There is a Story afoot . . .



A story has attacked me . . . not sure where it's from, but I have been posting chapters as they come out of my fingers. Yes, I am still posting on firearms training and my new topic of basic prepping - all links are to the right of the blog, newest posts first on the lists. Feel free to ignore the story posts - they usually start with a chapter number. But, feel free to read the story as well and comment on it - I like how it's turning out so far! Links to the various chapters are at the right under . . .

The Story

Bill

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Personal . . . . The Lt. is home . . .

 

2nd Lt. G and 1st Lt J shown years ago on a camping trip with our scout troop – a wilderness survival weekend.  J is in the BDU gettin’ ready to chomp on a craw fish.  G is his sidekick . . . . it was yesterday.

Today G is a Mechanical Engineer in the AF working on A10s and F16s.  I attended his commissioning a number off months ago.  He took my Defensive Pistol I class.  Spent months in the wilderness over his scouting years with him.  Damn, time flys.

J – the fellow in the BDU was in town tonight.  I promised I’d buy him a beer when he got home, he’s been about 250 miles SW of Kabul for the past year.  I’ve been worried, love him like a son.  We chatted via facebook while he was deployed.  Reminded him to keep his head in the game.  He did a good  job with his guys – made a difference with the locals??  Who knows.  They came home three short.  What can you say?  I know the hole that leaves, the doubts it leaves . . . .

We all want it better for those that come after . . . sometimes you settle for just getting them back . . . .

Welcome home J, good to see you . . . .

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Our country is in very good hands.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome home to him. Be sure to thank him for his service for me.

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