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My son Welcome home

Discussion in 'Military News' started by justanotherparatrooper, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. Deuce

    Deuce screw you...

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    Ewww a nasty leg..

    Best of luck to your son and tell him to charlie mike. 10th is up at Carson maybe he can find an anchor to help him.
     
  2. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

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    When ANY beret meant something!!
     
  3. kttref

    kttref New Member

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    Best healing on the knee...I know how that can be. I had simple knee surgery at the end of October and am still hurtin...best of luck to him.
     
  4. justanotherparatrooper

    justanotherparatrooper Pissin' in liberals cheerio's for 40 years :) Staff Member

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    Update guys...and a question :)
    He's headed to the sandbox in the next couple days. I spent the weekend with Charles in Austin, Tx as I wanted some private time with him.
    Any suggestions as to what to send in care packages. Ive talked to a few guys and socks, baked goods, cards, etc you know the usual stuff were all mentioned. Im looking for the stuff that might seem odd that they just cant get over there . Also, what is forbidden to send...I dont want to get him in shit.
     
  5. Tango

    Tango Subscribing Member

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    Baby wipes, batteries, hard candy, gum, playing cards. These are things that I have put them sand box care packages. Those that actually are there/were there probably have a ton of ideas.
     
  6. Connor80

    Connor80 MassCops Member

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    No alcohol or porn. Seriously, no porn. It is a violation of General Order #1. His needs will greatly vary depending on which FOB he is hanging out at. Any idea of where he will be? What FOB?
     
  7. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

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    Blueprints for a still and 100lbs of potatoes. :p

    Seriously, besides the usual (batteries, candy, etc.) I used to really like the hometown newspapers. I know the Internet is now available, but many small local papers (Quincy Sun in my case) don't have a website, and local news used to interest me.

    Interesting trivia; Bacardi 151 proof rum has a very similar appearance to Listerine, and some green food coloring added to vodka can make it look just like Scope mouthwash.
     
  8. SinePari

    SinePari Needs more complaints

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    +1

    You can get ANYTHING you want in Iraq. Whether or not it's prohibited by the military is another story. Each camp has an AEFES shoppette with lickies and chewies, Burger King, Pizza Hut and all the ammenities to keep one Army Fat for life.

    If he's a coffee drinker, I'd suggest packages of DDs, Green Mountain or New England etc, brand name coffee are hot items for those hard core northeasterners who gotta have their favorite joe.

    Best wishes from the masscops crew.
     
  9. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

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    This is from the list we have for the contractors.

    Cookies
    Crackers & Cheese Packet's
    Crackers & Peanut Butter Packet's
    Crunch & Munch Popcorn, Cracker Jacks
    Fruit Rollups
    Gatorade
    Jelly Beans
    Orange Slice (Candy)
    Honey Bun
    Kool-Aid (pre-sweetened)
    Little Debbie Snacks
    Microvewave Popcorn
    Pringles
    Ramen Noodles
    Rice Krispy Treats
    Salted Sunflower Seeds
    Pumpkin Seeds
    Beef Jerky, Slim Jims
    Canned Fruit (Small fliptop cans)
    Cereal Bars
    Campbell's chunky soups
    Pop Tarts
    Nuts
    Twinkies
    Vanilla Wafers
    Chex Mix
    Summer Sausage and Cheese
    Graham Crackers
    Dried Fruits / Granola Bars

    Baby wipes, Handi-wipes, etc.
    Hand lotion
    Lip balm
    Toothpaste
    Razors
    Shaving cream
    Foot powder
    Shampoo
    Soap
    Mouthwash
    Eye Drops
    Toilet paper
    Sunblock
    Face cleansers (Sea Breeze, etc.)
    Cotton balls (small bags that are resealable)

    Batteries (AA & AAA)
    Matches
    Toothpicks
    Ziplock Baggies
    Room Freshener
    Insect Repellent
    DVD's & CD's
    Crossword Puzzle Books
    Sports Magazines

    Small plastic jug to mix the drinks in

    Little magnetic board games
    Disposable cameras
    Batteries (Mainly AA)
    Few toys (water guns, flexible Frisbee, small nerf football, soccer ball, basket ball, hacky sacks, etc. (helps to relieve stress and tension and is FUN)
    Paper back books (they will end up trading)
    Small hand operated fan, mister, etc.
    Pad of paper with a hard backing
    Pens/pencils
    Envelopes
    Padded envelopes
    Zip lock bags (they can put their under clothing in them to keep critters and sand out)
    Spices!!! Flavor up the MRE a little bit (Mrs. Dash, Onion salt/powder, garlic salt/powder, Lemon Pepper, what ever the fav is)
    Blow up pillows and blow up bed mat
    Small bottles of liquid detergent (powder doesn’t do well in cold water) ( I recommend woolite)
    1 set of REAL silverware!
    Hand sanitizer

