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Re: goodbye IRAQ
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #153405 by BigRedOne
Nov 15, 2007 4:52am
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Hurry back to good ole' NC. Hope to meet you soon. Jenny was the first LBer I talked to on AQ. I know I'll like you too:)
Re: goodbye IRAQ
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #153405 by BigRedOne
Nov 15, 2007 5:35am
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Have a safe journey! Thanks for all you've done!
A of JJJAKER
Re: goodbye IRAQ
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #153405 by BigRedOne
Nov 15, 2007 5:47am
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God Speed and thank you for serving our country!!
Turtlelove, Burlington, NC
Re: goodbye IRAQ
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #153405 by BigRedOne
Nov 15, 2007 6:46am
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WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Glad to here the "hurry up and wait" has at least changed locations!

Knit Wit
Re: goodbye IRAQ
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #153405 by BigRedOne
Nov 15, 2007 7:21am
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Thank you for all you have done for our country. So glad you are coming home!
Re: goodbye IRAQ
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #153405 by BigRedOne
Nov 15, 2007 7:43am
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Thank you so much for serving our country. We appreciate all you've done. I thank God that you are coming home safe and sound.

Blessings,
S of the PEAS
BR1 is back on AMERICAN soil!!
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #153494 by the peas
Nov 17, 2007 12:52pm
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Hey everyone!!

I have been talking to BR1 today on the phone!! He is back on American soil, is at Fort Riley KS, is with his wife and 3 babies and is extremely happy!!! He got home much earlier than expected and has already had his first steak and Rolling Rock!! Joe and Jenny and the kids are staying at a campsite not even 10 miles from post. He has to report in tonight for a couple of hours and then spend a long day tomorrow inspecting and returning his weapons and all equipment.

As of 9:00 am Monday----he is a free man!!! He is officially out of the military (only for now) and timed it so that he can go hunt buffalo......then up to the UP of MI and catch the last 3 days of muzzleloading deer season.....and will eventually swing back down through Ohio (where we are trying to set up a mini-meet) and get back home to Statesville NC.

I could hear Jenny and the kids in the background and they are all just so very happy!

As many of you know he and I have this huge OSU v. MI bet----and BR1 lost it!!! (Thank God!!!) shhhhhh Don't tell him----but I'm gonna let HIM off the hook quite a lot and ONLY make him wear all the OSU gear we collected for him at the "All Military" Event just one week ago here in Ohio!!! We WILL get a picture of that, however!!!!

He wanted to make sure I posted a message letting you all know he is back on American soil, safe and sound!!! One cool thing too----he stayed in the hangers at Pope AFB (right beside Fort Bragg) where my son jumps from! That is where we waited the last time Greg came back from Iraq so that was nice to know BR1 was there too!
Re: BR1 is back on AMERICAN soil!!
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #154365 by Trailtracker
Nov 17, 2007 2:58pm
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He is back on American soil, is at Fort Riley KS, is with his wife and 3 babies and is extremely happy!!!


This is wonderful news.
Re: BR1 is back on AMERICAN soil!!
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #154379 by Hornicorn
Nov 17, 2007 3:11pm
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YAAAAAAAA WHOOOOOOO!!!!!
Re: BR1 is back on AMERICAN soil!!
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #154365 by Trailtracker
Nov 17, 2007 4:07pm
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Thank you so much for letting us know!! I can't wait to see the photos!!
Re: Hey, BR1!
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #149106 by keepersofthelight04
Dec 2, 2007 12:38pm
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just catching up on this Jen. So...how was Thanksgiving?
Keep us posted on BR1.
Many blessings to you all awaiting others to arrive home too.
May christmas be blessed for those remaining in Iraq. Wouldn't it be great that they all could come home for Christmas?
pilgrims
Re: Hey, BR1!
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #160054 by pilgrimsinthisland
Dec 2, 2007 1:27pm
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He's home! Check out
this post.
Re: Hey, BR1!
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #160054 by pilgrimsinthisland
Dec 2, 2007 1:30pm
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Iam fine as a frogs hair split 3 ways...KoTL04 and I w/ munchkins in tow have been traveling from Wyoming thru South Dakota to Minnesota thru Wisconsin to the UP of Michigan for the holidays...hunting, letterboxing, sight seeing and all kinds of wonderful stuff...before I go back to work in North Carolina...thanks for asking...
Take your kids hunting, instead of hunting for your kids...
BR1
Re: BR1 is back on AMERICAN soil!!
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #154365 by Trailtracker
Dec 2, 2007 6:52pm
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Thank Heavens.
Re: Hey, BR1!
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #160068 by BigRedOne
Dec 6, 2007 10:48am
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A huge thank you from the north east US and welcome back. Praising GOD for all you brave men and women in the armed forces.
six stars
Re: Hey, BR1!
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #160068 by BigRedOne
Dec 10, 2007 7:59am
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WELCOME HOME!!! SO GREAT TO HEAR YOU'RE BACK, SAFE & SOUND!!! THANKS FOR YOUR SACRIFICE THIS PAST YEAR!!! HOOAH!!!

