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IBQTEE1
10-14-2009, 09:35 AM
Last night I had dinner with my friend Eric who is getting sworn in today. He is off to Fort Leonardwood to join the Army. At the age of 22 he finally decided what he wanted to do and that was to make a difference. Hats of to him. God Bless!! :salute:

kelmac07
10-14-2009, 09:42 AM
Congrats to Eric!! :tu

icehog3
10-14-2009, 11:33 AM
Godspeed to Eric. :usa

bvilchez
10-14-2009, 12:08 PM
Congrats to your buddy

shark
10-26-2009, 08:56 PM
Congrats to him!

TripleF
10-26-2009, 08:58 PM
Here! Here! :chr


Much respect to Eric!!

tobii3
10-26-2009, 09:34 PM
Oh crap....another MP???

:r

IBQTEE1
12-21-2009, 10:13 AM
So, my friend Eric is back for two weeks from basic. He is loving every minute of it too. He said it was the best decision that he made. Got to hear some great stories. Here is a pic of him when he came home.

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll103/kbureta/Eric.jpg

Starscream
12-21-2009, 04:27 PM
My brother is home for Christmas from basic as well. His story sounds similar to your friend.

Congrats and good luck to him.:tu

SNKBYT
12-21-2009, 04:32 PM
congrats to him, in with the new blood (his) and out with the old (mine)

Kreth
12-21-2009, 06:04 PM
I remember getting a few weeks break from Marine boot camp. We called it the Rifle Range... :r
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Arounkdon
12-31-2009, 06:28 AM
iKitsune wrote:g-man430 wrote:beatrizg126 wrote:HI....Im Beatriz from spain....loves to travel and talk about anything. Hoping to meet new friends here.

Como estas? Me bien y cansado. Como te llamas? Me llamo Jacob. Que pasa? Hasta la vista.
Dial the llamas? What?

Translation: How are you? Im well and tired. What is your name? My name is Jacob. Whats going on? See you later.

RevSmoke
12-31-2009, 08:18 AM
God's blessings to Eric.

IBQTEE1
02-04-2010, 12:28 PM
Just a quick update. Eric graduates from basic next week. Then he is on to Fort Benning for airborne school in which he thinks he should graduate March 6th or so. He has been given his assignment and was told to report to Fort Bragg worldwide deployable. He said this means that he will probably be going oversees within 45 days after arrival to Fort Bragg.

marge796
02-04-2010, 01:06 PM
Good luck to Eric at Airborne school and when he goes down range!


:salute:


Chris.....

Coach Deg
02-04-2010, 06:42 PM
Good luck and God Bless!

IBQTEE1
03-08-2010, 11:56 AM
Another quick update about Eric. He did graduate from basic the first weekend in Feb. Then he was able to come home for a weekend before Airborne school. Well, the sad news is he failed the physical for the Airborne school. He can retake the test again in 6 months. Now he is waiting for his deployment papers.

IBQTEE1
04-12-2010, 11:46 AM
Well, the time has come for Eric he is scheduled to be deployed to Kandahar the first week in May and will be doing a year tour. I was able to have drinks with him last night to say my goodbyes. Stay Safe my friend!

68TriShield
04-12-2010, 12:06 PM
Well, the time has come for Eric he is scheduled to be deployed to Kandahar the first week in May and will be doing a year tour. I was able to have drinks with him last night to say my goodbyes. Stay Safe my friend!

Please tell him thank you from all of us Kristin :usa

hotreds
04-12-2010, 12:13 PM
Thanks for his service and stay safe!

Jbailey
04-12-2010, 12:18 PM
Glad you were able to spend the night getting together for a drink before he left.

Will be thinking of him.

IBQTEE1
12-16-2010, 02:54 PM
Just a quick update. Talked to Eric today and he is coming home for 15 days starting on Jan 4th. Just sent him some sticks and socks for the holidays. God Bless our Troops!! :usa

SNKBYT
12-16-2010, 03:06 PM
glad to hear Eric is doing fine.....stay safe and God speed for a safe return home

guitar4001
12-18-2010, 08:34 PM
good for him. what is his MOS?

IBQTEE1
12-20-2010, 11:29 AM
good for him. what is his MOS?

Sorry I don't know what MOS mean??

St. Lou Stu
12-20-2010, 11:55 AM
Sorry I don't know what MOS mean??

Military Occupation Specialty... aka.... what does he do in the military?:sl:D


side note.... every time I see this thread resurface with your name as the originator I think you're running off and getting hitched or something... :p

IBQTEE1
12-21-2010, 09:54 AM
good for him. what is his MOS?

Military Occupation Specialty... aka.... what does he do in the military?:sl:D


side note.... every time I see this thread resurface with your name as the originator I think you're running off and getting hitched or something... :p

Eric is with the 82nd Airborne. But now I have to ask him that question.

Tim do you think I would put that info under the Troops Room??? Who is the blond one??

tobii3
12-21-2010, 10:07 AM
Which Brigade/BCT with the Deuce?

Perhaps I should send a little birdie to sing to his CSM??

:r

IBQTEE1
12-22-2010, 09:23 AM
OK, I found out he is a 12B- Combat Engineer. What does that mean?? :) He got my package and smoked 2 cigars last night. Bringing joy to our troops.

tobii3
12-22-2010, 10:51 AM
OK, I found out he is a 12B- Combat Engineer. What does that mean??

Means he jumps out of airplanes with an M4, a rucksack and a shovel.

:r

(er...he will be...after he goes to jump school, that is)

M1903A1
12-22-2010, 10:55 AM
So he'll be building field fortifications, repairing bridges etc. in the combat zone?

guitar4001
12-22-2010, 11:07 AM
maybe some RCP action? Clearing IEDs from the roadside.

IBQTEE1
01-07-2011, 10:21 AM
Looks like Eric is coming home tomorrow. Going to meet him at the airport along with Warriors Watch Riders - they provide welcome home and sendoffs for the heros of our military both past and present. From what I understand that they follow you all the way to your home. I will post pics.

MarkinCA
01-07-2011, 06:39 PM
Looks like Eric is coming home tomorrow. I will post pics.

...:tu

ucla695
01-07-2011, 07:00 PM
Godspeed and thank him for his service... please. :usa

IBQTEE1
01-09-2011, 10:48 AM
Here I am with Eric.
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll103/kbureta/IMG_2829.jpg

This is all the family, friends and Warrior Watch
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll103/kbureta/IMG_2872.jpg

massphatness
01-09-2011, 11:16 AM
That's awesome, Kristin!

(And is it me, or does anyone else thing the guy standing next to you in the bottom photo looks like Scott Shilala?)

MarkinCA
01-09-2011, 03:30 PM
Thanks for the pix Kristin...

Eric, enjoy your time at home with friends and family, and thank you for your service to our Country:tu

IBQTEE1
04-18-2011, 02:07 PM
Just a quick update. Eric made it "home" to his Base from his first tour. He should be back in IL the first week in May. Can't wait to see the kid. :banger

markem
04-18-2011, 02:17 PM
Excellent news! My nephew is half way through his AIT school at Fort Leonard Wood (Combat Engineer). Is your brother a CE?

hotreds
04-18-2011, 02:57 PM
Hoorah!

IBQTEE1
04-19-2011, 02:08 PM
Excellent news! My nephew is half way through his AIT school at Fort Leonard Wood (Combat Engineer). Is your brother a CE?

That is where Eric was there too. Yes, my friend is an 2B- Combat Engineer. Good luck to your nephew. :usa