Thread: Thanks so much, george BIG change of plans!!!!

PhotoRon286 - 3/25/2007 at 10:05 PM

Well here's a nice kick in the teeth for a sunny Sunday.

My daughter Amy just called from Germany.

Her Army unit is being deployed April 5.




To Baghdad.


She is in finance, mostly office work, but that doesn't mean she won't be on patrol.

She just spent time on the range last week, and they trained her with a grenade launcher.




Just got off the phone with Amy.

Her surgically repaired knee has been giving her major problems since the unit has begun the intensive physical training before their deployment.

She had an MRI done today, and all the repair work they did a year ago is trashed.

She's looking at another knee operation in a month or two, but the BIG news is that she IS NOT going to Iraq!

Period.


Best news I've had in a week.

[Edited on 4/2/2007 by PhotoRon286]


nitelite51 - 3/25/2007 at 10:27 PM

I wish her well and a speedy and safe return. I've got a daughter 25 yrs old....I can imagine how you feel.


PhotoRon286 - 3/25/2007 at 10:32 PM

Amy will be 25 in November.




Hopefully.


MikeBremer - 3/25/2007 at 10:46 PM

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I'm sorry to hear that, Ron. I will keep Amy in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us updated on her.


dimplesjbc - 3/25/2007 at 11:18 PM

I wish her all the best , and a safe return .


johnwott - 3/25/2007 at 11:58 PM

Don't forget to thank Dick Cheney and his buddies at Haliburton/KBR.

Bring the Boys back home
(girls too)

Prayers for a safe return for all the troops.


gotdrumz - 3/26/2007 at 01:30 AM

I pray for her well being but if ya join the army ...you may have to be a soldier sometimes.
that may sound harsh bro but it is still the truth. War sucks...big time


WharfRat - 3/26/2007 at 01:43 AM

Sorry Ron


cupofjo - 3/26/2007 at 01:51 AM

Will keep her in our prayers Ron. It sucks when it is out of your control


crossroad_blues - 3/26/2007 at 01:55 AM

Prayers & positive vibs for Amy.

Safe return.


bigann - 3/26/2007 at 02:09 AM

When someone joins the military they know what they're signing up to do....what they didn't count on was this administration making such bad decisions. As I said in another thread, my prayers go with her along with my hope someone can find a way to get our soldiers home again as soon as possible.


PhotoRon286 - 3/26/2007 at 02:14 AM

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I pray for her well being but if ya join the army ...you may have to be a soldier sometimes.
that may sound harsh bro but it is still the truth. War sucks...big time


Understood, and the Army has been great for her.

But when she re-enlisted, she assured us that accepting a position in Germany would keep her out of Iraq.

I'm guessing someone wasn't telling the truth somewhere along the line.


RedRider - 3/26/2007 at 02:45 AM

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But when she re-enlisted, she assured us that accepting a position in Germany would keep her out of Iraq.

I'm guessing someone wasn't telling the truth somewhere along the line.



Well that's a surprise....

Love & prayers to Amy & her unit and to their friends & family who are pulling out their hair right now.....


BigDaveOnBass - 3/26/2007 at 02:54 AM

Ron, think POSITIVE.

Amy will be fine. Keep in mind, all we hear about in the news is the bad stuff.

In the meantime, I will still keep her in my prayers that her tour in Iraq will be uneventful.


PhotoRon286 - 3/26/2007 at 03:23 AM

This is going to be rough.

I signed online and right on the ISP home page is a headline about five US soldiers killed today by roadside bombs.

And I'm thinking that once she gets there, I'm going to wonder every day will we get a knock at the door?

Last Monday she called me to tell me she was sending her son back to the states to live with his dad.

Apparently they had credible evidence that a US base in Germany had been targeted, but they didn't know which one.


RobFilmMusic - 3/26/2007 at 06:35 AM

Ron, sorry to hear about all of this...... I hope she returns safely and soon.


DougMacKenzie - 3/26/2007 at 09:41 AM

Man, i can't imagine having towonder about my child's safety with so much concern everyday. We'll be adding you guys to our thoughts and prayers.


cleaneduphippy - 3/26/2007 at 01:30 PM

Hey Ron,

I'll keep your daughter, Amy in my prayers as she serves in Iraq. My wife's nephew is also in Iraq, matter of fact, he was suppose to come home this April, but his unit's tour got extended, to support Bush's "surge". He was one of the "volunteers", who was recalled back to "active duty", and since he previous was trained as a "truck driver", he's now a "Humvee driver" in Baghdad.


oldcoot - 3/26/2007 at 03:17 PM

Ron, wishing Amy all the best and for a safe and uneventful time in Iraq.

