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cwbuff Inactive Member26 Sep 2013 4:05 p.m. PST

Took it down from the front door. Took it off the car. While he wont be in Indy until about 1330 on Saturday 28 September, my oldest has been stateside since Monday. Suspect Kuwait can get along without him. Am very proud of his service. He is about to go over 17 years and his enlistment will carry him over 20 years. He knows to stay until he gets his 20-year letter.

galvinm Inactive Member26 Sep 2013 7:26 p.m. PST

We are proud of him also.

Thank him for his service for us, and enjoy him all you can.

Streitax Inactive Member26 Sep 2013 8:45 p.m. PST

Great news.

highlandcatfrog Inactive Member26 Sep 2013 9:31 p.m. PST


Give him my thanks as well.

kyoteblue Inactive Member26 Sep 2013 9:43 p.m. PST

My thanks to him.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2013 4:15 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing him with the rest of us, and to him
for his service.

Ron W DuBray Inactive Member27 Sep 2013 6:36 a.m. PST

I thank him for his service.

Just a word of warning the US forces have been booting good men out just short of their 20th year as of late. I have 3 friends discharged short of their enlistment and short of the 20 year mark. This is nothing but a money saving move the government learned from the big corporations and is using on the forces for the last 5 years.

Dn Jackson27 Sep 2013 7:36 a.m. PST

Good news indeed.

Terrement Inactive Member27 Sep 2013 8:18 a.m. PST

Thank you and thank him for his service.

Davoust27 Sep 2013 3:46 p.m. PST


The military was doing what you describe back in 1990. My Gunny had 18 years in and they (The Corps) would not let him re-enlist. Good Marine, great SRB paper.

As his Capt, I went to the School of Infantry Co, my old Regt XO to complain. The Col. "stood on some desks" to get a re-enlistment for the Gunny. The Col was retiring and went out with a very good. deed.

Sorry, the military has been using a corporate mentality for a far too long time. I was in 20 years ago and suffered through it.


Davoust27 Sep 2013 3:47 p.m. PST

hit enter too soon.

Very happy your son came home safely. Thank him for his continuing service.

cwbuff Inactive Member28 Sep 2013 12:40 p.m. PST

He made it safe. Have a video of his 2 year old daughter greeting him at the airport. Thank you for all of your well wishes.

tkdguy29 Sep 2013 10:58 p.m. PST

Glad to hear he's home safe and sound. Please add my thanks and well wishes.

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