Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:31 pm
Well my son Jason Left for basic training yesterday afternoon. Leave it to the Army to change his orders at the last minute. Instead of Fort Jackson, SC he was sent to Fort Sill, OK. There were a few tears at the airport. I had to choke back some emotions myself. We are very proud of him. It's going to be a long 10 -12 weeks.
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:38 pm
Good Luck to your son. I have a BIL that was at Fort Sill it's one heck of a base.
Tell him Thanks for our FREEDOM.
Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:46 pm
Please, extend our thanks to your son for his service.
Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:45 pm
Ditto to what they've said. May God watch over him.
Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:48 pm
I also agree with Jeff. Outstanding young men like Jason is why we are Safe and are able to express our differences.
Thank you Jason Betty and I will keep you in our prayers
Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:41 pm
Ken, I can't say enough about our women and men in uniform. God bless them all!
Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:45 pm
My best wishes and deepest thanks to you and your son.
Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:46 pm
IN years to come he will look back at this time as the best time in his life, i do. I enjoyed every bit of my eight years. Would have retired, but was medically retired at 8.
Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:16 pm
Ken - I just wanted to echo everyone else's thoughts. Our thanks to Jason for his service to our country.
Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:26 pm
I want to echo these sentiments. We pray each day at school for the men and women who serve our country. Now every day, I will think of Jason.
Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:33 pm
Serving one's country is probably the greatest gift one can give. We all serve in one form or another, or at least that is what I believe. However, those who serve in their country's Armed Forces are the ones whose service is of an exceptional order.
Tell your son, that in the service of his nation, there can be no finer gift than what he has to give - himself. Remind him of all those who will benefit by his selfless service and that he is to be commended for standing up and being counted.
As others have said, I am proud of being able to have served my country, I am proud of my twin and my baby brother. I am equally as proud of my son-in-law and his service to both of our nations in the USMC.
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:12 pm
God Bless him. We are all proud of him and thankful for his service.
Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:08 am
Please give your son our thanks, and thanks to you for giving him the value to serve.
Does this mean you'll be sporting a ponytail soon
Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:57 pm
No, I think it's high and tight from now on
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