I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers daily.


DerekFromCincinnati - 3/26/2007 at 04:35 PM

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But when she re-enlisted, she assured us that accepting a position in Germany would keep her out of Iraq.

I'm guessing someone wasn't telling the truth somewhere along the line.





There is never anything for sure in the military. Never has been that way, never will be that way.

Springerclassic has got it right - please, and literally, thank your daughter for me for her service. They are amazing people, out there doing their jobs.

DH


LinnieXX - 3/26/2007 at 04:56 PM

stay positive Ron.

she will be fine, no doubt.


OriginalGoober - 3/26/2007 at 05:10 PM

dont post much but wish your daughter a successful tour in Iraq.


SquatchTexas - 3/26/2007 at 05:37 PM

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I'm guessing someone wasn't telling the truth somewhere along the line.


Yes, the whole Bush administration.

Here's hoping for a safe return for your daughter.


IAmReallyElvis - 3/26/2007 at 05:49 PM

God's Speed Home to her, and my deepest Prayer's.


PhotoRon286 - 3/26/2007 at 08:40 PM

Thank you.

Thank you very much.


Haisija - 3/26/2007 at 11:26 PM

Hoping for her safety and return to stateside Ron. I can only imagine the anxiety...so in turn hoping for peace of mind for you also.


PhotoRon286 - 3/26/2007 at 11:53 PM

Stateside may be a long way off.

She started her three year assignment to Germany in November.

She told me two weeks ago she loved it there, and was probably going to extend that assignment when the three years was up.

I'm still half out of my mind about this.

Ken is going to Ireland, Spain, and England in two weeks.

They have a four hour layover in Frankfurt, Amy was going to spend some time with him.

Now she's leaving the day before he gets there.


bigann - 3/27/2007 at 12:02 AM

I can't even begin to understand what you're going through Ron but if prayers will keep her safe, she'll be home without a hair on her hair out of place.


Mike - 3/27/2007 at 12:21 AM

Hey Ron.... Hope you're doing well... Do me a favor and thank her for her service and wish her the best. She'll be home soon enough....


Regards...



Mike


PattyG - 3/27/2007 at 12:56 AM

Ron,

I am very sorry to have read this news. I wish your Amy the all the hope and prayers there are for her safe return to you and her family. I know she is your beautiful baby girl and will always be your baby girl. I have a daughter as well and she is and forever will be my baby girl.

Please know that if there is anything I can do to for her, let me know. I would also like to offer any help she may need in getting the correct protective armor and helmet upgrade that may not be provided. Operation Helmet has a backlog right now of about 733 that are being donated so I don't really know why that is, but if they don't provide that for her I can get a kit direct but would need to know the size and type of helmet she will be issued.

When she is able to communicate to you find out if she has been provided with ceramic protective armor as well as a helmet upgrade and let me know where she stands.


TerriB - 3/27/2007 at 01:20 AM

Good thinking, Patty.

Ron, please let us know where we can send a card or a care package to Amy once she gets there.


jim - 3/27/2007 at 01:22 AM

All the best and safe return.


I have several friends who have been over there and my best friend, who I've known for the better part of 25 years, is over there now as part of the "surge". I try not to read the headlines for the reason you mentioned before Ron about those 5 soldiers. My friend is in the Army 1st Division (Big Red One), 4th Brigade, Infantry 2-16, out of Fort Riley. I've been communicating with him through his fiance and through letters and he even left me a message the other day. He sounded real good. Although, I notice I save every communication from friends that go over there, whether they be emails, letters or phone calls.


PhotoRon286 - 3/27/2007 at 03:12 AM

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Ron,

I am very sorry to have read this news. I wish your Amy the all the hope and prayers there are for her safe return to you and her family. I know she is your beautiful baby girl and will always be your baby girl. I have a daughter as well and she is and forever will be my baby girl.

Please know that if there is anything I can do to for her, let me know. I would also like to offer any help she may need in getting the correct protective armor and helmet upgrade that may not be provided. Operation Helmet has a backlog right now of about 733 that are being donated so I don't really know why that is, but if they don't provide that for her I can get a kit direct but would need to know the size and type of helmet she will be issued.

