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Name: Barb Kupisch - Jeff's Mom
Email: bark1128@msn.com
Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 11:45:14 PM

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TO: J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H - HHC 2/503 MORTARS - Still looking for a photo of you! With over 1,000 photos, one would think you'd be in at least one of them!! Get your MUG in front of the camera so your Mom & Dad & sisters can see you, son!! You should begin to receive packages from organizations, friends & family soon. Please write or call to let us know you've received them. It was a GREAT Thanksgiving & Birthday present to hear from you & Jason!! Really made my day! I have a lengthy letter to mail & a package to get off to you this week. I pray you are all safe & staying that way!! Discernment & wisdom are the 2 words of the day. Your season in Iraq will soon be over! We can't wait! In the meantime, we are so proud of you & the work you & the 173rd are doing over there. You are our HEROES!! We love you & miss you - & pray constantly for you - call, email or write soon! You're still mfbb - & always will be! Love, Mom


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Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 09:06:58 PM

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does anyone know what #'s they are on for the R&R rotations?


Name: Mark & Yvonne Brannen
Email: markbrannen@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 08:12:39 PM

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Hey Beau (C/508th) - great hearing your voice this morning. You made our holiday and we hope we helped your's too. Let us know what we can do for you - sending anything, the forms you need to finish that bonus paperwork, or anything else. We are here for you anytime. We have alerted the entire family that you are doing well and they all send their best too!! Hang in there - we love you, miss you and can't wait til that R&R comes. Mom & Dad.


Name: lisa grossardt
Email: lisadea@aol.com
Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 08:03:09 PM

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hi christopher just a short note to say hello. take care of you. and we are very proud of what you and your comrades do over there love aunt lisa


Name: Kristina Egert
Email: kristina.egert@us.army.mil
Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 07:15:01 PM

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SPC Christopher Taffoya (B/2/503 3rd Plt): Hey you! It was really good to talk to you on the phone and online today. Hope it'll happen again soon. Hang in there babe. You are in my thoughts and prayers, as always. I love you and miss you. Take care and God bless! Always~ Kristina


Name: Arlene
Email: akmitchell@comcast.net
Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 06:07:04 PM

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About the e-mail, I have not had a problem with it yet. I e-mail my son every night and he said he has been receiving them. Arlene


Name: Arlene
Email: akmitchell@comcast.net
Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 06:05:10 PM

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PFC Nathan Garcia II A Co 1/508 3rd PLT. Just wanted to say hello and thanks for the phone call. Let PFC King know that a package is on the way for him. Take care and stay safe. Love Mom


Name: Erin
Email: yorkieluv13@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 06:00:12 PM

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Hey Shane! Tyler and I just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you and wish you were here to enjoy San Antonio with us. (Well he might not be but I am!) Take care and get home safely!


Name: Nina Land
Email: ninchenkrause@web.de
Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 04:46:12 PM

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TO. SGT. Land Jacob Daniel, Hey Honey, hope you´re doing well and everything is fine! I miss you tons and i love you soooo much! Please be careful and watch your back. My whole family says "HI" and your Family too!!! Hugs and kisses for you!!!!!!!!! Nina


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Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 04:34:15 PM

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hey hun, hope you're fine and safe. get in touch with me pl. love you and miss you too baaad


Name: lynda, jesse davis' mom
Email: quintana18@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 04:01:56 PM

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hi mess, just wanted to let you know i am proud of you and miss you lots. got your letter from whenever you wrote it. made my day. e-mail please. we don't have money for phone cards right now. so please send me an e-mail ok. it's free!i love you and pray for you and all the soldiers over there every day. mom


Name: Lauren & Jim Hund
Email: lkhund@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 03:48:02 PM

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I was wondering if any other families are having trouble sending email out using our 1508FRG@setaf.army.mil email account. I have been trying to send email out for the last couple of days and they all come back. I would appricate any feed back. Thanks


Name: Priscilla
Email: ciaobrunto@aol.com
Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 03:28:26 PM

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Ciao Brian Nash--Hope you are ok. I know it's tough to be there so long. I cannot even imagine what you are going through. I just wanted to say hello and I worry because I have not heard from you in so long. Hope you received all of my packages. Keep safe and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Ciao bello--Priscilla


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 01:54:25 PM

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this is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI,2/503rd. hi there, its mom again, we miss you,im at the hospital today, boy i really dont miss it when im not here,im starting xmas shopping, we hope you are ok, so very proud of you honey, love u mom


Name: Autumn Sutton
Email: tainted_halo_173@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 01:52:59 PM

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I Love You PFC Phillip Harrill !!!!!


Name: Sam Frye
Email: samfrye001@msn.com
Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 12:17:26 PM

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To the person who inquired about Jeremy Frye. I am Jeremy's father and would be glad to share information with you. Unfortunately you did not include your email address. If you wish, email me at the above address and I will respond. I am able to emai pictures if you are interested.


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Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 11:54:47 AM

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hi im friend Jeremy Frye , someone can send me email in this site i want know if Jeremy stay good .please i care really much .thank you


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Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 09:44:37 AM

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hi someone can help me ? i want know if jeremy frey stay good .thank u


Name: Gina
Email: ginakb2003@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday November 30, 2003
Time: 05:07:20 AM

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Ronald E. Brady 173rd 2/503 1st plt.... Hey just wanted to say hello see how your holding up...would be nice if someone could pass this on to you..just want you to know i'm still thinking about you..wrote you a letter.hope to get one back...lets try again..shouldn't end this way..be careful..in my thoughts...gina


Name: Carol Teshera
Email: okgramma@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday November 29, 2003
Time: 11:02:40 PM

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Hey Mark Teshera Just wanted you to know I miss you and it was sooooooo great to hear your voice on Thanksgiving say "Hi Gramma." I was so excited and then we got cut off. I'm glad your mom got to talk to you and I'll be waiting for you to call again. Take care dear, stay safe. We love you a lot. Gramma and Papa


Name: Kristina Egert
Email: kristina.egert@us.army.mil
Date: Saturday November 29, 2003
Time: 09:30:56 PM

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SPC. Christopher Taffoya (B/2/503rd 3rd Plt): I love you babe!! And I'm miss you like crazy. Stay strong and God bless. Yours Forever ~ Kristina


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday November 29, 2003
Time: 07:06:38 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey babe! How are you doing? I hope you are doing okay. I just talked to Andrew on the phone--my cel phone showed up "DJ in Iraq" and I thought it was you..I said hello frantically, and on the other end I heard Andrew say "hey." I was glad to talk to him, but I was sad b/c I wanted it to be you. Anyway, I will keep praying for y'all everyday. I am going to the movies with your mom tomorrow! I will write you later tonight. love and miss you-Stephanie


Name: doug walter
Email:
Date: Saturday November 29, 2003
Time: 03:55:09 PM

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Sgt. Sam Walter HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Can't wait until you get back home. Still keeping very busy at work. But haven't forgot where you are at and the job you have to do. I'm very proud of you and what you are doing. Have been in contact with your Mother and she has passed on the news when she gets some. Write if you can. Love Dad


Name: Mary, Thom and Pam
Email: msf21@mchsi.com
Date: Saturday November 29, 2003
Time: 03:45:42 PM

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To: Pfc. JEREMY JOHNSON. 2/503. Hello! You don't know us yet but we have adopted you through the Adopt a Soldier Program. We are sending greetings your way and pray for your safety. We wanted to do this to show our appreciation for the hard and courageous work you are doing for all of us at home. Some goodies are coming your way soon (hopefully before Christmas) If you get this message and have the time, e-mail us back. I will try to contact you again soon through this media. Thanks for all you are doing and keep in the back of your mind that there we think of you every day and are in our prayers.


Name: lynda, jesse davis' mom
Email: quintana18@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday November 29, 2003
Time: 12:18:10 PM

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hi guys, just wanted to say hi and we are still praying for all of you. has anyone seen jesse lately. i told his wife i was going to find a new soldier to email since he doesn't. so anyone who wants to email feel free, especially someone in 1/508th A co. 1st platoon. at least i will have some one over there to write to, that answers i mean. if you see PV jesse davis say hi to him for me ok. thank you soldiers. God Bless you all and be careful! Lynda quintana18@hotmail.com


Name: Laura Curtiss - Mom of SPC Adam Boyle, 173d ABN BDE - CSC, of Barre, VT - Serving in N Iraq
Email: ProudArmyMomLaura.Curtiss@US.Army.Mil -OR- Lcurtiss@va.state.vt.us
Date: Saturday November 29, 2003
Time: 12:03:09 PM

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If at all possible, I'd like to hear from anyone with the 173d ABN, or family members who may know what is safe to send at this time, in particular anyone related to the Combat Support Company and/or Recon Units. The last I heard from my son they were overwhelmed with hygiene supplies and wanted food, drinks and snacks, which I've been sending. He also stressed DVDs and CDs as they had to equipment to play them. My understanding is that they are on the move again, which I suspected since I haven't heard from my son via email the day before his birthday on 11/13. He said he'd call me the next day and never did, since I've heard the CSC has moved, they are back to less then desirable living conditions and so I want to use common sense when sending things. With the holidays coming up I'd love to be able to send DVDs and maybe even equipment if I can afford it, yet don't want to send things he and they can't use or take with them if moving. I know it'd only make him feel bad if he had to leave what I sent as Christmas gifts behind. If anyone has any ideas could you respond to me. Feel free to contact me via my Army or VT State email addresses. I send my prayers, pride and love to all the soldiers and their families. Laura


Name: lorenzo l lewis
Email: scooter8256@military.com
Date: Saturday November 29, 2003
Time: 07:26:03 AM

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Trying to locate my son over in Iraq who is station with 173rd abn bde 501st fsc s+s. If you can get this message to him please have him to E-mail me back. Also let him know that we love him and we are praying for him. love always your dad. Son name is spc Lorenzo L. Lewis 2nd.


Name: lorenzo l lewis
Email: scooter8256@military.com
Date: Saturday November 29, 2003
Time: 07:23:58 AM

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Trying to locate my son over in Iraq who is station with 173rd abn bde 501st fsc s+s. If you can get this message to him please have him to E-mail me back. Also let him know that we love him and we are praying for him. love always your dad.


Name: Kristina Egert
Email: kristina.egert@us.army.mil
Date: Friday November 28, 2003
Time: 08:01:43 PM

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SPC. Christopher Taffoya (B/2/503 3rd Plt): Just letting you know that you were on my mind today, as you are everyday. I love you sweetie and hope that things are going well for you (or as well as possible). I missed you being here for Thanksgiving. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Come home to me soon. Take care and God bless. All my love, Kristina.


Name: D Lopez
Email:
Date: Friday November 28, 2003
Time: 05:20:56 PM

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Happy Thanksgiving to my loving husband, SSG Victor Lopez. I was very happy to hear your voice first thing in the morning on Thanksgiving day. You gave me another reason to be thankful, to know that you are still doing okay. I am the proudest and luckiest woman to have you as my life long partner. Keep your spirits up. Your "sweetpea" and "little dude" send you lots of love. We love you. Stay strong we'll be awaiting your safe return. These Holidays won't be the same same without you, I promise I'll do my best so the babies have a good one. Te Amo


Name: MARZIA
Email: geometra@hotmail.com
Date: Friday November 28, 2003
Time: 01:43:15 PM

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TO SGT. KOBELKA STEPHEN WOLF HI BABY I DO MISS YOU MORE THAN I THOUGHT.RUSSELL GIVE THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS.A LOTS LETTERS ARE ON YOUR WAY.TAKE CARE.I'M FINE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEE YOU EARLY NEXT YEAR.CIAO MARZIA


Name: Paul Cross(Proyd father of a 173rd Soldier)
Email: thecrosses@alltel.net
Date: Friday November 28, 2003
Time: 12:15:03 PM

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Pfc. David J Cross You truly made our family Thanksgiving Day with your phone call. Thanks for remembering us on this special day. I pray that you and all the troops had a safe and restful day. I wish I could say something to boost your spirits like your call did for me. Know that I love and miss youm more each day. Edna will make you a big banana pudding when you get back. Robert W. says hello. Stay safe and remember that You are my hero. We pray for you and your comrads daily.


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Date: Friday November 28, 2003
Time: 11:33:25 AM

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GOD BLESS OUR COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF ----- Great job Mr. Bush going to see our sons and daughters on the battlefield. May God continue to bless you during this difficult time in our history. I thank God everyday that you are in charge and leading this country thru these times.


Name: Russell A Isaacs
Email: russell.isaacs@setaf.army.mil
Date: Friday November 28, 2003
Time: 11:14:12 AM

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To: SGT Stephen W. Kobelka Hey its me again, same day, a few hours later. I talked to the bank and the fax was not received but the only thing wrong with it was no signature by you. So I am going to get something with you signature on it from Angulo and photocopy it on the paper and send it again. SO hopefully it will work and go through this time. Im sure you will have no problem with this arrangement because you and me are down like pannies on prom night. PACE Roos


Name: Russell Isaacs
Email: rgrroos@yahoo.com
Date: Friday November 28, 2003
Time: 08:03:56 AM

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To: SGT Stephen W. Kobelka Hey brother, How was your homecoming there. Were there crowds of Iraqi women crying and holding up children saying it was yours and you need to come home and take care of it. NO. Ok never mind then. Anyways, I have not received the money transfer yet. I honestly do not believe the transfer will happen. You did not know the name of the person you talked to so I believe someone else received the fax and said what the hell is this and who the hell thinks I am stupid enough to send the money. SO I have the number to call, not the fax, but the actual number to talk to a human instead of a machine that is in the same office beside the actual machine where you can talk to an actual human. Did you get all that, GGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTT, I knew you would. So I also talked to Marzia and told her just in case you talked to her before you received this message. So here is the number world wide DSN: 784-8286. Now I am ready to fax the message again. But I leave for the states on the 23rd of Dec. which you know. Hopefully you can call and talk to a humanoid which will decypher your slightly slurred human language with accuracy enough to fix the problem like pronto, ahhh thangyoo. Before I go Susi would like to say hello and she misses you already, be careful. Take care and good luck I am praying for you guys See you next year Stephen KraZ Roos


Name: Gavin
Email: badger4hire@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 10:15:31 PM

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TO ALL A. CO 2/503 SOLDIERS-I give you a happy Thanksgiving. To Spc. Whitelatch and Ssg. Fehl keep everyone in good spirits and pretend the field chow of MRE takes like grandma's cooking. The reason we were home for the holiday is the 3 of us bagged 5 deer in 2 days. Now for the two of you e-mail me at badger4hire@yahoo.com and tell me what you need for christmas, batteries, porn , whatever. I'll see what I can do.  Keep your guys' heads down and make it home safe.- Gavin


Name: Michele
Email: mh_28@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 09:59:33 PM

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To PFC Jeremy Johnson. I love you hun. You are the sweetest guy ever, I can't believe you sent me the flowers and everything! I'm still in shock. I can't wait till you come home. Happy Thanksgiving. Be careful. Emma says hi. I love you and miss you. Sweet dreams babe. Always, Toots


Name: Nancy
Email: nmask8@netscape.net
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 09:58:03 PM

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of the 173rd...Especially to Tom Csala and the 501st FSC! Also to all my new friends here on this site....what a great family! I am very grateful! God's blessings to all our fellow 173rd family members who are grieving this day too.........It must be very hard to be thankful for anything right now...but please know, we are thankful for you and your sons! How about that George W blowing in on the guys in Iraq today? What a hoot!


Name: jim wells
Email: jaws3119@sbcglobal.net
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 07:39:25 PM

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To our son Jay, all the members of the 173rd Airborne, and all the troops protecting our freedom, we love you, come home soon, and you have our total and complete SUPPORT.


Name: Carol and Mike McCarthy
Email: mlloman67@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 07:17:39 PM

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Happy Thanksgiving to all the parents of the 173rd. Carol and Mike McCarthy proud parents of SPC Cory McCarthy medic.


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Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 06:40:11 PM

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Happy Turkey Day, sad that we, the wives, are sitting alone at home with kids and waiting for our husbands for this long. We never thought a year deployment, we could only imagine how long a 6 month would be. OHHH the Xmas you will miss, the new year, the kids birthday, our anniv. Everything you will miss and how much we will miss spending these special days with you. I love you, I always will and always have since the moment I saw you. I wait for you here, always and forever, I hope you are back in my arms and by my side soon. Stay safe and remember that you have a family at home waiting for you. I know how times are hard out there and the people you are around are hard to deal with, but remember you have LOVE at home and it waits you with open arms and soul. Keep your chin up and April will roll around to us soon... Sad that we wish time away? Life is so short and I wish time would fly so I can see you again, hold your hand and just BE with you.


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Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 06:31:56 PM

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Happy Turkey Day, sad that we, the wives, are sitting alone at home with kids and waiting for our husbands for this long. We never thought a year deployment, we could only imagine how long a 6 month would be. OHHH the Xmas you will miss, the new year, the kids birthday, our anniv. Everything you will miss and how much we will miss spending these special days with you. I love you, I always will and always have since the moment I saw you. I wait for you here, always and forever, I hope you are back in my arms and by my side soon. Stay safe and remember that you have a family at home waiting for you. I know how times are hard out there and the people you are around are hard to deal with, but remember you have LOVE at home and it waits you with open arms and soul. Keep your chin up and April will roll around to us soon... Sad that we wish time away? Life is so short and I wish time would fly so I can see you again, hold your hand and just BE with you.


Name: Mark Conrad
Email: mconrad@donet.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 05:55:40 PM

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I'm a retired Air Force Master Sergeant who served in the 1st Gulf War - I want to send a "Happy Thanksgiving" to our deployed soldiers from me and my family. Thanks again for your support and service - we're behind you all the way! Mark Conrad, MSgt, USAF (Ret)


Name: ATTN: "Gleich Position!!!" (ET-PHONE HOME)
Email: Happy Thanksgiving 173rd & 70th Engineers in Baghdad!
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 05:49:18 PM

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Sgt Kevin R. Gleich-173rd CSC ALOC & SPC Ryan P. Gleich-82nd ABN, 70th Engineers! We love you & miss you! We are very proud of you and what you are doing for our country over there! And SPC. Wes Samuel!!! HOORAH!!! To you too! Happy Thanksgiving to all! From, The Gleich Family in Hilliard, Ohio


Name: Lauren & Jim Hund
Email: lkhund@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 01:47:49 PM

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To our 173rd family-Happy Thanksgiving from all of us in Colorado. To all our sky soldiers, have a safe day and come home safe. To our son, we love you and miss you terribly.


Name: Michael & Oralia & Kids
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Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 01:33:46 PM

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To all of you out there, thank you! We hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving you guys deserve that and much more!


Name: Brianna M. Johnson (SPC ROBERTO SANDIFER'S NIECE)
Email: faceit0347@aol.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 01:04:56 PM

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TO: SPC ROBERTO C. SANDIFER, B CO 2/503RD, HAPPY THANKSGIVING UNCLE ROBERTO,I WISH YOU WERE HERE WITH US. ANDRE' SAID HE WILL EAT YOUR SHARE OF THE TURKEY, HAM, CAKES, GREENS ETC.(SMILE). WE HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL, WE REALLY MISS YOU. GRANDMOTHER AND DADDY WENT TO MISSISSIPPI, THEY SHOULD BE BACK SUNDAY. DON'T FORGET GRANDMOTHER AND DADDY IS COMING TO KANSAS FOR CHRISTMAS FROM DEC 20-30. I LOVE YOU UNCLE BERTO, PLEASE COME HOME SOON. DON'T FORGET MY BRATZ DOLL. LOVE YOU. P.S. I WILL SEND YOU SOME PICTURES FROM MY THIRD GRADE PLAY, IT IS ON DEC 8. I AM SINGING YANKEE DOODLE. TAKE CARE AND DON'T FORGET TO SAY YOUR PRAYERS. LOVE YOUR NIECE BRIANNA (YOUR LITTLE PRINCESS)


Name: Kourtney and the Whole Family ( i mean the WHOLE FAMILY )
Email: cheerchicsr04@aol.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 12:44:13 PM

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Kasey Robbins, We wanted to say HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! We all miss you not being here with us. Everyone is over here, they all say they LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU ALOT and wish that you were here. But Keep Safe and we love you, and tell everyone else have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Love you always and Forever, THE WHOLE FAMILY!!! CALL WHEN YOU CAN............I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU, YOUR LIL SIS


Name: NATALIE DUARTE
Email: NATALIE@MYLOANCHOICE.COM
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 12:33:04 PM

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Anthony, this is the first holiday that we have not been together.. The house is so quiet. This being Thanksgiving, I am so thankful for you and all the men and women that are not with their families on this day. You all need to come home soon and be with your families that love you all so much. Be safe and be proud we will be together soon. Love mom, dad, Blake and Donna


Name: Steve Carney
Email: stephen.carney@verizon.net
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 12:30:33 PM

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To our son Stephen hope you have a nice Thanksgiving day we miss you. to all the members of the 173rd and there familys have a happy Thanksgiving day and we wait for a safe return home to all our sons and daughters of the 173rd.


Name: Erin
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Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 11:52:16 AM

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SPC Johnny Perkins.... Tell all your friends Happy Thanksgiving - in my earlier message I didn't include everyone's name.... but I didn't forget them. I love you forever and ever, Erin


Name: The Hinton's
Email: tekkimom@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 11:40:16 AM

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Happy Thanksgiving to PFC Gavin Hinton. Our day will be spent thinking of you. We will be at Michelle & Brian's. Lots of people but you will be missed. We are counting the days until we see you again. It was a year ago that we said good bye and sent you off to Vicenza. Doesn't seem that long ago since time flies while you're having fun. HA! Our Thanksgiving wishes to you, Price, Marin, Stewart, King, Bayer, Garcia, Mullet, Johnson, Watson and Watson.....and anyone else I may have missed. We are so proud of all of you and give thanks for your safe keeping. Enjoy your day....we are thinking of all of you. HUGS!


Name: Erin
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Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 11:35:18 AM

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SPC. Johnny Perkins and your good friends Rich, Brandon (and the rest)and all of the 173rd - HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I'm thinking of you all and grateful for all you are doing. I love you Johnny and miss you very much!!!! I love you forever and ever, Erin PS - remember you are not alone (I'm working too)


Name: Thomas Reyna
Email: blkrosetom@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 11:20:54 AM

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TO Thomas Reyna II, Our wish is for you and the members of the Armed Forces have a Happy Thanksgiving. We in our family truly appreciate the sacrifice. I love you Mijo Dad


Name: Don and Pat Lindsay
Email: drandpal@aol.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 10:55:58 AM

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SGT Mike Grabski & 2/503, Mike and all, We wish you a happy Thanksgiving. Of course it's difficult to say that Thanksgiving is happy when you are so far from home. But you all are in our prayers and we will say a special grace at dinner that you all be protected and return home safe and sound. Our Thanksgiving is not going to be the best either as Pat and I both have the flu. Our Grandson Mike's 11th Birthday is this coming Saturday so the Family decided to have Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday. Don't want to give this to anyone else. Will go for now, always thinking of you all, Don and Pat Lindsay


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Email: frost@ruraltel.net
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 10:45:32 AM

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Spc. Matt Freeborn, Happy Thanksgiving. We love you, miss you, and are very proud of you. We're very anxious for you to come home! Be safe, Love, Mom, Mike, and Libby


Name: David Duarte
Email: davidduarte@cox.net
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 10:34:08 AM

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Specialist Anthony David Duarte We miss you and think of you always. It's not Thanks Giving till you come home. Blake is always so excited to speak of you, he is very proud of his big brother, as we are of our son. Keep your head up and keep yourself and your buddies safe. We love you. Dad


Name: Penny
Email: plh10462@aol.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 09:32:52 AM

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all the men and women of the 173rd Airborne!! Although some of you may not be home with your loved one's for this holiday, know that you are all thought of, and prayed for every day for a safe and happy homecoming, whenever that day comes. You are doing a great job! For my nephew PFC Ryan Wilmington, I hope you have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! God Bless each and every one of you Sky Soldiers, and their families during this holiday season. To those who have lost a loved one, my deepest condolences to you, for those who have an injured loved one, I pray for their speedy recovery! To the webmaster who keeps this site up and running on his own, thank you, and may you and your family have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving as well.


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Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 08:15:08 AM

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INSTEAD OF E-MAILING YOUR TRIP AND MOVING PLANNING ON THIS SITE. WHY DON'T YOU E-MAIL DIRECTLY TO EACH OTHER? NOT MEANT TO BE MEAN BUT IT'S NOT THE PURPOSE, MESSAGE TO TROOPS. THANKS


Name: Laura Curtiss - Mom of SPC Adam Boyle, 173d ABN BDE - CSC, of Barre, VT - Serving in N Iraq
Email: ProudArmyMomLaura.Curtiss@US.Army.Mil & Lcurtiss@va.state.vt.us
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 07:26:54 AM

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To my incredibly wonderful son, Spc. Adam Boyle of the 173d - Combat Support Company; we love and miss you so very much and wish you were here with us for the holidays. All of VT is waiting for your return home and praying every day for you and all our soldiers. To Jessica Hebert and her brave and loving family; Justin is on my mind always, as you are and I promise to write back to you very soon. To all our Veteran Sky Soldiers; I can't begin to explain the pride I have for you and all of our Veteran soldiers, and those who gave all. I wish all of you and your families the best this Thanksgiving and always. Laura Adam, I Love You; Come Home Safe, And Soon!!! Mom


Name: lorenzo lewis
Email: scooter8256@military.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 06:56:13 AM

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This message is for my son SPC Lorenzo L. Lewis I you see this because I miss you and love you so if you get this message please reply back as soon as possible. Thanks for all that you are doing over there. Just remember GOD is looking over all of you. Continue to pray he will be a fence around you and umbrella over you.


Name: James R. Bradley, CW3 US ARMY (Retired)
Email: webmaster@173rdAirborne.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 06:15:14 AM

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Happy Holidays


Name: Wally Dinse, proud father of SPC Scott Dinse
Email: wdinse@northrock.bm
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 06:14:13 AM

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To all the men and women of the 173rd have a Happy Thanksgiving. To my son SPC Scott Dinse stay safe and know we love you. This is the first time in a long time that the family will not be together on this day. I will be working here on the island, you there and your Mom going visiting, but know all of our hearts are together. Hopefully we will see you soon. Love Dad.


Name: Laura Curtiss - Mom of SPC Adam Boyle, 173d ABN BDE - CSC, of Barre, VT - Serving in N Iraq
Email: ProudArmyMomLaura.Curtiss@US.Army.Mil & Lcurtiss@va.state.vt.us
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 06:04:15 AM

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To my incredibly wonderful son, Spc. Adam Boyle of the 173d - Combat Support Company; we love and miss you so very much and wish you were here with us for the holidays. All of VT is waiting for your return home and praying every day for you and all our soldiers. To Jessica Hebert and her brave and loving family; Justin is on my mind always, as you are and I promise to write back to you very soon. To all our Veteran Sky Soldiers; I can't begin to explain the pride I have for you and all of our Veteran soldiers, and those who gave all. I wish all of you and your families the best this Thanksgiving and always. Laura Adam, I Love You; Come Home Safe, And Soon!!! Mom


Name: The Barbrick Coast
Email: piratesden@barbrickcoast.us
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 04:45:11 AM

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all our soldiers and families.


Name: Giulia
Email: maledetta83@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 04:23:22 AM

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ps: PFC david HEATH, you bought it huh? you thought i forgot about you....lol i tricked you! happy thanksgiving buddy, hurry home! giulia


Name: Giulia
Email: maledetta83@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 04:21:47 AM

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well,i just wanted to wish you all a HAPPY THANKSGIVING, and a special hug and pat on the shoulder to my very friends SGT cj CHANDLER, SPC chris PERRY and PFC philip GRANT,and also to SPC mark BERKOSKI, PFC bruce BARROWS, SPC chris TAFFOYA, SPC daniel WILLS; PFC adam JAMES, and everybody out there. grit your teeth and kick they're asses--- "although the distance taht's between us in miles could be so far, today you seem so very close because, in thought, tyou are!"--- ^_^* LOVE YA BUDDIES! ps: hurry hoooooooooome!!!!


Name: ila
Email: puffetta833@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 03:25:38 AM

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HAPPY THANKS GIVING DAY ALL AMERICAN SOLDIERS especially to SPC Perry Chris PFC Engle Jacob SPC Hainkinnen Jacob, PFC Burrows Bruce, PFC Grant Philiph, PFC Heath David, SPC Burkosky mark, SPC William Epinosa,SPC Taffoja Chris, SPC Wills Daniel, FSC Meja Omar, PFC Ryan Camp, SGT Brad Rogers, PFC Fortress Greg and all of my americans friends! i keep praying for you guys!stay safe and take care!ila


Name: Antuna Family
Email: suzie_airborne_nani@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 01:41:15 AM

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"Happy Thanksgiving To All The 173rd" and Especially To Our Son Pfc. Alex Antuna HHC 2nd-503rd MOTARS, Mijo Alex Here We Go Again! Another Thanksgiving Without You Son :( Only This Time There Be Two Seats Empty at Are Dinner Table. Angel Is At Boot Camp And Your At War!! In A Country That Has Alot To Be "THANKFUL FOR" For They Have Are "FINEST MEN & WOMEN"... "GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES" AND I'M PROUD TO SAY TO~~ MY HANDSOME~~ "SKY SOLDIER HERO" YOU ARE One Of Those FINEST MEN... ~~SMILE~~ MIJO :) MAY GOD BLESS YOU & GUIDE YOU THROUGH ALL YOUR MISSIONS & STAY SAFE & KEEP THE FAITH...~~ LOVE YOU ~~ MISS YOU~~ MOM & DAD And All Your Family Here In Big O.C. P.S. Mijo ALEX We Will Have Are ~~THANKSGIVING FEAST~~ When You Come Home!!! "ROGER THAT!!!


Name: Mark Teshera's Mom
Email: eriemi55@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday November 27, 2003
Time: 12:29:34 AM

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING SON! WE'RE AT GRAMMA AND PAPA'S HOUSE UNTIL FRIDAY...WISH YOU WERE HERE! IF YOU GET A CHANCE TO CALL THATS WHERE WE ARE! STAY SAFE AND KNOW THAT WE ALL LOVE AND MISS YOU! pAPA SAID HE'D SHOOT A FEW DUCKS FOR YOU AND GRAMMA SAID SHE'D SAVE YOU A PIECE OF TURKEY UNTIL APRIL! LOVE, MOM


Name:
Email: Tamara_M_Cox@Hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 11:53:49 PM

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A specail congrat's to Clint Mack on the birth of your daughter Emma, she sure is cute! your mom emailed me her picture. I hope you had a safe return back to Iraq and enjoyed your r&r.


Name:
Email: Tamara_M_Cox@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 11:51:10 PM

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Hey!son happy thanksgiving to you and the rest of the 173rd. If you call we will be at grandma's, you know how well I like to cook and so does she, I am in charge of bringing a bag of ice. I can't burn that!


Name: Sherry and Mike O'Neill
Email: gigglesoneill@aol.com
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 11:45:12 PM

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HAPPY THANKSGIVIGING TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE 173RD, AND YOUR FAMILIES. WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU. YOU ARE IN OUR PRAYERS. WE MISS YOU AND LOOKING FORWARD TO WHEN YOU CAN BE AT HOME WITH US. ERIC WE LOVE YOU. EVERYONE SAYS HELLO. HOPE YOU ARE DOING FINE. A PROUD MOM AND DAD. LOVE YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Cheryl Marino
Email: cubbybear99_98@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 11:44:21 PM

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Scott of HHC 2/503...Good Morning...I know you are working hard. We love you and wish you and all the 173rd a safe and quiet Thanksgiving....Love Mom,Debby,Keith,Rick, Storm says "ruff,ruff' translation is Happy Thanksgiving,I ate the turkey...


Name: Kristina Egert
Email: kristina.egert@us.army.mil
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 11:17:20 PM

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SPC. Christopher Taffoya (B/2/503 3rd Plt): Well, I guess it just so happened to be that your first day back in country would be Thanksgiving. :) I'm praying for you sweetie, and I am hoping that it won't be to long till I get to hear from you. Take care and God bless. Stay strong. I love you Chris . . . always.


Name: Larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 10:53:37 PM

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Pfc Ryan Wilmington 2/503 Happy Thanksgiving Ryan, to you and all the brave soldiers of the 173rd.It,s because of people like you, that people like us have this great nation to be thankful for. Tell all your fellow soldiers that there will be a special prayer said for all of them, and hope all of you will be home and safe soon.---Pappan


Name: the Lamoras
Email: robjlam@comcast.net
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 10:31:27 PM

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Good morning Iraq, Happy Thanksgiving to John Lamora and all of the 173rd in Iraq and and to our military everywhere. We are very very proud of all of you and look forward to your safe return to your loved ones. Take care and stay safe and thanks for all that you do to protect our safety and way of life. You are are heroes today and always!!!!


Name: Arlene
Email: akmitchell@comcast.net
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 10:13:27 PM

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To all Skysoldiers, especially PFC Nathan Garcia II A Co 1/508 3rd PLT. I would like to wish you all a HAPPY THANKSGIVING. You have made us very proud of you.Love, Mom


Name: tom burnside
Email: tlblaw1@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 10:07:50 PM

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To CW2 John Dibias: John, I saw your photo by a search on the 173 site. You look pleased to be back in the desert. I thought that you might be deployed and have hoped that you and your family are well. I'll bet Gulf War 1 seems like R&R compared to your present situation. You are certainly the kind of soldier who can make it happen. I dislike being on this side of the conflict and being one of the many who pray for you to return safely... You lucky bastard. I'll say my prayers and laugh about the Army as i remember it. thanks for your friendship and being someone that everyone admired. Take care, be cool, stay "D". tom burnside 10960 west cave blvd. dripping springs (austin), tx 78620 512-554-8362


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 09:43:28 PM

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of the Sky Soldiers. For the lady who asked about the R&R rotation numbers, apparently the soldiers are given a number that lets them know approximately when they will get to take their R&R.


Name: Julian Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 09:12:20 PM

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For Sgt Michael Grabski, A Co 3rd PLt 2/503 and all the members of the 173rd Abn Bde.HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!


Name: Nathan T. Garcia
Email: astroram@earthlink.net
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 09:06:32 PM

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To my son pfc Nathan Garcia II,A co 1/508th,3rd plt 173rd abn bde. Happy thanksgiving. We are all thinking of you.take care . I'll be writing more . sorry I haven't been doing my part son. Thanks again for calling that made me feel so good.Can't wait to see you. Love Dad


Name: michael hopkins
Email: rhopkins43@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 08:55:52 PM

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Dear 173rd..I don't know anyone currently serving in the military, so I would like to thank you ALL for your selfless deeds towards this cause that is greater than at least half of humanity is unable to understand.Their children will appreciate your work, as I do. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!


Name: Bob Runo
Email: runos@comcast.net
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 08:46:13 PM

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To all Skysoldiers: My family and I would like to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and hope all of you can be home soon. You are doing a great job. We are all proud of you. You are upholding and adding to the high standards of those who have gone before you. You are not only in the thoughts of your imediate family, (every day) but all your 173rd brothers. All The Way, Bob Runo B/3rd 319th 64thru 65 Okinawa- Viet Nam


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 07:36:07 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- HAPPY THANKSGIVING OVER IN IRAQ TO YOU AND THE REST OF THE 173RD!!! I hope you get to eat some turkey or some luxurious MRE's..haha. J/K Anyway, whatever you get to eat, I will be thinking of you while I'm eating my rolls! We aren't doing much tomorrow since none of our family is in Georgia. We wanted to try to go to Kansas, but we aren't gonna make it. Maybe Christmas time. Anyway, I miss you very much and I'm thinkin of ya and praying for y'all every single day!! I love you! love-stephanie


Name: Jim & Sharon McBride
Email: mcbridejimp@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 07:35:00 PM

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Sgt. Jay McBride, 2-B-1/508: Wishing you a Great Thanksgiving even in Iraq! How fortunate we are to live in this Great Country, we have so much to be thankful for. The thing that we are most thankful for is our brave soldiers, who are bringing freedom to those who have never been free. We are thinking about you always and missing you. It gives us comfort knowing you are spending this holiday with such a great group of soldiers. EAT TURKEY!!!!! and kick butt.


Name: Amanda Calhoun and Sara Griffith
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 06:55:17 PM

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SGT Aaron B. Winkle, SPC Melville Fegley, Able Co, 2/503 - Hey Aaron! Sorry I missed your call this morning, nothing would have made my Thanksgiving better than to get to talk to you. I received the two audio tapes dated November 12 on Monday and I can't believe you warned me about Mel's comments being rude and insensitive! Sara and I thought they were HILARIOUS! We have made you THREE audio tapes to come in the package I will mail out on Friday, complete with pictures of different places in and around Kingsport for you to look at; you said you wanted pictures from home, so I composed a little "photo essay" for you. Anyway, please remember that you are always in my thoughts and prayers not only on Thanksgiving but also everyday. Finally, no matter what Mel says qualifies as an "in person" conversation, I just want to let you know that I love you too!!!! Don't forget that! Stay safe and hopefully I will get to talk to you soon. Love, Amanda - ps-Sara says hey!


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 06:46:11 PM

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This may sound silly but could somebody please tell me what R&R rotation numbers are? I was reading the last post and have no idea what it means? Thank you very much to anyone who can answer my question...


