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Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 10:37:41 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey sweetie! How are you? I am about to go to sleep and dream about you. I had another dream about you last night. It is becoming a normal routine for me. I just wrote you a letter to mail off tomorrow...it isn't interesting or anything though. Anyway, I will write you a message in the morning. Have a good day!!! I love you so much! I miss you.... love, Stephanie


Name: Teresa Baggett
Email: TerBaggett@aol.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 10:19:49 PM

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Sgt. Jeremy Baggett (HHC 1/508), Hi sweetie! It was so good to hear your sweet little voice on the phone today. I've been on cloud nine ever since. I called our GROWING list of people that I have to call every time I hear from you. We had an awesome time last week at the lake. Micah LOVED your Mom's jetskis. Tomorrow I go for the ultrasound to see if we're having a little boy or girl. I'm kinda hoping for a little girl...I don't know if I can handle being the only girl in a house with three loud and spoiled boys! (Just kidding) Micah and I ask God every single night to bring you home safe and soon! I love you more every day. Your Wife with the ever-expanding waistline, Teresa


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 07:52:22 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey babe! How are ya doing? I'm sorry I didn't write you a message this morning....I got up for work late! I mailed you off a letter today. Andrew told me he got a letter from you today. He was pretty excited...Anyway, I hope you are doing ok. Maybe you got my care package I sent you by now. I love you and I miss you!! love, stephanie


Name: M&D Hinton
Email: tekkimom@yahoo.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 07:43:01 PM

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PFC HINTON, GAVIN M, A co., 1/508th, 3rd PLT., 173rd - Hello my son! I am so glad to know that you are doing well as can be expected. Everyone looks forward to the day you come home and tell us the hilights of your experience there. We are happy to say that all is well and everyone is healthy. Thank the maker! Nana and Tata wrote to you so look for some more mail. We sent two packages last week. We're getting pretty good at eyeballing the load and picking the right size box for all of your goodies. The folks at the UPS Store know us by first name now and ask about you. You are certainly making the rounds even though you've never set eyes upon these people. Denise from DPS says hello and she thinks about you every day. They will gladly take you whenever you are ready. You've the experience they're looking for now. Not everyone gets to play cops and robbers in a foreign country. Stay cool when possible. Know that we love you and not a day goes by that we don't think about you. I'll get a letter out tomorrow. (((((((((((BIG HUGS)))))))))))) Love you more......Mom


Name: Stefanie Cervi
Email: stefcervi@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 07:15:01 PM

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Sgt Ryan Quaal--I haven't left a message in a long time--so I figured I'd write my baby a message--I miss you and love you like you wouldn't believe. I hope you get to call again this week, I consider myself spoiled b/c I have got a call every week recently-- I know your too busy looking at those 100 most beutiful women in that Maxim I sent you, arent ya-they don't got nothing on me. Well it's off to Myrtle this week and there's no way it will be the same without you there--everytime I turn around I will be reminded of something romantic(or stupid)we did all last summer!! I will be thinking about you the whole time as I do every minute of the day. My cousin's graduation party was this past weekend and everybody was asking how you were and the infmaous question...no, not when your going to marry me--when you were coming home!! I of course said I don't know because I learned very early on not to believe the rumors!! I've already told my executive producer that Im going to take a month's leave of absence once you get back and if they don't like it, we'll there's other stations out there. Your my number one priority and this career stuff has gotten too much of my time these past 3 months. I love you sweetheart and I can't wait to start our lives together. And I agree with the other wives when they say we should all be very proud of men, as you know I am. I could go on for hours, like I do in all my letters, but I'll leave some room for the other loved ones. But know this Quaal..I got much love(haha)..faithfully yours, Stef


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 06:59:16 PM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co 3rd PLT 2/503D; Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you. I sure do miss you, son. Take care of yourself and come home safely. I love you very much, and I am one very proud Mom. Love Always - Mom


Name: Wally Dinse
Email: wdinse@northrock.bm
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 06:51:32 PM

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This is for PFC Scott Dinse. It certainly was good to hear from you the other day, looking forward to when you come down here. Also looking forward to some of your pictures and we can see if they match some of the stuff I have. Just remember you are still in a war zone and don't get to comfortable. Cubs have been on a small losing streak, 4 games, but Kerry Wood threw a good game yesterday and they won against the Sox. Today they start a series with the Phillies. Know that I am praying for a safe return for you and all the boys with you. When you get the word when it is time to come home it will be fun to start a short-timers calendar like I did in the Nam, it makes the days go by faster when you can cross them off. Know I love you and hope to see you soon. Proud Dad.


Name: Cynthia Bachman Fort
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 06:09:48 PM

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To gramieight--your grandchildren are very lucky to have such a neat "gramie" You seem like a very compassionate and strong individual! I have heard from my son today 1/508/1 Bravo Co!! Yeah!! Thank you for the response I received per my request about the platoon over the weekend, I was getting worried. This is a great website, so my thanks to the webmaster for providing this for the families. It does help as we are all at home with a similar set of circumstances feeling anxious about the situation in Iraq. Here's to the families of the 173rd!!! Cheers and prayers--counting down days til this is all behind us.


Name: keith lori & jacenya knight
Email: knightfish54@aol.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 06:06:45 PM

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To all the soldiers in the 173rd hope this finds you well and able to find some air conditioning or at least some cold/cool water. Everyday you come closer to coming home, keep the faith, you will be out of Iraq. Sending you lots of prayers and love from south florida, we remain in your debt for your fine and brave service. The knight family


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 06:02:03 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR, HEy sexy! I made it here to Co. and it has been fun so far. We went hiking yesterday and when we came back down I got to throw Jake in the river:) Alicia and I were standing behind him drinking water and he wasn't paying attention, so we rushed him and threw him in. It was nice a cold! Sooo we all jumped in! Other than that we've seen a bit of the town, and much of the country side. Tonight I am supose to make diner, and have no clue what to make. I did need this trip I guess. I am also soooo glad I am not back in Italy right now. I read the things on this site and I realize we made a good choice for me to come home and stay here till you got back.That would not have been near as much fun as being here with my friends. When I think I get depressed I just get on here, and realize my life ROCKS!! hehe!I promise to never become one of those wives!!!! EVER!! Jake said he is planning on coming over, so we need to think of a time for them to visit and Derek too. Since we have to change the wedding date. Well, I am in town for supplies and I have to go get going. I found this library and now I have to run. It is closed from the 4-5 July, but I will catch you on the flip side babydoll! Whole Bunchies!!~~~~~~~~~Joel's Princess~~~~~~~~~


Name: Catherine Pierce
Email: nakedcat9@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 05:52:54 PM

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To: Dan Schlothauer and all the boys we know from Padova last year - Jerry, Dave, Jeremy, Joe - Just wanted to say hello and let you know im thinking of you. We think you are amazing! Love from one of the mad english girls in Padova Cath xx


Name: SPC Jon Herst's Mom
Email: brendaherst@aol.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 05:06:10 PM

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Jonathan and fellow Cco 1/508th, Just a note to say hello and tell you how proud we are of you all and how we miss you Jon. I so enjoy reading the other emails from friends and family of your comrades because they all say what your Dad and I feel. It's been awhile since we have heard from you and would love to get a letter. Your job is so important and we know you busy. Just know that we love you and pray for you daily. Stay safe and write or email when you can. Lots of love, Mom and Dad


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 04:31:38 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Buona sera Mike mio, come stai?? Io sono di nuovo tutta rossa... Come un peperone (pepper!!) HA HA!! VORREI TANTO AVERTI QUA CON ME!!! MI MANCHI MOLTISSIMO!! TI PENSO SEMPRE SEMPRE... SN CN TE SEMPRE!! TAKE CARE ALWAYS!! SPERO DI VEDERTI PRESTO MIKE MIO!! TI AMO, moltissimi HUGES KISSES al mio bel Mike, la tua Susy sempre!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 04:31:17 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Buona sera Mike mio, come stai?? Io sono di nuovo tutta rossa... Come un peperone (pepper!!) HA HA!! VORREI TANTO AVERTI QUA CON ME!!! MI MANCHI MOLTISSIMO!! TI PENSO SEMPRE SEMPRE... SN CN TE SEMPRE!! TAKE CARE ALWAYS!! SPERO DI VEDERTI PRESTO MIKE MIO!! TI AMO, moltissimi HUGES KISSES al mio bel Mike, la tua Susy sempre!


Name: MOM & DAD GRAFTON
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 04:29:40 PM

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SPC. STEPHEN J. GRAFTON: JUST A HELLO FROM HOME. GOT YOUR PHOTOS, AND BOY, DO YOU LOOK LIKE A BADASS IN THAT FLAK JACKET AND HELMET! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU AND ALL OF THE MIGHTY 173RD! KEEP YOU CHINS UP...IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THEY SEND YOU HOME..I JUST FEEL IT IN MY HEART! STAY SAFE AND KNOW WE LOVE AND MISS YOU! MOM & DAD


Name: MOM & DAD GRAFTON
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 04:22:02 PM

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SPC. Stephen Grafton: Hey, Steve...we miss you lots. Got your photos-what a bad ass looking dude you are. Local paper did another story on you and 4 other local guys deployed to Iraq...Sgt. Henry Teets, (jarhead), has come home as has another guy I did'nt know. So, just think, you could be next!! We sure hope so. We miss and love you more every day...hang tough--the mighty 173rd is tops! Love, Mom & Dad


Name: Annette Tewell
Email: anotoole2001@yahoo.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 02:40:19 PM

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Sgt. Jason Haynes and 173rd. Thinking of you today. My prayers are for your speedy return and safety. If anyone sees my email reluctant son, tell him his mom sends her love, watch out for one another and keep in touch with God. I love you more....


Name: ELENA
Email: elena.rin@libero.it
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 02:17:00 PM

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to VanTony Robinson: Ciao baby, wassuppp? i hope u are doing good, me i'm ok...soon you'll receive a new package...surprise!! i love you and i miss u so so so much...take care your mami


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Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 12:30:43 PM

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to all of the family and friends of the troops represented on this website, you are so faithful, and supportative. I am uplifted by the encouragements, and loving messages I see posted here. You are 1/2 the battle for our troops, knowing they are loved and missed and thought of. On a bad day, I can toggle through the messages and see prayers, loving thoughts that lift my own spirits. Thank you for myself, my son, and all the soldiers. YOU deserve a big HOOHAH! To the wives and children out of our country, I wish we were closer so you would not have such a load to carry, but you do it well and deserve our respect. To the wives and children in the USA who have not seen their soldiers for awhile, you are just as wonderful. To all the parents ...we have so much to be proud of, our young men (women) are carring a big responsibility and doing it well even under dangerous circumstances. Once again, thank you for sharing your prayers and thoughts.....a loving mother,grandmother, and mother-in-law in the 173rd abnbde


Name: Stefania
Email: sadangel1983@libero.it
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 11:53:54 AM

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SGT. MICHAEL YASHINSKI. I wrote you 3 e-mails but I know you didn't receive them. You must know how proud of you I am. I miss you a lot and I'm very worried about you but I know you're a good soldier and you're fighting for freedom in Iraq. Take care man, I love you. If you need something let me know. I hope to c u back soon, we're all praying for u! Kisses, Stefania


Name: Millie Marte
Email: kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 11:33:01 AM

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to Spc Fredrick campbell C 1/508th Hey Baby it was so nice to hear your voice yesterday,you don't imagine how much you're loved and missed.today I mailed another package full of love and knick knacks hope you enjoy it.I'm hoping that you get those pictures I sent 3 weeks ago soon .take care OK and keep in mind that I love you Always,Millie.


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 11:14:41 AM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd... Jarod, Just a note to start off the week with telling you that I love you and miss you so very much. I certainly hope to hear from you soon. Keep pushing and keep your head up. We miss you and need you. Stay safe and remember that God is with you. Love you always!! God Speed!! Dad


Name: carol and mike mccarthy
Email: mlloman67@earthlink.net
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 10:59:47 AM

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spc cory mccarthy 1-508 173rd just wanted to say thank you for the 2:30 am call I loved it, it was the first one we have gotten in 3 weeks. love mom


Name: Anna
Email: rockets84@libero.it
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 10:14:48 AM

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Spc Mike Ramirez,mortars hhc(2/503) Hello baby,what's going on there?At newspaper and on tv there are no important news about you. Among 4 days it will be 4th July,I'm going on post to celebrate it,this year it will be open on 4th-5th-6th July. I think there will be few people than last years, all of you are in Iraq,here is so ugly and boring without you. Next week I'll start work at gym here in Vicenza, mmmm I don't want to!!! However, everyday I hope that you answer me,but nothing. I just hope that you can read all this email and that you received my letters. Baby, I miss you!!!!!! I love you, Anna


Name: Mary and Lane Bartholomew
Email: lmebartholomew@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 09:04:43 AM

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To PFC Earl Bartholomew 2/503 173d Abn Hope you and all your group are doing ok. We had a busy week end and the wedding went well. Still no new baby, will let you know when she comes. What is going on over your way. We will be gone this coming week end with the Cycle club and then to Ray and Susan's Take care, we love you and miss you very much. Love Mom and Dad


Name: Mary and Lane Bartholomew
Email: lmebartholomew@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 09:01:41 AM

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Name: Ribana
Email: coldmisty@yahoo.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 06:02:48 AM

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To SPC EDMOND D. JONES hey boo I MISS AND LOVE YOU SO MUCH! I was so happy when I got your first phonecall last weekend. I kinda hoped that you call me again, after it broke up, but we cant have everything these days! At least I heard your voice again, that once was so close to me and you put a smile back on my face after a long time! I dont even know if you can read this, but I can share my moments with other familys in here! Im reading their messages and I know Im not alone..... I know Im not the only person waiting for a call or a letter..lol and we all know how hard that time is! Please just take care of you and come home safe to the arms of the one who loves you! God bless all of you!


Name: evy
Email: dreamofeire@yahoo.co.uk
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 05:23:59 AM

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GO MAIRE Tù AN Là! ...HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABE... XXX CRONAìM THù!!! XXX


Name: MOM
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 01:33:57 AM

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SPC PHILLIP HATTON, B/2/503 ~ Hey Phillip! Just wanted to remind you that you're always in our thoughs--every minute. Hoping it won't be too much longer before we can declare this a "memory." Just know that all is well at home and we anxiously await any news from you. Stay safe! I'm very proud of you, I love you and I'm so happy to be your "MOM!"


Name: Michele Harness
Email: mh_28@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 30, 2003
Time: 12:19:20 AM

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To PFC Jeremy D. Johnson. I don't know if you get to check these but I miss you and I prey that all of you can come home soon. Everyone at home misses you~! Emma says hi too. Be careful(that's too everyone!)


Name: Cynthia Bachman Fort
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 11:40:31 PM

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For any family with soldier in 1/508th Bravo Co. I have not heard from our son for quite awhile -over a month--usually we have a phone call or letter ..has anyone else with son/husband in this platoon/unit have any news to share as to their location or duties? If you do I would like to hear from you please. Just post here or email me privately. Thank you for your help. I wish all family members/spouses of our soldiers peace of mind and pray with you for their safe and speedy return.


Name: StephanieMcGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 11:37:38 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey babe! How are ya? Good Morning! I hope you slept well...I have been trying to get my internet working for so long!!! It was driving me crazy!! It kept not working for some reason,but me and my brains fixed the problem..Anyway, I wrote you a letter but it was a short one...sorry. I didn't have much to say,but still wanted to write anyway.I hope I get to talk to you soon and I hope I don't miss your call when you do get the chance to make a phone call. I love you so much! I miss you an unbelievably large amount!!! Keep up the good work and be safe!! I love you. love, stephanie


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Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 11:20:29 PM

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for Jennifer, anytime you need the support, just type...we are all here for each other and that keeps our troops strong when they find out...everyone on this website cares, so never go it alone. Can not sleep?tired?angry?scared?? just type it out and we will listen. Everyone gets frustrated sometime, it is just another form of love. we care! Hope you hear from your soldier soon. In friendship, gramie of 8


Name: sherry keener
Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 11:12:59 PM

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dear 173rd airborne troops, you are the greatest! Stay sharp, you know the enemies tricks by now, stay cool,stay together, watch one anothers backs, and know how much you are loved in the USA!!! The 4th of July is upon us, and we will not see a flag, or hear our anthem, or see a splash of fireworks without tears in our eyes, knowing that our freedom is being guarded by the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and support groups on foriegn soil...and we will sing with our voices high and hands over hearts and PRIDE in our souls, because YOU are giving us the opportunity we so often take for granted!!! GOD BLESS you our beloved troops, and GOD SPEED your return///and to my son, in whom I am well pleased, Sgt Shawn M Grueser 1st platoon Able co 173rd abnbde...I love you and I miss you more...28 years I have been your mom...not always easy for either of us, you were my "learning" child, but never have I been more proud of you...not for just what you are doing for your country, but that you are hanging in there and giving it your best. Shawn, remember, back-to-the-wall, keep alert, and God forgives. I miss you so much, and I think of you 24/7...come home soon to Jen and the kids, then back to the mama who misses you. I love you, Mama Sher


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 08:53:04 PM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D; Hi Chad. Just wanted to say hello and let you know I'm thinking of you. We sure miss you. Take care of yourself. Write or call when you can. I love you very much. Love Always - Mom


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 06:40:22 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey baby doll! How did your day go? I wonder if you are sleeping at this very moment...I wish I could take a picture of you sleeping and then I would be able to watch you sleep. It would look so sweet...Anyway, I jsut wanted to write you. I hope I talk to you soon. The 173rd airborne are heroes! I love you and I miss you...i'm praying for y'all everyday! love, stephanie


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 04:26:23 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Good night Mike mio... Hai visto?? Ho trovato il computer... Tutto grazie ad Alessandra!! Siamo arrivate verso le 18.00 a Jesolo e abbiamo già mangiato... Abbiamo fatto un risotto, che brave vero?! Ora andiamo a prendere un gelato e a fare un giretto!! TI PENSO SEMPRE e MI MANCHI SEMPRE DI PIù!!! Spero di vederti presto!! TAKE CARE!!! TI AMO, tantissimi bacini la tua Susy sempre.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 04:26:00 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Good night Mike mio... Hai visto?? Ho trovato il computer... Tutto grazie ad Alessandra!! Siamo arrivate verso le 18.00 a Jesolo e abbiamo già mangiato... Abbiamo fatto un risotto, che brave vero?! Ora andiamo a prendere un gelato e a fare un giretto!! TI PENSO SEMPRE e MI MANCHI SEMPRE DI PIù!!! Spero di vederti presto!! TAKE CARE!!! TI AMO, tantissimi bacini la tua Susy sempre.


Name: giulia
Email: maledetta83@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 04:16:00 PM

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hey guys cant wait to party again with you all. im very proud. im not saying anything new, but than you so much!!! im sending my love and support expecially to david heath, mark berkosky ,william espinosa, chris perry, mike ashurst, cory mccarthy,paul reed, cpt reedy, vincent roomate whose nickname is reis i guess his last name is reisetter, cj chandler, james jellowboski adam james (miss ya buddy!),and whoever i forgot to mention, not cuz you're not on my thoughts just cuz i dont know your last names...lol...love you all....giulia BY THE WAY FOR who of you guys i mention is wondering who the hell i am...this is foulds' girfriend.


Name: Bérénice
Email: bnice92@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 03:15:40 PM

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Attn: Sgt. Rene Corella Aco 2/503. Hi, still no news from you for almost 2 months... I hope you get my letters, they have to go over to the States and then to Iraq, that might take a lot of time... if they don't get lost. My week end was nice, we had a great time yesterday even though we just about all had a hard week and were kind of tired. I had some rest today (and trained a bit, parties aren't good for bellies!!)to be ready for tomorrow, I've got a meeting at 9:00, I'll come early to make sure I've got everything right in my marketing follow-up. Yep, all what you don't like!! I don't know when I'll be over with my studies but I'll probably leave that business not long after I'm done, I don't like the spirit there. Enough with work! I hope you are doing OK, you must be real tired physicaly & mentaly, hold on, everyone is with you, we don't forget you and pray for you. I send you lots of love and wish I get some news soon. take care. B.


Name: Joy HAre
Email: joygirl_1@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 02:49:31 PM

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Just wishing you boys a fast and safe trip home. I am sure that all of your women are missing you just as I am mising mine. Just a special note to Justin Roll. Get your nobby head in a picture! I have been on this website for hours looking for you and you just cant seem to find a camra can you. Me a Dezy are both going to hurt you. We all know that you are not camra shy. I love you.I hope you come home soon. The whole gang is wating for you to come home so hurry up. oh, one last thing, happy anniversary six months today. June 29


Name: Eldon Odom
Email: joeldon@webtv.net
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 02:33:25 PM

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Late birthday congraulations...We think of you often and are always praying for your safety...Love Jo and Eldon Odom


Name: Eldon Odom
Email: joeldon@webtv.net
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 02:29:17 PM

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Robbie, thinking of you today and are wishing you a belated birthday....With Love Eldon & Jo Odom


Name: Barb And Jerry Jenkins Michigan
Email: jandb5151@chartermi.net
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 02:02:21 PM

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Hi Son Scott Brzak with CCo 2/503rd 3rd Plt173rd abn bde We watch the news to see what is happening over there and we pray every night that you guys will be coming home soon. We miss you and we love you. We are proud of what all of the troops are doing over there for your country. Everything here is going pretty good. Hope to here found you soon if at all possible. I hope one day I will see a picture of you on the webb sight. Well I better go for now and we are praying everyday for all of you guys. Love Mom and Jerry


Name: Barb And Jerry Jenkins Michigan
Email: jandb5151@chartermi.net
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 02:02:07 PM

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Hi Son Scott Brzak with CCo 2/503rd 3rd Plt173rd abn bde We watch the news to see what is happening over there and we pray every night that you guys will be coming home soon. We miss you and we love you. We are proud of what all of the troops are doing over there for your country. Everything here is going pretty good. Hope to here found you soon if at all possible. I hope one day I will see a picture of you on the webb sight. Well I better go for now and we are praying everyday for all of you guys. Love Mom and Jerry


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 12:13:11 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-Hey sweetie!! How is your day going? I just woke up awhile ago and Lindsay just left. She stayed the night w/ me lastnight. I hope I get to talk to you soon! It's been sooo long since I've heard your voice! I just want you to know that I love you and I miss you sooo much!!! I will write you later today. Have a good night! I LOVE YOU!!! love, stephanie


Name: manu
Email: manuwitch@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 11:42:11 AM

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SSG DAVID E CROCKETT I just want to let you know taht I miss you really bad love manu


Name: Chelsea DelBello
Email: maureendb@aol.com
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 10:31:36 AM

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I miss you Jay Wells 173rd Airborne.Please come home soon. Love, your favorite cousin.


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 10:08:16 AM

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This message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI,Hi honey, just alittle note to say hello, we miss you, were all so proud of you, ill write later, love mom


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 06:06:45 AM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Ciaooo mio bel Mike... Sto preparando le cose da portare al mare o meglio... mia mamma sta preparando le cose, io scrivo a te, è molto più divertente!! Ieri ho già cominciato a fare parecchie foto, sceglierò le migliori da inviarti... Sei felice?? Ne farò alcune anche in questi giorni!! A Jesolo c'è anche Ami, però no nel nostro flat... Lei è andata con alcune amiche in una roulette!! Hey è tanto che non ti scrivo di Ash... E' sempre lo stesso, certe volte mi sveglia durante la notte mordendomi la guancia, si, è sempre cattivo uguale!! TI PENSO IN OGNI MOMENTO DELLA GIORNATA!! Spero di ricevere presto una lettera da te... NON VEDO L'ORA DI RIABBRACCIARTI MIKE mio... Lo sai che I NEED YOU sempre!! SN CN T SEMPRE! I MISS YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH!! TI AMO always more and more... A LOTS OF SPECIALS KISSES FOR YOU, la tua Susy sempre!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 06:06:15 AM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Ciaooo mio bel Mike... Sto preparando le cose da portare al mare o meglio... mia mamma sta preparando le cose, io scrivo a te, è molto più divertente!! Ieri ho già cominciato a fare parecchie foto, sceglierò le migliori da inviarti... Sei felice?? Ne farò alcune anche in questi giorni!! A Jesolo c'è anche Ami, però no nel nostro flat... Lei è andata con alcune amiche in una roulette!! Hey è tanto che non ti scrivo di Ash... E' sempre lo stesso, certe volte mi sveglia durante la notte mordendomi la guancia, si, è sempre cattivo uguale!! TI PENSO IN OGNI MOMENTO DELLA GIORNATA!! Spero di ricevere presto una lettera da te... NON VEDO L'ORA DI RIABBRACCIARTI MIKE mio... Lo sai che I NEED YOU sempre!! SN CN T SEMPRE! I MISS YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH!! TI AMO always more and more... A LOTS OF SPECIALS KISSES FOR YOU, la tua Susy sempre!!


Name: Sheila Chandler
Email: GoofballSheila@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 04:20:32 AM

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To Sgt. Christopher Chandler of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Hey Chris, it's your sister. Not sure if you'll see this but I want you to know we are all thinking of you and can't wait to see you. We haven't seen you in about 2 years every since you went to Italy. I hope your home for my 21st birthday, but if you aren't. Please be safe and come home safe. We miss you. Love you, Chris.


Name: Jackie Campbell
Email: jake27@starband.net
Date: Sunday June 29, 2003
Time: 01:57:24 AM

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Ben Keener 3plt C/1-508; Hi son, wow two nights in a row. Clay got home about noon from the aid station and took a nap. Then we walked up town to check out what was going on at the aid station/medical check point here in town. That Seal was Mike Morton that set the course record in 1997, 100 miles in 15hr 40min. It doesn't seem like it was that long ago. Anyway we watched a few runners come through. They looked darn good considering they were 60 miles into 100 mile run. The heat let up a little today, it was 91 this afternoon.Myndi picked up Ilea about 9:00 as Scott was on his way to get her for his company summer get together at Marine World. I did a whole lot of nothing today couldn't get motivated. Well its 11:00 pm and Clay just got back from the finish line. I'm sure few of the runners have made it through. Most are happy just to finish and if they're under 24 hours they're estatic. So that puts alot of them coming in much later. 24 hours will be 5:00 am. I love, going to say bye for now. Clay says there is a fire across the canyon always something. As I was saying. I love you, stay safe. MOM


Name: Brenda Herst
Email: brendaherst@aol.com
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 11:34:11 PM

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Dear Jonathan, (C co. 1/508th) Just found this website and hope you get this message. We are so proud of you, Dad and I miss you so much! We are anxiously waiting you to come home. Please be careful and we pray for you daily. St Joseph is always with you. The 4th of July will be here very soon and we have so much to be proud of, you! The flag is still hanging from our balcony and will be flying high till you return. We love you so, Mom and Dad


Name: Al Shannon
Email: mshannon@houston.rr.com
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 11:14:49 PM

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Sgt Andrew Shannon: Hey, Andrew - I got back to working again already - a new record - only 3 weeks. It's contract work but will probably lead to a permanent job. One really good thing about it is that it is over by Greenspoint, only 20 minutes away! Anyway, we are all hoping and praying that you guys get to go home soon. I think you have earned a rest and to be out of the desert. Mom and I are going to send you some batteries and maybe some more socks. Hang in there!!! Love, Dad


Name: Sgt. Clint Mack's Mom
Email: WGSLINDA@AOL.COM
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 11:10:52 PM

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Hi Son, 2/503rd C Company HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY!!!! Your birthday is tomorrow and I cannot believe that you are still in Iraq. I want you to know that even though you are not with us I will be thinking of you all day. 23 years ago you were my Pride and Joy and 23 years later you still are!!!!! We saw your picture yesterday on the 173rd website. It was so great to see you and know you are still alright. We just got back from Marty's daughters wedding, it was just so beautiful (Remember Marty from Tara!!) Everyone asked about you, so many people are thinking and Praying for you son. On July 4th my MOMS group is involved with the City of Lawrencveille celebrations. We are asking for more donations to send you all some more things Well Clint I hope you get this message tomorrow. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I love and miss you dearly. Your Proud MOM XXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOO


Name: Sarah Faulkner
Email: sarika1978@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 11:06:50 PM

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To: JEFFREY KUPISCH Hi Jeff! I just wanted to send you a little "hello" and let you know that your cousin Sarah is thinking about you and praying for you. Things are going pretty well here. Currently I am in Boston and packing up my things to move back to the midwest. Actually, as I write this my mom and dad are in the car on their way out here! Recently I got a job as a high school music teacher in St. Louis, Missouri and will start my new job in August. I am so excited about moving to St. Louis!!! It will definitely be a challenge being a high school teacher, but I'm looking forward to the adventure. Kathryn is moving to St. Louis, as well, and we are going to get an apartment together. Kathy just graduated from Greenville and is trying to find a job. She hasn't had any luck yet, but in time something will work out for her. Things are changing but, life is good and everybody's growing up. It hardly seems possible that you are old enough to be doing what you're doing and that the "little girls" are driving and in high school. Wow! In my mind you are still that squirlly little boy in your army get-up playing down in the creek behind grandma and grandpa's house. It's so cool that your dream has become your reality, Jeff. I'm so proud of you. It takes a person of extreme character, courage, integrity, and service to do what you do. Keep on pressing on and remember that you have all of us here standing behind you. Hope to see you soon. Know that you are loved, Jeff. God's blessings be upon you, Sarah


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 09:15:36 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D - I haven't been on here much lately. Things are moving on the new house, and we hope to start moving in soon. So, we've been staying busy. Michelle sent out your birthday package yesterday. We tried to get things you can use over there. We'll celebrate when you get home. Be safe, and watch your back. Love Always - Mom


Name: Emily Butts
Email: seymour@fwi.com
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 08:54:06 PM

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SGT. Geoffrey Evans, Mortar Platoon, HHC 1/508 = We just recieved your letter today. I called Pam and let her know that you were doing good. Just wanted to let you know that I will be sending you some pep. pizza combos. Thanks for letting me know about the tootsie rolls. I never thought about the heat where you are. Steve said that he heard it was 110 degrees there. I don't know if that is correct but it must be hot to melt them. If there is any other specific type of food or candy that you want, let us know. I'll be happy to get it for you. Take care and be safe!! We love you :-) Love, Emily and Steve


Name: sal broes
Email: sal broes@aol.com
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 07:44:04 PM

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DR. son was lucky enough too talk to you today. its is one of the hight lites on saterday for jordan and i hearing your voice and finding out that you are still out thair some where. we both have 10;000;000 things to say. but when you are on the phone our minds go blank. then i here you have 30 sec. left my hart drops to my feet and you are gone again . we love you , were proud of you and miss you very much. today after we talked i told him that when you come home i was going to get leg braclet like convicts were and you'll werenot alowed too go 100 yards from me he said thats fine with him. love you with all our harts your old dad sal broes ps you and jordan make me proud to have the same last name old sal broes sr. would just smile from ear to ear. wish i would have been the son you two boys are to me to him . no problem he has two of the greatest grandsons ever maid by man. god bless


Name: Amber Jones
Email:
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 06:45:20 PM

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JASAN WEAVER 1/508TH - I am in Love with you. It was soo wonderful to hear your voice this week. It's been quite a while. I put another package in the mail for you yesterday. Now you'll have more dip, magazines and lots of other stuff. The freakin thing weighed 24 pounds! Hopefully it will hold you and your friends over for a while. I hope you guys make it home in Sept. That would be awesome, especailly if I have you on my B-Day. That would be the best. Take care of yourself. I am proud of you. I couldn't ask for a better man. You are perfect for me. Tonight I am going out with friends from work so I better get ready. I'll drink a few cold ones for you. Love you lots. -Amber


Name: Proud Wife
Email:
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 01:47:31 PM

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I have just talked with my husband and he says that the first actual date they have been told in a while that they will be home is September. He said it's nice to at least know that this is not a rumor, even though it is very possible to that this date could change at any time. Hope this will help some of you out there. Love, Proud Wife of a Soldier


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 11:11:51 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey babe! How's your night going? I just woke up so I wanted to say good morning. I wanted to lay out today but it looks like it isn't going to be too sunny today. Anyway, I hope your day went well and it is going by quick for you! I know you all just want to be home! Your parents are down w/ Chris and Melody helping them move into their new house this weekend! Well, I love you sweetie. I will write you in a little bit. I don't have many plans..just sit and wait for a phone call, I guess. I love you sweetie! And I miss you so much! love, stephanie


Name: keith lori & jacenya knight TO ALL OF THE 173RD IN IRAQ
Email: knightfish54@aol.com
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 09:22:32 AM

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TO ALL OF THE 173RD - HANG TOUGH YOU MAY NOT GET A ROTATION OUT FOR A WHILE, DON'T LISTEN TO THE RUMOURS, IT WILL MAKE YOU CRAZY, YOU WILL KNOW IT'S TIME TO GO BACK TO BASE WHEN THEY TELL YOU TO PACK YOUR GEAR. WE PRAY FOR ALL OF YOUR SAFE RETURN. YOU MAKE US PROUD. WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN YOU. EVERYDAY THE LOCAL RADIO STATION, WIRK, PLAYS 2 SONGS FOR Y O U GOD BLESS THE USA & TOBY KEITH'S MY RED WHITE & BLUE. WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU. YOU HAVE FAR SURPASSED ANY AND ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AT HOME. H A N G I N KEEP YOURSELVES SAFE. LOVE FROM US TO YOU.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 09:02:27 AM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Buon giorno Mike mio, come stai?? Io so so, ho tanta nostalgia di te!! Ieri è venuta da me Lisa, abbiamo noleggiato un film che non ci è piaciuto quindi, invece di guardare il movie, abbiamo parlato e scherzato!! Mi ha detto di scriverti che ti saluta moltissimo e di stare sempre attento!! Prima ho scritto un'e-mail a Terri! Spero proprio di poter trovare un computer a Jesolo per poterti sempre scrivere, comunque troverò il modo per farlo!! MI MANCHI così tanto... Penso ogni giorno alle giornate passate con te e immagino la meravigliosa giornata in cui, finalmente, sarai tornato!! I NEED YOU Mike mio! SN CN T SEMPRE!! TI AMO... TANTISSIMISSIMISSIMI BACI per il mio bel Mike, la tua Susy!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 09:02:04 AM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Buon giorno Mike mio, come stai?? Io so so, ho tanta nostalgia di te!! Ieri è venuta da me Lisa, abbiamo noleggiato un film che non ci è piaciuto quindi, invece di guardare il movie, abbiamo parlato e scherzato!! Mi ha detto di scriverti che ti saluta moltissimo e di stare sempre attento!! Prima ho scritto un'e-mail a Terri! Spero proprio di poter trovare un computer a Jesolo per poterti sempre scrivere, comunque troverò il modo per farlo!! MI MANCHI così tanto... Penso ogni giorno alle giornate passate con te e immagino la meravigliosa giornata in cui, finalmente, sarai tornato!! I NEED YOU Mike mio! SN CN T SEMPRE!! TI AMO... TANTISSIMISSIMISSIMI BACI per il mio bel Mike, la tua Susy!


Name: to jennifer
Email:
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 05:55:43 AM

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nobody knows when they will be back, there r alot of rumors, it said august, december even march.


Name: Elizabeth Schoen
Email: elizabeth.schoen@us.army.mil
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 05:45:03 AM

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PVT Jordan, Joshua hey sweetie, what's going on? i haven't heard from you in a while. Tuulia is in spain doing something for the next month so i don't have her to talk to. Are you still in Iraq or are you going home soon? i need to know so that my letter doesn't take two months to get to you. did you get my last two letters? I got really good news. there's a good chance that i will going active soon. i'm sick of switching from job to job in the NG so i'm going to go get my RN. it'll take me a while but at least i will have it out of the way. i will actually be able to start my life. i've got another letter ready. I wrote it while i was at AT so it is REALLY long. sorry. oh and im moving in with brandy for the rest of my time here. she needs my help with the kid since both her and Bryan are working now. if and when you can call me at 271-6754 (same area code). write to me here at moms until i get Brandy's address. i hope everything is going okay for you over there. i know its hard sometimes but it won't be too much longer and you'll be back in italy. well it's late and im tired so i will let you go. miss you alot. your november gulf. :)


Name: Anna
Email:
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 05:23:46 AM

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Mike Ramirez,mortors hhc,(2/503) hey baby, How are you?? just came back from a sleep party to Stefania, one of my friend, with other friends,man we were very drunk. Someone told me you'll come back on august...is real?? Mike,I'm here,waiting for you!!! I miss you, and I hope that you are ok. I'm very proud of you,take care, Love Anna


Name: Jennifer
Email:
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 03:16:15 AM

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I THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT. SOMEBODY COULD WIRTE ON THE SITE WHEN OUR MEN SHOULD BE HERE.. THEY TOLD ME AUGUST...BUT IS IT TRUE? Cuz i also heard March 2004. IT'S ABOUT 1 MONTH THAT I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING OF MY HUSBAND if somebody could help me again it would be appreciate I'M SORRY AGAIN FOR MY COMPLAINTS. LOVE, JENNIFER


Name: Jennifer
Email:
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 03:16:01 AM

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I THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT. SOMEBODY COULD WIRTE ON THE SITE WHEN OUR MEN SHOULD BE HERE.. THEY TOLD ME AUGUST...BUT IS IT TRUE? Cuz i also heard March 2004. IT'S ABOUT 1 MONTH THAT I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING OF MY HUSBAND if somebody could help me again it would be appreciate I'M SORRY AGAIN FOR MY COMPLAINTS. LOVE, JENNIFER


Name: Jennifer
Email:
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 03:15:48 AM

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I THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT. SOMEBODY COULD WIRTE ON THE SITE WHEN OUR MEN SHOULD BE HERE.. THEY TOLD ME AUGUST...BUT IS IT TRUE? Cuz i also heard March 2004. IT'S ABOUT 1 MONTH THAT I DIDN'T KNOW ANYTHING OF MY HUSBAND if somebody could help me again it would be appreciate I'M SORRY AGAIN FOR MY COMPLAINTS. LOVE, JENNIFER


Name: Joel's Mom
Email: gailauten@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 01:12:08 AM

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My son is in the LRS unit, and when he called last week from Kirkuk he said they couldn't use the computers any more, the Air Force had some available, but if they used their's they couldn't check their E-mail.


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 12:44:21 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey love. How are ya? GOod morning! I know it is nearly 9:00 in the mornin for y'all! I am going to bed soon...I was gonna stay at Britney's but they were bein dumb so I just came home. Didn't want to miss your call anyway if you did happen to call. I just wanted to say goodnight and tell you how much I miss you and think about you! I love you soo much! love, stephanie


Name: Mom Houzvicka
Email: houzvifl@aol.com
Date: Saturday June 28, 2003
Time: 12:36:48 AM

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Dear SPC ANTHONY DUARTE 2/503 A Co. Hi there, hope everything is a-okay with you. Don't forget to hydrate well in the heat. I often check the weather website and see the highs have been consistently 105 degrees. Desi got all A's & B's (with the exception of one C in Algebra II), pretty good, huh. Hey brother, FYI, my friend Janis' husband (Major Ingo Johnson - Army) is in Balad now, perhaps your paths will cross. Be good, be happy and stay safe! We love you man! Write when you can. Mom, Russ and Desi-la ;o)


Name: Jackie Campbell
Email: Jake27@starband,net
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 10:37:40 PM

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Ben Keener;3plt c/1-508th; Well sweet son we all miss your smile and the sound of your voice. But a letter would do the job about now. I haven't had any since May 5th. Don't you think you could spare a few minutes for a letter to your MOM? Okay, I'm done with the lecture. After a long spell of really nice weather it has been in the 100's the last couple of days. Tomorrow is the Western States 100 mile run. Its going to be nasty in these canyons by tomorrow afternoon. You need to tell Capt Gavin Woody that the current course record is held by a Navy Seal. There was an article on the net about the Capt training in Iraq. Another crazy person like Clay that likes to run and the heat doesn't stop them. it was too hot standing in the shade while Ilea played at the park. Your old Mom is a whimp and not afraid to admit it. Clay is up at the aid station at Lyon Ridge tonight, I'm babysitting. Next weekend may go camping, I need to get away from the house. I love you son, stay safe and call or write when you can. Everyone asks about you including people at work. They have all been so supportive and send their prayers and best wishes for you and all that are there with you. Take care of yourself. I love you MOM


Name: BILL KUNASEK
Email: IMPERIALMTN@AOL.COM
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 08:32:16 PM

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IF ANYONE HAS KNOWLEDGE OF WHY THE TROOPS CAN'T E-MAIL HOME ON A REGULAR BASIS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REPLY. IF IT'S FUNDING, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A DONATION ON THEIR BEHALF. MY SON HAS BEEN IN KIRKUT FOR SOME TIME NOW, AND I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM HIM MORE OFTEN THAN ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH. WHEN ARE THEY GOING TO ROTATE OUT? FEEL FREE TO RESPOND. THANKS FOR ANY INFO IN ADVANCE.


Name: Bill Kunasek
Email: imperialmtn@aol.com
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 08:26:20 PM

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HOW COME THE TROOPS IN THE 1/508TH CAN'T ACCESS A COMPUTER?


Name: Bill Kunasek
Email: imperialmtn@aol.com
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 08:24:07 PM

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HOW COME THE TROOPS IN THE 1/508TH CAN'T ACCESS A COMPUTER? MY SON E-MAILED


Name: Bill Kunasek
Email: imperialmtn@aol.com
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 08:23:53 PM

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HOW COME THE TROOPS IN THE 1/508TH CAN'T ACCESS A COMPUTER? MY SON E-MAILED


Name: Mom
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 07:42:59 PM

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Adam Espenhover-1/508th--Hey Adam...ok, I have seen many more pictures of the 508th and did not see you....where are you!!??? I have to tell you this, it is so sad it is funny--quite awhile ago Ash had a younger customer, same age, and they were visiting and she asked Ash if she had brother/sisters etc...so of course Ash tells her she has an older brother who is in Iraq. Listen to this...she said, "Oh is he on vacation over there!!!" Ash said she couldn't believe her ears!! She replied, "In case you haven't heard, we have a war going on over there!" I thought you would get a chuckle out of that one!! Haven't heard from you for awhile, but heard you had called a friend so that is good news....just like hearing you are calling others or writing too. I know it has to be terribly hot for you now-I really am saying my prayers for you hon that you can get back to Italy soon...wish I could do something to make things better. Hope you get this-I just sent a letter off the other day. Is there anything more we can send you to make it any easier for you and your buddies over there? Take care of yourself, I love you always, Mom P.S. Get in the pictures next time!!! Write or call soon please!


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 07:26:16 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey babe! How are ya doing? I am about to go out to eat at Applebee's. I think I may stay the night w/ Britney. It depends b/c I can't get much sleep thinking that I may miss your call (b/c I don't have service there.) I may just end up coming home or I may put a message on my cel phone like I did last time I stayed the night. It just seems to complicating for you. Anyway, I miss you sooo sooo much! You don't even know how bad! I hope I get to talk to you soon. I love you sweetie. You are the greatest guy in the world to me! love, stephanie


Name: sal broes jr.
Email: salbroes@aol.com
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 07:06:19 PM

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This is to my son man ! Who would have known that 2003 would take my baby/son/kid/big brother and made him not just a man but one hell hell of a man. Your not just our hero but everyone in the whole worlds hero too. I myself am just a little bit jelious but I'm just your father. This is to my big brother. I miss you and want you to come home. I love you oh and Dad,Daniel,and me are going fishing tomorrow. Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey Trey, this is from Roxanne. Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you all the time and praying for you and all of our soldiers to come home safe. I love you and miss your smiling face. Take care and watch your back.


Name: sal broes jr.
Email: salbroes@aol.com
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 07:00:36 PM

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this is to my son man ! who would have known that 2003 would take my baby/son/kid/big brother and made him not just a man but one hell hell of a man your not just our hero but every one in the whole worlds hero too. i myself am just alittle bit jelous but i'm just your father. This is to my big brother. I miss you and want you to come home. I love you oh and Dad,Daniel,and me are going fishing tomorrow. Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 06:04:13 PM

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Plus, miss Ticked off, it's just caring, I'm no soldier wife but still want all of them guys to come back safe.


Name: Barb Kupisch
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 06:02:29 PM

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PLEASE PRESERVE THE PRIVILEGE WE HAVE HERE WITH THIS WEBSITE BY POSTING MESSAGES OF ENCOURAGEMENT, LOVE, HOPE & HUMOR TO OUR BRAVE LOVED ONES! Every person who posts messages on this website can understand the frustration & anxiety each family member feels at this time.... but THIS WEBSITE is not a venting post & nobody is more frustrated & anxious to come home than our beloved soldiers in Iraq, sweltering in 134 degrees without air conditioning & under the constant threat of attack. If you need to vent or talk, find a compassionate friend, a pastor or a priest to talk with.... or just email me, OK? I'll listen to you & correspond & pray with you - but, let's leave this website to be pure encouragement for our soldiers.......AGREED? Thank you for understanding & I pray peace for you & the wisdom to see the strength developing in you throughout this whole ordeal. And, that each one of us keep our thoughts focused on those things which are lovely & pure, honest & of a good report so that when our loved ones come home to us, they'll see a marked change in us - a change for good & a strenghtening of our love & commitment to each other that will last a lifetime. God Bless YOU! Have a Wonderful Weekend!


Name: : )
Email:
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 06:00:03 PM

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WRITE HOW YOU FEEL NOBODY CAN TELL YOU THE WAY YOU HAVE TO FEEL NOBODY IS YOU


Name:
Email:
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 05:18:46 PM

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To Mrs. Ticked Off.... real nice letter there lady. You either need a chill pill or a therapist. Going to smack some other whiny wives around huh?? You're a sweetie..bet your husband can't wait to get home to you. You give a bad name to all of the good patient proud wives out there. Lay off the bully stuff and telling others to shutup on this post. You do not know what all other wives are going through just because you are married to someone in the service.


Name: Barb Kupisch
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 04:38:10 PM

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ATTN: * * *JEFFREY KUPISCH* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Dearest Jeff: I know you don't get a chance to read these emails very often, Jeff - but would YOU SOLDIERS WHO ARE READING THIS would let Jeff know how much his family loves him, misses him & is praying for him,ALL the 173rd & other troops over there & their families back home - where ever that maybe. There is NO DISTANCE in the Spirit - I carry you with me wher ever I go. You are NEVER a moment away in my thoughts - the miles, mountains, oceans & other obstacles can't take that away from me. You are forever lodged in my heart & surrounded by my love & prayers. You are & always will be my F.B.B. today, tomorrow & forever. It was such a relief to hear your voice last week. I pray I get the blessing of hearing it again this week! (hint-hint) ***** I'm attending the Children's Theatre dinner tonight. They'll announce next season's productions. I'm also in the midst of putting together Vacation Bible School for mid-July - Sure wish you were here to do some of the skits you & Justin used to do for the kids @ VBS! Remember?? You 2 were so funny!! Tomorrow I'm throwing a "Wood-Chucking Party" - LITERALLY!! I have a pile of wood chips & mulch in the drive way & I have a few people coming to help "CHUCK" the chips into the gardens & around the ponds!! Then I will feed them & let them swim in the pool. I'm going to a dance downtown with Dad tomorrow night & church on SUnday - that about fills up the weekend! And, so-o-o-o-o-o!! HOW WAS YOUR WEEKEND?? Stay cool, stay safe, stay focused - STAY SMART!! PSALMS 91 in your heart & mouth, every day! Love, Mom


Name: Jake the Snake aka Jackass Jake
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Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 04:03:16 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR...well, brother how is it going? Wendy just let me have the reiens of the computer after her, and I wanted to tell you to be carefull. She is in an extraordinarily good mood right now after reading your letters. Trust me I don't want to know what they read. Now she's bouncing around making esspresso. I wonder what else is in it! She is leaving for Colorado tonight and I will be leaving in the morning. Some friends of ours from college invented some lightweight dog sled covered in kevalar fabric, so they're taking their huskies out to hike. I'll be taking Coolio along too. That's about what's up in our world back here in good old (NOT) Kansas. We'll be sure to drink enough beers for you and your troops this next week. I'd tip one out for you, but that is just a waste of a good beer. Keep in touch! You watch your back, and I'll watch your girl. I will tell you though I almost had to beat someone down for watching your girls back. He was a friend of mine. Not anymore. Seeeee Yaaaaa Jake


Name: Mrs. Ticked Off
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Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 03:54:39 PM

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To all those who are whining >>STOP! You have no concept of how easy this deployment has been. Many people have children and they chose to have them so it is time to deal with that! If you didn't want this life then you should not have made the choice to marry into it. The whining of all the wives on post brings the rest of us down. I wanted to speak plainly and outwardly here. Shut up already! The drama is not going to bring anyone home any sooner, but it will eventulally cause those of us who aren't bitching to smack the ones who are! You need to realize that you do not have it any worse than the next wife and you have no right to bring the rest of us down with your complaints. My mother use to say if you do not have anything good to say then keep it to yourself! You should thank your stars that you are not one of the women who will not be having her husband return to her at all! Think about those children who no longer have a father. Don't you at least feel a little stupid in your complaints when you see all that you have compared to others? I for one am not taking it any longer. If I hear one more complaint from another wife then I am going to reach out and smack her back to reality! Stop complaining and when your husband comes home ask him to either leave the Army for your sake or get a divorce! You will be one less drama queen the rest of us have to deal with!


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
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Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 03:40:50 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR, hey Babydoll! Well, I sent you an email and thought I should post it here for you as well. I will be in Colorado till 7 July. I am going to go camping for the fourth and man it's a long drive! 18 hours worth at least! I don't understand why civilians chose to go to the field, but they are draging me with them. You should see what they packed..lap top, books, ect. I packed like any soldier would...cotton balls diped in vaseline, hygine products, clothes, and sleep unit. I don't think they plan on being very out doorsy in the out doors. Nancy said she'd feel better if I went, so I'm going. I will send you a post card trail on my trip:) Your letters will be post marked Co. for a week okies. I love you whole bunchies!!! ~~~~~~~~~~Joel's Princess~~~~~~ PS. I LOVED your letters I got today;)


Name: Bérénice
Email: bnice92@yahoo.com
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 03:19:49 PM

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Attn: Sgt. Rene Corella A.Co 2/503. Bonjour mon bébé. Mail for you should come soon! I'm sorry you didn't get much these last weeks... I'll catch up! I hope everything is going OK. I saw on the news, some Italians soldiers were coming in Iraq to help for the "after"(ya right!)war. 1,500 soldiers are supposed to join, is that true?? Finaly Friday (that doesn't mean much to you...). This week was looooooong... You will be missing tomorrow for my: "b-day, end of the exams (4 this year!), sister being in Paris" party, but we'll have a great thought for you and all soldiers in iraq. My "brother in law" is also gone to Kosovo, but you are always in our thoughts. Things went fine at work this week, it was kinda hard to get back after one week off to study but everyone was nice, well, besides my boss assistant, that came up to me telling I should have left her my cell phone number, she just can't do things by herself... she was kind of aggressive but I didn't even get mad at her!!! There are more important things in life to get mad about right?!!! It's not my problem if she can't take any initiatives! Thank God the boss isn't like her!!! Better get going, I've got plenty to do. I just wanted to let you know I miss you more and more each days and I hope all of you are OK and you'll get back soon. Tu me manques mon bébé, reviens vite (just for you to train your french!!). Take care, be carefull. (Don't worry about me I'm alright and I (as I said!) won't forget about you!!). Gros bisous mon doudou d'amour. Hasta luego nino! Love B.


Name: Jane Wiseman
Email: jcbooboo@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 03:18:33 PM

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To Sgt. Paul Wiseman (Ranger) - this is your mother speaking. I have not heard your voice for over 3 weeks - do you need a mother lecture?? I know you are very busy and I am very, very proud of you, but I need to hear your voice and know you are OK. Three boxes of food (stew, tuna, chili, etc.) have been shipped to you and your men. You are always in my heart and I love you dearly, mom


Name: amy jo
Email: amyjojo88@cs.com
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 03:05:30 PM

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to JEFF KUPISCH<<<<>>>> hey cuz!! liz is down here visiting us, we're having lots of fun!!! she says hi and she loves u! we're praying for u guys!!! love ya cuz!!!! <3 amy jo


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 02:57:41 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd. Jarod, Just a note to tell you to stay safe and keep your head up. One of these days this will all be over and you will be home. We all miss you greatly! You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers! Maybe you will get some good news soon as to a coming home date. Love you much and miss you even more!! Love always, Dad


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 01:43:28 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Ciao mio dolce e bel Mike, how are you doing?? Nell'ultima lettera che ti ho inviato avevo mandato a tua sorella una foto dove ci sei tu con Ash in braccio e io vicino a te, te la ricordi??! Poi le avevo scritto il mio e-mail's address, così, se poteva, mi informava sulle news su di te!! Mi ha scritto oggi, è così cara... MI E' MOLTO SIMPATICA e ora potrò sempre sapere come sta il mio Mike!! Domenica pomeriggio parto per il mare... Saremo in tre nell'appartamente di Ale e ti posso assicurare che nessuna di noi tre sa cucinare, pulire,... Fare i lavori domestici in generale, per fortuna è solo una settimana... Mia mamma domani mi insegnerà a usare la lavatrice e mi darà qualche easy recipe to make, tanto lo so che laveremo a mano e mangeremo solo "SANDWICHES (spagnolo!!)"... Farò tantissime foto, così te le invierò nella prossima lettera che ti spedirò, vorrei potermi mettere dentro un package e poter arrivare subito da te! SCRIVIMI APPENA PUOI, non vedo l'ora di poter leggere un'altra TUA FANTASTICA E PREZIOSA LETTERA!! Mi manchi more than ever!! TI AMOOOOO, muchos besos, la tua Susy!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 01:43:04 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Ciao mio dolce e bel Mike, how are you doing?? Nell'ultima lettera che ti ho inviato avevo mandato a tua sorella una foto dove ci sei tu con Ash in braccio e io vicino a te, te la ricordi??! Poi le avevo scritto il mio e-mail's address, così, se poteva, mi informava sulle news su di te!! Mi ha scritto oggi, è così cara... MI E' MOLTO SIMPATICA e ora potrò sempre sapere come sta il mio Mike!! Domenica pomeriggio parto per il mare... Saremo in tre nell'appartamente di Ale e ti posso assicurare che nessuna di noi tre sa cucinare, pulire,... Fare i lavori domestici in generale, per fortuna è solo una settimana... Mia mamma domani mi insegnerà a usare la lavatrice e mi darà qualche easy recipe to make, tanto lo so che laveremo a mano e mangeremo solo "SANDWICHES (spagnolo!!)"... Farò tantissime foto, così te le invierò nella prossima lettera che ti spedirò, vorrei potermi mettere dentro un package e poter arrivare subito da te! SCRIVIMI APPENA PUOI, non vedo l'ora di poter leggere un'altra TUA FANTASTICA E PREZIOSA LETTERA!! Mi manchi more than ever!! TI AMOOOOO, muchos besos, la tua Susy!


Name: Judy Cox
Email: jac4jc@msn.com
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 11:19:13 AM

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Hey guys and girls, my son is in Bagdad with the 69th CHEM, I don't know if you ever see the Army guys, but if you do, look up my son for me, PFC Daniel Cox 6th PLT. Good luck and God bless, Judy Cox PS I'm an old friend of L. Rachel Zermeno, and tell my son to WRITE.


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 10:13:49 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-Hey sweetie! How is your day going? I just got up awhile ago. I have to be at work at 11:00 soo...I posted you a message early. Anyway, sorry I didn't post another one lastnight. I went out to eat w/ Jamie Lou and Britney and then when I got home I was sooo tired! I miss you soo much! I had a dream about you coming home again...it was soo good! We were both stunned when we saw each other for the first time again..we didn't know what to do or say. It was sweet though. Anyway, I'll write you when I get home from work. Have a good night..sweet dreams and sleep good! I love you.....love, stephanie


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 10:04:55 AM

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This prayer is in honor of PFC Jarod Markham 2nd/503rd..... Heavenly Father, Many of us come to you today with heavy hearts. We come to you with confusion, with frustration, with a terrible longing for our loved one who so proudly and so courageously carry out their duties as a soldier. We come to you asking for your guiding hand. Asking for you to humble our hearts and help us better understand this need for war. We pray for the safety of every American soldier who stands on foreign soil, but especially those of the 173rd Airborne Brigade. We pray that you comfort them in this time of need. We pray that you give them a sense of courage in their time of fear, a sense of direction in their time of doubt, and comfort and strength in their time of weakness. We also pray a selfish prayer today; the prayer of bringing them home soon. Lord, we also pray today that you will end this war soon.....that you will prick the hearts of the Iraqi people and somehow make them understand our purpose. We pray for peace. Lord we also pray a prayer of thanks. We are thankful that you have kept our loved ones safe thus far. We understand that there is always a reason and for those families who have lost loved ones we pray that you will bring them a peace in their hearts and help them to see and understand that reason. Give them comfort in their time of sorrow. Lord, we just ask that you give the family members of the soldiers strength. Strength to go on, to hope for a better tomorrow, to cope with the day to day burdens that we feel without our loved one beside us. We pray for the leaders of our country, our military, and our leaders in the field of battle. Lord as we end this prayer, we thank you for your son, and the huge sacrifice that was made. As an earthly father, I can not imagine loosing my son. So Lord please, bring all our soldiers home safely. Give us peace. In your son's name we end our prayer....Amen.... God Bless each of you today and may he bring all our men and women home soon!!


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Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 09:27:16 AM

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Jennifer, Our prayers are with you and your family. We all are struggling. We must just stay strong and have faith that this will all be over soon. May God reach out his hand and comfort you during this time. May he bring your husband and all our soldiers home safely.


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Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 08:13:58 AM

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Jennifer, we all should consider ourselves lucky...so far it is just 3 months (a little longer than a normal Graf deployment). Think about those wifes whose husbands will never come back..... I have 2 children. One is 2 1/2 and the other one is just 9 months (and he has only seen is daddy for a few weekes since it was borne). Don't worry. The are going to come home soon.


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Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 08:08:06 AM

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Jennifer, we all should consider ourselves lucky...so far it is just 3 months (a little longer than a normal Graf deployment). Think about those wifes whose husbands will never come back..... I have 2 children. One is 2 1/2 and the other one is just 9 months (and he has only seen is daddy for a few weekes since it was borne). Don't worry. The are going to come home soon.


Name: Jennifer
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Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 07:30:56 AM

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S T O P this STUPID WAR ! OUR HUSBANDS ARE TIRED ! They should be here with us. 3 months and more in Iraq....STOP NOW... WE ARE TIRED TOO...our sons and daughters need their DADDY. ....AN ITALIAN WIFE !


Name: Jennifer
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Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 07:30:29 AM

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S T O P this STUPID WAR ! OUR HUSBANDS ARE TIRED ! They should be here with us. 3 months and more in Iraq....STOP NOW... WE ARE TIRED TOO...our sons and daughters need their DADDY. ....AN ITALIAN WIFE !


Name: Melanie Witthoft
Email: melwitthoft@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 27, 2003
Time: 12:48:05 AM

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PFC - Brian Bayer 1/508th Hey Bro! Hope you check this memo board. Wanted to let you know that I miss you terribly and hope you are able to come home soon. Don't forget that I love you and I think about you everyday. Write if you can, or email or call. It is always good to hear from you. Everything is fine in Minnesota. The weather has been a bit unpredictable. We had 6 tornados 2 days ago. Nothing in the ol' Maplehood though. I'm am scanning the internet a lot trying to find pictures of you. Damn proud of you! I hope you are getting all of our letters. I'll be sending another one to you in a couple of days. Keep your head down! LOVE YOU!!!! Yo Sis - Mel :)


Name: deb chance
Email: purplep@swbell.net
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 11:28:34 PM

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TO ALL 74th INFANTRY LRS family members (especially COMMO!): Our son, SSG Jon Chance, mailed a photo CD to us from Iraq earlier this month and we rec'd it this week. The photos have now been posted on our website: www.nadachance.com -- we hope you visit our site soon! deb chance, Proud Mom


Name: Julie Plaivech
Email: JuliePlaivech@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 11:11:28 PM

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Capt. Mark Wagoner 2/503d. Hey, I found your picture. Absolutely no doubt that's you front and center in picture #522 right behind the Airborne banner! You look about as tan as you did the first time we met. I sent you another package a couple days ago, smaller this time so it shouldn't be a problem getting it in the mailbag. Hang in there, Mark. The support back home for all you guys is tremendous! Love ya always, Julie.