Enjoy your letterboxing adventure with your family and friends!!!
Merry Christmas
Board: Country: Iraq
Dec 24, 2007 4:25pm
Merry Christmas to all of my friends still in Harm's way...enjoy the so-so chow @ the DFAC...it really is a special time...be safe
Merry Christmas to everyone in the states...please remember that our warriors need support all year round, not just @ the holidays...
BR1
letterboxer wants to plant
Board: Country: Iraq
Mar 21, 2008 5:20am
Hola Y'all,
I have a letterboxer here in the states that wants to send a microbox and a boxing buddy to Iraq for planting, pictures and just a cool vacation in general...If anybody could help, let me know.
Be Safe...
BR1
My first plant in a foreign country
Board: Country: Iraq
May 24, 2008 9:37am
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I just posted my first plant in a foreign country. Yep, I am now an Iraqi boxer.

Dang, I just can't wait to get out of here.
D
Re: My first plant in a foreign country
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #229346 by The Weatherlys
May 24, 2008 9:46am
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Re: My first plant in a foreign country
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #229348 by condo
May 24, 2008 10:59am
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hey, i see it on the map.


I tried changing the sort order and like this map a bit better. =) The first map was ordering stuff by the name of the box. This one is listing them by the most recently listed boxes, which is pulling in a wider map of the world. The "zoom level" is determined by the lettered markers, and since the Iraq box was one of the last 26 boxes listed, it zooms out a heck of a lot wider than the first 26 boxes listed alphabetically in the results. This particular zoom also pulls in a box from Australia and Alaska!

Of course, once 26 more boxes get listed, they won't be used for the zoom level anymore.

-- Ryan
Re: My first plant in a foreign country
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #229373 by Green Tortuga
May 24, 2008 11:59am
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Hey that map is pretty cool! I can even pull it up on this slow internet that we have over here!
Danny
headed to the big sand box
Board: Country: Iraq
Jul 28, 2008 6:01pm
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Looks like I'll be able to find an extreme letterbox or two pretty soon (unfortunately). Anybody know of any existing or new boxes in and around the Mesopotamian AO? I'm wondering if I need to pack an extra little LBing kit in my bags...
Re: headed to the big sand box
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #258807 by daelphinus
Jul 28, 2008 6:24pm
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Geez, the lengths some letterboxers will go to just to find an extreme letterbox....

:-)

Be safe - you'll be in the McQ family's thoughts in every day!

TMcQ
Re: headed to the big sand box
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #258807 by daelphinus
Jul 28, 2008 7:23pm
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Take care on your new adventure. And be sure to look up The Weatherlys if you haven't already. Danny Weatherly has been over there for about a year and he frequently checks in on AQ. Really great letterboxing family from Washington state.

Tyra, MH
Re: headed to the big sand box
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #258807 by daelphinus
Jul 29, 2008 12:04am
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Hey Daelphinus!
I was lucky enough to catch a couple of your boxes in Washington while I was on leave. I know there are a couple of boxes in the Baghdad area, and I have one in the Mosul area. Those are the only ones that I know of. I will also be planting one in Kuwait in a few weeks.

Danny
Re: headed to the big sand box
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #258855 by Murray Herd
Jul 29, 2008 12:06am
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Thanks Tyra,
Soon going to be out of here.
D
Re: headed to the big sand box
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #258950 by The Weatherlys
Jul 29, 2008 5:22am
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I don't have specifics yet but I'm assuming I'll be out in the boondocks hanging out with detainees--not near any of the 'better known' locations. I may have to leave a letterbox for the poor folks who'll end up in the same 'neck of the woods' as I'll be hanging my hat in for a year. I'll probably be traveling about but I can't anticipate having much (any?) free time when I'm out and about. I'll definitely try, though. After all I'll likely be one of the few soldiers over there who's getting MORE sleep and free time there than I did at home. ;) I keep telling my DH & kids that I'm going to a Mesopotamian Spa... ;)
Re: headed to the big sand box
Board: Country: Iraq
Reply to: #259001 by daelphinus
Jul 30, 2008 2:49pm
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I tried to plant more...but the Iraqi's I was training didn't understand...there should also be some in the LSA Anaconda...as long as they haven't thrown them away at the MWR's...I personally am planning to plant the first one in Afghanistan also...since I AM THE FIRST PLANTER IN IRAQ...I would have ben in Kuwait also...but the Navy security confiscated it while I was going on leave...be safe my friend...Joe aka BR1 who has seen the elephant more than once...
Thank Y'all on this Memorial Day Weekend
Board: Country: Iraq
May 23, 2009 3:03pm
I just wanted to THANK EVERYONE this Memorial Day for all that they have done for me, Warriors for keeping me safe and providing me the freedoms I enjoy and to the fine groups of AQers/ LBers who support not only me, but all Warriors...y'all know who y'all are...and to everyone in general for making America the country that 3 of my terps now call home...GBA for ya Vietnam vets who led the way for the new generation of Warriors...
y'all have fun this weekend with family and friends and please pause to remember the servicemembers in harms way...
be safe...
Big Red One...out.