When she is able to communicate to you find out if she has been provided with ceramic protective armor as well as a helmet upgrade and let me know where she stands.


Patty, I have seen news stories about this. I've passed along the info to Amy, also told her to drop by here when she gets online.

If I remember right, her user name is Daddysgirl.

Imagine that.


greggsfan59 - 3/27/2007 at 04:05 AM

I wish your daughter all the best in Iraq! Thank her for what she's doing for all of us!


SantaCruzBluz - 3/28/2007 at 01:48 PM

Ron, I know a little bit about how you feel. My son was stationed in Germany, and we had a trip planned and booked to go visit him, when his unit was sent to Kosovo, very early in our adventure there. That turned out to not be so bad, and I didn't worry too much about him, but I'd be very nervous if I was in your shoes. I'll remember you and your family when I pray. I hope this madness ends soon.


JimRudge - 3/28/2007 at 03:38 PM

Hi Ron,
I don't have any family in the forces but my step-daughter has friends who are either in Afghanistan or Iraq as we live in an area with many army barracks and a major airforce base. I can only imagine the thoughts that are going through you and your family's heads. We all have our own views on whether we should be in there, but whats done is done and we need to be supportive of those out there. Amy is on the prayer list. Sorry that I can't join you for a few beers at the Beacon this year!
Jim


punknseed - 3/29/2007 at 01:22 PM

Ron, I'm very sorry to hear this. I'll probably make some enemies when I say this. But words cannot describe the loathing I have for the Bush administration.


PhotoRon286 - 3/29/2007 at 09:07 PM

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Ron, I'm very sorry to hear this. I'll probably make some enemies when I say this. But words cannot describe the loathing I have for the Bush administration.


Same here, and that was before we got this news.


michaelsio - 3/31/2007 at 01:21 PM

Sorry to hear about your daughter getting deployed to Iraq. Hope and prayers with her and your family.
My daughter goes out with a man who returned from Iraq this past June (she didn't start going out with him until he returned) and he's been told that later this year he has to go back for another tour.


jamminpappy - 4/1/2007 at 04:05 AM

Ron, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter. My daughter will also be 25 this year and we worry about her away at school. Take care ...Don


ThePeteMan - 4/2/2007 at 12:26 AM

Oh Ron, I am so sorry... I can't even imagine. My daughter's only 4, and imagining her growing up to be put in harm's way by such an irresponsible bunch of political clowns is just... I don't know, it makes my blood boil on your behalf. And on behalf of all the fathers and mothers everywhere whose kids are in this position.

That said, the most important thing is being there for her in whatever way you can... as you know. I'll think good thoughts for you and for her, and hope for her safe return as soon as possible. Thank you Amy, stay strong and stay safe.


PhotoRon286 - 4/2/2007 at 08:43 PM

Just got off the phone with Amy.

Her surgically repaired knee has been giving her major problems since the unit has begun the intensive physical training before their deployment.

She had an MRI done today, and all the repair work they did a year ago is trashed.

She's looking at another knee operation in a month or two, but the BIG news is that she IS NOT going to Iraq!

Period.


Best news I've had in a week.


MikeBremer - 4/2/2007 at 09:22 PM


nitelite51 - 4/2/2007 at 10:03 PM

This is the first time I've ever told a father that I'm glad his daughter needs surgery.....I'm happy that she'll stay out of Iraq.


Johnny - 4/2/2007 at 10:32 PM

Now that's one edited post I like!!
Big *smiles* for you and Amy Ron.!!!
JFC


lezpaulz - 4/2/2007 at 11:00 PM

Ron:

Never thought that someone's disability would be a cause for celebration but.....

CONGRATULATIONS to you and you daughter.


Benjamin - 4/2/2007 at 11:21 PM

Hey, now that's a great turn of events....


daddyslilgirl - 4/3/2007 at 10:54 AM

Hello all...... Yes i too am very happy about this news i don't have to leave my baby at all and my daddy doesn't have to worry about me coming home safe and sound.... sucks about the knee though y'all i'm in allot of pain but like my daddy said last night "it beats a bullet" thanks again for all the support i'm glad my daddy has such a close knit family to keep his spirits up.....


peace y'all
amy


Haisija - 4/3/2007 at 11:04 AM

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peace y'all
amy



Couldn't have said that any better Amy.


gondicar - 4/3/2007 at 12:11 PM

quote:
Best news I've had in a week.



cleaneduphippy - 4/3/2007 at 01:35 PM

God does work in mysterious ways.


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