Name: Terry Aubrey
Email: jaubrey@iglou.com
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 11:07:36 PM

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SPC PHILLIP HATTON B/2/503 Your mom has done a great job of keeping me up on whats going on with the Herd and at home. Seems like they had a great ride up on the Blue Ridge. My oldest son has a Harley Superglide. I kid him about it being an old mans bike. Going to try and hook up with your folks towards the end of July first of August. Did I read somewhere that you are back in the safe houses with A/C. If thats true it must be a releif from the heat. I've been contacted in the last couple of weeks by some of the guys from my old plt. We all spent some time on a hill with 81mm. I releived the Plt. Sgt. who was going home. Had 7 days to learn his job and there was no Lt. They sent some photos, man we were to young to be doing that kinda thing. I was 21 and seemed like an old man. So much for history. Do an airborne job but don't get crazy out there. Look foward to your return. Geve my heart-felt regards to the rest of the guys. It's great to be Airborne then, now and in the furture. Take good care of yourself. TEA


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Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 09:41:18 PM

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I respectively disagree. Our loved ones are not fighting for our freedom of speech. We live in America, not Iraq. We have the freedom of speech. Our forefathers fought for that. They are fighting for Iraq's freedom-which somedays you wonder if they (Iraqis) understand why our loved ones are there and some have sacrificed their lives for their future freedoms. Sometimes it is hard to understand it myself anymore why they are there. I am not saying WE, the families and others, are not supporting our soldiers -WE HAVE SHOWN TREMENDOUS SUPPORT and naturally will do so...--but the politicians did not have their ducks in a row for the aftermath of this war--and our soldiers are having to do the dirty work that could had and should had been handled better from the get go. The soldiers are doing their duty proudly and I am proud to be American and proud of them. My thoughts expressed here does not mean I an not proud of the soldiers nor does it take away from the importance of their mission. I just think we need to stay vocal with our elected officials, not protesting, but as family, keeping the pressure on that a postwar plan and that getting our soldiers out of Iraq stays on the top agenda. Enough said.


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Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 09:10:16 PM

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For information you requested on the Peninsula story go back to Monday June 23. Look for letters under Proud American and SPC Johnson, Kobie. Then you will understand what he is referring to.


Name: Peggy
Email: mavsmtnmom@aol.com
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 08:56:18 PM

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Can anyone tell me what article SPC Johnson is referring to? Is it the report issued through SETAF Public Affairs titled, "Soldiers Attacked While On Operation Peninsula Strike"? If so, what did happen? Why is his unit upset with him? I know there are the stories behind the headlines, but this young man needs to be heard, what if it were your loved one? This website has been a wonderful link (if only psychological for some of us, who know our loved one is not receiving the e-mails), and I log on to it many times a day. I would like to thank the webmaster. But, I would like to state that in my opinion, some of the information that is communicated here can upset people needlessly, especially if it is not based on fact. We all want our loved ones home now, but until the Army decides to make it so, we just dont know when they will return. So, I guess I just asserted my right to freedom of speech, as does everyone who writes on this message board, and that is what our loved ones are fighting for us to be able to continue doing. AIRBORNE!


Name: Keith Lori & Jacenya Knight
Email: knightfish54@aol.com
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 08:20:39 PM

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to all of the guy/gals in the 173rd, hang in there you will come home. Don't listen to all the rumors, it will make you crazy. We have NOT forgotten you, we have not forgotten what you are going through, we are praying for your safe return to those that love you. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR BRAVE SERVICE.


Name: Keith Lori Jacenya Knight
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Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 08:15:20 PM

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Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 07:18:01 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey hero! How was your day? I wonder if you are catching up on your zzz's now...I hope that you and the rest of the 173rd and all the troops in Iraq know that you have so many people that are extremely proud to have you representing our country. I miss you so much DJ! I hope that you guys will get to come home very soon. You are working so hard..you deserve a long earned break!! Anyway, I just got off work and had to post my routine nightly message. I will write you before I go to sleep ok? I hope to hear from you very very soon! Be careful. I am praying for y'all. I love you!! love, stephanie


Name: Paul T Cross
Email: pault_cross@mohawkind.com
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 04:45:28 PM

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PFC David J Cross Charlie Co 1/508th Just a note to remind all troops of the 173rd Airborne that we still pray daily for your safety. Although most of our politicians have forgotten you, your relatives and friends have not. I am proud to be the father of a paratrooper in the 173rd. Keep the faith and remember "You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you". Soldiers like you should make all America proud. D.J. I miss you more each day. LOVE YA DAD


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 02:54:12 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd.. Jarod, Just a note to tell you that your girlfriend is a celebrity now. Margaret made the newspaper with photo and all. She was part of a cheerleader mentoring program. It was a good article. We will save one and mail it to you. Hope your day was okay. Love you and miss you very much!! God Speed, Dad


Name: Tracy
Email: Gemmillt@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 02:13:49 PM

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Hey there big brother!! Just wanted to let you know that I love you and miss you!! I hope everything is going well.


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 01:44:02 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Heylà mio bel Mike, come stai?? Ho appena finito di guardare le nuove foto sul sito ma non ci sei neanche oggi, quando vedi il fotografo digli di farti una bella picture in primo piano ok?? Indovina che tempo fa a Vicenza ora... PIOVE!! Incredibile vero?! Domani sera vengono a casa mia i miei zii e mia cugina. Lisa e io andremo a noleggiare un movie... Però mi verrà nostalgia di tutte le volte che guardavo i film insieme a te... Caspita quanto mi mancano quelle giornate!! Mi manchi più di quanto tu possa immaginare!!! I NEED YOU, HO BISOGNO DEL MIO MIKE!! FAI SEMPRE ATTENZIONE ok?? Ci vediamo appena torni! TI PENSO SEMPRE E SN CN T SEMPRE (RICORDALO)!!! TORNA PRESTO DALLA TUA SUSY!!!!!! TI AMO... moltissimi enormi baci dalla tua Susy!! BACI BACI BACI!!


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 01:43:27 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Heylà mio bel Mike, come stai?? Ho appena finito di guardare le nuove foto sul sito ma non ci sei neanche oggi, quando vedi il fotografo digli di farti una bella picture in primo piano ok?? Indovina che tempo fa a Vicenza ora... PIOVE!! Incredibile vero?! Domani sera vengono a casa mia i miei zii e mia cugina. Lisa e io andremo a noleggiare un movie... Però mi verrà nostalgia di tutte le volte che guardavo i film insieme a te... Caspita quanto mi mancano quelle giornate!! Mi manchi più di quanto tu possa immaginare!!! I NEED YOU, HO BISOGNO DEL MIO MIKE!! FAI SEMPRE ATTENZIONE ok?? Ci vediamo appena torni! TI PENSO SEMPRE E SN CN T SEMPRE (RICORDALO)!!! TORNA PRESTO DALLA TUA SUSY!!!!!! TI AMO... moltissimi enormi baci dalla tua Susy!! BACI BACI BACI!!


Name: Kristina Egert
Email: kristinaegert@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 01:36:28 PM

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To the 173rd AIRBORNE BRIGADE: Ya'll rock! Keep up the good work. Wish me and my familiy could be there to welcome ya'll home. God continue to be with all, stay strong, and God speed.


Name: Debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 12:32:31 PM

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This message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI, Hi honey, how are you doing,just alittle to note to say that were so proud of you and the 173rd, the pictures on the web site are great. im at the office this week and its already 90 down here. thats hot for sf.dont miss the hospital at all. i like being my own boss. well honey, watch your back and your unit, we need you guys home, love u mom


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Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 11:48:12 AM

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The Presidential campaigning has started and the media has forgotten about our soldiers still in Iraq, all of them. We need to be asking when they are coming home. The only time we hear about our soldiers is when there is a fatality/killing and sometimes that is only a trailer on the headline news. The May 1st declaration of war over meant the embedded journalists could go home.It doesn't mean we won't be at this for years to come with our soldiers over there and there will still be people there who want to kill our soldiers. So we are still at war. And we need to be asking the candidates about the Veteran benefits. They cannot cut that when they cut the budget; our soldiers have earned that and they cannot change what they promised. The President is getting high ratings for his involvement in Iraq deeming the war a success. But now you hardly hear about what's next. Questions need to be asked for anyone running for the Presidential office. What is next? It's time our 173rd Airborne gets to come home.


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 11:46:38 AM

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To Spc Fredrick Campbell C 1/508th Hey Baby hope you had a good day,I'm here relaxing on my day off.I'm waiting on your phone call cause I haven't talk to you in 10 days now and I'm desperate to hear your voice,That's what I call being in Love.I'm going to pick up some junk food cause I'm fixing another package for you.I miss you very much my love and can't wait to have you here with me again,please take care and stay alert always. Loving you always and forever,Millie.


Name: Amy
Email: aksmimimorg@aol.com
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 11:39:09 AM

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Hey Jimmy, All is well on the homefront. Can't wait to get you here again. I am in Raleigh S.C. right now. Training for work. I was going to go to Ft. Bragg and look around but can't get on the base. Wish I had the name of your 1st shirt that was there. Anyway, We love you and can't wait to see you again. Be safe and watch your back. Love mom


Name: Ken Linden
Email: klindenjr@earthlink.net
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 11:32:07 AM

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For SPC Jakob Linden, 1st Plt, A Co, 2/503... Standby for Incoming (2 packages) - Enjoy!!!!!!!


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Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 11:30:55 AM

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Is anyone else frustrated that the news media has forgotten about all of our soldiers over in Iraq. The only time it gets on the TV news anymore is when there is a fatality/killing and sometimes that is only a trailer. They have to keep these soldiers out there in the news or the general public will easily forget and the pressure to get them home will be lessened--the presidential campaigning has started and the war is not over. When they are campaigning and making all of the promises we need to be asking about when our soldiers are coming home and about the Veteran benefits as well. The May 1st declaration of war meant the embedded journalists could go home. THe war is hardly over our military men and women over there. We want them home. We need to be heard too.


Name: MOM
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 11:06:18 AM

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SPC PHILLIP HATTON ~ 3rd PLT, B CO, 2ND-503RD ~ Phillip, I'm hoping you're getting the messages we post here. Just want you to know that you're first in our thoughts--always! Not much different around home except the weather's getting better--the rain has stopped and it's 90 degrees! With that, you know what your Dad's doing, don't you! He and Hoskins are pretty much working around the clock to "make hay while the sunshines!!!" Just talked to Brandi. She's in training right now but will stop in Saturday. Beck is tied up on campus right now with a dorm full of kids for a week. She'll be free Sunday evening and it's 'gramma-bound' for her! So, you see? The more things change, the more they stay the same! One thing is missing: you! But there's a light at the end of the tunnel now. The biggest part of the time spent is behind you. Maybe soon you'll be sitting back in Italy. We're all waiting for your return date to be confirmed so we can start "living" again........in the meantime, remember how much you are loved. You are our Hero! Hoping that you and the entire 173rd remain safe! I love you, "Mom"


Name: Laura Jarrett
Email: lrjarrett@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 10:55:35 AM

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To : SSG ERIK SPRINGSTEEN IST PLATOON A/CO 1/508. (And also Weaver, Tinsley, Storey, Young, Al Jahani, Monk, Neale, Al Maeda and Nikolai) Hi you guys, how are you all? Long time, no see, huh? I've been writing to Springsteen's hotmail address since you've all been gone but I guess there aren't really many internet cafes in downtown Kirkuk (or wherever you all are) and you won't have had access to them! So apologies to you Springnuts as your hotmail account is now probably full up! Oh well. I hope everything is not too shitty out there for you and that it's not sucking too much. I saw you (Springsteen) on CNN a few days after you jumped in, looking very serious! Young, there was a photo of you in the Army Times and Tinsley, a photo of you is going around on the internet! I've saved it for you for when you get back. I'm also sending you a care package now that I have your address. I'm not sure what you want exactly but I have a pretty good idea. Unfortunately I don't think i'll be able to get you any chew since I got back from America last week and I don't think we sell it here in England! I'll try my best though. Springsteen, you'd better huury up and get home soon because I'm looking forward to yours and Jacinta's wedding party! Weaver, congrats on getting engaged! Tinsley, how's Dirty Steve? Storey, how are your dogs? Ha ha! Matthew (Wolter) tells me to say "hi" to you all and that he wishes he was there with you all. Both him and Charlie were jealous of you, especially as their new unit sucks! Anyway, take care of yourselves and come home soon. I'm thinking of you all. Lots of love, "The English Muffin" xxxxxxxxxxxx


Name: Laura Jarrett
Email: lrjarrett@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 10:55:22 AM

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To : SSG ERIK SPRINGSTEEN IST PLATOON A/CO 1/508. (And also Weaver, Tinsley, Storey, Young, Al Jahani, Monk, Neale, Al Maeda and Nikolai) Hi you guys, how are you all? Long time, no see, huh? I've been writing to Springsteen's hotmail address since you've all been gone but I guess there aren't really many internet cafes in downtown Kirkuk (or wherever you all are) and you won't have had access to them! So apologies to you Springnuts as your hotmail account is now probably full up! Oh well. I hope everything is not too shitty out there for you and that it's not sucking too much. I saw you (Springsteen) on CNN a few days after you jumped in, looking very serious! Young, there was a photo of you in the Army Times and Tinsley, a photo of you is going around on the internet! I've saved it for you for when you get back. I'm also sending you a care package now that I have your address. I'm not sure what you want exactly but I have a pretty good idea. Unfortunately I don't think i'll be able to get you any chew since I got back from America last week and I don't think we sell it here in England! I'll try my best though. Springsteen, you'd better huury up and get home soon because I'm looking forward to yours and Jacinta's wedding party! Weaver, congrats on getting engaged! Tinsley, how's Dirty Steve? Storey, how are your dogs? Ha ha! Matthew (Wolter) tells me to say "hi" to you all and that he wishes he was there with you all. Both him and Charlie were jealous of you, especially as their new unit sucks! Anyway, take care of yourselves and come home soon. I'm thinking of you all. Lots of love, "The English Muffin" xxxxxxxxxxxx


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 10:52:38 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey love! How did your day go? I just got home from Britney's and I am leaving for work soon. I had to go to the Wellness Center today b/c I am joining so I can get a buff bod! Just kiddin...but maybe work off a few extra pounds! I definately don't want to gain a "freshman 15." Anyway, I could not sleep at all lastnight b/c my phone did not have service at her house. I realized at about 11:00 and told her I was going to go home if I could not find anywhere in the house that my phone will ring when someone calls. Well, I ended up just leaving you a personalized message on my phone w/ Britney's house # in case you did call...but I still had the biggest worries I was going to miss your call or wouldn't hear her phone ring. I kept having dreams and I would just see my cel phone saying "1 missed call." haha....yea, am i crazy or what? Well, I know you think that whole story was pointless but it's just to show you how much I miss you! I love you so much! I'll write you when I get home from work ok? Be safe and sleep good! love, stephanie


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 09:57:04 AM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd... Jarod, Just a note to start the day. YOur's of course is 1/2 over. I certainly hope this writing finds you doing well. Spoke with Margaret last night. She said that she had just got off the phone with you. She was on cloud 9. She said you sounded great and that your spirits sounded up. That was great news to hear. I constantly worry about you. That is just part of being a parent. Someday you too will understand. Getting you a phone card today. Will give you the numbers when you call. I will try to set something up so I can recharge it each week. Headed back up to Dburg next week then coming back and dropping by Benning.....the old SAND HILL.....remember?.....I'm certain you will never forget...... Continue to hang in there.....missing you each day. Thinking of you constantly.....get home safely soon!! So very proud of you!! You are a Hero as well as all the others in the 173rd. Love you always, God Speed, Dad


Name: Debbie Fisher
Email: dfisher@dyercs.net
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 09:47:40 AM

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PFC Jarod Markham 2/503: Hi Jarod, I just wanted to let you know that you are still in my thoughts and prayers. You must think at times that everyone has forgotten where you are and what you are doing, that is not so. Your friends and family still worry and pray for your safety and speedy return home. Stay ALERT and I hope to see you home soon. You are a hero, a very special young man and I am proud of you. Love, Debbie


Name: MARTA
Email: corbezo@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 07:35:30 AM

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TO LAUDANO, J.E.: Just wanna say HI, I hope to hear notice from you very soon, here every things ok. CIAO JAY, stay safe!! MARTA


Name: Rick Schultz
Email: barbrickcoast@adelphia.net
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 07:32:44 AM

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BRYAN SCHULTZ, B Co, 2/503rd: Haven't got mail from you in several weeks. We are sending letters and packages. Hope everything is getting to you. Hope and pray for you each day. We love you. Dad.


Name: Serena M.
Email: Serena230778@vizzavi.it
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 07:13:02 AM

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This message is for SGT RICHARD SEAN BRYANT ( C 1/503rd ) hi my beautiful baby i wonder if you know that i miss you so so much.You're always on my mind and in my heart i wanna let you know that i pray for you and that i'll be always near you!!!!! I sent you today another two letters!i'm waiting your and i can't wait to receive your pictures... There are a lots things that i would like to tell you...but i'll do it when we'll be together again!!! Baby take care of you!!! be careful honey!!!!!! kisses and hugs Serena


Name: Serena M.
Email: Serena230778@vizzavi.it
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 07:12:48 AM

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This message is for SGT RICHARD SEAN BRYANT ( C 1/503rd ) hi my beautiful baby i wonder if you know that i miss you so so much.You're always on my mind and in my heart i wanna let you know that i pray for you and that i'll be always near you!!!!! I sent you today another two letters!i'm waiting your and i can't wait to receive your pictures... There are a lots things that i would like to tell you...but i'll do it when we'll be together again!!! Baby take care of you!!! be careful honey!!!!!! kisses and hugs Serena


Name: Serena M.
Email: Serena230778@vizzavi.it
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 07:12:34 AM

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This message is for SGT RICHARD SEAN BRYANT ( C 1/503rd ) hi my beautiful baby i wonder if you know that i miss you so so much.You're always on my mind and in my heart i wanna let you know that i pray for you and that i'll be always near you!!!!! I sent you today another two letters!i'm waiting your and i can't wait to receive your pictures... There are a lots things that i would like to tell you...but i'll do it when we'll be together again!!! Baby take care of you!!! be careful honey!!!!!! kisses and hugs Serena


Name: Serena M.
Email: Serena230778@vizzavi.it
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 07:12:20 AM

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This message is for SGT RICHARD SEAN BRYANT ( C 1/503rd ) hi my beautiful baby i wonder if you know that i miss you so so much.You're always on my mind and in my heart i wanna let you know that i pray for you and that i'll be always near you!!!!! I sent you today another two letters!i'm waiting your and i can't wait to receive your pictures... There are a lots things that i would like to tell you...but i'll do it when we'll be together again!!! Baby take care of you!!! be careful honey!!!!!! kisses and hugs Serena


Name: Serena M.
Email: Serena230778@vizzavi.it
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 07:12:06 AM

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This message is for SGT RICHARD SEAN BRYANT ( C 1/503rd ) hi my beautiful baby i wonder if you know that i miss you so so much.You're always on my mind and in my heart i wanna let you know that i pray for you and that i'll be always near you!!!!! I sent you today another two letters!i'm waiting your and i can't wait to receive your pictures... There are a lots things that i would like to tell you...but i'll do it when we'll be together again!!! Baby take care of you!!! be careful honey!!!!!! kisses and hugs Serena


Name: Serena M.
Email: Serena230778@vizzavi.it
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 07:11:52 AM

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This message is for SGT RICHARD SEAN BRYANT ( C 1/503rd ) hi my beautiful baby i wonder if you know that i miss you so so much.You're always on my mind and in my heart i wanna let you know that i pray for you and that i'll be always near you!!!!! I sent you today another two letters!i'm waiting your and i can't wait to receive your pictures... There are a lots things that i would like to tell you...but i'll do it when we'll be together again!!! Baby take care of you!!! be careful honey!!!!!! kisses and hugs Serena


Name: Serena M.
Email: Serena230778@vizzavi.it
Date: Thursday June 26, 2003
Time: 07:11:38 AM

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This message is for SGT RICHARD SEAN BRYANT ( C 1/503rd ) hi my beautiful baby i wonder if you know that i miss you so so much.You're always on my mind and in my heart i wanna let you know that i pray for you and that i'll be always near you!!!!! I sent you today another two letters!i'm waiting your and i can't wait to receive your pictures... There are a lots things that i would like to tell you...but i'll do it when we'll be together again!!! Baby take care of you!!! be careful honey!!!!!! kisses and hugs Serena


Name: Michele Harness
Email: mitchy0421@sailormoon.com
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 11:18:41 PM

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This is a message for my boyfriend and all the others in Iraq..we're all very proud of you. I see yellow ribbons more and more everyday. People at home are thinking of all of you. We miss you all and wish for your safty.


Name: TO SGT. KEVIN R. GLEICH
Email: YOUR MOM & DAD IN HILLIIARD OHIO
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 11:10:42 PM

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KEVIN, WE KNOW YOU ARE GETTING ANXIOUS ABOUT THE BIRTH OF YOUR SON. BUT NEVER FEAR, YOUR WONDERFUL WIFE, (THE OTHER SGT. GLEICH) WILL DO JUST FINE. YOUR DAD AND I ARE PLANNING OUR SUMMER TRIP TO WEST POINT SO WE WILL BE SEEING YOUR WIFE AND NEW SON TOO. THIS JUST IN!!!!! YOU ARE GOING TO BE AN UNCLE AGAIN IN FEBRUARY!!!! THAT'S RIGHT...LUCAS IS GOING TO BE A BIG BROTHER NOW JUST LIKE HIS UNCLE KEVIN!!! ALSO, YOUR COUSIN RYAN GLEICH FROM GROVE CITY IS SOMEWHERE OVER THERE IN A UNIT NEAR YOU...I THINK THE TOWN STARTS WITH A "T". I JUST MAILED A SECOND PACKAGE TO YOU THIS WEEK AND ONE TO RYAN TOO. GOD BLESS YOU SON AND ALL OF THE REST OF YOU SOLDIERS AND SAILORS OVER THERE. WE ARE PROUD OF YOU AND WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT YOU EACH & EVERY DAY.


Name: Marilyn Daugherty
Email: lmd@everestkc.net
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 10:24:06 PM

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To Sgt. Brian D. Daugherty with the 1/508th. Happy 27th birthday, Son. I know you would rather be home, but we love you and pray for you daily. I am sending a package of goodies for your birthday. Let me know if you want anything special. Love, Mom


Name: Martha Reich
Email: martha_reich@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 09:43:03 PM

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for Jon Chance: Jon,I am a high school classmate of your mother's. Just a note to let you know we are STILL praying for all of you. Thanks for having the courage to defend the freedom rights for all. I have seen some of the pictures on the family website. You guys have a 'nice-looking' family. I know your mother is proud of you and your sister. Y'all be careful out there! Your friend in Christ, Martha Reich


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 08:39:17 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR, Hey Sexy! Well, the plans for having our wedding ceremony in November is probably not going to work out. The longer they screw with your return date the longer we have to wait to order the sationary and all. I have my dress, veil, Tiara, ect. so that is done. I wanted to help the girls know when they should order their dresses by. I just picked by the end of July as a good esitmate. Everyone LOVES the color and all! Of course I have awesome taste! After all see who I picked as a husband:) Well, we're legally married, but you know I'd still pick you a thousand times over as my groom anytime! Jake teases me that I'm a War Bride. I told him "No, they chose to make the War around my wedding schedual because I am such a trend setter:)" I told him if he didn't shut up I was making him a bridesmaid:) Well, just thought maybe we should think about maybe Spring..either way don't worry about it now. You're doing what you're supose to, and this Bride will just do her thing too:) I was thinking we might have to re think our Honeymoon plans with all the hype and trouble in Africa. Think it over of where else you might like to go. Ibeza, Spain..Carfu, Greece, Barcelona, Spian...that should give you a good nice happy thing to think about! The place to go on our honeymoon, and all the cool stuff we'll be doing..over and over again! hehehe! Like seeing the sites, ect. You know what I meant! :) ~~~~~~~~~~Princess~~~~~~~~~~~~


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 07:41:35 PM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D; I just wanted to let you know that I've been thinking of you often. The temperature was in the mid 90s today with a heat index of 110. I thought that was hot, but it doesn't even compare to what you've been living in. And I go from AC at home to AC in the car to AC at work. I wish things could be easier for you guys over there. Just hang in there and remember this will be over soon. Be strong and be safe. I really miss seeing you and talking to you. Call or write when you can. I love you very much. - Love Always Mom


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 07:26:55 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey babe! how are ya? I just got home from work. i'm about to go w/ Brooke, Lindsay, and Britney. I hope you had a good night and maybe you are sleeping right now. I sent you a letter out today and I will write you tommorow ok? i'm staying at Britney's house so I won't be able to post you a message tonight or tomorrow until I get off work probably...but if I am around a computer I will try! I love you sweetie! I can't wait to go to bed and have sweet dreams about you! I miss you sooo much! love, stephanie


Name: Marsha
Email: hanabanana1@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 06:23:24 PM

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Hey, that Donald is Donald Wayne Adair!!! I goofed, didn't I....well, hell....I'm just a novice! Marsha


Name: Marsha
Email: hanabanana1@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 06:21:26 PM

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Hey, Donald! I saw your pic....your proud dad is keeping me updated! I saw on the news that it's burning hot over there...you can't keep the ice on the beer, huh? I just thought I'd drop you a line, and let you know that when you get home, there'll be plenty of ice on the beer....come on! Love, Marsha


Name: M J Shannon
Email: mshannon@houston.rr.com
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 06:18:21 PM

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Sgt. Andrew Shannon, Dad and I are back from Galveston now. I had a show there for the Harris County Adult Education Dept and the Junior College System. It went really well. The teachers were all interested and attentive but the weather was oppressive! I'll bet you could teach us a thing or two about oppressive weather huh! I wonder what the temp is there today - I find it very interesting that the media talked incessently about how hot it was in Iraq when all those hot shot news anchors were there but now we hear nothing about it. You said you have lost weight is that because of all work, the food, or the lack of booze? I'm on a diet as usual some things never change. Grandma was cussing the war again she wants you home now!!! She is so funny she is always asking me when you are going to finish over there. Well I'd better get back to work. Love Ya, Mom


Name: Mary and Lane Bartholomew
Email: lmebartholomew@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 05:43:26 PM

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Hi hope things are going ok for you and all the other soldiers. The news doesn't make it sound the best right now. We are getting ready for the wedding, Ray and Susan will not be here either. Hope you get a chance to call this week end while everyone is here. Take care of yourself. Love Mom and Dad PS This message is for PFC Earl Bartholomew of the 173d airborne unit from Italy.


Name: Mary and Lane Bartholomew
Email: lmebartholomew@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 05:42:22 PM

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Hi hope things are going ok for you and all the other soldiers. The news doesn't make it sound the best right now. We are getting ready for the wedding, Ray and Susan will not be here either. Hope you get a chance to call this week end while everyone is here. Take care of yourself. Love Mom and Dad


Name: Silvia Saltini
Email: cinocazzalaranda@yahoo.it
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 04:42:10 PM

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Does anybody know when our guys will be back? I need to know as I have a friend whose birthday is next month and I want to set up a birthday party for him but I don't know if they will be here by then. Please, if anybody knows anything, let me know. Thanks


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 03:53:46 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd.... Jarod, Just a note at the close of another busy day. Nothing to compare to yours I'm sure. That gives me strength so often when I think it is bad here, I just think of what you are going through. Hope that you are doing okay. I certainly hope that living conditions have improved also. Can't wait until you here that you are getting out of there. Just keep on putting one foot in front of the other each day and remember that it is one day closer than yesterday. We love and miss you so very much!! I am so very proud of you!! Love always and God Speed, Dad


Name: Herb Samuel
Email: herb.samuel@london.k12.oh.us
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 02:17:42 PM

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Spec. Wes Samuel, Hey, the big day is near. I hope you can take ten and celebrate. We will do that state side also when you return. I know the conditions are heating up in all areas. We are thinking about you daily and hope to hear from you soon. All are proud of you and your outfit. HOO-AH !


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 01:19:28 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Buona sera Mike mio, anche stasera piove... Che tempo volubile (un po' come me, vero?), la mattina c'è il sole e la sera piove!! Stasera vado a cena fuori con la mia famiglia e Caty e Bruno (gli amici dei miei genitori, te li ricordi?)! E' il compleanno di Caty!! Non vedo l'ora di festeggiare il tuo ritorno... Dai Mike mio manca poco!!! TI PENSO SEMPRE SEMPRE SEMPRE!!! MI MANCHI more than ever... TAKE CARE!!! Prego sempre per te!! See you soooooon, TI AMO, muchissimos besos dalla tua cara Susy!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 01:19:04 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Buona sera Mike mio, anche stasera piove... Che tempo volubile (un po' come me, vero?), la mattina c'è il sole e la sera piove!! Stasera vado a cena fuori con la mia famiglia e Caty e Bruno (gli amici dei miei genitori, te li ricordi?)! E' il compleanno di Caty!! Non vedo l'ora di festeggiare il tuo ritorno... Dai Mike mio manca poco!!! TI PENSO SEMPRE SEMPRE SEMPRE!!! MI MANCHI more than ever... TAKE CARE!!! Prego sempre per te!! See you soooooon, TI AMO, muchissimos besos dalla tua cara Susy!


Name: SPC JOHNSON
Email:
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 11:22:43 AM

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I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED. I DIDNT EXPECT A RESPONSE AND I APPRECIATE THE SUPPORT. I STILL HAVE MONTHS OF THERAPY BUT THE WALTER REED STAFF IS THE BEST. I GUESS I PISSED SOME PEOPLE IN MY UNIT OFF BUT I DONT CARE. NOBODY ASKED MY SIDE OF THE STORY. IM HERE WITH SPC HASSININE AND WE READ THAT ARTICLE AND IT JUST FILLED US WITH SO MUCH ANGER. I JUST HOPE THAT MY PLATOON SGT UNDERSTANDS HE SHOULD BE PROUD HIS 31U REMEMBERED HIS TRAINING AND AIDED IN THE RESCUE OF HIS FELLOW SOLDIERS ALL WHILE HE HAD 4 BULLET WOUNDS. I DIDNT WRITE THE TRUTH TO "DROP DIMES". I WROTE THE TRUTH TO SPEAK THE TRUTH. TO CLEAR THE AIR. AGAIN THANK YOU FOR EVERYONES SUPPORT. BEING HERE SURROUNDED BY ALL THESE INJURIES WORSE THAN MINE IS TRULY AN EYE OPENER. PRAY FOR THEM. MY INJURIES ARE NOTHING COMPARED TO THESE HEROS HERE AT WALTER REED. TO MY BOYS AND ALL STILL IN IRAQ: DO WHAT IT TAKES TO GET OUT OF THERE UNHARMED. ROE: SHOOT WHOEVER YOU HAVE TO. ITS BETTER TO GO TO COURT IN THE STATES THAN GETTING KILLED BY AN "INNOCENT" CIVILLIAN. P.S THANKS TO SSG FLINT FOR STANDING UP FOR ME.


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 11:19:10 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey babe! How'd your day go? I am leaving for work in just a minute and I am mailing you off a letter! I hope you have a good night and I will write you whenever I get home from work! I think I may be staying the night w/ Britney tonight so I may not get to get on and say goodnight to you...but I will write and tell you when I get off work. Anyway, I love you!!! And I miss you soo much. I've got to get to work and think of your sweet face! I am praying for all y'all to come home safe and soon...you guys are the best! love, stephanie


Name: Annette Tewell
Email: anotoole2001@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 10:11:19 AM

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Good morning 173rd, Charlie 1, and Sgt. Jason Haynes, My prayers are always for your safety and speedy return to Italy. Please know that you are loved and thought about always. We, (parents, wives, children, siblings, loved ones, etc), are so proud of you. You are the true superheroes of this great nation. If anyone sees my email reluctant son, tell him his mom loves him more...


Name: Penny PraTT
Email: pennylu@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 09:35:42 AM

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Hey Joseph this is Aunt Penny and it has been so long since we have heard from you....just hoping this finds all of you guys well and in good spirits....we love you and our prayers are with you all. PP


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 08:30:39 AM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd Jarod, Just a note to say that I am thinking of you. Hope you had a restful night and that your day has gone well so far. You are missed so very much. Can't wait to get you home soon!! Keep pushing. Love and miss you much!! God Speed, Dad


Name: Bérénice
Email: bnice92@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 08:17:51 AM

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to Sgt. Rene Corella A Co 2/503. Hello sweetheart! Finaly over with the exams, I don't know if I did well but I must say I pretty much remembered everything, I wanted to be sure you would be proud of me so we did study real hard. Now we are end of June and hopefuly I'll have good news from you very soon. I miss you every single second but I've got faith in you. So you have no reasons to worry about me forgeting you, how could I???! Just do your best to come back safe. Take care, Love. B.


Name: Lee Ann
Email: LeeAnny21@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 07:16:49 AM

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Anna, Mortors are not a unit it is just a kind of name for his job i guess you can say. They usually fall under the Head Quarters platoon of a company. If you want you can e mail me and I can try to explain it to you better. I hope this helps!


Name: LERNYEI ADOLF SBCCOM LAR
Email: adolf.lernyei@setaf.army.mil
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 06:53:28 AM

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TO; ALL AMC LAO AND LARs BE SAFE COME HOME ASAP


Name: LERNYEI ADOLF SBCCOM LAR
Email: adolf.lernyei@setaf.army.mil
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 06:53:14 AM

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TO; ALL AMC LAO AND LARs BE SAFE COME HOME ASAP


Name: Anna
Email:
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 06:14:08 AM

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To Mike Ramirez,mortar hhc, hey mike,what the hell unit is mortar considered??It's so confusing, damn!! Honey,I miss you!!I MISS YOU!!! Please,if you had the opportunity to read this,answer!! is 3-4 fuckin' months that I hadn't news,and nobody on base can give,everybody say different things!!! Mike!!!!!!!!!!!!I love you!!!!Anna


Name: Franny ---->to JESS!!!
Email: Pussycat82@supereva.it
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 06:01:17 AM

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Whats up just got back from my test.Too hard for my little brain!!Anyway love of my life i got your letter today and i'm worry for you soooooooo much i'm also kinda shake want you back i need you too!!!!Amore mio i will always be here for you Ti amooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo: >If you will ever get in this site i finally wrote my e-mai address but guess my letter will arrive to you before I LOVE YA!!!!


Name: Terri
Email: imgoindowninaburninringoffire@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 02:32:31 AM

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ATTN: PFC MIKE VOLPE 173 - 2/503 Hi Guy! I hope all is going well for you. I hope some snail mail is beginning to roll in for you. Part III in the "cat tore up my puzzle of a cat" trilogy - the cause. Nope it wasn't pure mischeif. NOr was it retaliation (which would be uncharacteristic for any of mine) for me holding them down and shaving their tummies for the summer. Here's how it played out: There I sit in the floor picking these pices up like an archeologist - cuz I know that how they are scattered is relatively how the dadgummed thing goes back together. There were some other already glued puzzles sitting underneath this unglued one. After lifting them up a few times to see if any of the stray pieces got knocked underneath them, that familiar "something in here is dead and rotting" smell reaches my nose. ALRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!! Ya Idgits! I pull the other puzzles out and there sandwiched b/t 2 of them is a little lizard! CRAZY CATS!!!!!! So that is why my puzzle got undone. Brought it in to play with and lost control of their own fun. You'd think they could just catch a snack and be happy rather than trying to bring their toys inside for me to find later!!!!!! LOL Aaaahhhhh the joys of pet ownership. Can't live w/o 'em, but a few habits could go and not be missed. :) I hope that put a smile on your face. Please take care of yourself and everyone come home safely. SWAK,Terri


Name: roberta weaver
Email: just4mamasbiz@aol.com
Date: Wednesday June 25, 2003
Time: 12:00:45 AM

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spc thomas hoover. hi son. i miss you. things are getting better. hope you are well. i still search all the news channels for news or pictures of you. the 3 i got off the internet are on the wall next to your daughters picture.i sure would like to see her. shes such a great kid. please write soon. love mama


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 11:21:36 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey sweetie! How did your day go? I hope great! And I know it's morning for ya now so I hope you had sweet dreams all night long! I just got back from bringing Brady home...we went to your house tonight to visit w/ your parents. It was a good time! I said hello to Roc for ya, too! just kiddin..but I did get to see him and pet him. We even got to see some of his tricks. I am sorry I didn't post you messages today..I woke up late this morning!But you know I was thinkin about you the whole day! I brought the pictures I got from Molly to work today and had to show them off to everybody. They thought they were cute. Anyway, I love you. I am writing you a letter right now to mail off for ya tomorrow ok? Have a good day. I will write you when a new day starts for me! Goodnight! I love you and I miss you! love, stephanie


Name: Cynthia Bachman Fort
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 10:09:25 PM

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I would like to get on an email mailing list from the 508th Family Readiness Unit Leader-- does anyone know who to contact to get on the list? Any help would be appreciated a lot. Thanks. CBF


Name: Lori
Email: Batmahgreeneyes@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 09:51:42 PM

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WADE GUNTER C.S.M. Hey you awesome guy! I miss you so much. It is beautiful in Cali. today, I have been working in the garden, everything is in full bloom, even the squash and tomatoes... they will be ready when you get here! Ill just keep planting them if you dawdle too long...I know you guys are having a ball, will be tuff to leave:) I had a friend suggest today, that I grab a burka, and boogie on over to see you...but then he wondered how you would recognize me... I told him my perfume would do the trick, and Im sure it would! lol! keep your eyes open, your flak vest and helmet ON, and your hopes UP. I think of you all the time. Am so proud of you and your men. xoxo Lori


Name: Keith Lori & Jacenya Knight
Email: knightfish54@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 07:40:11 PM

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Brandon Arid thanks for all the photos, we scan them looking for our son. Keep in touch when you get back to Italy or USA. Your pictures give us a glimpse of life in Iraq for the soliders we love so.


Name: Aunt Katheryn & Uncle John
Email: The-Lodge@email.msn.com
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 07:21:38 PM

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SGT. Michael Grabski -- Hi, How are things going? We are fine here. The sun has finally come out so we are enjoying the nice weather. We are leaving for our time share on the coast. It is a lot of fun, the whales come really close to shore and we can see them from our balcony. Hope you are doing well. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Aunt Katheryn & Uncle John


Name: Diane
Email: discocook@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 06:32:14 PM

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Hey ADAM ESPENHOVER-- I haven't written in quite awhile so I thought I'd use this message board to ease my conscience. I know you don't see these on a regular basis but hopefully you do once in awhile. Hope things are good for you--haven't heard any news from you in awhile but then I haven't talked to your mom in over a week. That's got to be a record. Just ready to leave work so will make this short. Just wanted to say hi and let you know we still think of you all the time and hope the days over there are numbered. Really looking forward to seeing you soon. Love Diane


Name: PFC Edwards
Email: L8nights87@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 06:03:46 PM

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I was just wanting to quickly give repsects to those in the 173rd over there. I leave sept 30th for OSUT at benning and I hope i can sign up for airborne whila i am there since i didnt get it in my contract. ("no openings") ANYWYAS i browsed over the message board and there sure are alot of good people out there showing support for everyone. My hopes and plans are to stationed in Italy with the 173rd airborne after Infantry training, and maybe i can have someone write me cool messages on here. oh, could someone write me an email and tell me a heads up on life living in europe? is it good for a young single man? is the language hard to learn?


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 04:38:14 PM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D; I've started getting e-mail updates on Able Co. and it helps to know how things are going and what you've been up to. They said to send work out clothes and running shoes since you've started doing PT again. Bet thats rough in the heat. I was also glad to hear you have access to airconditioning even though the power goes out on a routine basis. I can't even imagine that kind of heat, and I'm used to the Houston weather. Please be careful and write home soon. I sure miss you and will miss you even more on your birthday. You've never been away for your birthday or holidays before. That's going to be rough. Just know we're thinking of you and love you very much. Don says hi and to tell you he is proud of you. Be careful and come home safely. Love Always - Mom


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 03:35:40 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd.... Jarod, Just a note to end the day. Hope your night is okay and hope you are about to get a good nights sleep. Keep on pushing, the days are clicking down until this will be past. Keep remembering that you are in God's hands. You can do this. Stay strong, stay safe!! We all need you back here. You are loved and missed by so many. Love you and miss you very much.... God Speed, Dad


Name: christian Dunham
Email: cddunham@uiuc.edu
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 01:55:49 PM

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little kupe, i hope you are doing well. i can't wait to hear your stories when you get back. life is pretty much the same bust ass for a dollar every day here. i work with a bunch of hot chicks which is fun. i don't know what you were thinking when you joined, obviosly not the fact that most of your "co-workers" would be guys. suasage fest. well, other than that my house is full of chaotic dish throwing drunkards, and occasionally i join the dish throwing just for the hell of it, even if i don't know why i'm throwing dishes. this weekend i'm taking of to alabama, and i'm going to try and see if i can some how make it to where ever jason is in georgia. beat the heat anyway you can jeff, and give me a call when you get state side. christian


Name: Debbie Benningfield
Email: socialsis911@msn.com
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 01:29:27 PM

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Hey SPC PHILLIP HATTON, what's up buddy? I think Herbie is getting out. He's thinking he is going to get to come over and help. I try to tell him, it's only a dream and they don't take hairlips but he won't relent. He keeps calling me those bad names. LOL Seriously, take care, hope your glasses fit ok. I took the day off and I believe your mom is up at her pool today. Grandma is doing much better and seems to believe she is going to live to be 100, so I told her to get out of bed and quit faking. You know how she giggles. I took her a flying in ride (wheelchair)outside in the grass by the hill. She was going whooooooowwwwww. She loved it. We can't wait until you come home. No matter what, I have a date in my mind and I "stinkin with it". So I'll at least get to hear from you then. Eric is working and it gets almost as hot where he is working as Iraq. He is bushed when he comes home. I know how exhausted you must get. Just one last pull! It will be over soon. You can do it MON! Love you more than I can say. Aunt Deb


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 01:27:43 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Ciao Mike mio, come stai?? Spero che tutto sia ok! Anche oggi sono andata in piscina con Alessandra (che conosci anche tu) e un'altra Alessandra. Fino alle 15.30 è andato tutto bene, dopo però il cielo si è scurito (dark), sembrava volesse cominciare a piovere e abbiamo deciso di andare via, che tempo fastidioso... ora c'è di nuovo il sole!! Lo sai che ho per te una SURPRISE?? Non ti dico cos'è... spero ti piaccia!!! Saprai cos'è solo quando sarai qua!! CURIOSO????? Domenica 29, se tutto va bene, vado a Jesolo con Alessandra (che ha l'appartamento) e Anna, pensiamo di rimanere là per 7 o 10 giorni, decideremo dopo perchè dipenderà tutto dal tempo che farà in quei giorni!! Spero di poter trovare anche là un computer per poterti scrivere!!! Don't worry I'LL FIND IT!!! Ti penso in ogni momento della giornata!! I MISS YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH, I NEED YOU my Mike!! SN CN T SEMPRE!! SCRIVIMI PRESTO MIKE mio, ok?????? TI AMO, muchos besos, your Susy, always!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 01:27:19 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Ciao Mike mio, come stai?? Spero che tutto sia ok! Anche oggi sono andata in piscina con Alessandra (che conosci anche tu) e un'altra Alessandra. Fino alle 15.30 è andato tutto bene, dopo però il cielo si è scurito (dark), sembrava volesse cominciare a piovere e abbiamo deciso di andare via, che tempo fastidioso... ora c'è di nuovo il sole!! Lo sai che ho per te una SURPRISE?? Non ti dico cos'è... spero ti piaccia!!! Saprai cos'è solo quando sarai qua!! CURIOSO????? Domenica 29, se tutto va bene, vado a Jesolo con Alessandra (che ha l'appartamento) e Anna, pensiamo di rimanere là per 7 o 10 giorni, decideremo dopo perchè dipenderà tutto dal tempo che farà in quei giorni!! Spero di poter trovare anche là un computer per poterti scrivere!!! Don't worry I'LL FIND IT!!! Ti penso in ogni momento della giornata!! I MISS YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH, I NEED YOU my Mike!! SN CN T SEMPRE!! SCRIVIMI PRESTO MIKE mio, ok?????? TI AMO, muchos besos, your Susy, always!!


Name: MOM
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 12:48:41 PM

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SPC PHILLIP HATTON ~ 3RD PLT, B CO, 2ND-503RD ~ Phillip, just to say hello and let you know the temp is finally getting a little warmer here; supposed to in the very high 80's today. I'm sure you'd love to feel that cool right now. Mail is being sent, but inbetween your deliveries, I'm hoping you get these messages to let you know you're constantly in our thoughts. And Gramma's praying for your safe return so know that your protected as a result of her loyalty to God and to you! I kept Austin yesterday afternoon. You're not going to believe what a little rascal he is! Can't keep him out of the puppy chow! He goes lickety split on all fours right after the things he's not supposed to be into! One look at him, and every remarks just how much he looks like his Uncle Phillip! Sorry, but he acts like you did, too! He goes full force and when he's tired, he kicks like a little mule to keep from going to sleep. Quite the handfull. Sydney is still bouncing between playing "Shadow," "Breeze," and "Sassy." Of course, she always asks permission to become whichever character she chooses to be and I play along! I hate the messes she makes when she's in her "dog" mode because her plate goes on the floor and you know the rest! But she can turn right around and be such a grown-up acting little girl, calling me by my first name--telling wild, imaginative stories with the amazing vocablary she's picked up on! She's almost decided that Aunt Beck is more important than Nan! // I love you, Phillip. Just remember: we're here; we're waiting and praying for your safe return as well as the safety of the entire 173rd; most importantly always remember--you are loved and missed very much. So proud to be your "MOM"


Name: Dianne Massey
Email: dmassey@smithandstevenson.com
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 12:32:07 PM

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This is for PFC Josh Blaney, A Co. 1/508th 2plt, 173rd, Hi Josh, I got your letter Saturday. It was good to hear from you. I'm working on another care package to send you this weekend. Carley wants to know when you are going to write or call her. Have you gotten her letters and care package. She's written you a few times--try to write her if you can. She wants to hear from you. I haven't talked to Sarah this week. I don't know what she's doing this summer except working. She said she got a raise at work and got a lot of money for graduation. I asked her if she needed any and she said no. We're working on getting my things moved which is a task in itself! You asked what I was going to do with your things. I guess we can just keep them at the house in the closet. You don't have too much stuff at home anyway. Most of your things we sent to you in Italy. Please try to call when you can. I know your time is limited and you want to talk to Sarah, but try to call me again if you can. Write and let me know what else you might need. I hope you will be back in Italy soon. I've been wondering if you had lost weight. You didn't say when you called. Anyway, son, take care of yourself. I miss you and love you very much. Take care--and stay safe. Love you, MOM


Name: Chris
Email: hsamuel@columbus.rr.com
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 12:12:59 PM

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SPC. Wes Samuel, 1/508th Call Home or send us an email. We are wanting to know where you are and what you are doing. We miss you and want to hear from you. We will continue to send letters and packages. We love you and pray everyday for you safe return as well as the safe return of the entire 173rd. God Bless all of you. Mom Samuel


Name: Mario Orlando
Email: lk_maru@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 11:28:40 AM

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JOHN RYAN BROWN (MY MAN) Hey Dude, what's up? I remember before u left, told me u were goin to let me know your every movement...wasn't true, anyways I'm trying to keep tabs on ya ass, but it's gettin too hard. We all are so proud of u...in the while so mad at u, cause u rushed off quicker than the eye can see. Got on my mind that pic of ya when u tried to kiss my neck...queer...but I forgave u that time...we still got a date bro, never forget it, and I long for it, so please, please, I beg on my knees, bring ya ass home soon knobhead...gimme a call whenever u can ass TAKE CARE....peace


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 09:39:51 AM

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To Spc Fredrick Campbell C co. 1-508th Baby I love you very much,I'm always praying for you and the other guys safety and for safe return home ,miss you very much and hope to hear your voice soon again ,I love you Fredrick ,take care, xoxo Millie.


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 09:03:46 AM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd.... Jarod, Just a note to say that I am thinking of you and hoping you are having a good day. Everyone here and back home are doing well. Don't worry about anyone or anything, just concentrate on your task at hand and getting out of there safely soon. Love you and miss you so very much!!! Have a great day!!!! God Speed!! Dad


Name: bob
Email:
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 05:35:33 AM

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Name: Tanja
Email: tanjaaa@libero.it
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 04:32:14 AM

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PFC GAVIN HINTON, A co., 1/508th Inf, 3rd plt 173rd- I'M PROUD OF YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN IMAGE! I hope this mission will be over soon... Gavin, TAKE CARE!!!!


Name: larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 24, 2003
Time: 02:20:10 AM

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Pfc Ryan Wilmington 2/503---Dear Ryan, got another letter from you on Thur., so glad to hear from you again. Just wrote a card to you, will mail it tomorrow. Hope you are well, safe, & in good spirits. Just want you to know how much your loved & missed & hope to hear from you again soon. ---love Ya, pappan


Name: roberta weaver
Email: just4mamasbiz@aol.com
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 11:32:31 PM

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spc thomas hoover HAPPY BIRTHDAY wish you were here for that instead of there. we are muddling through the disaster called jinnene. as always i will land on my feet. this is where you get your determination and tunnel vision that is associatead with it. i am very determined and i will recover from all the harm done. in the mean time you keep safe and keep on fighting for us. you wouldnt believe how much support there still is for you guys. we all know that the war is not over. we all know that harm is still in your way but i have every confidence that you will over come all that is in your way. dont worry about the stuff going on here. itll all work out or when you get home it will be fixed then.i love you and miss you. you are awesome and very much appreciated here at home by people that dont even know you but tell me every day how much they admire you for what you do. mama loves you


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 10:59:05 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey babe! How did your day go? And good morning to you now! I am going to bed in a little bit..I just got home about an hour ago.. I was out getting your parents a gift! I was sooo excited to make it. I think i am overly excited b/c I am going to give it to them at your house tomorrow, but I wish I could bring it right now. I hope they like it as much as I do!! haha...Anyway,that's why I haven't written you another message today. I left straight after I got off of work to go get it. Anyway, my mom swears up and down that your # showed on caller ID today...or the "chicago, IL" # did...but when I got home Cassie had deleted caller ID anyway so I wouldn't have been able to see. I just think that if you did call you would have called my cel phone b/c you ALWAYS do...and I didn't get a call on my cel phone at all. Anyway, so I just think you didn't really call. But, I love you! And I miss you soo soo sooooo much! I am going to write you a letter and mail it off tomorrow before work ok? I sent you a card today. Well, have a good day..I will write you when I wake up! I love you!!! love, stephanie


Name: Proud American
Email:
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 09:40:41 PM

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Spc. Johnson Lay it down brother! I am proud you had the balls to say what the Army left out! I read that article you were referring to in which the Lt. claimed he held your hand like he was the valant one in that matter. I just wish I could be there to help you beat the truth out of his sorry low crawling ass! The fact that you were only 1 of 3 to return fire is absoultely sick! They should give you an impact promotion and knock that LT down to Spc. or lower. You just keep doing what you were trained to do and for that I am proud to call myself an AMERICAN! At least there is one man out there who remembers his training! Remember that good for nothing, lying officers will get what they deserve so long as there is a breath in the enlisted mans lungs. AIRBORNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 07:53:21 PM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D; Hi, honey. Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you. Sure do miss you. I hope everything is going ok over there. Take care of yourself, and let me know if you need anything. I'll have another package out to you in the next few days. I'll try to find some more DVDs to include. I love you, son, and I am very proud of you. Love Always - Mom


Name: Carol Lowery
Email: carol_us_1999@yahoo.com
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 07:47:47 PM

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Jeff, I'm your mom's cousin Carol. We had our family reunion on Saturday and we all talked about you...wish you could have been there with us. I just wanted to know that we are thinking of you and praying for you. Love, Carol


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 04:08:01 PM

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This message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI, Hi honey, im so thankful that your safe from your mission, recieved a wonderful email from lucy,well its pretty quite here, everyone says hello, and they are so proud of you, ill write a real letter today, think about you everyday honey, love mom


Name: Bérénice
Email: bnice92@yahoo.com
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 04:04:48 PM

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To Sgt. Rene Corella Aco 2/503: Holà nino! Still no news of you... and they just don't talk about Iraq here, even on cable... But I'll keep on being patient just praying and "trying" to stay positive. Everyone says hi and hope you and all the guys are OK. I'm sorry you probably haven't received much mail these last days, I'm still not done with my last letter and I'm being very busy studying but tomorrow night 21:15 I'll be over with Logistics (unless I fail!!)and will be able to catch up with writing. I feel bad for not sending a letter soon enough (I hope you'll get that message)and especially for not sending a package, but I have absolutely no idea of what you could need (PLUS you don't like sweets which doesn't help!!). Me falta enormemente, sabe que te espero y te esperaria siempre.(Pero espero tambien que Dios traerte rapidamente y en buena salud). That's all I can do in Spanish! Take care baby for we've got plenty to do! Gros bisous mon bébé. B.


Name: Bérénice
Email: bnice92@yahoo.com
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 04:04:34 PM

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To Sgt. Rene Corella Aco 2/503: Holà nino! Still no news of you... and they just don't talk about Iraq here, even on cable... But I'll keep on being patient just praying and "trying" to stay positive. Everyone says hi and hope you and all the guys are OK. I'm sorry you probably haven't received much mail these last days, I'm still not done with my last letter and I'm being very busy studying but tomorrow night 21:15 I'll be over with Logistics (unless I fail!!)and will be able to catch up with writing. I feel bad for not sending a letter soon enough (I hope you'll get that message)and especially for not sending a package, but I have absolutely no idea of what you could need (PLUS you don't like sweets which doesn't help!!). Me falta enormemente, sabe que te espero y te esperaria siempre.(Pero espero tambien que Dios traerte rapidamente y en buena salud). That's all I can do in Spanish! Take care baby for we've got plenty to do! Gros bisous mon bébé. B.


Name: mom & dad grafton
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 03:39:12 PM

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Spc. Stephen Grafton-We still miss you and love you very much. Teri stopped by with some photos of you that she received today..I made copies and have sent them to grandparents, posted one on the "Wall of Heros" at the WalMart, and have one framed on both dad & my Desks. You look badass and like a guy no one would want to mess with! (Its the first time I've seen you in your desert BDU's.) Pop had his surgery today,and will be in the hospital in Philly for about a week...he is ok, they don't believe its malignant, so thats great news. Take care, we love you, and the 173rd rules! Love, Mom & Dad


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 03:35:34 PM

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ATTN: JEFFREY KUPISCH - 2/503 - MORTAR = WHAT COMPANY IS MORTAR CONSIDERED? It's very confusing to figure out who they are referring to when I don't know your company name. It's changed too many times to keep up with since Basics. Well, the Family Reunion in Bloomington was a success! I won a pillow - It has flags all over it & says,"Support our Troops!" so it fits in with my collection of patriotic items I have @ home. I went swimming @ lunch today. It's near 90 degrees & suppose to get even warmer this week. Our air conditioner is not working properly, so Dad has to work on it tonight so the house will cool off in this 90 degree weather. I hope & pray you guys have a place to go cool off in!! I found a deck of the Most Wanted Cards @ ISU & am sending them to you. I kept a deck so I can keep track of who is caught & who is not. Look for more packages in the next week or so. I still pray for & think of you all the time. My cousins all asked lots of questions regarding your job there in Iraq. Jim & Gary were in the Marines during & at the end of the Vietnam War, so they have an idea of what you're doing. Nothing else is going on so, I'm signing off. I just wanted to touch base with you & tell you to PLEASE C A L L H O M E !! i MISS YOU TERRIBLY & LOVE YOU EVEN MORE!! YOU'RE STILL MY F.B.B. today, tomorrow & forever! PSALMS 91 - in your heart & in your MOUTH - not just your pocket!! The Word will Protect YOU!! Keep focused & keep your spirits UP!!! This too shall pass!! Love, eternally,Mom


Name: Ashley Andrews
Email: a.p.andrews@tcu.edu
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 03:17:19 PM

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ATTN: JEFF KUPISCH 2/503 Hey Babe! Sorry I haven't written in so long. I heard you sent a letter to Dan and Lady. Please send me one soon. Or you could call. i know you call your mom most of the time, but I'd really like to hear from you. I was going to send you some books but it sounds like most of your family is sending you books. I'm at work so I might have to finish my news tonight when i get out of night class. I made an A on my first Accounting test. I got 120 out of 130. My mom was so excited. Julie told me I was a nerd cause I'm doing so well in a summer school class that won't even transfer the grade. I just get the hours. I only have 4 more classes to go. The new Harry Potter book is out. I started reading it on Saturday. Its really good right from the start. I think this one is going to be scary the whole way through. Form the very fist chapter its already really tense. This one is 870 pages. My mom met one of the band members of Train over in London. She just casually struck up a conversation with him sitting at the bar at Hard Rock Cafe. He's a new band member. She got his autograph for me but I don't even know which one he is. I was sick for three days last week. I think I had the stomach flu. I couldn't eat anything for a long time without feeling like i had been stabbed in the stomach, but I'm better now. I saw the Italian Job this weekend also. It was really good. You need to make sure you rent that when you get back. It has the guy in it from the Guy Ritchie movies. I think my parents and I are going to go to Disney World for a few days in a couple of weeks. My dad has to do business in Orlando, so my mom and I are going to go with him. I'm also going to Indiana in 3 weeks for UIFI. Its some greek laedership thing that I have to go to if I want to be President of Panhellenic. We stay in one of the sorority houses at Indiana University for 4 days. I don't think we get to leave though. So the situation with my friends is sort of worked out and sort of not. This one girl doesn't think I like her so she didn't invite me. Its not that i don't like her, its just that I get annoyed with her easily, so I'm going to send her an email to see if I can smooth things over. I get so nervous when I watch the news at night cause they always report that our troops have been ambushed and that more have been killed. I'm sure you already know this but I pray for everyday. I also get irritated when they show the Shiites protesting. I tend to gripe at the tv whenever they show that. Well, I'll try to right tomorrow. Stay safe. Love always - Ash


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 03:10:29 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Hey my sweet Mike, come stai?? Oggi sono andata in centro con Alessandra e Anna (non sono più arrabbiata con lei!!), Anna doveva comprare un regalo!! Dopo siamo andate al Macdonald's per mangiare un gelato e pensare che avevo deciso di cominciare una dieta per dimagrire... la dieta dei gelati, funzionerà?? ha ha!! Oggi sono già 3 mesi che non ci vediamo... le giornate senza vederti passano troppo lente (too slowly)... Ho deciso di non andare più al crazy bull, finchè non torni, perchè quando chiediamo informazioni sul vostro rientro ci dicono sempre mesi diversi, non credo a nessuno di loro!!! PLEASE MIKE, IF YOU CAN CONTACT ME!!!!!!!!! I MISS YOU EVERY DAY MORE... TI AMO, a lots of kisses, la tua Susy. SN CN T SEMPRE!!!!!!!


Name: Annmarie
Email: distantlove526@aol.com
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 03:09:47 PM

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PFC BRANDON K. MANN, Hey baby, how are you doing? I just got back from Philadelphia on a mission trip. I miss you so much!! Your ex step mom told me that you may be able to come home in August.. I start back to school July 31st but maybe you can come and see me.. PLEASE COME HOME>>.... I am driving myself crazy wondering where you are and what you're doing.. Don't give up on me baby... I love you YOURS Truely, ANNMARIE


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 03:09:30 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Hey my sweet Mike, come stai?? Oggi sono andata in centro con Alessandra e Anna (non sono più arrabbiata con lei!!), Anna doveva comprare un regalo!! Dopo siamo andate al Macdonald's per mangiare un gelato e pensare che avevo deciso di cominciare una dieta per dimagrire... la dieta dei gelati, funzionerà?? ha ha!! Oggi sono già 3 mesi che non ci vediamo... le giornate senza vederti passano troppo lente (too slowly)... Ho deciso di non andare più al crazy bull, finchè non torni, perchè quando chiediamo informazioni sul vostro rientro ci dicono sempre mesi diversi, non credo a nessuno di loro!!! PLEASE MIKE, IF YOU CAN CONTACT ME!!!!!!!!! I MISS YOU EVERY DAY MORE... TI AMO, a lots of kisses, la tua Susy. SN CN T SEMPRE!!!!!!!


Name: Joe
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 02:57:22 PM

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TO SPC. JOHNSON.... Thank you for you bravery!!! You are a HERO!!! May God continue to be with you and bless you and your family!!! GOD SPEED!!!


