Thursday, February 12, 2009


You know I got back into the military a year and a half ago to persue a better lifestyle. I was broke and had a worthless job, basic lost everything I owned. To include my apartment, and 95% of everything I owned when I got evicted. The funny thing is is I had over 30 job applications at different locations and noone would heir an ex-soldier. I didn't get it. But thats another story.

Back to the topic at hand. I got back in as a photo journalist. It sounded like fun, and easier than being a Cav Scout. So I went to DINFOS and did really well. Got back to my unit and began to get ready to Mobilize for another deployment in Iraq. In the MOB process I got my back, which I had a known prior injury in, checked out. Three MRI's and 25 x-rays later, I am no longer deployable, EVER.

In fact, I now have to go to a review board because the Army, IAW AR 40-501, chapter 3, does not think I am physically fit enough to meet the standards of staying in the military. So I am in the process of getting a medical discharge.

I'm sorry I can't be there for you 211th, I love you guys, and my thoughts and prayers are with you always. You guys better come home, all of you. I wish you the best and I hope I'm still around when you get back. I plan on you guys doing great things, and please keep your heads down. Don't be afraid of the unknown because pretty soon it will be all you know. I wish I had better words of wisdom. I miss you Hookers already.



1SG Martinez said...

Brother, and you are our brother, we miss you! We talk about you often, you are a part of our little band of brothers (and sisters). We know you are here with us, if only in thought. You've passed this way before and we are benefitting from your hard work in days gone by.

No worries on what's next for you, no need to feel bad, like you aren't pulling your weight, we back each other up, we fill in the gaps and we'll get the mission done. We'll make you proud and do our best to continue the legacy you left us here in Iraq.

We'll be back before you know it, and there will be a few thristy folks ready to slam one back, just like the EZ days of October. See you soon.

MAJ Daneker said... just made me cry. :( There's a big, gaping hole here that only a big, fat, pumpkinhead like yourself can fill. I miss your guidance and your ability to block then wind when we're walking.
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