAN******** hi i have read your message where you wrote that the 173rd will go in hungary.....are you sure of this? can you tell me whre you find this information. i visites the web site you wrote but i didn't find anything write me on my mail address if you have more informations


Name: ANTONELLA JOHNSON
Email: tonifiney@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 03:40:51 PM

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MESS. TO C P L J O H N S O N B E N J I O. A.CO 1/508 HQ PLT HEY amore mio. Today I did the ultrasound. They decided: I'll have Cassandra naturally. So please hurry up home, you know that I can make it with you.She is so beautiful and she looks like you. She is long and fat. Tomorrow I'll write to you with all the measure. Ah, Montalvo sister wrote to me an e-mail, I was so happy. Let him know that please. Amore I love you and think about you always. We can't wait to have you back home. Take care amore mio and don't worry about us. I love you forever Antonella


Name: Emily Ramsey
Email: emandem@fuse.net
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 03:08:05 PM

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PFC Matthew Shannon, I Love you Hey Sweetie, How is everything? Everything is good back home, just waiting for you to come home, so we can get married and start a winderful life together. I was so happy to hear from you on the phone a couple times last week. i also got a letter from you. It was dated April 5, but i was still glad to get one from you. I cary it with me every where. Any chance you get please call or write. I just miss you so much and it makes me feel better if i hear from you. Are you guys still comming home in July? (back to the states) I still keep in my mind what you said, The worst is over, so now lets just get through this. That helps me get through the hard times. You hurry Home, cause I am waiting for you. I love you. Emily


Name: Brenda Callahan
Email: brendac@vrml.k12.la.us
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 03:06:18 PM

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Hey Pvt. Jeremy Callahan: How is everything out there in Iraq. We haven't heard from you in over a week or so. I guess you are very busy. I understand there is probably just one computer you guys have to share. I met some nice people on this site. Do you know someone by the name of Jimmy Morgan? I received an email from mamasbiz and she asked if you might know him. Have you received any news on possible when you guys would be out of there? Well just checking to see if you might read this email and send me something back. Also if you see someone taking pictures try to get in on one. I have been looking at the pictures on this site but you are not in any of them. Well we all miss you down here and pray for you safe return. We Love you and Take Care. Mom


Name: Alex Glade
Email: alex2xfun@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 01:51:39 PM

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1LT David Bernstein (2nd Platoon, B-company 1-508th Infantry) Even though I've posted numerous, perhaps you will get this one email. I hope you are ok. Got your 'mass distro' thank you?? I'm glad you are getting lots of mail and packages from everyone. Stay safe- -Alex


Name: Brandi Hatton
Email: brandi_worley@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 01:43:26 PM

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SPC Phillip K Hatton....2/503rd Battle Company....I hope you are recieving these emails that we put on there for you. In your letter yesterday you mentioned something about getting your mom's email, so that sounds good. I was so excited to hear from you yesterday! I cried for hours after we got off the phone. I hope you continue to be safe baby. I am ALWAYS thinking about you, and will be here waiting for you when you return home. I am so proud of you! I love you, Bran


Name: ila
Email: puffetta833@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 01:38:48 PM

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this message is for: Bauman Zac,Perry chris, Ashurst Mike, Mac Corey, Pringle Thomas, Hornback jacob...hey guys, what's up? I hope everything is going well for u! Good luck and don't give in!we hope to see u soon!take care!!


Name: Amy Navarro
Email: amynavarro79@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 01:30:04 PM

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SGT. GUADALUPE MONTALVO HOPEFULLY YOU ARE DOING FINE. WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU AND THE OTHER TROOPS. HOPEFULLY EVERYBODY MAKES IT HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES SAFELY. WE LOVE YOU, MISS YOU, AND HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON. YOUR FAMILY


Name: MICAELA
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 01:06:58 PM

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SSG. D. E. B. We are all waiting for u. Love u. Micaela


Name: annie
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 01:06:29 PM

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Hi StaffSgt Jonathan!What'zzzzzzzz up?????!!!How are U????I'd like to let u know u are always in my thoughts! And...Every little or big person who crosses our life is unique. He always gives a little bit of himself and takes a little bit of ourselves! Thanks for having met my way! It changed my life...really????!!!! Bye! An


Name: annie
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 01:04:54 PM

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Hi StaffSgt Jonathan!What'zzzzzzzz up?????!!!How are U????I'd like to let u know u are always in my thoughts! And...Every little or big person who crosses our life is unique. He always gives a little bit of himself and take a little bit of ourselves! Thanks for having met my way! It changed my life...really????!!!! Bye! An


Name: Deb Coffield ( Ryans Mom )
Email: dkcoffield@aol.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 12:39:05 PM

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Eric Mills and Gavin Campbell, I just wanted to let you know, you are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. I have talked with Ryan a few times and he asks if I have had any word on you guys. I try to keep him up on the news of the 173rd. Ryan is still at Camp Casey in South Korea. He has finally located Matt. As soon as you guys can take a leave, I would like to have all of you together again at the house. Stay safe and hope to see you soon.


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 12:30:43 PM

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To My fiance Spc Fredrick Campbell, I Love you Baby and I miss you a lot,hope you come back home soon cause I'm thinking about you all the time ,keep up the good work cause it makes me very,very proud.Take care and I Love you, Millie.


Name: Mrs. Molly Dieckman
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 12:06:29 PM

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PFC Caleb Dieckman and all his close buddies: Hey baby! Sorry I haven't posted in a while but when I talked to you, you had mentioned that you can't check your email. I just wanted to say hi and say "hi Ya'll" just got back from dallas and felt like exposing ya'll to some southern hospitality. It was a fun trip and I've got some cute pictures that i'm going to send along with a package. Don't forget our first anniversary is coming up this month. We got our first card as an "official" married couple yesterday. It was really nice. I wish you were here to be with me on our special day. It really bites that we have to be apart so much. I promise that I will never be apart from you again. Well, I have to go now...got to get ready for school and go give a presentation. Love and miss you like the flower misses and loves the rain. Molly P.S. Hey Pino, Ski, Bateman, Williams, and everyone else I missed. Hope ya'll are getting along okay. Wish I knew your first names so i could send you letters too. Hope to see you soon.


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 12:02:05 PM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON C.COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Beautiful love of mine I'm on my way home after a frantic day! What an unusual thing! I just wanted to tell you that I'M DEEPLY IN LOVE WITH YOU! I love you my baby angel


Name: Dr. Dana Conway
Email: conwayd@pinecrest.edu
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 11:42:05 AM

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Jarod, Just a note to say hello and wish you well. Your Dad is so excited that you may be coming home soon. He walks through the halls with your letters sharing them with everyone. He is so very proud of you as we all are. We all owe you the greatest sense of gratitude for the sacrifice you have made and the wonderful job you have accomplished! Thank you once again with all sincere thanks. I was glad to hear that you received the Pine Crest package. I know it was uplifting to you and hopefully you were able to share as I'm sure you were! You will become a pretty popular soldier there with all the large packages that are being sent for you to share! All is well here. We are watching over Dad and making certain that he is okay. Don't worry about him, he is strong and is one of our providers of strength here. Hope to be able to see you when you return! Will take you to the Dinner of your choice, my treat! Take care of yourself and may God continue to bless you and use you as his soldier also. Love, Doc


Name: Susan Doles (MOM)
Email: sweetrevenge5@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 10:57:13 AM

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SGT. John Doles 1/508th 173rdaieborne Hi Son, So how are things going? Hope this finds you doing good. I love and miss you John. Wish I would hear from you. I have called Heather and talked to her for awhile. She said everything is going good. Please take care of your self and let me know if you are doing ok. James said to say hi, and to get home to your family. I will be sending a Birthday card so hopefully you will get it before your birthday. We love you and are very Proud of you. Tell everyone Hello for us. Please let us know if you need anything. Take Care Son, Love, Mom and James


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 10:34:24 AM

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To Mike Kemp -173. I have noticed that almost everyone has received something (but me...), I don't know what to think... maybe you don't have my address: via Puccini 29, 36100 Vicenza. Please write to me, let me know how are you! Or if you could call me just to say "I'm ok" that will be great because I'm very worried about you, (my telephone is 340-7862077). Spero ke tu possa tornare prestissimo, m manchi troppo... TI AMO TANTO TANTO TANTO e ti penso sempre, bacionissimi la "tua Susy".


Name: Phyllis Grafton
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 10:19:38 AM

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HOORAY FOR THE 82ND AIRBORNE AND THEIR SAFE AND EXCITING RETURN! HOPE THE 173RD WON'T BE FAR BEHIND THEM AND HOPE EVERYONE AT HOME PLANS TO GIVE THE MIGHTY 173RD THE SAME HEROS WELCOME! ANYONE ELSE WISH WE COULD BE THERE TO GREET OUR GUYS EN MASSE? I WAS THRILLED FOR ALL THE FOLKS AT FT.BRAGG AND A BIT JEALOUS! PFC. STEPHEN GRAFTON: I CAN'T BE IN ITALY FOR YOUR HOMECOMING, BUT PLAN ON A BIG RECEPTION WHEN YOU STEP BACK INTO THE GREAT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! WISH WE COULD GREET ALL OF THE 173RD TOGETHER AS THE TEAM THAT JUMPED INTO THE DARK OF NIGHT TOGETHER! GO 173RD...COME HOME SOON! MOM


Name: Kristina Egert
Email: kristinaegert@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 09:54:24 AM

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PFC CHRISTOPHER TAFFOYA: Hey sweetie! Well, moving week is almost over, our house is almost empty. I can't believe June 13th is so close. Anyhow sweetie, I haven't stopped thinking about you. I'm so proud of you. You are one in a million and I'm so grateful that you are my one. I can't wait to have you back with me, if time keeps going by as quickly as it has been, it will be before we know it. I'm praying for you daily and missing you always. Remember I love you. Sending all my love, Kristina "Sweetheart"


Name: Mom Chance
Email: purplep@swbell.net
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 08:50:41 AM

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SSG JONATHAN CHANCE: My #1 Son, you are in our thoughts and prayers daily. Stay well and safe! Love from all of us, Mom


Name: Jennifer Dennis
Email: JLDennis@mvh.org
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 08:45:06 AM

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I am very proud of our soliders. I thank you for protecting my freedom. I pray for you and your brothers daily. Please have a safe trip home. Brian Daugherty hello!


Name: Cyndie Pittman
Email: cindie.pitman@ngb.army.mil
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 08:33:39 AM

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Message for SGT Will Williams, 173rd CSC. Hi hon, just wanted to let ya know Hal is graduating from MTSU this Sat. Ben and I will be leaving Fri morning to head that way. Hal is very excited. One chapter closing and another one begins. They will be joining us in Keystone the middle of July. He and Jamy will be checking the Denver area for apartments so Jamy can go on to law school. She is a toughy! I know Sara was very happy to talk to you this past weekend. Very glad you are doing well. We all love you, Mom


Name: Cyndie Pittman
Email: cindie.pitman@ngb.army.mil
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 08:22:28 AM

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Message for SGT Will Williams. Hi hon, just wanted to let ya know Hal is graduating from MTSU this Sat. Ben and I will be leaving Fri morning to head that way. Hal is very excited. One chapter closing and another one begins. They will be joining us in Keystone the middle of July. He and Jamy will be checking the Denver area for apartments so Jamy can go on to law school. She is a toughy! I know Sara was very happy to talk to you this past weekend. Very glad you are doing well. We all love you, Mom


Name: Ms. E. Colon
Email:
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 06:48:22 AM

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This message is for my best friend, my lover and soulmate, SSG Farrow Harold. I want to wish you a Happy Birthday and I am sorry that you are celebrating your birthday in another country AGAIN. This just means we have to celebrate when you come home. Baby, I love you very much and can't wait until you come home.


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 04:15:56 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON 1ST 508 C. COMP. 173RD AIRBORNE GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFUL LOVE OF MINE!!!!!I posted a message for you just few minutes ago, but I realised that it is no longer there!!!I was telling you that I became an aunt again, a friend of mine had a baby last night!!I'm so happy for them!!!I also told you that I will give my kingdom to be able to be bare foot!It's getting boiling hot here!I'll be back to you soon! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 03:31:33 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP 1ST 508, 173RD AIRBORNE GOOD MORNING LOVE!!! I'm an aunt again!!! My friend had a baby last night!! Her boyfriend called me, it was almost midnight, just to tell me I became an aunt!!! I'm so happy!!! What about you beautiful love of mine? I'm actually boiling my ass at the office! I can't take my shoes off, but I will be giving my kingdom just to be able to be bare foot! You know me, shoes are nice just to be seen in the windows of a shop! A part from my "B.BOOTS", do you remenber them eh??? I still ahven't received the letter your parents posted for me more than 2 weeks ago! Italian post SUCKS!!!! I can't wait to see you again and to receive the most wanted phone call on earth, the one in which you will be just saying I'M BACK!!!! COME AND PICK ME UP! You know that I'll come to get you anywhere, even in Sicily!!!! I love you my beautiful Shannon, always!! Can you reckon that my love keeps growing day by day???? I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Marta
Email: corbezo@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 02:32:02 AM

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TO CPL LAUDANO, j.e.: Hi and GOODMORNING, I'll finally send you some letters, maybe fryday or saturday Laura told me she will do that for me! Stay safe, Marta.


Name: Marta
Email: corbezo@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 02:31:49 AM

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TO CPL LAUDANO, j.e.: Hi and GOODMORNING, I'll finally send you some letters, maybe fryday or saturday Laura told me she will do that for me! Stay safe, Marta.


Name: roberta weaver
Email: mamasbiz@aol.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 02:13:09 AM

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spc thomas hoover heard from another mom of the 173rd. do you know jeremy callahan? his mom would like to hear from him if you do. we had a leak in the roof . its going to cost 2100 to fix it. i guess jinnene is planning to go to italy finaly. shes withdrawing from school. she says she will still have to pay them 600 plus she still wants the computer she was buying from them so that will be another 750. shes still angry about all that, so be prepared. hopefully by the next week shell get started on the passports.rheannah is getting so big.shes finally putting on weight. shes definitely getting tall. she packs quite a punch too. she loves to have her feet moving all the time and when she gets her arms in motion boy she will hurt you.she laughs at it too.shes such a happy little baby.do you remember kim lewis? she hung around chris bunch. she remembers you and leon. her brother is with the 101 i think.lots of love hope to hear from you soon. mom


Name: Traci Underwood
Email: tracilovesbaseball@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 01:12:26 AM

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To SGT. Condit 2nd PLT A Co. 2/503- I talked to Laura on Sunday. I'm so glad that you're doing okay. I'm really looking forward to hearing your voice. I realize that there are a lot of restrictions placed on phone calls, but I would like to talk to you again. I miss you and I'm so proud of you. Take care. Love always, Traci


Name: Julian Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@ AOL.com
Date: Wednesday May 07, 2003
Time: 12:08:38 AM

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For Sgt. Michael Grabski, A Co 2/503rd. Hi Mike, Just a note to let you know we are still thinking about you and hope you are well. It looks like you'll get a bronze star for your jump wings. I've been looking around but I haven't seen any ribbons for Iraq yet.Take care! All our love, Grandpa and Granadma


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email: Hey it's really Jake
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 11:58:34 PM

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SGT. JOEL BEDNAR, Hey brother! I guess I can't get on this thing without using Wendy's access info. so what's new in the sandbox? Have you called our wife lately? She is off the hook! You need to get back home, so she can stop prancing around with that smile on her face. I wanted to be in a bad mood today until she kept bringing that cheeryness around. She wanted to go to Priscila's, and we all know what THAT means. *Wink Wink* Have you sent me any loot yet? Still waiting for it in the mail here! I hear some found money down there. I also remembered that I lost some boxes full of money the last time I was down that way. haha! Not much happening here other than Wendy dancin' around like a frigging cheerleader! Speaking of which I called to get this info for the site, and she is packing some candy for you and your guys. I just don't know what you have done to my best friend! She NEVER used to be like this! Oh I have to tell you something funny. She got burned tanning! I asked her why she was itching her back all the damn time, and she said she burned herself tanning at the booth. I know she will kill me for writing this on this board, but she burned her ass and her boobs!! Sorry Wendy, but that is some funny shit I had to say it! I still love ya girl! Ok I am done for this evening. I'm sure I will have more embarassing news to share with you soon. You know Wendy, never miss a chance to get her!!! Once again brother, You watch your back and I'll watch your girl! Hurry back, she's getting "Girly!"______________Jake


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 11:50:13 PM

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This message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI.To my one and only son, sre yoou ok. we were so sad to here about your fallen solder. are hearts goo ut to you and the family. honey, the army family support group said you guys are starting to get your packages, i hope so, im senting more out this week. miss you. and most of all were so proud of you. you are one special son. love mm. ps im ging to try and call lucy tmorrow, love you


Name: Eva & Jake Moore
Email: azchicki@goldenvalleyaz.net
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 11:43:32 PM

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Hello to Toby McCoy and Troops everyone here from Kingman Az. are all supporting all you do. We hope you get our 12 boxes of goodies we sent over 3 weeks ago to everyone there. Safe journey, Hurry home. Toby I love you Son. Mom & bro. Jake


Name: mom and dad
Email: imperialmtn@aol.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 11:38:19 PM

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b-co. 2/508th abn bde. I love you brian kunasek, please e-mail me your pops says, your a hard body, & you like dark skinned women. love me long time, e-mail me soon, stud!!!!!! can't wait. love & kisses melissa.