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 02:54:41 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd..... Jarod, So great to hear from you last night. I certainly hope that you guys will be coming home soon. I put another box in the mail for you today with all the goodies. Hope that you are staying cool and safe. Margaret was so happy to hear from you as well. Wow, 3 weeks not hearing a word and then several phone calls in a row. Prayers answered. Hang in there and keep pushing!! We are all praying for you constantly. If you hear of any soldiers that are not getting mail, let us know as you did earlier. I will write and send packages to them as well. Thank you again son for the sacrifices that you have made and the dedication that you display. I love you and miss you so very much!! God Speed my Son!! Dad


Name: ELENA
Email: elena.rin@libero.it
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 02:33:34 PM

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to Vantony Robinson: hi baby, wassuupppp? i hope you are ok, me i'm just bored...i try to study but i can't: it's so hot...probably now you are at work: good work! i miss you and i love you, i can wait to kiss you and hold you tight...ciao ciao your mami


Name: Marc Craig
Email: mlcraig@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 01:33:02 PM

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Spc. Stallenwerk, This is your good friend from Bragg, if you can remember. I have been trying to find you for several years now, and I hope that I finally have. My family is worried about their "Uncle Eli" and would like to hear from you. You have my e-mail from above. My mailing address is 610 Hickory Hollow, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Please contact us as soon as you possible can. Marc.


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 10:29:07 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey my sweetheart! How are you doing? sorry i only wrote you once yesterday..I was thinking about you the whole day!! I took Stephanie Garland out for a birthday dinner and then me and Lindsay came home and watched Just Married again! Yes, it's been like 6 times in the past few days! Anyway, I have to go to work in a little bit, so I will be sure and write you after work! I hope you don't try to call while I'm there..you usually call Monday-Wednesdays. I have been noticing...but maybe I am wrong. Anyway, so I'm real nervous about missing a call during the beginning of the week. Well, my love, have a good night and be safe! I'm praying for ya~ I love you very much and I miss you!!! love, stephanie


Name: Millie Marte
Email: kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 09:33:27 AM

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To Spc Fredrick Campbell C co.1-508th Hey love of Mine ,I'm here again getting ready to go to work ,thinking of you in every instant that passes by wishing to have you with me real sooon,I hope to hear your voice soon ,please take care of yourself Baby and keep in mind that I Love You the Same way you Love Me(with all my heart)XOXO, Millie.


Name: spc johnson, howard kobie
Email: kovurt@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 09:32:51 AM

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im writing in reference to what happened to me in iraq. i was shot 4 times in the left arm. sgt olive has written i was shot 2 times and Lt Barron was quoted as holding my hand helping me through the shooting. this what happened: the enemy fired at our convoy and through some bushes at the 4thID mp's on the other side of those bushes. the mp's returned fire at us thinking we were the enemy and not being able to see us though those bushes. Lt Barron was among the soldiers in my vehicle. i was the only soldier to return fire in that vehicle. i also stayed in that vehicle laying down cover fire so the soldiers in my vehicle could escape to safety. all with my right hand. i was the last person to leap from that vehicle and run past the low crawling Lt Barron and spc mendez, to the next vehicle. where i pulled injured pfc volpe into the truck with my uninjured right arm. i just wanted to clear up the article written about me because it made me sound like a victim. i stayed in that fire fight to save my soldiers until the end. i was hit 4 times in my left arm right away at the beginning and still was one of 3 soldiers to return fire out of a 96 vehicle convoy. others chose to run and i stayed to fight for the safety of my frineds. im no victim, i'm a soldier who stayed to do what the ROCK trained me to do. SPC JOHNSON I PRAY FOR YOU ALL. LISTEN TO YOUR NCO'S AND SHOOT WHOEVER YOU HAVE TO, TO COME HOME SAFELY!


Name: Anna
Email:
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 08:39:33 AM

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To Mike Ramirez,mortars hhc,hiiii my love,what's up today?? I'm happy,because I've finish the exams for graduation(only the written exams, i miss to talk with teachers),so I'll have my last exam on 3th July. Someone say that probably you will come back on August,is right!?? I hope so, cause I miss you TOOOOOOOO MUCCHHH!!! Uri is left for a month,he came back home, so if you answer..i will never know until a month..wow!! However,here is so hot,and I just go around at home doing nothing,is funny!! My baby,I love you,and I'm proud of you!!! Take care, I LOVE YOU!!!!!Kisses Anna


Name: Anna
Email:
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 08:33:34 AM

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To Mike Ramirez,mortars hhc,hiiii my love,what's up today?? I'm happy,because I've finish the exams for graduation(only the written exams, i miss to talk with teachers),so I'll have my last exam on 3th July. Someone say that probably you will come back on August,is right!?? I hope so, cause I miss you TOOOOOOOO MUCCHHH!!! Uri is left for a month,he came back home, so if you answer..i will never know until a month..wow!! However,here is so hot,and I just go around at home doing nothing,is funny!! My baby,I love you,and I'm proud of you!!! Take care, I LOVE YOU!!!!!Kisses Anna


Name: Aunt Diane Faulkner
Email: mdfalknr@QuixNet.net
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 08:09:12 AM

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Jeffrey Kupisch:Hi,there! We had the Carr Cousins Reunion Sat. in Bloomington at the State Farm Park. Almost everyone came, even your Mom. It was really nice to see all the cousins & have a chance to visit. Some of the youngsters played mini golf, the physically fit played tennis, skinny people swam and the old people sat around & talked! I think everyone had a great time. It's important for the family to stay in touch & make special memories. Next year Becky & I host it. So, since you'll be here by then, where do you want the reunion? Your sister, Lizzy, is staying here for a few days. She'll have fun with Amy Jo & Lisa. This coming week-end Uncle Marty &I are moving Sarah from Boston. Hopefully all her stuff will fit in the pick-up truck we're borrowing from Grandpa Faulkner. She has a jungle of plants that she has purchased since working at the florist shop for the past 2 years! I know we'll have a callenge! Well, I'd better get the girls up. Don't want them to get too much "beauty sleep" or we'll have to be fighting off all the guys all the the time! I send lots of love & prayers, Aunt Diane P.S. Remember your promise to me!


Name: Bev ( Mom )
Email: bevbear53@yahoo.com
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 07:31:26 AM

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Has anyone heard from Aco 2nd Batt 1/508. Its been a month since my son's ( Spc William(Billy)Bunting) last phone call. He called on the 8th of June and I missed it,just his voice on the answering machine.Saw his pic from June 12th on web (page 19 pic 422) Email any info you may have,Thanks A Very Proud Mom


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 02:47:43 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning love of mine! I'm back at the office and guess what?? To start in a great way the week I've just found out that the A/C is not working! So, I'm here sweaty, sleepy and pissed off!! And it's only fucking monday morning!!. Never mind! I'm sending you another pacakage in these days, still have to get few things together and then I'll be able to send it over. Ok, I must be quick today, I have lots of things to do!!! I'll be back at lunch time! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Melissa Romano
Email: melmar82@worldnet.att.net
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 02:06:22 AM

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SPC. NICK SBANO: Hi Nick! I miss you! Come back soon! I can't wait to see you! Love, Melissa


Name: Mom
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Monday June 23, 2003
Time: 01:23:13 AM

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SPC PHILLIP HATTON ~ 3RD PLT, B CO, 2ND-503 ~ Hey Phillip! Just wanted you to know you're not forgotten! You should be getting some packages any day..... and I hope you're getting our letters. Glad to know you received the gift from Eric and Deb. Just wished I could send some cool air in your direction! I know it must be almost unbearable. But, remember: one day at a time. And know that we're anxiously waiting to hear that "returning to Italy" statement! Until then, keep your chin up; shoulders back; don't drop your guard; most importantly, remember how loved you are! I'm so proud of you and can't wait to hug my little buddy!!! "Mom"


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday June 22, 2003
Time: 11:08:22 PM

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Found a site that has news and photos of the 173rd that I hadn't seen before. If its new to you check it out. AFNeurope.net and then click on the left side where Vincenza is.


Name: Julie
Email: jlarkin1@atlantic.net
Date: Sunday June 22, 2003
Time: 09:30:36 PM

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for Paul Brownlee: hey hun! haven't heard from you, hope all is well, call me if you can...miss ya!


Name: Dawn, Jorge, Kyle & Valaree
Email: jadakava@netzero.net
Date: Sunday June 22, 2003
Time: 09:09:32 PM

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BRYAN, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BRYAN SCHULTZ OF THE 2/503. CONGRATS ON YOUR 25TH. A WHOLE QUARTER... A WHOLE QUARTER OF A CENTURY THAT IS. WHEN I TOLD KYLE THAT TODAY WAS YOUR BIRTHDAY HE QUICKLY RESPONDED WITH "CAKE?" SO I TOLD HIM WHEN YOU GET HOME WE WILL HAVE CAKE AND ICE CREAM..... SO BE READY CUZ HE HAS A SCAREY WAY OF REMEMBERING THINGS WHEN HE WANTS TO. WE LOVE YOU AND CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO GET HOME! LOVE AND KISSES FROM YOUR SIS


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday June 22, 2003
Time: 06:53:33 PM

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Spengono le luci, tacciono le voci, e nel buoi senti sussurrar..prego, vuol ballare con me, grazie, preferisco di SI, non ballo il tango col casque, perciò...Grazie, grazie prego scussi TORNERò!.


Name: Joanne and Russ Hurley
Email: hurleyfam@sbcglobal.net
Date: Sunday June 22, 2003
Time: 06:30:08 PM

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Jordan Becker - We're still praying for your safety and that of all Americans still deployed in Iraq. We have a big yellow ribbon tied to a tree in the front yard which won't come down until you're all home. We're so proud of you and the brave and important work you are doing.


Name: Terri
Email: imgoindowninaburninringoffire@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 22, 2003
Time: 02:18:24 PM

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ATTN PFC. VOLPE 173rd - 2/503 Hey man!!!! I hope all is well. It is turning into the typical Texas summer over here quickly. But, like I need to explain the weather to you at this point! LOL :) Going up to see Harly in a bit. He get's his shoes reset tomorrow. He just loves it when the farrier comes. Just one more person on the face of the earth who exists for the sole purpose of being his friend. Man! If I could have the niavte of my horse and cats I'd live the life of Riley. Radney Foster was in Sherman on Thursday. Just him and his guitar. It was the most relaxed I've seen him in a long time. Great show!!!! Besides that, I didn't go to any other music this weekend. There was a huge Pat Green thing at Smirnoff. But the giant crowd thing sort of takes away from the whole scene for me. Eleveh Hundred Springs and Macon Greyson will be up here on Friday. So why even drive to Dallas, ya know? Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez will be at the Sons on Saturday. I'll be there don'tcha know. I really do need to hear back from you. Yer freakin' me out, Man! :) Have a good day and be sure to take note of all the small things that are worth smiling about and holding on to when all this other stuff is over. :) SWAK, Terri


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 22, 2003
Time: 12:34:30 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey sweetheart! How has your day gone? Well, I just got up a little while ago..I'm about to go lay out. I'm sure you are sick of the sun and ready for winter..even as much as you hate being cold! Anyway, I just wanted to say hey and good morning from me to let ya know I'm thinkin about you. I miss you very much! And I hope I get to hear from you soon..... I LOVE YOU!!! love, stephanie


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 22, 2003
Time: 07:17:46 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good afternoon love of mine! I hope that the heat where you are is going to leave ou alone! Over here it feels like beeing sat in an oven! And what is driving me crazy is the fact that in half an hour I will have to go back by train!! I will arrive looking like a turkey at Thanksgiving day: OVER COOKED!!! I'm still having troubles taping, my eyes are closing, I'm sleeping!! Last night I came back maybe a bit too late (actually it was early morning, my mom was going to kick my ass so badly but I run upstairs as fast as the light, so she couldn't reach me!! Gees, her feet are so fucking fast!!) Steo and all the guys are sending their love to you. They made me promise that when you will be back I will let you free for one night cause they want to take you out for a BEER NIGHT!!! They are planning to full a poool with beer and have a great HUGE BEER PARTY!!! So, love of mine , it really feels like eveyone over here loves you!! Of course I was right about my choice!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! What more can I tell you? I'm missing your voice, I already know the tape by heart!!! Call me when you get the chance, ok??? I MISS YOU, but that doesn't sound as something new to you, eh? Ok, I better get myself together and put something on cause I doubt they will let me catch the train having only my undies on, actually the smallest undies you can find on earth!! Thinking about getting dressed makes me sweat!! Even thinking is getting difficoult!! Well, love of mine, come back soon, ok? By the way, tonight I dreamt about you, but that was one of the stupidest dream I have ever made!! I was taking the Shuttle to go somewhere in the Galaxy, everyone was speaking French and while I was trying to catch the Shuttle to come back you called telling me that you were in Atlanta with Dany and Rodney (Dany was deployed there with you), you were supposed to stay away for 6/8 months but probably you would have stayed there cause you would have worked with your barin! No idea of what that may mean! I just reckon I badly need to go on analysis!! My therapist will be getting mad trying to understand my dreams! Never mind, it's time to leave now! I'll be back tomorrow!!! I LOVE YOU MY LIFE!! PS: the latest new: Steo and Dan are going to Martinica in November, let them tell you why the have been chosing that place, you will be laughing your ass off, that's what I did. They also told me that I can go with them if I want, but I don't have to break their balls while "hunting"!!!! Those are OUR FRIENDS!!!! I LOVE YOU SHANNON!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday June 22, 2003
Time: 06:12:35 AM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Buon giorno mio bel Mike, come stai??? Io super bene, se penso al tuo vicino ritorno... I'm so excited!!! I don't know what I'll do when I'll see you, I'm looking forward for this!!!!!!! I'm thinking of you every moment!!! MI MANCHI MIKE MIO!! If you can let me know something about you, ok?? TAKE CARE OF YOU\FAI SEMPRE ATTENZIONE!!! Prego per te ogni giorno!! Ci vediamo quando torni! sn cn t sempre! TI AMO... infiniti baci al mio Mike, ciaooo, la tua Susy!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday June 22, 2003
Time: 06:12:11 AM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Buon giorno mio bel Mike, come stai??? Io super bene, se penso al tuo vicino ritorno... I'm so excited!!! I don't know what I'll do when I'll see you, I'm looking forward for this!!!!!!! I'm thinking of you every moment!!! MI MANCHI MIKE MIO!! If you can let me know something about you, ok?? TAKE CARE OF YOU\FAI SEMPRE ATTENZIONE!!! Prego per te ogni giorno!! Ci vediamo quando torni! sn cn t sempre! TI AMO... infiniti baci al mio Mike, ciaooo, la tua Susy!


Name: VALENTINA
Email: fam-valupa@libero.it
Date: Sunday June 22, 2003
Time: 04:12:30 AM

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To Mike Sonnetag 1/508th (173rd): Hi man, I don't know if you receive this message but it's the only way to feel near to you. I MISS YOUUUUU!I hope to hear from you soon. I'm so proud of all you guys and I hope everybody will be back safe as soon as possible! I sent you a BIG KISS!I love you my hero!-VALENTINA- (PLEASE, IF YOU CAN, ANSWER ME....fam-valupa@libero.it)


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday June 21, 2003
Time: 11:23:22 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey babe!! I just got home from Kandace's house...we were just hanging out over there. We went to Kmart earlier and I found two more cards for ya. Can you believe they have some that I haven't sent you yet?? Actually..one is to save for your birthday though so you wont get that for awhile...but it won't be too long. I will mail the other out Monday. I miss you soo soo much! I was thinking about you an extra lot earlier tonight...I hope you are safe and I know it is early morning for ya now so I hope you slept good! I am going to bed soon and I'm gonna try to have really good dreams about you!! I miss you so much! I hope you know I can't get you out of my head!!! I LOVE YOU and I will write you in the morning....love, stephanie PS-Goodnight! (for me)


Name: Jamie Thomas
Email: ejthomas1@earthlink.net
Date: Saturday June 21, 2003
Time: 08:07:48 PM

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Elias Stollenwerk Hi Eli! I just wanted to write to tell you that we are thinking of you. We leave for New York tomorrow for Eric's summer job--should be fun I hope! More exciting news--we're expecting our second baby!!!! We found out on Father's Day, so I wrapped the positive test for Eric to open as a gift! He was a little shocked! We aren't due until February, so we have a long way to go, but it's very exciting! Just wanted to share the news with you! Hope you're doing well! And hopefully we'll get to see you in August! Love you! Love, Jamie


Name: Gail Farquhar
Email:
Date: Saturday June 21, 2003
Time: 07:34:20 PM

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To All 173rd Brigade. We think of you EVERY day. Hang in there. Richard Farquhar...another package is on its way to you. Love to all.


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Saturday June 21, 2003
Time: 07:21:26 PM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D; Chad, Just wanted to say hello and tell you I love you. Be careful and come home safely. I think of you often and pray you are safe. I love you. Watch your back. Love Always - Mom


Name: gigia
Email: gigia.pommy@libero.it
Date: Saturday June 21, 2003
Time: 05:26:24 PM

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for angelo rodriguez: i love you my sweet baby. come back soon to me. i can't wait to see you... i need you, your gigia


Name: c.samuel
Email: hsamuel@columbus.rr.com
Date: Saturday June 21, 2003
Time: 05:03:59 PM

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Hey Wes, 3rd Platoon BCO 1/508th We are so anxious to hear from you. We are praying for your safe return to Italy, soon!Nothing much going on here at home. I am trying to get those letters and packages sent to you as much as possible. We are going out to dinner tonight with the Hisems. Please send us a letter or call whenever possible. We love you and are so proud of you and all the 173rd. Go Red Devils! Love, Mom & Dad


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday June 21, 2003
Time: 04:46:15 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey sweetie pie! It is night for ya now...I hope if you are sleeping you are having sweet dreams!! Of me, of course! I am fixing to go to church at 5:30 and then coming back home. I am not sure what I am doing tonight...maybe nothing! Anyway, I miss you! I hope to hear from you soon!! I love you......love, stephanie


Name: LUCIA
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Saturday June 21, 2003
Time: 03:18:14 PM

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to SGT CHRISTOPHER SHELTON...2/503!HEY TESORO.....HOW DO U FEEL TODAY? I HOPE WELL! ARE U HEALING???? TODAY I VE BEEN AT POOL WITH MY FRIEND SUSAN ....WE VE DONE A LOT OF PICTURES....AND ....SURPRISE...I CAN TELL U NOW...IT'S A SECRET! I LL GO TO CRAZY BULL IN DOWNTOWN WITH HER TONIGHT!!!! I HOPE TO HEAR U SOON. TAKE CARE...TI VOGLIO TANTO BENE.....KISSES LUCY! PS: SO U'LL BE BACK SOON?


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday June 21, 2003
Time: 03:14:07 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Buona sera Mike mio, how are you??? Oggi siamo andate in piscina... non c'era molto sole e non ci siamo scottate, meglio così, non potresti prendermi in giro (HA HA)!! Ora siamo a casa mia c'è anche Lucia!!! Dopo andremo al crazy bull (in centro)!! Ho sentito che molto probabilmente torni ad agosto... EVVIVA... TI RIABBRACERò MOLTO PRESTO!!! Non vedo l'ora Mike mio!!! See you soon!!!!!!! TAKE CARE! I NEED YOU!! TI AMO... BIGS KISSES la tua Susy!!! ps: CIAO MIKE...IT'S LUCIA...HOW ARE U DOING???? U SHOULD COME BACK SOON CAUSE SUSY IS WAITING U...SO WHAT ARE U STILL DOING IN IRAQ??? RUN HERE...IS AN ORDER. TAKE CARE....LUCIA


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday June 21, 2003
Time: 01:51:09 PM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE How's my beautiful Irish doing today?? I hope great! I'm running late, I'm supposed to get ready to leave in 5 minutes, Steo is going to come and pick me up, we will all go out for dinner and I could bet my kingdom that all will be asking me about you! OUR HERO!!! Instead of getting ready I'm facing the screen again, I wanted to tell you how much I love you and I miss you a lot! I know that you will be back soon, the soonest possible but just in case, what about having a good talk with Spak for that teletransportation stuff??? I LOVE YOU SHANNON!!! My parents have just one subject when I come home: HOW'S SHANNON DOING? (actually they are probably the only one with your parents that call you with your first name!!) My mom has already thought about organising you a HUGE DINNER PARTY!!! So, love of mine, bring your beautiful (skinny now, not for long though) bum BACK HOME!!! I knew you lost a lot of wieght, well the same happened here to me, and I'm not really working my ass off and plus I'm not there with you, so, I knew that you should have lost weight! Don't worry, here there is a COMPLETE STUFF that will work for you and that will you help putting on all the kilos you lost: MOM & AUNT!!! Two sisters working for you! My God, you must be so important and loved eh??? Everyone says hi to you! Shannon, I love you and I'm really missing you, but I'll hold on till you will be back, don't worry for me, ok? YOU ARE MY LIFE, MY SUN, MY LOVE, MY WORLD!!!! YOU REALLY ARE EVERYTHING TO ME!!!


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday June 21, 2003
Time: 10:48:10 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey honey...I just woke up so I wanted to post you a message! I couldn't sleep as long as I would have liked to b/c my bunny kept jumping on my bed and waking me up! I hate that thing and it will be gotten rid of as soon as I can find a home for it. It is so mean! But anyway, I tried to go in Cassie's room and sleep but I was already woken up by the time I went in there..anyway, How has your day been? Hopefully good! Well, sweetie..I will write you in awhile! I wanted to say good morning from me! I love you and I miss you!!! Be safe! love, stpehanie


Name: Terry Aubrey
Email: jaubrey@iglou.com
Date: Saturday June 21, 2003
Time: 10:39:08 AM

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SPC Phillip Hatton, B/2/503, Looks like you guys are doing a great job an these raids. Hope you are well and are able to get some rest. I know you have to take it when you get it. Saw a news reporter talking about the heat. It's something to actually see 120 in the shade. Keep up the good work. You guys will soon become the buzz on all home fronts. Take care Phillip, I look foward to meeting you. TEA, E/2/503, 69-70


Name: ''Bubba''
Email: jets427@aol.com
Date: Saturday June 21, 2003
Time: 09:21:06 AM

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DEAR BRYAN KENNEDY, HOPE U R DOING WELL IN IRAQ.Do u know who this is?WATS UP,ANYTHING MAJOR HAPPEN YET IN IRAQ?WELL I G2G.SEE YA SOON. CASEY CALMON


Name: manu
Email:
Date: Saturday June 21, 2003
Time: 07:08:59 AM

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this is for Terry: I think is A/2- 503 hq platoon this is the address that my boyfriend gave me.I hope t will help you. bye manu


Name: Daniel Hare and Jenny Roberts
Email: dhared@yahoo.com or Iamissues@aol.com
Date: Saturday June 21, 2003
Time: 03:59:53 AM

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Chris Mosier 2/503rd or 1/508th. We love you and miss you! We received your letter and the contents. Thank you so much. We appreciate any form of communication. Please take care of yourself. We can't wait until you are home. You have a package on the way to you with some odds and ends with letters. Also look for our other letters and cards. Take care! Love, Daniel and Jenny


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday June 21, 2003
Time: 03:01:14 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning my beautiful love, yes I'm back home, at my parents and I'm already facing the screen!!! Something unusual eh? My parents want me to tell you that they are so PROUD of you, but you knew that already! Well, beautiful Irish, I've dreamt about you tonight! I woke up with a big smile on my face! You were back home and we were going out somewhere with your friends, don't ask me more cause in my dream I was only focused on you! I bet I dreamt about you cause I've been hearing to the tape while I was travelling back by train and also cause I follwed your "BED" rule!!! I can't wait to have you back with me!!! For sure I won't be complaining any more about that rule, you can bet!!! I LOVE YOU MY PRECIOUS LOVE!!!! PS: I'm going to look for those mini tape to use and to send to you too, just in case you will feel like taping another WONDERFUL tape for me! I love you! I'll be back soon to you, hopefully you will be calling telling me to come and pick you up!!! MAKE THAT HAPPEN AS SOON AS YOU CAN!! I LOVE YOU SSGT SHANNON!


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday June 21, 2003
Time: 12:25:05 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey sweet love of mine! Good morning to you...I am going to bed soon but wouldn't be complete without telling you goonight. Anyway, tonight was pretty exciting in Dalton. One of the many heroes from the War with Iraq came home tonight! He was from Dalton and he stepped on a land mine that hurt him severely. He was in critical condition and was flown to Texas where he stayed for over a month...we all welcomed him home tonight! It was so amazing!! Everyone was holding up flags and signs and all of Walnut Ave. has their restaurant signs saying welcome home JR Martinez. He looked so happy. We decided we are going to do that for you when you get home...since you are my hero!! I talked to your parents tonight..they have officially gotten home from Las Vegas now. Anyway, I love you sweetie! I hope that you are safe and time is going by very fast for you. I love you, I love you, I love you..and I miss you soo sooo sooo much! More than words can say! I will keep praying for y'all! love, stephanie


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 11:45:52 PM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D: Chad; Just wanted to say hello and let you know how much I love you. Please be careful and watch your back. I've been reading some of the articles written about 'Operation Penisula Strike', and I am very relieved you came through it ok. Hang in there and I hope you get some relief from the heat. Somehow the Texas heat doesn't seem to be anything to complain about now. Be careful, son. I love you very much. Take care of yourself and come home safely. - Love Always; Mom


Name: Jennifer
Email: Mexappeal@aol.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 11:07:06 PM

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To the families and friends of Soldiers LIDDICK & PERRY, C. Co. 2/503d, if you read this message, I have pictures of your loved ones sent to me by my husband, Spc. Gonzalez. I will gladly email you copies.


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 08:53:11 PM

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This message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI,Hi hney, hhow are you doing?everyone at the hospital today saw your picture on the website, you look really good.so they printed it out and now its up on the wall.i was so excited about it,it really made my month. everyone sends their hellos and their love.im going t call lucy tomrrow, ill send more mail out this week, miss yu,love mom


Name: Terri
Email: grneyedgurl@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 07:56:26 PM

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I have a question if someone out there could help. I know my friend is in the 173rd - 2/503 but how can I find out what company - A,B,C,etc.? Thanks, Terri


Name: Terri
Email: grneyedgurl@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 07:54:21 PM

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I have a question if someone out there could help. I know my friend is in the 173rd - 2/503 but how can I find out what company - A,B,C,etc.? Thanks, Terri


Name: The Hintons
Email: tekkimom@yahoo.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 06:44:41 PM

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PFC Hinton, Gavin M, A co., 1/508th, 3rd Plt, 173rd ABN - E Greetings my son. I hope this message finds you and the boys well fed and happy. We have been on a campaign to get people motivated. Since the activity in Iraq is second page news, people forget that you boys need a shot in the arm every once in awhile. Well, I let everyone know that all of you are still on the line and everyday that goes by without a word of support from family and friends can wear a person down. We love you and miss you of course as much as you must miss home. I hope that all of the care packages and letters are making their way to you. We are pleased when we get your letters and share them with everyone. Always remember that you are NUMBER ONE and we are VERY PROUD of you and the 173rd. GO RED DEVILS! WE LOVE YOU AND CAN'T WAIT TO HUG YOU AGAIN!!! (((HUG))) Love Mom


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 05:59:36 PM

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ATTN: J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H **** 2/503 MORTAR ******************** This is Mom, again! I'm really missing you & Jason! 'Course, I'm sure it can't compare to how much you miss being home & back in a normal situation!! Plus, out of the horrible heat! I hear it's not even summer there, yet!! We are all praying for you to be able to come home very, very soon! Keep your chin up - your thoughts focused positively - in a positive direction - cheer each other up - 'cause you guys are all you got!! I am sending packages of new stuff for you from the girl's school, people @ work & McDonald's (yeah, Ronald McDonald!) is donating some items for me to send to you!! I'm trying to pack up Jason's summer clothes, cd's & things for him, get ready to go to Peoria, finish planting flowers & move the tons of wood chips out of my driveway - very busy!! But it helps time go by faster - which means I'll see you & Jason sooner! Brian sent me a news release that the 4th ID caught Sadaam & one of his sons north of Bagdad, but it's not verified yet. You'll probably know before I do. I have to go home. Jessica is waiting for me to take her to rehearsal. OH, Brian Bosier (Keith's bro) had a SAVE yesterday!! That's amazing since he acts like he doesn't know what he's doing 1/2 the time. They had 5 SAVES @ the pool yesterday. Jessica & Brian GREEN (yes, Dustin's little bro & David Kupisch [your cousin] best friend) kind of 'like' each other now!!!! I took the guards pizza & soft chocolate chip cookies today. Not hot enough for watermelon & grapes, yet. They loved it!! Mrs. Clark was very grateful! You are a HERO @ the pool! Everyone is afraid to mess with Jessica ('cept Brian Green) because of the stories of you& Jason. It's very humorous!! Only reason Brian is not afraid is because he knows you. Well, son that's all the news around here for now!! It's your turn to call & share all YOUR news!! YOu have until 9 am tomorrow morning to call me @ home before I leave for Peoria with the girls & Donna. You're still my F.B.B. Love, Mom


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 05:28:13 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH---Hey babe! How are you?? I got a letter from you today!!I was so excited...it was very sweet, thank you. My mom mailed out your box today-- some of the things that were in there were not allowed..but she mailed it anyway..so I hope you don't get in trouble! Blame it on me if you do...I got off work early today so that was good! Well babe...I will write you later tonight. Just wanted to let you know I am thinking about you! I love you and I miss you soooo much! love, stephanie


Name: Diane
Email: discocook@yahoo.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 05:25:13 PM

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Hi ADAM ESPENHOVER--It's been awhile since I've posted a message but just in case you happen to check, I wanted to make sure you had a greeting. We're going camping this weekend so should have a chance to send you a real letter. Sorry I haven't written in awhile. Work has been so hectic. I'm sure you can relate to that!! I hope this note finds you well and safe. I am so proud of your courage but at the same time fear for your safety. We all miss you so much and just hope you can get back to Italy soon or, even better, back home for a visit. It is hot and humid here, but, again, I'm sure you can relate. I've heard the weather is unbearable there. Hope you have time to write or call someone in your family soon. It's like a celebration when someone hears from you. Let someone know what you need for supplies or fun and we'll try to get it sent off as soon as possible. Probably not chocolate huh? Take care and hope to hear some news from you soon. Love, Diane.


Name: Molly Marie
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 04:06:12 PM

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PFC CALEB DIECKMAN C/1-508: Hey baby! What are you doing? I know that is a stupid question but I just felt like asking it. Your mom is sort of pissing me off hon. I don't say it to be mean but she asks some the stupidest questions. Even more stupid than some of the questions that I come up with! So you know they are terrible. I mean, she asked me if I have heard from you and honey, I call her right after I get off the phone the with you. Unless, of course, it is one-thirty in the morning. But I call her directly the next day. I guess, more or less, it is really starting to scare me because I am afraid that she is going to call everyday and get into our business ALL THE TIME. Boy, I sound awful huh? I'm sorry. I miss you something awful honey. I wish that you were home and we could cuddle and you could rub my feet. Just what you wanted to hear, right? You look so cute in your pictures, except for the one with the cigarette hanging out of your mouth. Just thought you should know. I will talk to you again soon. All my love....Molly


Name: Joe
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 03:49:02 PM

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To all the soldiers of the 173rd, may GOD bless you all. May he keep each and every one of you safely in his hand and return you to your loved ones soon. While you remain on your mission may he grant you comfort in your time of need, may he grant you strength in your time of weakness, may he give you courage in your time of fear, may he take away your homesickness and give you a since peace within you but most of all may he give you each many blessings for your sacrifices! Each and every one of you are Heros! Thank you! God Speed and a big HOOAH!!!


Name: Annette Tewell
Email: anotoole2001@yahoo.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 02:53:21 PM

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Sgt. Jason Haynes and men of the 173rd. I know that Jason does not like the email thing, so if any of you from Charlie 1/508 see my son tell him his mother sends her love. We here at home are so proud of you guys!!! Everytime I hear of your deeds or speak of your heroic exploits, my heart swells and my eyes water. You all are real heroes. Just watch one another's backs, keep your eyes and ears open, and pray daily. If anyone knows where I might find recent articles and/or pictures regarding the 173rd. please let me know. Again, give my love to my email reluctant son and tell him letters and packages by snail mail are on the way. Jason's Mom


Name: Annette Tewell
Email: anotoole2001@yahoo.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 02:45:00 PM

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My prayers go out to each of you.


Name: millie marte
Email: kisses 27m@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 02:20:23 PM

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to spc fredrick campbell C co 1-508th just to tell you that I miss you and I love you very much,Millie


Name: LUCIA BEGGIORA
Email: darkgirl81@yahoo.it
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 02:15:19 PM

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TO PFC GRAY DAVID,A. CO. 1/508th: HI HONEY!I'M WRITING ANOTHER MESSAGE CAUSE YESTERDAY YOU TOLD ME THAT THIS WEEKEND YOU'LL PROBABLY GET THE CHANCE TO USE INTERNET AND READ THESE MESSAGES! I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT IT WAS WONDERFUL TALKING TO YOU AND THAT I MISS YOU A LOT AND I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!! A LOT OF KISSES MY BIG MAN!ALWAYS YOURS!LUCIA PS:MY BAND SAY "CIAO" AND MISSES YOU SOOOO MUCH!


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 01:39:23 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Buona sera Mikolino mio, how are you? Anche oggi sono stata con Carolina ed è stata buonissima, rideva sempre; appena suo papà è venuto a prenderla sono andata di nuovo a guidare, sempre con mia mamma... Anna oggi mi ha chiesto se uscivo, ti ricordi che ti avevo scritto che avevamo discusso? Credo che lei non se ne sia resa conto, io invece sono ancora un po' mad (lo so... sono permalosa!!). Domani, se il tempo è bello, vado in piscina con Lucia e mia sorella!! Oggi mio papà (mentre stavamo mangiando) ha cominciato a parlare un po' in inglese (per vedere quanto sapevamo...) Mia sorella capiva tutto, io invece... quindi ho preso una decisione, DEVO imparare l'inglese, comincerò le lezioni appena il MIO BEL PROFESSORE MIKE torna, d'accordo?? Mike you can't imagine how much I need you (ALL I NEED IS YOUR LOVE)!! Mi manchi! TI AMO... baci, baci, baci... la tua Susy!!


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 01:39:00 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Buona sera Mikolino mio, how are you? Anche oggi sono stata con Carolina ed è stata buonissima, rideva sempre; appena suo papà è venuto a prenderla sono andata di nuovo a guidare, sempre con mia mamma... Anna oggi mi ha chiesto se uscivo, ti ricordi che ti avevo scritto che avevamo discusso? Credo che lei non se ne sia resa conto, io invece sono ancora un po' mad (lo so... sono permalosa!!). Domani, se il tempo è bello, vado in piscina con Lucia e mia sorella!! Oggi mio papà (mentre stavamo mangiando) ha cominciato a parlare un po' in inglese (per vedere quanto sapevamo...) Mia sorella capiva tutto, io invece... quindi ho preso una decisione, DEVO imparare l'inglese, comincerò le lezioni appena il MIO BEL PROFESSORE MIKE torna, d'accordo?? Mike you can't imagine how much I need you (ALL I NEED IS YOUR LOVE)!! Mi manchi! TI AMO... baci, baci, baci... la tua Susy!!


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 01:16:54 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd... Jarod, Just a note to say hello and to let you know that I am thinking of you as always. Miss you very much. It has been January since seeing you. That is much too long. Checked the flights for the week end into Kirkuk and could not find an airlines flying that way...ha.....Believe me if I could, I would be there, you know me, I know it is bound to be Hell there at times, but I miss the action of my past years......I know that you have been in enough for the both of us....you will have to share the stories. Great to hear that you were able to phone Mom and Margaret again last night....don't forget about poor old Dad...I know that I am # 3 but plug me in there sometime if you get a chance. Hope you are getting your mail now. You have several boxes on the way also. I will be putting you another one in the mail tomorrow morning. Anything that you can't use or store, give it to someone who can. I know that you probably already have. Love you much and am so very proud of you. I certainly miss the days that I could just go to your room and find you or go to the "Rock" and find you there. You have to stay safe and get home soon!! Keep praying as I am numerous times daily. That is what is getting all you through this is the prayers from so many! Once again, I am so very proud of you Son. You are my Hero!! Love you and miss you much!! God Speed my Son!!! A Big HOOAH to the entire 173rd! Dad


Name: Mom & Debby
Email: cubbybear99_98@yahoo.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 12:04:23 PM

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Scott: 2/503 Mortars.It was so good to hear your voice and glad to know you were back in Kirkuk. Boxes are on their way. Enjoy the ravoli...and spaghetti....Everyone sends their love and hellos. We are very proud of you all.I hear the heat is bad...Drink...water...lots & lots Love Mom


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephlai17@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 11:17:06 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey cutie! How has your day gone? I just got home from the doctor and he said my finger has a mild infection in it so I have some antibiotics to take. I have to go to work soon...but at least it's Friday. My mom is mailing out your package soon and I sent you out a letter awhile ago. Well I miss you babe! Have a good night and sweet dreams! I will write you when I get home from work...I LOVE YOU!!!! love, stephanie


Name: Rachel "Doc"
Email:
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 10:58:35 AM

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SPC Cesar Meza 173rd CSC. Hey, sweetie, sent you some packages the other day. I know, it's freaking hot over there. Read a news article that said you had to drink water really quickly before it got too hot to drink. Need some tea bags? Heard from SFC Deva the other day, as well as some others. I am so proud of you all. You are all my heroes, not only for what you are doing, but how you are handling it. You all seem so upbeat, and it makes me feel good about your morale and welfare. Still no word on when you will be coming home? Doesn't matter, I am sure that all the wives, mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters are proud of you and just wish you to be safe, until you are in their arms again. Granted, we would like you home NOW, but we know you are doing your job, what you signed up to do. LT. Diggs's promotion picture was on the photos part of this website, pretty much all I look through. The messages for the troops would be over 1300 pages if printed out, so there is a lot of love coming from this to Iraq, of that I am certain. Looking forward to the pictures, better be some of you! And tell SGT Finch I said thank you for taking some photos of my fellow combat medics, and the soldiers I was proud to have served with and taught. I was glad to have been able to teach CLS, but I kind of hope you haven't had to use it. Had to stick anyone lately? The medics I have spoken with say there's not a lot to do, and I just remind them, that if they WERE busy, there would be a lot of more worried families at home. Take care, sweetie, and talk to you soon. PS Trying to go to Brandy's for July 4th. We'll see. Love ya.


Name: Anna
Email: rockets84@libero.it
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 09:48:44 AM

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MIKE RAMIREZ,HHC MORTAR, MIKEEEEEEEEE!!!!I JUST WANT SAY YOU THAT I MISS YOU SO MUCH AND NEED TO SEE YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!!I HAVE TO PASS 4TH JULY WITHOUT YOU,MAN!!!HOW EVER,HERE LIFE IS EVERYDAY THE SAME,I WANT YOU MIKE!!! I HOPE YOU GOT MY LETTERS. PLEASE ANSWER!!! I LOVE YOU, ANNA


Name: Jane, Ranger Paul Wiseman's Mom
Email: jcbooboo@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 09:36:57 AM

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Hi Honey, just looked at the new pictures on this site, no Paul, darn! You are missed and loved so much. Sent another box of food to you and your men yesterday. Lots of people at work have been donating food and money for shipping, so kind of them. Please be carefeul! You are always in my heart! Mom **Is there a website I am missing? Does anyone reading these emails know of the site that reports more of the 173rd Airborne activities and the 134 degree heat?? Thanks!


Name: JEFFREY'S GRANDMA
Email: fbrown5209@MSN.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 09:14:53 AM

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Jeffrey Kupisch HI JEFF: JUST SAW THAT AMY AND MOM POSTED MESSAGES TO YOU. LOOKING FORWARD TO LIZZIE COMING DOWN SATURDAY TO SPEND A FEW WEEKS. FAMILY REUNION IS SATURDAY AT STATE F. PARK. SHOULD BE ABOUT 51 OF US THERE. DIDN'T KNOW YOU HAD SO MANY RELATIVES ON THIS SIDE DID YOU? THEY ALL ALL ANXIOUS TO HEAR HOW YOU ARE DOING. I GOT SOME BOOKS TO SEND OVER TO YOU.YOUR MOM WILL PUT THEM IN HER BOX. I GOT A ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR THIS PAST MONDAY. IT IS SO MUCH COMFORTABLE THAN THE OLD ONE. GRANDPA AND I RODE BOTH OF THE WC UP THE STREET...SO I CAN GET USE TO USING IT. WE ARE GETTING A WIDER (FOUR LANE HIGHWAY UP THE STREET. THE BEST PART, THEY ARE PUTTING IN A SIDEWALK FROM HERE TO BARTONVILLE. WHEN IT IS FINISHED I CAN GO OVER TO DIANE'S ON IT. TALK MORE LATER. LOVE YOU JEFFREY VERY MUCH. GRANDMA & GRANDPA


Name: carolina brown to spc. dennis a. brown 2/503 able company
Email: ina1980us@yahoo.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 08:58:46 AM

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to spc. dennis a. brown 2/503 able company Hi Baby I wanted to say ... how much I love you.. how much I miss you you are my life and without you I am nothing... less than nothing I want you to be strong... I am gonna send you more stuff during the next week... I want you to be careful take care baby with all my love your wifesita who loves you.... more than anyone could imagine... z//z//z//z/z/ llions of kisses and hugs Carolina Brown


Name: Grandma Brown
Email:
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 08:48:02 AM

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Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 07:56:56 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Love of mine, can I say I'm going to set this fucking place on fire? No, well too late, I've already said that! I think I should sign the genious of my boss and his "right arm companion" to some sort of documentary, I don't know, some sort of place where they study stupid people. I bet they will have a long research to make with the two idiots working here! I bet one day or another I'm going to step on both of them!!! They are shorter than I am, and you know that i'm not a giant at all! That lucky day I will be a caterpillar, NO FUCKING MERCY on their broken faces!! Sorry I have to go, I'm to pissed off and I don't want to write bad things! I LOVE YOU SHANNON!!!


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 02:49:51 AM

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SGT ANDREW M.SHANNON, C. COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning love of mine, how are you today??? I hope good!!! Today for me it will be a very long day! I'm here since 7.30 a.m. and all that because I will have to leave earlier tonight cause I'll be going home, at my parents’ place. So, if you can get the chance to call, you will find me there, obviously I'm always having my self phone stuck on me 24/7! Do you want to make a good laugh? Well, according to the fact that when I fall asleep thieves could steal the bed where I'm sleeping in without me waking up, I'm always afraid of not being able to hear the phone at night time, so what do I do?? I put the self phone and the cordless on the night table. The result is that I make it look like a nuclear site!! And plus the only two times you called at night time I had forgotten to take the cordless in the bedroom so I had to run as fast as the light to get the call!! You can picture me out pretty well trying to get out from bed, avoiding all the obstacles that my sleeping eyes are ignoring: the result: MORE BRUISE!!! I think that in few days because of all the bruises I have, Eugenio and I will have the same "jeopardy skin"!!! But it looks a lot better on him than on me, you see, my jeopardy skin changes colour, so I have yellow dots, blue ones and if I'm really lucky green and violet ones too!! But you love me for that too, don't you! Ok, I'm going to start working, that sucks!!!! LOVE OF MINE, YOU ARE THE WORLD TO ME!!! I LOVE MY IRISH SO MUCH!!!!!


Name: Sister
Email: Keithu2
Date: Friday June 20, 2003
Time: 02:22:40 AM

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Hey Christoph! We all miss you and love you!! Take care and stay safe! I can't wait to see you again soon!


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 10:21:02 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey babydoll! How are ya? I guess it is early morning for ya over there! I wish I could be able to wake you up and say good morning!! I am writing you a letter right now to mail off for ya. And my mom is mailing off your care package tomorrow, which has been sitting at my house for almost 2 weeks now!! Sorry bout that...it's my fault! It should be well worth the wait though. I will mail another out early next week. Anyway, I wanted to tell you goodnight..I have an early doctor's appointment so got to get to bed early! I love you and am thinking about you every second!! I love you!!! I miss you!!! love, stephanie


Name: Brenda L. Thompson
Email: brendathompson9137@msn.com
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 09:52:59 PM

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Happy 20th Birthday PV2 Michael Thompson, your family is extremly proud of you.


Name: Teresa Baggett
Email: TerBaggett@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 08:38:23 PM

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I have some pics of HHC 1/508th scouts if anyone would like them. Just e mail me at the above address and I'll send you some.


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 08:26:29 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey sweetheart! How has your day been? I am so sorry I didn't get to post you a message lastnight or this morning before work--our computer internet line was down!! I was freaking out lastnight not being able to tell you goodnight...Anyway, nothing new today-just another normal day of work and coming hope thinking of you the rest of the night!! Molly mailed out the pictures Caleb sent her today so I absolutely cannot wait to get those!! Anyway, I love you babe!! I will write you later and say goodnight! I miss you soo soo soooooo much!!!! You are the my favorite super hero ever! love, stephanie


Name: Amy Jo
Email: amyjojo88@cs.com
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 07:26:21 PM

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to JEFF KUPISCH~*~*~*~*~hey cousin!! aunt diane already posted news about sarah's job in st. louis, pretty awesome isnt it? not a whole lot going on here in peoria...band started a couple weeks ago so now i have tuesday night practices at the high school. can you believe i'm a high schooler now??? summer vacation is giong pretty well. i'm not doing a lot, but it's nice not having school :) i think lizzy is going to come down here for awhile. i'm looking forward to that! :D!! i'll finally have some one to hang out with during the day! well i guess i'll be going now...remember we're all proud of you!!! u rok cuz!!! we love you and miss you!!!! you and all the others over there are in our pprayers!! <3 amy jo


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 05:33:32 PM

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ATTN: J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H - 2/503rd-MORTAR -******* Been reading the updated articles on your website. 134 degrees?? At night?? WHEW! Maybe we should send you guys some personal fans, but once it gets that hot, I don't think anything would help but staying inside with air conditioning...24/7! Chicago is a breezy, cool 74 degrees today, son... And I was upset because my air conditioning wasn't working??!! After reading about the heat you are enduring, I will not complain anymore! 'Course all I have to do is figure out how to change my filters & it's up & running again - but you, guys! What do you do? I can't imagine 134 degrees, Jeff! Is your swimming pool clean? Is it hot, too? How do you cool off? Ok, enough negative about the weather.... Anyway, from reading the articles, you have quite a few stories to tell when you get home! We are so proud of ALL of you in the 173rd! I praise God for what He's doing in & through each one of you and for keeping you all safe!! PLEASE CALL WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE! I have to drive to & from the play rehearsals in the evening with Jessica, but I'm nearly always home by 10 pm. I just wanted to write & let you know how much I love you & miss you, son. I ran into Chris @ Dominicks the other day & he was asking all kinds of questions about what you are doing over there - He thought it was amazing & great what you're doing. Your friends are most respectful & kind to listen to this 'old lady' go on & on about her wonderful son!! I am just so very proud of you, Jeff! I gotta go home, now so I'll wait, pray & listen for your call again tonight... You're still my F.B.B. -today, tomorrow & forever & ever... I miss you terribly & love you even more! Love eternally, Mom P.S. C A L L H O M E !!!!! THANK YOU!


Name: Jeff Harrison
Email: JMHBaja63@aol.com
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 04:41:02 PM

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Oakes everyone back in the harbor is sends our best and can't wait to see you. Keep up the good work and we will see you soon. Harrison


Name: Diane Faulkner
Email: mdfalkner@QuixNet.net
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 04:33:15 PM

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To Jeffrey Kupisch: Just wanted to say hi and let you know that we're praying for all of you over there. Sarah's moving back to St.Louis 6/29 because she got a REAL JOB! She'll be a high school choir director in the St.Louis area. She & Kathy are planning to room together. So, they are apartment shopping. Lisa is at Drum Major Camp this week. She & AmyJo will both be in the LCHS Marching Rockets! Uncle Marty & I are working on getting the front porch finished. We want to put in our new kitchen this Fall. Hopefully, we'll have everything done BEFORE Xmas! We watch the news to keep informed about your unit! Everyone here thinks the war is all over. We know you guys still need our PRAYERS!!Hurry Home!Love, Aunt Diane


Name: Faceta Johnson
Email: Faceit0347@aol.com
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 04:14:46 PM

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To: PFC Roberto C. Sandifer, B Co 2/503rd, What's up my little brother? Just a few lines to let you know that all is well on the homefront. Mother and Daddy just returned from Ft Leavenworth, next month they are schedule to go to Oklahoma for a Police Conference. I am pretty sure you wish you could attend that Conference to see all your old friends. I forgot to tell you that Brandon and Brianna is taking karate. Stop laughing....Brandon is using his skills well. I can't believe he will be 4 in a couple of months. Sabrina mailed you a box on Wednesday with the items you requested and so did Primetime. Mother is going to Sam's to buy you pringles in Bulk. Should I send you some Charmin and Fiber tablets? (smile) Well I will think of other things to send you. Call me sometimes. Love you, Baby sister P. S. Don't forget Daddy's birthday is Monday and your sister Tisa birthday is the following Monday. Marlon is at summer school FAMU, hopefully he want fall in love and hopefully he doesn't go on line. YOU KNOW PHI BETA SIGMA OOOOOPS I forgot, that will make your nephew your Frat brother. (smile)


Name: mom & dad grafton
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 03:27:39 PM

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Spc.Stephen Grafton: Stevie, sorry I missed your brief call the other night...I was crushed! Glad to hear that you are back in Kirkuk and are safe and sound! All is well on this end and we continue to miss you more and more...hang in there! Package is on the way with goodies for you and for you to share with buddies in the mighty 173rd! We are so proud. Love, Mom & Dad


Name: Lisa Mazujian Ford
Email: lmazujian@aol.com
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 03:16:41 PM

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To PFC Christopher Mazujian, I heard that you have only recieved one of the emails that have been sent to you, I hope you get this one. We all miss you very much and can not wait for you to come home. Your sisters send you their love and best wishes. I listen to the news everyday and worry over everything that I hear, but I know how tough and stong my son is, so I know you will be okay. I am very proud of you son. Take care of yourself and get home so you can see your son. He is such a wonderful little boy, just like his father. I love you. Mom


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 01:35:36 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd... Jarod, It was so great to hear your voice last night. It had been so long, it seems that you have changed so much already. It was also great to hear that things are a little better especially with your reassignement. I certainly hope that this means that more frequent communication will be possible. Your care packages will be sent soon...you should be receiving 2 more boxes this week or next depending on the speed of your mail. Keep on hoping that this will all be over soon. Praying for you constantly. Keeping you in my thoughts. Love you and miss you so very much.... God Speed my Son. Love Dad


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 01:17:17 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Ciao mio bel Mike, how are you doing today?? Io sono appena tornata, sono andata a fare la baby-sitter... Non è andata molto bene, Carolina aveva la febbre e continuava a piangere, non vedevo l'ora che arrivasse suo papà!! Questa mattina sono andata a guidare con mia mamma, devo dire che è andata molto meglio del solito... stavo per fare solo un incidente... Scherzo!!! Spero di avere presto notizie da te, forse hai già ricevuto la prima lettera che ti ho inviato!! I NEED YOU (lo sai vero?!)! MI MANCHI OGNI GIORNO DI PIù!! Hope to see you soon!! SN CN T SEMPRE... I'm looking forward to see you! I think of you everyday!! TI AMO... a lot of BIGS KISSES and a HUGE HUG, la tua Susy!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 01:16:53 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Ciao mio bel Mike, how are you doing today?? Io sono appena tornata, sono andata a fare la baby-sitter... Non è andata molto bene, Carolina aveva la febbre e continuava a piangere, non vedevo l'ora che arrivasse suo papà!! Questa mattina sono andata a guidare con mia mamma, devo dire che è andata molto meglio del solito... stavo per fare solo un incidente... Scherzo!!! Spero di avere presto notizie da te, forse hai già ricevuto la prima lettera che ti ho inviato!! I NEED YOU (lo sai vero?!)! MI MANCHI OGNI GIORNO DI PIù!! Hope to see you soon!! SN CN T SEMPRE... I'm looking forward to see you! I think of you everyday!! TI AMO... a lot of BIGS KISSES and a HUGE HUG, la tua Susy!!


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 12:01:13 PM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Hey sexy love of mine!!! Like that eh??? I'm on my way home now, I hope to be able to talk to you soon, well try to call me whenever you will have the chance, well do it! I will have to go grocery shopping tonight before going home cause the little kitty cat that we have eats like a LION!!! YOu should see his tummy!! It's getting big as a ballon, i'm always kissing the tummy cause it's soft and smooth! You should try that, so COME HOME SOON!!! I've been mailing your mom and she already knew about the noisy tape you were making them! You'd better be sending that to them before she comes over to Iraq lifting you from your ears as the Soccer World Cup Trophee! I would give my kingdom to see that!!! Any way love of mine, I'm gping to take private lesson from her in order to get to know at least 50% of your relkatives names!!! If you keep calling then UNCLE & AUNT you won't be helping me that much! PS: try to eat cause I don't want to have to learn how to sew to be able to get all your trousers smaller!! What about a nice skirt?? You see, Scottish are so cute with that!! Like the idea?? No eh! I don't know why but I already knew the answer!! I LOVE YOU SHANNON, every day more and more and I want you to keep that in your beautiful mind, ok?? PS: Irish, start getting your backpack ready, just in case! I LOVE YOU IRISHMAN of MY HEART!!!!


Name: Traci
Email: res1g4k8@verizon.net
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 10:54:15 AM

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To:Dan Branstrator Your missed very much. Can't wait to hear that your on safe soil. Be careful. Love you Ferrell Family


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Sheila.Steely@HCAhealthcare.com
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 10:44:50 AM

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PFC Chad Henman - A. Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D - It was really great to hear your voice. Sorry I lost you. I'm glad you are back in Kirkuk. Please call again when you get a chance. I love you son. Take care - Love Always Mom


Name: The 24th Quartermaster Riggers
Email: eugenia.emmons@setaf.army.mil
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 10:20:27 AM

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To all of our brothers and sisters in Iraq, we are thinking about you and eagerly await your return. Keep your heads down and your 4th POC covered. The Riggers!!!!


Name: Amber
Email:
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 09:47:30 AM

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JASAN WEAVER, 1/508TH - I Love You!!! I miss you. Hopefully you guys will get to leave soon. I don't know what the odds are but I sure am praying. Just wanted to remind you that I love you. Take care. Get your ass back so we can get married! I am tempted cancel our wedding date and marry you whenever you get back. What do you think? Love-Amber


Name: Debbie&Tommy James
Email: daisydukejames@aol.com
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 08:21:00 AM

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Joseph Urquhart,Your family&friends miss you,God bless...


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 05:08:29 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Hey beautiful love of mine, yes yes I'm alone in the office that's why I can do whatever I please (sort of!!) Well, according to the fact that my boss doesn't want me to listen to the radio while I’m working (which I'm always doing in any case, but the volume is so low that to be able to listen and understand what sort of song it's playing I've developed ultrasound! But I don't have ears as big as bats!); in any case, today is not here and my office has become a "rave party” room!!! I bet you can hear the music can't you?? Tonight I promise I will sit down and write you a long letter, but I bet you still have a huge number to read!! I'm doing my best to keep you busy, just in case you don't have anything to do! Aahahaha such a funny girl! Hey love, I'm pretty curious about the talk you and Rodney had, and the way you said "aren't you curious??" on the tape made me laugh so much! You know that I know well how to pay you back!! No way I'll be wearing the dress you were asking for when it will be time to come and pick you up, I will wear one of those dresses that girls used to wear in the 1800's: full of LACES!!! Do you like the idea?? You don't eh?? So you'd better be stopping teasing me!! I love you so much and I'm really waiting for the day that we will be together!!! You are right, I'll been probably talking all the time I'll be driving you home, and YES, I DO TALK A LOT MORE THAN YOU DO! But you loved that, eh?? At least you won't ever be able to complain about receiving Silence treatments!!! I LOVE YOU!


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 19, 2003
Time: 03:33:11 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE THANK YOU!!! Last night I received your voice tape! That was the biggest and most meaningful present you could ever give me! I rushed in the house picked the little tape recorder and once sat on the floor I started listening to it! I was crying, laughing, smiling and... ANSWERING TO YOUR QUESTIONS!!! Probably if someone got to see me had surely though: "who's that idiot talking alone and answering to a black box???" I was so happy that still now I find it hard not to think about that experience!! I bet I will be able to consume the tape in very few days! Love of mine, I LOVE YOU and there is NOTHING that can make me change my mind, OK??? Plus, don't be scared about the "big thing", ok? Well, I bet this morning I will be able to write you more cause I'm alone again in the office, this reason will be a good one to celebrate! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! You know that after having listened to the tape I felt asleep embracing the pillow??? YOUR PILLOW!!! I can't wait to have you here! I LOVE YOU MY PRECOIUS LOVE!!!


Name: Mom and Joe
Email: Stinka206@cs.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 10:53:14 PM

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Sgt. Robert J. Anderson, CCo. 2/503rd,173rd ABN. Hi BJ. We received your letter on Saturday and received another short one today. We were so glad to hear from you. Sheli told me that you had emailed her and your Dad, but we didn't get an email. The letter we got from you today said you had emailed on May 27th, but we didn't get it. You said in your letter that you had received quite a few letters from us and the girls and that you had received your Dad's packages. You didn't say anything about the packages that we sent to you. Did you receive those. The one package we sent to you about a week before you left to go over there. That had your things that you had left here at the house. We want to know if you got the packages because we want to send you the CDs Joe made for you. We want to make sure you are getting the things we send. About how long is it taking for your mail (letters) to arrive over there? It seems like your letters are taking about two weeks. Hey, Steve Becker called me Monday morning. He said his son had called him real early Monday morning and told him that he thought he may have seen you. He said you were sleeping and he didn't have the heart to wake you up. I sure hope you guys get to meet while you are there. Mr. Becker always tells me how proud he is of you and how he admires you and others who were in Afghanistan also. All of us are so very proud of you. I've told you before that I wear your pin every day and people always ask me who it is and say such nice things. They tell me to "THANK YOU" for them. We still worry a lot because of the things we hear on the news. We hope you all stay safe and come home soon. We are fine and Joe is liking his job, as much as you can like a job I guess. Deb and Steve say hi and are praying for you always. Well, I'm gonna go for now. Joe says hi and to take care of yourself. Always remember that you are always in our thoughts, our prayers and in our hearts. WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU and want you to hurry home. ALL OF YOU BE SAFE. Hugs & kisses, Mom and Joe


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 08:58:58 PM

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PFC Chad Henman A. Co 3rd PLT 2/503D: I just wanted to say I love you very much. I am very proud of you son. Take care of yourself and come home safely. Love Always - Mom


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 07:09:40 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey my brave hero! How are you doing? I hope your day went by quick! I jsut got home from work awhile ago...Britney is coming over in a little bit. I miss you so much! I ended up not getting to mail out your letter today b/c I was going to be late for work so I will mail it out first thing tomorrow! I wish I could hear your voice sometime soon! I will write you later to tell you goodnight ok? I love you!! and I can't stop thinking about you!!! love, stephanie


Name: Wally Dinse
Email: wdinse@northrock.bm
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 06:44:42 PM

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This is for PFC Scott Dinse. Hey son, I don't know if you get these e-mails or not but it feels good writing them. I hope you are getting the packages Mom sends and the one from Aunt Susie, she promises she did not use UPS (haha). Cubs still cling to 1st place but only by 1/2 game. I look forward to when you get leave and come to Bermuda, if the weather is good I have hooked up a sailboat for us to go on. The lady I catch a ride with to work has one and syas you are welcome any time. Keep talking to your Mom that is important to her, when you get the chance get with me, but keep her first. I pray for you and the other boys quite often and hop you all come home soon. Love, Dad.


