Thursday, September 22, 2005



I just love this picture.  Its of a statue called The Three Servicemen and it stands near the Wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.  I have a picture of me and you by this statue, I'll have to find it.

I found a really awesome poem online and wrote to the author of it.  He's a fellow Rakkasan named Kim Rowland.  I have his poem posted on We Support Our Troops.  He wrote that he is a veteran of Dong Ap Bia, what ever that is.  He said you would know. He was injured in Vietnam back in 1968 while serving with the 3/187th.  Once a Rakkasan, always a Rakkasan.  He is so proud of the new generation, just as much as I know you and your buddies are proud of him and the others who served before you.

Its hard sitting here in the livingroom, within the security of my home and country, knowing that you are now on hostile soil.  I hope that the people of Iraq can gain control of their country soon.  It would be so nice to have the troops back home, but not before the mission is complete.  We need to finish what we started this time.

Day 2, ? to go.

Miss you, Love you.



Anonymous gdireneoe said...

I have that journal on alerts too.  Makes my heart hurt everytime I look at what gets posted. HI GABE!!  HOPE YOU ARE SAFE.  LISTEN TO YOUR MOM...KEEP THOSE "FAR" PANTS ON! ;)  C.

September 22, 2005 at 3:43 PM  
Anonymous jckfrstross said...

Gabe hope you are ok. Stay Safe and call home when you can


September 22, 2005 at 4:29 PM  
Anonymous princesssaurora said...

Day 3 now, and we are here with your mom Gabe.  And we are here supporting you and all your until and other fellow soldiers.  

Prayers coming as you do us all proud.

Be well,

September 23, 2005 at 10:52 AM  

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