Name: Jackie Campbell
Email: jake27@starband.net
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 11:16:39 PM

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Sgt Ben Keener 3rd Plt C/1-508th- Happy Birthday son. I had so hoped that we would get to spend this birthday together, but it was not to be. Maybe next year. I got the letter you wrote on the 24th yesterday (May 5) 10 days, not bad. Hope you received some of what I have sent by now. I love you., MOM


Name: Kat Fernandez
Email: NFGkitty@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 10:47:02 PM

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PV2 Nick Deaconson-2/503 Hey soldier.I was taking a break from some homework so I'd thought i'd write some,can you believe I'm only in school for 9 more days?!Gyah and we still have homework.I hope you're doing well.I ran into a ton of people this weekend and everyone has asked how you were.Rachel and Joey randomly called me one day,I saw Thad on Sat and I saw the Cips today at Ellen's; we've all been conspiring on a surprise for you but I don't think you'll get it until you get back to Italy.We still have some finishing touches to do.I hope they're taking care of you there.No word of camel attacks so I think you're good.Well I was just thinking about you.Miss you kid -Kat


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 10:01:27 PM

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To Pvt. David Cross- Charlie Company, 1st/508th, 173rd airborne,-- Hey babe! How are ya? I just wanted to write to say hey and I love you. I wrote you a letter tonight and I'm mailing it out tomorrow. I will probably mail you out another care package this weekend. Well, I miss you!!! I'm prayin for you to get to come back home as soon as y'all are hoping! I love you!!! Love, stephanie


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 09:22:37 PM

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Jarod, Just a note to say hello and to tell you that your letters have been wonderful! Your phone call to Margaret last night was a highlight of the day as well!! All is okay here and in Tennessee also. There has been some stormy weather there to say the least but everyone is okay......We are all worried about you and wanting to see you soon. Great news that you may be coming back at the end of May....maybe we can celebrate soon!! Love you and miss you very much!! Hope you are getting the packages too!! God Speed my son!! God Bless you and the entire 173rd!! Love always, Dad


Name: Dagmar young
Email: dagmary@flinthills.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 09:12:49 PM

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To SGT.DANIEL KORP We hope you doing o.k. It is pretty stormy in Kansas, but everybody you know is doing well. Hope you getting mail now. See you soon! love mom&dad


Name: Jim Isaacs
Email: lifesabeech@msn.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 07:47:53 PM

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Hey Russ! Got your letter today, more to follow- what do you need? Love Dad,Amelia,Sam


Name: Nicole Stewart-Fowler
Email: Nicoleksf@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 07:39:15 PM

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PFC Kyle Hays~ Hey sweetheart, I got 4 letters from you today! It sounds like you guys are doing great! I love you a lot. Can't wait for you to come home! Love Forever Always Cole


Name: Diane
Email: discocook@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 07:35:17 PM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER--I wrote you a nice long note last night but for some reason it didn't post. I heard you called home and also sent your sister a letter so everybody is happy around here. We had a belated Easter brunch at Bakers in SL on Sunday. I think everybody was there except Cain and the out of state people so it was a big turnout. Dad and Mom paid the bill and I am sure Dad is still taking Malox for his ulcer flare up after he saw the bill. I heard you might be getting back to Italy in 4-6 weeks. That would be awesome. I sure hope you make it home this summer. Everybody is anxious to see you. Your mom thinks you are on the website but nobody else thinks it's you. It sounds like maybe all the goodie boxes arrived at once instead of spaced out like we sent them. From the sounds of all the messages on this website it sounds like everybody is getting good stuff sent to them. Remember, I also sent note cards and pens. That means WRITE LETTERS. Take care and hope you're home soon. Love Diane


Name: Sister
Email: Keithu2@aol.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 06:35:36 PM

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Hey Christoph! It's your little sis. I hope you have written me some letters, you better've:)!!!! I can't wait to hear from you. Don't forget to kick some ass over there!!! Love you!


Name: Genny Lanza
Email: gennylanza@yahoo.it
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 05:03:53 PM

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SGT. JASON HARDING. Ciao Piccolo! I just wanted to wish you good night before going to sleep. I always think about you. With all of my love. Genny


Name: princess
Email: honeyandsugar81@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 04:55:39 PM

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Spc.Michael Dodd.nagyon nagyon szeretlek but i was worried today,because of 2 things.you know,why,and i am so sorry you heard me cry...the other things is the present from you (remember that one is after Germany)you didn't want to talk about it,doyou still want???nagyon nagyon szeretlek kicsim...nagyon.I asked the doctor about moving out again,no problem!!!!puszi kicsi férjem nagyon szeretlek Téged...


Name: Sukari Statton
Email: sukari911@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 03:51:57 PM

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To: SGT Daniel Korp -- B CO 2/503rd I am in my seventh hour computer applications class and they wanted me to say "hi" to you and ask you some questions. Is is hot? Is there a lot of sand? Have you seen any camels lately? How are the natives treating you? We(my family and I) are all doing okay over here. Last week Cindy and I had the pleasure of attending prom, so we will be sending you some pictures, it was pretty fun. Your mom had me send you a camera a couple of days ago, so you should be getting that soon. I am pretty close to completing my courses at the college, and only 13 more days of teaching left :). Talk to you later kiddo, smooches, Sukari


Name: Brenda Callahan
Email: brendac@vrml.k12.la.us
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 03:27:01 PM

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Hey Son: We haven't heard from you in a while. Guess you have been busy. I'm waiting to hear if you received my package I sent to you on April 27. We have all been alright. Just waiting for school to end. Joshua will be graduating on May 30. I never thought I see that day. I'm glad for him. He wanted to join the Army but after the things he heard I think he changed his mind. Well hope everything is fine over there. We've been praying for all of you and hope you return home soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We Love You and are so proud of you. Be careful and write soon> Love Mom


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 03:18:28 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; We sure miss you,buddy. Hand in there. Watch your back. I'm sending out another package this afternoon. If you need anything, let me know. I'm so proud of you. Love Always; Mom


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 12:23:58 PM

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To Mike Kemp. Ciao, today it's a beautiful, sunny and hot day and I was studying all day long, IT WAS SO COOL... Lo sai ke t penso sempre e nn vedo davvero l'ora di vederti, I hope very very soon, but at mean while (this is a screem) "SCRIVIMIII!!". I MISS YOU sooooo much!!! TI AMO, tanti bacini, Susy.


Name: David Duarte
Email: Davidduarte@cox.net
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 12:08:17 PM

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Spc Anthony David Duarte, I got your letter. Thank you very much, I hope your getting these messages I am not very good with writting letters. But this message board helps us feel closer to you. I hope you are doing well. You sounded great in your letter. We can't tell you how much we are looking forward to seeing you and letting you know in person how proud we are of you and your buddies. Blake talks about his brother all the time and is so excited at the thought of you coming home. I was so bummed that I didn't get to talk to you on the phone the other day. But so happy you called. We love you and miss you.... YOUR DAD


Name: Debbie Fisher
Email: dfisher@dyercs.net
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 10:49:11 AM

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PFC Jarod Markham: Hi Jarod, You are still in my thoughts and prayers. I hope to see you home soon. Stay strong and take care of yourself. Love, Debbie


Name: jessica
Email: jessica_huh@yahoo.ca
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 10:43:19 AM

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TO NICK HARDY: JUST TO SAY IM ALWAYS THINKIN OF U CUCCIOLO N I MISS U TOO BAD...YR PRINCESS


Name: Dani Stablier
Email: dani57@cox.net
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 10:31:18 AM

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To SGT. Broes Salvatore, III Hi Son. I truly hope you are getting my E-mail. You are not going to believe who sent me an E-mail last night. Chiara! She saw my message to you on this website. She was asking about you and wanted to know how you were doing. I sent her your address in case she got a chance to write to you. You could have knocked me over with a feather yesterday morning when I missed your call to me. I was on the other side of the house and by the time I got to the phone and pressed #1 to accept the call we were disconnected. I was so upset. Please call back ASAP. There were so many things I wanted to ask you. I did ship everything you requested, and then some. You haven't gotten the best packages yet! I received your 2nd. letter yesterday. MeMe & Michael too. Thanks. That's the greatest, getting your letters. When you see Cory, Sam and Anthony please give them my love and best wishes. I miss you so much and love you more! God speed to all, remember you never leave my thoughts and prayers! Always & Forever MOM


Name: Roberta Evans
Email:
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 10:26:42 AM

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TO: SGT. GEOFFREY A. EVANS (1/508th, MORTARS) Ilove you baby! It was so good to hear from you. I miss you a great deal. We all are doing good. The boys send their love. Take-Care. GOD BLESS!! Love your wife, Roberta


Name: Connie
Email: connie_maag@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 10:18:25 AM

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Whattup Sgt.CHRIS SANCHEZ?!? How are ya? Went out last Friday (it had been ages!). Blamski!!! Genny was out too and told me you guys get to read the messages on this site. Out-f***-standing!!! I guess I'll keep on writing then =D ...Did you get my letter? A few days ago I read an italian girl was having problems sending out a package to Iraq: they told her the address was incomplete or something. Is it like you have to add something (like "U.S.A." or...dunno!) to the address if you're sending out stuff from Italy? CAN ANYBODY ENLIGHT ME PLEASE? :/ Thaaaanks! We wanted to send you guys something, but, ya know, it would be kinda cool if you received it too (AM I ASKING FOR TOO MUCH?!?)... Genny also told me you guys may need stamps, but I don't think you'd go very far with italian ones, so I guess we won't be able to help ya'll on that... Isn't it also Carl's birthday sometime this month? Don't know the exact day, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CARL!!! Well, my dear, gotta get back to work. Tell NIC, TOMMY, CARL, MARK, MAREIKE and everybody else me, Giorgina and Ilenia said YEA UH!!! You guys take care of yourselves, aaight? Connie & the gang


Name: Dani
Email:
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 10:05:10 AM

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Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 10:03:10 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, 1ST 508 C. COMP. 173RD AIRBORNE Beautiful love of my life, I miss you so much!!! I'm still at the office and I'm so f**** mad at my boss!! I didn't know a man could be so stupid! He's really the example that we are related to apes, I didn't mean to offend apes though!!! I can't wait to have you back in my arms!! I have already started the count down, I hope that it will end sooner than expected!! What more can I tell you?? I wonder if you have been able to search for all the messages as you said last night, if yes, well my love, take your time and catch up with all the news!!! I love you more every second that passes by! Our house is getting really nice, so hurry up and come back, we will be sleeping in a bed full of daisies!!! Yes we have new colourfull sheets!!! Love you my baby angel!!!


Name: Andrea
Email: csabyboy@freemail.hu
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 09:54:38 AM

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This messages is for Steve Brignoli. I hope you are fine. I am still waiting to hear from you and I am very obset. I am going crazy waiting. I only want to know that you are all right. I miss you so mind. I feel very bad without you. I am nothing without you. I want to be with you. The best thing in my life is to konw you. I love you. I only want to be with you and hold your hand. I'd gave many years of my life, if I could touch you. You are for everything and thats why please come back to me. I miss you a lot. I hate this feeling. I don't want to be without you...IT'S ALL FULL OF SHIT. When you are gone, I had a feeling that you took my soul with you. I miss your touch, I want to breath your smell, I want to hear your voice. I only want you to know, that I'm here waiting for you as long as you need it. I hope we get to see back other very soon. I'm still in love you, maybe more than I ever was before. I miss you day by day more and more. Once you come back I don't want to spend a day without you. I'm thankfull to be with you and love you. I hope you are thinking of me too and didn't forget about me. Maybe you allready wrote me, but I didn't received it yet. Maybe you didn't received my letters... I hope my father's nacklence will bring us luck. I love you so much. Hurry back to me I'm waiting for you kiss. Andrea


Name: Andrea
Email: csabyboy@freemail.hu
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 09:49:51 AM

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This messages is for Steve Brignoli. I hope you are fine. I am still waiting to hear from you and I am very obset. I am going crazy waiting. I only want to know that you are all right. I miss you so mind. I feel very bad without you. I am nothing without you. I want to be with you. The best thing in my life is to konw you. I love you. I only want to be with you and hold your hand. I'd gave many years of my life, if I could touch you. You are for everything and thats why please come back to me. I miss you a lot. I hate this feeling. I don't want to be without you...IT'S ALL FULL OF SHIT. When you are gone, I had a feeling that you took my soul with you. I miss your touch, I want to breath your smell, I want to hear your voice. I only want you to know, that I'm here waiting for you as long as you need it. I hope we get to see back other very soon. I'm still in love you, maybe more than I ever was before. I miss you day by day more and more. Once you come back I don't want to spend a day without you. I'm thankfull to be with you and love you. I hope you are thinking of me too and didn't forget about me. Maybe you allready wrote me, but I didn't received it yet. Maybe you didn't received my letters... I hope my father's nacklence will bring us luck. I love you so much. Hurry back to me I'm waiting for you kiss. Andrea


Name: Mom & Dad
Email: dorrendawills@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 09:34:44 AM

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This message is for P.F.C. Danile Wills ,Son your Dad and I are so proud of you that word can not express how we feel..when you were born we never dreamed that you would be one of the many MEN to HELP KEEP OUR COUNTRY SAFE and WE THANK YOU AND YOUR UNIT FOR KEEPING US SAFE AND FROM HARMS WAY!!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR UNIT AN KEEP YOU ALL SAFE AND FROM HARMS WAY!!! WE hope to see you home soon.You are in our Prayers many times a day. We Send All Our Love, Mom & Dad


Name: Andrea
Email:
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 09:30:19 AM

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This messages is for Steve Brignoli. I wait for you I love you


Name: Ilaria
Email: puffetta833@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 08:54:49 AM

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To Zach Bauman: Hey ZAc, how it is going?I hope u feel good! I miss u so much Zac! Dont give in!Take care chicken!I hope to see u soon!luv ya, ila


Name: Kenneth LaBriola
Email: Kenman@radix.net
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 06:32:45 AM

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This message is for PFC THOMAS R. LABRIOLA. Hey Tom, just checking in with you. Hope you are doing fine. Everyone here at home is OK. Just pryaing for your safe return. Have sent you many letters and packages. Hope that you are getting your mail now. The Army Family Support service says that you should be getting the mail and packages soon. Maybe you'll be back in your home base before too long. Just think about all that Italian food. Again, be safe and Grandma, Aunt Eve and Paul all send their love. We are all soooo very proud of you and all the soldiers. Call if you get the chance. Grandma can't wait to hear your voice. THe sound of your voice will help ease her fears. Take care, Love Uncle Ken


Name: Kenneth LaBriola
Email: Kenman@radix.net
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 06:32:25 AM

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This message is for PFC THOMAS R. LABRIOLA. Hey Tom, just checking in with you. Hope you are doing fine. Everyone here at home is OK. Just pryaing for your safe return. Have sent you many letters and packages. Hope that you are getting your mail now. The Army Family Support service says that you should be getting the mail and packages soon. Maybe you'll be back in your home base before too long. Just think about all that Italian food. Again, be safe and Grandma, Aunt Eve and Paul all send their love. We are all soooo very proud of you and all the soldiers. Call if you get the chance. Grandma can't wait to hear your voice. THe sound of your voice will help ease her fears. Take care, Love Uncle Ken


Name: ROBERTA WEAVER
Email: mamasbiz@aol.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 06:21:46 AM

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spc thomas hoover i keep getting theese calls from out of area. is that you? keep trying . sooner or later itll go through. must be something wrong with the phone you keep using. ive had mine checked and its ok. cant wait for you to get home.did you ever figure out if you knew jimmy morgan? how are the packages? i send anything i can think of. i just sent one to the address i got off this site and 2 to the other address. we'll see which one gets to you first. i keep the boxes small because i was told the smaller boxes will get there before larger ones. my m.o.m. group sends packages to all service people from indiana so don't be surprised if you get packages from people you never heard of before. they try to send stuff to share with the others. thats why i sometimes send so much of one thing, so you can share if you want.god bless you all until you come home safe. love mom


Name: Pearlice A. Diggs
Email: diggs23@armyocs.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 05:39:53 AM

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To The Bereaved Family, You have our deepest sympathy during your time of sorrow. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time. You are in our prayers and thoughts. To the Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Bde. Our prayers are with you as your honor your fallen comrade. Stay strong and Be Encouraged. God Bless You All Sincerely, 1LT Charles and Pearlice Diggs


Name: ARY B
Email:
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 03:48:00 AM

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Good morning amore mio! Today is soooo hot here! Hurry to come back home so we can do that stuff with the bicycle, we can go to the swimming pool and rollerblading!! I miss you so much and i miss doing things with you! Tonite i go to vicenza...i hope to be able to send you my letter. Soon is your b-day, I'm thinking about your present...it's so hard! Love you more and more. SMAK!


Name: Caryn Baum
Email:
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 02:52:49 AM

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~~SSGT.JEREMY BAUM~~ HEY SWEETIE! IT WAS SO AWSOME TO HEAR YOUR VOICE THE OTHER NIGHT, I MISS YOU SO MUCH! I CANT WAIT UNTILL YOU GET HOME, SO MUCH TO CATCH UP ON, SO MUCH TO DO! I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU THAT WE LOVE AND MISS YOU TONS, IM MAILING YOUR REQUESTED GOODIE BOX OUT TODAY, HOPE IT FINDS YOU WELL. IM AT WORK SO I HAVE TO RUN...I LOVE YOU LOTS BRAT!!~CARE


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 02:30:31 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON 1ST 508 C. COMP.173RD AIRBORNE Hey beautuful love of mine, how are you doing today? I hope you are fine. The phone cal last night was a real surprise and what I liked the most is that for the 1st timr since you left, we were able to bullshit on the phone!I love you, and you know that!!! Today is our anniversary, but I forgot to tell you last night, I was too busy in making fun of you and of your expectances in receiving "girls" messages!!! You know that i could eventually walk my legs over there??? I must start working! That sucks!!! Can't wait to have you back with me. I love you more than ever!!!! PS: HAPPY ANNIVERSARY LOVE OF MY LIFE!!!!!


Name:
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday May 06, 2003
Time: 12:20:51 AM

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Our heartfelt sympathy to the family of the soldier of the 173rd who was killed. We live with the fear of that tragic news everyday, and count our blessings each time we hear from our loved ones serving. We feel sad for the pain and grief you are going through. As one of the many families on this board who share their daily thoughts and feelings of love and concern with their family member, we seem to all have a bond based on our respect for all of the Courageous Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne. We hope our prayers and sympathy for your family will be comforting to you in some way.


Name: Steph
Email: Keithu2@aol.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 11:47:34 PM

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Hey bro, stay safe and know that we love you and are so proud of you! Keep up the good work! All of the 173rd are heroes to our nation!


Name: Steph
Email: Keithu2@aol.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 11:41:47 PM

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Hey bro, stay safe and know that we love you and are so proud of you! Keep up the good work! All of the 173rd are heroes to our nation!