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 06:14:32 PM

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This is for all the SKY SOLDERS,WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU, This is a message from a mom who is very proud to have a son being their with you,


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 05:46:51 PM

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Attn: J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H - 2/503rd-MORTAR=*** Sorry to miss your call but I wasn't even off work yet! I think & pray for you & the guys nearly every moment. Just hearing you say your name on the voice mail brought such peace to know that you are ok. Be encouraged, son! Like David...encourage yourself in the Lord - nobody else can do that for you! Give thanks for the little things in life that you have & you'll be blessed - just like when thanks was given for the small boy's gift of the loaves & the fish, it increased to feed thousands!! So maintain an attitude of gratitude in the midst of what you referred to as Hell... & your time there will be productive in ways you can't even imagine!! God is with you & the 173rd! You are blessed in all your ways. Everything you set your hand to YOU are a SUCCESS in! Thou O'Lord art a SHIELD about you. He's the Glory & lifter of your head!! He has shielded you in like a capsule in His protective arms, so don't crack that shield by speaking contrary to the Truth! Always stay within the boundaries where His love can reach & bless you!! Keep your head together & FOCUSED!! This is but a brief moment in your life & it shall come to PASS - not stay! "I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess." (Martin Luther) I have placed you in God's hands because mine cannot reach you - And, unlike my hands, God's hands can reach across the oceans, mountains & whatever else there may be between us - & keep you much safer than I ever could!! I am fully persuade that THAT which I have entrusted to Him, He is more than able to keep & protect because He is watching over His Word to perform in Your Life. You ARE A MIGHTY MAN OF COURAGE & VALOR!! God is not a man that He should lie! He said He'd never leave nor forsake you nor leave you without support or help.... so count on it, Jeff. Call Me when you get a chance!! I'll be gone Saturday & Sunday to Bloomington for the Family Reunion. Donna is going with us & we're staying @ Grandma & Grandpa's house. I miss you terribly & love you even more! You're still my F.B.B. -today, tomorrow & always. Love eternal, Mom - your own personal cheerleader, who is very proud of you!!


Name: ary + ale
Email: ari1983@libero.it
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 04:56:35 PM

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TO JOHN MARROW: you thought we forgot you... no no no no , you were wrong... maybe you hoped that but... you are always on our mind too... hey you looks like another man in the picture we have seen on the web site... what's going on with you? do you miss your beer bong?? don't worry, here there are alot beer bong waiting for you when you will come back... we hope to see you soon man!! take care of you. ary and ale


Name: ARY
Email: ari1983@libero.it
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 04:52:25 PM

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TO ERIC LATIMER: > hey man how you doing??? i think that adam just told you that i've seen a picture of you, john and other guys that i remember from caserma... it was so wonderfull see you!! hey, you need to take some rest i think, you are so changed since you left!!! don't worry you are not ugly, you are always the best for me!! hey when do you think to move your ass and come back here?? are you afraid to meet this crazy girl that is always thinking about you?? yes maybe you should be!! another thing: you could write me something like "hi shit" when you are there with adam and he is writing me some e mails... well, never mind, gotta go now, just wanted you to know that you are always on my mind and i can't wait to see you again... bye bye soldier..... ary


Name: ALE
Email: vettone.ale@libero.it
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 04:44:58 PM

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TO DONALD ADAIR: hey man.... how you doing? yes, i'm able to stress you while youa re in iraq too.. i'm so good stressing you!!!! i've just seen a picture of you on the web site... you were so perfect... but you seemed tired and suffered.... i'm worried about you!!! i hope that everything is going good with you and nothing is wrong cuz i want you to be ok!!!!! well, i have to greet you right now cuz i don't know if you will be able to get this message... hopefully you will.... you are always on my mind (what a news) take care of you, stop work to much hard and eat sometime!!!!


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 04:41:02 PM

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To PFC Jarod Markham...2nd/503rd... Jarod, Just a short note to say hello...getting out of here soon.....thinking of you constantly.....love you and miss you. Love Dad


Name: ARY + ALE
Email: vettone.ale@libero.it
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 04:40:36 PM

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TO RODOLFO MORIN: >>>> HEY MAN WAZ UP???? HOW YOU DOINNG MAN?? WE HAVE SEEN YOU IN A PICTURE ON THE WEB SITE.... HEY, YOU SEEMED TIRED... YOU NEED TO COME BACK TO YOUR CRAZY GIRLS AND HAVE SOME FUN WITH US.... GET YOUSELF READY CUZ WHEN YOU WILL COME BACK WE WILL STRESS YOU MORE THAN PAST.... YES, IT'S POSSIBLE!!! WELL, TAKE CARE OF YOU AND COME BACK SOON, WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE OUR SUPER MAN! BYE BYE ARY AND ALE!!!


Name: ale + ary
Email: vettone.ale@libero.it
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 04:33:01 PM

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Name: M J Shannon
Email: mshannon@houston.rr.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 03:27:10 PM

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Andrew Shannon C company 1st of the 508th, I know it must be incredibly hot there now good thing you are from Houston it was good training. Dad is still 0n the hunt for a new job I'm still chasing down sales and Erica is studying for the GRE. We all miss you and would love to get another letter or two. Josie Butts is getting married on July 5th we are going to try to get to the wedding we will sent your reguards. Amy Boeker is studying in Italy this summer in Rome she saw the Pope the other day and was thrilled. Michael Parker got out of the service before the war broke out I think his Mother was embarrassed to tell me. I sas Joyce Conner she said her son is married now and doing fine he lives here in Houston with his wife. Larry Harrison said to tell you hi that he is praying for you and thank you for all you are doing for our country. Got to run the phone is ringing again. love, Mom


Name: ELENA
Email: elena.rin@libero.it
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 02:55:37 PM

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to vantony robinson: i love you my baby....i can't live without you, i miss u so much, take care your mami


Name: Amy Jo
Email: amyjojo88@cs.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 02:51:34 PM

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to JEFF KUPISCH ~*Hey cuz!!! Just thought I'd drop you line to remind you how proud we are of you!!! You rock!!! We're still praying for all of you over there. Love ya cousin! E-mail if you can <3 Amy Jo


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 02:30:43 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd.... Jarod, It was so great to hear that you were able to talk to Mom last night. She says that you are going to try me tonight. She explained the reassignment to me last night. Sounds great!! I am so thankful and feel that it is prayers answered!! Keep your head up and continue to PUSH (pray until something happens). Remember that you can do all through Christ who gives you the strength. You will be back in Italy and then stateside before you know it. I am so very proud of you! We love you and miss you so very much. Keep your focus and always remember that God is with you. Love you and miss you my Son! God Speed!! Dad


Name: Rick Schultz
Email: barbrickcoast@adelphia.net
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 02:17:39 PM

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Bryan E. Schultz, 2PLT,Battle Co., 2/503rd, 173ABN BDE- Haven't got a letter from you for about 3 weeks now. Hope you're doing ok. Various packages and letters sent your way during last few weeks. ETA seems to be about 2 wks. Hope your getting mail still. Prayers are with you guys. Love, Dad


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 01:29:47 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Good evening my sweet Mike, come stai?! Ho appena guardato le nuove foto sul sito con la speranza di vederti e invece non c'eri, sigh sigh!! Anche oggi a Vicenza piove... E' bellissimo vedere Ash che si nasconde (hide) sotto il letto ogni volta che sente un tuono (thunder), pobrecito ha paura!! In questi giorni sto studiando il libretto di scuola guida... Che noia! Non mi sto divertendo in queste vacanze, perchè VORREI POTER STARE SEMPRE VICINO A TE!! MI MANCHI MOLTISSIMO... Ma forse sono ancora pochi i giorni che ci separano e QUANDO TORNI SARò SEMPRE STUCK A TE!!! See you soon Mike mio! SEI SEMPRE NEI MIEI PENSIERI e so che TU SEI SEMPRE CN ME!!! TI AMO, 1000000000000000 and more kisses, la tua Susy!


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 01:29:18 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Good evening my sweet Mike, come stai?! Ho appena guardato le nuove foto sul sito con la speranza di vederti e invece non c'eri, sigh sigh!! Anche oggi a Vicenza piove... E' bellissimo vedere Ash che si nasconde (hide) sotto il letto ogni volta che sente un tuono (thunder), pobrecito ha paura!! In questi giorni sto studiando il libretto di scuola guida... Che noia! Non mi sto divertendo in queste vacanze, perchè VORREI POTER STARE SEMPRE VICINO A TE!! MI MANCHI MOLTISSIMO... Ma forse sono ancora pochi i giorni che ci separano e QUANDO TORNI SARò SEMPRE STUCK A TE!!! See you soon Mike mio! SEI SEMPRE NEI MIEI PENSIERI e so che TU SEI SEMPRE CN ME!!! TI AMO, 1000000000000000 and more kisses, la tua Susy!


Name: Katrina Fernandez
Email: nfgkitty@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 01:19:30 PM

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PV2 Nick Deaconson C Co. 2/503rd- Hey you, I sent a care package out for you the other day so just a heads up on expecting it.I had a birthday present for you that i was going to put in there but its been deemed "inappropriate material to the Islamic tradition"....it's so cool though.It's not a girlie mag or anything...I'm not sure if I'll hang on to it until you come around or just send it to Italy so you can have it there.I hope you're doing okay out there,and I hope you're getting these messages too.I'm going to Florida today so I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know i was thinking about you,-Kat


Name: Molly Marie
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 12:45:28 PM

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PFC CALEB DIECKMAN C/1-508 1PLATOON: Hey sexy....I had a really bad dream last night and I started to cry because I was so sad. It was one of those dreams that you don't want anything to do with me and you want to date somebody else. I was so sad when I woke up I didn't know what was going on. I loved your pictures and so did everyone that I worked with. I showed them to everybody, my favorite is the Charlie's Angels pose. It was so cute and so what you would do. I miss you Caleb and really want you to come home. I am so lonely without you and I don't like it. It's not fair..... I can't wait to see your face and kiss your lips and most of just stand in the middle of the airport and hold you. I wrote you a letter last week and mailed it out this past monday, so with the way the mail is going..you should get it in maybe a week 1/2 or 2 weeks. I hope you get it soon. I am going to go cause I am at work and need to occupy myself with something to get my mind off of you. Love you always...Molly...PS PLEASE CALL SOON. I REALLY WANT/NEED TO HEAR YOUR VOICE. XOXOXOXOXOXOXO


Name: Millie Marte
Email: kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 12:45:06 PM

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To Spc Fredrick Campbell C co.1-508th Hey Baby I was so glad when I heard your voice on my phone yesterday. I hope everything is going good overthere ,I miss you very much and I cant wait to have you here with me again,always loving you , Millie.


Name: Dianne Massey
Email: dmassey@smithandstevenson.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 12:07:57 PM

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For PFC Joshua C. Blaney,1/508 A Co. 2nd PLT, 173rd, Hi Josh, I haven't emailed you lately, so just wanted to let you know it was great to hear from you last week. I just wanted to pull you though the phone. I hope you are ok--you sounded a little down and that is quite understandable. I had so hoped that you all would be out of there before the hot, hot summer set in. I sent you two packages a couple weeks ago--hope you have them by now--make sure you wear sunscreen as hot at it is. Grandpa and Amy also sent you a package. I hope eating food from home won't upset your stomach after not having "junk food" in a while. I think Sarah is coming home from the beach today. I haven't talked to her since last Thursday. We went out to eat after graduation. She was really happy. I hope you get to call again soon. If you need anything, please write and tell us what you need or tell Sarah if you call her. How is your journal coming? Are you able to write most every day? Your little friend from Italy, Lucy, has been emailing me some. She's real sweet. She said her boyfriend, Chris, got wounded. I hope he and all the other soldiers are ok. Please stay safe and keep your guard up. Things sound like they are pretty crazy over there now. I just wish they would send you all home!! It's still raining a lot here. Just about every day we have a rain storm--something I'm sure ya'll wish you had. The back yard at the house looks like a lake and poor Cisco's dog pen is so muddy. I feel so sorry for him. I keep putting straw in there but it doesn't help with all the rain. I can't remember a year where we have had this much rain. The last few have been such a drought that it seems really strange to have rain everyday! I guess we should be thankful. Well, take care of yourself, son. We all miss you so much and love you. We are proud of you too. Write soon or call if you can. Love you bunches, MOM


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 11:58:19 AM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR, Babydoll, it was so good to hear your voice yesterday! I am glad you are enjoying all your goodies, and that the guys like their stuff too. I sent more slim jims for Smiddty. Moanhey wrote me an email, and he may be there to pick us up if Rob isn't back from Landsthul by then. Cesar got his T-Ball photos in, and I will be sending you one. I know who will never get another photo of our son again, that's for sure. To answer your question, no Meza has not yet written Cesar this whole time, or spoken to him. Cesar wrote Meza, but he has never replied, so as far as he is concerned Meza is a non issue for him anymore. We had a little disagreement when he told me that Meza was dead and died in the war..I told him that was an awful thing to say and not true he was fine and alive. Cesar argured with me more, so I told him we'd find out. I told him if we wrote big Cesar a letter and he wrote back that it would be proof he was alive and fine. If he didn't write back that I would apologize to baby Cesar and he'd have been right that meza was dead. At least dead to him anyhow. I've spoken to several people who say that is a fair deal. After all he is only 5 and that is his honest logic at this age. I'm not going to fight to keep their link alive, that is on him soley now. If he choses nasty whores over his own son that is on him, and he will have to live the life he has made himself. Besides who cares, we have a great life and that is all that matters to me:) I have the most wonderful man in the world who loves me Whole Bunchies! I am free and finally blissfully happy!!! I married my best friend, who could ask for more?!?:) I love you so vary vary vary much babydoll. The ways you show me you love me everyday even with as much distance as there is shows me how amazing your love for me is! I can bet that there are very few others who get either a letter, email, or phone call everyday! How many husband's learned they could use FTD.com to send love to their wives even from Iraq! You go out of your way to make me feel like a ture Princess, and for that you will forever have my heart and soul! I'm your biggest fan, and best friend! ~~~~~~~~~~~~Princess~~~~~~~~~~~


Name: Imogen
Email: Cook_Imogen@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 11:57:11 AM

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If anyone has any contact with Dan Schlothauer please tell him there's an English girl who misses him madly. Thank you.


Name: Dawn Kucerak
Email: dkucerak@cybersol.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 11:25:23 AM

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PFC Daniel Kucerak, Battle Company, 2-503rd. Dan I still forget to ask if you get these messages. When you called yesterday, so many things went through my mind that I just forgot everything I wanted to ask you. We are so glad you are back in Kirkuk and you were unharmed. I have said prayers for the soldiers that were hurt and for their families. I pray that they will all recover from their injuries. Our weather is finally getting hot (mid 80s) but I bet that would feel cool to you! I bet Michigan winters won't seem so bad after this either! I hope you don't eat anymore bad food. You can't afford to get sick anymore while you are there. We can't wait till you come home and can sit around a bonfire in the back yard and tell stories. You have experienced so much in your young life! Love Mom and Dad


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 11:20:24 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON C.COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Another storm, but at a wrong time!! I want them to come at night time so that they help me falling asleep, but now that I'm still at work I can't even enjoy it!!Love, I just wanted to tell that in this week I've been learning pretty well how to kick asses!!! My God, I've been giving my best! The only one left is my boss, his time I bet will come around VERY soon too!!! I LOVE YOU MY BABY ANGEL!!! PS: if you want you can call me KIKCKING ASSES PRINCESS!!!!I miss you my love, more and more and I can't really wait to have you back with me! I NEED YOU BADLY!


Name: Kathryn Faulkner
Email: kathyfaulkner@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 09:39:10 AM

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Jeff Kupisch, So, I heard from your mom that it is really hot there. Are you working on your tan?...Just kidding. I Just wanted to tell that you that I am so very proud of you and that I pray for safety for you. I can't wait for you to come home. I love you very much! Kathryn :)


Name: Debbie Fisher
Email: dfisher@dyercs.net
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 09:29:45 AM

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PFC Jarod Markham 2/503rd: Hi Jarod, Just a note to let you know that you have not been forgotten. You and all the other soldiers are all HEROS! You all are in the thoughts and prayers of your friends and family. Try not to get too very discouraged. You have done a wonderful job and everyone is so proud of you. Stay focused and stay ALERT! You will be returning home soon! Love, Debbie


Name: brandy
Email:
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 09:17:27 AM

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meza hows it going thank you for the birthday call sorry i missed it and happy late fathers day hope you got to talk to little cesar i know you miss him alot . we where in onamia for onamia days . talked to doc and she is going to come up for the 4th of july weekend and visit .we love you and miss you your sister ,echo and meadow ps meadow sends lots of kisses to her uncle cc


Name: CPO Kevin & Wendy Gleich, USN RETIRED
Email: kwgleich@columbus.rr.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 09:02:40 AM

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TO FAMILY SUPPORT FOR A-LOCK, 173RD ABN BDE-CSC: PLEASE EMAIL UPDATES TO US FROM THE FRONT AT THE ABOVE E-MAIL ADDRESS...WE ARE THE PARENTS OF SGT. KEVIN R. GLEICH OF "A-LOCK,-CSC-173RD." WE WANT TO BE KEPT UP TO DATE. HIS WIFE IS HERE IN THE STATES AND SHE IS ON ACTIVE DUTY. SHE IS DUE TO HAVE THEIR SON ANY DAY NOW...PLEASE KEEP US INFORMED OF OUR ONLY SON'S ACTIVITIES AND BE ASSURED THAT WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS OVER THERE. THANK YOU.


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 08:00:18 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Beautiful love of mine, are you boiling your amazing bum there??? I bet you are! Well, hold on a little bit more and then you will be back! I'm sitting at my desk now trying to focus on the fact that I still have 5 more hs to go before going back home! I know I can't always have what I want, I bet I've learnt that lesson pretty well since the 22nd of March!! I've been calling my friend few minutes ago and I found out that I will be working for FREE (when you will think about an intelligent girl, well leave me out please) next week-end. Do you remember where you saw me with red pants and white t-shirt? Well I'll be there doing the same stuff as last year, trying to have fun. I wish you could come and visit me as you did last year but I bet it's going to be pretty impossible. Next time! What more can I tell you??? Rumours keep going on, but actually I don't take too much notice of them, the day you will be back I will see you, so it's just a waste of time thinking about which month of the calendar it will be!! (they have been nominating almost all the months, thanks God there are only 12 months, other while those rumours could really go on for ever!!). I love you Shannon, more than words can express, you know that pretty well don't you???? YOU DO!!!! Right now I'm listening to Puddle of Mud "She hates me", that's a cool song, Guess what I love the most about that song?? Yeah, the refrain!!!! I have to go now, all the GENIOUS are going to be back in few minutes, so... I have to prepare the red carpet!!! Gees, can't wait for you to be back 1st cause I miss you terribly, 2nd cause I want to show my best part to those "MENSA CLUB MEMBERS": my beautiful middle finger!!! I LOVE YO MY BEAUTIFUL IRISH!!!!!!!!


Name: MSG EDGAR FORD
Email: EFORD17368@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 06:58:29 AM

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JUST WANT TO SAY HI TO ALL THE FELLOW SKY SOLIDERS IN IRAQ SAW YOU JUMP AND WISH I WAS THERE. MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOU AND PROTECT YOU ALL.


Name: MSG EDGAR FORD
Email: EFORD17368@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 06:58:15 AM

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JUST WANT TO SAY HI TO ALL THE FELLOW SKY SOLIDERS IN IRAQ SAW YOU JUMP AND WISH I WAS THERE. MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOU AND PROTECT YOU ALL.


Name: MSG EDGAR FORD
Email: EFORD17368@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 06:58:01 AM

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JUST WANT TO SAY HI TO ALL THE FELLOW SKY SOLIDERS IN IRAQ SAW YOU JUMP AND WISH I WAS THERE. MAY GOD WATCH OVER YOU AND PROTECT YOU ALL.


Name: Misty Cutler
Email: mistycutler411@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 04:35:04 AM

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If you have a soldier or family member deployed with B co 1/508th or D Batt 319th AFAR and would like updates from the front and the Family readiness groups just send me an email with your address and I will send to you as they come along. Thanx.


Name: Misty Cutler
Email: mistycutler411@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 04:33:55 AM

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If you have a soldier or family member deployed with B co 1/508th or D Batt 319th AFAR and would like updates from the front and the Family readiness groups just send me an email with your address and I will send to you as they come along. Thanx.


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 02:45:56 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning my wonderful baby angel!! Just a quick note to let you know that YOU ARE MY LIFE!!! I LOVE YOU!!! Talk to you very very soon!


Name: Missy
Email: missyllane@aol.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 12:33:24 AM

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Just wanted to you to know we still have you in our hearts, minds, and prayers.


Name: Kathy LInderman
Email: leftylindy@aol.com
Date: Wednesday June 18, 2003
Time: 12:09:47 AM

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Hi Bub!, this is for Robert Linderman It was so nice to talk to you today. Tanya called right after you called the second time. She was so mad. YOu sounded good. I am glad you are back in Kirkuk, boy, I never thought I would say that. I am glad you got the box so fast, 8 days. I love you and miss you, take care. Mom


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 11:24:42 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey babe! Good morning to you! I am about to go to bed soon. I just got done writing you a letter to mail off tomorrow! I hope you are doing good. I watched that movie w/ Brady and then he had to go home b/c he has to be up for work early. Anyway, goodnight! I will write you when I get done dreaming of your beautiful face! I love you and I miss you! Have a good day! love, stephanie


Name: Terry Aubrey
Email: jaubrey@iglou.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 11:20:18 PM

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SPC Phillip Hatton, 3rd Plt. B/2/503, You know I just got reminded typing your unit that my 81mm humped with B/2/503 in the Monkey Mountians out by the coast just at the end of the monsoon season. Funny your close to home and 35yrs later in the same Bat. Glad your in good health and staying alive. I think alot of that is Granny and her prayers. Would'nt be sending this if my Granny did'nt pray for me everyday. I did not know at the time but things made sense once I found out. Keep up with family contact. It means alot. I can't believe you can actually talk to them with a calling card and have e-mail. I must be getting old. Weather here still raining. About the only thing good is the bluegrass is still green and not burnt. Been trying to dig out for a new house since late March. It's going to have a basement so I'll just have to wait. You'll have to bring the family down to Lex. and see the barn I'm in. Think you'll be surprised. Hey you'll appreciate this, got a letter today requesting me to show up for jury duty. First time in all these years. The notice included a real patiotic message and how it is incumbent upon us all to serve our country an fellow man. I quess that year I spent living in a hole the ground or on the ground didn't count like your time in Iraq doesn't either. Can't wait to show up and give them an ear-ful ( just kidding). I will act a bit crazed though in hope of getting excused. Better go for now. Seems like you guys had some sucess on the mission. I truely appreciate the Col. give such a timely after action report. That means so much to us stateside to get your status reports so soon. Keep the faith and get home safe. TEA


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Email:
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 09:58:50 PM

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to all in the 1-508 stay safe hurry home we love you we have the fly paper on its way and swatters so hang in there we also have your pool be carefull see ya soon god bless all our 173rd and the rest of the military so they can return home soon SAFELY


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 07:47:52 PM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D; Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you. I sure miss you, son. I am very proud of you. Please be careful and watch your back. Come home safely. I made it to the post office today and got your package in the mail. Call or write when you can. I would love to hear from you. Be safe. Love Always - Mom


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 07:21:53 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- CHARLIE CO. --1ST/508TH-- Hey honey! How are you doing? I just wanted to write you b/c I just got home from work and ate dinner. Burger King! I bet you are missing that now...even though you ate it everyday back in Italy..haha. If it wouldn't be absolutely disgusting by the time it got there, I would send you something from Burger King to eat! Hopefully soon you will be back to eating the greasy american food we love so much. Brady should be here soon to watch that movie..wish you were here to cuddle with! Anyway, I love you and I miss you..be safe! And I will write you to tell you goodnight before I go to sleep and dream about you!! love, stephanie


Name: Mom
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 07:04:07 PM

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Adam Espehover-1/508th Bravo--- I am thinking of you everyday and wanted you to know I love you always. Please be safe and stay well. Love you hon, Mom


Name: Karen Bates
Email: squeak929@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 06:39:47 PM

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For Mike Squillini, Hi Mike Hope you are healthy. Hope you got package we sent you will sending another one soon. We Love and Miss you hurry home. Tell Deb and the boys we are thinking of them and you. I know you will be home soon. Love Karen bates


Name: Emily Nicole Sharifzadeh
Email: Princess01171990@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 06:30:28 PM

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God Bless Everyone!!


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Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 05:01:11 PM

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Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 04:16:17 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd..... Jarod, Just a note to tell you that I'm thinking of you as always. Getting ready to call it a day here, wondering what you are up to there. Hope all is well. Once again, constantly praying for you. Love you, God Speed my Son, Dad


Name: Deb Yahinski
Email: TwoShadow@bham.rr.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 03:37:20 PM

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SGT Michael Yashinski, This to let you know how proud of you we are. Because of you and others like you that we enjoy the freedom that we take so for granted. You have fulfilled a family tradtion that dates all the way back to William the Conqueror. We fly the flag proudly and yellow ribbons in hope. Stand tall in pride that your country thanks you. We love you son, and we pray you come home soon to us.


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 02:09:37 PM

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This message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI, Hi honey, im at work and i was thinking about you, you are so strong. im going t mail out some more packages this week, we sure miss you, hope you and the 173rd airborne is safe, watch your back. ill write later today, i have to go . love mom


Name: Susy
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 01:29:45 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Hi Mike mio, How are you doing?? Hoping everything is ok!! Here is always the same!! I'm ok but today was a sad day for me, I would like to be in your arms, I MISS YOU TERRIBLY!! Maybe in these days you'll receive the first letter that I sent to you, I hope so... I'm always thinking of you (every single moment)... SN CN T SEMPRE!! Non vedo l'ora di riabbracciarti Mike mio, TI AMO... la tua Susy sempre!


Name: Bill Kunasek
Email: imperialmtn@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 12:41:01 PM

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Good morning spc Brian Kunasek B co./1st of the 508th/173rd abn bde. I have my computer up and running brian, so you can e-mail me daily if possible. I have sent numerous messages to you, hope you get a chance soon to reply. mom and I had a bbq and a bike ride on pops day, simple and nice. wish you were here son the mosquitos are "bugging" me I may have to buy a mosquito magnet from home depot today!!!!Veneta,oregon is real nice but the mosquitos always want some payback, go figure? norco,calif. had the heat,wind,and dust,& "the national bird of norco!!! the "fly". We can't forget those little winged pests can we? The pollen from all the trees here is giving me a run for my money, hope june moves on real soon. mom has been a real dear, always a kind word, and forever loving as usual. lucky dog huh? I'll say bye for now son, here's your mother now: hi brian, it sure was nice to hear your voice the other day when you called, I really miss your weekly phone calls when you were in Italy.I'm going to pick up a few things for you at costco today, including kool aid and we'll get that in the mail this week for you. I know your bored and dealing with some really hot weather, it's a good thing your a So.Cal boy that knows what hot days can be like, but I would rather have you being hot and bored than being shot at and having to burrow down in a fox hole. We're all very proud of you Brian and we love you ever so much so keep your ass down and looking in three directions at all times--- Be safe and write back soon----love you---momma


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 12:12:53 PM

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ATTN: J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H !!! I MISSED YOUR CALL!! I AM SO SORRY!! IW ASN'T HOME FROM WORK YET! PLEASE TRY TO CALL AFTER 7 PM CHICAGO TIME! I TOLD GRANDMA THAT I THREATENED TO HAVE HER 'HUNT' YOU DOWN & SHE GOT A BIG LAUGH OUT OF IT!! CALL ME - SOMEONE TELL JEFF TO CALL HOME! WE MISS YOU & NEED TO HEAR YOUR VOICE, SON!! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOUR & THE 173RD!! YOU ARE OUR HEROES!! YOU'RE STILL MY F.B.B. ALWAYS & FOREVER! DID YOU CALL THE POOL? MRS. CLARK WAS CRYING BECAUSE SHE MISSED YOUR CALL!! EVERYONE WAS SO EXCITED THAT YOU CALLED THERE!! SO, PLEASE!!! CALL AS SOON AS YOU GET A CHANCE!! WE LOVE YOU !! WE LOVE YOU!! SPEAK THE WORD! PSALMS 91 IN YOUR HEART NOT YOUR POCKET!! LOVE, MOM


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 11:54:53 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU!!!! Another 20 minutes and I'm heading back home!!! I've been calling Cristina today, she's doing fine and she sends her love to you, she was so sorry of not being home but she still has your message in the answering machine! They won't be coming down to Vicenza, so they will ask to be sent some places close to where they are now. She said to hold on tight to you and I'm sure you are doing that! Well, love of mine what more can I tell you??? Friday I'm going back to my parents'place, the dentist is waiting for me!! I hate the idea of having to put braser again, I know that I will have to have it only at night time, but then I also know that every time I will try to talk I will have to take it of and hold it in my hands in order not to spit everywhere!! I like taking showers in another way, and you do too, isn't it??? Plus, you know, how can I play being sexy if as soon as I try to tell something I have to say. "hold on a sec, I have to take the braser off!!" That doesn't sound sexy, isn't it?? Just kidding, not for the braser stuff though! I miss you so much but I know that you will be coming back straight to me and in my arms so... I CAN'T WAIT 4 THAT TO HAPPEN! PS: we are married, did you know that? I got to know that on saturday night and I was laughing my ass off!! That was a weird way to find it out!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IRISH!!!! Need to have that quote right now, you know what I'm talking about! Plus you see, we can't deceive my mom! They send their love to you. Gees, I almost forgot, my dad put you on a pedestal even more now that he found out about the promotion and about the patch from ALPINI that you have back home! Gees, I bet as soon as you will be back he will take you out for HUGE MASSIVE DRINK SESSION, just the two of you though!!! I LOVE YOU MY PRICELESS LOVE!!


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 11:46:12 AM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd.... Jarod, Hope this finds you well. As I understand you tried to call Margaret last night but missed her. She feels terrible this morning because she missed your call. I told her you would try again. I'm just glad that you tried someone because we were getting so worried about you. Constantly praying for you and the others. Hope that soon we will get some good news that you will be coming back to Italy. I know at times it must seem that this is going to last forever, but Son just hang in there and concentrate on how great it will be when you return. All is well here. Packed you another large box yesterday and sent it your way......hope that you can use it all. I love and miss you so very much. I am so proud of you! Just always keep in mind that God has a purpose for all of this. You are in his hands. Love you and miss you much!! God Speed my Son!! Dad


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 11:08:53 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey cutie! How are you doing? It is already nightfall for you. I am going into work soon and wanted to write you. Brady is coming over tonight..we are going to watch Just Married. That's the movie I wanted to see w/ you but you had to leave to go to Italy that day! I'm buying it so we can watch it when you get back ok? I know you probably don't care to see that movie anyway so you can do it for me. I am mailing you out a letter this morning and I will write you another one later tonight. I love you! I hope you don't call while I'm at work again! I miss you....hope you are doing well and safe. I keep praying for y'all. love, stephanie


Name: Bérénice Vanderley
Email: bnice92@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 11:03:20 AM

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To Sgt. Rene Corella: I really hope I get some news very soon and hope all the soldiers in Iraq are going as good as it can be... You're always on my mind and I wish you'll be back soon, so you can finaly come over in Paris. Your little frenchy that sends you lots of love.


Name: Millie Marte
Email: kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 09:56:24 AM

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to Spc Fredrick Campbell C 1-508th Just to remind that I LOVE YOU and I'm desperately waiting for your safe return. love you again,Millie.


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 09:26:52 AM

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TO SPC FREDRICK CAMPBELL C 1-508th Hey my love hope everything is going well for you .I haven't talk to you since last wednesday and I'm already desperate to hear your voice again.I'm praying for your SOON and SAFE return cause this loneliness is driving me insane. keep in mind that I LOVE YOU and always watch your back OK,LOVE U, Millie.


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 09:21:27 AM

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Name: Kim Gueringer
Email: Kimberly.gueringer@setaf.army.mil
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 08:06:10 AM

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If you have a soldier with Able Co 2/503rd and you are not receiving updates through the FRG, please email me and I will add your email address. Thanks!


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 05:25:13 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Shannon, just one thing that you always have to keep in mind: I LOVE YOU!


Name: Elisa
Email: ely_862000@yahoo.it
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 04:33:48 AM

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TO DAN BRANSTRATOR: Ciao my sweet soldier...how r u doing?Truly hope u r well and all is good!!!I thought to leave this msg to let u know that I miss u a lot and I pray for your return very soon!!!Here there are many ideas about when maybe you guys will come back, but actually I think that nobody knows nothing!!!Tomorrow I'm sending u my letter and hope u get it because u know that the italian mail sistem sucks!!!I miss your hugs...Take care my little puppy...Elisa


Name: sara
Email: saar_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 04:07:26 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Hello my beautiful love! Guess what?? We had a big storm last night!!! FINALLY!!! For the first time I was able to fall asleep without driving insane! This morning I woke up with thunders! It has been wonderful! Did you try to call me last night? I was at home and the home phone kept ringing but as soon as I answered the line dropped! Very few people do have our HOME phone number, so.. I decided it was you trying to call! Love of my life, Eugenio is shitting his pants when there is a storm!! You should see him, running at 100 miles all around the house! Wasn't he supposed to protect me?? It feels like animals do love us! Our house looks like a zoo, but I've been acting nasty! With reason though!!!!Do you know where you tied the shoewer tent??? (Now I've changed the place it is tied to the stuff close to the fan, and I did a perfect job, at least it loos like that, still don't know if it will fall in few days!!!) Well there is a family of bugs living inside that sort of fan! Every single night, I was finding stuff on the toilet, they looked like petals (what sort of flower has black petals Sara?????). I really didn't have a clou! Then I started finding drowend bugs so... I had this brillant idea... I turned the fan on and... I really chewed those bugs!! You should have heard the noise, music for my ears!!! Those little nasty bugs thought:" We are safe here, she will never find us!!" WRONG!!!! I don't know what happened, probably the fan did something wrong but in awhile it started throwing bugs all over the bathroom!!! Eugenio thought of having been invited to a party cause he was jumping all around; his little paws were actually going crazy! But big Sara smashed all those nastry invasors!! Now I can declare our house safe!!! AND CLEAN!! I LOVE YOU LOVE OF MY LIFE!!!!


Name: Richie Burnett
Email: rich30606@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 03:08:56 AM

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OPEN LETTER TO ALL THAT HAVE LOVED ONES IN THE 173rd.... First I'd like to say "THANK YOU" to all who are serving, and "HAPPY belated FATHERS DAY" to the dads. My cousin is in A co. 1/508. His name is Pvt. PHILLIP HARRILL. He is 19 and never lived away from home. I don't know which platoon he is in. Anyone on here happen to have any info on him or A co.? Does anyone know how often/how they get the post from this website? Any info would be greatly appreciated(sp). Feel free to e-mail me instead of tying up space here. To all in the 173rd.-we are all proud of you. Keep your eyes open and your ass down. Thanks,Richie


Name: Carl D Cini
Email: CarlCD@state.gov
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 02:16:35 AM

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To Sgt.Cini; Hey bro, first of all Kelly sent Mom pics of you yesterday and it was like she got a box of gold, you know Mom. I just got to work a little while ago and thought I'd drop a few lines, don't know if you get to read these posted notes or not. Some of the MSG's that used to gaurd our US Embassy that where sent to Iraq were sent back home last week and they have been there since April. So hold on tight maybe you guys will be next!! Well back to work for me, I hope all is good and all stays good. Take care and see you soon!! P.S. Soon you will be over here chillin out on the beach with ur family!! Carl US Embassy Valletta Malta


Name: Carl D Cini
Email: CarlCD@state.gov
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 02:16:15 AM

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To Sgt.Cini; Hey bro, first of all Kelly sent Mom pics of you yesterday and it was like she got a box of gold, you know Mom. I just got to work a little while ago and thought I'd drop a few lines, don't know if you get to read these posted notes or not. Some of the MSG's that used to gaurd our US Embassy that where sent to Iraq were sent back home last week and they have been there since April. So hold on tight maybe you guys will be next!! Well back to work for me, I hope all is good and all stays good. Take care and see you soon!! P.S. Soon you will be over here chillin out on the beach with ur family!! Carl US Embassy Valletta Malta


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 12:15:20 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey babe! How are you doing? Good morning to you! I am fixin to go to bed...I have to be up and go to work in the morning but I wanted to tell you goodnight! My mom and I have been fighting tonight...fun fun! I'll be ready to go to sleep and wake up to a new day. One more day closer to seeing you! I like to remind myself of that quite often. Ya know....I realized how perfect this fit you after hearing it on tv tonight--you aren't just someone I can live with, you are someone I can't live without!! I hope you had sweet dreams and I wish to hear your voice soon! I love you!! I miss you very very much! I am always thinking of you....love, stephanie


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 17, 2003
Time: 12:15:05 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey babe! How are you doing? Good morning to you! I am fixin to go to bed...I have to be up and go to work in the morning but I wanted to tell you goodnight! My mom and I have been fighting yonight...fun fun! I'll be ready to go to sleep and wake up to a new day. One more day closer to seeing you! I like to remind myself of that quite often. Ya know....I realized how perfect this fit you after hearing it on tv tonight--you aren't just someone I can live with, you are someone I can't live without!! I hope you had sweet dreams and I wish to hear your voice soon! I love you!! I miss you very very much! I am always thinking of you....love, stephanie


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 11:24:20 PM

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Has anyone heard if the guys are going to get their combat jump patch? Has whoever makes the decisions decided yet? Thanks!


Name: Nicole Baden
Email: darkbrowneyes001@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 09:12:50 PM

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---SPC Matthew Baden--- Hi Baby !! I'm sorry i couldn't write this yeaterday but we were at my grandparents where there is no computer! Happy Father's day. I was really hoping we'd hear from you yesterday but i'm sure your really busy! Layla & I miss you soo much. We leave to go home in a week. Hopefully being back at home i might hear more about you all coming home! All these missions going on really has me stressed. I just really need to hear your voice. I hope we hear from you real soon. I love baby, more than anything. Love Nicki & Layla


Name: Kevin Locker
Email: revkevlocker@yahoo.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 09:00:43 PM

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Hi Chris, We love you and miss you from State College, PA. We are winding down our time here in Pleasant Gap. They had a really nice going away party for us on Saturday night. We have 2 more Sundays. The boxes are all packed and we had the chance to see Scott and Jess over the weekend. We had a wonderful time together. Scott cooked Scallops for Father's Day and it was just awesome. Pa seemed to really enjoy them too along with his steak that Mom cooked for him. We do hope that this note finds you well. God Bless. We love you.


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 08:46:38 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey dollface! I am so sorry I missed your call! I was at work again...our time conflicts suck!I wish I could have talked to you..this is the third time in a row I've missed your call. I haven't talked to you in forever! I'm sure you're beginning to think I am just forgetting about you. I'm not, I promise, I think about you more than anything else! Maybe you will get to call again soon. I'm so sorry again! I love you! I miss you! Please be careful....you are the love of my life! I will write you later tonight. love, stephanie


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 08:24:44 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; I'll be sending out another package tomorrow or Wednesday. Michelle is including the DVDs and card games she got for you. I keep hearing about the soldiers that were injured during the raids in the past week. I pray that you are OK and I pray that those that are injured will recover quickly and without much pain and suffering. I just hate to think of anyone getting hurt. But,I do appreciate the job all of you are doing, and I support you completely. Hang in there and be strong. Be proud of all that you have accomplished. I truly hope that you'll all get to come home soon. Love Always - Mom


Name: Natalie Duarte
Email: natalie@myloanchoice.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 06:29:37 PM

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Anthony, I hope this email finds you safe.. I hope that your mission was successful and that you are ok.. Dad and I miss you so much, you are always in our thoughts and prayers. We can not wait to see you, ** by the way dad is bummed that he missed your call, try to call again if you can. Sleep with the angels sweetheart. Love Mom nat and dad and blake


Name: Natalie Duarte
Email:
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 06:27:03 PM

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Name:
Email: valhaltd@st-tel.net
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 05:40:19 PM

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Does anyone have info on 3rd sqd., 2nd plt. Bravo Co. 2/B/1-508, their location or any other information?


Name: Sister
Email: Keithu2@aol
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 05:06:07 PM

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Hey Christoph! I am happy that you are beginning to respond to our letters! Thanks! It is very marvelous that you recieved a coin for oustanding achievement! I am so proud of you! I continue to pray for you as well as all the 173rd because you guys are all truly heroes! Chris, I cannot wait to see you again soon! Take care and stay safe!! I love you!


Name: sherry keener
Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 04:18:31 PM

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my dears 173rd airborne...HOOHAH...what a bunch! Where's Waldo? keeping up with you guys is an ordeal....PLEASE be ever so careful...we love you,miss you, and admire you in the US of A...and want every last one of you home safe on our ground....think ahead, the enemy is clever...your moreso. WATCH ONE ANOTHERS BACK>>>YOUR PRECIOUS TO US! and now, to my son in whom I am well pleased, Sgt Shawn M. Grueser 173rd AbnBde 1st Plt Able Co...I am so sorry to have missed your call, we took Helen out for ther birthday dinner..she sent me the message on my voice mail...Balad??? had to be only front page news in the B. Globe that day...I do not know what is more upsetting to a mother, her little soldier not eating a good meal, or sleeping on the floor on an old piece of carpet, orrrr facing danger at every turn....PLEASE SHAWN, keep your back covered, and watch in three directions at once, never underestimate the enemy...thank God for every new day, and praise His name...He loves you and forgives...I love you and wish I could be there for you, you do not know how much. I would gladly take this burden from your shoulders in a heart-beat...never give up, remember the "rock" and I am with you every minute. Love, mama


Name: Joe Wiezer
Email: joewiezer@aol.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 03:04:04 PM

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Sgt Ryan Wiezer All is well from this side of the world. Julia is beautiful. I think she adjusted well from the flight from Venice. I hope it is getting cooler in Iraq. Having spent time in the middle East in the summer I know what it can be like. We will keep the packages coming. Love Dad


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 02:57:43 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Un buona sera al mio Mike. Stamattina ho spedito la lettera, spero tanto ti arrivi presto (mi risponderai il prima possibile, vero?). Questo pomeriggio sono uscita con Anna e abbiamo discusso e tutto perchè le ho dato uno dei miei fantastici consigli... Sono davvero mad, anche perchè ha cominciato a piovere mentre tornavo a casa (non avevo l'ombrello) e mi sono bagnata tutta, ero furiosa!!! Ora però mi è passato tutto e sono felice perchè ti sto scrivendo... IL MIO BEL MIKE MI METTE SEMPRE DI BUON UMORE... Credo che manchi poco per poterti riabbracciare e sono già emozionata all'idea di rivederti... Mikolino mio!!! Tantissimi MEGA SPECIALS BACI per il MIO BELLO, BUONO, BRAVO MIKE... see you soon!!! TI PENSO SEMPRE, MI MANCHI. TI AMO, la tua Susy.


Name: Barb Kupisch
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 02:35:39 PM

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to: J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H - 2/503RD - Dear Son, I see where others have called home, but why not you? Do I need to get your Grandma & Grandpa on the job here to find you & get you to call home??? Remember the last time?? (just joking) But, I'm not joking about how good it would be to hear your voice & find out how you are doing. IF ANYONE READS THIS - TELL JEFF TO CALL HOME! Also, why aren't there any photos of you with the 2/503rd on the Photo Pages?? did you find Ben yet?? He's still looking for you! I told SPencer to write - he'll stop by the house & get your address & send you a letter. He's still walking, so that must mean no driver's license yet!! Somethings never change, huh? Nothing new, since I already wrote today - just CALL HOME WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE!!!! Thank you! I love you, you're still my F.B.B. always & forever! Love, Mom


Name: MOM
Email: gailauten@yahoo.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 02:22:06 PM

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DEAR JOEL, 74TH LRS. WE DO MISS YOU SO MUCH, I REALLY HOPE YOU ARE GETTING ALL THE PACKAGES AND LETTERS SENT. I JUST MAILED 3 BIG PACKAGES OF YOUR FAVORITE FOODS. I REALLY LIKE THE TRAILER STORY. REMEMBER WHOSE CHILD YOU ARE, THE KING OF KINGS, LORD OF EVERYTHING!! HOPE TO HEAR OF YOUR RETURN SOON. WE PRAY CONTINUALLY FOR YOU AND THE REST OF THE TROOPS. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU. WE ARE SO VERY PROUD OF YOU AND EVERYONE OVER THERE. LOVE MOM


Name: mom & dad grafton
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 02:13:32 PM

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SPC.STEPHEN J. GRAFTON: HEY STEVIE! GOT YOUR LETTER POSTMARKED 4/27- SOUNDS LIKE THINGS ARE GOING WELL. WE HEAR ON THIS END THAT YOU GUYS WERE INVOLVED IN 'OPERATION PENINSULA SWEEP' AND WE ARE ALL WONDERING WHERE THE MIGHTY 173RD IS NOW. GOT JAIME MOVED TO CHARLOTTE AND HER PLACE IS REALLY NICE. SHE HAD HER FRIEND, ERIC, (AN EX-RANGER) GIVE US A HAND AND HE WAS JEALOUS THAT YOU GUYS GOT THAT STAR FOR YOUR AIRBORNE PATCH THAT INDICATES A COMBAT JUMP...SAID HE WAS IN FOR 6 YEARS AND ALWAYS WANTED ONE OF THOSE! KEEP SAFE AND HANG IN THERE! LOVE, MOM & DAD


Name: Mom
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 01:26:52 PM

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SPC PHILLIP HATTON ~ 3RD PLT, BATTLE CO, 2/503 ~ Phillip, I was so happy to hear your voice and know that you're safely back from the mission you we involved in. I'm just sorry we got disconnected, but at least I got to hear you for a few minutes! Look for some packages; they're on the way. There's enough for you and your buddies. We'll keep sending....it's up to you to enjoy the contents! Brandi and I have quite the time shopping for you and packing the boxes. She tells me stories about trying to open the packages I sent when you were both in Italy! Funny, Phillip! You know your mom!!! You should see us, Phillip! First of all, we place everything in groups like-- personal hygiene, nutritional foods, junk foods and toys! Then we take pictures so we can remember what we've sent! We enjoy every minute of filling each package....all the while Brandi's chit-chatting about you. We've debated boxing her up and shipping her to you! I said all of that to say this: you're our #1 priority right now! Everything else is secondary. You're in our thoughts and prayers, especially now. There's no way we can relate to what you're experiencing and it seems so easy to say "hang in there".....but we're all cheering you guys on and know that you'll muster up the strength to perservere. Just remember who your Guardian Angels are! Gramma wanted me to tell you that she sends her love and that she prays for you every single day. We're all so proud of you! Our spoiled little curley blonde-haired buddy who filled our house with laughter and wild imaginative stories has turned into quite the Hero! If you think you were spoiled then, wait until you get home! In the meantime, we're waiting for word on redeployment and Brandi's headed in your direction! Much love, "MOM"


Name: Julie Plaivech
Email: JuliePlaivech@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 12:18:31 PM

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Capt. Mark Wagoner, 2/503 173d Please check your hotmail account for an important email from me. Too personal to post on a public forum.


Name: Ken Linden
Email: klindenjr@earthlink.net
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 11:53:07 AM

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SPC Linden, Jakob A Co 2/503 Good to hear from you. Will try to get package out to you before end of week (20 June 03). Just doing some 'surfing' and found this site, soooooooooo, just had to send you a message... I'll let Mom know about this site, so she can send off some things that she'd like to say. Father's day was ok ( I slept for most of it ), been busy working - like almost always. Again, nothing planned to say, just a few lines off the cuff. Take care (as best you can). Later. Love ya - Dad


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 11:50:03 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Hey love of my heart!!! It's time to go back home and tell all these people here to fuck off, unfortunately I still have to see them in the coming months so I bet I will just say "See you tomorrow"!!! I'm getting sad now, I'm tired of so many things, probably I just need to go back home for few days and relax with my parents, I doubt I'll be able to do that thogh!! Let's put it in this way: I'M GETTING STRONGER! If I keep going on like that my skin will be thick and tough as a porcupine's!!! You don't want me to look like that, don't you??? Well, GET YOUR ASS, (BEAUTIFUL ASS), BACK SOON!!!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! It hurts but it feels good!!! It does cause it's you that I love so much!!! I miss you, but you already knew that!!! I LOVE YOU!!!


Name: Ken Linden
Email: klindenjr
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 11:48:15 AM

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Name: Ken Linden
Email: klindenjr
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 11:48:01 AM

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Name: Ken Linden
Email: klindenjr
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 11:47:48 AM

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Name: Ken Linden
Email: klindenjr
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 11:47:35 AM

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Name: Ken Linden
Email: klindenjr
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 11:47:21 AM

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Name: Ken Linden
Email: klindenjr
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 11:47:07 AM

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Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 11:02:10 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARILE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hello love of mine! How are you doing this evening? I just got up and have to go to work soon...I hope that you did not try to call lastnight b/c somehow in my deep sleep I turned my phone off! I never do that and I woke up at 6:30 in the morning and saw that my phone was off, so I turned it back on but had no missed calls. So, unless you tried to call while my phone was off then I should be ok. I pray that you didn't! I'm so sorry if you did, though... I am mailing out pictures today so I hope they get there ok. I will write you a letter later tonight. I miss you! Be safe and know that I think of you all the time! I love you soo much! love, stephanie


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 10:54:44 AM

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ATTN: J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H !!!!! We are so proud of you & the ROCK!! You guys did a most excellent job with Operation Peninsula Strike!!! Once, again - YOU ARE HEROES!! The media reported that this was a bigger invasion that Normandy & 2K+ terrorists were captured in this Strike!! Even the media is promoting this as a successful invasion. Glad to hear you are 'safely' back in Kirkuk...if that's what you can call it. The church & everyone is still praying Psalms 91 over you & your Brigade. I brought copies of emails & articles on the Operation to bring everyone up to speed on what's going on. Hopefully, you will get a few days rest before starting patrols again. I forward any information I receive to Lindberg's Mom - hopefully you 2 are together. I received your letter last week. Mrs. Clark read it to all the guards. I didn't understand what you meant about your friend with the A.D. I hear that you are writing to Ben. He looks great! He's lost a lot of weight. He's slimmer than Jeremy & looks really great. I bet the girls are really taking notice!! Hadassah says he cut out sugar & set up a work out room in the basement. Ben also picked up a new little car...nothing special, just a hot little Mercedes!! ;o) Jeremy has a beautiful BMW & now Ben has a Mercedes.... quite a step from his former Tahoe! These guys are moving up in the world! Jessica had her first full day of LIFEGUARDING since she sprained both ankles. She loved it! She's learning to say, "WALK!" like a Kupisch! She got a lot of sun - & a stripe down her thigh where her whistle cord laid!! Pretty funny! Lizzy spent the weekend (most of the 4 days) going to Elmfest with 5-8 of her friends. She also got sunburned as well. They had fireworks this year, so it's really moving up in the festival world - Go Elmhurst!! Dad & I worked on the yard, pond & pool all day Saturday. It's coming together nicely. The pool is finally open - Lizzy & friends went swimming last night. I have the materials to landscape the seating area around the pond but needed to kill off the weeds & remove them before I can lay the screen & etc. We found red, white & blue tube lights & added them to the top rail of the deck around the pool. Looks really cool. I don't have as many flowering plants out as usual, since my time is limited, but I have some unusual ones to brighten things up & add interest. We're still getting ready for you and Jason to come home. I know the Army tells you what they tell you....but I have 'great favor in High Places' & let my requests be made known to the One Who really has the power to change things. Even the U.S.Army obeys the King of Kings! Well, my dearest son, I've got to move on & get some work done today. I think of you a million-trillion times a day & wonder what you're doing & if you're comfortable & doing good... So give your sweet mom a break & call her!! We've sent dozens of packages - you have 12 coming from Aunt Jan - look for those!! I will begin a new box for you after I send Jason his box of clothes & supplies. Call or write & list what you want so I can gather them for you, ok?? Have you memorized Psalms 91 yet? Keep it in your heart, not just your pocket! Tho a thousand fall on your left & 10 thousand on your right side, it's not coming near you & your brigade! Only with your eyes will you behold the reward of the wicked - you'll not partake in it in anyway shape or form, in Jesus Name! And even tho, it may LOOK, SMELL, FEEL & SEEM like you're in HELL - IT'S NOT! Stay focused on Who you Belong to & He'll help make things much more tolerable for you - just because He loves you! Spend time praying - more than before & your time will go quicker! Pray yourself & your buddies out of there!! Watch your WORDS!! Don't repeat the garbage everyone else is saying - stick with the WORD! It will raise you up & lift you out of there. Hold fast to your confession of faith, Jeff. I am in agreement with you! 1 WILL PUT A THOUSAND TO FLIGHT, 2 WILL PUT 10K TO FLIGHT.....(angels working on your behalf) I love you, Jeffrey but I must go & work .......will write more tomorrow & pray you get to read this & all your other messages & call home!! You're still my F.B.B. - today, tomorrow & forever!! I love you & miss you even more!! CALL YOUR MOMMA, SON!! That's an order! You don't want Grandma to come & find you, again, do you??? (She's really good at that!! God Bless Her!!) ;O) Well,I LOVE YOU, again, son! Stay focused & close to the Word & it'll preserve, defend & protect you in all your ways....... Love, Mom


Name:
Email: bevans756@aol.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 10:22:17 AM

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SPC Wesley Samuel, Hope you know we all appreciate what you and your unit are doing for us back here. We are all continueing to pray for your safety and quick return at least to Italy if not home. I am keeping your mom busy and upbeat. She and your dad are great people. Gramma Lee too!!!! Be safe Wes and hurry home. Diane the card lady from St MArk's


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 10:22:04 AM

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SPC Wesley Samuel, Hope you know we all appreciate what you and your unit are doing for us back here. We are all continueing to pray for your safety and quick return at least to Italy if not home. I am keeping your mom busy and upbeat. She and your dad are great people. Gramma Lee too!!!! Be safe Wes and hurry home. Diane the card lady from St MArk's


Name: Chrissie Rice
Email: chrissie_rice@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 10:18:32 AM

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SGT Glen Rice...1-508th..B company....Baby, it was so good to hear your voice. Happy Father's Day!! Hopefully SGT Bryant will have good luck....I really want you stationed in the states close to me. Hopefully the orders will go through! I know that you are excited....I love you so much and can't wait to see you...Nichole is growing up so fast...She really misses her daddy. We both can't wait to see your gorgeous face. I love the pictures of you!! Send more!! I love you very much..just remember that I am waiting...Love Always and Forever, Your Wife


Name: LUCIA
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 07:43:22 AM

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TO SGT. CHRISTOPHER SHELTON...ciao CHRIS ! HOW ARE U TODAY? i hope u feel better....and that u ve spent a good night... CHECK YOUR E.MAIL OK? AND WRITE ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. TAKE CARE ....SEI GRANDE ! TI VOGLIO TANTO BENE... Lucy... BACI


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 06:37:10 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Yes love of mine, I'm alone in the office, well, not really, but I act as if I were alone, thery keep throwing shit on me? No problem: instead of getting mad I've decided to mind my own business: YOU!!!!! I forgot to tell you that saturday night me and the girls went out to Crazy Bull. Well love of mine, as soon as I entered there I had the sensation of being at the butcher!! All these girls really EXPOSING THEIR "FLESH", believe me when I tell you that I felt astonished amazed but most of all DISGUSTED!! I know I might sound cocky, but you know how I am. I like going straight to the point, I'm not the kind that likes playing around with things. I can understand that it's really hot here, but there is a limit to "good taste"(No idea how to put that in English!!!) There was the old lady then, dressed as a ****, well she got this young American guy that was.. you know...(same old story with bees and flowers). There are rumors about girls cheating on guys, I'm laughing my ass off, cause it's like a hard try to get the attention on something else than "The Coming Back Matter", good try, but worthless!!!I LOVE YOU MY PRINCE!!!!


Name: SERENA
Email: serena.bimbati@tin.it
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 06:12:40 AM

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TO SGT. CHRIS CHANDLER: Hey Superman, could you use your telepathic power to get in touch with me, please? 'cause it's quite difficult trying not to get worried without having your news for 3 months! I hope that you're ok...I heard that most of you are losing weight. Could you ask to your boss if they need me (but I don't wanna to become the housewife of the desert!)?...'cause the bikini test is coming and I'm frightened =) kisses everywhere


Name: Terri
Email: imgoindowninaburninringoffire@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 04:17:33 AM

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ATTN: PFC MIKE VOLPE: Hi There, I got your emails on Monday and haven't heard back from you. Please let me know your condition. I've not heard of anything, so am quite understandably thinking of you lot more, now - which is not a bad thing at all. You have my usual email address as well as my ph #. The phone is with me unless I'm gone on Harly or otherwise 'in dispose'. Or feel free to use the long-a** email address above. It is from one of my all time favorite Johnny Cash songs. Also, watch for snail mail. :) :) :) Billy Joe will be thinking of you, too. SWAK,Terri


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 03:36:07 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Love of mine do you reckon I can kick some asses here?? I'm really going to became a bad girl, in the sense that I'm going to start kicking bums badly here at the office!!! The guy that works with me just came over telling me what I have to do! He's not my boss but he thinks he is!! Then the other girl here!! I don't know if I have to tell her that we are not at the sea side!! The only thing left to be found in her bag is sun lotion!|!! All that only to be noticed by the BIG DICKHEAD called BOSS!!! Love of mine, you'd better be coming home soon cause I'm getting vemenous!!!!!I LOVE YOU


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 03:16:46 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning my wonderful love!!! How are you doing today? I'm fighting a hard battle with my eyes! Last night I can say that I slept very few minutes! Why? Well first because it was really hot, second because Eu decided to piss me off badly!!! I have a scar on my left eye right now! He slept with Ma and me he was acting good but then I don't know what he thought, well he decided to ambush my face!!He was hiding behind the pillows and in a jump he reached my eye!! I was so mad that I was really thinking of grabbing him from his tail ang make him fly as an elicopter!!! But then I decided to give up! I'm at the office right now, but I would do anything to be in bed! Plus the f***** pc is not accepting the radio program so if I want to hear some music I have to sing!!! Tomorrow I'll find out a solution!! you should see what I had to wear this morning!!! Ma has been sending me a message calling me MILF!!!!! Never mind, I love her for that too!!! Tonight I'll be writing you a letter telling you what I've done in my week end, ok??? Talk to you later, I have to start the week!!! I HATE BEING HERE!!!!! I LOVE YOU MY PRICELESS LOVE!!! PS: my parents send their love to you, I'll tell you later what my dad did!!! We do really live in a circus!! But you love me for that too!


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Monday June 16, 2003
Time: 12:14:38 AM

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This message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI.Hi honey, how are you doing? i hope everything went well, you and the 173rd are wonderful, we just got back from dinner, north beach had their jazz music this weekend. it was pretty good. i have never seen so many people in one place. hope yu are safe, we miss yu, lve mom


Name: Jackie Campbell
Email: jake27@starband.net
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 10:56:05 PM

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Sgt Ben Keener; 3plt C/1-508th; Dear Ben, Its 7:30 pm Sunday so about 6:30am Monday morning in Kirkuk. It has been another beautiful day in the mountains. Clay and I spent most of the weekend puttering around the yard. Brandon, Chris and Ryan all called today to wish Clay a Happy Father's Day. I'm really surprised Myndi hasn't called. We barbequed chicken and ate out on the patio. I think Clay had the patio partially done last time you were home, but can't remember for sure. Erin seems to be having a tough time, I hope there is a letter in the mail to both of us. I think we are going to go camping again over the 4th of July. I really enjoy getting away for long weekends. Next weekend we are going to see G & G Campbell in Carmel and will spend Saturday night in Monterey. Got a pretty good deal on the internet for a night at the Hyatt Regency. Clay was suppose to be backpacking with Brandon this weekend but Brandon had to postpone until July. I think they are going to go the weekend after the 4th. Still have not made any definate vacation plans, waiting for you to come home. If your not home I'll take two weeks in the middle of October, but not sure what we are doing. Trying to hold on to a week to spend with you. I still scour the internet everyday for news of the 173rd. I guess its good that there isn't alot, almost always a little something though. I love you and can hardly wait till you come home. Ryan says you told him September unless the Army continues to retain you. Well guess I'll sign off for now. Love Mom and Clay.


Name: Laurie Miller
Email:
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 10:44:55 PM

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To Dan Branstrator Hi son,thinking of you. I was really disappointed that I missed your call again. And now it will be awhile,I hear. Watch your back and stay safe wherever you are going and whatever you do.Package on the way, hope its not delayed! Everyone sends their love. Miss you Love you MOM


Name: James W Stollenwerk
Email: handles@charter.net
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 10:33:23 PM

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SPC Stollenwerk,Elias J. Your sister Moira graduated HS today!!!!! I gave her a loud WHO-Up as she crossed the stage. We went to Kathy & Pat's for a pick nick and swim, they have a very nice new house in Big Bend.Everyone asked how you were and sends thier best to you. We all hope to see you soon. I have a wrist-rocket & amo for you! I will mail it soon. Plans are going well for the wedding, hope you can make it. Love you Dad.


