Thursday, December 09, 2010

Bravery

Last September I posted a story about the actions of the 101st Combat Brigade in Kunar Province, right on the Afghan border with Pakistan. Then in October I posted another story regarding the return home of Billy Jr. and his participation in fighting off that September Taliban attack. His picture is attached above.

Last night his dad text'd me stating that Billy Jr. has just received the Bronze Star.

We are so very proud of Billy Jr. and rejoice with his family. He will be rotated home in the Spring.

Until then, LORD, keep him and his comrades-in-arms safe. Bring them all home to their families.

On a personal note, our daughter has finally reached her assigned post, COP Caran. I believe it is about 50 miles from Kandahar. It is a small Contingency Operation Post assigned with a unit from the 4th Infantry Division. She goes out on convoys assigned as a gunner in a MRAP. But this one is different; unlike the soldier who was wounded in the September post, her top mount fifty cal is equipped with a camera and electric drive. She operates it like a video game. I like that very much.

12 comments:

Cookie..... said...

May God continue to watch over her. We'll add her to our prayers.

sig94 said...

Thanks Cookie. I hope you're feeling better. I am still out of work w/bronchitis but at least I haven't had a fever in almost 24 hours. Hope to visit before Xmas.

WomanHonorThyself said...

Feel better my friend and let me know if you would like me to add ya to my blogroll plz~! :)

Nickie Goomba said...

Woman, you must add him. The guy is a literary jewel.

Sig, you and your mob are in my daily prayers.

The_Kid said...

Sig, MRAP and behind the armor. Good stuff.

Subvet said...

Ditto to what Cookie said regarding prayers for your daughter.

sig94 said...

Woman - I already sent the affirmive reply via sepcial courier, it would be an honor.

sig94 said...

Nickie - I keep warning you guys, if you puff up my already considerable ego, I'm gonna want my own parking space next to the dumpster.

sig94 said...

Kid - Actually she is bored right now. She goes looking for work because her assignments are few. There's a sgt in the 4ID who is looking after her and hooks her up with the video whak-a-mole setup.

sig94 said...

Subvet - of all the things I cherish, I cherish the prayers of friends like you, Nickie, Cookie, Kid and all the rest. God bless every one of you.

Nickie Goomba said...

Siggie... You know DC resents it when you refer to him as "The Dumpster". Can't you guys just bury the hatchet.

sig94 said...

Nickie - I mean, really, make an offhand remark about a guy's appetite at the GNN office Christams Party and...