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Email:
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 11:39:57 PM

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Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 11:09:09 PM

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SGT. JOEL BEDNAR...Hey babydoll...I hope you get these messages, but in case you aren't getting them quickly enough I asked Ssg. Stoll to send word to you of what is needed of you. I miss you and love you vary vary much:) I also wanted you to know we were not hit by those tornados that swept through last night. It hit the northland pretty hard...est. damage in the millions, death toll still rising (38 so far)...I am going to give blood tomorrow to help out. SFC. Berry also thinks that if I wanted to go help the clean up efforts that they would appreciate the help, but my reserve status will stay as it is. I told them I would voulenteer so long as they needed me. Also....can I borrow about $150,000? Baker University is running that for Law School! I will worry about the price later:) I love you and keep safe! Whole Bunchies Babydoll! By the way I told them I'd help out if they gave me an impact promotion:) hehehe! Trying to get all I can from them just like you taught me! Why not Jake got a nice set of Ginsu knives for re-enlisting:) hehehe ~~~~~~~~~~~Your Princess


Name: Jennifer Evans
Email: pinkpassions08@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 10:19:41 PM

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Joseph Jeremy Nicholson, I hope you are getting this and others. I just want you to know that I think of you every day especially now when it is your birthday. What a way to spend it well it is one you will never forget and we have many yers to make up for a missed cake and candles lotsssss of em LOL!!! I love you very much and can't wait for your safe return back to Italy! Love Aunty Jen


Name: roberta weaver
Email: mamasbiz@aol.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 10:07:39 PM

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spc thomas hoover i keep getting theese phone calls from out of area but when i answer no one is there, could this be you and there is a problem with the phone you are using? keep trying son. sooner or later it'll work. i just sent a package to the address i got from this site. lets see if it works any faster. i sent 2 packages to the other address. i hope to hear from you soon. love mom


Name: roberta weaver
Email: mamasbiz@aol.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 10:04:28 PM

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spc thomas hoover i keep getting theese phone calls from out of area but when i answer no one is there, could this be you and there is a problem with the phone you are using? keep trying son. sooner or later it'll work. i just sent a package to the address i got from this site. lets see if it works any faster. i sent 2 packages to the other address. i hope to hear from you soon. love mom soon


Name: family
Email: ladybug2802@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 07:03:57 PM

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meza you better call and let us know your ok we all love you and meadow and echo said come home soon love ya lots xxooxx


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 06:41:31 PM

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To Pvt. David Cross, Charlie Co., 1st/508th, with 173rd airborne. Hey sweetie, how was your day? Thank you soo much for calling lastnight! It was the best phone call I have ever received in my life. God had to have been with me lastnight b/c I would have never heard my phone ring at 2:30--and what are the odds of me actually being awake at 2:30 in the morning on a Sunday?I miss you so much! I hope that everything is ok with you and you get to come home as planned! I just wanted to say have a good day. I'm praying for y'all every day! I love you! love, stephanie


Name: To: PFC Hinton, Gavin M - A Co, 1/508, 3rd plt
Email: tekkimom@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 05:57:32 PM

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PFC Hinton. We are doing fine! Happy Cinco! YeeHaa! We'll certainly have to catch up on this celebration! We hope all is well. Rour packages arrived and we will wait to forward them to you as requested. I hope you get at least one of the care packages. Pat Schneider, who calls you Soldier Boy, says that she sent you a camera hoping you can catch some pictures of the scenery and yourself in there. She wishes you well. We are all PROUD of you and wish you a speedy return. We are fine and everyone sends a big HELLO! Many HUGS and KISSES are waiting for you. Haven't heard from Da Boyz, but I'm sure they're fine. XOX Mom

Name: sebiana
Email: sebiana
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 05:39:50 PM

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ciao amorissimo...spero tanto che leggerai questa e-mail..cosi potrai sentirmi piů vicina a te....spero che tutto finisca al piů presto e potrň riabbracciarti e stare sempre sempre con te...č stata tantissima l'emozione quando ho risentito la tua voce...e purtroppo non ti ho detto tanto quanto avrei voluto....sei la persona piů importante che ho avuto accanto a me...mi manchi tantissimissimo!spero di sentirti al piů presto....ti amo tanto tanto tanto tanto.........your baby!


Name: sebiana
Email: sebiana
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 05:39:40 PM

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ciao amorissimo...spero tanto che leggerai questa e-mail..cosi potrai sentirmi piů vicina a te....spero che tutto finisca al piů presto e potrň riabbracciarti e stare sempre sempre con te...č stata tantissima l'emozione quando ho risentito la tua voce...e purtroppo non ti ho detto tanto quanto avrei voluto....sei la persona piů importante che ho avuto accanto a me...mi manchi tantissimissimo!spero di sentirti al piů presto....ti amo tanto tanto tanto tanto.........your baby!


Name: Barb and Jerry Jenkins Michigan
Email: jandb5151@chartermi.net
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 05:24:39 PM

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Hi Son SFCScott Brzak with the CCO, 2/503rd brigade. Hi how are you doing? Jerry and I are doing really goodso far. Talked to Regina Mon May 5. Because we went up to our property On Saturday for the week-end. Jerry said to say hi and that we are praying for all of you guys to come home safe. Levi said to tell you hi.I hope to hear from you soon. Love you and miss you Mom and Jerry.


Name: giulia
Email: maledetta83@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 04:57:32 PM

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to perry,ashurst,jello,mac,pino, heath, bateman, bauman and all their friends (i wrote last names and nicknames so you can recognize yourselves): good luck, god bless you all, take care...grit your teeth and kick their asses! giulia


Name: Kelly Geenen
Email: geenek70@uwosh.edu
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 04:45:44 PM

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Jason Landre... Hi!! I hope everything is going well for you, I wrote you letters, I hope you got them. Happy belated birthday... We will have to go out and celebrate once you get home!! Stay safe, hope to hear from you soon! Kelly


Name: Kelly Geenen
Email: geenek70@uwosh.edu
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 04:43:18 PM

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Jason Landre... Hi!! I hope everything is going well for you, I wrote you letters, I hope you got them. Happy belated birthday... We will have to go out and celebrate once you get home!! Stay safe, hope to hear from you soon! Kelly


Name: Jackie Campbell
Email: jake27@starband.net
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 04:27:43 PM

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Sgt Ben Keener 3plt C/1-508th,5/5/03. Tomorrow is your 24th birthday. I wish we could celebrate it with you. Clay and I went shopping yesterday for care package goodies. He stays home next time, he just doesn't have the imagination needed to fill boxes with junk. I am going to send you a phone card this week. I guess some guys have had to call collect and some have been able to dial straight though.(Jaime gets to dial straight though) Anyway even if you don't need it maybe some else needs it. Does Danny have family sending him stuff? Does he need anything. Erin is sending "Dip" yuck! I know Jaime is well cared for. And you are well loved. I may go to Reno on June 6th to see the parade for the 173rd reunion. Thought you guys would like pictures. Nothing new to tell, will write again soon and send package later this week. I love you MOM ps still working on that MOM platoon, maybe the gals I went to boot with. Hee Hee


Name: Michelle
Email: michelle.debenedetto@phoenix.gov
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 04:07:57 PM

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Hey Gavin, just wanted to let you know that you are being thought of today and everyday. Aunt Millie was so excited to hear from you and we were excited to hear about her call with you. Our pool is ready and being used. We can't wait to see you. Danielle and Emily say "hi". We are all very proud of you. We love you. Michelle & Brian


Name: alessandra
Email: vettone.ale@libero.it
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 03:51:44 PM

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this message is for donald adair....... hi donald how are you? i hope that you all will come soon to italy cuz (you know) i couldn't greet you before you left for iraq but i want to greet you before you come back home..... take care of you. i am thinking at you every day


Name: alessandra
Email: vettone.ale@libero.it
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 03:51:34 PM

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this message is for donald adair....... hi donald how are you? i hope that you all will come soon to italy cuz (you know) i couldn't greet you before you left for iraq but i want to greet you before you come back home..... take care of you. i am thinking at you every day


Name: alessandra
Email: vettone.ale@libero.it
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 03:51:24 PM

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this message is for donald adair....... hi donald how are you? i hope that you all will come soon to italy cuz (you know) i couldn't greet you before you left for iraq but i want to greet you before you come back home..... take care of you. i am thinking at you every day


Name: phyllis grafton
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 02:49:32 PM

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Pfc. Steve Grafton! Sure was great to finally hear from you yesterday....short, but sweet! I can't wait to see you...you sounded tired, but as it was 2am or thereabouts, I can understand why! Please continue to take care of yourself and come home to us soon! We love and miss you very much! Mom & Dad


Name: Gilbert
Email: gilberttrillo@elp.rr.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 02:44:26 PM

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David, We hope that you are well. We have been worried because we haven't heard from you over the weekend. We heard about the tragic news about one of the soldiers of the 173rd. Our heart goes out to the family. We hope to hear from you soon. Love, Dad & Mom


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email: skymonkey69@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 02:10:36 PM

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SGT. JOEL BEDNAR.....Babydoll you need to update your DD93 with Cesar on it! I hope you have his social...or get a chance to check your email...because I did include it in your email. Ssg. Stoll said that they found discrepencies in the paperwork when they went to type up the DD4001, so you need to re-do the DD93 and put Cesar on it, and then hav JAG stamp it, and have it FAXED back to HHC ASAP. THen they will get PSB to write up the Orders ASAP. Is 1sg. bak in Italy right now?!?! They also said to make them make this a priority. SO just re-do DD93, stamp it with JAG, Fax it back to HHC...then Ssg. Stoll can do the rest. I pray I will beat you home....I am trying as fast as I can sweetie! I love you Vary Vary much Babydoll..whole bunchies!~~~~~~~~~~ Sweet Pea


Name: Jessica
Email: rockstarr815@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 01:13:04 PM

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HEY KUPISCH!!!! it was nice to hear from you! make sure that you e-mail mom and i back, so we know everything that is going on! We love you and miss you very much! stay safe and we are praying for all of you!!!!!!!!!~Jessie


Name: Gisella
Email:
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 12:55:20 PM

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for ARMAND ARTINIAN Aco 2/503:ciao Armand, How are you doing? I hope you doing well. I'm ok, but i really miss you. All the capucino is waiting for you here. I hope so you miss me too, i want to see you soon. I hope when you'll come back we will be have a time and oportunity to know more each other. i'm sending you one big kiss and big hug. See you soon. Take care. Gisella from Colombia


Name: Krystal Rose Gaspar
Email: brattyprincess918@msn.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 12:55:08 PM

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Dear Kuya, Mommy recieved y'r e-mail we were glad to hear from u ,we recieved your letter from a card board box, she was in tears, but dont tell her i told u this coz u know her, iam learning to type fater than Mom we have class for this typing, i now spent lots of time at the internet and on the chat room with my friends. call Mom at her cell phone 909-856-8053, we have a new computer. we were at the mall yesterday Mom was thinking of changing her cell phone with the one that has a tv but she had a 2nd thought, she is waiting for u to call her. we missed your call last time. i hope u r enjoying your combat experience. Mom is telling me what to write. we send a package too. we saw some photo of your company at the internet Mom will sent u her old camera the msall one we love and missed u love Krystal.


Name: Krystal Rose Gaspar
Email: brattyprincess918@msn.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 12:53:55 PM

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Dear Kuya, Mommy recieved y'r e-mail we were glad to hear from u ,we recieved your letter from a card board box, she was in tears, but dont tell her i told u this coz u know her, iam learning to type fater than Mom we have class for this typing, i now spent lots of time at the internet and on the chat room with my friends. call Mom at her cell phone 909-856-8053, we have a new computer. we were at the mall yesterday Mom was thinking of changing her cell phone with the one that has a tv but she had a 2nd thought, she is waiting for u to call her. we missed your call last time. i hope u r enjoying your combat experience. Mom is telling me what to write. we send a package too. we saw some photo of your company at the internet Mom will sent u her old camera the msall one we love and missed u love Krystal.


Name: Krystal Rose Gaspar
Email: brattyprincess@msn.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 12:52:22 PM

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Dear Kuya, Mommy recieved y'r e-mail we were glad to hear from u ,we recieved your letter from a card board box, she was in tears, but dont tell her i told u this coz u know her, iam learning to type fater than Mom we have class for this typing, i now spent lots of time at the internet and on the chat room with my friends. call Mom at her cell phone 909-856-8053, we have a new computer. we were at the mall yesterday Mom was thinking of changing her cell phone with the one that has a tv but she had a 2nd thought, she is waiting for u to call her. we missed your call last time. i hope u r enjoying your combat experience. Mom is telling me what to write. we send a package too. we saw some photo of your company at the internet Mom will sent u her old camera the msall one we love and missed u love Krystal.


Name: amanda aird
Email: beatmixer622@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 12:30:42 PM

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HI BRANDON AIRD WE ALL LOVE!! HAVE A GREAT DAY ON YOUR BIRTHDAY!! ETHAN AND RILEY SAY HI. EHTAN SAYS THAT YOU ARE TAKING CARE OF THE BAD GUYS. LOVE, AMANDA,ERIC,ETHAN,&RILEY


Name: amanda aird
Email: beatmixer622@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 12:30:26 PM

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HI BRANDON AIRD WE ALL LOVE!! HAVE A GREAT DAY ON YOUR BIRTHDAY!! ETHAN AND RILEY SAY HI. EHTAN SAYS THAT YOU ARE TAKING CARE OF THE BAD GUYS. LOVE, AMANDA,ERIC,ETHAN,&RILEY


Name: Theresa Costales R.N.
Email: Theresac007@aol.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 12:12:53 PM

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To 173rd Airborne-508 Infantry Bravo Company, We at the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of Loma Linda University Medical Center San Bernardino C.A. My son PFC Karlo Sto.Domingo paratroop and Landed with you on March 23-24 in Northern Iraq. we were all praying and watching Cnn news on our spare moment while taking care of our patients, we are joyful of your safe landing, your loyalty ,dedication to our safety and to your country has a greater meaning as to our functions as nurses and doctors.we all support you and praying for your safe return. love and kisses to my son Karlo.


Name: ARY B
Email:
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 12:06:23 PM

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Ciao ORSETTO mio, i heard a terrible news, about that soldier.....I REALLY HOPE YOU ARE FINE!!!! I'm really sorry for him and everybody who knows him! I'm going home now, my day at work is done! Tanti baci! Love you!


Name: MOM (Brenda Basiley)
Email: BrendaBasiley@charter.net
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 11:42:55 AM

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A message for my son, PFC BRANDON ALTEMUELLER. I just wanted to let you know I am thinking about you honey. I love you and am proud of you. I am looking forward to seeing you when you come home for leave. I love you. Love, Mom :-)


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 11:32:22 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON 1ST 508 C. COMPANY. 173RD AIRBORNE. Hi beautiful love of mine, it's almost time to go back home!!!The office is just like an avon!!!BOILING HOT!!!! I'll see our landlord tonight (he's going to give us all the stuff for the garbage) and I'll ask him about having a puppy.I'll try to do my best to convince him, so next time you'll be calling me you won't start the phone call just kicking my ass because of that!!! I ca't wait for you to come back, plus today I've read about an incident happened on saturday. I didn't know anything about that, so as you can imagine I'm worried. I know you are doing fine but I can't help to be worried for my beautiful love. The only way to stop that will be: A)you come back; B)I come over there to watch every step you take. It' up to you to chose. I bet you've aldready chosen the 1st option, isn't it??? I LOVE YOU MY PRECIUOS BABY.


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 11:31:31 AM

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Jarod, It was so good to get you message this week end....Hope all is well there...Our hearts are with the entire 173rd with the news of a fallen soldier. We certainly will keep his family in our prayers. Tonadoes destroyed much of Dyersburg last night. Everyone is okay....Margaret is okay too. DHS got hit, the Budget Motel and Barkers Mobile Home court is no longer there, Finley, Newbern, and several other places got it bad too. Several school buses were destroyed at the Bus Shop too....There were approximately 4 tornadoes there and destroyed much of Dyersburg. Everyone is getting photos.....Was on the phone with Allie, Mom and Margaret throughout the storm as well as Granddaddy.....it was major....Will fill you in later.....but once again everyone is OKAY!! We are just hoping you will be home soon. We miss you very much and can't wait until you get here....what a celebration it will be with large meals!!! Love you and miss you my son! God Speed to you and stay safe!! Love always, Dad


Name: sebiana
Email: sebiana
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 11:19:19 AM

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amorissimissimo torna presto...ti sto aspettando dal primo momento che sei andato via...ti amo


Name: Joe Wiezer
Email: joewiezer@aol.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 10:43:33 AM

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Sgt. Ryan Wiezer. Hello Son I know it is hard for you to communicate with us but at least you can call Nancy. Does it cost when you call or can you use the Army's phone? I guess if you can not come back for a while Mom will go over and help Nancy for a week or two. I just returned from Africa and have to travel to Ireland and Belgium on May 15th. I will be gone just 8 days this time. I hope everything stays quiet there for your duration. I saw while I was in Tampa that they moved some of Cencom back. They also brought back the refueling aircraft. All this is a good sign. We Love you and be safe. DAD


Name: jessica_huh
Email: jessica_huh@yahoo.ca
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 10:08:01 AM

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TO NICK HARDY: hi hun how r u?...i heard abt that soldier...hope ur good, i miss u so so much n i cant wait to hear from u...love u


Name: jessica_huh
Email: jessica_huh@yahoo.ca
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 10:07:51 AM

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TO NICK HARDY: hi hun how r u?...i heard abt that soldier...hope ur good, i miss u so so much n i cant wait to hear from u...love u


Name: jessica_huh
Email: jessica_huh@yahoo.ca
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 10:07:41 AM

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TO NICK HARDY: hi hun how r u?...i heard abt that soldier...hope ur good, i miss u so so much n i cant wait to hear from u...love u


Name: Anna
Email:
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 10:07:17 AM

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to MIKE RAMIREZ, 2nd 503rd, hey man, how are you doing down there??As I have few time,remember I always think about you and miss you so much. Love, Anna


Name: Beth Whitelatch
Email: bwhitelatch@charter.net
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 10:05:25 AM

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Dear Nathan, We heard the terrible news concerning one of the soldiers of the 173rd. Our hearts go out to all of you and the family. Hope you have received all of our packages. Erin comes home from school tomorrow and papa arrives tomorrow evening. Its rainy and cold today I hope your weather is better there. I look at this web site everyday looking for your picture. Could you please get in one so we can see you! We love you and miss you and can't wait until you get home. Stay safe and write. Love Mom, Jim and Erin


Name: Anna
Email:
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 10:05:15 AM

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Mike Ramirez,2nd 503rd abn infantry Hey Man, what's up there?Remember that I always think bout you, and I miss you, Anna


Name: Penny Tritt
Email: plh10462@aol.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 09:21:49 AM

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This message is for PFC Ryan Wilmington. Hey Ryan, hope you have been getting our messages from this site, as well as our cards and packages. I hope you will be able to be home by your birthday next month. It has been nice reading some of the other emails on here knowing that they are getting calls and letters from their loved one's from over there. Hopefully we will hear from you soon, or maybe even get a letter, if you have even had time to write one. Stay warm, keep your thoughts positve, and you will be home before you know it. Love ya Machina Mate.....LOL.....Now that I have probably embarrased you totally, but hey, isn't that what families are for? Your brother will be this coming weekend for Mother's Day, I told your mom it would be great if you got the chance to call on Sunday while he was here too, then you could get three calls made at once!! Love and Miss you.....Aunt Penny :)


Name: Penny Tritt
Email: plh10462@aol.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 09:13:29 AM

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This message is to the family of the young man who was involved in the accident on Saturday. You are in our families thoughts and prayers. We cannot even begin to know what you are feeling and going thru. We thank you for your wonderful son, along with the rest of our military, who so unselfishly have put their lives in harms way, so that we may live a life with such freedoms as we have been so blessed to live with. Take comfort in knowing that he died doing what he wanted to do, and that was to serve his country! GOD bless you and your family during this difficult time.