Name: Amy Jo
Email: amyjojo88@cs.com
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 10:02:39 PM

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to JEFF KUPISCH~*~hey cuz!!! thought i'd wish you a happy fathers' day (even tho your not a father) Mom, Gary, and I went out to eat with Grandma and Grandpa Brown. It was pretty nice. I don't know what anybody else did. Not a lot is goin on here in P-Town. Just the same old stuff. We're praying for you and everyone else over there. E-mail if you can. <3 love Amy Jo


Name: Peggy Wilmington
Email: mavsmtnmom@aol.com
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 09:54:44 PM

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PFC Ryan Wilmington-2/503 C Co.-Happy Father's Day! I didnt think I would be saying this so soon, but well, you are thinking like a father. Believe me, and you can ask Pappan, being a father is more than biological. You will be a good dad to Zack, he is a lucky little boy. I wish all the young men there a Happy Father's Day and hope everyone is home soon to be with their families. As usual, we think of all of you often. We are very proud! AIRBORNE! Love, Momma


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 09:41:49 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR, Hey Babydoll! HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!!!! Your son wants to know why you don't have a cake:) He wants me to write what he says, so here goes:) " Happy Father's Day daddy! I want you to come home from Iraq. I know mommy misses you, and I will go to the war and get you ok. When can I go to lago di fumon and play with my policeman boat? You come to my birthday party ok, you are my best friend and I will get your from Iraq! I love you whole bunchies daddy. I am your munchkin butt. I have to go now and see my horse ok" He sure says OK a lot:) He is off trying to play with Tommy now. We're trying to teach him how to not be so affraid, and hold the lead rope and control his pony. He just ran back in to tell me to let you know he's been eating his food, so he can get big like you and ride in the Army Trucks:) We hope you enjoyed your day the best you could! You will sure enjoy the hypercharger in Nugget Yellow that is sitting here waiting for you to put on your bike! We love you whole whole bunchies! Remember your kissing hand, and know that not a second goes by that we don't miss our best friend, and the best father in the world! You just prove that blood might be thicker than water, but LOVE is thicker than blood! Anyone can be a dad, but it takes a true man to be a FATHER! We're awaiting your return with happy hearts! God's speed! ~~~~~~~~Your Princess & Munchkin Butt~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Name: Cynthia Bachman Fort
Email: cynthia912@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 09:13:02 PM

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Just wondering if any other families who have sons in the 1/508th Bravo-(first platoon) have heard anything this past week. Where are they? Have they moved south also? Involved in this search in Balad? ANY NEWS? Please email me or just post here. Thanks for your help. cbf


Name: Brandi Hatton
Email: brandi_worley@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 08:58:43 PM

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SPC Phillip Hatton ~ 3rd PLT B/2nd-503 ~ Hey baby, just wanted to let you know that I was extremely happy to hear from you today! I'm so glad to hear that you made it back safe from the mission. I just got back from your Uncle Bill's; we had us a little cook out. Of course, it just had to rain, but that's nothing usual. It has rained for about 6 or 7 weeks now. I can't believe we are half way through June; sure doesn't feel like summer to me. I know you are thinking the total opposite, and I wish I could be there to take your place Phillip. If I could take all your pain away, I would in a heart beat. I love you so much. Hang in there for me Phillip, I would be lost without you. Whenever you feel like you can't take it anymore, just think of how much I love you, and how much we have to share together for the rest of our lives. You are a very strong person Phillip, and I know you can do this. I love you sweetheart, and pray for your safe return. ~Missing you, Bran


Name: LARRY E. SCHAUGHNESSY
Email: shaug3@juno.com
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 06:16:21 PM

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I AM A STROKE VICTIM ABLE TO USE ONLY MY LEFT HAND AND I AM A VEITNAM VETERAN . LAST YEAR I MADE A COLLAGE OF AIRBORNE FLASHES BUT I INADVERTLY LEFT OUT THE 173rd.AIRBORNE BDE. IF ANY ONE OUT THERE COULD SEND THE SIX FLASHES AND OVAL TO ME , I CAN ADD THEM TO IT. I WOULD REALLY APPREIATE IT. LARRY E. SCHAUGHNESSY---15 GLORIA LANE ---ST. PETERS, MO.63376


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 05:49:41 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Good night Mikolino... sai oggi è stata una giornata un po' insulsa, Anna è venuta da me, ma siamo rimaste tutto il giorno dentro casa a parlare e appena abbiamo deciso di uscire ha cominciato a piovere (un po'), quindi logicamente siamo risalite a casa e 5 minuti dopo è ricomparso il sole... Alla fine non siamo uscite!! Quando Anna è andata via, ho giocato un po' con Ash, ma lo sai che l'unico gioco che piace a lui è mordere e questo non è divertente per me!! NON VEDO L'ORA DI POTER PASSARE TUTTE LE GIORNATE CON IL MIO MIKE... I CAN'T DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I WANT TO HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS, everyday I imagine and dream of this moment, I'll be so excited, emocioned and happy!!! SN CN T SEMPRE! I MISS YOU EVERY DAY MORE. TI AMO... Baci, baci, baci, la tua Susy!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 05:49:12 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Good night Mikolino... sai oggi è stata una giornata un po' insulsa, Anna è venuta da me, ma siamo rimaste tutto il giorno dentro casa a parlare e appena abbiamo deciso di uscire ha cominciato a piovere (un po'), quindi logicamente siamo risalite a casa e 5 minuti dopo è ricomparso il sole... Alla fine non siamo uscite!! Quando Anna è andata via, ho giocato un po' con Ash, ma lo sai che l'unico gioco che piace a lui è mordere e questo non è divertente per me!! NON VEDO L'ORA DI POTER PASSARE TUTTE LE GIORNATE CON IL MIO MIKE... I CAN'T DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I WANT TO HOLD YOU IN MY ARMS, everyday I imagine and dream of this moment, I'll be so excited, emocioned and happy!!! SN CN T SEMPRE! I MISS YOU EVERY DAY MORE. TI AMO... Baci, baci, baci, la tua Susy!!


Name: Nanna
Email: Thisis nanna@aol.com
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 05:14:42 PM

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PFC Ryan Wilmington Hi special airborne 20 year old........Happy Fathers Day to a special guy, son, grandson, airborne soldier....and most of all.....Ryan Wilmington from Indiana. I am sure little Zack would love to be spending the day with you..and with God's will, soon will be spending his time with you. Hope this finds you healthy, at peace and keeping busy with your work. Your guardian angels are working round the clock keeping watch over you and your fellow soldiers and friends. It is sunny here today, and a pretty day. Each of those that are Fathers and not home, my blessings to them and peace surround them and you to know all of us think of you, pray continually, and talk about when you come home how happy that will be for all families. One of our elders at church this morning gave this thought for each of those with family members in the service and serving their country...when he came home from world war II, got out of the cab, walked up to the porch where his father was standing to greet him, and it was raining that day, his Father put his arms around him and told him how good it was to have him home. He said at that point in his life, he knew how important and good it was to have a Father. Likewise, when you return, your dad, mom, and family will hold you and know how great it is to have you home. I thought of you and all your fellow service buddies and know each of you will return soon. Stay safe, healthy, alert, and know as you go about your daily routing, we all pray and think of you constantly. Love to you Ryan. Oh, and big hugs too. Love Nanna


Name: Jane
Email: jcbooboo@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 04:01:43 PM

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To Paul Wiseman, 173rd Airborne, 74thLRS - Dear Son, hope all is well and that you are safe. You are always, always in my heart. I put up a new flag and yellow ribbons on it just so people will remember that we still have precious sons and daughters in Iraq who are risking their lives daily for America's freedom and the freedomm of other cultures. Your fam supports you 100%. We also love and miss you so very much!! Mom


Name: Jessica Young
Email: angel1216@comcast.net
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 03:01:20 PM

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ATTN: SPC. BRYAN KENNEDY! Hey Bryan! I'm so glad I was able to talk to you today. I'm glad you're doing well. I'll be sure to send pictures soon,lol. Take care and stay safe. Love, Cousin Jessie


Name: TO SGT. KEVIN R. GLEICH
Email: from Mom & Dad In Hilliard Ohio
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 02:13:31 PM

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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY SON!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE LETTERS YOU HAVE WRITTEN TO US. WE MISS YOU SO MUCH AND WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU. I AM FINALLY OFF OF WORK FOR THE SUMMER SO NOW I CAN SEND MORE THINGS AND HOPE YOU RECEIVE THEM TOO. I WILL SEND YOU THE STORYBOOK THAT LUCAS MADE ABOUT "THE ADVENTURES OF UNK UNK THE SOLDIER MAN IN KURDISTAN." THAT IS WHY HE SENT YOU THE CAR YOU RECEIVED. HE ILLUSTRATED HIS STORYBOOK WITH YOU DRIVING A JEEP AND YOUR DAD SITTING IN HIS RECLINER AND A PARACHUTE MAN DROPPING A COCONUT ON YOUR PAPA'S HEAD. FUNNY HOW LITTLE KIDS TRY TO UNDERSTAND THINGS THAT GROWN-UPS HAVE A HARD TIME DOING THEMSELVES. SO LUCAS AND GRANDMA HAVE BEEN MAKING A STORYBOOK ABOUT YOUR ADVENTURES. WE WILL HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET THE STORY RIGHT WHEN YOU GET HOME. DON'T WORRY ABOUT YOUR FAMILY IN THE STATES. THEY ARE FINE. WE WANT YOU HOME SAFE AND THAT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING ELSE RIGHT NOW. WE LOVE YOU AND STAY SAFE!!!


Name: Penny Tritt
Email: plh10462@aol.com
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 12:36:33 PM

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To all the men of the 173rd, I want to wish you all a "Happy Father's Day"!! I wish this operation were done with so you could all be home with your children, but in due time. Hang in there, and hopefully this new mission will be a big success. To PFC Ryan Wilmington, I wish you a "Happy Father's Day" as well. I hope you're all doing well, and that your watching each other's backs. Stay safe, be alert, and remain positive. We are so very proud of all of you!!


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 12:24:30 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; Happy Sunday. Just wanted to say hello. We're heading out to the property to show them where we want our driveway and the house to go. It's been raining pretty heavily, so we're not sure if we'll get to get this done today. I hope so. It's been a long drawn out process that I just want to be over. I'm hoping you get a chance to call today. Don't forget to call my cell phone if you can't reach me at home. I always have it with me. Take care of yourself, and remember how much I love you. Can't wait for you to see the new house. Love Always - Mom


Name: Julian Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 12:07:39 PM

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For Sgt. Michael Grabski, A Co., 3rd Plt. 2/503 Hi Mike! It is Sunday morning here and a nice day. The temperature is around 80..not bad. Grandma just reminded me the the 62nd that dropped you into Iraq is the ourfit I was in during the Korean War. Today , the 15th of June is the date I first went into the Army in 1944. It doesn't seem like that long ago. I saw a T shirt yesterday that I liked. It showed a picture of a trooper packed up for a jump that says No matter how many free falls you have,if you haven't jumped at night with 96# of equipment , you're just a leg. How true! I hope you are doing well there. We get news here but often inaccurate. Grandma sends her love. Grandpa


Name: Julian Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 11:55:16 AM

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Email:
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
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Name: Franny-->to JESS
Email:
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 08:48:06 AM

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Hello my Hero I hope you are ok there,I read some news in the paper and I'm worry I thought you could have call me last night but you didn't I wanna hear you soon and be sure ur fine!I love you more than anything...Thank you for your letter the one from the 30th of May...It was...Romantic..?noo...It was...SEXY!!!Yeah thats the right word.I miss you loads my Love probably I won't wait too much to see you again but for me even hours are sooooo long if you are not with me.Stop losing weight or when you get back I will look fat next to you!!! I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!! LOVE YOU ALWAYS MORE, UR GIRLFRIEND!!!(THE 1)


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Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
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Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 07:30:16 AM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Ciaooo Mike mio, come stai?! Ti ho scritto la lettera e domani mattina la spedisco... Felice vero?! Fra un po' viene Anna a casa mia!! Anche oggi fa caldissimo... Stasera ti scrivo ancora ok?? MI MANCHI TANTO TANTO... TI AMO... a lot of kisses, la tua Susy!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 07:29:48 AM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Ciaooo Mike mio, come stai?! Ti ho scritto la lettera e domani mattina la spedisco... Felice vero?! Fra un po' viene Anna a casa mia!! Anche oggi fa caldissimo... Stasera ti scrivo ancora ok?? MI MANCHI TANTO TANTO... TI AMO... a lot of kisses, la tua Susy!!


Name: MICAELA
Email:
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 04:50:55 AM

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Ciao amore, come home soon. We all miss u deep. Love u, Micaela


Name: LUCIA
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 04:48:57 AM

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TO SGT CHRISTOPHER SHELTON....HEY TESORO...WHAT HAPPENED....??? I KNEWS NEWS ABOUT YOU YESTERDAY NIGHT....i'm so AFRAID about you ...... I VE SEND YOU AN E.MAIL ....IF YOU CAN CHECK IT....! I COULD WRITE YOU 1,000 WORDS....BUT ALL IS WRITE IN THE E.MAIL... TAKE CARE.....i'm thinking of YOU AND I PRAY FOR YOU ! SEI IL MIGLIORE ! TI VOGLIO TANTO BENE.... KEEP HIGHT YOUR MORAL! TAKE CARE.......Lucy @-'-'->


Name: Russ, Mom & Desi
Email: houzvifl@aol.com
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 01:06:25 AM

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SPC ANTHONY DUARTE 2/503 - Hope you are okay. We are very proud of you and the 173rd Airborne Brigade! Based on the news, it sounds like you've been busy with Operation Penisula Strike. We pray for your safety and the safety of the entire brigade. I (mom) will be in California all next week, so if you get a chance to send an e-mail, send it to houzvifl@aol.com. DVD, book and other goodies are enroute to you. We all love you very much. Watch you back, son and may the Lord be with you! Thank you, 173rd Airborne for making the world a better place, so that people can be free! All our love, Russ, Mom, and Desi ;o)


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 15, 2003
Time: 12:19:27 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Goodnight sweetheart! I am about to go to bed and I just wanted to write you one more time today. I miss you so much! I wish I could hear your voice...I took some pictures tonight that I will send out to you on Monday. Tomorrow is Cassie's birrthday..ora ctually today considering it is after midnight. I am not sure what we are going to do though...I guess have some family time. I miss you so much. I hope you are being very careful and I pray you are safe. Sweet dreams to you and I hope I dream about you. I had another dream the other night that you came home...I was soo happy! I love you! Don't ever forget it. And I miss you soo sooo soooo much! I love you- love, stephanie


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Saturday June 14, 2003
Time: 10:54:26 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; Just wanted to let you know you are in my thoughts often. I miss you and hope you are doing well. Hopefully this will be all over soon, and you and the rest of the 173rd can return home. I am very proud of all that you are doing. Stay strong. Watch your back, and take care of yourself. I love you son. Love Always Mom


Name: Gail Vaughn
Email: dumpdiva@msn.com
Date: Saturday June 14, 2003
Time: 10:33:26 PM

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for PFC Brian Bayer, Hey nephew, be careful out there. We have had nothing but rain, in MD. Dogs are muddy messes, though they don't care, but my kitchen floor does. Tripp is in T-ball and loving it, so far it looks as though professional baseball may not be his calling. Just got back from WV at a BBQ, but that too was shortened due to rain. Talked to your dad today, about his trip to the Boundary Waters, said he had a blast and caught lots of lake trout. He had his usual good time. I will try to write again later, and am working on a package to send off now that I got your new address. Love Aunt Gail


Name: Mom
Email: tslocke@aol.com
Date: Saturday June 14, 2003
Time: 09:17:23 PM

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To SGT. CHRISTOPHER SHELTON.It was so great to hear your voice on the phone today. Just knowing that you are alive after the ambush last weekend. You get well soon, and hopefully they take the bullet out of you soon. I pray that your unit is getting great medical attention that they need right now. I'm sure that you are thinking and praying for each of them. Just know that your always on my heart, constantly in my thoughts, and especially in my prayers. I love you more then you could ever know. You are my HERO and I'm so very PROUD of you! Miss you so much, but I know that I will see you again soon. You take care of yourself and know that we are all pulling for you here at home. Love you much, Mom :-)


Name: Mom
Email: tslocke@aol.com
Date: Saturday June 14, 2003
Time: 09:17:09 PM

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To SGT. CHRISTOPHER SHELTON.It was so great to hear your voice on the phone today. Just knowing that you are alive after the ambush last weekend. You get well soon, and hopefully they take the bullet out of you soon. I pray that your unit is getting great medical attention that they need right now. I'm sure that you are thinking and praying for each of them. Just know that your always on my heart, constantly in my thoughts, and especially in my prayers. I love you more then you could ever know. You are my HERO and I'm so very PROUD of you! Miss you so much, but I know that I will see you again soon. You take care of yourself and know that we are all pulling for you here at home. Love you much, Mom :-)


Name: Mom
Email: tslocke@aol.com
Date: Saturday June 14, 2003
Time: 09:03:01 PM

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TO SGT. CHRISTOPHER RANDALL SHELTON! It was so good to hear your voice today on the phone! Just knowing that you are alive after the ambush last weekend, is a miracle. I know that you are resting well, hopefully they take the bullet out of you soon. I'm sure that you are praying and thinking about your unit, as we all are, we pray that all of them are getting the medical attention that they need right now. Just know that you are loved so very very much, and that my thoughts and especially my prayers are with you. You are my HERO, and I'm so very PROUD of you. Love you so much, Mom :-)


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Name: Sherry and Toes from Chelsea Ok USA
Email: sjpoag@aol.com
Date: Saturday June 14, 2003
Time: 12:22:37 PM

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This message is for SGT. John G. Doles We are very proud of you and really miss you and Heather, Logan & Breanna. We hope you got your package we sent. Please let us know if there is anything else we can send you. We Love You Sherry and Toes


Name: Diane
Email: discocook@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday June 14, 2003
Time: 12:19:00 PM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER - Just a quick hello. I hear you have been sick with some kind of virus. Hope you are feeling better by now. Also heard you have lost a lot of weight. Why is it that the ones who don't need to are the ones that do and vice versa?? Your mom, Stephanie and I went to Omaha Wed and had Ash give us the "royal treatment" at the spa. I bet she was glad we don't do that often because we had her running ragged. Plus she probably thought it was a hopeless cause anyway!!! We are having a Father's Day picnic tomorrow in SL as long as the weather permits. Your mom said if it is raining the party is off though--too many people to have an indoor picnic. Take care Adam--I've been hearing of some of your recent escapades. I am proud and scared at the same time. Stay safe. Love you, Diane.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday June 14, 2003
Time: 11:48:47 AM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Hi Mike mio... Sono andata a vedere i miei fantastici voti a scuola... Si può dire che sono uscita col massimo in tutte le materie e senza studiare, che genio, HA HA HA... Lo so non ci credi... Fai bene, sono uscita con il minimo in quasi tutte le materie, forse mi conveniva studiare un po' di più vero? Comunque quest'anno ho seguito la mia teoria, studiare solo il necessario per passare l'anno e così ho fatto, sei orgoglioso di me vero (HA HA HA)?! L'anno prossimo, dato che è l'ultimo, mi impegnerò di più!! Comunque passiamo a stasera... Vado al crazy bull con Lucia e ci incontreremo con alcune ragazze conosciute nel sito! NON VEDO L'ORA DI POTER USCIRE CON TE... Oggi ho tanta voglia di scriverti una lettera, però potrò spedirtela solo lunedì!! MI MANCHI TROPPO TROPPO TROPPO... Tantissimi bacini! TI AMO... la tua Susy, sempre!!


Name: Rodney G. Krugler
Email: rodneykrugler@cox.net
Date: Saturday June 14, 2003
Time: 11:31:20 AM

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Happy Birthday SPC Nickolas G. Krugler somewhere in northern Iraq. Everyone says Hi and are proud of you. Love from Dad, Dana, Dude and April.


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday June 14, 2003
Time: 11:24:50 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey cutie pie! How have you been doing today? I just woke up so I don't have much to say...but good morning, for me, anyway! I miss you so much! And ya know...I think I may go get a polaroid camera today. I can't wait to get the pictures Molly is going to send me w/ you in them! I thought that was so sweet!Anyway, I will leave you a message later..I love you and I miss you. Be safe! love, stephanie


Name: Julie McGatha
Email: McGathaRosebud@Hotmail.com
Date: Saturday June 14, 2003
Time: 08:51:53 AM

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TO: Jeremy Seemann, Hi little brother.I got you letter.I sent you a letter to, I hope you get it soon.We love you and Miss you.Dad gave us the message on when you ever get home. Love you Julie


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Date: Saturday June 14, 2003
Time: 07:38:47 AM

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Name: Benny Müller
Email: bennythekid@gmx.net
Date: Saturday June 14, 2003
Time: 07:19:08 AM

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Message to SPC Tyler Singleton First c. 1-508th 173rd ABN BDE - Hey Tyler!! How are u? I hope everything is okay down there! Hey me and my family are going on vacation in italy from august 21st to the 31st...So i hope youre in italy to that time so we can visit you! write me an email if thats okay! your brother benny


Name: mom & dad
Email: jmhuser@charter.net
Date: Saturday June 14, 2003
Time: 06:46:43 AM

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Hello Paul Huser, C.Co 1/508. hope yo are fine, just to let you know we all love you and pray for the safety of all your fellow soldiers along with you. haven't gotten any mail for a while sent you 2 packages this week, one has your popcorn in it.Enjoy it. not much new around here, jon & liz are out of school now for summer break. thank you son for everything you are doing to keep freedom for all of us and for helping the people in Iraq. got to get ready to go to work at 6:45 love mom & dad


Name: LUCIA
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Saturday June 14, 2003
Time: 03:34:44 AM

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SGT CHRISTOPHER SHELTON 2/503…..! CIAO Chris ! I VE received your letter 2 days ago…..THANK YOU…..IT MADE ME FEEL VERY H A P P Y…..! I VE FOUND A WAY TO SEND MY LETTERS TO YOU(I'M SMART..eh eh) …..so you’ll receive one soon ! I PRAY FOR YOU AND THE OTHERS …..Tvb ! TAKE CARE…… BACI……Lucia! Ps1: check your e.mail ! Ps2: I SEND YOU ALSO PICT. IN NEXT LETTER…OK? I’LL DO A LOT OF PICTURES TONIGHT WITH MY FRIENDS……. Ps3:….it’s SATURDAY MORNING AND I’M WORKING……….it’s GREAT !!!!!!!!! ps4: scrivimi presto...ok?


Name: Nicole
Email: n_taris@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday June 14, 2003
Time: 12:28:04 AM

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SPC JASON ADAMICK - Hey sweetie....just wanted to tell you that I love you and that I miss you like crazy. Wish you were here b/c all I want to do is wrap my arms around you and never let go. Know that you are in my prayers daily and that I love you with all my heart and soul. Can't wait for you to come home...hopefully soon!! It's already morning where you are, but it's late here and I just wanted to say goodnight...even though you may not get this, I don't care. Goodnight sweetie, I love you and I'll be dreaming of you and about us as I sleep tonight. All my love - Always!!


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 10:52:44 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey babe! I wanted to write you and tell you goodnight. I jsut got done watching two movies w/ the fam! What fun! But anyway, I know it is early morning for you now so good morning!! I miss you so much sweetie...I'm so glad to know that you feel the same as I do still. You mean the world to me and I can't wait to hear your sweet voice again! I love you! I miss you...love, stephanie


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 09:02:21 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hello love of my life! How are you doing? I got a letter from you today...it made my day!! I haven't gotten one in soo long! You are the best. Anyway, now all I need is a phone call and I'll be set! I hope that you are safe and doing well...I know God is protecting you all. Anyway, I am just sitting at home tonight. I didn't even need to go out and try to have fun b/c getting your letter was enough to make my weekend probably! haha...Well, I love you! I miss you soo much. I can't wait to start our life together!! I love you.....love, stephanie


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 06:04:39 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd...THE ROCK... Jarod, A great big HOOAH to a job well done!!! Way to go 173rd!!! BRAVO!!! What a great day to learn that you are headed back to Kirkuk. I never though I would ever say that I was glad that you were back in Kirkuk....wow, what has gotten into me.....I am so happy that you are apparently safe. To those fellow soldiers who sustained injury, you are HEROS!!!!! All of you are HEROS!!! You were all in God's hands and he kept you safe.....Praise to him!!! I certainly hope now when you accomplish your objectives there in Kirkuk that you can head back to Italy!! Missing you and anxiously waiting to hear from you. Got a letter today that lifted my spirits so high!!! Love you and miss you my son......staff safe and get some rest if you can. WE love you and miss you so much and are constantly praying for you. Love you always, God Speed my son!! Dad


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 05:06:09 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR, I just wanted to tell the love of my life how much you are missed, and how we can't wait for the day you return. I am on a 15 min break before I go back out an work like a slave:) This season has been killing my allergies, but no rest for the down beaten I guess. hehe It's hot as sin here, but no where near as hot as you said it's been there. It was so nice to hear your voice, and two days in a row...wow! That was certainly a treat. I got three of your letters today, and will go check the mail when I'm done working. I am sure there will be another one in there fom you. I just love gtting your letters babydoll...I counted them up last night and I had to buy a new folder to keep them all in! There's almost one for everyday you've been gone. I really do feel like the luckiest wife on earth. My babydoll loves me, and you show me everyday just how much you miss and love me. You are the best thing in the world to happen to me. I miss my best friend, lover, confidant, and husband (partner in crime..hehe)! Your love never ceases to amaze me sweetie! I hope to get an email or another letter from you today. I know that is normal, but I always know there's a chance I won't get to hear from you..so getting news is always a suprise:) Whole Bunchies Babydoll! ~~~~Joel's Princess~~~~~~~~~~~


Name: Barb - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 04:33:47 PM

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Attn: JEFFREY KUPISCH _ I'm so proud of YOU!! I love you very much! This wkend is Elmfest! So you know what your sisters are doing....! Jessica got a solo in the play Leader of The Pack @ York - & Liz is busy running around with friends. FAther's Day is Sunday.... Anyway, we're praying for all of you. Call when you get near a phone, please. We'd love to hear your voice!! You're still my F. B. B.!! Always & forever!! Love, Mom


Name: Lori Otremba
Email: lotremba@oxauto.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 04:13:12 PM

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Hello Manny Holmes from Aunt Lori, Oscoda, Michigan


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Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 04:09:43 PM

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Name: Lindsay and Drew McBride
Email: izzerbutt03@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 04:07:39 PM

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Sgt.Jay McBride~ HAPPY 22ND BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!! We hope you have a great birthday and we miss you! Take good care of yourself! We Love You!!!!!!! Hope to see you soon~ your lil' bro and sis


Name: Sharon & Jim McBride
Email: mcbridejimp@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 04:02:29 PM

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Sgt. Jay McBride: June 13th, HAPPY 22ND BIRTHDAY BIG DUDE, from everyone in Greenville. We all miss you and love you. Take care of yourself and try to find a piece of Birthday cake. Love ya.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 01:28:04 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Ciaooo Mike mio, come stai?? Ieri ho fatto un sogno bellissimo, ho sognato che mi mandavi un messaggio al cellulare per dirmi che tornavi domani!!! Quando mi sono svegliata credevo fosse vero, ma subito dopo ho realizzato che era stato solo un sogno... sigh sigh... Domani vado a vedere i miei voti di scuola, sarà l'ultima volta che vedo i professori... fino a settembre!! Che tristezza, scherzo!! Ho visto, dal sito, che alcuni di voi si stanno avvicinando a Baghdad, spero vada tutto bene. I MISS YOU EVERY DAY MORE AND MORE... SN CN T SEMPRE... TI AMO... tantissimissimi baci, I LOVE YOU MIKE MIO, la tua Susy!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 01:27:42 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Ciaooo Mike mio, come stai?? Ieri ho fatto un sogno bellissimo, ho sognato che mi mandavi un messaggio al cellulare per dirmi che tornavi domani!!! Quando mi sono svegliata credevo fosse vero, ma subito dopo ho realizzato che era stato solo un sogno... sigh sigh... Domani vado a vedere i miei voti di scuola, sarà l'ultima volta che vedo i professori... fino a settembre!! Che tristezza, scherzo!! Ho visto, dal sito, che alcuni di voi si stanno avvicinando a Baghdad, spero vada tutto bene. I MISS YOU EVERY DAY MORE AND MORE... SN CN T SEMPRE... TI AMO... tantissimissimi baci, I LOVE YOU MIKE MIO, la tua Susy!!


Name: roberta weaver
Email:
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 01:13:10 PM

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to all those who knew jesse halling and his family we are greatly saddened. those of who know is mother through theindiana chapter of the mothers of the military ar eespecially mournful . he ws like one of our own children and we will miss him. take care of each other the way jesse tried to take careof you.till you ll come home.love an army mom


Name: roberta weaver
Email: none
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 01:00:34 PM

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spc thomas hoover i hope you see this soon. we miss you . remember your mama never lies to you but your wife does.


Name: Nikka
Email:
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 12:49:00 PM

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To Bryan 1/508C HHC:Hello My beautiful love I'm so ecxiting for your call you made me sooo happy your voice is amazing i cant wait to be in ur arms again where i belong...I cant forget last time weve been together your wife Nikka


Name: Nikka
Email:
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 12:48:47 PM

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To Bryan 1/508C HHC:Hello My beautiful love I'm so ecxiting for your call you made me sooo happy your voice is amazing i cant wait to be in ur arms again where i belong...I cant forget last time weve been together your wife Nikka


Name: Nikka
Email:
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 12:48:34 PM

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To Bryan 1/508C HHC:Hello My beautiful love I'm so ecxiting for your call you made me sooo happy your voice is amazing i cant wait to be in ur arms again where i belong...I cant forget last time weve been together your wife Nikka


Name: Millie Marte
Email: kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 12:41:02 PM

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To Spc Fredrick Campbell C 1-508th Hey My love a little message to tell you I love you and I miss you alot.I mailed you another letter today ,Also Happy Father's Day Baby hope you don't work so hard on Sunday cause it's your day for being the best DAD in the world. TO All the DADS that are part of the 173rd HAPPY FATHER'S DAY stay safe and come back home soon,and I Love you fredrick forever,Millie.


Name: Brandi Hatton
Email: brandi_worley@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 12:28:26 PM

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SPC Phillip Hatton~ 3rd PLT B/2nd-503~ Hey sweetheart, how are you? I hope you are still doing okay. I heard in the news today, that there was some fighting around/in the area where you might be. Watch your back, and trust NO ONE. I just got home from helping Mr. Rose with Bible School in Hazel Green. LOTS OF FUN; you know how I am with ADHD kids running around! Two hours was too long!! I miss you Phillip, and can't wait to see you. It's been over a week now since I have heard from you; I did recieve another letter 3 days ago. I know you're busy baby. Talk to you soon. I love you, Your Wife


Name: Larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 12:16:02 PM

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Pfc Ryan Wilmington 2/503---Hey Ryan,Getting ready to go to work, thought I,d post you a message first!I hear it,s been very hot over there. Hard to imagine what you must be going thru, but want you to know you are still in our thoughts & prayers 24/7. You & all the 173rd!Hang in there & know that you are loved & missed & are a hero to many, many, people. Mailed you a letter yesterday, & a card on Tue. Hope to hear from you again soon, & praying for your safe return. Love Ya, Miss ya, & very, very proud of you.---Pappan


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 11:54:57 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Hey Irish, it's time to close everything here and go back home! I can't wait to jump in the shower, it's getting really hot in here, every day worse, obviously nothing if compared to where you are. I'm going out for dinner tonight, I'll be going to the Fauno, I will say hello to Andrea for you too!!! I hope to spend a nice week end, just say a relaxing one. I'm doubting that cause Eugenio is driving me mad!!! Right now I wish to be able to act as Michael Douglas in that movie, you know the one that he was just shoting at very one that was pissing him off??? Well, that's the way I feel! The guy that works with me, "the spy" just pissed me off so badly!! He's acting as he's building the world every single day, instead he's really scrating his *****! Even breathing is hard work for him!!! Thanks God it's friday!! I'll be talking to you on monday, ok??? Be good and stay safe! I LOVE YOU BADLY!!!! EVERY SECOND MORE!!!


Name: Mom
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 11:54:06 AM

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SPC PHILLIP HATTON ~ 3RD PLT, B CO, 2ND/503RD ~ Phillip, Just wanted to remind you that you are much loved! You're in our thoughts and prayers moreso now than ever. I love you, "Mom"


Name: Jeffrey Kupisch's Grandma
Email: fbrown5209@cs.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 11:12:06 AM

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Hi Jeff, Just a note to let you know we are thinking about you and praying. I hope you liked the snacks. We are getting another box ready this week. G'pa picked up some books for you. Now to get some goodies and then get it off to you. Mom called, said she had gotten a letter from you. Sounds like you all are busy wherever. Sarah will be teaching. Kathy still at school working, she hopes to be able to share an apt. with Sarah. Aubrey is in MI Chris at school and working. Jake is doing really well. I think Lizzie is coming down the week after next to visit. Everyone else is doing o.k. and sends their love to you. God Bless you. Love, Grandma and Grandpa


Name: keener
Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 10:51:53 AM

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YOU GO BOYS!!! what can happen in a week...173rd American HEROS...you guys are awesome...butttt, be careful. We love you,admire your courage, and PRAY daily for your safety. and, of course, to my son in whom I am well pleased, Sgt Shawn M Grueser 1st Platoon Able co...do not know where you are, but, have an idea..learning to surf the net..KEEP watch of one anothers backs...as Soldier Rossi has stated,they smile at you in the daylight and try to harm you when the sun goes down...so, do what you must to keep one another safe. It is your motives and heart that God looks at, and you guys are only doing the jobs your given to the best of your abilities, to insure that the USA and all other countries are as safe as you can make them. GOD BLESS THE 173rd, the 4th Id and 3rd Id, and all our soldiers in harms way away from the country they serve and love....let's hear it out there, PRAISE our troops and PRAY to our Lord for their safe return!


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Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 10:42:43 AM

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Name: Kicsid
Email: honeyandsugar81@yahoo.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 09:44:48 AM

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SPC.MICHAEL DODD CCO 2/503 Szia Kicsi ferjem!I hope you are doing well,because I haven't heard from you since the end of may...I am so worried about you,Kicsim.I am at the doctors every week :( It's getting real hot in here even the news said we made the rekord.In this thursday we had 39 degrees.Wow.I was thinking about buying an a/c :) I can't go outside,no wind,no rain just the lot of sunshine.This morning we had finally a little bit of rain but it didn't help that much. Kicsim,I have to go to the doctor next wednesday i hope you will call me until that.This is the first time I don't know anything about you for this long. :(( NAGYON NAGYON SZERETLEK BABY DO NOT FORET THIS.ERTED?NAGYON HIANYZOL TE GYONGYTYUK :)))) SZERETLEK S GYERE HAZA KICSIM JO? I love you with all my heart baby... Feleseged


Name: Kicsid
Email: honeyandsugar81@yahoo.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 09:43:42 AM

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SPC.MICHAEL DODD CCO 2/503 Szia Kicsi ferjem!I hope you are doing well,because I haven't heard from you since the end of may...I am so worried about you,Kicsim.I am at the doctors every week :( It's getting real hot in here even the news said we made the rekord.In this thursday we had 39 degrees.Wow.I was thinking about buying an a/c :) I can't go outside,no wind,no rain just the lot of sunshine.This morning we had finally a little bit of rain but it didn't help that much. Kicsim,I have to go to the doctor next wednesday i hope you will call me until that.This is the first time I don't know anything about you for this long. :(( NAGYON NAGYON SZERETLEK BABY DO NOT FORET THIS.ERTED?NAGYON HIANYZOL TE GYONGYTYUK :)))) SZERETLEK S GYERE HAZA KICSIM JO? I love you with all my heart baby... Feleseged


Name: Kicsid
Email: honeyandsugar81@yahoo.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 09:25:00 AM

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SPC.MICHAEL DODD CCO 2/503 Szia Kicsi ferjem!I hope you are doing well,because I haven't heard from you since the end of may...I am so worried about you,Kicsim.I am at the doctors every week :( It's getting real hot in here even the news said we made the rekord.In this thursday we had 39 degrees.Wow.I was thinking about buying an a/c :) I can't go outside,no wind,no rain just the lot of sunshine.This morning we had finally a little bit of rain but it didn't help that much. Kicsim,I have to go to the doctor next wednesday i hope you will call me until that.This is the first time I don't know anything about you for this long. :(( NAGYON NAGYON SZERETLEK BABY DO NOT FORET THIS.ERTED?NAGYON HIANYZOL TE GYONGYTYUK :)))) SZERETLEK S GYERE HAZA KICSIM JO? I love you with all my heart baby... Feleseged


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 08:39:49 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Beautiful love of mine, I'm melting in this f****** office!!! A/C seems not to like me that much!!! Today it's FRIDAY!!! I love this sensation! I'm happy cause I know that I'm not going to be here tomorrow, so those shit faces will be out of my sight for two days!!! I know, too many bad words, but that's another reason why you have to come back home to me. I've been acting as a man in the sense that I'm getting really good in fixing stuff, but I also started to talk as a guy too!!! (I was like that even before, just don't tell anyone!!!) So tonight there will be the big football match eh? Iraq vs U.S.A.!! If you are going to play, you'd better be scoring!!! You can't suck at that game, you are dating a football player!!! So.... I warn you, you know, just in case! Well love of my life, I'm going to do something usuful for my pay check: WORKING! I'll be back soon. I should be able to send you another package (+ the one that is still here waiting 4 u!!) next week, ok??? Every one sends a huge big kiss to you! PS: We all went out 4 lunch break to celebrate Lorenzo's last day in this shitty place and guess what happened??? YOU have been the subject of the conversation!!! They all want to meet you!! No way I'm going to share you with others when you will be back!! I'll let you make just one phone call to your parents and then... I'll flush the phone in the drain!!! I LOVE YOU MY BEAUTIFUL LOVE!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Tom and Ev
Email: tomev@
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 06:58:50 AM

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SGM Mike Clements-We are all fine. We had a storm last night that left us without power for about seven hours but everything is normal today. We got the misters mailed.hope you get them soon. We have not talked to John. We have to get his new address from Cher. We love and miss you. We put a flag with a star in our window to show that we have you and are proud of you. Take care. Mom and Dad


Name: Angela
Email:
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 06:06:09 AM

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Hi Bryan (1-508 HHC) How are you? Billy told me about the weather there....hang in there....for just a little longer. Looking forward to see you real soon, Angela


Name: Richie Burnett
Email: rich30606@yahoo.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 03:27:48 AM

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TO Pvt. Phillip Harrill Aco. 1/508 What up, cuz? Got your snail mail. Thanks for writing me back. I hope all is going well. I just found this website, so I hope u get this. I went to Toni's graduation. Ryan was looking good. Told him to keep his nose clean or u and I would whip him. :) Your Mom and all miss u very much, but they are soooo proud of u and and everyone else over there. Like I told u before, keep your eyes open and your ass down! Be safe and I'll see u when u get home! Your fav cuz, Richie


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 13, 2003
Time: 03:18:02 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning my love, just a quick note before they take my pc away! I have to make a change with a man that works here cause they say my Pc is a lot faster! Bullshit! I only want to be sure to have internet in it otherwhile how am I supposed to write you?? Lorenzo said that if I don't have it in the new pc he's going to put it right now!! I LOVE YOU MY PRICELESS LOVE. Talk to you soon, or should I be better say I'll be back to you in awhile. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 11:07:20 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; I hope you're holding up well and that everything is ok. It's been getting hotter and hotter here lately, and we haven't had much rain lately. I feel petty when I complain about the Texas heat when I know it must be much hotter over there. I miss you, Chad. We've been hearing a lot about the raids and roundup of Sadam loyalists. I hope you're ok. Please be careful. Michelle is sending some DVDs and card games. I'll send more as soon as I can. Take care of yourself. Watch your back. Love Always Mom


Name: ATTICUS
Email: ELICARCAT@YAHOO.COM
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 10:52:33 PM

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FOR PFC CARSON MCCAY SMITH - I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND THE 173RD. I THINK THAT WHEN YOU RETURN TO ITALY MOM WILL FLY ME TO VICENZA TO WELCOME YOU HOME. CIAO HOOTY. I LOVE YOU.


Name: Moglie aka Grandma
Email: Moglie65@aol.com
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 10:37:54 PM

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Sgt. Chris Shelton, Scouts, HHC 2nd/503rd IN: Mailed a large box of goodies to you yesterday from your Dad and me; hope you enjoy the assortment. We are always eager to hear from you, glad you are okay. Keep up the good work, and remember we are all pulling for you and the other troops to get the job done and come home. You are in our hearts and prayers constantly.


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 10:18:12 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey babe! How are you? I just wanted to write and tell you goodnight....I am about to go to sleep and catch up on my lack of. I had to call in sick today at work and I found out later that everyone got real mad at me about it. I was feeling bad for having to stay out but after I heard they were rude about it, I just got mad. Anyway, I have to be there at 12:00 tomorrow. I went and bought you another card today..I know, I'm a card freak! I can't help it...I love you soo much and I miss you! I can't wait to talk to you again..I hope you get to call soon and I am not at work or anything! Please be careful. I am praying for you everyday. I hope y'all come home very soon...y'all are all heroes! I love you. Love, stephanie


Name: Steph
Email: Keithu2@aol
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 07:49:11 PM

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Hey Christoph! I recieved a letter from you today. I am so happy that you may be going back to Italy soon! I cant wait to see you again! It has seemed so long! I graduate on Sunday and i wish you could be there, but i know you have a much more honorable job to do in Iraq. Take care and stay safe! I love you and miss you so much!


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 04:57:50 PM

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TO: JEFFREY KUPISCH & ALL THE 173RD - I am so proud of you & what you've done with this recent mission. We're all praying for your safety, wisdom, DISCERNMENT & peace as well as His angels to carry you all safely through & bring you back home to your loved ones - safe & sound! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU! YOU ARE TRULY OUR HEROES!!! WE LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE! Call when you get a chance! We miss you terribly! Jeff, you're still my F. B. B. always & forever!!! Love, Mom


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 04:41:04 PM

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TO ALL OF THE 173RD AIRBORNE, WE SUPPORT YOU AND LOVE YOU, HURRY HOME AND BE SAFE. THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM A MOM WHO HAS A WONDERFUL SON THERE.


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 04:37:10 PM

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This message is for SGT MICHEAL GRABSKI, Hi honey, how are you doing, we are so proud of you and the 173rd, we hope this mission will be over soon so you can come home safe. we love you, watch your back and your buddies, miss you, love mom


Name: Brandi Hatton
Email: brandi_worley@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 04:22:44 PM

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SPC Phillip Hatton~3rd PLT B/2nd-503~ Hey baby, how are you doing? I've been trying to keep up with what you might be doing, and on the Central Command website, it says you might be raiding some of the houses near Bagdad. I hope you stay very safe with whatever you encounter. I'm so proud of you Phillip, and wait patiently everyday for your return. The family (keda,mom,dylan,and me) are going to Natural Bridge today to ride the Sky Lift; fun fun!! I hope to hear from you sweetheart. Your mother and I sent out a package today, and another will be sent next week; hopefully you will get them soon. I love you, don't forget about me while you're over there! Can't wait to see you baby, and hold you again. Forever Your Love, Bran


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 03:22:24 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd... Jarod, Hello son. Hope all is going well with you where ever you are. Just remember that God is always with you! Hope with this mission, it means that coming home soon is in order. Just keep hoping and praying. All is well here and in Tennessee. Just can't wait to get you back. Love and miss you so very much. Sent you a small package today along with some other in your Platoon. Hope to hear from you soon....2 1/2 weeks now since hearing from you but I know that you must be busy. Keep your head up and keep praying as we are constantly. Love you and miss you!! God Speed my son. Dad


Name: Joan Winkler
Email: Joan@winklerstreeservice.com
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 03:21:51 PM

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This message is for Michael Lindberg and all the other Sky Soldiers. I have been reading about Operation Pennisula Strike the last few days. I just want to say that I have all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I am so proud of you Michael. Please finish your mission and hurry back to all of us. Love, Aunt Joan


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 03:15:02 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Buona notte my love... baci, la tua Susy!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 03:14:39 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Buona notte my love... baci, la tua Susy!


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 03:13:56 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey sweetie pie! How is your day been? I hope not too boring...but not too eventful either! I think you may have tried to call me lastnight on my cel phone and I swear I clicked "answer" and it just ignored the call or something happened. That's two calls in a row that I have missed and I am soo sorry. I was kinda hoping it wasn't you or if it was that you would call right back b/c I really really wanted to talk to you.. Anyway, I love you sooo much! And I miss you more and more each day! Lots of Love, stephanie


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 02:49:42 PM

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SPC fredrick Campbell C 1-508th BaBy I was so happy when I heard your voice on my phone you don't imagine. this time without you has been rough seems like an eternity,But even though I still don't know when you're going to be back I'm praying every night so GOD can bring you back to me SAFE and SOUND ASAP ,I Love you Fredrick Forever,Millie.


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 02:44:45 PM

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Name:
Email:
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 02:02:59 PM

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Yahoo news has four photos of the 173rd. Go to Yahoo news photos, search 173th Airborne (not 173rd) and you can view the photos.


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Sheila.Steely@HCAhealthcare.com
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 01:55:40 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; We've been hearing about the raids today. I pray that you and all of the 173rd ABN BDE are doing ok. Please be careful. Call or write when you can. I love you and miss you. Take care. Love Always; Mom


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 01:21:17 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Buona sera Mike mio, how are you doing? Hoping everything is ok!! Today I took care of the baby (her name is Carolina) she is a beautifl blonde and blue eyes girl, she is so funny... Don't worry you'll see her when you'll be here. I know you are so excited!!! Why am I writing in English? Because it's 18.50!! Ok, ok, honestly sometimes I cheated and I wrote to you in Italian even though was 18.30!! I know that you'll forgive me!! I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOUUUUUUU!!! Maybe next week or the other I'll go to Jesolo with Alessandra e altre amiche, will be in 4! I hope to take tan... No red!! Mike I really don't know how many months you'll have to stay there yet, but you know that I'm always here for you, I only wish and hope that the time that we are separated might pass SO FAST for both of us!!! TAKE CARE OF YOU ALWAYS!!! HOWEVER MY INSTINCT MAKE ME FEEL THAT YOU'LL BE HERE SOOOOOO SOOOOOON and I will be always with you... I can't wait for this!! I'm always praying for you!! I send to you a lot of hugs and so many HUGES KISSES!! TI AMO MIKE MIO... la tua Susy!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 01:20:50 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Buona sera Mike mio, how are you doing? Hoping everything is ok!! Today I took care of the baby (her name is Carolina) she is a beautifl blonde and blue eyes girl, she is so funny... Don't worry you'll see her when you'll be here. I know you are so excited!!! Why am I writing in English? Because it's 18.50!! Ok, ok, honestly sometimes I cheated and I wrote to you in Italian even though was 18.30!! I know that you'll forgive me!! I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE YOUUUUUUU!!! Maybe next week or the other I'll go to Jesolo with Alessandra e altre amiche, will be in 4! I hope to take tan... No red!! Mike I really don't know how many months you'll have to stay there yet, but you know that I'm always here for you, I only wish and hope that the time that we are separated might pass SO FAST for both of us!!! TAKE CARE OF YOU ALWAYS!!! HOWEVER MY INSTINCT MAKE ME FEEL THAT YOU'LL BE HERE SOOOOOO SOOOOOON and I will be always with you... I can't wait for this!! I'm always praying for you!! I send to you a lot of hugs and so many HUGES KISSES!! TI AMO MIKE MIO... la tua Susy!!


Name: Molly Marie
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 12:17:55 PM

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SGT.ANDREW SHANNON OR PFC CALEB DIECKMAN C/1-508: (SGT SHANNON: IF YOU READ THIS PLEASE RELAY THE MESSAGE TO MY FOUR FINGERED LOVER....)Hey sexy man of mine, how's the weather treatin ya? Probably not very good but I thought I would ask. I'm sorry I haven't wrote you a letter in so long but know that I still love you and have naughty naughty dreams about you and I! We really need to talk about those ideas you breifly discussed with me so please call me soon. I know you are busy but take 5-10 minutes to call your wife. We can get it resolved really quickly because I know what I want and just need to hear what you want. Okay? I love you Caleb, more than life itself! Molly


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 11:09:29 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Love of mine, before reading this you should be better find a chair and start relaxing. READY???? I'VE SMOKED YOUR PLAYSTATION. Done, I told you at least. It has happened few weeks ago, but I never had enough courage to tell you. Don't worry I have already menaged to replace it with a new one, an AMERICAN one, so you should be good by the time you will be back, you will still be able to say: "Follow me, Bravo, Charly. AMBUSH!!!" How I managed to replace it??? Well, I told you that I had hidden qualities!! NO???? Well, now you know! I LOVE YOU !!!! SORRY for that, but we will be good in any case, ok?? I MISS YOU A LOT AND I LOVE YOU MORE AND MORE.


Name: barbara
Email:
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 09:49:27 AM

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for David Michael Gaynor.thank you for calling me baby, i love you too,hope to hear from you soon...and see you, and hug you.a big kiss love baby


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Email:
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 08:39:28 AM

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Thank you to all that sent out news of any type of word. This helps a ton. I haven't heard from anyone in about 2 weeks and the simple notes help me to know things are ok. Keep them coming, I will if I hear anything too. Thank you all, and pray hard that the boys and girls of the 173rd and the 501st will be home to all of us soon!


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 08:18:10 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Beautiful love of mine, I'm here, sitting at my desk wondering about how stupid man can be, and guess what?? I have the answer to my question just in the office next to mine!!! I love when people amaze me, there are very few people than can have that effect nowadays, but this time my amazement is complete!! I really have understood that INTELLIGENCE and LOGIC aren't in everyone's DNA!!! This morning, in order not to lose the habit, my boss kept throwing shit on me, and now I find out that he's talking about me in an excellent way with the other people that work here!! Can you believe??? Well, this morning, while he was throwing shit on me, my tongue wasn't staying still as the other times, I've probably said something that I wasn't supposed to cause after that he's looking and treating me differently. Still don't know if that's a good sign or not, but you know what?? I DON'T GIVE A ****!!!! I love you more and more and this little problems don't bother me that much, I'm always thinking about you and about the situation you(we)are in so... the rest really doesn't count! I LOVE YOU MY BABY ANGEL!!!!


Name: Jones
Email:
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 07:51:15 AM

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Its kinda funny if you read what people wrote in here! Some of them started a famliy drama others fighting about the date when they are coming back! Im sorry but thats a shame! Yes I would love to have my husband back asap, but I cant! And so long Im just happy that he´s still alive and he´s doing well! It was already driving me crazy before he left to iraq cause they always said different dates and now Im not gonna do the same fault! Cause I cant take it no more! I know our feelings are driving us crazy, cause we dont know whats going on, but we need to understand that our soldiers dont know it neither and with rumors the way stops here! Call Bush he do not even know! Just keep praying to the lord that they will be back soon and healthy and he will hear our word and do some for us! And when our soldiers are back we will all forget this stuff that stands in here and drives you crazy, cause our loved ones will be back! By the way I LOVE YOU JUAN


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 03:01:39 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Gooooooood morning Irish!!! How's the weather like there??? HOT??? Come'on, are you joking??? This morning, at 8.05, as I got in the car to come to this hell, there were 28.5°C!!! I don't know how to put that in F, but I bet around 90 something! I'm trying to do my best, but it's so hot that my concentration remains hidden somewhere in my head! Plus with the heat and humidity I have a terrible headache. The two little hamsters inside my brain must be doing jogging cause I can feel them jumping around!!! If only I could catch them and tell them that they should already know that this is not the right time to do sports!! I have to start working! Every day that passes I hate this place more and more, but I know I have to hold on tight to that!! I'm doing good my love, don't worry, just watch yourself + be safe + come back soon, ok??? Shannon, you know 1 thing?? I LOVE YOU!


Name: Larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 01:13:39 AM

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted on Wed, Jun. 11, 2003 U.S. Captures Suspected Saddam Loyalists SLOBODAN LEKIC Associated Press BAGHDAD, Iraq - Using jet fighters, tank-buster aircraft and patrol boats, the U.S. military launched a massive operation to crush opposition north of Baghdad and captured nearly 400 suspected Saddam Hussein loyalists in a bid to end daily attacks against American soldiers. Code-named "Operation Peninsula Strike" and involving thousands of American troops, the push began Tuesday and was centered on the Tigris River town of Thuluya 45 miles north of Baghdad, the Central Command said. While the command did not mention Saddam, a leader of an Iraqi exile group said in New York Tuesday that the ousted leader was seen north of Baghdad as recently as three weeks ago. Ahmed Chalabi, head of the Iraqi National Congress, also claimed Saddam was paying a bounty for every American soldier killed, using $1.3 billion in cash taken from the Central Bank on March 18. Thuluya is located not far from the main road between Baghdad and Tikrit, the home town of Saddam and likely place of refuge for Saddam die-hard fighters. The war left Thuluya, bristling with date-palms, largely untouched. In Washington, Pentagon officials said Tuesday they had no information that Saddam was alive and offering bounties for killing U.S. troops. In the first stage of "Peninsula Strike," soldiers moved into attack and reconnaissance positions, while seeking help from local police, the command said. The troops from Task Force "Ironhorse" then began air, land and water-based raids to block escape routes. By Wednesday, 397 suspects were in custody near the town of Balad, 37 miles north of Baghdad, and a large number of arms and ammunition had been seized, the U.S. military said. A curfew was then imposed from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. "A variety of units are incorporated into the operation, using the overwhelming firepower," the command said. Armor, artillery, aviation, and engineers, along with Air Force elements "continue to work together to accomplish the mission," it said. In a separate operation, two Iraqi men armed with Kalashnikovs attacked a U.S. position north of the town of Khaldiyah, 45 miles west of Baghdad, said Maj. Justin Rideout of the 3rd Infantry Division. He said one Iraqi was killed and two U.S. soldiers were wounded when their automatic grenade launcher malfunctioned. The main fighting in the U.S.-led war that toppled Saddam is over, but dozens of soldiers and Iraqis have been killed or wounded in skirmishes that break out almost daily. Ten Americans soldiers have been killed in the last 15 days. The attacks have hampered efforts to restore security and begin the massive task of rebuilding Iraq after 10 years of U.N.-imposed sanctions. In the latest American death, assailants fired rocket-propelled grenades at a weapons collection checkpoint outside Baghdad, killing a paratrooper and wounding another, the U.S. military said Wednesday. The soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade were manning the position in Baghdad's southwestern suburbs when a van pulled up about 250 yards away and men jumped out. They fired two RPG rounds at the squad and then fled down the alleyway, according to a statement from Central Command. On Tuesday, the military said a total of 205 coalition troops had died since the beginning of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Of those, 135 were killed in hostile activities and 70 in friendly fire incidents or other accidents. A total of 627 service members were injured since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom on March 20, the military said.


Name: Jackie Campbell
Email: jake27@starband.net
Date: Thursday June 12, 2003
Time: 12:07:10 AM

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Sgt Ben Keener; 3plt C/1-508th: We did it, showed up at the 173rd reunion in Reno, NV on Friday 6/6/03. Everyone was wonderful to us and we were invited to join them for the picnic after the parade. I met one MOM who's husband had been 173rd in Nam and her son in there with you now, he is 2-503rd. It was pretty warm there, but nothing like you guys are dealing with. I met and took a picture of Col. Sigholtz, he led the only combat jump during Nam. I also found part of an article written about the 173rd and him. Pretty neat stuff. I am so proud of you, I can only guess how tough this is but I know you will endure. You come from darn tough bunch, we don't fall apart. At least not till the crisis is over. Did I say all this before? Oh, well I'll probably say some of it again as it's worth repeating. Ryan will be 20 next month. Hard to believe he will no longer be a teenager. Wonder how long it will be before we quits acting like one? Or will he ever? Guess I should give him a little longer before I start worring too much about it. We have been having wonderful spring like weather. What a relief it is after being in the 100's last week. Wish you were here to go camping with us, or you could take Clay the river. There was a big fire by that bridge, I think it was last year. Son, take care of yourself, you were looking pretty thin in that picture Erin sent me and you hadn't been there very long. I love you, you are always in my heart. MOM


Name: stephanie martin
Email: damart299@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 11:22:11 PM

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to david martin. 2/503,Son we miss you so much.so far we have received 2 letters from you and that's all. We are still mailing and emailing but we get nothing in return. Hey, sorry for being snoopy (but beth made me do it).I noticed on your bank statement that you had some access to a computer so maybe now you can email.Note new address damart299@yahoo.com. The whole family calls frequently to see how you are doing. Sometimes Pepere gets frustrated at Den and kinda hollars "Whata ya mean you havent heard from dave yet!!!!!!!!"Poor Den. Hey, 2 days ago it was dusk and almost dark and Den saw a tall man walk toward the front door. I heard this hollering and all kinds of commotion. I came running out of my bedroom to see none other than Mr.Dude Josh Chapeck. He had the biggest grin and we all talked for hours! He sure does miss his ol'buddy alotalotalot We reminisced for at least 2 hours.He's doing real good but he's quite bored at camp Reilly. When he gets back he'll be going into the Green Beret Program. He passed the intellegence test with high colors and now he has to do some crazy 24 day ordeal.The next test has a 75% drop out rate. oh he even got some fancy medal. Just think of it , before a twinkling of an eye, we'll be all smelling the thick green pine of ol'Odell, peaking out of the chilly tents and watching the sun dribble orange on the calm lake, the tiny fish pocking concentric holes in the still early morning waters, soon it's frying bacon in the morning, and after, the chase in the canoe, hopefully salmon for supper, finally, stacking up enough firewood to send the smoke to jupiter and back and cook the marshmallows nice and black. God Bless You son.We all miss you soo much!! Stay close to the LOVE and STRENGTH and PEACE that our Lord is waiting to bless you with anew every morning.All my love,MOM (dad is sleeping off a root canal)pswrite if you can


Name: Katie Keiserman
Email: littlesprout_83@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 11:19:33 PM

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Chris I miss you more than anything, I am always thinking of you. To everyone in the 173rd, you are all Chris Jackson's to me. I have always held him in such high regards and I know hold all those that stand beside him just as high. He has an undying spirit that I have always cherished and continue to do so. I know you are all working as one, that makes each and every one of you a part of the other. So to the entire 173rd, I stand behind you and pray that you all return home to people that care about you as much as Chris' family and I care about him. Your favorite little Jewish friend will be here waiting, Chris!


Name: Terry Aubrey
Email: jaubrey@iglou.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 10:23:19 PM

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SPC PHILLIP HATTON, 3rd. Plt. B/2/503. Can't get used to the idea that there is an active 173rd. and that we can reach you guys in the field from my office. Seems to me you got alot of faithful supporters here in KY. Make sure you contact them as often as possible. I hope things are going well with you and your fellow troopers. Looking foward to meeting you and hearing some of those tall tales. Seems like it has rained every day here since March. We seeded the paddocks with Orchird grass instead of Bluegrass thinking it would be dry. You know what they say about Ky weather. Take care my friend until the next time, Terry Aubrey, E/2/503, 69-70. Hey, try to take plenty of photos if you can especially with you in them. Trust me you wish you had. Let me know if I can be of help.


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 09:54:00 PM

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I just head from my husband an hour ago, an he said that no one in the 173rd is hurt. He said they (select few of the 173rd units)had little to do with the logistic setting up of the Operation, and it was carried out by Spec. Ops....and no one in thier brigade is hurt. He also said is is so hot that they are pretty sure where they are is actually HELL, so therefore all the bad guys are in the right place, they just need to collect them up and sign them into the "not so pearly gates!" He also said whoever said December needs to stop spreading rumors, and that is not what they are hearing. He did not give a date, but has an estimate..which he said was NOT Dec. They are also getting one hot meal per day now, so at least that is a move in the right direction!


Name: Sister
Email:
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 08:56:35 PM

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Hey brother! I miss you and love you! Stay safe ad letters are on the way!


Name: April Zamora
Email: aprilz35@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 08:35:51 PM

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This message is for Steven Ybarra. I just wanted to tell you that I sent you another package today so keep an eye out for it. Come home soon and safe.


Name: Amy Morgan
Email: aksmimimorg@aol.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 08:26:24 PM

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Hello to Jimmy. We love you and miss you. Looking forward to you coming home.


