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      I have a soldier that needs some looking after . No nothing broken or missing yet .
      The oldest boy is on the ground in northern Iraq now . He says it’s to earn his gold spurs to go with his silver spurs and his Army issue Stetson . Which is kid code for “No Dad everything is fine …….. Little brother if you rat me out you’re going to wake up with your chest hair braided to your leg hair and strategic parts of your urinary tract gorilla glued to your ankle” πŸ™‚
      So if you think of it on Sunday maybe add Corporal G Hart to your list of folks to look after .

      Dad’s Dad , his father was a different guy , lied about his age to get in the Army , too young for WWI I guess . He did a 3 yr pull with I believe the 8th Cavalry about 1924-7 the boy tells me that the 8th was “restructured” and part of it’s command and crunchy old Sgts made up the 12th Cavalry .

      Seems there’s not a lot of demand for horsemanship these days so the men only get spurs and a hat until they make some rank even officers have to earn their cutless .
      He tells me he is an airframe tin knocker . His schools and associates would suggest he’s a gorilla , duct tape and tie wire if there’s any hope for salvage , strip the hardware burn the rest if there isn’t crash recovery guy .
      As a legacy Im pretty sure he will be comfortable in Bonnie Alonzo’s boots he might even stretch them a little . Too dumb to quit , heart as big as Texas and feet like Sasquatch .

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      I have already started praying for Corporal G. Hart

      Mike

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      He will be in my thoughts and prayers as well.

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      Prayer sent.

      I know the apprehension. My oldest boy was in first gulf war and middle boy in the second one. Both made it home without a scratch, praise the Lord. Now my grandson is planning on joining the army. I now know how my parents probably felt when I first put to sea on a boat designed to sink. My deceased wife had adopted a boy (kind of a loose thing for Navajo) who was killed by an IED on his second tour in Iraq. She was quite bitter about that, and did not think anything over there was worth American lives. I don’t think we can fix that mess. They have been fighting each other for eons. I sure wish Abraham had not made that mistake.

      Hang in there. You’ve got friends here. You can call me if you want to talk.

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      The youngest boy did 2 tours . He made it home unscathed , but has some other issues .
      I guess I’m over bearing the load on the home hearth and my broad shoulders .

      Thank you gentlemen.

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      Charley ,
      I must have been in a poor state of mind when I read your post .
      I appreciate your time and consideration .

      As an update he is well fed and in a reasonably well secured area . Which means there are plenty of others that aren’t .

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