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 06:20:52 PM

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To the lady who asked about the R&R rotation numbers, I believe they are now in the upper 20's...


Name: TERRY&LINDA DRAKE
Email: TLJCDRAKE@AOL.COM
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 05:19:43 PM

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO THE 173D AN ESPECIALLY OUR SON PFC JARROD DRAKE 1-B CO 2ND 503D. WE HOPE YOU ARE DOING BETTER AN ARE STAYING SAFE. A BIG THANKSGIVING MEAL WILL MAKE YOU FEEL BETTER RIGHT! YOU WILL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ALL DAY AN ALWAYS KNOW WHAT A BLESSING YOU ARE TO US. WE ARE VERY THANKFUL FOR YOU EVEN MORE, IF POSSIBLE, THIS YEAR. LOVE AND MISS YOU! DAD MOM CALEB


Name: Silvia Saltini
Email: simpi84@libero.it
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 05:11:11 PM

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To Nicholas Mansfield and the 173rd - Happy Thanksgiving guys. I miss you Nick. Get your ass back here soon. More letters are on the way. Take care of yourself always. You're on my mind all the time. Everybody here supports you and what you are doing there. Hopefully I'll get to talk to you soon. In the meanwhile, remember that I love you. Can't wait to see you also. Kick ass man and make me proud :P


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 04:38:53 PM

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TO ALL OF THE 173 AIRBORNE, HAPPY THANKSGIVING. WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU, this is from a very proud mom.


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 04:36:56 PM

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This is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI 2/503rd. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.............we hope you get some turkey, love you,miss you,love mom


Name:
Email: scrisom@yahoo.it
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 04:09:04 PM

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To MARIO ANDRIULLI (1-508 abn bde) Happy Thanksgiving brother!!! I just want to let you know I'm proud of you and I miss you a lot!!! You are always in my thoughts and prayers.Kisses,Francesca


Name: jim,julie & jessica baker
Email: juliejulieb2@aol.com
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 03:21:20 PM

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO THE 173RD!!!!!!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF ALL THE BRAVE SOLDIERS DEFENDING OUR GRATEFUL NATION. WE THINK ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME AND PRAY FOR YOUR SAFE RETURN.IF YOU NEED ANYTHING E-MAIL US AND WE WILL DO OUR VERY BEST TO GET IT TO YOU,BE CERTAIN TO INCLUDE YOUR APO ADDRESS.STAY SAFE. AIRBORNE -------THE BAKER FAMILY


Name: Jessica Baker
Email: JulieJulieB2@aol.com
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 03:17:27 PM

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Dear 173rd Airborne, Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a safe return home.


Name: jim,julie & jessica baker
Email: juliejulieb2@aol.com
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 03:10:57 PM

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO THE 173RD!!!!!!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF ALL THE BRAVE SOLDIERS DEFENDING OUR GRATEFUL NATION. WE THINK ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME AND PRAY FOR YOUR SAFE RETURN.IF YOU NEED ANYTHING E-MAIL US AND WE WILL DO OUR VERY BEST TO GET IT TO YOU,BE CERTAIN TO INCLUDE YOUR APO ADDRESS.STAY SAFE. AIRBORNE -------THE BAKER FAMILY


Name: PHYLLIS AND STEPHEN GRAFTON, PARENTS OF SPC. STEPHEN GRAFTON 2ND 503RD
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 03:05:57 PM

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SPC. STEPHEN GRAFTON, A CO 2ND 503RD: HEY, STEVE...JUST A NOTE TO WISH YOU A HAPPY THANKSGIVING! WE MISS YOU MORE EACH DAY, AND CAN'T WAIT TILL YOU COME HOME SAFELY TO US. WE'RE GOING OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS TO GRANDMOTHERS HOUSE TOMARROW...I'M SURE YOUR NAME WILL COME UP IN THE BLESSING! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR BUDDIES AND KNOW THAT WE THINK OF YOU ALL THE TIME...DAD ENJOYED TALKING TO YOU THIS A.M. AND I'M JEALOUS THAT I MISSED YOUR CALL. JAIME WAS ON THE "JOHN-BOY AND BILLY SHOW" ON THE RADIO THIS MORNING--THAT GIRL JUST KNOWS HOW TO BE IN THE RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME! I WILL WRITE YOU ALL ABOUT THAT...DEER SEASON IN MD. OPENS SATURDAY: WE WILL BE UP IN OUR TREE AT DAWN, AND WHILE I'M WAITING FOR THE SUN TO COME UP (AND FOR MR BUCK TO MAKE AN APPEARANCE) I WILL BE THINKING OF YOU.. WE LOVE YOU! MOM, DAD AND JAIME


Name: Gee
Email: gdarra79@yahoo.it
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 01:05:31 PM

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TO ALL THE 173RD GUYS ESPECIALLY MY FRIENDS ANTHONY HENRY, JASON RESTO, TED CONDIT...HAPPY THANKSGIVING... HOPE TO SEE Y'ALL SOON... (TO HENRY... AMYA IS SUCH A CUTIE!!!!). LOVE, GEE.


Name: Traci
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 12:47:11 PM

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To SSG Condit (3rd PLT A Co. 2/503) and the rest of the 173rd- I just wanted to wish you guys a happy Thanksgiving and to thank you for everything that you're doing. Love always, Traci


Name: Rachael, Brian & Taylor Hughes
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 12:29:33 PM

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING 173RD!!! Thank you all from the bottom of our So Cal hearts!!! You have given us all so much to be thankful for. Your sacrifices and unselfishness will NEVER be forgotten by ALL Americans. I thank God every day for giving the 173rd Families children who are willing to sacrifice their safety to preserve this nation's freedom. I am also grateful for the families willing to allow their children to follow their hearts. I pray you ALL have a day of peace and rest and also wish ALL your families a Happy Thanksgiving. TO MY SON, SGT. WILSON (A Co 1/508), please know that even though you are far away from us, you are ALWAYS in our hearts and we will still have a place set for you at the Thanksgiving table--God Bless you and the entire 173rd!! AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!!!!!


Name: Millie Marte
Email: kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 11:44:23 AM

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To SGT Fredrick Campbell C co 1/508th Hey Baby Happy thanksgiving to you and all the guys,I hope you have a great day.Let us be thankful for having each other ,I can't wait to see you again. You're my hero Baby, Take care OK .I Love you Fredrick forever, Millie.


Name: Erin
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 11:04:59 AM

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SPC Johnny Perkins - HAPPY THANKSGIVING Baby (to you and everyone there)!!!! I hope you get to do something on Thanksgiving. I have a lot to be thankful for this year. First, for you and everyone that is over there fighting for my freedom - I pray for everyone's safety!!!! Secondly, that you are in my life. You are the best and strongest and most handsome man in the world and I'm so grateful that God sent you to me. I love you more than life and I'm here waiting for you and supporting you all the way!!!! I will see you soon and I CAN'T WAIT!!!! I love you forever and ever and ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Erin


Name: HAPPY THANKSGIVING TROOPS!
Email: WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOUR COURAGE & SACRIFICES IN THE SERVICE OF OUR COUNTRY
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 10:24:24 AM

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AND TO OUR SON...HE KNOWS WHO HE IS!!!! WE DON'T CARE IF YOU ARE A GROWN MAN!!! WE ARE STILL YOUR MOM & DAD WHO LOVE YOU LIKE THE DAY YOU WERE BORN!!! THAT IS OUR JOB IN LIFE...AND WE WOULD GLADLY TAKE YOUR PLACE OVER THERE IF WE COULD DO AS GOOD OF A JOB AS YOU AND YOUR BATTLE BUDDIES ARE DOING...BUT SINCE WE CAN'T WE'LL STAY HERE AND LOVE YOU AND DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND WE REFUSE TO LET THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FORGET ABOUT YOU GUYS OVER THERE AND WHAT YOU ARE DOING FOR ALL OF US!!! SO IF THAT MEANS WE ARE ACTING LIKE YOUR PARENTS AND YOU THINK WE DON'T REALIZE THAT YOU ARE A GROWN MAN AND LEADER...TOO BAD SON!!! HELLO. REALITY CHECK...WE ARE YOUR PARENTS AND YOU ARE OUR SON..GROWN OR NOT!!! SO...GOD BLESS YOU AND THE 173RD! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!


Name: Tom and Evelyn Clements
Email: Clementstomev@aol
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 09:21:15 AM

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SGM Mike Clements Happy Thanksgiving to you and your group. We love and miss you . We pray for your safety. Mom and Dad


Name: Mark & Yvonne Brannen
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 07:32:06 AM

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Happy Thanksgiving Beau (C/508) -- I bet your T'giving dinner won't be like the big one at Ft. Leavenworth, but it will be more memorable. Hang onto your tray, have as relaxing a day as possible and remember that we are praying for your safe and quick return to the States. To all the 173rd - congratulations on the great job you've done to now and you continue to have our gratitude for being the ones to step forward to protect this great nation. Hurry Home!! Mom & Dad


Name: sandra Bravo
Email: sandrabs sandrabs@libero.it
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 03:52:34 AM

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For PFC:A.CONLEY Hy my love,i miss you too much,i hope you come back soon cause i can't wait more!!!!!!!And you????????????????????


Name: Jackie Campbell
Email: jake27@starband.net
Date: Wednesday November 26, 2003
Time: 12:05:05 AM

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Hi I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.My son Sgt Ben Keener is due to return to the states next week. He has not been home since March 2000. It has been a tough go for our family, but we are the lucky ones. Our soldier is returning to us. I want you all to know that my prayers are with you and I cry for every soldier lost and injured. I have never been though anything this hard before, and the strength it takes for every family member is something only someone who has walked in your shoes would recognize. God be with each of you and your soldiers. Hang tough and take good care of one another. Love Jackie


Name: Amy
Email: amyj_@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 11:36:02 PM

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This goes out to my big brother, Tony Jenson, 173rd B-Co, 2-503. Happy 21st Birthday on the 25th! I hope that you have a great Thanksgiving. We miss you!


Name: Thankful for this site & this link
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 11:05:50 PM

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Thank you to whoever put this link to this article about the 173rd on this message board...One of the soldiers in the picture is my son. Thank you for this holiday blessing of seeing my son's picture. You made an old lonely mom & dad's holiday! Thanks so much...We love you and the 173rd!


Name: Michele Dodge
Email: Mrsdodge57@aol.com
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 10:29:07 PM

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Happy Tahnskgiving PV2 Steve Dodge. Any chance you'll get a little turkey?? I hope soon you'll be home celebrating with us again. But for now kepp up the good work and as always stay sharp. I love you very much and I am so proud of you. XOXO Mom


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 09:50:55 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1st/508th--Hey babe! How are y'all doing over there? I hope safe and good. I haven't heard from you in awhile..I've kept up the letters though. Hopefully you are getting them or will be receiving them soon. I have been checking on here and the internet for news daily. I just wanted to write you a message since I haven't left one on here in awhile. I miss you very much! Happy Early Turkey Day! I will continue to pray for you and the rest of the 173rd everyday! Keep safe and rested! I love you very much. -stephanie


Name: Lynda Quintana
Email: quintana18@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 08:52:06 PM

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hi guys just wanted to say thank you for all you are doing over there. god bless you and we are proud of you all. happy thanksgivng as much as it can be. take care and be careful. lynda jesse's mom


Name: Michael Nelson
Email: nmichael_1998@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 07:42:03 PM

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To: PFC Jonathan Nelson, I'm real proud of you and wishing you a HAPPY THANKSGIVING. I know you'll take care of yourself. I think of you Love Dad


Name:
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 07:09:30 PM

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http://www.hqusareur.army.mil/-this web site has a great article on the 173rd.


Name: Nicole
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 06:39:17 PM

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Mike Ramirez-Hey handsome, I wish that you could get to come home for the holidays, but you are were your needed the most. All of us back here will miss you. I hope you get to go on your R & R, it sounds like you could use it. I miss you very much. Loving you always and forever.


Name: SFC Rene Hernandez
Email: rene.hernandez@usarec.army.mil
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 04:54:52 PM

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This is for My nephew Roberto Fernandez III and all the Soldiers deployed, wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, and let you all know how Proud we all are of all your hard work and all your sacrifices you have made. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers this Holiday season. PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER STAY SAFE and Come Home Soon God Bless the 173rd and all the others Soldiers From a Proud Soldier and Uncle we love you


Name: Sabrina Ward Johnson
Email: sabrina_wjohnson@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 03:48:46 PM

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Hey Scooter! If anyone out there comes in contact with Shannon Ward please let him know his family loves him very much. We think of him and all of you ever day. To all of you Sky Soldiers have a wonderful Thanksgiving and know that when you get home from over there, you and your families will have a celebration like no other to make up for the times you have missed. Take care, watch each others back and above all, pray. God Bless!


Name: Joseph, Anna and Stephen Bulsa
Email: dbbulsa @juno.com
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 03:21:09 PM

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To PFC Harrill, Phillip Happy Thanksgiving! Here's some jokes just for you: Where did the Pilgrims play cards on the Mayflower? on the deck! What did the Pilgrims have when they caught ten ducks? a lot of quackers! If a Pilgrim threw a pumpkin into the air, what came down? squash! How did the Pilgrims catch squirrels? They climbed trees and acted like nuts. Why did the cranberries turn so red? They saw the salad dressing. Much love, Joseph, Anna and Stephen :>)


Name: Lindsay McBride
Email: izzerbutt03@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 03:05:34 PM

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Sgt Jay McBride, Hey big dude! I just wanted to wish you and all you guys a happy thanksgiving! Tell the fallen angels to keep up the awesome job! We are all thankful this thanksgiving for you guys over there, and for having you protecting us! Stay safe and keep the chins up! Hope you guys are all well! Luv ya lots, kick butt and god bless...your little sis~Lindsay ps. maybe you can find a wild turkey over there and have some really turkey dinner :):) jk


Name: Ryan Parthemore
Email: RyanP333@aol.com
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 03:04:20 PM

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Can anyone help me? I want to mail a letter to Army Ranger Lt. Kyle Barden, but no sure how to address it. I know that he is Laylan, Iraq in the 173rd Airborne and the numbers D. Battalion, 319 are the only other identifiers I can find. Can anyone tell me how I need to get a letter to him? If you know, you can post a response on the message board or email me directly at RyanP333@aol.com Thanksand Happy Thanksgiving guys!


Name: Uncle Sams Nephew
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 02:44:31 PM

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A Happy Thanksgiving to all 173d Sky Soldiers and their families on this special American holiday.I hate to say this but being in a foreign land on this holiday makes us all appreciate the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.Remember on this day why we are free,is because of you ,the Brave.


Name: Jessica Hebert
Email: Missmybro2003@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 01:22:53 PM

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To my favorite brigade in the whole world: 173rd Airborne, Sky Soldiers!! I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. I only wish that I could send you all a one way ticket back to your loved ones. If only.... I started to think about all of you as the holidays approach us. I really haven't been in the spirit lately and I decided that it wasn't fair that I was being a scrooge about the holidays. It's natural that I am feeling like this but I guess I owe it to all of you because you are the ones who can't be home to enjoy the holiday season with your loved ones. I am thankful for all of you and I can't stress that enough. It will be your bravery and heroic acts that will get me through the holidays. What more could anyone be thankful for? Well, I gotta say that I am thankful for that darn good brother of mine. I'm going to try and eat enough turkey, stuffing an potatoes for the both of us. How ever...he'd beg to differ because I couldn't even eat his portion of thanksgiving dinner alone. = ) Justin was a huge eater. He'd eat everything. Well, Happy Thanksgiving 173rd Sky Soldiers. Much love, Jessica Hebert


Name: Sgt. Wilson's Proud Mom
Email: hughesfamilia@earthlink.net
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 11:24:05 AM

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TO: VIETNAM SKY SOLDIERS...It's been quite a while since I've heard my sweet boy's voice, but I did get a letter from him over the weekend dated November 6. The letter was short, but from what I could read between the lines, spoke volumes to me. Spirits a little low, but not as bad as they could be. He did ask that I put him touch with one of his Vietnam brothers. His words were "I'd be honored if you could give my address to one of the Nam Vets". As a Mom, I can't even imagine what he's going through, but know that you who have been there may be able to help him get through this. I know I've seen many of you posting here and was hoping to forward you his information. I'd be very grateful if you could please contact me at my e-mail address above. THANKS SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR VALUABLE SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY AND THE SUPPORT YOU GIVE TO THIS NEW GENERATION OF SKY SOLDIERS. GOD BLESS THE ENTIRE 173RD--PAST AND PRESENT!!!


Name: Andrene Flint
Email: andyv@astound.net
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 09:27:05 AM

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I am one of the proud mothers of a soldier in the 173rd. I haven't heard from him for a while, but would like to wish Spec. Vogel and all of his comrads in arms a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope next year you will be able to celebrate this season with your loved ones instead of away from home. Keep up the good work, and Lee, if you get this message, call.


Name: CELINA BARRIOS
Email: BARRIOSJ001@SKYTEK.IT
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 09:23:46 AM

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TO : SGT BARRIOS,JUAN 3PLT/BCO. Hola amor mio mira pues hoy agarre tus e-mail pero ya no te alcanse ,mira si te estado mandando e-mail pero al 1508frg@ yo creo que no te los estan dando ,bueno amor mira la computadora ya lamando tu mama ok, yo creo para la otra semana yega yo te la mando ok, mira estamos bien y aqui en la misma casa nada nuebo , bueno no te escribo mucho porque no se si te estan dando los e-mails bueno amor te quiero mucho y te estrano un monton , I LOVE YOU ***


Name: Catherine
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 07:05:11 AM

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Hi, i was just wondering if anyone knew which rotation numbers went out for R&R this week. I would be really grateful if someone could give me this information. thanks...and best wishes to everyone xx


Name: Sean DeWinter
Email: spdewinter@aol.com
Date: Tuesday November 25, 2003
Time: 04:15:31 AM

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TO SSG CATO, 1SG WATSON AND I AM SURE THERE ARE MORE I KNOW OVER THERE IN THE 173D, HOW ARE YOU AND I HOPE ALL IS WELL! I JUST RETURNED FROM THE REGION AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY ITS NOT THE COOLEST PLACE TO BE!! YOU GUYS ARE DOING AN OUTSTANDING JOB AND I CANT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT HOW PROUD I AM. MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND ALL THE MEN....ESPECIALLY FALLEN COMRADES! KEEP UP THE SPIRITS AND HOPEFULLY MOMMA LEFT SOME MONEY IN THE ACCOUNTS FOR A HELLA OF A PARTY WHEN YOU GET BACK....(MAYBE A NEW BIKE 1SG) SEAN (THE CIVILIAN)


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 11:16:55 PM

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Sgt. Joseph Minucci's funeral http://www.heraldstandard.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=10557821&BRD=2280&PAG=461&dept_id=480247&rfi=8


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 11:12:29 PM

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this is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI 2/503rd. hi honey,HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,eveyone says hello,love you,miss you,we are so proud of you,love mom


Name: Pat Cumo
Email: patcumo@hotmail.com
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 09:18:55 PM

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Happy Birthday Mike from SSG Cumo's mom. As Thanksgiving approaches we take time to remember what we are thankful for. For me it is my 173rd family. I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, especially our brave skysoldiers.


Name: Julian Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 07:56:53 PM

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For Sgt. Michael Grabski A Co., 3rd Plt., 2/503 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mike


Name: Sebiana
Email: sebiana85@yahoo.it
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 05:14:54 PM

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FOR ROBERTO FERNANDAZ:hi 'Robby?come và?io un pò così così..perchè ogni giorno che passa penso che dovrò superarlo ancora senza di te...spero che mi chiamerai ancora perchè ho bisogno di parlare con te...I NEED YOU:::I MISS YOU:::ti amo tantissimissimo...Sebiana


Name: THANKSGIVING IN AMERICA
Email: FROM: AN AMERICAN MILITARY FAMILY
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 03:17:30 PM

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WE GATHER TOGETHER TO GIVE THANKS FOR THE PRIVILEDGE OF CELEBRATING THIS HOLIDAY TOGETHER IN OUR WARM AMERICAN HOMES....AND WE ARE MOST THANKFUL FOR THE SACRIFICES MADE BY OUR SKYSOLDIERS (PAST & PRESENT) WHO MAKE OUR LIVES AND THIS HOLIDAY POSSIBLE.... HAPPY THANKSGIVING SKYSOLDIERS....YOU HAVE ALL OF OUR UNWAVERING SUPPORT AND GRATITUDE FOR YOUR SACRIFICES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON (AND THAT GOES FOR YOU FAMILIES TOO WHO ARE OBVIOUSLY SACRIFICING THE PLEASURE OF THE COMPANY OF YOUR SOLDIER AT YOUR TABLE FOR THE MEAL THIS THANKSGIVING)....GOD BLESS US EVERYONE!!!


Name: Faceta J. Johnson
Email: faceit0347@aol.com
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 02:18:40 PM

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TO: SPC ROBERTO C. SANDIFER B CO 2/503RD, HELLO LITTLE BROTHER, I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW HOW PROUD I AM OF YOU. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU DEARLY. YOUR NIECE WAS SO HAPPY TO HEAR YOUR VOICE THIS MORNING SHE WENT OUTSIDE AND TOLD ALL OF FRIENDS THAT SHE TALKED TO YOU. BRIANNA TOLD HER FRIENDS MY UNCLE IS SENDING ME SOMETHING SPECIAL FROM IRAQ AND BRANDON TOLD THEM MY UNCLE IS SENDING ME A TOY SOLDIER (SMILE, HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE BEAR SOLDIER) HE WANTED ME TO BUY HIM ONE THE OTHER DAY AT CLOTHING AND SALES, BUT I TOLD HIM YOU WAS GOING TO BUY HIM ONE. I AM STILL PRAYING THAT YOU AND YOUR BRIGADE MAKE IT BACK SAFE AND THAT YOU HAVE A GOOD THANKSGIVING. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU, I WILL TALK WITH YOU SOON. LOVE YOUR BABY SISTER AND FAMILY.


Name: donna
Email: hdonnamarie@aol.com
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 02:07:00 PM

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This is for all the soldiers deployed, wanted to wish you all a HAPPY THANKSGIVING, and let you all know how proud I am of all your hard work and all the sacrifices you have made. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers this holiday season- we have alot to be thankful for. Look out for each other, stay safe and come on home. You all are missed. God Bless the 173rd!!!! YOu soldiers are the BEST EVER. From a proud mom.


Name: Mark & Yvonne Brannen
Email:
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 01:24:53 PM

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Hey Beau Brannen (C/508th) - as the holidays approach I am not sure we can think about you any more than we already do!! We miss you, pray for you and all your buddies constantly, and wish you could be here with us. Your mom made a great wreath for the front door, with flags, USA ornaments and a big 173rd bandana for the bow. Now anyone nearby knows that this is a 173rd household. We'll take a picture and send it to you. Take care of yourself, call or write when you get the chance. WE love you and can't wait to see you again. Mom & Dad


Name: Mark's gramma
Email: okgramma@hotmail.com
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 12:26:41 PM

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To PFC Mark Teshera 1-508th B Co. HAPPY THANKSGIVING from the whole family. Your mom and family are coming for dinner. You will be on all our minds that day. It won't be the same without you. We all love and miss you so much. Stay safe. Papa said he will save you a few ducks and maybe a coyote! Love you Gramma


Name: Erin
Email:
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 12:21:43 PM

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SPC John Perkins, Jr.... Hi Baby! Your family is the GREATEST and we had such an amazing weekend together. Of course, we wish you were there, but SOON we'll all be together. I wanted you to know how much I LOVE YOU and MISS YOU. You are my world and I need you. Take care of yourself, I am praying for you and all of 173rd. I love you forever and ever!!!! Erin


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 11:55:24 AM

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To SGT Fredrick Campbell C co 1/508th Hey love Happy Thanksgiving it don't matter where you are just celebrate cause you're alive ,I thank GOD for that .I'm really grateful for the little things we shared, sometimes in life people take things for granted but when you're in our situation you appreaciate every second that we get to tell each other I Love you.That's why I want to say it one more time I Love you Fredrick ,you're my strength.Happy Thanksgiving GOD Bless all the 173rd


Name: Roberta Timmer
Email: timsmom61010@insightbb.com
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 10:32:07 AM

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This message is for Scott Dinse stationed in Iraq. Scott, we love and miss you and you will be in our hearts and prayers this Thanksgiving holiday!! Please stay safe and know that you are with us during the holiday. WE LOVE YOU!!!!!! Bert


Name: Arlene
Email: akmitchell@comcast.net
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 10:16:51 AM

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PFC Nathan Garcia II A Co 1/508 3rd PlT it was great to be able to e-mail each other back and forth over the week-end. Take care of yourself and your buddies. The Christmas goodie bags are on the way for you and your squad, hope you all like them. Can't wait to hear from you again. I am so proud of you and everything that you are doing. Love, Mom


Name: Al Schlothauer(Proud father of Sgt Dan Schlothauer 1/508 B Co)
Email: SPTSAL@AOL.COM
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 08:00:22 AM

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I just wanted to extend my best wishes to all for a "Happy Thanksgiving". We should all reflect a few moments for all those who have given their all in the name of "Freedom". God Bless them all and their families. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. We Americans are truly blessed to have the finest men and women who are willing to give their all. Stay Safe and Stay Strong. A big holiday HOOAHH for the "Fury from the Sky."


Name: Giulia
Email: maledetta83@hotmail.com
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 07:38:21 AM

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i just wanted to say hi and thank you to all the 173rd soldiers especially SGT CJ CHANDLER, PFC PHILIP GRANT, SPC CHRIS PERRY, SPC MARK BERKOSKI, PFC DAVID HEATH, SPC CHRISTOPHER TAFFOYA, PFC JACOB ENGLE, love and support, giulia ps: cj, would you please hurry your a** home here??? lol, miss you too ^_^*


Name: Thomas Reyna
Email: blkrosetom@yahoo.com
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 07:36:02 AM

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To Thomas S Reyna II, Hi Mijo How are you? Wanted to let you know that we are praying for you and also want to let you know to stay safe. I love you mijo love you dad


Name: Thomas Reyna
Email: blkrosetom@yahoo.com
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 07:34:29 AM

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TO the men and women in the 173rd, we are proud of the work you are doing in Iraq. Keep up the good work and stay safe. Respectfully Tom


Name: DJ's Mom
Email: thecrosses@alltel.net
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 06:18:22 AM

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To PFC David Cross Charlie Company 1/508 Hey son. We've been thinking of you and your buddies and praying for you all daily. We miss you so much. Please keep your head up and be careful. Dad and I love you and are so proud of you and the wonderful person you are. Please be on the lookout for some packages to share with your friends. There are 3 with miscellaneous supplies donated by my friends from Delta Kappa Gamma-my teachers' honor society. Also, I've sent a couple of packages that I hope get there in time for Christmas to help you through the holidays. I hope you don't think it is too "elementary" of me and that you enjoy the contents. I don't think they will "embarass" you like your birthday package.:) There's also an envelope of Christmas cards made by the fourth grade classes for you all. Feel free to share these too. We're saving our Christmas until you get back in April. Stephani, her mother, and I are going to see my favorite movie at the historical WINK theatre-It's a Wonderful Life. I love you and miss you, write soon, we haven't heard from you in such a long time-Mom


Name: Debby Marino
Email: starlight99_91720@yahoo.com
Date: Monday November 24, 2003
Time: 02:16:21 AM

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Hey Scott!!! It was great to hear from you last night. We miss you so much. Happy Thanksgiving...we'll be eating some turkey for you;) Stay strong, we love you!


Name: Charles "Pappy" Patchin, LTC, SF, (Ret)
Email: cpatchin1@earthlink.net
Date: Sunday November 23, 2003
Time: 11:52:34 PM

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Happy Thanksgiving to all Sky Soldiers. Happy living to all us survivors of Hill 875. Thank God for small things. All the Way!!!


Name: Kathy Fleury
Email: Bettyboopkma@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday November 23, 2003
Time: 11:38:46 PM

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Hi MiKe Levesque--- A-1/508/ 173rd Airborne. Hope your doing okay.. Kick Ass and keep yours down. Hope to see you soon. Hugs... Hope you get my letters and the box I sent. take care Kath


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Sunday November 23, 2003
Time: 11:02:00 PM

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this iss for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI,2/503rd,hi honey,How are you?we just got back.we took a 24 hour vaction. it was fun.hope to hear from you soon,we know you are busy.please be safe and watch youre back.love you,everyne says hello.lve mom


Name: Jamie
Email: jamie7395@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday November 23, 2003
Time: 07:05:23 PM

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how is my little puppy doll? I miss you! :)


Name: Michele Dodge
Email: Mrsdodge57@aol.com
Date: Sunday November 23, 2003
Time: 02:50:26 PM

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Hello 173rd families and friends. I just got an e-mail from a Cpt. Spencer who is currently in Iraq. He hooked me up to a site that is for soldiers who don't get any mail or packages. If anyone is interested please got to it and support our less fortunate soldiers. www.booksforsoldiers.com click on the link that says address for soldires in the middle of the page. Thanks Michele


Name: Thomas Reyna
Email: blkrosetom@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday November 23, 2003
Time: 08:29:53 AM

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To Thomas Reyna II, Hi Mijo, How are you? Wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and praying for you and the men and women in the 173rd. You all take care of your self. Yo te amo mijo. love you mijo dad


Name: Thomas Reyna
Email: blkrosetom@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday November 23, 2003
Time: 08:28:17 AM

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TO all the men and women in the 173rd, thanks for your service to the US. You are doing an important job. My family and I truly appreciate the efforts and the sacrifice. God Bless You All. Tom


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday November 23, 2003
Time: 02:06:23 AM

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http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1531027 This is a great article about one of the sky soldiers. If only more people were this generous!


Name: Beagle
Email: beagledrums@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday November 22, 2003
Time: 10:29:54 PM

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the 173rd and every other person serving over seas are a group of the most bravest people on earth-so if any of you read this,i wish to convey my deepest gratitude to all military personel,i find myself thinking of the personel serving in the middle east everyday,and wishing i could help them,to stay safe and protected in better ways.untill the day i enlist,i am learning as much as possible about the military,and it's history,so untill i can be there to help,thanks to all of you,and good luck,sincerly, beagle


Name: Ryan (Patrick) Parthemore
Email: RyanP333@aol.com
Date: Saturday November 22, 2003
Time: 03:57:15 PM

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Hey Kyle- I heard about your efforts in helping the schools where you are at. I'm not suprised- you Barden boys were always the best! I can't believe how grown you are- I always thought of you as Taylor's little bro'! I am so proud of everything you've done. Keep up the good work.Hope you find your way safely back to Charlotte one day--- I'd love to catch up with you...Ryan (Christen Patrick's big sis')


Name: Mandi
Email: AKHammell79@msn.com
Date: Saturday November 22, 2003
Time: 10:02:32 AM

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To Sgt Nicholas M. Lewis, I am thinking of you and praying for you and your soldiers everyday. I miss you babe. I hope you are taking care and being safe, I love you.....I WILL SEE YOU SOON! XO Mandi


Name: Tracy
Email: armymom75@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday November 22, 2003
Time: 01:47:38 AM

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Another idea to send to the guys is Boboli Pizza Crust, pizza sauce, parmesan cheese, olives, and whatever you can think of to throw on a pizza. It's cool enough over there now that I've also sent Hormel sliced Pepperoni which doesn't need to be refrigerated until after it's opened. I usually send my son the small or mini size pizza crusts, the sauce (boboli brand) comes in individual plastic bags, and small containers of parmesan. The first time I sent a box of pizza makings, you would've thought I sent a box of gold! It's nice to trade ideas and give our guys some variety! I'm going for the bean burrito box next week!!! He'll love that! Good idea!


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 10:55:43 PM

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To Mark's Grandma - no, the 1 stands for the first battalion of the 508th Infantry. A little confusing, but the platoon should be a number along with the company designation, 1/B Co, or something like that. Just address it to CSC, 1/508 and he will get it --- guaranteed! Hope this helps - but keep writing, there is nothing else quite like getting a letter out in the boonies. Old Soldier.


Name:
Email: Tamara_M_Cox@Hotmail.com
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 09:12:30 PM

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Just another 1/508th parent waiting for a call, it has been a while. So powers that be, make our Thanksgiving happy let us here from our soldiers.


Name: Mark's gramma
Email: okgramma@hotmail.com
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 08:23:13 PM

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Just wanted everyone to know I got a letter from my grandson today and it only took 6 days. He's with the 1-508th Bravo co. but he said they hadn't gotten any mail in about a week. Didn't know why. The only thing he has ever said is that he is in northern Iraq, not what the facilities are or any other info. Is there something in the address that tells you what platoon they are in. Is that the 1 that comes before 508? Just wondering.


Name: Dana
Email: groupgonzo@aol.com
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 08:11:18 PM

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How healing it has been to be in contact with families that have lost loved ones and those who are waiting like myself. My husband is doing two-year unaccompanied in Vicenza and jumped in with the 173rd. He is scheduled to PCS from Italy back to Bragg in Aug 2004 and we fear he will go to a unit heading right back to Iraq. That will be three years gone from our kids lives but I understand the life. Still it is so hard! I have so much respect for my husband and his sacrifices, but my youngest kids no longer no him. How do i keep the homefires burning after so long?


Name: Michele Dodge
Email: Mrsdodge57@aol.com
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 07:50:08 PM

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Hi I just wanted to let people know that I heard from my son finally after about a month. He is in Kirkuk with the 173rd CSC. They just moved to another location and he said its not as nice as the first. They just got electricity and they have no showers definitely a step down for them. He said its been very busy training on different weapons etc.. I think he got promoted because he had PV2 on the envelope does that sound right to anyone? Well just thought I'd share in case anyone had a sky soldier with CSC. M.Dodge


Name: Frank McCoin
Email: frankmccoin@aol.com
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 07:15:54 PM

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Would like to let you guys and girls know, when I wear my baseball cap with my wings on it, that I had an honor of winning, back in the fifties, I get more thanks now than I ever did back then, and it is for one reason, you guys, for you have brought a lot of honor and pride to every one that ever served, past and present. You are the best. AIRBORNE


Name:
Email: nali_gaylee@yahoo.com
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 06:06:00 PM

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Keep the faith, all of you in the 173rd! Be proud, stand tall....we support your efforts and stand behind you.


Name: Leonard Engle
Email: liengle@conocophillips.com
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 05:10:47 PM

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PFC Jacob Engle, C-Co. Jacob sent you a message and evidently it got deleted. Hope to hear from you soon. I would like to hear from you asap. Jacob we all love you and need to know what you are needing. Just sent a care package and am getting ready to send another. Jacob we love you and pray for all of you soldiers. Love Dad


Name: Mark & Yvonne Brannen
Email:
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 03:15:10 PM

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Thanks Linda for a great note. We have not heard for 7-8 weeks and although many parents were saying the same thing, we just wanted to know anything!! Glad they are back in Kirkuk for awhile and doing well.


Name: Linda Gigowski
Email: Lindagig@hotmail.com
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 03:07:03 PM

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Finally!!! Got a call from our son at 3:00 am from Kirkuk. First call in almost a month. Bco 1/508th, 3rd PLT is okay. For all the moms and dads that are waiting, I pray your calls come in soon. They were only in Kirkuk for a short time so he had access to phones and email. They do have microwave,hot plate and refrigerator. He asked for pillow, blanket, small pot, skillet and utensils. Said it was very cold. Also wanted Taco Bell hot sauce. Just mailed about 300 packets to him and guys along with refried beans and tortillaS. They are having bean burrito cravings. Hope this info helps some parents. They are okay and please keep them all in your prayers. "HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE"


Name: Jim Bowen
Email: jpbowen1956@frontiernet.net
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 01:18:22 PM

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Hello Steve Sokolowski, I just want to say "Thank You". Tell Jim hello the next time you talk to him. I heard Buck Smith is over there somewhere. Kevin is doing fine. Let me know if there is anything we can do to help make life any easier. thnx :) Jim and Peggy Bowen


Name: Dianne Massey
Email: dmassey@smithandstevenson.com
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 12:41:38 PM

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This is for PFC Josh Blaney, 1/508th, 173rd, A Co., 2nd Plt. Hi Josh, We haven't heard from you in going on 7 weeks. I hope you are ok. I have sent three boxes of Christmas goodies for you and your platoon. I have another box that I will get off tomorrow. I really wish you would email me or call just so I'll know you are ok. I'm really getting worried, because of the situation over there now. If you can get to a computer to email me, please do, if you can't call. I thought I might get a call today for my birthday, but I haven't yet. I really hope to hear from you this weekend. For those who had the question about pots, pans, stoves, etc. Josh said they had a hot plate, but no pots, so I sent him a pot and some utensils. So maybe most of the troops have hot plates at least. If anyone knows Josh Blaney, and has any word of how he is, please email me. Thank you.


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 11:42:21 AM

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to SGT Fredrick Campbell C co 1/508th Hey Love hope everything is alright ,I haven't talk to you in a week and I 'm really dying to hear your voice already.I hope you get rid of that cold soon. Please take care of yourself and call me when you get a chance,Love you, Millie.