Name: Lori
Email: batmahgreeneyes@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 08:22:13 PM

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hey family and friends...in reply to the post "have you heard anything lately?" yes, my sky-pilot called 2 nights ago <BIG grin!!!>... all is pretty much the same. keep praying for their safety, the bad-guys are still there. But keep the faith, try not to worry, work hard here for our country and to get ready for their return!


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 07:51:10 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; I love you!!! Mom


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Email:
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 07:50:13 PM

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HI, Has anyone heard anything from anyone over there? Worry is starting and I hope it stops soon, so if anyone can help please let me know. Thanks!


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 07:45:06 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; I've been reading some of the other messages posted on this site, and the rumor is that you may be over there until December. I just wanted to let you know that I support you completely. Hang in there, and please watch your back. Take care of yourself, and let me know if you need anything at all. I know your birthday is coming up, and I would like to send something useful. Let me know what you need or want. We'll really celebrate when you get home. I love you, Chad. I am so very proud of the man you have come. Be strong and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Always - Mom


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Email:
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 07:34:04 PM

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Just a little info I recevied by phone this morning from my son. The coolest it got last night was 101 degrees. Thought you might like to know what hell these guys are living in and not complaing, all though he did say its hot during the day!


Name: Serena
Email: serena.bimbati@tin.it
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 06:32:50 PM

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To Sgt Chris Chandler: remember to look at the sky 'cause the most shining star is me that I'm thinking of you!!! yeah, I know that you're saying that I think too much but this time it's not my fault =) I miss you so much!!! kisses and kisses


Name: mom
Email: keithu2
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 06:05:25 PM

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This is for Pvt Christopher Oakes Hi Chris.....how's everything going? We miss you and whenever the family is together, you are always brought up.....everyone is so proud of you guys over there....we feel bad with the heat you must be experiencing, but some packages are coming your way, so maybe that will help!!!!Well, we're getting ready for Steph's graduation on Sunday, June 15th....she's pretty excited.....wish you could be here, but we'll PARTY HEARTY when you get back----we can't wait!!! I'm writing at work, since the system is down, so hopefully you know that everyone is thinking about you every minute of every day....you are all in our prayers/ God bless each and everyone of you.....ST Michael also has you surrounded----We love you, Chris, be safe/ just us, mom and dad and steph


Name: mom
Email: keithu2
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 06:05:13 PM

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This is for Pvt Christopher Oakes Hi Chris.....how's everything going? We miss you and whenever the family is together, you are always brought up.....everyone is so proud of you guys over there....we feel bad with the heat you must be experiencing, but some packages are coming your way, so maybe that will help!!!!Well, we're getting ready for Steph's graduation on Sunday, June 15th....she's pretty excited.....wish you could be here, but we'll PARTY HEARTY when you get back----we can't wait!!! I'm writing at work, since the system is down, so hopefully you know that everyone is thinking about you every minute of every day....you are all in our prayers/ God bless each and everyone of you.....ST Michael also has you surrounded----We love you, Chris, be safe/ just us, mom and dad and steph


Name: Michelle
Email: snoop_at_heart@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 05:21:17 PM

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PFC Chad Henman: Hey kid brother, sorry I have not written in a while. Things have been busy. We got final approval, we should start work soon, Love you!! Be safe!!


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 04:32:04 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR, Hey Babydoll! Well, I got the letter signed by Meza in the mail today. I will fax it to Germany in the morning. Other than that I hope you are alright. I bought the tickets to go home yesterday, and will be leaving the 22 July. I will either have Manuel or Dodd pick us up probably. It will be nice to be home again, and get Cesar ready for Asilo. He misses you so much! Everynight right when he's ready for bed we read a story (Usually one of your old Richard Scarry books from when you were a kid) and he asks when you will come home, and tells me he misses you so much. He said when he gets his T-Ball pics in he will send you one to see him in his uniform. I told him you were very proud of him, and that you liked him playing baseball. I have also gotten some good things for the Welcome Home party:) How are the guys? I have to say I loved that pic Moreno sent me! You guys look like you're having a good time in it;) I knew you would love the froggie float too! Glad the pools a big hit with you all! There are some more little pep packages for the guys coming in the mail soon, so they'll all know I said hello and see how they're doing. I think I will use that pic for some party flyers!! hehehe! Have I told you today how much I love you and that you are the best thing to happen to me since Cesar was born! You are my light, my love, my soul, and my world! Best of all you're my best friend and Husband! It's great to finally be so madly, and deeply in love! Always look at your ring and remember those words I inscribed on there, because they will be true for all eternity:) Whole Bunchies Babydoll!!!!!~~~Your Princess (Sweet Pea)~~~~~~~~~~~~


Name: GRACIE GARCIA
Email: MUSTANG_SALLY60@HOTMAIL.COM
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 03:04:27 PM

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THIS MESSAGE IS FOR SPC JAMES WELLS: I HOPE YOUR DOING OKAY OVER THERE....I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW I'M STILL HERE WAITING FOR YOUR SAFE RETURN. BE SAFE, AND SHOW THEM HOW WE DO THINGS THE TEXAS WAY.... CALL ME, IF YOU CAN IT'S ALWAYS GREAT TO HERE FROM YOU. I LOVE YOU AND JUST WANTED TO ALSO MENTION I WILL BE IN ITALY AS OF DEC 17TH, 2003!!!! TAKE CARE, AND WRITE ME, MANNNN...ROCK STEADY...ALREADY. I LOVE YOU...GRACIE


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 03:03:24 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd..... Jarod, Just a note son to say hello and to say that everyone here is thinking of you. I certainly hope that all is well where you are now and that you are staying safe. I am so very proud of you and what you are accomplishing!! You and the entire 173rd are Heros!! No doubt, when a special mission is needed, they call in the sky soldiers!! Go out there and show them how it is done....you already have in Kirkuk.....let everyone take note of the history that is being written and you are involved. How awesome!! Hang in there and keep pushing.....keep praying.....stay focused on your task at hand. Don't worry about anything back home.....everyone is okay and being well taken care of....We love you and miss you so very much. Can't wait until this is finally finished and you are back in Italy or at home....We have a lot of movies to catch up on when you return. I am purchasing them when they are available on DVD. Hope to hear from you soon. It has been almost 3 weeks now, but I know that you must be busy or out of pocket where you don't have access to a phone. (Hey, if you raid a house that has a phone, ask to borrow it and call collect...ha..just a thought)....We are praying for you daily, sometimes hourly, and on occasions every minute.....don't ever think that you are not being thought of constantly....every conversation, ever event, every dinner, etc. you are discussed. Once again, hang in there.....love you much!! God Speed my son....love you always.... Dad HOOAH!!!


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Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 02:43:53 PM

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Name: ELENA
Email: elena.rin@libero.it
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 02:22:44 PM

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dear tony, wassup? i hope everything is ok..i can't wait to hear you..i hope sometimes you can write me...i miss u and i love you always yours elena


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 01:54:28 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. I don't know what is going on but Mike TAKE CARE!!!!!!! TI AMO e sn cn t sempre!!! La tua Susy.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 01:54:01 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. I don't know what is going on but Mike TAKE CARE!!!!!!! TI AMO e sn cn t sempre!!! La tua Susy.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 01:42:15 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Hi Mike mio... Indovina... Oggi sono andata in piscina con Alessandra!! Ci siamo divertite molto ma ora sembro un pomodoro (tomato), sono tutta rossa, io volevo solo abbronzarmi (taning), credo che mi prenderesti in giro se mi vedessi, sono troppo rossa!! E' il mio primo giorno di vacanza e sto così bene... PERò MANCA LA COSA PIù IMPORTANTE PER ME... TU!! Anche oggi ti ho pensato tutto il giorno!! Ieri ero tutta di corsa, dovevo prendere un regalo a un'amica (era il suo compleanno) e dopo quando sono tornata a casa avevo solo 10 minuti per prepararmi per andare alla cena di classe... Tutto of course (di corsa)!! Alla fine, come prevedevo la cena è stata una vera noia, non mi sono affatto divertita!! Sarà anche perchè ieri ero un po' Looney Tune!! MIKE HO TANTISSIMA VOGLIA DI VEDERTI, ABBRACCIARTI... MI MANCHI TROPPO!!! Spero che tu possa tornare presto!!! TI AMO... Tanti kisses, dalla tua Susy!!


Name: Proud mom of Scott Dinse
Email: momofsandz@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 01:24:58 PM

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I have to agree with Proud Dad. These courageous young men and women are defending what we believe in - our country. Don't argue here, take it somewhere else. They need to see our support, not our anger for one another. I know that they read these messages, if not personally, then someone prints them for them. Don't let them see the anger and hurt. Support them for the terrific job that they are doing! Go 173rd!! Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you every second of the day, and we anxiously await your safe return, whenever that may be. Your guardian angels are with you 24/7.


Name: Inforamtion on Operation Peninsula
Email:
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 01:05:23 PM

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Task Force "Ironhorse" Launches Operation Peninsula Strike The operation took place in two major stages. The first stage of the operation involved moving soldiers and equipment into strike positions, intelligence gathering, and coordination with local police. During the second stage, raids were conducted within the area of operation via land, air and water to capture or destroy subversive elements. Air assault teams, ground attack squads, raid teams, river patrol boats and local security combined forces to block off escape routes and operate check points to ensure the operation’s success. A variety of units are incorporated into the operation, using the overwhelming firepower and effects of a joint and combined arms team. Army infantry, armor, artillery, aviation, and engineers, along with Air Force elements continue to work together to accomplish the mission. Because of operational security concerns, specific information regarding the units participating in the operation cannot be discussed until the operation is concluded.


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email: skymonkey69@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 12:26:08 PM

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Rachel "Doc"...If you have any further comments to make in regaurds to my family feel free to write me at skymonkey69@hotmail.com . I will be happy to square things away for you, and put you in your place. No need to post them on this site when you now have contactability.


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 11:57:34 AM

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TO EVERYBODY: PENINSULA STRIKE OPERATION TOOK PLACE AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS WEEK CLOSE TO BAGHDAD, IT WAS DONE IN ORDER TO CAPTURE BAATH'S REPRESENTANTS. ANSA SOURCE Guys, before giving news that can cause pain to all of us, make sure you know what you are talking about. We must stand together and not just bullshitting around. If we know something and, MOST OF ALL, we are at least 90% sure of that new, well just share with all the others. Thank you. sara


Name: Gina Witter
Email:
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 11:32:13 AM

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Name: Gina Witter
Email:
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 11:32:00 AM

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Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 11:25:03 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey sweetheart! How are you doing today? I just wanted to write you a message before I leave for work. I am going to the post office right now to mail you off 2 letters. I hope you have a good day and I love you very much! Please be careful! I hope to talk to you soon....I miss you,.....love, stephanie


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 11:20:46 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Beautiful Irish of mine, how are you doing??? Catching up with all the letters that arrived today??? Well, I bet you will have to ask for days off before beign able to read all that!!! I'm doing my best to keep you busy with that, but I bet your parents are joking either!!! Love of mine, finally this fucking shitty day has almost finished!!! THAKS GOD!!!! I hope tomorrow won't be one of the kind, you know SAME SHIT DIFFERENT DAY!!! Of course I'm not going to Bahamas tomorrow so I can't expect a miracle to happen, I will be driving to the same place: HERE!!! Never mind, I'm 100% sure that I will have my normal smile tomorrow, only today was so and so! Hey love, did I tell you that I LOVE YOU??? NO???? Bullshit! I do, more than ever, and this feeling is not ending!! AMAZING!!!!Tonight I'll find out if I will have to pay a fee to get my mom out from prison, if she didn't kick anybody's ass, we are safe!!! Marta and Bea are going to the sea side tonight, they will be staying there for a month, so maybe I'll be able to go and visit them! Today I've called Massimo, the guy that you though was my ex-boyfriend, do you remember what a mess you made??? Well, he has been asking when we will be able to go and visit! I bet that as soon as I will have booked the flight you will be telling me that you are coming back the same week! I'M GOING TO BOOK THEN!!! I must go now, I'll be back tomorrow. REMEMBER THAT I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!


Name: "Proud Mom of Sky Soldier"
Email:
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 11:18:57 AM

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Joe... Proud Father of Sky Soldier..... yes, indeed! BRAVO! BRAVO! BRAVO! And on behalf of our sons, a great big HOOAH!


Name: Mom
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 11:14:20 AM

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SPC PHILLIP HATTON~ 3RD PLT, Battle Co, 2/503~ Hey Phillip, just checking say hello and remind you that you're always in my thoughts. You're on the very top of my list of priorities ~ but then, you (and Min)always have been! Syd and Becky spent the night with me. Gramma's holding her own right now! She's weak but fighting; she refuses to give up or give in! Think maybe you got some of your strong will and determination from her? Well, now's the time to kick that stubborned determination into overdrive.... one day at a time. Soon those days will roll over into weeks and you'll find yourself right back on home turf. And, you know we're all waiting!!! Proudly; anxiously! I love you! "MOM"


Name: Ilenia
Email: davide.yj@libero.it
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 10:40:15 AM

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To JUSTIN LAUDANO: Hey baby, we miss you so much here! What about you? I thought to receive a mail from you... Anyway, how are you doing? We miss you and we need to have you here, and I mean everybody, you know that. I can't wait to see you, hopefully in August. Take good care, and keep your ass in a safe place if possible ok? We'll wait a sign from you, we need it! Love ya!


Name: Christa - Proud Mother of a SKY SOLDIER
Email: charding@telenet.net
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 10:38:43 AM

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Dear Joe -Proud Father of a Sky Soldier BRAVO!


Name: Dawn Kucerak
Email: dkucerak@cybersol.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 10:10:45 AM

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PFC Daniel W. Kucerak II, 3rd PLT, Battle Co, 2-503rd. Dan, I haven't written anything here since you started calling, but we have not heard from you since June 4th and I thought I would take another chance that you might get this. We Love you and support all that you are doing. We are very PROUD of you. Many boxes of things you requested are on their way to you. We are all fine here. Justin and I are out of school for the summer and Shawn is home from college for the summer. We are going to Ashley's graduation in New York the end of the month. We will be gone 4 days, but Shawn will stay home. Your cousin Dan Belgrader is back home from Iraq. They had a big welcome home for him last weekend. We will have a BIG WELCOME HOME FOR YOU TOO WHEN THE TIME COMES. Until then Don't forget how much we Love You and that we think of you every second of every day. Love Mom and Dad and Justin and Shawn and the whole doggone family!!


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Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
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Name: Joe.......Proud Father of a Sky Soldier
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 09:01:21 AM

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Ladies and Gentlemen..... I make a plea to you to please not air your frustrations on this web site. Yes it is your right, but think of the damage it is doing to our soldiers who read this and see that we are fighting here just like the Iraqis are doing there. Are we no better? Be a real man, a real woman, and realize that this is not the place. I realize that many of you are worried, frustrated, angry, and the hurt sometimes is so overwhelming it is hard to survive. But why voice it here? Call your congressmen, call your senators, call your governors, call the ARMY beginning with your recruiter all the way up until you get Rumsfield.....Do something with your energy....it is lost here.....just read by people like me who forms an opinion about you and then clicks the off button. No one is listening to this web site that matters. Just the families of the foot soldiers who are in the heat of battle. This site is for building up our soldiers, their families, and loved ones. The webmaster is so kind as to donate his time to provide this as a hope for each of us. Don't destroy it and cause the plug to be pulled. When venting, realize that the ranking members have nothing to do with what is going on, the redeployment dates, the movement of troops, the addition of troops, etc.....the are just a link in the chain who carries on the orders from the top. If you wish to accomplish something, go to the top!!! I challenge each of you today to pick up your phone and call your local congressman. That is a start. Start a letter writing campaign to voice your complaints.....do it in numbers, alone it is difficult to accomplish anything that must get the politicians attention. Votes are what counts. If you need to vent, find an email friend and vent to them....email me and tell me what an @#$# you think I am for writing this....but don't vent to where our 18, 19, 20 year old boys can see this and get more depressed than they already are. Realize the damage it is doing..... God Bless each of you and it is my prayer that each and every one of you in comforted in some way today. God Bless our men of the 173rd and all their families....and may he keep them in his hand and guide them until their safe return!! God Speed............


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 08:14:55 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE I LOVE YOU MORE!!!!!!!! You know, it's hard finding out who's winning between us two, the only way to find it out is by coming back and find it yourself!!!! I'll give you the numbers, remember to say HI to her for me too, ok???00496372508776. Thank you for your presence!!! You are always there when I need you, and believe me, I really needed to talk to you badly right now!!! Those shitty days will be over soon, HOPEFULLY!!!! Instead of thinking about who's babysitting Eugenio, what about coming back and babysit me??? I LOVE YOU MY PRICELESS LOVE!!!!


Name: daphne
Email: daphnesmith29@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 08:06:19 AM

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to the person who was to scared to put thier name on here diont go giving me any of your lip as to me keeping my mouth shut you seem to think you have all the anwsers but you are just one of the rumor mills we have hereand nothing more if the army wanted you to know when they would be home they would tell you they have reasons for this and if and i mean if they were to come home in dec as you seem to think my brother would have heard this and guess what he hasnt so i am asking this again KEEP YOUR RUMOR MILL CLOSED we dont want to keep hearing they will be home this month well now it is next month oh wait i heard dec so close your mill they guys will be home when they get home and for the record you have no control over when they will be home and none over any one else i wasnt chewing any one i just want the rumors to stop and it is all they are is rumors but now i am chewing you


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 05:20:00 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning beautiful love of mine, today it's one of those days that I will erase from the face of the earth!!! I loved talking to you, you really make my days when you call me!!! I'm so F**** pissed off this morning!! As soon as I got to the office the GENIOUS (obviously to be read ironically) of my boss decided that for whatever went wrong in this week I was the one to blame! I still can't take off the stupid smile on my face!! I was staring at him as if he were an alien!!! My god, right now instead of the stupid smile I have this anger feeling growing inside of me, as if I had an animal eating me!!! I feel like screaming!! He would be better for him to leave me alone this afternoon, otherwhile I'm going to smash his face! You know that my hands move a lot faster than my brain, and I can't wait for him to provoke me to break his jaw!!! Sorry, I know I should be reacting in another way, but now I HAVE ENOUGH!!!!!! I've been reading on the site about a mission that took place, let me see if I can find out some more news and I'll be back to you!!! I LOVE YOU!!! PS: I don't want you as a Christmas present, ok??? YOU know what I mean!!!! Miss you heaps!!


Name: Daniel Hare and Jenny Roberts
Email: Iamissues@aol.com/dhared@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 04:29:08 AM

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Spc. Chris Mosier 2/503 or 1/508 We are not sure. If anyone knows Chris please make sure he gets this. Chris we miss you and love you. We hope that you are doing well. Stay safe and come home soon. It is always so good to hear from you whether it is telephone or mail. You just called us yesterday and it made our day. Everyone here misses you says hello and sends there best wishes. Can't wait to see you and give you a big hug and to feed you some good home cookin. We have your Birthday and Christmas presents waiting for your return. Please let us know how you are and if you get this message. WE LOVE AND MISS YOU!


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 12:31:56 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS--CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hello my beautiful hero! How are you doing? I just wanted to write you and tell you how much I love and miss you. I am sorry I haven't written you a letter in awhile...I do not know why. I guess it is just b/c I haven't heard from you in awhile so I get sad or something..I will write you tonight, right now, and mail it out before work tomorrow. I love you sooo much! I hope to hear from you soon...your voice is such a comforting feeling! I miss you. be safe and remember I will be waiting to give you the biggest hug as soon as I get to see you again...I miss you! love, stephanie


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Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 12:24:31 AM

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www.centcom.mil also has a short article on task force "Ironhorse" Operation Peninsula Strike. It doesn't as yet list the units involved. Fox news reported 4 Soldiers injured.


Name: Mom Houzvicka
Email: houzvifl@aol.com
Date: Wednesday June 11, 2003
Time: 12:19:10 AM

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Hey there SPC ANTHONY DUARTE 2/503 - Think of you all the time Brother-La! Finally, having beautiful weather here in Lake Oswego! I spend my time sitting on the deck drinking a cold microbrew just for you and your buddies! Take care Anthony and as always, "watch your back". We miss you, we are, oh so proud of you and the entire 173rd Airborne Brigade. YOU GUYS ROCK! WE LOVE YOU! Take care, be safe, and I'll meet you in Vicenza! Love and miss you - Mom :o)


Name: Mindy
Email: mcoomer@mrtc.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 11:58:10 PM

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Spc. Phillip Hatton...Hey buddy, do you think I've forgotten ya?? As usual it's been crazy here. Everyone who has ever told me that having 2 kids is really no different than having one lied to me! One little word of advice from your big sis...NEVER believe them! They just want to sit back and laugh, trust me. We are still fighting off the funk here. Syd is the latest to catch the disease. She ran a fever 3 days last week. She had an ear infection and tonsillitis. Dr. N gave her some antibiotics and she is much better now. I'm just hoping that it is all over for a few months at least. When we took her to the dr. Friday, we also got Austin's shots. He did ok, just ran a low grade fever Saturday. Dad came up on your Harley a few days ago and I wish you could have seen Austin's face light up! He just couldn't wait to get his hands on it. I let him sit on it for a few minutes and he loved it. He screamed and kicked the whole time. He is going to be a handful I'm afraid. He never stops...ever! He is on his hands and knees now rocking back and forth... just winding himself up for the big day when he can get coordinated enough to take off. He gets where he wants to go right now by just rolling and pulling himself. But, when he gets everything down just right and can really crawl, heaven help me! Yesterday it finally stopped raining and warmed up enough that we could go outside and play. You should have seen Sydney. She was Sassy and used one of my flower beds (that has no flowers growing in it, you know me) to bury her bones. Lets see...not only did she bury doggie biscuits shaped like bones, she buried 2 ears of corn, tiny little apples that had fell off the tree, bread, and I think some cheese. It was hard to tell with all of the black dirt covering it. She was filthly let me tell ya. She told mom that it was just so much fun she had to keep digging. I thought I'd never get her clean last night. She was so mad this morning when she went outside and discovered that her dog Otis had uncovered all of it and ate the dog biscuits. Today we set up under the apple trees and played. We hung the hammock swing for me and her to share, hung out Austin's little swing, spead out a blanket, and set up her Barbie tent. She had so much fun. We even made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and had a picnic. I'm glad school is finally out and I'm home for the summer. We all miss you so much. You would be so proud to see all of the flags lining Main Street. I know mom has told you all about them and why they are there. We can't wait until you get home and can take yours down!! Even though I've been terrible about writing, know that I'm thinking of you every day. Every time I look at one of my kids I see some part of you...whether it's Syd that acts just like you did when you were a kid, or Austin that looks just like you when you were a baby. Sydney and I were talking the other night and she asked me if I knew who she missed the most. Her answer was Uncle Phillip. She can't wait to see you. I have some pictures I'll be sending in this letter I've been meaning to mail for days now. Just know that I miss you like crazy and I am so proud of you!! Take care of yourself and hurry up and get your scrawny little ass home so I can kick it! I love you. Your Big Sister :)


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 10:55:27 PM

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To RACHEL "Doc", This is Spc. Meza's Ex-wife. I would like you to keep your opinions and yourself out of, and far away from my son. He is of no concern to you. The fact that you are the latest in a long line of those who my ex husband has slept with does not make you eligable to make comments on MY son. You know nothing of anything in his life. He tells everyone he loves them (even his Barber!), and you know why? It's called good parenting..and I can tell you Meza had very little to do with his rearing. He has even less to do with him nowadays. In fact you may ask him youself if he did or did not ask for his parental rights to be severed when we discussed custody prior to my filing for divorce. He did. Then you may ask when the last time he saw his son was. My husband and I try hard to keep the connection between them alive, but I am sad to report it is Meza who has done this to himself. With that said I want you to refrain from speaking of my son in the future, and be asured you will no longer have contact with him so keep your cynical heart. Meza is always welcome to contact his son, but you may see your way to where you belong...out of the picture. Thank you for your time.~~~~~~~~Mrs. Wendy Damman-Bednar~~~~~~~~~~


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Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 10:49:52 PM

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Check out Operation Peninsula Strike on a Google.com news search. It may have involved the 173rd.


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Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 10:49:18 PM

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Check out Operation Peninula Strike on a Google.com news search. It may have involved the 173rd.


Name: Regina Brzak
Email: brzak615@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 10:30:52 PM

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SFC Scott Brzak, K and I miss you so much. We are very proud of you and your soldiers. Keep up the good work, and make us proud. I love you forever. R


Name: jean jones
Email: smbgjj@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 10:23:44 PM

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ssg carl jones we love you be safe keep your guard up ok love mom we hope you and all your troop is safe and well be careful we are all fine here but chelsea broke her hand she really misses you mom is doing well and is worried about you we love you and are proud of you and all of the troops that are there love all of us


Name: jean jones
Email: smbgjj@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 10:19:36 PM

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ssg carl jones we love you be safe keep your guard up ok love mom


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Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 09:36:24 PM

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Name: Jackie Garcia
Email: COUGARKAT86@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 09:36:11 PM

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Carl Ray Jones We all miss you and love you very much see you soon Love your sis Jackie


Name: Jackie Garcia
Email: COUGARKAT86@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 09:35:59 PM

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Carl Ray Jones We all miss you and love you very much see you soon Love your sis Jackie


Name: Jackie Garcia
Email: COUGARKAT86@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 09:35:46 PM

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Carl Ray Jones We all miss you and love you very much see you soon Love your sis Jackie


Name: Jackie Garcia
Email: COUGARKAT86@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 09:35:33 PM

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Carl Ray Jones We all miss you and love you very much see you soon Love your sis Jackie


Name: Jackie Garcia
Email: COUGARKAT86@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 09:35:20 PM

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Carl Ray Jones We all miss you and love you very much see you soon Love your sis Jackie


Name: Jackie Garcia
Email: COUGARKAT86@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 09:35:08 PM

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Carl Ray Jones We all miss you and love you very much see you soon Love your sis Jackie


Name: Jackie Garcia
Email: COUGARKAT86@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 09:34:55 PM

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Carl Ray Jones We all miss you and love you very much see you soon Love your sis Jackie


Name: Brandi Hatton
Email: brandi_worley@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 08:46:55 PM

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SPC Phillip Hatton...3rd PLT B/2nd-503...Hey baby, I hope you're doing okay. I feel like crap right now. I have been sick for 4 days now with an upper respitory infection. Yeah, it really sucks. I went to the doctor yesterday and got some medicine, but it's not helping just yet. I talked to my grandma worley today, and I am going up to Ohio this weekend to see them. I haven't seem them since last summer, so hopefully it will be a good visit. I tried to get ahold of my father, but you know how that is. I got an email yesterday saying that you guys wouldn't be back in August. That REALLY sucks, but hopefully things will change in the next two months or so. I don't know how I am going to go much longer without you, it's really hard baby. When this is all over, and you get to come home, we are going to throw the biggest "welcome home" party. Not to mention, one of our own, just me and you!!! Your mother and I are going to Winchester tomorrow to get you some more goodies to send out. Your sunglasses are on there way, so hopefully you will get them soon. Well sweetheart, I hope to hear from you soon. I love you, and pray for you everyday. Love, your wife


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 07:45:23 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; Able co. 3rd PLT 2/503D; I sent the package of boardgames and DVDs out today. I'll send more when I get a chance. Let me know if there is anything else you need. I love you...Love Always - Mom


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 07:34:10 PM

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This message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI,hi honey, how are you doing?just thought id let you know that we are all praying for your safety. keep up the wonderful job, honey it will be over soon. read alot of times when your coming home, just remember that you and the 173rd have so much support. we are so proud of you, miss you so much, everyone is trying so hard to be strong for you guys.and the mail will still keep coming. tried to call lucy today, i think she was at wrk. sent packages off yesterday, you should get them next week. everyone here says hello and their hearts are with you. GO 173rd, love mom


Name: M J Shannon
Email: mshannon@houston.rr.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 06:20:32 PM

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Sgt. Andrew Shannon, How is it going? Erica went to a meeting about getting into PA school she found out that she has to have anatomy and physiology before she can apply and she wasn't going to take those until this year so I guess that put's PA school off another year. Dad is still on the hunt for a job. We are all fine I won at tennis this morning I wish you were here to play with we could enter some mixed doubles. Does Sara play if not maybe she and Erica can take lessons together. Then you and Sara could challenge Erica and Mark and Dad and I can laugh and keep score! Love you bunches stay safe watch your back! MOM


Name: Christa Harding
Email: charding@telenet.net
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 05:45:28 PM

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SGT Jason Harding - Genny sent me an e-mail to tell me you are going on a mission in southern Iraq. My prayers are with you always. I think of you always and you are always in my thoughts. Stay safe. We are proud of you and all of the 173rd. I am looking foward to your next call. Take care of each other. We all support you. Love you, Mom


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 04:05:00 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd.... Jarod, Just a note to say that I love you and miss you very much....hang in there and keep pushing. We are patiently waiting for your return..... Love you and miss you.....God Speed my Son.... Love Dad


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 02:04:10 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Hi Mike mio, l went this afternoon with a friend to buy a presentfor another friend's birthday and now l have to go to eat the pizza with my class and teachers.l'm very late so l'm going to write you short. l hope you're ok.I MISS YOU;I WANT YOU; I NEED YOU. TI AMO.Tanti bacini per il mio Mike dalla tua Susy per sempre.


Name: Rachel "Doc"
Email:
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 12:44:10 PM

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SPC Cesar Meza, 173rd CSC. Hey, sexy. Just a quick note to let you know I got your letter and "shopping list". The package is on it's way. Your mom and Roger were here this weekend. They went to the craft fair while I was at work. She is such a sweetie, and she loves and misses you a lot. Brandy invited me up for a country music festival this weekend, but I won't be able to make it, what with school and work and all. Have you been able to speak with your son? I sent your mom photos of you and little Cesar. Nobody can tell me that little boy doesn't love you. And hearing "I love you, Rachel" from that sweet little boy that one time, was such a balm to a cynical heart. I hope you get to speak with him soon. Please give my regards to the guys, tell Sierra that "Doc" says hi. I cannot wait to see you, whenever that may be. I will be here. Until then, keep your spirits high, and smile, sexy, you have a gorgeous one. Know you are loved, and missed by some very special people.


Name: molly24long@msn.com
Email: Molly Marie
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 12:42:24 PM

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PFC CALEB DIECKMAN C/1-508: Hey baby! I am so sorry that I have not written to you in such a long time. You must be extremely pissed that I haven't sent any Kool-Aid or chaw. I will soon, I promise. The money situation is getting kind of tight and I haven't even bought any groceries. So please do not be too mad! I love you and was hoping you would call. I was kind of getting used to those 1:30 a.m. calls you making. I don't know..but whenever you call that late you sound EXTREMELY sexy! Just what you wanted everybody else to hear, huh? I love you and will write you a letter tonight. I don't have a whole lot to say but I will talk about some of those ideas you popped into my head and tell you what I think. Love you baby...Molly


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Email:
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 12:30:11 PM

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I just want to say that i am upset about this all situation, all i can read and hear are different rumors every day... it seems like somebody every day suppose that it will take some other weeks or months to the day when the 173rd will be back, a my friend that knows an american man that work on base here in Vicenza told me that he said they will come back this month..... and today i read in the site that a person of the base here said that they will come back in December, where does this rumors start from??!?!? Cause they must start from somebody! All i i know is that nobody knows... and even if somebody would know something true how could we reckon it if everybody says some different..... I dont even want to talk about all the things that i heard about what these guys will do when they will come back: a lot of different stories! It would be great if the Army would take a decision quickly (or if they already know ((and i suppose so!)) they would finally tell us)even cause all the people that are waiting cant make any plans for the future months..... I am saing that i understand that if they are still there there must be a reason but i dont understand how is it possible that we cant get any idea on when they will be back..... I think that what i am saing is in the RIGHT of all the people that are waiting BUT FIRST OF ALL THE SOLDIERS OF THE 173RD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Elinory


Name:
Email:
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 12:21:39 PM

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About the December rumor, I personally think they put dates like that out there to keep their options open! It's going to be very hard for them to transport that many safly! For everyone i hope their home ASAP! My daughter really misses her Daddy!


Name: John and Mary Joan
Email: jganter@ups.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 10:55:25 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C COMP 1ST 508 173RD Airborne. Andy! What are you doing over there playing in the sand!!????!! You need to get back to Italy and then back home ASAP! We miss you here and I know that Sara misses you. It looks like Sara is keeping you entertained with more e-mails than anyone else in your group...but who's counting? Sara sounds like she would be a lot of fun. She would fit right in with our crazy group and I'll bet she could hold her own too. You know how hard it is to get a word in when the whole bunch is together. Well, I hope you get back to see us soon and get out of that "sandpile" over there. We'll have a party when you get here. Stay safe! Love, John and Mary Joan


Name: Traci Ferrell
Email: res1g4k8@verizon.net
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 10:47:43 AM

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To Dan Branstrator: Just dropping you aline to let you know your being thought of. Bethanie had her first soccer game. She played her little heart out. Were still trying to figure the sport out. Joe keeps forgetting they are only 9. Troy had his first baseball practice. 100 little ones trying to play catch. They were dropping like flies. Balls were going everywhere. He has practice every day this week. My babies are not babies any more. They are growing so fast, they will probably be as tall as me the next time you see them. The weather has been nice this week. I bought a camcorder off of ebay for $53.00. As soon as we get it I will make sure to record the kids playing so you can watch a game or two. Wouldn't want you to miss anything. I know oh joy. You can thank me in person. Be safe, Troy says he loves you, we are very proud of you and all the men and women serving our country.


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 10:19:34 AM

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TO Spc Fredrick Campbell C 1-508th Hey My Love hope you're doing good ,I'm headed to work now but before I wanted to tell you that I LOVE YOU HONEY BUN, you're my everything Fredrick and all I want is to have you here with me ASAP.I miss you very much and I think about you 24/7.take care Baby,I LOVE YOU AGAIN, Millie.


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 10:06:31 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE I love those days when I'm alone in the office!! I can really just sit on my beautiful bum doing nothing at all!! Bullshit, I'm always thinking about you! But I guess I can't call that WORK!! Last night when I was talking to you on the phone I was really thinking to POST MYSELF to the address I'm using to send you letters, but then love of mine if I have to pay for the weight of the package... well I'll have to use all the paychecks of an entire working year!!!! Don't say I'm chubby, just let's say I have flesh in the right places! Do I hurt you when you hug me??? NO WAY, so you should be happy for that, you see, I'm taking good care of you also in that way! Army should give me a reward for being so nice and caring with you!! Don't you reckon??? Right now I'm wondering about my parents, I've called them before and they were both at home. My mom has to go to a meeting tonight and I'm afraid that she will kick some asses! She doesn't like the people she's supposed to meet but she's doing that for a friend. I know that one day my dad will call me telling me:" hey girl, come back cause we have to go and get your mom out from jail!! She got caught cause she was kicking asses!!" I bet it's a family habit! Massimo, he's a police man, well, he used to call back home making fun of me at the phone, pretending to be someone else etc. One day I got so pissed off that I told him to fuck off, well, for the first time it wasn't him but one of his police friends! When this guy told him that I had told him to fuck off, Massimo laughed his ass off. But I wasn't!!! My dad got so mad at me!! I didn't have to do nothing else than apologise to this guy, but I was really chewing my tongue!!! I have to go now, I'll be back soon!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Serena
Email:
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 09:41:51 AM

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I thank EVERYBODY for sharing news on this site...I know that they're just rumours but, believe me, for people like me (almost 3 months without receiving letters or calls!) knowing something it's better than nothing!!! A big hug to the strongest people I've ever known...we have to fight our daily feelings war!


Name:
Email:
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 09:08:33 AM

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To Daphne: (DECEMBER RUMOR) The rumor of the 173rd. going home in December, came straight from Vencenza, Italy. That was the word I got from a friend on post stationed there. They are telling our soldiers December now to eliminate any further dissappointment. It is possible they will be home sooner, however, it is better for them to know it may be as long as December. Hopefully and God willing, they will all be able to go home soon. My son is there, and no one wants their safe return any more than I do! With every second they are still there, my heart breaks a little more. Therefore, before you start publicly chewing people out, you may want to gather your facts!!! We are all very aware of the job our Soldier's have to do, whether we like it or not. And no one supports these Soldier's any more than my Son's family. To anyone reading this, God bless to all of the Troops and their families. Let's keep the letters and packages moving to our loved ones. Mail call means everything to them.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 09:04:04 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Beautiful love of mine, I've forgot to tell you that I'm proud of you!!! CONGRATULATION for the promotion!!!! Last night I was overwhelmed with emotions and instead of being happy for you I start questioning you!! I can really be a pain in the ass!!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!! PS: There are things that are better be left unsaid, but I want to scream out to the world that I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MORE&MORE&MORE every single second that passes! Have a nice day Irish!


Name: Genny Lanza
Email: genny.lanza@yahoo.it
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 07:44:36 AM

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SGT. JASON HARDING. Ciao Piccolino! I hope you're ok. I hope to talk to you very soon and for a little bit more. I love you. Genny


Name: LUCIA
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 07:15:52 AM

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..SGT SHELTON CHRISTOPHER....2/503 ! CIAO CHRIS...WHAT'S UP?....MI MANCHI ! PLEASE FATTI SENTIRE CAUSE I'M VERY SAD! I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT U AND THE OTHERS WILL BE HERE FOR DECEMBER ! I REALLY HOPE IN AUGUST ! dobbiamo andare a JESOLO ANCHE QUEST'ANNO ...OK? TAKE CARE AND KISSES.....! I DON'T WANT TO MAKE U BORING WITH MY STUPIDS PROBLEM ...u alredy have YOURS ! RICORDATI CHE TI VOGLIO TANTO BENE....E RITORNA PRESTO ! ti penso sempre ! Tvb! Lucy


Name: daphne
Email: daphnesmith29@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 07:10:57 AM

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i just wanted to say to all that the 173rd is doing a great job and i know alot of stories are going around as to when they will be home i want my brother home just as bad as every one else but people you cant just keep doing this to your selves and each other the guys will be home when they get here i have heard aug was the lastest now you say dec where do you get the info we talk to my brother weekly and he has never said dec so please keep when they will be home to your selves cause these replies are breaking down some people this is not fair to some people just know they are doing a job and will be home soon enough these rumors need to stop and this is all they are till our 173rd gets home thanks and think about this


Name: daphne
Email: daphnesmith29@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 07:02:39 AM

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i just wanted to say happy birthday to my friend mary's son paul huser whose birthday was yesterday and happy birthday to my brother carl chandler aka(cj)we love and miss you god bless our troops love daphne


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail. com
Date: Tuesday June 10, 2003
Time: 02:44:41 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Love of my life, THANK YOU for having called last night! I needed to hear your voice so badly!! You really made my night! After my long cry (Eu was watching me wondering what was going on)I was able to reach the bed and fall asleep as a baby!!! You called me at midnight, so am I your Cinderella? I can't wait to hear the tape, hopefully it will arrive sooner than you, but you never know with the Italian post!!! I do also hope the things you said about staying there longer won't become reality, otherwhile I will really have to kick some asses in Washington!!! You know the way I am! I should be thinking and counting at least to 1 million before acting, but it is not always so easy to do, especially when you are in the matter!!!! I LOVE YOU MORE & MORE every day!!! YOU ARE MY LIFE; MY EVERYTHING!!!!( Ben Harper is not so stupid then!!!) I'll see what I can do to get the package to you, but this will serve you as a lesson for the future LEARN FUCKING ITALIAN!!!!! I LOVE YOU MY BABY ANGEL!!!! I'll be back later, too many indiscrete ears are listening to my fingers taping on the key board!!


Name: Ashley Andrews
Email: a.p.andrews@tcu.edu
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 11:18:46 PM

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ATTN: JEFF KUPISCH 2/503 Hey babe. I just got back from my night class and figured I would say hello for the day. Nothing really exciting happened today. I'm contemplating whether or not to call Caitlin yet and let her know how much she hurt my feelings. But all three of them are still together at her house and I'm not sure if I want to cause a huge stink yet. They called me last night and I never called them back. I haven't had drama like this in such a long time. I know you don't know the whole situation and probably don't want to hear me complain, I just needed to get it off my chest. I called Julie and told her but she doesn't know these girls either, she just agreed that what they had done was wrong. I also called my friend Ashley (my roommate next year), who knows the situation perfectly well because they do the same thing to her, but she just told me I had a right to be upset with them and then hurried to get off the phone. So you're the next person to tell. I just feel like I've lost major portion of my close friends, which also affects my social life since I always go out with them during the school year. I don't mean to dampen your mood, but you always want to know whats happening in my life, and this is whats happening. Thanks for listening (reading), even though you can't give me any advice I feel better knowing that you read these messages and would give me advice if you could. I bet you might tell me to tell them to f**k off. Haha. That makes me laugh imagining you saying that. talk to you tomorrow. Love always - ash


Name: Amy Jo
Email: amyjojo88@cs.com
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 10:45:20 PM

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To: Jeff Kupisch Hey Jeff!!! Just wanted to drop you note saying how proud I am of you!!! You rock!!! I love ya cuz!!! We're praying for you and everyone else over there. E-mail me if you get the chance. I know mom and Christian would love to hear from you. Again, I'm so proud of you!!! Love ya lots!!! <3 Amy


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 10:28:09 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS--CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey sweetheart! How has your day been? I know it's the middle of the night for you now...hopefully I will hear from you soon.. today Brady came over and we went to eat and stuff. I have a few more things to get for your care package and then I am sending it out, I promise! It is just hard to get all the stuff between work and everything. Well, I just wanted to say goodnight to you. I love you and I am thinking about you all the time! I miss you sooo sooo sooo much! love, stephanie


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Email:
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 10:13:58 PM

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Renae Mahrer rmahrer@trib.com PFC Bradley Mahrer,173rd, 2nd PLT, C/2-503d Hope to hear from you soon and that everything is O.K. regarding your new adventure on Sunday. Grandpa called last night and said he got your letter. B. Lupien is going back in for 2 years, will be in Alabama and then back home. He hopes to maybe run into you someplace. Hope you got the last package before you left, please call or write we miss you.Hope you get this. Love, Mom


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 07:22:49 PM

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PFC Chad Henman Able Co. 3rd PLT 2/503D; I went shopping this weekend and found a few board games and DVD's I thought you might like. I'll get them in the mail as soon as possible. Michelle is going to be sending some also. I sure miss you, son. Take care of yourself, and remember how much I love you. Love Always - Mom


Name: The Hinton's and Family
Email: tekkimom@yahoo.com
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 07:20:21 PM

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to: PFC Hinton, Gavin M., A Co, 1/508th, 3rd Plt, 173rd - HAPPY BIRTHDAY GAVIN! Wow, 22, and partying hearty in Iraq. At least you aren't in basic like last year. HA HA It was great talking to you so that we could wish you a Happy BD. You sound great and we're glad that all of you are doing well. Another care package is on the way with your requests. I hope all of you are enjoying what we can get out to you. I hear the mail is running smoother these days. Thank the almighty and the Army. I asked some of your friend to remember your birthday. I plan to get another letter out soon. Hang tough, you're almost home. We are doing fine and think about you often. We love you and are so PROUD of you and the "Herd". To all of our heroes, YOU ARE NUMBER ONE!!!!! Love and Hugs (even if showers are scarce) MOM


Name: Mom
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 06:31:54 PM

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SPC PHILLIP HATTON ~ 3rd PLT, B2/503RD ~ Hey Phillip...... Just in case you need reminding, I love you! Sent you a package today with a gift from Aunt Deb and Uncle Eric. And another phone card. Brandi and I are getting another package ready to send, so WATCH OUT!!!! Miss you Bud. But just know that we're all going to survive this and we will all come out much closer, more appreciate of each other and will cherish every moment together. Hang tough. It's always darkest before the dawn! Remember that!!! Much Love and SO PROUD! "MOM"


Name: B.
Email:
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 04:21:56 PM

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To SSG Jay Levy B Co. 1/508 Miss u a bunch!!! Take care and stay out of troubles... XXX


Name: Elissa
Email: elissa.m.lonsdale@us.army.mil
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 02:43:25 PM

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To my FELLOW MEDICS OF THE 501ST FSC, I'm so proud of you guys! I tried to get out of school in the beginning to join you guys but the CG would'nt have it. Well, I have two weeks left of BNCOC and then I'll be there with you. I've heard that I'm on a manifest for the begining of July. Don't be mad when I get over there and I"m all fresh faced and clean! But I will be so glad to be with the ones I've trained with for the last year and a half. Well, take care and see you in a little while. Be Safe! DRINK WATER!!! PS. OUR MOTTO IN BNCOC IS: BE THE STANDARD, KNOW THE STANDARD, DO THE DAMN THING! TAKE CARE!!! Sgt Lonsdale


Name: Elissa
Email: elissa.m.lonsdale@us.army.mil
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 02:29:42 PM

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TO my fiance SSG William A. Robinson, 74th LRSD. Baby, I love you. I recieved your tape and camera today. As soon as possible I will have them developed and send the pictures to you. Well, two more weeks of my school and then I will be joining you there. I can't wait to see you. Even if you are all dirty:) I hope the rumor of December is false, but at least I will be in the same place as you. I am constantly praying for you and the BDE. I hope you are getting these messages. I love you so much. Talk to you when you can call again. Be safe and DRINK WATER!!!! love you, Elissa


Name: Mom
Email:
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 02:01:07 PM

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SSgt Jasan Weaver - Just wanted to say hello and tell you that we miss you but understand. We are so very proud of you and your fellow soldiers. Keep up the good work. Remember to keep your head and your spirits high. Haven't heard anything from your sister. Hope she is well also. Last I talked with her I told her to tell you Hi if she ran into you. If you see Eric, tell him that we said Hi and hope he is doing well. Keep each other safe and come home to your families as soon as possible. We are thinking of you often and you are in your prayers always. I have decided to take you advice that you gave me in your Mother's day letter, but just remember that if you all do not do as you stated you would I will come back and haunt you! and it won't be pretty!!!! Love Mom


Name: LUCIA BEGGIORA
Email: darkgirl81@yahoo.it
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 01:39:22 PM

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HI TO EVERYBODY! MY BOYFRIEND HAS JUST CALLED ME. HE'S IN THE 1/508th,ALPHA COMPANY. HE TOLD ME THAT EVERYTHING IS GOOD OVER THERE EVEN IF IS SOOOOO HOT! HE ALSO SAID THAT SOMEBODY SAYS THEY'RE COMING BACK IN JULY...OTHERS SAYS IN AUGUST..NOBODY KNOWS! ANYWAY I'M SURE EVERYTHING WILL BE OK! LUCIA


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 01:28:23 PM

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ATTN: JEFFREY KUPISCH - 2/503 MORTAR - Sorry I didn't get your volleyball set off to you & the guys this weekend. I accidently left it at work. I would really like to hear from you if you ever get near a phone. PLEASE CALL HOME! wE MISS YOU VERY MUCH & LOVE YOU! Dinah says her dad, Ben is still up there w/ the 173rd, so keep your eyes open for him. Lisa bought Jason Phish tickets & is flying there to go with him to the concert! LUnch time - gotta go! you're still my F. B. B. !!!! Love, Mom


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 01:06:39 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Ciaooo Mike mio, domani finisce la scuola... finalmente!!! Eppure sono triste, l'unica cosa che vorrei è che tu ritornassi presto, I NEED YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING!! Domani vado a mangiare la pizza con i miei compagni e anche con alcuni professori, non capisco perchè debbano venire anche i professori!! Comunque conto di divertirmi anche perchè per un bel po' non li rivedrò più, (questo sì che mi rallegra un po')!! Spero tu possa ricevere presto la mia lettera, mi risponderai subito vero? Che domande, certo che sì!! MI MANCHI! TI AMO... 100000000000000000000000000000000 e più baci al mio bello, buono, bravo Mike, la tua Susy! sn cn t sempre!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 01:05:45 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Ciaooo Mike mio, domani finisce la scuola... finalmente!!! Eppure sono triste, l'unica cosa che vorrei è che tu ritornassi presto, I NEED YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING!! Domani vado a mangiare la pizza con i miei compagni e anche con alcuni professori, non capisco perchè debbano venire anche i professori!! Comunque conto di divertirmi anche perchè per un bel po' non li rivedrò più, (questo sì che mi rallegra un po')!! Spero tu possa ricevere presto la mia lettera, mi risponderai subito vero? Che domande, certo che sì!! MI MANCHI! TI AMO... 100000000000000000000000000000000 e più baci al mio bello, buono, bravo Mike, la tua Susy! sn cn t sempre!!


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Email:
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 12:46:34 PM

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My husband called last night and he said that the latest that they're talking of being there as of now is October...Hope it's sooner. I think the December rumor is exactly that, a rumor, as of right now at least...So let's all keep our spirits high!


Name: gigia
Email: gigia.pommy@libero.it
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 12:46:13 PM

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for angelo rodriguez. ciao thank for your e.mail, i'm so happy. i want to let you know taht i love you so much! come back soon to me my sweet baby. ciao ciao gigia


Name: Annmarie
Email: Distantlove526@aol.com
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 12:24:41 PM

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PFC BRANDON KYLE MANN!!! HEY SOLDIER!! I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I MISS YOU SO MUCH AND I LOVE YOU EVEN MORE!! YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS EVERY NIGHT AND ON MY MIND EVERY MORNING. THROUGHOUT THE DAY, I THINK ABOUT YOU AND SMILE, AND CRY TOO SOMETIMES. I KNOW THAT YOU ARE DOING WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AND WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO BUT I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO GET BACK HOME. I LOVE YOU BABY!!!! *~HUGS AND KISSES TO YOU, FOR YOU~*


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 12:20:55 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd.... Jarod, Just a note to say hello. Hope all is well there....Allie is here with me now and will be for the remainder of this week. We had an exciting flight on the way down,we will explain later, just helped to subdue a mentally handicapped passenger who was very anxious about flying....he was 39 and a hefty 260 or more.....was sad that he was placed on there alone to fly.....I had to set with him and hold him down and keep him calm....what an experience...... We are all getting prepared for the long haul....we know not to listen to the rumors but they seem to be more fact lately than rumor. You concentrate on staying safe, keeping your mental and emotional state strong, and we will take care of everything else. Even if it is a few more months, this will be over some day and you and the others will be home safe!! I know that it must be tough......just always remember that you are loved and missed by so many! You have everything in the world to keep pushing for. So hang in there!!! Always remember to keep praying...remember Psalms 41....As the Deer pants for the water so my soul longs after you!!.....You are in God'd hands!! I love you my son and am so very proud....just think you want to persue a career in law enforcement....boy are you getting some on the job training now.... Love you and miss you much....if you need anything, just let us know....It has been 2 week now since we have heard from you but we understand that you must be busy.......Hang in there and we will see you soon!! Love you always, God Speed my Son! Dad


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 11:16:46 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP, 1ST 408 173RD AIRBORNE Let's see if this time my English will be better than this morning!!It's almost time to close everything here and go back home! My head is spinning so fast that it feels like being on a rollercoster!!! Cool, I even didn't have to pay the ticket to get on it!! And it has been going on all day!! Am I lucky??? What more can I tell you?? I can't wait to go back and jump in the shower, NO WAY I don't stink, I'm just a bit STICKY!!!! Eu is always watching my back when I'm taking a shower, he sits on the carpet and makes sure anybody enters the room ( he still hasn't understood that there is just the two of us back home). A very nice and furry body guard, I only have to be careful when I walk cause he's not that big!!! Not at all to be honest!! Last night we broke the ash tray, he was trying to impress my with a TARZAN STYLE JUMP, from the couch to the little table we have in the living room... well... he's not so good yet!!!He put one of his little paws in thew ash tray breaking it and cutting my feet!! What a couple eh??? I bet you'd better come back soon love of mine!!! I can't really wait to see you again and be able to spend all the days with you (pretty sure that I'll be getting pissed off at you in a sec after few days you'll be back!)But that's the way I am and that's why you love me!!! YOU ARE MY BABY ANGEL!!!!! I LOVE YOU IRISH!!! PS: EU is red hair, he's matching with you!!!! What a choice!!! COME BACK SOON!!!!


Name: Laura
Email: mariannazoso@tiscali.it
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 11:12:41 AM

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This message is for Nino Armandez. Ciao Nino, I'm Laura from Vicenza (do you remember?). I don't manage to contact Jeremy and I pray you to answer me if you read this message. How are you there??? When you will come back in Vicenza??? Can you say to Jeremy that I always think him. You can write me in my Email Address (mariannazoso@tiscali.it). Ciao *LAURA*


Name: XXX
Email:
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 10:59:32 AM

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Whoever posted the note on Saturday June 7, 2003 At 11:08:44 p.m., please fill me in on what you were talking about with a 1st. Sgt. of Bravo 1/508. Is there an article on this black marketing scenario that was going on? Please reply ASAP!


Name: Dani Stablier
Email: dani57@cox.net
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 10:38:10 AM

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Whoever posted the note asking when the 173rd. was expecting to return home, the latest we have heard is December. Terrible isn't it.


Name: Anna
Email:
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 07:18:49 AM

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To Mike Ramirez, mortars hhc Hey honey, what's up there?Did you get my letters? I'm good, here is so hot!! Every moment I think about you,I miss you!!! I hope you will able to come home soon!!!I love you, anna


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 06:26:34 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Almost time for lunch break, I'll be going back home to see if our kitty cat has been doing his best to destroy our place!!! Hopefully I'll find him asleep somewhere, maybe in your boots, he loves them!! YOoou see, they are a perfect match of colours!! Red and green!! When they say "To be in someone else shoes" I bet they have Eu in mynid! I'll be talking to you later. I LOVE YOU MY PRICELESS LOVE!!!!!!


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 03:28:11 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning my beautiful love!!!! Another monday has started! And it is a hot one too!!!! If they will pay intelligent people, this morning I won't even get half a penny!! I put on this t-shirt that is probably weighting a kilo!!!! Gees, I'm so hot! Let's put oin this way, I'm having my private sauna all day long!! I've posted a LONG letter this morning, 6 pages. It will take you some time to read it!! I'll be back soon, I hera steps getting closer, my boss!! I love u


Name: Kathy Linderman
Email: leftylindy@aol.com
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 12:05:27 AM

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This is for Robert Linderman 2/503rd. Hi Bub, how are you? We are all fine. We have had some real hot weather for the last few days, but it is supposed to cool down now. I am sending you a box with some birthday stuff in it. I hope you can use them. We think about you all the time and try to hear stuff about you guys. I hope you can come home soon, I miss you.I love you, Mom


Name: Kathy Linderman
Email:
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 12:02:49 AM

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Name: Kathy Linderman
Email: leftylindy@aol.com
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 12:02:13 AM

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Name: Kathy Linderman
Email:
Date: Monday June 09, 2003
Time: 12:02:01 AM

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Name: Ashley Andrews
Email: a.p.andrews@tcu.edu
Date: Sunday June 08, 2003
Time: 11:50:30 PM

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ATTN: JEFF KUPISCH 2/503 Hi! Happy Sunday! I didn't have to work today so it was an awesome day. I was pretty lazy and laid on the couch for most of the morning, then I got my oil changed. I also did my homework and went swimming. I was kind of pissed off though because my so called friends, one of them being Caitlin, who you've heard me talk about before and 2 other girls all hung out together all day today, and didn't call to ask me to join in until 7:30 tonight. I even called Caitlin last night and asked her to let me know what their plans were so I could come. So I feel pretty left out. I'm not going to call Caitlin though til I'm not so pissed off at her, cause right now I would just go off on her. So my dad went off to London and left all of his pants at home. So he called today and we have to overnight them to him tomorrow. SO tonight I went grocery shopping since my parents left me with no food. I went to the Randall's that has the starbucksin it that I work at. So I know most of the guys that work their but their almost all in highschool or have just graduated. They are really funny cause there are two or three of them that flirt with me. Then tonight one of them asked me how old I was and i told him 20 and he was like wow you're that old. That made me laugh, then he asked me if I was going to turn him in for sexual harassment. I feel Mrs. Robinson or something. I guess its always good to know that the young ones are attracted to you. Well have a great day or night, whichever it is when you read this. Be careful. If you don't have my cell phone number to call me I'm going to send it in my next package. I would post it but I don't want to broadcast my number to the world. Love - Ash


Name: Becky
Email: oldbethany@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 08, 2003
Time: 10:36:39 PM

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SPC Phillip Hatton, Hey Phillip! I talked to Mom today and she said that she and Marge are getting a care package out to you tomorrow. That makes me feel very good. They were also getting some pictures ready to send to you. Look out! With those girls you never can tell. As I've mentioned in my letters, I have previously not been able to post you a message. If this one doesn't go through, I'm giving up on this computer and will start sending you some from Mindy's. I think I lost another two pounds. I am going to wait and see what I weigh in at tomorrow, just to be sure. If I have only 83lbs left to go. Ha! Maybe I can get a breast reduction and shed a quick 8 or 10 lbs. That could work. Or I could always puke by the tree in the yard like old times...while you standby...eating a dilly bar. I guess Dad and I are gonna go to the track and walk again tomorrow. The forecast calls for rain every day this week. Jeremy moved down to Morehead for the next month or so to go to summer classes. I wish there were more exciting things to report. However, the highlight of my summer break so far has been "The Golden Girls: Their Greatest Moments" special on Lifetime. No parties. No wild free for alls or all night movie extravaganzas. Just work and house cleaning and cat fancy. Me and Mr. Wendell and Mittens are holding the fort down. I sure wish you were here. Things really suck here without you. I don't even get pleasure from the simple things in life that we really used to enjoy, throwing pop bottles at road signs, sneaking beer out of Wendy's fridge, making fun of aunt darlene. Where did the fun go? I miss you and think about you all the time. Hope you get this. Love, Old Rooter!


Name: mom & dad
Email: jmhuser@charter.net
Date: Sunday June 08, 2003
Time: 09:53:15 PM

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Paul Huser C. Company 1/508 I JUST WANT TO WISH YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUNE 9 along with many others this will be a birthday you will not likely forget. just remember we all love you and want you back safe & sound.. Love & kisses & hugs Mom & Dad


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 08, 2003
Time: 09:26:11 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey sweetie! How are you doing? I just got back from getting you bunches of goodies! You better be excited when you get them b/c I was excited buying them! I have to go tomorrow and get you sunflower seeds and gum so I may send off a small box the next day and go ahead and mail you off the bigger box tomorrow. I miss you..I hope you are doing good. Please be safe. I love you! love, stephanie


Name:
Email:
Date: Sunday June 08, 2003
Time: 08:30:34 PM

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Has anyone heard anything about the 173rd coming home anytime soon? Just wondering.


Name: M J Shannon
Email: mshannon@houston.rr.com
Date: Sunday June 08, 2003
Time: 04:58:58 PM

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Sgt. Shannon, Andrew, Well I'm just sitting hear about to complain about the heat and feeling terribly guilty because it must be so much worse over there. So I will keep my complaints quiet. Sara e-mailed the other day - with every message I love that girl more - she is hilarious. I hope you deserve her. Just kidding! She cleaned out your car. I figure if she can survive that she must be a keeper. We all miss you so much I wish you would write more often. I know I could be better too. I promise to do better. Love Mom


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 08, 2003
Time: 03:11:06 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey babe...how are you doing? I just wanted to write you to say hey b/c I haven't posted you a message today. I hope you are ok...I haven't heard anything from you in awhile. I went to riverbend lastnight..it was pretty fun. Philip Edmondson told me to tell you he said hey next time I talked to you. I hope to talk to you soon! I love you and I miss you....love, stephanie


Name: SAL BROES JR . the father of a sold
Email: salbroes@aol.com
Date: Sunday June 08, 2003
Time: 03:05:09 PM

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i am the father of 1MAN over in iraq. i am 50 years old in my life i have seen many things . lets face what has gone on. we ran across iraq . spent billions of dollars lost lives .we though that we did agreat thing.all they did is droped thair uniforms and left the just so we though they gave up. they just walked off and put on civilian clothes . then we sent billions of dollers of food they have not had this much food and stuff for years. then they are coming back out of the woodwork . they got strong on our stuff and know they are back .we brough most of our men and ladies back home. left just a few to clean up . we made heroes out a few men and ladies fuck that they all are. eather bring all home or send all back and finish this bull shit! you can't win a fight by letting them up and fighting over . GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU BUT WE NEED MORE THAN JUST GOD GOD gave his son too save the world ! look where it is know!i'am not man enough to give mine.