    Toothbrush (battery operated)
    Toothpaste
    Eyedrops
    Tylenol
    Band-Aids
    Q-tips
    Sun Block/Screen
    Listerine
    Kleenex Tissue
    Chapstick
    Deodorant
    Gel Shoe Inserts
    Eye Rinse
    Bar Soap
    Cortisone Cream
    OTC Antibiotic Oinement
    Cough drops
    Cough syrup
    Dental Floss
    Hand Lotion

    Use your Imagination inside of the restrictions! It depends on the individual what they need/want
     
  10. SargeLorenzo

    SargeLorenzo MassCops Member

  11. 7costanza

    7costanza Supporting Member

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    JAP. men and women like your son remind me of the good left in this Coutry,in a time when I see very little. The selfless act of putting your life on the line for those who cant defend themselves. Going to a foreign land to help liberate the oppressed and represent America with honor while many here at home refuse to support you. I pray that your son returns safe, and I thank him for his service and for answering the call.....I guess the apple doesnt fall far from the tree...
     
  12. justanotherparatrooper

    justanotherparatrooper Pissin' in liberals cheerio's for 40 years :) Staff Member

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    Thank you all for your idea's and good wishes.
     
  13. Nighttrain

    Nighttrain MassCops Member

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    If I could just ride the coat tails of 7Costanza's sentiments. I couldn't say it better. I'm sure he'll do you proud in his current outfit and will be back in jump school in no time. It's the young men and women in the Armed Services today that will write their generations chapter in history(i'm not sure what letter they are on now).
     
  14. Nuke_TRT

    Nuke_TRT Stirrer of the Pot

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    JAP, our hearts and prayers for a safe and successful mission.
     
  15. USMCTrooper

    USMCTrooper Grim reaper

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    I don't know if anyone here already mentioned it.....but one of the most useful things sent to me while I was there during the Gulf War was....a 2" paint brush.

    With the sand, dust, etc etc getting into everything especially weapons, a dry soft brush worked fantastic in cleaning it out. No oil, water, etc. Just a soft brush to whisk it away.


    You and your son have every right to be proud........but I just gotta say "Remember what ARMY stands for: Arent Ready for Marines Yet" :)
     
  16. Delta784

    Delta784 Guest

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    The Uncle Sam's Misguided Children at Khe Sahn who were rescued by the US Army would probably disagree with that sentiment. :p

    Or, you could watch the first 30 minutes of Saving Private Ryan and watch the US Army do the Marine's job (amphibious landing) for them. :cool:
     
  17. Barbrady

    Barbrady MassCops Member

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    We were overdue for some ribbing between branches. :-D
     
  18. justanotherparatrooper

    justanotherparatrooper Pissin' in liberals cheerio's for 40 years :) Staff Member

    Welcome home

    Sometime ago I started a thread on here about my son.He joined the Army and was deployed to Iraq with the 1st Cav.
    Today his unit arrived home to Texas, sadly not all came home(a far to freqent occurence) but my son Charles is home safe now after his first tour. Thank you so much to all here who supported him and prayed for his safe return.
    In about a month he will be in NH on 30 day leave then he will be assigned to the 101st Airborne and deploy for Afghanistan.He reenlisted and is currently on e-4 promotable.
    Once again thank you so much my friends
    charlie
     
  19. Sam1974

    Sam1974 MassCops Member

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    Welcome Home, thank you for serving our country!
     
  20. KozmoKramer

    KozmoKramer Administrator Staff Member

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    CHARLIE - PASS ON A BIG THANK YOU, A HEARTY WELCOME HOME AND A WARM PAT ON THE BACK FROM YOUR FRIEND OFF EXIT 5!!

    Now this is the kind of thread I love to read..... :thumbup:

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  21. MetrowestPD

    MetrowestPD MassCops Member

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    WELCOME HOME

    Thank you JAP Jr. for your service and enjoy your short, but deserved, time home with family and friends.
     
  22. 7costanza

    7costanza Supporting Member

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    + 1, JAP, kids like yours restore my faith in todays youth.
     
  23. justanotherparatrooper

    justanotherparatrooper Pissin' in liberals cheerio's for 40 years :) Staff Member

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    Ok, I gotta say it cause it'll make him nuts ...he's not a jr, I just couldnt do that to him :)
     
  24. mikey742

    mikey742 Subscribing Member

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    Welcome home and pass on my thanks to him for his service
     
  25. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

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