Name: David S. Bowers
Email: sbowers@semtribe.com
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 10:30:20 AM

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Hey Sky Soldiers in Iraq, Hang in there Troopers. My prayers are with you. David S. . Bowers, 1/503rd Co. A Vietnam LZ Uplift


Name: lynda
Email: quintana18@hotmail.com
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 10:10:32 AM

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hi guys, i have a son whom i haven't heard from in a month +. he is in 1/508th A co.PV Jesse Davis.if you know him tell him his mom is waiting to hear something from him. even if it is a i'm ok.if he won't can someone just let know what's going on. i would make a good pen pal. good job you guys, we are all proud of you hear in utah too. be careful. my e-mail is: quintana18@hotmail.com if anyone wants to write.


Name: Diane
Email: discocook@yahoo.com
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 10:07:39 AM

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My nephew called his mom last night and said he has been getting the email messages I have been sending to him. He said he always gets them within a day or two and sometimes the same day. I have been using the 1508frg@setaf.army.mil address. The yahoo address has not worked for me since this other address was established a few weeks/months ago. He is with B Co. 1/508th. He is getting mail and packages in two weeks or better. He was appreciative of the goodies that have been send but the homemade stuff is what got the high praise. Apparently some ingenious mother figured out a way to send a batch of homemade chili and he was still drooling over that! Way to go mom! Just thought I would post this message for anyone who hasn't heard from their soldier in awhile and wondering if they are getting stuff. Also any innovative packaging ideas would be appreciated. I have ruled out certain items but if chili is making it there unharmed (he said it was in glass jars)--I think anything is a go!


Name: Pots and pans...
Email:
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 09:30:33 AM

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It depends on where they are. I know wives who have sent pots, pans, microwaves, coffee pots, cooking utensils...If just depends on where they are, not every soldier lives in or under the same circumstances... If you choose to send pots of pans, send one of each, as whatever is being sent will have to come back...Just a thought


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Email:
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 09:18:52 AM

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It depends on where they are. My son has access to a Micro wave so I am sending food that you can add water to an microwave.


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 08:51:11 AM

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I don't know about the pots and stoves, but I seriously doubt it.


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Email:
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 08:38:32 AM

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does anyone know if the guys have stoves and pots to cook in Iraq? Someone please reply...


Name: ila
Email: puffetta833@hotmail.com
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 08:36:12 AM

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I would like to send all my love and support to SPC Perry Chris (thanks for urs e-mails), PFC Engle Jacob(my rooster!), SPC Hainkinnen Jacob, PFC Burrows Bruce, PFC Grant Philiph, PFC Heath David, SPC Burkosky mark, SPC William Epinosa, Tafoia Chris, Wills Daniel, FSC Meja Omar, PFC Ryan Camp, SGT Brad Rogers, PFC Fortress Greg. I think of u guys a lot and I'm very proud to have you as friends. I wish I could support ur families, I know what it means to have someone you love far way, coz I was and still am in that position. I only wish I could help all of you more... Thanks for keeping in touch, I'm honored and really appreciate it. Take care and stay safe. You are always in my mind.love Ila


Name: Mark & Yvonne Brannen
Email:
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 08:09:25 AM

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Good Morning Beau Brannen (C, 508th) -- another week down and the days are almost down to double digits for your return. Can't wait for you guys to get home. We think about you every minute of everyday and will be hopnig that you guys have a chance to call over the long Thanksgiving holiday. There will be someone by the phone all the time --- call when you can. We saw an article today in the Atlanta paper about the 173rd's work on the Kirkuk museum -- great job and I know you are all appreciated by those Iraqi's that have prayed for freedom for many, many years. We love you, miss you and can't wait to have you home again. Mom & Dad


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Email:
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 07:57:15 AM

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is finished between us.i m sorry.


Name:
Email: hrleigh2@yahoo.com
Date: Friday November 21, 2003
Time: 07:34:07 AM

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Just wanted to say to all you soldiers out there, we love you guys for what you are doing. Your dedication and spirit is in all our hearts and minds. The people who aren't supporting you have no idea what you and your families go through. But the true Americans and true patriots stand behind each and everyone of you. Stay strong, stay safe, and know we back you and believe in the job and tasks you are enduring. Hope to see you all back in Vicenza very soon.



Name: Leonard Engle
Email: liengle@cableone.net
Date: Thursday November 20, 2003
Time: 11:36:28 PM

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PFC Engle, Jacob 173rd, C-Co. 1st plt, 1st sqd. Son how are you? Haven't heard from you in a while. Hope you are getting along all right. Your mother and I worry about you all the time. I want you to know that we are getting ready to send you another care package. I hope you find it to your liking. Jacob I will be taking schyler deer hunting saturday and I hope he gets him a nice one. We have your buck above the fireplace ready for your viewing. We love you and hope and pray that you all come home safely. If you get a chance call me and we will talk. Love you Mom and Dad


Name: T&L DRAKE
Email:
Date: Thursday November 20, 2003
Time: 07:16:56 PM

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THANKS TO ALL WHO SENT E-MAILS CONCERNING OUR SON PFC JARROD DRAKE. IT WAS GREATLY APPRECIATED. WE'LL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR ALL THE SOLDIERS IN THE 173D. GOD BLESS THE SKY SOLDIERS!


Name: Tribute Page for Pfc Fletcher
Email: Please take a moment to leave a message for his family.....
Date: Thursday November 20, 2003
Time: 02:47:24 PM

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http://www.projo.com/cgi-bin/extra/terror/tribute/view.cgi?id=4502


Name: MAJ Isaac O. Johnson
Email: faceit0347@aol.com
Date: Thursday November 20, 2003
Time: 01:45:12 PM

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To: CPT Justin Michael (rear detachment), if you could please e-mail me on the status of SPC Roberto C. Sandifer, HHC 2/503rd, 173rd Airborne. You know Pookie is worried about her little brother. Thanks and tell the family hello. If you get a chance to come to Ft Leavenworth, give us a call we will be here until 2006. Take care Isaac


Name: Stefania
Email: sadangel1983@libero.it
Date: Thursday November 20, 2003
Time: 11:19:10 AM

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All my thoughts are with and for all the heroes that fight and die for freedom. My condolences to all the families that have lost their sons, my heart goes to you. No word can tell how I am close to you in your pain. To Michal Yashinski: Man, probably u won't read this message but if u will, just remember that I love you! I miss you, keep safe and watch your back. I'm proud of you!! Eric will send you everything, say Hi to Monty. Love ya, Ste


Name: Ray Lakes
Email: rlakes@nhcorpus.med.navy.mil
Date: Thursday November 20, 2003
Time: 10:21:00 AM

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PFC Ryan Trimble 173rd Airborne 503 Kurkuk, Hope your doing well. Everyone back home is very proud of you and can't wait for your safe return home. I will be crossing over to the civilian side 23 FEB 2004. Wish you could be here but your doing something much more important and are needed where your at. Everything has a time and season, rest assured that time will pass and you'll be back home before you know it. Uncle Ray


Name:
Email:
Date: Thursday November 20, 2003
Time: 09:50:48 AM

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Just heard ffrom my son in Kirkuk. The explosion form the suicide bombing was about 500 yards from where he sleeps, No Americans were hurt.


Name: Terry & Linda Drake
Email: tljcdrake@aol.com
Date: Thursday November 20, 2003
Time: 09:38:48 AM

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We received a call from the casualty center in Alexander, Virginia last night(11-19-03) informing us that our son had been wounded by an IED on 13 Nov. 03. They said he had superficial wounds to the neck and a ruptured eardrum. We have not heard from him and we've even called the paitent trace center in Virginia. According to them he was sent back to duty. All we want to know is his actual status. Does anyone know or have some type of number we could call. They couldn't help us at all. We're just concerned. His name is. PFC Jarrod L Drake 1/B Co. 2nd/503rd. 173rd. Airborne BDE. Stationed in Kirkuk.


Name: Thomas Reyna
Email: blkrosetom@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday November 20, 2003
Time: 08:50:16 AM

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To Thomas S Reyna II, We are all praying for you Mijo. You take care. Love you mijo dad


Name: Lisa Matson
Email: Lisa_Matson@Anthem.com
Date: Thursday November 20, 2003
Time: 08:33:13 AM

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Dear Freedom Fighting Son, to:::: RYAN TRIMBLE, E2- 173rd Airborne-- 503- KURKUK. I am missing you sooo terribly bad that it just hurts. Please be careful and remember that your family is counting on your safe return and plan to take you to Mackinaw Island as soon as you make it home- (however, not so sure how it will now compare to Italy.) Maybe Illaria could come home with you? We can’t wait to meet her!!! Not a day goes back that I don’t think about you nearly every second and your in all my dreams as well. We all appreciate what you and the other guys are doing for our country. You guys are the true hero’s!! God is in Control-- “For we know that in everything God works for the good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28. Love you forever!!!! Mom- (Please remember to send us her picture when you get time.)


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Email:
Date: Thursday November 20, 2003
Time: 02:30:42 AM

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does anyone know if the guys have stoves and pots to cook in Iraq?


Name: Andy Wilund
Email: point35@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday November 20, 2003
Time: 12:12:24 AM

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Hey,Tyler Been awhile since I heard from you,hope you are well. you are in my thoughts and prayers always.I miss talking to you. I hope to hear from you soon and hope you are receiving letters from your Grandma Jean.If there is any thing I can do for you let me know.I am very proud of you and wish you the very best of luck. Love,Dad.


Name: Catherine Walker
Email: cathiewalker2003@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 11:49:31 PM

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Getting ready to send first packages, ACCEPTING ALL ADVICE AND WISDOM on what to send and how...Thank You....


Name: Arlene
Email: akmitchell@comcast.net
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 11:19:35 PM

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PFC Nathan Garcia II A Co 1/508 3rd Plt. Sent out your Christmas goodie bags for you and your squad. Everyone at the Hospital says hello and that they are praying for your safe return.Ilaria also sends you her love.Take care and call when you can. Love Mom


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Email:
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 10:59:00 PM

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Hi my love i can't understand what happen with you, anyway i want to you know "I STILL LOVE YOU" i only hope you come back soon and you're the same,please papi write or call me,TAKE CARE!!!!!!!!!TE QUIERO MUCHO,ERES MI VIDA!!!!


Name: SGT David Rupp
Email: david.scott.rupp@us.army.mil
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 10:09:01 PM

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ATTN: LT. Earl Barron, Major Michael Hastings and 3rd PLT, A/CO 2/503rd: This is former PFC Rupp now an E5 and company HQ PLT SGT B/CO 3/21 INF Fort Lewis! Been following the photos as much as possible of you all but would really like to hear from some of you. Think about you all of the time and wonder if any are injured or if I can send you anything. My own time may be coming up soon. Let me know how you are doing!


Name: Michele Dodge
Email: Mrsdodge57@aol.com
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 09:52:38 PM

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Hello Steve Just in case you read any of this, I sopke to a writer form the Spfld. newspaper and he is going to do an article about you in the paper for Thanksgiving. I told him all about you and The 173rd and how you insisted on joining the Army even when we tried to talk you out of it. Well anyways I will send it to you as soon as I can. Keep safe out there watch your back and your buddies and he will watch yours. Love to you Mom


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Email:
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 09:34:09 PM

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Michael Bloom, I think all of HHC (2/503) is now living on base, so your son should be able to get his own e-mail address. The standard military address is first.last@us.army.mil I think your son has to set up the account or he can always set up a yahoo or hotmail account (or maybe he already has one).


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Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 08:47:20 PM

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Capt. Ben Wright, You know your missed and thought of daily. Keep up the GREAT Work, and come home safe and soon.


Name: BRENDA LAKES
Email: BENDASUE@aol.com
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 08:36:48 PM

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HELLO RYAN TRIMBLE, HOW IS THE LOVE OF MY LIFE? NEVER EVER FORGET HOW MUCH GRANDMA LOVES YOU , AND HOW PROUD WE ALL ARE OF YOU, PLEASE TAKE EXTRA GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF. I WANT YOU HOME SAFELY.I MISS YOU, JUST AS EVERYONE ELSE DOES. WRITE WHEN YOU CAN. I WANT TO HEAR ALL ABOUT ILERIA.. LOVE YOU MORE GRANDMA


Name: Michael Bloom
Email: mibooze@bellsouth.net
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 08:34:51 PM

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Would it be safe for me to assume that if I wanted to email my son who is in the 2nd 503rd HHC I would use the email address 1503FRG@setaf.army.mil? I would appreciate it if someone could email me back with the info. Thanks


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 03:51:35 PM

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hey buddy... hope u're not lost in that distant land... miss ya sooo baaaaad, love u sooo much, take care of ya, cya soon...


Name: Sebiana
Email: sebiana85@yahoo.it
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 02:50:05 PM

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FOR ROBERTO FERNANDEZ:Ciao piccolo,volevo solo salutarti e dirti che non sò perchè oggi ti ho pensato di più degli altri giorni...mi manchi tantissimissimo...ti amo...


Name: Eric Clymer
Email: clymere@musc.edu
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 02:22:23 PM

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I tried to follow the email instructions from my brother (2LT Brian Clymer) - posted Sunday 11/16. Seems the yahoo.com address is no longer feasible. I received this response from the unit and wanted to share it with all families: (i apologize if this information has already been posted) >>We have had enough with the civilian yahoo account's problems. Please direct >>all correspondence to this official email account just opened for us. >> 1508FRG@setaf.army.mil >> Just make sure to put rank, last name, and company in the subject line. >>This is an official account that will not change EVER AGAIN. Please help us >>get the word out, by contacting all friends and family to give them this >>address for ALL soldiers in the 508th. >> >>w/r CPT Hansen


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 01:55:07 PM

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to sgt felix gomez from the girls at hooters hope to see you again when you come back to corpus christi tx. we thank you for giving your all for our way of life as we know it. we love you and miss you and we hope you get to read this! take care and come back to us safe and sound!


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Email:
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 08:37:15 AM

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All my prayer are for th family of PFC Fletcher I had the pleasure to meet him a couple months before he left for Iraq. He was a wonderful person, i will bring him memory in my heart always.!!!!!!!!!


Name: Kris Blossom
Email: Kristineblossom@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 08:33:04 AM

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Hey Brandon!! I have been meaning to write you a letter, but your mom gave me this website and I hope you get this. Your mom shows me the pictures you send and I can't believe how great you look for where you are!! I can't believe that little baby boy I used to babysit is now such a mature grown man and protecting me, my family, and the whole country. I am so very proud of you. You all are doing a great job over there and we are behind you and your effort 100%. As for me and my family, we are all doing wonderful. Sara Kelli had twin girls on August 22 and they are doing great. Their names are Mary Elisabeth and Nancy Lee. Sara has her hands full. Sally is half way through Chiroractic college and we will be seeing her over the holidays. Kate is working and going to Delta. Daniel became engaged this summer to Sarah Reinbold from Frankenmuth. She graduated with Florian in 1998. She is a RN and we really like her. Their wedding will be September 25, 2004. Dan just opened a new office and I am just trying to keep everything together. Well, I won't bore you with anymore details. JUst want you to know that I am praying for you everyday and will be looking forward to seeing you when you get back. Love, Kris


Name: PHYLLIS AND STEPHEN GRAFTON, PARENTS OF SPC. STEPHEN GRAFTON 2ND 503RD
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 08:22:40 AM

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OUR CONDOLENCES TO BOTH THE FLETCHER AND MINUCCI FAMILIES ON THIS DAY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WONDERFUL SONS, WHO GAVE ALL THEY COULD TO PROTECT OUR SON AND SOLDIER, OUR TROOPS AND OUR COUNTRY. WE ARE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL. THE GRAFTON FAMILY


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 07:40:39 AM

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Regarding Jacob Fletcher http://www.newsday.com/ny-lisoldiers1117,0,163924.story http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-livit183548162nov18,0,2109648.column http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-lisold183548164nov18,0,7063892.story http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ny--lisoldierkilled1118nov18,0,5201773.story


Name: giulia
Email: maledetta83@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 06:20:53 AM

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i just wanted to thank my friends (as well as i thank everysbody over there in iraq or afghanistan or wherever fighting for freedom). a special bear hug to spc chris perry, pfc philip grant, sgt cj chandler spc william espinosa spc mark berkosky, pfc adam james, pfc david heath, pfs bruce (i dont know his lastname...). THANK YOU BUDDIES! love & support, best above the rest, giulia ^_^*


Name: Helen Brotherton
Email: princesshelen@neworleans.com
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 06:02:18 AM

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Just want to tell you ALL that we are SO PROUD of all that you are doing over there, really do appreciate the many, many sacrifices you make daily, and think of you often. We really value you, are so proud you represent our fine country, and wish you a very safe return. Take care of yourselves, and each other. You are doin' it right!!!


Name: Nathan T. Garcia
Email: astroram@earthlink.com
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 01:41:14 AM

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To my Son PFC Nathan T Garcia II. A co 1/508 3rd plt 173rd ABN BDE, I just want to say HI and we all love you. Little Danny says Hi too. He cant wait to see his big brother come home.and when you do come back home we all have to go play lazer tag. I want to kick you but so bad.lee and grandpa will have to play too. by the way, grandpa is moving up here,hopefully next month.take care LOVE Dad


Name: sgt GLEICH
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 01:10:10 AM

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Dad wants to know if you received the "reading materials" he sent for you and your platoon?


Name: BTW: TO SGT GLEICH
Email: FROM YOUR MOM & DAD!!!
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 01:07:54 AM

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SGT. GLEICH...WE HAVE A MESSAGE FOR YOU...THIS IS A DRILL..THIS IS A DRILL...GENERAL QUARTERS! GENERAL QUARTERS! NOW HEAR THIS! "YOUR MOMMY IS CALLING..." NOW HEAR THIS! IF SHE DOES NOT HEAR FROM YOU IN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME...AND YOU KNOW HOW PATIENT SHE IS...BUT HER PATIENCE IS RUNNING OUT...IF SHE IS POSTING THIS "DRILL" TO A PUBLIC MESSAGE BOARD...WELL...THEN...YOU KNOW THAT THE NEXT TIME SHE CALLS "GENERAL QUARTERS" IT WILL NOT BE A BAD JOKE ABOUT A DRILL ON THIS PUBLIC MESSAGE BOARD NOW WILL IT?" WE LOVE YA SON! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU AND YOUR TROOPS IN THE 173RD...AND YOU STILL HAVN'T ANSWERED OUR LETTER AND EMAILS FROM A MONTH AGO ASKING YOU WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE FOR MY 6TH GRADERS TO SEND TO YOU AND YOUR PLATOON FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND IT IS GETTING RATHER LATE NOW SO PLEASE HURRY AND LET US KNOW OR SANTA WILL BE VERY LATE.


Name: To: the Wife in Ft. Bragg w/hospitalized preschooler & toddler to care for too.
Email: FROM: THE OLD NAVY WIFE
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 12:55:23 AM

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To the military wife who wrote what I copied here below. God be with you and yours and I will pray for you and your family. You sound like you are handling things like a "trooper" yourself. And just in case you think what you are doing for our country is not as important as what our troops are doing...DON'T THINK IT!!! They used to say that being a Navy Wife was the "Toughest Job in the Navy." Well...now maybe people will understand why...we had to do that for six months or more of every year our husbands were stationed on ships EVEN WITHOUT A WAR...But my real point here is that you will make it! You are making it! Many other wives & military moms have made it before you...AND EVEN IF YOU NEVER GET AN ARMY COM OR A MUSTARD STAIN!!! BY GOD YOU ARE DOING YOUR PART IN SUPPORT OF OUR TROOPS AND FOR THAT I WILL LET YOU KNOW THAT AS AN AMERICAN I APPRECIATE YOU FOR YOUR FAMILY SACRIFICES...And I am sure your husband the soldier does too. And if his mission were through I'm sure he would rather be home helping you...And I don't know either of you...but I've spent many a night in hospitals with our sick toddlers while my husband was serving on board a carrier in places like the MED and the IO...so...God Bless...Know that you are appreciated and we care about you...stay in touch with your support systems and if you don't think you have any there at Bragg...you need to get in touch with someone in family support on your base...my kids used to be stationed there too...there is lots of Army there so just make sure you don't isolate yourself and you'll be fine! (but I do know that you won't be truly fine til your soldier comes home...but you will make it a day at a time until then...I promise!). Tuesday November 18, 2003 Time: 08:21:53 PM News It seems so hard to sit and wait sometimes! My husband is doing an unaccompanied 2-year tour in Italy. He jumped in with the 173rd. Now he is slated to come back to Ft. Bragg next August and may go to a unit deploying back to Iraq. That would be three years gone. I know in WWII they were gone for the duration but it still seems so hard. I'm not complaining. I'm proud. It's just hard. My 3-year-old was in the hospital with pneumonia and I had to put our other two in round-the-clock childcare for four days while I stayed with him. I know there are others out there like me, how do you do it? I pray and have faith in God but I mean the logistics of it all?


Name: Izzy Smith
Email: izzysmithhome@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday November 19, 2003
Time: 12:28:35 AM

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Our hearts go out to the families of Srg. Joseph Minucci and Pfc. Jacob Fletcher. My brother, Pfc Carson Smith is also in "C" Co. 2/503. Has anyone heard from their troops in C 2/503? Our thoughts and prayers are with them. Please, if you speak to your loved one let them know how very sorry we are for their loss. Love, Izzy


Name: Julian Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 11:20:39 PM

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Sgt. Grabski, Michael, A Co 3rd Plt 173rd ABN BDE Greetings Mike! Just a note to say hello. Everyone that knows you say hello and wishes you well. We've had good weather for this time of year. A little rain, but not bad at all. We have a stray cat hanging aroound and Grandma has been feeding it and she has it partially tamed. I've got the from lawn rototilled, getting ready to lay sod. If we're lucky we'll get it on before the heavy rains. Chris called and sent us the pictures that you sent her, She got her grades the other day and did pretty well.Take care! All our love. Grandma and Grandpa


Name: Sherry O'Neill
Email: gigglesoneill@aol.com
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 10:36:11 PM

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To Sam Edwards I spoke to my son yesterday. He's in Kirkurk and he said the other night it was down in the high 30's. A friend of ours sent Eric some kind of foot warmers she got at Wal-Mart. I hope your son or daughter are doing well. We are praying for all the men and women there. We are VERY PROUD of your efforts. God bless you!!!!!! Go Airborne!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sherry


Name: Sam Edwards
Email: edwardshuntersv@aol.com
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 08:34:46 PM

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Does anyone know how cold it's getting at nite in Kirkuit? Do the guys need some long johns or something to keep warm (gloves) at nite while on patrol? Any suggestions for Christmas gifts other than food, or cd's??


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Email:
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 08:21:53 PM

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It seems so hard to sit and wait sometimes! My husband is doing an unaccompanied 2-year tour in Italy. He jumped in with the 173rd. Now he is slated to come back to Ft. Bragg next August and may go to a unit deploying back to Iraq. That would be three years gone. I know in WWII they were gone for the duration but it still seems so hard. I'm not complaining. I'm proud. It's just hard. My 3-year-old was in the hospital with pneumonia and I had to put our other two in round-the-clock childcare for four days while I stayed with him. I know there are others out there like me, how do you do it? I pray and have faith in God but I mean the logistics of it all?


Name:
Email: airddiehl@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 07:26:15 PM

News

For relatives of Larry Payne, my son sent a photo of himself and Larry. If your are interested email men. Ron Aird


Name: Jim Graves
Email: jgraves@ci.waterville.me.us
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 05:50:15 PM

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Hey, guys thanks for all you do keeping us safe. You have to know that many of us think about and pray for your safe return. If any of you are ever in Waterville Maine I will buy you a drink. Take care and be safe. Firefighter/EMT Jim Graves City of Waterville Fire Rescue


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Email:
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 04:30:21 PM

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As an italian, I would like to thank all the people who shared our tragedy in Nassiriya, as many many of us share your pain daily with all the losses of U.S. soldiers. Today our State and our President Ciampi gave a very touching funeral to our brave men serving in Iraq, all Tv channels made their best to bring those moments in all italian houses and a minute of silence was respected in all the country in memory of these soldiers and carabinieri. Italians and Americans are today closer, watching flags wrapped around our fallen heros in a church. My condolonces and heart go to the families of the soldiers Minucci and Fletcher for their recent loss. No word can tell the pain I personally feel for them.


Name: Sebiana
Email: sebiana85@yahoo.it
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 03:53:27 PM

News

FOR ROBERTO FERNANDEZ:ciao..amore..secondo me sta arrivando il momento che tu torni a casa perchè sogno ogni notte che tu ritorni...oggi ho comprato un regalo per te e non vedo l'ora di dartelo...stai forte..non ti dimendicherò mai...spero di sentirti al più presto!i love you..i miss you....


Name: Pappy Patchin
Email: CharlesPatchin@ongov.net
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 03:38:19 PM

News

Sky Soldiers, War gives us certain honors. One of them is to assist in the celebration of the life of a Soldier. Funeral Details or "The Ceremony of the Boots" is more than just a detail. Be proud. Remember your comrade and the good things accomplished. Small things and maybe heroism. You are the first to mourn the dead. You are the first in his or her family to assist in the rites of military burial. Participate proudly and be thankful it is you left standing. Old Sky Soldiers have seen too many empty boots. We wish you newest Sky Soldiers the fewest possible.


Name: Lauren & Jim Hund
Email: lkhund@hotmailcom
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 03:37:19 PM

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To Terri, I just received a letter from my son that was mailed on Nov. 3rd. I have no idea why it took so long. He had told me about mailing it on the 3rd so I would get it around my birthday. Guess he didn't state which year. Also is anyone having trouble sending email to our regular FRG site. I have had it returned a couple of times now. I have tried the bcompany address and sometimes it goes through and sometimes not. My son did say that bcompany moved out of their warehouse into another building, a bit smaller but it fits all of them and that the 4th ID left.


Name: Judy and Norman Pickett (Aunt of SSG Stephen Voline)
Email: judypickett2003@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 03:24:13 PM

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TO: SSG Stephen Voline, We are so proud of you defending our country. We love you and think of you daily. Best wishes to your unit and love to all soldiers. Love, Aunt Judy and Uncle Norman


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 02:37:33 PM

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this to SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI 2/503rd. hi its mom again, well yesterday was daves day,so we went out to dinner, everyone at the other campus asked about you, i told them you are strong , im at the hospital now ,just wanted to write alittle note to you, please honey be safe, and watch your back, love you ,miss you, mom


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 12:43:22 PM

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To SGT Fredrick Campbell C co 1/508th Hey Love hope you're OK ,I haven't heard from you in a couple of days. I can't stop thinking about you,I miss you alot Baby.Time is so hard without you I hope to hear your voice soon .I love you and I can't wait to see you again. Love you again, Millie.


Name: Terri
Email: grneyedgurl@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 12:15:34 PM

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SOMEONE PLEASE HELP----> For the 2nd time, my soldier has advised that all of the mail he has tried to send out of Iraq has been returned to him. Letters to parents, extended family, friends, and me. ALL OF IT!!! My mail has reached him. But it is clear that he is frustrated(or irritated, or befuddled, or whatever) with not being able to communicate back to his family,friends, loved ones. If anyone can help, please feel free to contact me off the board at the above email address. Thank you.


Name: Faceta J. Johnson (military spouse, and sister to SPC Roberto Sandifer) Love you Roberto
Email: Faceit0347@aol.com
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 11:16:46 AM

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To all the spouses and family members. Everyday you get on this web-site and complain about when will your soldiers get some R&R time, or when will the soldiers come home, the Commander's change the return dates and why are some soldiers getting R&R time and others are not? Think about the Passenger and how he felt (he felt the same way you felt until reality hit). I close friend of mine sent this article to me and I would like to share it with you. This article will touch your lives and you will learn patience. THE PASSENGER by Staff Sgt. Jeramie Brown Detachment 4, Air Force News Agency 11/14/2003 - RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFPN) -- Like most Americans, I find that I am pretty selfish sometimes. I learned just how selfish on a recent trip to Iraq. I was sitting on a C-130 Hercules waiting to leave a location I can’t spell or pronounce, when we got delayed. I was annoyed. I’d been traveling for hours trying to get to my destination and here we were, stuck in some out-of-the-way place and I was hot, tired and ready to get there already. Then it happened. I found out we were waiting on another passenger. I didn't know his name. I say ‘his’ but I didn’t know if he was actually a he or a she. I didn’t know what branch of service he was in or what rank he was. All I knew was that this passenger cost me another hour and a half on that plane. Little did I know how profound an impact "The Passenger" would have on me. You see, this passenger that we had to wait on, who delayed our trip and annoyed me and the other passengers, was a casualty of war. The ground crew brought him on board in a body bag. They laid him down between the jump seats and the cargo pallet, and covered him with Old Glory. At that moment, I felt the heat of shame in my face. Who was I to worry about a little lost sleep or a few extra hours on a plane when he had given his life in this war? By this time, everyone on board had stood up out of respect and, when they had “The Passenger” secure, the sergeant leading the crew called the plane to attention and barked a quick command. Every man and woman on that plane, from private to colonel immediately snapped a crisp salute in honor of the ultimate sacrifice made by “The Passenger”. It was a moment of perfect unity. Every eye on that flag, every arm raised in respect, every breath caught in every throat for just one second. With our respects paid, everyone took his or her seat and prepared for take-off. I don’t know about anyone else on that plane but I found myself contemplating what this passenger’s sacrifice meant: to me, to our country, but mostly to his family. I found myself wondering what he gave up for the war on terror. Did he leave a wife behind when he deployed? Did he have children out there somewhere who would never see their father again? What about his parents, brothers and sisters? How would his family cope with his death? Was the sacrifice he made for his country worth it? To his family, perhaps not. To the Iraqi families, maybe. You see, I learned something else on this trip. I learned how the Iraqi people are living. Ramshackle houses… no cars… no central air, or any air conditioning for that matter, none of the so called ‘modern conveniences’. I also learned that, thanks to our efforts, some of the kids are now able to go to school for the first time in years. Teachers are allowed to teach in multiple languages and cover subjects that were banned during the old regime. Clinics are opening all over the country, doctors are no longer afraid that if they misdiagnose someone it will cost them their lives. That’s right, there is no malpractice insurance in Iraq. A doctor at one of the clinics told me that, under the old regime, if a doctor made a mistake, he paid for it with his life. So was "The Passenger’s" sacrifice worth it? I guess it depends on your point of view. Then I started thinking about my own family. How would my wife deal with my death if it came on this trip? Would my children be ok? How horrible would it be for my parents to outlive me? I thought of my brother and his family in California. How many times have I meant to call them only to get distracted and forget? I haven’t seen them in almost four years. My sister in Illinois hasn’t seen me in a couple of years either. When was the last time I called her? Why haven’t I e-mailed her or my niece lately? I use to send her e-mails every week or so, but I seem to have let my oh-so-busy life get in the way of communicating with the ones I love. Do I write enough? Call enough? Definitely not! I think that’s what it all comes down to. We get so wrapped up in our lives that we forget about the other people in this world. We forget that not everyone lives in a free society. We forget that sometimes you have to stand up for people who can’t stand up for themselves. We forget that we have a responsibility to the people of this world, and not because we are a super power or have the best military in the world, but simply because we all share this planet. We forget that, for good or bad, what one person does affects everyone. What we can’t forget is that we never know when the moment of our death will come. Don’t forget to tell the people who are most important to you how much you love them and how much you miss them. Don’t forget to take time out of your ‘busy’ schedule and call your family and friends. Don’t forget to do something today that will make a difference tomorrow, so that when your time comes someone can say ‘Thank you for the sacrifices you made, you had a profound impact on my life.’ So to “The Passenger,” I say thank you. Thank you for serving your country. Thank you for standing up for people who can’t stand up for themselves. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. Most importantly, thank you for making me realize that our time on this earth is never certain and we’d better do our best to make it worthwhile. May you find peace and happiness wherever you may be. Now, if you will excuse me, I have to go call my kids, my parents, my brother, my sister…


Name: Jinnene Hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 10:10:52 AM

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This message is for my husband Spec. ( no wait a sec you were just promoted) Sgt. Thomas G Hoover 3rd plt C.co2/503. Congratulations on your promotion. I am very proud of you! I am sorry for any trouble that I may have caused> honestly I did not mean too> I want you to know that I love you and miss you very much! please let me know if these messages ever get to you! your loving wife Jinnene and your Daughter Rheannah hopes to meet you soon!


Name: Al Schlothauer
Email: SPTSAL@AOL
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 09:18:17 AM

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To SPC Brandon Aird-It has been a while since I thanked you for your exceptional efforts to bring families and friends pictures of their loved ones. We all know you face the same dangers the rest of your "Sky Soldier" Brothers do and we thank you for your unselfish efforts. Thanks Mr. Bradley for having this site for SPC Aird to post these photos. This has been a blessing to us all. Thank you and God Bless you. Father of Sgt. Dan Schlothauer


Name: Thomas Reyna
Email: blkrosetom@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 08:52:23 AM

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To Thomas Reyna II, Hi Mijo, writing to let you know that we are praying for you and the members in the military. We are going to send some things to you. We would like to send tamales. But, it would take to long to get to you all. I love you mi Mijo. Take care love you mijo dad


Name: Thomas Reyna
Email: blkrosetom@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 08:49:29 AM

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To the families that have lost a loved one. Our family has you all in our prayers.


Name: Faye Rowell Lee
Email: fayedlee@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 08:32:25 AM

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Below are a few lines from an email I received this morning from my son PFC Richard Rowell 2-C 2-503 173rd "I have to do something tomorrow that I hoped I'd never have to do. I am to be on the rifle squad at a memorial for 2 men in my company that were killed by an IED a few days ago. It's an honor that I really didn't want but will do to the very best of my ability, as will the rest of the men in the squad with me. Don't worry about me and my buddies, we'll get through all of this alright." My sincere condolences to the families of SGT Minucci and PFC Fletcher.


Name: Dagmar Young
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 06:58:56 AM

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TO SGT. DANIEL KORP HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON!!! HOPE YOU DOING O.K. DID NOT HER FROM YOU IN A WILE. I KNOW YOU BOYS ARE BUSY BUT YOU KNOW YOUR MOTHER SHE WONTS TO KNOW EVERYTHING. WE LOVE AND MISS YOU A LOT. YOU ALL WATCH YOUR BACKS AND WE ARE SO PROUD AF YOU. LOVE YOU MUTCH MOM AND DAD. HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!


Name: giulia
Email: maledetta83@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 05:02:26 AM

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me too i wanted to send all my love and support to my friends in iraq, especially spc chris PERRY, sgt cj CHANDLER, pfc philip GRANT, spc william ESPINOSA, pfc david HEATH, spc mark BERKOSKI, and all the others i forgot to mention (my bad). you all are always in our hearts and prayers. hurry home, Giulia ^_^*


Name: ila
Email: puffetta833@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 02:54:50 AM

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To all of friends of mine overthere....i think and i keep praying for you guys...i ll dream the day in which i ll hug you!thanks for keep in touch with me, specially spc Chris Perry.See ya soon!im very proud of you guys!


Name: Laura Clark
Email: Lclarkeyt@aol.com
Date: Tuesday November 18, 2003
Time: 12:52:55 AM

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TO Jeff Kupisch Hey baby, sounds like you have been busy lately. Keep up the good work. Always remember we are very proud of you and love you. See you soon!!! Lindsey heres from Keith by e-mail all the time. He is having a great time in Brussels. I am sure there will be many stories when he gets back. He will keep us entertained. Take care, Mrs. C


Name: Mark Teshera's Gramma
Email: okgramma@hotmail.com
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 11:46:22 PM

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Hey dear Mark, don't know if this is one of the sites you read when you get the chance but I want to take any opportunity I can to tell you how much we miss you and are praying for your safety. Much love to you, Gramma and Papa


Name: Arlene
Email: akmitchell@comcast.net
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 10:53:15 PM

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To the family of Pfc. Fletcher, my deepest sympathy goes out to you during this troubled time. God is with you always. Arlene


Name: Stephanie
Email:
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 10:19:34 PM

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Ya'at'teh to all Sky Soldiers far from Navajo Land and to those missing them. Also, a big howdy to Pfc David Lape, 1/508 HHC Med.


Name:
Email: Tamara_M_Cox@hotmail.com
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 10:17:44 PM

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the family of Spc. Hartley Gilbert 1-508 sends our deepest sympathy to the families of our latest fallen hero's. We send you our prayers.


Name: Vedra
Email: vedranav@hotmail.com
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 06:25:42 PM

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To: SGT J.J.MOCK Hey Mock! Truly best wishes for your b-day, but most of all I wish you a safe and SPEEDY return! Do the job that has to be done and come back! Keep strong and SMILE! We will try to make our best here at "The Market" on Wednesday and will have a guiness for you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :-) V.


Name: nancy
Email: nmask8@netscape.net
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 05:29:48 PM

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Hi everyone: I found out that you can send those pre packaged Hickory Farms meats and cheeses to APO addresses. It cost five extra dollars to ship to APO's. Almost all the malls have those H. Farms set up somewhere in them. I know my son in law in Kirkuk is not getting enough to eat!!! He will LOVE this. My daughter even said "Just send him food!!"


Name: Michael Hofmann
Email: parachuterigger3@yahoo.com
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 04:48:51 PM

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Does anybody know Austin Calvert and is he OK? please e-mail w/status


Name: Draper/Begaye
Email: nikzhoni@yahoo.com
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 04:23:37 PM

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Hey Bah (BGB#2) We are proud of you, and looking forward to your homecoming, Stand Brave and Tall as a Proud Native Dine. All our love and prayers...