Name: FRANNY-->to My Jess
Email:
Date: Sunday June 08, 2003
Time: 01:41:41 PM

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Hey love of my life!So happy you called I was kinda sad!I miss you and all i want is to have you back soon.Since you said you went on internet maybe you will be able to come in this site and read some of the messages posted for you guys,and understand how many people care and love you for the job you are doing.Keep it up!You will be home soon with me I LOVE YOU!YOU ARE MY EVERITHING!Your songs are leaving tuesday hope you will like em


Name: Kelli
Email: kdlad@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 08, 2003
Time: 01:38:31 PM

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To Capt. ben Wright: Today is June 8th, and I just wanted to let you know that you are missed. Keep up the great work, and come home soon! Love to all of you... Kelli


Name: Julian Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Sunday June 08, 2003
Time: 12:29:27 PM

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For Sgt. Michael Grabski, A Co., 3rd Platoon, 2/503. Greetings Mike! It is Sunday morning hear and we slept in. Aunt Jan is here with us for a week. We drove over to Folsom to pick her up at her friend's house. There isn't much going on here. Aunt Jan sends her love and best wishes. Take care and let us know through Lucy if you are getting your packages. We love you and look forward to you getting out of there. Grandma and Grandpa


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday June 08, 2003
Time: 09:28:50 AM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Auguro un buonissimo giorno al mio Mike... Ieri alla fine mi sono abbastanza divertita alla festa di Anna ma sarebbe stato tutto più bello SE CI FOSSI STATO ANCHE TU!!! Fra un po' viene qua Lucia, così possiamo parlare di voi per un po'... BELLO BELLO!! Hey Mike mancano solo due giorni alla fine della scuola... e per il tuo ritorno?! Spero che siano pochi, altrimenti dovrò programmare un viaggetto per l'Iraq perchè HO TROPPA VOGLIA DI VEDERTI... MI MANCHI!!! TI PENSO sempre, sempre, sempre!! I'm looking forward to see you! TI AMO a lot, la tua Susy!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday June 08, 2003
Time: 09:28:27 AM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Auguro un buonissimo giorno al mio Mike... Ieri alla fine mi sono abbastanza divertita alla festa di Anna ma sarebbe stato tutto più bello SE CI FOSSI STATO ANCHE TU!!! Fra un po' viene qua Lucia, così possiamo parlare di voi per un po'... BELLO BELLO!! Hey Mike mancano solo due giorni alla fine della scuola... e per il tuo ritorno?! Spero che siano pochi, altrimenti dovrò programmare un viaggetto per l'Iraq perchè HO TROPPA VOGLIA DI VEDERTI... MI MANCHI!!! TI PENSO sempre, sempre, sempre!! I'm looking forward to see you! TI AMO a lot, la tua Susy!!


Name: Angel Voorheis
Email: vavoorheis84@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday June 08, 2003
Time: 05:56:18 AM

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SPC Phillip Hatton 3rd PLT, B2-503 Hey Phillip! I'm Aunt Bettie Lu's daughter. I just wanted to say hi and know our prayers are with you and all the men and women over there. My 12 year old son wrote a report about you for school entitled, Have You Heard of My Hero. Your Mom has a copy of it and we are waiting for his grade. Your Mom keeps us posted on you and your well being. Thank you Phillip for all you do for our freedom. Prayers, Angel


Name: Danny Melita
Email: dmelita@edisonmission.com
Date: Sunday June 08, 2003
Time: 05:51:07 AM

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This message is for Pvt. Dan Melita: Greetings from your family in London. It's Sunday morning and like every other morning we are wondering how you're doing out there. I was back in CT. a few days ago and saw your mom, Jimmy and Luke, in fact I saw the whole clan. Your spirit was with all of us and we can't wait to see you. I try to keep up with the 173rd any way I can. You guys have a lot to be proud of and your accomplishments aren't going unnoticed. Will see you soon....Godspeed.


Name: Ashley Andrews
Email: a.p.andrews@tcu.edu
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 11:36:08 PM

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ATTN: JEFF KUPISCH!!! Hey again. i forgot to tell you that its not the 76ers in the NBA finals its the new jersey nets. You can tell I'm really paying close attention to the series right? Anyway I'm sure you might already know that, but if you haven't heard the Nets won last night so now the series is tied 1-1. Oh, i know you don't have a lot of time, but if you get some and want to call me I keep my cell phone by my bed at night and with me at work. So i basically have it all the time. I know you need to keep your mom informed, but remember you have people in the Houston that really care about you and wonder how you're doing all the time, so if you get a chance call me. :o) Love always - Ash


Name: Ashley Andrews
Email: a.p.andrews@tcu.edu
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 11:22:32 PM

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ATTN: JEFF KUPISCH!!! 2/503 Hi! Sorry I haven't written in a couple of days. Thursday was a lame and boring day and friday I went from my job at Hanover to Starbucks until 8:30, and then on to Julie's boyfriends apartment for dinner. On thursday though I did see something that made me laugh. At 7:45 in morning I stopped at the Stop n Go by my office to get a snack to have later on in the day and this guy cut in front of me as I was walking up to the register to pay. So I wasn't mad or anything, but I looked to see what he was so in a hurry to buy, and what do you know, it was a 40 oz. bottle of Slitz Malt Liquor! That was the first time I had ever actually seen a bottle of slitz malt liquor, and it wasn't even 8 in the morning on a thursday. Last night (friday night) I had a good time. Julie's boyfriend cooked fajitas and then we played drinking games. It was me, Julie, her boyfriend, and his old roommate. My parents left for London today. So me and Jenny have the whole house to ourselves. Today I had to work at Starbucks for a little while and then i went and got my legs waxed from the knees down. WOW! That was horribly painful, and it didn't even get all of the hair of my legs! Then I found out later that it takes multiple times to get wax to remove all the hair. It was $25 too! What a rip off. It felt like they were pulling 5 layers of skin off my legs with every strip. So when I left, my legs were all spotted with red dots, and they still had baby hairs on them! The spots went away and I guess I'll keep shaving. I bought a set of nice big coffee mugs for my apartment today. I'm starting to get old. I'm shopping for household items and I get excited about them too. This is scary. I only have 2 more days at Starbucks, and then I'm out of the coffe business forever! I found out my cousin Pam is pregnant today. I know you don't know her, but she and her husband have been trying to have a baby for at at least 3 years and just now got pregnant. So its really a blessing, and we get to have another baby around soon! Ok well thats all I have for today. I'll write tomorrow when I take a break from all of the accounting homework I have to do. I miss you, stay safe! Love - Ash


Name: XXXX
Email:
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 11:08:44 PM

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Hey who is the 1sg. over Bravo 1/508th? How bad did he get it for black marketing the goods he sold to the troops? Wonder how quick they snagged him from his position..haha! What a proud family that must be right now! It's what you get for trying to rip of your soldiers!


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@al.coom
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 11:05:49 PM

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This message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI.Hi honey, how are you doing? we were thinking about you today, everyday, we hope things are alittle beter there, i know its hard, but we know youre strong. keep up the moral honey, i picked up the box;s of books yesterday, everyone is so proud and they sent their hearts. i read that the mail might get to you alittle faster, i sure hope so. miss you,cant wait for you to come home to italy.im senting everything off monday.keep safe honey .ill write in a couple of days, chrissy sent her love, boy she really misses her big brother, love you ,mom


Name: Aunt Cathie and Uncle Paul
Email: corra4@earthlink.net
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 10:33:16 PM

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To Capt. Ben Sangster Hi Ben, Only 4 wks and we will be visiting Janine! Wish you were there too. I told a 7th grader at our school about you. He is in the Jr. Air Patrol here in NJ and is interested in the military. Hope you are doing well. Stay safe. Love, Aunt Cathie and Uncle Paul


Name: Aunt Katheryn & Uncle John
Email: The-Lodge@email.msn.com
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 10:19:14 PM

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To: SGT. Michael Grabski --- Hi, How are you doing? We are pretty good. We went out on the boat today. We had great weather and had a lot of fun. The weather has been very warm for this time of year. Tomorrow we are in a couple's golf tournament. Hope you are doing as well as can be expected. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Aunt Katheryn & Uncle John


Name: Sgt. Clint Mack's Mom
Email: WGSLINDA@AOL.COM
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 09:24:56 PM

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Hi Son, I called Summer today and she told me that you were leaving to go South. I am so sorry. I thought by now we would have a date when you would be going back to Italy. You are in my Prayers and Thoughts all the time. She sounded good but of course concerned about you not being with her for this first pregnancy. I do feel for both of you, it is important to have that relationship together when all this is happening. Not much is new here. We are getting ready for the Family Reunion in August. Jim and I are still loosing weight (I hear you are to but not by choice and you really cannot afford to!) I sent Summer a package for the baby and some Maternity shirts for herself. Well son Keep the Faith and all this will be over soon. I love you dearly and my heart is with you in Iraq. Lots and Lots of Love, MOM


Name: Sgt. Clint Mack's Mom
Email: WGSLINDA
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 09:20:04 PM

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Name: Cynthia Bachman Fort
Email: cynthia912yahoo.com
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 07:12:35 PM

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Adam Espenhover-1/508th--Hi Adam, it was so great to hear from you last Saturday! Sent the CD player and a few CD's,batteries your way. Was in Ames for the past few days-spent yesterday with Ash. The friend I stayed with is an artist and lives in a beautiful area in a valley, cool house,you would love it,and back in the trees, couldn't even tell when it was raining out-it was so peaceful. Drove past your old apt. yesterday on Deleware St. That town is growing even faster now. Your dad has moved to his acreage too-he was hard to get ahold of last week, but he knows you called etc.. hope you continue to write. We will too. Saw more pictures of the 508th Bravo on the site--where are you hiding out? Get in the picture! Love you always hon, Mom


Name: Uncle Rene
Email: rene.hernandez@usarec.army.mil
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 06:38:34 PM

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Roberto Fernandez III Hey Rob How are You hope you all doing fine, I was just thinking of you i haven't spoken to you in a while everyone misses you very much Danny is always asking about you Alejandro is getting big his going to start school in a week I send you a letter a few pic of the kids and some cigarettes i understand you guys have a PX now i don't know if you get these Emails or not but if you don't i hope u read them when you get back ok papi take good care of yourself be careful Love Your Uncle Rene


Name: Amber
Email:
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 06:34:49 PM

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JASAN WEAVER, 1/508TH - You are in my prayers. I hope that everything is going as good as possible for you. I guess it's a little better since you get some hot food. Before you know it we will be together and you can have all the hot meals you want. It is soo humid here today that a hot meal is the last thing I want. I just don't understand how people still eat when it's so freakin hot! I will mail your cheetos this week but you didn't say if you like the soft or hard ones, so I'll send you both. And of course you'll get a log of copenhagen. If there is anything else I can do for you let me know. I'll do whatever I can for you. I miss you! So you have been writing your family that you miss me? That is interesting. Are all men like that? Never mind, they aren't. Take care of your sexy self. Know that I am in Love you with. You are always on my mind. I can hardly wait to be in your arms again. Thanks for being my hero! Love-your soon to be wife.


Name: Wally Dinse
Email: wdinse@northrock.bm
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 04:45:11 PM

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This message if for PFC Scott Dinse. Well, the game is over and the Cubs won. Clemens and Wood dueled for six solid innings before Torre made a critical mistake and took Clemens out, 1st pitch from the reliever and Karros lit him up for a three-run homer and the Cubs hung on to win 5 - 2. It was a great game both Clemens and Wood were throwing heat into the high-90s. Hope things are going well with you. Zach's birthday was today and Mom took him out on a shopping spree with all the cash he got. I am not sure which one likes to shop more, but it sounds like he got some nice stuff. They are going to Red Lobster tonight. Hope that you will find out soon when you are coming home, perhaps a trip to Bermuda will be in your future. Take care, Love Dad.


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 04:02:33 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR....hey Babydoll, I went and looked at that GTO...I sooo think it would be a good buy, but I didn't put anything like an offer on the table:) Proud of me??? Hehehe! Today we had to go to an sale at one of Tracy's friend's grandparents...if that makes sense! Tonight we are going to a festvile in Ottawa, and see if we can't run Cesar ragged! Hey by the way Spc. Baldwin in Germany said that what you and Meza sent her was not what she needed, so we're still needing the Consent form before orders can be cut. If you could please ask Sgt. Harold to see if there is a special or specific form they need. I am so sick of their crap, so I will just wait till it is done. I can't seem to get anything done when it comes to this sh*t, so I don't know what they want of me, and they keep losing the other paperwork. I yelled at her, and told her that each paper she gets should be treated like gold since it is not easy to keep getting paperwork when you're in IRAQ! I also informed them it is NOT your job to do their job when you're at war and their sitting in Garission!! Lazy bastards! Anyhow..I hope to hear from you again son. I love reading yor letters! Sara Graduates Basic 26 June, and I got a letter from her today. Everyone started laughing at mail call one night because someone had written a #3 in red finger nail polish...she laughed until she found out it was for her:) Hehehe Sorry I didn't have a red pen handy! She laughed and said it cost her a few push-ups, but she gets teased now about her "girly Mail." Hope they don't look in her box and yell at her for the underware I sent her! She can't wear those granny panties...she needed real underwear, so I sent her some. Afterall she's my girl, so I had to hook her up:) She says to tell you hello and to stay safe! We all love and miss you tons! Brad is graduating OSU this Friday, and he sent you some stuff, and will send more. He says hello too:) Funny how you've heard from Brad, but nothing from Vince this whole war?!?! Brad's a great guy! Keep him around! I love you whole bunchies babydoll!!~~~~~~~~Princess~~~~~~~~~~


Name: M J Shannon
Email: mshannon@houston.rr.com
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 03:46:08 PM

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Sgt. Andrew Shannon, Our internet has been down all so I've missed writing to you - sorry. Everything is fine Your Dad is on the hunt for a new job. The Oil business never changes just the jobs. The Ganter's are talking about having a reunion on July 11 no chance you'll be there I know but know we will all be thinking of you. We are going to Galveston no big deal. Hey Jana's getting married to that guy we met can you believe it? She is getting married at Queen of Peace on July 11. That's a friday I never heard of a wedding on a friday but maybe they are starting a trend. Let's see what other gossip do I have nothing really life is pretty boring here just a lot of work. Oh yea it looks like Don and Angela are back together that soap opera never ends details later. I love you much. Mom


Name: Bob Larsen
Email: larsen_bob51@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 12:24:03 PM

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TO: SPC Robert Larsen A CO 2/503rd June 7, 2003 Dear Son, mom got the 2nd letter you sent her, dated May 24th. Not a day goes by when we are not thinking about you, praying & watching the news. Sure miss you. Saw Bill West again (tile contractor). He said call him when you are out. Pray & be careful. We love you, Dad.


Name: gigia
Email: gigia.pommy@libero.it
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 12:18:08 PM

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ANGELO RODRIGUEZ: ciao amore mio, how are you? i can't wait to spend all the time with you and your love. you are everything i want and everything i need in my life. please come back soon to me, i miss you. be safe. my family say ciao. i love you so much my sweet baby, many kisses in your lips, ciao ciao your gigia


Name: Jody Saxton
Email: dolphin27502@aol.com
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 12:15:00 PM

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Hello SPC Phillip Hatton, Just a quick note to tell you thanks for the hard work. I met your mom on a Military Moms website and we have stayed in contact for over a year. My son is with the 4th ID and also in the "sandbox." Your Mom is very proud of you as are many Americans. Take care and be safe. Love, Jody Saxton


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 11:47:31 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS--CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508Th-- Hey sweetie! How are ya doing? I just woke up awhile ago...I'm about to go get you some goodies after I get ready. I still wish I could just call ya up and ask what ya want or need. I went and saw 2 fast 2 furious lastnight..it was way better than the first one. We will definately have to watch it together when you get back. Tonight is Riverbend so we may go up there..Martina McBride will be up there tonight. I really wanted to see her. Anyway, I will post you a message later today. I love you! Have a good evening! I miss you.....love, stephanie


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 11:37:32 AM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Hi Mike mio, come stai oggi? Stasera devo andare alla festa di Anna, non ne ho molta voglia... Preferirei restare a casa!! Ho speso tutto il pomeriggio per trovarle un regalo che le piacesse (visto che sono buona? HA HA!). MI MANCHI TERRIBILMENTE, ti vorrei qua ADESSO!! Lo so che manca sempre meno per rivederti ma sembra che il tempo non passi più!! TI AMO MIKE... sn cn t sempre! I send to you A LOOOOOOOOOTS OF KISSES WITH ALL MY LOVE... your Susy sempre!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 11:37:03 AM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Hi Mike mio, come stai oggi? Stasera devo andare alla festa di Anna, non ne ho molta voglia... Preferirei restare a casa!! Ho speso tutto il pomeriggio per trovarle un regalo che le piacesse (visto che sono buona? HA HA!). MI MANCHI TERRIBILMENTE, ti vorrei qua ADESSO!! Lo so che manca sempre meno per rivederti ma sembra che il tempo non passi più!! TI AMO MIKE... sn cn t sempre! I send to you A LOOOOOOOOOTS OF KISSES WITH ALL MY LOVE... your Susy sempre!!


Name: Mom
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 09:57:52 AM

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SPC PHILLIP HATTON ~ 3RD PLT-B CO/2nd-503 ~ Hey Phillip, just wanted you to know that we received your letter. That always creates much excitement among your family--you know how we are!! It's been read over the phone many times! I'm getting another package ready to send....enough for you and extras for you to pass around! And, the flags for our local boys serving in Iraq and Afghanistan line the streets here in town. There's 39 of them right now. It's a beautiful sight....and a constant reminder of the sacrifices you're making so they can "freely" fly in all their splendor! Gently flapping in the breeze....... when you come home, you'll be able to take yours down and keep it. In the meantime, take care of you! And remember that "this, too, shall pass." Can't tell you enough how much I love you.... my buddy, my Hero! And I'm so very proud of you! You'd better get ready for a family flogging when you return..... you're gonna get so many hugs you won't know what hitcha!!!!! Much love, Mom!


Name: Tonya Herman
Email: mommatonya2001@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 06:05:49 AM

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To all of you who aren't military families and are using our site to inflict your crap. We use this site to communicate with our husbands who are busting there asses in iraq, so that we all, even your white trash selves, can be free.So please take you garbage to another site and spue it on someone else.Because for me and everyone else on here who ligitly belongs, you don't need to fill up already hard to write spaces.Respect us and our families and go some where else.Do some other kind of research or hey even get your own life.


Name: Heather E. Hawthorne
Email: jeepwaver@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 05:51:23 AM

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CAPT WILL HANSEN 1-508TH~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~GOOD MORNING FROM FLORIDA! IT IS JUST AFTER 5:30AM AND IT IS ALREADY 80 DEGREES. HA! THAT SOUNDS COOL TO YOU DOESN'T IT?!?!? I MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY !@$(&^*@)$*^*$)%$*(!@(! I HOPE YOU CAN CALL ME SOON. LAST NIGHT I HAD WONDERFUL DREAMS OF YOU AND ME, I WROTE IT DOWN IN A LETTER THAT I WILL MAIL TODAY. JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU ARE STILL IN MY THOUGHTS 24 HOURS A DAY, AND I PRAY FOR YOUR SAFETY ALWAYS. KEEP UP THE GOOD STUFF!!! IF GOD BRINGS US TO IT, HE WILL SURELY BRING US THROUGH IT. LOVE, :) :) :) HUGS,XOXOXO AND THOUSANDS OF KISSES XOXOXO TO YOU!!! HEATHER


Name: the Butts'
Email: seymour@fwi.com
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 02:00:09 AM

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SGT. Geoffrey Evans, Mortar Platoon, HHC 1/508 = we hope that you are enjoying your weekly packages of snacks!! Take Care and Be Safe!! We Love You!!! :-) Love, Emily and Steve


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday June 07, 2003
Time: 12:39:50 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey my sweet love. How are you doing? I just got home awhile ago from the movies w/ Britney and Cassie....so I wanted to write you b/c I didn't get to after work. I always feel like "tonight" is the night you're going to call...I keep thinking and thinking it each night until the night it happens and then I think, "see, I was right." Even if it takes two weeks to actually be right. But all I know is that everytime, I feel so good when that phone rings and I hear your voice at the other end. I hope you still think of me. I haven't gotten a letter still in a long time! But it's ok..I know you are busy. I am going to write you right now. I miss you more than you will ever know.. and it would take more than a lifetime to describe how much I love you...be safe! I love you. love, stephanie


Name: sister
Email: Keithu2@aol.com
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 07:45:44 PM

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Hey bro! It was good to hear from you yesturday! I am happy that you may be coming home pretty soon here! Maybe i will get to see you before i head off to college. I will just keep my fingers crossed!:) Only 5 more days left of school, Yes! Take care and I hope i talk to you again soon!


Name: Catherine Hewett
Email: cherishcat@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 06:30:13 PM

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Hey andy hurst (A.co 1-508 inf), i was just about to go to bed when i started thinking bout you (for the ten thousandth time today) so thought id put a little note on here to say hey! So hey! I hope youre ok out there, wish you were back in safety!! Ive just been busy doing a whole lot of nothing (sound like familiar words? well should be cos i nicked them off you!!!) booked my flight to germany :) oh yeah and im back home. But youll eventually get a letter telling you all about that (oooh how exciting!!) I cant wait to hear your voice again, or more to the point to see you again!!! its been too long now! anyway im off to bed, night night honey, love you lots and lots, take care and be strong brave sir knight! :) miss you! love kitty


Name: x
Email: x
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 05:41:35 PM

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We want that our familys come home!!! we need this! is impossible evrey month is the next month! you can`t play whit the soldiers family!!! you care about iraq people, but for me and all the all people that love some soldiers there, that cry and sufferin so much avrey seconds. We want our mans, send them back please!!!! sorry for a bad english I`m not american


Name: Michelle Henman
Email: snoop_at_heart@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 05:01:42 PM

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Hello PFC Chad Henman: It was great hearing from you on Tuesday. I will send out the stuff you requested as soon as possible. I got the message you left with Mom....I will make sure to send some games also. Take care of yourself and each other.... Lots of love, Michelle


Name: Dani Stablier
Email: dani57@cox.net
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 04:21:39 PM

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To Sgt. Sal Broes, III: You know how much I love getting your calls, you just make sure you call me back just as soon as you can. Please know how proud we all are of you! Each and every one of you stand as our hero's! Don't loose faith, and keep your guard up. You are my strength and my freedom. God Bless and God speed. I WILL talk to you soon. My heart to your's. MOM


Name: mom & dad grafton
Email: pgrafton@edsupply.com
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 04:14:02 PM

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PFC.STEPHEN J. GRAFTON: WE STILL MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY...NOT THE SAME HERE WITHOUT YOU! RUMOR HAS IT THAT SOME ARE HEADING HOME....HOPE ITS YOU! BUT, ALLS WELL ON THE HOME FRONT AND WE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU'LL GET HERE WHEN YOU GET HERE. WE PLAN TO HAVE A HUGE BASH IN YOUR HONOR...THE WHOLE TOWN OF EASTON WILL PROBRABLY ATTEND! TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF , WATCH YOUR BACK AND WE LOVE YOU! 173rd BLACK KNIGHTS RULE! LOVE, MOM & DAD AND JAIME


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Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 03:34:31 PM

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Name: RHEANNAH HOOVER
Email:
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 02:53:25 PM

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to Daddy(thomas hoover) 2/503 c co 3rd plt inf. hurry home I wantto meet you i'm7 mo old almost


Name: jinnenehoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 02:50:16 PM

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thomas hoover 2/503 c co 3rd plt any news when you might be coming back for future refrences spell your daughters name correctly and ceice the profanity in your letters I would like to keep them for RHEANNAH. or right letter to her that will be suitable to save.have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and FATHERS DAY I sent you a package earlier this week so you should be getting it soon. please try to let me know when you get it


Name: jinnenehoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 02:48:54 PM

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thomas hoover 2/503 c co 3rd plt any news when you might be coming back for future refrences spell your daughters name correctly and ceice the profanity in your letters I would like to keep them for RHEANNAH. or right letter to her that will be suitable to save.have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and FATHERS DAY


Name: jinnenehoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 02:48:42 PM

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thomas hoover 2/503 c co 3rd plt any news when you might be coming back for future refrences spell your daughters name correctly and ceice the profanity in your letters I would like to keep them for RHEANNAH. or right letter to her that will be suitable to save.have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and FATHERS DAY


Name: Troy O'Rourke
Email: lawalser@yahoo.com
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 02:13:12 PM

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Hey sweet boy! I got back from Tulsa last night from working, and we had some excitement! I'm going to tell you all about it in a real letter, but it was hilarious! We've had a whole family of Racoons stealing the cat food outside, and scaring them half to death every night. My dad caught three of them in a cage, you can't imagine how big they were! HUGE!!!! He was going to shoot them, but I threw a big fit! So, at midnight we took them and dumped them off on a dirt road way out in the country... Man can those things run fast! One of them starting walking towards me, and I started screaming my head off! It was pretty funny!!! My dad just rolled his eyes... anyway... I guess there are a whole bunch of them lurking around! I mailed you a letter out this morning. Now, I've read someplace that ya'll might not get to come home until possibly September!!!!!!!!!! What the heck!?! I'm hoping that it's just a nasty ol rumor. Try not to get down, it may take longer than we expected, but it'll sure be great when we finally do get to have you back. Look on the positive side! and know that it doesn't matter how long it takes, we're all her waiting for you. I love you and miss you! Lisa


Name: Lucia
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 01:50:25 PM

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TO SGT SHELTON CHRISTOPHER 2/503 ! HEY CHRIS ...how are u today? I KNEW THAT U HAD BAD DAYS.... ! how could i help u so far ?! i can pray for u and tell u that soon u'll receive a SORPRESA BY ME....OK? SONO CON TE E TI PENSO SEMPRE....MI MANCHI. TI STO' PENSANDO ...O MEGLIO ...TI PENSO SEMPRE ! I'M TEACHING YOU ITALIAN! SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH IS GOING DOWN...! CERCA DI ESSERE FORTE. TI VOGLIO TANTO BENE...KISSES.... LUCY


Name: Lucia
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 01:50:12 PM

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TO SGT SHELTON CHRISTOPHER 2/503 ! HEY CHRIS ...how are u today? I KNEW THAT U HAD BAD DAYS.... ! how could i help u so far ?! i can pray for u and tell u that soon u'll receive a SORPRESA BY ME....OK? SONO CON TE E TI PENSO SEMPRE....MI MANCHI. TI STO' PENSANDO ...O MEGLIO ...TI PENSO SEMPRE ! I'M TEACHING YOU ITALIAN! SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH IS GOING DOWN...! CERCA DI ESSERE FORTE. TI VOGLIO TANTO BENE...KISSES.... LUCY


Name: Elissa Lonsdale
Email: elissa_medic@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 01:48:55 PM

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To my fiance SSG William Robinson, 74th LRSD. I love you baby. I just sent off your package with the Whey stuff. Just another day in BNCOC. I hope you guys are all doing okay. Tell Chris, Paul, Jose, and everyone else hi for me. I miss you so much. Whether I go there when I return or not, I will be waiting and counting the days till I can see you again. Drink lots of water and share those Centrum vitamins I sent. Hang in there baby, it's almost over. I love you!


Name: Dianne Blaney Massey
Email: dmassey@smithandstevenson.com
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 01:41:05 PM

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To PFC Josh Blaney, 1/508th, 173rd airborne, A Co., 2nd PLT, Hey Josh I haven't been able to email you this week, we have been really busy at work and our computers were down for all of Monday so we all got behind. I got your letter of the 21st. I hope you are doing ok. I really miss you and would love to have a phone call. I've sent three more packages and hope you get them soon. Also your Dad and Carley sent you a package so you should be getting a lot of stuff soon. If you can't use it all, share with your buddies. We're still trying to get settled, but I think it's going to be awhile. It will be nice to get the porch enclosed and the kitchen remodeled, then maybe we can get everything organized. Carley and Mike are going to move into the house. She's painting and getting some new carpet for her room. Hopefully I will be able to get all of my things out within the next few weeks, then they can get settled. She's due the 23rd of August. Eddie and Misty are due July 22nd. So two new grandchildren in one year! We got the pictures back yesterday from the wedding. I sent you some of the snapshots we took. I wish you could have been here. Sarah made a leap for the bouquet. She was beaming and so excited she caught it. She graduates next Thursday the 12th. Do you want me to give her a check from you for graduation? I'm going to give her money--she's going to the beach so she can probably use it. I hope all is well with you and I hope you are safe. I know you haven't really been in one place, but I hope you are safe and are well fed. Let me know in your next letter if you need anything. I know you said you had started a diary, if you need something like that, let me know. Well, I guess I better get back to work. I want to try to get things caught up today. Have a good week. I love you and pray for you each day. Take care, son. LOVE, MOM


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 01:18:27 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Ciaooo Mike mio... Oggi a scuola non ho fatto niente ma proprio niente, solo mangiato e bevuto (anche spumante...) WOW!! Le cose qua vanno sempre uguali tranne Ash che è sempre più cattivo e antipatico E LA VOGLIA CHE HO DI VEDERTI AUMENTA (increase) OGNI GIORNO DI PIù... Come back soon soon soon! I MISS YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH!! Spero di vederti molto presto!! TI AMO... un GRANDE HUG e tantissimi bacini al MIO MIKE, la tua Susy!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 01:18:04 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Ciaooo Mike mio... Oggi a scuola non ho fatto niente ma proprio niente, solo mangiato e bevuto (anche spumante...) WOW!! Le cose qua vanno sempre uguali tranne Ash che è sempre più cattivo e antipatico E LA VOGLIA CHE HO DI VEDERTI AUMENTA (increase) OGNI GIORNO DI PIù... Come back soon soon soon! I MISS YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH!! Spero di vederti molto presto!! TI AMO... un GRANDE HUG e tantissimi bacini al MIO MIKE, la tua Susy!


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 11:21:14 AM

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To Spc Fredrick Campbell C 1-508th Hey My Love It was nice to hear your voice on my phone thursday .I think of you 24/7.I sent you a letter today .I can't wait to get the letters you've sent me cause it really lifts up my spirit when I read them .Hey Love of mine I miss you alot and I'm desperate to see you soon,Take care ok I got to go to work now . Love you with all my heart ,your one and only queen, Millie.


Name: Edna DiVellis
Email: Stinka206@cs.com
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 10:48:37 AM

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SGT. ROBERT J. ANDERSON, 173rd ABN 2/503. Hi Robert-this is Mom. Just wondering how you are doing. Joe just left for work so thought I would write to you. We have received your letters and I have answered them. Going to go get some things this weekend and send your package. Have you heard any more about when you might be coming home? We think about you all the time. I wear my pin every day to work and a lot of people stop me and ask me who it is. I proudly tell them my son. They usually ask me if you are still there and how you are doing. It makes me so proud to talk to them about you. The other day I was out taking a break and a guy asked me about you. He said to tell you "THANK YOU." Have you heard any more from Steve Becker? I haven't talked to him in a while. I wrote you and told you he asked to see the tape of you when you were in Afghanistan. Joe made a copy of the tape and I took it to him. Haven't heard from him since. I finally wrote to his son, Jordan. By the way, have you met him yet? I sure hope you get to meet him while you're over there. I haven't talked to Shan, Sheli and Sher in a while, but the last time I talked to Sheli, she was getting ready to send you a package. We hope by now you have received all the packages that have been sent to you. I can't remember if I told you, but my sis Judy and her husband Bill are coming out here for a week in October. They bought their tickets while I was back there for Gramma's funeral. We are really excited and wish you could be here to meet them. We want you to know that we love you with all our hearts and are so very proud of you and all the other troops. We appreciate all you have done and are doing for us. We pray constantly for your safe return. WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU--GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE! Lots of hugs and kisses, Mom and Joe


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 10:32:38 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good afternoon love, tonight is the big night! As soon as I will exit from hell here I will have to go and get the kitty cat! The only problem is that I have a map but I don't have a clue of where that place is!!! I'll try my skills and see what's going to happen! I'm always staring at the phone, but it doesn't ring!!I'm also trying my telepathy but there must be a strike cause it doesn't work!! I'm thinking about you 24/7, let's say that I'm addicted to you! Scary eh? No, not really! I'm happy about that dependence, VERY HAPPY!!! I'll be back at the office on monday, if my tonsils will let me, I feel like a frog right now, I have hard time swollowing! Every time I try to talk my voice has a different sound, it's very funny, but it hurts a bit! So, here I am, waiting for this friday to end, but I bet Murphy's rules are right, I want this day to end but it seems infinite!!! What about the feeling I have to have you back??? Will I have to wait longer than the expected time??? Shannon, I miss you so much, I know I have to be strong, that's what you told me, but you see, saying that was a lot easier than doing it!! I'll do my best, ok??? I love you!!!!


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 10:22:02 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS--CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey hunny! How are you doing today? I miss you so so much! I am going to work soon...blah! At least today is Friday though...no more work for 2 days! I am going out and getting you treats tomorrow or late late tonight! A midnight excursion maybe. Anyway, I pray for all of you every day and I hope y'all get to come home sooner than what you are thinking. Well, try to keep your spirits up. Everything will be ok. I hope you have a good evening. I love you and I miss you! love, stephanie


Name: Mom Chance
Email: purplep@swbell.net
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 09:08:53 AM

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SSG JON CHANCE - 74th LRS, COMMO: Hi, Son! We haven't heard anything from you in a few weeks, so I hope you are doing okay. I wish I knew whether or not you were getting the boxes I've been sending and whether or not you have specific requests. Shoot...I don't even know if you're able to read these emails. No matter...know that you are loved and are in our thoughts and prayers each and every day. Stay safe! Much love, Mom


Name: Jackie Campbell
Email: jake27@starband.net
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 08:22:18 AM

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Sgt Ben Keener 3plt C/1-508th. I am having a hard time finding something to say that doesn't sound depressing, sad or self serving. Your the one thats over there and here I sit feeling sorry for my self. So I guess I need to take some of my own advise and reach down and find the emotional strength to deal with this just as I expect you to, and know you are. Son, it's been 39 months since you've been home. A fact I'm sure you are all too aware of. I should have gotten a passport and insisted you take off a few days to spend with me. But I didn't, something I have to live with everyday. I love you, I know your being carefuly, I can only imagine how stressfull this must be for you guys. Clay says it sounds kinda like Nam. Even the innocents may be guilty and you don't know who to trust. Clay has a note on his desk that reads: If God brings you to it, he will bring you though it. Lord I love you and I need you, come into my heart today. I know we've never been an outwardly religious family but I do believe very strongly. So pray as I have done and every parent, ever spouse and millions of others have done for the emotional strength you need to cope and for the safe and timely return of everyone over in Iraq and where else or people are, working to keep us and others us safe. I love you son, keep up the good work. I hate what your doing, but it is the right thing to do. Love MOM


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 03:17:52 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C.COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD morning Shannon!!!! How's my beautiful love doing today??? I hope you are doing just great! I've just answered the phone and it was my boss, he won't be in the office this morning!!!!The other guy that works with me just said "let's gave a party then!!!Pump up the volume of the radio". I know that I will have to work harder this afternoon, but I don't mind! Now I just want to talk with you! Tonight is the big night!! I have to go and pick Eugenio up!! Can't wait to have him!! But if he will piss all over the couch, gees, I'll transform him in the 1st FLYING CAT!!! Bullshit! Last night I dreamt about you, it wasn't a nice dream because I woke up in tears, I barely remember the dream, but you were somewhere in Turkey! I bet I will have to send the application form to the National Geographic!! I'm travelling all over the places at night time!! Shannon, what about coming back?? I start missing you BADLY!!!I WANT YOU BACK NOW!!! Do you want to know something new??? They are talking about September right now! I bet that if things (rumors)keep going on like that you guys will receive your redeployment orders for Thanksgiving day!!I bet I don't have to make comments on that, but if you use telepathy you will be bale to read my mind now, ready, ok, let's go: "***°°°°°#####....!!!!!"YES love of mine, exactly that!!! But I tell you one thing, without the use of the telepathy: I LOVE YOU MORE AND MORE. YOU ARE MY AIR, MY SUN, MY RAIN, MY EVERYTHING!!!!!!ALWAYS


Name: Wanda Michael
Email: wndmichael@cs.com
Date: Friday June 06, 2003
Time: 01:05:16 AM

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To Spr James M Ramsey HHC Mortars 2/503rd Airborne Infantry: I hope you will be checking for e-mail. If you don't, then maybe someone else will see this and deliver it to you. Everyone here is doing fine. I brag on you to anyone who will listen. You know me! How did your interview go on Monday? I hope your promotion was approved.>> We are painting the shop and goat shed at the farm the same color. The same as the shop has been---brown/dark brown. We are changing the color of the house and well house to tan with dark green trim. I think it looks darn good. Grandpa sent Kenny P. down there to mow the pastures. The grass is 3 to 4 feet tall!!! Can you believe it?? The cows and goats can't keep up with how fast it is growing. Jesse is going to order the parts for your motorcycle tomorrow. It will take a week for them to come in. He and Joe will work together to get them put on the bike before Jesse goes to basic. Joe will keep the bike under lock in his shop. As you know our garage dosen't lock. We hop you are taking care of yourself. And you and your buddies are looking after each other too. Sky Soldiers are the greatest!!! Love to you and hello to all the guys in your squad from Grandma.


Name: JAMES & FAITH DEVOR
Email: strengthdevor@msn.com
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 11:45:43 PM

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PFC CHRISTIAN JAMES DEVOR...1-508 HHC 173rd ABN BDE.... IF ANYONE KNOWS HIM, PLEASE REFER HIM TO THIS E-MAIL MSG SPOT..THANX..HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY! WE ARE SENDING READING MATERIALS, AND GOODIES FOR A PARTY...WE WILL DO IT RIGHT WHEN YOU GET HOME! WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU...KEEP LOOKING UP...GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD...THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE LOED HAS MADE. WE WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT....I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME...WE LOVE YOU, MISS YOU, AND ARE PRAYING GODS' BEST TO YOU...LOVE FROM MICHIGAN.....MOM,DAD,HOPE,JERRY,CHARITY,RICH,CALEB,JOSHUA,WERTHERS,&COAL


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 11:03:33 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS, CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey babe...how are you sweetie? I just wanted to write you to say goodnight. I hope that you are reading these now. I have to go to work at 11:00 tomorrow...I'll be off at 6. Maybe you will get to call me this weekend since I missed your call today. I sure hope so...I love getting to hear your voice. I wish I knew what you needed or wanted out there b/c I didn't get to ask you last time we talked and I was wanting to send out stuff this weekend. Well, I love you sooo much! Please be safe and however you look at it, I am one day closer to seeing you again after tonight! I miss you. love, stephanie


Name: Barb and Jerry Jenkins Michigan
Email: jandb5151@chartermi.net
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 09:45:33 PM

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My Son Scott Brzak with the c-co 2/503rd 3rd plt. Well just thought I would drop you a few lines to say hi and that we miss you alot. I haven't heard from you so I thought i would write you a few lines to say that we love you and miss you alot. We our proud of what all of you guys are doing for our country over there. We pray everyday for your safe return back to the states. Well I'm going tyo close for now and will write later Love Mom and Jerry


Name: James W. Stollenwerk
Email: handles@charter.net
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 08:34:43 PM

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SPC Stollenwerk. Elias J. Missed your call AGAIN!!!! Three days in a row!! I was 20 feet in the air and couldn't get to the phone fast enough!!! Try to call again right after you miss me, by then I'll have the phone in my hand!! Good luck with the review board today! Its GREAT to hear your voice even if it is a one sided conversation. I have sent you 2 boxes and "b" has sent one. What one did you get? The first one had new underware in it, if you've only had 2 showers since you got to Iraq I thought a change would be nice. Can't wait to actully talk to you. I love you DAD


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Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 08:05:38 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hello my sweet love! How are you? I'm sorry I missed your call sweetie...I was at work. I talked to your dad later I got off of work. I heard about your news about staying out there 6 more months. I know you're upset, but I hope that you aren't worried about anything back at home. I will be here waiting for you as long as you want me to be ok? I love you so much! I won't type all my emotions on here, but hopefully if you read this you can at least see it quicker than a letter. I am going to write you tonight. I love you so much!! Please try to be happy sweetie. And don't worry. I know you probably don't feel like things are on your side right now, but we will get through it. If God brings you to it, he'll bring you through it. I'm sorry if you're not wanting to hear any of that stuff right now. But I do love you and I miss you. Please be safe. love, stephanie


Name: Jane Wiseman - Ranger Paul's mom
Email: jcbooboo@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 07:41:02 PM

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Dearest Son, so very happy to hear your precious voice this morning but not happy that since you are 30 miles from Kirkuk and don't have a mess hall that you are still eating MREs. Am putting out the word to family, friends and co-workers that we need to send you chili, stew, soups, tuna, anything substantial, for you and your guys. I am very proud of your upcoming promotion and your great sacrifice. Makes up for the time I had to bail you out of jail and the bad teenage son years, well almost. Be safe and don't let your guard down. I love you dearly, mom


Name: Diane
Email: discocook@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 07:08:35 PM

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ADAM ESPENHOVER--No, I haven't forgotten about you but your mom said you are not getting these messages very easily or very often so I've kinda slacked off. I will get a real letter to you in the mail asap. I wish I knew what to send you. She said you were needing a CD player and I think there's aleady one on the way but she said you didn't need CDs. Hmmm...how does that work? Too late anyway, Lori Hinners burned a couple for you and brought them to the office so I'll be sending those to you soon. I have tons of CDs so if you want some copied let me know who you like to listen too. No, I don't have any rap crap. Well, Kid Rock and Uncle Kracker are about my limit but I don't know if that is really rap anyway. I've got some other goodies but don't know what you really want or need. Let me know via your mom or dad. I hate to send you stuff you don't need but I don't want you suffering either!!! We are going camping this weekend so hope the weather is good. Time to get home so I'll write later. Take care and remember we all love you. Love, Diane


Name: Kim Krubsack
Email: kkrubsack@comcast.net
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 06:35:38 PM

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Hello to SGT Jeff Stone from Albuquerque New Mexico


Name: Barb - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 05:35:43 PM

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TO: J E F F R E Y K U P I S C H - 2/503-MORTAR - Sorry about the other message - I was distracted here at work. I keep praying you'll call so I can hear how you are & know what's going on. We miss you very, very much! Keep focused & on task, son. Have our packages arrived? I found a VOLLEYBALL NET & ball to ship to you on Saturday. You guys should have lots of fun with that. Let me know if you need ANYTHING ELSE!!!!! God's angels are encamped all around 'bout you, keeping you safe from harm. I love you. You're still my F.B.B. love, Mom


Name: Barb - JEFF'S MOM
Email: B
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 05:30:05 PM

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Name: VALENTINA
Email: fam-valupa@libero.it
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 02:27:58 PM

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If someone know Mike of 173rd Airborne (Vicenza) from Chicago PLEASE..... he can to say me something about Mike (I want to write he but I don't know her last name)... I'M SORRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH!!!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 02:14:15 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. I MISS YOU... Come stai Mike mio? Io oggi bene, anche se mi manchi incredibilmente!! Ieri notte non sono riuscita a dormire molto perchè continuavo a pensare a te I THINK OF YOU EVEN WHEN I SHOULD BE SLEEPING... è bello, buono, bravo... It's nice thinking of you always so we are closer (perchè so che anche tu pensi sempre a me e sono felicissima per questo... I LOVE YOU MIKOLINO MIO). Vorrei tanto che tu fossi qui con me... Mi manca tutto di te (il tuo viso, i tuoi occhi, la tua voce, la tua bocca, le tue mani... TUTTO, TUTTO!). Torna presto dalla tua Susy!! TI AMO, a lot of kisses, your Susy!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 02:13:48 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. I MISS YOU... Come stai Mike mio? Io oggi bene, anche se mi manchi incredibilmente!! Ieri notte non sono riuscita a dormire molto perchè continuavo a pensare a te I THINK OF YOU EVEN WHEN I SHOULD BE SLEEPING... è bello, buono, bravo... It's nice thinking of you always so we are closer (perchè so che anche tu pensi sempre a me e sono felicissima per questo... I LOVE YOU MIKOLINO MIO). Vorrei tanto che tu fossi qui con me... Mi manca tutto di te (il tuo viso, i tuoi occhi, la tua voce, la tua bocca, le tue mani... TUTTO, TUTTO!). Torna presto dalla tua Susy!! TI AMO, a lot of kisses, your Susy!


Name: Elissa Lonsdale
Email: elissa.m.lonsdale@us.army.mil
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 02:10:53 PM

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SSG William Robinson, 74th LRSD: I could'nt be more proud of you. I am always bragging about you. I miss you and can't wait for you to get back. I am very glad I will be back from BNCOC by the time you get home. I love you sweetheart. I can't wait to marry you!!!!! Love, Elissa


Name: Jessica Young
Email: angel1216@comcast.net
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 02:06:03 PM

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Attn: Spc. Bryan Kennedy: Hey Bryan! How are you? What's goin on? Sorry I haven't written anything in a while, I've been so busy with school stuff. My prom is tomorrow night, June 6th. I'm looking forward to it soo much. Your mom is coming over to help me get ready like always,lol. I'll be sure to send Janelle pictures so you can see them when you get home. It was nice to see her while she was here. We were all sad to see her go. I graduate on June 20th, and I'm exempt from all my finals which is so sweet. I'll be going to London and Sweden from July 6th-July 23rd, visiting the aunties. I wish you would be home so I could come see you, but maybe some other time. I got accepted into Kean University and will be starting there this September. Do you have any idea when you'll be going home? Well I'm in school right now, so I gtg. But I miss you like crazy, and stay safe! Love Always, Jessie


Name: sherry keener
Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 12:23:09 PM

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GOOOOOD AFTERNOON 173RD...AMERICA'S HEROS...guys, do what you must and come home safely..we love you, respect you, honor you, and pray for you daily!!! Never give up, never think you won't make it..a positive attitude goes a long way toward personal survival, and it is contagious! Watch each others backs....now, of course,to my son in whom I am well pleased, Sgt Shawn Grueser 2/503 173rd 1st platoon Able Co...Peg says "kick butt" and come home soon! It was so good to hear your voice at 4am....but, you gotta get the down attitude in check and pump yourself up...I know it is hard son, but you have resources within you to draw from, and your mama is with you 24/7...I might not be dodging bulletts in person, but my heart worries for you...THANK GOD on a daily basis for the joy of a new day unharmed. Time is going slowly when your idle, and at a fast pace when you are in harms way...no wonder your edgy...it is a normal reaction to your surroundings, but YOU CAN DO IT! YOUR A PARATROOPER AND YOU HAVE EARNED YOUR PLACE...now take care of yourself for your wife and kids and mama, we love you so much! enuf.....come home and tell me stories. I remember you at 10 with mud caked on your face, sticks and leaves in your hat, and camo from head to toe...now it is a reality, so kick but and come home! mama HOOHAH! 173rd your great!


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 11:52:37 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Beautiful love of mine, a quick note before leaving the office, another day has finally finished!!!! One day less to wait for you!! I LOVE YOU MORE & MORE EVERY DAY!!!!


Name: Julian Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 11:44:31 AM

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For: Sgt Michael Grabski, A Co, 3rd Plt 2/503. Hi Mike! Just a note to let you know we are thinking about you. Your Aunt Jan is going to be with us for about a week. She is coming from Vancouver, WA. There isn't much new here. We're both doing fine. We've been putting in some flowers around the house and the deer are still trying to eat them. When you contact Luci let her know if you are getting our packages and ask her to email us. Take care! We love you. Grandma and Grandpa


Name: Julian Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 11:35:49 AM

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Name: SERENA
Email: serena.bimbati@tin.it
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 10:07:37 AM

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Hey sexy SGT CHANDLER, today it's my birthday and I miss you so much!!! I think that you should come over tonight...ops! these were your 'lovely' words =) I hope to see you, to touch you and kiss you as soon as possible...with passion, Serena


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 07:18:39 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Hello Love of mine, let see if this time the site will accept my message!!! I want to tell you that I'm sorry 4 last night, I bet it was you calling but i didn't hear the phone cause I was washing the cars and yes, I did wash yours too!! Gees, it was FILTHY!!! Not only outside, I bet you gave the best to have your car look like a trashcan!!Well beautiful love of mine, you did a great job!!!Do you want to know what i have found in the car?? ALL THE FUCKING BILLS!!!!!As soon as you will be back with me, I'll have to sign you to some sort of course where they will TEACH & SHOW you where to put bills!!! I must go now, I promise to be back soon!!! Try to call me again when you can!! Now the selfphone is stucked on me 24/7!!! I LOVE YOU MY BABY ANGEL!!!


Name: Tanja
Email: cappellaril@tiscali.it
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 06:27:40 AM

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PFC GAVIN HINTON, A co., 1/508th Inf, 3rd plt 173rd- STAY STRONG AS EVER, HERO!!!


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Email: test
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
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Name: NIcole Baden
Email: darkbrowneyes001@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 02:45:53 AM

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---SPC Matthew Baden--- HI Baby !! I'm soo sorry i missed your call yesterday. I got home 10 minutes later. I really needed to hear your voice too :( 19 days till we head home! I can't wait to be in our house again, our bed our car. Back to our life. But Layla is really going to miss everyone here. I haven't heard any more about a date! I wonder if their still talking about Aug 1st? God i hope not i miss you way to much already. Till then i'll be dreaming about us all toghter again as a family! I love you baby hope to talk to you again soon! I love you !!!!! Love Nicki & Layla Bug!


Name: Moglie
Email: Moglie65@aol.com
Date: Thursday June 05, 2003
Time: 12:05:24 AM

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June 4, 2003 Happy 22nd Birthday to Sgt. Chris Shelton 2nd/503rd IN. Hey there Bones, time marches on. When you get home we'll have a huge celebration, pile the candles on the cake and have a wingding! Loving you from afar, praying for you and yours over there. Stay safe, duck fast, and stay in touch. Love you, Grandma


Name: Ashley Andrews
Email: a.p.andrews@tcu.edu
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 11:11:30 PM

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ATTN: JEFF KUPISCH 2/503 Hey! I keep wanting to say whats up, but thats a stupid question considering you can't answer me. Today has been a long day. I left for my new job at 7 this morning, I left work at 4 to head downtown for my accounting class, and then just got home at 915. So my new job is much better. Right now I'm filing paper work which is pretty boring, but I don't have to listen to people gripe at me about their coffee. I like office work, I'm weird like that. Tonight is game one of the NBA finals if you haven't heard. Its between the 76ers and the Spurs. Right now they are in the 4th quarter and San Antonio is leading by 16 points with 3.45 left to play. So my friend called me today and told me that she met a 31 year old man that asked her out on a date. She's 20, actually almost 20. She met him at a concert and ended up making out with him and he called her yesterday. So she asked me what I thought and I told her I thought it was ok. SHe said he doesn't look 31, he looks more like he's in his mid twenties. So i've been thinking about it, and even though I told her I thought it was ok, I'm not sure if I myself would be willing to date a 31 year old yet. Even in the man deprived state that I am in right now, I don't know if I would feel comfortable. I'm not sure why I'm telling you this. Probably because thats what I have been contemplating this evening and because its been so long since I've been in a serious relationship. I really hope I don't make it to 30 and am still single. But hey I've got 10 years, who knows what will happen. Wow this is really boring message. Its almost like I'm talking to myself. I'm sorry I'm so boring today. I guess I could erase it, but then you wouldn't have anything to read. So I'll leave it. Ok the basketball game is over, Spurs won. Yay! Ok I promise I'll be more interesting tomorrow. Love - Ash


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 09:04:09 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS, CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--Hey sweetie! How are you? I just wanted to write you one last message to tell you goodnight. I wrote you a letter already. I was debating on sending it b/c it sounds so stupid. It's just b/c it was one of my depressed nights but if you read it when your happy, you will be thinking "how gay." You won't really think that, but you know what I mean. But I will send it anyway. Maybe it will make you feel good to know I have sweet, little thoughts that only mean somethin special to me. Anyway, goodnight. Be safe and I love you. I miss you!! love, stephanie


Name: James W. Stollenwerk
Email: handles@charter.net
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 08:31:11 PM

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SPC Stollenwerk, Elias J. Sorry I missed your call again!!!! Keep trying I was to far from the phone. Two more packages are on the way. Everything is fine here at home, except missing you!!! Hope you are all safe!! Looking forward to hearing your voice! I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DAD


Name: Brandi Hatton
Email: brandi_worley@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 07:48:56 PM

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SPC Phillip Hatton...3rd PLT B/2nd-503.....Hey sweetheart, just wanted to drop you a few lines. I was SO EXCITED to hear from you yesterday! The sound of your voice gives me chill bumps. I miss you terribly baby. I recieved the poem you wrote me today; it was too sweet! LOVE IT (as syd would say)!!! You should see little Austin now, crawling around everywhere. You wouldn't believe what his favorite toy is, the fly swatter!! Everyone is doing good, and Granma Doan is still kickin'! Bless her heart, she keeps your picture in her Bible. Well boo, I'm going to go for now. I hope you get this message soon. I love you, your wife


Name: Wally dinse
Email: wdinse@northrock.bm
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 07:45:57 PM

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This is for PFC Scott Dinse. Hey boy how are you doing? Nothing much new here. Cubs still cling to 1st place, but they are struggling. Sammy got caught with cork in his bat yesterday and will probably be suspended for a couple of games. Big game on Saturday Kerry Wood vs Roger Clemens as Clemens continues to try for his 3ooth win. The Bears today made a smart move and signed Brian Urlacher to a 9-year estension on is contract, so he will be a Bear for a long time. Zach went for his driver's license the other day and passed on the first try. Oh boy, another driver in the family. Mom says he does not play with the radio as much as you did. Mom really enjoys those phone calls when you get to make them. She continues to send packages, let her know if any of them get there. I see where Aunt Susie also sent you a package. Well you take care and know we are proud of you and love you very much. Dad.


Name: Sheila Steely
Email: Shestly@aol.com
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 07:42:59 PM

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PFC Chad Henman; Well, I missed you again. You must have called right after I left the house for work. Michelle told me you were doing fine and requesting some DVDs. I'll get some out to you this weekend or early next week. I have another package ready to go out. I just have to make it to the post office to get it in the mail. I'm running out of ideas, so I was glad to hear you wanted something specific. I was really hoping you'd be home by now (or at least back in Italy). There isn't much information on the news anymore. We don't know much about what is going on over there. I pray you stay safe. Hang in there, and take care of yourself. Watch your back!! I miss you. Love always - Mom


Name: Genny Lanza
Email: gennylanza@yahoo.it
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 05:54:55 PM

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TO SGT JASON HARDING. Ciao Piccolo! Happy birthday!!! I hope you received my present! Don't forget that I love you! Take care and I hope to hearing from you very soon! With all of my love. Genny


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 05:25:27 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH, Hey sweetie! How are you doing? It is again the middle of the night for you....but you may be on patrol or something so you may actually be awake. I just got off work. They let me off early. I was about to go crazy....I felt so sick. I got off 45 minutes earlier than I was supposed to!I am just going to take it easy the rest of the night, I guess, and eat some dinner. I haven't gotten a letter from you in awhile...you better be writing! I will write you tonight and mail it out tomorrow before work. I hope you had a good day and it is going by quick for you. I pray for that everyday! I hope y'all come home soon...be safe. I miss you and I love you. If I end up falling asleep, then I am saying goodnight now, but I will get on here later if I don't fall asleep ok? I love you! And I miss you! love, stephanie


Name: Penny
Email: plh10462@aol.com
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 04:44:43 PM

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PFC Ryan Wilmington C CO 2/503.........HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I am sure, just as your mom said, that this will be one you will not forget. I hope your still getting your mail on a regular basis. Stay safe and we pray daily for you and all the 173rd for a safe and speedy return home. I hope I will be able to see you when you get your leave home. Take care of yourself. Aunt Penny :)


Name: Ribana Jones
Email: coldmisty@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 02:26:15 PM

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This message goes to Spc Edmond D. Jones! I miss you boo, I didnt heard from you in a while, please write me asap! I love you


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 01:21:31 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey sweetheart! How are ya? I am on my lunch break from work so I wanted to say hey to you and write you a message. Today I was sooo tired at work. I haven't felt good for about 2 weeks..I think I am going to go to the doctor if it is not better by Monday. Anyway, I love you sweetie. I get paid tomorrow and I am going to go and get you stuff for a care package Friday or Saturday morning! Well my love, I have to go back to work. I love you and I miss you!!! love, stephanie


Name: Traci Ferrell
Email: res1g4k8@verizon.net
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 01:07:04 PM

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To: Dan Branstrator, We miss you. I just spent over an hour looking at the pictures that Pfc. Brandan Aird posted. Could not find a picture of you. A couple of them could have been you, but not sure. If you see him taking pictures try and get into one. Would love to see a picture of you. In some of the pictures it looks kind of pretty. Are you sick of the sand? I have a joke for you, what is 1+1+1, I'll tell you the answer at a later time. Bethanie started soccer Mon. night. She is pretty good. I have to register Troy Sat. for T-ball. That should be alot of fun to watch! Yeah! Things we parents do for kids. Hopefully you get to come home soon. Be good, be safe.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 01:05:00 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Buona sera Mikolino... Oggi ho fatto la baby-sitter, I'm tired, she only wanted to be in my arms... LIKE I WOULD LIKE TO BE IN YOURS!! Now I have to study history, tomorrow I'll have another test, these are the ugliest days of school, only 6 more days!! I WISH YOU COULD BE HERE... MI MANCHI, I MISS YOU, ME HACES FALTA!!! Hope to see you molto presto!!! I'm always praying for you and also that you can get back soon!! TI AMO, muchos besos (kisses) Mike mio, la tua Susy.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 01:04:32 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Buona sera Mikolino... Oggi ho fatto la baby-sitter, I'm tired, she only wanted to be in my arms... LIKE I WOULD LIKE TO BE IN YOURS!! Now I have to study history, tomorrow I'll have another test, these are the ugliest days of school, only 6 more days!! I WISH YOU COULD BE HERE... MI MANCHI, I MISS YOU, ME HACES FALTA!!! Hope to see you molto presto!!! I'm always praying for you and also that you can get back soon!! TI AMO, muchos besos (kisses) Mike mio, la tua Susy.


Name: Christa Harding
Email: charding@telenet.net
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 12:53:52 PM

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SGT JASON HARDING - HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON! I can't believe it was 24 years ago that you came into my life. Everyone at work can't believe you are 24 either, you were only 9 years old when I started here. They all wish you a GREAT BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY and say they are so proud of you. Also everyone here wishes to extend to you CONGRATULATIONS on your good news about your promotion. I tell everyone that you are a fine man, a good son and an excellent soldier. Try to make the most of the day. (We sent out another package with more of your requests)We love you! Mom & Bob


Name: R. A. LINNE
Email:
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 12:41:05 PM

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WATS UP DUDE MISS YA CALL ME AT WORK KICK ASS & TAKE CARE LUV YA


Name: Joseph Cornelius
Email: joe_c_psycho@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 11:11:20 AM

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This message is for my bro SGT CROCKETT E. DAVID "BO" , HEY HO THIS IS YOUR BRO! Hope everything is going well and hope to see you soon. We all miss you back at home. We'll have that steak cookin on the grill! Take it easy and hope to hear from you more! YOUR BRO JOE


Name: Susan Michaels
Email: smichaels@nationalpower.com
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 10:57:08 AM

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For: PFC Scott Dinse Dear Scott, Just a short note to let you know we are thinking of you..Hope you will be back in Italy soon. Have sent a package (another one) to address your Mom gave me. Hope you get this one quicker than your X-mas gifts. We are very proud of your and hope to see you soon. I hope ou see this e-mail.


