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Thursday, November 10, 2005


Do not forget the Veterans Day Parade in Andalusia.  It will start at 10 am, the 98th Army Band from Ft. Rucker will be performing as well as a 21 gun salute and a wreath ceremony will follow at Veterans Memorial Park. Also remember to wear Red.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Greenville and Luverne Families:

Greenville and Luverne Families:
Christmas dinner will be served on December 4, 2005 at 11:00 to 12:30 at the Greenville Armory.  I need a total of people as soon as possible so we can plan on the amount of food to be prepared.  You may call the armory at 334-382-5511 or email me with the number of guest you plan to bring.  Please try to keep it to just immediate family.  Door prizes will be given away.  

All our guys have no

All our guys have now reached there final destination point. Once they get settled in and everything, they will be able to establish some type of a routine. They are working with a unit from Kansas that they are going to replace. I am sure this unit is going to give them as much information as they can before they ship out. The phone service and internet access should be considerable better. The guys that took laptops over with them will have “free” internet access and be able to send and receive emails more efficient and be able to keep up with whats happening. Maybe we can get a list of email address for the guys posted so if anybody would like to send them a note they will be able to. They are no longer living out of a duffle bag, they are going to be housed in semi-private rooms, have guards stationed around the FOB, the base they are stationed has one of the best PX’s that I have heard about, I have been told the food is extremely good also. I bet it will not be long before they figure out a way they will be able to watch the “Iron Bowl” in the coming weeks. I know most all of the guys and I can tell you that they are some of the “Best of the Best”. You should be very proud of your husband, brother, father, boyfriend, friends and sons. They have accepted this mission along time ago, when they raised their right hand and took the oath of enlistment into the Alabama Army National Guard. I could not think of a better group of guys I would liked to have served with. I do not have a blood relative over there, but I have a lot of brothers that are there.
Last weekend several families got together in Andalusia and made Christmas cards for their soldiers serving in Iraq. Tracy Simpler was kind enough to share some of the pictures she had taken with us. If you have any pictures you would like to share with us please send to me and I will be happy to post them.
Garret Simpler (son of Tracy Simpler) and Hazel McClain (mother-in-law of Tracy), are busy making a card for that special soldier. At the next table we have Tracy Cottle and her daughters (family of John Cottle) and at the back table is Melony Smith and family making Alan Smith a card.
John Cottle's family are working hard to create that special card to let him know how much they love and miss him. (Tracy Cottle and the girls)
Dylan Tyree (son of Clay Tyree) and Tyler Garvin (nephew of Clay) are seen here putting some thought into their cards. I am sure Clay will cherish these when they arrive.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Jonathan called his mother for the first time and made her a very happy person. Jonathan told her all the troops are doing well.
PVT. Jonathan M. Wilder and PFC. Stephen Radney.
(photo submitted by his mother)

Sunday, November 06, 2005

SFC. Calvin Rogers from B-Btry took time from his busy day to send a smile back home to his wife Peggy and his two kids.
(photo submitted by his wife)

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