Name: Sam Frye
Email: samfrye001@msn.com
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 04:05:42 PM

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Once again the 173rd family must send sympathies for one of ours. Our heart felt sympathy for the family of PFC Jacob Flectcher. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.


Name: Jessica
Email: QTPie590@hotmail.com
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 02:09:15 PM

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My Heart goes out to the family members of the soldiers we just lost. I am very sorry, and you are in my prayers!


Name: Linda Gigowski
Email: Lindagig@hotmail.com
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 01:52:28 PM

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To 2LT Brian Clymer - thank you for the new email to use for our soldiers in B company 1/508th. I sent my son an email this morning to the new email address and the following was returned to me. We have had enough with the civilian yahoo account's problems. Please direct all correspondence to this official email account just opened for us. 1508FRG@setaf.army.mil Just make sure to put rank, last name, and company in the subject line. This is an official account that will not change EVER AGAIN. Please help us get the word out, by contacting all friends and family to give them this address for ALL soldiers in the 508th. v/r CPT Hansen >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> So, please keep us updated. Thanks, 2LT Clymer, for your help.


Name: Dianne Massey,
Email: dmassey@smithandstevenson.com
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 12:40:40 PM

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To the Minucci and Fletcher Families, I just wanted to express my condolences for the loss of your sons. They made the ultimate sacrifice. I pray that God will give you all peace as time passes, as I know now your hearts must be heavy with grief. Take care and God Bless you all. Dianne Massey, mom of PFC Josh Blaney, 1/508th


Name: gina
Email: ginakb2003@yahoo.com
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 12:27:02 PM

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Ronald E.Brady 173rd 503 1st plt 3sqd.....Hope ur o.k ...i just moved into my house...been along time since i've written you...did get your last letter..never stopped thinking about you...not sure what your thinking now and probably forgotten me anyway...i hope you got to go home and see your kids...wish you could have come my way...hope you don;t mind me writing on here to you...have a new number if you want it...still the same cell #...be careful always on my mind...gina


Name: The Hughes Family
Email: hughesfamilia@earthlink.net
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 11:55:16 AM

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To the Parents, Families, and Friends of SGT. JOSEPH MINUCII II and PFC. JACOB S. FLETCHER...We grieve your loss as our own and pray that you find comfort in your memories. Both of these men are the real American Heroes and will be deeply missed by the 173rd Family. You are all in our prayers today and forever.


Name: Jessica Hebert
Email: missmybro2003@yahoo.com
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 11:53:40 AM

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May all of the love and support guide you through this difficult time. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of PFC. Fletcher. Jessica Hebert


Name: Lindsay McBride
Email: izzerbutt03@hotmail.com
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 11:53:17 AM

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Sgt. Jay McBride Hey bro, I hope everything is going well over there! Tell the rest of the Fallen Angels to keep up the awesome job!! Take care of yourself, stay safe and kick some major butt!!! Luv ya, Lindz


Name: Proud Wife
Email:
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 11:13:31 AM

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Be Strong - Maltbie Davenport Babcock - Be strong! We are not here to play, to dream to drift; We have hard work to do, and loads to lift; Shun not the struggle-face it;'tis God's gift. Be strong! Say not,"the days are evil. Who's to blame?" And fold the hands and acquiesce-oh shame! Stand up, speak out, and bravely, in God's name. Be strong! It matters not how deep intrenched the wrong, How hard the battle goes, the day how long; Faint not-fight on! To-morrow comes the song I found this poem the other day and I found it comforting. I hope others will too. Stay strong, stay safe and look out for one another 173rd!


Name: Erin
Email:
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 11:05:16 AM

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Spc. John Perkins, Jr. - Hi Baby! I want you to know how much I love you and can't stop thinking about you!!!! You are my life! I pray for you everyday and everyone over there. I can't wait to see you when you get back!!!! I love and miss you so much, words can't desribe. Call me when you can and remember I LOVE YOU!!!! Erin


Name: Silvia Saltini
Email: simpi84@libero.it
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 09:37:51 AM

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My deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to the family of Pfc Jacob Fletcher. May he rest in peace


Name: Al Schlothauer
Email: SPTSAL@AOL.
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 09:16:59 AM

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I would just like to express my heartfelt and sincere condolences to the family and friends of PFC Fletcher at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.God Bless you.


Name: vicTory Martin
Email: viwima@aol.com
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 01:56:28 AM

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The angels above shall watch over and so shall we be safe in all you do


Name: Donna
Email:
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 12:12:01 AM

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I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Pfc Jacob Fletcher, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless the 173rd.


Name: Linda Hunsecker
Email: crowmother1@aol.com
Date: Monday November 17, 2003
Time: 12:03:59 AM

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To SSG Victor Lopez, hi Son hope all is well and you're taking care of yourself. Just wanted to let you know that we're proud of you and all the other soldiers there with you. I just want all of you to be safe and take good care of yourself. Boxes on the way, hopefully you can make some of your good cooking for the guys over there. I know it won't be like home but we'll be with you all the way. Take care and email me soon. Love, Your Mom


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 11:25:18 PM

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My heartfelt condolences to the family of PFC Jacob Fletcher. May you find comfort at this difficult time. Just know the 173rd family is praying for you. God Bless.


Name: Wingdad
Email: glen_bayer@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 08:43:30 PM

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To the family of Pfc. Jacob S. Fletcher: My deepest condolanses on your tragic loss. Once again the 173rd family mourns the loss of another hero. This world loses one of the finest, but heaven gains one. Wingdad


Name: Carol Foytik
Email: c_foytik@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 07:57:28 PM

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Great Job Guys!!!!! If anybody knows Clint Kelly give him a big Thanks and that we are missing him and praying for him. Not only Him but all you soldiers!!! Your bravery is beyond words.!!!!! again thanks and be safe!!!!!


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 07:43:50 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS, 1st/508th- Hey sweetie! I just wanted to write and say I miss you and hope you are safe! I am praying for you and the rest of the 173rd every day! Y'all are so brave and you are all my heroes! Stay strong and keep up the good work. love, stephanie


Name:
Email: you can sign up for email notification here:http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 07:39:52 PM

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No. 856-03 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov 16, 2003 (703)697-5131(media) (703)428-0711(public/industry) DOD IDENTIFIES ARMY CASUALTY The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Jacob S. Fletcher, 28, of Bay Shore, N.Y., was killed on Nov. 13 in Samara, Iraq. Fletcher was riding on a bus when an improvised explosive device exploded. Fletcher died of his injuries. Fletcher was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, Camp Ederle, Italy. The incident is under investigation. _-END-_


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 06:06:52 PM

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December 1st might be too late, but NO ONE knows for sure. Some packages get there in 10 days and others take 4 weeks. Just send it and hope the rush is already past - you might make it!! Can't hurt to try. Good Luck.


Name: Juanita
Email: juanitarea@sbcglobal.net
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 04:45:49 PM

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Would it be late to send a pkg on December 1st to get there on christams day.can some one Email me back thanks


Name: Silvia Saltini
Email: simpi84@libero.it
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 02:33:00 PM

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To Nicholas Mansfield - Come back soon buddy. I miss you. So bad. Take care of yourself, always.


Name: Sebiana
Email: sebiana85@yahoo.it
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 02:21:22 PM

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FOR ROBERTO FERNANDEZ:hi baby boy...how are u?io un pò meglio perchè tuo zio riesce a darmi notizie su di te...ma 'Robby' quando torni?io sono sempre qui ad aspettarti...ieri notte ho sognato che eri tornato...siamo stati bene..come quando tu eri qui stai tranquillo che tutto al più presto passerà...!ti amo amore mio...spero di sentirti al più presto e che riuscirai a leggere questo messaggio....Sebiana


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 01:47:56 PM

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Has anyone heard the name of the other soldier that was killed along with one of own, Sgt. Minucci?


Name: Cristina
Email: crisitnaz81@excite.com
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 12:36:57 PM

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Hey Tyson Houtchens! I hope you and Anday are doing good. Remember me from Italy?I hope so! take care and know you are in my prayers. Stay strong. cristina


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 12:18:58 PM

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Here is an article on Joseph Minucci http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/news/s_165547.html


Name: Michele Dodge
Email: Mrsdodge57@aol.com
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 11:44:53 AM

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Hello Steve, We haven't heard from you in about a month and just wondering how you are doing. I have put the word out for who ever knows you to write or call home soon. I realize you are busy so I'm going to cut you some slack. If you have access to a computer snd us an e-mail its fast easy etc. Did you get the cookies yet? I will send more if those were okay. Well we miss so much and love you alot. As always stay sharp our prayers are with you Love MOM


Name: Thomas Reyna
Email: blkrosetom@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 10:41:55 AM

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To Thomas Reyna II, Hi Mijo, Just wanted to let you know that we are praying for you and the other members of the military. You take care. Yo Te Amo Mijo. Love you Mijo Dad


Name: Donna Voline (Mom of SSG Stephen Voline)
Email: pandpdonna@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 09:59:55 AM

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Our family would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Sgt Joe Minucci. You all will be in our prayers.


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 09:53:35 AM

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Here's a link on help getting your soldier home. http://www.heromiles.org/tickets.html


Name: 2LT Brian Clymer
Email: brian.clymer1@us.army.mil
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 06:38:41 AM

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To amend an error in my previous posting, the e-mail address information for the soldiers of B Co. 1/508 should be sent to bcompany1508@yahoo.com with a subject line titled the soldiers name (i.e. SPC Joshua Grove). These e-mails will be printed out and sent to the company on a daily basis, making it the easiest way to get a message to one of your solders.


Name: Brittany Varney
Email: britt_varney@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 04:09:10 AM

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Hey SSG Stephen Voline~ I don't know if you have gotten any of my emails or letters, but hopefully you are getting these. Still miss ya tons and can't wait for you to come home!!! If you ever have time, you know I would love to hear from you.... Miss ya <3 Britt


Name: CELINA BARRIOS
Email: CELINATETTY@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 02:47:15 AM

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To: 2LT BRIAN CLYMES, Sir thank you for giveme information about the BCo508th,Sir I'm very proud of oll you guys and my husband,his in 508th 3PLT/BCo.Can you tell my husband that i'm so proud of him,his name is SGT BARRIOS,JUAN. Sir I'm planing to send to the guys a christmas tree is a littler one,and some bags wiht candys inside,you thing that is a good idea? Sir can you tell me if the e-mail from 1508FRG is working? Sir i'm sorry about my english I know is not good but i try my best,thank you againg..


Name: Sam Frye
Email: samfrye001@msn.com
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 01:46:13 AM

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Our heartfelt sympathies for the family and loved ones of Sgt. Joseph Minucci. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of loss. Sam Frye (father of Pvt. Jeremy Frye B Co., 1st/508th)


Name: virginia
Email: sinner79@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 12:33:19 AM

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i was just wondering if anybody knows how to get help with the cost of getting soldiers home once they are back here in the us for r&r..thank you


Name: 2LT Brian Clymer
Email: brian.clymer1@us.army.mil
Date: Sunday November 16, 2003
Time: 12:32:24 AM

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To all the friends and family members of B Co. 1/508th, I just wanted to let you all know that your loved ones are all doing fine here in Tuz. However, due to the obvious threats of traveling along the highways, many people don't get the chance to come up to Kirkuk to use the internet as much as they used to, but we are trying hard to get everyone up here to touch base with friends and family as much as our operational and safety limitations can allow. Mail is still going through as usual, however with the holiday excess of packages and limited space it may take longer to get to your loved ones, so send in advance just to be sure. As far as ideas for mail and so forth, the company has a microwave and a few gas stoves, so your options for food are now more robust. I would encourage everyone to use the holidays as a chance to send some mail to your loved ones, because that is one of the soldier's greatest sources of morale and inspiration. I would also urge you all to send e-mails through the battalion @ 1508FRG@setaf.army.mil or b1508FRG@setaf.army.mil in order to reach your soldiers even when they can't get up to Kirkuk. If you have any questions or concerns please e-mail me. I know that the news is depicting a rough time for us over here, but I want you all to know that the Legion leadership is working constantly and intensly to ensure that every soldier comes home safe. PS - To Concerned Mom - if you let me know the name of the soldier soon I can try to ensure that he calls home in the next few days.


Name: Suzie Antuna
Email: suzie_airborne_nani@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday November 15, 2003
Time: 11:34:21 PM

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Hello To My Handsome "SkySoldier" PFC. Alex Antuna (from HHC 2nd-503rd Airborne) Hey! Mijo my Papa's How's "My Favorite Soldier" Doing? Hanging Tough! and Staying Strong I'm sure Baby I'm soooo very, very PROUD OF YOU!!! Missing You Alot!! I Can't wait till I See Your Smiling Happy Face Mijo!! just like your pic on page45 #980 Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and All are Brave Paratroopers HOOAH!!! "GOD BLESS YOU MIJO" "KEEP THE FAITH" AND GOD IN YOUR HEART " AND MAY GOD GUIDE YOU THROUGH ALL YOUR MISSIONS TILL YOU COME HOME MIJO.. LOVE YOU MIJO!! LOVE MOM&DAD AND ALL YOUR FAMILY FROM ORANGE COVE, CALIFORNIA. PS. YOUR BIG BRO! IS IN BOOT CAMP IN SAN DIEGO!! (HOPE TO HERE FROM HIM SOON) WOW!!HOW BLESSED WE ARE TO HAVE A "SKY SOLDIER" AND A FUTURE "MARINE" :) "GOD BLESS ARE ARMED FORCES" A PROUD AIRBORNE MOM!!!!


Name: Arlene
Email: akmitchell@comcast.net
Date: Saturday November 15, 2003
Time: 10:46:08 PM

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To the family of Sgt. Munucci, you are in our prayers during this difficult time. Arlene


Name: Thomas Reyna
Email: blkrosetom@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday November 15, 2003
Time: 05:45:05 PM

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To Thomas Reyna II, Hi Mijo, We support you and the men and women in your unit and in the military. I love you Mijo. Stay safe. Yo Te Amo Mijo


Name: Bobbie & Brandon Colon
Email: bobbie.colon@setaf.army.mil
Date: Saturday November 15, 2003
Time: 03:37:06 PM

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Hey sweetheart how are you? We love you and miss you so much!!!! Cant wait till you come home. Brandon is getting really big and has his own little personality. It is so fun to watch him play. He talks so much about you and the jeep that he wants. We love you alot and miss you. Please be careful out there!! Love always and forever Bobbie & Brandon Colon


Name: Al Schlothauer(Proud father of Sgt Dan Schlothauer B Co, 1/508
Email: SPTSAL@AOL
Date: Saturday November 15, 2003
Time: 01:35:57 PM

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Thanks for the phone call last nite Dan, it was great to hear your voice after 5 weeks. Although it was short it was great to hear you, keep up the good work. You all are our best and we are very proud family and friends. Be safe and take care of each other. God Bless you all. To other parents and loved ones-Dan said they didnt get any mail for a month or so then suddenly got about 25 bags full. The area they are in doesnt have phone lines to speak of as yet. They are doing good, under some stress, but they are handling it well--they truly are America's Finest. God Bless the 173rd. Take care and watch each others Heinies(Butts). Gods speed for your safe return home.


Name: Mandi
Email: AKHammell79@msn.com
Date: Saturday November 15, 2003
Time: 12:09:32 PM

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To Sgt Nicholas M. Lewis, I love you hon. I am thinking of you constantly, please take care of yourself and your men. Be good, I can't wait to see you again. Love Mandi


Name: Terri
Email: grneyedgurl@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday November 15, 2003
Time: 11:35:08 AM

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ATTN:-----> SPC Mike Volpe 2ndPlt Bco 2/503: Hey Darlin' (You are still subject to all previous sacntions and consequences mention before <wink>, but that isn't the topic today) I'm so sorry for all that rotten stuff that is happening. My heart breaks for all of you. Today, I'm heading off to have the surprise 90th b-day party for my grandma (actual b-day 11.26.13) that I mentioned in my letters. Today is also the 2nd Man's b-day. (The first man, being Johnny Cash) Who, you ask? JACK!!!!! Yep. So give a sal-ute to the goodness that is Insurgent Country and "Keep On Keepin' On" I don't thing Jack Ingram would be offended that I put J.R Cash ahead of him. I think he would be offended if I thought it was the other way. I call the radio station about once a week and request "K.O.K.O." for you all. So if anyone can get www.khyi.com over there and they hear it, it is me. Be safe darlin'. I think of you daily and look for, but don't want to see your name in any of the news. (If that makes sense) You are wonderful strong and good. You have the right name and are guided in ways you will never know. SWAK Always, Terri


Name: Silvia Saltini
Email: simpi84@libero.it
Date: Saturday November 15, 2003
Time: 11:26:55 AM

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My heartfelt condolences go out to Sgt Joseph Minucci's family.


Name:
Email: Hdonnamarie@aol.com
Date: Saturday November 15, 2003
Time: 10:33:17 AM

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I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sgt Joseph Minucci, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.May God Bless you all.


Name: Saundra Neasham
Email: saundra.neasham@setaf.army.mil
Date: Saturday November 15, 2003
Time: 09:49:32 AM

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To my husband Sgt Bradley Neasham HHC/1-508th (MEDICS) I love you and I miss you with all my heart. Please take care of yourself. I want and need you to come home safe and sound. Call me when you get the chance. I'm here waiting for you. Your loving wife forever.


Name: The Cross Family
Email: thecrosses@alltel. net
Date: Saturday November 15, 2003
Time: 08:52:21 AM

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Our heartfelt condolances go out to the family and parents of Sgt. Munucci. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Sgt. Munucci is a true American hero. We are proud of the service and sacrifice that he has made for our country. May God give you strength and grace to get through this difficult time. We too are the family of a 173rd soldier,Charlie Company.


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Email:
Date: Saturday November 15, 2003
Time: 01:07:10 AM

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Please can anyone tell us about the incident that involved a bus in which Sgt. Munucci was killed? We are so sorry and express our heartfelt sympathy to the family. How many soldiers were on the bus, and was it certain platoons from the 2nd battalion of the 503rd? I am sorry for all the questions, but our son is in the 2 / 503rd. I would appreciate any info.


Name: Edna Waddell
Email: epdw@hotmail.com
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 10:09:38 PM

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For Sgt. Waddell We would love to hear from you. We pray for for every day. You know that we are not good writers. I am going to try to e-mail you in Italy. May God Bless you and the other soldiers and return you all home soon. Your Mom, Edna


Name: Tribute Page for Sgt. Minucci
Email:
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 08:41:03 PM

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I have created a tribute page for the soldier killed in my husbands unit, I believe reading your thoughts would be good for the family to know how proud and honored we are their son was a soldier. Please post a message to them.. http://www.projo.com/cgi-bin/extra/terror/tribute/view.cgi?id=4409 Thank you so much...


Name: Al Schlothauer
Email: SPTSAL@AOL
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 08:15:17 PM

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I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sgt Joseph Minucci. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God Bless you all.


Name: Wingdad
Email: glen_bayer@yahoo.com
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 08:13:48 PM

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To the family of Sgt. Joseph Minucci II, 23,: Once again god has seen fit for one of our finest to come home to him. This young man has honored us all with his ultimate sacrifice and his family has honored us all with their sacrifice. My own son is there and is also 23 yrs old. My heart goes out to you. Wingdad


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Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 08:02:59 PM

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My prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to Sgt Minucci's family. God Bless


Name:
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Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 07:57:14 PM

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Today we lost another Sky Soldier, Sgt Joe Minucci. Please say a prayer for his family as they have reached this very difficult time in their lives. Pray for the troops everywhere...


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Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 07:47:26 PM

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I wanted to express my condolences to the Minucci family. Sgt Minucci, was a brave warrior, and will greatly be missed. My thought and prayers are with your friends and family as the go through this difficult time.


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Email:
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 07:28:36 PM

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Our hearts go out to the Minucci family. http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/2003/nr20031114-0641.html


Name: Jessica Hebert
Email: missmybro2003@yahoo.com
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 04:29:01 PM

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My love and support to the Minucci family at this time. Sgt. Joe Minucci will never be forgotten.......along with many others. Jessica Hebert proud sister of SPC. Justin Hebert


Name: Patti Sanders
Email: tartanlover@aol.com
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 04:10:23 PM

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Hey to you jumpers. We are thinking about you and sending a prayer up for you. Keep safe and know that we appreciate your courage and sacrifice. It is a privilege to live in a country that produces outstanding young people and soldiers such as you all. By the way, the Oklahoma Sooner are unbeaten............Boomer Sooner. patti


Name: amanda calhoun
Email: amandacalhoun@cox.net
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 03:05:10 PM

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SGT Aaron Winkle, Able Co., 2/503 - hey ya! thank you for my TWO phone calls this morning, and don't worry about setting the house in disarry when you called. we all realize that you are worth a bit of chaos! i am looking forward to the new audio tapes you mailed out yesterday, and even MORE excited about the pictures and videos! i will be mailing a new package next week w/pictures of my 25th b-day party. definitely one that will be remembered, the pictures are frightening...fagley will not be proud of me when he sees them...but i suppose once in a while it's ok to "let your hair down" right? but of course you don't have that much hair anymore, and what you DO have is GRAY!! hehe. i was not hyped about getting "older" but i take comfort in knowing you are ALWAYS older than me!!! i guess i should remember that i must always respect my elders, right? HAHA! just remember what i told you -- it's not long AT ALL now for you and before you know it we'll be taking the new truck you're gonna buy me that i'm gonna let you drive in the mountains of Tennessee and Georgia!!! remember, keep that gray head down, keep your morale up, and keep your faith. you have men to lead, and they look up to you. i am SOOOOO proud of you! love you sweets! --amanda


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 01:11:26 PM

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to SGT Fredrick Campbell C co 1/508th IF ANYBODY KNOWS SGT CAMPBELL PLEASE TELL HIM THAT HIS GIRLFRIEND LOVES HIM VERY MUCH AND THAT HE'S MY HERO AND I'M VERY PROUD OF HIM,GOD BLESS YOU ALL, MILLIE.


Name: MSG EDGAR FORD
Email: EFORD17368@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 12:47:20 PM

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JUST A LINE TO SAY I AM PROUD OF ALL YOU SKY SOLDIERS IN THE BEST AIRBORNE UNIT THERE EVERY WAS. YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB ALL COME HOME SOON IN ONE PEACE. VIET NAM 1968 HQ COMPANY AN KA


Name:
Email: rooda@wecnet.com
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 11:20:15 AM

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To the person that said you could give me info about B Co. - 1/508th I'd sure appreciate it. Glad yours is on R&R!


Name: Mark & Yvonne Brannen
Email:
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 09:52:13 AM

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Hey Beau - hope you get this and know that we are thinking of you everyday. Glenn and Sharon are coming up tonight (Friday) so if you get a chance to call tonight or tomorrow, you will get all of us. They will be out tomorrow between 10 and 4, but the rest of the time we should all be home. Call anytime. We pray you and your buddies are all doing well and counting the days to come home. We're proud of all that you are doing, know that it must be frustrating and difficult, but we also know that it must be done and you guys have chosen to do it. Hang in there - please call or write when you can. Love you always - Mom, Dad, Rhett and Remy (the new one).


Name: Erin
Email: elprimmer@yahoo.com
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 09:15:07 AM

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Spc. John Perkins, Jr. - Hi Baby, I just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you every second of every day and that I LOVE YOU. I am praying for you and miss you incredibly. I am very proud of you!!!! I love you forever and ever, Erin.


Name: send this to spc demarlo morrow Cco1/508th 1st plt
Email: philip.vazquez@us.army.mil
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 08:16:08 AM

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did you get my email if not heres mine


Name: send this to spc ralph watson Cco 1/508th 2nd plt
Email: philip.vazquez@us.army.mil
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 08:15:27 AM

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did you get my email if not heres mine and dont worry your camera is on the way


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 07:48:46 AM

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*** Please, any idea about stuff to send the guys for this Christmas?*** thank you! ^_^


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 07:13:25 AM

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A big Hoooua for United !!!!!! Just wanted to pass along this pearl from an American Citizen!! The writer and his wife live in LA and both work for Uncle Sam. A Day at Baltimore Airport Dear Friends and Family, I hope that you will spare me a few minutes of your time to tell you about something that I saw on Monday, October 27. I had been attending a conference in Annapolis and was coming home on Sunday. As you may recall, Los Angeles International Airport was closed on Sunday, October 26, because of the fires that affected air traffic control. Accordingly, my flight, and many others, were canceled and I wound up spending a night in Baltimore. My story begins the next day. When I went to check in at the United counter Monday morning I saw a lot of soldiers home from Iraq. Most were very young and all had on their desert camouflage uniforms. This was as change from earlier, when they had to buy civilian clothes in Kuwait to fly home. It was a visible reminder that we are in a war. It probably was pretty close to what train terminals were like in World War II. Many people were stopping the troops to talk to them, asking them questions in the Starbucks line or just saying "Welcome Home." In addition to all the flights that had been canceled on Sunday, the weather was terrible in Baltimore and the flights were backed up. So, there were a lot of unhappy people in the terminal trying to get home, but nobody that I saw gave the soldiers a bad time. By the afternoon, one plane to Denver had been delayed several hours. United personnel kept asking for volunteers to give up their seats and take another flight. They weren't getting many takers. Finally, a United spokeswoman got on the PA and said this, "Folks. As you can see, there are a lot of soldiers in the waiting area. They only have 14 days of leave and we're trying to get them where they need to go without spending any more time in an airport then they have to. We sold them all tickets, knowing we would oversell the flight. If we can, we want to get them all on this flight. We want all the soldiers to know that we respect what you're doing, we are here for you and we love you." At that, the entire terminal of cranky, tired, travel-weary people, a cross-section of America, broke into sustained and heartfelt applause. The soldiers looked surprised and very modest. Most of them just looked at their boots. Many of us were wiping away tears. And, yes, people lined up to take the later flight and all the soldiers went to Denver on that flight. That little moment made me proud to be an American, and also told me why we will win this war. If you want to send my little story on to your friends and family, feel free. This is not some urban legend. I was there, I was part of it, I saw it happen. Will Ross Administrative Judge United States Department of Defense


Name: Gwen
Email: sunriseto@aol.com
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 02:13:55 AM

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Mailing packages to the troops per American Forces Press Service Parcel Post - Nov 13th If space is still available - Nov 28 Parcel-Airlift Mail - Dec 4 Priority and 1st Class Letters or Cards - Dec 11 Keep in mind that troops are on the move and mail may need to be forwarded.


Name: Tome l. Roubideaux
Email: jarod0414@netscape.net
Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 02:05:58 AM

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To the 74th LRSU I and my Fellow LRRP platoon (Provisional)and 74th Long Range Patrol members wish to say keep the faith..Once A LRRP Always a LRRP! Anybody can be a Ranger... But Being a MACV operational LRRP/LRP or A LRSU operator is keeping the faith of the original concept. WE ARE PROUD OF YOU> YOU CARRY OUR NAME SAKE, MISSION, AND COLORS! LRRP up ahead...Rangers follow us! RGR T.L. ROUBIDEAUX 1/101st LRRP,173rd LRRP,74th LRP, Adv Tm 162 SFC (RET)


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Date: Friday November 14, 2003
Time: 02:05:04 AM

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Pics of the 3rd platoon battle co 2-503rd can be found at www.rollinhigh.com


Name: Anita
Email: anitaeakins2000@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 10:37:46 PM

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The suggested deadline for mailing holiday packages was today, Nov 13.


Name: anne gonzalez
Email: a5gonzo@gci.net
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 10:04:43 PM

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Does anyone know the deadline for shipping "goodies" to our troops for the Holidays (esp. Christmas) to ensure they make it on time?? Thanks, Anne Gonzalez


Name: Anita
Email: anitaeakins2000@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 09:57:28 PM

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I believe it was on this message board where I found information regarding a congressional bill proposing free mail to a combat zone. I've lost that info and have friends who want to contact their congresspeople. Does anyone have that information? Thanks, Anita Proud Army Mom of Jeff, serving in Iraq Proud Navy Mom of Danny, serving aboard the USS Stennis


Name: Sgt. Daniel Yates
Email: daniel.j.yates@us.army.mil
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 09:05:46 PM

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my friend jonathan neal is with hhc 2-503rd i just got back from iraq and im trying to get an address or something email me with any information especially an address thank you Sgt. Dan Yates


Name: Elton Ben Hammonds
Email: centermass@cox.net
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 07:11:06 PM

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My cousin cannot come home for the holidays due to being injured by an IED. Please visit the link below to let him know that there is someone that appreciates his situation. Thanks, Elton Ben Hammonds ENS USN http://www.military.com/HomePage/UserCreatedTributePage/0,10980,722437,00.html


Name: Mandi
Email: AKHammell79@msn.com
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 05:24:04 PM

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To Sgt Nicholas M. Lewis, I love you sweetie. I can't wait until I can see you again! Be safe hon, take care of yourself. Love Amanda


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Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 04:56:53 PM

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I totally agree with you... I am very proud of all the soldiers that are serving our country! More then words can explain! Trust me, my boyfriend is home right now and I don't know how I am going to let him leave again! He has had too many "near death" experiences than I would like to know about! But I will leave the Jessica Lynch subject alone.. I am proud of her for serving her country! Other than that, I guess I have nothing else to say! :)


Name: Hebert
Email: missmybro2003@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 04:46:39 PM

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Sgt. Lewis, Spc. David Rice; I hope you got my packages. I wish we could get delivery notification on them. I hate not knowing. I hope you'll enjoy scarfing down the junk I sent you all. I love ya guys and I hope that you are staying safe. I think about you boys every day! I love spoiling you all and I wouldn't miss out on it for the world. Anything you need, don't hesitate to ask...... Love Always, Jessica (Jessy) Hebert


Name: Martina
Email: sebiana85@yahoo.it
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 04:26:11 PM

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FOR SGT PRINCE MILES:hi stupid!maybe i won't see you again but if i see you again the first thing i will do will be to tell you my fellings for you...since your photo of you and i wish you could be here whit me.i thing about our nights together and i miss you.i think about your kisses, your eyes as blue as the sky and your voice so swett.i miss you and i hope that when you are back our love will growe biggar.it has never happens to me to meet someone like before:every time i see you i can fell so confused my heart start to bumpin...i think i'm in loved whit you..i feel you are something special to me....ok stupid see you soon and i love you...come back to me..please...MARTINA!


Name: Kristyne McFadden
Email: flowerguts@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 03:13:52 PM

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Hey! I was looking on this site to see if there was anymore news on yall. My brother is with yall. I miss him dreadfully. So if yall or anybody know Jason Ballou give him a shout out for me. For all yall I hope you guys and gals stay safe. You guys have a lot of courage. I bet yall are going nuts out there. It's alright just get your jobs done and soon enough yall will be home. Good luck, and I love yall! God Bless! With love, Kristyne


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 03:08:44 PM

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This is to SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI,2/503, hi honey, hope you are ok? we had a quite veterens day here, went to the parade in sf. it was good, alot of people. and support. i felt very proud knowing i have a strong and very brave son serving his country.everyone here says hello. especially your sister, she really misses you. welove you, mail in the mail, love mom


Name: greta
Email: gdarra79@yahoo.it
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 02:18:04 PM

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TO ALL MY FRIENDS THERE IN IRAQ, SPEC. ANTHONY HENRY, JASON RESTO, TED CONDIT, I MISS YOU GUYS, CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN. YOU R IN MY DAILY PRAYERS. IM PROUD OF THE GOOD JOB YOU ARE DOING THERE! PROUD ITALIAN GIRL! P.S. A PRAY GOES OUT TO THOSE ITALIAN CARABINIERI AND CIVILIAN THAT DIED AND GOT WOUNDED YESTERDAY... THANKS FOR BEING THERE FOR OUR SAFETY...


Name: Dianne Massey
Email: dmassey@smithandstevenson.com
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 01:55:04 PM

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Would still like to see some pictures of 1/508th A Co., 2nd plt. Thanks.


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Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 01:50:20 PM

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about J.LYNCH, no you didnt offended me, maybe you're right.it take a little more to be called a hero.maybe im just too proud of any of the soldiers...thanx for loving your contry. =)


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Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 01:33:40 PM

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To Concerned Mom, Post your e-mail address and I'll let you know what I know about 1-508 Bravo Co. My son is home on R&R and I can ask him whatever you want to know.


Name: Angelica Charo
Email: adcharo@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 12:48:31 PM

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To My Husband and all our friends... hurry home and at the same time, I can't wait to be there with you. It's almost over, chin up, head down, god bless.


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Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 12:19:13 PM

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To the person who responded about Jessica Lynch... I do love my country and I have all the respect in the world for our heroes!!! I just don't feel that she did any act of heroism. Yes fighting for your country is very honorable, but a hero is one who risked there life to save someone elses! In a way she did risk her life to save others but not as far as when her company got ambushed! She didn't take action! I still feel really bad for her and repect her for serving our country, I just think that the whole thing has gone too far! Sorry if I offended you in any way!! I know somebody who is alive to tell an awesome story of survival but he doesn't, maybe for the sole purpose that "he was just doing his job!" He doesn't want all the recognition like Jessica does! She can easily reject the media and what not! But oh well, everyone thinks differently! Like I said I do respect her for serving our country but I just feel that their are other soldiers out their who may have been through some very honorable stuff that they don't even get recognized for!


Name: Uncle Sams Nephew
Email:
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 11:16:47 AM

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Here's a heads up for you troops coming home on R&R.Last week while watching football at a sports bar I noticed a guy walk in wearing an airborne shirt.He was a Nam vet,as am I,so Iwalked over to where he was sitting and slapped down my HERD challenge coin from Reno.He just looked at me and said you Herd guys are everywhere.Turns out he was a RANGER from the 101st with 3 tours.Anyway he did not have his challenge coin "with him" so he did buy me a pitcher of beer.While I was harassing him the guy on the other side of me began to fumble in his wallet and pulled out his RANGER challenge coin.He was a younger guy in his late twenties and had served in the Stan and Iraq.I was happy to buy him a beer because he was prepared.The two Rangers started talking and it turns out that the old Ranger was expanding his business in Texas and the young Ranger was from Texas and just visiting the area.I think they hooked up on the job thing.They both told me they had great respect for the HERD and the soldiers who served in that fine unit.DAMN RIGHT.Anyway you guys need to have those coins with you when you go out.You never know when it will come in handy.Rangers lead the way, but the HERD'S the WORD.ALL THE WAY!!!!!


Name: judy kidwell
Email: angellady1234@msn.com
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 11:08:06 AM

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Ssgt. Rodger kidwell I'm very proud to be your mother. I love you very much. hurry home.


Name: Arlene
Email: akmitchell@comcast.net
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 11:07:46 AM

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PFC Nathan Garcia II A Co. 1/508 3rd PLT, hope you are doing alright. I sent out a couple more packages. Hope you get these. I also want to say how proud I am of you and all the other soldiers for what you are doing over there. I miss you a great deal. Call again as soon as you can. Love, Mom


Name: Linda Gigowski
Email: Lindagig@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 10:32:27 AM

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Looking for pics of B company 1/508th, 3rd plt. Especially SSG Gigowski, SSG Shuler and SSG Marinucci. Mark, we love you son. We are so proud of you. Pray you are getting all your packages and letters. Email your mother!! You guys are doing a wonderful job and the USA is proud of each of you. You are our HEROS!!


Name: Deb Herrington
Email: debherrington@excite.com
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 10:21:20 AM

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Regarding the trip to Italy. We are putting together a trip for family members and loved ones of the 173rd to visit the troops once they return to Italy - hopefully, in April. We are hoping to charter a flight to get the best rate for everyone. Right now we are pulling together names of those who are interested in attending. We need to know the area you will be flying out of and how many will be going. All you need to do for now is make sure you get your passports and e-mail me at debherrington@excite.com with the requested information. God Bless! Stay strong Sky Soldiers - we're all praying for you!


Name: Mark & Yvonne Brannen
Email:
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 10:07:51 AM

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To Brett Herrington - we found this site over the last month or so and were not aware of the Italy trip plans. Could you give a little capsule of what is being planned and what we will need to do to get on the plane? I'd appreciate it - some of us were late arrivals to this site and missed out on the previous discussions.


Name: Brett & Deb Herrington
Email: debherrington@excite.com
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 03:44:17 AM

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To the concerned mom from Bravo Co. 1/508th 2nd Plt. I posted some photos on page 42. My son who is in that platoon & company had sent me some photos and I put some of them on there. I have others but those were the best. Let me know if you'd like copies of any of them. Also, regarding the trip to Italy. It's still on. We are still in the planning stages. If you are interested in going, please let me know how many people are going, what state you will be traveling from, and an e-mail address or phone number where you can be contacted. We'll let you know as soon as we have more to report. God bless you all!


Name:
Email: steven.chrysler@att.net
Date: Thursday November 13, 2003
Time: 12:30:22 AM

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Shawn Faherty watch for a package being sent to your group from CA elementary your neices class adopted you guys. the class is really excited about this project!! Hope you are safe. We are proud of you and everyone over there. Come home safe and soon!!!! Please call or write Mom soon she is a nervous wreck cuz no one has heard from you in a while!!! we are all praying for you!!!! love you lots!! debie


Name: Steph
Email: Keithu2@aol.com
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 11:41:51 PM

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Hey, just wanted to let everyone know that my brother, PFC Chrsitopher Oakes, flew in on Monday, November 10, for R&R. He is part of C co. 1-508. He will be home for two weeks.