Name: Penny Tritt
Email: plh10462@aol.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 09:09:56 AM

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This message is to the family of the young man who was involved in the accident on Saturday. You are in our families thoughts and prayers. We cannot even begin to know what you are feeling and going thru. We thank you for your wonderful son, along with the rest of our military, who so unselfishly have put their lives in harms way, so that we may live a life with such freedoms as we have been so blessed to live with. Take comfort in knowing that he died doing what he wanted to do, and that was to serve his country! GOD bless you and your family during this difficult time.


Name: ARY B.
Email:
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 08:03:46 AM

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Ciao AMORE MIO! how are you doing? I hope everything is ok. Elisa got a phonecall from Chris: he told her very nice news.....hope its true! I can't wait to hear about you!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 06:38:16 AM

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To Mike Kemp -173rd. I'm so sorry because I read Saturday's bad news, but I'm sure that you are OK... I'm always thinking of you and I'm always waiting a letter from you o meglio ancora aspetto un tuo mex ke mi dice ke SEI TORNATO (nn vedo l'ora)!!! MI MANCHI very very very much. TI AMO Mike mio, kisses, Susy.


Name: Stacey
Email: S_lasaga@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 06:19:50 AM

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This message is for Carl Pratt, of 173rd Airborne Brigade. I wanted to write wish you a very belated Happy Birthday, I hope your doing ok. And that you enjoyed my package. Eveything is fine here. I'm doing okay. Missing you


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 03:23:17 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, 1ST 508 C. COMP., 173RD AIRBORNE Hey Shannon!!!!I'm back!!I couldn't get in this web site, I've been trying for 5 f***** days and today I was finally able to post a message for you!!! Thanks for the phone call, I needed and still need to hear your voice! I saw you on video(the one I was telling you, your mom posted it and on friday, before going back home, I saw you!!!!!)I miss you so much! This morning your mom called, they have received another letter from you and they are posting the ones for me!I talked with them on friday too and they were so happy after having talked to you!!!I CAN SAY THEY WERE THRILLED!!! Love of my life, what more can I tell you? I have enough of having an empty house, so you'd better come back home SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you more and more!


Name: gail auten
Email: gailauten@yahoo.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 01:54:27 AM

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DEAR JOEL, WE MISS YOU TERRIBLY, CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR FROM YOU AGAIN. WE ARE STILL HOPING YOU WILL BE ABLE TO COME TO JENA'S WEDDING IN SQUAW VALLEY. IT WILL NOT BE THE SAME IF YOU AREN'T THERE. DID YOU GET OUR OTHER PACKAGES YET? WE ARE PRAYING DAILY FOR YOU AND THE OTHER TROOPS. GOD IS WITH YOU. MUCH LOVE MOM


Name: mom
Email: vidasaglwk@aol.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 12:59:46 AM

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PFC Ybarra. 2 / 503 Steven !!!!!! )))) It's mom. sure do miss you today. Last night as I was going to bed, CNN had mentioned 173rd, you know that caught my attention. They said a soldier died. They said it was an accident. Well needless to say, my heart hit the floor ! I heard it again 2 x's. Then no more. Nothing on the internet or newspaper. I know you re o.k. or we would have been informed. We are all good here. I am sending another package to you. hope you have been getting your mail & packages. I was hoping to hear from you so you could tell me what to send. Everyone is still praying for you. I know you are in good company. There is not much info on the news lately so we have to watch this site for whatever we can. I love you. Dad sends his love also. How much longer do you have to be there? Write soon. God Bless. HOOOAH !


Name: mom
Email: vidasaglwk@aol.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 12:58:26 AM

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PFC Ybarra. 2 / 503 Steven !!!!!! )))) It's mom. sure do miss you today. Last night as I was going to bed, CNN had mentioned 173rd, you know that caught my attention. They said a soldier died. They said it was an accident. Well needless to say, my heart hit the floor ! I heard it again 2 x's. Then no more. Nothing on the internet or newspaper. I know you re o.k. or we would have been informed. We are all good here. I am sending another package to you. hope you have been getting your mail & packages. I was hoping to hear from you so you could tell me what to send. Everyone is still praying for you. I know you are in good company. There is not much info on the news lately so we have to watch this site for whatever we can. I love you. Dad sends his love also. How much longer do you have to be there? Write soon. God Bless. HOOOAH !


Name: Joan Winkler
Email: Winky111@aol.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 12:51:20 AM

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This message is for PFC Michael Lindberg, my wonderful nephew! Michael, I received your letter this week and I can't tell you how much it meant to me. I couldn't open the envelope fast enough. I am so glad that you have received some of the packages I have sent. I have more on the way for you and your fellow soldiers! Thank you SO much for taking the time to write to me. Your Mom told me you called home Friday, she and Cuff were so happy to hear from you. I know that things are difficult over there, so please watch your back. I say prayers each and every day for all you guys. Uncle Vince, Diana and Shannon all send their love too! Shannon says to say hi to Kupisch also! Hurry up home so we can all have a PARTY!!!!! Love you very much, Aunt J


Name: Stacey
Email: S_lasaga@hotmail.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 12:36:51 AM

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This message is for Carl Pratt, of 173rd Airborne Brigade. I wanted to write wish you a very belated Happy Birthday, I hope your doing ok. And that you enjoyed my package. Eveything is fine here. I'm doing okay. Missing you


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 12:36:24 AM

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I just read an article that stated the 173rd would not be returning to Italy after the cessation of hostilities in Iraq. That they would be moving the Brigade to Poland or Hungary. I read it off this 173rd ABN.com site...and I have no idea what on earth they were talking about. If anyone has any info on this subject please post it on this site...we're all waiting to hear what is going on!! Ciao Wendy Damman-Bednar


Name: Kourtney Robbins ( sis of Pfc K. Robbins )
Email: cheerchicsr04@aol.com
Date: Monday May 05, 2003
Time: 12:32:06 AM

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Pfc. K. Robbins,i miss you and hopefully you get to come home soon so you can see part of my senior before i gradute which will be next year. well, everyone over here is doing pretty good. cheerleading has been very hard because we want to win STATE soo bad. dad is getting to come back home from ft. sill in a couple of days, he comes home to stay on the 21st of this month the day before my birthday. But anyway, life has been pretty normal for the most part of it. but the only thing i miss is that you are not here to fight with, but i also have to tell you i'm dating someone from del city and you might know who he is, he is a junior his last name is churchill. but anyways, i thought i would write you this because i came to this website and thought oh i should write kas, i was wondering how is stark doing or if you have seen him but if not, you know. you might think i like stark but i dont know because he is pretty cute. ummmmm.....hopefully, we get to see each other soon so i can beat the crap out of you because you left me here with mom and dad, yelling at me all the time. but its ok i can held it. but i love you and i always will because you are my only brother i have and i will ever have which is by blood. but i do i miss you alot.love you forever and always, Kourtney nicole ps see you soon..


Name: Christine Quaal aka Sgt. Ryan Quaals mom
Email: Christin1717@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 11:36:25 PM

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Hi Sgt Ryan Quaal I still have not heard from you . I hope that you are doing well and all of your guys. I talked to stef and she said that you guys may be coming home soon. I know that you have to wait a long time to use the phone, so just let the guys that have wives and children talk and I know that we will talk soon. We miss you and we pray for you every nite. So take care of yourself and wwe are all proud of you. I have my tree all decorated for you in front of the house. Your sister is doing well but misses you and is worried about you. I told her that you are fine and will be home soon. I send my love and prayers to all of you. Love, mom


Name: Sukari Statton
Email: sukari911@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 11:18:25 PM

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SGT Daniel Korp This is Utamu and Sukari, we wanted to say "hello" and to let you know that we received your letter last week. We wanted you to know that the Lakers advanced to the playoffs, they won their title again in some region, hopefully they won't take it all this year. I went with Cindy to a St. Louis Cardinals game on the 3rd of May, and we got some pictures and autographs. I will make sure to send you some. We have also has some tornadoes in Kansas, but that is nothing new. I guess we will chat with you later, I hope you get this and if you are getting your packages I hope you are sharing with your soldier friends, if you have any --ha ha! Smooches -- Sukari


Name: Pat Holdren
Email: holdren@holdrennotary.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 11:17:37 PM

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TO JONATHAN REFFEOR: Just wanted to send my love, a hug and a guardian angel to you, sweetie. Watch you back and stay safe. Come home soon. Love, Aunt Pat


Name: Pat Holdren
Email: holdren@holdrennotary.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 11:17:18 PM

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TO JONATHAN REFFEOR: Just wanted to send my love, a hug and a guardian angel to you, sweetie. Watch you back and stay safe. Come home soon. Love, Aunt Pat


Name: Rebecca Wiezer
Email: Rwiezer22@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 10:09:32 PM

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Hello Ryan (SGT. Ryan Wiezer) I dont kn ow if Nancy told you or not but i went to prom last night ans i had a great time! I will send you pictures! We had a lot of fun. I cant wait to talk to you! Be careful! I love you! Love your sister Rebecca Lynn


Name: Cynthia Bachman Fort
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 09:47:46 PM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER-1/508th Bravo--- Hi Adam, it was great hearing that you called your dad yesterday! He called and relayed the conversation to me. Just thinking of you alot-the 508th Bravo photo -#258--I swear it is you in the middle row but others say no. AM I going crazy!! It's a perfectly clear photo!! I guess the power of suggestion that it is your company makes me think it must be you!!To put my mind at rest can you please just track down the photographer and tell him to take one of you alone with your name posted!! Then no one can tell me I am losing it!! Ask him what I can send him to get your photo posted!!! :) Ashleigh stayed over here last night--we had a late family Easter gathering today--rained/stormed all day! Glad to hear you are getting our mail, these messages and our packages! And that you are able to help out the other guys with the goodies and not so goodies (cigs and snuff!) to make their day!! More still coming! Please write ASAP if the phone calls are going to have to be spaced apart so long. Just noticed your last envelope was the inside of your MRE box!! Chili and Macaroni--protein packed!! Promise to do up a wonderful grilled steak feast for you when we see you home!! Love you always--please be very very careful in everything you do. My love and constant prayers for your safety and peace of mind. Mom


Name: The Fawcett Cousins
Email: jamifawcett@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 09:40:16 PM

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SGT JASON WEAVER, You look great in your picture. What love handles? I didn't see the love handles that Aunt Kerri was talking about. You look pretty tough to me. We sure are proud of you and hope all is well. We miss you and pray for you. Keep in touch when you can. LOVE YA, Uncle Rick, Aunt Shana, Kris and Karen, Jen and Jeff, Jami and Michael, and Jared.


Name: The Fawcett Cousins
Email: jamifawcett@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 09:33:14 PM

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SGT JASON WEAVER, You look great in your picture. What love handles? I didn't see the love handles that Aunt Kerri was talking about. You look pretty tough to me. We sure are proud of you and hope all is well. We miss you and pray for you. Keep in touch when you can. LOVE YA, Uncle Rick, Aunt Shana, Kris and Karen, Jen and Jeff, Jami and Michael, and Jared.


Name: Jami Tolman and The other Fawcett cousins
Email: jamifawcett@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 09:28:27 PM

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SGT Jason Weaver, You look great in your uniform. I didn't see any love handles. I don't know what Aunt Kerri was talking about. We sure are proud of you. We hope all is well. Keep us posted when you can. We miss you and pray for you. YOURE the BEST!!! Love ya, Rick, Shana, Kris, Jennifer, Jami and Jared


Name: Jami Tolman and The other Fawcett cousins
Email: jamifawcett@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 09:28:13 PM

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SGT Jason Weaver, You look great in your uniform. I didn't see any love handles. I don't know what Aunt Kerri was talking about. We sure are proud of you. We hope all is well. Keep us posted when you can. We miss you and pray for you. YOURE the BEST!!! Love ya, Rick, Shana, Kris, Jennifer, Jami and Jared


Name: Jami Tolman and The other Fawcett cousins
Email: jamifawcett@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 09:27:52 PM

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SGT Jason Weaver, You look great in your uniform. I didn't see any love handles. I don't know what Aunt Kerri was talking about. We sure are proud of you. We hope all is well. Keep us posted when you can. We miss you and pray for you. YOURE the BEST!!! Love ya, Rick, Shana, Kris, Jennifer, Jami and Jared


Name: Jami Tolman and The other Fawcett cousins
Email: jamifawcett@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 09:27:35 PM

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SGT Jason Weaver, You look great in your uniform. I didn't see any love handles. I don't know what Aunt Kerri was talking about. We sure are proud of you. We hope all is well. Keep us posted when you can. We miss you and pray for you. YOURE the BEST!!! Love ya, Rick, Shana, Kris, Jennifer, Jami and Jared


Name: Jami Tolman and The other Fawcett cousins
Email: jamifawcett@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 09:27:22 PM

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SGT Jason Weaver, You look great in your uniform. I didn't see any love handles. I don't know what Aunt Kerri was talking about. We sure are proud of you. We hope all is well. Keep us posted when you can. We miss you and pray for you. YOURE the BEST!!! Love ya, Rick, Shana, Kris, Jennifer, Jami and Jared


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 09:20:32 PM

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To Pvt. David Cross Charlie Co. 1st/508th, 173rd airborne. Hey sweetheart! How are ya doing? I just wanted to write you a message like I try to do everyday. I hope you know how proud I am of you! I can't wait til you get to come home! have all kinds of pictures of the 173rd from off this website. They look so great! I love you so much! I will send you out a letter tomorrow ok? Maybe you will get this. I love you and miss you so much! love, stephanie


Name: The Lindbergs
Email: DMLindberg@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 09:16:09 PM

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Hey Weston Lindberg...you out there? Hope all is well, thinking of you back home.


Name: The Lindbergs
Email: DMLindberg@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 09:15:34 PM

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Hey Weston Lindberg...you out there? Hope all is well, thinking of you back home.


Name: Christine Lindberg
Email: lind0811@umn.edu
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 08:38:39 PM

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PFC Michael Lindberg- I am so glad to hear that you got to call home the other day. You have no idea how great it was for Mom and Cuff to hear your voice. I can't imagine what it must be like for you to be over there. We are going to have so much to catch up on when you come back. I hope that you are getting our letters, and know how much we care and miss you. Take care of yourself and get home safely soon. Love ya Mike- Chrissy


Name: Vicki LaBriola
Email: rvtlabrio@olg.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 07:45:28 PM

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PFC T.LaBriola, We are proud of you and all that you have accomplished in less than a year. Very proud of all the 173rd. Hang in there packages are coming and letters. We now have a new address to send sooner. Call when you can that same timeis great to reach all of us. All your family send their love and continue to be safe. You and the 173rd have made history! Your always in our thoughts and prayers. We love you Love, Mom and Dad and Ray


Name: Melissa Roland
Email: in_grace_love@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 06:40:29 PM

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Hi, my very handsome soldier! I'm visiting my brother and sis-in-law in New York. I am missing you tons, and hope that you are doing well (and that you got a chance to use your skateboard ;) Again, I love you so much! And I pray for you always. Come home to me soon, love! Melissa


Name: Melissa Roland
Email: in_grace_love@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 06:40:19 PM

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Hi, my very handsome soldier! I'm visiting my brother and sis-in-law in New York. I am missing you tons, and hope that you are doing well (and that you got a chance to use your skateboard ;) Again, I love you so much! And I pray for you always. Come home to me soon, love! Melissa


Name: Melissa Roland
Email: in_grace_love@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 06:40:09 PM

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Hi, my very handsome soldier! I'm visiting my brother and sis-in-law in New York. I am missing you tons, and hope that you are doing well (and that you got a chance to use your skateboard ;) Again, I love you so much! And I pray for you always. Come home to me soon, love! Melissa


Name: APRIL MEREDITH
Email: APRIL_MEREDITH@173RDAIRBORNE.COM
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 06:07:18 PM

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HEY BABY WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU AND WE CANT WAIT FOR YOUR SAFE RETURN HOME. LOVE APRIL BRITTANY LEAH DYLAN COLE


Name: april meredith
Email: april_meredith@173rdairborne.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 06:04:19 PM

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hey baby we love you and miss you lots and cant wait for your return home be safe. Love April, Brittany, leah, dylan, and cole


Name: Kicsid
Email: honeyandsugar81@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 06:00:36 PM

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mrs.johnson,i am sorry but i don't agree.i would like to know the name of that soldier.i am not american,i am not even a military family member,nobody will tell me by a phone call who is that Hero.So,if anyone know that name,please,email me....I have no connection only with my boyfriend's family,but i can't sleep until i know that name.


Name: Kicsid
Email: honeyandsugar81@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:57:11 PM

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mrs.johnson,i am sorry but i don't agree.i would like to know the name of that soldier.i am not american,i am not even a military family member,nobody will tell me by a phone call who is that Hero.So,if anyone know that name,please,email me....I have no connection only with my boyfriend's family,but i can't sleep until i know that name.


Name: Kicsid
Email: honeyandsugar81@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:47:08 PM

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mrs.johnson,i am sorry but i don't agree.i would like to know the name of that soldier.i am not american,i am not even a military family member,nobody will tell me by a phone call who is that Hero.So,if anyone know that name,please,email me....I have no connection only with my boyfriend's family,but i can't sleep until i know that name.


