MIL Phone call from Iraq

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  1. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I got a call from my oldest son (Army) today. He's with the 3rd Infantry Division in Samarra, Iraq. It went something like this:

    John: Hey, Dad!
    Me: Howdy, son! Hows it goin?!
    John: Doin' good. Lookin' forward to my R&R.
    Me: I bet. Your aunt Laura will be com--
    John: DAD! You're going to hear a loud noise in a second. Don't get worried, okay?
    Me: :hs: Oka--

    kaBOOM!

    Me: :eek4: Um.. What was that?
    John: Something went off a few blocks away. Either an IED or an EOD team taking care of something they found.



    ...and then we continued the conversation until he had to leave. Nothing like an auditory confirmation that your son is in the middle of a combat zone... :sadwavey:
     
  2. Rodthrower18

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    He's comin home soon Ranger, eyes on the prize mod man. :wavey:
     
  3. ZeeMox

    ZeeMox Opinions are like assholes. Fuck em. OT Supporter

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    Frightening position you're in, but I'm sure he'll be fine.
     
  4. GochuBoy

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    Must be hard to hear that kind of shit. When we were in Afghanistan, and heard IED/Morars/Misslie attacks...we just went on with our own business.

    :hug: if you need one.
     
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    Now you're gettin it. :rofl:
     
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    :bowdown::rofl::rofl:
     
  7. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    you guys are bananas.
    B-A-N-A-N-A-S
     
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    whats his MOS??
     
  9. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    21B (Combat Engineer)
     
  10. Rodthrower18

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    Hey Ranger, wats the countdown till leave for ur son ?
     
  11. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    He should be here by this time next week (give/take a couple of days) :x:

    Best news so far: his last combat patrol will be sometime today. His unit has a rule that you don't go out on any patrols for the last 4 days before your R&R. They were tired of seeing guys getting shot up right before they were due to leave.
     

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