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Email:
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 08:29:59 PM

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PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!! POST PICTURES OF A COMPANY 1-508TH 2ND PLT!!! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!! WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!!! THANKS FOR EVERYTHING YOU GUYS HAVE DONE FOR US......


Name: Thomas Reyna
Email: blkrosetom@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 07:27:04 PM

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To Thomas Reyna II: We are praying for you and the men and women serving our country bravely. You and your fellow soldiers are doing a hard job. I truly appreciate it. I love you Mijo. Take care love you mijo Dad


Name: Thomas Reyna
Email: blkrosetom@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 07:22:34 PM

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I want the express the sorrow I have for the men that were killed today as well as for the men and women in the last few months. As a Navy vet, we all know the risk. I know it doesn't make it any easier. My Family and I support you in the 173rd especially in 2nd Plt B Co. You are truly the heroes here. Take care and God Bless You!


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 04:37:56 PM

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my condolescence for the italian carabinieri and soldiers who died in Nassirya. To the one who asked what did exactly j.lynch do, well, fighting for freedom is being a hero, signing as a volounteer for her country is being a hero, isnt this enough? i wouldnt call it "luck" if now she has a story to tell...she lived all that, and i guess it wasnt that fun... Love your Coutry, Love its Heroes.


Name: Ryan Birdsell
Email: ryan.birdsell@lewis.army.mil
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 03:52:15 PM

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ROCK SOLDIERS !!!!!! WHATS UP WITH YAH ? I MISS ALL OF YOU THAT I KNEW. IT HAS BEEN ABOUT A YEAR SINCE I SPOKE WITH ANY OF YOU . IF YOU CATCH THIS , PLEASE EMAIL ME... SHOUT OUTS---TO THE MOTORPOOL HHC 2 503 AND THE 508TH , 1SG ROLLINGS , SSG DONALD, SPC JOHNSON, SSG THOMPSON, CPT DEQUEVEDO, CPT HASTINGS, SSG SOUTHERLAND, SFC SANDERS, SPC BROWN "HANG IN THERE 92A" SKY SOLDIERS - THE ROCK "ALWAYS HARD" SGT (P) BIRDSELL


Name: Y Tetrault
Email: Oceanluvs@aol.com
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 02:19:49 PM

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I would like to offer my condolences to the Italian families who lost their loved ones. Our prayers and thought go out to you.


Name: Sandra Bravo Santos
Email: sandrabs@libero.it
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 01:51:44 PM

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This is for PFC ANDREW CONLEY 1/508 papi i hope you stay well,i pray for you and for yours friend's.I hope u come back soon cause i want stay with you always miss you and love u.TAKE CARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!TE QUIERO MUCHO,ERES MI VIDA.


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 01:51:33 PM

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Hey, baby boy, I miss you and can't wait to see you...you are over the halfway mark...keep counting your blessings and i'll see you when you return


Name: Evy
Email: dreamofeire@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 12:54:15 PM

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To Sgt BRANDON BEWLEY: you are and you will always be one of the most beautiful thing that ever happened in my life. Im thinking of you everyday and: "...until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand". BE STRONG BABE! Im with you. There's no time, no space, love is the only thing that counts. Xxx


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 11:52:07 AM

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Lets stick to the 173d Issue, Not local TV shows


Name: Al Schlothauer
Email: SPTSAL@AOL
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 09:13:32 AM

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To Pvt Derek White of Los Gatos, Calif. Seen your picture in the newspaper, that you attended the San Jose Veterans Day parade, and wanted to thank you for your service with the 173rd Airborne. Enjoy your R&R and your family and thank you again for your unselfish commitment. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you and your family. Father of Sgt Dan Schlothauer B Co, 1/508. San Juan Bautista.


Name: Al Schlothauer
Email: SPTSAL@AOL.
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 09:03:45 AM

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Just wanted to express my sincere condolences to all the Italian families that have suffered the ultimate loss. We are proud to stand beside you in the quest for Iraqi Freedom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Father of a 173rd paratrooper. God Bless you all.


Name: PHYLLIS GRAFTON
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 08:57:28 AM

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Hey everybody...haven't heard anything lately about an Italian trip to greet the guys! Any updates to share? We still plan to go and need to know if any progress has been made on planning. We would also like to express our condolences to the families in Italy who lost loved ones in yet another cowardly attack...thank you for standing with us and know that it means alot that you have the resolve to achieve our objective in Iraq...standing and dying shoulder-to-shoulder with our brave 173rd and the rest of the military effort. Gracia. Steve & Phyllis Grafton, Proud parents of Spc. Steve Grafton. 173rd rules.


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 08:37:48 AM

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Hi,I'm Italian and my man is in Iraq. Today 11 Italian Carabinieri and 3 Italian soldiers died in Nasiriya.All my prayers go to their families.


Name: Concerned Mom
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 07:28:34 AM

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haven't heard from my son in a long time. B Co., 2nd Platoon, 1/508 would love to see some pics Anyone have any news? Are they able to call and are they getting their mail?


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 06:25:51 AM

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TODAY AT LEAST 12 ITALIAN CARABINIERI HAVE BEEN KILLED IN A LARGE EXPLOSION. CONDOLINCES TO THE FAMILY OF THEESE BRAVE MEN, THAT ARE HELPING AMERICANS IN THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM.


 

 

Name: Ron Anderson
Email: andy261@juno.com
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 04:22:59 AM

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Sorry but I spent the day, the first in 25 years with the P.O., having a few drinks with my friends and remembering the friends that can not be here, to remember that this day is for veterans, may God Bless us all...


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 04:11:21 AM

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I have just talked to my man who is in A.Co 1/508 and he told me he is getting the mail with no problems. He hasn't received the e-mail I sent to the FRG addrress.If there are some problems I think the'll try to solve them ASAP.Lucia


Name: Anna G.
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 02:44:27 AM

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To Mike Ramirez and James Ramsey. Cant wait for the day when Nicolie and I get to race you boys down the coast and visit you in Italy. And to Mike dont let Ramsey boss you around to much :) Keep your heads high and your spirits higher. -Anna aka 49er.


Name: Anna
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 12, 2003
Time: 02:16:55 AM

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To Brett & Deb: since I'm Italian I can't send anything so I must ask to a friend of mine to send my packages and letters from the base. Yesterday my friend called me to tell me all my last packages (and letters) are send back, they are "undeliverable". If they have some problems over there with the mail I hope they can fix it ASAP.


Name: Soira Bravo Santos Soira Bravo Santos
Email: sandrabs@libero.it
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 11:42:02 PM

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Hi papi i dont know if you read this,anyway i send for say you i miss you so much and love you every day more! for:"ANDREW CONLEY" ALWAYS IN LOVE OF YOU "SOIRA"


Name: Soira Bravo Santos
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 11:37:43 PM

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Hi papi i dont know if you read this,anyway i send for say you i miss you so much and love you every day more! for:"ANDREW CONLEY" ALWAYS IN LOVE OF YOU "SOIRA"


Name: Sabine Gordon
Email: savego@aol.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 11:36:09 PM

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My heartfelt appreciation to all past and present members of the 173rd on this Veterans Day. God bless your efforts and may He comfort the families and friends of those soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice.


Name: Matthew L Czarnik
Email: czarnik@whidbey.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 10:07:46 PM

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To my dear son Jeremy Czarnik pfc 2nd of 503rd A co. I hope your day was memorable. We all said a prayer for you and all of your brothers and sisters still fighting the war in Iraq. Be safe and take care of everyone. Love Dad,Angela,Kyle and Adam. Your sister says Hi.


Name: Don and Pat Lindsay
Email: drandpal@aol.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 09:33:31 PM

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Mike Grabski 2/503, and all Sky Soldiers in Iraq, Happy Veterans Day. This holiday is special to those of us who served before you and will someday be a time for you to reflect on your service. I served in the early 60's and got out just before Vietnam began. Had the timing been different and I had been called upon to serve during wartime, as you have, I would have done so proudly. Our Country is worth fighting for and you are on the front line in the war to make the lives of those of us at home worth living. The greatest nation in the world is counting on you, and you are not failing us. There are those who serve not at the front as you are, but none the less serve our Country. Pats Father was classified 4-F during the Second World War, but he and Pat's Mom worked in the Shipyards at Alameda, California building the famous Liberty Ships. The Wives, Girlfriends and Mothers of all of you serve a more lonely and worried way. They hold down the home front and cry for you and love you more than they ever did. I ask that today you remember those of us who served before you, both in war and out, and especially those who wait at home. Don Lindsay


Name: adrian Ann Hinds
Email: a.hinds@mcshi.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 09:05:09 PM

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Highway to be renamed in honor of 173rd By Jeff Raymond The Daily Times Published November 11, 2003 The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the stuff of legend, a unit whose performance reads like a Vietnam War history lesson. It would seem fitting, then, that renaming a stretch of a state highway to honor the storied paratroopers would take place on Veterans Day. At 11:30 a.m. today at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, 220 Thompson Drive, dignitaries and veterans will rename Texas 173. The highway, from its intersection with Texas 16 near Kerrville to its intersection with Texas 16 near Jourdanton, will be designated the 173rd Airborne Brigade Memorial Highway. State Rep. Harvey Hilderbran, who wrote the bill to rename the highway, will speak at the ceremony. Generals and veterans of the 173rd also will attend. “General William Westmoreland chose the paratroopers of the elite, all volunteer 173d Airborne to serve as the first Army combat unit in Vietnam. The 173d became General Westmoreland’s Fire Brigade, a highly mobile unit with infantry capable of assaulting distant enemy positions on short notice with few supplies and little or no support,” wrote Gary Granade, commander of Texas Chapter XIII of the Society of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. “The Fire Brigade, arguably the unit more feared by the North Vietnamese by the end of 1967, distinguished itself in many ways ... and produced a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the recently retired General Hugh Shelton.” Contacted by cell phone as he drove to Kerrville, Granade said he had received supportive messages from current members of the 173rd as well as from chapters worldwide regarding the name change. “This is really pretty unique,” he said. “There is not any other highway that has been renamed like that.” Granade said the name change, a decade in the making, was appropriate way to honor the brigade. He said the 173rd often fought before other Army units arrived. “We were actually clearing all their areas of enemy soldiers prior to those units coming into the country,” he said. Tom Prout, the quartermaster of the Kerrville Veterans of Foreign Wars post, flew 173rd members on long-range reconnaissance patrols in 1967-68. He said many brigade veterans had been contacting him about attending the ceremony. “They’re expecting 150, but I think there is going to be more than that,” Prout said. “They’re quite proud of it.” Called “Sky Soldiers” — a name in use today — by nationalist Chinese paratroopers during jumps in the early 1960s, the 173rd in May 1965 became the first Army unit sent to the Republic of South Vietnam. During more than six years of continuous combat in Vietnam, members of the 173rd earned 13 Medals of Honor, four unit citations and more than 6,000 Purple Hearts. More than 1,700 brigade members are listed on the Vietnam Wall. More recently, the Vicenza, Italy-based 173rd jumped into Iraq. “They had responsibility for all of northern Iraq,” said Granade, calling the brigade “the northern front” in the recent war. Also today, the South Texas Veterans Health Care System-Kerrville Division will host a car show, band concert and parade. The car show will begin at 9 a.m. at the Kerrville veterans facility, 3600 Memorial Boulevard. The concert will feature the Ingram Tom Moore High School band and will be at noon. The parade will be at 2 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, desserts and drinks will be available for a small donation. Jeff Raymond may be reached at jeff.raymond@dailytimes.com


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Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 09:01:03 PM

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To all our dear soldiers. On this Veteran's Day we thank you for your contributions and sacrifices. We admire your courage and pray for your safety and quick return. God bless all of you.


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Email: mythreesons.bwsys.net
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 08:21:04 PM

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LOVE YOUS GUYS


Name: Troy & Meaghn
Email: VOGZCAD@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 07:48:24 PM

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To: PCF Adam Espenhover VB/1-508th (INF)ABN 173rd ABN BDE APO AE 09347 Dear Adam Hope everything is going good for you? Sorry I havn't written you in a while. Meaghn and I still think about you everyday, well I know I do. I don't think Meaghn misses all the SH*T you usually give her.HA HA J/k Everything is going good here. Same ol' Same ol'. Still laying tile and doing some cable and internet on the side. I really can't wait til you get home so we can take care of some of that long overdue partying, but I don't have to tell you that. Well bud I'll let you go, this rule about "NO DEROGATORY MAIL" really throws a wrench into my composition skills. If you can email me please do so at VOGZCAD@yahoo.com. Take care and We love you. Praying for you VOGZ


Name: jeffrey cash
Email: jcash@garlockequip.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 07:13:17 PM

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collin cash 1-508 COLLIN THINK OF YOU ALL THE TIME. WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU LOVE DAD AND LITTLE JEFF


Name:
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 07:07:35 PM

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Happy Veterans Day to the 173rd. Just want to remind you all that you are in my thoughts and prayers daily. You are all heroes. Keep a positive spirit, be careful, and know that America is grateful.


Name:
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 07:05:56 PM

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For those looking for Christmas ideas...Here are a few... *Board games ( cheap and can always be thrown away...or left for the soldiers who take the place of the 173d) *DVD and popcorn *Homemade christmas ornaments ( with photos maybe) *Hand held electronic games ( there are tons - lots available under $10) *Magazines *Books *Home Movies ( take the camera with you to office christmas party - let everyone say hi and thanks, etc.)


Name: In response to Brett and Deb
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 07:03:14 PM

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My fiance hasn't been getting his mail at all either! I too would like to know what's going on! I really feel like getting the mail to our soldiers should be a priority!


Name: Michele Dodge
Email: Mrsdodge57@aol.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 06:53:18 PM

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Happy Veterans Day to all the 173rd. You are all so brave and heros in my eyes. To the person who wrote about what to send for xmas. I sent fun items. Things that he can use and trhow away as I know he won't lug things around. He has learned to travel ligh a benefit of joining the Army!! I sent him a small xmas tree and soft ornaments for his unit. I sent him pez candy and dispensers, nerf football, yo yo's, guy magazines, dancing and singing santa, 10dx chocolate chip cookies vacum packed and home made!!! I have the boyscouts making xmas cards and writing letters to the unit. I have told everyone I caould think of my sons address and any other address of soldires over there so they can get items from the USA. I hope this helps you.


Name: Dianne Blaney Massey
Email: dmassey@smithandstevenson.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 04:56:03 PM

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This is for PFC Josh Blaney, 1/508th A Co., 2nd PLT Hi Josh, Wanted to wish you a nice Veterans Day. Hope all is well whereever you are, and you are safe. We haven't heard from you in awhile--so if you happen to get this email--please call home soon. We miss you and would like to hear your voice. The weather is getting a little cooler here--it's been in the 30's at night. Hope it has gotten cooler there also. I have sent several packages over the last 2-3 wks. Hope you have gotten them. Please share with the guys in your group. Well, take care son, and know that we all think of you and pray for you and your buddies daily. Take care. Love you, MOM


Name: Sebiana
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 03:51:03 PM

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FOR ROBERTO FERNANDEZ:hi love... happy veterans day...i miss you much...please come back...i want stay whit you..i need you...i love 'robby'


Name: Sebiana
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 03:46:01 PM

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hi...i'm sebiana i don't understand who you are ....i thing Roberto...you are roberto?i dont haven't e-mail answer me here...thank you...


Name: ***
Email: ^_^
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 03:32:19 PM

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happy veterans' day to all of you. (may you rest in peace gampa Tony,i love you).


Name: Brett & Deb
Email: bretth@usachoice.net
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 02:06:25 PM

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Regarding the packages...our son just called and said he hasn't gotten any mail in weeks. No letters, packages, or even any e-mails from the 1508FRG which he had been getting on a regular basis. We send at least one package every week and letters on a regular basis. I haven't seen anything on the news or heard anything on the radio as indicated, but I got a first hand account from a soldier in Iraq. Apparently it's not just him - they just aren't getting their mail. Does anyone know what's going on? Please let me know ASAP. Our soldiers need their mail EVERY day. With the holidays coming, we need to make sure our loved ones are getting what they need. Would appreciate any information you have. Thanks and God Bless those serving today and our Veterans!


Name: Ray Gonzalez
Email: Clearwater@workfam.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 01:45:51 PM

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Hi Thomas Reyna II, on my first mail to Reyna in Wa. I did not know I could put in the full name, so here you are, your Dad sent me this web, and we pray for you safety and all those with you and all those now serving there, also best wishes to you wife and new born baby daughter, your dad sent me some pictures and yours included, we met while I was looking for relations, it so happen that your grandfather in Tucson, that I have spoke a few times, knew my grandparents, who lived in Sonora Mexico, which I never did meet, I will make it short, the dangit server cut me off on another mail I had written, guess I was to long winded, and it was idle, any way again our best to you, and pray you return back safely. Ray


Name: Ray
Email: Clearwater@workfam.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 01:03:30 PM

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Hi to Reyna from Wa. State, and all those serving with him, may you all return safely and with honor for what you've. Ray


Name:
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 12:39:44 PM

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Just asking if anyone knows if its still ok to be sending our troopers packages??(to there address's). I had heard something about it on the radio this morning.


Name: Nick Faneuf
Email: Nickbean5150@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 12:29:34 PM

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WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU IN CALIFORNIA!!!!!!!!


Name: What is a Vet ?
Email: Borrowed from Another Group
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 11:18:50 AM

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Some Veterans bear visible signs of their service: a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in their eye. Others may carry the evidence inside them: a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrapnel in the leg, an aching heart. Except in parades, however, the men and women who have kept America safe wear no badge or emblem. You can't tell a Vet just by looking. What is a Vet? He is the cop on the beat who spent six months in Saudi Arabia sweating two gallons a day, making sure the armored personnel carriers didn't run out of fuel. He is the barroom loudmouth, dumber than five wooden planks, whose overgrown frat-boy behavior is outweighed a hundred times in the cosmic scales by four hours of exquisite bravery near the 38th parallel. She or he is the nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep sobbing every night for two solid years in Da Nang. He is the POW who went away one person and came back another - or didn't come back at all. He is the Drill Instructor who has never seen combat, but has saved countless lives by turning slouchy, no-account rednecks and gang members into Marines, and teaching them to watch each other's backs. He is the parade-riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and medals with a prosthetic hand. He is the career Quartermaster who watches the ribbons and medals pass him by. He is the three anonymous heroes in The Tomb Of The Unknowns, whose presence at the Arlington National Cemetery must forever preserve the memory of all the anonymous heroes whose valor dies unrecognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean's sunless deep. He is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket, palsied now and aggravatingly slow, who helped liberate a Nazi death camp and who wishes all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when the nightmares come. He is an ordinary and yet an extraordinary human being. A person who offered some of his life's most vital years in the service of his country, and who sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs. He is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness, and he is nothing more than the finest, greatest testimony on behalf of the finest, greatest nation ever known. So remember, each time you see someone who has served our country, just lean over and say "Thank You". That's all most people need, and in most cases it will mean more than any medals they could have been awarded or were awarded.


Name: Nancy
Email: nmask8@netscape.net
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 11:07:18 AM

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To Thomas Csala and the 173rd past and present.....Happy Veterens Day! THank you for your brave service. ALso to the families of those who have sacrificed the ultimate.....God Bless you and Thank You.


Name: Andy Stevens
Email: astevens@ulti-media.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 10:55:52 AM

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Hi! This post goes out specifically to Thomas Reyna from Anacortes Washington but I would like to extend it's content and message to all in his unit and the armed forces in general. First, congratulations to you for all of your efforts, dedication and service to our country, especially on this Veterans Day. We applaud you. You have our undying gratitude and support. I would like to add also, from experience, that this feeling of appreciation and support is pretty much universal in our community and neighboring area. Here is the yardstick by which I offer my statement of support. Since well before the War in Iraq, members of the "Celebration Church", (we refer to it as the "Left Wing Socialist Celebration Church") from a breakaway church group, began gathering on the corner of 12th Street and Commercial in opposition to U.S. involvement. Carrying signs and banners which border on sedition, they would gather on Thursday evenings between 4 and 6 and again on Sundays from 12: to 1:00. Because of this display, a few of us decided that this was not the true voice of the community in general and began to gather in opposition. Thomas Reyna's father and family were part of this initial "Support our Country, President and Troops" movement. We secured one of the four corners in direct opposition. Un-organized, more and more folks began to join and take part in our "Support" effort. And so it has been for over a year now. Every Sunday we gather on the corner sometime around 11:00 and begin setting up our "Supportive" signs and Flags, then like "Foghorn", the cartoon character, the "Left Wing Socialist Celebration Church" congregation arrives promptly at noon and remain until 1:00 at which time, as in the proverbial cartoon, they tear down and we remain. This experience has provided a valuable benchmark by which to measure the pulse of the community. Let me assure you folk's that response is by far and away in support of your efforts and the President's commitment. Although we take up one corner to the oppositions three, the response of the traffic and community is at least 90 to 95 positive as indicted by the honk's and wave's that we receive in comparison to those in support of the opposition. We have had folks from all branches of the Military stop and personally thank us for our efforts during this time as well. Someone has asked, how long do you plan on doing this? My answer was as long as as it takes. As long as you folks are there, we'll be here in support of your efforts. May God bless each and every one of you who have dedicated yourself to this effort and may he bless and guide our President, the Commander in Chief as we collectively face this ongoing war against our enemies and terrorism. Andy Stevens, Anacortes, Washington


Name: Linda Bewley
Email: Lindy4555@aol.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 10:30:51 AM

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A most respectful salute to all past and present veterans on this Veterans Day. I want to especially remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, along with their families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you on this Veterans Day.


Name: Heidi
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 10:05:31 AM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER-Hey cuz! We miss you a lot and are still thinking and praying for you everyday. We can't even begin to imagine what your life is like over there, but nevertheless---we are very proud of you! Of course, you are not missing much around here. You know there is not a lot to do around Des Moines. We moved into our house in Waukee a little over a month ago. It's brand new! They opened up a Mickey's about 2 blocks from us, so that works great :-) We can just walk home now if we need to! We are running into a lot of Carroll people our age that have moved to the area, so it has been fun. Anyways, hang in there and I hope everyone over there knows how much people are still supporting them! Hopefully we will get to see you soon!


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Email:
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 09:51:29 AM

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Happy Veterans Day! Remembering those who have served - my Father, my brothers and now my son. GO AIRBORNE!!!


Name: Greg Lebeau
Email: gllebeau@netscape.net
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 09:49:14 AM

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Veterans Day is here again time to deal with the what evers God Bless American and those Who Serviced Greg USAF 74-92


Name: PHYLLIS AND STEPHEN GRAFTON, PARENTS OF SPC. STEPHEN GRAFTON 2ND 503RD
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 09:41:37 AM

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Spc. Stephen Grafton, A Co 2nd/503rd: Hey, Stevie! We just wanted to wish you a very safe Veterans Day...you and the rest of the 173rd and all of the fine men and women serving our country have reminded us of the meaning of this day and we are so very grateful. Please stay safe, watch out for your buddies and come home the hero that you have become in your hometown. As usual, we love, miss and are very proud of our Veteran. Mom, Dad and Jaime


Name: Thomas Reyna
Email: blkrosetom@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 09:40:30 AM

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To Thomas Reyna II, Hi Mijo, How are you? Wanted to let you know that people back home are proud of the job you and the other members of the military are doing. Remember "Don't Let The Bastards Grind You Down". I pray for you and everyone there that are serving our country proudly! I love you Mijo. Stay safe Mijo. I love you very much Mijo. Love you dad


Name: Yvonne Tetrault
Email: Oceanluvs@aol.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 08:49:32 AM

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For Spc. Garrett Tetrault, and all the other 173rd. Happy Veterans Day. The US of A s waiting for all of you to return home safely and real soon.


Name: Bunny Brigade Commanders
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 08:43:02 AM

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To "Ski" & "Lucas" - my sources (who are very reliable) have informed me that Operation Bunnies On Patrol has been successfully completed. A special Thanks to Joel Fehl for helping two mothers put smiles on their soldiers faces if it was just for a few minutes. To the bunnies in question - I'm not sure what you are planning but do remember that we have more pictures and I'm sure that my partner and I would not have a problem using them (i.e. Andy) Proud Mothers of Able Company 2nd Plt 2/503rd


Name: Donna Voline (proud Mom of SSG Stephen Voline)
Email: pandpdonna@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 08:35:00 AM

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Happy Veterans Day to all the troops!!! We are so very proud of all of you. To SSG Stephen Voline- We all love you here at home in Ky. Hugs & kisses from everybody. Our prayers are with all the troops.


Name: jinnene hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbc global.net
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 08:06:28 AM

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happy Veterans day


Name: Laura Curtiss - Mom of SPC Adam Boyle, 173d ABN BDE - CSC, of Barre, VT
Email: ProudArmyMomLaura.Curtiss@US.Army.Mil & Lcurtiss@va.state.vt.us
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 07:50:55 AM

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Adam, Happy Veterans Day!!! I am so very proud of you and all our soldiers. Please give all your buddies our love and never ending pride from here in Vermont. You know what Veterans Day means here, parades everywhere and everyone I see will only be talking of you. My boss at Veterans Affairs knows how involved I am with the American Legion and VFW and wants them to get more involved with our Office and the Governors Veterans Council. I went to our American Legion State Convention Committee meeting last night (I'm the convention parade chairperson:), it's going to be in Barre the last weekend of next June. I brought up what my boss said about getting both Veterans orgs involved with the State Office, the fact that this is a time for all of us to pull together and that I also want us to invite the VFW, Elks and any other American org. to participate in our parade and convention. The Chair of the convention committee thought I'd get a lot of arguments from the other members, especially the older folks but I kept pushing that this is a time to show unity, and our theme is Americanism. I was shocked, not only did no one argue but I had some of the older members walk up to me later with more ideas of other orgs to invite, such as the Vietnam, Korean and WWII groups, which I was going do do anyway but it proved the interest. It was great!! I already have the Shriners, clowns, etc.. and of course will invite our Central VT Harley Owners Group to ride in :). I hope so very much you'll be there. You will be my star and hero, all of ours. I love and miss you so very much. Please take care of yourself. Also, Happy 22nd Birthday this Friday!!!! Love, Mom


Name: Dagmar Young
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 07:50:40 AM

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Happy Veteransday to all are Soldiers!


Name: Laura Curtiss - Mom of SPC Adam Boyle, 173d ABN BDE - CSC, of Barre, VT
Email: ProudArmyMomLaura.Curtiss@US.Army.Mil & Lcurtiss@va.state.vt.us
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 07:16:47 AM

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Adam, Happy Veterans Day!!! I am so very proud of you and all our soldiers. Please give all your buddies our love and never ending pride from here in Vermont. You know what Veterans Day means here, parades everywhere and everyone I see will only be talking of you. My boss at Veterans Affairs knows how involved I am with the American Legion and VFW and wants them to get more involved with our Office and the Governors Veterans Council. I went to our American Legion State Convention Committee meeting last night (I'm the convention parade chairperson:), it's going to be in Barre the last weekend of next June. I brought up what my boss said about getting both Veterans orgs involved with the State Office, the fact that this is a time for all of us to pull together and that I also want us to invite the VFW, Elks and any other American org. to participate in our parade and convention. The Chair of the convention committee thought I'd get a lot of arguments from the other members, especially the older folks but I kept pushing that this is a time to show unity, and our theme is Americanism. I was shocked, not only did no one argue but I had some of the older members walk up to me later with more ideas of other orgs to invite, such as the Vietnam, Korean and WWII groups, which I was going do do anyway but it proved the interest. It was great!! I already have the Shriners, clowns, etc.. and of course will invite our Central VT Harley Owners Group to ride in :). I hope so very much you'll be there. You will be my star and hero, all of ours. I love and miss you so very much. Please take care of yourself. Also, Happy 22nd Birthday this Friday!!!! Love, Mom


Name: robert mendoza
Email: robspc@cox.net
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 07:09:28 AM

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Just a quick line to say Happy Veteran's Day. God bless each and every one of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers, and your duty and sacrifices will not be forgotten. Smoke 'em if ya got 'em.. ALL THE WAY AND THEN SOME!!!!!!!!!!


Name: SSG Devine, Kevin
Email: wampanoag71@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 04:47:52 AM

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First off I want to say sorry and send my prayers to the Hart and Bernstein families. I served with LT Bernstein for a short period. He was a great man and leader. Also i would like to wish the best for LTC Tiddell and a speedy recovery. Now to the men of Bravo Company, especially 2nd Platoon, keep your heads down and whoever messes with you guys send them to hell. I know you guys will do well. Take care of the boys like I know you will SFC Lauer. My prayers go out to you all. I miss you guys a lot and wish I was with you and not the 82nd. We have lost 4 soldiers in my Platoon and many wounded. To SSG Carney, SSG Levy, SSG Gigowski, SFC Lauer, SSG Vetten, SSG Lugo, SFC Coffey, SFC dean, SSG Cato, SGT Santana, CSM Gunter and any other soldiers or NCO's I have had the privaledge of working with, take care of yourselves and God Bless. Fury From The Sky SSG Devine


Name: Larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 02:44:42 AM

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Highway to be renamed in honor of 173rd By Jeff Raymond The Daily Times Published November 11, 2003 The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the stuff of legend, a unit whose performance reads like a Vietnam War history lesson. It would seem fitting, then, that renaming a stretch of a state highway to honor the storied paratroopers would take place on Veterans Day. At 11:30 a.m. today at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post, 220 Thompson Drive, dignitaries and veterans will rename Texas 173. The highway, from its intersection with Texas 16 near Kerrville to its intersection with Texas 16 near Jourdanton, will be designated the 173rd Airborne Brigade Memorial Highway. State Rep. Harvey Hilderbran, who wrote the bill to rename the highway, will speak at the ceremony. Generals and veterans of the 173rd also will attend. “General William Westmoreland chose the paratroopers of the elite, all volunteer 173d Airborne to serve as the first Army combat unit in Vietnam. The 173d became General Westmoreland’s Fire Brigade, a highly mobile unit with infantry capable of assaulting distant enemy positions on short notice with few supplies and little or no support,” wrote Gary Granade, commander of Texas Chapter XIII of the Society of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. “The Fire Brigade, arguably the unit more feared by the North Vietnamese by the end of 1967, distinguished itself in many ways ... and produced a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the recently retired General Hugh Shelton.” Contacted by cell phone as he drove to Kerrville, Granade said he had received supportive messages from current members of the 173rd as well as from chapters worldwide regarding the name change. “This is really pretty unique,” he said. “There is not any other highway that has been renamed like that.” Granade said the name change, a decade in the making, was appropriate way to honor the brigade. He said the 173rd often fought before other Army units arrived. “We were actually clearing all their areas of enemy soldiers prior to those units coming into the country,” he said. Tom Prout, the quartermaster of the Kerrville Veterans of Foreign Wars post, flew 173rd members on long-range reconnaissance patrols in 1967-68. He said many brigade veterans had been contacting him about attending the ceremony. “They’re expecting 150, but I think there is going to be more than that,” Prout said. “They’re quite proud of it.” Called “Sky Soldiers” — a name in use today — by nationalist Chinese paratroopers during jumps in the early 1960s, the 173rd in May 1965 became the first Army unit sent to the Republic of South Vietnam. During more than six years of continuous combat in Vietnam, members of the 173rd earned 13 Medals of Honor, four unit citations and more than 6,000 Purple Hearts. More than 1,700 brigade members are listed on the Vietnam Wall. More recently, the Vicenza, Italy-based 173rd jumped into Iraq. “They had responsibility for all of northern Iraq,” said Granade, calling the brigade “the northern front” in the recent war. Also today, the South Texas Veterans Health Care System-Kerrville Division will host a car show, band concert and parade. The car show will begin at 9 a.m. at the Kerrville veterans facility, 3600 Memorial Boulevard. The concert will feature the Ingram Tom Moore High School band and will be at noon. The parade will be at 2 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, desserts and drinks will be available for a small donation


Name: Larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 02:16:02 AM

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Happy Veterans Day to all the "new", and all the "old" Veterans of the 173rd. Thanks to all the new Skysoldiers, from a old submarine sailor!---Pfc Ryan Wilmington, so great to hear your voice yesterday. Keep up the good work. Love Ya!----Pappan, "Proud Grandparent of a Skysoldier".


Name: CRICKET
Email: cricks222@aol.com
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 01:56:31 AM

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SGT. JOEL BEDNAR----- I HAD SEEN A PIC OF YOU IN IRAQ THAT A FRIEND FROM WORK PULLED UP ON A WEB SITE. IF THIS MESSAGE FINDS YOU MAY IT FIND YOU IN GOOD HEALTH AND HIGH SPIRITS. TO YOU AND ALL OF THE BOYS OUT THERE --- KICK SOME SERIOUS ASS!!!! --- ST. MICHAEL IS LOOKING OVER YOU --- WATCH EACHOTHER'S BACKS --- MAKE IT BACK SAFELY! FROM THE GOOD OLE' U.S.A. CRICKET


Name: 173rd Airborne Mom
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 12:35:42 AM

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Hello 173rd Family, It's apparent that stress has taken its toll on some of us (me included). There is a new support group for those of us who need to get some stuff off our chest, and/or talk about issues that have come up. You can find it at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skysoldiersupport/ PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE REMEMBER THIS MESSAGE BOARD IS FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE TROOPS. Utilize the new support site if needed. Thank you.


Name: Rachael & Brian Hughes, VERY Proud 173rd Parents!!
Email: hughesfamilia@earthlink.net
Date: Tuesday November 11, 2003
Time: 12:15:05 AM

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TO OUR VERY SPECIAL "VETERAN" SGT. SHANE WILSON, A CO 1/508 and the entire 173rd.........Your entire So Cal Familia wants to thank each and every one of you and wish you and all your HERD BROTHERS a very Happy Veteran's Day. Thank you all for your dedication to duty and commitment to your mission. Be strong, STAY strong, and never doubt yourselves or your resolve. You will succeed and be back to the families that love and support each and every one of you as soon as possible. God Bless you ALL tonight, tomorrow, and FOREVER. Stay focused and watch each other's backs! God Bless you, Sky Soldiers.......AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!!!! p.s. Say your prayers Shane, we'll see you soon....love, hugs, and kisses......Mom, Dad, Taylor, Grandma, Grandpa


Name: j hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 11:55:10 PM

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Whoever wrote this  message, needs to see a chaplain ASAP


Name: Cathy Grant...PROUD ARMY MOM
Email: dancathy@bellsouth.net
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 11:15:37 PM

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Dear Pfc Philip Grant 1/508 C co It's officially Veteran's where you are and i want to thank you, your Grampa Charles A. Ludwig and all soldiers past&present for being so brave to serve our country. I thank GOD everyday for the privilege of being A VERY PROUD ARMY MOM & an Air Force daughter. GOD BLESS EACH & EVERYONE OF YOU & HAPPY VETERANS DAY. GODSPEED.........HOOAH


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 11:13:38 PM

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As I read the website, I am reminded that there is too much information being spread. We don't want to put our loved ones in any more danger than they already are. You should know that some of the enemies are monitoring these sites. How did they know that some of our loved ones were on their way to R&R? They killed our innocent young soldiers. My prayers go out to the families and especially the one soldier that was on the way to his mom's funeral. How much more? Mr. President? Send our soldiers home. Only allow the ones that want to stay, stay. There's been a lot of heartaches since this war. My first husband was killed after serving three deployments in Vietnam, leaving 5 young babies under 6 years of age. Please, God, allow my son to come home safely. Also; the other remaining soldiers.


Name: MAJ Isaac O. & Faceta J. Johnson
Email: faceit0347@aol.com
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 10:27:13 PM

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To whom ever can answer this question. Do anybody know about a flag fundraiser? Do anybody know if Coleen Wood is in charge of homecoming? My parents received a letter stating to send a donation for homecoming and to have it to Ms. Wood by Jan. 04. Please e-mail me directly to confirm. My brother is in B Co 2/503rd, SPC Roberto C. Sandifer and has been in Iraq since March and this is the first time my parents received correspondence from the rear detachment and the family support group. I must say the timing is a little off, therefore I need to confirm that this is not a scam. Thanks, A military spouse.


Name: Wingdad
Email: glen_bayer@yahoo.com
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 10:09:30 PM

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To my son Spc Brian Bayer 3rd Pl. A Co. 1/508. May god bless you and the rest of your Herd brothers. I'll be attending a memorial service tomorrow at the MN State Capital sponsored by Veterans of the 173rd. take care and watch yourself and your squad. Proud Wingdad


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 09:05:44 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS, 1st/508th--Hey sweetie! I wanted to write and tell you and the rest of the 173rd Happy Veterans Day! I know it's tomorrow, but I've got school and work tomorrow so I may not have time to get on. Anyway, I hope you are doing fine and keeping safe. I think about you every day just as I have since the last time I saw you- January 10th! I love you and I miss you. love, stephanie


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Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 09:05:23 PM

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To Major Johnson and family from Florida, I really miss you and the little majors. Your brother-in-law couldn't have had a better person to guide him in the right direction. Thank you very much for the support that you have given him and everyone you meet during this trying time. The troops in the 173rd are to be commended for the hard and tiring jobs they are doing. We give sympathy to the families of the fallen comrades that gave their lives to try to make things better. We have to stay strong and support one another. My son is suppose to take R&R one day and we are praying that he will be safe. As, well as the other soldiers. God bless and keep you. I hope that you are doing well and don't study too hard. By the way, a paper flag was mailed to us today from rear attachment for support of the troops. Call me and I will abreast you on what it is about.