Name: Genny Lanza
Email: gennylanza@yahoo.it
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:45:19 PM

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SGT. JASON HARDING. Ciao Piccolo! Never forget that I miss you a lot, I love you more than anything and that I can't wait to see you again. Hurry up and come home soon!!! With all all my love. Genny


Name: sue & steve carran
Email: suerazcar60@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:41:51 PM

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this is for charles barreca-- we love you, miss you, and are very proud of you! give Bea our love, and come home soon! love, aunt sue & uncle steve


Name: sue & steve carran
Email: suerazcar60@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:41:00 PM

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this is for charles barreca-- we love you, miss you, and are very proud of you! give Bea our love, and come home soon! love, aunt sue & uncle steve


Name: sue & steve carran
Email: suerazcar60@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:39:07 PM

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this is for charles barreca-- we love you, miss you, and are very proud of you! give Bea our love, and come home soon! love, aunt sue & uncle steve


Name: sue & steve carran
Email: suerazcar60@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:37:36 PM

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this is for charles barreca-- we love you, miss you, and are very proud of you! give Bea our love, and come home soon! love, aunt sue & uncle steve


Name: sue & steve carran
Email: suerazcar60@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:35:31 PM

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this is for charles barreca-- we love you, miss you, and are very proud of you! give Bea our love, and come home soon! love, aunt sue & uncle steve


Name: sue & steve carran
Email: suerazcar60@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:35:21 PM

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this is for charles barreca-- we love you, miss you, and are very proud of you! give Bea our love, and come home soon! love, aunt sue & uncle steve


Name: sue & steve carran
Email: suerazcar60@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:35:11 PM

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this is for charles barreca-- we love you, miss you, and are very proud of you! give Bea our love, and come home soon! love, aunt sue & uncle steve


Name: sue & steve carran
Email: suerazcar60@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:35:02 PM

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this is for charles barreca-- we love you, miss you, and are very proud of you! give Bea our love, and come home soon! love, aunt sue & uncle steve


Name: sue & steve carran
Email: suerazcar60@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:34:52 PM

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this is for charles barreca-- we love you, miss you, and are very proud of you! give Bea our love, and come home soon! love, aunt sue & uncle steve


Name: sue & steve carran
Email: suerazcar60@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:34:42 PM

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this is for charles barreca-- we love you, miss you, and are very proud of you! give Bea our love, and come home soon! love, aunt sue & uncle steve


Name: sue & steve carran
Email: suerazcar60@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:34:33 PM

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this is for charles barreca-- we love you, miss you, and are very proud of you! give Bea our love, and come home soon! love, aunt sue & uncle steve


Name: michelle suggs
Email: concha_shell71@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:33:37 PM

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ANGELO RODRIGUEZ: HEY MEJO, HOPE AND PRAY ALL IS WELL. WE ARE FINE JUST WISHING YOU WERE HERE WITH US. I WENT TO 173RD REUNION YESTERDAY. I TOOK YOUR PICTURE WITH ME,EVERYONE THERE WERE SO PROUD OF YOU GUYS.SOME MEMBERS SAID TELL THE NEW HERD THAT THE OLD HERD WERE FOLLOWING YOU GUYS EVERY STEP OFF THE WAY. I TOOK LOTS OF PICTURES.I BOUGHT ME A 173RD T SHIRT,COFFEE MUG,AND I BUNCH OF PINS. YOU KNOW I GOT TO REPRESENT FOR YOU. I AM PROUD OF YOU AND I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING.TAKE CARE BABY BOY AND COME HOME ASAP.LOVE SHELL


Name: sue & steve carran
Email: suerazcar60@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:33:16 PM

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this is for charles barreca-- we love you, miss you, and are very proud of you! give Bea our love, and come home soon! love, aunt sue & uncle steve


Name: sue & steve carran
Email: suerazcar60@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:31:51 PM

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this is to charles barreca-- we miss you and are very proud of you! take good care of yourself, give our love to Bea, and come home soon! hope you are well. love, aunt sue & uncle steve


Name: sue & steve carran
Email: suerazcar60@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:31:42 PM

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this is to charles barreca-- we miss you and are very proud of you! take good care of yourself, give our love to Bea, and come home soon! hope you are well. love, aunt sue & uncle steve


Name: LEON AND PATRICIA BURLING
Email: WCYROWA120@YAHOO.COM
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 05:18:25 PM

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THIS IS TO MY GRANDSON SGT.RONALD WATKINS AND TO ALL THE TROOPS IN IRAQ. WE ARE HOPING AND PRAYING FOR ALL OF YOU SOLIERS, THAT YOU ARE ALL SAFE AND RETURN HOME SOON. TO RON, WE LOVE YOU LOTS, AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH. LOVE GRANDMA AND PAPA


Name: Anna
Email:
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 04:20:27 PM

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to DEVIN SCHUETTE B. Co. 1/508th: hey sweetie!!! what's goin on? I wrote you so many letters!!! some are really funny...I wanted to let you know that I miss you and that as I promised you before you left I'll keep writing you even if you don't answer (kick your ass buddy! GRRRR!lol). Hopefully before Xmas I'll get a letter! haha. don't worry...I didn't forget about you Shooter. You know that you're alwasy in my thoughts right? and that I'm waiting for you to come back! I can't wait! I miss you a lot! I miss having a blast with you! I hope you'll get this message! Write me back please!!! luv ya, miss ya. lot of hugs and kisses


Name: Judi
Email: judi592002@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 03:42:30 PM

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was really good to get a call from you hope to hear from you again real soon heard some bad news today about 173rd. mrs.wood email me made me feel better. hope you are doing good. take care. LOVE AND MISS YOU ALOT MOM


Name: Judi
Email: judi592002@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 03:42:20 PM

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was really good to get a call from you hope to hear from you again real soon heard some bad news today about 173rd. mrs.wood email me made me feel better. hope you are doing good. take care. LOVE AND MISS YOU ALOT MOM


Name: Judi
Email: judi592002@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 03:40:48 PM

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was really good to get a call from you hope to hear from you again real soon heard some bad news today about 173rd. mrs.wood email me made me feel better. hope you are doing good. take care. LOVE AND MISS YOU ALOT MOM


Name: Kristina Egert
Email: kristinaegert@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 03:08:09 PM

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To the family of the young Hero who died. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I cannot say I understand, but I am praying. May you feel God's peace at this time. And I honor this Hero.


Name: GIULIA
Email: giuliavettone@virgilio.it
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 02:46:58 PM

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This message is for JASON LANTHIER: Hi Jason that's me again, Giulia!I hope you are ok..come back soon and remember that here there is someone who is thinking you every day!!I write you a letter, i hope that you can read it because it is togethere at Cory's letter....Take care and a lot, a lot,a lot,a lot,a lot kisses!!


Name: GIGIA
Email: gigia.pommy@libero.it
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 02:25:06 PM

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this message it's for ANGELO RODRUGUEZ: ciao baby, i hope everything is well... i hope that you can come back soon to me. i miss you so, so much. i wrote you some letters and i sent you a package. my family say CIAO. i hope that you can call me or write me, i love with all my heart, ciao ciao your queen, gigia


Name: Sgt. Clint Mack's Mom
Email: WGSLINDA@AOL.COM
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 02:24:11 PM

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Hi Son,and soon to be a DADDY!!!!! I miss your dearly and just am waiting for a quick letter, something to hold from you knowing you are alright. This M.O.M.S. group I organized is so overwhelming. I have met so many people from Gwinnett County that have sons, brothers, spouses ect. over in Iraq. This is exactly what this community needed. I am shipping 2 more boxes for you tomorrow I included some T-shirts from our group for you and your buddies. Please stay safe and don't ever forget how very much I love you. Take care MY HERO!!! Love, Mom


Name: Traci Underwood
Email: tracilovesbaseball@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 02:20:24 PM

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SGT Condit- 2nd PLT A. Co. 2/503- Just wanted to let you know that the furniture was delivered today. I'll send pictures of it. School's out in a little over 2 weeks, and I still don't know what I'll be teaching next year. I hope all is well. Tell everyone that I said hi. We're all praying for you and everyone else in the 173rd! Love always, Traci


Name: jessica
Email: jessica_huh@yahoo.ca
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 02:01:57 PM

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TO NICK HARDY: hey hun...still havent heard from u yet...hope ull get my letters soon...i miss u so so so so much cucciolo!!!


Name: Weaver Family (Grace, Pocatello, Boise)
Email: kturner@internetoutlet.net
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 01:46:34 PM

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SSgt. Jasan Weaver! Love handles? The Army not keeping you in shape? ;-) Hope all is well. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you often. Wishing you were all back home safe and sound. Stay in touch when you can. Love...Grandpa, Grandma, Kerri, Kevin, Shana, and Rick


Name: MICAELA
Email:
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 01:26:41 PM

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Hey still no letters...love u, hope u can call me soon. Micaela


Name: Faceta Johnson
Email: Faceit0347@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 01:24:31 PM

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All please do not post the names of any deceased soldier. Please allow the military to do their job. If it was my husband or my brother or even a close friend, I would prefer the military inform me not the media or a posted e-mail. The 173rd has given us a great opportunity to leave messages for our love ones and to see what other family members are going thru. So, if you would please do not posted any name on this web-site. No offense to you Mr. Whipple. To the REAR DETACHMENT ESPECIALLY, CPT HALEY, thanks for all your help. You guys are doing an "Outstanding Job" I understand you are over whelmed but, I thank God for all the help you have given my family. As you stated over the phone, whenever the soldiers get near a phone they will contact their family to let them know that they are okay and you were right. I finally heard from my brother. To anybody who is reading this e-mail and you haven't heard from your loved one, don't worry you will hear from them soon. Also, some soldiers have received plenty of letters but not the packages due to constant movement, but they should received them soon. LET'S GIVE THE REAR DETACHEMENT'S AND ALL THE SOLDIERS OF THE 173RD A BIG THANK-YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE. A military spouse/sister.


Name: Faceta Johnson
Email: Faceit0347@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 01:06:58 PM

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Name: Faceta Johnson
Email: Faceit0347@aol.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 01:04:23 PM

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Name: Jane Kennedy
Email:
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 12:36:32 PM

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For Spc Bryan Kennedy: Hi sweetie, hope you are well. Recieved your mail, loved the envelopes. Your dad and grandfather loved the dirt addition. Been enjoying visits with Janelle, she looks wonderful. She does say that being home with all of us makes her miss you even more than when she is in Italy. We went shopping and bought out the store for you so expect lots of boxes. Whatever you can't use maybe you could pass on. Thinking of you every minute and couldn't be more proud. All the best and a speedy and safe return of the 173rd. I love you, Mom


Name: Doris Ann Miller
Email: tusann@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 10:21:36 AM

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PFC Jeffrey P Miller, miss your emails son, and I can't wait to see you. Have you received any of my packages? I am so very proud of you.....Without the Brave there would be no land of the Free...Take care of yourself, and know I'm thinking about you constantly......MOM


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 09:53:30 AM

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To Mike Kemp -173rd (from Italy). It's me again, I'm just hoping that you can read some of my messages. I have a cold again, but this time I'm without you and I feel so lonely... Finalmente fa caldo anche qua!! Mi manchi tantissimissimissimo, torna presto e fai attenzione. If you have a chance let me know something about you, please... I'm always praying for you!!! TI AMOOOOO, BACI Susy.


Name: Linda Bean
Email: lbean@diversityinc.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 09:29:35 AM

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Megan Rice: Reese Cline's mon called Friday night. (May 2) She had heard from Reese earlier in the day and he reported that all was well. Take care, honey. We keep Chris, and the rest of 173rd, in our prayers. Linda Bean


Name: Tabitha
Email: mail@bellsouth.net
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 09:01:38 AM

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Clint Mack......Hey, how are you? Aunt RE RE was here all week. We went and got you a bubch of junk food. I am putting it in the mail today. We helped your Mom with her fundraiser @ Walmart. She has raised so much money to buy stuff for the troops. You should be so proud of her. She has a whole storage area with stuff that has been donated. They will start shipping it over by the end of the week. They have everything from toilet paper to Nerf Footballs. I started my new job...What a rush.....I can't wait for you to get back. I spoke to Summer a few weeks ago. She seems good. The girls pray for you every night. They can't wait to see you. Stay safe....We love you. Your in our thoughts everyday....


Name: Anna
Email: rockets_r@libero.it
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 08:08:02 AM

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to Mike Ramirez, 2nd 503rd airborne Infantry, Hey honey, what's going on? Yesterday I went to Palladium, man, I had a lot of fun!! me and my friends were drunk and we stayed until the close time (4 am) when you come back we have to do a same thing,cause is the best fun!!! I also miss the evenings with you, and most of all, I miss you!! I love you honey, Anna


Name: Tim Whipple
Email: twhipple@indy.rr.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 04:53:29 AM

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IF ANYONE HAS THE NAME OF THE SOLDIER THAT WAS KILLED ON SATURDAY mAY, 3,FROM THE 173RD, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF POSSIBLE. THANKS


Name: Robert Larsen Sr.
Email: larsen_bob51@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday May 04, 2003
Time: 02:54:01 AM

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TO: Corp.Robert Larsen A Co. 2/503 May 3, 2003 Hi son, Just a quick word to let you know we are still praying for you. Alejandra and Amaris came over to have dinner & spent the evening with us today. We had a relaxing time together. You sure have a good-looking wife & daughter. They need you and can't wait to see you. God be with you & your buddies. Hope to see you in the near future. Love Dad


Name: Jim Baskin
Email: Paleontologist46@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 11:53:31 PM

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hey guys'. It's gret you guys' are once again making history. Man, do you folks realize you have 2 combat jumps to our history?! It made the 82d and the 101st mad in Nam and I guess it made the 82d kind of mad in Iraq, but who cares right? I served with the 2d and 4th batts in 1966-1968 as an arty recon sgt (without a LT thank God! and without an RTO). Then did in-service transfer to the infantry. Thought what the hell, I'm getting shot at so I may as well go all the way. My son is a paratrooper and is a Field Expert Medic. His name is Sgt. Adam T. Baskin so keep a lookout for this guy who resembles Matt Damon. he will take dfamn good care of you if anything happens. Trust me as I would be more than willing to have my son do surgery on me. He's that good and after growing up listening to all the HERD stories, guess what unit he wants to be attached to and have the patch on HIS right shoulder? So, you do your job as I know you will, know that if any of you need Sgt. baskin's aid, he WILL BE THERE for you! Good history making, keep the eyes open, head always rotating and come home safe. I'm proud to know this unit still lives! You just can't keep THE HERD down for long if at all.


Name: Ashleigh Espenhover
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 11:00:50 PM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER 1/508th-BRAVO..... Hey Adam. I just got done looking at all the photos on this website of all you guys over there. There are some really cool ones. I think mom thinks that every photo was you. Some weren't even close!!!! I guess we're all just missing you a lot. I got your message you left today. I wish I could have been there to talk to you even if it was for a few minutes, but I will be ready when you get back. My boots are all shined and ready to roll. So get your ass back here!!!! That will be awesome if you get to come back as soon as you think. I might have to get another vacation from the school!!! School is going good, other than living there!! But I only have four more months of that place. So that means you only have four more months to try to figure out my address!!! Just kidding. I have a printed off picture of you, or the closest one of all of them, at school with me. I'm thinking of you everyday and hoping everything is going alright for you. I hope you have a chance to call again. I would love to hear your voice again.I will send another message soon or write. Miss you tons and love you very much. Hope to see you soon. Love, Ashleigh


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Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 10:43:21 PM

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Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@al.com
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 10:39:48 PM

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This message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI.2/503 173rdairborne. we just wanted to let you know that we are so proud of you, the hosp were i work has put yellow ribbons out for you and your solders. isnt that great. everybody has been writing you, sure hope you are getting youre mail honey. i tried to call lucy yesterday, but she must of been atr work. well honey, we sure hope youll be home soon. keep up the good work, you solders have made history, yahoo. love u mom


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@al.com
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 10:36:23 PM

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This message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI.2/503 173rdairborne. we just wanted to let you know that we are so proud of you, the hosp were i work has put yellow ribbons out for you and your solders. isnt that great. everybody has been writing you, sure hope you are getting youre mail honey. i tried to call lucy yesterday, but she must of been atr work. well honey, we sure hope youll be home soon. keep up the good work, you solders have made history, yahoo. love u mom


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 09:27:19 PM

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Chad; It was good to hear from you. We still haven't gotten your letters. I'm sending out another package of magazines and junk food. Let me know if there is anything you need. We sure miss you. Take care of yourself. Watch your back. Love Always; Mom


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 09:13:53 PM

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To Pvt. David Cross with the Charlie Company 1/508th, 173rd airborne brigade. I just wanted to write to tell you I love you today. I know you can't hear me say it to ya so this is the best I can do for now sweetie. I miss you so much. I hope that you are getting your mail now or you will be soon. Or I at least hope you get these internet messages. I am praying for you every day to come home as soon as possible with the rest of the 173rd. I am so proud of y'all! I will write you and mail it out Monday. I love you!!! love, stephanie


Name: Peggy Wilmington
Email: mavsmtnmom@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 07:11:59 PM

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PFC Ryan Wilmington-2/503 Chosen Co. Hey. How are you doing? I hope you are receiving these e-mails! Get your face in front of a camera! They are doing a great job of posting pictures. Are the reporters still embedded with your unit? Geoff is coming to Denver next Saturday, your dad will be here on business, so we will just be hanging out, talking about you probably LOL. My mailbox seems to have one less piece of mail each week...I am anxiously awaiting a letter, or a phone call. Uncle Paul sent me a blue star to hang in the window until you return. Everyone asks about you daily. We cant wait for you to come home...all three of them LOL. I am proud of you. Love to you Momma Peggy


Name: Mom & Dad
Email: Barbaratrent7139@msn.com
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 07:04:53 PM

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Gregory Trent We got your letter it was good to hear from you. We know you are very busy with all the important things you have to do now adays.We want you to know that we really miss you so much. But soon you will be home and safe. Our prayers have been with you and all your buddies there. Let us know when you get all the packages we sent you. Love you Mom & Dad


Name: Peedie
Email: PeediePie051000@aol.com
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 05:14:28 PM

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HEY PRIVATE BRANDON KYLE MANN!!! THIS IS PEEDIE AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY. WE JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE ARE THINKING ABOUT YOU AND HOME EVERYTHING IS GOING WELL. WE SENT YOU OUT SOME PACKAGES THE OTHER DAY. WE WILL BE SENDING MORE SO LET US KNOW WHAT ELSE YOU NEED. CALL ME WHEN MOMMA GIVES YOU MY NUMBER OK. WE ALL LOVE YOU AND CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU. OH YEAH THERE ARE 165 PICTS OF YOU GUYS BUT NONE OF YOU!! WHEN YOU SEE THE CAMERA, SMILE PLEASE!! LUV YA LOTS....PEEDIE


Name: Rick & Barb Schultz
Email: barbrick@adelphia.net
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 04:06:36 PM

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BRYAN SCHULTZ - Your sister called me today and told me you were able to make a call to her and to your mom. That's great. Dawn told me you are getting mail (and need MORE). We WILL comply! :) Your mom got a letter from you and we know you have sent mail. Still waiting. We have not received any official word packages are getting through, but we see, online, that some people say you guys are getting some stuff. We have sent stuff, but don't know where it went....maybe by boat. Dawn told me everything you told her- remember, COLD BEER, warm water and bikinis await you. Keep doing what you do best...and we'll keep praying for you guys. Love, Dad.


