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Bustin" w/Pride

Postby Ken Cox » August 30th, 2010, 7:17 pm

My nephew came home for a visit and had a chance to meet George! Ben is at 4:53.
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Re: Bustin" w/Pride

Postby NikkiInMd » August 30th, 2010, 7:20 pm

I also thank all that serve and thier families!

I come from a long line of military men and my son is currently in the Army. He has been to Iraq and Afganistan. He told me the other day that he will be going back sometime in 2011. Ok, so I am not looking forward to him going back again...
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Postby Tom Kuhn » August 30th, 2010, 7:31 pm

I'm sure that must have made his day. Thanks to ALL that served, it's a debt owed that we can never fully repay.

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Postby JESS » August 30th, 2010, 7:34 pm

A very proud moment for the whole family! Glad he came back, and thank him for me!
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Postby Joe Goodson » August 30th, 2010, 8:05 pm

Awesome. That must have been the perfect home coming for those guys. I spent 5 years in the Army myself....so stuff like this gets me choked up.
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Postby Kelly Harris » August 30th, 2010, 8:08 pm


Give him a big hug and thank him for me as well.
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Postby Coppers Lot » August 31st, 2010, 3:02 am

You must be very proud.
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Postby gemsbym » August 31st, 2010, 4:58 am

That's awesome! Having served 20 years in the Air Force it's always great to hear when a service member comes homes. Many thanks to the ones who are serving now. :toh:
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Re: Bustin" w/Pride

Postby Kiko » September 4th, 2010, 6:06 pm

Ken, I know how proud you must be! I'm so humbled by all those who serve and protect our country.

Nikki, I know you must be glad to have your son home, and will treasure every moment you get to spend with him. Thank him for all of us here at home, as we DO appreciate the sacrifices the troops make.

When I was on vacation, I met a young man in the grocery store who was stateside undergoing treatment and physical therapy for 8 gunshot wounds he received in Iraq. He showed me the wounds (and I've never seen a gunshot wound before), and talked about suffering from PTSD, a condition that is as dangerous to our troops as the physical injuries they may receive. I choked up when he shared his story, but ultimately felt uplifted by our conversation, just by looking into his eyes.... He told me his greatest desire was to return to his unit and continue to serve our country. There is not a single day that goes by I don't think of him, and pray for him. I hope to some day see him again...

Since that time I have made a concerted effort to learn more about the struggles some of the troops make when they return home, especially PTSD. That young man changed my life forever... Kiko
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Re: Bustin" w/Pride

Postby Inga » September 4th, 2010, 8:15 pm

Kiko wrote:............Since that time I have made a concerted effort to learn more about the struggles some of the troops make when they return home, especially PTSD. That young man changed my life forever... Kiko

Thanks for adding your story to this toughing thread.
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