Name: Nicole
Email:
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 08:52:58 PM

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To Mike Ramirez, Hey handsome, hope you are doing alright. I miss you much and hope you get all the letters that I just sent to you. Wish you could be here for Thanksgiving. Thinking of you always, love Nikki.


Name: Diane
Email: discocook@yahoo.com
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 08:33:00 PM

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Thank you to my nephew and all the soldiers who are serving their country to protect our freedom. Equal thanks to their families for the sacrifices they are making having their loved one so far away. I salute you this Veteran's Day and always.


Name: James Bradley, CW3, US Army (Retired)
Email: webmaster@173rdAirborne.com
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 08:09:37 PM

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To the old Navy Wife, Thank you but please lets keep the focus, ...the guys in harms way, the active Sky Soldiers. I was a luck one, I came home!


Name: Al Schlothauer, Proud Father & Vet of a "Sky Soldier"
Email: SPTSAL@AOL
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 07:50:33 PM

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Just wanted to wish all the veterans the best on Veteran's Day-ESPECIALLY the "CURRENT VETERANS" of the 173rd. God Bless you all and stay safe. Hope to see you all soon. As always my thoughts and prayers are with those and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice.


Name: TO: MY ALL TIME FAVORITE HERD VETERAN!!!!
Email: FROM: THE OLD NAVY WIFE
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 07:12:02 PM

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CWO4 BRADLEY!!! THAT'S RIGHT! YOU SIR!!! HOO--RAHH---GOD BLESS YOU MR. BRADLEY. YOU ARE A VETERAN OF HIGHEST HONOR. YOU DESERVE MANY MORE DAYS TO HONOR YOU AND YOUR FELLOW HERD SOLDIERS, PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE...HOO---RAHH!


Name: Mandi
Email: AKHammell79@msn.com
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 06:38:39 PM

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To Sgt Nicholas M. Lewis, I love you sweetheart and I am thinking of you always. Be safe............ Mandi


Name: Chris Samuel
Email: hsamuel@columbus.rr.com
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 06:16:31 PM

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Happy Veteran's Day to all the Troops. We are so proud of of you and we appreciate everything you are doing. God be with you everyday and we pray you ALL come home safely. Hoorah


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Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 05:30:15 PM

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HAPPY VETERANS DAY TO ALL ARE TROOPS IN THE WORLD. YOU GUYS BE CAREFUL IN IRAQ WE ALL LOVE YOU! ONLY A FEW MONTH LEFT TO GO.


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 05:26:34 PM

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this is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI 2/503rd, Hi honey, Happy Veterans Day, im at the office today, its been busy. we miss you, and you know how proud we are of you, i hope you are getting some rest, chrissy is having fun driving her car, it is small just her size, call when you can, we know how busy you are, watch your back , love mom


Name: Donna
Email:
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 05:23:50 PM

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Happy Veterans Day to all, and let us not forget those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. God Bless the 173rd, You guys ROCK !!!!


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 04:35:13 PM

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hey buddy... i miss ya soooo bad... can' t wait to have u back here, com'on april is not that far... watch your back sweetie, i am here for ya


Name: Dana
Email: groupgonzo@aol.com
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 04:33:26 PM

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Thanks to those that emailed and responded on the board. Guess God's testing my mettle but not as much as my husband. Thanks Dana


Name:
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Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 04:30:48 PM

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Happy Veterans Day to all SKY SOLDIERS.


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 04:10:29 PM

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i agree that the jessica lynch thing has gone too far i feel that the other soldiers did there part also and she is just wanting too much sympathy what about all the guys and gals that have been hurt that no one knows about God Bless them for they suffer in silence. they are not looking for the almighty $$$$. I miss my son he is also in Iraq in harms way an a daily basis.


Name: Bobbie Samaroo
Email: bobbie_samaroo@yahoo.com
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 03:08:42 PM

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Sgt Sean Samaroo C/company 2/503rd Sean, Sorry looks like I missed your phone call again this morning...I was taking Dylan to school. I sent you an email so please respond back so that I know that you received it okay...I have a ton of things to talk to your about so please call home as soon as possible okay. Dylan and I miss you a great deal and love you very much CALL HOME! Your Wife, Bobbie


Name: Jonathon Sonesen
Email: jsonesen@bham.wednet.edu
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 02:45:15 PM

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Hello I am posting this message to thank everyone for serving our country and I wish the best of luck, also please send the address to send packages


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 02:44:01 PM

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I think the posting at the post office is 70lbs a package can be


Name: Angela Jakul
Email: angelajak@yahoo.com
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 02:37:13 PM

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I just wanted to say "thank you" for your work - I am a citizen who thinks about the soldiers every single day and I pray for you every night before bed. :) God Bless You and Your Families ~Angie


Name: Linda Gigowski
Email: Lindagig@hotmail.com
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 02:29:46 PM

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Hi, son. Hope you get this! How are you? Your dad and I salute you on this Veteran's Day along with all your guys. We love you so much. Haven't heard from you in awhile. Hope the packages are getting to you. The log is on the way, Mark. Also, the danner boots. Love and prayers always, Mom and Dad


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Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 02:13:05 PM

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plz pictures of 1-508th s&t platoon. they work hard and i would like to see some pics please


Name: LINDSAY MCBRIDE
Email: izzerbutt03@hotmail.com
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 02:09:24 PM

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Hey Sgt Jay McBride! I hope all is well! I'm really proud of you and all of the FALLEN ANGELS! The pictures turned out awesome, it's very neat to see them! Thanx! Tell all the dudes I wish them the best and to keep up the awesome job fallen angels, you guys rock!!! Stay safe and chin up:) I love ya bo and god bless big dude!!! your lil sis- Lindsay


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Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 01:40:00 PM

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to arianna: ti consiglio d nn spedire pacchi così pesanti perchè giù là i ragazzi avrebbero difficoltà a trasportarli( più sono piccoli e più probabilità hai che ti arrivino integri).conta che magari si trovano lontani dal luogo in cui devono andare a prendere i pacchi! perciò meglio se ti mantieni sui 5-7kg nn di+. 35pounds sono circa 18kg.good luck!jessica


Name: Jessica Hebert, proud sister of Justin Hebert
Email: missmybro2003@yahoo.com
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 01:20:07 PM

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I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Veterans Day! Happy Veterans day to all of the retired soldiers who served in the infamous 173rd Brigade. I honor you all. I honor my brother as well....as he served with honor and glory. I also honor all of the other fallen soldiers. Tomorrow I will be spending my afternoon at a Cemetery in which some veterans are constructing a memorial service to all of the veterans and veterans who have passed. They are also doing something in memory of my brother. I won't miss that for the world! = ) So I will be thinking about this very special group tomorrow and I'm forever thankful for being apart of it. I thank my brother for that. This past weekend Silvana dedicated a park in Justin's name (it was formerly called Ding Dong Park) I am sure Justin will be happy to know that he had taken over that park...however I always thought of him as a ding dong..I found it appropriate for it to be named after him.....even when we say ding dong park everyone will know that we are talking about the one and only ding dong, Justin. Next to the Park's Bell is a flag pole that glorifies the American flag and the 173rd airborne flag. That night was pretty meaningful to me as it was to the rest of the town. That same night the eclipse took place which made it more eventful. As I looked at the bell and the flags I saw the eclipse in the background. It was just beautiful! Justin will be remembered forever. People will come from all over to sit on the bench that surrounds his above ground garden memorial. They'll see the painted flag with messages to Justin on the side of the Antique store that sits next to the park. This town speaks of Justin and his sacrifice and it's just awesome. Not far from the park .......is where Justin's spirit forever lives. AT the Little white church on the hill that overlooks a breathtaking view of farmlands, ranches and the stillaguamish river that runs through the small town of Silvana. That town gleams with the spirit of Justin. It's nice to know that I have somewhere to go when I need to feel like I am as close to Justin as I can be. He lives in a town with a population of 200 or less. The stretch of the town isn't any longer than a mile or so. Before it was hard to miss. However since Justin has passed....it's been a town that is hard to leave. I hope that every fallen soldier can be remembered in their home town as much as he is remembered here in Silvana. It's something that will live on forever..... Jessica Hebert I love you Justin, with all of my heart.


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 12:39:39 PM

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To SGT Fredrick Campbell C co. 1/508th HEY IF ANYBODY KNOWS SGT FREDRICK CAMPBELL PLEASE TELL HIM THAT HIS GIRLFRIEND LOVES HIM VERY MUCH AND THAT SHE'S PRAYING FOR HIS SAFETY AND ALL THE OTHER GUYS, GOD BLESS YOU ALL, Millie.


Name: Uncle Sams Nephew
Email:
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 11:09:46 AM

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Today is Nov 10, the Marine Corps birthday, so I'll be out harassing Marines. Tomorrow is Veterans Day and I want to salute all 173d soldiers, past and present. You troops in Iraq be careful and try to enjoy the day. AIRBORNE!!!


Name: Arianna
Email:
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 07:32:08 AM

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hi to EVERYBODY! IS THERE SOMEBODY THAT CAN HELP ME? I VE TO SEND A PACKAGE TO A FRIEND AND I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY Kilos CAN I SEND..... QUAL'E' L'equivalente di 35 lb ? SI POSSONO INVIARE PACCHI DA 20 KG. CIASCUNO? I HOPE THAT SOMEBODY WILL REPLY ME. Thank you in ADVANCE. Ary


Name: Giulia ***
Email: maledetta83@hotmail.com
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 05:23:55 AM

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to PFC PHILIP A GRANT,SGT CJ CHANDLER,SPC CHRIS PERRY. SPD MARK BERKOSKI, PFC MARIO ANDRIULLI, and all the brave soldiers. Just wanted to say hi, i went to the church yesterday to pray for you. Hope this brightens your day. love and support Giulia


Name: Gus
Email: gusflamingo@ncinternet.net
Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 02:36:41 AM

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Just a general query for all you 173rd families out there. Does anyone have any brilliant (or just plain good) ideas for Christmas gift ideas for the guys in Iraq? Our son says he never needs anything..!!! And we don't want to burden him with things he might have to lug around...but we would love to send him good, useful things for over there. Care to share ideas? Thanks.


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Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 12:52:35 AM

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To All of the families of the 173rd. Trily, Jessica Lynch is a hero. We all honor her. But what about our soldiers that are still fighting in Iraq in harm's way. There were other soldiers who were killed and others to rchered. How about the soldier that lost his legs, is he a hero? Are all the other soldiers that survive are going to get all of those amenities. Example; checks for life, full college tuition, and a part in the upcoming movies. I think that this has gone too far. The soldiers are over there to do a job. Why is all the publicity about one soldier. Is this fair? How about Ms. Johnson? Will she get all of these things? Think about this? I am not saying that Ms. Lynch shouldn't get something, but make it fair. A concern God Fearing Mother


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Date: Monday November 10, 2003
Time: 12:07:33 AM

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Harold, don't ship a 35lb box to the boys ..make it in separate boxes because it will be easier for the boys downrange to transport it. it will get there faster also.. no one wants to lug around a 35lb box...hope that helps


Name: Louis Williams
Email: louiswilliams12@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 11:39:54 PM

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What's up Dan Korp! This is Louis and it has taken awhile for me to find you. I should have looked in the air cause you always talked about doing some high speed things in the military. Look you be careful over there and I hope that you are doing everything you have always dreamed. Take care and write back if you can.


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Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 11:09:32 PM

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I also want to see pictures of the 1-508 HHC Scouts! I didn't want to ask, but I saw that someone else posted the request so I'd like to second that.


Name: JUANITA
Email: juanitarea@sbcglobal.net
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 09:59:56 PM

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hey brother pfc Garcia Jose every one know's around what month you will be coming and hopefully at god's will we will fly to Italy


Name: JUSTIN AND ASHLEIGH
Email:
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 09:23:08 PM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER Hey there stud. I hope everything is going ok for you. I really miss you a lot and are praying for you. I still having my drinking boots on and still waiting for you to help me use them. Not a lot has been going on with my little life. I'm finally down in Des Moines and I have a JOB!!!!!!! How exciting is that? I work at a male salon so it's easy to bullshit with them. I hope you aren't running low on anything that we have sent you (especially the lotion) shhh we'll keep that between you and me!!!! Oh yeah, have you had any chance to try out your new dress? That color will be great on you... I just wanted to give you a laugh or two. I miss you and love you lots. Oh yeah and I'm not a teen anymore. I'm like 20 years old dude!!! CRAZY :) Hugs Ashleigh


Name: Harold
Email:
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 08:59:53 PM

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SUGGESTIONS FOR SHIPPING????? I have about 35 lbs going to Iraq. Is it better/cheaper/FASTER to ship in one heavy box or multiple boxes of say 10 lbs or less? Thanks Harold


Name:
Email: Tamara_M_cox@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 08:05:49 PM

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Lucia, Thanks for the offer, I am sure I will hear from my son SPC Gilbert, he tries to call every week, If you speak to your guy the message as goofy as it is is important. Would love to speak to you off this public sight, email me at the above I have some new pictures arriving this week you might be interested in.


Name: rene hernandez
Email: sgth214@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 07:59:15 PM

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Hi Sebiana I'm Roberto Fernandez III's uncle I talk to him from time to time please send me a massage i would like to chat with you Rene


Name: JENNI MCKERNAN/ JUSTIN HEBERTS OTHER MOM
Email: MCKRNNMOM@AOL.COM
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 05:24:36 PM

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TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THE 173RD SATURDAY EVENING THE TOWN OF SILVANA COMPLETED AND DEDICATED A SMALL COMMUNITY PARK IN JUSTINS MEMORY. IT IS COMPLETE WITH MEMORIAL PLAQUE, RED/WHITE AMD BLUE SHRUBERY AND A FLAGPOLE TO FLY THE AMERICAN FLAG AND THE FLAG OF THE 173RD. IT IS SMALL AND PERSONAL AND WILL KEEP THE SKY SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILIES IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER. PLEASE STAY SAFE AND COME HOME SOON LOVE TO ALL-- THE MCKERNANS


Name: Carol PFC Teshera's gramma
Email: okgramma@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 03:51:55 PM

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This is for the family of John Hart. A quote from my grandsons letter to me." My friend was killed in an ambush. Have you seen it on TV. His name was John Hart. He was my roommate when I first got to Italy. He was such a nice person, I wonder why it had to be him that died. I went to the memorial service yesterday." This was written on the 25th of Oct and I just got it a few days ago. I know you've received many notes of condolence but I would just like to add mine and my grandsons.


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 02:32:08 PM

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i would love to see others pictures of HHC 1/508 (scouts) if possible I love you


Name: Linda Bean
Email: lbean@diversityinc.com
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 12:47:25 PM

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Dear 173rd family: A group of wonderful (and incredibly organized) people in central New Jersey has adopted the 173rd. They've launched a holiday gift drive, set up drop-off points, enlisted the assistance of Boy Scouts and other civic groups, printed up banners and posters -- I'm amazed. They are calling it "Remember the Heroes." When I wrote to one of the organizers to thank him, he said "Your sons are my sons. We want them all back in one piece." I was touched beyond measure. (If you are in or near NJ and would like to volunteer, just email me off  list and let me know.) Linda Bean


Name: Lee Ann
Email: LeeAnny21 @hotmail.com
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 11:49:47 AM

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To Dana. If he is going Fort Bragg after his tour in Italy it is very possible that he will go back to Iraq if the unit he goes to is on rotation...


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 11:39:41 AM

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Please post pictures of Able Company 3rd PLT 503D...Thanks!!


Name: dana
Email: groupgonzo@aol.com
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 10:34:32 AM

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I have a question. My husband's tour in Italy has been a two-year unaccompanied (obviously with a year of that in Iraq). He is scheduled to return to Bragg in August. Can they put him in a unit going back to Iraq? That would mean three years gone. Thanks


Name: Lucia
Email:
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 09:44:06 AM

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To who wrote a msg about SPC Gilbert: I know him, he's my boyfriend's friend. He is in HQ Plt too so if you need some info I'm here! I talk to my man once a week and last week he told me everything is ok, the guys are doing fine. I'm proud of you guys!!!Lucia


Name: TO: Seeker of Email Addresses for Congress members in Gov. Offices
Email: Web Address of Congress.org email locator & links
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 09:24:12 AM

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Try this website...it allows you to put in your zip code and then email all of your representatives in congress or the White House. And...so far it works because we have been contacted by at least one of our congress members about a personal family matter regarding our son. So, try it and see if it works for you...(it should since our politicians are supposed to be working for us). http://congress.org/congressorg/home/


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Email:
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 04:38:44 AM

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I LOVE YOU SKY SOLDIERS........ YOU ARE ALWAYS ON MY PRAYS........I'M PROUD OF EACH ONE OF YOU


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 04:36:02 AM

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 Thanks GO SKYSOLDIERS..........WE ARE ALL WITH YOU........


Name: Brett & Deb Herrington
Email: bretth@usachoice.net
Date: Sunday November 09, 2003
Time: 01:00:30 AM

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SFC Lauer. By now, you've had to attend yet another memorial service for Lt. Bernstein and PFC John Hart. Please know we have not forgotten your loss as well. The Bernsteins and Harts are amazing families who have shown remarkable strength in the loss of their sons. You also have shown great strength in the loss of not only one of your soldiers PFC Hart, but your friend, and leader in Lt. Bernstein. In your time of suffering, you took the time to comfort us as well. Please know your act of kindness and geniune care and concern for every soldier in the 1st/508th Bravo Company has helped us so much in knowing a man of such character is leading our sons in Iraq. You may feel you're just "doing your job", but please be assured, your time with us has given us back the strength we need to have our sons in another country where we feel sometimes helpless in what we can do for them. You gave us the encouragement in knowing these men have each other to count on - they support each other - the care about each other and they are being led by a man who makes sure our sons know they can count on him. We felt so much better after talking with you and the other members of the 173rd Airborne. You are all outstanding men. We are proud our son is honored to have served with such fine, honorable men like you. SFC Lauer, SSgt Jason Levy, SSgt Billy Vetten, and Sgt Jason Milestone - you have no idea what a difference you have made in our lives. You gave us unexpected comfort and peace by all you shared with us. Thank you again! To the parents, wives, and families of soldiers in the 1st/508th Bravo Co. - KNOW your soldiers couldn't be in better hands. God Bless you All and Keep you Safe - until you all return home!!! 173rd Airborne - Sky Soldiers of Strength & Honor - Families Stronger Together!


Name:
Email: Tamara_M_Cox@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 11:29:28 PM

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If anyone in Iraq can give a message to my son as I know he does not see these posting's. He is HQ PLT 1-508 A co. Spc. Gilbert he will understand, in regards to his call this AM, tell him "georgia on my mind" and "I am on the midnight train to georgia". And for all the 173rd soldiers----We are proud of each and everyone of you, you are the greatest!


Name: MAJ Isaac O. & Faceta Johnson
Email: faceit0347@aol.com
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 10:41:05 PM

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SPC Roberto C. Sandifer B Co 2/503rd. Hello Roberto, We haven't heard from you in a while so, we decide to post you a message. Your sister had me out at the malls today Christmas shopping, and of course she spent alot of money on you. A little FYI, Dad said DO NOT PURCHASE ANY CLOTHES FOR HIM, HE IS STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO WITH THE CLOTHES FROM LAST YEAR AND THE YEAR BEFORE THAT. Brandon was happy to see your pictures, he told everybody that my Uncle Roberto is a soldier and he shoot people (remember Brandon is only 4 so he thinks every soldier with a gun shoot people, smile). Brandon insist on being a soldier and a police officer. I wonder where he gets that from? MMMMMMMMMMM let me see, his grandfather is a CPT on the police force, godfather FBI/MP, and a daddy that's a Military Policeman go figure. But, he knows college first. Andre' said he is going to FSU or UF and major in computer engineering. He has the grades and the will power for it. Brianna on the other had wants to be a Doctor/ Hillary Banks off of Fresh Prince of Bel Air. You know keep the money, clothes, and whatever else she needs coming. Well I am going to call it a night I have a paper to write . Take care be safe and GOD SPEED to you and your Brigade.


Name: sebiana
Email:
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 08:05:20 PM

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FOR ROBERTO FERNANDEZIII:i love you much much much...


Name: sebiana
Email:
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 08:02:18 PM

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FOR ROBERTO FERNANDEZIII:hi baby...come stai?io continuo a guardare la tua foto che ho trovato sul computer anche se non ti vedi molto mi fà sentire più vicina a te...mi manchi tanto...i love you...


Name:
Email:
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 07:16:17 PM

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I ordered and received in like a week from the serviceflags.com site, the cutest shirt for my daughter: " Proud Army Wife of SPC Thomas Csala, Operation Iraqi Freedom". I am sending it to her for Christmas. You can order custom shirts from the site as well as blue star service flags and pins. Cheap too. Also sent some "toys" to Tom's platoon. Boscov's stores in Delaware have cute battery operated soldiers that "march" to We will Rock you" by Queen. SO cute!


Name: Carol , PFC TESHERA 's gramma
Email: okgramma@pcnuthut.com
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 04:53:21 PM

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I just got back from a 6 day trip and got caught up on all the letters and pictures. Still didn't see a picture of my grandson PFC Mark Teshera B- Co 1-508 but will keep looking. However I did have a short message on my answering machine from him and also an email. It was good to hear his voice even for a minute. His mom and sisters got letters from him as well. So if you see this Mark, much love from your Gramma. More packages on the way. We miss you so much. Papa sends love also.


Name: The Hintons
Email: tekkimom@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 02:59:49 PM

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To: PFC Hinton, Gavin M.-1/508th 3rd plt. - Howdy son! We're remembering that one year ago we had you home with us to surprise your brother for his birthday. I'm sure everyone is thinking about the same thing. We'll be at your brother's tonight to celebrate another year but he and the rest of us will surely miss your presence. Watch your six and know that we love you and are so very proud of you and the entire 173rd Brigade. I hope you survived your "dish pan hands". :-) Much love and many hugs for all. Packages are on the way. Love Mom, Dad, AJ, Meg and your bad ass cat, Caesar.


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Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 02:14:43 PM

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Please take the time to check this out. It is truly awesome and did my heart good!!! As you can see corn and beans aren't the only things Iowa has....... This huge rock is located on Highway 25 ..... There is a huge gravel-rock pit there and the kids used to use it for obscenities, etc.; but since it has been painted like this, it has been left alone!!! Check this out: http://www.ticz.com/homes/users/bob/On-A-Rock/On-A-Rock.htm It is in Adair County, between Greenfield and I-80. The kid that painted it is a local guy named Bubba.


Name: Denise Harrell
Email: dlharrell2001@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 01:58:37 PM

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Hey baby, how are you? Things are ok here, just waiting for that phone call that tells me your coming home. Be safe out there and come home soon. I love you and miss you so much. Love always, Angelbaby


Name: Mandi
Email: AKHammell79@msn.com
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 01:33:50 PM

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To Sgt Nicholas Matthew Lewis~ I love you baby, I love you so much. Please be safe, please take care. You are in my thoughts constantly........I miss you so much. I am so proud of you, I can't tell you that enough. Be strong love, I will see you soon. XOXOXO


Name: Lucka Mundova
Email: lucka53@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 12:48:35 PM

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for SGT MIKE GRABSKI Aco 2/503 3rd plt: Hey sweetheart? Everything is fine here, as always. I leave home on Monday, i couldn't earlier i got sick. I miss to hear your voice. Call soon. Miss you and love you, Lucy


Name: Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Black
Email: nablack@teknett.com
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 11:58:42 AM

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Nick Black (son), Just to let you know we love you and our prayers and thoughts go with you daily (hourly). We didn't get a buck when we went hunting...weather turned on us and froze us out! Those 5 degree temps with below zero wind chill factors don't do well with the motorhome (freeze up the water and cause problems). But we had a great time! Next time maybe you can go. Take care and try writing again...your last letters were a huge success! Question...have you gotten the packages we sent? Let us know and tell us what you need or want. We will send it out. Love, Mom & Dad


Name: Laura
Email: lbhanson@bu.edu
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 11:16:49 AM

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Hey Robby, Aaron, and Hook. This is one of the Boston girls that visited this summer. We don't know how to contact you, but we have some pictures to send you. Hope you are staying safe, and thanks to all you guys for the heroic acts you perform every day!-Laura


Name: anne gonzalez
Email: a5gonzo@gci.net
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 11:02:05 AM

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Friends in and of the 173rd -- area schools and individuals have contributed wonderful school supplies for shipment to our soldiers in northern Iraq for distribution to the area schools -- though we have received cash donations, the cost of shipping the supplies far exceeds the cash donations. If any of you have suggestions about shipment (we are in Alaska)of items via carrier other than postal service, PLEASE give me your feedback -- we are most grateful for your suggestions. Anne Gonzalez


Name: D.D. Clark
Email: dd_germany@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 09:22:34 AM

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Dear Mr. Picture Sir:  Sorry, but I can't stand it anymore. I told myself I wouldn't ask anything else from you heroes considering where you are, but the longer you all are there, the more I long to catch a glimpse of a special soldier. My personal hero/son is PFC Matthews HHC Mortars 2/503rd. Pictures of that group would make me smile. If you can't I so understand. Please take care of yourself. Thank you from so many of us for the time you take in taking and posting these pictures that bring moments of comfort to our scared hearts. Don't forget to post pics of you for your family and loved ones. Your 173rd family would like to see ones of you too. Stay safe and come home soon.


Name: sgt daniel j. yates
Email: daniel.j.yates@us.army.mil
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 08:17:39 AM

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ssg jonathan neal were all thinking of you bro hope all is well cotton bailers by god 3 id to all others stay safe keep ur butts down great job


Name: Starr
Email: bart_kristy@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 07:20:17 AM

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I just wanted to say Thank you Very Much


Name: DAGMAR YOUNG
Email:
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 07:02:04 AM

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To SGT. DANIEL KORP Hi son just found out that little DENNIS is going to Iraq he is coming home on leave next week and he is going in December and Mark is leaving to Iraq in January. I hope the Marines have a great website like this so Rosi can meet great people like on this website. We are going to see Mark in December before he leaves. You all stay safe over there love you mutch mom


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Email:
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 03:42:56 AM

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awesome deal about the reindeer brigade..what a great way to support the troops of the herd and other units....way to go


Name: "The Reindeer Brigade"
Email: This goes to show the impact that our messages here can have on our community!!!
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 01:03:24 AM

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Reindeer' bring troops holiday cheer By JOSEPH P. SMITH Staff Writer; jsmith@thedailyjournal.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VINELAND -- A new front in the Iraq war opened Friday, with the kickoff of an effort to get year-end holiday gifts to U.S. soldiers serving there. Front and center in this effort is The Reindeer Brigade, the name picked by founder Donnamarie Tarabbio for a new organization the Vinelander hopes will spread to other states. "Together, we will delight and overwhelm the men and women so gallantly protecting our country," Tarabbio said during a ceremony in the Circle Monument at Landis Park. She was joined by Assemblyman Nicholas Asselta, United Veterans Council members, local Army recruiter Sgt. Glenn DeShields, Mayor Perry Barse and City Council President Ruben Bermudez. Even before the Iraq invasion in late March, service groups, churches, schools and individuals arranged shipments of goods ranging from soap to canned nuts to sterile wipes to magazines. But the Reindeer Brigade is adding a holiday consciousness to its list, soliciting items such as miniature Christmas trees, ornaments, artificial holiday wreaths, comfort foods, and toys and games. Tarabbio also plans to reach wounded service personnel and, at some point, send wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. DeShields said the airlift necessary to deliver the gifts will be coordinated with the Red Cross, United Service Organizations, and Air Force bases in New Jersey and Delaware. The recruiting office also is arranging times to drop off gifts at the National Guard Armory on Delsea Drive here. Area military organizations like the Semper Marine Detachment and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts were asked to mobilize immediately. "Well guys, I guess we got another job to do," United Veterans Council President Joseph Hampton said to laughter from assembled veterans. "I thank you for showing up and I know your support is going to be more than 150 percent for this project." Asselta, who lost an older brother in the Vietnam War, said he hoped for support from people regardless of whether they agreed with the invasion. Tarabbio's inspiration for the Reindeer Brigade came after reading an e-mail sent by the mother of Army Pvt. William Hahn, a 19-year-old soldier from Yankton, S.D., serving in the 173rd Airborne Brigade. The storied unit, which refers to itself as "The Herd," parachuted into northern Iraq on March 26. Tarabbio didn't even know the name of the soldier whose mother's letter, posted on the 173rd's Web site, prompted her to act. "All I know is a voice cried out," Tarabbio said. The e-mail remains on the 173rd Airborne's Web site. It's one of hundreds sent between soldiers and their families or friends. "I was talking to my son about Christmas and what his unit would like, and he said they would like a Christmas tree and ornaments," Mary Hahn wrote Oct. 18 in her e-mail. "They also would like homemade treats. So maybe you could do that and letters from friends, cards they can send back to others." Word of the Reindeer Brigade and her role came as a pleasant surprise to Mary Hahn when The Daily Journal reached her at home Friday. "Our town has pretty much done the same thing for the 173rd," Hahn said. Yankton, a city of 13,528, is in farm country about 80 miles south of Sioux Falls. "I don't have an organization for it. I just call it 'William Hahn and His Battle Buddies.' ... We've got schools here that are sending packages, letters, pictures," she said. "And then we've got doctors and nurses here that are putting together packages. This community is just wonderful." Hahn said her son enlisted right after high school graduation. "We're keeping everybody kind of remembering we're over there," she added.


Name: Nina Marino
Email: xenonina@lycos.com
Date: Saturday November 08, 2003
Time: 12:37:10 AM

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Zech Shone, A co. 2/503rd - Hey mani! I got your letters yesterday, I was so happy! I just wanted to tell you hi and I can't wait for you to be back. I miss you so much! Take care of yourself.


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 10:09:46 PM

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this message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI,2/503rd.hey there,hi honey,i just mailed out some letters for you,tomorrow im off so chrissy and i are going to the mall.well you know how thats going to go, 5 hours later we'll be home.it will be fun because we're shopping for you and lucy.she iss so great .can you tell im excited. everyone here is good,very busy. its all in the letter. watch you're back honey, love u mom


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 05:00:39 PM

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This is to Phyllis: I ordered stuff from them in June, and finally received my stuff last month. It turns out that Vic, who runs the Herd PX had a stroke, and is just starting to come back. Keep e-mailing him and send an e-mal to e-bay, they will get someone to acknowledge you.


Name: panzita
Email:
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 04:40:22 PM

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for ROBERTO FERNANDEZ:hi my love "robby"how are you?io sono troppo felice perchè oggi ho visto la tua foto...non sò se ti è arrivata la mia l'ultima lettera che ti ho mandato ma non sò perchè non ti sono più le altre che ho spedito....spero che leggerai questo messaggio per farti capire che sono sempre accanto a te anche se tu sei lontano...un tuo amico cubano tornato poche settimane fà mi ha detto che contiuavi a parlare di me che continui a pensarmi...anche tu ogni secondo della mia vita sei nella mia testa....spero di poterti di vedere al più presto perchè mi manchi veramente tanto.....chiamami per favore o scrivimi se leggi questo messaggio...ho tanto bisogno di te...ti amooooo......


Name: PHYLLIS GRAFTON
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 03:23:45 PM

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Hello 173rd Families! Has anyone else ordered any items from the "Herd PX"? I ordered stuff in July and have not received anything yet...although he's had my money since July 7. Just curious. Thanks, Phyllis


Name: Mary Hahn
Email: hahn42@mchsi.com
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 02:16:50 PM

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Hi son, I am writing to let you know that you are an uncle again. Haley May Hahn was born on Halloween day, 6 pounds 3 ounces, 19 inches long. Well son, I know you are doing your part over there and your brothers are doing theirs here (as you can see) Now just be safe and come home, your lap will be full when you do. A VERY PROUD MOM AND DAD LOVE YOU. P.S. Billy packages will be coming your way soon.


Name: Glen Bayer
Email: glen_bayer@yahoo.com
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 01:54:56 PM

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Thank you again Mr. Bradley for maintaining this site at your own expense. I hope you continue to do so, despite these occasions where some people forget this is only for troop encouragement. My family and I take great comfort in reading the postings that encourage and show support for our troopers. Glen Bayer (Wingdad)


Name: Jessica Kupisch
Email: rockstarr815@yahoo.com
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 01:21:28 PM

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JEFF KUPISCH!!!! COME HOME SOON, ME AND LIZZY ARE GETTING WORRIED!! WE WANT OUR BROTHER HOME!! MOM GOT THE SCHOOL TO SEND YOU SOME STUFF, WHICH IS COOL, AND WE ARE STARTING TO GET STUFF FOR YOU FOR THE HOLIDAYS! I WISH THAT YOU COULD BE HOME FOR XMAS, BUT I AM NOT GOING TO GET MY HOPES UP. IT WOULD BE WEIRD WITH OUT YOU, ALL 16 YEARS OF MY LIFE, I HAVE HAD BOTH YOU AND JASON THERE, BUT NOW I PROBABLY WONT BE ABLE TO HAVE YOU THERE. BUT THAT IS OK I GUESS. I WROTE YOU A LETTER, AND I AM GOING TO SEND IT AS SOON AS I REMEMBER TOO. IM TRYING MY HARDEST TO WRITE YOU AS MUCH AS I CAN, BUT IT IS HARD WITH EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON HERE! I MISS YOU SO MUCH AND CAN NOT WAIT FOR YOU TO GET HOME AND BE SAFE. BY THEN ILL BE DRIVING, SO MAYBE ILL TAKE YOU AROUND IN MY NEW CAR? YES I SAD NEW CAR, ME AND DAD ARE MAKING A DEAL, HE'LL GET ME A CAR IF I GET BACK IN SCHOOL, AND CALM DOWN ABOUT THINGS!!! SO IC ANT WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!! LOVE ALWAYS YOUR FAVORITE LIL SISTER ~JESSICA


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Email:
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 01:00:55 PM

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I would suggest people who go on the internet and start polemics about who is more hero, about politics and decisions to think about the guys over there: if they happen to read this, how are they going to feel? Everybody is free to think and say anything, but there are proper boards to discuss each subject. I am not American, and I am not a relative of any of the soldiers there, I just have some friends there, and if I expressed what I think about this war I would be censored for sure, but the last place where I would discuss it is this message board... and the most important thing, I would never never never say it to any of the guys who are facing death everyday there! Believe me, this has nothing to do with being patriotic, it's about the kind of human being you are... I invite some persons to reflect and consequently be ashamed of themselves, hey folks, don't you know that other 6 soldiers died in Iraq today? Don't you see how disgusting it is to be here discussing for what they died and who is more hero or patriotic? jesus christ, be so smart to have a little respect for this at least, if you are not so smart to be respectful of your sons, daughters and relatives who are risking their lives there.


Name: Judy and Norman Pickett (Retired Army)
Email: judypickett2003@yahoo.com
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 12:47:17 PM

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TO: SSG Stephen Voline: Uncle Norman and I are so very proud of you. We love you and miss you so much! Aunt Judy


Name: Morgan
Email: Lildruboo@aol.com
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 12:33:45 PM

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Dear SPC BRANDON ALTEMUELLER hey sweetie, it's been an eternity since I've heard from you. Ok Ok, it's been like a week but it seems like an eternity with all the BAD news I've been hearing from over there. Please, please, please I pray to God for you to be okay and return home safely. In the meantime that I don't hear from you I post messages to you on here for my comfort. I miss you badly soldier boy. Come home safely. Until then, keep up the good work and keep your chin up babe...YOU MAKE ME PROUD!


Name: Kelly and Chrissy Gronke
Email: dreed1@bham.rr.com
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 12:27:33 PM

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For SFC Dan Gronke. Dan, I just wanted to say how much I love you and how proud I am of you. Baby Chrissy and I talk about you and look at your photo everyday. We miss you and we can't wait until you come home. We love you, Kelly and Chrissy


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 12:23:13 PM

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TO SGT Fredrick Campbell C co. 1/508th Hey Baby Just wanted to say I LOVE YOU and please take care ,call when you get a chance and I keep you and the rest of the guys in my prayers day in and day out. Love you again, Millie.