Name: Anna
Email: baudanna@yahoo.it
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 03:41:53 PM

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This message is for Sgt.Monte Massey. Hi Mon, I noticed with horror that i am totally cut out from you. Today i went to the post office cause i intended to send you a box . Well, the postal officer refused the whole package cause he said he did not know where to send it, that the address was uncomplete (?) and that in any case you wouldn't have received it. Does all this make sense?? It is just insane to me. I am starting to believe you won't never get neither one of all the letters i wrote you. What must i do for having news from you? Someone says you are going to spend over there 2 months, other 1 year...BO! Is there anyone who knows something for sure?? Thanks, take care of yourself, see you soon and plz, try to contact me if you get the chance. I tried to comunicate with you in many ways but without a great success. LoVe from Anna


Name: chrissy grabski
Email:
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 03:21:10 PM

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this is for sgt. michael grabski hey mike i hope you got your packages. i tried calling lucy today, but she must have been at work. hey i saw a picture of you wrestling some police officer. hah, that was pretty cool. you let him win! hahaha. your picture got presented on the news! isnt that cool. im sure mom told you all about it. i was so excited when i found out. i was at work when it got posted and mani saw the lady present your picture. anyway mike we sure miss you. and your boxes will come shortly. love you chris =D


Name: Kim Reed
Email: kimr1956@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 02:01:28 PM

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Hi Jonathan! It was so wonderful to hear your voice last night(my time). Thank you so much for calling, even though the time talking is short. I pray for you everyday, every hour. I hate that you haven't received any of my correspondence or packages. But I'm so glad you've received others! I'll get another shoebox together with lots of LeviGarrett, okay? The lengths Mom will go to in your time of need!! Lauren, Luke, Audra,little Luke, Nathan, Matthew, and your Dad all send their love to you. You mean the world to us all and we are so very proud of you. Hang in there and know we will throw the "mother" of parties when you come back home to us. All my love, Mom


Name: Anna
Email: rockets_r@libero.it
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 01:03:02 PM

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to Mike Ramirez, 2nd 503rd airborne Infantry Mike, yesterday I asked Uri if he knew something about you, he told me that you 'll come back from 2 months to 1 year...is it true??I can't wait all this time to see you, I can't do that!! Please, if you find a way to answer me, do it! This evening I'll go to the disco where we met,man,that evening was fantastic!! Thank you Mike, I love you, ANNA


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 12:45:57 PM

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To Mike Kemp, ciaooooo, I miss you!!! Ti amo Mike mio, tantissimi baci e "a big hug", la tua Susy


Name: Julian and Peggy Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 12:17:45 PM

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For Sgt. Michael Grabski A Co 2/503 Greetings Mike! Just a note to let you know we're thinking of you. Doug Koford asked about you and he thinks you guys are doing one heckuva job over there.I know roughing it in the field is a bitch but hopefully it won't last too much longer. You guys are making the Nation proud of you. Take care and we hope to hear from you soon. Love, Grandma and Grandpa


Name: ronald aird
Email: airddiehl@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 11:59:58 AM

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pfc brandon Aird. You're doing a really great job Brandon. Everyone loves your photos.They have meant a lot to people that haven't heard from their love ones. They can at least see what is happening and what it is like where you are. Im very proud of you. Dad


Name: Amanda
Email: jstkiddin@excite.com
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 11:15:16 AM

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TO CORY ROSEBERRY~A.CO.1st/508..... How are you sweetie?? I havent heard from you since you called your grandparents the day after Easter! Im sorry I wasnt home to get your call! I wish you would write or something....I know you probably already have..I just havent received anything!! My tummy is getting rounder..It really looks like a basketball! I swear I just woke up one morning last week and had to roll out of bed...my tummy doubled the size over night!! ha ha...I just look really pregnant now...I wish you could see me! I dont know..You would probably make fun of me!! jstkiddin....Anyways~I miss you so much and I hope you get to come home soon! If you dont come back to the states soon...im coming over there to look for you!!! I LOVE YOU!! XOXO!!! love~Amanda


Name: keith lori & JACENYA for SPC KRISTOPER KNIGHT
Email: KNIGHTFISH 54@AOL.COM
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 09:53:30 AM

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DADDY aka Spc. Kristpher Knight HOOOAH!!!!!PICTURE NUMBER 265 TAKEN 5/2/03 BY WONDERFUL BRANDON IS THE ONE AND ONLY FANTASTIC DADDY OF JACNEYA!!!!!GO 173RD AIRBORNE YOUR ARE BEST. THANK YOU TO BANDON FOR FINALLY GETTING A GOOD PICTURE OF MY DADDY!!I L O V E Y O U D A D D Y typed just for you by your daughter WHEN WILL YOU BE HOME DADDY? DANIEL AND DREW GOT A DOG NAMED JAKE HE IS VERY CUTE AND HE IS 11 WEEKS OLD HE IS A GOLDEN RETRIEVER HE HAS BABY TEETH THAT HURT. BUT DOESNT HURT ME CAUSE I AM QUICKER AND MUCH SMARTER. I GAVE HIM SOME OF TUFF'S TREATS. TUFF DOES NOT LIKE JAKE. SHE SNARLES AT HIM SHE IS JEALOUS WE THINK. GRAMMY IS MAKING TOO MUCH NOISE, CARROT IS SLEEPING BY THE COMPUTER AND I HAVE TO KEEP TELLING HER TO BE QUIET! HA HA HA HA HEE HEE HEE GIGGLE GIGGLE HA HA HA GRAMMY IS SILLY. THANK YOU FOR MY LETTER, I WILL TELL GRAMMY TO GET ME SOMETHING WHEN I THINK OF WHAT I WANT. THANKS FOR THE NEW BUG NET AND BUG CATCHER, MIKE IS AFAIRD OF COCKROACHES IT IS VERY FUNNY TO WATCH. AMADA SPENT THE NIGHT WITH ME WE WATCHED MOVIES. XXXXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOO:] :] I'M SENDING YOU MORE PICTURES AND MORE STUFF LYMTS JACENYA XOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOXO


Name: Christa Harding
Email: charding@telenet.net
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 08:13:49 AM

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SGT JASON HARDING-Hi Jay! Just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prays constantly. Hope all is well and quiet for you. I sent out two packages for you last week and another one yesterday as well as a letter. Genny is good and doing well and anxiously awaiting your letter and hopes you come back to her soon. We all love you and are so proud. We are proud of all of the 173rd. Write or e-mail when you can. We love you, Mom and Bob


Name: Megan Rice
Email: megan.grace.rice
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 07:36:52 AM

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Christopher Rice 3pl. Bco. 2-503 173 Airborne Birgade,Hello how are you?Everything is good here.I love and miss you so much. send me somee letters please.Hope to see you soon.Love Megan Rice W/B soon 143 143


Name: Steven Becker
Email: steviebs06@aol
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 06:02:19 AM

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Jordan Becker.I read alot of the e-mails that are posted.Everyone has similar pride and worries.We all miss our soldier.What about the video of the jump?Does it exist?We are all well.Lots of rain for april and May. everything is green and beautiful.Mom makes sure it is that way and she sends packages &packages.Is there anything you or your men need?We recieved your great letters one week ago and hope we get more. Love Dad


Name: Elisa
Email: ely_862000@yahoo.it
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 04:37:17 AM

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TO DAN BRANSTRATOR: Ciao my hun, I hope u get this e-mail cuz I need to hear from u as soon as u can!!!Its almost 2 months that u have been in Iraq and I MISS U LOT!I've heard some of Ederles militaries got back and I hope u come back soon!I've sent u 3 letters and one e-mail!Stay strong and remember my heart and my thoughts are with u!Pray for u!Elisa If anybody knows him please let him know this msg!!!thank very much!


Name: amanda ediger
Email: manajo11@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 04:19:50 AM

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Nolan Bousquet 2/503 C Company....talked to your mom today and she said you called and she got a letter....was good to hear you are doing okay...can't wait till you get back..love you.....mana


Name: Robert and Mary Sandifer
Email: sand3956@bellsouth.com
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 01:17:08 AM

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Dear friends of the 173rd Airborne Bco./2-503. Give God the Glory. I heard from my soldier tonight and received a letter from him.He hasn't received any packages that we have sent from home, church, or the school. However, he did receive mail from some of the church members.If anyone from this unit soldier has receive any Care packages, please e-mail. Thanks


Name: Autumn Hershner
Email: autumn13hersh@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 12:54:41 AM

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PFC Joseph McCreary, Hey hon I hope things are going well. I love you and I miss you. Be careful. Hopefully you will be home soon. Love ya Autumn


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Saturday May 03, 2003
Time: 12:42:01 AM

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SGT. JOEL BEDNAR, HHC 1/508th....Babydoll! Sgt. Stoval or whomever is running your rear detachment command is supose to get the CS thing done. He hasn't emailed me back as to how far he's gotten with it. I haven't heard from him since I last talked to you on the phone the other day, so I didn't get a chance to tell him Chief said to get it done ASAP! I will call staff duty and leave him a message telling him that Chief D. called 510th's Chief I. and was assured it was done, and ready to be picked up. Tell Chief I said "Thanks!! I owe you a beer!" Kevin said that if they don't move on it that he will help me out. I hate for him to since he is still messed up from his surgery and all, but Kevin is a stand up kinda guy...that's what close friends will do for you:) hehe! Your tape of the jump came in from CNN today! I don't know if you'll be able to make head or tales of it, but there is quiet a bit there, so I will add it to yur collection I am building for you! If you find another VCR we can make copies for any of the guys who want a copy. I work tomorrow (I tan at 1400)and the next day(Tan at 1120), so if you all after 1500 my time I won't be at home. I love you whoel bunchies babydoll!! Kisses & Hugs!! ~~~~~~~~~Sweet Pea~~~~


Name: Stef Cervi
Email: stefcervi@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 11:04:00 PM

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Sgt Ryan Quaal...Im so sorry I missed your call...Im so mad my mother got to talk to you and I didn't. I have no idea if these have anyway of getting to you...it was the moment Ive been waiting for for so long and I of course was working. I hope you find time sometime before my hair turns gray to call again. I love you, Stef


Name: Dawn Kucerak
Email: dkucerak@cybersol.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 10:54:18 PM

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Daniel Kucerak, I hope you are doing okay. I know you can't just get on the phone and call when you want to, so don't worry about us. We are being patient and continue to pray for you. Dan, do you know Jarod Markham? He is also in the 2-503d and we have been in contact with his father via e-mail. If you know him say hi to him from Michigan for us. His father has been praying for you as well and we have been praying for Jarod. Can't wait to see you take that yellow ribbon off the tree in the front yard. With the rain and wind it looks like it has been through a war! I'm planning to put a new one up, but we want to leave the original for you to take down. We Love you and Miss you and can't wait to see you. Love Mom


Name: Christine Quaal
Email: Christin1717@aol.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 10:22:05 PM

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Hi Ryan, This is your mother! I received an email from Stef and she said that she had gotten a letter from you. I am still waiting for my letter. Or a quick phone call. So straighten that bunch out in Iraq and get back home so I can call you and hear about your adventure. Lauren and I send our love to you and all of the soldiers. Stay safe and remember that our Lord is with you . Love mom


Name: Irene Sikora
Email: tmomies07732@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 09:50:45 PM

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Dear Airborne Soldiers, You rock! We are all wishing you nothing but the best and praying for your speedy and safe return. You did (and continue to do) a great job; you've made us all proud. Stay safe and be happy.


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Name: Jackie Campbell
Email: jake27@starband.net
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 09:34:08 PM

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Sgt Ben Keener 3 plt C/1-508th, So rumor has you guys are staying until August or September. I have to admit I cried, probably no more than you did. I guess I didn't believe the earlier rumor of June, cause I had already started shopping for another care package. Its really tough, because I know you share so I feel like I'm trying to cram stuff for your entire squad in a shoe box. I think of you pretty much 24/7, it really messes with my sleep.If you need anything tell Jaime when you see him, he'll get the word to me thought Erin or Susan. Ya right, I can't remember the last time you asked for anything. Well maybe one of your guys need something (other than cigarettes,too expensive)and don't have someone willing or able to send it. Remember the line from the book, probably not I love you now, I'l love you always, forever my baby you'll be. There you have it, it doesn't matter how old you guys are, you are stuck for ever with your moms. I wish you could read the other messages, then you would know your mom isn't the only crazy one. Stay strong, I love you MOM ps You know I'll send the packages even if you don't ask.


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Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 09:28:17 PM

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Name: patrick marguerite Elizabeth lauren and parker hogan
Email: PHoganRed5@aol.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 08:42:58 PM

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Hello to Pvt. John Pellett, How are you? We are fine sorry it's been a while but I went to mom and dad's last weekend and Monday and Tuesday I went on a trip to Jamestown and Williamsburg with Lauren's fifth grade class. It was a really fun trip but I'm tired. Then wednesday I went to the strawberry farm with Parker's class. picked strawberries that we planted in the fall. fun. this weekend it's a soccer tournament for Elizabeth, yes I'm busy but its fun. We think about you and pray for you daily, we hope there is an end in sight love Marguerite


Name: Olga Montalvo
Email: olgarod70
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 08:05:40 PM

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Hi Sgt.Montalvo How are you doing ? I hope you get this email before you get back. Hope you are fine. We hope to see you soon.We are praying for you and all of the troops at are in Iraq.Please come back hoom soon.


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 06:48:49 PM

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Jarod, Just a note to say hello and to tell you that I am thinking of you constantly..Missing you and hoping you will get to return soon! Long day here today, Grandparents day, and still not finished. Taking a break to email you.....am setting it on my auto to email you tonight. Love you and miss you much my son!! Will write you again on Sunday.....Hoping to get a phone call or letter soon. God Speed my son...Talked to Margaret earlier today, she is going to Gatlinburg this weekend with FFA...she has a new cell phone number that you will have to get from me or Mom. Love you always.... Dad Love Dad


Name: To PFC Hinton, Gavin M 1-508th, A-Co., 3rd Plt
Email: tekkimom@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 05:33:16 PM

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How are you son? We are fine. We'll be visiting with everyone this weekend and can't wait to share our news with them. Tony and Jen are having a BD party for Jaime, and we get to see Emma for the first time. She was born a week ago. Poor Tony....all those women and just him. He'll adjust I'm sure of it. Anyway, Happy Cinco de Mayo! We'll remember you when we "salud". You'll be sure to get more mexican food when you come home. Hope you're getting your packages and mail. We love you and are PROUD of you, all of you! YOU ARE NUMBER ONE! (((HUGS))) Love always, Mom, Dad, AJ and Meg


Name: Stef Cervi
Email: stefcervi@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 05:20:37 PM

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Sgt. Ryan Quaal-1/508---oh my god-- finally a letter...I about tackled the mailman!!! It was so good to hear from you--I feel so much better. I don't expect you to wait in line for 4 hours baby, you call whenever you get a chance. I sent your package out today--equiped with plenty of Marlboros. In the letter you said you saw Lynn's email so I figured you may be reading these. I came into work and right away everyone knew I must of heard from you because when they asked how I was I actually responded with some expression. I hope to hear from you again soon and stay in there. I think sbout you every minute of the day and pray everynight. I will be there when you get back and I can't even wait to see you. I love you and miss you like you would never believe. Love you, Stef


Name: Julian and Peggy Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 04:48:44 PM

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For Sgt. Michael Grabski 3d Plt A Co 2/503 173d Abn BDE Hi Mike! Just to let you know that we're thinking about you and how you were doing. We sent a case of Jelly Belly and another one of food items. The Red Cross was supposed to have sent one. If you can, let Lucie or Chris know if you received any of them. Charlie said he would send something and my niece in Chicago said she would send something. Soounds like you might be covered. If you want anything specific pass it on to us. Everything is fine here. Love Grandma and Grandpa


Name: Dani Stablier
Email: dani57@cox.net
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 04:24:25 PM

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To Sgt. Sal Broes of the 173rd. Hi Son. Did you get my E-mail from yesterday 05-01-03? Last night when I checked my E-mail at home, I had a message from a lady in Louisiana. She saw my message to you and got in touch with me via E-mail. Her son's name is Pvt. Jeremy Callahan. He is in the 173rd. from Italy. If you know him, let him know his Mom and I are chatting. I was so shocked when I think I saw a picture of YOU today on the 173rd. website, at least I have my heart set on it being you. Let me know if you are in a picture standing behind the American Flag with a bunch of other guys, everyone seems to think it is you! I'll E-mail you tomorrow. I'm at work and the phones are ringing off the hook. Love you Man Your MOM


Name: Dani
Email:
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 04:09:21 PM

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Name: Joan Webb and Familiy
Email: joaneptx.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 04:07:29 PM

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John B Pellett Able Co. 2/503rd Platoon 2nd SQD. Hello from your aunt and family in Knoxville. I just read your mothers emial describing Alex's prom outfit. I just hope she got pictures. I don't know if I was more suprised that you wore a tux or that he wore a duct tape tie. I hope you are surviving well in the desert. I suppose by now you are at least getting a more normal routine. The President spoke last night and declared the combat was over, but that did not mean all the troops would be coming home. I just hope they let you have a rest soon. What will we do if you are not in Maine this summer. I guess Alex will have to keep up to slack. Maybe we could even talk your parents into coming. Well we are all looking forward to Matt's 5th grade ending and his becoming a middle schooler. My how time flies. Well just know we pray for you daily and love you with all our hearts. Your Aunt Joan and family


Name: Tom, Margaret and Alex Pellett
Email: mpellett438@cs.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 03:35:41 PM

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Tp Pvt. John PELLETT---Dear John, We were so glad to hear your voice yesterday morning. Best phone call we ever had at 6:00 A.M. Actually, also probably the best phone call we ever had, period. We are glad to know you have gotten some mail, even the package from Marguerite and a Parapacket. The chemistry awards luncheon was today. Dr. Condren and Mrs. Jernigan were happy to hear you were able to call yesterday. Hudson got top honors in the Olympiad, and a kid from CBHS got top spot for the county competition. I sat with Alex and Tim Wranevitz (spelling?). I had fun, and the students from Central seemed to have fun also. Alex was wearing a belt that was too small, and he could not buckle it. The entire group from Central was late, but Hudson's top prize made us look good in spite of Alex's belt problem and the late arrival. Take care of yourself and your buddies, we love you, Mom, Dad and Alex


Name: JJ
Email: TruthHurtsSoBad@blackplanet.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 03:11:55 PM

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Bodies lay spread across the land. All shot dead by a human hand. The smell of gunpowder hung in the air. Tell me now, how this is fair. The soldiers go to fight with pride. Nothing to fear, nothing to hide. Thoughts of their families stayed in their mind, With hope to get through, this awful bind. The young soldier didn't hear the gun load. Click! the sound scares a little toad. 'Just a little closer' the gunman thought. He moved closer, like a rabbit now caught. Bang! The gunman pulled the trigger. The sound was big, but the pain was bigger. The soldier had no time to act. It was too late now, that was a fact. As he laid there, waiting to die, He saw his life pass quickly by. As he came, closer to death, He prayed "Protect my family" with his last breath. We got so much heros out there, but sometimes we forget that we got some sitting at home too. The wifes and husbands, childrens, parents, brothers and sister that stay so strong for our heros out there in the war and put you everyday in their prayers!