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 10:33:28 AM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd Jarod, Just a note to say hello before I catch my flight.....will be back here on Saturday..... Love you very much and miss you more.....I will hug Margaret for you when I am back......we are going shopping for you and packing a box..... Hope all is well there....will be so glad when all this is over for you...Just think of how great it will be.... Stay safe, keep pushing......God Speed my Son.... Love always... Dad


Name: Peggy Wilmington
Email: mavsmtnmom@aol.com
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 07:32:53 AM

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Ryan Wilmington 2/503 C Company-Ryan, Happy Birthday! Realizing these arent the best conditions to celebrate your birthday, I am sure you will make the best of it. Also, knowing that you are probably not receiving these e-mails does not help us, but let's hope you will receive this. I hope you are doing well, so sorry I missed your call Memorial Day. Please continue to call when you can, have you received the packages? Hmm, 20 years old and a veteran of war already! I thought the day you were born was the beginning of your life, but it seems like now is the beginning. What stories you will tell your children and grandchildren! Cant wait for your safe return. Family and friends send their best and are praying for your safe and speedy return, remember, in the span of a lifetime, this is just a short detour on your path. Take it all in, live it, because it will not come your way again. I am proud of you and all the 173rd. AIRBORNE! Lots of love to you, Momma


Name: Serena
Email:
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 07:16:41 AM

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To SGT Sean Richard Bryant Hi my beautiful baby!!! i-m on post with Roberta right now I miss you so much...you cannot imagine how much i wish to be with you!!! i sent you a couples letters and i hope to know something soon please tell me what i can send you...snacks?or shirt...or something else i kiss you!!!! Your Serena


Name: Roberta Evans
Email:
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 07:12:48 AM

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TO: SGT. GEOFFREY A.EVANS (MORTARS,HHC 1/508th), HOW ARE YOU DOING? I MISS YOU SO MUCH!! TELL RYAN HAPPY BIRTHDAY(JUNE 1) FROM MOM. I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!! TAKE-CARE. I THINK ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME. YOU ARE THE BEST!!! LOVE YOUR WIFE, ROBERTA


Name: Anna
Email:
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 05:38:17 AM

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TO EVERYBODY Is there someone that know about the date when the soldiers in Vicenza, Italy, come back??


Name: L U C I A
Email: sweetlucyit@yahoo.it
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 05:14:27 AM

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SGT SHELTON CHRISTOPHER....2/503 ! Ciao CHRIS …AND………………............ H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y ! I’M SORRY U CAN’T HAVE A Cake like last year ( i remember your VIDEO IN Africa)………….happy BIRTHDAY AGAIN FOR YOUR 22 years ìììììììììììììììììììììì – here’s your candles !(you are old NOW……..i?m jocking…..I’M OLDER THAN U !) HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN AND TAKE CARE….OK? KISSES. Ti voglio tanto bene ! Lucia


Name: Marta
Email: corbezo@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 02:20:39 AM

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TO CPL LAUDANO, J.E.: Hi Jay, what's up?!? I finally recieved a Mario's call, he told me he talked to you! I'm very happy to hear news from you, but now I suppose you can't read this messages I've sent you...well, he told me that you asked him for my e-mail address, hope you'll write me soon so I'll understand what the F*#? is goin' on over there!!! Now I have to work, my boss is coming on... See you and CIAO CIAO


Name: Larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Wednesday June 04, 2003
Time: 01:23:24 AM

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Pfc ryan Wilmington 2/503---HAPPY BIRTHDAY RYAN!!!know this will be one you never forget. Sent your pkg. today---BUT---Have to go back to the post office tomorrow & pick it up. Nanna said they called & can,t mail it because it has cigarette lighters in it, so have to bring it home, take the lighters out, repack it & send again. Oh well,can,t blame them for having rules. Hope you & all the 173rd are safe & well. Have a great birthday. or as least as great as it can be considering where your at. Hope to hear more from you soon.----Pappan


Name: Ashley Andrews
Email: a.p.andrews@tcu.edu
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 11:58:59 PM

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ATTN: JEFF KUPISCH 2/503 Hey babe! I hope you are having a good day! Well I gave my notice at Starbucks today. My manager wasn't pissed at me, but I could tell he wasn't happy with me. I got my cast off today! It feels so nice, but my arm feels kinda naked without it. I got another removable brace that I have to wear for 4 more weeks. I also might have to have foot surgery this summer. I have a spiral ganglion or something like that. Its basically just a not on the top of my foot that hurts when you put pressure on it. So enough about my medical problems. I start my new job tomorrow. I'm exhausted today. i shouldn't complain, I'm sure you are exhausted all the time. Your mom told me you only got 6 hours to eat, sleep, bathe, etc. Sadly i don't have any really exciting stories to tell you today. My parents are going to London on Saturday. Ok i'll talk to you tomorrow, I gotta get some sleep. My dog kept me up all last night cause she was scared. I think there was heat lighting or something. Stay safe, I miss you! Love - Ash


Name: NED AND SUSAN BEATTY
Email: sschune@socencom.net
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 11:01:29 PM

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To ALAN SKRAPKE We received 2nd letter from you...Glad to hear you received the package! Congratulations on your promotion!! We thought we probably missed a phone call from you this last Saturday....we were home but outside, came in and Vance AFB was on caller id. Your grandma said they had a call on Friday, they were only gone about 15 minutes! We decided you would start thinking none of your family ever stays home! We are going to see your sister and Sam, (actually, going to see Cole, but don't tell Angie that!) on June 19-22nd, then leave for Cancun the 23rd through the 29th. After hearing about you "tanning", we decided we'd go get a little sun!!!! Ned built a fire pit in back yard...we're ready for you to get back so we can have another BBQ! Ned played Simple Man at a benefit a couple weeks ago, it always brings tears to my eyes ever since he dedicated it to you at Busters before you left for Italy. We love you and miss you so much! Be safe and call/write when you can. All of Love, Mom and Ned


Name: NED AND SUSAN BEATTY
Email: sschune@socencom.net
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 10:46:56 PM

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To ALAN SKRAPKE We received 2nd letter from you...Glad to hear you received the package! Congratulations on your promotion!! We thought we probably missed a phone call from you this last Saturday....we were home but outside, came in and Vance AFB was on caller id. Your grandma said they had a call on Friday, they were only gone about 15 minutes! We decided you would start thinking none of your family ever stays home! We are going to see your sister and Sam, (actually, going to see Cole, but don't tell Angie that!) on June 19-22nd, then leave for Cancun the 23rd through the 29th. After hearing about you "tanning", we decided we'd go get a little sun!!!! Ned built a fire pit in back yard...we're ready for you to get back so we can have another BBQ! Ned played Simple Man at a benefit a couple weeks ago, it always brings tears to my eyes ever since he dedicated it to you at Busters before you left for Italy. We love you and miss you so much! Be safe and call/write when you can. All of Love, Mom and Ned


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 10:24:09 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR..Babydoll, well nothing new yet! I have hopes for tomorrow! One good thing came out of this all today....my stuff that was the las tto be shipped has been sitting at Leavenworth since Jan!!! Yeah no one called, because he put it under his last name and not mine. Oh well, it will be delivered this friday. I will get word from Trans tomorrow, and will email you asap after i find out what is going on. Arghhh! I can't type for jack with these new nails! they used the fake tips instead of how Mary does them, so I am affraid I will break them easily! oh well, I'll break these ones in too:) Hurry home and I'll give you scratchies:) I love and miss you whole bunchies babydoll! ~~~~~Princess~~~~~~


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 09:34:45 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS, CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey sweetie! How are you? I am writing you to say goodnight. I am watching the Miss Universe pageant. I guess I should go to bed soon since I have to be at work at 7:30!!! Tomorrow is definately a "just rolled out of bed" type of day. I know...I have no room to complain to you! But your my boyfriend...it's my right to complain to you! Just kiddin. Well, I hope you have slept well and had sweet dreams! I can't wait to hear from you again. It's been so long but you have to admit, we have done very good! I hope we last forever! I love you and I miss you! love, stephanie


Name: Laurie Miller
Email:
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 08:42:40 PM

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To Dan Branstrator Just wanted to say hi again because we miss you so much. Everyone is fine here.We havent really been doing anything lately because the weather has still been crappy. It was good to hear your voice on the phone,I wish it could be longer. Love you and miss you MOM


Name: Joe & Mary Huser
Email: jmhuser@charter.net
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 07:54:03 PM

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To My son Paul Huser C.Co. 1/508 I hope you get htis message. Monday is your birthday, I wish we could be with yu like we had planned. But that can't happen this year. Monday dad & I are going to pick up 2 new pool tables in green bay for a new location. Things are going ok here and I pray that things are going good for you and all the guys. We are proud of all you have accomplished. Dad went to BSA meeting tonight. Candybar fund raiser he had to take the bars out there. atleast they keep them somewhere else We allate enough here. I was riding my bike yesterday, lost my balance and tiped over hit my right knee on the concrete. can walk ok but it hurts to walk stairs it hurts to bend it. Keep well and we love you Happy birthday JUNE 9 happy 20th Love mom


Name: Millie Marte
Email: kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 07:37:25 PM

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TO Spc Fredrick Campbell C 1-508th Hey love of mine ,hope everything is ok.I'm fine thinking about you constantly. Baby I really can't wait to see you again I miss you so much that you don't even imagine .I think I'm going to go crazy when we finally get to be together. I'm just thinking about that day.Baby please take care and stay alert all the time,It felt really nice when you called friday ,but call me again when you get a chance ,Hey Honey bun I got to go Now ,I love you with all my heart,Millie.


Name: Carlota Alvarez Basurto
Email: cbasurto@hacep.org
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 07:20:47 PM

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SGT Alvarez, Gilberto Bro, Thank you. God Bless you. We love you.


Name: Sal Broes
Email: salbroes@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 07:11:51 PM

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this is to my son Sal Broes 111. son you and all the men over in iraq be safe i wish i could have taken your place. ya'll are one hell of a group me and every one that i talk say we love all of you! SAL BROES just one proud pop love you son. .


Name: Sal Broes
Email: salbroes@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 07:11:37 PM

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this is to my son Sal Broes 111. son you and all the men over in iraq be safe i wish i could have taken your place. ya'll are one hell of a group me and every one that i talk say we love all of you! SAL BROES just one proud pop love you son. .


Name: Sal Broes
Email: salbroes@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 07:11:11 PM

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this is to my son Sal Broes 111. son you and all the men over in iraq be safe i wish i could have taken your place. ya'll are one hell of a group me and every one that i talk say we love all of you! SAL BROES just one proud pop love you son. .


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 07:06:10 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey babe! How are you doing? I know it is the middle of the night for you again...maybe you will get this message anyway. Thank you again for calling. I hope you are happy and doing fine. I miss you so much and I think about you constantly. I called your parents and let them know that I got a call and just told them there wasn't really any new news. Your mom and I were talking about how sad we get when it is close to time to get off the phone....your dad he feels soooo sorry for us. haha--we said that is his jealousy coming out b/c he hasn't gotten to talk to ya in awhile. But, I can't blame him! I'd be the same way. Anyway, I miss you terribly. Have a good sleep. I will write to tell you goodnight in awhile. I love you. love, stephanie


Name: Debbie Fisher
Email: dfisher@dyercs.net
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 04:24:41 PM

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PFC Jarod Markham 2nd/503rd: Hi Jarod, just a short note to let you know that you have not been forgotten. All of you are doing a wonderful job there. You are a Hero! Stay strong, Stay ALERT, Stay Safe, and come home soon. You remain in my prayers! Love, Debbie


Name: michelle
Email: concha_shell71@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 03:45:11 PM

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angelo rodriguez: hi mejo. just wanted to let you know that we all love you and miss you.love shell


Name: Lucie Mundova
Email: lucka53@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 03:17:44 PM

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for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI Aco2/503 3rd PLT: Hey baby. I was so happy when you called. Another package is on the way. I miss you and hope to see you soon. Miluju te. I love you. Take care.Lucy


Name: BARB KUPISCH - JEFF'S MOM
Email: barbk@lesman.com
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 03:14:03 PM

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ATTN: JEFFREY KUPISCH!! Long time no hear!! Call me, please???! I'd love to hear your voice, son. Best way to get ahold of us is to call in the middle of the night, these days. Jessica is now a certified lifeguard!! The kupisch legacy lives on @ BPD!!!! ;o)~ Hope you are checking this & reading all your mail, here. How many packages have you received so far? If there's anything else you guys need, let me know & I will try to find it for you! I pray for you constantly - and all the rest of the 173rd - YOU ARE OUR HEROES!! Gotta go! love, Mom - you're still my F.B.B. ALWAYS & FOREVER!


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 02:24:10 PM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Hey love of mine, I won't be able to write you tomorrow cause I'll be on the train, but as soon as I will be back to the office on thurs. I'll be posting another message full of love!!!!(that was big eh???) I just wanted you to know that I love you a lot and nothing can make me change my mind, even not you staying away for so long!! I told you that when I accepted "the whole package", I accepted ALL of it, even the shitty days like these ones!!! I MISS YOU MORE & MORE EVERY SECOND!!!! Irish, every one sends LOVE to you!! I LOVE YOU AS MUCH AS THE WIDTH OF THE UNIVERSE....bullshit!!! MUCH MORE THAN THAT!!!!


Name: debbie
Email: debbies2k2@aol.com
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 01:38:19 PM

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This message is for SGT MICHAEL GRABSKI.hi honey, how are you doing? just to let you know that i'm senting out alot of books to you and the 173rd. i went to north beach last night and the city light book store is donating the books that you asked for. i thought it was great. they were excited to do it for all of you, they said they are so proud to have men like you over there, ill pick them up on monday. sure miss you, hope you are safe, ill write soon, love u mom


Name: elisa
Email: ely_862000@yahoo.it
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 01:36:08 PM

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TO DAN BRANSTRATOR:hi hun...whats goin on? im good u?here its hot and sunny...i wish u were here with me cos i have alot of time to spend together now!!!! i got yr letter and i wanted to write u back but now the italian mail system to iraq is suspended!!!hope i can see u soon cos i miss u to much!!!!hugs and kisses PS if anyone knows him let him know abt this msg thanks


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 01:15:36 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Ciao Mike mio... Come stai?! Io so so, oggi mi manchi più del solito!!! A scuola è andata so so... matematica bene ma economia... E' la giornata so so (così, così)!! Domani è il compleanno di Anna, te la ricordi?! La festa la fa sabato in un locale in centro, io non lo conosco!! Se è un bel posto possiamo andare io e te appena torni, vero?! HO BISOGNO DI TE MIKE MIO (I need you always more...)!! I MISS YOU SO MUCH and I LOVE YOU SEMPRE DI PIù!! TI AMO, kisses la tua "BUONA" Susy!!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 01:15:14 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Ciao Mike mio... Come stai?! Io so so, oggi mi manchi più del solito!!! A scuola è andata so so... matematica bene ma economia... E' la giornata so so (così, così)!! Domani è il compleanno di Anna, te la ricordi?! La festa la fa sabato in un locale in centro, io non lo conosco!! Se è un bel posto possiamo andare io e te appena torni, vero?! HO BISOGNO DI TE MIKE MIO (I need you always more...)!! I MISS YOU SO MUCH and I LOVE YOU SEMPRE DI PIù!! TI AMO, kisses la tua "BUONA" Susy!!


Name: Molly Marie
Email: molly24long@msn.com
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 01:12:11 PM

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PFC CALEB DIECKMAN C/508: Hey my sexy thing of man, how are you doing? Thanks for the phone call last night, well early morning I should say. Honey, if you read this...I don't care what you do. You can reinlist or stay in Italy for a year and come home. It is up to you...this is your life too and I just enjoy being a part of it. My employer knows that things are up in the air, all I ask is that you let me know at least (hopefully) a month in advance so I can let them know what I am doing. You sounded so sexy on phone last night I just wanted to crawl thru the receiver and jump on ya. I don't mean to nag but you can go to Austria, if you don't spend too much money. You know what we talked about (the whole MONEY thing) and you have to remember that your paycheck isn't just covering you anymore...it also supports me, as much as you don't want to admit it. Use your head and think for the BOTH of us and you will be just fine. I love you Caleb and can't wait to see you or those pictures that you took! Send them soon. All my love. Molly


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 11:11:16 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE GGod afternoon love of mine, I finally got the pictures we took at Christmas!!!! I got them today cause I went to see Barbara and now I have them in my hands!!!I love you so much!!! Every time I come back home here, I smell the perfume you left here and I recall all the images linked to this winter!!! I can't wait to have you back!!!I miss you every day more and more and I WANT YOU BACK IN MY LIFE!!!!!I'll be going back to our palce tomorrow, I'll travel with Ma, let's see if we will still be able to make people move from their seats because of our talking!!! Once we caught the train in Milan together and believe me, we didn't stop talking till we reached Padova. A man that was sitting close to us left his seat free in Brescia, he told us he had enough of us two talking all the time!! Mind that me and her were still living together!!! Beautiful Shannon, I must have a shower now, here it's getting hot and I'm getting sticky, NO I DON'T STINK!!!!!But to prevent that from happen, it will be good for me to let the water run on me!!! Thank's God I'm not suffering from "Water Sickness"!!! I like using water! I LOVE YOU MY PRECIOUS BABY ANGEL!!! I went to the dentist and you have to kiss my beautiful bum cause I won't need any braser!! Just one to put at night time because I'm consuming my teeth!!! Do you kow what Ma told me??? She can't wait to see me trapped with the braser caught in the tent I put over the bed to avoid mosquitos!!! Gees, she's SOOOOOOO nice, isn't she??? But that's why I love her so much!!! I hope to be able to talk to you soon!! Do you still want me to call George? Ma can call Tony and obviously my mom is a great Silvio's friend!!!! I NEED YOU BADLY SHANNON!!!!


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 09:31:54 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS- CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey honey! How are you doing today? Well, I am good despite the interruption of my sleep lastnight. Thank you soo much for calling! I was so busy talking I really didn't get to ask you how things were going for you or if you were ok. I hope you will forgive me, I felt terrible after I really thought about it lastnight. But at least I was actually talking instead of sitting there in awe with nothing to say, right? Well, I will write you a letter today and mail it off after work. I will post you another message after work. I love you and I miss you!! Please be careful! love, stephanie


Name: Joe
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 09:22:08 AM

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To All the soldiers of the 173rd..... God Bless each and every one of you and your families. Your good deeds are being logged in the book of life that St. Peter holds at the gate. You are all blessed and are in the protective hand of God. God has a purpose for each of you and you are completing his mission for you. It is my prayer daily that he blesses each one, that he calms your fears, that he makes the home sickness easier, that he makes your load lighter, and that he gives you the comfort that when your job is done, each and every one of you will come home safely!! Continue to hang in there.....you are all our Heros!! I am honored to be a part of this through my son..... God Speed 173rd!!!! Hooah!!! Proud Father of a SkyHero!!!


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 09:11:01 AM

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To PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd Able Co.... Jarod, Just a note to say good morning from here and good evening to you. I certainly hope this finds you doing okay.... I will be headed back to TN for the end of the week for Allie's graduation....will be flying back on Saturday with Allie...she is coming here for basketball camp next week...she will be flying back out on Father's Day.....Spoke with Margaret yesterday....she is doing okay, just missing you.....I havn't figured a way to get her in a box to ship her yet.....she will fit, just will cost so much...ha.....I know you miss her and she misses you too....you are the love of her life, it is so obvious.....we are taking good care of her....just treating her like my own...(does that frighten you?...ha..) She scratched her new car already....I touched it up last week when I was there....she can't wait for you to see it...I mailed photos this past week so you should get them soon..... Just keep hanging in there.....love you and miss you so much....Praying constantly...... God Speed my Son!! Love you always, Dad


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 09:00:38 AM

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Name: Dani Stablier
Email: dani57@cox.net
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 08:46:48 AM

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To Sgt. Salvatore Broes, III - Hello Son. I have not been posting messages on this site for quite some time because you told me you were not checking E-mail. Well I'm trying again since we spoke last. I am hoping you have started viewing this site if not you own personal address. I received mail from Chiara last night via E-mail. She is very worry about you. If you have received her letter by now, please write back to her. She told me someone stopped in her place the other day asking about you and Cory. She did not know this person, but thought you guys probably all stopped in together at some time or another. All is well here. I have more boxes I'm shipping off to you, I do hope you get them quicker this time. Keep calling my cell Man, I always have it on, and please call right back if I don't answer it the first time. Sometimes I can't get to it quick enough if I am at work or something. I must go now because I am at work right now and we are starting to get busy. I Love You and Miss You tremendously. Call soon! Always, MOM P.S. I spoke to Leah Sunday 06-01-03. She will be gone for a few weeks after this week-end. I couldn't get through to Monica. Tell Anthony to let her know I've been trying to call her. Love Ya


Name: mom dad jacenya SPC KRIS KNIGHT
Email: KNIGHTFISH54@AOL.COM
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 07:14:09 AM

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HI HO We know you are hearing a lot of different return to Italy dates, keep in mind that rumors can hurt. You all know what command will look and act like when it's time to return. Y'all have enough to worry about, let this worry go. YOU WILL COME HOME. With God's blessing, you will all return to those that love you. Proud to be parents of a 173rd sky soldier!!!LYMTS


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 05:48:28 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning beautiful Irish of mine!!!! Getting tired of haniging around there eh??? I bet so, well I'm getting tired of being home alone without you! You know what we can do??? Get back together soon!!! Nice idea eh? Do you want me to call your president?? I will have to wait for another week before calling him, you know, he's out of town now!!! Today I'm going to see the dentist!!! It's about time for a check on my beautiful smile!!! If he will keep saying to me that I need a braser, well you can start calling me iron teeth!!Actually I've been used to be called like that when I was at the elementary school, I had that sort of stainless steel smile for 3 f**** yeras!!! That's why I got very good in defending myself with kickboxing!!! I just can't wait for the dickhead that got Ma and me pissed off to give him a good hard kick where the sun never shines!! Time to go now, I'll be back soon! I LOVE YOU HEAPS!!!


Name: Jackie Campbell
Email: jake27@starband.net
Date: Tuesday June 03, 2003
Time: 01:03:11 AM

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Sgt. Ben Keener; 3plt C/1-508th: 6/2/03; Just wanted to say hi and tell you I love you. I hope all is well with you. I know you will be as tough as you need to be to get through this. Clay and I are going to Reno for the 173rd Vet reunion. I'll take pictures for you of all the old guys. I love you son. Package on its way tomorrow. ((Hugs)) Love MOM


Name: Mike Flynn
Email: taxguy0013@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 11:52:31 PM

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"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm". George Orwell To Bryan Flynn and all deployed soldiers. We support your mission and we are proud of you. We salute you "rough men" as you all stand ready.


Name: Ashley Andrews
Email: a.p.andrews@tcu.edu
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 11:51:40 PM

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ATTN: JEFF KUPISCH 2/503 Hey! I hope you've started to get to read some of these messages I've been sending you, or you are going to be really overwhelmed when you finally get to check them. I just got back from my first accounting class. I told my mom what I learned tonight and she was so proud of me. (remember she's a CPA) There are only 6 people in my class. Its really weird. My professor has a really nice comb over hair do. When I got board tonight I would look at it and try to figure out his natural hairline. I think he has a really unusual hair loss pattern. Anyways enough about this strange man's hair! I get my cast off in less than 12 hours! I am so excited! So i've been thinking, I know I talk about some really strange topics in my messages to you, but in doing this I hope it reminds you of me and home and takes your mind off what you're surrounded by. If you hadn't figured that out yet I wanted to clue you in. I'm so glad I get to send you messages though, because you are my best friend and I miss you, and I get to tell you all of the random things that i used to when you were here. It has always seemed like you understand me better than anybody and that you can see through me when I'm hiding something. If not you do really good job of appearing that way. Ok, enough of the mushy, emotional friend stuff. Just so you know I've decided that when you come back and go to college you have to go to a school that is in the city that I am living in. If i'm still in Fort Worth, I will allow you to go to a school in Dallas, but thats as far as you can go. This decision is final. Isn't it nice having a friend that is willing to make decisions about your life for you! :o) I also found out today that I got my other job. Now I will make more money and be doing work that will actually benefit my future career. The only bad thing is that I have to tell my boss at Starbucks that I can only work on the weekends or have to quit. I feel really bad, they just hired me and got me all trained and now I'm ditching them. Ok I'm off to bed, hopefully I'll get to send your next package to you on Saturday. Talk to you tomorrow. Love - Ash


Name: Mike Flynn
Email: taxguy0013@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 11:43:49 PM

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Hello Bryan. Just working late and thinking about you. I read your latest email and you sounded better. Be careful and watch your back. It is still dangerous territory. Love you and miss you. Pops.


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 10:26:36 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH, Hey sweetie pie! I just wanted to post you a message to tell you goodnight..I know you are probaly getting up right now or have been up for awhile but I am about to go to sleep! I've had a few dreams about you the past week so maybe I can get lucky and dream of you tonight, too! I love you so much and I can't even describe how much I would love to be able to give you a big hug right now! I miss you. Please be careful and I will keep praying for you each day. Come back soon! I love you. love, stephanie


Name: Steven A. Becker
Email: steviebs06@aol.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 09:36:59 PM

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Son,We just got 2envelopes from you.Your letters are very important to us.We write and send packages almost every day.I hope you get them and they are useful.I will respond to your 5/18 letter.We are always behind you 100%.We love and miss you.Take care of yourself and those with you. Love Dad


Name: Brandi Hatton
Email: brandi_worley@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 09:03:13 PM

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SPC Phillip Hatton...3rd PLT B/2nd-503....Just wanted to say hey baby, and I love you. I think your mother and I have decided that we are going to drive to New York in July. It's just going to be cheaper for me to drive to New York and fly out from there, rather than paying $500 just to fly from Cinncy to JFK. What do you think? Don't worry, it will all be okay; it's only an 14-18 hour drive. Margie is dropping me off in Connecticut at Kelly's, then she is going on up to "home" in NY. I'll probably stay with Kelly for a week, and then it's on to Italy! I'm so excited about coming back, I hope so much you will be home soon. I hope you have been doing okay. I just seen some pics of Taffoya and Cady with their purple hearts; they looked good. Well sweetheart, I hope you have been getting these messages that I post on here. I recieved a letter from you today dated May 13th. I love you baby, talk to you soon. Love, Bran


Name: jinnene hoover
Email: j_hoover@sbcglobal.net
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 08:52:53 PM

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to spec thomas hoover of2/503 inf c. co 3rd plt just thought I would leave you a quick message. I'm glad that I got a phone call last week. I'm sending out a package for you tomarrow hope to hear from you soon.


Name: Yolanda Larsen (Bobby's MOM)
Email: ylarsen@aol.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 08:44:01 PM

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Hi Mijo, Just want to let you know how much your family misses you. We're all praying for you to come home quickly. We are so Proud of All you guys over there. It was so good getting that picture of you. You made my Mother's Day ! I miss seeing your smile and hearing your laughter with your brother, your family and friends. But this Christmas, you'll be home and for the rest of the holidays. That's what I'm looking forward to, the Future. I love you Mijo and you're in my thoughts and prayers. May God always protect you, Love, Mom xoxo


Name: Yolanda Larsen (Bobby's MOM)
Email:
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 08:28:47 PM

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Name: Julian Grabski
Email: JulPegSki2@AOL.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 07:43:03 PM

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For Sgt. Michael Grabski, A Co 3rd Platoon 2/503 Hi Mike! I haven't posted a message for some time. It was good to hear from you. We sent off another package to you. I hope that you are getting them and not some mail handler along the way. I MC'd our Memorial Day service at Veterans Park. It got dumped on me at the last minute but it worked out alright. We had a District meeting on 1 Jun and the American Legion National Commander was at Yountville Vets Home on 31 May. We had a BBQ and enjpyed the visit. It is starting to get hot here. Early this morning I chased two bucks off the place and this afternoon one came up on the lawn trying to eat out of the bird feeder. They are in velvet and good looking deer with nice racks.They sure play heck with the flowers and trees. Grandma is getting ready to go to our American Legion State Convention and Girls State on the 25th of June. We are planning to go to Portland in July for Grandma's family reunion. We haven't been to one in years.


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 06:38:47 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS, CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH--- Hello sweetie. How was your day? I jsut got off work awhile ago. Sorry I didn't get to post you a message this morning. I sent off a card and a letter for you today so you should get it in awhile. Tomorrow I have to be at work at 10:30 so if you just want to decide to give me a call it would be great before that time!! haha..just kidding. But I hope you get to call soon! I miss your voice already. I hope that you are sleeping well and having sweet dreams. I love you!! There's not a minute that goes by I do not think of you...love, stephanie


Name: Ami N. Zipp
Email: azipp@swandolphin.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 05:02:11 PM

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SPC. Soloman Garcia- Hi! I hope that everything is going well. Mom, Liz, and Dad all got your letters and read them to me. Julia is getting big. She kisses your picture every day. She point's to your face and says "My Soldi". I tell her that you're a soldier, so I think that she thinks that's what your name is. When ever I try and take your picture away from her, she tells me that I'm a bad mommy and gives me a dirty look! I hope that you liked your care package. I'm getting another one ready for you. Hopefully, I'll have it out by the end of the week. Stay safe. We love you very much and think of you often. Your Big Sister, Ami


Name: Franny to "Howie"
Email:
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 03:10:16 PM

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Sweetie ... You didnt call yet almost two weeks I dont hear from you...so sad:,( I miss you a lot.I wish I couldtell you all the funny and sad things are happening to me...Jessica you remember that night we went near the corn field?you know corn is growing.I have so many memories of me and you that everything i see makes me think about us I Love You Loads! (I'm waiting for your call !!!)


Name: mom
Email: pgrafton@eduspply.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 03:09:48 PM

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PFC.STEPHEN GRAFTON 2ND/503RD........ HEY STEVIE! Hope this finds you safe and sound. Missing you as usual, but understand that the ARMY is in charge, and that you will get home when they send you. You guys are duty-bound to do as told, and I know you will do whatever you are ordered to, without complaint, and continue to make us all proud. Missed you at the Dover race yesterday...too bad DJ #88 blew up yet again...wish you could've seen it. All are fine here, and are looking forward to hearing that the 173rd are homeward bound...shouldn't be too much longer now. Hang in there and keep up the good work, stay safe and remember we all love and support you! Love, Mom & Dad


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 02:28:53 PM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Hey beautiful Shannon, how's my baby angel doing??? Here back home I'm doing good. Today I went for a walk with mom and we went to see our "dancers". Well they were playing Pirats, as soon as I entered the room Marta asked me "Hey aunty are you in your undies????" I was wearing shorts!!! Gees, we had so much fun!! I bet that I will send her to the Amazon forest in few years, she won't have any problems in surviving!! She was eating an ice cream, and as soon as she finished that she let the biggest burp I have ever heard coming out from her mouth!! I was shocked, she's 5 and even not my dad is able to make a louder burp than that!!!! She wasn't satisfied with the ice cream so she decided to have the Easther chocolate egg too, well, she tried to break it but she didn't have enough strength to break it in half. No problem, I was observing her waiting for her to ask for help, what a stupid thought!!! She just slammed the egg on the table and started eating the piece she wanted!!!I know I wasn't supposed to laugh, but I couldn't help myself!!!You should have been there! Massimo opened the door with this little tiny black underwear and a whithe T-shirt, he's not the skinniest person on earth, and you know that!! Well it has been a good show! Then my dad came over too, he went for a ride(he has decided to go on a diet!!!) as he walked through the door his face was as red as fire!!!He was all sweaty!!!My God!!! Mom and I just stared at him and started laughing! He had decided to go to a place that is not far away, but the road is hard and messy, well he just sat under a tree cause pushing on pedals was getting too hard to reach the top of the hill!!! Sometimes I think my family should work in a circus!!! Well beautiful love of mine, I will be back to you tomorrow with other "Avetta's episodes"!!!! You have to come back soon so that you will be seeing them in person!! Do you like the deal??? I love you my baby angel, more than ever!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!(just in case the heat of Iraq would have made you wonder about my feelings for you! Just joking!)


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 02:13:50 PM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Un saluto speciale al mio Mike... How are you doing? Ho studiato quasi tutta la giornata economia, speriamo che mi vada bene domani!!! Oggi ha cominciato a piovere, chissà che l'aria si rinfreschi un po'!! Ti ho pensato tutto il giorno, anche mentre studiavo... Mi manchi tanto, tanto, tanto... I know that I'll see you very very very soon and not only in my dreams! TI AMO (ricordatelo sempre)... with all my love I send you a lot of kisses, la tua Susy!


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 02:12:27 PM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Un saluto speciale al mio Mike... How are you doing? Ho studiato quasi tutta la giornata economia, speriamo che mi vada bene domani!!! Oggi ha cominciato a piovere, chissà che l'aria si rinfreschi un po'!! Ti ho pensato tutto il giorno, anche mentre studiavo... Mi manchi tanto, tanto, tanto... I know that I'll see you very very very soon and not only in my dreams! TI AMO (ricordatelo sempre)... with all my love I send you a lot of kisses, la tua Susy!


Name: Wendy Damman-Bednar
Email:
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 02:02:07 PM

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SGT JOEL BEDNAR...Hey Babydoll! Well, I found a 1965 GTO for $3,500. One of the local kids I was talking to about his Monte stoped by this morning to tell me there is a guy in Ottawa selling it. He also stoped by, because he had pormised Cesar a ride in his Monte Carlo. Cesar likes that car, bascially because it's loud I think:) He's just like his mother in some many ways! Other than that we went to watch "Finding Nemo" yesterday, and had a great day. I miss our mommy/baby dates, but we missed you being there so much. At dinner Cesar and I talked about you, and he said he wanted to trade again. You know trade you for Big cesar being over there. He still doesn't think it's fair that they have both and he has none, so he wanted to trade to make it even. He's so funny! Well, tonight we have a T-Ball game, and tomorrow he has a riding lesson. I just hope we get the news of when to go home soon. I know we're really busy here, but can't wait to go home to be with you again! We miss and love you WHOLE BUNCHIES BABYDOLL! Cesar said he wants us to all cuddle in our bed and watch a movie when you come home. He has chosen Monster's Inc, as the movie. God's Speed my love! ~~~~~Princess & Munchkin Butt~~~~~~~~


Name: Annmarie Locke
Email: Distantlove526@aol.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 01:30:55 PM

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I don't know exactly how this works but the website says that I can post a message for deployeed soldiers. Well, I want to let all the soldiers know that I am thankful for them but I have a special message for PFC Brandon Mann.. I love you and can't wait until you return home.


Name: sherry keener
Email: gramieight@yahoo.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 01:21:17 PM

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GOOD AFTERNOON 173RD ABNBDE...we Love you here in the States, and hope you are all doing well under the circumstances..this is day 69//60 to go...you are over the 1/2 way and headin home...be it Italy or Usa...home to those who love and miss you! Keep up the good work, watch one another's back and come home to us soon. 173rd,America's HEROS! We sleep well knowing you are our guardian angels...with parachutes! God bless and keep you safe....and, of course, to my son in whom I am well pleased, Sgt Shawn M Grueser 1st platoon Able Co 173rd...talked to Jen yesterday and you had called. So glad you are safe, good to hear that your guys are hanging in there and doing well. Congratulations guys you are terrific...and so is my son. letters and a package are forthcoming..have no idea what "extras" the stepdaddy will stick in/his sense of humor is enhanced to the max and he is a little weird right now...just laff and enjoy...you will be 28 soon..you have had 3 birthdays now in other countrys...does it feel different??? I love you, Shawn and miss you more. Mama


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 01:09:44 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd.... Jarod, Just a note to say hello and to tell you that I love and miss you. Keep on pushing each day and all will be over soon. I am so proud of you and the mission that you are accomplishing....One of your fellow soldiers put it best in a letter to your Mom...he said "taking a piece from the movie Top-Gun, I would let Jarod be my wing man anytime"....that says a lot for the respect that you have already gained from your comrades....I must say that you have been my wing man many times and you did a darn good job at it too....I just don't have a wing man now that I'm sharing you with others...ha......really do miss you and can't wait until this chapter in your life is closed and a new one is written.....you have gained so much from this experience I'm certain and you will be a better man having been there.....I just wish I could protect you from some of the things that you have seen, I knew they were there from my past experiences, but you had to experience them on your own....Just always remember to thank God daily for having the blessings that you have, I'm certain that you already do, but I know now that you count these blessings even more. Just pray that someway God will use you as his messenger as I'm sure he is. Understand that what you have already done is a great accomplishment for those people....also understand that you can't "fix" every problem for them, but you can assist in opening the avenues for them so they can begin to "fix" their own problems. Walk away with a great feeling that you have made a difference! Hoping that you are receiving our care packages. Mom says that you have lost weight....(you couldn't afford to loose much)....so I packed food...and will continue to do so.....If you need anything, just remember to tell us in your next writing or phone call.....We try to constantly think of new things to send......I know you enjoy receiving them because I get so much out of packing them for you...it is almost like Christmas.....Just remember when I am old and put out to pasture, you better send me goodies......ha.... Love you my son.....hope and pray that you have good days...that you learn how to smile in the midst of all this....and that you have comfort in knowing how much you are loved and missed by so many..... God Speed my son....... Love you always, Dad


Name: Mom
Email:
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 01:03:26 PM

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Sorry Andrew...mom will eventually get the hang of this form. The email with no name at the top is from me...Read on...


Name:
Email:
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 12:56:36 PM

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Mom To PFC Andrew Son Hey,Son!Just wanted you to know I'm thinking about you,today and every day! You should be receiving more packages - I hope all the others have gotten to you. Nathan, Chris and I all went to watch Summer graduate...she looked great and we were so excited for her. She missed you not being there, but was so thrilled you called. We are all very proud of you and anxious for you to come home! Chris is going to move in with Nathan and I temporarily next week. That should make for a lively homefront for all...can you imagine Nathan, Chris, and me???? Hope we don't drive each other crazy! I know ya'll are very busy and news of ya'll is difficult to get...write or call when you can. I miss you very much and think of you every day. I love you, Andrew. Love, Mom


Name: giulia
Email:
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 11:46:59 AM

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guys, be back soon, i cant take it anymore being this far away from all of you...c'mon, the crazy bull cant be the same without you... =) im sending you all the love and support i can. ciao


Name: giulia
Email:
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 11:46:46 AM

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guys, be back soon, i cant take it anymore being this far away from all of you...c'mon, the crazy bull cant be the same without you... =) im sending you all the love and support i can. ciao


Name: Millie Marte
Email: Kisses27m@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 10:07:46 AM

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To Spc Fredrick Campbell C 1-508th Hey Baby Hope everything is going well overthere,I'm here thinking about you 24/7 .I just sent you another package friday hope you get it soon. I got to go to work now .Loving you always ,Millie.


Name: Dorothy Hartzell
Email: dmhartzell@msn.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 09:35:14 AM

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PFC CHRISTIAN JAMES DEVOR 1/508TH HHC, Chris I know I havn't written for awhile but please know your in my prayers daily. So pround of you, your parents have kept me up with the letters the have received. Just wanted you to know my church family are praying for you also. B.J. said to say HI, he is living in Richmond, IN and doing ok. God Bless we love you Chris, thanks for being so brave. Dorothy


Name: Heather E. Hawthorne
Email: jeepwaver@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 07:22:12 AM

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CPT WILL HANSEN 1-508TH 173RD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR WILL BILL, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!!!!!! WISHES FOR A YEAR FULL OF CELEBRATIONS. I HAVE AN IDEA, HOW ABOUT WE HAVE BIRTHDAY CAKE EVERYDAY FROM THE TIME YOU RETURN TO ITALY UNTIL YOUR BIRTHDAY NEXT JUNE 3RD? I HOPE YOU RECEIVED THE BIRTHDAY BOX I SENT TO YOU, AND IF YOU HAVEN'T YET, I THINK YOU WILL REAL SOON. HEY, AT LEAST YOU STILL HAVE YOUR BIRTHDAY SUIT :0 I WISH I COULD BE WITH YOU TO CELEBRATE, BUT I KNOW WE'LL BE TOGETHER AS SOON AS IT IS POSSIBLE. LOVE TO YOU ON YOUR SPECIAL DAY AND ALWAYS, HEATHER


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 04:53:00 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP, 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning Shannon, how are you doing today??? Here everyhing still looks the same, tonight we had a big huge storm but guess what??? I missed it, I was too busy in dreaming!! Always like that!!! It feels like I'm always facing the screen to look for some more news on you, news about the day of your REDEPLOYMENT!!! Far now, my resaerch was worthless, but I won't give up! You know how stubborn I can get when I want something!! Ok, I must go now, I hope to hear you soon and the best of all would be receiving the famous phone call!!! I LOVE YOU MORE & MORE!!!!! Just remember to check the messages when you have time, ok? I told you that there are always messages for the Irish!!! Miss you so much, sometimes it's unbereable, but don't worry, I'll make it till the day you will finally come back! Talk to you soon.


Name: Julie Smerek
Email: juls8075@hotmail.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 01:12:08 AM

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Robert Clow, I love you and miss you. Hope to here from you soon. Let me know if you need anything. I will send it right off. Robert JR. is doing great. He asks about you all the time. I just tell him that you are helping people that need your help. He is ok with that. Well, I have to go for now. Will try to send a letter soon. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU. I understand you are very busy. So if you don't email, call, or write soon; I will understand FULLY! Love always and forever-- Juls


Name: Margie
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 12:49:07 AM

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TO THE 173RD PHOTOGRAPHER: Yes, Father's Day is just around the corner. How much trouble would it be for you to get photos of ALL the soldiers, even in small groups, so we could see them. So Dads would be able to see their sons as a special gift on Father's Day? We'd really appreciate it..... Consider that!


Name: Margie
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 12:44:40 AM

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TO THE 173rd


Name: M J Shannon
Email: mshannon@houston.rr.com
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 12:42:10 AM

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To Sgt. Andrew Shannon, Well I missed hearing from you on my birthday I know you would have called if at all possible. I pray all is well with you and that you are safe. We saw a photo of some soldiers jumping off of a hummer and running with their rifles, one of them looked very much like you. The image is blurry but the set of the chin looked very familar. If it was you I trust everything came out to the good as I know you are very well trained and have good instincts. Someone over here did a study recently on boys that play video games and how much faster their reaction time is and how they notice obstacles quicker. I guess with everything you are dealing with now all that time and money spent on video games wasn't quite the waste I had thought it was - there I said you were right. I know how you must be relishing that thought. We got Erica moved into her new apartment. It's smaller and she had to get rid of a bunch of stuff I told her simpler is better. She and Mark went to their first prewedding class at the church today they said it was good. Everyone asks about you whenever they see us so write some more so we can update everyone. We love you and think of you often. I will continue to pray that you get home safe and soon. Love Mom


Name: Greg Lebeau
Email: gllebeau@netscape.net
Date: Monday June 02, 2003
Time: 12:11:23 AM

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Hey Deployed SkySoldigers This former Air Force SSgt. would love to see alot more pictures of D/319FA Especial one of Adam S. Lebeau, Reason why this Former SSGT from the Air Force is a Vietnam Era Vet and a Combat Gulf War Vet of 90-91. I want to see my son unit here along with seeing a picture of my son Guys with the camerias Father Day is comming I will give my left nut to see my son picture because he is loved and missed dearly by myself So if you must consider it an ORDER if you must but asking from one Combat Vet to another Combat Vet Brother God Bless Greg Lebeau gllebeau@netscape.net


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Email:
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 11:45:53 PM

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Name: Larry Sears
Email: hoboat57@aol.com
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 10:30:19 PM

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Pfc Ryan Wilmington 2/503----Hey ryan, hope this finds you well & safe. Nanna & I started putting a packsge togather for you today. Plan on mailing it out wed. Got you a coiple of books, a couple of video,s, now that you have a v.c.r., some socks, a writing tablet & envelopes, (so you can write us more) pens, cigarettes, lighters, a magazine, a couple of disposable camera,s, baby wipes, gold bond powder, several snacks & a few other things. What you can,t use, share with your buddies. Read about the big memorial day feast you had on Fri. in Stars & Stripes. Bet that brought a smile to everyone,s face. Sure you all enjoyed it.Let us know when you receive the package, and if there is anything else you need, let us know that also.everyone asks about you, even people you don,t know, but know of you. Lots & lots of prayers being sent your way. Stay safe & keep alert! We love and miss you 7 can,t wait for you to come home!--------------Pappan


Name: Ashley Andrews
Email: a.p.andrews@tcu.edu
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 10:11:10 PM

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ATTN: JEFF KUPISCH 2/503 Hi, i just got off work and figured I would send my message for the day. I didn't want to strangle any customers today, so I guess it was a good day. Tomorrow I have my first accounting class. I really hope that it comes easy to me. Everyone I've talked to says Financial Accounting is really hard, except my mom of course. I don't have to work tomorrow so I think I;m going to go find some more stuff to send to you. So next year instead of living in a dorm room I get to live in an on campus apartment. They are really nice, kinda small, and really convenient. I will get my own room (finally!) and will have a kitchen to cook in ( we'll see how long that lasts). I have 3 other roommates. One of them is in my sorority. The other two are just random girls, but I met them and they are really nice. We have 2 bathrooms and a vanity area with a big mirror and 2 sinks. The living room and kitchen are together in one big room. TCU furnishes the whole apartment which is also really nice. One of my roommates also has a futon that we keep in the living room, so you have place to sleep when you come see me! Well thats all the news I have today. Like I said before nothing really exciting is happening around here. Oh one thing I was excited about is my toenails. I know that sounds really strange and gross, but both them (my two big toys) fell off ( one in march and one in may). It was really traumatizing for me. Anyways, today I noticed that they are almost grown out. Which means I can get a pedicure soon (thats one of my favorite things to do) When you get back if you're man enough I'll take you to get a pedicure, my treat. And no they won't paint your toenails. They'll just scrub your feet and massage them. I'm sure that would feel nice after all the marching you have done. Ok talk to you tommorrow. Stay safe! Love - Ash


Name: Dad
Email: jmarkham@pinecrest.edu
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 09:48:58 PM

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TO PFC JAROD MARKHAM 2nd/503rd... Jarod, Just a note to say hello and to remind you that you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers.....Uneventful weekend, the usual, grocery store, church, etc......It seems that Allie and Margaret spent pretty much the entire week together last week and the week end together this week end....Just wanted you to know that all is well and everyone is okay....Headed back up to TN this week to go to Allie's graduation....wow...hard to believe that she is out of the 8th already and headed for Florida to finish..... Love you and miss you very much....think of you constantly.....when I am down I draw my strength from you knowing that what you are experiencing is much worse......Hopefully we will get some news of you coming back soon....just hang in there and keep praying.....I know it must be tough right now missing home and missing everyone.....just keep on keeping on and count the days as they pass....God is with you and the entire 173rd....God Speed my Son....I love you and miss you so very much....always remember you are my Hero!! So proud to be your Father..... Love you always!!! Dad HOOAH!!


Name: Brandi Hatton
Email: brandi_worley@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 09:12:24 PM

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SPC Phillip Hatton.. 3rd PLT. Battle Co. 2/503.....Hey sweetheart, how are you? I'm doing pretty good. The family came down this weekend for Kassie's graduation; we had a good visit with everyone. Your dad stopped by Friday night, and your mom made it over on Sunday. She stays pretty busy babysitting Austin and Sydney, and taking care of Grandma Doan. Bless her heart, she really needs a break. I miss you so much, and was extremely happy to hear from you last week, even though we only talked for 5 minutes. It's really a shame that you're not getting your mail like you should be. I'm surprised you even get to call home. I'm really excited to be coming back to Italy in July, and hopefully you will be home by then, or atleast home by August. Stay safe Phillip, you mean the world to me. I love you baby, hope to hear from you soon. Love, Your wife


Name: Nancy Phillips
Email: nphillip12@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 08:45:55 PM

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PFC Steven Grafton-Prayers,smiles,hugs,caring thoughts and a reason to return home safe to Maryland are being sent to Iraq each and everynight, including tonight, (which is morning for you)-I checked! I am so very proud of that young man I was blessed to get after and tease in the halls of White Marsh Elementary. You have become a true man and all I knew you could be! I couldn't be prouder. Spoke to your mother the other night. As she read some of your letters with pride, we both were laughing and crying...You have become quite the writer. I have always believed you were a special gift! You may not remember that I told you this and look at you now! Thank you for being our hero and special gift. Looking forward to the day we will meet again. Expect a huge hug! Your, Mrs. Phillips


Name: Nancy Phillips
Email: nphillips12@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 08:31:53 PM

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We pray everyday for your safe return. Know you have not been forgotten! I teach second graders and we think caring thoughts each day for each and everyone of you! Thank you for keeping us safe here in the states. You are helping us understand what it means to be an American and true to your country. YOU ARE OUR HERO(S)! You're never forgotten and sorely missed! Return safely to your country that appreciates your fighting and guidance you give others in Iraq and around the world!


Name: Terry Aubrey, E/2/503 69-70
Email: jaubrey@iglou.com
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 07:28:32 PM

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SPC Phillip Hatton, I,m the guy your mom told you about. Very proud of you guys for making history again and keeping the stories alive for another 30 years. Understand mail service is tough but hey, thats war. I know you can't believe the circumstances sometimes. State side duty sure is clean and organized. Your mom told me about your grandmother. They are special. Mine prayed for me everyday she said when I got back. It certainly worked on numerous occassion. Look foward to meeting when you get back to KY. Mom sounds fine to me just agrivated with the system. Parents get that way. We got mail about once a week when things were smooth. Sometimes charlie would ambush the convoy or the Lt's jeep and then it would be a month. Lastly I would encourage you to make every moment count because it's likely to be a once in a lifetime experience that only a proud few will understand. Trust me everyday of the rest of your life will be evaluated against this time by you. Thanks for the opportunity to know you and your family. TEA. If you wont to send mail please do so at Terry Aubrey, 1201 North Yarnallton Pike, Lexington, KY 40511


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 06:28:06 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hello my love! How are ya doing? It's in the middle of the night for you...I didn't get to talk to you this weekend, so I will just have to write and tell you how much I miss you. I am mailing pictures out tomorrow and I found a new card I can send you that I haven't already bought! I try not to go card crazy on you or anything...I think I am going to go and rent a movie tonight and watch it with the fam. I will write you a letter tonight, too. I miss you and I hope you are having sweet dreams of me! I love you...love, stephanie


Name: JERRY AND HOPE EDWARDS
Email: gethope@msn.com
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 05:40:01 PM

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PFC CHRISTIAN JAMES DEVOR, HI CHRIS! WE REC'D YOUR 2ND. LETTER AND ARE EXCITED TO HAVE HEARD FROM YOU. CONGRATS ON THE PROMOTION AND KEEP UP THE HARD WORK! WE'RE PROUD OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS! WE MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU. THE MATRIX RELOADED AND X-MEN ARE BOTH OUT AND WERE GREAT! WE'RE WAITING FOR INCREDIBLE HULK TO COME OUT!! PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU SOON. WE LOVE YOU, JERRY, HOPE & WERTHERS EDWARDS XXOO!


Name: Sonja & Gene Doles
Email: sdoles@email.msn.com
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 04:29:24 PM

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Hi John Doles Your Dad & I are sending the Newspaper from Chelsea, OK with your picture in it. Hope you have a good birthday. Take Care Love Sonja & Your Dad


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 03:30:35 PM

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PFC DAVID CROSS-CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey sweetie! How are ya? I am getting ready to go to Kmart to put in another roll of film. Hopefully, they will actually turn out to be good pictures...anyway, Cassie is writing Burrow back--she just hasn't gotten as fast paced with the letter writing as I have. I could swear I see a picture of you on this website..it's also one that Dieckman is in but you are about 2 or 3 people down with your helmet off and it is the side of your face. Whoever it is, if it isn't you is making the squinting face that you always make when you are looking at something...but I guess I hope that you are in every picture so I could just be trying to make it you. I'm still sticking that it really is...i'ts # 345 if you get to look. I am trying to post more messages daily so that maybe you will catch your name glancing over someone's shoulder again since you say you don't know how to read these. Anyway, I love you and I miss you!! Be safe...love, stephanie


Name: Amy Navarro
Email: amynavarro79@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 02:49:59 PM

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SGT. GUADALUPE MONTALVO SO HOW ARE YOU DOING? HOPEFULLY YOU ARE DOING JUST FINE. AS FOR OURSELVES WE ARE DOING OKAY. SO DON'T WORRY ABOUT US. I HOPE ARE IN GOOD HEALTH. JUST STAY FOCUSED ON YOUR MISSION. HOPEFULLY WE CAN SEE YOU SOON, OR AT LEAST HEAR FORM YOU SOON. WE HAVE RECEIVED TWO OF YOUR LETTERS. I AM WANTING TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE PACKAGE WE SENT YOU. REMEMBER IF YOU NEED ANYTHING JUST WRITE AND LET US KNOW AND WE WILL TRY OUR BEST TO GET IT TO YOU. WE MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU. YOU ARE ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. TAKE CARE AND WATCH YOUR BACK. WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU. YOUR LITTLE SISTER, AMY NAVARRO


Name: Wendy Nitka-Acosta
Email: Teacher402@cs.com
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 02:43:24 PM

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ATTENTION: Adam Cubbage I miss you so much! I can't wait unitl you come home! Hugs & Kisses, Wendy


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 02:20:16 PM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Shannon, what about coming back??? I have enough of dreaming about IRAQ!!!! Gees, it feels like I'm there too, do you want me to give you directions to come back??? I'm pretty good with maps now!! I bet that if I keep dreaming about Iraq streets, cities and so on I will have to be hired by Michelin company!!!! I just wanted to drop you few lines before going downstairs with my mom. Today we laugh our asses off when I told her that when we will get married she will have to be dressed as DORIS DAY, and my dad as MARLON BRANDO in the Godfather!!! We kept on bullshitting all the afternoon, mom said that now if we get married in Vegas(you know my funny dream) well the marriage will be valid worldwile!!! How could she know that still remains a mistery to me!!! We are waiting for you to come back and laugh with us! Ok love of my life, I'll be back tomorrow, try to be good ok? I LOVE YOU MORE & MORE EVERY DAY!!!!


Name: mom
Email: mdhat@mrtc.com
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 12:53:52 PM

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SPC PHILLIP HATTON ~ 3rd PLT, B2-503 ~ Phillip....I just had to tell you that your tiny little buddy just got his first tooth! And he's crawling. Your sis and bro-in-law have taken Syd to spend the day at the amusement park that his company always reserves this time of year! "Wally World!" Your dad took her (Syd)to the horse show last night. She loved it. All the little kids get to ride their little stick horses and get trophies for their ride! We didn't know she was supposed to take hers, but they gave her a trophy just the same. She's so proud of it. You dad said she was a little shy at first, but you know she cannot stay quiet for any length of time. In short order, that little mouth went into overdrive and she did her share of entertaining! Munchkin here is ready to move so we're going to hit the stroller and let him take a nap. I love you! I'm so proud of you! You're constantly in our thoughts and our daily prayer is that you will be safe; that you and the entire 173rd will return soon. Your very proud mom............


Name: Judi [mom]
Email: judi592002@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 12:13:48 PM

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hey, mikie was good to hear from you. got all of your stuff. hope to hear from you again real soon LOVE AND MISS YOU ALOT MOM


Name: Stephanie McGahey
Email: stephali17@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 10:10:30 AM

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PFC DAVID CROSS_CHARLIE CO. 1ST/508TH-- Hey babe! How are you doing this morning (afternoon for you)? I'm sorry I didn't get to post a message yesterday but when I tried to actually post it, the computer kept messing up! Anyway, I got some more pictures developed yesterday, but most of them were from years ago! I do have a few I will send out...none of them are good though. I will get you a letter out to mail tomorrow. I had a dream that you called lastnight! I seem to dream about you a lot now...that's good though b/c it's the closest form to reality that I have! (besides my collage of pictures next to my bed of us). Another day of work tomorrow...I think I only work 11-6. Wednesday it's another day from 7:30-5:30! Well, I just wanted to say good morning. I will write you again later today. I love you and I miss you! love, stephanie


Name: gigia
Email: gigia.pommy@libero.it
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 09:22:55 AM

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ANGELO RODRIGUEZ: ciao amore mio, i miss you so much and i can' wait to see you. today i sent you another package and i hope that you like. i hope that everything is good. please write me or call me, i need to feel your love. all my family say ciao. i love you with all my heart, your baby gigia :-)


Name: FRANNY-->to Howe
Email:
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 09:19:38 AM

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Hey sexy what are you doing?here its not TOO hot today,maybe I'm going to see Seth later with Chiara he's lovely he always make me feel better when im sad.You know what?I've been so busy last week with my attitude test and I never had time to buy u cigars...Anyway i pass'em! :>(my tests)Love I miss you Wish you could be home sooner than august.I dreamt of you tellin me you were gonna be home in 12days,I dont know why 12 mah!I saw "the girl"again she was "dancing" with a guy and there was your friend HEIDI too,she gave me a look and went away...J I love you Always thinking bout you I LOVE YOU Stay safe


Name: FRANNY-->to Howe
Email:
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 09:19:19 AM

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Hey sexy what are you doing?here its not TOO hot today,maybe I'm going to see Seth later with Chiara he's lovely he always make me feel better when im sad.You know what?I've been so busy last week with my attitude test and I never had time to buy u cigars...Anyway i pass'em! :>(my tests)Love I miss you Wish you could be home sooner than august.I dreamt of you tellin me you were gonna be home in 12days,I dont know why 12 mah!I saw "the girl"again she was "dancing" with a guy and there was your friend HEIDI too,she gave me a look and went away...J I love you Always thinking bout you I LOVE YOU Stay safe


Name: Laurie Miller
Email:
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 08:27:47 AM

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To Dan Branstrator Hi son, just wanted to say we miss you and are very proud of you and every soldier over there. Some of the people at work sent you letters out so I hope you will get them soon. I worked alot of overtime this week,its my only day off and I still had to get up early to take your brother to work! Everyone is fine here,they all say hello. School is out here now. Your brothers are very happy about that! J.D. wants to get a job but I dont think anyone will hire him until hes at least 15 which is only about a month away. Sis got her finger caught in a machine at work and broke it, but shes ok. They put a splint on it, and she is going back to work Monday or Tuesday.Hector is borrowing your Dads motorcycle today for the Mayors run. and he is leaving us his 1962 Ford Falcon to drive for the day. Hope you can see this soon. Love You Mom


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 06:32:01 AM

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TO MICHAEL KEMP. Hey Mike mio, oggi è già giugno... Forse sono ancora pochi i giorni che ci separano... I NEEEEEEEED YOU!!! Mio papà torna oggi dalla Spagna (è andato per lavoro)! This is the last week that I have to study, finally the school is finishing... I can't believe it!!! Ti manca Ash?! Lui non vede l'ora di poter mordere anche te... Contento?! Anch'io non vedo l'ora di HUG YOU e di darti 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 HUGE baci... Mi manchi troppo, torna presto da me!! TI AMO, la tua Susy.


Name: Susan
Email: susan.spessato@libero.it
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 06:31:37 AM

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TO MIKE KEMP. Hey Mike mio, oggi è già giugno... Forse sono ancora pochi i giorni che ci separano... I NEEEEEEEED YOU!!! Mio papà torna oggi dalla Spagna (è andato per lavoro)! This is the last week that I have to study, finally the school is finishing... I can't believe it!!! Ti manca Ash?! Lui non vede l'ora di poter mordere anche te... Contento?! Anch'io non vedo l'ora di HUG YOU e di darti 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 HUGE baci... Mi manchi troppo, torna presto da me!! TI AMO, la tua Susy.


Name: sara
Email: sara_yes73@hotmail.com
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 05:53:56 AM

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SGT ANDREW M. SHANNON, C. COMP. 1ST 508 173RD AIRBORNE Good morning beautiful love of mine, how are you doing today??? Here everything is fine, I just miss you so badly!!! You see, I start getting pissed off every time I see a love scene on TV!! I want you back!! I know, I know I have to be patient, and I promise I will, I just miss you so much!!!! Well, I'll be back soon, ok???? The Avetta's are sending their love to you and a big huge hug!!! We are really proud of you and you know that over here everybody loves you and supports you in every way possible!! My dad and Massimo are always talking about you and your job, I bet they have also invented stories on you!!!!! AMAZING!!!! Marta and Bea keep telling to their school mates that they KNOW an AMERICAN SOLDIER FOR REAL and the HE IS THEIR FRIEND!!!! Gees, Shannon, all my family is in love with you!!!! What a "latin lover" are you??? MIND that YOU ARE MINE!!!! That wasa big one eh??? I LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH, even more !!!! I'll be back to you soon, the soonest possible! PS: I still haven't called the Shannon's, but I wrote your mom an e-mail and I told her the conversation we had.....NOT every single word!!!! I scared you eh???? I'm deeply in love with you Shannon, you know that eh???


Name: mom
Email: gailauten@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday June 01, 2003
Time: 03:19:00 AM

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dearest joel, we have not heard anything from you for 6 weeks. and we have yet to receive a letter. your family is so proud of you and pray continuously for your safety and well being. my cell phone is on 24 seven, hoping to hear from you soon. you are in my heart and thoughts constantly. i will send a package on monday ,but was kind of waiting to see if you needed anything in particular. we love and miss you more than you will ever know.!!!!! hugs and kisses the auten/reese family.


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