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 12:13:17 PM

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Buckeye Soldier's Mom - I was not questioning your right to disagree with our politicians - but this is not the place to do it. Write your Congressmen if you like - I did - but don't bring the negativity to this site. I don't discuss Lynch - she is not the hero, the ones still in Iraq are. May God Bless your son. The Old Man


Name: Old Soldier
Email: Buckeye Soldier's Mom
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 12:07:17 PM

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I support the troops and their mission in this war just fine...but I hope you don't think that there are parents of soldiers out here that support it so much that they don't mind having their little 19 year old girls raped and every bone in broken in her body for patriotism; or that its okay to say sure, "I'm glad my son is got shot up and died for his country"...there isn't even one reason good enough or psychologically normal about a parent who would desire and brag about such a fate for a child, no matter how much they support our efforts over there and very are happy that their child devoted his life to our country in the military....And if you think that parents can't support the troops and also express concern about the way politicians make decisions...then, perhaps you are such a devoted veteran that you forgot what American values and rights you were hired to protect....I praise you for your service to our country and continued support of our troops...but please...help me understand why you would verbally ATTACK American civilian citizens for having a discussion among PARENTS OF TROOPS on this site about their concerns that a movie from those "Hollywood" people you love so much is being released to soon when the war is not over yet...that's all...Would you prefer that I leave this site and get the parents to write congressmen instead of discussing their concerns here?


Name: Robert Mendoza
Email: robspc@cox.net
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 11:59:58 AM

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Hey Sky Soldiers!! Just a quick note to say you are doing a great job and to keep up the good work. Don't listen to the criminal liberal media, we all know they have an agenda. Your accomplishments are recognized, your losses are mourned, and you are always in our prayers. I send the thanks and appreciation of a grateful nation. ALL THE WAY AND THEN SOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rob Mendoza robspc@cox.net


Name: Sue English
Email: senglish@netnitco.net
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 11:50:19 AM

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I have no-one known to me in Iraq, but I wanted to let you all know that my family and I are very grateful for you and keep you all in our prayers daily!!


Name: Cathy Rempson
Email: crempson@hotmail.com
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 10:42:30 AM

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To Brad Hamrick Just wanted to say Hi and that we miss you. You should see baby Zee. She looks just like Eddie. I hope you are doing fine. Ty is working on the rest of your CDs. We love you and miss you. Cathy


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 07:43:24 AM

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i love you and i miss you so bad...!


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 07:30:32 AM

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To Buckeye Soldier's Mom - if you don't agree with the war, get off this site. If you don't understand the really good reason for eliminating the world of Saddam, then you don't belong on this site. Keep your thoughts to yourself and away from this open window to the troops. More than 85% of Americans still support the troops and the rest live in Hollywood. We waited on the UN for 12 years and this is where it ultimately led --- so much for the UN. From An Old Soldier, who would do it again in a heartbeat!! WE love you guys! AIRBORNE!!


Name: Rachel Zermeno
Email:
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 05:05:45 AM

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Got the following from the man who holds my heart. Says a lot, on this veterans day! Folks, With Vets day approaching, I thought this would be appropriate. All the vets already know this but its good to remember what we/they have done. Thank one when you see them. WHAT IS A VET? What is a Vet............. (Veteran's Day is November 11th) He is the cop on the beat who spent six months in Saudi Arabia sweating two gallons a day making sure the armored personnel carriers didn't run out of fuel. He is the barroom loudmouth, dumber than five wooden planks, whose overgrown frat-boy behavior is outweighed a hundred times in the cosmic scales by four hours of exquisite bravery near the 38th parallel. She (or he) is the nurse who fought against futility and went to sleep sobbing every night for two solid years in Da Nang. He is the POW who went away one person and came back another - or didn't come back AT ALL. He is the Parris Island drill instructor who has never seen combat - but has saved countless lives by turning slouchy, no-account rednecks and gang members into Marines, and teaching them to watch each other's backs. He is the parade-riding Legionnaire who pins on his ribbons and medals with a prosthetic hand. He is the career quartermaster who watches the ribbons and medals pass him by. He is the three anonymous heroes in The Tomb Of The Unknowns, whose presence at the Arlington National Cemetery must forever preserve the memory of all anonymous heroes whose valor dies unrecognized with them on the battlefield or in the ocean's sunless deep. He is the old guy bagging groceries at the supermarket - palsied now and aggravatingly slow - who helped liberate a Nazi death camp and who wishes all day long that his wife were still alive to hold him when the nightmares come. He is an ordinary and yet an extraordinary human being - a person who offered some of his life's most vital years in the service of his country, and who sacrificed his ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs. He is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness, and he is nothing more than the finest, greatest testimony on behalf of the finest, greatest nation ever known. So remember, each time you see someone who has served our country, just lean over and say Thank You. That's all most people need, and in most cases it will mean more than any medals they could have been awarded or were awarded. Two little words that mean a lot, "THANK YOU." It's the soldier, not the reporter, Who gave us our freedom of the press. It's the soldier, not the poet, Who gave us our freedom of speech. It's the soldier, not the campus organizer, Who gave us our freedom to demonstrate. It's the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves others with respect for the flag, And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag. Prayer for our Servicemen Lord, hold our troops in Your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen. When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our ground troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. There is nothing attached... Of all the gifts you could give a U. S. serviceman, prayer is the very best one.


Name: Rhonda Smith
Email: naanee2002@yahoo.com
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 03:54:45 AM

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Anthony Figueroa.... Hello Anthony, I know you are in excellent company and don't get much time to email so I thought I would drop a line here and hope you get it, I miss you very much and pray for you and your colleagues over there, we are all proud of you and anxiously await the day you get to come home!!!! lots of hugs and kisses, Rhonda


Name: Linda S. Hunsecker
Email: crowmother1@aol.com
Date: Friday November 07, 2003
Time: 12:11:24 AM

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The following is an excerpt from a briefing given by Air Force Lt. Gen. Norton Schwartz Thursday, November 6, 2003 12:31 p.m. EST As you see in the third slide, we will begin the rotation early next year. We envision going from four divisions and 17 brigade equivalents to about three divisions and 13 brigade equivalents. Elements of the 1st Infantry Division, the 1st Marine Division, the 1st Cavalry Division, will succeed the 101st Air Assault, the 4th Infantry Division, the 1st Armored, the 82nd Airborne Division, the (173rd Airborne Brigade) and the 2nd Light Cavalry Regiment. The brigade from the 2nd Infantry Division -- that was the Stryker Brigade that the chairman referred to -- a brigade from the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii, the 39th Enhanced Separate Brigade -- that is a National Guard unit from Arkansas -- the 30th Enhanced Separate Brigade -- likewise a National Guard unit; in this case, from North Carolina, West Virginia and New York -- and finally, the 81st Enhanced Separate Brigade from Washington and California will also deploy in support of Iraqi Freedom 2.


Name: OH Yeah...BTW
Email:
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 11:57:43 PM

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If its all the same to you guys...I'd rather not see a movie made about anything happening over there to my son ...okay ....because ....he is a hero like the rest of the 173rd...but if its all the same to you guys...I just as soon not have anything happen to him worthy of film like it did to Pvt. Jessica Lynch...OKAY...NO MOVIE CAN EVER GIVE OUR TROOPS THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE!!! And no movie can really reveal war for what it really is...WAR____! Ahh...is not a very good thing as my son always writes and tells me anyways...


Name: Matt, Arlene...173rd parents.....
Email: From: BUCKEYE SOLDIER'S MOM
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 11:48:50 PM

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You know I just don't understand why anyone would release any movie about any of our soldiers who were in Iraq when HELLO AMERICA...THE WAR IS NOT OVER OVER THERE!!! I mean with all due respect to private Jessica lynch, she is a hero...but a real hero would not let a movie be released with her fellow soldiers still over there in harms way...However, if the viewing of this movie by Americans stirs some previously uninvolved citizens to see how disgusting war is...maybe they won't be so willing to allow some president to send our kids in some place like Iraq without a truly GOOD reason...and make sure we have the support of the UN before we go in and get some little girl like Jessica all messed up just because she is a darn good American Girl and Patriot Soldier...Perhaps we should let her know how we feel about her movie being released while her comrades are still in Iraq and some getting Killed...Maybe she could at least try to stop it from being shown too soon and if the movie company shows it anyway due to some kind of paperwork she signed...Why can't we boycott the movie or protest its release...I mean isn't the 173rd over there protecting our rights to peaceful demonstration...freedom of speech...etc...So, why doesn't one of you make a public statement about how you feel about it...otherwise whatever we say just stays on this board and I don't think that will be much of a deterrent to the movie makers who will show the movie too soon...


Name: Arlene
Email:
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 10:00:53 PM

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I agree 100% with Paul and Matt. What about the other soldiers that were captured? Will they be making a movie about them? How about making a movie about all of our heroes that are still over there fighting this war, or about the ones that have lost there life. If you make a movie about one, they need to make a movie about them all. To my son PFC Garcia II,I am so very proud of you. Keep up the good work. Love, Mom


Name: Gavin
Email: badger4hire@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 09:56:36 PM

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SPC WHITELATCH, NATHAN D. A.co 2/503- How you doing little brother? Its already starting to get a hell of a lot colder than Graf back home. The salmon run ain't gonna happen this fall, so maybe this spring if you get back we can hit'em hard. Days seem to fly by here- well not the whole day just the part where the sun is still up. By the time I clean& lock up the pub its near 0430-0500. Add in the time it takes to sleep off a hangover and hell I'm lucky to see 2 hours of sunlight- half of which is dusk anyway. Nearly every place around here is ready for winter. Snow fences and stakes decorate the property everywhere in sight. It might just be me, but I'll take a wicked blizzard over a sandstorm any day. And Lord knows its easier to track wounded game when they leave a fresh bright red trail in the fluffy white snow- keeps the meat fresh and the stink down too. So I will do you a favor and pray for some snow in Iraq- not just in the mountains- the desert,& the whole f'in country. No guarantees though, God is busy and to tell the truth the Almighty hasn't shown Himself or talked directly to me since I left Italy. I wonder if it was something I said? Well I gotta go for now just keep on keep'n on. Gavin


Name: Gavin
Email: badger4hire@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 09:55:39 PM

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SPC WHITELATCH, NATHAN D.- How you doing little brother? Its already starting to get a hell of a lot colder than Graf back home. The salmon run ain't gonna happen this fall, so maybe this spring if you get back we can hit'em hard. Days seem to fly by here- well not the whole day just the part where the sun is still up. By the time I clean& lock up the pub its near 0430-0500. Add in the time it takes to sleep off a hangover and hell I'm lucky to see 2 hours of sunlight- half of which is dusk anyway. Nearly every place around here is ready for winter. Snow fences and stakes decorate the property everywhere in sight. It might just be me, but I'll take a wicked blizzard over a sandstorm any day. And Lord knows its easier to track wounded game when they leave a fresh bright red trail in the fluffy white snow- keeps the meat fresh and the stink down too. So I will do you a favor and pray for some snow in Iraq- not just in the mountains- the desert,& the whole f'in country. No guarantees though, God is busy and to tell the truth the Almighty hasn't shown Himself or talked directly to me since I left Italy. I wonder if it was something I said? Well I gotta go for now just keep on keep'n on. Gavin


Name: Memorial
Email:
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 09:08:12 PM

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I attended the memorial at the chapel here in Vicenza, Italy for our 2 solider. It was so touching and sad at the same time. People got up and talked so highly of these 2 soldiers, it was so nice and peaceful. It really hit my heart and my mind when they did the roll call and played taps, WOW it makes you think about your husband over there. It hit me so hard that at anytime we could lose someone we love and care about. I cried, everyone cried, it was so sad that we lost a few more of our wonderful men in the 173rd. God will watch over you both now and forever. You are both heros in my eyes and my children, always and forever!


Name: letty rondan
Email: r_rondan@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 08:58:33 PM

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRANK HOPE YOU COME HOME SOON.QUE DIOS TE DEJE MUCHOS MUCHOS ANOS MAS. LOVE YOU LOTS.


Name: Kourtney Nicole AKA Kasey Robbins LIL SIS
Email: cheerchicsr04@aol.com
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 08:16:27 PM

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Hey bubba!! I just thought i would write you something, because i am really bored and i havent talk to you in awhile, i really miss you. Well, Everyone says hi, and when are you coming home? i just tell them hopefully one day soon. Well, i just thought i would tell you i miss you a lot and i love you. Well, Bye bye love ya always and forever, your only lil sis, Kourtney


Name: Jessie Olvera
Email: jesolvera@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 07:51:56 PM

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Just want to let you guys know my nephew is on his way home for R&R for 15 days. He should be home by Sunday. 173rd take care and God bless all of you. Proud Aunt of a soldier in the 173rd. Jessie Olvera


Name: Paul McGrady
Email: pmc11@comcast.com
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 07:41:05 PM

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Mr. Bradley, with all due respect, I also read the same article regarding troop deployments in the Army Times this am and it said nothing regarding the "IronHorse". It specifically said that the 173rd would be returning home in early 2004(April would seem early) and would not be replaced. There was also the mention of another group of soldiers, I believe the 4th ID, that would be returning and would not be replaced. Unfortunately, the Army Times on line changes their headlines and stories throughout the day and I was unable to see either article this evening. Just thought I would pass that along.


Name: Paul
Email:
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 07:25:07 PM

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Matt I agree with you wholeheartedly. My thoughts and prayers to my son and all the brave men and women of the Army. I am a proud 173RD parent.


Name: matt czarnik
Email: czarnik@whidbey.com
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 05:54:26 PM

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I am the father of a soldier still over in Iraq fighting for his country, I am curious to know if I am the only parent of loved ones there that feel the movie about jessica lynch should be coming out a little later than sooner. Keep fighting strong 173rd.


Name: Jessica Herbert
Email:
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 04:50:46 PM

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Jessica, I have been slow in writing this, because basically I did not know where to begin. I just wanted to tell you that I do not know the depth of your sorrow, and will never know that because my sister is not and never has been in the military. I have been, but that would not have been a problem because I was never put in harms way. I just kept thinking of having something like that happen to my little sister, and all I could conclude is that I would have a lot more hatred and anger than you seem to have. You and your brother are both great Angel's in my eyes for you have both shown us a path of this life that before could not have been shown to me. You have given me the ability to see the grater side of all of this. I wish no more than to be able to give you a big hug, and take away any pain that you must shoulder. If I could hold some of that away from you I would do it in a heartbeat! You must go on and if you need someone to stand with you in your journey, call upon me! I will be there!


Name: Fro Cesareo Meza Sr.
Email:
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 04:28:48 PM

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Cesareo Meza, We all wish you were still back there with them as well...if they'll have you may I suggest you go back, because you are not welcomed here on Caserma! We have seen the things you have done to your son since your return and as a friend of your Ex-wife, and a dear adult in your son's life we all here wish you to return to Iraq. Do not disgrace the service of the troops who had the disservice of serving next to you! I wish you the grace to grow up in the future and to maybe leave the Army with some sort of growing up under your belt. I can see that it will be unlikely this happens, so please leave the troops of the 173rd and the family you once had and hurt, leave them alone and move on in your days. We love your son, and the beautiful woman you once called a wife more than you will ever know, so please go without bothering this community any further. Leave and do not look back for that would be the better thing to do here.


Name: Cesar
Email: cesareo.meza@setaf.army.mil
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 02:35:41 PM

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To all of my fellow soldier in Iraq, stay strong. You are all doing a great job. I can't help but keep an eye on you through the news, and wish that I was still there with you. You have given me some of the greatest memories that I will keep with me forever. Thank You.


Name: spc stocking, steven a.
Email: krash@ihatemimes.com
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 01:01:17 PM

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hey this is for the boys still sucking, reynolds, swan, fern, sighn, i just wanted to say i made it to the states alive, and you guys better do the same, sorry if i forgot any one, its one in the afternooon my time and i'm on my 4th beer. write me if you guys get the chance. i love you all and i hope i see you all soon. im out. love ya all, -steve


Name: Kathy Van Hoeck
Email: kvanhoeck@elmhurst205.org
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 12:30:23 PM

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Hello! The National Honor Society of York High School in Elmhurst,IL (Jeff Kupisch's alma mater) has adopted the 2/503 Mortar for Christmas. There are 50 (5-0) boxes on the way full of goodies for you all to open on Christmas Day. We asked the students, faculty and community to pitch in and send items to make goodie bags for you all and they responded in a big way! We have 120 members in our group and it took us 2 hours to wrap and box everything. Thanks so much for being there and representing the USA. Come back safe and Happy Holidays! Kathy Van Hoeck Advisor, York NHS


Name: Barb Kupisch - Jeff's Mom
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 11:07:35 AM

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Just to clarify - keep the vision of coming home =before your eyes= It's there! It will happen! Sooner than you think! So, keep that vision alive in your heart! Believe it & trust in it! God will never fail you! Lean on Him to bring you thru............He is faithful! Why so downcast, oh, my soul? Put your hope in God! He is the peg upon which you can hang your every hope because He'll never let you down! Love, Mom


Name: Barb Kupisch - Jeffrey's Mom & Proud of It!!
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 11:03:45 AM

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Dear Jeffrey M. Kupisch - 2/503rd Mortar -heard anymore about coming home for R&R? Jason is hoping to be home for Christmas. I miss you very much... & love you even more. You're still my......., well, you know! I'm very proud of you & your brigade. We pray daily for you - keep the vision of coming home alive & be wise! Love, Mom


Name: Raphaela
Email: rhaledien@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 10:22:25 AM

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hey y'all, just a short hello from zurich, switzerland to let you know that we haven't forgotten about you. so take very good care and remember, you are in our prayers. and, yes, i can imagine that the weather down there sucks.... *lol* but look on the bright side, it could be raining non-stop.. (and just in case you are stationed at such a place.. uhm, sorry... ;)) so, bye for now raphaela


Name: Michael Radziewicz
Email: oneshot_onekill@msn.com
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 08:18:11 AM

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Hi, Son Pfc Michael Radziewicz 2nd Plt. A Company 1/508th, We love you ,miss you and come home soon. I hope you and all your fellow soldiers are doing the best you can do under the conditions your in. Send some photos, love your DAD If anyone has any photo's of 2nd Plt A Co. 1/508th, send them to my e-mail address please


Name: Judith Flanagan
Email: Judy525531@aol.com
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 07:56:28 AM

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To whoever is responsible for the incredible job that is being done posting pictures of our boys (mine is Bryan Burress, 2nd plt, B-Co,) THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I wish Fox News and CNN would show more of the guys with kids and their Iraqi friends. It is very uplifting to know that there are some good things going on in Iraq. In New Braunfels, Texas we are nothing but proud and awestruck by the job our airborne boys are doing over there.


Name: James Bradley
Email: Webmaster@173rdairborne.com
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 07:34:12 AM

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To the person that wrote "It looks like our soldiers will be coming home in early 2004." check your source again. ARMY TIMES reports "I expect us probably to start moving around the middle of March and finish in the middle of April." This is for Task Force Ironhorse which the 173rd is part of. It DOES NOT say anything about "coming home early". It is still SOME TIME in APRIL. Please lets keep to the facts


Name: dagmar young
Email:
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 07:15:05 AM

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TO SGT. DANIEL KORP DID NOT HEAR FROM YOU IN SOME TIME. JUST LETTING YOU KNOW WE LOVE AND MISS YOU. AND STAY SAFE. MOM


Name: Ken LaBriola
Email: Kenman@radix.net
Date: Thursday November 06, 2003
Time: 06:04:18 AM

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The Army Times has an article this morning regarding the troop rotation. It looks like our soldiers will be coming home in early 2004. Hooray. In the meantime, God Bless the 173rd. You guys are doing a great job!!!!!


Name: charlene brewer
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 05, 2003
Time: 09:42:48 PM

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CLINT, I THINK YOU YOU EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY AND I PRAY FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF ALL INVOLVED IN IRAQ. SHOULD WE BE THERE OR NOT? I DON'T KNOW ALL THE ANSWERS AND I DON'T SEE ALL THAT GOES ON, BUT I WILL SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT AND OUR TROOPS IN ALL AREAS OF THE MILITARY. NOT ONLY IN IRAQ, BUT IN ALL OTHER COUNTRYS. THE SOLDIER IS OUR PEACEKEEPER AND I HAVE GREAT PRIDE AND RESPECT FOR ALL VETERANS AND SOLDIERS IN THE SERVICE. I LOVE YOU AND I'M VERY PROUD OF YOU AND ALL THE OTHERS. STAY SAFE AND LOOK AT THE GREAT WORLD OUR LORD HAS MADE FOR US. SEE THE BEAUTY IN HIS GRACE AND LOVE.


Name: Diana Martin, Mindy Martin
Email: spatcher5150@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday November 05, 2003
Time: 08:37:20 PM

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SPC Brian Kunasek, Hey "B" HAPPY BIRTHDAY. We wish that you were here without a doubt. Your in our thoughts constantly, Our love and prayers are also with you. You have no idea how proud we are of you. Miss you lots and hope that you will soon be home. We will celebrate then. Mail is coming your way. Love ya, Mom.. Hey B.I got your letter.It was so good to hear from you!How bare you doing?Your pictures that you sent were crazy.We wanted to tell you HAPPY  BIRTHDAY!!That also includes Todd.He's the ones making your music tape.So just to let you know,we all miss you and wish you a happy birthday!Your letter is almost done.I say about two more days and hopefully your music tape and your TATTOO magazine will be with it.We're also working on copying some pictures for you.MISS YA B!. lOVE YA!Mindy.


Name: Morgan Gittus
Email: Lildruboo@aol.com
Date: Wednesday November 05, 2003
Time: 03:37:35 PM

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dear FAMILIES OF SOLDIERS there is an excellent website for ideas on what to send the soldiers and how to package it so it won't spoil etc....i think it has been posted once already but for any who may have missed it - http://operationmilitarypride.org/packages.html God Bless


Name: johnny lonewolf-fox
Email: msreconscout2003@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday November 05, 2003
Time: 03:30:42 PM

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brave men and women of our armed forces. may god bless you all with speed to return home safe after defeating all American enemies of freedom and to come home to your native land here in America


Name: greta
Email: gdarra79@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday November 05, 2003
Time: 02:57:16 PM

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to all my friends there in iraq: i hope ya'll doing fine n im missing you... to my close friend Spc J. Resto, hope to hear from you soon. and i really hope u are doing fine. we keep praying for you n the others to come back soon n safe. im italian but im proud of what u guys are doing. thanks for ur great job. G.


Name: Brian Hart
Email: bhart@addsinc.com
Date: Wednesday November 05, 2003
Time: 02:03:05 PM

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To Private Jeremy Frye, 1 B-CO 1-508. We flew home Tuesday from Arlington National Cemetery on the last flight out of BWI. We had to run the box with the flag in it through x-ray. They wanted to know if there was metal in it. There was. It was a sad affair for our family yet beautiful. We got home about 1 AM feeling low. We found your letter in our mail box amongst the bills. Thank you. It meant much to us. If someone in country sees this, please forward it to Jeremy. In the Town Common of Bedford, we had candle vigil about a week ago where the minutemen rallied years before. There were several hundred people out in the rainy cold for John. According to Rev. Gibbons of the church on the common, his assistant met a mentally challenged man at the edge of the crowd standing by himself. He asked if he was a friend of John's and the reply was "No, I have no friends, but John was kind to me." I thought that said it all.


Name: Dave Albanese
Email: coinace@aol.com
Date: Wednesday November 05, 2003
Time: 01:20:40 PM

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Hey Airborne troopers, Your the best keep up your heroic work USA loves you guys, my son is a veteran of 82nd & 20th Engineers airborne. We all respect all your sacrifices your making. God Bless you all and keep you safe. Battle Evil keep us all free. Dave Albanese - Albion NY Coinace@aol.com


Name: Al Schlothauer
Email: SPTSAL@AOL.COM
Date: Wednesday November 05, 2003
Time: 01:09:08 PM

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Just wanted all the soldiers of the 173rd to know my thoughts and prayers are with them all. Stay focused, stay vigilant, and be relentless. You truly are America's finest.Stay safe and may you all be home soon. God Bless you all. Proud father of Sgt. Dan Schlothaer B Co, 1/508


Name:
Email:
Date: Wednesday November 05, 2003
Time: 12:32:32 PM

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just lett you know i miss ya sooo f....** baaaad... love ya baby, keep waiting for ya back in my arms...


Name: Rachael Hughes
Email: hughesfamilia@earthlink.net
Date: Wednesday November 05, 2003
Time: 11:51:04 AM

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TO MY SON, SGT. SHANE D. WILSON, 3RD PLT, A CO 1/508......just a few quick words to let you know you are on my mind (ALWAYS) and hoping you're well. Well, it's official---Grandma and Grandpa have moved in. They left Aple Valley on Halloween and their new home won't be ready until the end of the month. In the meantime, Grandpa has made himself quite at home in your room--says it brings him great peace to be surrounded by your stuff! It's also a great place for him to lock himself in to say his prayers---if the Lord doesn't listen to him, I don't know who he'll listen to!! Stay safe, focused, and watch each other's backs. Cconcentrate on the mission and do what you have been trained to do. Always remember how VERY proud we ALL are of our hometown hero...Grandpa isn't the only one praying for you--you've got a TON of folks here talking to the Man upstairs (Aunt Gigi too!). Stay strong, stay the course, and the 173rd WILL prevail. Love, hugs, and lots of kisses......Mom


Name: PHYLLIS AND STEPHEN GRAFTON, PARENTS OF SPC. STEPHEN GRAFTON 2ND 503RD
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Wednesday November 05, 2003
Time: 09:54:42 AM

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SPC. STEPHEN GRAFTON, ACO 2ND/503RD: GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU THIS MORNING...TIME DOESN'T MATTER, AS LONG AS WE HEAR YOUR VOICE AND KNOW YOU ARE SAFE FOR NOW! PLEASE BE CAREFUL: IT SEEMS LIKE THAT PLACE IS NUTS RIGHT NOW. WE LOVE AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH! MOM & DAD


Name: Jim Lakatos
Email: C/4/503 173d 1966-67
Date: Wednesday November 05, 2003
Time: 09:38:00 AM

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To the 173d.I read two articles in the Palm Beach Post regarding our brothers Lt Bernstein and PFC Hart.The NY Times carried an article on the services at West Point for Lt Bernstein and stated the service was attended by a large number of veterans and active troops including green berets who all felt the loss.Many a tear was shed for this officer who died while he was saving the life of one of his troops.The Washington Post had an article on PFC Hart,who was the 33rd Iraq casuality buried at Arlington.In his hometown of Bedford Mass several hundred citizens paid their respects to their home town soldier.The NY Times also mentioned that Sgt Lauer and PFC Williams were a great comfort to the family.They died for liberty, they died for us.They are at rest.They sleep in the land they kept free,under the flag they defended,and were laid to rest by their brothers.I salute them and all of the 173d.AIRBORNE!!ALL THE WAY!!!!!


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Date: Wednesday November 05, 2003
Time: 09:23:02 AM

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If anyone has any pictures of D Battery 319th AFAR could you please post them. I would love to see a picture of my soldier!!!!


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Date: Wednesday November 05, 2003
Time: 08:58:51 AM

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To all the soldiers of the 173d...You are in my thoughts and prayers today and every day. May you be filled with courage and strength as you continue to do this HEROIC work. I am so proud of you and the work you are accomplishing. Be careful -and I'll be praying for your safe return SOON.


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Date: Wednesday November 05, 2003
Time: 08:20:14 AM

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ALL SOLDIERS ARE IN OUR PRAYERS Here in V i c e n z a.


Name: Letty Rondan (fatso)
Email: r_rondan@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday November 05, 2003
Time: 12:29:14 AM

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Hola!!!!! Francisco Pancho Lopez, Just wanted to know how ur doing. We miss u alot and will keep u in our prayers. Take care and hope to hear from u soon. ps.... get in front of the camera every once in a while so we can see u. dont forget to smile :)


Name: Greg Lebeau
Email: gllebeau@netscape.net
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 11:10:27 PM

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Hey it is good to see that there are other from the D/319thFA My son Adam was there with the guys till Sept Right now Adam is on his way back to the states for reassignment to Ft Bragg If anyone has pictures or know Adam and would share with me some information about him will I be glad to listen Anyway staying here with the HERD till your all home Greg Lebeau


Name: Brian J. Hund
Email: brianhund@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 11:02:06 PM

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Hi everyone, My names Brian Hund. My younger brother James J. Hund (2nd PLT B.Co, 1/508th Inf.) is over there with the 173rd right now, just as everyone elses family memebers and friends are that frequent this site. I think I've only had the chance to talk to him once I beleive since he's been there. My mom, Lauren Hund tells me he's still doing ok, even though it really is tough being there. Me being an ex M.P. I know what the military is like. Even though my tour was during peace time. I still know the feeling. I am so very very proud of my brother JJ and ALL the guys and gals that are over there right now. I know alot of us have alot of feelings about just wanting to get our loved ones the hell outa there, but sadly we can't. I just wanted to give my thoughts here a little. Let us NEVER forget our loved ones, and fellow soldiers that have been lost. Let every one of us always remember what those guys and gals over there are going through, and how we would feel if we were in there shoes. I also want everyone to know how proud I am not only of my brother JJ, but ALL those over there doing a very very tough job!!!! If anyone that reads this cares to respond to what I have said here, feel free.


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Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 08:26:11 PM

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To the person that sent me the address, I appreciate you to the fullest! I don't read this message board often because.... but anyways, this is one of the reasons that the post master designed the board. Thanks again


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Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 08:18:20 PM

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Address is HHC, 1/508 IN, 173rd Airborne Brigade, APO AE 09347.


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Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 08:12:00 PM

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Can someone please Help! I am trying to send a box to my husband, and misplaced the address. He is in 1/508th HHC. I normally used the address from this site. Please help. Thanks, concerned wife.


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Email: susiequeue90@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 06:48:59 PM

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Can you please post some pictures of 1/508 HHC Maint. Plt.? Please? :o


Name: Sister of SPC Justin Hebert
Email: missmybro2003@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 03:58:12 PM

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Sgt Nicholas Lewis and Spc. David Rice: I have sent out 2 boxes full of goodies for your units: D Battery 319th AFAR and my bro's former unit 1st plt C company 1/508th. I hope that they reach you both soon so that you can pass the snacks around. I love nothing more than to spoil you boys... I thank you for requesting me to send stuff. It's an honor to do so. It helps me out in a way as well. You know that you can ask me for almost anything. I am here for you guys.....= ) Jessica Hebert


Name: Paul Reed's Girl
Email: villafan@uclink.berkeley.edu
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 03:36:19 PM

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Hey there. THIS MESSAGE IS FOR SPC PAUL REED. Hey babe. Call me soon! You spoiled me. Now I miss your voice! So much.... :) Keep warm babe! See you SOON!! I love you always.--K


Name: Mrs.Lori Arpin 3rd grade teacher
Email: larpin@cataldo.org
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 02:54:00 PM

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We are a 3rd grade class and we'd like to be penpals of some of the solders in Iraq. Please send us their mailing address. Sincerly, Mrs.Arpin's 3rd grade class


Name: Carrie BOYD Barnett
Email: Newlfstyles@msn.com
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 02:46:50 PM

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Just wanted to say Hello to James C. Boyd in the 173rd and to let him know we are behind you all 100% for everything you're doing for our country.Please tell him His Sister and his 2 Neices miss him and love him very much!! Can't wait to see his handsome face.


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Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 02:02:35 PM

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to carl's mom: glad to hear it helped! thanks all the same! take care---jessica


Name: Angelina
Email: sageangel545@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 01:42:16 PM

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Just wanted to say hi and let all you guys know you are in my prayers every night. Be safe and hurry home. We really miss you on Post. And to Felix... I miss you and can't wait to see you soon. Love you! Be safe and God bless!


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 01:35:55 PM

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To SGT Fredrick Campbell C co. 1/508th Hey baby just a few words to tell you I Love you and I'm always thinking about you ,I keep you in prayers 24/7,call when you get a chance XOXO,Millie.


Name: Jessie Olvera
Email: jesolvera@earthlink.net
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 01:35:23 PM

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This message is for Sgt. Christopher Mascio, It's been a while since I last heard from you, I hope things are well and you continue to stay safe and sound. If any one has pictures of 319th afar can you please get in touch with me, I would love to see a picture of my nephew. 173rd continue to be safe and you guys are along in my prayers daily. Christopher I love and miss you. Love alway Auntie Jessie


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Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 12:57:54 PM

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You're always in my thoughts and always will be... love u more than words can tell. Watch your back buddy... miss you so much


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Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 12:31:05 PM

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i hope you guys are coming home soon too


Name: Mark & Yvonne Brannen
Email:
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 12:29:26 PM

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Hey Beau - C, 1/508 - haven't heard from you in awhile, but not a minute goes by that we do not think about you and wish you well. An old friend says he was over there to see you guys last week and that he was impressed by the 173rd's performance. No surprise there. We know that this is a particularly difficult time for all of you, that you continue to do your jobs under the most difficult conditions imaginable, but we also know you are doing it better than anyone else could. We pray for you and look forward to that day when we can be together again. Love, mom, dad and Rhett.


Name: MOM (Brenda Basiley)
Email: brendabasiley@charter.net
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 10:49:20 AM

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A message for my son, SPC Brandon Altemueller, (Charlie Co, 2nd PLT, 1st/508th). I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and supporting you and all the soldiers 100%. I personally know at least 100 people who are praying for the safe return home of all of the soldiers in Iraq. God Bless the 173rd....and God Bless you honey. I love you. Love, Mom :-)


Name: Scott Chamley
Email: chamley@nwcomposites.com
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 10:36:39 AM

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Enclosed are a list of soldiers that are currently with my son PFC Scott Chamley who is with the 319th AFAR. SGT Kidwell, SGT Fillace, SPC Stolly, SPC Castillo, PFC Tereforte, PFC Orduno and PFC Tyrone. They are doing fine and spirits are good. A group of people that my wife works with are adopting this group for Christmas, the plan is to spoil them rotten. I just wanted to get these names out in case no one has heard from them in awhile. My son emailed me this morning and SGT Kidwell had just been promoted, congratulations.


Name: Carls Mom
Email: mythreesons@bwsys.net
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 10:17:36 AM

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Hi Jessica, I got your information and it does help, thank you. Unfortunately I do not have any pictures of the 319 either but as soon as I get some I will be sure to post them, please take care. P.S. if anyone sees this and knows of PFC Copeland tell him his family loves and misses him and would love to hear his voice.To all of the 173 god bless you all.


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Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 09:28:18 AM

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We enjoy looking at the pictures of all the soldiers in Iraq, but would sure love to see pictures of 2nd Platoon A Company, 1-508th. Please post soon. May GOD BLESS ALL OF THE 173RD.


Name: Lucie Mundova
Email: lucka53@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 08:16:19 AM

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for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI Aco 2/503 3rd plt: How are you doing? Just wanna tell you I miss you. Another package and Halloween pics on the way. Please take care of yourself. Love you, Lucy


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Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 05:03:19 AM

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to PFC PHILIP GRANT infantry 1-508th abn dbe c co. HEY you know who this is. i just wanted to say hi and take care. and much love. i miss you ^_^*


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.cm
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 12:42:00 AM

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To all of the 173 airborne,we are all so proud of you.you are so brave and strong.remember you have alot of support.GO AIRBORNE............ This from a very proud mom who has a very special son in the 2/503.


Name: Wanda Michael--Grandmother of Sgt James M Ramsey
Email: wndmichael@cs.com
Date: Tuesday November 04, 2003
Time: 12:17:23 AM

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First, My condolences to the families of the tragedy of Sunday, Nov. 2.It seem that the ripples of the circle keep getting ever wider. When they do, they eventually touch us all. My grandson, Sgt James Ramsey was involved in an attack on his quarters back in June. He did not get hurt physically as did three of his buddies, but we could heat the "tiredness" in his voice when we talked to him in July. His buddy lost his legs in that attack and I learned of it only a few weeks ago. An article in the Army Times dated October 1, 2003 told the story. I cried, and my heart ached for those young men and the horrer they witness now on a daily basis. Let us honor the soldiers we have lost and support the ones still on duty. But do not forget the wounded who are now healing in body and mind and who have a long road ahead in rehabilitation.STAY STRONG, AIRBORNE!!!


Name: mikayla hess
Email: dalphingirl442002@yahoo.com
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 10:49:25 PM

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i hope u guys are coming home soon


Name: BARB - JEFFREY KUPISCH'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 10:42:38 PM

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HELLO, J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H - HHC 2/503 MORTAR - Was great to hear your voice for a few seconds before we were disconnected this morning. please call again! Probably just like you - it gets really important to just HEAR YOUR VOICE some days - & tell you how much you are loved, honored & appreciated for the tough job you are enduring. Hang In There, JEFF! I hear the tiredness & crankiness in your voice. I pray you get some true rest- all of you guys need some peace so you can relax & unwind between shifts. As you sleep, I pray a refreshment from the Lord come over you, strengthening you & your buddies. PLEASE CALL AGAIN!! It's so wonderful to hear your voice. More packages are being bundled up to come your way! I love you! I miss you! Love, Mom and yes! you're still my .......... (you know!)


Name: Don and Pat Lindsay
Email: drandpal@aol.com
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 10:09:03 PM

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SGT Mike Grabski 2/503, Mike, we sent a care package last Friday, 10/31. Hope you like what we sent. Don't know how long it takes to get there. There is nothing in it that will spoil though. Take care and come home safe. We send our love and prayers, Don and Pat Lindsay


Name: Mark Whitt
Email: mawhitt@adelphia.net
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 09:57:57 PM

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Sky Soldiers (in particular 2/503) Hey guys. We don't know each other, but I served as an 11B in B Co. 2/503 in 87/88 when the unit was part of the 2nd ID in Korea. I've been following 2/503's actions in Iraq with great interest. All of you should be proud. I would very much like to correspond with individual soldiers, particularly those from the Cleveland, Ohio area. I was one of the people that sent out care packages earlier this year with Jenny Berlin. We are ready to send more packages for the Holidays. Please, let us know what you want or need and we will do our best to get it to you. Rock Force!