Name: JJ
Email: TruthHurtsSoBad@blackplanet.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 03:11:32 PM

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Bodies lay spread across the land. All shot dead by a human hand. The smell of gunpowder hung in the air. Tell me now, how this is fair. The soldiers go to fight with pride. Nothing to fear, nothing to hide. Thoughts of their families stayed in their mind, With hope to get through, this awful bind. The young soldier didn't hear the gun load. Click! the sound scares a little toad. 'Just a little closer' the gunman thought. He moved closer, like a rabbit now caught. Bang! The gunman pulled the trigger. The sound was big, but the pain was bigger. The soldier had no time to act. It was too late now, that was a fact. As he laid there, waiting to die, He saw his life pass quickly by. As he came, closer to death, He prayed "Protect my family" with his last breath. We got so much heros out there, but sometimes we forget that we got some sitting at home too. The wifes and husbands, childrens, parents, brothers and sister that stay so strong for our heros out there in the war and put you everyday in their prayers!


Name: JJ
Email: TruthHurtsSoBad@blackplanet.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 03:10:00 PM

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Bodies lay spread across the land. All shot dead by a human hand. The smell of gunpowder hung in the air. Tell me now, how this is fair. The soldiers go to fight with pride. Nothing to fear, nothing to hide. Thoughts of their families stayed in their mind, With hope to get through, this awful bind. The young soldier didn't hear the gun load. Click! the sound scares a little toad. 'Just a little closer' the gunman thought. He moved closer, like a rabbit now caught. Bang! The gunman pulled the trigger. The sound was big, but the pain was bigger. The soldier had no time to act. It was too late now, that was a fact. As he laid there, waiting to die, He saw his life pass quickly by. As he came, closer to death, He prayed "Protect my family" with his last breath. We got so much heros out there, but sometimes we forget that we got some sitting at home too. The wifes and husbands, childrens, parents, brothers and sister that stay so strong for our heros out there in the war and put you everyday in their prayers!


Name: Dianne Blaney
Email: dblaney@smithandstevenson.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 02:14:10 PM

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Hey Josh, PFC JOSH BLANEY/1/508/173RD/C COMPANY I haven't written in a view days--don't even know if you are getting these. You probably haven't been. I was so glad to know you were safe in Kirkuk. Sarah didn't ask many questions when you called, so I don't know much about what you are doing or if you need anything. I'm going to try to get another care package off to you tomorrow. Will be a smaller box this time. I'll send some envelopes and stationery. Sarah said you wanted some and also allergy medicine. I hope they don't take it out if they check your packages. If you get to call again, please call me either or my cell phone or at Eric's. It's only one more week before the big day, so I've been really busy taking care of last minute things. I sure wish you were going to be here. It won't be the same without you. I think we are going to Savannah on our honeymoon or Florida or both. We will probably just get in the car and head to Charleston and spend the night there and then go further south. So who knows where we will end up. Carley's dog, Diamond, had three puppies on Tuesday night. She had to take her to the emergency vet because she was having problems and they had to do a C-Section on her. They also had to have her fixed because the vet said because she is so small it wouldn't be safe for her to have another litter. She had 2 females and 1 male. She said 2 are black/white and one is chocolate/white. I haven't seen them yet, but she said they were only about 3 inches long. Well, son, I guess I had better go. Please take care of yourself, get some rest and eat as properly as you can. I love you and can't wait to see you. We are all very proud of you. LOVE YOU, MOM


Name: Mary O'Rourke
Email: maryor29@ttlc.net
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 01:41:57 PM

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Well, Troy! We have been sending lots of letters to you, but just looked on this website and see that we had the wrong APO address!!!! So sorry. I hope you can get this email soon. Lisa and I will be writing more to you at the new address. We LOVE you!! Mom


Name: Lisa
Email: lawalser@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 01:12:51 PM

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TO TROY O'ROURKE 2nd Bat./503rd.........Hey, sweetie... Today's Friday and I'm sooo glad! I'm leaving from the Tulsa airport super early on Sunday morning to fly to Tennessee to train someone for the week, and am really dreading that early flight!!!! I sooooo love sleeping in, on the weekends especially! I guess it'll be alright though. I just got off the phone with your mom. She's so sweet Troy, I love hearing her little love love voice! I was asking her what batallion etc you were in, because I was confused as to why you haven't received our letters or anything yet. It's driving me nuts! We only have the Italy address so I don't know if that's what we're doing wrong or what! I hope if someone on this message board knows, they'll write and say so, so that we can get something to you so you know you're being thought of and missed. Your mom says that your brother may get to be back home by May 10th. Wow! Isn't that great? That's not much longer at all.... Wish it were you though!!!!! I got my hair cut and it's kind of short. I cried for two days straight, but decided now that it's just hair, and it'll grow....I just had to get over the initial shock! Anyway, my Troy Boy, I'm thinking of you and missing you lots! Sure wish I could talk to you or hear from you- that would be the greatest!!!! It's been since March 15th- getting close to two months...two months too long for me! I love you soooo much and can't wait to hear from you. Be strong, and keep doin' what you're doin'! Keep your chin up and be Proud to be an American! Love you lots! Lisa Ann :)


Name: Dianne Blaney
Email: dblaney@smithandstevenson.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 12:39:49 PM

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Hey Josh, I haven't written in a view days--don't even know if you are getting these. You probably haven't been. I was so glad to know you were safe in Kirkuk. Sarah didn't ask many questions when you called, so I don't know much about what you are doing or if you need anything. I'm going to try to get another care package off to you tomorrow. Will be a smaller box this time. I'll send some envelopes and stationery. Sarah said you wanted some and also allergy medicine. I hope they don't take it out if they check your packages. If you get to call again, please call me either or my cell phone or at Eric's. It's only one more week before the big day, so I've been really busy taking care of last minute things. I sure wish you were going to be here. It won't be the same without you. I think we are going to Savannah on our honeymoon or Florida or both. We will probably just get in the car and head to Charleston and spend the night there and then go further south. So who knows where we will end up. Carley's dog, Diamond, had three puppies on Tuesday night. She had to take her to the emergency vet because she was having problems and they had to do a C-Section on her. They also had to have her fixed because the vet said because she is so small it wouldn't be safe for her to have another litter. She had 2 females and 1 male. She said 2 are black/white and one is chocolate/white. I haven't seen them yet, but she said they were only about 3 inches long. Well, son, I guess I had better go. Please take care of yourself, get some rest and eat as properly as you can. I love you and can't wait to see you. We are all very proud of you. LOVE YOU, MOM


Name: Greg Lebeau
Email: gllebeau@netscape.net
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 11:25:00 AM

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PFC Brandon how about some pictures of the D/319FA Especial my son and his buds Come on you have not yet posted a picture of the D/319th FA yet PFC Brandon enjoy your pictures thanks for doing an outstanding job Greg Lebeau


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 10:54:56 AM

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To Mike Kemp. Ciao Mike mio, I only want let you know that I miss you so much and I can't wait to see you again, take care! Please, if you'll can, let me know something about you. TI AMO, Susy


Name: Anna
Email: rockets_r@libero.it
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 10:50:45 AM

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To Mike Ramirez, 2nd 503 abn Infantry, I love you, and I'm waiting you, come back soon. I miss you too much With love Anna


Name: Kristina Egert
Email: kristinaegert@yahoo.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 10:49:41 AM

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PFC. CHRISTOPHER TAFFOYA: Hey you! It's me again, still haven't gotten the mail, but it'll get here. How are you doing? Hopefully well, despite the circumstances. Know that you are in everyone's prayers, and that we are very proud of you. Come home soon hero. I love you so much, and can't wait to have you back with me. Take care of yourself and God Bless you always. All my love, Kristina "Sweetheart"


Name: Jane Wiseman (Ranger Paul's mom)
Email: jcbooboo@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 10:39:45 AM

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This message is for PFC Brandon who has been taking the pictures of the 173rd and posting them on this web site - THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Haven't seen my dear son in any of these pictures; however, it has been such a comfort to me to see the other soldiers and the countryside where the 173rd and my son are located. God Bless you for your efforts! Mother of Paul Wiseman


Name: Marilyn Lindberg
Email: Marilyn_Lindberg@aigag.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 10:25:49 AM

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Michael Lindberg: We finally got your letter dated April 11th, Aunt J got your letter dated April 17th. We were all so very glad to hear from you, you don't know how good it makes us feel. We have all re-read that letter several times. Can't imagine what the last month and a half has been like for you. We miss you so much and love you even more. Can't wait to talk to you, it seems like such a long time. Hope you have gotten our packages and the packages sent by others. We keep praying that you are back home soon, or atleast back in Italy soon. We are going to have one heck of a party when you come home. Stay safe. You are ALWAYS in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Mom, Dad, Cuff, Christine & Cody


Name: MIKE LONG
Email: mavl@pagosa.net
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 10:18:55 AM

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E-4 Specialist MICHAEL DANA LONG 2nd Battalion, Hey Mike, WE heard you called Lucy, She was very happy to hear from you! WE sent a package yesterday, I hope you get it. Valerie picked out everything, except Jesse picked out some, you'll know which. We are glad to hear that you are allright, now if you can just get the hell out of there without any rocks hitting you in the head, we'll be happy! I hope you are getting the messages I'm sending! We Love you and miss you. Take care of yourself. Dad


Name: Travis Burke
Email: tomasenespana@hotmail.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 09:46:18 AM

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Hey cody! happy birthday! i guess it probably sucks being stuck in the desert for your birthday but oh well! mom got your letter and apparently an article on the rgj was written up about it (i didnt see it because the computer didnt download it right) okay, i'll drink one for you here in france (man, after being in france for two weeks you can really see why they needed our help in everywar theyve ever ran away from!) allright, i guess email me when you can, because i wont have my cell phone after next week. happy birthday once again, kick ass! travis


Name: Herb Samuel
Email: herb.samuel@london.k12.oh.us
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 09:37:48 AM

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Wes, hang in there. I am sure all the gang would like a tall cold one about now. Just remember there are lot of people back here thinking of you and your oufit with prayers, packages and letters. We hope to here from you soon. A big HOO-AH to all!!!!!


Name: Sonja & Gene Doles
Email: Sonjad@email.msn.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 09:33:19 AM

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Hi John Doles You Dad spoke with Heather 5/1/03 said kids are doing great Brianna getting A's and Logan doing good in school also. Both are learning to speak Italian which is great for them. Heather said she got unpacked and set up in home OK. Don't know what else they spoke about just chit chat. Saw they added more pictures to page but none of you. You need to try & get in some pictures, don't know how, certain ones over there are taking pictures and submitting them to this website. Would be nice to see you picture. Well need to go Love Sonja & Your Dad


Name: Wendi Nicholson
Email: wmnbiomed@aol.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 08:50:54 AM

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TO: SSG JOSEPH NICHOLSON Hi Jeremy....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Hope all is well. I saw a video that mom took while she was visiting Arlene. That darn Mackenzie is soooooo cute! (she must take after her auntie! lol) Kayla was so funny, I told her that is was your birthday today, and she got kinda sad, I asked her what was wrong and she said"well, it's his brthday, I wonder if they'll have anything for him over there"? I've got to get back to work, but I just wanted to write to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Take Care, Be Safe, Love you! Wendi


Name: Megan Rice
Email: megan.grace.rice@us.army.mil
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 04:48:26 AM

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Christopher Rice 3pl. Bco.2-503 173Airborne Birgade,Hello babe how are you doing? I am doing good.Everything is going good here.Will you send me some more letters please.I just wanted to say hello I miss you and love you so much.wright back soon please.Love Megan Rice 143 143 143 01 143


Name: DAD
Email: cjeleniowski@earthlink.net
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 03:21:32 AM

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SPC James Jeleniowski: Hi Son: Heard you tried to call Ashley and Mom yesterday with no luck. Just remember I carry my cell all the time in case you do call. If you forgot my number is 626-926-6349. Glad to hear you are ok and doing well. Can't wait for your return. Everybody at church keeps asking about you and are in constant prayer for you and all the troops over there. Take care of yourself and can't wait to hear from you again. Love DAD


Name: Larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Friday May 02, 2003
Time: 02:46:02 AM

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Pfc Ryan Wilmington---Hey Ryan, just a short note to let you know your still in my thoughts & prayers. Hoping to hear from you soon. Hope you are getting all the cards, letters, packages, etc. that have been sent to you. Nanna said that aunt Peggy,s class in Summitville was writing you also. Keep them if you can so we can read them when you get home, sure there are some real cute ones from the kids. ----Love You, Pappan


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 11:31:48 PM

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This message is to SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI .HI HONEY, HOWS IT GOING, I TALKED TO CHRISSY today and she was so excited she started to cry, she misses you so much, hope you come home soon with all the guys, were stillworking hard at the business. its going pretty good. thank goodness im not at the hosp much. everyone there is sso proud of you, keep up the good work, and remeber whos waiting for you at home. love u mom


Name: Wendy Nitka-Acosta
Email: Teacher402@cs.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 11:07:12 PM

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To: Adam Cubbage Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking about you! May God Bless You and Keep You Safe from Harm! Love, Wendy


Name: Joe Markham
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 10:57:45 PM

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To DANIEL KUCERAK..... You don't know me however I would like to take this time to say thank you for serving your country and all that you have sacrificed for me and my family. You are a true Hero and we are all proud of you and each and every soldier of the 173rd! Your parents and I have established a common bond via this web site recently and they gleem with pride when they write of you. You have made them so very proud. I am honored to have the ability to drop you this line of encouragement in hopes that it will be read by you some day. Thank you again young man, and God Bless you!! Joe Markham Father of PFC JAROD MARKHAM


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 10:49:59 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM / 2nd-503rd..... Jarod, Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers today as always...My first birthday without you, don't worry I will put it on hold and not turn another year older until you get home...ha.........we will celebrate when you get home!! President Bush made his historic speech tonight on the deck of the Abraham Lincoln. It was great.....and to see those men and women and how happy they were to be returning home after 10 months....wow...brought tears to my eyes as I'm certain it did millions of Americans, especially the families of military men and women. President Bush also had tears as he opened and completed his speech....how moving that was....I can't wait until we get the word that you and the entire 173rd are coming home!!! I will do everything in my power to be in Italy to greet you.....(you just may have to help Dad swing the bill...ha...) Spoke with Mom, Allie, Grandmother and Granddad today and also Margaret....they all called me to wish me a Happy B Day....I will fill you in on the gifts but the ones that stand out are the Dolphin opening home game tickets, ARMY RANGER knife, and POW, WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, ARMY, flags from the Army Surplus Store......I proudly displayed the WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS tonight along with my existing AMERICAN, ARMY, POW/MIA, Yellow ribbons, red/white/blue ribbons, etc....house looks like a recruiters station...ha....If the neighbors don't know by now that I have a son in the military, I guess the surplus Hummer will get their attention...ha......(just joking, the jeep is enough...ha...and I'm still determined to purchase that surplus parachute and hang it from the palm trees...painting the house desert camo this weekend....just joking again..I know I worry you some times....) Hope all is well and looking forward to the next letter or phone call.....God Speed my son.....Love you and miss you much....Oh by the way...took your Camaro for a spin this afternoon, it will still do 150...........?......It is still as new as you left it, with just a few "little ol man" miles on it.....Took a photo last week of it and will send it too you soon.....I know that is your 2nd love..... Well, best get to bed, an old man has to get his rest you know...ha......Love you and miss you my son...so very proud of you!! God Bless you and the entire 173rd!! Love you always!! Dad HOOAH!!!


Name: nanna sears
Email: angelat57@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 10:36:01 PM

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Dearest Ryan, Here is to the greatest hero I know.....Ryan Wilmington.....your family is thinking of you hourly, and know you are being watched over, held tight, and blessed in all you do wherever you are no matter what you are doing. I know you will be glad to get somewhere, wherever, to shower, eat proper food and lay your head on a pillow..that will come soon for you I know. You and all your buddies are everyone heroes, we talk about how proud we are of all of you, fly the flag, tied ribbons on trees and poles.....but in the end, we want you home where you can be hugged, fed, and rested....all of you are held in high esteem for what you are doing and how you have handled your orders. God bless America, and God bless our heroes, Ryan, and all those that are beside you serving your country. Love and God bless Nanna


Name: Mike Clements
Email:
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 10:06:48 PM

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Name: Thaddeus Schau
Email: pschau@citynet.net
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 10:01:00 PM

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Nick Deaconson, How is everything going? Your Mom and Dad told us that they got to talk to you for a little while the other day. It sounds like you are doing well, and you could go for alot of well deserved rest. Everything here is gong well. I am finishing up the second term of college next week, and then I start summer school at WVU on May 20. It's a bit of a pain because I only get ten days of rest before I have to hit the books really hard, but I think that I can manage. I hope that you got the package that we sent you...if not its on the way. Well that's all for now. I'll write you again soon. Come back safe, and I'll see you when you come back for leave. Later Bro, Thaddeus


Name: Stephanie Mc.
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 09:14:55 PM

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To Pvt. David Cross 1/508th, 173rd airborne brigade. hello my love, i just wanted to write to say hey to you today. Yesterday I was unable to get on this website. It must have been very busy. I am soo sorry I missed your call. I heard that your dad did, too. I was heartbroken! But, I was very excited you got ahold of your mom. She called and told me all about it. I hope that you get to come home very soon and everything goes as well for you in the time ahead as it has for you now. I only wish you knew how much I truly loved you. I miss you more every second that passes by! Be safe and be proud!


