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dback
2006-05-10, 19:31
I've never started a thread here but we just had to tell everyone that our little baby boy, Sgt US Airforce...returned home today from the Middle East from his 2nd tour and all in one piece. :elefant: Yeah, I know most of you are chuckling since generally Airforce personnel only risk twisted ankles sprinting for the chow line...but parents worry anyway.

Just Jeff
2006-05-10, 20:34
Please tell him we appreciate his service. And your sacrifice for sending your son, too.

Take-a-knee
2006-05-10, 22:29
Not all airmen have it so safe, this war has no lines, I spent several weeks last year hanging around Bagdhad Int. airport last year and rockets and mortars were a regular occurence there. The flyboys kept their body armor handy. Congrats on his safe return.

Iceman
2006-05-11, 02:37
I also say thanks. I never did serve, wish I had. Thank you again.

john pickett
2006-05-11, 13:38
I served as well, but stateside only. 2 years Naval Regional Medical Center San Diego, Ca. ( I know, I know; CREAMPUFF DUTY )
Glad he's home and safe.
Best regards and ALL due respect for your son, :adore:
John Pickett

Rosaleen
2006-05-11, 19:33
Congrats on getting your son home safely. It's a crazy world, out there!

Rosaleen

dback
2006-05-11, 22:02
Thanks guys...you can't imagine how much we appreciate the response. I'm sure there will be tears (from his mother of course) when he gets his 30 days leave and finally arrives here. His wife and kids are probably pretty happy also :rolleyes:

Seeker
2006-05-12, 01:09
no one's really safe these days... so don't dismiss his sacrifice (but keep telling his mom he's safe... it's ok to lie about stuff like that to keep mom's from worrying.)

congrats on his safe return, and thanks for supporting his decision to serve...

Seeker ('84-'95... Czech Border, Somalia, Haiti.)

SGT Rock
2006-05-12, 03:05
Congratulations! It is nice to hear about the guys getting home safely. Hopefully we can do more of that in the near future.

dback
2006-05-13, 12:24
Thanks again everyone...Sarg, I am most honored to get a response from you...hope you are well. Found your other post amusing...true, but amusing. I wanted you to know that my 8 year old granddaughter ALWAYS includes the 'soldiers in the war' in her prayers every night.

SGT Rock
2006-05-13, 13:04
Tell her thanks from me please :D

KBob
2006-05-13, 19:19
From an old Airmen tell him thanks for his service. Glad he made it back safely.

fieldcraftsman
2006-06-08, 19:07
USAF did some great work today. You're rightly proud that your boy was over there. :congrats: :congrats:

Frolicking Dino
2006-06-08, 20:50
Adding my congrats on getting your boy home safe and sound - and my thanks to him for serving.

JAK
2006-06-10, 15:31
Good to hear good news. :)

Also, never underestimate the various dangers associated with chow lines.
:eating: puke: :boxing: :stickyman :viking: :toilet: :help: :fight: :nurse:

dback
2006-06-27, 23:23
JAK,

LOL....now that's funny....I don't care who you are....THAT'S funny

Lt.Schueller
2006-07-27, 13:42
very cool
i just got back myself

Lt.Schueller
2006-07-27, 13:44
Goo Airforce!!!!!!!

dixicritter
2006-07-27, 19:52
Lt.Schueller, Welcome to HikingHQ. I'd like to ask you to please be respectful of the other service people here. My husband (SGT Rock) and I run this site. Thank you.

Also I do hope that you've made a typo on your birthdate and they aren't letting 14 year olds into the Air Force now. :) LOL You might want to verify that.

Amigi
2006-07-27, 21:32
Please tell him we appreciate his service. And your sacrifice for sending your son, too.
I second this. Always nice when we comeback with all my fingers and toes.

SGT Rock
2006-07-29, 08:16
I'm home for mid-tour leave. Sweet :D

JAK
2006-07-29, 10:18
I have no idea what it must be like,
but I'll take a stab at it:

:captain:
:adore::girl: :dancing::love: :thrasher:
:bike: :star: :eating:
:gob_icon_------->



Have a blast. Make it last!

Just Jeff
2006-07-29, 12:56
Don't waste a minute of it!! And FTR, vegging on the couch with a beer isn't wasting it!

SGT Rock
2006-07-30, 06:48
Except I prefer whiskey. :D

Just Jeff
2006-08-27, 21:45
Hrm - first I was just irritated, but hawking your company on a thread about military members serving in Iraq is pretty low-class.

JMO, of course.

bird dog
2006-08-31, 23:28
Hrm - first I was just irritated, but hawking your company on a thread about military members serving in Iraq is pretty low-class.

JMO, of course.

I second your oppinion Jeff. Its always a good day when one comes home. Rock, the comment about the whiskey......Spoken like a true calvaryman. (19D30D3 - 1993 to 2000)

Just Jeff
2006-08-31, 23:57
Well, he posted 3 messages at 2:30, 2:34 and 2:37, and his last activity was at 2:39. I don't think we'll ever see him again. But I, for one, didn't click on his link and never plan to, just for this reason. That's about the best we can do against spammers, except for the ones the mods think need to be removed.

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming - anyone else expecting a loved one's return any time soon?

My best friend is at live fire training right now (that's a big deal for us AF types!)...should be in place by mid-Sept.