Name: Justin Garcia
Email:
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 09:04:08 PM

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PFC Nathan Garcia II A co 1/508 3rd PLT,just wanted to let you know that mom sent your squad a Christmas Tree.it is a five footer and weighs a ton. Just kidding, it's only a 2 footer that weighs 2 tons. just make sure you don't turn on the christmas lights when your out in the field. hahahaha. call when you can. For all of you soldiers out there, take care of each other. see ya later.justin.


Name: Arlene
Email: akmitchell@comcast.net
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 08:55:11 PM

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PFC Nathan Garcia II A Co 1/508 3rd PLT, hope you are doing well. Haven't heard from you in a while. I sent off a package last week and I will get one of your Christmas packages off this week. Hope you enjoy it. To the 173rd, stay safe and know that we are all praying for your safe return home. Love, Mom


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Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 08:07:45 PM

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To those that didn't know Lt David Bernstein..he was a great guy and one of the few really nice officer types...in the last moments of his life his actions left no doubt that he is a true hero...he will be missed... a friend


Name: carol and mike mccarthy
Email: mlloman67@hotmail.com
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 06:12:36 PM

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WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR ALL THE SURPORT THAT YOU ALL GAVE US. TODAY WAS A SAD DAY FOR ME AFTER HAVING CORY HOME FOR 6WEEKS ON HIS MEDICAL LEAVE HIS TIME WAS UP. HE WANT BACK TODAY TO WALTER REED HOSPITAL IN WAHINGTON D.C. TO HAVE SOME MORE SURGERIES, THEY THINK HE WILL BE HAVING 3 TO 4 MORE. WHEN EVERYTHING IS DONE THEY THINK HE WILL HAVE 80 TO 90 PERCENT USE OF HIS HAND. WHILE HE WAS HOME HE GOT LOTS OF PHONE CALLS AND LETTERS FROM EVERYONE ON IRAQ THEY ALL WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT HE WAS ALRIGHT.ONCE AGAIN WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR SURPORT THAT YOU ALL GAVE US. VERY PROUD PARENTS OF SPC CORY MCCARTHY 173RD AIRBORNE CAROL AND MIKE MCCARTHY


Name: PHYLLIS AND STEPHEN GRAFTON, PARENTS OF SPC. STEPHEN GRAFTON 2ND 503RD
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 05:02:03 PM

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SPC. STEPHEN GRAFTON: HEY STEVE...JUST A MONDAY HELLO TO TELL YOU HOW MUCH WE LOVE AND MISS YOU. YESTERDAY WAS VERY SCARY, BUT WE ARE HANGING IN HERE ON THIS END AND HOPE YOU ARE BEING ESPECIALLY ALERT TO WHATS GOING ON. STAY SAFE, WATCH YOUR BACK (AND YOUR BUDDIES BACK) AND HOPE TO TALK TO YOU SOON. WE LOVE YOU! MOM, DAD AND JAIME


Name: Morgan Gittus
Email: Lildruboo@aol.com
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 04:53:38 PM

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Dear SKY SOLDIERS..if any of you read this that know SPC Brandon Altemueller, could you please tell him Morgan says hi? Thank you I would greatly appreciate it. He is in 2nd Platoon, 1/508th Infantry, Charlie Company Thank you soldiers and keep up the GREAT WORK! You all are the best. If it wasn't for you we wouldn't be here. We love you all.


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Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 04:48:57 PM

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to my special soldier...i love u i miss u! go airborne!!!


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Email: scrisom@yahoo.it
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 04:37:15 PM

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To Mario Andriulli (1-508 abn) Hey, what's up man? I hope you are doing well. I tried to send you an e-mail yesterday,i hope you will have it. What about you and Dave? We miss you a lot! Please, take care. I love you brother, Kisses. Francesca


Name: Ragazzi a Vicenza
Email:
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 04:15:11 PM

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Forza, Americani! We miss you in Vicenza... but we are always so proud of who you are, and what you do. Bring freedom to Iraq and then return to share your happiness with us here in Italy. We promise you good pasta and excellent vino!


Name: Riccardo Di Capua
Email: rdicapua@post.harvard.edu
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 04:09:28 PM

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TO: PFC JAROD MARKHAM Wherever you may place your finger on the map of the world, you will find a country whose people have benefited from the supreme sacrifice the men and women bearing the uniform of the armed forces of the United States have made throughout history for the preservation of peace and the promulgation of life, liberty, and human dignity. Every single nation in every continent today can thank the United States for its existence. When times are difficult, when the heat of combat and the anguish of heat, thirst, hunger, and pain cloud the mind and obscure the senses, the men and women in uniform know that the entire nation stands behind them, in respect of their sacred duties and in admiration of their unquestioning abnegation. May your tour of duty bring you back to your family safe and sound, and may you then allow those of us who admire and appreciate the work you have done to greet you in person, and with the warmth and affection that has been the hallmark of American freedom. Sincerely yours,


Name: Pappy Patchin
Email: CharlesPatchin@ongov.net
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 03:25:25 PM

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The Sky Soldiers of the 173d Abn Bde are doing the best job they are allowed to do. They are combat paratroopers. There is not one of us that are not concerned for their safety. None of us would do anything intentionally undermine their ability to fully concentrate on their job. That job is watching out for each other. It's not about writing home or calling to pass the time or letting somebody know the latest hot poop about who will come home on R&R when. It's making sure as many as possible come home alive. This website is not for your petty BS. This website is for you to support the Sky Soldiers. Moms & Dads & friends & lovers your job is to support the the combat paratroopers. Not tear each other up. Your concerns are evident but some of you are really going too far. No it's not all sunshine and roses on this website. If you want the worst about Iraq watch FOX, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC & MSNBC. If you wasnt the best think of your Sky Soldier. This website is from combat paratroopers for combat paratroopers. And, No, I'm not in Mr. Bradley's pay. I'm a combat paratrooper.


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Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 02:42:19 PM

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Did anyone hear about a problem occuring in Kirkuk today? I saw something on one of the news ticker tape about 2 soldiers were killed in Kirkuk. I just saw the end of the message and wasn't sure whether it was referring to a new incident or a previous incident. Help.


Name: Linda Bean
Email: lbean@allegiantmedia.com
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 01:53:53 PM

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Re: 3rd Platoon, 2/503rd. My son was kind enough to send home a handful of photos the other day. Two include a second young soldier, very blond and very handsome, named "Fred." I'd be happy to email you the photos or send you a copy if you think your loved one is the "Fred" in question. Linda Bean


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Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 01:19:10 PM

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There will be a memorial service to honor Lt Bernstein and Pfc Hart on Wednesday November 5th at 10 am in the Chapel on Caserme Ederle.


Name: Morgan Gittus
Email: Lildruboo@aol.com
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 11:35:31 AM

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This is for ALL THE SOLDIERS in Iraq.........everywhere I go, it seems people are talking about the war. All I hear is support for our troops. When I strike up a conversation, everyone says "Tell your friend we are praying for him and support the troops and what they are doing." And it's like that EVERYWHERE. So there you go, no matter where you go and no matter how senseless this war seems, the people support the men in the field. GO AIRBORNE!


Name: sue keleher
Email: skeleher@minimags.com
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 11:12:34 AM

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Just wanted to tell you guys that we all are very proud of you and saying many prayers for your safety!! Thank you for being there for all of us. I am sending a special hello to Spc. Tim J. Feehan!! I have known your dad for 35 years since he was on Andros Island!! Stay safe and hope you come home soon!!!! Sue Keleher


Name: Carls Mom
Email: mythreesons@bwsys.net
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 09:43:00 AM

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My son is PFC Copeland. He is with the 319, I believe in or around Kirkuk. It seems like an eternity since I have heard from him. Could someone please tell him his family loves and misses him very much. My love admiration & respect goes out to you all of you keep yourself safe and know yous are loved and missed.


Name: Glen Bayer
Email: glenbayer@yahoo.com
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 09:30:48 AM

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To my son Spc Brian Bayer 3rd Pl. A Co. 1/508 and the rest of the HERD. Keep your focus. Watch each other's back. Your friend's and families back home support you in every way. We all await your safe return with open arms and hearts. You are all doing the most noble and heroic thing a soul can do. You are putting yourselves in harms way so we here back home can remain free and safe. Remember, negative things you may hear from back home, are a direct result of freedoms that you are defending over there. You hold our future in your hands. God bless the 173rd. Wingdad


Name: Robin Brooks
Email: x45519@exmail.usma.edu
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 07:43:52 AM

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PVT Mario Andriulli (1/508) I hope all is well for you. Everything is going ok out here in NY. School is starting to pick up the pace...so many reports and labs and papers due. For Thanksgiving, I will be in Missouri visiting my great aunt and uncle. They live in St. Louis. It should be a great time. This past weekend I saw Les Miserables. It is a great play (if you like that sort of thing). When you get back to Italy, you should check and see if it is playing. Well, I gotta go to class. Take care of yourself and be good. Affectionately, Robin


Name: Uncle Rene
Email: rene.hernandez@usarec.army.mil
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 07:43:01 AM

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this is for Roberto FernandezIII, Just wanted to say hello take good care of yourself, god bless you uncle rene


Name: DAGMAR YOUNG
Email:
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 07:23:54 AM

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TO MY SON SGT. DANIEL KORP WE LOVE AND MISS YOU MOM AND DAD


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Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 06:57:23 AM

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For the person who posted about the website www.militarymoms.net and decided to bad mouth it and then say there is no B.S. on this site...who are you kidding? There is always bickering and nonsense on this site as well. It's a part of human nature to attack others and be uncivilized. We are all under stress and need to realize that we aren't hurting each other, we are hurting the troops who do read this. Actually, they probably just sit back and laugh like I do when I read this site now.


Name: Anna Z.
Email:
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 06:18:48 AM

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to SPC CARL TURNER - Cco 1/508---------- Hey babe, i thought to drop a line and say wassup. Hope this note finds you well... I've been so happy this morning when i saw your e-mail. I'm so sorry yesterday the call didn't get through... please try again, wanna hear your voice so bad! :( Stay strong and be safe my baby. I love you honey, always, A.


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Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 06:06:13 AM

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Regarding the post about the site www.militarymoms.net---don't be fooled! yes, they appear sugary sweet, but in reality, there are a few of the most back stabbing people you ever want to meet--ESPECIALLY their webmaster. What started out as a place of comfort for families, and SUPPORT for our troops, has ended up in a major butt kissing contest for the "Wonderful Wendy". There is more support and encouragement for her than there is for the troops. It's like a cult and completely lost its focus--the troops! This woman is on the biggest power trip you've ever seen and her "followers" just add fuel to the fire! Mr. Bradley, I do apologize for posting this negative message. This is one of the reasons why I love this site so much---no B.S. (well, not much!) and the main focus here is where it should be! I wanted to give everyone a heads up on what they might get involved in. I hope this message is not against any of the rules. I honestly do not get involved in anything negative on this site--as you might guess, there are some bitter feelings and I had to speak up.


Name: Jessica
Email: oceanpacific2000@aol.com
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 03:20:39 AM

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I just wanted to write and let everyone know that I am praying for all of you and I hope everyday that you all stay safe and will return home to your families soon. If any one out there knows my brother Jason in the 2/503 please let him know that I love him and his family misses him very much. Thank You


Name: Christopher Hurst
Email: ch2608@tx3.net
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 02:47:36 AM

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Does anyone know the current rotation number from A Company, 1/508th that is, or recently went out on R & R? If you do, please e-mail me at ch2608@tx3.net Thanks! Chris.


Name: Nathan T. Garcia
Email: astroram@earthlink.com
Date: Monday November 03, 2003
Time: 12:49:52 AM

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My son is in Iraq and i just would like to say take care and I love you SON very much. Son you and the men you are serving with take care, and our prayers go out to you all.


Name: Sherry O'Neill
Email: gigglesoneill@aol.com
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 11:30:25 PM

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Hey, Eric hope you are doing okay. Everyone says hello. They miss you. We are praying for you. We are very proud of the 173rd, you have been working so hard. Keep your chin up. Take care, your very proud mom from SC. Love You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: jinnene hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 10:31:02 PM

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has any one heard what number's have been called for R&R for c co 3plt 2/503 if so please let me know


Name: walter voline (ssg stephen voline)
Email: bigphin03@msn.com
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 10:15:59 PM

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hey bro just wanted to let you know we love you and we hope to see you soon. the kids love seeing your pictures on the web.dont worry the beer will be ice cold when you get back.


Name: elena
Email:
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 06:27:45 PM

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I hope this can help (from www.cnn.com): The helicopter was flying from Fallujah to Baghdad when it went down about 9 a.m. (1 a.m. EST) near Amiryah, according to the U.S. Central Command. It was assigned to the 12th Aviation Brigade, which is supporting a task force led by the 82nd Airborne Division. The soldiers aboard were on their way to rest and recuperation leave in the United States and in Qatar, Pentagon sources said. The troops were from units based at Fort Carson, Colorado, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Fort Hood, Texas, the sources said, but their names and outfits were withheld pending notification of relatives.


Name: To those needing emotional support,
Email:
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 06:21:09 PM

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A website that I believe would be of great help to those of you needing support is www.militarymoms.net. You don't have to be a mom to post there. They welcome all family members or friends of those who have loved ones in the military. No rumors please or anything that could endanger the soldiers. You can however feel free to talk about your fears, anger, sadness, happiness, etc. I don't often post there, but I often read their post since my brother joined the army. I hope it can be of help to some of you. Blessings to you all. James Bradley, My mother and I greatly appreciate this site. We were so excited the day you posted pictures of the 2/503 Able company 1'st platoon. Thank you for all your hard work. Blessings To the 173rd soldiers, I love you all and pray for your safe return. Thank you for your service. You all have alot to be proud of. Stay Strong and Aware. God Bless A proud sister of a 173rd soldier


Name: nancy
Email: nmask8@netscape.net
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 06:01:33 PM

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Thanks to those who gave me info on Toy donations....Doing something good for the troops helps one to overcome the grief and nausea and worry that comes from having a family member at war. My first impulse just now when I saw the news about the 15 who died was extreme anger and nausea and sadness which can lead to impulsiv words and actions ..but now I am trying to think of ways to deal with it in a positive way....do something that you believe will benefit our troops and or their families. Helping others soothes the hurt soul and takes your mind of your own problems. A very good book on dying and death and the "why" of it all.......I read it after a tragic death last Feb......"Reaching to Heaven" and " Healing Grief" by James van Prage. God bless our soldiers


Name: TO: CONCERNED FAMILIES NEEDING COMPASSION & UNDERSTANDING
Email: http://groups.msn.com/PeaceforMilitaryFamilies/_whatsnew.msnw
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 06:00:47 PM

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For those who worry and wait...for those who need other military family members who do their best to respond with compassion and caring...go ahead and post to this msn group that was started for the purpose of understanding and caring for each other while our soldiers live and work in harms way...Can't promise that the chat room will ever be full there...or that others will respond immediately or the way you want them too...but...we are a military family and don't consider it "treason" to express our doubts, fears or concerns about the people who make decisions that get our guys killed...just keep it legal...and keep it clean...that is all we ask...Peace... http://groups.msn.com/PeaceforMilitaryFamilies/_whatsnew.msnw


Name: elena
Email: silvbaga@tin.it
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 05:53:02 PM

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I cannot stand people saying "I'm sorry..I think the 15 victims were from 173rd...but I'm not sure"..Hey Mr. Confusion...avoid this crap!! It's already a nightmare living like this...we don't need people like u to make families of the 173rd more anxious and frustrated! I can only say that on the CNN website there's an article talikng about the 82nd Airborne Division involved in this terrible accident...but I'll wait to believe it until further info from "reliable" sources...d'u know what I mean..scarecrow?


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Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 05:30:02 PM

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I'm not sure if I'm allowed to print this, but Centcom said the Chinook was part of the 12th Aviation Brigade operating in support of the 82nd Airborne Division Taskforce.


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Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 04:51:36 PM

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Mr. Bradley--Ok, you win. It's your message board. Your rules. Sorry I would dare open up finally and be emotional for the first time on this board since my son went into war and express my fear of ever losing him. Sorry you don't see that parents and wives need support too, as do the troops, because we are also struggling to keep the morale up. It's sad that when you have a following on this site like you do you can't utilize this message board to help us out too, especially on a day when we grieve for many lost soldiers. I read your commands loud and clear that you did not design this message board for us to express our concernsor fears, only to send happy go lucky wishes to the troops. Sir yes sir. You will be relieved to know there will be no more 173rdairborne website for me. Adios.


Name: HOMER L HOLLON
Email: homer53@msn.com
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 04:47:33 PM

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God Bless each and every one of you. All the Nam vets I talk to wish you a safe journey through this trying time. If we, the Nam vets could change places with you, I think most would proudly serve along side of or in front of you. We want your safe and speedy return home. Again, GOD BLESS YOU!


Name: To Anna
Email: simpi84@libero.it
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 04:42:14 PM

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Anna, I have a good friend of mine in the same platoon as yours, i guess, boyfriend. Would you please email me?


Name: Louise Bush
Email: loubush@btopenworld.com
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 04:27:44 PM

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Hey Paul Reynolds! We came across this website and decided to post an email to you. Wasn't sure whether you would be able to get it or not, but decided to give it a try anyway. Just thought we'd drop you a line to say sorry we missed your wedding. It sounds as though it was a really good time had by all! I always thought that I would be the first one of the family to get married - but you beat me!!! Neil and I are going to Atlanta on Boxing Day. Hopefully you'll be home by then. We will at last get to meet Amanda which will be good. Siobhan has promised to take me to the Bridal shop as I've heard all about it! Anyway, I won't write too much in case you don't get it. All Our Love Louise & Neil XXX


Name: Faceta J. Johnson
Email: Faceit0347@aol.com
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 03:37:09 PM

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Hopefully, Mr. Bradley will not delete this. This is one reason why your soldiers and your soldiers chain of command tell you not to post different things on this website, in the local papers or wherever. PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE BELOW. The terrorist groups are smart people, they MIGHT (not sure, but this could be possible, stay vilgilant) have people monitoring our websites our bases anyplace to find out information. So please be careful. I would love to see my brother and his brigade return home safely. I have been there. I have 16 years behind me as a military spouse. My husband deployed numerous of times. Believe it or not the soldiers are not as sad as most of you think, take a look at the pictures. My husband has been a Company Commander 3 times (including one in Italy 13th MP. I use to tell my spouse's it's better that we find out information only on a need to know basis. Because believe it or not we find out the same information when you do. So don't think that the Commander's spouse is holding back on you, because they are not. Why get yourself up in a uproar and your blood pressure up? We have good leaders and your FSG leaders have a lot of experience behind them so please don't beat them up. One thing to keep in mind weather your husband is a Lt or a Pvt one day he/she would be in charge and you as a spouse will go thru the same thing that we went thru. Sit back and take notes so when your chance come around you can honestly say been there done that. So next time you see your FSG leader your rear detachment give them a hug, pick up the phone and call the people that are in your platoon or squad and see what you can do to plan for whenever the troops get back. See if any spouse need any help, go Christmas shopping. As you know things are subject to change. Just keep in mind the troops who are not coming home happy to thier spouse but in a flag drape box. When I was a young girl around 7 or 8 that is how my father came home to Ft Benning in a Flag Drape Box. Remember OPSEC. FALLUJAH, Iraq (Nov. 2) - Insurgents shot down a U.S. Chinook helicopter in central Iraq on Sunday as it carried troops headed for R&R, killing 15 soldiers and wounding 21 in the deadliest single strike against American troops since the start of war.


Name: ATTN: Military family member in need of support!
Email: ladybug50ky@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 03:36:35 PM

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Please email me! We are family. Your burden is mine; your sorrow, frustration, anxiety, anger, desperation is not uncommon to any of us! But, "UNITED WE MUST STAND" as we fight our battles from the comforts of our home so that we can offer much-needed, loving support to our brave hearted 173rd Troops! OUR HEROS! As Veterans Day approaches, I wish to express my pride in/for the entire 173rd ABN BDE Soldiers! YOU ARE OUR HEROS! You are loved, admired, appreciated and respected for your efforts to defend the freedoms we have (in the past) taken so much for granted. My flag flies high in your honor, especially you, my beloved soldier and only son! May God bless and keep each of you safely in His care until you are allowed to return to your loved ones! One Very Proud Military Mom


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Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 03:29:09 PM

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I am just praying nothing happened to you... I love you , never been brave enough to tell you but I do... come back to me soon... waiting for ya always.


Name: James Bradley, CW3, US Army (Retired)
Email: webmaster@173rdAirborne.com
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 03:16:09 PM

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What is the purpose of this Message Board? To SUPPORT THE TROOPS, It is NOT about, Rumors or YOUR fears or anger. It is about supporting the troops. "He said, she said" word games are not welcome here. As to the Rumor of the troops coming home early. EVERY UNIT, in every War, has rumors running around, just because you are told what a someone thinks may happen or was told by someone else (a rumor) does not make it a fact. A fact is notification from the UNIT that troops are coming home on a certain date. So until that fact occurs, support the troops. Stop your rumors, Stop the hate.


Name: anne gonzalez
Email: a5gonzo@gci.net
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 03:08:55 PM

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For those in need of emotional support, I, too, feel nauseous, uncertain, angry, distraught, and always wondering what the next hour or day will bring as wait for the Iraq situation to improve for our soldiers. Today is my birthday, I spoke with my soldier yesterday -- he rarely complains, yet I sense his concern -- I must be strong for him, I must be strong for his father who is hurting doubly hard, and I must be strong for his grandmother who listens hourly to the news and of her 20 grandchildren, her solider grandson is the one she prays constantly for and hardest for in her small apartment. I have found that writing in a journal relieves me a great deal -- and a friend has given me a subscription to Unity's "Daily Word" which is very uplifting. You should not be ashamed for asking for feedback and support as you suffer emotionally -- we all need to be here for one another - as have been to date. As someone stated, this web site is our ongoing "lifeline" -- let us keep it constructive, outreaching, compassionate, and in tune with emotional needs. We are all family and will continue to be in our lifetimes. God bless! anne gonzalez


Name: Kim
Email: tonysmw@sbcglobal.net
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 02:29:35 PM

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HELLO ANGRY 173RD FAMILY, We will get through this together. Let's exchange email addresses where we can privately vent together, no holds barred. Let's keep it off the message board. Kim


Name:
Email: hdonnamarie@aol.com
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 02:17:02 PM

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this message is for the person who posted a message on Sunday at 12:58 asking for emotional support, well if you would email me i will be more than willing to offer you support as i feel the exact same way and maybe together we can get throught this. very proud of all the soldiers fighting for our freedom. God Bless the 173rd!!!! soldiers mom


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Email:
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 02:04:37 PM

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When I asked for emotional support I sincerely didn't mean to sound selfish that it's all about how AM I going to get through this. When I read it again it seems to sound that way. I know it's more grieving coming through for those who are getting word and those who have lost thier loved ones throughout. It's the fear of the unknown. I love our troops. I love and admire their courage and bravery. I am angry when I think our leaders are being so nonchalant about it. I am sorry if my emotions and outlook sound negative. I don't want my fear and my personal struggle to become one for the troops who may be reading this. I know they are so much stronger than I can imagine or ever hope to be. I apologize that I let my guard down and let my emotions out. THey are real, they are honest, but I do not want to begin a bashing and lower the morale of the troops. I am sorry. I know we are all struggling here, and I just need some words of comfort and wisdom because I just don't know how to pull it out from within anymore...and I am constantly praying for their safety, for their strength and courage to continue and I pray for the day this is all over.


Name: Anna
Email:
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 02:00:38 PM

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Spc Justin Frasier, Charlie Co. 3rd plt 1/508th: hey baby! ;-)I got your e-mail yesterday! thank you! so whats up? nothing new here! I wrote you some letters and will keep on doin that but I'm sorry if they'r boring sometimes! I'll try to write some jokes! Well I'm glad you're doing ok and I hope I'll get some mail from you soon. Miss you! take care babe and be careful. lots of love, anna


Name: C Alameda
Email:
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 01:53:26 PM

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Well for a sad Sunday Morning to wake up to see the news, I was over joyed with seeing my son on page 52, number 1147. SPC Francisco Alameda... I thank you,I'm proud of my son and what a feeling it is to see your loved one on the web, it feels great!!!!! Proud 173rd mother


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Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 01:43:19 PM

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I can only speak for myself, but I suspect many of us feel some sort of pain or sadness on a daily basis knowing that our loved ones are facing the danger and conditions of this war. Most days I get by on optimism and faith. Sometimes I cry for days in a row, especially on a day like today when they've announced that 15 soldiers died and 22 were injured on their way to R&R. Those of us at home are fighting a different sort of battle, trying to lead our lives normally and still support our beloved soldiers. For me it is a daily struggle and one that I accept because I love my soldier so much. I may not agree with this war but I care for him and those with him, therefore I must stay strong for the day he and the rest of them return and hope that there is a positive outcome. Friends and family are the ones who help me on the gloomiest days, but I also have to find strength within myself because I know that this will come to pass one day.


Name: Rear-D soldier
Email:
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 01:23:06 PM

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I just wanted to say first of all, thank you to the webmaster. This website has brought so many happy faces to those soldiers in Iraq (myself included). I would like you to stop letting these rumors get posted. As I said the other night, before it was deleted, there has not been given a set re-deployment date given to the companies in writing. When there is, the FRG leaders will be given out this information. Hopefully, they will just call, or write an e-mail, to the families to let them know. Any information, whether deployment, or re-deployment of a unit, should not be posted on the internet where anyone and their wrong-doing uncle can get it. Thank You. Like I said before, to all of my brothers and sisters in the 173d, keep your heads up. We will pray for your safe return.


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Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 12:58:22 PM

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I am coming here to ask for emotional support because I don't know how to handle this fear anymore. How do you get through this? 15 more soldiers killed on the way home for R&R. More killed in another incident. I really can't take this anymore and I don't know what to do- don't say pray because I do--and I have been positive and I have been trying to do all the right things and I really think I am losing it. I am usually a very strong person but this is bringing me down. How are you getting through this...Everybody says you can't think the worse but Rumsfields causal comments about "this is war and this will happen sicken me, our thoughts are with the families"--then you hear about the Iraqis celebrating this holding pieces of the helicopter and I AM SO ANGRY...I am just so damn angry at this whole senseless war. Please somebody tell me how to get through this fear of waiting this out. Please don't delete this because I am not being all positive and supportive of this war. I am asking for others who are in the same situation to please tell me how you are getting through this.


Name: Betty Calkins
Email: bfcalkins@aol.com
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 11:46:37 AM

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This message is for SPC David Calkins: David,I am praying for your safety and the safety of those with you. I am so proud of you and how strong you have become! Never lose faith or hope, you can get through these times and come back to Richmond soon! You have been my rock, my strongest supporter and I am yours. I love you...always! Mom


Name: Ken LaBriola
Email: kenman@radix.net
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 09:54:29 AM

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I thought I would pass a message on to all the soldiers, but, especially those of the 173rd. My nephew, PFC THomas LaBriola is with the 2/503 173rd. Yesterday, while shopping for Christmas gifts at a "sale" at JC Penney, I was standing in line to pay for my purchases and stuck up a conversation with several women in line. They had overheard me bragging how proud I was of my nephew and all the soldiers in Iraq, when they all came up to me and wanted to me to tell my nephew and all the soldiers, thank you for all that you are doing. They wanted me to tell you all that "the JC Penney ladies say thank you and because of you, they were able to go shopping and experience the freedom that we have. One young lady came up to me and said that her son was in Kirkuk. He is with the Air Force. We exchanged stories and said how proud we are of all our soldiers. I am from the Washington DC area and being such a big metropolis, I never imagined that this would happen in all places, a JC Penney store. It really gave me the feeling that everyone supports and cares for our soldiers.


Name: Nina Krause
Email:
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 05:54:41 AM

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TO. SGT Land Jacob Daniel, Hey Honey, I haven´t heard from you in a while. Hope you´re doing well and we´ll see ous really soon!! Take care watch always your back. Thousand kisses from me!!!!!!! Love you!!!!! Nina


Name: Gavin
Email: badger4hire@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 05:17:56 AM

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SSG. FEHL 2nd Plt. A.Co 2/503- Hey Joey, Yeh I called you Joey. I sent you and whatever is left of the squad I was once a part of what I could. Times have been better recently. I bet you thought you'd never hear from me again; and once again I have proven you wrong. So, if the package gets through have no worries- everything is in the same condition as it was when purchased. If the magazines get boring look for SPC. Whitelatch- I sent him some extra special ones for his 21st birthday. OK when and if it arrives have no fear (I took care of you guys as best I could) and crack a joke or two about GYPSY LOVE. I wish you guys the best. Take care- Gavin


Sometimes I fell like this should be called the "rumor corner",c ause it seems like rumors are the main cause for concern .the fact is that there is no official word on the validity of this rumor.


Name: Aunt Kristen
Email:
Date: Sunday November 02, 2003
Time: 02:55:41 AM

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SPC Jake Swanson, If you see this, just know that I love you and am very proud of you!!! You and the other troops are heroes and will be appreciated more than you will ever know!! Stay strong and keep safe!! Nick says HI!! We love you kiddo!!


Name: larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 11:16:29 PM

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Pfc Ryan Wilmington---2/503 Greetings to my favotite "Skysoldier". Just want you to know your loved and missed very much. Proud of you and all the 173rd.More "snailmail" being sent tomorrow. Love Ya, Pappan


Name:
Email:
Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 08:12:50 PM

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My son got on an airplane today to go back to Iraq after two weeks of R&R. How quikly two weeks flew by. He found out that the people that he was closest to and meant the most to him were back in Iraq. As much as he didn't to go back, he wanted to get back to his unit. For those who have never served this may seem very strange, but to those who have shared the terrors of war know how strong the bonds are among soldiers. May you all come home safe and sound and have stories to tell for the rest of your life.


Name: Thought you might like to read this....
Email:
Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 05:27:00 PM

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Weary Travelers Support Operation Iraqi Freedom Troops at BWI By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2003 — Nearly everyone has experienced it at one time or another: an airport bogged down by bad weather, delayed and cancelled flights, and cranky, overtired travelers wanting nothing more than to get to their destinations. That's exactly what Will Ross, an administrative judge for the Defense Department's Office of Hearings and Appeals in Los Angeles, encountered Oct. 27 at Baltimore/Washington International Airport. But what he witnessed that day, he said, "made me proud to be an American, and also told me why we will win this war (on terrorism)." Like many of his fellow passengers, Ross had been forced to spend the night in Baltimore. His outbound flight, scheduled for the night before, had been cancelled due to the California wildfires. They had forced the Los Angeles International Airport to close, and the ripple effect drove domestic travel nationwide into a tailspin. When Ross reported to the United Airlines counter the following morning for the next scheduled flight to Los Angeles, bad weather and aircraft mechanical problems made the prospect of a timely trip even more grim. As he waited in the terminal, Ross noticed many soldiers in their desert camouflage uniforms, newly arrived from Southwest Asia. All, like Ross and the other passengers at the airport, were awaiting connecting flights — but in the soldiers' case, it was to begin two weeks of rest and recuperation leave. Flight delays continued and the airport had become, in Ross's words, "a zoo." By the afternoon, one flight to Denver had been delayed several hours. United Airlines agents kept asking for volunteers to give up their seats and take another flight, but Ross said they weren't getting many takers. Finally, Ross said a United Airlines spokeswoman got on the public address system and made a desperate plea. "Folks, as you can see, there are a lot of soldiers in the waiting area," the agent said. "They only have 14 days of leave and we're trying to get them where they need to go without spending any more time in an airport than they have to. "We sold them all tickets knowing we would oversell the flight. If we can, we want to get them all on this flight. We want all the soldiers to know … we respect what you're doing, we are here for you and we love you," the agent continued. "The entire terminal of cranky, tired, travel-weary people -- a cross-section of America -- broke into sustained and heartfelt applause," Ross said. "We're talking about several hundred people applauding, a whole terminal. "The soldiers looked surprised and very modest," he continued. "Most of them just looked at their boots." Many of the travelers in the terminal wiped away tears. "And, yes," Ross said, "people lined up to take the later flight and all the soldiers went to Denver on that flight." Ross said he figured that 30 or 40 people had suddenly jumped at the change to offer their seats to U.S. soldiers. That moment, he said, reinforced his patriotism and his heartfelt belief that the United States will prevail in the war on terror. "I think people realized that this fight is going to be long and drawn-out, and these kids are in the thick of it," he said. "It was heartwarming to see their outpouring of support."


Name: Brian Hart
Email: bhart@addsinc.com
Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 02:53:31 PM

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The Hart family would like to thank the officers of Charlie company that made it possible for Sgt Lauer and PFC Williams to escort David and John home. Further, we would like to thank Sgt. Lauer for the time he spent with our family at West Point on Friday.


Name: Lori Freeland
Email: lfreeland5@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 01:19:40 PM

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Saying hi to my nephew Sgt Brandon Bewley of the 173rd, A Co., I/508th. Thinking about you always nephew, finally saw a picture (pg 51,1137) of you standing with a group of other soldiers posted on this site. Can't get over how much you look Grandpa Freeland in that picture when he was overseas in the Navy at your age. Of course I wish you were home, but am very proud of you for all you are doing my brave, sweet nephew. I know you are keeping your sense of humor, we miss that humor of yours around here. Watch your back and keep your ass covered dear nephew. We love you so very much! May god keep his protective hands around you and all of your fellow troops. You are all in our thoughts and prayers always. We love you all. Be safe! Anti Lori


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Email:
Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 10:11:33 AM

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The Comment line at the White House is only open M-F 9-5 eastern time. Again, that number is 1-202-456-1111.


Name: Jill Doot
Email: dootj@aol.com
Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 09:48:50 AM

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Mother of PFC Doot, Ryan J - I am proud of my son and all the soldiers for defending our freedom. It's a hard job but we are proud of all of you. Please stay safe!


Name: pam
Email:
Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 08:21:59 AM

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after posting my message this morn i went to cnn.com war in iraq forces us and coalition looked under national guard they were mobilized oct 2003 to deploy to iraq to take the place of 4th infantry and another i cant remember the second it seems like it was a calvary division.


Name: Donna Voline (Mom of SSG Stephen Voline)
Email: pandpdonna@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 08:04:08 AM

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SSG Stephen Voline- We Love You and Miss you so much. Wish you could be with us right now. If anyone that reads this board sees SSG Stephen Voline please tell him to call home. It is really important. We Love You Stephen MOM


Name: pam
Email:
Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 07:52:09 AM

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i to have been told by my son that the stryker force was there to change command a handful on the ground with them he is in support said at that time he was pretty sure they were to start changing out on November 1st then he emailed and said it was a rumor. So who do you beleive why would they be with the 173rd if they were going somewhere else? I wouldnt think you would train to replace one if you were going somewhere else.


Name: Lucia
Email:
Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 07:40:46 AM

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HI I'VE JUST TALKED TO MY MAN WHO IS A.CO - 1/508 AND HE TOLD ME EVERYTHING IS OK. HE ALSO TOLD ME IT'S PRETTY COLD,THERE ARE 40°F(4.4°C). I KNOW SOMEBODY WAS WONDERING ABOUT THE WEATHER, SO I HOPE THIS CAN HELP. ALL MY THOUGHTS ARE FOR OUR SKY SOLDIERS!!LUCIA


Name: Nina Krause
Email:
Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 05:48:26 AM

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TO. SGT Land Jacob Daniel, hey Honey, Haven´t heard from you in a while....! I miss you tons and i can´t wait to see you again. Be careful and watch always your back. With all my Love Nina


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Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 03:25:01 AM

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THE SEATTLE TIMES said the stryker brigade is ready to deploy to serve in Iraq,the troops will be replace a Florida brigade and 3rd Armored Calvary Division.


Name: Ron Anderson
Email: andy261@juno.com
Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 02:00:34 AM

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I don't offen post messages here but everyone needs to go to a site that I just found. www.veteransforcommsense.org It is very enlighting.


Name: Denise Copeland
Email: mythreesons@bwsys.net
Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 12:38:46 AM

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The pride I have in the 173d is undifinable and as a mother I love you all the only thing I want is for you all to come home safe but if anyone sees this and knows pfc copeland please tell him his family loves and misses him terrible god bless you all


Name: denise copeland
Email: mythreesons@bwsys.net
Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 12:16:13 AM

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to all that see this i am the mother of pfc copeland i love you all and want you home asap the pride i have in my heart for the the 173 and all soldiers is not definable but if you see this and know my son please tell him i love him and miss him terribly


Name: Shane's Mom
Email: hughesfamilia@earthlink.net
Date: Saturday November 01, 2003
Time: 12:05:46 AM

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SGT. SHANE D. WILSON, A Co, 1/508.........Happy Halloween my Son!! So far, it looks like Linda may have dodged the bullet with the fires in Running Springs...I'm still waiting to hear--good news, though, it's raining here--so much for Taylor's trick or treating...oh well, that means God is watching out for all of our mountain friends too! Anyway, please stay strong and know we're praying for you. Be ever watchful and don't get complacent. God loves you and so does your Familia! Call your Mom!!!!


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