Name: Kristie Hendrickson
Email: iam1f0xychic@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 09:06:20 PM

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PFC Ryan Wilmington~Hey it's your cousin Kristie....I've been wanting to do this for a while but had to sit and think about all the things i could say to you!! I know you've heard this a million times it seems but I along with the rest of our family are so very proud of you and appreciate what you guys are doing for us!! I can honestly say I now have a HERO! I miss you and hope to see you sometime soon!! I'm always thinking about you!! Love ya lots!!! XOXOX~Kristie*


Name: Dawn Kucerak
Email: dkucerak@cybersol.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 07:18:30 PM

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Daniel W. Kucerak II, 173d ABN, Battle Company/2-503d - Dan, we have been racing to the phone every time it rings in case it is you. So far it has just been alot of telemarketers. We are waiting patiently for a letter or a phone call or something. Hope you have received some of the letters that have been sent to you. By reading the letters in this site, I see alot of the 173d has received mail and been able to make phone calls. I e-mail the public relations office at your base in Vicenza every so often and the lady there has been very nice and kept us informed as much as she can about your unit. She did say that your particular unit was very restricted on making phone calls. Hopefully soon though, you will be able to call. The weather here has finally been nice in the 60s and 70s. We are getting rain now, but we really need it. Our lakes are very low. We all send our love and prayers to you. MOM (GOD BLESS THE 173d and BRING EM HOME SAFE - SOON).


Name: Mama Gonzo
Email: a5gonzo@gci.net
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 07:11:36 PM

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For Paul Gonzalez! Love to you -- missing you very much - putting together some more packages for you -- anything you need desperately?? Lots of goodies coming your way. Scott Gomez had a great game yesterday -- called last night to check on you (goal and an assist in his game). All your aunts and uncles, cousins ask about you ALL the time. So proud of all of you and your men/women in the 173rd and elsewhere in the region. Ma


Name: jinnene hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 06:32:47 PM

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to Spec.Thomas Hoover I'm sorry that I missed your phone call earlier today I was at school. Grandpa answered the phone I'm sorry that he didnot except the charges he knew that you wanted to talk to me and since I was not here he didn't want to waist your time ....Like I said I'm sorry I know that probably Pissed you off please forgive me. jinnene


Name: April Zamora
Email: aprilz35@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 06:19:20 PM

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This message is for Steven Ybarra. I just wanted to tell you that my prayers are with you everyday and night. I can't wait until you are safe at home. I sent you a package but I guess you haven't recieved anything yet so don't think we forgot about you. Your goodies are on the way. Can't wait to talk to you when you get home. Bye.


Name: Lisa
Email: lawalser@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 05:49:37 PM

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TROY KENNETH O'ROURKE............... to my sweet "Troy Boy"! How are you baby? I've decided that I'm going to post something on this message board everyday until I hear SOMETHING..... I'm going to Tennessee next week to train someone for work, so if you get this and can somehow call, call my cell. Would you believe that I finally got a new car? It's soooo pretty, I can't wait for you to see it. I got it on Good Friday before I went to mass. It's a 2003 Honda Accord.... I'll tell you all about it another time............On to more important things...........................I MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY! and am sick that you haven't received anything from us yet, that's what your mom told me that your brother said.. I can't understand why you haven't.... Well, I have sent things and in one package, I sent two CD's and girl scout cookies and notes from Zeb, Maria, and Randy and the baby etc.. I hope you're holding your head high, and are full of pride for all that you're doing. Be proud and stand strong! You're awesome! Miss you like crazy, and love you with all my heart! Always, Lisa Ann


Name: Tony and Kim Ledoux
Email: tonysmww@sbglobal.net
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 05:38:11 PM

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ANDREW LEDOUX C CO. 2/503 We received two of your letters today (May 1st)Sounds like you haven't received any of our letters!!!! You along with the 173rd are doing a fantastic job. We are proud of you all!!! Keep an eye out for some mail. We love you and miss you. Take care of yourself and your battle buddies. You are ALWAYS in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Dad, Kim, Brian, and Nicollette


Name: Amanda Guadalupe
Email: aguada25@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 05:11:48 PM

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SPC Thomas Burrow, Querido Thomas, I pray you are well and hope to hear from you one of these days. I hope my letters are making the long trek to you somehow, someway. I'm not sure if you have been a Nomad in the last few weeks or what. So, I just hope you know I am writing and do hope you aren't over on the other side of God's Green earth for much longer. No big happenings in Arkansas except that you aren't here! So any word from you would be make the days a little better. Keep your spirits up Thomas! God be with you. Vaya Con Dios! -Amanda Guadalupe


Name: Secret Squirrel
Email: polentona@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 04:24:02 PM

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This message is for Cpt. Shay Howard - Just wanted to say hi and send you this quote - I thought you'd get a laugh. Hope all is well and that you're ok. I hope my mail and packages have made it to you. If you get a chance, get in touch. "When you guys get home and face an anti-war protester, look him in the eyes and shake his hand. Then, wink at his girlfriend, because she knows she's dating a pussy." * Commanding General, 1st Marine Division


Name: jessica
Email: jessica_huh@yahoo.ca
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 03:57:49 PM

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TO NICK HARDY:ur the best and i miss u alooooooot!!!! every day more n more! i cant wait to see u again...hope soon! i sent u 2 letters...hope ull get them! if anyone knows him pls show this msg to him! love u


Name: Debbie Fisher
Email: dfisher@dyercs.net
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 03:49:15 PM

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PFC Jarod Markham, Hello Jarod, Just a note to tell you that you are in my prayers. I know that you are okay and hoping to come home soon. Stay alert! Love, Debbie


Name: Bleed
Email:
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 03:39:44 PM

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Bagget, Heard you were there. Send me you address, Big 2 Chicken Eatin Wolf, Felmy and Zinn want to send you another care package. Hope thing are good. Stay warm and dry. Bleed


Name: melia katelyn
Email: safieldfairy@earthlink.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 03:31:03 PM

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for Kate's bubby -Sgt Shawn M. Grueser/173rd AbnBde/2-503/1st platoon Able Co. in Iraq//your mommie has sent bunches of letters, a big Easter box, and pictures...she misses you very much and worries about you every min of every hour of every day...is a CNN junkie, and has learned to surf-the-net looking for anything about 173rd in Iraq...and uses a magnifying glass to look at the Photo page of Brandon...more packages to come, understand the mail is slow...but could you send ONE letter? she is spastic...love, Kate...THE JUMP WAS AWSOME..EVERYONE CALLED MOM AND ASKED IF IT WAS YOU..SHE MADE A BUTTON TO WEAR THAT SAID "PROUD OF MY 173RD AIRBORNE PARATROOPER" with your picture on it, she and Robert went to a couple of rallys and she always wore your flannel shirt...talked to the kids the other day and Harliegh said "grammie, your so far far away"..well, Bubby your so far far away but close in our hearts!


Name: Brenda Callahan
Email: dcall@kaplantel.net
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 02:55:02 PM

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Hey Pvt. Jeremy Callahan I've been checking out the pictures on the internet but did not see you in any of the pictures. You need to get in one so we can get a glimpse of you. Its been 16 months since we have seen you. We are so proud of the 173rd Battalion out of Italy. You guys have got something to be real proud of. You have accomplished so much since you have been in Iraq. Everyone down home is supporting you and awaiting your safe arrival home. We love you and hope to hear from you soon. Happy May 1st. Love Mom


Name: Robert Keener,Jr
Email: mtnman76@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 02:51:11 PM

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for Sgt. Shawn M. Grueser/1st platoon Able Co./2-503rd/173rd AbnBde-Iraq...write to your mother if you can, she is sleep deprived and I can not take another Iraq-attack...she is hitting garage doors,running over my plants,falling out of lawn chairs and rolling down the driveway! all kidding aside, the girls and jen are doing good, missing you, "celery juice" Brianna got your mail and was thrilled. On this National Day of prayer and every hour of every day...we pray for our troops everywhere and the church keeps a candle lit for you at all times, surrounded by American flags...keep safe/be alert, never let down your guard, and thank God for each day and dawn...we will see you soon...enjoyed the comments in the Philly paper...your mother sits in front of all the photos at home and work with a magnifying glass determined to see your teeth!


Name: amanda ediger
Email: manajo11@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 02:01:19 PM

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Nolan Bousquet, I hope you are doing okay..your mom said she hasn't heard from you in awhile but we know you are doing fine...Wish you were here..i miss you a lot and can't wait to see you again. Love always..MANA


Name: Ashley Jeleniowski
Email: Caliashes@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 01:36:39 PM

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Spc James Jeleniowski-1/508- Hi my love, I was so sad when I got a call from TC yesterday saying that you had called and I missed you. Then you tried your mom and missed her too. Sorry baby, I wish you would have called my cell phone but you prob didn't have the time. TC said that you said that you hope to be coming home by the 1st of June. That's so exciting cause it's only a month away. I am glad you talked to someone so I could hear that you're doing ok out there. I hope you get a chance to call again. I miss you so much. I leave on Friday for Kentucky so if by chance you read this you will know to call my cell phone next time. I love you with all of my heart, take care and stay safe.-Love Ashley


Name: Barb Kupisch
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 01:19:10 PM

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ATTN: JEFFREY KUPISCH!! WHERE ARE YOU??? Happy May Day to all the 173rd! It's a National Day of Prayer, so we're all praying for our Heroes in the 173rd who astonished the whole WORLD with their heroic jump into Northern Iraq last month! We are so unbelievably proud of all of you! Thank you for the outstanding job you are doing over there! Thank - you! Thank-you! You should all be proud of yourselves because the whole country beamed with pride as they watched the video of your jump! I got calls all night... Was that Jeff? Was that His brigade that did that? Nobody will ever forget what you guys did in Iraq! You made HISTORY!!! We love you all & even more if you'd find KUPISCH & get him to call, write or get in one of Brandon's photos!! Much Love & Prayers for all of you! Jeff's Mom


Name: BARB KUPISCH
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 01:01:43 PM

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TO: PFC JEFFREY KUPISCH - IF ANYONE SEES KUPISCH TELL HIM TO CHECK THIS!! My F.B.B. - Hey,how are you? Get in one of Brandon's photos so we can all see you on the photo website. Gather your ILLINOIS buddies together for a PHOTO for the families back home. Everyone is PROUD of ALL of you @ the 173rd!! You are HEROES!! REALLY!! Can't wait to talk to you & hear all the stories from Iraq! We love you & pray for all of your Brigade, every day. Get in a PHOTO, please! We check daily for new photos...WHERE THE HECK ARE YOU? Find Ben w/Defense Dept. He has a message for you. WE LOVE YOU, LOTS! Love, Mom, Jess & Liz


Name: Karissa Rife
Email: hippo2223@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 12:50:46 PM

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Hey David Martin! I hope everything is going good. If you can give me a call! I wanna know that your safe!!!! I love you bunches! Love Karissa!


Name: sherry watson keener
Email: gramieight@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 12:40:51 PM

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for my son, Sgt Shawn M. Grueser with the 173rd abnbde Able Co 2/503rd 1st platoon...it has been 39 days since I heard your voice, and 13 months since I have seen your face...I love and I miss you with all my heart. You are my hero! mama Sher


Name: sherry watson keener
Email: gramieight@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 12:39:54 PM

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for my son, Sgt Shawn M. Grueser with the 173rd abnbde Able Co 2/503rd 1st platoon...it has been 39 days since I heard your voice, and 13 months since I have seen your face...I love and I miss you with all my heart. You are my hero! mama Sher


Name: millie marte
Email: kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 12:32:40 PM

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To my boyfriend Spc.fredrick Campbell I Love you Baby ,Can't wait to see you and hear your voice Miss you alot ,I'm very proud of you,I love you ,Millie.


Name: Connie, Giorgina, Ilenia
Email: connie_maag@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 11:54:48 AM

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(1) Today is May 1 (International Workers' Day) and, considering that what you're doing now and all the training you had to endure to get ready for it ARE hard work, thought we'd wish all the sky soldiers of 173rd (especially 1/508th and 2/503rd) a HAPPY MAY DAY!!! (2) If ANYBODY needs anything to be sent down there just let us know and we'll do our best to make ya have it. (3) To Sgt.CHRIS SANCHEZ, Nic and Tommy: Seems like we will be able to get free tickets for the wine tasting again this year (remeber?!). It will take place July something so YOU'D BETTER GET YOUR BUTTS BACK IN TIME!!! And, Carl, can-o you-o still-o speak-o Italian-o? (and-ch what-ch about-ch German-ch?)...hi hi hi... (4) Chris! Vice City doesn't make sense to me: how can it possibly be that all the street lamps you crash into fall (in real life you'd just wreck your car), but when you try to break into a shop the window won't break and you end up having to use the front door (immagine that)!!! That sucks, damnski!!! 5) We all miss ya big time, think of ya and hope ya'll be back safe and sound soon!!! YEAH UH 173RD!!! Connie, Ilenia, Giorgina


Name: Dani Stablier
Email: dani57@cox.net
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 10:56:06 AM

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To my Son, SGT Broes Salvatore, III : Leah just received the 2nd box from my 1st. shipment to you 5-1-03. She is sending it on. Also, Saturday April 26, 2003, I shipped out four more boxes. Great stuff! I hope you are getting some of your boxes and letters. I don't know if it's possible that I left out anything, but try to get in touch with me and let me know what you are running out of or need. I'll send more camera's and snacks, food, etc. I did get your letter on 4-29-03. It was great, thanks. I do miss talking to you all the time. I saw a picture of Anthony on the 173rd. webite under the Iraq photo's. He is on page 11 picture #223. I have not seen you, Cory or Sam yet. I miss you so much and can't wait to hear your voice. I could not be more proud Trey. Just know how much I love you! The support for you men & women over there is overwhelming! You never leave my mind and heart. Take care of yourself and God Bless to all, our prayers are constantly with you all. Also, I sent many of the same thing, so please share with someone who has not received a package. All of my Love: Your Mom P.S. More packages coming. I do have you last 4 boxes numbered, so I hope you get them all at once. Always & Forever


Name: Anna
Email: rockets_r@libero.it
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 10:50:46 AM

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To Mike Ramirez, 2nd 503rd,sorry Mike, the other message I sent..i put the wrong unit adress,sorry. However...now i know everything about you!! Please send this message


Name: Theron Bartlett
Email:
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 10:14:02 AM

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Im sending this to my brother Daniel Bartlett, if you are able to read this, would you be able to give us a call because we want to know how you are doing and if you are OK. We have heard that a lot of the 173rd have been calling home and I want to hear from ya man. Love ya and miss ya man.


Name: Faye Lee
Email: fayedlee@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 09:10:21 AM

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PFC RICHARD ROWELL 2-C 2-503INF 173rd ABN BRG Received your letter and was overwhelmed to hear from you. Only you and your papa would describe a war zone as fun and interesting. SOMEHOW let me know what you need. I have sent all sorts of snacks and personal hygeine items, you know the bare essentials. But if there is anything else yall need, just find some way to let me know. Son, I love you and pray for you daily. Take care of yourself and God Bless. Mom


Name: Anna
Email: rockets_r@libero.it
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 08:58:44 AM

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Mike Ramirez, HHC 1-508 th, hi honey, i cant wait to hear from you and see you. i hope you received the letter I sent. However, most of the soldiers on base have already come back, hope that you will be able to do that soon. Remember what we have to do when you come back...??? I miss you too much and all I did every day is look at you on the photo, I love you, please come back soon. Keep up the moral, with all my love your Anna


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Email:
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 08:44:26 AM

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Name: Ribana Jones
Email: coldmisty@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 07:14:51 AM

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This is for my husband SPC Edmond D. Jones! Every annivesary we are apart, but maybe we can do it next time! Or you better buy me a big present...lol! Keep your head up down there and make sure that you come home soon! I cant wait to hear from you! I miss you and love you!


Name: Megan Rice
Email: megan.grace.rice@us.army.mil
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 06:54:48 AM

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Christopher Rice 3pl.Bco.2-503 173 Airborne Birgade,hello babe how are you?I am doing good. I think I got a cold. Today is pray day so I am going to go to church and pray. I miss you so much.I hope to see you soon.Stay strong. I love you so much I miss you. I love you. Love Megan Rice 143 143


Name: Roberta Evans
Email:
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 05:22:18 AM

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TO: SGT. GEOFFREY A.EVANS (HHC 1/508th,MORTAR) I was so happy to hear from you last night. I miss you baby!!! I cannot wait for you to come home. I LOVE YOU! I LOVE YOU! (Don't forget what I said on the phone.) YOU ARE THE BEST!! Love your wife, Roberta


Name: Sue Sanden
Email: susieq9999@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 12:51:23 AM

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Hey Matt Webb - so proud of you, and praying for you all daily. Take Care, Be Well and God Bless - Mom


Name: Aunt Katheryn & Uncle John
Email: The-Lodge@email.msn.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 12:18:07 AM

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Sgt.Michael Grabski Hi, We are thinking of you. Sent you a letter not sure how long it will take to get to you. Wishing you the best. Love, Aunt Katheryn & Uncle John


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 12:02:38 AM

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THIS MESSAGE IS TO ALL THE 173RD AIRBORNE 2/505. you men have so much suppoort over here in San Francisco. we love you all. please keep up the moral. hope you will be home soon.this message is from a mom whos son is in the 173rd.and dam proud of it.


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Thursday May 01, 2003
Time: 12:01:11 AM

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THIS MESSAGE IS TO ALL THE 173RD AIRBORNE 2/505. you men have so much suppoort over here in San Francisco. we love you all. please keep up the moral. hope you will be home soon.this message is from a mom whos son is in the 173rd.and dam proud of it.


 

 

 


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