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Frolicking Dino
2007-02-19, 09:51
For any who have not heard, Dixie will be picking up SgtRock this afternoon at the airport.

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Sgt.Krohn
2007-02-19, 11:11
Welcome Home - ROCK

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Amigi
2007-02-19, 16:30
:beer: Welcome home, bro.

TeeDee
2007-02-19, 18:42
Welcome Home Rock :beer:

Rosaleen
2007-02-19, 18:59
And there was great rejoicing in the land!

Shucks, I didn't realize SGT Rock would land in MAINE!!

I would have shown up with a big pot of grits with cheese and ham, another one of ramen with more goodies added, and some brownies. Dang, I'm just down the road in MA.

Glad you are home, Buddy! Hope to see you at Trail Days!

Cheers!

Rosaleen

Hog On Ice
2007-02-19, 19:49
Welcome Home Rock :arty:

Skidsteer
2007-02-19, 22:39
WoooooHooooo! :biggrin:

incognito
2007-02-19, 23:49
"Until We Me Again."

"Welcome Home"

:elefant: :elefant: :elefant: :elefant:

Take-a-knee
2007-02-20, 00:16
Rock, enjoy your sweet reunion with the family, congratulations on a job well done. Let us all remember those who came home sans spirit...wrapped in a flag...also those who mourn for them.

Turk
2007-02-20, 07:38
welcome back rock !

dgrav
2007-02-20, 09:00
Welcome back and thank you.

JPW
2007-02-20, 09:17
Welcome home! Hope to meet you on the trail someday.

toddhiker
2007-02-20, 11:13
I humbly appreciate what you & all of your peers do & have done for us!

I'm glad you're home w/ your family.

Hollowdweller
2007-02-20, 11:28
Sgt,

When you get home PM me your address!

Iceman
2007-02-20, 18:04
Welcome back. Hope you get some time to enjoy your family and home!

deadeye
2007-02-20, 20:40
Welcome home, thanks for your service.

JAK
2007-02-20, 21:43
Isaiah 35 KJV

The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them...
...
And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, ...
they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

wardog
2007-02-21, 05:58
welcome home Rock

wardog
2007-02-21, 06:07
To all the better men like Rock

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill
English economist & philosopher (1806 - 1873)

Streamweaver
2007-02-21, 11:48
WELCOME HOME SARGE!! :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore:

tyro
2007-02-21, 15:24
Welcome back, SgtRock. I'm glad you're home safe.

peter_pan
2007-02-21, 17:50
Wecome Home Rock.... Hope you can make it to Trail Days...

Pan

TeeDee
2007-02-21, 20:57
Rock and jimtanker bring to mind Ben Franklin:

Paraphrasing Ben Franklin:

Those who sacrifice freedom for safety, have neither.

The exact quote:

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little
temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790),
US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer
Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

Still very much true for modern times.

Sgt.Krohn
2007-02-21, 21:42
Franklin was also one of the two most influential Freemasons in the foundation of the United States

Lanthar
2007-02-22, 18:32
Yay!*





*Sorry it's belated... I spend a lot of time focused on the baby... ;)

SowthEfrikan
2007-02-22, 20:55
Thank you for everything - welcome home.

Rob Rohde-Szudy
2007-02-23, 13:50
Welcome back Sarge, & thanks.

Great quotes, Wardog & TeeDee. Couldn't agree more.

--Rob

gmagnes
2007-02-24, 19:39
So glad to hear you're back on US soil safe and sound. All the best to you and your family.
Gerry Magnes
Schenectady, NY

Redleg
2007-02-25, 22:44
Thanks for standing to.

Now I have 3 pieces of advice:
1) Beer, 2) Family time, 3) Quiet down time.

Did I rember to mention Beer?
jaf

SGT Rock
2007-02-27, 21:16
Whiskey - made the trip to the Maker's Mark distillery and got a VIP bottle with a custom label for completing a thru of the AT/BMT. Now Just have to go earn that bottle.

Thanks for the welcomes y'all. Some times I look around and realize I am back home alive and whole and best of all in the mountains with my family - and I just giggle with happiness.

