My baby brother just got orders to report to Fort Riley in one month for preparations to be shipped to Iraq. I keep telling myself this is what he has chosen, but it doesn't make it any easier.
Any body else got loved ones that are active duty?
We are all sad that he is going before the holiday's but he looks at it that they will be able to bring home guys that have been there to long and that they will be home with their families for the holiday's.
He will be leaving a wife and two step sons, the boys are late teens so they will be able to help mom.
We all got to go on vacation over the 4th of July holiday, I am so glad of that.
He signed up for the National Guard on the first anniversary of 9/11. He was in basic training during the beginning of the war. We had all hope this would be over and he would not have been called up.