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Christopher
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0 posted 01-16-2006 05:19 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher


My brother, after over 1-1/2 years in Iraq (Baghdad, for most of it) is once again on American soil, having survived physically whole and healthy, even though, sadly, over 40 of his fellow soldiers did not.

From here, he has a little time at home before going on to flight school. For now, though, he is safe.

Just thought I'd bring some good news into the day and take a moment to say a silent thanks for those who gave their time and those who gave their lives in the name of Democracy.
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1 posted 01-16-2006 05:42 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Amen.
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2 posted 01-16-2006 05:57 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Double Amen here, Chris....good news indeed. Please give him my thanks for all he has done...
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I'm glad to hear your brother made it home safe! That's fantastic!
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4 posted 01-16-2006 06:27 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Christopher...I'm so glad he is home!!
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You have my prayers of thanks and continued safety for your brother and for all others.

"...and as we drift along, I never fail to be astounded by the things we'll do for promises..."
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That's great Christopher ... it must be wonderful to have him home!
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7 posted 01-16-2006 07:24 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I can feel your pride and excitement Christopher and rightly so.  Thank you for sharing that with us.  I too am glad he is safe, and wish him well at flight school.  May God bless him always for being over there, and I hope he is enjoying his new nephew's antics?
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8 posted 01-16-2006 07:31 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Wonderful news!!! We've had two returnee relatives at work..one woman's son, one woman's brother...every man and woman who serves our country either abroad or at home deserve our highest praise and continued respect.

Give him a hug for me...
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Christopher, thank you for this wonderful news.  Although my husband, who is a member here, never comments, and at the moment is sick in bed with the flu, well, I know he would say, "give him a salute for me!" and I would extrapolate so much so to say, "make it a double".

Thank him for all of us who value our military men and women.



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Great news. Do give him our thanks and wishes of great success in flight school.

Pete
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Christopher~
That your brother is home is such wonderful news ...~
An my humble appreciation to him for giving of his time for the effort~

Thank you for letting us know~

We all grieve for those who do not make it home ... honoring them all~

*Huglets*
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12 posted 01-16-2006 10:42 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Beautiful news indeed, Christopher!
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That is wonderful news, Christopher.  They all deserve our gratitude.   ...jo
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that is great news, congrats christopher
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exhale...
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That's good news, Christopher - your brother, along with Ron's nephew, have both returned from their tours in Iraq - Many gratitudes indeed...
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Very cool...  
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Christopher,
Thank you for the opportunity to express my gratitude to the incredible men and women who sacrifice on our behalf. Incredible.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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Very good to hear!!!!!!!!!!

Please extend our gratitude to him.
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20 posted 01-17-2006 03:49 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

I know the feeling from when my nephew came back from his second time over there.

Thank your brother~~

M

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Great news indeed, Christopher ...please give him our thanks as well, all the way from Down Under.

M

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WOW, that is wonderful news Christopher!
Enjoy all the moments, for you no doubt have many to catch up on, after such a long time away from home!
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Thanks all, for your support and good wishes. I'll tell you, it was interesting in the least to see the look on my mom's face as my brother's company commander was listing off some of their... more dangerous missions. For some reason, based on her expression, I got the feeling he hadn't been completely up front with her about his activities while over there.

Afterwards, while we were at home talking about it, she said she was fine with that.  
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great news to hear. congrats.

           Jessica    
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