I can't wait to get out on the trail. I will let you know when and where I am going once I have had a couple of family hikes so anyone that wants to link up can. And as for Trail Days - I am working the plan now to make sure I am there.

eyewall
2007-02-28, 01:10
Welcome Back Sgt Rock. Hope to meet you on the trail sometime...

jimtanker
2007-02-28, 16:18
Yea Rock!!

Contgrats to you and yours.

:beer: :beer:

Only 319 more days to go.
Thats:
10.64 months
46 weeks
7,767 hours
459,600 minutes
27,575,188 seconds
as of when I write this.

But hey, who's counting right?

oops56
2007-03-02, 10:52
Yep welcome back now that you are caught up on your homework what about a up date on that hobo stove that you was testing

incognito
2007-03-02, 22:06
Yep welcome back now that you are caught up on your homework what about a up date on that hobo stove that you was testing

Right on oops, we want an update on your super rockin hobo, what say Rock?

Scout
2007-03-08, 17:54
Welcome home Rock! Great to have you back.

As always - thank you for your service!

SGT Rock
2007-03-09, 21:24
Good call - I need to start testing that stove again. I got it repaired and ready to use again, but then there was many things to get accomplished over those last couple of weeks with getting my team out and the new team in. Add to that I have a couple of books and some videos to review and some actual hiking to get in there somewhere. I also hope to start updating the site while at the same time getting my stuff in order so I can retire and to top all that off I have a thru-hike starting in 12.5 months to start getting the stuff together for. Oh, and by the way, because of the increase in forces that is going on, we are now getting slammed to start training up the next units so I go off to Ft McCoy, WI this whole summer to get those guys ready for that.

I need to retire so I can have some time off LOL :D

Sgt.Krohn
2007-03-09, 21:37
Rock - what MOS are you working in? I understand your a 1stSgt. (admin of the company) but what MOS is the company ?
How many years in now?
Doncha wanna make E-9 ;-)
I've got a nephew in Tikrit who is supposed to cycle out in July but may get extended. He's a CWO-2 in G4 for the 25thID.
And the word is my old battalion is back in Mosul on their 2nd trip

SGT Rock
2007-03-09, 22:57
Rock - what MOS are you working in? I understand your a 1stSgt. (admin of the company) but what MOS is the company ?
How many years in now?
Doncha wanna make E-9 ;-)
I've got a nephew in Tikrit who is supposed to cycle out in July but may get extended. He's a CWO-2 in G4 for the 25thID.
And the word is my old battalion is back in Mosul on their 2nd trip
I am a 19Z - right now I am actually the Sergeant Major of my little unit. We are a Training Battalion for the USAR - which basically is active duty advisers to the National Guard and reserve. When they mobilize a reserve component unit, units like mine conduct training, coach, teach, mentor, and coordinate to help the unit get ready to go. The unit we are now covering down on is an engineer unit that is going to Ramadi to do some seriously dangerous IED mission stuff. So despite the fact I just got back and haven't even started leave - I felt this mission was important enough to already start on this and have modified my leave so it doesn't interrupt this mission. These guys are going into harms way and deserve 100% from everyone working with them - and just getting back is no excuse. Anyway, my Battalion is a mix bag of all sorts of MOSs which is a good thing. We have maintenance, medical, armor, infantry, aviation, ADA, artillery, engineer, intel, etc.

And as for SGM, well I could. BUT I am really at the point where I don't want to put up with what it would take to do it. Spending another 4 years or so on active duty and moving the family some more and the high probability of putting them through a third year long combat tour just doesn't sound appealing. Add to that I got an epiphany when I was in Iraq: I can count on both thumbs all the SGMs and CSMs I know that I have any real respect for - and if I get selected, that becomes my peer group. No thanks.

jimtanker
2007-03-10, 03:16
Hey Top, do you need the experience of an seasoned traininer to help you out there? When I get back from this deployment, I might be ready to move on. I'll send you my resume if you need. LOL

SGT Rock
2007-03-11, 21:58
Probably not, they are planning to deactivate my Battalion.

Hollowdweller
2007-03-15, 14:07
Hey Sgt! PM me your address for that khukuri!